ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (August 15, 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, area attractions and the casinos. Visitors and residents alike are sure to find something to enjoy from the DO AC FREE top picks for the week of August 19th – August 25th.
- DO A New You
Monday, August 19 thru Sunday, August 25
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 19 & Friday, August 23:
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 19: Movies under the Stars at Gardner’s Basin – Jack the Giant Slayer
Friday, August 23: Movies under the Stars at Bartram Avenue Beach – Rise of the Guardians
Sunday, August 25: Movies under the Stars at Brighton Park – Madagascar 3
*All movies begin promptly at dusk. (609) 344-8338.
- DO Entertaining
Wednesday, August 21:
Atlantic City Free Public Library and the City of Atlantic City host Bollywood Axion as part of the International Night Concert Series at KennedyPlaza on the Boardwalk. Bollywood Axion is the United States’ first professional dance school for Bollywood and bhangra dance classes. The group blends Indian dance techniques, contemporary Western influences, Punjabi bhangra’s energy and the spirit of Hindi cinema. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. (609) 345-2269 ext. 3064.
Wednesday, August 21 thru Saturday, August 24:
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 22 thru Sunday, August 25:
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.
Friday, August 23 & Saturday, August 24:
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 23 thru Sunday, August 25:
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 22:
Sponsored by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Atlantic City Farmers Market will offer live music featuring Lana Forrester starting at Noon. The Farmers Market is located at CenterCityPark on Atlantic Avenue between North Carolina and South Carolina Avenues. Hours are
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation, Inc. and Atlantic City Free Public Library present
Jazz on the Beach at Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk. Catch Lee Smith with opening act, the
Lyn Ridley Quarter. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. (609) 441-9064.
Friday, August 23:
Atlantic City Free Public Library and the City of Atlantic City host the Bartram Beach Block Concert Series featuring the Stockton Faculty Band. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. (609) 377-7117.
Saturday, August 24:
“Old School” Summer Concert Series at Gardner’s Basin will feature George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. Opening acts are B.A.D., Eddie Morgan, Special Occasion and Angela Burton & Passion. Show starts at 1:00 p.m. (609) 347-5643.
- 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 & Saturday: Eddie Bruce
This talented singer brings to life the music made popular by Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra and many others.
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: AC Ballet Workshop
AC Ballet creates a dance piece while interpreting the Sandy survival stories of local residents. Sunday: Patty Blee Duo
Enjoy Patti’s husky voice and rootsy sound that has been compared to Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt.
*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 KennedyPlaza 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 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.