Weekend Fun and Shopping Deals Galore Fill Girls Weekend in Ocean City (April 5–7)

Grab your best girlfriends and head to Ocean City for Girls Weekend, April 5–7.

The fun kicks off on Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), with a fashion show at Glazed Over Studios, located at 704 Asbury Avenue. See the newest seasonal fashions available at your favorite Ocean City shops and enjoy light bites and refreshments throughout the event. The cost is $20 per person and tickets are now available at City Hall, the Causeway Welcome Center, Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury Ave.), 7th Street Surf Shop, Sneaker Shop, and Making Waves. Space is limited for the fashion show, so don’t delay in grabbing your tickets for this fabulous kickoff event.

Throughout the weekend peruse the downtown shops and enjoy a wide array of activities and special shopping deals. Some of the great finds you’ll have access to during the Ocean City Girls Weekend event include exercise classes, shopping and dining specials, spa deals, hotel and bed and breakfast deals, craft projects and demos, and so much more!

Some of the specific deals include the following:

  • The Flanders HotelThe Flanders Hotel is offering a special Girls Weekend package for $149/person/night, on Friday and Saturday night. The package includes an early check-in at noon (with complimentary gift upon arrival), one-bedroom suite deluxe accommodations, 30-minute leg and foot massage or mini-facial at the Divine Images Salon and Spa, 10% off coupon for The Shoppes at The Flanders (plus free gift with any purchase), and breakfast in Emily’s Ocean Room Cafe. You can even enjoy a late checkout at 1 p.m.
  • Bowfish Kids:  Bowfish Kids will be offering a special 50% off sales rack on Saturday, April 6.
  • SunSmiles Sandals and Beachwear: The grand opening is Friday, April 5, and the SunSmiles team will be offering grand opening sales, sweet treats, and special giveaways throughout the weekend.
  • Pumpkinbuds: Pumpkinbuds in Stainton’s is offering 20% off of your purchase all weekend long. The shop is open from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Heritage Surf and Sport: Stop by Heritage Surf Shop and grab 20–50% off of men’s, women’s, and kid’s apparel throughout the weekend. Heritage is open from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Impala Island Inn: Impala Island Inn is offering a Girls Weekend lodging special: $160 plus tax for two nights.

These are just a few of the deals which you’ll be able to enjoy during the 2019 Ocean City Girls Weekend, April 5–7. Stroll along Asbury Avenue in downtown Ocean City and see what each of the shops and restaurants has to offer to the Girls Weekend crowd!


3rd Annual Comedy for a Cause at Josie Kelly’s Public House to Benefit Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation (March 23)

On Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m., gather with friends at Josie Kelly’s Public House in Somers Point for the 3rd Annual Comedy for a Cause event to benefit the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation.

The doors open at 7 p.m. and attendees will be treated to an evening of comedy for a great cause. The hosts and performers of the night will be comedians Michael Brooks and Brad Trackman. Tickets are $35 per person, which include two hours of live comedy and 20% off of all food purchases. Proceeds raised from the evening’s event will go to support the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation.

Tickets are now available online. Grab yours today and plan to spend Saturday night at Josie Kelly’s Public House raising money for this wonderful local organization.

St. Patrick’s Day Happenings in Ocean City and on the Mainland

The St. Patrick’s Day festivities are under way in Ocean City and at locations on the mainland today. Looking for some delicious Irish food to savor or perhaps interested in having a cold pint of Irish brew? Here are some spots to check out in Ocean City and on the mainland for today’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations:

  • Wards Pastry: Stop by Wards Pastry for some Irish sweets and treats to bring to your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, including shamrock cookies and Irish soda bread.
  • Josie Kelly’s Public HouseHead over the bridge to Josie Kelly’s Public House in Somers Point today to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with authentic Irish food, perfectly-poured Guinness and some sensational Irish whiskey. Enjoy live Irish music, bagpipers, Irish dancers, and more!
  • Bennie’s BreadFeel like celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a celebration at home and don’t feel like cooking? Stop by Bennie’s Bread to pick up a wide array of Irish delicacies, including shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage soup, Irish soda bread, and, for this weekend only, Reuben stuffed bread, featuring rye bread, corned beef, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing, and sauerkraut.
  • Anchorage Tavern: The Anchorage Tavern in Somers Point has many wonderful Irish-themed activities taking place throughout the day. DJ music will be playing from 2 p.m.–midnight, traditional Irish food specials all day long, Guinness offerings throughout the day, and even green beer, if you want it!
  • Rauhauser’s CandiesVisit Rauhauser’s Candies today for Irish-themed sweets, including Irish potatoes, gold chocolate coins, shamrock crystallized mints, and more!
  • Circle Liquor Store: Still need to stock up on adult beverages for today’s festivities? Pop into Circle Liquor Store over the 9th Street bridge in Somers Point and grab all of the beverage necessities.
  • Boulevard Super Liquors: Boulevard Super Liquors over the 34th Street bridge in Marmora also stocks all of your favorite Irish libations. Visit Boulevard Super Liquors for your Irish drink necessities.
  • Charlie’s BarCharlie’s Bar is having a huge St. Patrick’s Day party all day long, with drink specials, an Irish-themed menu, and Irish dancers at 6 p.m.
  • Gregory’s Restaurant and BarGregory’s Restaurant and Bar is also inviting Irish diners and revelers in for an authentic Irish menu and drinks at the bar. New St. Patrick’s Day long sleeve shirts will be on sale for $20.

Wherever you choose to spend St. Patrick’s Day and however you choose to spend it, have a very happy one!


Ocean City Sports Memorabilia Show with Darren Sproles and Matt Stairs (March 30)

Ocean City will be hosting its annual Sports Memorabilia Show on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.

In addition to perusing the extensive sports memorabilia items on display, guests can be a part of the Q&A and meet-and-greet sessions featuring Darren Sproles of the Philadelphia Eagles and Matt Stairs, former Philadelphia Phillies player.

Darren Sproles will be offering a meet-and-greet session at 11:45 a.m. and tickets for this special meeting are $40 per person, which includes an autograph on one of your own photos or items and a selfie with the player. For those who would like to meet Matt Stairs, tickets are available for $20 per person, which also includes an autograph on one of your personal items and a selfie, and this meet-and-greet is on the schedule for 2:45 p.m. Eager to meet both players? Purchase a combo ticket for $55. Tickets are available online and in-person at City Hall and the Roy Gillian Welcome Center.

For those interested in viewing the sports memorabilia throughout the Music Pier, admission for the sports memorabilia show is $7 for adults and $3 for children, 12 and under. Tickets for the show will be available at the door.

Are you a vendor who’s interested in showing your extraordinary sports memorabilia collection? Contact Lauren by phone at (609) 525-9282 or via email at lsopko@ocnj.us.


Free Community Night Event at Golden Buddha Yoga on Saturday, March 2

The Golden Buddha Yoga team invites the community to the studio at 841 Central Avenue on Saturday, March 2, from 6–8 p.m., for a free Community Night event.

Enjoy an evening filled with live music by Jim Mahr, Brian Lee, and Cailin Callahan, pizza creations of three different varieties (one will be vegan!) being sold by Michael Fitzick, beverage specials from the Golden Buddha beverage bar, henna tattoos and even a tarot card reader.

The Community Night event provides a wonderful way to gather with friends and neighbors and enjoy a wide array of activities throughout the evening.

Happening Tonight: Wine and Design Event at Interiors by Joann in Ocean City

Gather your friends together tonight, Friday, January 25, and head over to Interiors by Joann at 757 Asbury Avenue from 5–7 p.m. for an evening of wine sipping, appetizer sampling and the opportunity to have all of your interior design questions answered.

Attendees will enjoy wine offerings, light culinary bites, giveaways and spectacular sales, including 25% off of all items throughout the store. There is also buzz that there might just be some sensational flash sales going on tonight, with discounts all the way up to 75% off on certain items!

This event provides the perfect opportunity to learn more about interior design aspects which may help you to spruce up your home by adding home décor items here and there or redoing an entire room in the house from top to bottom. Whatever your interior design questions may be, this event offers an excellent time to have them answered. It’s also a wonderful night out on the town in Ocean City with your friends!

Interiors by Joann has been providing the Ocean City community with interior design assistance since 1976. The knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you with all of your interior design services and product needs.

Don’t miss this fun event from 5–7 p.m. tonight at Interiors by Joann on Asbury Avenue!

Doo Dah Parade and Mr. Mature America Registration Opens; Barbara Eden Set to Host

Events unfold year-round in Ocean City and there is always something to see and do, no matter what month it may be. In the springtime, two of my favorite events take place, including the Doo Dah Parade and Mr. Mature America Pageant. Each year, a very special celebrity is chosen to host these two fun and unique events. Last year, Erik Estrada of CHiPs fame took over the grand marshal and emcee duties, providing an exciting and lighthearted day all around. This year, Barbara Eden, known for playing the lead role in I Dream of Jeannie, will be headlining these two spectacular Ocean City events on Saturday, April 13.

Doo Dah Parade

doo dah parade participant

The Doo Dah Parade is the first exciting event of the day on Saturday, April 13, starting at noon. The canine-filled parade festivities will begin at 6th Street and the participants will work their way down Asbury Avenue to 12th Street, at which point they head up to the boardwalk and promenade back down to 6th Street. The parade will feature a basset hound-filled procession of more than 500 basset hounds, many of which are dressed up in creative costumes, marching bands, floats and special grand marshal, Barbara Eden!

This annual parade is held to welcome in the official beginning of event season and acts as a gateway to four seasons of fun down the shore. Want to take part in the parade procession? Online registration is now open!

Mr. Mature America Pageant

mr mature america 2018 mayor gillian erik estrada

The Mr. Mature America Pageant unfolds later in the evening at the Music Pier, where gentlemen ages 55+ will show off their talents and poise, while vying for the title of Mr. Mature America 2019. The competition begins at 7 p.m. and consists of a judge’s interview session, talent competition, poise and appearance and on-stage question. Barbara Eden will be the esteemed emcee of the evening.

Interested in competing to become the next Mr. Mature America? Registration is now open online for men ages 55 and older to compete for the title of Mr. Mature America. For those who wish to be spectators at this not-to-be-missed event, tickets will be available online and at various ticket locations throughout Ocean City on March 1.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend these two popular Ocean City events on April 13, whether it be in the role of spectator or participant.