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Spring Wine & Spirits Tasting @ Borgata

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY — On Wednesday evening, April 23, Fedway Associates hosted its annual Spring Wine & Spirits Tasting at the Borgata.

Click the video link below to see highlights of the event.

New Mural ‘Journey’ Adorns West Hall

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Pictured in front of a new plaque unveiled at a media event for the new mural are, left to right, Liza Cartmell, Lance Fung, Mitsu Overstreet and John Palmieri.

Pictured in front of a new plaque unveiled at a media event for the new mural are, left to right, Liza Cartmell, Lance Fung, Mitsu Overstreet and John Palmieri.

ATLANTIC CITY — The section of Atlantic City’s Tourism District at Florida and Pacific avenues has been given a digital facelift, as the Atlantic City Alliance (ACA) and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) unveiled a massive, digitally created mural installation on the façade of Historic Boardwalk Hall’s West Hall on Tuesday, April 22.

Entitled Journey, the new mural includes 27 panels in total that wrap around West Hall. Each panel is approximately 25-feet wide by 35-feet tall. The combined length is about 700 feet. The entire project is a combination of hand-rendered and digitally composed sketches. The mural has a Mother Nature theme, connecting land and sea from Pacific Avenue and Boardwalk Hall to the beach and ocean. The main goal of Journey, according to a media release, is to highlight the city’s natural environment under the themes of “sunrise” and “sunset.”

Renowned artist Mitsu Overstreet created the West Hall mural in conjunction with the ACA, CRDA and Fung Collaboratives. The mural installations are part of a joint Atlantic City Boardwalk improvement project by the ACA and the CRDA in conjunction with the city’s overall beautification project. CRDA Executive Director John Palmieri said the CRDA plans to allocate $500,000 toward a three-tier citywide mural program in partnership with Atlantic County to enhance the Tourism District, neighborhoods and storefronts as part of the city’s overall beautification initiative.

“The greening of the Florida and Pacific Avenue street corner, and the living wall along Pacific Avenue were successful in softening the landscape and making the pedestrian experience more enjoyable,” said Palmieri. “The addition of the murals creates a much more inviting environment, drawing people toward the Boardwalk and extending a visually exciting experience for vehicles and pedestrians alike.”

“This mural is part of the larger initiative to beautify Atlantic City by removing blight and enhancing public spaces through art,” adds ACA President Liza Cartmell. “This building shares two spectacular displays, one visible during the day — this mural — and one at night, the 3D sound and light shows on Boardwalk Hall [at Kennedy Plaza, a revolving set of themes currently entitled ‘Duality’]. It also celebrates the underappreciated inland waterways of Atlantic City which team with wildlife and are as physically beautiful as the world famous beaches, ocean and Boardwalk.”West Hall mural project of Historic Boardwalk Hall

“Visually, the project’s main goal is to transform the site with a mural that celebrates the beauty of the city’s natural environment under the themes of ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Sunset,’” said Overstreet. “For the community that lives, works and experiences the installation, my hope is that a new sense of place and a connection is created in them that sees through to the environmental aspect of what makes Atlantic City such an amazing region

“Atlantic City’s foundation rests on a natural barrier island, which are known for a dynamic exchange between the ocean and land,” adds Overstreet. “It has quite a balance and is a very unique location. When drawing inspiration from the region’s natural environment I saw that this exchange is part of what this place is about. It’s really beautiful.”

You, The People, Choose the Song

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

ACA FireworksATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic City’s annual July 4th fireworks spectacular will include the elements of a true democracy. Citizens are asked to go to event-sponsor Atlantic City Alliance’s Facebook page ( and choose among 37 songs to serve as the soundtrack for this year’s fireworks gala, scheduled to take place on the beaches of Atlantic City starting 9:30pm Friday, July 4.

Voting for the “We the People, By the People, For the People” Do AC July 4th fireworks spectacular soundtrack song contest runs through Friday, May 2. Ten (10) randomly selected users will be awarded a DO AC Summer Beach Package — a “goodie bag” filled with prizes perfect for the summer on Atlantic City’s free beach, including DO AC sunglasses, beach balls and more.

Marco Penta Wins Haven DJ Competition

Monday, April 21st, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY — New York City-based DJ Marco Penta (pictured below) was crowned champion of Haven Nightclub’s inaugural DJ Competition, winning $500 cash and a headlining gig at the Golden Nugget hot spot on Thursday, May 1. DJ Marco Penta

Opening the show will be the contest runner up, DJ Menace. Each were among an elite list of emerging club DJs invited to showcase their mixing skills in front of hundreds of partygoers during Haven’s MisBeHaven Thursday industry night on April 17.

Judge DJ Turbulence selected DJs Penta and Menace to go head-to-head in a final face-off that had Penta getting the edge with an eclectic blend of hip-hop, pop, electro, house, rock, trap, funk, and indie.

Family Fun Easter Weekend @ the Steel Pier is Saturday & Sunday, April 19-20!

Friday, April 18th, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY — The famed Steel Pier will again be entertaining the entire family on Easter weekend, beginning with a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 19.

bunnyFor $10, children ages 12 and under will enjoy a pancake breakfast (served 11am- noon) with the Easter Bunny and unlimited rides until 5pm. The pancake breakfast for adults is $6.

On Sunday, April 20, in conjunction with Atlantic City Special Events and hosted by Jim Craine (below right) and the Atlantic City All Stars — celebrating 40 years in show business this year — the Steel Pier’s annual Best Dressed Easter Contest will start 2pm. Registration is 11:30am-craine1:30pm Sunday and free for all families.

The Easter Bunny will put in another special-guest appearance at 1pm, giving away free goodie bags to all kids.

Special Steel Pier ride ticket prices will be available at the event, including buy-one-get-one-free ticket book sales at all ticket booths, or through The Steel Pier offers more than 25 kiddie and extreme rides (including the only touring helicopter on the Jersey shore) as well as numerous food outlets, a family-style  pub and an ocean-view bar.

Call (609) 345-4893 for more details, or visit

Gaming Executives Assist In Second Annual Charity Basketball Game @ ACHS

Monday, April 7th, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY — On Tuesday, April 8, the Greater Atlantic City Chamber will have home court advantage when executives and employees from Atlantic City casinos and local businesses play in a basketball tournament at Atlantic City High School, 6-9pm, to benefit the Atlantic City Day Nursery — an establishment founded in 1906 to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for children ages birth-to-six that promotes each child’s social, emotional and cognitive development. The program will also feature Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. 119056-4

“We created this event last year as a way for the casino employees to let off a little steam and build camaraderie during a friendly game of basketball,” says AC Linen Supply CEO Eric Goldberg, presenting sponsor of the event. “Now, with the backing of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber this year, it has turned into a full blown tournament that features players from several Atlantic City casinos and local businesses. All of the players and local celebrities were very eager to help fundraise for a local charity.

“This year, we’ve chosen the Atlantic City Day Nursery [] as our beneficiary,” adds Goldberg.  “Funds raised at this year’s basketball game will help to provide quality childcare and education for infants, toddlers and pre-kindergarten age children.”

Attendees will be eligible for fantastic raffle prizes that will be given out throughout the evening including hotel stays, gift certificates and more.  The winning team will take home a championship trophy and the honor of being named champion of the 2nd Annual Charity Basketball Tournament.

Caesars Entertainment is the other presenting sponsor. Dream Team sponsors are Revel Atlantic City and Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law. Supporting sponsors include Kisby Lees Mechanical, Junior’s Donuts & Dogs in Margate and WZXL Radio.

Tickets can be purchased at for $2 or at the door beginning at 5pm.  The event will take place from 6-9 the Atlantic City High School gymnasium. Teams from Borgata, Caesars and Revel have already been established.  For sponsorship information, or to donate a raffle prize, contact Elisa Monroe at (609) 345-4525, ext. 102.

Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival 2014

Monday, April 7th, 2014
Photo by Christine Steiner

Photo by Christine Steiner

ATLANTIC CITY — The ninth annual “Celebration of the Suds” Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival drew about 24,000 people to the resort town and Atlantic City Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, April 4-5,

The festival featured over 100 craft breweries from around the nation, three major headliners and six independent bands, seminars of all sorts and a new batch of fun stuff for folks to do, (including motorized toilet racing).

Click the link below for some highlights of this year’s festival.

The Backyard Bar: Boardwalk Beer Garden at Caesars Gets New Name

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

BACKYARD-BAR-LOGOThe former Boardwalk Beer Garden, located outside Dusk at Caesars Atlantic City on the Boardwalk, is getting a new name.

Atlantic City Weekly has learned that the new name is The Backyard Bar.

The Boardwalk chill spot — with awesome people-watching opps, ocean breezes, the Pier at Shops across the wooden way, drinks, of course, and more, including live music in season — opened in the summer of 2011. Looking at the new logo (see above), it appears that there will be a distinct difference between the two venues (see former BBG below).


Plenty o’ Ways to DO AC Free

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

A Compilation of Free Activities Provided By the CRDA
By Kaitlin Montague

ATLANTIC CITY — Everyone wants to have fun for free and during the month of April, Atlantic City is offering fun, free, entertaining events for the public to enjoy.

South Jersey's hippest party band, Don't Call Me Francis, plays The Social and Revel on Saturday, April 5.

South Jersey's hippest party band, Don't Call Me Francis, plays The Social at Revel on Saturday, April 5.

The Noyes Arts Garage, recently acquired by Stockton College, is playing host to a variety of exhibitions throughout April. “The Way We Were” exhibition offers a pictoral timeline of the Northside and Atlantic City dating back to the 1930s to the 1960s. This unique exhibition, geared specifically for Atlantic City, highlights the accomplishments and culture of notable black icons of the Atlantic City area.

In accompaniment to “The Way We Were,” “The Art of Brian Fernandes-Halloran” is also currently being featured at the Noyes Arts Garage (until June 29). This exhibition showcases the works of Brian, a multimedia sculpture artist who channels his inner creativity from significant childhood events and experiences. His works that will be featured consist of Saffron, the resemblance of a dog, Browsing, a self-portrait, and others that will embody his specific style, leaving his viewers open to interpretation. 

Also, everyone is welcome to join in for the opening reception, which includes refreshments, at 4pm.

Also currently at the Noyes Arts Garage is “Hometown Teams,” a Smithsonian exhibition which celebrates American sports through a selection of photographs and memorabilia (until May 4). This exhibit explores assorted features of sports and teams and what constitutes a fan. On Friday, April 4, the Atlantic City Free Public Library staff members, Heather Perez and Beth Ryan will conduct a free, guided tour of the “Hometown Teams” exhibition. The guided tour begins at 1pm. For more information about the tour of the exhibitions, please call (609) 626-3805.

If you’re visiting the Noyes Arts Garage this weekend, be sure to stop by Saturday, April 5 at noon for the Garden State Film Festival Welcome Reception to enjoy live music and refreshments with the filmmakers and film enthusiasts that inhabit New Jersey. Live entertainers will include: Whiskey Danger Heartache, Ryan Douglas Smith and ARGO.

Also fun and free, Atlantic City’s Don’t Call Me Francis, legendary party band, will perform their high-energy tunes at The Social and Revel on Saturday, April 5. Performing for over 25 years, Don’t Call Me Francis is one of the most requested bands in the tri-state area. They have been voted Best Band in South Jersey and the Delaware Valley by the Courier Post’s Readers Choice Awards for 12 years. The concert begins at 9pm. For additional information about the concert, please call (609) 348-0500.

Casting Calls for Summer 2014 DO CREW in Atlantic City

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
The 2013 Summer Do Crew

The 2013 Summer Do Crew

The Atlantic City Alliance is hosting casting calls for the Summer 2014 DO CREW.

The summer 2014 DO CREW will be brand ambassadors for the Atlantic City Alliance’s “DO AC” campaign. Six “enthusiasts” will be chosen to help spread the #DOAC love focusing on events, the Boardwalk, shows, casino hotels and more.

“You’ll host fun contests and get fun access to city’s top events,” reads a release from the ACA. “The new DO CREW will also have the opportunity to ‘takeover’ Atlantic City’s social properties capturing YOLO and FOMO moments through their own eyes.”

For those unable to attend the two casting calls (times and dates below)  the ACA is also accepting video submissions here: or at

Interested applicants must:
·         Be familiar with Atlantic City area
·         Have an already-existing and popular presence on Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms.
·         Enjoy engaging with people on social media and in person
·         Be available days, nights and/or weekends
·         Have their own transportation

Casting Call Dates & Times:

·         Wednesday, April 9, 4:30–6pm
Golden Nugget Atlantic City – Hatteras 2

·         Thursday, April 10, at 6:30–8pm
Resorts Casino Hotel – Starlight Room