• CRDA Approves a Number of Summer Measures

     
    POSTED April 27, 2015
     
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Last week, the Board of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority approved several measures at its meeting, including the installation of more LED bulbs, added security cameras along the entirety of the boardwalk, the funding of summer activities and help with the restoration efforts of the Midmer Losh organ at Boardwalk Hall.  

“The CRDA's unwavering commitment to Atlantic City’s "Clean and Safe" initiative is again demonstrated by this effort, which brings an integrated system of high-resolution video cameras to the boardwalk corridor and adjacent city streets,” says Lt. Col. Tom Gilbert, commander, Atlantic City Tourism District. “Facilitating uninterrupted real-time viewing access, the cameras will provide the Atlantic City Police Department with an invaluable layer of 24/7 vigilance as it safeguards the thousands of visitors that come each year to enjoy the iconic boardwalk, beaches and attractions.”

The board will help with summer entertainment through a public/private partnerships agreement with the Atlantic City Alliance that will provide $1,355 million in funding. This will give the area free, live entertainment such as the CRDA’s Summer Concert Series and the Chicken Bone Beach Jazz Concert Series.

“This grant gives the Atlantic City Alliance funding for Boardwalk entertainment and beach concerts,” says Jeff Guaracino, executive director, Atlantic City Alliance. “With it we are able to begin the work to pursue summer-long entertainment on the beach and Boardwalk, which includes potential acts/concerts at Kennedy Plaza and on the beach.”

Among others, the board approved a fund reservation of $141,000 to Public Producers, in association with Riverview Studios, to produce a six-episode television series that will showcase top performers visiting the Atlantic City area in a talk-show format. They will be filmed on location at area hotels, casinos and more. 

MeetAC.com reports that Atlantic city is closing out a successful 2021 convention season, welcoming three events during December. The  Action Expo has returned to the Atlantic City Convention Center for its 18th successful year of bringing together top manufacturers, retailers, reps, gurus and groms in action sports and youth culture For the 2021 trade show, Action Expo is gathering over 300 action sports brands and approximately 600 retail buyers and decision makers.

 

Halloween may be around the corner, but Atlantic City is enjoying an October that’s anything but spooky. After a successful MEDCO Customer Show at the start of the month, the Atlantic City Convention Center is welcoming four events through the remainder of October.

 

On September 1, over 1,500 businesses across the country illuminated their buildings with red lights to draw attention to the devastation that the live events and performance art industries have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.