(August 1, 2013) — Free entertainment and events take place all week long in Atlantic City through sponsorship, entertainment grants and funding provided by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), as well as events sponsored by the City of Atlantic City, the Atlantic City Alliance, the Atlantic City Free Public Library and the casinos. Visitors and residents are sure to find something to enjoy from the DO AC FREE top picks for the week of August 5 – August 11th.
- DO A New You
Monday, August 5 thru Sunday, August 11
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 events:
Etude Atlantis (California Avenue/Boardwalk)
Monday thru Sunday – Tilton Fitness: Bootcamp – 9:00 a.m.; Zumba – 10:00 a.m.
Monday & Wednesday – Tilton Fitness: PiYo – 8:00 a.m.
- DO A Tour
Monday, August 5 & Friday, August 9:
ACUA Wastewater Treatment Facility provides tours of the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm, the first coastal wind farm in the United States. ACUA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility is the largest hybrid wind and solar powered treatment facility in the world. The wind farm is located at 1801 Absecon Boulevard. Tours are from Noon – 1:00 p.m. (609) 272-6950.
- DO A Movie
The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority presents the following:
Monday, August 5: Movies under the Stars at Gardner’s Basin – Snow White and the Huntsman
Friday, August 9: Movies under the Stars at Bartram Avenue Beach – Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3
Sunday, August 11: Movies under the Stars at Brighton Park – Alice in Wonderland (2010)
*All movies begin promptly at dusk. (609) 344-8338.
- DO The Lighthouse
Wednesday, August 7
Absecon Lighthouse and Revel Casino Hotel will host the Revel Family Arts Festival in honor of National Lighthouse Day. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., children can participate in four different art forms instructed by area artists: painting by muralist Linda Wexler, spoken word by Joey Collepardi, drumming circle by Brian Johnson and dance by Atlantic City Ballet. Also, children up to age 12 are invited to climb the Lighthouse from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED. (609) 449-1360. Rain date: Thursday, August 8th.
- DO Entertaining
Wednesday, August 7:
Atlantic City Free Public Library and the City of Atlantic City host Chinese Theatre Works as part of the International Night Concert Series at Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk. The Chinese Theatre Works create artistic performances that bridge Eastern and Western theatrical aesthetics and forms. The group’s performances include puppetry and opera, plus ethnic and classical Chinese music and dance. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. (609) 345-2269 ext. 3064.
Wednesday, August 7 thru Saturday, August 10:
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.
Thursday, August 8 thru Sunday, August 11:
Every 30 minutes, the lobby at Caesars becomes an Ancient Roman arena as two armor-clad soldiers battle for all the glory during a Gladiatorial Combat show that will prove fun for all ages. Show times are Thursday and Friday – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (609) 348-4411.
Friday, August 9 & Saturday, August 10:
Mind, Body & Soul ARTLANTIC presents LuxArati at Etude Atlantis (California Avenue/Boardwalk)
LuxArai 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.
Friday, August 9 thru Sunday, August 11:
Trump Taj Mahal will bring the acrobatic skill and comedic talents of Rudi Macaggi to its Main Concourse. A Season Five contestant of America’s Got Talent, Rudi will delight and inspire with his incredible balancing act and humor, all while delivering his friendly catchphrase, “I like you.” Shows are Friday – 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.; Saturday – 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday – 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. (609) 449-1000.
- DO Music
Thursday, August 8:
Sponsored by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Atlantic City Farmers Market will offer live music featuring Judah Dorrington & Paradise. The Farmers Market is located at Center City Park on Atlantic Avenue between North Carolina and South Carolina Avenues. Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Live entertainment starts at Noon.
Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation, Inc. and Atlantic City Free Public Library present Jazz on the Beach at Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk. Catch the Ray Gaskin Quartet featuring Mycah Chevalier with opening act, Connie Jackson & Friends. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. (609) 441-9064.
Friday, August 9:
Atlantic City Free Public Library and the City of Atlantic City host the Bartram Beach Block Concert Series featuring Tony DeLuca and the Paisans. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. (609) 377-7117.
- 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)
Highlights of the classic fairy tale presented by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company.
XYXee presents a humorous spin on The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged).
Wednesday: Paul Jost
An eclectic, multi-faceted artist in genres that range from jazz to country and more.
Thursday: Comedy Sportz
Two comedy improv teams vie for points in a hilarious competition of improv games.
Friday: Peter Pan
The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents the music and other magical treats of Peter Pan.
Saturday: Paul Jost
Paul Jost will host a special release party for his latest CD, “Can’t Find My Way Home.”
Sunday: Lisa Camp Duo
This talented musical duo performs favorite musical standards.
*All events are from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 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.
Music through the decades is the focus of the third installment of this spectacular 3-D sound and light show on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. The nine minute show features a magical journey through 80 years of musical history. The show runs every half hour nightly beginning at 9:30 pm. Best viewing area is at Kennedy Plaza in front of Boardwalk Hall.
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.
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 Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (ACCVA)
The Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, a division of the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), serves as the destination’s principal marketing arm, stimulating economic growth through convention, business and leisure tourism development. The Authority oversees the management of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall. The Authority is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International. For complete Atlantic City information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com. Also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AtlanticCityNJ.
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. Under the 2011Tourism District legislation, CRDA responsibilities have expanded to include Land Use Regulation, Clean and Safe initiatives, attracting and retaining conventions and meetings at the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to market and attract visitors to Atlantic City.