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DO AC Free - October '13

No matter what you DO in Atlantic City, there are still ways to DO it free. Below are a few of the top ways to DO AC Free in October.

DO A Film Festival
Friday, October 11 thru Sunday, October 13

Turn movie night into a weekend event during the Downbeach Film Festival/Atlantic City Cinefest. Supporting and nurturing tomorrow's filmmakers, the festival promotes new films, as well as filmmakers and actors, creating a forum where local and other independent filmmakers can exhibit their work. Now in its 6th year, this year's viewing venues include Dante Hall Theater, the Carnegie Center, Atlantic City Free Public Library and the showroom in Golden Nugget. For a complete list of times and movies, please visit

DO Absecon Lighthouse
Friday, October 11 thru Sunday, October 13

In celebration of the UN's International "Day of the Girl," the Absecon Lighthouse is offering free climbs to all girls 16 years of age and under. The Day of the Girl's mission is to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls' lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential. For more information, call 609-449-1360

DO A Marathon
Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13

Come cheer on your favorite runner or walker during the 2013 Atlantic City Marathon. The third oldest marathon in the country, the Atlantic City Marathon begins and ends on the world-famous Boardwalk and is a USATF Certified Boston Qualifier. In addition to the marathon, there is also a half-marathon, 5K & 10K walk/run and a kids fit final mile. Live entertainment along the course will keep the momentum going. For race times, course details and cheer zones, please visit

DO Entertaining
Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12

Trump Taj Mahal's Almost Angels keep the party rockin' at Ego Bar & Lounge with their signature renditions of pop/dance hits. Show times are Friday and Saturday - 10:30 p.m.; 12:10 a.m. and 1:50 a.m. Free to standing patrons ONLY. MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER. For more information, call 609-449-1000.

DO Lucy
Tuesday, October 29

Join Lucy the Elephant as she hosts Lite Rock 96.9's Light Up New Jersey to commemorate the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Starting at 6:00 p.m., those who have pre-registered will receive a free "Light Up New Jersey" flashlight and at 6:50 p.m., all Townsquare New Jersey stations will play the new "Stronger than the Storm" jingle as the flashlights are turned on in a "moment of light" to recognize the occasion. This state-wide initiative calls for New Jersey to stand together to remember what happened and look towards the future. For additional information and to pre-register, please visit

Do Dracula
Thursday, October 31

Bran Stoker's best known story turns into a choreographed delight when the Atlantic City Ballet presents Dracula in the Superstar Theater at Resorts. Set in the 15th century, the story takes place in Eastern Europe when a young lawyer, Jonathan Harker is captured and imprisoned by Dracula. Dracula, inspired by a photograph, goes to London to meet Jonathan's fiancée Mina where he drains the life of Mina's best friend Lucy Westenera as Dr. Van Helsing leads a crusade to free Mina and the world from Dracula. Show start at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 609-340-6300.

DO A Walk
The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and the Atlantic City Alliance have partnered with The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College to create the AC Waterfront Sculpture Walk. The winding trail begins just across from Farley State Marina at Golden Nugget and continues to Harrah's. It is appointed with lush landscape, benches, attractive lighting and stellar waterfront and eco-friendly views. Sculptures along the trail add a new dimension of beauty and appreciation to the arts.

DO AC Dreamin
"AC Dreamin'" transforms the façade of Boardwalk Hall into a modern fairy tale. The show follows a magical dream shared by two friends as they navigate through a mysterious train station, a luxurious hotel, a crazy theme park, a surreal lighthouse, a dreamy underwater world, and the fantastic Boardwalk at night. The show runs every half hour nightly beginning at 9:30 p.m. Best viewing area is at Kennedy Plaza in front of Boardwalk Hall.

DO A Tour The pageant might be over, but Miss America is very much in the heart of Atlantic City. Take the road less traveled with a Road to the Crown Walking Tour. Begin your adventure in the lobby level rotunda of the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel and along the way, the history of Miss America will present itself before your eyes. Enjoy the dress display and shoe bar; marvel at the historical video and the replca of the first trophy, be "crowned" by Bert Parks, gaze at the wonders of the vinyl window graphics and tiptoe through the Miss America Rose Walk.

Do Art
A seven-acre exhibition site located on Pacific Avenue between Martin Luther King Boulevard and South Indiana Avenues, "Artlantic: Wonder" includes works by Robert Barry, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov and Kiki Smith. The site currently includes two open spaces with two sculptures surrounded by 14-foot-high and 11- foot high undulating terraces covered in indigenous grasses and wildflowers. The Kabakov sculpture is a large, wooden pirate ship. Opposite the ship is a life-sized version of "Her," a bronze sculpture of a woman embracing a doe by Smith surrounded by a red-themed garden. Embedded in the landscape surrounding both open spaces are Robert Barry's illuminated text pieces. The landscape design is by Balmori Associates. The site also includes Peter Hutchinson's famous "thrown rope" pieces, Robert Lach's fiberglass bird's nest installation and functional, cast-aluminum furniture and a gate by Jedediah Morfit. The second installation, "Étude Atlantis," a large-scale optical illusion by artist John Roloff, is located at California Avenue and the Boardwalk.

DO Water
Located on the Boardwalk level of The Pier Shops at Caesars , "The Water Show" is a water, light and sound extravaganza, as well as the world's largest indoor fountain matrix of 150 individually controlled fountain nozzles, a 19,000 gallon reflecting pool, 179 LED and intelligent lighting fixtures, which create illuminated water effects with infinite color possibilities, and state-of-the-art audio technology. The six-minute multi-sensory presentation runs every hour on the hour.

Taking in any of these FREE events is a great way to DO AC! Whether you are strolling the Boardwalk or discovering new points of interest along Pacific and Atlantic Avenues, taking in a meeting at the Convention Center or exploring the Marina District, just ask one of our friendly Ambassadors for directions or recommendations.

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About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA)
The only agency of its kind nationwide- the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents statewide, investing nearly $2 billion in more than 400 since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include Land Use Regulation, Clean and Safe initiatives, group and leisure tourism marketing, attracting and retaining conventions and meetings at the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. The Convention Center Division (formerly Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority)
is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International.

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