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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, Americaâ€™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
countryâ€™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
SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 2012 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Downtown Ocean City • 5th St. to 14th St. on Asbury Ave. TidalWave Band Ralph RobertsTrio Tony DeLuca Keith Hickman Bubba Mac Big Daddy
s, d Crafter e i r u J 0 0 Over 4 d Vendors Foo que Stores r Uni Shop Ou Boutiques, and onalized ers Where P ce is our Servi lty Specia
Parking at 5th and Asbury (next to Firehouse) Parking at the Transporation Center, 10th and Haven in back of McDonalds.
ALL MUNICIPAL PARKING LOTS AND METERS ARE FREE.
609-399-2629 OCEANCITYVACATION.COM CP-0010483704
LARGEST STREET FAIR IN SOUTH JERSEY Live Music
from 11am - 4pm
Free Pony Rides
on the Tabernacle Grounds 11 am to 4 pm
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-
WORLD FAMOUS QUALITY CARAMEL CORN SINCE 1940
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 www.ocnj.us.
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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
609-525-9300 or emailing msoi-
Pre-registration rates for 2011
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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