The Palm Beaches perform this summer; no ticket required. The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County kicked off its Summer Performing Arts Series on Saturday - virtually. The schedule includes a variety of musical genres, sprinkled with some dance as well. Each event will be hosted by WPTV’s lifestyle and entertainment reporter, T.A. Walker.
There is plenty to do outside in our beautiful area. Unfortunately, shopping isn’t usually one of those things. One Palm Beach shopping plaza has got you un-covered though! This past Saturday, the Royal Poinciana Plaza took it outside. The al fresco shopping plaza kicked off the resumption of summer events with an outdoor shopping series, Shop to Table.
How many of Palm Beach County’s four inlets are natural?
The answer is two. Jupiter Inlet appears on maps as far back as 1671 although it pre-dates that. It is maintained with regular dredging. Boca Raton Inlet started as a natural waterway, but has moved several times and been secured with jetties.
Palm Beach cherishes its arts, culture (and of course, its couture). After all, premier fashion houses have been dressing our rich and famous for a century. With the reopening of The Cornell Art Museum in Delray Beach comes their current exhibition, a perfect marriage of all three.
The show, Art Couture: The Intersection of Art and Fashion, melds contemporary art with fashion design, including illustrations and clothing by well-known designers along with contemporary art inspired by iconic fashion designs.
The Town of Palm Beach was incorporated in April 1911, after pioneers heard that West Palm Beach planned to attempt an annexation of the island. Do you know where the residents formulated the plan and signed the charter to incorporate?
Blue sky and water features, lush green landscape and tropical gardens - it can only mean one thing! Wait, who are we kidding? This describes almost every corner of our gorgeous area. But in this case, we are celebrating the reopening of Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach.
NOTE: this isn’t a weather report! The South Florida rainy season kicked off here on June 1, but Mother Nature saw fit to get started early and lay it on heavy. Tropical Storms Arthur & Bertha both hit the second half of May and Cristobal has dumped days and days of rain on our area starting June 1. Now that the storm is clearing and destinations are reopening, it’s time to talk about some of the great things to do outdoors in The Palm Beaches.
The Palm Beaches have a colorful, if relatively young, history when you consider that our first settlers arrived in 1842. The Town of Lantana is no different. The M.B. Lyman family is considered its founding family, landing there in 1887 and setting up shop - including a general store, post office and the Lantana Fish Company, harvesting oysters.
The family’s 1889 home still survives and many people visit it every day. Do you know what structure operates there today?
Last week, we shared a list of cultural organizations in The Palm Beaches that are open or partially reopening for your entertainment and enrichment. Here is a historical treasure that is carefully preparing for your next visit and reopening soon! Remember to contact them directly to check out limitations or changes in operating hours, etc. ***Side note: Our Trivia Tuesday question was all about Henry Flagler's impetus to come to Palm Beach. The museum, AKA Whitehall, is the mansion that he built for his wife as part of his development of America's First Resort Destination.
What was the impetus for Henry Flagler’s investment in Palm Beach real estate?