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.
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.
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?
“I have created a mood, combining the sculptures with the trees, planting and birds, water also helps…I hope that visitors, even those from far away, will find this sculpture-nature garden a deep refreshing.” Ann Weaver Norton
Do you know where “Hypocrite’s Row” was located in Palm Beach? Hint: If you read the Palm Beach Daily News a few weeks back, you may have read about it in the Florida Time column.
- Royal Palm Way
- Royal Poinciana Hotel
- Cocoanut Row
- Palm Beach Historic Inn
If you know your Prohibition Era (1920 - 1933) history, then you may know that Florida did very little to adhere to the federal ban on alcohol. After all, the tourists were thirsty and we had the perfect recipe for some rum runners.
Would you consider it impressionist, modern or abstract? We aren’t sure, but we love it! While on a journey through Instagram, in search of our next virtual adventure, we happened upon Busch Wildlife Sanctuary’s post. It featured an adorable opossum, Tiana, whose paws and whiskers were covered in fluorescent orange and pink paint. Intrigued, the investigation commenced!
South Florida’s vibrant and diverse ecosystem provides abundant opportunities for bird watching. How many species of birds have been located in Palm Beach County?
1) At least 150
2) Over 380
3) About 220
4) Around 515
Bird-watchers’ delight! If you guessed #2, you are correct. According to Vicki Rogerson, education chair for the Audubon Society of the Everglades, there have been more than 380 species of birds documented in our county alone.