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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (March 31, 2014) – April showers Atlantic City with a host of fun, free and entertaining events. Listed below are just a few of the opportunities available:
- DO Parking
Whether it’s dining, shopping or entertainment, free parking is always a plus. Golden Nugget is offering free, self-parking for the month of April.
- Do An Exhibition
“The Way We Were,” a spectacular pictorial timeline of the Northside and Atlantic City dating from the ’30’s-‘60’s, highlights the accomplishments and culture of notable black icons of Atlantic City and its Northside community, historically defined as Connecticut to Arkansas Avenue and from Atlantic Avenue to Venice Park. The exhibit is on display in the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College. For more information, please call 609.350.6662.
The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College feature “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. The exhibit will be on display until June 29. For more information, please call 609.626.3805.
Celebrating American sports and sportsmanship through a selection of photographs, artifacts and memorabilia, the Smithsonian’s “Hometown Teams” exhibition explores various aspects of sports and teams, from how and why we play these games to what makes us fans and why we root for our home teams. The exhibit will be on display until May 4 at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College. For more information, please call 609.345.2269, ext. 3064.
- DO Wine Wednesdays
Wednesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Ever tried a Torrontés? What about a Malbec? Be prepared to please your palate with all things wine as every Wednesday is Wine Geekery Night at Atlantic City Bottle Company (ACBC). From Cabernet to Chardonnay, Merlot, Bordeaux and more, ACBC is offering wine lovers the chance to sample some of the most unique wines and grape varietals anywhere. Take part in blind tasting as wines from the U.S., France, Italy, Germany, Spain, South Africa, Portugal and South America are showcased. Wine classes take place at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Atlantic City Bottle Company is located at 648 N. Albany Avenue. For more information, visit www.acbottlecompany.com.
- DO A Pep Talk
Thursday, April 3
Basketball – Chris Ford and Laurie Carter
Thursday, April 10
Baseball/Softball – Bob Derbyshire and Kathleen Whelan
Thursday – April 17
Boxing – Abdur Rahim Muhammad
Thursday – April 24
Crew/Swimming – Stan Bergman and Bill Howarth
Be part of an informal discussion session about sports, the players and memorable events, led by local players, coaches and sports figures. Presented by the Atlantic City Free Public Library, Pep Talk is a series of discussions that accompanies the Smithsonian Exhibit “Hometown Teams” and is held at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College. Pep Talk begins at 6:00 p.m. For additional information, call 609.345.2269.
- DO A Tour
Friday, April 4
Atlantic City Free Public Library staff members Heather Halpin Perez and Beth Ryan will conduct a guided tour of Hometown Teams and Atlantic City Experience Sports Exhibits. The exhibits are on display at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College located on the ground level of The Wave Garage at Fairmount and Mississippi Avenues. The guided tour begins at begins at 1:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 609.345.2269, ext. 3064
- DO A Concert
Saturday, April 5
South Jersey’s most legendary party band, Don’t Call Me Francis will bring their high energy, get up and jam style music to The Social at Revel. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Don’t Call Me Francis is one of the most requested bands in the Philadelphia/ tri-state area and beyond. For 12 consecutive years, they have been voted the Best Band in South Jersey and the Delaware Valley by the Courier Post’s Readers Choice Awards. The concert kicks off at 9:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact 609.348.0500.
- DO A Reception
Saturday, April 5
Filmmakers and film enthusiasts can celebrate with fun and festivities during the Garden State Film Festival Welcome Reception being held at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College. Enjoy light refreshments and live music by Whiskey Danger Heartache, Ryan Douglas Smith and ARGO. The celebration starts at Noon.
Sunday, April 6
Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments during the Brian Fernandes-Halloran Opening Reception at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College. The works of this multimedia sculpture artist include Saffron, Riding North to Cabo Del Gado and Browsing and have been on display at the Arts Garage since March 6. The reception starts at 4:00 p.m. For more information on either of these events, please call 609.626.3805.
- DO The Steel Pier
Saturday, April 12
To kick off the season, the Steel Pier will host an Easter Egg Hunt for kids 10 and under on the beach with over 5,000 eggs buried. Children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The hunt begins at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 20
Get decked out in your Sunday best and Easter bonnet as the Steel Pier and the City of Atlantic City present the Best Dressed Easter Contest. Registration for the contest runs from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. with the contest beginning at 2:00 p.m. The Easter Bunny arrives at 1:00 p.m. to give out goodie bags and cash prizes will be awarded to contest winners. For more information on either of these events, please call 609.345.4893.
- 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 located on the ground level of The Wave Garage at Fairmount and Mississippi Avenues and is open Wednesday thru Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- DO Heartwalk
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 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 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 The Absecon Lighthouse
Learn the history of New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse when you visit the Keeper’s HouseMuseum at the Absecon Lighthouse. Take an amazing journey into time as you tour the grounds, explore the exhibits and marvel at the original first-order Fresnel Lens, first lit in 1857. The Absecon Lighthouse is located at 31 S. Rhode Island Avenue. For additional information, please call 609-449-1360.
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.