ATLANTIC CITY — Renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist John Mock (johnmock.net) will present his unique maritime-inspired music at Absecon Lighthouse during the “By the Light of the Moon” festivities on Monday, July 22. Mock will perform his original instrumental music on guitar, concertina, mandolin, and tin whistle. Tickets for the event are $15 and include snacks and beverages.
A native of Connecticut’s eastern shore, Mock’s work has taken him around the world. Widely sought after as a composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, Mock has worked with such notable artists as the Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea and Mark O’Connor.
In other Absecon Lighthouse news, gardeners at the AtlantiCare-funded Community Garden at the Historic Absecon Lighthouse planted on May 18 the seeds of what they hope will soon be a bountiful harvest. The Absecon Lighthouse Community Garden is the second of six community gardens for Atlantic City residents that are/will be funded through AtlantiCare’s “Growing Green-Atlantic City” initiative and supported in part by a donation from the Dave Matthews Band.
AtlantiCare’s Growing Green initiative aims to increase access to fresh, healthy foods. Twenty Atlantic City First Ward residents signed up for a plot in the garden, which will yield two seasons of harvest this year.
“The goal of creating and sustaining a community garden at Absecon Lighthouse is to increase Atlantic City First Ward residents’ access to fresh produce and to enhance awareness about the importance of good nutrition and healthy lifestyles,” says Samantha Kiley, director of Community Partnerships & Engagement for the AtlantiCare Foundation.