April 9, 2021
I want to welcome everybody in town for our annual Girls Weekend. This event showcases our downtown and all of its unique stores, services and eateries. It has become a great tradition to start the season.
We’re also holding a Comic Book and Memorabilia Show up on the Music Pier on Saturday. If you get a chance, stop by any time 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to check it out.
I know we’re all looking forward to a great spring, summer and fall, and these special events will help our families and guests get back into the swing of Ocean City. Please remember to shop and eat local to help all of our owners get off to a good start this year.
I also want to let you know the city has renewed a dialogue with Cape May County about partnering on the open space at the newly acquired car dealership lot next to the Community Center. For the summer, the plan will be to clean up the lot and make it presentable. Then we’ll look to hold a town hall meeting in the fall to get feedback on how best to use the open space.
The bridge lights on the causeway will be blue for the rest of April in recognition of National Autism Awareness Month. Autism affects many families in Ocean City and throughout the world, and it’s important to create awareness and to promote acceptance.
I have always been passionate about providing a support network for all families facing the extra demands of living with autism. I hope the bridge can be a reminder of their needs and our full support.
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