Plus, President's day Weekend events at the Atlantic City Aquarium, the Album of the Week and Drew Toonz.
Celebrate the Year of the Snake
By Casey Harper
This calendar year, 2013, marks the Year of the Snake for the Asian Lunar New Year, and Caesars Entertainment is celebrating with an array of exciting activities. Saturday, Feb. 16 (2pm), kicks off the string of events with the Lunar New Year Parade on the Boardwalk, which will march from in front of Showboat down the Boardwalk to the sixth floor Atrium in Bally’s. The annual parade will include lion and dragon dancers, marching bands, and accustomed dress performers. Following the parade, Caesars, Bally’s and Showboat will each feature unique dining and entertainment options. Bally’s Grand Ballroom will house a traditional Chinese Market Place showcasing over 25 vendor booths with food, beverages, and merchandise available for purchase from 4pm to midnight. Meanwhile, a craft fair will be held at Showboat from 3-7pm. Liu Jun and Zhang Di are set to perform at the Celebrating Year of the Snake Concert at Caesars’ Circus Maximus Theater Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10pm, and Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2am. Buddakan inside the Pier Shops at Caesars will also have specials all weekend in relation to the Lunar New Year celebration. For more information visit tzhTotalRewardsAC.com.
The Aquarium President’s Weekend Activities
By Christina Rodriguez
The Atlantic City Aquarium will have special shows and activities President’s Day Weekend starting Saturday, Feb. 16 through Monday, Feb. 18. Each day there will be a Live Diver Feeding Show at 11am featuring one of the aquarium’s divers in a 25,000-gallon tank. Visitors will get the opportunity to interact with the diver as he feeds the stingrays and other aquatic life. At noon and 3pm visitors can hand feed the young cow-nose rays and bat rays by purchasing cups of food ($1 or $2). At 2pm there will be an Exotic Animal show, which will feature the Rose Hair Tarantula, a pink hair tarantula; one of Africa’s largest tortoises, the Sulcata Tortoise; and a six-foot boa constrictor. The aquarium staff will give a presentation about each animal they bring out. In addition, everyone can ask questions throughout the show. This will be a fun and educational show that children and adults will both enjoy. Admission for adults is $8, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children ages 4-12. Children under three-years-old are free. To join in on all the fun or for more information call 348-2880 or visit acaquarium.com.
12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief (Columbia)
Following the devastating aftermath of the late October Hurricane (Superstorm) Sandy, several efforts were made to assist the many affected by the storm, which tore up the Jersey Shore, parts of New York and other areas along the East Coast. One particular standout fundraiser was the 12-12-12 Concert, held at Madison Square Garden and featuring an all-star line-up, including Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones and more. While the concert itself raised money for Sandy victims, sales of the album, through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, is still raising funds for those still recovering from Sandy. Great tunes for a worthy cause. — Jeff Schwachter
Rebellious and yet at the same time, quite reverent, Buddakan is an authentic palace of modern Asian cuisine.
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The Somers Point Jazz Society (SPJS) will be recognizing George Mesterhazy, in memoriam, as its 2013 Jazz Master of the Year. The award ceremony and reception will take place 5pm Sunday, March 10, at Sandi Pointe in Somers Point.
The Atlantic City Historical Waterfront Foundation (the non-profit that operates Gardner’s Basin) and Stockton College signed an agreement today that will further educational opportunities for local students interested in marine sciences and eco-tourisism.