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At The Shore: Fourth of July Music, Theater, Shows

The Fourth of July is almost here and you can toast America's birthday by attending an array of holiday concerts, music events or plays. With a week full of “Killer Queens,” “Little Mermaids” and epic DJs, there is an adventure for everyone. Dates include July 1-8. Events take place in Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Atlantic City and other places on or near the Jersey Shore.

“Garfield” to Open OCTC’s Summer Children’s Series

The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company is about to embark on a summer season full of creativity, imagination, fun, and interactive storytelling with its 2024 Summer Children Theatre Series. Tuesdays at the Ocean City Music Pier will feature five fully staged family musicals at 10:30 a.m. from July 2 through July 30. Opening the season is "Garfield."

Ocean City to Swear in New Fire Chief Thursday

The Ocean City Fire Department will hold a change-of-command and swearing-in ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday at Ocean City Fire Headquarters at 550 Asbury Avenue. The new fire chief, Bernard Walker, will be sworn in during the event, a fire department tradition. Retiring Fire Chief James P. Smith will be honored for his 30 years of service to the department.

Eagles’ Brandon Graham and Family to Join Night in Venice 

Philadelphia Eagles veteran Brandon Graham and his family will be special guests and appear in the 2024 Night in Venice boat parade on July 20 in Ocean City. The themed boat parade and decorated bayfront home contest provide a chance to be part of the highlight of the summer season in Ocean City. More information follows on Night in Venice and other upcoming special events in Ocean City.

Miss Night in Venice Contestants Start Their Fundraising

Miss Night in Venice fundraising is underway. The committee of volunteers has been hard at work, choosing and setting up the charities in Cape May and Atlantic counties. The committee has chosen eight charitable organizations this year. The 10 young women who are competing in the Miss Night in Venice fundraising have less than a month left to collect as much money as possible for these organizations.

Learn How to Downsize Your Heirlooms and Collectibles

The Ocean City Free Public Library will welcome guest speaker Lindsey Smith for a discussion on ways to downsize your heirlooms and collectibles.  The event will be held Thursday, July 25, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the library’s Room N111.  Learn how to assess your items, ask the right questions, and understand the different options you have as you decide what to keep and what to let go. 

Mayor’s Message: June 21

With summer's arrival, Mayor Jay Gillian is urging everyone to be safe while sharing the beaches, Boardwalk and roadways. He includes some safety tips in his latest Mayor's Message, which follows in its entirety.

Coat the Coast: Your Premier Choice for Decks, Coatings, and More!

Navigating the world of building materials and services can be overwhelming, but finding a reliable contractor is key to ensuring your project meets your expectations. With Coat the Coast Professional Coating, you can trust in over 17 years of experience and a long list of satisfied customers that speak to the quality of their work...

New Jersey American Water – Lead Service Line Replacement Program in...

Attention Ocean City Residents: Still need help identifying and reporting the material of your water service lines? Be on the lookout for New Jersey American Water contractors from CDM Smith canvassing in your neighborhood or schedule an appointment directly with us!

All Invited to POW/MIA Chair Dedication Ceremony – June 14

The city will host a dedication ceremony for a POW/MIA Chair of Honor in the atrium of the Ocean City Community Center (1735 Simpson Avenue) at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14. The chair will be a permanent reminder of those who served in the military but have not returned home to us. The ceremony will take place on Flag Day and was coordinated by the city, VFW Ferguson-Foglio Post 6650 and American Legion Morvay-Miley-Cruice Post 524...