Upcoming Spring Events

FROM BOCELLI TO BARTON: THE RICHARD TUCKER OPERA GALA (March 30): The first in a series of free film screenings of the Lincoln Center’s finest performances features Andrea Bocelli, Renee Fleming, Angela Gheorghiu and others. The film starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall.


GIRLS WEEKEND (March 31-April 2): Features hotel and bed-and-breakfast packages, dining offers, shopping discounts, a fashion show, prizes, yoga and wellness classes, craft projects and demonstrations at various locations throughout Ocean City. Information: Girls Weekend Facebook event page.


OC-CON (April 1-2): Meet-the-artist sessions, discussion panels, costume contests, a superhero run, and the display and sale of comic books and memorabilia on the Ocean City Music Pier. Special guests Billy Dee Williams and Seth Gilliam. Autograph, photo and Q&A sessions available. Informationocnjcon.com.


EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL (April 5): Book lovers and food lovers are invited to come see and vote on entries in a contest that includes food creations that play on book titles. Voting is from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with sampling of the treats until 3 p.m. Call 609-399-2434, ext. 5222 for more information and to register an entry.


OC POPS BRASS (April 7): The first in a series of concerts featuring Ocean City Pops members includes the OC Pops Brass. Free admission to the 7 p.m. performance at the Ocean City Free Public Library.


DOO DAH PARADE (April 8): Noon on Asbury Avenue and the Ocean City Boardwalk. Free. For more information and to register to participate, visit ocnj.us/Doo-Dah-Parade.


MR. MATURE AMERICA PAGEANT (April 8): Regis Philbin hosts the annual tribute to men 55 and older at 7 p.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier. Sponsored by Flanders.


THE GREAT EGG HUNT (April 8): The first of two egg hunts on the beach between 11th and 14th streets. Starts at 2:30 p.m.


THE GREAT EGG HUNT (April 15): The second of two egg hunts on the beach between 11th and 14th streets. Starts at 2:30 p.m.


EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE (April 16): Traditional nondenominational service starts at 6:30 a.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier.


EASTER FASHION PROMENADE (April 16): Judging begins at 1 p.m. in front of the Ocean City Music Pier. The Philly Keys, a dueling piano show, will start at noon.


BOARDWALK AND DOWNTOWN MERCHANT TABLE SALES (April 29 and 30): Between Sixth and 14th streets on the boardwalk and downtown Asbury Avenue.


SJ SHORE MARCH FOR BABIES (April 30): Five-mile walk on the Ocean City Boardwalk starts at noon. Register at www.marchforbabies.org/event/sjshore.

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