by: Dancing Astronaut
Jul 31, 2022
HQ2 Nightclub and HQ2 Nightclub – home to the East Coast’s largest outdoor pool party – welcomes a star-studded lineup of international DJs to the original US resort for the first-ever Lucy Weekend The Elephant.
From August 5 to August 8, fans will be treated to performances by global stars such as DJ Snake, Tiesto, Dombresky, Kim Lee, Fergie and Markus Schulz. All will come together in the name of supporting the restoration of Lucy The Elephant, America’s oldest and most beloved roadside attraction.
Lucy the Elephant was built by the developer, James Lafferty, in 1881 as a gimmick to attract buyers to his landholdings along the coast of South Atlantic City (now Margate). Eventually, a popular hotel was built near Lucy. Presidents and royalty have traveled from all over the world to stay at the nearby Elephant Hotel and climb the stairs of Lucy’s howdah.
Throughout her history, Lucy has survived hurricanes, ocean floods, and even a fire. However, in the 1960s, it became apparent that there was one disaster that Lucy could not overcome: neglect. By then, the once proud jewel of the South Jersey Shore had become an almost hopeless miserable wreck.
In 1970, Lucy was sold to the Save Lucy Committee for $1 because the land she was on was intended for condo construction. Lucy was moved to her current location and restoration began. 52 years later and standing by the ocean, the elements have taken their toll on Lucy.
Lucy is now in the final stages of a $2 million exterior restoration project. To date, over $1.5 million has been raised. To help raise these additional funds and bring more attention to Lucy, The Ocean Casino Resort and HQ2 Nightclub/Dayclub decided to launch Lucy The Elephant Weekend with a portion of the proceeds going to the project.
“The Save Lucy Committee couldn’t be more thrilled that Atlantic City’s NEWEST Casino and America’s OLDEST Roadside Attraction have partnered to benefit the major restoration project underway at Lucy the Elephant,” said Richard. Helfant, executive director and CEO of the nonprofit organization. organization. “Elephants have always been a symbol of good luck and we hope Lucy brings luck and good fortune to all who attend this exciting weekend at HQ Nightclub/Beachclub and Ocean Casino Resort. We are extremely grateful to the staff and the management of Ocean Casino Resorts and Lou B Industries for bringing together these two iconic symbols of Atlantic City.
Friday, August 5 – Nightclub – Kim Lee
Saturday August 6 – Beachclub – DJ Snake
Saturday August 6 – Discotheque – Dombresky
Sunday August 7- Beachclub – Tiësto
Sunday August 7 – Nightclub – Fergie
Monday August 8 – Discotheque – Markus Schulz