FUNTASTIC TUESDAYS: Held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Asbury Avenue features free balloon sculptors, face painters, and strolling Mummers, fun for the entire family. Also, there are 100 fine specialty stores to investigate. Plus numerous restaurants in the downtown where you can have breakfast or lunch while enjoying the free stuff.
MUMMERS NIGHT: Also on Tuesdays, enjoy Mummers Night on the Boardwalk, with String Bands strutting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. sponsored by Shriver’s, the Surf Mall, Shirt Shack and Ocean Paradise. Enjoy a great evening on Ocean City’s Award Winning Boardwalk.
BEACH WALKS: Also on Tuesdays and Wednesdays take an informative and pleasant guided beach walk for a nominal price. Walk starts at South End Location, 59th and Central Ave. at the entrance to Corson’s Park, Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. There’s a Walk from the north end starting at the Longport Bridge Parking lot (Gardens Parkway) Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Tickets are available on site, Adults $1, Children 50 cents.
FARMERS MARKET: Held at Tabernacle Grounds every Wednesday with crafters on Asbury Ave. at 6th St., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. You can stroll free and buy stuff at economical prices now through Sept. 10th.
MARKET DAYS: Every Thursday through the end of August on Asbury Ave. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Includes free entertainment (magicians, etc.) free face painters and balloon sculptors plus free pony rides for the kids at the Tabernacle, 6th and Asbury Ave.
INN TO INN TOURS– Thursdays 2pm – 4pm, pick-up at 7th & Central Ave. Tickets $14 each. For more information call 609-399-1412
FAMILY NIGHTS: Every Thursday through the end of August a variety of free entertainment 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. between 6th and 14th Sts. on the Boardwalk. This popular program is sponsored by Old Salt, Playland Castaway Cove, Johnson’s Popcorn, Haunted Golf/Congo Falls.
CHARACTER NIGHTS: Every Sunday through August Ocean City’s colorful Boardwalk Mascots will parade on the Boardwalk. Characters will sign autographs and pose for photos at 6 p.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Sponsored by Manco and Manco’s Pizza and Gillian’s Wonderland Pier.
SAND SCULPTING CONTEST. A favorite here for 42 years. The competition is for amateurs. You’ll enjoy numerous unique entries from families and individuals that just like doing it for fun. The contest starts 9 a.m. at the 6th St. Beach. Entry is free. Entry to beach for spectators is free. Categories are 5 years and under, 6-8 years, 9-12 years, Teens, Individual Adult and Families. Prizes are awarded. Bring your buckets, shovels and imaginations. For information, call (609) 525-9300.
REMINDER: BOAT AND HOME ENTRIES are now being taken for NIGHT IN VENICE starting 7:30 p.m. JULY 26 by the Longport Bridge. Entry is free. All boat owners who participate receive a free photo of their boat in the Parade and a commemorative mug. There will be prizes for the best decorated boats and bayfront homes. All home owners who enter the event will receive a commemorative mug. To register for Night In Venice, access www.ocnj.us/NIV. For more information or to register, call (609) 525-9300 or email email@example.com.
Historic Inn-to-Inn Tours presented by the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Ocean City are every Thursday in July and August from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Tickets are $14 per person, which includes transportation by trolley and a guided tour. Catch the trolley at the Ticket Booth located at the 7th Street and Central Avenue parking lot (metered parking is available). Tickets are available at the Welcome Center on the Rt.52 Causeway and at the ticket booth. Each tour includes an excursion to three inns, the Historic Ocean City Lifesaving Station or the Ocean City Historical Museum, and a sightseeing tour of the City's historic district. For more information, please call 609-399-1412 or visit on the internet at www.OceanCityVacation.com.
The Ocean City FREE Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., means what it says. It offers all types of FREE programs including music, jazz programs, free movies, free classes in cooking, languages, etc. and much more. Call (609) 399-2434 for info.
(July 1th to July 30th) OH What A Night? A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday- July and August at the Moorlyn Family Theatre. For tickets and information go to www.moorlynfamilytheatre.org
(July 26th) Night in Venice – 7:30 pm, The City’s annual boat parade is one of the largest in the world. Starts at the Longport Bridge to Tennessee Ave. along the bay. For more information call 609-525-9300.
(July 26th) How I Became A Pirate presented by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company Young Jeremy Jacob is digging in the sand at North Beach when he is greeted by Captain Braid Beard and his mates, and is recruited to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. Boarding the ship, the Captain introduces the boy to his pirate crew who share with him the ins and outs of a pirate's life at sea.T he pirate world proves to have many surprises for Jeremy Jacob but he realizes that it's always good to go home and that the simple things in life, like a kiss and a warm tucking in at night, are among those that are most important. A story of adventure and finding one's own heart - a path that can't be found on any treasure map! 10:30am at the Moorlyn Family Theatre (837 Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City, NJ 08226) Tickets: $10 Call 609-399-0006 or visit moorlynfamilytheatre.org
(July 26th) COUNTRY DIVAS starring Jackie Buckingham & the Jersey Shore Pops – this show will feature the Jersey shore Pops with vocalist Jackie Buckingham singing the music of the great ladies of Country Music, including Patsy Cline, Crystal Gayle, Taylor Swift, Tammy Wynette and the great Dolly Pardon. Show time 2:00pm at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and boardwalk. Tickets are $22 - $35 and are available by calling 1-800-838-3006 or online at www.jerseyshorepops.org
(July 20th) OCEAN CITY, THE MUSICAL every Sunday, Monday & Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. July & August. For tickets and more information go to www.moorlynfmailytheatre.org
(July 20th) DAVID AND THE GIANT, a New Musical. Every Sunday at 3 pm and Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m at the Moorlyn Family Theatre. For information and tickets go www.moorlynfamilytheatre.org
(July 27th) Ocean City Pops Orchestra presents I Got Rhythm! 8:00pm at the Ocean City Music Pier.Singer Helen Welch makes these American classics her own – Someone to Watch Over Me, Trolley Song, Strike Up the Band, On a Wonderful Day Like Today, Misty and more. Tickets $20/12 at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice beginning May 17th.
(July 28th) The Berenstain Bears presented by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company The "world's foremost expert on the Berenstain Bears," guitar-strumming Cowboy Joe, is the show's stage director—introducing and commenting on the play's five stories which are based on five classic Berenstain Bears books. The Berenstain Bears' New Baby, The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room, The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare, The Berenstain Bears Tell the Truth and The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright. Five great stories come together in one fun, entertaining and heart-warming production that features everyone’s favorite family of bears. 10:30am at the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. Tickets: $10 Call 609-525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice
(July 28th) The Machine-Pink Floyd Ultimate Tribute Band- 7:30pm at the Music Pier. America’s top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 20 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out theaters, large clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. Tickets $35 on sale through TicketMaster 1-800-745-3000 or at www.ticketmaster.com (additional fees apply). For more info call 609-525-9300.
(July 30th) Summertime Magic featuring Magician Joe Holiday at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July & August at the Moorlyn Family Theatre. For information and tickets go to www.moorlynfamilytheatre.org
(July 30th) Ocean City Pops Orchestra presents When Harry and Glenn Come to Town!! 8:00pm at the Ocean City Music Pier. The best songs of Glenn Miller and Harry James in this Big Band POPS’ extravaganza with Dave Martin and Larry Larson. Tickets $15/10 at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice
(July 31st, August 1st, August 2nd) Art of Surfing Festival 2014 - at the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and boardwalk. Hours: Thurs. 5pm – 10pm, Fri. & Sat. 12noon – 10pm. It is a FREE family event featuring original art from surfing's biggest names, live music, and a chance to meet artists from across the country. Classic Boards & memorabilia, free board appraisals and so much more. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/artofsurfingfestival
(July 31ST) The MASTERWORKS CHOIR, under the direction of John Gregory Bate, will present Maurice Durufle’s Requiem on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th and Central Avenue, Ocean City, NJ. The church is handicapped accessible. The concert is open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken. For further information, please contact St. Peter’s UMC at 609-399-2988.
This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Cape May County Cultural and Heritage Commission from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
(August 1st – 3rd) 52nd Annual Boardwalk Art Show – Leading artists from throughout the East Coast exhibit and sell their work. Traditionally an ideal place to buy fine artwork at reasonable prices. Hours: Fri. & Sat. – 10am – 6pm, Sun. 10am – 4pm. For more information call 609-525-9310.