"Comings & Goings"
Posted on March 26, 2023 by Elayne
DELRAY BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
I’m sure you are all aware of “our library” downtown - - but there are some interesting updates I’d like to share with you:
- You can now get a virtual library card on their website and have access to their amazing digital resources.
- With Overdrive (their website gives you simple instructions) you can borrow free eBooks, audio books and magazines
- With Hoopla, you can borrow movies, music and much more!
How wonderful to have these wonderful entertainment options at our fingertips!
Delray Beach Library
100 West Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach
100 West Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach
Some new reads that are getting rave reviews:
A Novel by Jenny Jackson
- A New York Times bestseller
- Good Morning America Book Club pick
“A delicious new Gilded Age family drama follows three women in one wealthy Brooklyn clan.
TWENTY YEARS LATER
A thriller by Charlie Donlea
- The New York Times Best Thrillers of the Season
BLACK OPS: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior
Memoir by Ric Prado
Memoir by Ric Prado
Written by the highest ranking covert warrior that spanned two eras, Ric and his fellow CIA officers fought a little seen and virtually unknown war to keep the USA safe from those who would do it harm.
This miniature golf course isn't your run of the mill mini golf experience. A world class course in downtown Delray just blocks from Atlantic Avenue.
- There are two courses with an award winning native Floridian botanical garden, water hazards and bronze sculptures.
- Cooling mists and music plays throughout.
- An air conditioned clubhouse with snacks, soda, wine, beer and more.
What more do you need???
DELRAY ART AFFAIR
- Over 500 artists and crafters
- Live music at Old School Square
- Food vendors
Friday, Saturday -10am-6 pm
April 16, Sunday, 10am-5pm
140 NE 1st St, Delray Beach
That’s it for now!!!
Posted on March 3, 2023 by Elayne
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE!
It’s the annual St. Patrick’s day parade and festival providing fun and entertainment for all ages and backgrounds. The festival hosts live music, food trucks, vendors, bagpipes and more!
Noon - 2pm. Sunday, March 11th
Atlantic Avenue from the Intracoastal Waterway to NW 5th Avenue
1:00 pm - 7 pm
Old school Square
Come one, come all!
PS. Wear Green - - you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the festivities!!!
WAKODAHATCHEE WETLANDS (say that 3x fast)
You don’t have to be able to pronounce it to be amazed by visiting this nature center. Stroll the ¾ mile boardwalk that crosses between open water pond areas and islands. It features gazebos and benches along the way allowing you to marvel at the naturalized habitat featuring over 178 bird species, turtles, rabbits, fish, frogs and alligators.
What a wonderful way to spend a few hours!
Fun for all ages
13270 Jog Road
Open daily 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
For further info– (561) 493-6000
GOOD EATS AWAY FROM DOWNTOWN DELRAY
RED CRAB JUICY SEAFOOD
A gem of a restaurant located in Delray Square Shopping Center
If you’re a seafood lover, sports enthusiast and/or love your Happy Hour, this is the place for you. Eat in, take out or have delivered some of the best (and inexpensive) seafood anywhere. Feast on shrimp, mussels, scallops, lobster and more- and mix in the most delicious sauce – (4 selections) your preference - - boiled in a bag with corn and red potato. So yummy!!
Very moderately priced, daily happy hour, tons of large tv’s - - i luv it here!
4979 West Atlantic Avenue
If you’re looking for a bit of a cuisine adventure......
Thai and Vietnamese restaurants are becoming very popular in our area. Contrary to public opinion, a lot of their dishes are not spicy. You have a choice of how “hot” you would like your dish prepared. In fact, many things on the menu are not hot at all.
Personally, I prefer no spice at all. All of the items are clean, healthy and delicious. You can order vegan, meat or fish. Most dishes are quite affordable and sharing dishes can be the way to go! Of course, all are eat-in, take out and delivery!
Some of my favorites:
5195 West Atlantic Avenue
CHAIYO Thai Street Food
14812 S Military Trail
6592 West Atlantic Avenue
That’s all for now - - Writing this piece has made me hungry!!
Until next time!
Posted on January 19, 2023 by Elayne
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
As the 2023 season begins, I've put together a few upcoming events and/or places you might be interested in:
DELRAY BEACH OPEN
The 25th ATP (Assoc of Tennis Professionals) begins on February 10 thru February 19th. The tournament always attracts an impressive lineup of players along with thousands of visitors. A limited number of Senior Day Discounts are available for purchase.
Delray Beach Stadium
201 West Atlantic Avenue
DOWNTOWN DELRAY BEACH CRAFT FESTIVAL
More than 100 of the nation's most talented artisans offer a variety of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, paintings, clothing and more. All are handmade in th USA. Tickets are free!
FEBRUARY 18 -19
Fourth and Atlantic Avenues, Delray
10 am - 5 pm
OVER THE BRIDGE CAFE
This favorite brunch spot offers both traditional favorites and unique spins on American brunch cuisine. This very affordable spot is located at 814 East Atlantic Avenue. Take an uber if you're up for some of their delightful frozen cocktails. Open daily for breakfast and lunch 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
A MAN ALLED OTTO
Based on the Swedish international bestselling novel and movie, Tom Hanks plays a grumpy widower who is very set in his ways. This funny, heartwarming story is rated PG-13. In theaters now.
ART AND JAZZ ON THE AVENUE
Stroll the Pineapple Grove Arts District in a closed street style format. See live performances on various stages as well as food, art and all kinds of activities!
Wednesday January 25
NE 2nd Avenue, Delray
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
TOOTSIE THE MUSICAL
See this touring, Tony award winning musical adaptation based on the 1982 film. Called "the most uproariest new musical in years", it's worth a "go see"!
FEBRUARY 7- 12
701 Okeechobee Road
West Palm Beach
Check local times
That's all for now!
Posted on December 21, 2022 by Elayne
CORNELL ART MUSEUM
The museum, closed for the last year, reopens on December 29 and features exhibitions and a collection of artwork from Delray Beach area locals.
Location: Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach
Hours: Thurs & Fri 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday 12-5pm
ADMISSION IS FREE
DELRAY GREEN MARKET
Over 50 vendors offering farm to table produce, fresh eggs, poultry, meats and artisan baked goods. There is a large selection of gluten, vegan and sugar free products! Yum!
Location: Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach
Hours: Every Saturday 9am-2pm
The Market will be operating from 12/17/2022 - 5/20/23
MORIKAMI MUSEUM AND JAPANESE GARDENS
Drive 15 minutes from Highpoint to a magical, beautiful, different century destination. The museum hosts several exhibitions throughout the year featuring Japanese artifacts and art.
There are six distinct replicas of Japanese gardens. Stroll through the pathways, bridges, gazebos and a huge manmade pond, with all kinds of beautiful fish, large turtles and various sea life.
There s a lovely open-air cafe and various drink stations throughout the gardens. Absolutely stunning!
Location: 4000 Morikami Park Drive, Delray
Hours: Thurs-Sunday 10am - 5pm
Admission: Adults $15, Seniors $13, Children $9
It is a delight for all ages!
That's it for now!
Best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Healthy New Year!
.....more to come
Posted on December 9, 2022 by Elayne
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
As we approach the holidays, some of you will be welcoming guests...family, friends and grandchildren. I've compiled a list of some of the amazing festivities Delray has to offer for Big Kids (us) and little ones as well!
HOLIDAY WINDOW DECOR
Stroll along Atlantic Avenue and its side streets to see the highly decorated and festive store fronts.
Take yourselves and/or your family to see Delray's spectacular, unique 100 foot Christmas tree.
While there, why not take a picture with Santa Clause (check for hours)
Take the kids ice skating (seriously) Open daily 5:00 pm - 9 pm and it's only $4.00
Go for a nostalgic ride on the holiday carousel! Fun for all ages!
Saturday, December 10th 6:00-8:30 pm
This year's theme is Winter Nights and Holiday Lights! The parade will feature more than 70 floats, marching bands and, of course, Santa! Find your place on Atlantic Avenue!!!
A Menorah Lighting will take place at Old School Square on Sunday, December 18 at Sunset
All other events are held at Old School Square located at 52 N. Swinton Avenue.
For more information: (561) 243-1077
....more to come
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