Tickets for the much-anticipated exhibition Van Gogh Up Close (February 1 — May 6, 2012) will be on sale today, Thursday, December 1, 2011. Van Gogh Up Close, a major exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Canada, presents a stunning range of masterworks including significant loans from museums and private collections in Europe, North America, and Japan. The exhibition will debut in Philadelphia, the only U.S. venue, before traveling to Canada.  

Visitors may want to reserve early as exhibitions of works by van Gogh are exceedingly popular. Recent exhibitions in Tokyo and London drew exceptionally large audiences. The last van Gogh exhibition to be seen in Philadelphia—a show that was shared with Boston and Detroit—attracted some 300,000 visitors during its 12-week run.

Tickets can be purchased:   Online at http://philamuseum.org/exhibitions/743.html?page=2&ticket=1  By phone at (215) 235-SHOW (7469) Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   At the Museum Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Friday evenings: until 8:45 p.m.

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On Thursday, December 1 the Golden Nugget Atlantic City began the process of branding the exterior of the hotel & casino, by utilizing a helicopter to fly large steel beams to the top of the building. The beams will be used to support the large Golden Nugget sign that will be placed on the exterior of the building to be slated for completion by the end of December. The helicopter will be lifting one beam at a time between the hours of 9 AM- 2 PM. 

The Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority Foundation (ACCVAF) and the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association (GACCA), announce the third annual 'At the Shore
Wine Tasting Art Show' will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012, from
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield. 

Proceeds from the charity event will fund scholarships for students majoring in the hospitality curriculum at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Atlantic Cape Community College and Farleigh Dickenson University.  To date, 11 scholarships have been provided through funds raised at the shows. The event will provide a spotlight for several local artists (to be announced), who will display, discuss and sell their work.  It will also include a tasting of a variety of wines from Gallo. 

A limited number of tickets are available, and those interested in attending are urged to purchase thickets early, as last year's event sold out quickly.  Tickets are $25 each, available by calling Joyce Cook at 609-449-2295.  The ticket price includes the wine tastings, hors d'oeuvres compliments of the Atlantic City Country Club, music by the Eddie Morgan Trio, and the art show.  In addition to the complimentary appetizers, the Tap Room Bar and Grille at the Atlantic City Country Club will offer a cash bar and cash dinner options.

Longport Media, LLC, owner and operator of five of the South Jersey region's most prominent radio stations, has partnered with its local Northfield and Linwood police departments and The Philadelphia Flyers, on a media campaign to support the enforcement of New Jersey's Graduated Driver License Law (GDL), a program which aims to protect the lives of young drivers , the lives of their passengers and others on the road. The campaign, which includes special public-service announcements by Flyers' hockey pro James van Riemsdyk, will run across Longport's five stations, helping to explain recent provisions to the GDL law and reinforcing the law's importance in saving lives.

 

Sign World International, an annual trade show and educational conference provided by the United States Sign Council, will be at the Atlantic City Convention Center from Thursday, December 1 through Saturday, December 3.  The event provides sign makers from around the globe with seminars, workshops and sign painting skills competitions, as well as an expo floor with vendors displaying a broad range of products for use in the manufacture of signs and money-saving special bargains. Attendees can also visit the Bullpen, a colorful, bustling area where some of the world's most talented sign makers show off their skills during pinstriping panel jams, a large panel sign painting competitions and other events.

The Virginia Hotel and Congress Hall, two of Cape May’s top seaside establishments, become holiday havens for families whether visiting for the day or staying overnight.  Known for having the top beaches in the country, Cape May also lights up in the winter, offering a variety of activities that capture the spirit of the holidays.

Transforming into its own winter wonderland, Congress Hall is infused with holiday spirit and decorated from head to toe with Christmas trees, wreaths and garland.  Children will feel like they are at The North Pole as they participate in a range of activities such as breakfast with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, riding a real Christmas train around the ocean front gardens of the hotel property, family holiday ceramics and caroling in the Brown Room.

Leading up to Christmas Day and the New Year, Congress Hall brings the North Pole to the beach. A variety of activities for all families to enjoy include Breakfast with Santa, Story Time with Mrs. Claus, Family Holiday Ceramics, festive Train Rides for kids, a Shopping Arcade and a Hot Chocolate Bar.