Elaine Zamansky, 609-343-5974
CRDA FARMERS MARKET RETURNS TO ATLANTIC CITY TOMORROW
Movies Under the Stars Schedule Begins Friday
(Atlantic City, NJ, June 9, 2014) – Fresh produce and fun music return to Atlantic City when the 14th Annual Atlantic City Farmers Market opens tomorrow, Thursday, July 10. The market, funded and organized by the CRDA, offers residents and visitors farm fresh fruits, vegetables and greens along with handmade goods from local artisans, and this year includes two locations.
The Farmers Market will be open in Center City Park, located on Atlantic Avenue between North and South Carolina avenues, on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and at its new location this summer at Bartram Avenue and the Boardwalk on Fridays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. as well. Hedgerow Farms from Williamstown, NJ and Bachinsky Farms from Milmay, N.J. are this summer’s participating farmers.
Free, live musical entertainment will once again return to CenterCityPark on Thursdays during the Farmers Market from noon to 2 p.m. beginning on July 10 with Judah Dorrington & Paradise taking to the stage. Visitors are encouraged to bring a chair, a picnic lunch and kick back and relax to the soothing sounds permeating throughout the park. The summer schedule of musical acts in the park also features: July 17, The Maytrix Band; July 24, Eddie Morgan & REK’D 4 Jazz; July 31, Hawaiian Luau Entertainment; August 7, Angela Burton & Passion; August 14, Eddie Morgan & REK’D 4 Jazz; August 21, Hard Act to Follow; and August 28, The Maytrix Band.
“We are excited to welcome back the Farmers Market and live music to CenterCityPark this summer,” said CRDA Executive Director John Palmieri. “We are encouraged to be adding another location as well so residents and visitors alike may be able to purchase locally grown produce that supports our local farmers and promotes healthy eating and living.”
Also returning this summer is the popular Movies Under the Stars, which features free, outdoor movies throughout the summer at Bartram Avenue and the Boardwalk on Fridays, Historic Gardner’s Basin on Mondays and Brighton Park on Sundays.
“Our Movies Under the Stars event is a great time for families and all who enjoy movies to get together and enjoy a good motion picture,” said Palmieri. “All three locations are right near the ocean or bay and are great places to spend a night out.”
Residents, families and visitors are all invited to bring their beach chairs, blankets and picnic baskets for some family-friendly theatrical entertainment. Schedule is subject to change and cancellation due to inclement weather conditions. For more information, please call 609-347-0500 or visit us on the web at www.njcrda.com. All movies will begin promptly at dusk. As an added bonus, the Garden State Film Festival will hold an outdoor movie screening on Saturday, August 2 at Brighton Park.
Bartram Avenue Beach (Fridays):
July 11 – Sammy 2, rated G (92 minutes)
July 18 – Despicable Me 2, rated PG (98 minutes)
July 25 – Muppets, rated PG (112 minutes)
August 1 – The Nut Job, rated PG (85 minutes)
August 8 – Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs, rated PG (95 minutes)
August 15 – Tad, The Lost Explorer, rated G (92 minutes)
August 22 – Monsters University, rated G (104 minutes)
August 29 – Frozen, rated PG (102 minutes)
Brighton Park (Sundays):
July 13 – Annie, rated G (92 minutes)
July 20 – Up, rated G (96 minutes)
July 27 – Despicable Me 2, rated PG (98 minutes)
August 3 – The Lego Movie, rated PG (100 minutes)
August 10 – All is Lost, rated PG (106 minutes)
August 17 – Hunger Games: Catching Fire, rated PG (146 minutes)
August 24 – Ratatouille, rated PG (111 minutes)
August 31 – Frozen, rated PG (102 minutes)
Historic Gardner’s Basin (Mondays):
July 14 – Grown Ups 2, rated PG (101 minutes)
July 21 – Iron Man 3, rated PG-13 (130 minutes)
July 28 – After Earth, rated PG-13 (100 minutes)
August 4 – Akeelah and the Bee, rated PG (112 minutes)
August 11 – Captain Phillips, rated PG-13 (134 minutes)
August 18 – Man of Steel, rated PG-13 (148 minutes)
August 25 – Hunger Games: Catching Fire, rated PG (146 minutes)
The Farmers Market and Movies Under the Stars are funded by the CRDA and implemented by staff in the CRDA Community Development Partnership department.
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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 statewide 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.