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Celebration Planned for Garden Pier’s 101st Anniversary

The City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library invite the public to a celebration of Garden Pier’s 101st anniversary. The festivities will be held Saturday, July 19, at Garden Pier – located at New Jersey Avenue on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk.

The celebration will include appearances by Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian and Miss New Jersey Cierra Kaler-Jones, live music, a sand sculpting class and more. The event is free and open to all ages.

The schedule for the day:

  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. – New exhibits on display at the recently reopened Atlantic City Historical Museum and Atlantic City Art Center
  • 10:30 a.m. – Sand sculpting demonstration and class with John Gruber
  • 12 p.m. – Victorian magic show with Dr. Philip Glass
  • 1 p.m. – Music of 1910s by AC Rhythm Devils
  • 2 p.m. – Remarks by Mayor Don Guardian and Miss N.J. Cierra Kaler-Jones
  • 2:30 p.m. – Music of Club Harlem by Angela Burton and Passion

Please call (609) 347-5839 for more information.



Absecon Lighthouse Hosts “Wacky Wednesdays” for Summer

Absecon Lighthouse, New Jersey’s tallest and the country’s third tallest, is hosting “Wacky Wednesdays” this summer for kids. These Wednesdays will feature themed stations of crafts and activities from 11am to 3pm.

Themes include “Christmas in July,” “Fables and Fairy Tales,” “Pirates & Mermaids,” “The Salty Sea,” “The Gifts of the Garden,” “Superheroes & Villains,” and “Dinosaurs.” Admission is free and includes all activities. A climb to the top of the Lighthouse, which is located at  at 31 So. Rhode Island Avenue in Atlantic City, is $4 per child, ages 4 – 12. Adult supervision is required; adult admission to climb is $7.

This program is scheduled as follows: July 9 (Pirates) –July 16 (Fables) –July 23 (Christmas) – July 30 (Sea Life) – August 6 (Garden) – August 13 (Superheroes) – August 20 (Dinosaurs). For further information call 609-449-1360.


Lucy the Elephant Celebrates 133rd Birthday

Lucy the Elephant, our region’s National Historic Landmark, will celebrate her 133rd birthday on Saturday, July 19th.   The carnival like event will begin at 10am and continue throughout the day until 8pm.

No birthday party would be complete without hotdogs, soda, Philly Pretzels, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, peanuts, and of course, birthday cake.  Also new this year, we have added roasted fresh Jersey corn on the cob…YUM! Slide down the Big Kahuna water slide, bounce in the Birthday Cake Moon Bounce, take a chance in the dunk tank, or climb the new 40’ rock wall.

Evelyn Johnson of Cape May Court House, author of Lucy’s official bedtime storybooks, will be on hand to sign copies of her highly acclaimed children’s books from 10am to 4pm.   Tours through the World’s Largest Elephant will be offered every half  hour.

Music, food, and fun will be the order of the day as we celebrate 133 years of the World’s Largest Elephant.    Revenue generated from sales throughout the birthday celebration will help offset operating costs and capital improvements to our National Historic Landmark.

Satellite parking is available at Union Avenue School playground.  Entrance to the playground is located on Vendome Avenue between Winchester and Monmouth Avenues.  A complimentary shuttle, furnished by the Atlantic City Jitney Association, will be running every 15 minutes between the playground and Lucy from 10am to 8pm.

Stop by and say Happy Birthday to Lucy.  Lucy’s summer schedule is; Monday thru Saturday; 10am to 8pm; and Sundays; 10am to 5pm.

Check out Lucy’s website at  “Like” Lucy on Facebook too…and now on Twitter too.