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New Year’s in Ocean City, MD

 

 

There is nothing like New Year’s at the beach!  Ocean City, Maryland goes all out to make your celebration of the New Year perfect.  There are many hotels that offer special packages replete with champagne and romantic dinners.  You can dance the night away or walk the famous Ocean City Boardwalk.  There is the Penguin Swim based out of the Princess Royale Hotel and benefiting Atlantic General Hospital if you like to jump into the cold Atlantic ocean to get your blood moving on the first day of the year — all while helping a very worthy cause.  You can also walk Assateague Island’s beach with environmentalists and park personnel for a beautiful and information gathering of like-minded beach lovers.  Dining is fabulous this time of year in more restaurants than you can remember.  If you like to stay in condos or you have your own place in Ocean City, many restaurants will cater your New Year’s Eve extravaganza.    Whatever your pleasure, you can find a wonderful way to celebrate the start of 2013 in style in the Ocean City, Maryland area.

New Year’s Eve

New year, new resolutions

By: Clara Vaughn on January 17th, 2014

(Jan. 17, 2014) From serious self-improvements to lighthearted goals, resort merrymakers pledged many resolutions while they rang in the new year in Ocean City.

“I really want to try to be more forgiving this coming year,” said Karen Vail, of Bishopville, over an early evening drink with her husband Rick and daughter Samantha at Galaxy 66 Bar & Grill on 66th Street.

Across the floor, Ocean City locals Deborah Gully and Rachel Fiorello brought in 2014 together, with Gully pledging “to live every day anew” in the new year.

Fiorello is aiming to “be happy” and “have patience with…

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‘The March of the Penguins,’ Ocean City style

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 3rd, 2014

(Jan. 3, 2014) An estimated 750-plus people sprinted into the cold ocean on New Year’s Day during the 20th annual Penguin Swim, a fundraiser for Atlantic General Hospital.

For 2014, participants and spectators again had the option to gather at the Princess Royale on 91st Street or join friends at Bull on the Beach on 94th Street before the swim. The party kicked off around 10 a.m. at Bull on the Beach and final registration for the Penguin Swim began at 11:30 a.m. at the Princess Royale.

Participants were led to the beach just before the 1 p.m. swim. Once everyone was ready, a signal was given by Colby…

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Partying like it’s 2014? They’re everywhere

By: Clara Vaughn on December 27th, 2013

(Dec. 27, 2013) From champagne to fireworks, romantic dinners to over-the-top celebrations, Ocean City goes all-out for New Years. Here are just a few of the events taking place in the area this Tuesday to kick off 2014:

 

Ocean City:

-Seacrets, 49th Street: Dinner seatings at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:45 p.m. There will be a $20 charge for all seatings after 5:30 p.m. in addition to New Years Eve menu prices. Visit www.seacrets.com/nye for menu. Reservations are required, call 410-524-4900.

Those coming for the party only pay $30 cover charge until 8 p.m. and $40 after. Includes a champagne …

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34th annual Beach Walk Jan.1

By: Clara Vaughn on December 27th, 2013

(Dec. 27, 2013) Join the Assateague Coastal Trust for its 34th annual Ilia Fehrer/Judy Johnson New Year’s Day Beach Walk at Assateague National Seashore on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

A former National Park Service Ranger will lead a group north from the State Park parking lot, highlighting some of the natural and historic elements of the barrier island, ACT Office Manager Matt Heim said.

“People appreciate what Assateague has to offer as a natural barrier island. People recognize the uniqueness of that and appreciate what’s there,” Heim said. “It’s an opportunity to get together and …

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Cold swimmers with warm hearts raise funds for AGH

By: Clara Vaughn on December 27th, 2013

(Dec. 27, 2013) Philanthropists are diving headfirst into a fundraiser for Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

The 20th annual Penguin Swim is slated for New Years Day, next Wednesday, and hundreds will take to the ocean off 91st Street for the event.

New attractions mark the 20th year of the swim, including a 7-foot-tall ice throne crafted by ice carver Eric Cantine, miniature pony, Frankie, dressed in full penguin attire and Sherman from the Shorebirds, all available for photo ops with participants while they wait to take the plunge.

“It’s going to be huge,” said AGH Development Coordinator…

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Art League of OC First Friday Receptions

from Friday, 8/1 - Friday, 12/5

Open receptions from 5-7pm on the first Friday of every month, event is open to the public.

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Seacrets Locals Halloween Party

from Thursday, 10/30

Calling all Locals! The Annual Seacrets Halloween Party for locals is upon us once again. Taking place on October 30th, there will be a Costume Contest with DJ Cruz!

(117 49th Street )

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Seacrets Halloween Party and Costume Contest

from Friday, 10/31 - Saturday, 11/1

Seacrets Annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest Halloween Night, October 31st, from 9pm till 2am. Arrive in a creative costume and you could win the first prize trip to Jamaica for two!

(117 West 49th Street )

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Swing for Youth Golf Open

from Saturday, 11/1

All benefits from this golf tournament will benefit the youth programs of Ocean City Recreation and Parks.

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Fager's Island Shell Shocked

from Saturday, 11/1

Fager's Island's 2nd Annual Shell-Shocked is November 6th from 1pm - 5pm. All you can eat Oysters,(eat them any way you want ... raw, steamed, fried) BBQ ribs, and chicken. Also special oyster creations from local guest chefs. Unlimited Evolution Brewery Beers.

(201 60th St )

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First Friday Reception At The Art League Of Ocean City

from Friday, 11/7 - Tuesday, 11/30

On the first Friday of each month, from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m., join the Art League of Ocean City for an open reception to celebrate the Artist of the Month.

(502 94th Street)

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1st Annual Storm Warriors 5K Run/Walk

from Saturday, 11/8

Get your running shoes on and come support the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum, November 8th, on the Boardwalk at the Inlet. Run or walk the Ocean City Boardwalk for the 1st Annual Storm Warriors 5K Run/Walk

(Inlet and Boardwalk)

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Belgian Beer Festival

from Saturday, 11/8

Food provided by Stoked! & the High Spot Gastropub. Music by Blackwater $20 Entrance Fee included tasting glass and an taste of every beer.

(305 High Street)

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Fallfest of Fine Arts and Annual Christmas Craft Expo

from Saturday, 11/8 - Sunday, 11/9

The talents of many sculptors, fine art painters and high craft artisans will be on display at this show and gift opportunities will abound when the Christmas craft expo is added to the mix. Admission price of $5 includes entrance to both events.

(4001 Coastal Highway)

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Beer Talk and Tasting: The State of Craft Beer on the Shore

from Monday, 11/10

Join us for the first of these quarterly craft beer gatherings. Learn about the Ocean City craft beer scene from local brewers, sample a variety of craft beer styles, and network with area hotels, restaurants and businesses. Sponsored by OceanCity.com and the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association.

(10016 Old Ocean City Blvd)

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