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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (June 4, 2014) – June sets the pace for all the fun, free and entertaining events taking place this summer. Listed below are just a few of the opportunities available this month:
DO The Arts Garage
Now thru June 29
The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College features “The Art of Brian Fernandes-Halloran,” a solo exhibition showcasing the works of this multimedia sculpture artist whose creativity stems from significant experiences and events. Childhood memories inspired Saffron, as it resembles his childhood dog. Other works such as Browsing, a self-portrait of the artist at his computer, are action-filled pieces constructed simply in the form of a skeleton. He includes enough visual information in the structure so the viewer can recognize the figure but leaves room for interpretation.
Celebrate the unveiling of a new community mural, the Peace Project Mural. Created by children from Atlantic City High School, Champions of Youth, Texas Ave School, Covenant House and other schools from throughout the county, the mural bought children together to ccommunicate the theme of peace through a glittering glass garden. Guest speakers at the unveiling include Mayor Don Guardian and Liza Cartmell of the Atlantic City Alliance.
In conjunction with the unveiling of the Peace Project Mural, join the fun and festivities as the garage hosts Second Friday with live music by Paul Watson & Company and refreshments provided by The Iron Room and Carmine’s Atlantic City.
For more information, please call 609.626.3805. The Arts Garage is located on the ground level of The Wave Garage at Fairmount and Mississippi Avenues.
DO An Anthem
Thursday, June 5
The Schultz-Hill Foundation, along with, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Atlantic County’s Office of Intergenerational Services and Atlanticare will present “American Anthem,” a patriotic musical saluting Americana music, song and dance featuring the Ocean City Theater Company. This event, held at Dante Hall Theater, is for senior citizens with free transportation being provided for Atlantic City seniors. The musical begins at 2:00 p.m. Please call 609-344.3122 and ask for ”UNCLE SAM” to reserve seating. Dante Hall is located at 14 South Mississippi Avenue.
Friday, June 6
Stretch you body to the limit with a yoga master class in Tripsichore technique. Tripsichore is a London-based yoga performance group that has delighted audiences around the world with a theatrical form that celebrates Yogic philosophy and extraordinary physical prowess. The class will be offered at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College at 4:00 p.m. For more information, call (609) 404-0999.
Saturday, June 21
Get ready to sweat and get fit as DO AC Boardwalk Fitness classes are back in Atlantic City’s art parks. Starting on June 21st and continuing daily until September 1st, novice and seasoned veterans can partake in these morning fitness classes. AC Beach Body Boot Camp will be held at Artlantic located at Indiana Avenue and the Boardwalk. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. AC Zumba will take place at Etude Atlantis located at California Avenue on the Boardwalk. These classes begin at 10:00 a.m. For more information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com.
DO The Library
Fun Day Sundays:
June 8 – Bean Mosaic Art
Participants will create a beautiful and colorful mosaic by grouping colors together to form patterns and shapes with a piece of cardboard, glue and dried beans.
June 15 – Father’s Day Craft
Attendees will learn the ancient art of ebru (marbleizing paper) and create a spring-themed mobile.
June 29 – Summer Fun Crazing Cookie Bash
Kids will enjoy making AND eating their own cookie masterpieces. Each contestant decorates one cookie for judging and library staff will select the most creative decoration.
To register for any of the above events, please call 609.345.2269, ext. 3050.
Wednesday, June 11
Are you game? While much of the sporting world will be focused on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Atlantic City Free Public Library will host a soccer competition of its own. The library will host a World Cup Gaming Competition for those 18 or older. Participants will play FIFA ’14 on Xbox for a chance at prizes and bragging rights as the library’s World Cup champion. Competition begins at 6:00 p.m. and space is limited. For more information, call 609.345.2269, ext. 3077.
Saturday, June 21
Come celebrate the hard work and dedication of the students from the library’s weekly Comic Drawing classes during the Kids Art Gallery Opening. The students will showcase their art at the library all summer. The opening begins at 2:00 p.m.
DO A Concert
Saturday, June 14
Sponsored by the Atlantic City Alliance and the City of Atlantic City, Gardner’s Basin Free Concert Series kicks off the summer season with performances by R&B funk band Lakeside and Cuba Gooding Sr. & The Main Ingredient. Show time begins at 1:00 p.m. Call 609.348.7807 for more information.
Friday, June 20
One of the most sought after bands in the Philadelphia area since 1998, Split Decision has risen to the top of the market by playing the hottest night spots around. With over 250 dates annually, the band also tours up and down the East Coast from Boston to Virginia and as far west as the OhioValley.
Saturday, June 21
The most energetic club and dance band today, To The Max has performed world-wide in Japan, Africa, Turkey and the United States with a host of well known artists.
Sunday, June 22
A full five piece band, Lefty Lucy© has played all over the world, including Bermuda, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Panama Canal, Cabo San Lucas, Lake Tahoe, Colorado, Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia and, of course, New Jersey.
The above concerts take place at KennedyPlaza located on Mississippi Avenue & Boardwalk. Concerts will begin at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 22
Presented by Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation, Inc., the Keith Hollis Quartet will perform live jazz at The Arts Garage in honor of Mr. Ralph Hunter, founder of the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey. The performance begins at 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact 609.350.6662.
Friday, June 27
The Atlantic City Free Public Library and the City of Atlantic City kick off the Bartram Beach Block Concert Series with the Cason and Friends Jazz Ensemble. This high energy group performs an entertaining mix of jazz and R&B favorites. The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. and those attending are asked to bring their own blankets and/or chairs. Call 609.377.7117 or 609.345.2269, ext. 3112 for more information.
Do Something Special for Dad
Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15
Show Dad how much he means to you with a trip to the Absecon Lighthouse. All fathers are invited to a free climb of New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse and as a reward for finishing the 228 step challenge, he can show his “I Climbed” card at Tony Boloney’s and receive a free slice of pizza. The Absecon Lighthouse is located at 31 S. Rhode Island Avenue. Hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with the last climb at 3:30 p.m. For additional information, please call 609-449-1360.
DO Sand Sculpting
Thursday, June 19 thru July 6
Now in its second year, the Do AC Sand Sculpting World Cup will showcase 20 sand sculptors from around the world to compete in head-to-head singles and doubles competitions for global bragging rights and the most lucrative prizes in the world of sand sculpting. Sculpting takes place on the beach at Pennsylvania Avenue (near Steel Pier) and spectators can view the unbelievable art from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Visit www.doatlanticcity.com for more information.
DO A Festival
Friday, June 20 thru Sunday, June 22
The fastest boats in the world return to Atlantic City as part of the New Jersey Offshore Powerboat Racing Association’s Festival of Speed Weekend. The events begin with the completion of the annual Poker Run, a non-competitive race trip from Toms River to Atlantic City in which boats make five stops along the way to pick up cards to compose their poker hand. The next day, U.S. military veterans and their families will be given the opportunity to ride on a powerboat as part of the Wounded Warrior Project. On Sunday, the Atlantic City Offshore Grand Prix revs into action as more than 40 boats, from 24 to 50 feet in length, compete in various classes. With speeds racing over 170 m.p.h., fans feeling a “need for speed” won’t want to miss this event. The first race on Sunday begins at Noon and can be viewed anywhere along the beach. For more information, visit www.atlanticcityoffshoregrandprix.com.
DO An Audition
Saturday, June 28
If you think you or your pet has what it takes to impress David Letterman, then Trump Taj Mahal is where you need to be. The Taj will host “David Letterman Stupid Human & Pet Tricks” Auditions for those who think their talent is unique or stupid enough to make it on the small screen. Auditions for humans will take place in the Games Tournament Room beginning at Noon and pet auditions will take place on the Boardwalk in front of Taj beginning at 1:30. For additional information, please call 609.449.1000.
DO The Challenge
Sunday, June 29
Come cheer on your favorites during the inaugural Challenge Atlantic City triathlon. Making its debut into the U.S. market, the “Challenge Yourself, Race for a Cause” theme will have athletes embark on a 2.4 mile sheltered swim in the back bays of Atlantic City, a 112 mile bike course and a 26.2 mile run that will feature many Atlantic City highlights before finishing on the world famous Boardwalk in front of historic Boardwalk Hall. The race begins at 6:00 a.m. with a grand finale celebration at 11:00 p.m. For additional information, please visit www.challengeatlanticcity.com.
- DO The Pipe Organ
For the first time since 1944, daily recitals will be presented on the Midmer-Losh Pipe Organ, located in Boardwalk Hall’s main lobby, followed by a chance to meet the organist of the hall Dr. Steven Ball and take a free guided half-hour organ tour. Recitals will be Monday thru Friday at Noon. For more information, call 609.348.7000.
DO A 3D Light And Sound Extravaganza
Atlantic City’s first 3D light and sound extravaganza, Duality returns to the façade of Historic Boardwalk Hall. Using the Hall as a gigantic canvas, the light show features the latest 3D video-mapping technology, stunning animation, and an original music score. The show runs every half hour nightly beginning at dusk. Best viewing area is at Kennedy Plaza in front of Boardwalk Hall. For more information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com.
DO A Museum
Visitors and residents can learn the history and culture of African-Americans at the Atlantic City branch of the African-American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, located in the newly built Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College. Featuring an extensive collection of African-Americana and works by local and regional artists, the museum is part of an emerging arts district that includes art studios and retail space. The Arts Garage is open Wednesday thru Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The latest addition to the beautiful public art installations in Atlantic City, Heartwalk is an award winning sculpture built entirely from hundreds of wooden planks salvaged from the boardwalks of The Rockaways in Queens, Long Beach, Sea Girt and our very own, Atlantic City. It is designed with two ribbons of wooden planks that lift from the ground to form a heart-shaped enclosure that is illuminated every night. Visitors are encouraged to enter the enclosure and literally stand “in the heart” of the world-famous Boardwalk. They can share their photos and love for the AC Boardwalk using #HeartwalkAC. Heartwalk is located on New York Avenue and the Boardwalk. For more information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com.
DO A Walk
The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and the Atlantic City Alliance have partnered with The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College to create the AC Waterfront Sculpture Walk.
The winding trail begins just across from Farley State Marina at Golden Nugget and continues to Harrah’s. It is appointed with lush landscape, benches, attractive lighting and stellar waterfront and eco-friendly views. Sculptures along the trail add a new dimension of beauty and appreciation to the arts.
DO A Tour
Take the road less traveled with a Road to the Crown Walking Tour. Begin your adventure in the lobby level rotunda of the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel and along the way, the history of Miss America will present itself before your eyes. Enjoy the dress display and shoe bar; marvel at the historical video and the replica of the first trophy, gaze at the wonders of the vinyl window graphics and tiptoe through the Miss America Rose Walk. Next, make your way to the side of town were the Miss America dreams are made and get “crowned” by the Miss America statue on the Boardwalk at KennedyPlaza. Created by New Jersey artist Brian Hanlon, the bronze statue is designed to offer a photo or video op and has a digital kiosk that allows you to check out Miss America facts.
Taking in any of these FREE events is a great way to DO AC! Whether you are strolling the Boardwalk or discovering new points of interest along Pacific and Atlantic Avenues, taking in a meeting at the Convention Center or exploring the MarinaDistrict, just ask one of our friendly Ambassadors for directions or recommendations.
For additional information and many more ways to DO AC Free and affordable, check the calendar of events at www.doatlanticcity.com or visit the affordable family fun page at www.atlanticcitynj.com/explore/beaches-boardwalk/access-facilities/free-things-to-do/.
About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents statewide, investing nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include Land Use Regulation, Clean and Safe initiatives, group and leisure tourism marketing, attracting and retaining conventions and meetings at the Atlantic CityConvention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority division of CRDA is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International.