Easter Sunday is this weekend and there are plenty of events commemorating the holiday in Ocean City over the next few days.
April 17 and April 18: “The Living Last Supper,” a portrayal of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, will be presented at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue, at 7 p.m. both days.
The unique programs are sponsored by the Tabernacle and St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. The audience is invited to watch the portrayal as each disciple emerges from the portrait and speaks. Cast includes members of Ocean City and area churches.April 19: The Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show starts 11 a.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th Street off Boardwalk. Registration begins 10 am. This event is a competition for any “pet that will not eat another pet.”
It is overwhelmingly patronized by dogs, but cats, rabbits, ferrets, bunnies, Guinea Pigs, and white mice have also been known to compete. Categories include Best Dressed, Bonnet, Intelligent Pet Tricks, Bathing Suit, Owner Pet Look Alike and Super Hero Costume. Best friends pay $5 per pet. The fee benefits the Ocean City Humane Society, a no kill, award-winning shelter. The Humane Society will have a table on site where spectators can make a voluntary donation.
Best of Show receives the Woofin’ Paws Plaque for Perfection in memory of Dean Schofield, a valued volunteer of the Public Relations Office.
April 19: The second of two Easter Egg Hunts will be held from 11th to 13th streets on the beach starting at 2:30 p.m. There will be five age groups: up to 2 years and 3 years at 11th Street; 4 years and 5 years at 12 Street; and 6 and 7 years at 13th Street. Rain date is April 20, at 2:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants Association. There will be 180,000 eggs with candy and toys up for grabs. For information, call 1-800-BeachNJ.
April 20: The Easter Sunrise Service will be held at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace starting at 6:30 a.m. This is a non-denominational service. Rev. David Bailey, founder of Ranch Hope, will be guest speaker. Easter music is scheduled with trumpets, congregational singing, the students of Nancy Fox and pianist, Jeff Seals. The service is sponsored by the Ocean City Ministerium and Ecumenical Council. There is free parking at 8th and 9th Street Boardwalk lots and other city lots.
April 20:The Easter Fashion Promenade will be held in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Judging begins at 1 p.m. The Easter Bunny will pose for photos on the south side of the Music Pier and distribute chocolate bunnies to children. Fashion Promenade prizes will be awarded to Best Woman, Best Man, Best Couple, Best Family, Best Teens (girls and boys), Best Bonnet, Most Unusual Bonnet and Best Dressed Children.