Before going to the Boardwalk for the fireworks and light show, I went to the bay and looked up at the sky and saw the most magnificent sunset. The orange sun was drifting toward the horizon and it looked as though it was going to land somewhere beyond our vision.
It was the perfect setting for what I saw when I looked up at the sky over The Pier Shops at Caesars: A beautiful, full orange moon. Wow!
What we saw over the bay and the ocean gave us the perfect setting for the man-made events that were to follow. Grucci’s fireworks display was outstanding. The mixture of high and low fireworks, as well as their variety of colors, provided us with one of the best shows we’ve had for many years.
It was a true treat, and hopefully they will be invited back to do it again next year.
I saw the light show with two of my granddaughters, who kept screaming and laughing at what they were seeing. I will not go into details as it would spoil it for those who have yet to see it. I intend to go back and see it several times, because it is difficult to absorb all the different actions taking place in one viewing.
The Atlantic City Alliance is to be commended for selecting Grucci for the fireworks and Moment Factory to create the lights attraction. It was exciting, and had the viewers gasping. Using the backdrop of Boardwalk Hall made it all the more impressive. The show lasts 8 minutes, but it seems much longer.
The light show will be presented every night when it becomes dark and then every 30 minutes until 2 a.m. This presentation will last until late fall or the beginning of winter, when they will present a new show that will fit the season, and then another new show for the spring and summer.
It is great to have a project of this magnitude to show to visitors when they come to see you.
USA Fencing’s Summer Nationals, held last week in Anaheim, Calif., is the largest American fencing competition in the country, with more than 90 different events. There are three types of fencing weapons that can be used —saber, foil and epee. Zach Kravitz, my grandson, took part in the 12-year-old epee division.
Zach went into the competition ranked seventh in his category. After the initial competitions, he tied for second place. He then went onto the quarterfinals and won 5-3, 5-4. He won the semifinal 5-3, 5-2, and in the finals he won 4-3, 5-3. Zach was presented with the USA Fencing’s National Youth 12 Gold Medal, and is now ranked No. 1 in the nation in his age group. That is quite an achievement.
Needless to say, the Kravitz Clan — consisting of Pinky, Janet, Jeff, Julianne and his sisters Katrina and Olivia, Greg, Jaime and Bekah — is proud of Zach’s accomplishment in only his third year of national competition. He will be coming to visit Sunday with his father and mother. His sisters arrived here last week. They will stay for a week and then go to England for the Olympics.
Zach will have his gold medal on view at the Cherri Kravitz Scholarship Foundation’s fundraiser that will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Maynard’s Cafe in Margate. He will be available for autographs.
Come meet the family and join in the festivities of this wonderful reunion. There will be silent and Chinese auctions, in addition to delicious food, good music and a reunion of friends from all over. I hope to see you there. A donation of $20 is requested from attendees.
Meet curator Lance Fung
This evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Absecon Lighthouse, curator Lance Fung will unveil a series of creative interventions that will bring together internationally renowned and emerging artists, designers and architects to create groundbreaking interactive living art spaces. The public is invited to attend.
The art parks will reimagine previously vacant areas as lively public meeting places.
Fung’s mission will be to transform large, underused parcels of land into public art spaces that will be available for the local community and visitors to experience and enjoy year-round. The public art series is a project of Fung Collaboratives in partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance and the CRDA.
Notes of interest
Scores, the well-known gentleman’s club in New York City, will be establishing a Scores Gentleman’s Club, Night Club and Sports Bar at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort. It is anticipated there will also be an outdoor deck facility. Construction is expected to commence in the fall, and the facility is expected to open in the spring. The facility will cover 30,000 square feet and be a great addition to the Taj Mahal.
The day after this column noted that there were no benches at the Boardwalk’s Montpelier Avenue pavilion, I received an email with a picture showing a number of benches on that site. My thanks to the Boardwalk crew for their quick response.
Speaking of a pavilion, it is my understanding that there is a rendering of the proposed glass-enclosed structure to be located at a site to be determined on the Boardwalk that will be presented to the CRDA’s board of directors in the not too distant future. As noted last week, the pavillion hopefully will lead to major corporations building similar facilities along the Boardwalk.
Be prepared to view a bevy of sailboats sailing in the Atlantic City Race Week competition July 20-22. It is my understanding quite a few boats have been entered into this race and it will be quite a sight as they sail along the Atlantic Ocean in front of those on the beach and Boardwalk.
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