Volunteers needed for AC Air Show; Pickles Returns to Bally’s

Your chance is here to be part of the action when the Atlantic City Airshow "Thunder over the Boardwalk" roars into Atlantic City on Friday, August 17, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. A variety of volunteer positions are available the day the airshow takes place. If you are a fan, veteran, or just have a passion for the show and want to volunteer your time, e-mail acjaycees@yahoo.com,  or contact Elisa Monroe, director of Member Events for the Greater Atlantic City Chamber, at 609-345-4524 extension 12 or e-mail emonroe@acchamber.com

Along with performances and demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army Golden Knights, past airshow demonstrations and flybys have included the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Air National Guard and civilian acts. A full list of performers and a schedule of events will be released at a later date. This year, Atlantic City will celebrate America's military with thesecond annual "Atlantic City Salutes America's Armed Forces Boardwalk Parade" on Wednesday, August 15 in conjunction with the Atlantic City Airshow "Thunder over the Boardwalk.

The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. at New Jersey Avenue and the Boardwalk and proceed to Albany Avenue lasting approximately one and a half hours. The Atlantic City Airshow "Thunder Over The Boardwalk" is a community partnership between the Greater Atlantic City Chamber; the 177th Fighter Wing of the N.J. Air National Guard; South Jersey Transportation Authority; FAA William J. Hughes Tech Center; The Atlantic City International Airport; Caesars Entertainment, David Schultz Airshows, LLC; the City of Atlantic City; and the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority. Caesars Entertainment is the Host Hotel Sponsor for this year's airshow and the Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) is the host airport for the Atlantic City Airshow.

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The majority of airshow performers take off and land via ACY, while the Atlantic City Airshow takes place over the beach and Boardwalk in Atlantic City. For more information on the Atlantic City Airshow "Thunder over the Boardwalk," visit www.atlanticcityairshow.com.    

The Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA) announces a research project that will be conducted this summer on the campus of The Richard Stockton College at 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway. This research is designed to explore which approaches to maintaining a healthy brain are most effective, while at the same time allowing participants to enjoy themselves by playing computer games that are interactive and fun.

The research project Maintaining a Healthy Brain throughout the Lifespan is being directed by Dr. Jessica Fleck, associate professor of psychology.  Dr. Fleck has been a member of the psychology program at Stockton since 2006 and was recently selected as a SCOSA Research Fellow for the upcoming academic year. In addition to researching brain health throughout the lifespan, Dr. Fleck is also an active researcher of creativity and the creative brain. 

The brain is our connection to the past and our link to the future. The importance of maintaining strong physical health often overshadows the importance of keeping your brain active and healthy throughout life. Scientific research is revealing more about the activities, both physical and mental, that can be performed to keep your brain functioning at its best. This research will compare the effectiveness of different games and activities that were designed to keep your brain strong. It will be an opportunity for participants to get a mental workout while having fun.

Anyone who is 65 years of age or older may be eligible to participate. The project involves a pretest of brain function, participation in brain games and activities, and a posttest of brain function to identify effects stemming from the games and activities. It is anticipated that preliminary findings will be available at the end of the summer.

Those who are interested in participating should feel free to contact Dr. Jessica Fleck at 609-626-3489 orJessica.Fleck@stockton.edu to learn more. Dr. Fleck will give a presentation on brain health at SCOSA’s Festival on Successful Aging on May 15th and will be happy to discuss the research project with potential participants at that time. Seewww.stockton.edu/scosa for Festival details.

 

Hunger pains got you “in a pickle?” Well, if you’re on the Atlantic City Boardwalk then look no further because Pickles deli is set to reopen for the summer season at Bally’s Atlantic City on May 18th. Pickles combines all the staples of a traditional New York style deli, while featuring premier Boardwalk seating.

The plentiful menu boasts reasonable prices while featuring such Jewish deli staples as Matzo Ball Soup ($4.95), Stuffed Cabbage with Gravy ($6.50), and Potato Latkes ($5.50).  Though it could be argued the real stars at Pickles are the over-sized and stuffed sandwiches; Corned Beef, Pastrami, Brisket, Tongue, Turkey, and Ruebens (all priced at $15.95) will have no guest leaving hungry. Guests looking for something “hot off the grill” will find huge Philly Cheesesteaks, Juicy Rib-Eye Steak Sandwiches, and several burger variations including fan-favorite the Pickles Pastrami Burger (all priced at $12.95).  Gigantic deserts include Strawberry Tall Cake ($8.00), Apple Pie a la Mode ($8.00), Death By Chocolate Fudge Cake ($8.00), Chocolate Covered Bananas ($3.50), and Cheesecake, described only as “the way it should be”  ($8.00).

 “Visitors wanted a summer dinning destination which they could truly take in the beauty of Atlantic City’s famous Boardwalk while enjoying some comfort food, so last year we at Bally’s decided to launch Pickles,” said Jerry Beaver, Director of Food and Beverage for Bally’s Atlantic City.   “This is Atlantic City’s premier deli, maybe its only true deli, and with sandwiches this big we’ve had to bring in a whole lot of extra doggie-bags.”

Pickles officially opens on Thursday May 18th; its hours of operation are from Noon to 8pm on Monday thru Thursday and Noon to 9pm Friday thru Sunday, but outside seating on the Boardwalk will remain open till 10pm seven days-a-week.  The traditional deli features inside dining accommodations, as well as alcohol options which include wines and beer.

To kick-off Pickles and its mouth-watering menu, on May 31st SoJO 104.9 “South Jersey’s Own” radio station will offer up a contest like no other.  Five contestants will battle against each other in a challenge so over-sized it could not be contained in-doors.  Behind the Dennis Courtyard at Bally’s on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, these contestants will have five minutes to pile as many traditional deli meats and condiments as they can to see who’s sandwich is the tallest.  Warning, if these delicious towers topple this contest could get messy. 

For a chance to win one of the five spots in this epic “Man vs. Sandwich” showdown listen to the SoJO’s morning show with Tom Morgan, from May 21st till the 25th or enter simply by showing up at the Dennis Courtyard on Thursday May 31st at 11am, as one lucky person’s name will be drawn. Each of the five participants will be given a $25 gift-card to Pickles as well as a mid-week stay at Bally’s, while one grand-prize winner will receive a two-night stay at one of Bally’s exclusive Ruby suites and a $100 Food and Beverage Credit good at Pickles.

 Revel, the $2.4 billion entertainment destination, presents legendary musicians and chart toppers in separate concerts at Ovation Hall; The Gipsy Kings will perform Friday, August 3 and  Barry Manilow will perform Saturday, September 8.  

The Gipsy Kings consist of two bands of brothers: the Reyes (Nicolas, Canut, Paul, Patchai, Andre) and the Baliardos (Tonino, Paco, Diego).  The Reyes and Baliardo boys were the offspring of Spanish gypsy families that had fled into France to escape Spain’s Civil War. They grew up roaming the south of France, working harvests and making music.  Recently, The Gipsy Kings appeared on ABC Television’s Dancing With the Stars and performed their hit “Bamboleo.”

With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him “a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generations,” and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, “He’s next.” Manilow’s track record includes 47 top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

Barry Manilow’s new album, LIVE IN LONDON,  hit the Billboard charts at  #1  Top Internet Albums, #5 Indie Albums, and #24 of Billboard’s Top 200.  That’s the highest charting LIVE album since 1977.

Tickets for both shows go on sale on Wednesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000. 

Ovation Hall, designed by Scéno Plus, creates an elevated concert experience for more than 5,000 fans by making the expansive space feel decidedly intimate.  Every seat has an unobstructed view of the performer and a state-of-the-art sound system puts the audience in the center of the action with immersive audibility. 

Revel opened its doors on April 2 with an eight week preview culminating with the resort premiere on Memorial Day weekend.  Spanning 6.3 million square feet and standing 47 stories tall in Atlantic City, Revel is bringing a true resort option to the Northeast.  The beachfront destination is smoke-free and features 1,800 rooms with an ocean view, two performance spaces, more than a dozen restaurants, two nightclubs, a dayclub, spa, beach club, retail shops and a casino.

To receive the latest updates on Revel, book a trip or learn more about the resort, visit revelresorts.com, become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/revel and follow @revelresorts on Twitter.  Revel is located on the Boardwalk at Connecticut Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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