ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (September 20, 2013) – The summer season may be coming to an end, but there’s no end to the free activities taking place this weekend throughout Atlantic City. Visitors and residents alike are sure to find ways to enjoy themselves with these DO AC FREE top picks.
DO Chalk Art
All week long, 14 internationally renowned chalk artists have been transforming an Atlantic City street into a mesmerizing, open-air art museum during the Do AC 3D Chalk Art Festival. Hailing from eight countries, the artists have created intricate 3D chalk masterpieces on 15 x 20 sections of South Indiana Avenue between Pacific Avenue and the Boardwalk adjacent to the ARTLANTIC: Wonder Art Park. The event is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. through Sunday, September 22nd. You can interact with the artists and vote for the People’s Choice Award at www.facebook.com/atlanticcityNJ.
DO A New You
Get fit and have fun one last time in one of Atlantic City’s art parks. Mind, Body & Soul ARTLANTIC offers the following event:
Etude Atlantis (California Avenue/Boardwalk)
Tilton Fitness: Bootcamp – 9:00 a.m.; Zumba – 10:00 a.m.
Trump Plaza is offering free self-parking in its self park garage until the end of the month.
DO A Tour
The pageant might be over, but Miss America is very much in the heart of Atlantic City. 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.
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 Kennedy Plaza in front of Boardwalk Hall.
Trump Taj Mahal’s Almost Angels keep the party rockin’ at Ego Bar & Lounge with their signature renditions of pop/dance hits. Show times are 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.
On Friday, September 20th, 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 sure to check out these final performances from the Mind, Body & Soul series:
ARTLANTIC Wonder (Martin Luther King Blvd. & Pacific Avenue)
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: Eddie Bruce and the Ed Vezinho/Jim Ward Big Band
This talented singer brings to life the music made popular by Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra and many others.
*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.
Miss America Video Booth
You still have time to share the spirit of your Miss America memories at the 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.
Don’t forget 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 Marina District, 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 City Convention 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.