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January 28th, 2015

Southbound? Delray Beach, Florida, Activities, Events, Dining & Shopping, The Village by The Sea, Palm Beach County, SoFlo, What’s Going On?


I was on the phone with someone from Delray Beach, Florida.  I finally asked…how is the weather?  Well, it is a little chilly today….76 degrees!!  With that in mind and before I tell you a few of the events catching my attention in Delray Beach….it is still time to come to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and participate in the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge!!  It really is a whole week-end festival…and we really did not get any snow.  This event is for Special Olympics Delaware.  There will be a 5K Run to The Plunge, a Pooch Plunge, Ice Sculpting Demo, Restaurant Chili Contest, Polar Ice Cream Throwdown and more for all ages… here is your opportunity to visit Rehoboth Beach in our Second Season.  More info?  Please visit


So, Delray Beach….What is Going On?

The beach in Delray is really neat.  No buildings to create shadows.  Once you park yourselves on this beach….chill out and relax!!  The water is so clear.  The beach is wide, with plenty of space for other activities.




DELRAY BEACH CENTER FOR THE ARTS – Located on the corner of Atlantic and Swinton Avenues, this campus includes the Cornell Museum of Art, the Crest Theatre, the Vintage Gymnasium, the Pavilion, and the School of Creative Arts.  Plenty of events and exhibits throughout the year take place on this corner of Downtown Delray Beach.  There are art classes on going and also about to start.  If you are interested while you are snowflaking or snowbirding in Delray, please visit  Please note that The School of Creative Arts is located on the 2nd floor of the Crest Theatre.  Tel. 561-243-7922, ext. 317.


SATURDAYS – 19TH SEASON OF THE DELRAY GREEN MARKET.  9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Location?  50 NE 2nd St. on the grounds of the Old School Square.  Early in the a.m. locals and visitors arrive to get first picks of produce, flowers, fresh seafood….and to listen to local entertainment, as well.  Please visit for more info., recipes, and to check their blog.  During festivals, the Green Market usually relocates to SE 4th Avenue, around the corner of the Green Owl Restaurant.  You won’t miss it.


SATURDAY, 1/31 and SUNDAY, 2/1 – ARTISTS IN THE PARK – This is the longest running outdoor show in South Florida.  Sponsored by the Delray Art League, this year marks the 50th anniversary for DAL!!  Artists in the Park will be taking place this week-end at Delray Beach Center for the Arts Old School Square on the corner of Atlantic and N. Swinton Aves.  The other location is at Veterans Park on Atlantic Ave. by the Intracoastal.  The outdoor show begins at 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  For more info. and to see the schedule, please visit   Note:  A celebration marking the 50th Anniversary for DAL!!  Thursday, 2/26 Plein Air Festival.  You can apply online and get more info. at Friday, 2/27 through Sunday, 3/1 there will be a special 3 day art festival on the grounds of the Delray Center for the Arts on the corner of Atlantic & N. Swinton Aves., Saturday, 2/28 and Sunday, 3/1…Artist Within, and Sunday, 3/1, along with the Art Festival, there will be a Southern Dance, Magic Cards, Music by Steve Martel and the High School Art Contest.  Make sure you check the websites above mentioned.

SATURDAY, 1/31 – SAVOR OUR CITY – CULINARY AND HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS .  These tours are taking places in walkable neighborhoods in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Palm Beach Gardens.  On Saturday a Taste of Atlantic Ave will take place.  Reservations are a must by calling 800-979-3370 or by visiting  Tour begins at 11 1.m. and takes about 3 hours.  You will walk and you will taste.

SATURDAY, 1/31 – DELRAY YACHT CRUISES – DINNER CRUISE.  IT BEGINS AT 6 P.M. UNTIL 8 P.M.  $60/person.  Please call 561-243-0686.  Touring the intracoastal northbound or southbound, Delray Beach Cruises are a great way to spend an afternoon or early evening and get to know The Village by the Sea.  Please visit




FRIDAY, 2/6, THROUGH SUNDAY, 2/8 – 16TH ANNUAL DELRAY BEACH GARLIC FEST – Gourmet food, entertainment, friendly cooking competition…the festival celebrates all things garlic.  For tickets and more info., please visit



Plenty of shops up and down Atlantic Avenue and also in the Art District of Pineapple Grove which is 2nd Ave.  If you like unique handbags, made in Delray Beach, you might want to visit FURST.  It is located at 123 2nd Ave.  Tel. 561-272-6422.  Ronald Furst makes his handbags right in the shop, and he will be more than happy to explain his craft.  Handmade jewelry, as well.




Delray Beach is a dining destination.  The majority of the restaurants offer outdoor dining or “at sidewalk dining”, as well.  So much fun to sit outside, and more so if you are arriving during the cold winter up north.


JOSEPH’S WINE BAR & CAFE – Located at 200 N.E. 2nd Avenue #107 at City Walk.  Tel. 561-272-6100.  Website?  Stopping at Joseph’s on my last visit and having to tell him that my husband, John, had passed away was hard.  So many memories of sitting outside having something to eat…and John and Joseph smoking a cigar once in awhile.  He could not believe it and pictured him sitting at his favorite chair.    Inside, the restaurant is so pretty and elegant.  It’s your choice, dining indoors or al fresco.



My friend, Cindi and I decided to have a little “happy hour” and the Mediterranean platter was our choice.  Humus, eggplant dip, tabouli, and stuffed grape leaves, along with whole wheat pita.  A little wine and a lot of friendly conversation.


Have a great time!!


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March 6th, 2013

Destination, Delray Beach, Florida, Village by the Sea, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Palm Beach County, SoFlo


So sorry you are stuck in Delray Beach, I told my friend, Debbie…her daughter’s flight was canceled.   In The Village by the Sea, I am feeling her pain, as we, the ones that are in the Mid Atlantic States, deal with….March.  In like a lion, definitely.

So, check out what’s going on in Delray Beach…


The Cornell Museum Building is turning 100!  It is located at the corner of Swinton and Atlantic Avenues.  The Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture is honoring this milestone with a special museum admission of $1.00 through April 1st.


Until April 21st – At the Cornell Museum at Atlantic Avenue and Swinton.  The Seagate Hotel & Spa World of Golf:  The Gary Wiren Collection – One of the finest private collections of golf memorabilia in the world, as well as fine art from the Academy of Golf Art.  The avid golfer can expect to experience things they have never come in contact with before.  The non golfer will pleasantly surprised.  This collection is hailed as the “most unique golf exhibition in the history of the United States”.  Dr. Gary Wiren is a golf educator, a Master member of the Professional Golfers Association of America, a former national PGA staff director, and one of only three professionals named to both the PGA Hall of Fame and Golf Magazine’s World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame.


Putt with the putters from 1890, 1925, and 2012 to compare!!

Admission is $10; $6 for seniors and students with ID, $3 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under.

Wednesday, 3/6, Thursday, 3/7, Friday, 3/8…Go Paint, Drink and Haven Fun!!  Check the Calendar at Vino Van Gogh!  Whether you are an inspiring Van Gogh or just looking to explore your creative side.,..In a relaxed, social, group setting, an artist will guide you through replicating the night’s featured painting step by step.  It’s the new thing in Delray Beach, and it is located at 153 NE 4th Avenue.  Tel. 561-272-5272.  Website?  Go to the calendar and choose a date and painting you like.  Reserve your spot online or by phone.  For example, tonight, Wednesday, 3/6 is Splatter Tulips, Thursday, 3/7 is Well Behaved Dogs, and Friday, 3/8 is Margarita Time.  The classes are 2 – 2/12 hours and the price is $35-40/class, depending on the day and time.  Canvases, paint, brushes, easels, aprons, plus entertainment is provided!!  Each class ticket includes 1 complimentary glass of wine, soda, or water.  Arrive 15 to 20 minutes earlier.

Thursday, 3/7 – Delray’s First Major Wellness Event – WellFest Delray Beach 2013.  A free event!!  It will take place at 3 outstanding venues:  Old School Square Gym (11 a.m.-7 p.m.),  Hyatt Place (10 a.m.-7 p.m.),  and at the Old School Square Amphitheater with Fitness Demos at 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.  Demos and classes on vinyasa yoga, tai-chi and, boot camp fitness.  The event is targeting the importance of education, information, motivation, entertainment and inspiration.  More info?  Please visit

Old School Square is located at the Delray Center for the Arts, 51 North Swinton (corner of Atlantic Avenue).


The Amphitheater is also on this location.

Hyatt Place is located at 104 NE 2nd Avenue (Pineapple Grove).


Friday, 3/8 – Arts Garage – Global Invasion at 7:30 p.m. with Errol Rackipov, a Master Vibraphonist who blends jazz and classical chamber music with Eastern European fold rhythms and motifs.  Arts Garage is a multi-disciplinary cultural hub for visual artists, musicians, performers, film presenters and arts educators.  It is located at 180 NE First St.  Tel. 561-450-6357  Website?


Friday, 3/8 – Sunday 3/10 – TAP, at the Crest Theatre.  Friday at 8 p.m.  Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $42.  This is a non-stop explosion of energy.  Celebrating the world of dance.  The cast?  Award-winning dancers and singers that travel seamlessly through decades of styles; from Broadway and Big Band to world music and poprock.  By tickets online.  Visit The Crest Theatre is located at 51 North Swinton Avenue.


Saturday, 3/9 – Delray GreenMarket – It is an open air market, featuring the best local produce in Delray Beach.  It takes place every Saturday until May 11th.  9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Location? The Old School Square Park at NE 2nd Avenue. 1/2 block north of Atlantic Ave.  Their cookbook is also on sale for $12.  You can also call Lori at 561-276-7511 to order your copy.  Please add an extra $3.00 for shipping and handling.


Saturday, 3/9 and Sunday, 3/10 – Artists in The Park at Veteran’s Park on Atlantic Avenue, right by the Intracoastal.  This is the longest running outdoor fine arts show and sale in South Florida.  It is sponsored by the Delray Art league.  You will see the tents up on Saturday and Sunday!!  Website?

Historic Colony Hotel

Historic Colony Hotel

Historic Sandoway House

Historic Sandoway House

Saturday, 3/9 – “Ride & Remember” Historic Tour of Delray Beach.  The tours are held every second Saturday of the month.  It includes some walking into the historic sites, but those who choose not to walk may wait on the bus.  Now in its seventh year, the Ride & Remember tour has added the Colony Hotel and the Sandoway House Nature Center.  Departure location?  The Spady Museum at 170 NW 5th Avenue in Delray.  Departure time is 10 a.m.  Return is 12 p.m.  Cost is 20/person.  Tel. 561-279-8883  Website?


Thursday, 3/14 – The 12th Annual Delray Beach Home Tour from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  It draws hundreds of guests from all over SoFlo.  Some of Delray’s most distinctive residences will open their doors to the public.  Tickets are $100 and can be purchase online by visiting  Guests will explore the residences.  It will be a leisurely day with catered luncheon and trolley service between homes.  This signature event for Delray Beach raises funds for the Achievement Centers for Children & Families.  You can also call 561-266-0003 to purchase tickets by credit card.  Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.

Achievement Centers for Children & Families is a non-profit organization that provides a safe, nurturing environment for children who need them the most….more info at


Sunday, 3/17 – A Hands On Sushi Workshop at Morikami Gardens, located at 4000 Morikami Park Rd. – Learn the basic of sushi making, cultural info about sushi and enjoy your creations.  11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Oki Education Center.  Instructor? Mitsutoshi Sekita  Cost? $70.  Bring a sharp 7″ – 8″ knife, cutting board (approx. 10″ – 15″) and apron and dish towel.  More info?  Please visit Tel. 561-495-0233.

Have a great time!!  Enjoy the weather!!


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February 25th, 2012

What’s Going On? Delray Beach, Florida, Activities, Events, Village by the Sea, Palm Beach County


Good Morning Delray.  Cloudy or sunny in South Florida?  Does not matter because the following events and activities can be enjoyed in most any kind of weather.



If you are awake, grab your cup of coffee and head out to downtown Delray Beach.  On Atlantic Avenue you will find this morning from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Delray Beach GreenMarket.  This Market is part of the Community Redevelopment Agency.  The resurgence of farmers markets offering homegrown produce, baked goods, flowers, and even music is a great way to start the morning.   The GreenMarket is right on this Village by the Sea, south of Atlantic on SE 4th Ave.  Can’t miss it.  Easy parking at this time of the morning. 



After strolling the GreenMarket go east on Atlantic and stop just short of the Intracoastal Bridge, at Veterans Park.  There, you will find Artists in the Park, presented by the Delray Art League.  Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 


Artists in the Park has been in the community for 47 years.  It is South Florida’s longest running outdoor fine art show and sale.  There is plenty of parking available. 


And, since you are there, already, and probably exhausted of walking, strolling and shopping, then you might as well take a couple of hours and cruise on Lady Atlantic and Lady Delray; Delray Yatch Cruises.  It is an intracoastal cruise, north or south of it.  For schedule, information, prices and specialty cruises, please visit  Tel. 561-243-0686.  I have taken the cruise and it was a relaxing way to spend a few hours; beautiful scenery.



Now that you are relaxed after your cruise, get back in the car and go west on Atlantic Ave.  A visit to the Cornell Museum would be a nice thing to do while in Delray Beach.  The Museum is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave.  It is in the restored 1913 Delray Beach Elementary Building, and, connected to the Crest Theatre building. 


The Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Sundays from 1 until 4:30 p.m.  Closed on Mondays.  Check out the website



Granted, this week-end might be a little crowded near the Cornell Museum and that area of Atlantic Ave.  That’s because the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (ITC) are being held at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 Atlantic Ave.  Tel. 561-243-7360.  Two websites to check if you are a tennis aficionado.  One for schedule is  The other?  For special events and offers.



And, if all that fails, well……lunch and mojitos from Cabana will keep you very relaxed….


Have a good one!!!

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January 14th, 2012

What’s Going On?, Delray Beach, Florida, Activities, Events, Palm Beach County



As I see the temperatures dip into the low 20s I wonder what’s going on in that Village by the Sea on this Holiday Week-End.  You can do as much or as little as you want.  If you are visiting Delray Beach the following is on the schedule.


Out & about in Delray?  Pick up the edition of the new local newspaper, The Pineapple.  It is a free, monthly publication informing visitors and residents what’s going on in The Village by the Sea.  The Pineapple is the perfect name; besides being a crop so long ago grown in town, it is also a symbol of hospitality.


Saturday, 1/14 – The best way to start your Saturday morning is to visit the Delray GreenMarket.  It is located at SE 4th Ave., right in downtown Delray.  It starts at 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  From 12 to 2 p.m. you will enjoy live music as you browse through the Market; from baked goods to seafood to flowers.  Lori Nolan is the GreenMarket Manager.  Her tel. is 561-276-7511.


Saturday, 1/14 and Sunday, 1/15 – From the GreenMarket you can take a short walk east to Veteran’s Park on Atlantic Ave. and the Intracoastal where you will find local artists exhibiting from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  This is a sponsored event by the Delray Beach Art League.  Same time on Sunday.  Artists in the Park is South Florida’s longest running outdoor fine art show and sale.

Saturday, 1/14 – Historic Tour of Delray Beach “Ride & Remember”.  This is a 2 hour bus tour focusing on Delray’s 5 historic districts.  You will be able to get off the bus for a closer look at 3 of the historical sites. It departs at 10 a.m. from the Delray Beach Parking Garage on NE 1st Street and NE 1st Ave.  $15/person  Note:  Tours are offered the 2nd Saturday of each month from Sept. until May.


Saturday, 1/14 – Sidewalk Saturday in Pineapple Park – NE 2nd Ave. from Atlantic Avenue to 4th St. From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. enjoy great shopping, art and fashion.  Over 20 shops open their doors showcasing special offers and trunk shows.  For more info., please call 561-827-2075.


Saturday, 1/14 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, 1/15 at 2 p.m. – The Two and Only!!  It is the Tony Award Winner for Best Special Theatrical Event.  Jay Johnson is best known for playing the hilariously schizophrenic roles of Chuck and Bob on the classic t.v. comedy “Soap”.  At the Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.  You can buy tickets online.  Please call 561-243-7922.

Sunday, 1/15 – Sunday Musical Matinee Series is presented by the Delray Beach Public Library at 100 West Atlantic Ave.  They will be held at the Library Auditorium and the doors will be opening at 1:30 p.m.  The musical will start at 2 p.m.

The Musical Program #1 will be presenting award winning duo Davis & Dow.  This duo tackles jazz and pop standards with a daring and playful style.  Julie Davies is a balladeer and Kelly Dow is a world class guitarist.  $15/person.  You can purchase tickets at the Circulation Desk.  Call 561-266-0194.  You can also buy tickets online.


Live Entertaining at Johnny Browns – 301 East Atlantic Ave

Saturday, 1/14 from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m the performers will be Steel Pony.  Steel Pony’s show is never the same; “is like having a hurricane drop by unexpectedly”.

Sunday, 1/15 is Rocking Sunday!! – Reggae and classic rock with Diversity from 8 p.m. until Midnight.


Have a great week-end!!

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December 9th, 2011

Artists in the Park, Delray Beach, Delray Art League, South Florida, Visual Arts, Palm Beach County, Saturday, Sunday


Purpose:  “To advance the public interest in the visual arts and to promote the development of excellence in visual arts in the South Palm Beach area.”     delray art league


There is definitely a schedule, but when I see the banner I know that the Artists are in the Park.  And, this is one of those week-ends.  Right on Veterans Park, by the Intracoastal you will see  the white tents.


It is going to be a crowded Saturday in Delray so get there early and stay awhile.

Artists in the Park have been in the community for over 46 years.  Susan sent me an e-mail and told me that their Larry Marini Art Education Fund has donated back to the community so that students may have the opportunity to experience the arts through scholarships and supplies.  Artists in the Park have donated to Old School Square, Milagro Center, Atlantic High School, Sister Cities, FAU, Delray Beach Library, Plumosa School of the Arts and so many others.

It is South Florida’s longest running outdoor fine art show and sale.  You will find a variety of mediums; watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography, and sculpture.


It is free and it starts at 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

If you want to learn more about the Delray Art League, please visit

Have a great week-end.  Talk to you later….

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November 12th, 2011

Out & About, Delray Beach GreenMarket, Artists in the Park, Delray Beach, Village by the Sea, South Florida, Palm Beach County



One of the attractions in Delray Beach on a Saturday mornings is the Delray Beach GreenMarket.  This GreenMarket is part of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).  It is held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  The location is right in the heart of this Village by the Sea, just south of Atlantic Ave. on SE 4th Ave.


The Manager is Lori Nolan and she can be contacted at 561-276-7511 if you have any questions.


It is so nice to stroll through the vendors.  Their produce was amazing; the colors and sizes were unreal. Food and music are part of it all. 



I had never seen eggplants as big as these ones.  They said they were Sicilian Eggplants; mild and creamy to sweet and bitter.


On a sunny day like today with low humidity it was the perfect way to start the day.

This little dog was there enjoying herself, just like everyone else.





The Delray Art League’s purpose is “to advance the public interest in the visual arts and to promote the development of excellence in visual arts in the South Palm Beach area”.  The Delray Art League is the sponsor of Artists in the Park.  Just look for the white tents right on Veteran’s Park by the Intracoastal. 


It is the longest running outdoor fine art show in South Florida.  Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


The Art League’s website is  On Facebook you can find both, Artists in the Park and Delray Art League.



Talk to you later…have a good one!!

February 25th, 2011

What’s Going on Delray?, Activities, Events, Entertainment, South Florida, Palm Beach County, Friday, Saturday, Sunday



I cannot believe that February is almost over.  It was so funny; today I was at Rehoboth Auto Repair located in Rehoboth Beach when a local builder from Lewes came in and stated “everybody in this darn town is on vacation”, “my electrician is in Florida”, “my plumber is in South Florida”, but “”not me”.  His next statement was “I like here like this, no tourists, no bugs, no heat”.

That made me think about Delray Beach.  It was crowded when I was there last month and I wonder if the locals are ready to take their town back.  I think we do feel that way around here, at the end of the summer, but tourism is what makes our beaches.  I don’t know, I think I am ready for Spring and Summer; for those visitors to arrive and see how lucky we are to live here.

As usual, Delray Beach is full of activities this week-end.  So here is a taste of what you can experience if you find yourselves in the warmer climate of that Village by the Sea.


Until Sunday, 2/27/11 – The International Tennis Championships will still be going strong.  Location?  The Delray Beach Tennis Center, located at 201 West Atlantic Ave.  Tel. 561-330-6000.  But for the most complete information please log on to the website,   I wrote a post on the Delray Tennis Center on 2/16, so scroll down to that date if you would like to see it.



Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 2/25, 2/26, 2/27 – Sandoway House Nature Center – Shark Feeding. Friday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.  I wrote a post on this Nature Center on 2/15/11.  Scroll down to the date. 


The Sandoway House Nature Center is located at 142 South Ocean Blvd., Tel. is 561-274-7263, website is  There is a $4.00 admission fee.


Besides the shark feeding, you will meet Bob.  He is a Spotfin Burfish.  Very aware when shark feeding is imminent. 


An exhibit called Ice Age Florida is in display until 3/29/2011.


Friday, 2/25/11 – Cars As Art on the Avenue from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m.  Together America’s Finest Classic Cars and Veteran Soldiers.  The mission is to give the public an opportunity to meet and embrace our Wounded Hero’s, through the medium of Cars as Art.  Location?  Old School Square lawn on 51 N. Swinton.  For more info, please visit



Friday, 2/25/11 – Gallery Walk – from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Delray is known for its art galleries.  On Friday nights a lot of the participating galleries keep longer hours so you can get to know them.  They serve some refreshments and appetizers, as well.  One of those galleries is also a place where you can get framing done.  It is Wizard Arts lcoated on 301 NE 1st Street., Tel. 561-276-4343.  Website is


I met Carol through Tiffany Cant who is a Delray artist and who uses Wizard Arts for her framing.   I have used her framing services several times and have been most pleased.


Carol was professional, affordable and fast.


Friday, 2/25/11 – Cycles – A Musical Journey at the Crest Theatre – Old School Square located at 51 N. Swinton.  It will start at 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Price $30.

Cycles is an innovative blend of visual excitement and musical virtuosity, led by Delray’s percussionist, Drew Tucker.  Check for tickets and more info. 


Saturday, 2/26/11 – Delray GreenMarket – SE 4th Avenue, south of Atlantic Avenue.  8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  This Market is very popular and it is held every Saturday.  Music, flowers, baked goods and great food are among the many things that you will find early in the morning. 




Saturday, Sunday, 2/26, 2/27 – Artists in The Park – It is an open air art fair right at Veteran’s Park on Atlantic Ave., by the intracoastal.  10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Free.



Saturday, Sunday, 2/26, 2/27 – 14th Downtown Craft Festival-Pineapple Grove Arts District at NE 4th Ave. from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

A Howard Alan Show with handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics and so much more.  It is also free.  Some of the Nation’s top crafters will offer something for every taste and budget.  There will be an expansive Green Market with plants, orchids, exotic flora and homemade soaps.  For more information, please visit


Saturday, 2/26/11 – Grand Opening of Mootz’s Homemade Italian Ice at  2:00 p.m.,  located at 504 E. Atlantic Ave., inside the Antique Mall.  Tel. 561-330-8280.  Website?  You can find them on Facebook and Twitter.


Music Anyone?  At Johnnie Brown’s, 301 East Atlantic Ave., tel. 561-243-9911 you will find:


Friday, 2/25 – Ryan and The Rockers – 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. – This is a 5 man band based in South Florida playing the music of the 50’s and 60’s.  Their website is

Saturday, 2/26 – Riptide – 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. This is a Boca based Rock and Blues Band.  Their website is


Note:  Delray Beach has been known to grow pineapples so many years ago.  I am so glad that the pineapple is shown, mentioned and placed at strategic places in downtown Delray; such a symbol of hospitality and this Village by the Sea, certainly is.


Have a great week-end… to you later….

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January 24th, 2011

Delray Beach, Florida, What’s Going On?, Events, Activities, Village by the Sea, Palm Beach County, South Florida, 1/27/11 – 1/30/11



As I look outside my window, it is so sunny here at the Delaware Beaches; just an illusion because it is really like 15 degrees.  So, writing a post about Delray is definitely the thing to do.  If you are visiting Palm Beach County you might want to check a few of the upcoming events in Delray and vicinity.

I have told you before that Delray Beach is the type of coastal town that has it all; the unobtructed beaches, the shops, the restaurants and definitely, the entertainment.  A little bit for everyone to enjoy.  One thing this town does very well is its festivals and fairs.  I have never seen a town that can close a main street and fill it to capacity with vendors, musicians and artists in a blink of an eye.  When is all over done with, it comes down just as fast as it went up. 

Being that this his the height of the season for this Village by the Sea, check what’s going on:


Thursday, 1/27 – It is Art & Jazz On The Avenue –  Once a month, during the season, and on a Thursday, live musical entertainment is what you will hear and experience On the Avenue.  Open house specials, and gallery exhibitions are among the many things to enjoy.  Even though it is On the Avenue, it will also extend to the SW 5th Avenue Plaza.  More info?  Please visit


Thursday, 1/27 and continuing with the celebration of the Art & Jazz on the Avenue, there will be an Organic Wine Tasting at Nutrition Cottage.  When in Delray I visit this Health Food store because they carry so many gluten free items; more than in any other place I have visited near Delray.  Their organic wine tasting will be from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. 

This wine tasting is called “Ravishing Reds”, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Nutrition Cottage is located at 407 E. Atlantic Ave.  Tel. 561-272-8571.  Website is

Nutrition Cottage is more than a healthfood store; it is also a juice bar and cafe.


Thursday – 1/27 – At the Entertainment Pavillion at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. you will find Rock the Avenue:  The Heavy Pets.  They are an American Rock ‘n Roll band known for their catchy tunes and powerhouse performances. 


This is a FREE outdoor concert in partnership with Delray’s Art & Jazz event.  Time?  7:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.  More info?  Please visit


Friday, 1/28 – Murder at the Beach – Booksigning – 7:00 p.m.  If you enjoy reading as much as I do, this is the coziest murder mystery bookstore you will find in Delray.  Located at 273 NE 2nd Ave. (Pineapple Grove).  Tel. 561-279-7790.  Website is


On Friday, author Ian Vasquez will be signing Mr. Hooligan.  His book is about Riley James, who was small time, just a kid, running messages and money for the Monsanto Brothers, the real players in Belize City.  Then one slip in judgment left 2 men dead.  The Monsantos handled the situation for their young protege…but accepting this favor put Riley inescapably in their debt.

Now, 2 years later, he’s a pro picking up drug drops under the Coast Guard’s nose and guiding boats through the reefs.  He wants out….

The author, Ian Vasquez was raised in Belize but resides in Tampa, Florida.

Please note that Murder on the Beach has the largest collection of Florida authors that specialize in murder mysteries.


Friday, 1/28 – All Shook Up at the Crest Theatre, Old School Square located at 51 N. Swinton Ave., Tel. 561-243-7922.  Website is

All Shook Up is Footloose, Happy Days and Grease, all rolled into one national tour.  It is the zany story of mistaken identities, romance and rebellion through the power of rock ‘n roll music.

Friday’s performance is at 8 p.m.

Saturday there are 2 performances; one at 2 p.m. and one at 8 p.m.

Sunday’s performance will be at 2 p.m. 

For tickets and information, please call or visit



Friday, 1/28 – Gallery Walk starting at 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. – This event gives visitors and residents an opportunity to see what an art community Delray Beach really is.  The participating galleries, and there are many, will offer wine and cheese and will stay open extended hours so that you can get to know them better.  This Gallery Walk is every Friday.



Saturday, 1/29 – Just like every Saturday you will find Delray Green Market open for business.  The location?  SE 4th Ave., 1/2 block south of Atlantic Ave.  They will be there from 8 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  It is an open air market filled with local produce, baked goods, foods, music and flowers.  Best way to start your Saturday morning.


More info?  Call Lori Nolan at 561-276-711  or visit



Saturday, 1/29 and Sunday, 1/30 – You will find Artists in the Park pretty much every week-end.  The location is Veterans Park, right there at Atlantic Ave., at the Intracoastal.  It is a free outdoor festival where you can browse and relax.



Have a great time…enjoy that Village by the Sea…kick back and relax…that’s what you are there for….


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