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DO AC FREE!
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (March 6, 2014) – Whether it be wine, Bruce, exhibits or a parade, “March” into a new month of fun, free and entertaining events. Listed below are just a few of the opportunities available:
- DO A Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, March 11
Come celebrate the beauty of dance as the Atlantic City Ballet cuts the ribbon on their new home at historic Boardwalk Hall. The ribbon cutting ceremony takes place at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please call 609.804.1995.
Saturday, March 22
The Atlantic City Free Public Library will hold a ribbon cutting at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College for “Hometown Teams,” a traveling exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution. The ribbon cutting will take place at 2:00 p.m. For more information, please call 609.345.2269, ext. 3064. The Arts Garage is located on the ground level of The Wave Garage at Fairmount and Mississippi Avenues.
- DO Wine Wednesdays
Wednesday, March 12, 19 and 26
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 Springsteen
Friday, March 14
Revel will be rockin’ when BSTREETBAND, the original Bruce Springsteen tribute band takes to The Social stage for a free concert. BSTREETBAND, originally known as Backstreets, was formed in Asbury Park in May of 1980 and over the last 30 years, the band has been estimated to have played in over 800 different nightclubs and 200 colleges through 20 different states and is now considered to be the longest running tribute band in the world. Show time is 9:00 p.m.
- DO A Parade
Saturday, March 15
Keeping up with an Atlantic City tradition that started in 1986, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at New Jersey Avenue continuing down the Boardwalk to Albany Avenue. This year’s Grand Marshals are Frank Ferry and Thomas Patrick Flynn. The parade starts at 1:00 p.m. For additional information, please visit: www.acstpatricksdayparade.com
- Do An Exhibition
Now thru March 16
The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College presents “Floretta Schiff Mostovoy: Visions from the Northside,” a unique and provocative exhibition based on the people, sights and underlying racial tension of Atlantic City’s Northside. 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.
Now thru April 30
“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.
Thursday, March 6
The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College will 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.
Saturday, March 22
Celebrating American sports and sportsmanship through a selection of photographs, artifacts and memorabilia, the “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 A Pep Talk
Thursday, March 27
Be part of an informal discussion session about sports, the players and memorable events, led by local players, coaches and sports figures. 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. This week’s talk is led by Dr. Conran-Folks and the topic is Woman and Sports. Pep Talk begins at 6:00 p.m. For additional information, call 609.345.2269.
- DO A Story
Friday, March 28
Similar to a poetry slam, Story Slam is a competition where participants share stories of 500 words or less on a suggested theme with winners receiving fabulous prizes. Light refreshments and beer are served. Suggested theme: Altered States. Adult content. Registration by email is encouraged or sign up in person beginning at 5:15 p.m. Story Slam will be held at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College and beings at 6:00 p.m. For information, please contact 00Nees@gmail.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 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
Here’s your chance to relive the wonder of a changing season. Projected onto the façade of historic Boardwalk Hall, “Winter Sweet” dives into the magical world of winter portraying the elegance and beauty of the season. Enchanting kids and adults alike, the show will explore three magical winter worlds including “Snow and Ice,” “Winter Village” and “Illumination.” 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. NOTE: On March 20th, “Duality” returns.
- 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.
- 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 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 Water
Located on the Boardwalk level of The Pier Shops at Caesars , “The Water Show” is a water, light and sound extravaganza, as well as the world’s largest indoor fountain matrix of 150 individually controlled fountain nozzles, a 19,000 gallon reflecting pool, 179 LED and intelligent lighting fixtures, which create illuminated water effects with infinite color possibilities, and state-of-the-art audio technology. The six-minute multi-sensory presentation runs every hour on the hour.
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.