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Joanne Berna…, Real Estate Pro in Northfield, NJ

How did the Night In Venice Boat parade in Ocean City originate?

Asked by Joanne Bernardini, Northfield, NJ Tue Jul 12, 2011

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The modern version of a Night in Venice began in 1954, but Ocean City has been holding a yearly boat parade since the turn of the nineteenth century! The older event shared the same name -- a Night in Venice -- but was a chance for Philadelphia debutantes to tour the lagoons and show their beauty to spectators. The modern Night in Venice was created by the city's public relations director and the captain of the Ocean City beach patron in the 1950s. Impressed by decorated boats in Venice, the boat parade became a yearly event in Ocean City! As the years went by, the celebration expanded to include different themes and decorated shorefront homes and businesses.
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Yes Joanne,
Night in Venice is a great time. I live on the bay and I have a party for my clients every year. It's a lot of fun for the whole family and a great way to keep in touch with my friends who I have sold Ocean City homes to or new clients that are thnking of buying.
Seas the Day!
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Thanks Ken! Who knew we had Philadelphia Debutantes in our parade? Our public relations director sure knew what he was doing as this is now an event not to be missed in OC!
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