Third Annual ‘48 Blocks Atlantic City’ Celebration Set for June 21-23

Photo courtesy of the Atlantic City Arts Foundation.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Atlantic City will be holding a 48-hour community celebration of the arts and culture later this month.

The third annual 48 Blocks Atlantic City will start at Bourré, 201 S New York Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m., on Friday, June 21st. Attendees will get a first look at ’48 Stories,’ a photo book about the people are projects that have helped build 48 Block AC. Artist Billy Joe Michel will live paint musician Bakko as she performs during the kick-off event.

Tickets are $15, including a Cajun BBQ buffet and cash bar.

The 48 Blocks AC weekend will feature the debut of Mural Jitney Tours – hop on to view 20 of the over 50 murals currently in Atlantic City, including five new murals completed in May during 48 Blocks AC Mural Week. Tours are free with donations accepted.

Saturday and Sunday programming is free, and will feature performances and interactive workshops at several sites in the city, including Venice Park, Brighton Park, O’Donnell Park, Brown’s Park, the Noyes Arts Garage, and Dante Hall. Programming runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Some of the featured projects include:
• “Dance-in-Paint Mashup” by Jodee Clifford, a local artist and dancer. The interactive project will feature dance performance and will invite viewers to join in, creating an abstract art piece from their dance steps.
• ”Drag Queen Story Hour 2.0” presented by Laurie Greene & Brittany Lynn. DQSH gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models and imagines a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.
• “Korean Lanterns” presented by Saskia Schmidt of Stockton University. Korean paper lanterns have been decorated by local students and will be hung in O’Donnell Park. There will also be a make & take prior to the lantern lighting.
The event will also feature live music, dance performances, bike tours, improv workshops, yoga & tai chi classes, and garden tours

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