Atlantic City has always known how to put on a Fourth of July celebration, but 2014 promises to be a celebration of a lifetime as the city conducts one of the largest free fireworks shows anywhere in the country.
Dubbed the DO AC 4th of July “Sky Concert,” the citywide show will feature more than 10,000 fireworks shells launched from three barges—two in the ocean off the Boardwalk and one located in the marina section of the city.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, with its marina location, offers one of the best vantage points to see the show. Our viewing area will open at 6pm outside Borgata’s North Entrance surface lot. The show is scheduled for 9:30pm.
The DO AC July Fireworks is presented by the Atlantic City Alliance, which is supported by all of Atlantic City’s casinos, and is created by one of the country’s largest fireworks companies, Pyro Spectaculars by Souza.
When it comes to great entertainment families, it’s usually pretty easy to figure out who is the dominant player in the mix.
Who’s your favorite Jackson brother? Michael.
Who’s your favorite Marx Brother? Groucho.
Who’s your favorite Kardashian? (For the sake of argument, let’s call them an entertainment family) Anyway, it’s Kim.
Who’s your favorite Wayans Brother? … Hmmmm. Not so easy.
Come July 20 at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, you won’t have to choose as the Wayans Brothers Live appear at the Borgata Event Center. That’s Keenan, Marlon, Shawn and Damon all on the same stage in what is described as a hybrid stand-up/sketch comedy show. Make that a hilarious stand-up/sketch show.
Whenever you think of Australia, there’s always a few things you can count on—good beer with good mates, giant shrimp on the barbecue, kangaroos, and bands that keep the spirit of Motown alive.
Wait, what? Motown?
If that caught your attention, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa would like to introduce you to Human Nature, an Aussie group dedicated to that classic 1960s Motown sound. Human Nature will be performing at Borgata August 8, 9 & 10 and again August 15 & 16 at The Music Box in special performances presented by Smokey Robinson.
Yes, the Smokey Robinson. That’s how Motown these guys are.
You have to hand it to June. According to various sites on the internet—always an impeachable source—June is a month jammed packed with special observances.
Consider that June, among other things, is National Accordion Awareness Month, National Adopt a Cat Month and National Aquarium Month. Which is all well and good as we at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa love cats, have several beautiful aquariums on property and even have been known to enjoy a polka or two.
But it doesn’t stop there. June is also a month to honor lots of food, from dairy products to fruits and vegetables to candy, all of which we serve with great exuberance at Borgata. And it’s also National Steakhouse month … hmmm, steakhouses.
Borgata knows steakhouses.
Regulars at Borgata’s nightlife venues know that Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has the hottest line-up of DJs in Atlantic City.
So, in an up-close and personal vein, we’ll be profiling some of our house DJs from time to time. Today we talk to DJ Spider, a regular at MIXX and mur.mur—part of monthly residences he holds around the country.
Since 2006, DJ Spider has been mixing at premiere venues around the world and is known for always adding to his music library and modifying music from every dance-able genre. DJ Spider has played parties at the Sundance Film Festival, the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards, Victoria’s Secret, the Playboy Mansion and the Super Bowl.
And, of course, Borgata.
So, it’s June in Atlantic City at the South Jersey Shore and people’s thoughts are beginning to drift to one thing—time for a dip in the pool.
Ok, technically, Atlantic City is surrounded by tranquil bays and this thing they call the Atlantic Ocean. And yeah you can swim in it. And yes, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa takes advantage of the area’s beautiful beaches (Look for our daily beach shuttle to the beaches in Brigantine Beach starting in July).
But, here on the marina-side of Atlantic City, Borgata and The Water Club do pools—big, luxurious, sand-free, seagull-free, little-hermit-crabs-that-bite-you-free pools (ok, that last one doesn’t really happen anywhere, but you get the idea).
Borgata and The Water Club offer guests six beautiful pools including the Borgata pools and gardens at Spa Toccare and the lap pool at Immersion Spa.
But it’s at The Water Club that you really get that summer pool experience.
Sometimes a name is just too perfect to ignore.
You have to figure that if you’re looking for the classic piano bar experience, you can’t do better than a guy named Dr. Bobby Fingers playing at a classic piano bar like 28 West at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
You know, you walk in, eye the dame sitting in the dark corner, saunter up to the piano, put a sawbuck in the brandy snifter/tip jar thing and say “Play it Fingers. Play something to make her swoon.”
Or maybe you don’t live in a 1940s film-noir movie and you just order a Yeungling and wait for Dr. Fingers to break into a sing-along of “Some Kind of Wonderful.”
Either way it works.
Here in Atlantic City, nobody has to tell us that Sammy Hagar knows how to throw a party. We’ve sat in the sand too many times to count drinking the Red Rocker’s favorite tequila and listening to a musical catalog that spans a few decades—from his solo stuff to Van Halen to Chickenfoot and more.
August 1, Hagar returns for another summer blast in Atlantic City, this time choosing Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Event Center as a home base. Where else?
Some things change—Hagar is pushing his Sammy Hagar’s Beach Bar Rum this time out, for example—but a lot of things stay pretty steady for Hagar. Take his choice of band mates for this tour—which has only one New Jersey stop.
Much like last summer, Hagar has teamed up with some old friends for a tour dubbed “A Journey through the History of Rock.” Hagar will be joined this summer by Van Halen and Chickenfoot bandmate Michael Anthony on bass, guitarist Vic Johnson and drummer Jason Bonham (You may have heard of his dad John).
The tour focuses on a very specific history and you’ll hear plenty of what you’d expect to hear at a Hagar show, as Anthony recently explained to ultimateclassicrock.com.
This may come as a surprise, but today, June 3, is National Chocolate Macaron Day. Or it may be National Chocolate Macaroon Day, and Saturday, May 31, was National Chocolate Macaron Day.
Macaroons, long a favorite at the South Jersey Shore, are basically a baked meringue cookie with a chewy topping.
Macarons—a specialty at Borgata Baking Company—are a kind of a baked meringue cookie sandwich with a chewy butter-cream-type filling.
And they both come in chocolate among a ton of other varieties.
Macarons take a little more technical expertise to pull off, but at this point, who really cares? They’re just great cookies and Borgata Baking Company is the best place in Atlantic City to try them.
Under the direction of Borgata’s Executive Pastry Chef Thaddeus DuBois, the Baking Company’s macarons come in a great variety and set off the menu of sweets and eats as the perfect place for a nosh—especially if you have a sweet tooth.
There was a time, back in the day, when a man’s trip to the barbershop was a uniquely male experience.
Long before men decided to just go to the Hair Barn or wherever to get “styled”, an afternoon in a barbershop was an experience. Picture it. You’ve just been browsing at the hardware store or picking up some oil and spark plugs and you spot that barber’s pole.
Inside there are comfortable chairs, straight razor shaves and combs in those jars with the blue liquid nobody can identify, but smells real nice. You sit down, talk some sports with the barber and get an actual man’s haircut and a close shave. When you leave, well, let’s just say you get some looks.
Those were the days.
Of course at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, those days have never left at, wait for it, The Barbershop, one of the many spa services on property.