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Atlantic City area weekend includes Earth Day offerings

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Earth Day is celebrated around the world every April 22, to bring focus to environmental issues. 

Here in South Jersey, there are two events offshore to mark the occasion.

Earth Day Festival

photo  The ACUA Earth Day celebration will include kid-friendly activities. (Photo courtesy of ACUA)

Every year around Earth Day, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) has a celebration. This year, the 32nd Annual Earth Day Festival is Sunday from 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m at Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township. It’s fun, family-friendly and free. Make a point to stop by for a relaxing afternoon.

Bring money if you want to eat or shop. But you won’t need any for parking, tickets or the sea of giveaways available around the festival.

Upon arrival, you can expect to be handed a reusable shopping bag that you can fill with free swag like seeds, light bulbs and plants from dozens of community organizations. You can ask plenty of questions from their staff and volunteers too.

There are educational children’s activities like eco-hayrides, a fossil dig and a nature walk. Plus, there will be free workshops on things from houseplants to sourdough starters. No reservations required. Just show up.

Food trucks, live music and more than 150 vendors will be on hand.

Email the ACUA with any questions. 

CLICK HERE for the vendors list, performance schedule and other information. 

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This event is rain or shine!

Shop green!


Go Green Galloway is hosting a eco-friendly market Friday evening in Smithville. 

The Earth Day Green Market offers native plants, vendors, crafts, artwork, and food. Vegan options will be available.

There’s a new activity for this year’s market. 

Swap Stop let’s attendees swap items they no longer need or get free items. The items left behind will travel to an area thrift shop.

The Earth Day Green Market is from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Village Green in Smithville. 

Art Walk Smithville

More than 75 local artists will take over the green Saturday morning for an art walk. 

A great opportunity to pick up unique Mother’s Day or wedding gifts. 

You can email with questions or to participate.

Do you know the way to ... the Hard Rock?

photo  Dionne Warwick

Do you know the way to San Jose? 

You don’t have to! The legendary Dionne Warwick will dazzle the Atlantic City crowd at Hard Rock on Friday. 

Warwick needs no introduction. If you have listened to music at any point in the last sixty years, you have heard her voice!

Tickets are still available in the back. But there are only a small handful of seats close to the stage. 

Looking for a laugh

photo  Robyn Schall

New York comedian and viral video maven Robyn Schall will provide side-splitting laughs this Saturday at Harrah’s.

You may know Robyn form her hit video, where she lists her goals for 2020. Or You may listen to her Call Waiting podcast. 

Here is your chance to see her live.

Grab your tickets.

Music in style

photo  The Stylistics

Philly’s own Stylistics will be at the Golden Nugget. 

Come out and hear their unique soul music. 

Two of their original members have been slinging hits since the 60s with that high-octave, falsetto sound.

Sing and sway to your favorites, support some Philadelphia fellas and have a date night you’ll enjoy. 


Michelle Tomko

Michelle Tomko is a classically trained performer with a bachelor in fine arts, a five-time winner of Atlantic City Weekly’s Nightlife Award for “Best Comedian,” a North to Shore grantee and a Stories of Atlantic City Arts fellow. She is also an accomplished home chef with years of restaurant, catering, bartending, wine and cocktail experience.




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