What to Do in Ocean City, NJ: Week of July 19 to 26

first_imgTight finish in the paddleboard race at the 2013 Ocean City Beach Patrol Women’s Lifeguard Invitational.SATURDAY, JULY 19Summer Craft Show: A major summer craft show that attracts thousands to Ocean City will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at a new location this year: the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle Grounds at Sixth Street and Asbury Avnenue. It will feature more than 200 juried crafters, artists, photographers and gourmet food specialists. The show has raised over $300,000 for local charities. For information, call 800-822-4112.Tribute to the Philippines: Ocean City’s fifth annual tribute is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. It will include free entertainment on the boardwalk and crafts plus many other exhibits in the loggia of the Ocean City Music Pier. On Sunday, an additional event, a free Longevity Health Exposition, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Senior Center at the Ocean City Community Center (17th Street and Simpson Avenue). It will feature Philippine physicians, nurses and therapists, plus the serving of vegetarian foods.Entertainment begins on Saturday following opening ceremonies set for 10 a.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Philippine Consul General Mario de Leon and Mayor Jay Gillian will speak and cut a ribbon to officially open the weekend.The entertainment program will feature the Meglalatik-Mutya Dancers, Rowan University’s Tinikling Entertainers, Instrumentalists and Songs by the St. Augustine’s Filipino Choir. There will be Yo Yo demonstrations by Air Circus of Ocean City. The Yo Yo was invented by Filipinos and the words translate into “Return! Return!” The entertainment program will be repeated at 2 p.m. Saturday on the Boardwalk.“Cinderella” presented by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Co. A sweet adaptation of the fairy tale classic, delightful for all ages, 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets $10. Call (609) 525-9248 or visit ocnj.us/boxoffice.Ocean City Masters Swim. See more.Chip Miller Surf Fest. See more.Ocean City Nor’easters vs Baltimore Bohemians, Premier Development League amateur soccer, 7 p.m. kick-off, Carey Stadium, 6th and Boardwalk. Tickets $10 for Adults, $7 youth (under 16). Call (609) 525-9999.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. SUNDAY, JULY 20Ocean City Pops Orchestra presents OUR THREE TENORS I, 8 p.m. at Ocean City Music Pier. William Davenport, Jonathan Boyd and Jeffrey Halili raise the roof. Tickets $20 at the Music Pier Box Office (609) 525-9248.MONDAY, JULY 21“How I Became a Pirate” presented by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Co. Young Jeremy Jacob is digging in the sand at the North Beach and is recruited by pirates to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. This is an adventure story of finding one’s own heart, a path that can’t be found on any treasure map. 10:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets $10. Call (609) 525-9248 or www.ocnuj.us/boxoffice.Bicycle Auction, 10 a.m.–noon at Shelter Rd off Tennessee Ave. behind golf course. Registration at 9 a.m. Call (609) 525-9356) for information. Great deals on abandoned bicycles recovered by the Ocean City Police Department.The Bacon Brothers will entertain at the Music Pier on Mon., July 21 at 7:30 p.m. The concert features stage and screen star, Kevin Bacon, and his talented brother, Michael, a musical composer for film and TV, both born and raised in Philadelphia. The Bacon Brothers’ latest CD is “New Year’s Day,” laden with gritty rock and a touch of Philly Soul. Tickets are $35 on sale for cash or check at the Music Pier Box Office or through www.ticketmaster.com (additional fees apply). Call (609) 525-9248.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 moreTUESDAY, JULY 22Ocean City Pops presents LIGHTS, CAMERA…THE OSCARS! 8 p.m. at the Music Pier with Broadway singers Mandy Gonzelez and Jeremiah James. Hear award-winning songs by these Broadway sensations. From “Gone with the Wind,” “Rocky,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and more. Tickets $20/$12 at Music Box Office (609) 525-9248 or ocnj.us/boxoffice.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, JULY 23OCBP Women’s Lifeguard Invitational Races at 34th St. Beach, 6:15 p.m. Women representing the 15 Beach Patrols on the South Jersey Coast will be competing in this invitational race.Ocean City Pops presents LIGHTS, CAMERA…THE OSCARS! 8 p.m. at the Music Pier with Broadway singers Mandy Gonzelez and Jeremiah James. Hear award-winning songs by these Broadway sensations. From “Gone with the Wind,” “Rocky,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and more. Tickets $20/$12 at Music Box Office (609) 525-9248 or ocnj.us/boxoffice.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.THURSDAY, JULY 24Passion for Postcards Presentation: Longtime residents of Ocean City Paul and Ruth Anselm share their passion for postcards at the next Ocean City Historical Museum Thursday night series; July 24, 7:00 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public.SATURDAY, JULY 26Night in Venice: The annual decorated boat parade starts at 7:30 p.m. on the bayside of Ocean City between the Ocean City-Longport Bridge and Tennessee Avenue (near 22nd Street). To reserve, a NIV viewing spot at the Bayside Center, 525 Bay Ave., and enjoy entertainment prior to the Parade, call 609-525-9300. Tickets are $7 and $3 for children under 12. The theme this year is “Night at the Oscars” and boats also are encouraged to put their own spin on the Pharrell Williams “Happy” song.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more