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4th of July Family Fun in Atlantic City

The Jersey shore is NOT like MTV’s The Jersey Shore. As a Philly native, I grew up vacationing at family-friendly resorts in New Jersey like Cape May and Ocean City.  When I was younger, Atlantic City and its smoke-filled casinos had a seedy reputation. It’s time to give Atlantic City a second look.

Remember when Times Square in New York was sleazy, crime-ridden and full of prostitutes and porn shops?  Times Square is now a model of urban revitalization, and Atlantic City is undergoing a similar transformation with new resorts like Revel and a brand-new Boardwalk light and sound show.

This 4th of July, I’ll be heading to Atlantic City with my family to visit the amusements at the historic Steel Pier on the boardwalk, eat ice cream on the beach and watch the fireworks as well as the brand new light show by Moment Factory—the same light-and-sound artists who lit up Madonna on her latest tour.

This free light and sound show will premiere on the 4th of July after the fireworks at Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall. It’s free to attend, and you can find details here.

DUALITY Teaser 2 – Atlantic City Sound and Light Show from Moment Factory on Vimeo.

This post is brought to you with the support of the Atlantic City Alliance. Join the conversation about the new Atlantic City at #HowIDoAC on Twitter. Find them onFacebook and Twitter.

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Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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  1. […] of July in Atlantic City as guests of the Atlantic City Alliance. Before our trip, I wrote about how Atlantic City is working to transform its image, and I was not disappointed by the spectacular new Duality show at Boardwalk […]

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