Free entertainment and events take place all week long in Atlantic City through sponsorship, entertainment grants and funding from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), as well as events sponsored by the City of Atlantic City and the casinos. Below are the
Top 10 ways to DO AC FREE for the week of July 30 – August 5, 2012:
* Daily: DUALITY – Don’t miss your chance to see this phenomenal 3-D sound and
light spectacular. Two shows per hour beginning at dark. Best viewing area at
Kennedy Plaza in front of Boardwalk Hall.
* Monday, July 30: Movies Under The Stars* at Gardner’s Basin – Puss In Boots
* Tuesday, July 31: Patti Harris Atlantic City Dance Theatre presents The Incubator at Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
* Wednesday, August 1: Atlantic City Free Public Library hosts Magdaliz and her Latin Ensemble Cristol as part of the International Night Concert Series at Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. (609) 345-2269.
* Thursday, August 2: Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation hosts Jazz & Doo Wop Summer Concert Series at Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk. Catch Orrin Evans with opening act, Chicken Bone Beach Youth Jazz Ensemble. Show starts at 7:00
p.m. (609) 441-9064.
* Friday, August 3: ACUA Waterwaster Treatment Plant provides tours of the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm. The wind farm is the first coastal wind farm in the
United States and the first wind farm in New Jersey. ACUA is located at 1801 Absecon Boulevard. Tours are from Noon – 1:00 p.m.
* Friday, August 3: City of Atlantic City hosts Bartram Beach Block Concert Series featuring Gina Roche. Show takes place at Bartram Avenue and the Boardwalk at 7:00 p.m. (609) 377-7177.
* Friday, August 3 – Sunday, August 5: XtreMe TrAMPoLiNe shows take place on the Boardwalk in front of Trump Taj Mahal. Spectators can feel the excitement as the team of Olympic medalists and National gymnastic champions perform extreme synchronized twisting triple flips with snowboards and skis as they soar over twenty five feet into the air. Show times are 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.
* Saturday, August 4: City of Atlantic City hosts “Old School” Summer Concert Series at Gardner’s Basin. Catch Gospel Fest featuring Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr Singers. Show starts at 1:00 p.m. (609) 347-5643.
* Sunday, August 5: Movies Under The Stars* at Brighton Park – Alvin & The Chipmunks*All Movies Under The Stars begin promptly at dusk. (609) 344-8338.
Look for Nik Wallenda’s breathtaking and death-defying stunt at Tropicana in next week’s DO AC FREE!
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.
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 and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to market and
attract visitors to Atlantic City.
-Downbeach Film Festival and Dante Hall Theater are preparing for the second installment of Movies at Dante on Saturday, August 11, 2012. August’s theme highlights 80’s iconic director/producer, the late John Hughes with two of his classics, Trains, Planes & Automobiles and The Breakfast Club. 6pm: “Trains, Planes & Automobiles,” a road trip comedy starring Steve Martin and John Candy as two reluctant companions seeking a way home as Thanksgiving approaches. 8pm: “The Breakfast Club,” with Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy and Molly Ringwald. According to IMDB, the movie revolves around five high school students, all different stereotypes, who meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other. In the process, they discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Guest Speaker, Joe Molineaux, Director at Small Business Development Center at Richard Stockton College (and a Hughes fanatic) to host Q & A session between films. “Growing up and being a fan of both the writing and directing of John Hughes gave me a greater appreciation of appropriate uses of humor,” Molineaux said. “His work also helped me understand at a young age that we all experience similar situations that make up our individual lives.
Both of those elements, along with the music that scored Hughes’ films had a major impact on my life during my formative years….His writing still resonates with multiple generations. …the words and images of John Hughes through his decades of work continue to provide us life experience and humor.”
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH 6PM & 8PM
Tickets: $5 one film OR $8 for both
To pre-order tickets or for information, visit: www.stockton.edu/dante
Special Discount! Bring your movie stub to Tun Tavern, located at 2
Convention Boulevard, and get 1/2 price appetizers; $1 off their
hand-crafted beers; $1 off all wine by the glass; and $1 off cocktails
Dante Hall Theater is located on 14 N. Mississippi Avenue, between
Atlantic and Arctic avenues, Atlantic City, NJ. For information about
Dante Hall, call 609.347.2162 or visit www.stockton.edu/dante
Absecon Lighthouse is inviting kids up to age 12 to climb FREE from 10am to 4:30pm in honor of National Lighthouse Day on August 7th (children must be accompanied by an adult). Plus, kids can join a paint party on
the 2 acre lawn from 10am to 12pm with special instruction by local artist Tyrone L. Hart. Lowe’s of Egg Harbor Township is providing painting panels & paint. Rain date is Wednesday, August 8th, same times.
Funding for this program has been provided in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts, Department of State, administered by Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. For more information
A1 Tours has announce the opening of its tour business serving the Atlantic City area.
Specializing in “tour experiences” A1 is sure to capture the hearts and
minds of visitors to Atlantic City and the surrounding areas.
With a vision to “WOW!” visitors to our area, A1 will quickly become a
driving force in the revitalization of tourism.
As an Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (ACCVA) partner, A1 recognizes the need for a unified campaign to once again establish Atlantic City as a primevacation destination. A1 tour portfolio consists of:
1. Family Fun Day – A fun-filled day for the young and the young
at heart, visitors will tour the Absecon Lighthouse, the Atlantic City
Aquarium and Lucy the Elephant.
2. Sightseer/Shoppers’ Delight – Visitors will spend a day of
leisure at the Towne of Historic Smithville and the Village Greene, as
well as, the Noyes Museum.
3. Ultimate Wine & Dine Tour – Includes an evening of fine dining,
wine tasting and tour at the historic Renault Winery Resort & Golf.
4. Nature and Eco Tour – Visitors will enjoy a morning tour of the
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and a visit to the Noyes
A1 offers a diverse selection of historic tours that are certain to
delight the entire family. Tours will leave from Brighton Park in
Atlantic City (where Park Place meets the Boardwalk). Once you’ve
toured with A1 Tours, you’ll want to DO/A1 again and again.
For complete tour information, visit us at www.a1toursonline.com. To
reserve a tour, visit us online or contact us at 1-888-353-9162.