Block Party Weekend

🎡 Ocean City, NJ's only weekly newsletter

A bit of an abbreviated newsletter this week, with quick-hitters on weekend events, beach replenishment, and more.

📆 Upcoming events

🚜 Beach replenishment bids not accepted yet

🏠 Real estate update

🎟️ Tickets and discounts

🌊 Weather and tides

📆 Upcoming Events in (and around) Ocean City

  • October 7

    • Fall Block Party (No Fireworks!)

      • When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      • Where: 5th Street to 14th Street on Asbury Ave.

      • Description: Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. The fireworks have been canceled because of rough seas and hazardous conditions for the barge.

  • October 8

    • Boardwalk and Merchant Table Sales

      • When: All day

      • Where: 6th Street to 14th Street on the Boardwalk and Asbury Ave.

      • Description: Outdoor sales.

    • Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk

      • When: 8:30 a.m.

      • Where: 6th and the Boardwalk

      • Description: The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides is a 5000+ participant breast cancer fundraising 5K walk honoring over 250 survivors in Ocean City! 6th street practice field, 6th street and boardwalk. Check-in: 8:30 a.m. Stage Program: 9 a.m. Survivor Runway Lap: 9:50 a.m. Walk Start: 10 a.m. Full details here.

    • October 9

      • Boardwalk and Merchant Table Sales

        • When: All day

        • Where: 6th Street to 14th Street on the Boardwalk and Asbury Ave.

        • Description: Outdoor sales.

Also note the Ocean City Library has many events for adults and kids alike on their calendar, which can be viewed here.

You can see the full list of events in all nearby Shore towns with the following links: Ocean City | Sea Isle | Margate | Avalon | Stone Harbor | Somers Point | Wildwood | Cape May | Ventnor

Other events to look forward to: My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra (October 13-14), Ocean City Jeep Invasion (Rescheduled to October 15)

🏘 Sponsored: Featured Properties of the Week - 615-617 E. 16th Street (Open House This Weekend!)

Welcome to Santa Rosa. Ocean City’s unique and beautiful gated community with lavish amenities, a courtyard, fountains, and stunning views built by Achristavest. It’s just steps off the beach and Boardwalk at 16th St.

Both the first and second floor units are available. This is a multi-family duplex with 8 bedrooms or also available as two separate 4-bedroom condo units.

Contact Kevin Laskowski at 267-432-1248 or [email protected] for details on this property and the OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND, Saturday 10:30- 3:30, Sunday 10:00-3:00, Monday 10:00-12:30.

Berger Realty


1670 Boardwalk

Ocean City, NJ 08226

🤳 News Bits

Beach Replenishment Bids Not Accepted Yet 🚜

Last week we told you about improvements coming to Ocean City this fall and winter.

Another such planned improvement - or mitigation - was the beach replenishment scheduled for the South End, Sea Isle, and Strathmere.

Last offseason, the North End through 14th Street was replenished (and some of it subsequently eroded by spring storms and the weather in late September). Now it’s the South End’s turn, but bids for the project came in higher than expected.

  • The Army Corps of Engineers said bids came in well over the $29.3 million they forecasted

  • One bid was $33.8 million, one was $43.9 million

  • It’s not yet known how they will proceed, but a new bidding process would likely lead to delays

Separately, an option that would include an extra 1 million cubic yards of sand and dune fencing also came in higher than expected.

The Army Corps of Engineers, which performs the work, is evaluating its options.

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🏠 Real Estate Update

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🎟 Tickets and Discounts

Wonderland discount: Gillians Pier is running a $25 wristband special valid through October 8.

Looks like the bungee jump is excluded and, presumably, the ornamental ferris wheel too.

First Night admission: First Night admission buttons for Ocean Citu’s annual family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration went on sale today, and they’ll be available at the City Hall Welcome Center during the Block Party. Purchasing them now gives you a $5 discount and a guarantee that you won’t miss out. More information is here.

Halloween house decorating contest: Registration is open for anybody who would like to participate in our annual Halloween House Decorating Contest or in the Halloween Parade on Oct. 26. More information is here.

🌊 Weather and Tides

As always, we recommend getting up-to-date forecasts from THE GOAT of South Jersey weather, NorEaster Nick, directly on his Facebook page. You can also download his app.

Tides (9th Street):

  • Friday (10/6)

    • High: 1:55 AM

    • Low: 7:52 AM

    • High: 2:16 PM

    • Low: 9:11 PM

    Saturday (10/7)

    • High: 3:03 AM

    • Low: 8:56 AM

    • High: 3:22 PM

    • Low: 10:13 PM

    Sunday (10/8)

    • High: 4:08 AM

    • Low: 10:00 AM

    • High: 4:23 PM

    • Low: 11:07 PM

    Monday (10/9)

    • High: 5:04 AM

    • Low: 10:57 AM

    • High: 5:15 PM

    • Low: 11:53 PM

    Tuesday (10/10)

    • High: 5:50 AM

    • Low: 11:48 AM

    • High: 6:00 PM

    Wednesday (10/11)

    • High: 6:31 AM

    • Low: 12:31 AM

    • High: 6:40 PM

    • Low: 12:32 PM

Thanks! Enjoy the weekend.

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