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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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April 12th, 2012

What’s Going On? Delray Beach, Florida, Activities, Events, Arts & Entertainment, The Village by the Sea is a Destination, South Florida, Palm Beach County


It really does become a destination; so many things going on in downtown Delray Beach.  So let’s not waste any time and get on with the show.

Thursday, 4/12 – By the time you read this you will probably know that Delray Beach has welcomed its new restauranteur, Zach Erdem.  75 Main Delray has opened and its location is 270 East Atlantic Ave.  The new restaurant will be serving brunch from 10:30 – 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. until 11 p.m., daily.  Tel. 561-243-7975.  Website?

Delray Beach was chosen by Mr. Erdem for his second restaurant because this Village by The Sea is a vibrant coastal community and a destination in itself.  The sister restaurant, 75 Main is located in Southampton, NY.

75 Main Delray is a restaurant and a lounge.  The cuisine? Contemporary American Cuisine with Mediterranean accents.  The “sleek lounge with a sexy vibe” will feature European DJs spinning a blend of house music from 10:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  And…the signature drink?  The 75 Maintini, which will change with the season…Spring brings Stoli Elite and Passion Fruit Juice.

I know Delray Beach has discriminating palates; the town is known for its restaurants.  Can’t wait to try it.


Friday, 4/13 through Sunday, 4/15 – The Delray Affair.  This is the 50th Anniversary for the greatest and most popular Arts & Crafts Show in South Florida.  It is also one of the oldest.  Along Atlantic Ave., over 10 city blocks and side streets, all within walking distance will have vendors, exhibitors, food, and entertainment.

Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Free Admission.  Please visit for all the details, like directions, maps, vendors, exhibitors, rules, etc. etc.

Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – Live Entertainment at The Atlantic Grille located at the Seagate Hotel, at 1000 East Atlantic Avenue.  Tel. 561-665-4900.  Website?


Fridays and Saturdays the entertainment begins at 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Singer and piano player, Orson Whitfield, entertains the crowds.

Tuesday is Doo Wop, which begins at 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Wednesday is called Tropical Wednesdays with Steel Drum Band from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Then, Orson Whitfield will be entertaining from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Thursday’s entertainment will begin at 7:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. with Orson Whitfield and/or Brooke Eden.

Don’t forget that their Happy Hour starts at 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.


The Atlantic Grille, of course, is open for dinner, as well.


Saturday, 4/14 – Every Saturday morning the Delray GreenMarket opens at 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  It is located South of Atlantic Ave. on SE 4th Ave.  Local produce, baked goods, flowers and music fill the air so early on Saturdays.  April is National Florida Tomato Month, so please check them out…there should be plenty of them.


Saturday, 4/14, Sunday, 4/15, and Saturday, 4/21  –  “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.  It is in the ground level parking garage on NE 1st & NE 2nd Sts.  Tel. 561-450-6357.  Website?  You can find them of Facebook and Twitter.


On Saturday, 4/14 at 8 p.m., Grammy nominated Othello Molineaux’s powerhouse performances blend Afro-Caribbean sounds with funky steel drum beats.

On Sunday, 4/15 at 7 p.m. Mad Romance, “one of the most exciting jazz vocal groups in America”!!

On Saturday, 4/21 at 8 p.m. is Jesse Jones, Jr., the Father of  ‘Scat-Hop’ and Miami Jazz Hall of Fame inductee, saxophonist extraordinaire.

Please check their website, for more info. and schedule of events.

Wednesday, 4/18 – Event at Bostons located at 40 South Ocean Blvd. from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Suzanne Boyd of CBS12 Candidate for Woman of the Year by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) South Palm Beach County Chapter, will be the Celebrity Bartender.

She will be raising funds in honor of 4 year old, Ryan Alarcon, from Boca Raton, a leukemia survivor.  His doctors say that without the research done by the LLS, Ryan would not be in remission today.

You can attend the event, you can make a donation by visiting

Suzanne is welcoming your comments at

Cocktails and great auction prizes!!  Live Music by Amber Leigh Band.


Friday, 4/20 – Murder on the Beach is located at 273 Pineapple Grove.  It is a mystery book and entertainment store.  I thought this booksigning event looked interesting and worth saving the date.  Michael Lester, who was the former North Florida Chaplain turned noir novelist will be signing his latest book, Burnt Offerings, at 7 p.m.


For more info. and schedule of events, please call 561-279-7790 or visit


Saturday, 4/21 – Beer Fest at the Old School Square Pavilion and Park.  4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Live Music and Gourmet Food Trucks.


Advance ticket purchase – $30 or $75 for VIP

Tickets at the Gate – $40 or $85 for VIP

VIP includes complimentary food, beer, wine and signature cocktails…other perks, as well.

Please check  Please remember that this is a 21 year old and over event.

And….if you think this is just too much excitement for you and there is no way….then, please, by all means, if it is one of those beautiful South Florida days, head towards the beach.


And relax and watch the Florida lizards.  Cute isn’t it?


Have a great time!!

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March 18th, 2011

Delray GreenMarket, Delray Beach, Open Air Market, Palm Beach County, A Saturday Destination



Just like every Saturday in Delray Beach, you will find a lot of people congregated at SE 4th Avenue in Delray.  That is where the Delray GreenMarket holds court from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. 

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to experience the GreenMarket on a gorgeous day.  It was also the day to celebrate in Delray St. Patty’s Day.

The music emanating from that street was great.  Blues; The Cats were playing.  Later on Heidi also played with The Cats.  A CD was for sale and I bought it.  It is really good.




Lots of people in attendance; some already with full bags in hand.


The guacamole looked delicious.  It was Anita’s Guacamole.  I had not seen them before; I am not sure how long they have been part of the GreenMarket. 




I met Lori Nolan and she is the GreenMarket Manager.  She showed me around a bit.  She is one busy lady.  Then she pointed to JC’s Daily Bread.  His moto?  “A Taste of Heaven Without The Wait”.  Jon-Claude Stevens is the Chief Baker.  The website is




I bought some of JC’s Jalapeno bread and it definitely had a bite.  It was very good and I served it with chicken salad and beer.  That’s right!!


I got one of the cookbooks of the favorite recipes of the Delray GreenMarket.  It is called Tastes of the Season and it is for sale at the GreenMarket or you can also purchased it on line.  Visit   In it you will find recipes like Southern Fried Chickpeas, Shrimp Cakes, Sweet Onion Casserole, Caribbean Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa and so much more.


Anyway, here are a few pictures from last Saturday’s GreenMarket.  Hope you are there and have the opportunity to check it out this Saturday.








Have a great week-end!!  And, talk to you later….


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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