Upcoming Events in Ocean City, NJ

(Sept. 24) MS CITY TO SHORE RIDE: 7,000 Cyclists will raise an estimated $5.6 million through this ride from Philadelphia to Ocean City. This promises to be the best cycling experience on the East Coast. The ride is fully supported with catered rest stops, bike support and sag transportation. Choose one of several route options and enjoy the flat terrain as you travel through the back roads and quaint towns of southern New Jersey. The sense of accomplishment you feel when you cross the finish line can only be matched by the difference you’ll be making in the lives of people affected by MS. For more information, call 1-800-445-BIKE or visit www.mscycling.org.

(Sept. 24) WALK FOR THE WOUNDED: 8:30 a.m. registration in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Anyone raising $50 or more will receive a long-sleeved T-Shirt. This is a three-mile walk on the Boardwalk to raise money for wounded soldiers returning from overseas. A ceremony honoring our military will be held at 9:30 a.m. The walk will start at 10 a.m. The Tidal Wave Band will play from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit Operation First Response. For information, visit www.walkforthewounded.org.

(Sept. 24) OCEAN CITY AIRPORT FESTIVAL: This annual free festival at the Ocean City Municipal Airport, 26th St. and Bay Ave., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., features ground displays of unusual airplanes, including B-25J Mitchell Bomber and TBM Torpedo Avenger; N.J. Pine Barons Radio Controlled Model Airplane Show; Banner Pick-Up Demonstration; Children’s Paper Airplane Contest; Antique Car and Truck Show; Bubble Mania; Children’s Bounce; Food and more. Helicopter and Airplane rides available for purchase. Additional parking at Shelter Road (off Tennessee Avenue) with FREE shuttle service provided. For more information, visit www.oceancityvacation.com or call (609) 399-6111.

(Sept 25) The BOARDWALK AEROBATIC AIR SHOW starts at 1 p.m. from 6th to 14th Sts. above the ocean and boardwalk. Thrill to the maneuvers of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world plus military demonstrations. Call (609) 399-6111 for more information.

(Sept. 25) OCEAN CITY HALF MARATHON and 5K and 10-mile Non-Competitive Walk/Run. Half Marathon registration is $60 Sept.1-20, $70 Sept. 21-23 until 4 p.m. NO RACE DAY registration for Half Marathon or 10-miler. For information, call (609) 398-6900 or visit www.ocnj.us/Race-Events.

(Sept. 30-Oct.1) Boardwalk and Downtown MERCHANT TABLE SALES, 6th to 14th Streets on Boardwalk and Asbury Ave.

(Oct. 1) JOHN WILLIAMS TRIBUTE CONCERT with the Ocean City Pops orchestra: The show that was cancelled on Sept. 4, 2016, due to the threat of a tropical storm has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Ocean City Music Pier. Customers who had tickets for the Sept. 4 show can use the same tickets they already have. Inquiries about refunds and/or exchanges should be directed to the Music Pier box office at (609) 525-9248. The show will pay tribute to the music of John Williams. Williams is one of the greatest film composers of all time — with more than 50 Oscar nominations. The concert will feature an expanded orchestra and a special performance of one of Williams’ most famous works, “Star Wars.” Tickets are still available at ocnj.us/boxoffice, at the Music Pier Box Office or by calling 609-525-9248.

(Oct. 2) JOHN R. ELLIOTT HERO WALK: Registration 9 a.m. The walk begins 11 a.m. at the Civic Center (6th and Boardwalk). A 5K walk to promote the use of designated drivers and to educate and raise awareness of the life-saving program. Also a time to remember those whose lives have been affected by a drunk driver. For more information visit www.theherowalk.org or call (609) 626-3880.

(Oct. 2) CHILI-CHOWDER FESTIVAL: Noon to 4pm at the Tennessee Ave. Soccer complex to benefit the Humane Society of Ocean City. Sponsored by Ocean City magazine. For information, call (570) 579-8500 or visit www.eatinocnj.com.

(Oct. 7, 8, 9) NUNSENSE by The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. This musical comedy is a winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off-Broadway Musical. “Nunsense” begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, has accidental poisoned 52 of the sisters and they are in dire need of burial funds.They decide the best way to raise money is to produce a variety show in the school auditorium. Here we meet Rev. Mother Regina, a former circus performer, a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne, the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head and other characters. Features tap and ballet dancing, and an audience quiz with comic surprises. NUNSENSE has become an international favorite. Oct. 7-8 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at Music Pier. Tickets $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, $15 Kids 12 and under/ group rates available. Call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

(Oct. 8) FALL BLOCK PARTY and Fireworks Spectacular: Block Party 9 a.m.-5 p.m. from 5th to 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. In the evening, family night entertainment on the Boardwalk with fireworks at 9 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 8-10) INDIAN SUMMER WEEKEND: Seafood vendors at Music Pier (Sat.-Mon) and Boardwalk Table Sales. For information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 8-10) BOARDWALK & DOWNTOWN MERCHANT TABLE SALES 6th to 14th Streets on the Boardwalk and Asbury Ave.

(Oct. 26) Ocean City Chamber of Commerce WELCOME NIGHT: New Location at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. and Boardwalk. Meet local groups, businesses and organizations! 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Free Admission. Call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 27) HALLOWEEN PARADE: 7:15 p.m., 6th to 11th Sts. on Asbury Ave. Sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

NOW IS THE TIME to sign up for the many worthwhile and creative fall classes offered by the Ocean City Arts Center, 17th Street and Simpson Ave. Review class selections by visiting its website, www.oceancityartscenter.org, or you can download and print your own copy of the fall class schedule. You will find a large selection of children’s dance, art and pottery classes. For teens, there are dance and several art classes. For adults, there will be pottery, dance, Zumba and Tai Chi classes. The Center also offers piano, guitar, drum and ukulele lessons plus pre-school art classes on Friday mornings. Pre-registration is required. Call the Ocean City Arts Center (609) 399-7628 or stop by to register.

BEACHES WILL BE UNGUARDED AFTER SEPT. 18

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