Plenty to do during Ocean City’s Indian Summer Weekend

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OCEAN CITY — The 38th annual Indian Summer Weekend will be Oct. 6-8 with boardwalk and downtown merchant table sales from Sixth to 14th streets on the boardwalk and Asbury Avenue.

Parking is free during the mile-long Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular, the centerpiece of the weekend, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 from Fifth to 14th streets on Asbury Avenue. There will be over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more.

In the evening, there will be entertainment on the boardwalk with fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m. A Greek Food Festival has been featured at the event every year since it began 38 years ago. Seafood, ribs, hot dogs, pizza, soft pretzels, bagels, baked goods, funnel cakes and more are offered. Bands, clowns and other entertainers are featured along the block party route.

There are free pony rides for children at the Tabernacle grounds 1-4 p.m.

In addition to the block party, there is a Seafood Center at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Oct. 6-8, featuring local vendors.

The second annual Ocean City Boardwalk Music Festival at the Ocean City Music Pier coincides with Indian Summer Weekend, Oct. 6 and 7. On Saturday, live music starts at 6 p.m. with performances on the boardwalk and inside the Music Pier. The music pauses during the fireworks display. Afterwards bands return to the Music Pier stage for a Bubba Mac Reunion Jam until 11 p.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 7, the Tony Mart all-stars Bob Campanell, Howard Isaacson, Danny Eyer, Rich Kurtz and Jimmy “Old School” Glenn will perform “The Music that Made Somers Point Famous.”

The free, two-hour concert starts at 2:30 p.m. and features the classic hits of Bill Haley and His Comets, Conway Twitty, Duane Eddy, Del Shannon, Joey Dee and the Starlighters, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, The Band and Bruce Springsteen. Also appearing on the entertainment schedule are The Terry Showers Gospel Project noon-2 p.m. and reggae favorites Jah Works 5-8 p.m. Citizen guest announcer is Mike Guido of Atlantic Motor Group.

For more information, call 399-1412.

Masquerade Ball to benefit Family Promise

There will be a Masquerade Ball to benefit Family Promise of Cape May County 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at The Windrift, 105 80th St. in Avalon. Cost is $75 per person and includes extensive wine bars, gourmet food stations, a silent auction, live music and a chance to meet guest attendee and auctioneer Don Tollefson, co-host of “Eagles Game Plan” for the Philadelphia Eagles. Masks are optional, but prizes will be awarded. Dress is semi-formal to formal. For tickets and more information, call 846-7862.

FIT meeting

Fairness In Taxes will meet 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at the Ocean City Library, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue, room 110. The guest speaker will be Ocean City Police Chief Chad Callahan.

Rummage sale at Holy Trinity

There will be a rummage sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 and 9 a .m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 6 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 30th Street and Bay Avenue in Ocean City. Call 399-1019.

New Jersey nature

Stephen Serwatka will present his New Jersey Nature program on 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave. This program enables the public to partake in a fun and educational experience with non-releasable wild and tame and domesticated animals. There is a relaxed atmosphere for plenty of questions. Free admission, sponsored by the Ocean City Gardens Civic Association.

What Not to Do for Fire Prevention Week

The Ocean City Historical Museum will present “What Not to Do for Fire Prevention Week!” in the Ocean City Library lecture hall at 7 p.m. Oct. 9. The program features Paul Anselm, historian, past president of the museum and fire prevention expert. He will discuss the city’s fire history. The talk will cover the development of the Ocean City Fire Department and the catastrophic 1927 boardwalk fire.

1st Ward meeting

Councilman Mike DeVlieger will hold a meeting for 1st Ward residents 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave. Guest speaker will be city director of finance Frank Donato on the budget process and reassessments, followed by an update on the road hazards meeting and any other issues or concerns residents may have. All are welcome. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Bay cleanup

The Ocean City Environmental Commission is hosting a bay cleanup 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Tennessee Avenue boat ramp. Residents, visitors and groups are encouraged to bring their kayaks and canoes. The environmental commission asks volunteers to meet at the boat ramp parking area at 11 a.m. The commission will provide work gloves and bags. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and a waiver form must be signed. For more information, please contact City Hall at 399-6111, ext. 9285 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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