Friday, May 31, 2013

IT'S "MOVIE TIME" IN OCEAN CITY!

Rose in the Scarborough Inn garden
You know the old saying, "great minds think alike."  It seems that our local "great minds" are focused on the MOVIES!

First, the theme of this year's 41st Annual Flower Show, is "Let's Go To The Movies."  Staged by the Ocean City Garden Club, the event is being held on the Music Pier (Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace) on May 31 and June 1 and 2.  Exhibits will be entered by Amateurs and by Commercial establishments and even by Juniors (young gardeners).  Judging is conducted by National Garden Clubs, Inc. and by other qualified professional judges.

There are 10 Classes in the Artistic Design Division - each with a different theme related to the movies.  For example, Class 1 is "My Fair Lady" and is exclusively for novices.  Class 4 features Oriental arrangements and is named "South Pacific." Class 5 - arranged on a tea try - is "The Great Gatsby."  The Juniors class, number 10, is called "Wizard of Oz."  I can't wait to see the results; these interesting themes will certainly fire the imaginations of the floral designers!

In addition, there is a Horticulture Division that features potted plants and cut specimens in a wide variety of categories.  These include: Roses to Bonsai, Orchids to Perennials, Cactus to Herbs - and many more!

In addition, there is a Trade Fair with flowers, plants, and gardening supplies for sale.  This is usually located on the Loggia of the Music Pier - and will inspire your own home gardening efforts.

Enjoy the "Let's Go To The Movies" Flower Show on Friday (5/31) from 2PM - 9PM, on Saturday (6/1) from 10AM - 9PM, and on Sunday (6/2) from 10AM - 4PM.

The second movie-themed event actually takes place at one of our local movie houses.  It involves a shift in "mission" as the Moorlyn Theater will now offer only family-friendly entertainment. A project of the Ocean City Tabernacle, the building was repaired, renovated, and upgraded with digital projectors.

Opening during Memorial Day weekend, the Moorlyn Theater screened shows like: "Home Run," "Star Trek, Into Darkness," and "Iron Man 3."  Live shows will begin in June.  "Oh What a Night" - a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Fours Seasons - opens July 1 as the first major concert.  Sounds like lots of new entertainment options on the Ocean City Boardwalk - for all ages!

INNsider Tip:  The Strand Theater (9th St. & Boardwalk) is owned by another company and is also being renovated and re-opening this season.

Carol & Gus, Innkeepers
Scarborough Inn
an Ocean City NJ Bed and Breakfast

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