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Celebrate Garden Pier's 101st anniversary July 19

Historical Museum exteriorThe 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
Mayor Guardian officially reopened Garden Pier, which had been closed since October 2012 due to damage suffered during Hurricane Sandy, in a special ceremony last month. Garden Pier is home to the Atlantic City Historical Museum and Atlantic City Art Center.
The Atlantic City Historical Museum, operated by the Atlantic City Free Public Library, showcases the culturally diverse, exciting history of Atlantic City in a nostalgic timeline. Visitors can enjoy exhibits of Mr. Peanut, sand sculptures, Miss America and casinos – along with vintage photographs and local artifacts. The museum will unveil its new history of Garden Pier exhibit, which highlights the businesses, entertainment and evolution of the Pier since its July 19, 1913 opening. Also, new exhibits detailing the Summer of 1964 and Atlantic City’s sports history are on display.
The Atlantic City Art Center updated its galleries last month by bringing in the work of visual artist Glynnis Reed and an exhibit from the African-American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey.
Reed’s exhibit is sponsored by the Atlantic City Arts Commission. Reed works in photography, mixed media, collage and painting. She has had her art exhibited on local, national and international levels. African-American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey founder Ralph Hunter is presenting “The Northside: The Way We Were.” The exhibit highlights Atlantic City’s African-American Northside community from the 1930s to ’60s, including Club Harlem, Sarah Spencer Washington, churches and hotels, and African-American firsts in the city.
Please call (609) 347-5839 for more information.

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