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What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ
Sports Memorabilia Show to Feature Brandon Graham and Chad Durbin
Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl champion Brandon Graham and Philadelphia Phillies World Series champion Chad Durbin will be part of the fifth annual Sports Memorabilia Show on Saturday, April 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier, and they will greet fans and lead Q&A sessions as part of the event.


A 13-year veteran with the Eagles, Graham is a former first-round draft pick and all-Pro defensive end. He helped the Eagles reach the Super Bowl in 2018 and provided a strip sack of Tom Brady that helped seal the victory in the closing minutes. Graham will return as a team leader for the Eagles on the defensive line for the 2023 season.


Durbin was a relief pitcher for the Phillies team that won the World Series in 2008, and he had two post-season victories in 2009 as the Phillies returned to the Fall Classic. In 2022, he rejoined the Phillies as a color analyst for the radio broadcast team.


Durbin will participate in a free Q&A session at 11:30 a.m., and Graham will be featured in a free Q&A session at 1 p.m. on stage at the Ocean City Music Pier. Following these sessions, the sports legends will be available for meet-and-greets with fans.


Tickets will go on sale starting Tuesday, April 25 for the opportunity to get an autograph and photo with Durbin (starting at 12 p.m. April 29, $20) or Graham (starting at 1:30 p.m. April 29, $35). Tickets include an autograph on a photo or item you supply and a selfie photo with the player. Visit, call 609-399-6111 or stop by City Hall or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center.


Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Ike Reese will make a special appearance at the show from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Reese played for the Eagles from 1998 to 2004 and helped them win the NFC Championship in 2004. He currently hosts the afternoon show on the Philadelphia sports radio station WIP-FM, 94.1.


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.



MAY 5 – Martin Z. Mollusk Day: Find out if summer will come early, 11 a.m. on the beach at Ninth Street.


MAY 6 – Spring Block Party: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Fifth Street to 14th Street on Asbury Avenue. More than 350 crafters, food vendors, music and more. For more information, call 1-800-BeachNJ.


MAY 6-7 – Boardwalk and Downtown Merchant Table Sales: Sixth Street to 14th Street on the Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue.


MAY 21 – OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon: Races start at 9 a.m. For more information and registration, visit


MAY 26 – 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 on the beach next to the Music Pier.


MAY 27 – Memorial Beach Challenge for 31 Heroes: The main obstacle course challenge is a soft-sand adventure race followed by a kid’s fun run. Staging at Ninth Street Beach. For registration information, visit or call 856-905-0583.


MAY 29 – Memorial Day Service: 11 a.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park between

Fifth Street and Sixth Street on Wesley Avenue. In addition, a National Moment of Remembrance will ask Americans, wherever they are at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. The moment of remembrance will take place on the Boardwalk