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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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Dave Mason's Traffic Jam at Freeman Stage

from Friday, 7/25

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam brings 60's psychedelia to Freeman Stage performing classics such as "Dear Mr. Fantasy"

(31750 Lake View Drive)

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MAC Inc Fun Day at Jolly Roger's Amusement Park

from Saturday, 7/26

support health & wellness programs -- MAC is the Area Agency on Aging, a United Way Agency Saturday, July 26th from 10am - 6pm This treasure of fun includes: Amusement Rides 2-6pm - limit 2 rides on roller coaster; Rides exclude Zip Line & Speed World; Splash Mountain Water Park from 10am - 6pm, Miniature Golf from 10am - 6pm, water basketball and volleyball for adults. For tickets or further information, call 410-742-0505, ext 113

(2901 N Philadelphia Ave)

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Ocean City Beach Patrol 2014 Crew Competitions

from Saturday, 7/26

The 2014 Crew Competitions begin, once again, on North Division Street on the beach starting at 6:30pm! Ocean City Beach Patrol Crews from downtown to uptown Ocean City compete in various events including the land line, paddle relay, run swim run relay, 400 M sprint relay, and tug of war. Come out and watch our skilled lifeguards compete in the competitive Crew Competitions among your Ocean City Beach Patrol Lifeguards.

(North Division St. & the Beach)

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The Beach Boys at Freeman Stage

from Sunday, 7/27

The Beach Boys bring their famous beach vibe to Freeman Stage this July.

(31750 Lake View Drive)

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Jesus at the Beach Music and Ministry Festival

from Monday, 7/28 - Wednesday, 7/30

Family-oriented Christian praise and worship music, drama, prayer, dance, and Holy Spirit ministry. Monday - Wednesday, 10 am - 1 pm at Convention Center; 7 pm - 10 pm on the beach at N. Division Street. For more information, contact Gary at 410-289-1296, info@jesusatthebeach.org or visit www.jesusatthebeach.org.

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16th Century Ship Tour 2014 Comes to Ocean City

from Friday, 8/1 - Monday, 9/1

Step back 500 years when the El Galeon Andelucio comes to visit Ocean City. The El Galeon Andelucio is a replica of the late 16th century European ships that explored much of the known and unknown world.

(3rd Street Bayside)

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Berlin Peach Festival

from Saturday, 8/2

Come out to Berlin to celebrate the delicious peach with peach pie baking competitions, peach pie eating competitions & other peach related events.

(208 N Main St)

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The 4th Annual Dewey Beach Scavenger Hunt

from Saturday, 8/2

Part pub tour and race tour, 4-8 members per team will compete to complete much of the Dewey Beach Scavenger Hunt in costumes! Task include answering trivia, visiting bars, taking pictures, and completing challenges. Use the promo code "oceancity.com" if you would like to save money upon entry! Visit https://www.xorbia.com/e/lindy/dewey14

(2009 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE )

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U.S. Navy Cruisers to Perform in Snow Hill

from Monday, 8/4

The Cruiser's will be having a free performance at Byrd Park on Sunday August 4th at 4pm. As the U.S. Navy's premier popular music group, the Cruisers feature eight of the Navy's most dynamic performers.

(304-398 West Market Street)

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The Maryland School for the Blind to Host Camp Abilities Maryland

from Monday, 8/4 - Thursday, 8/7

The Maryland School for the Blind will be hosting Camp Abilities Maryland, a developmental sports and recreation camp for children and youth ages 9-17 with visual impairments, from August 4-7.

(3501 Taylor Avenue )

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