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first_imgIn his weekly update to the public posted on Friday, Mayor Jay Gillian asked Ocean City residents and visitors to take note of the 2014 dates for some of Ocean City’s major events.The text of his letter is as follows:Dear Friends:With Memorial Day less than 100 days away and the snow (finally!) melting, it’s time to mark your calendars and look forward to another exciting year of special events in Ocean City.This year’s calendar has more than 200 family-friendly events featuring many of Ocean City’s traditional favorites including the Spring Block Party scheduled for Saturday, May 3 and the Night in Venice celebration scheduled for Saturday, July 26. In addition, we’re expanding some of our popular events including this year’s “Great Egg Hunt”. The Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants will hold two egg hunts — one on Saturday, April 12 and one on Saturday April 19, both at 2:30 p.m.  Rain dates are April 13 and 20.If you plan to attend the April 12 Great Egg Hunt, be sure to bring the family early that day to enjoy the annual Doo Dah Parade, featuring over 500 Basset hounds.  The parade begins at noon and takes place from 6th to 12th Streets on Asbury Avenue and ends on the Boardwalk at the Ocean City Music Pier.For a complete list of Ocean City’s 2014 events, visit www.ocnj.us or call 609-525-9300.Have a great weekend!Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more