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April 23, 2014

Annual Events


 

April 2014

1-30– Pottery Classes – Monday-Friday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. One-on-one beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction on the potter’s wheel; up to 3 people per 2.5-hour class. Learn how to wedge & center the clay, pull a cylinder, shape clay, add handles, lids & spouts to finish pieces. $40 including materials. 561- 862-9222

1-30 – Shark Feeding – Tues-Sat 10:30am. Sun 1:30pm. Sandoway House Nature Center. $4 ages 3 and up. 561-274-7263 www.sandowayhouse.org

1-30 – Alligator Feeding – Wed & Sat 1pm. Sandoway House Nature Center. $4 ages 3 and up. 561-274-7263 www.sandowayhouse.org

1,3,4,8,10,11,15,17,18,22,24,25,29 Pickleball – 11:30am lesson; 9m-1pm adult play. Delray Beach Community Center. $5. 561-243-7250 mydelraybeach.com

21 - Delray Yacht Cruises Benefit -will offer Sightseeing Cruises with 100% of ticket sales benefiting the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation, who was a victim of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing. Martin Richard was the 8-year old spectator who was killed at the Boston Marathon bombing last year; his sister, Jane and mother, Denise were injured during the act of terror as well. Cruises will depart at 10:30am & 1:30pm and are 2-hours long. Ticket price is $21 for Seniors & Children and $24 for Adults. Reservations are highly recommended by calling 561-243-0686. Cruises will depart from 801 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483. About Delray Yacht Cruises: Delray Yacht Cruises is a sightseeing & charter yacht company that offers year round cruises from Delray Beach, FL. Family owned & operated by Massachusetts natives Kerry & Joe Reardon, Delray Yacht Cruises has been operating in Palm Beach County for over 10 years.  delraybeachcruises.com

23 - GRAND OPENING / RIBBON CUTTING, "Paris Couture" - 5:00 PM - Location: Paris Couture - 111 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444.  www.delraybeach.com

24 - Craft beer and craft spirit tasting at the Wine Wave - 6-8pm. $15/pp 10 beers and 6 craft spirits. Catered gourmet appetizers included. To RSVP please call (561) 276-2076. The Wine Wave 900 E. Atlantic Ave Suite 3

25-27 - Delray Affair - The 52nd Annual Delray Affair nicknamed The Greatest Arts & Crafts Show under the sun is a FREE three day arts & crafts show event. The Delray Affair is spread over 10 blocks and three public parks in the picturesque seaside village of Delray Beach. Over 725 Artists & Crafters selected through a competitive selection processes. Additional entertainment with Street Performances at select locations throughout the event. http://delrayaffair.com/
 
25 - Booksigning Andrew Gross - 7 pm  Andrew Gross will speak and sign Everything to Lose 26.99,  Events at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL  33444, Phone: 561-279-7790
 
26-  Delray Beach Greenmarket - This weekly open-air marketplace features some of the best vendors in South Fla., offering locally grown produce, farm-fresh eggs & raw milk, baked goods, plants & so much more! Open Saturday mornings, October 19th thru May 10th, 9am - 2pm. With free live entertainment, a playground area and kid's activities, the Delray GreenMarket is fun for the whole family!  http://www.delraycra.org
 
26 – Jazz Professors & Jeff Rupert – 8pm. Arts Garage. Chart topping jazz sextet with grammy winning Jeff Rupert. $25-$35 in advance. artsgarage.org

26 – Family Fun Mini Workshop: Calligraphy – 11am-12noon. Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens. Learn basic Japanese calligraphy techniques. $10/parent and child, $5/additional participants. Advance registration required; children must be in 3rd grade or higher and registered with a parent or guardian. 561-495-0233 morikami.org 

27 -Guest Speaker and Workshop Presenter- 9:25 and 11 a.m. services and 1:30 to 3:30 workshop. The Reverend Denise DeSimone, Author of From Stage Four to Center Stage, Stories of strength and courage from a woman given. Three months to live – 7 years ago.561-276-5796.unitychurch@unityschool.com, Unity of Delray Beach, 101 NW 22nd St. at Swinton Ave. Sanctuary
 
27 - Book Club - Sunday Sleuths -3 pm.  The Sunday Sleuths will discuss Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan 15.00. Events at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL  33444, Phone: 561-279-7790
 
29 – Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls – 3pm. Delray Beach Public Library. Author Roz Davidson lecture and multi-media program. 561-266-9490 delraylibrary.org
 
30 - GRAND OPENING / RIBBON CUTTING, "Schrier Family Chiropractic", Dr. Elan Schrier" - 5:00 PM - Location: "Schrier Family Chiropractic", Dr. Elan Schrier - 315 NE 2nd Avenue. Delray Beach, Florida 33444 www.delraybeach.com
 
 Exhibits

1-18 - “Oil Paintings & Giclees” – Carol Gold . Delray Beach Public Library.   delraylibrary.org          

1-27- Delray Art League- Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre Galleries Multi-media exhibit showcasing oils, watercolors, acrylics, sculptures and photographs.  http://www.delrayartleague.com/

1-May 11 - 2014 National Juried Exhibition - Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture. Juried works by artists from around the United States DelrayCenterForTheArts.org

1 – May 18 -  Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints - The Tale of Genji, the first novel in the world, was written over 1000 years ago by the Japanese court lady Murasaki Shikibu. Shikibu’s epic novel was a popular source of inspiration for woodblock print and illustrated book artists in the 19th century. This exhibition, organized by Scripps College (Claremont, CA), features over 50 such woodblock prints and books depicting the scenes from Shikibu’s masterpiece. morikami.org

1 – May 18 - Keeping in Touch: The Culture of Letter-Writing in Japan - In Japan, letter-writing is a highly refined art form that is deeply rooted in poetry, steeped in metaphorical allusions and symbolic meaning. Letter-writing evolved from short, heartfelt lyrical verses, skillfully rendered, sometimes on scented paper, and hand-delivered to their intended recipient. This exhibition presents a variety of letter-writing forms from poems to postcards, and explores the myriad art forms that letter-writing brought about in Japan, such as lacquer writing boxes, ink stones, brushes, elegant papers, and other stationary implements. morikami.org

19-June 14  - Favorite Places, Europe & DelrayDelray Beach Public Library. Paintings by Sue Lynch delraylibrary.org     

 

May 2014

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Friday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. One-on-one beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction on the potter’s wheel; up to 3 people per 2.5-hour class. Learn how to wedge & center the clay, pull a cylinder, shape clay, add handles, lids & spouts to finish pieces. $40 including materials. 561- 862-9222

1,2,6,8,9,13,15,16,20,22,23,27,29,30 - Pickleball – 11am lesson on Thursdays; 9m-1pm -adult play. Delray Beach Community Center. $5. 561-243-7250 mydelraybeach.com

1-10 -Downtown Delray Annual Orchid - Giveaway for Mother’s Day -Shop downtown, spend over $200 and receive a free orchid when you show your receipts at one of the various Orchid locations; brought to you by the DDA. Call (561) 243-1077 for details.

1 - GRAND OPENING / RIBBON CUTTING, "Delray Day Spa" - 5:00 PM - Location: "Delray Day Spa" - 140 NE 2nd Avenue, 35. Delray Beach, Florida 33444 www.delraybeach.com

1-4, 7-11 – Trouble with Doug | Theatre – Wed-Fri 7:30pm; Sat-Sun 2pm. New musical about man who turns into giant talking slug. $30-$45 in advance. artsgarage.org 561-450-6357

3 - Cinco de Mayo Fiesta - 11 am-midnight; Outdoor Pavilion and grounds. Presented by the Hispano-Latino Cultural Alliance, this annual celebration includes Mariachi bands; local Hispanic bands; folkloric dances, children's area with arts, crafts and games; Mexican and other food vendors; and merchandise vendors.  delraycenterforthearts.org

3- Delray Beach Greenmarket - This weekly open-air marketplace features some of the best vendors in South Fla., offering locally grown produce, farm-fresh eggs & raw milk, baked goods, plants & so much more! Open Saturday mornings, October 19th thru May 10th, 9am - 2pm. With free live entertainment, a playground area and kid's activities, the Delray GreenMarket is fun for the whole family!  http://www.delraycra.org

3 – Savor the City Culinary Tours “Taste Atlantic Avenue” -11am-2pm – Enjoy unique bites from both popular and off the beaten path jaunts while strolling through various districts and learning about the history and fun facts along the route.  Meet at Worthing Park, Tour includes 4 restaurants, and 2 specialty shops.  $65, reservations required.  info@SavorTheCity.info or 954-410-3177.

4- Snow White – 5pm. Crest Theatre. Wellington Ballet Theatre presents classic story through dance & music. $18-$35. 561-243-7922 DelrayCenterForTheArts.org

6 - Non-Profit Council Luncheon - The Non-Profit Council meeting and luncheon is free for all non-profit members of The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce.  For-profit members of the Chamber may attend as a guest for $10. Looking forward to seeing everyone and creating more “win-win synergies” among each other! http://www.delraybeach.com/nonprofit-council 

7 - GRAND OPENING / RIBBON CUTTING, "Fractl Partner" - 5:00 PM - Location: "Delray Day Spa" - 601 N. Congress Avenue,, 206. Delray Beach, Florida 33445 www.delraybeach.com

7 – The Madri Gals Concert – 2pm. Delray Beach Public Library. Choral Group led by founder Irene Soskin in concert of madrigal repertoire. Free. 561-266-9490 delraylibrary.org

7 - Southern Handcraft Society – 7pm. Veterans Park Senior Center. Pineapple Grove. Chapter meeting with dessert first. mhincken@gmail.com

8-Free Open Readings – Delray Beach Center for the Arts / School of Creative Arts, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444, 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org. The Writers’ Colony invites aspiring writers and poets to share their work in a literary gathering. No critiques, just feedback and encouragement! To sign up, call 561-364-4157.

8 - CONTACTS & COCKTAILS at "Broadstone North Boca Village" Apartment Homes - Join us for a fabulous evening of networking at Broadstone North Boca Village, Boca's newest luxury apartment rentals. For just $10 in advance, and $15 at the door, you'll enjoy wine, conversations and culinary delights.Non-members are invited to join in on the fun as well at $20 per person. Don't forget to bring those business cards and of course, a smile for happy networking. Questions: patty@delraybeach.com, 561-278-0424 

9-Old School BeerFest – Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion and Old School Square Park, 7:30-10:30 p.m. with exclusive VIP access from 6 to 7:30. Advance tickets: $30 (GEN) / $50 (VIP); at the gate: $40/$60. Celebrate the art of a well-crafted beer with unlimited sampling of craft and international beers and ciders.  Live music with Pocket Change (funk/blues/R&B) and Jay Blues Band; wine tasting; game area and food for purchase. OldSchoolBeerFest.com.

9 - Sushi & Stroll - 5:30 PM - 8:00 - Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with taiko drums and a cultural backdrop that can't be beat! Add a cold drink, a breathtaking sunset and a walking path through a tranquil garden, and you've got Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks!  www.morikami.org/sushiandstroll 

10 - World Bonsai Day at Morikami - Time: 10am - 5pm - Free with paid admission at Morikami Park – rain or shine. Enjoy our newly renovated bonsai exhibition, observe bonsai demonstrations, and purchase your very own tree. morikami.org

10- LAST DAY OF THE SEASON FOR THE DELRAY BEACH GREENMARKET-This weekly open-air marketplace features some of the best vendors in South Fla., offering locally grown produce, farm-fresh eggs & raw milk, baked goods, plants & so much more! Open Saturday mornings, October 19th thru May 10th, 9am - 2pm. With free live entertainment, a playground area and kid's activities, the Delray GreenMarket is fun for the whole family!  http://www.delraycra.org

10- Ride and Remember Trolley -10am-12pm- 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 Spady Museum. When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! Illustrated with colorful stories of the personalities and happenings that influenced the growth of the city, the tour does more than relay facts – it draws the riders back in time. We invite you to climb aboard The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s popular, monthly “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour and enjoy the interactive, personalized stories of Delray Beach’s interesting origins and development. $20 www.spadymuseum.com

10 - 4th Annual Amazing Mom and Son Challenge - Moms and Sons will go on an AMAZING CHALLENGE COURSE throughout downtown Delray Beach.Timing is everything! Teams must work together to perform an assigned task at designated locations before moving on to the next site. First team in each age division to complete all challenges and cross the finish line wins! Fabulous lunch and prizes following completion of the race. Moms may bring all of their sons of any age to compete. Divisions start at 5 years old, up to adults. $10 per adult (18 years +); $5 per teen/child (17 years old & younger). mydelraybeach.com

10 – Blissful & Deep Relaxation Meditation – 12-1pm. Greenlands Variety Store, Led by Brenda Elizabeth. All levels welcome. Free. 561-921-4238

10- Sherrié Austin Concert – 8pm. Arts Garage. Austrailian country music singer & songwriter. $25-$45 in advance. artsgarage.org

11 Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise - 9:30am Boarding . 10:00am-12:15pm -Cruise aboard the Lady Atlantic & Lady Delray for a 2-hour Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise as we travel through Delray Beach, Highland Beach & Boca Raton in South Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway. Our Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet, prepared onboard by our Culinary Team, will include Seasonal Fruit Display, Fresh Scrambled Eggs, Cinnamon French Toast with Maple Syrup, Breakfast Sausage Links, Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Tossed Garden Salad, Dry Marinated Sirloin of Beef with Au Jus, Cheese Tortellini in a Pesto Cream Sauce, Assorted Danish, Breakfast Pastries & Desserts, Chilled Juices, Hot Coffee & Hot Tea. $48 per person | $38 Children 12 years of age & young. delraybeachcruises.com 561-243-0686.

11 - Mother’s Day Luncheon Cruise- 1:15pm Boarding . 1:30-3:45pm Cruise -Cruise this Mother’s Day with Delray Yacht Cruises on our 2-hour Luncheon Sightseeing Cruise. Our cruise will travel through Delray Beach, Highland Beach & Boca Raton, allowing for beautiful views of South Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway. Our Mother’s Day Luncheon Buffet will Include: Welcome Aboard Cheese Platter, Tossed Garden Salad, Dry Marinated Sirloin of Beef with Au Jus, Seafood Stuffed Filet of Sole with Newburg Sauce, Chicken Piccata, Cheese Tortellini in a Pesto Cream Sauce, Local Harvest Vegetables, Dinner Rolls & Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert, Hot Coffee & Hot Tea.  $65 per person | $55 Children 12 years of age & younger  delraybeachcruises.com 561-243-0686.

11 - Family Fun Holiday Activity: Mother’s Day Craft at Morikami - Time: 12pm - 3pm. Cost: Free with paid admission. Location: Lobby. Honor your mother by making a special card for her. morikami.org

13- Wine Seminar - 6-8 pm.  Events at Muder on the Beach Bookstore presents Wine expert and NPR radio personality Mark Spivak who will teach a seminar on The Wines of Argentina.  Tastings and hors d'oeuvres included.  $50. per person.?Pineapple Grove 273 NE 2nd Avenue Delray Beach, FL  33444. 561-279-7790. www.muderonthebeach.com.

15 - Artists Alley Open Studios -  6-9pm - An exciting new warehouse arts area in the Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks. All of the Studios and Galleries in Artists Alley will be open every third Thursday each month. www.artistsalleydelray.com

15 - On The Ave - Delray Beach's On The Ave will be in the Pineapple Grove Arts District where we will light up the night! Thursday, May 15th, from 6:00pm-10:00pm along Northeast Second Avenue from just north of Atlantic Avenue to just south of Northeast Third Street. Music, art and activities abound at this free event. Be sure to Light Up the Night in Pineapple Grove. For more details, visit www.ontheavedelraybeach.com

16-18 - La Siren Afro Caribbean Family Festival - Reception Friday at Toussant L'Ouverture High School, Saturday from 11:00am - 6:00pm at the Delray Beach Tennis Center enjoy entertainment, food, contests prizes, music and arts! Sunday 2:00-5:00 Haiti's Flag Day Celebration, all are welcome.  Contact Hattie Parker, hattiefestival@gmail.com or 732-859-2134. http://www.toussaintlouverture.org

16 - 2014 Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament - Gleneagles Country Club 7667 Victory Lane Delray Beach, Florida. 11:00 am Lunch & Registration, 1:00 pm Shotgun start, 5:00 pm Cocktails and Hor D'oeuvres (followed by awards). Click Here to download the registration form.  Early Bird rates: $450 for aTeam of Four, $135 for single player - prices go up April 1st $650 for Team of Four, and $165 per single player. For additional information, contact Sarah Vallely sarah@festivalmanagementgroup.com.

17 - Demonstrations of Sado: The Way of Tea -Monthly Tea Ceremony. Time: Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. Cost: $5 with paid admission to the museum, Location: Seishin-an Tea House, Observe Japanese sado, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) — along with a sip of green tea and a sweet will help you bring a calm perspective into your busy life. Individual reservations are not necessary. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. For more information please call 561-495-0233 x210.

17, 18, 20, 23- Muder on the Beach Bookstore Booksignings-?May 17 at 6 pm.  Elaine Viets signs Catnapped $24.95, May 18 at 5 pm.  Nancy J. Cohen signs Hanging by a Hair $25.95, and Alyssa Maxwell signs Murder at the Breakers $15.00?May 20 at 7 pm.  Alex Greciam signs The Devils Workshop $26.95, May 23 at 7 pm.  Jeffrey Deaver signs The Skin Collector $28.00. Pineapple Grove 273 NE 2nd Avenue Delray Beach, FL  33444. 561-279-7790. www.murderonthebeach.com.

18- Murder on the Beach Bookstore?Book Clubs- 3pm.  The Sunday Sleuths will discuss Blood Money by James Grippando $9.99. Pineapple Grove 273 NE 2nd Avenue Delray Beach, FL  33444. www.murderonthebeach.com. 561-279-7790.

18 - Firefighter Eric Patrie 5k Run/Walk - 7:00 AM- (http://www.active.com) - Anchor Park 340 S Ocean Blvd Delray Beach FL 33483. On November 11th, 2012 Firefighter Eric Patrie, Age 37, lost his battle to brain cancer. Eric was a 13 year veteran of Delray Beach Fire Rescue. The Delray Beach Firefighter’s and Paramedic's Benevolent organized this 5K to assist Eric Patrie’s family with the financial burden this devastating disease has created. Join us for a scenic 5K along A1A in Delray Beach and show your support. Please contact us at patrie5k@hotmail.com with any questions. REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE Friday, May 17, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (EDT). http://www.firefighterericpatrie.com

23-Marc Freeman presents The Eldar Djangirov Trio – Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre, 8:00 p.m. Tickets $40. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444, 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org. In a rare South Florida appearance, internationally acclaimed virtuoso jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov will appear with Armando Gola (on bass) and Afonso Ludwig (on drums).

24 & 25- Howard Alan Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival-10am - 5pm, Free to the Public - LOCATION: Delray Beach Tennis Center Parking Lot area on W. Atlantic Ave and NW 2nd Ave Visit over 100 craft vendors at the Howard Alan Craft Festival. For details: artfestival.com

31 - 8th Annual All-American Tailgate Party- 5- 9 pm at Old School Square, Delray Beach benefiting the Achievement Center for Children & Families.  Get ready for a day of family fun with fellow sport fanatics at South Florida’s largest tailgate party. Fans will enjoy food from popular Delray Beach restaurants, craft micro-brew beer, live entertainment and a Family Fun Zone. This tailgate party wouldn’t be official without supporting the home team so take a souvenir picture with the Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders and Lombardi Trophy. http://delraytailgate.com 

Exhibitions

1 – September 28, 2014 - School of Creative Arts Showcase - Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre Galleries, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444, 561-243-7922, DelrayCenterForTheArts.orgMonday-Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; free admission, A multi-media exhibit showcasing drawings, paintings, collage, mixed media and photographs by adult and youth students and instructors.

4, 18 - Sado Tea Ceremony Class - 2-week session Morikami Museum: Time: Individual appointments begin at 10:15am, Cost: $55 (members $50; advance registration required) Location: Seishin-an Tea House. The Seishin-an Tea House provides an authentic environment for students learning to perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Master Soei Chieko Mihori of the Omote Senke School introduces her students to an art which is central to the Japanese culture. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. Attending a Tea Ceremony Workshop (offered in November, January and March) is required for those who have never taken a Tea Ceremony class but wish to start studying sado. morikami.org

5-Aug 23 – Art, Photography & Writing Classes – Delray Beach Center for the Arts / School of Creative Arts, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444, 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.orgTry something new! Day and evening classes for adults at all skill levels and a variety of children’s classes for ages 6 and up.

 May 1, 8, 15, 22 -Sumi-e Ink Painting (Floral or Landscape) 4-week session- Time: (Floral) 10:30am- 12:30pm; (Landscape) 1:30pm-3:30pm. Cost: $60 (members $55; advance registration required). Location: Oki Education Center. Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means "charcoal drawing" in Japanese. Students learn to grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn how to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. morikami.org

May 2, 9, 16, 23 - Sogetsu Flower Arrangement. -4 week session -Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm. Cost: $70 (members $60; advance registration required) Flower fee: $40. Location: Oki Education Center. Flower arrangement is an art form in Japan. Sogetsu flower arrangement is taught by flower masters of the contemporary school. Students in this course learn the basic principles and style of Sogetsu, creating fresh flower arrangements each week, which may then be taken home to enjoy. morikami.org

1 – May 18 -  Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints - The Tale of Genji, the first novel in the world, was written over 1000 years ago by the Japanese court lady Murasaki Shikibu. Shikibu’s epic novel was a popular source of inspiration for woodblock print and illustrated book artists in the 19th century. This exhibition, organized by Scripps College (Claremont, CA), features over 50 such woodblock prints and books depicting the scenes from Shikibu’s masterpiece. morikami.org

1 – May 18 - Keeping in Touch: The Culture of Letter-Writing in Japan - In Japan, letter-writing is a highly refined art form that is deeply rooted in poetry, steeped in metaphorical allusions and symbolic meaning. Letter-writing evolved from short, heartfelt lyrical verses, skillfully rendered, sometimes on scented paper, and hand-delivered to their intended recipient. This exhibition presents a variety of letter-writing forms from poems to postcards, and explores the myriad art forms that letter-writing brought about in Japan, such as lacquer writing boxes, ink stones, brushes, elegant papers, and other stationary implements. morikami.org

3- June, 2014- 31 August , 2014: New Exhibits at the Morikami- Samurai Culture: Treasures of Florida Collections. Samurai Culture was organized by the Morikami Museum in conjunction with various collectors across Florida. The exhibition features an array of samurai suits of armor and weapons fashioned during the Edo period (1600 – 1868). Also displayed are a variety of paintings and prints depicting samurai life made during both the Edo- and Meiji period (1868 – 1912). Although the samurai class was abolished soon after the Meiji Restoration of 1868, many samurai families held on to priceless armor, swords, helmets, sundry other adornments, and paintings and prints in commemoration of one of the most illustrious warrior classes in the world. 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446. (561) 495-0233. 

 22-August 31, 2014 – The Beauty of Paper, Delray Beach Center for the Arts /  Cornell Museum of Art & American CultureOld School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444, 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org. Paper, when transformed, manipulated, sculpted or cut into two and three dimensional art, can surprise and amaze the viewer with its flexibility, intricacy and beauty.  This exhibit features exquisite works in paper including sculptures, two-dimensional cut-outs, and more!  The 10 participating artists have been featured in galleries around the world.

 

June 2014

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Friday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. One-on-one beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction on the potter’s wheel; up to 3 people per 2.5-hour class. Learn how to wedge & center the clay, pull a cylinder, shape clay, add handles, lids & spouts to finish pieces. $40 including materials. 561- 862-9222

7- Relay For Life of Downtown Delray - Old School Square Park 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray BeachIn the fight against cancer, silence is the last thing we need. Your local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event is a great place to take action and make noise. The Relay For Life movement features community and campus events that offer an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we finish the fight against cancer!  To register your team: www.RelayForLife.org/downtowndelrayfl

8 & 29- Morikami Sado Tea Ceremony Class- 10:15 am The Seishin-an Tea House provides an authentic environment for students learning to perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Master Soei Chieko Mihori of the Omote Senke School introduces her students to an art which is central to the Japanese culture. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. Attending a Tea Ceremony Workshop (offered in November, January and March) is required for those who have never taken a Tea Ceremony class but wish to start studying sado. Cost$55 (members $50; advance registration required). LocationSeishin-an Tea House. http://www.morikami.org/ 561-495-0233

12– Free Open Readings- Delray Beach Center for the Arts / School of Creative Arts.  Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  The Writers’ Colony invites aspiring writers and poets to share their original works in a literary gathering.  All levels are welcome!  Come to listen or sign up to participate.  It’s the perfect opportunity to get started writing or continue that memoir.  Participants can read fiction, nonfiction or poetry for 10-15 minutes; a brief, open discussion follows.  This is not a critique session!  The purpose is to offer feedback and encouragement.  Open readings are organized by Barbara Cronie, Bobbie Kotler and Rosemarie Stinnett.  To sign up, call 561-364-4157. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org 

13 - Sushi & Stroll - 5:30 PM - 8:00 - Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with taiko drums and a cultural backdrop that can't be beat! Add a cold drink, a breathtaking sunset and a walking path through a tranquil garden, and you've got Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks!  www.morikami.org/sushiandstroll 

13 - Dad and Daughter Date Night - 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm - Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Avenue, Delray Beach- Dads and their daughters are invited to attend this celebration of Father’s Day! All ages are welcome! This elegant evening features a full-course dinner with music, DJ courtesy of Big Smile Entertainment, for your dancing and listening enjoyment.  AND as a memento of his special night, every Dad will receive a keepsake photo. $25 per person, $20 Daughters under 12. Space is limited!

14- Ride and Remember Trolley -10am-12pm- 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 Spady Museum. When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! Illustrated with colorful stories of the personalities and happenings that influenced the growth of the city, the tour does more than relay facts – it draws the riders back in time. We invite you to climb aboard The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s popular, monthly “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour and enjoy the interactive, personalized stories of Delray Beach’s interesting origins and development. $20 www.spadymuseum.com

14- Morikami Family Fun Mini Workshop: Origami- 11am – 12pm (beginners); 12:30 – 1:30pm (intermediate). Turn a flat piece of paper into three dimensional art. $10 for parent and child with paid museum admission, $5 for each additional participant (advance registration required; children must be ages 7 and up and registered with a parent or guardian; individual adults welcome in intermediate workshop, $5). Location: Oki Education Center. http://www.morikami.org/. 561-495-0233

21 -  Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt -  2-7pm - Seek in the City Delray Beach is a community event open to the public and designed to increase traffic and awareness to Delray businesses in the summer, to raise money for participating charities, and to have a fun city-wide event where participants have a chance to win prizes.  To register your team go to: http://www.seekinthecitydelray.com/

28 - Morikami's Demonstrations of Sado: The Way of Tea- Noon1pm2pm3pm. Last Monthly Tea Demonstration of the season! Observe Japanese sado, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) — along with a sip of green tea and a sweet will help you bring a calm perspective into your busy life. $5 with paid admission to the museum. Individual reservations are not necessary. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. For more information please call 561-495-0233 x210Location: Seishin-an Tea House. http://www.morikami.org/

27-29 - World's Perfect Athlete-Cheerleaders, Dancers, Twirlers, and Gymnasts -Ultimate Individual Competition. Delray Community Center. Host Hotel: Hyatt Place. www.worldsperfectathlete.com - Questions or to register: truespiritcheer@gmail.com

 
July 2014

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Friday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. One-on-one beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction on the potter’s wheel; up to 3 people per 2.5-hour class. Learn how to wedge & center the clay, pull a cylinder, shape clay, add handles, lids & spouts to finish pieces. $40 including materials. 561- 862-9222

4- Delray Beach July 4th CelebrationActivites and entertainement planned from 3pm - 9pm, on Atlantic Avenue from the intracoastal waterway to A1A.  Fun for the whole family.  Holiday activities are presented to you by the City of Delray Beach and produced by the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative. julyfourthdelraybeach.com  561-279-1380x108

11 Sushi & Stroll - 5:30 PM - 8:00 - Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with taiko drums and a cultural backdrop that can't be beat! Add a cold drink, a breathtaking sunset and a walking path through a tranquil garden, and you've got Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks!  www.morikami.org/sushiandstroll 

12 -Miniature Sculpture at Morikami- Take a moment to create a craft between 12pm and 3pm. These activities are recommended for families with children ages 7 - 12. FREE with paid admission to the museum. Make a miniature clay sculpture. Location: Classroom A.  morikami.org

12 - Ride and Remember Trolley -10am-12pm- 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 Spady Museum. When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! Illustrated with colorful stories of the personalities and happenings that influenced the growth of the city, the tour does more than relay facts – it draws the riders back in time. We invite you to climb aboard The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s popular, monthly “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour and enjoy the interactive, personalized stories of Delray Beach’s interesting origins and development. $20 www.spadymuseum.com

25- PBC Curlfriends Event-5pm-9pm - This show will bring together professionals and consumers in one room to learn and exchange information about hair care, product knowledge, beauty maintenance techniques, and networking opportunity. Our attendees will have the opportunity to shop from our wonderful vendors, mix and mingle, enjoy live hair demo, receive free product(s), and of course has a great time. Our goal is to educate, encourage, empower, and celebrate our natural hair texture. 16700 Jog Road Delray Beach, FL 33446. Pricing Varies. 

 

August 2014

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Friday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. One-on-one beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction on the potter’s wheel; up to 3 people per 2.5-hour class. Learn how to wedge & center the clay, pull a cylinder, shape clay, add handles, lids & spouts to finish pieces. $40 including materials. 561- 862-9222

7 & 8 - Tastemakers of Delray Beach - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Delray Beach Magazine and the Downtown Development Authority of Delray Beach (DDA) and approximately 16-18 of the Downtown restaurants present this 6th Annual tasting event. Passport Tickets are $30 Cash. For more information contact the DDA at (561) 243-1077 Delray Tastemakers

8 -Sushi & Stroll - 5:30 PM - 8:00 - Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with taiko drums and a cultural backdrop that can't be beat! Add a cold drink, a breathtaking sunset and a walking path through a tranquil garden, and you've got Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks!  www.morikami.org/sushiandstroll 

9-Kirgami at Morikami- Take a moment to create a craft between 12pm and 3pm. These activities are recommended for families with children ages 7 - 12. FREE with paid admission to the museum. Learn the art of Kirigami, a paper decoration that you cut with scissors.  Location: Classroom A.  morikami.org

9- Ride and Remember Trolley -10am-12pm- 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 Spady Museum. When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! Illustrated with colorful stories of the personalities and happenings that influenced the growth of the city, the tour does more than relay facts – it draws the riders back in time. We invite you to climb aboard The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s popular, monthly “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour and enjoy the interactive, personalized stories of Delray Beach’s interesting origins and development. $20 www.spadymuseum.com 

14 - On The Ave - West Atlantic, SW 5th Avenue - Delray Beach’s On The Ave is moving for the month of August to West Atlantic, where art of all kinds will be in the spotlight.  Set for Thursday,  6:00pm-10:00pm along SW 5th Avenue.  For more details, visit http://www.ontheavedelraybeach.com/

 

September 2014

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Friday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. One-on-one beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction on the potter’s wheel; up to 3 people per 2.5-hour class. Learn how to wedge & center the clay, pull a cylinder, shape clay, add handles, lids & spouts to finish pieces. $40 including materials. 561- 862-9222

12 - Sushi & Stroll - 5:30 PM - 8:00 - Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with taiko drums and a cultural backdrop that can't be beat! Add a cold drink, a breathtaking sunset and a walking path through a tranquil garden, and you've got Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks!  www.morikami.org/sushiandstroll 

13 -Fish Printing at Morikami- Take a moment to create a craft between 12pm and 3pm. These activities are recommended for families with children ages 7 - 12. FREE with paid admission to the museum. Learn to make a Gyotaku, or traditional Japanese fish print.  Location: Classroom A.  morikami.org

13 - Ride and Remember Trolley -10am-12pm- 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 Spady Museum. When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! Illustrated with colorful stories of the personalities and happenings that influenced the growth of the city, the tour does more than relay facts – it draws the riders back in time. We invite you to climb aboard The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s popular, monthly “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour and enjoy the interactive, personalized stories of Delray Beach’s interesting origins and development. $20 www.spadymuseum.com

 

October 2014

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Friday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. One-on-one beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction on the potter’s wheel; up to 3 people per 2.5-hour class. Learn how to wedge & center the clay, pull a cylinder, shape clay, add handles, lids & spouts to finish pieces. $40 including materials. 561- 862-9222

9- On The Ave - 6-10pm, Locations TBD,  For more details, visit http://www.ontheavedelraybeach.com/

18 - Lantern Festival in the Spirit of Obon - Inspired by Obon, Japan’s traditional three-day holiday honoring ancestors and thanking them for the quality of life enjoyed by the living, The Morikami celebrates the Lantern Festival in one fun-filled evening. Entertainment includes taiko drumming, traditional Japanese folk dancing, ghost stories, and a street fair with games and shop stalls. The highlight of the evening transforms Morikami Pond into a sea of lanterns which, in accordance with Japanese custom, guide the departure of ancestors’ souls who have come for a brief visit among the living. A special fireworks display caps the enchanting evening. Save the date for Lantern Festival on October 18, 2014! For more information, visit www.morikami.org/lanternfest.

24 - The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Luminary Gala - will celebrate business excellence and leadership at this year's Luminary Gala, Friday, October 24th, with an evening of fine dining, dancing and entertainment.  To contribute to the silent auction, please Click Here.  For chamber information, or to become a Chamber member please visit:  http://www.delraybeach.com

 

November 2014

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Friday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. One-on-one beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction on the potter’s wheel; up to 3 people per 2.5-hour class. Learn how to wedge & center the clay, pull a cylinder, shape clay, add handles, lids & spouts to finish pieces. $40 including materials. 561- 862-9222

 

December 2014

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Friday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. One-on-one beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction on the potter’s wheel; up to 3 people per 2.5-hour class. Learn how to wedge & center the clay, pull a cylinder, shape clay, add handles, lids & spouts to finish pieces. $40 including materials. 561- 862-9222

4- 100ft Christmas Tree LightingThe Delray Beach 100ft Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is one of the largest and most celebrated holiday events in Palm Beach County. Festivities begin at 5pm. A month long celebration kicks off with the lighting of the 100ft Christmas Tree on December 4th at 7:15pm.  Old School Square Park - http://100ftchristmastree.com/

 

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February 2015

13-22 - Delray Beach Open by the Venetian Las Vegas -The Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas, the world’s only 10-day ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR & ATP WORLD TOUR event, which is televised nationally (Tennis Channel) and internationally in over 125 countries, and hosts over 50,000 spectators and more than 10 hospitality and amateur tennis events. visit www.yellowtennisball.com for more information.

 

All dates, times and events are subject to change without notice.

This Document is produced by The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative, Inc., a partnership between the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Delray Beach.  For more information about the Cooperative, call (561) 279-1380 ext. 108or visit www.visitdelraybeach.org

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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