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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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Easter Art & Craft Fair and Kids' Fun Fair

from Friday, 4/18 - Saturday, 4/19

Come out to celebrate Easter with Beany the Easter Bunny, arts & cafts and an Easter egg hunt.

(4001 Coastal Highway)

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OC Job Fair

from Saturday, 4/19

Come out to the Ocean City job fair to talk to local employers.

(4001 Coastal Highway)

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Easter Sunrise Service

from Sunday, 4/20

Come worship as the sun rises on the beach. This event is open to all.

(N. Division Street)

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Easter Brunch and Dinner

from Sunday, 4/20

Easter Brunch 10AM - 1PM Easter Dinner Starting at 1PM

(Rt. 54 & The Bay)

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Birds of the Bombay Hook

from Thursday, 4/24

Come out to Delaware's most popular birding spot, located near Dover.

(2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna)

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DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor

from Thursday, 4/24

Search for migratory shorebirds, wading birds and waterfowl along Slaughter Beach, Delaware, and learn about the connection between horseshoe crabs and shorebirds at the DuPont Nature Center. This is one of our best spots for an early migrating red knot!

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Delmarva Birding Weekend

from Thursday, 4/24 - Sunday, 4/27

The 19th Annual Delmarva Birding Weekend celebrates the spring migration of thousands of warblers, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors. The Weekend combines boat trips, paddling treks, and expeditions by foot, and will be held April 24-27, 2014.

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Trails to Rails

from Friday, 4/25

Paddle the winding salt marsh trails of Rehoboth Bay in Fenwick, Delaware, searching for elusive rails, and witness an abundance of shorebirds, wading birds, and osprey. Must be 13 years old to participate.

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Redden State Forest

from Friday, 4/25

The 12,000 acres of Redden State Forest near Georgetown, Delaware, offer some of the best habitat for breeding forest birds, including red-headed woodpecker, summer tanager, yellow-throated, hooded and Kentucky warbler and yellow-throated vireo. The trip will involve some easy walking, and car caravans between major stops.

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Official Tiki Bar Opening Party

from Friday, 4/25

Entertainment by Dave Hawkins 6-10pm Complimentary Hors D'Oeuvres at the Tiki Bar!

(Rt. 54 & The Bay)

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