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Even after the summer ends, the fun still goes strong in Ocean City, New Jersey. From air shows to block parties, and from hayrides to shopping extravaganzas, America’s Greatest Family Resort offers the perfect blend of relaxation and excitement all autumn long.

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Two free air festivals set for Sept. weekend Two air shows are set for Ocean City in September. The

country’s leading stunt plane pilots and sky divers will

perform an exciting two hour Aerobatic Air Show over the

beach on Sun., Sept. 16. The display will be visible from 6th

to 14th Sts. on the boardwalk and may be viewed from that

location or the beach starting 1 p.m. In addition to the amazing stunt maneuvers, there will

be military demonstrations. On Sat., Sept. 15th, the Ocean City Airport Assn. holds

its 21st annual Air Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the

Municipal Air Port, 26th and Bay Ave. The Airport grounds will be packed with unusual air-

planes. There will be an exciting model airplane demon-

stration, banner pick-up, exhibit of World War ll airplanes

and other aeronautic displays. There will be a paper

airplane contest for children and crafts and food booths. Admission is free to both festivals. For information on

Ocean City Air Festivals, call (609) 525-9300 or (609) 525-9223.

Two air shows are set for Ocean City in September. There will be an exciting model airplane demonstration, banner pick up and other aeronautic displays. Courier-Post ďŹ le photos

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First Day in Ocean City activities set for Jan. 1st MILE LONG OCEAN CITY downtown and at the beach


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from 11am - 4pm

Free Pony Rides

on the Tabernacle Grounds 11 am to 4 pm

Fireworks Spectacular!

Boardwalk - 9:30 p.m.

Merchant Sidewalk Sale Sunday, Oct. 7th 11a.m. to 4p.m.

Sponsored by the Retail Merchants Assoc. of Ocean City

January 1st, a quiet time in most com-

First Night Admission button since the

munities, is a busy day for this family

event started 20 years ago. Proceeds

resort. The thousands of visitors who

benefit First Night programs.

patronize the City’s First Night New

A First Dip in the Ocean is set for 2

Year’s Eve Celebration and stay over

p.m. at the 9th St. Beach. About 3,000

night in accommodations are looking for

enthusiastic bathers usually show up

something to do.

for the spirited and brief encounter

First Day at the Beach and First Day in the Downtown fill the void for them and area residents. Activities begin at 11 a.m. January 1 with entertainment in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. A 5K Boardwalk Run starts 1 p.m. at the

with the ocean. All bathers receive a “Beach Nut” Certificate signifying they have braved the chill waters. Shoppers will be able to kick off the New Year with First Day In the Downtown along the center-city Asbury Av-

Music Pier. Entry fee is $20. All runners

enue business district. Most stores will

receive a T Shirt while they last. Registra-

open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., some earlier

tion begins at noon the day of the race at

at 10 a.m. Asbury Avenue is noted for its

the site. Call 609-525-9300 for information.

many, unusual specialty stores, galleries

First Night Long Sleeved Shirts will be on sale for $20 in front of the Music Pier. The shirts will feature a replica of every

and restaurants. For information, contact the Public Relations Office, 609-525-9300.

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First Night, Ocean City’s New Year’s Eve celebration,

offers a variety of entertainment for families and indi-

viduals at just $14 a person. The holiday gala features 70 entertainment programs at

central locations from 4 p.m. till midnight. There are fire-

works at midnight, weather permitting. “Where else can you find such varied and enjoyable

entertainment for just $14? The only place to enjoy such

an event at the New Jersey shore is Ocean City,” says

First Night chair person, Michele Gillian. “Ocean City is

the place to be on New Year’s Eve.” Opening ceremonies will be held 4 p.m. at the Music

Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. It will include a

ribbon cutting and greeting by City officials, entertain-

ment by a lively youth ensemble and more. A First Night admission button will entitle bearer ac-

cess to Wonderland Amusement Park from 5 to 9 p.m. and

Gillian’s Miniature Golf from 4 to 9 p.m. The entertainment program features events for every age

group. For a complete program and information on sales lo-

cations, call the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce

609-399-1412 or Ocean City Public Relations, 609-525-9300. Refreshment will be available at the Civic Center, 6th and

Boardwalk; High School Cafeteria, 6th and Atlantic Ave.,

featuring a Taste of Ocean City ; Ocean City Senior Cen-

ter, 17th and Simpson Ave., with specialties by Yanni; the

Primary School, 6th and West Ave., and St. Peter’s Church,

8th and Central Ave., featuring Boardwalk fare. Numerous

Ocean City restaurants will be open New Year’s Eve. Parking will be free in all Ocean City Municipal lots.

Jitney Service will be provided from 5 p.m. until mid-

night for button holders, operating continuously between

sites starting at the Transportation Center, 9th and

Haven Ave., 7th St. Parking Lot and 17th and Central Ave.

All who buy First Night admissions buttons will be given

a program book with details about site locations, parking

and the jitney service. First Night has an Angel Fund for those who can’t

afford buttons. Call 609-525-9300 to receive buttons or

support the fund.

Thousands of people enjoy Ocean City’s First Night New Year’s Eve Celebration and stay overnight in local accomodations. Jan. 1, a quiet time in most communities, is a busy day for this family resort. First Day at the Beach and First Day in the Downtown provide visitors with lots of fun things to do. Courier-Post file photos


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The Street Rodders roll will be in Ocean City Sept. 7-9 with an array of colorful vehicles from throughout the East Coast. Courier-Post file

Street Rods to roll into Ocean City for annual weekend Vehicles on display along with crafts, fashion & Music Over 150 Street Rods will be exhibited in Ocean City Sept. 7-9. An array of colCoast will be displayed on the Boardwalk

Sat., Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admis-

and at the 5th Street Parking Lot during

sion is free. A fashion show is set for Saturday at 1:30 p.m. inside the Music Gabrielle’s of Ocean City. Admission is

noon Fri., Sept. 7 till noon Sun., Sept.9.

free and the event is open to all.

hicles on Sat., Sept. 8 from noon till 4 p.m. A street rod is any car manufactured


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Pier auditorium, featuring clothing from

Sports and Civic Center parking lot from There will be a boardwalk display of ve-


There will be a craft show at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, on

Cars will be parked at the 5th Street

Open Year Round at 14th & Boardwalk

ful, painted designs.

orful vehicles from throughout the East

the 38th Annual Shore Rod Run.


The Van-Dells will entertain at the Music Pier on Saturday at 8 p.m. The Band specializes in the hits of the 50’s

prior to 1964 that’s been modified

and 60’s. Admission is $20, the public

with more modern parts. Owners are

is invited. Tickets are available at the

creative about how they enhance their

Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248 or

vehicles and often decorate with color-

online at

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Trail of Two Cities over new causeway 17th annual event between oc and somers pt. set for nov. 3rd The 17th Trail of Two Cities Run/Walk between Ocean City

rates for this year which may be

new ground” this year.

slightly increased. Same day registration

the new, $400 million causeway

starts 7 a.m. at the Ocean City

recently completed between the

Transportation Center, 10th

two Cities. Participants will be

and Haven Ave. Packet pick-up

able to get a good look at the

and late entry will also be con-

Bay and a good look back at

ducted at the Transportation

Ocean City as they negotiate

Center. Buses will be available

the new super span on their

at the finish line at JFK Park

way to Somers Point.

in Somers Point to transport

The event begins 8 a.m., Nov.

runners to the start before the

3rd at the Ocean City Transpor-

race from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

tation Center, 10th and Haven

Buses will also transport run-

Ave. and concludes at JFK Park

ners back to Ocean City at the

in Somers Point. The Causeway

conclusion of the race.

will be closed to vehicles from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Runners will compete in vari-

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mittee is currently determining

and Somers Point will “break The race/walk will be over

The 17th Annual Trail of Two Cities run or walk over the new causeway is set for Nov. 3 starting at 8 a.m. The course begins at the Ocean City Transportation Center, 10th and Haven Avenue, and ends at Kennedy Park in Somers Point.

counted price of $60. The com-

The finish and awards ceremony will be held at JFK Park after all participants have completed

ous age groups from 9 years to

the course. Shirts are guaran-

70 plus, male and female. Medals

teed to first 300 pre-registrants or

will be awarded to the top three

while supplies last. Free refresh-

finishers in each age group.

ments will be available at the

There will be special awards to

conclusion of the event.

the male and female with the best over-all times. Walkers will participate for

Registration forms are available at the Community Services Offices, Room 214, second floor

the opportunity to take in the

of City Hall in Ocean City,

sights, snap photos and enjoy a

609-525-9300 or from New York

relaxed workout. No pets, skate

Avenue School in Somers Point

boards, bikes or roller blades

609-927-2053, Ext. 3101. Registra-

will be allowed because of insur-

tions can be emailed by calling

ance restrictions.

609-525-9300 or emailing msoi-

Pre-registration rates for 2011 All forms,

were $25 if received by Oct. 28

with a check made payable to

and $30 the day of the race. No

Foundation for Education, Som-

mail-ins were accepted after

ers Pt., must be mailed to L&M

Oct. 28. Immediate families of

Computer Sports, 89 Park Drive,

up to four registered for a dis-

Berlin, N.J. 08009 by Oct. 28, 2012.

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Fall block party highlights Indian Summer Weekend Ocean City celebrates one of its most popular events, the Indian Summer Weekend, for the 38th time Oct. 6-8. Centerpiece of the event is the mile-long Fall Block Party that extends from 5th to

bury Ave. from 1 to 4 p.m. Public Service displays for non-profit organizations are set up on 9th St. between Asbury and Central Avenues. In addition to the block party, there is a

14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. on Sat., Oct. 6. and

popular seafood center at the Music Pier,

attracts more than 40,000 visitors.

Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Oct. 6-8,

Over 350 juried crafters from through-

featuring local vendors. Ocean City mer-

out the east coast participate in the block

chants hold table sales on the Boardwalk

party. An array of hand made products are

and along Asbury Ave. between 6th and

featured. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

13th Sts. during the weekend.

A huge fireworks display is scheduled

The second Annual Ocean City Board-

following the block party. The fireworks

walk Music Festival at the Ocean City

are fired from a barge off the 9th St.

Music Pier and on the Boardwalk is set

Beach at 9:30 p.m.

for Sat., Oct.6.

Block party events include a variety of foods. There is a popular Greek Food

stages of continuous music on the Boardwalk and inside the Music Pier.

event every year since it began 38 years

The band pauses for the fireworks dis-

ago. Seafood, ribs, hot dogs, pizza, soft

play and afterwards returns to the Mu-

pretzels, bagels, baked goods and funnel

sic Pier stage for a Bubba Mac Reunion

cakes are offered and more.

Jam until 11 p.m.

Bands, clowns and others entertainers There are free pony rides for children at the Tabernacle grounds 6th and As-


Live music starts at 4 p.m. with two

Festival that has been featured at the

are featured along the block party route.

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Over 400 Corvettes to cavort OCEAN CITY Boardwalk AUTO SHOW ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 OVER 400 CORVETTE CARS will be

displayed on the Ocean City Boardwalk on

Sunday, Sept. 23 starting at 11:30 a.m. The au-

tos will date back to the Corvette’s first model

in 1953 and extend to the present. The show is one of the largest in the East

with Corvette owners from Pennsylvania,

Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey partici-

pating plus scattered entries from as far away

as Ohio and Indiana and Florida. The show is

held rain or shine. Registration is held from 8 a.m. till 10 a.m.

at the Ocean City Airport, 26th and Bay Ave.,

on Sunday morning. The Ocean City Humane

Society and Food Cupboard will be accepting

donations at that location. Cars depart for the Boardwalk at approxi-

mately 11 a.m. and park there till 4 p.m. The

line of Corvettes extends from 7th to 10th

Streets and beyond on the Boardwalk. There will be a special themed display in

front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moor-

lyn Terrace, featuring Corvettes. The Corvette

Club will be headquartered at that location

and offer T Shirts for sale. The Ocean City Humane Society will also

have a display in front of the Music Pier.

Volunteers will be selling items and collect-

ing donations to support the award winning,

“no-kill” shelter. All animals brought to the

facility are either found a home or given one

at the Humane Society. There will be an awards ceremony at 3:30

p.m. in front of the Music Pier. The cars will

be on the boardwalk until 4 p.m. Proceeds from registration fees benefit

local charities. The show is sponsored by the

Boardwalk Corvettes. For more information

call the club’s hotline, 609-457-0081 or access

More than 400 Corvette cars will be displayed on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Sept. 29 starting at 11:30 a.m. The autos will date back to the Corvette’s first model in 1953 and extent to the present. Courier-Post file photos

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