What to Do in Ocean City, NJ: Week of August 2 to 10

first_imgThe winning entry in a 2014 sand sculpting contest. Winning entry in the sand sculpting contest earlier this summer on the beach at Sixth Street. Another contest is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. THURSDAY, AUG. 7Twins Contest: Prizes for those who look most alike and least alike. Registration begins 6 p.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. For more information, call (609) 525-9300.Unlimited Rides at Playland: A benefit between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday helps the families of wounded soldiers. A $15 wristband is good for unlimited rides for the three hours. Read moreHistory of Ocean City Real Estate: Local agent Ken Cooper offers a history of Ocean City real estate in a free presentation 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Historical Museum. Read moreDinner and Auction for Costa Rica Mission: At 5 p.m. August 7, there will be an Italian buffet dinner at St. Peter’s Methodist Church (501 E. 8th Street, Ocean City, N.J.). The cost of the dinner is $5 paid at the door. At 6 p.m., there will be an auction to raise money for the Costa Rica Mission For Life. See more SUNDAY, AUGUST 3Boardwalk Art Show: The 52nd edition of the Boardwalk Art Show will be held Aug. 1 to 3 and will extend from 8th to 11th Streets on the boards. More than 60 artists will participate in one of the longest running fine art shows in the country. Artists from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, Maryland, Virginia and Florida will exhibit and sell their work. Hours on Sunday are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (609) 525-9310.Bizet To Broadway: Ocean City Pops presents a show at 8 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Join the Pop’s favorite tenor, Richard Troxel with Metropolitan Opera Mezzo Soprano, Kirstin Chavez for an evening of Broadway and opera favorites from Carmen to Carousel. Tickets $20/$12, call the Music Pier Box Office (609) 525-9248 or www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. SATURDAY, AUGUST 2Boardwalk Art Show: The 52nd edition of the Boardwalk Art Show will be held Aug. 1 to 3 and will extend from 8th to 11th Streets on the boards. More than 60 artists will participate in one of the longest running fine art shows in the country. Artists from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, Maryland, Virginia and Florida will exhibit and sell their work. Hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (609) 525-9310.Art of Surfing Festival 2014: The show takes place the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk: Hours Sat. noon to 10 p.m. A free, family event featuring original artwork from surfing’s biggest names, live music, and a chance to meet artists from across the country. Also features classic boards, memorabilia, free board appraisals and more.The Ocean City Pops 85th Anniversary: The Pops celebrates with a spectacular show featuring Richard Troxell, 6 p.m. at the Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk. Presenting the most popular tunes of each decade 1929-2014. Narrated by Daniel Pantano of the Academy of Vocal Arts and Concert Operetta Theater. Tickets $125 includes beverages, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert and complimentary parking and silent auction. Contact Mrs. Linda Herbert, H (609) 398-9132, C (609) 214-2135. EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH THE END OF AUGUSTMarket Days (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.): On downtown Asbury Avenue (6th to 11th streets), entertainment, face painters and balloon sculptors.Family Nights (7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) On the Ocean City Boardwalk (6th to 14th streets), musical and family entertainment at different blocks on the boardwalk sponsored by: Old Salt, Playland Castaway Cove, Johnson’s Popcorn, Haunted Golf and Congo FallsInn to Inn Tours (2 p.m. to 4 p.m) Commencing at 7th Street and Central Avenue, an old-fashioned trolley winds its way through center city neighborhoods for an intimate visit to four or five bed and breakfasts. Afternoon refreshments are offered at the conclusion of the tours. EVERY TUESDAY THROUGH THE END OF AUGUSTFuntastic Tuesdays (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.): On downtown Asbury Avenue (6th to 11th streets), entertainment, face painters and balloon sculptors.Mummers Night  (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.): On the Ocean City Boardwalk (6th to 14th streets), sponsored by Shrivers, Surf Mall, Shirt Shack and Ocean Paradise.Beach Walks: Tickets may be purchased on-site, adults for $1 and children for 50 cents; South End at 9 a.m. at the 59th Street and Central Avenue entrance to Corson’s Island State Park; North End at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocean City-Longport Bridge Parking Lot (Gardens Parkway)‘Frozen’ Sing-Along: Join Queen Elsa and other characters in singing “Let It Go” and other favorites from the Disney movie. See more“Hands on History” at the Ocean City Historical Museum: Free program for children at 1 p.m. every Thursday includes hands-on activities related to various topics on Ocean City history. See more MONDAY, AUGUST 4G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE: 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier, an alternative hip hop band from Philadelphia, known for its unique and laid back blues sound that encompasses classic R&B. Tickets $35 through TicketMaster, 1-800-745-3000 or at www.ticketmaster.com (additional fees apply) or at the Music Pier Box Office, cash and check only. For more information, call (609) 525-9300. EVERY SUNDAY THROUGH THE END OF AUGUSTCharacter Nights (6 p.m.)  On the Ocean City Boardwalk.  Boardwalk mascots will sign autographs in front of the Music Pier. Come join the fun and meet all the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants’ Mascots. Sponsored by Manco and Manco’s Pizza and Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGH THE END OF AUGUSTFarmers Market (8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 10) On the Ocean City Tabernacle Grounds (Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue) every Wednesday, produce vendors as well as crafters will also gather to display their goods.Beach Walks: Tickets may be purchased on-site, adults for $1 and children for 50 cents; South End at 6:30 p.m. at the 59th Street and Central Avenue entrance to Corson’s Island State Park; North End at 9 a.m. at the Ocean City-Longport Bridge Parking Lot (Gardens Parkway)WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant: The world’s first and only event of its kind (no one else has dared to attempt it and for good reason) is set for Wed., August 6, starting  at 1 p.m. near the volleyball courts at the 6th St. Beach. Past Miss Crustaceans include Crabapatra, Copa Crabana, Taxi Crab, Crabunzel, Pirates of the Crababbien, Craberet, etc. Entries are judged on the originality of the displays featuring the crustacean. No painting on crab’s shell is permitted. Register the day of the event on site at noon. Entry is free. The winner creeps down a flower bedecked runway while an enthralled crowd cheers and sings, “Here It Comes, Miss Crustacean.” The winner is also presented the “Coveted Cucumber Rind Cup,” a large loving cup with a cucumber stuck inside. A cucumber represents a year’s supply of food for a hermit crab.Lundberg Family Farms of the Sacramento Valley in California announced recently that it will sponsor Ocean City’s Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant on  Aug. 6. The deal was sealed during a meeting between Mayor Jay Gillian and Emily Arentz, area Marketing Manager for the environmentally friendly company established in 1937. In 2001, Ms. Arentz’s pet, “Crablantis,” won the title and crept off with the “Coveted Cucumber Rind Cup,” symbol of Crustacean comeliness. Here Mayor Gillian displays a box of the tasty, flavored Crabby Rice while Arentz shows off her vintage Cucumber Rind Cup.King of Klutz: The Miss Crustacean Pageant is followed by the exciting King of Klutz Hermit Crab Races held at the same location on the 6th Street Beach. Crabathletes race over a 6 ft. plywood oval with the winner receiving the King of Klutz Plaque. Entry is free. Register day of event at noon.Sand Sculpting Contest: The low-key competition open to individuals and families will be held on August 6th starting 9 a.m. on the 6th St. Beach. Entry is free. Categories include 5 years and under, 6-8, 9-12, Teens, Single Adults and Families. Bring buckets, shovels and your imaginations.Pops Potpourri: The Ocean City Pops presents POPS Potpourri! 8 p.m. at Music Pier. Singers Dominic Inferrera and Elisa Matthews /Songs by Lerner and Lowe, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern and many more. Tickets $15 at Music Pier Box Office, (609) 525-9248 or www.ocnj.us/Boxoffice. TUESDAY, AUGUST 5National Night Out: The Ocean City PBA, Local 61 presents NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, America’s Night Out Against Crime, 5 to 9 p.m. at the Richard Grimes Recreation Complex, 6th and Bay Ave. This is a free, family oriented, carnival style event that includes live music, food, dunk tanks, moon bouncers, interactive games, face painters and informational booths. Call (609) 525-9108.Shalom Broadway!: Ocean City Pops presents a show at 8 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Jewish favorites and Fiddler on the Roof. Featuring Broadway artists Netanel Bellaishe, Jim Clow and Cantor Andrea Rae Markowicz. Tickets $20 at Music Pier Box Office, (609) 525-9248 or www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. FRIDAY, AUGUST 8South Jersey Lifeguard Championship: Ocean City Beach Patrol defends its title in the annual South Jersey Lifeguard Championship on the beach at 34th Street 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 8. The event pits beach patrols throughout the Jersey Shore against each other in rowing and swimming competition. Free to attend.SATURDAY, AUGUST 9Miss Ocean City Pageant: The pageant takes place at the Ocean City Music Pier, sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club, 7 p.m. For information: www.ocexchangeclub.org.39th Annual Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament: 9 a.m.-Noon at north end beach adjacent to the Ocean City-Longport Bridge. Registration 9 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Longport Bridge Parking Lot. Fishing from 10 a.m.-noon. Parental supervision required. Must bring your own bait. Awards presented in various age groups 8 to 16 years. Casting and fishing instruction will be provided. Rain date Aug. 16. For information, call (610) 793-1970.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img

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