ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (September 13, 2013) — Free entertainment and events continue to take place throughout the remainder of September via sponsorship, entertainment grants and funding provided by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), as well as events sponsored by the Atlantic City Alliance, area attractions and the casinos. Visitors and residents alike are sure to find ways to enjoy Atlantic City from these DO AC FREE top picks.
- DO Chalk Art
Tuesday, September 17 thru Sunday, September 22:
Prepare to be amazed as 14 renowned artists from eight countries transform an Atlantic City street into a dazzling open air museum filled with intricately designed, interactive 3D chalk masterpieces during the Do AC 3D Chalk Art Festival. The festival will be held on South Indiana Avenue between Pacific Avenue and the Boardwalk adjacent to the ARTLANTIC: Wonder Art Park. Spectators can watch the artists Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The finished works will be on view Saturday morning and the public can meet and interact with the artists on Sunday. If you can’t make it to the site, you can also watch online at http://doatlanticcity.com/3dchalk. For more information, visit www.doatlanticcitynj.com.
- DO Parking
Monday, September 16 thru Monday, September 30:
TrumpPlaza will offer free self-parking in its self park garage until the end of the month.
- 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 end sharing your experience in the lobby of Historic Boardwak Hall. 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 replca of the first trophy, be “crowned” by Bert Parks, gaze at the wonders of the vinyl window graphics and tiptoe through the Miss America Rose Walk. A Road to the Crown Walking Tour map is available at the Sheraton to guide your journey.
- 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 AC Dreamin
“AC Dreamin’” transforms the façade of Boardwalk Hall into a modern fairy tale. The show follows a magical dream shared by two friends as they navigate through a mysterious train station, a luxurious hotel, a crazy theme park, a surreal lighthouse, a dreamy underwater world, and the fantastic Boardwalk at night. The show runs every half hour nightly beginning at 9:30 p.m. Best viewing area is at KennedyPlaza in front of Boardwalk Hall.
- DO You
Monday, September 16 thru Saturday, September 21:
Fitness awaits in Atlantic City’s art parks. Produced by the Atlantic City Alliance in partnership with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Mind, Body & Soul ARTLANTIC offers the following event:
Etude Atlantis (California Avenue/Boardwalk)
Daily – Tilton Fitness: Bootcamp – 9:00 a.m.; Zumba – 10:00 a.m.
- DO Entertaining
Wednesday, September 18 thru Saturday, September 21:
They’re back and ready to get the party started at Ego Bar & Lounge. Trump Taj Mahal’s Almost Angels will captivate audiences with their signature renditions of pop/dance hits with an all new production, props and costumes. Show times are Wednesday and Thursday – 9:30 p.m., 11:10 p.m. and 12:50 a.m.; Friday and Saturday – 10:30 p.m. 12:10 a.m. and 1:50 a.m. Free to standing patrons ONLY. MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER. (609) 449-1000.
Friday, September 20:
Mind, Body & Soul ARTLANTIC presents LuxArati at Etude Atlantis (California Avenue/Boardwalk). LuxArati is an all-female belly dance & fire troupe that blends influences of traditional Middle Eastern belly dance with modern dance styles and fire spinning for a hypotic performance. Show starts at 9:00 p.m. and runs until 11:00 p.m.
- DO An Art Park
Be entertained with a plethora of events offered in Atlantic City art parks:
ARTLANTIC Wonder (Martin Luther King Blvd. & Pacific Avenue)
Monday and Sunday: Eddie Bruce
This talented singer brings to life the music made popular by Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra and many others.
Tuesday: Melanie Rice Trio
This talented musical trio performs favorite musical standards.
Wednesday: Paul Jost
An eclectic, multi-faceted artist in genres that range from jazz to country and more.
Thursday: Jessica DiDonato
Listen to favorite musical standards performed by this talented artist.
Friday: Mia Bergmann
Listen to favorite musical standards performed by this talented young artist.
*Saturday: Pirates of the Devil’s Rage
Join a pair of pirates aboard their ship, ARTLANTIC Wonder’s the Devil’s Rage, for a swashbuckling interactive sword show and see if the wits are as sharp as their swords.
*Sunday: Comedy Sportz
Two comedy improv teams vie for points in a hilarious competition of improv games.
Events are from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
*Saturday’s events – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; Sunday’s events – 3:00 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Schedule is subject to change. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/Artlantic-events.
- Just DO
Miss America Video Booth
Capture and share the spirit of Miss America memories at the new video booth located in the lobby of Boardwalk Hall. The video booth is available for visitors to record their favorite memories then share on social media networks. The booth is open during Boardwalk Hall hours.
A seven-acre exhibition site, located on Pacific Avenue between Martin Luther King Boulevard and South Indiana Avenues in Atlantic City, includes works by Robert Barry, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov and Kiki Smith. The site currently includes two open spaces with two sculptures surrounded by 14-foot-high and 11- foot high undulating terraces covered in indigenous grasses and wildflowers. The Kabakov sculpture is a large, wooden pirate ship. Opposite the ship is a life-sized version of “Her,” a bronze sculpture of a woman embracing a doe by Smith surrounded by a red-themed garden. Embedded in the landscape surrounding both open spaces are Robert Barry’s illuminated text pieces. The landscape design is by Balmori Associates. The second installation, “Étude Atlantis,” a large-scale optical illusion by artist John Roloff, is located at California Avenue and the Boardwalk.
The Water Show at The Pier Shops at Caesars is a six-minute multi-sensory presentation of water, light and sound. Show runs every hour on the hour. (609) 345-3100.
- DO October:
Be sure to mark your calendars for the DO AC Smokin’ Hot BBQ Competition on October 5th & 6th.
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 http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/visitors/atlantic-city-family-activities.aspx.
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.