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CRDA: DO AC Free - November '19

CRDA: DO AC Free - November '19

November 1, 2019



Leta’ M. Bowman
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There is no shortage of exciting, fun and free ways to DO AC this November.  Below are just a few of the opportunities available for visitors and residents:



DO The Library

The Atlantic City Free Public Library offers a wide range of events for all ages. 


Friday, November 8, 15, 22 @ 10:30 a.m.
Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

Combining slow deliberate movements, mediation and breathing exercises, the ancient Chinese practices of Tai Chi and Qigong can help with circulation, balance and alignment.


Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Yoga for Beginners

Learn the poses, breathing techniques and set the path for mental clarity in this hour-long class.


Friday, November 8 & 29 @ 1:00 p.m.
Bring the entire brood to the library for family movies on the big screen.
November 8: The Lion King
November 29: Aladdin


Saturday, November 16 @ 1:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the colorful community of monsters, a big yellow bird and humans that have been an essential part of growing up as the library hosts a special birthday party for the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street.


Wednesday, November 20 @ 3:00 p.m.
Who says crafts are just for kids? The library’s Adult Craft Circle offers participants (18 and over) the chance to show off their knack for creativity.  This month’s craft: Crochet ear warmers


DO The Arts Garage

Saturday, November 2 & 9 @ 11:30 a.m.
Children (ages 5-12) are encouraged to show their artistic side during satARTdays, a themed art program where kids will create charming, delightful and unique projects to take home.

You must sign up ahead of time to guarantee a spot.  Register at
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Friday, November 8 @ 6:00 p.m.
The Arts Garage will host a Second Friday reception highlighting new exhibits.


Wednesday, November 20 @ 7:00 p.m.
The South Jersey Poets Collective presents World Above, an open mic and featured poet reading.



DO Bass Pro

Saturday, November 16 @ 5:00 p.m.
Santa Claus is coming to town so head over to Bass Pro Shops for the Santa’s Arrival Event.  Mark the occasion with hot cocoa and cookies as Santa lights the Christmas tree and cuts the ribbon to Santa’s Wonderland.


DO Dante Hall

Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m.
Tap into your inner comedian with an Improv Comedy Workshop instructed by Unity’s Theatre Troup.  Flex your funny bone while improving your self-confidence, building better communication and exploring your creativity.


Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m.
Learn the practice of acting and behaving instinctively during The Art of Doing Workshop.  Presented by the Atlantic City Theatre Company, this workshop is designed to stop the flow of internal dialogue and help participants “get out of their heads.” 


Thursday, November 21 & Friday, November 22 @ 8:00 p.m.
Take a special look at Atlantic City through the eyes of local award-winning comedian, Michelle Tomko during her Yo Eleven! One Woman, Many Voices show.


DO Hockey

Saturday, November 9 @ 10:00 a.m.
Flyers Skate Zone is hosting Try Hockey for Free Day for kids, ages 4 to 9.  No equipment or skating experience is required.

Go to www.TryHockeyforFree.com to register.


DO Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Musical Light Show

Wednesday, November 20 @ 5:30 p.m.
Tropicana Atlantic City is getting you ready for “the most wonderful time of the year” with the official Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Musical Light Show in The Quarter.  The Holiday Musical Light Show features a 35-foot decorated tree with festive lights synchronized to the sounds of the season.  Daily shows will be presented every hour on the hour starting at Noon.


DO Atlantic City

Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 p.m.
Little Water Distillery ensures that learning can be fun as they present Explain It To Me Like I’m 5: Atlantic City.  Author Nelson Johnson will be on hand to discuss Atlantic City from its inception into today.


DO Social Media

It doesn’t cost a thing to be social!  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for great giveaways including concert tickets, overnight stays, meals and more. 


DO Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall

Monday - Friday
Curated by the Atlantic City Free Public Library, the “Atlantic City Experience” provides an interactive timeline with movable partitions and a mini theater with video clips highlighting key dates in the City’s rich past.  There are also several historic display cases and touch screens with hundreds of archival images of Atlantic City.  This historical showcase is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


DO Murals

Atlantic City is home to more than 50 murals with more to come.  Stories behind the artists’ works are as touching and moving as the murals they create and these public works of art show the heartbeat of Atlantic City.  A few of the unique and beautiful pieces include, “Before I Die” which features fill-in-the-blank lines where a person can add their bucket-list item to the wall and the “Jelly Fish,”  an optical illusion mural wherein the tentacles of the jellyfish appear to move when using red and blue 3D glasses.  The below link provides a mural location listing that includes the artist, as well as mural title.


With first class entertainment, name brand shopping outlets and eclectic dining options, DOing AC free is one of the many ways to enjoy this amazing city.

In addition to the DO FREE listings here, the Atlantic City casinos and many area establishments also offer free entertainment year round.


For a list of other free and inexpensive ways to enjoy Atlantic City, click here




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 since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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