Great free entertainment and events in Atlantic City take place all week long, through sponsorship, entertainment grants and funding from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Below is a list of fun and exciting ways to DO AC - FREE for the week of July 23 - 29, 2012:
- Don't miss your chance to see the phenomenal FREE 3-D sound and light spectacular, "DUALITY." Two shows per hour, every evening, beginning at dark. Best viewing area at Kennedy Plaza in front of Boardwalk Hall!
- Monday, July 23: Movies Under The Stars* at Gardner's Basin - Kung Fu Panda 2
- Tuesday, July 24: Patti Harris Atlantic City Dance Theatre presents The Incubator at Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 25: Atlantic City Free Public Library hosts Niyaz 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, July 26: Farmer's Market at Center City Park on Atlantic Avenue, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Live entertainment from Noon - 2:00 p.m. featuring Angela Burton and Passion.
- Thursday, July 26: Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation hosts Jazz & Doo Wop Summer Concert Series at Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk. Catch Kimberly Thompson Quartet with opening act, Gina Roche. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. (609) 441-9064.
- Friday, July 27: Movies Under The Stars* at Bartram & The Boardwalk - Gnomeo & Juliet.
- Saturday, July 28: Farmer's Market at Center City Park on Atlantic Avenue, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 29: Movies Under The Stars* at Brighton Park - Bollywood Beats *All Movies Under The Stars begin promptly at dusk. (609) 344-8338.
Next week, look for the DO AC FREE Top 10! 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.a
A job fair specifically dedicated to hiring those who have served our country will be held on Monday, July 30, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, at the Richard Stockton College Campus Center in Galloway.
More than 220,000 service men and women transition out of active duty every year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Research indicates that employment is a critical part of recovery for wounded and injured veterans, and that employers can play an important role in ensuring their success in the workplace.
“Atlantic County is committed to our military heroes. This is yet another service we can provide in appreciation for their own sacrifice and service for our country,” said Dennis Levinson, Atlantic County Executive.
The veterans resource and job fair is presented by the Atlantic County Office of Veterans Services in cooperation with the college and U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo. Registered exhibitors/employers include: Social Security Administration, New Jersey State Police, Tropicana Casino/Hotel, Bancroft Brain Injury, Hi-Tec Systems, Ocean City Fire Department, Catholic Charities, VIP Careers, Broadley Mechanical Contractors, Stockton Polling Institute, Hughes Center for Public Policy, NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, VA Medical Center (Wilmington), Organic Soil Enhancers, Atlantic County One Stop, NJ Chamber of Commerce.
Additional registrations will be accepted at www.aclink.org/veterans.There is no fee to participate or attend.
For more information call the Atlantic County Office of Veterans Services at (609) 487-6932.
Las Vegas based production tribute show; Country Superstars announced that the show has added Atlantic City performances beginning Wednesday, August 8 – Sunday, August 23, 2012 in the Showroom.
Country Superstars is a fast-paced, concert-style production that boasts a live five-piece band with amazing artists bringing country music alive alongside some of the hottest tribute artists in the industry. Consistently delivering an unforgettable entertainment experience, Country Superstars, treats audiences to the sights and sounds of America's heartland in a manner that country fans have come to expect.
“We are excited to come to Atlantic City and share our Las Vegas show with the east coast,” says show producer Leonard Quenneville when asked about this new adventure. “Performing in Atlantic City is something most artists have on their bucket lists. We think that the audience will appreciate the energy that we deliver in our show, with non-stop hit after hit.” Quenneville also added, “This show appeals to everyone. And the audience will be amazed at the mega hits that are included in the show, night after night.”
Country Superstars features amazing tributes to some of the biggest stars in country music. The show is multi-award winning including a “Best of Las Vegas” award for Corrie Sachs’ tribute to Reba McEntire.
Showtime’s are Wednesday and Thursday at 8:00 p.m., Friday at 9:00 p.m., with two shows Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available beginning at $19.95 plus taxes and fees. To purchase tickets go tohttp://www.goldennugget.com/AtlanticCity/show_performers.asp or call
The North American Grappling Association presents the Battle at the Beach Grappling Tournament at the Wildwoods Convention Center Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5 – a three-day event featuring various competitions of mixed martial arts fighting and grappling with contestants from the tri-state area.
Friday’s competition begins at 8 p.m. with 10 mixed martial arts fights featuring the region’s best MMA fighters. Ticket prices start at just $30.
Saturday and Sunday grappling competitions will feature 360 gi and no-gi divisions, and awards will be presented to the winners in each category. Saturday’s competition takes place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and will feature adults and teens only. Sunday’s competition will take place from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and will feature children only. Ticket prices are $10 in advance until Friday, July 27 or $15 at the door.
For additional information or to purchase tickets, please call 860-295-0403 or visit www.nagafighter.com
Tony Danza has conquered the world of sitcoms, television series, movies and Broadway and now can be seen on the stage at the all new Resorts Casino Hotel. For one night only, Tony Danza will perform his one-man show in the Superstar Theater at Resorts Casino Hotel on Saturday, August 11 at 9 p.m.
Danza is personality personified as audiences will be laughing along to his stories, enjoying his distinctive voice and smooth dance moves throughout the show. From his days on “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss” to his recent daytime talk show and Broadway shows, Danza has been entertaining audiences for more than 30 years. His one-man stage show combines his many talents, including dancing, singing and story-telling.
Tickets for Tony Danza in Resorts Superstar Theater on Saturday, August 11 at 9 p.m. are priced at $30 and $40 and can be purchased at Resorts Casino Hotel Box Office and through Ticketmaster atwww.ticketmaster.com or 1.800.745.3000.
THE WHO, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands, have announced a major North Americanarena tour where they’ll perform their iconic 1973 double album QUADROPHENIA in its entirety, along with a selection of WHO classics. The critically acclaimed QUADROPHENIA marked the British band’s second rock opera (after Tommy), raised the bar for rock albums as an art form and hit #2 on the U.S. Billboard album chart. Founding members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHENDwill be joined by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals). Yje group comes to Atlantic City in 2013.
In addition, subscribed members of The Who’s official fan club will be given priority access to purchase tickets for the upcoming “Quadrophenia” tour. Tickets are still available. All current members of the official The Who Fan Club, as well as any new members who join, will be given an exclusive member’s only code that will activate the offer. Membership is available at fanclub.TheWho.com.
The upcoming WHO tour will offer a number of exclusive VIP experiences and packages. These offers may include a number of exciting perks: great seats, a special invitation to The Who’s VIP preshow sound check, limited edition autographed memorabilia, preshow parties (including complimentary food & beverage), VIP preferred parking, exclusive VIP merchandise and more.
Child prodigy Autumn de Forest will bring a diverse collection of artwork to Ocean Galleries in August, including one very special painting of the U.S. flag, which the ten-year old has donated in support of The Women And Cancer Fund.
Ocean Galleries hosts “Child Prodigy: A diverse collection of artwork by Autumn de Forest” at their Stone Harbor location (9618 Third Avenue) on Friday, August 3, 2012 through Sunday, August 12, 2012, where de Forest’s patriotic painting, “America (Healing Flag)” will be unveiled. The painting is a brilliant cross-pollination of two iconic American creations: Betsy Ross' seminal 13 star hand sewn American flag, and one of our country's pre-eminent mid-century painters, Jasper Johns’, series of "Flag" paintings that were a milestone in Contemporary Art. The artwork will become the cover of a 2013 CD (“Let Us In Americana”) benefiting The Women And Cancer Fund.
The “Let Us In Americana” CD is the follow up collection – the first, last year’s “Let Us In Nashville – A Tribute To Linda McCartney” (Reviver Records) - features varying recording artists-selected songs by Sir Paul McCartney. Autumn’s flag artwork lends itself well to the planned music - 2013 CD release featuring such artists as: Lee Ann Womack, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer, Jim Lauderdale, Sam Bush, Matraca Berg, Will Hoge, and Buddy Miller, to name a few.