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Last October Ron MacCloskey, a life–long Frankenstein fan, exhibited his collection of portraits and cartoons of the world’s most famous monster at the Ocean City Free Public Library. This October, the Library will feature an all new exhibit from MacCloskey’s collection starting Wednesday, Oct. 1 and running through the month in its Atrium. Among over 50 portraits is one of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. “He loved old Horror Movies, especially Frankenstein,” Priscilla told MacCloskey.

Also in the exhibit is a cartoon by internationally syndicated artist of the “Close to Home” strip, John McPherson, who was grand marshal of Ocean City’s Doo Dah Parade two years ago.

In addition to the exhibit, MacCloskey will present “The World of Frankenstein, a Fan’s Tribute to the Monster.” This is an original show written and performed by MacCloskey. It is scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 23 starting 7 p.m. in the Library’s Auditorium, 17th and Simpson Ave. Admission is free to both Frankenstein events.


HERO WALK: (Oct. 5) The John R. Elliott 5K Hero Walk promotes the vital, life saving need for Designated Drivers. The campaign was organized 14 years ago by William and Muriel Elliott whose son John was tragically killed by a drunk driver.

The Elliott’s have done an amazing job raising awareness and funds to focus on the need for designated drivers. Their program has already been adopted by several states. The Elliott’s goal is to have every State in the country adopt life saving, designated driver legislation.

This year, the Hero Walk will provide photo booths and frames on site so that participants taking the “Hero pledge” can post their photos on the Foundation’s Facebook page, Instagram and their own social media. Registration for the 5K Boardwalk event is 9 a.m. at Sports and Civic Center, Sixth and Boardwalk. A ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. with the walk following at 11 a.m. For information, call (609) 626-3880 or visit www.theherowalk.org.  

(Through October) the BETTS FAMILY, three generations of Cape May County Photographers, will exhibit their photos at the Ocean City Arts Center, 17th and Simpson Ave. throughout the month. Grandmother Dr. Janice Lake Betts is a direct descendent of the Lake Family, founders of Ocean City. Her son James and grand daughter Felicia Betts will also show their photographs. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held Fri., Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  For further information on the interesting backgrounds of these photographers go to www.oceancityartscenter.org. or call (609) 399-7628.

(October 6 through the month) The Art on Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., announces that its October Exhibit will be “A Tribute to Your FAVORITE ARTIST. You can expect a show in the styles of renowned artists like Picasso, Monet, Cezanne, Gauguin, Matisse, Adams and more. The show begins with a “Meet the Artist Reception” and awards presentation on Fri., Oct. 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and continues through the month. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

COMING SOON! On Oct. 11th-- Ocean City’s FALL BLOCK PARTY and FIREWORKS spectacular! Event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with over 400 Crafters and extends from 5th to 14th Sts. on Asbury Avenue. Includes food, entertainment, pony rides for the children and more. In the evening there will be Family Night Entertainment on the Boardwalk with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. For information, call (609) 399-1412.

There will also be Seafood Vendors in front of the Music Pier (Oct. 11-13) as part of the City’s Indian Summer Weekend plus Boardwalk and Downtown Merchants Tables Sales.

(Oct. 9) The Ocean City Fire Department and FMBA Local 27 OPEN HOUSE from 5 to 8 p.m., 550 Asbury Ave. ( Rain Date Oct. 14) Live Burn Demonstration,! Smoke House, Tours of Trucks, Stop Drop & Roll, Hot Dogs and Pretzels! For information, call (609) 525-9182.

(Oct. 10-11) SHOUT! Takes audiences back to the 60’s, a Mod Musical presented by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Co., 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier. Enjoy a perfect blend of popular music, theatre and fun. Tickets are $20, $18 for Senior Citizens and children 12 and under. For tickets access www.ocnj.us/boxoffice  or call (609) 525-9300. 

(Oct. 11) 3rd Annual Spooks ‘N Kooks Costume Surf Contest and beach clean-up. Open to all. Entry fee 5 canned goods or a clothing donation. Registration starts 7:30 a.m. on 1st Street Beach. Divisions: Longboard, Shortboard, & SUP events and 13 and Under.               

Prizes and trophies for all. Benefits local food and clothing non-profits. For more details, visit us on Facebook spooks N kooks or call (609) 741-1156.

(Oct. 12) The greatest hits of ERIC CLAPTON will be performed at the Music Pier at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. by the Charlie Phillips Band. Tickets are $15, call (609) 525-9300 (cash or checks) or www.brownpapertickets.com/event, credit card only.

(Oct. 18) The Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. in the Music Pier. It features young ladies between the ages of 12 and 15 competing for the title. Admission $10, call (609) 525 -9300. For information, contact Kristie Fenton, (609) 525-9304 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(Oct. 18) The Ocean City Fishing Club’s 47th Annual FISHING TOURNAMENT is set for City beaches from 15th St. south. Event is open to all interested in fishing. Register day of tournament at Ocean City Intermediate School, 18th and Bay Ave. from 5:30 to 7 a.m. For information, call (609) 893-5916 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(Oct. 18) RAILROAD RUN, 5KWalk: sponsored by the Ocean City Historical Museum begining 9 a.m. with registration 8 a.m. Starting point is the 18th St. side of the Community Center near Simpson Ave. Pre-Registration is $20, day of race $25 in addition to any contributions secured by participants. All receive a commemorative item plus a booklet on the history of Ocean City’s Railroad. Register in the Museum in the Community Center Complex, 17th and Simpson Ave. or call Noel Wirth (609) 399-1801.

(Oct. 18-19) The Shirt Shack HAYRIDES on the Boardwalk, Free noon to 4 p.m. Get on and off at 6th and Boardwalk or 12th and Boardwalk.

(Oct. 19) MAKING STRIDES Against Breast Cancer, The American Cancer Society’s Walk is the largest network of Breast Cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to finish the fight. Registration begins 8:30 a.m. at Carey Stadium, 5th St. and Boardwalk. For information, call 1-800-227-2345 or www.makingstrideswalk.org/southjerseyNJ.

(Oct. 25-26) STAGE FRIGHT: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the Invisible Man presented by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company’s 6-12th grade student ensemble. Sat., Oct. 25th at 7:30 p.m., Sun., 26th at 2 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets $12 for adults, $10 for children under 12. An entertaining Halloween adaptation of the Stevenson classic.

(Oct. 25) Clean Ocean Action BEACH SWEEP, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Check in at Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, for clean up supplies. All organizations and families are encouraged to participate in this annual Statewide event to keep our beaches clean and safe and protect our coastal environment. For more information, call (609) 399-6111 ext. 9711.

(Oct. 29) Ocean City Chamber of Commerce presents WELCOME NIGHT, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Meet local groups, businesses and organizations. Free Event. Call (609) 399-1412.

(Oct. 30)The Ocean City Exchange Club’s 67th Annual Halloween Parade, 7:15 p.m. from 6th to 11th Sts. on Asbury Ave. Register only online at www.ochp.blogspot.com.  Call Hotline for Information 1-800-813-5580. No rain date.