October 24, 2014
Dear Friends,
I would like to remind everyone that there are several great community and Halloween events being offered over the next week.  I hope you take the time to enjoy them and use this opportunity to communicate to your family some safety tips while celebrating Halloween. 
The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents Stage Fright Saturday October 25 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday October 26 at 2 p.m. at the Music Pier.  This is the Theater Company’s 6-12th grade student ensembles’ Halloween performance of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the Invisible Man.  Tickets will be available at the Music Pier prior to the performances. 
The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce presents their annual Welcome Night on Wednesday Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Music Pier.  This is a great opportunity to meet many of Ocean City’s civic groups, businesses and local organizations.  The event is free and open to the public. 
The City’s 67th Annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for Thursday October 30th starting 7:15 p.m. The parade runs on Asbury Ave beginning at 6th Street. The event is presented by the Ocean City Exchange Club and is one of the longest running Halloween Parades in the area.
City-wide trick or treating will be held Friday October 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. We hope families enjoy this annual event, and offer a few safety tips that can be followed when Trick or Treating:
  • Wear reflective clothing
  • Stay in large groups
  • Young children should be accompanied by an adult
  • Obey the Pedestrian safety laws – It is dark and vehicle drivers may not see you
  • Carry a flashlight
  • Costumes should not restrict visibility
  • Do not open any candy until you get home and your parents inspect the items
  • Report any suspicious person or activity to the police immediately
I hope everyone has a great weekend and experiences all of our upcoming events. 
Warm regards,
Jay A. Gillian




Welcome to The City of Ocean City, New Jersey!

Ocean City is a town rich in history and a deep sense of community. Families have been vacationing in Ocean City for generations and many have made Ocean City their year round home.

Our residents enjoy award winning schools, world-class recreation facilities and outstanding municipal services from all City Departments including Police and Fire. Residents participate in activities for every age and interest including the cultural arts, music and theatre as well as sports and recreation programs available at our many parks, playgrounds and City facilities.

The City also maintains and operates a Municipal Airport, twelve-hole golf course, Aquatic and Fitness Center as well as the famed Ocean City Pops Orchestra.

Ocean City is also host to over 200 family friendly special events held year round. Many of our events are popular family traditions including the Night in Venice Boat Parade in July, our exciting Indian Summer Weekend in October featuring the mile long block party and fireworks, and our family friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration, First Night.

If you are vacationing in Ocean City, I know you’ll enjoy our seven miles of beautiful beaches and exciting boardwalk lined with shops, restaurants and amusements. And be sure to visit our unique and charming downtown shops and restaurants located in the heart of town on Asbury Avenue.


I am truly proud to serve as Mayor for this great community and hope you and your family enjoy your time in America’s Greatest Family Resort.


Jay Gillian, Mayor


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