For Immediate Release: March 06, 2009
Atlantic City Heats Up with Spring Events
For the ACCVA:
Michael Bruckler, 609-449-7125
Elaine Zamansky, 609-449-7166
Karen Martin, 609-449-7126
For Lou Hammond & Associates:
Emily Santos or Korin Lamourt, 212-308-8880
As the weather warms up, Atlantic City blossoms with spring events. This April and May, visitors can enjoy everything from birding to lighthouse adventures, art exhibits, theater, baseball, wrestling, jazz, an unusual parade, and more. There is something for every age and interest in Atlantic City. If you are planning to visit Atlantic City and want more information, call the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority at 1-888-AC-VISIT (228-4748) or visit http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/. Atlantic City and Regional Events
Talbot’s Fashion Show & Fishbowl Auction, taking place on Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. at the Atlantic City Country Club. The event benefits the education programs at Absecon Lighthouse and includes the show, appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets: $25.
Be a Pirate Dayon Sunday, May 17 at 11 a.m., includes pirate souvenirs, games and activities for kids, and light refreshments.Tickets: $10.
Cape May Spring Festival, from Friday, April 24 through Sunday, May 3, includes a week of tours and events against the backdrop of quaint Victorian Cape May. Special events during this week include the Vintage Dance Weekend, trolley tours, an Antique and Collectibles Show and Murder Mystery Dinners. Costs and times vary with each activity.
26th Annual World Series of Birding takes place on Saturday, May 9. Sponsored by the New Jersey Audubon Society, this international 24-hour event begins and ends at midnight, and challenges bird watchers to count as many bird species as possible during that timeframe. The World Series of Birding is conducted rain or shine. Prices vary, for more information, call (609) 884-2736 or http://www.birdcapemay.org.
20th Annual Cape May Music Festival, Sunday, May 17 through Thursday, June 11, is the event for world-class orchestral, folk and chamber music. From the smooth sounds of cool jazz to traditional Irish music, you’ll find it all. Held at locations throughout Cape May, each concert begins at 8 p.m. Prices vary, for more information visit http://www.capemaymac.org.
3 Will ROCK You! Featuring headliner QUEST, starring Sam Trocki and opening bands, Qatsi & deardarkhead takes place on Friday, April 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15.
Bach To Rock With Geri Rizzo and Friends takes place on Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m. There is something for everyone with Nancy Fox, performing Italian opera to Cole Porter,Rich Hotchkiss on cello, Catherine Boyd on violin, Phil Romeo on guitar and Tony Day on drums. Tickets: $15.
Howard Isaacson brings his sound to the stage on Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m., performing hits from his latest release, "Blue Skies." Tickets: $15.
Broadway's BEST Featuring The Doug Murdock Meistersingers will be an evening of choral, ensemble and solo works from Broadway shows throughout the years. The event takes place on Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15.
The Gina Roché Quintet, performing on Friday, May 8 at 8:30 p.m. is part of Dante Hall’s Jazz Series. Tickets: $20.
Reflections of Frank & Dean Featuring Tony Sands and Dave Michaels takes place on Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m. A tribute to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin that ends all tributes. Tickets: $25.
I Ought To Be In Pictures, written by Broadway legend Neil Simon, is the story of Herbert Tucker, a struggling screenwriter who suddenly finds his 19-year-old daughter, Libby, on his Hollywood doorstep. The play runs every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from May 14 - May 24, beginning at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Tickets: $15.
- Historic Towne of Smithville & Village Greene, 1 North New York Road, Smithville, NJ, 609-652-7777 or 609-748-7160, http://www.smithvillenj.com.
Mayfest is a celebration of spring on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More then 100 Juried Crafters will be in attendance, along with an International Food Court, live music, and children’s activities. Free admission.
- New Jersey Motorsports Park, 8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville, NJ, 856-327-8000 or 856-327-7217, http://www.njmp.com.
Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series takes place from Thursday, April 30- Sunday, May 3. Featuring two classes of prototype and production-based cars, including top-class Daytona Prototypes from Chip Ganassi Racing, Penske Racing and 2008 winners Michael Shank Racing. 2008's Grand-Am Race was NJMP's biggest spectator event. Single day tickets: $15 to $40; weekend passes: $45 to $55, depending upon event. Season tickets available for $275.
New Jersey Vintage Grand Prix Festival takes place from Friday, May 29 - Sunday, May 31. The Vintage Sports Car Club of America is the oldest auto preservation club that offers a complete race program. The emphasis is on rare and unusual sports and racing cars including pre- and post-war cars through December 31, 1959. Single day tickets: $15 to $40; weekend passes: $45 to $55, depending upon event. Season tickets available for $275.
Decoys from the Permanent Collection continues through April 12. It’s the largest collection of 365 ducks and shore birds dating back to mid-nineteenth century.
Contemporary Prints from the Permanent Collection, through June 21, offers a rare look at lithographs, collagraphs, embossings and clay monoprints from internationally exhibited contemporary artists.
David Ahlsted: Reality Reconstructed shows through October 11. Rendered with careful design, Ahlsted's paintings project a newly conceived reality.
National Association of Women Artists: Celebrating 120 Years shows through August 30. The oldest professional women's fine arts organization celebrates 120 years at the Noyes Museum as it presents works from across the nation in a member's exhibition.
- Ocean City, NJ. For more information, call (609) 525-9300.
24th Annual Doo Dah Parade takes place at 12 p.m., April 18, on Asbury Avenue, from 6th to 12th Streets and then up to the Boardwalk ending at the Music Pier. Say goodbye to tax season with this comedy parade complete with over 500 basset hounds.
Ocean City Arthritis Walk takes place on Saturday, May 9 on the Ocean City boardwalk. The Arthritis Walk is the Arthritis Foundation’s signature event to raise funds and awareness to fight arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. Registration for the walk is at The Music Pier off 9th Street and the boardwalk beginning at 8:30 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. and walkers can choose between a one-mile or three-mile route.Teams are forming now - register your team at http://2009atlanticcapemaycountyaw.kintera.org.
- The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Pomona, NJ, 609-652-9000, www.stockton.edu/pac.
Moscow Cats Theatre, Saturday, April 4 at 4 p.m., features non-stop action by a group of talented felines performing original and astounding acrobatic feats, integrated into a nonverbal, colorful and fun-filled family show. Tickets: $40 and $25; seniors receive a $5 discount; children’s admission is $10.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre performs Cinderella on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $45 and $30; seniors receive a $5 discount; children’s admission is $10.
South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Monday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., is a 65-member concert band composed of music educators, casino showroom musicians and college-trained adults. Tickets: $10.
Luna Negra Danza Teatro, Friday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. creates and performs contemporary dance by Latino choreographers, blending ballet and contemporary dance. Tickets: $45 and $30; seniors receive a $5 discount; children’s admission is $10.
Bay-Atlantic Symphony will perform the program Let's Play!, Sunday, May 3, 4 p.m. Corsican Olivier Cangelosi will perform Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto, and match that work with two works by Prokofiev: A Summer Day (Children's Suite), and the Classical Symphony. Tickets: $40 and $30; seniors receive a $5 discount; children’s admission is $15.
- 21st Annual Somers Point Bayfest, takes place on Saturday, April 25 in Somers Point, NJ on Bay Avenue in the historic bay front area. With more 14 blocks to stroll, crafters, food vendors, children activities, live musical bands, and more, Bayfest is the largest single day festival in South Jersey. The hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. For more information, visit http://www.somerspointbayfest.com.
Contemporary Flamework takes place on March 28-29 open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and April 1-19, open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.
Paul Stankard and Stankard Studio Exhibition, from April 25-May 31 is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.
Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
- Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ. Tickets may be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall box office or at Ticketmaster at 800-736-1420 or http://www.ticketmaster.com.
Atlantic City Convention Center
Eat Bulaga! takes placeSaturday, April 4 at 7p.m. The popular daytime Filipino variety show premiered in July 1979 and serves as a launch pad for many of the Philippines’ biggest stars. Tickets: $95, $75, $55 and $35.
Brawl In The Hall features Philadelphia light middleweight sensation Derek “Pooh” Ennis against Baltimore’s Ismail “The Arsenal” Arvin and others. Boxing returns to the Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall on April 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $55, $45, $35, and $20.
Ilya Averbukh's Ice Show II, a fantastically popular Russian reality TV series, will return to Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. with a fresh cast of world-class skaters and Russian celebrities. Tickets: $300, $250, $200, $150, $125, $100, $75, and $50.
Appreciation Tour: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, along with Teena Marie, and The Whispers, comes to the Arena on Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $95, $80, $65, $40.
Yanni Voices 2009 Tour comes to Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, May 16 at 8 p.m. For the first time ever, Yanni re-interprets his classic compositions and debuts new music introducing show-stopping vocalists Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Ender Thomas and Leslie Mills.
- Atlantic City Convention Center, One Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ. 609-449-2000, http://www.accenter.com.
Strictly Corvette rolls ino the center on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19. Stroll through the "Walk in History" and turn the pages with every step you take. See 56 years of Corvettes from 1953 to 2009. Hours: Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission: Adults $20, Children under 12 years of age, free of charge.
DUB Magazine Custom Auto Show and Concert takes place on Saturday, May 16 from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Check out the hottest wheels and the latest in automotive and portable gear from the industry's most popular brands. Enjoy exclusive celebrity owned cars, models to meet and sign posters, and the hottest names in music. Admission: $25.
Today’s Atlantic City is “Always Turned On” with seasonal events, around-the-clock gaming, headline entertainment and seasonal activities. The welcome is warm, and the history, culture and plethora of activities make Atlantic City a “must visit” destination in the northeast—ideal for a spring escape.
The Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority serves as the destination's principal marketing arm, stimulating economic growth through convention, business and leisure tourism development. The Authority oversees the management of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall. The Authority is the first in New Jersey to achieve Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International. The Authority is among an elite group of 47 accredited convention and visitor bureaus throughout the United States. For complete Atlantic City information, visit www.atlanticcitynj.com