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Ocean City Sports Memorabilia Show Returns to Music Pier on Saturday

Ocean City Sports Memorabilia Show Returns to Music Pier on Saturday


Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Mike Quick and former Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Mark Howe will be part of the sixth annual Sports Memorabilia Show on Saturday, April 20 at the Ocean City Music Pier, and they will greet fans and lead Q&A sessions as part of the event.

Vendors with merchandise and collector’s items representing a variety of sports and teams will be on display and for sale at the show. Admission is free, and hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free parking will be available at municipal lots adjacent to the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace, Eighth Street and Ninth Street.

Quick was a five-time Pro Bowler during nine seasons with the Eagles from 1982 to 1990. He is best known today as a radio voice of the Eagles, alongside Merrill Reese.

Howe is the son of NHL legend Gordie Howe and a member of the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame. A long career in hockey included 10 seasons with the Flyers, when he was among the best two-way defensemen in the league. Howe was a three-time runner-up for the Norris Trophy and played in three Stanley Cup finals.

Quick and Howe will participate in free Q&A sessions on stage at the Ocean City Music Pier. They also will be available for individual meet-and-greets with fans ($20) that will include the opportunity to get autographs and photos with the Philly legends. Call 609-399-6111 for more information.

The Spring Block Party is May 4.


April 27 – Ocean City Schools Art Showcase: See artwork on display from local Ocean City School District students and meet the artists. Event is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.

April 27-28 – Boardwalk and Downtown Merchant Table Sales: 6th Street to 14th Street on the Boardwalk and on Asbury Avenue.

MAY 3 – Martin Z. Mollusk Day: Come and find out if summer is coming early, 11 a.m. at 9th Street Beach.

MAY 4 – Spring Block Party: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 5th Street to 14th Street on Asbury Avenue. Over 350 crafters, food vendors, music and more. For more information, call 1-800-BeachNJ.

MAY 4-5 – Boardwalk and Downtown Merchant Table Sales: 6th Street to 14th Street on the Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue.

MAY 11 – Roadster Rally: Roadsters of all makes and models will be on display from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Boardwalk from 6th Street to 14th Street. For more information or to register your Roadster, visit or email

MAY 19 – OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon: Quarter-mile pool swim, 2M Run/16M Bike/2M Run. Plus a kids course, 1/8-mile swim, 1m run/8m bike/1m run. Pool swim 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Run/Bike/Run starts 9 a.m.

MAY 24 – Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge: Participants dress in business suits, carry brief cases and march into the ocean to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance to welcome the new season. Noon at 9th Street Beach.

MAY 25 – Memorial Beach Challenge for 31 Heroes: The obstacle course challenge is a soft sand adventure race followed by a kids’ fun run. Staging at 9th Street Beach. For registration information, visit or call 856-905-0583.

MAY 27 – Memorial Day Service: 11 a.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park, between 5th Street and 6th Street on Wesley Avenue.

MAY 27 – National Moment of Remembrance: Americans, wherever they are at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. The moment of remembrance will take place on the Boardwalk.

The Business Persons Plunge is a wacky tradition to kick off the summer season in Ocean City.