Castles Made of Sand

Nothing of the physical world lasts forever, but memories stay with us all our lives. Some of the best are born in a beach house.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photographs supplied by Matt Desiderio;
photo collage by Kelly Carter

My family’s beach cottage is yellow, almost safety yellow, and it has a funny name: Atsa Nice. This makes perfect sense. The house, for 40 years, is where we have all retreated to laugh and enjoy the simplest and best of life’s pleasures. I think about it much at this time of year, for this is when I usually open it for the season.

My father built the cottage in 1967, mostly in the basement of our regular suburban home. There, he spent his evenings fabricating all the partitions into 4-by-8 sections. On weekends he hauled them to the beach on top of the family’s Oldsmobile station wagon.

Those sections laid on our lot in Bethany until one April weekend when Dad and his brothers, his best friend, my maternal grandfather, and any family member who could swing a hammer or cook congregated for the Italian-American equivalent of an Amish barn raising. By Sunday afternoon the roof was on. As the structure took form, one of my uncles, playfully exaggerating the end-vowels of an Italian accent, kept saying over and over, “Atsa’nice.”

And so above the screen door, Dad nailed an old street sign. On the back, with his draftsman’s penmanship and a brush full of Rust-Oleum, he painted Uncle John’s praise.

Atsa Nice, the cottage on the corner of Kent and Collins, has stood now for 40 years. People seem to like the name. Lots of folks spontaneously shout, “Atsa’nice,” when they walk or drive by, and always with an accent.

We like this. It makes us feel sort of important. My dad used to wave back at anyone who yelled. If we were having dinner, he would invite them to join us.

My mother hated when he did that, but it was his way of having fun, and as we almost always ate on the porch, it was a common and inevitable complication in their relationship.

That sort of thing doesn’t happen as much in my family anymore. I blame it on air conditioning.

When we didn’t have that luxury, we were better, more civil people, if perhaps a bit sweatier. We couldn’t lock ourselves away indoors. We lived out on the porch, our lives a little closer to our neighbors and passersby.

Atsa Nice stands on a busy corner, though our street used to be a dead-end, dirt road. Now that road is an east-west arterial from Bethany West to the beach, so a whole bathing-suited, flip-flop wearing, chair-carrying parade of beach goers passes our porch on any day the sun shines. It’s nice to sit on the porch and stare out in a reverie at this world. Our porch is a little like the shore itself, a margin between the safety of home and the vast indefinite beyond.

A porch is the best part of any house, and Atsa Nice, is in essence a porch with a kitchen in the middle and some rooms to sleep in. In plan view, the house is a rectangle. It was originally bordered on one long and one short side by 536 square feet of screened-in porch, almost 40 percent of the total square footage of the house. About half has been converted to allow for an extra bedroom and bath, but what remains is still roomy. Under the screen and close up against the foundation grow hydrangea bushes I planted about 10 years ago. Within a few years, the 40-foot long row grew until the branches reached overhead. They now bloom with brilliant blue snowballs each July.

The house is sided with corrugated asbestos, a once ubiquitous material for homes on the shore. The inside is walled inch-thick, tongue-and-grove knotty pine, spar-varnished and sun-darkened to the color of maple leaves in November. The studs and rafters are air-dried fir.

My father chose his materials with a careful balance of economy and quality. The whole building, from its foundation, to its propane water heater and stove, cost $6,024.

The bunk beds, still in frequent use, came from Sears and Roebuck. They cost $140. At Hecht’s department store, my parents paid a cool $100 for the rattan living room furniture, which over 40 years, has always been upholstered with materials that are rugged, durable and in amazingly poor taste. In the ’70s, my mother chose floral-patterned cushion covers in orange, brown, and white. Everyone agrees these should be burned, but no one ever bothers to do anything. One of the great qualities of a beach cottage is that it does not lose its charm when ignored.

But as I was saying, the comfort of the air conditioner has taken my family inside and away from the porch. My objections to air conditioning at Atsa Nice have frequently put me at odds with many in my family, but compromises have been made, so I can usually get the house opened up in the morning. There is no better place for coffee, no better library in which to peruse the paper.

My favorite place for this ritual is an antique metal porch chair, the kind with a rounded back and bent steel arms and rockers. I place my coffee on one of the two old beer kegs on the porch that serve as end tables. My eldest sister, a respectable suburban grandmother, stole them 35 years ago during an Army-Navy game.

Among other fixtures on our porch are a redwood deck chair, several wooden rockers, a metal milk can, antique fishing poles, a ship’s bell that serves as a doorbell (pull on the old doorknob hanging outside to ring it), a hubcap from Dad’s old Beetle and a bookshelf my brother made entirely from driftwood.

It’s the paintings, however, that distinguish the space. A low wall, 32 inches high, wraps the porch. Above is screening. Spaced every 4 feet along this wall stand uprights that support the roof. These uprights divide the low wall into panels. Some years back, my brother decided these would make good canvases. He began painting. I eventually added my own panel. So did my father, then, a couple summers ago, my niece.

These paintings give the porch a lot of what diplomatic people call character.

My father, did in fact, take art lessons after he retired, and he got pretty good. The cottage became his gallery. He was quite prolific. Unfortunately, most of the work that ended up in the cottage includes his early efforts, work that has a lot of “character.” The walls are covered with waterscapes, lighthouses and beach scenes. My favorite is a winter scene, one of those tranquil compositions with a limited but tasteful palette that is often assigned to beginning art students. In it, a deer stands in the snow under a copse of birches. But like most things my father did, he made the painting uniquely his: Pop added a rabbit. But he didn’t get the eyes quite right, so the rabbit looks as if it has been shocked with a Taser.

A man who claimed to be a professor once knocked on our door, then asked to see the porch. He was studying the role of porches in our culture, he said. The professor loved our porch, but it was our outside shower that sent him running for his camera like an archeologist stumbling upon a cave painting.

Outdoor showers are common at the beach. They’re a smart and simple solution to sandy bodies. Ours, however, is more than merely utilitarian. Oversized and painted a Caribbean blue-green, its walls drip with the vines and leaves of hanging plants. A vast grapevine grows over the open top, its leaves letting the sun through patches so that it sparkles on the wet walls. With grapes overhead and water running underfoot, it could be the bath of Tantalus. The facility is lighted with lanterns and candles for evening showers.

This shower is the great luxury of the cottage, though in essence it is a simple one. Its beauty comes from the fact that it is outdoors, that it is made of natural things, that it is lit only by sun or fire. Besides, all one needs at the beach is a little rinse. The sand and salt scour away all impurities.

One doesn’t need a wardrobe either. I lived for years in my surf shorts, keeping handy a T-shirt for places that require such things. I was especially Spartan in my early 20s, when I spent my summers working at a sailboat rental. I learned a lot about responsibility, and I met one of my best friends there. Our days consisted of rigging, repairing and sailing catamarans on Little Assawoman Bay. Every night we went in search of waves, then often crashed at his place over a local surf shop. When I needed a good night’s sleep, I retreated to Atsa Nice. It was the quiet hub of my life, a life that from my vantage point now seems perhaps more idyllic than maybe it was. Still, it was unfussy and straightforward, and who could not be content with that?

More than anything, that is what Atsa Nice has been for anyone who has lived there: a place of simplicity.

Weekends there were not hard to plan. The progression was natural. Saturday morning, Grandpop dragged us from the bunk beds, then loaded the car with his homemade crabbing equipment; lines of twine, old tomato stakes, and anything that would serve as a weight—a lead sinker, a heavy washer or a discarded faucet handle. All of our crab nets, the cheap nylon having torn out of them, he refurbished with chicken wire. Those nets were indestructible, and crabs didn’t tangle in them.

All of this went into the car, along with a package of frozen chicken necks, fishing poles and a can of worms. It was my job to dig them from the garden.

We had a couple of favorite spots, but the most fruitful was “the point,” a spot down a dirt road in South Bethany that ended where the main canal met Little Assawoman Bay. There are houses there now, but in my young crabbing days, there was only grass and water. The breeze, unimpeded by structures, carried the sweet smell of myrtle over the marsh.

We always caught a bushel of crabs before noon. The night was spent around the table. In the hot air of August, the smell of Old Bay seasoning permeated the kitchen and the porch as we picked. Even after we were full, we kept picking crabs, for the rest of the bushel would go into the spaghetti sauce for Sunday evening’s dinner.

My grandfather was a chef. Hanging in our kitchen is a photo of him in his chef’s coat and toque, standing with a half-dozen other chefs who had cooked John F. Kennedy’s inaugural dinner. My grandmother, however, made better sauce. She made it from tomatoes she canned herself. When crabs were added, there was simply no better sauce to be found from Delaware to Naples. A little kid who’s just spent a sunny day playing in the waves can eat a lot of spaghetti.

Mom’s specialty was blueberry pie. She, my grandmother and the younger of my two sisters were addicted to picking blueberries. They would descend on the local berry farm with buckets belted around their waists, then sweep the berries in like human combines. They brought home blueberries by the gallon. They filled both vegetable drawers of the refrigerator, the cold-cut drawer and several coolers they stowed in the pantry.

Over the years, a wild blackberry hedge 150-feet long sprung up along the border of our double lot and became home to a score of rabbits. Every spring, the yard came alive with bunnies, much to the delight of visiting children. I planted a garden to ensure a supply of fresh tomatoes and basil, as well as berries. I grew sunflowers, lettuce, squash and melon.

About a year ago, we received a letter from the town of Bethany, informing us that our blackberry hedge was in violation of an ordinance that forbids plant growth that might harbor vermin. Vermin? Rabbits, it is true, are technically vermin, but the rabbits never seemed to be offensive. The town’s rules, like many other things at the beach, were growing complex. I suppose we could have fought the town, but we simply did as they asked. So the hedge is gone, and the rabbits too. My neighbor Joe got so angry he called one of the town officials and lectured him on his folly of razing a natural resource. Joe is a good neighbor.

For years Atsa Nice had no phone, so we collected our mail general delivery at the Post Office. We did eventually put a box on the street (it collects a lot of junk mail) and a phone too—a boxy old rotary dial. We use our cells now, but the old phone remains on the wall. We just can’t seem to let it go.

When we returned to the cottage after an evening out, we took to the rocking chairs. Grandpop told stories, Dad told jokes and the family made plans. If Uncle John were visiting, he would play the harmonica.

The porch on such nights, was lighted by citronella candles. Inside, the lamp over the kitchen table lighted the family’s nightly gin rummy games. The only other light was a streetlight, a single incandescent bulb under a corrugated tin reflector. It cast a gentle light that did not intrude on peace of the evening. The street is far too bright now, and traffic noise rattles one’s senses too much for the kind of conversation or meditation that porches are meant to kindle.

The long, gray plywood floor of the porch was a great playground on rainy days, and the hammock my brother had strung in one corner surpassed any other place for reading. I dog-eared his entire collection of comic books while swinging in that hammock. That’s all there was to do when it rained. We never went shopping because there was no place to do so. We stayed in the cottage, piecing together puzzles, playing cards or napping.

Sleep is always so much better at the beach. My parents used to say it was the salt air that made a sleep so much more restful than at home. Salt air was also their reason for a healthy appetite. Yet the salt air never did anything except rust tools in the shed. It was the energy with which we threw ourselves at our days that stoked our appetites and made our rest so still and deep.

When I hit my teens, I stepped off of the porch more often to play in the surf by day, to chase girls at night. Even misbehavior in those days seemed somehow wholesome. My friends and I would find someone to drive to Ocean City (Bethany was dry) and buy a case of beer. Then, from Bethany, we hiked north into the sand dunes, where we would build a bonfire. We never caused any trouble because we couldn’t afford enough beer to get up the nerve, so I always wandered home safely to Atsa Nice where, in the quiet of the night, I would raid the fridge. Mom was never pleased when she discovered that her freshly baked blueberry pie was gone in the morning.

On one such evening in Bethany occurred my first kiss. It happened with a pretty, summer breeze of a girl with long hair. We sat together on the steps of the old Bethany Beach lifeguard house, then leaned toward each other until our lips touched, no doubt far more awkwardly than I recall. The town tore down the lifeguard house years ago, but it left the step, a small, out-of-place block of concrete, a memorial to my youth. Recently, I noticed the step had disappeared, but then again, so did my youth. One has to learn to let go. Nothing is permanent.

One day not long ago, as I sat on the porch with my coffee, I noticed an old man standing on the shoulder across the road. My sister came out from the kitchen.

“Do you think he’s alright?” she asked. “He’s been standing there a while.”

She walked out and brought him to the porch. He had been out walking when, due to Alzheimer’s disease, he had lost his way. He recalled his phone number, however, so my sister dialed it. The man’s daughter answered. It turned out that he lived in a big cedar-shake house that I had passed every day.

As the man waited on the porch for his daughter, I sat with him in the heat, trying to make small talk. He seemed tired, so I mostly sat quietly. As a look of understanding came over his face, he lowered his head, softly rapped the floor with his cane, then swore quietly to himself, angry over what he had lost.

My own father is becoming more vulnerable as he closes in on 90, but last year, he was still able to visit Atsa Nice. He spent his days sitting on the porch he built with his own bare hands, looking out on the world and waving to anyone who yelled “Atsa’nice.” Dad was a superb carpenter, an old-school master. He never used nail guns, power tools or laser levels. He cut his wood with a hand saw, drilled his holes with a brace and bit, stood his walls with a plumb bob.

I’m a carpenter now, and I’ve learned enough to be amazed by what he was able to do. When it comes to the beach cottage, I can also be critical. “Now why in the hell did he do that?” I’ll mutter when running up against one of his shortcuts while working on the house. Then I remember something a friend once said: “Your old man has forgotten more than you’ll ever know.” Small strokes have erased most of that. He knows his family still, but even on a good day, he fights to keep up with a world time is taking away from him.

A short time ago, Pop and I were sitting together when my nephew walked in. He had been working on something in the house, so he was holding one of my dad’s old hammers. Pop looked up, reached out and took the hammer. He eyed it, turned it in his hand, then made a couple of half-swings in the air.

“Sixteen ounces,” he said.

It was the first thing other than “yes” or “no” he had spoken in days. The work a man does for love never completely leaves him, even when most other things have.

Pop loved swinging a hammer. It was what he did to relax. If he wanted a vacation, he built something. Atsa Nice gained its addition that way, which proved useful as more grandchildren and guests began to appear. But what he really built was a place where people could focus on the act of being together, the joy of sitting by the sea.

My family has been using the cottage less and less in the past few years. The floor on one end of the porch has rotted, the fence needs mending in places, and the outside could stand a coat of sunny yellow. I’ll get to it soon, when there’s time, and for now, I have that.

I have an old, 126-format photograph taken on the beach at Bethany. On one end, it shows me at the age of five sitting in the sand, my mother beside me, smiling. In the center is my sister, young and pretty, her hand on her husband’s shoulder as he looks into her face. On the other end, my grandmother kneels behind my grandfather with her hands on his shoulders. Though he would live only eight more years, Grandpop looks fit, hair not yet fully gray, chest like a barrel of the wine he used to make in his basement. In the foreground of the photo stands a sand castle we had all built by letting wet sand run through our cupped hands. The sand formed weird cones like volcanoes made of worms. The front of the castle shows the effects of an incoming tide that would in time erase it.

We built our cottage just as we built that sand castle, so we could play in the sun. We built it for the sheer joy of making it, and we have enjoyed it as if it would stand always. We knew, however, that time and tide softly washes away even such labors, and so we made Atsa Nice simple, that without distraction we could delight in summers that are all too brief.

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June 2015

On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Entry forms are available in Town Hall and during the Seaside Craft Show (Saturday, June 6th) Race day registration at 7:00 a.m. on the bandstand Race begins at 8:00 a.m. Post-race...

Cost: $25

Where:
Downtown Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
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Yoga in the Park Location: Lewes Canalfront Park, 211 Front St., Lewes Time: 8-9 a.m. Event occurs weekly on Sunday through Sept. 6

Where:
Lewes Canalfront Park
211 Front St
Lewes, DE
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Yoga sessions weekly in Lewes Canalfront Park, overlooking the beautiful Lewes-Rehoboth Canal in Historic Lewes. Free.  Bring a mat or towel.

Cost: Free

Where:
Lewes Canalfront Park
211 Front Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Dimitra Yoga, Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park
Telephone: 302-645-2795
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Join Delaware Nature Society staff as they hike Bucktoe Creek Private Preserve in search of birds such as Vultures, Hawks, Woodpeckers, Phoebes, Bluebirds, Mockingbirds, Finches, Warblers and more!...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
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WHAT:                          USTA League Tennis is open in Delaware. Summer is a great time to get out the racquet, shoes and balls and head to a local tennis court and...

Cost: varies

Where:
USTA Delaware District
1107 Westover Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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The Lewes Historical Society announces the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 at the Lewes Historic Complex at 110 Shipcarpenter Street in...

Cost: $5.00 at the door

Where:
The Lewes Historic Complex
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: The Lewes Historical Society
Telephone: 302-645-7670
Contact Name: Jenny Manning
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Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends of all ages. America’s favorite little blue engine is chugging and now talking his...

Cost: $21 and up

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Contact Name: Strasburg Rail Road
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On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
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This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
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This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science...

Cost: 0-14

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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Prehistoric marine reptiles that ruled the primeval seas more than 100 million years ago are taking over Adventure Aquarium on the Camden Waterfront for a limited-time exhibit starting January 16....

Cost: $25.95 for adults; $18.95 for children ages 2-12

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
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Sponsor: Adventure Aquarium
Telephone: 856-365-3300
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This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science...

Cost: 0-$14

Where:
halgley museum
201 Hagley creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War with a living history event presented by the USS Lehigh Civil War Navy Re-enactment Group. Guests enjoy hands-on family activities and...

Cost: 0-$14

Where:
Hagley Museum
298 Buck Road
Wilmington, DE  19807-0630
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum and Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Meg Marcozzi
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Explore the wonders of nature by engaging your child in different activities each month to awaken their natural senses. A light refreshment will be served.

Cost: $5 TLC members, $10 non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
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June 6-June 30:  “Views of the Maritime”   Sixteen Artists of the American Society of Maritime Artists present their paintings in multiple media. Opening Reception Saturday June 6th...

Cost: free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E Savannah Rd
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 302-645-0551
Contact Name: BJ Clark
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This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Visitors experience an in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production in the Hagley Powder Yard and visit production areas rarely seen by guests. This tour ends with an explosive finish....

Cost: 0-$14

Where:
Hagley Museum
298 Buck Road
Wilmington, DE  19807-0630
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum and Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Meg Marcozzi
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Part of the Outlooks Exhibition Series, this exhibition brings together three contemporary abstract artists who use layering in their work. The works range from emotional and geometric to organic...

Cost: Regular Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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Middletown’s country side was once open fields of gain and grass. This exhibit will highlight a former way of life that was so prominent in our community and many other communities throughout the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The GIbby Center for the Arts
51 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Gibby Center for the Arts
Telephone: 302-449-5396
Contact Name: Caroline Zeitler
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Taste Kennett Food Tours, creators of memorable, unique and fun food experiences, offer three-hour walking food tours of Kennett Square on Sundays at 1pm. Discover our town's diverse cuisine...

Cost: $49 per person

Where:
Historic Kennett Square
State Street
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Taste Kennett Food Tours
Telephone: 484-734-0740
Contact Name: Ann Vaughan
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Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower.  Note:  Tower may close if there is inclement weather.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Rockford Park
2000 Lookout Drive
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
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Belly Dance with Zahra Beginner and Intermediate teen/adult belly dance classes Beginner level classes: Sundays 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Intermediate level classes: Sundays 2 p.m. - 3 p.m....

Cost: $60 advanced payment $15 walk-ins

Where:
Take the Lead Studio
320 Lantana Drive
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Take the Lead Studio
Telephone: 302-234-0909
Contact Name: Zahra Noor
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Cost: $15-$25

Where:
Laird Performing Arts Center
Tatnall School
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Delaware All-State Theatre
Telephone: 302-354-5730
Contact Name: George Rotsch
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For a detailed list of performers, visit www.townofbethanybeach.com and click on the Activities page, Bandstand.  For updates, “like” us on Facebook:  facebook.com/visitbethanybeach and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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WHAT:                          USTA League Tennis is open in Delaware. Summer is a great time to get out the racquet, shoes and balls and head to a local tennis court and...

Cost: varies

Where:
USTA Delaware District
1107 Westover Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
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This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science...

Cost: 0-14

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

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June 6-June 30:  “Views of the Maritime”   Sixteen Artists of the American Society of Maritime Artists present their paintings in multiple media. Opening Reception Saturday June 6th...

Cost: free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E Savannah Rd
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 302-645-0551
Contact Name: BJ Clark
Website »

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This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science...

Cost: 0-$14

Where:
halgley museum
201 Hagley creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Prehistoric marine reptiles that ruled the primeval seas more than 100 million years ago are taking over Adventure Aquarium on the Camden Waterfront for a limited-time exhibit starting January 16....

Cost: $25.95 for adults; $18.95 for children ages 2-12

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
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Sponsor: Adventure Aquarium
Telephone: 856-365-3300
Website »

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This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
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Website »

More information

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Part of the Outlooks Exhibition Series, this exhibition brings together three contemporary abstract artists who use layering in their work. The works range from emotional and geometric to organic...

Cost: Regular Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Middletown’s country side was once open fields of gain and grass. This exhibit will highlight a former way of life that was so prominent in our community and many other communities throughout the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The GIbby Center for the Arts
51 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Gibby Center for the Arts
Telephone: 302-449-5396
Contact Name: Caroline Zeitler
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Christiana Care Wellness Yoga ​Occurs on Mondays Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark Time: 1–2 p.m. Physician clearance required....

Where:
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will be conducting Festival Film Review sessions during the summer at two locations: a new Rehoboth Beach location – the Metropolitan Community Church, 19639...

Cost: Free

Where:
South Coastal Public Library in Bethany.
43 Kent Avenue
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Film enthusiasts—enjoy this unique opportunity to screen film submissions for the 18th anniversary of the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival. Each session will include the screening of a...

Cost: Free

Where:
South Coastal Public Library in Bethany.
43 Kent Avenue
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Our 2015 Summer Theatre Camps are here!  We are excited to have a great line up of camps for all ages.  From elementary to high school and from back stage to on stage your child will have a blast...

Cost: $300.00

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
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Christiana Care: Mindful Meditation for Pain and Stress Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark Time: 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. More info: 623-4707 to...

Where:
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE
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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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This camp is offered to boys and girls ages 5-15.  Morning and afternoon sessions are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Morning is from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and afternoon is from 1-4 p.m....

Cost: $90 for one session, $160 for both

Where:
Town of Bethany Park
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Contact Name: Marina Borovok
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WHAT:                          USTA League Tennis is open in Delaware. Summer is a great time to get out the racquet, shoes and balls and head to a local tennis court and...

Cost: varies

Where:
USTA Delaware District
1107 Westover Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science...

Cost: 0-$14

Where:
halgley museum
201 Hagley creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

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June 6-June 30:  “Views of the Maritime”   Sixteen Artists of the American Society of Maritime Artists present their paintings in multiple media. Opening Reception Saturday June 6th...

Cost: free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E Savannah Rd
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 302-645-0551
Contact Name: BJ Clark
Website »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science...

Cost: 0-14

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Prehistoric marine reptiles that ruled the primeval seas more than 100 million years ago are taking over Adventure Aquarium on the Camden Waterfront for a limited-time exhibit starting January 16....

Cost: $25.95 for adults; $18.95 for children ages 2-12

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Sponsor: Adventure Aquarium
Telephone: 856-365-3300
Website »

More information

Christiana Care Smoking Cessation Classes 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark More info and to register: 693-2273 or...

Where:
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE
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Part of the Outlooks Exhibition Series, this exhibition brings together three contemporary abstract artists who use layering in their work. The works range from emotional and geometric to organic...

Cost: Regular Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Middletown’s country side was once open fields of gain and grass. This exhibit will highlight a former way of life that was so prominent in our community and many other communities throughout the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The GIbby Center for the Arts
51 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Gibby Center for the Arts
Telephone: 302-449-5396
Contact Name: Caroline Zeitler
Website »

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Join us every Tuesday for this fun and educational enrichment activity. Students will learn to draw pictures from a variety of themes, including woodland animals, creatures by the sea, creepy...

Cost: $10.

Where:
Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
500 McKennans Church Rd
Room 206
Wilmington, DE  19808
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will be conducting Festival Film Review sessions during the summer at two locations: a new Rehoboth Beach location – the Metropolitan Community Church, 19639...

Cost: $2.00 members/$4.00 non-members

Where:
Metropolitan Community Church
19639 Plantation Road
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will be conducting Festival Film Review sessions during the summer at two locations: a new Rehoboth Beach location – the Metropolitan Community Church, 19639...

Cost: $2.00 members/$4.00 non-members

Where:
Metropolitan Community Church
19639 Plantation Road
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

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Film enthusiasts—enjoy this unique opportunity to screen film submissions for the 18th anniversary of the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival. Each session will include the screening of a...

Cost: $2.00-$400

Where:
Metropolitan Community Church
19639 Plantation Road
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

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Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale of two young friends, a mysterious troll and a lonely queen takes the stage. Two actors play all the rolls in this spirited, fun-filled one hour production...

Cost: $10

Where:
Rehboth Summer Children's Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre
Telephone: 302-227-6766
Website »

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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

Our 2015 Summer Theatre Camps are here!  We are excited to have a great line up of camps for all ages.  From elementary to high school and from back stage to on stage your child will have a blast...

Cost: $300.00

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »


Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
Website »

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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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WHAT:                          USTA League Tennis is open in Delaware. Summer is a great time to get out the racquet, shoes and balls and head to a local tennis court and...

Cost: varies

Where:
USTA Delaware District
1107 Westover Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

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Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
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Our Summer Group Show features a variety of work by new artists and Gallery favorites. Art on display includes paintings, drawings, collage and photography. The Annual Framing Sale is on with 15%...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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This camp is offered to boys and girls ages 5-15.  Morning and afternoon sessions are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Morning is from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and afternoon is from 1-4 p.m....

Cost: $90 for one session, $160 for both

Where:
Town of Bethany Park
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Contact Name: Marina Borovok
Website »

More information

On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science...

Cost: 0-14

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

Prehistoric marine reptiles that ruled the primeval seas more than 100 million years ago are taking over Adventure Aquarium on the Camden Waterfront for a limited-time exhibit starting January 16....

Cost: $25.95 for adults; $18.95 for children ages 2-12

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Sponsor: Adventure Aquarium
Telephone: 856-365-3300
Website »

More information

During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science...

Cost: 0-$14

Where:
halgley museum
201 Hagley creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

The friendly animals of the Indian forest raise a lost boy and teach him the joys of jungle life in this lively adaptation of the Kipling's classic tale. There is great fun for audiences of all...

Cost: $10

Where:
Rehboth Summer Children's Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre
Telephone: 302-227-6766
Website »

More information

Part of the Outlooks Exhibition Series, this exhibition brings together three contemporary abstract artists who use layering in their work. The works range from emotional and geometric to organic...

Cost: Regular Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Join us at Winterthur's Brown Horticulture Learning Center for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from...

Cost: Members Free. $5.00-$20.00

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson...

Cost: $12 Members, $14 Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Middletown’s country side was once open fields of gain and grass. This exhibit will highlight a former way of life that was so prominent in our community and many other communities throughout the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The GIbby Center for the Arts
51 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »


Sponsor: The Gibby Center for the Arts
Telephone: 302-449-5396
Contact Name: Caroline Zeitler
Website »

More information

Beebe Healthcare offers free glucose screenings every Wednesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the following lab locations: Beebe Healthcare Medical Center, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes,...

Cost: free

Where:
, DE

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Join the Kimmel Center and Joe's Pub at The Public in celebration of this two-week 2015 Theater Residency experience, culminating with FREE public readings (July 1-2) with audience feedback and Q&A...

Cost: Free with Ticket

Where:
Kimmel Center/SEI Innovation Studio
300 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Telephone: 215-893-1999
Website »

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Stroll, jog, or cycle Hagley’s three-mile loop through the property from the Visitor Center to Eleutherian Mills and back. On the last Wednesday of each month June 24, July 29 and Aug 26, bring...

Cost: 0-$2

Where:
The Hagley Museum
298 Buck Road
Wilmington, DE  19807-0630
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum and Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Meg Marcozzi
Website »

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Zumba sessions every Wednesday in Lewes Canalfront Park, overlooking the banks of the beautiful Lewes-Rehoboth Canal in Historic Lewes.  Free

Cost: Free

Where:
Lewes Canalfront Park
211 Front Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Zumba by Kelly, Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park
Telephone: 302-645-2795
Website »

More information

Join the Kimmel Center and Joe's Pub at The Public in celebration of this two-week 2015 Theater Residency experience, culminating with FREE public readings (July 1-2) with audience feedback and Q&A...

Cost: Free with Ticket

Where:
Kimmel Center/SEI Innovation Studio
300 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
View map »

More information

Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

Our 2015 Summer Theatre Camps are here!  We are excited to have a great line up of camps for all ages.  From elementary to high school and from back stage to on stage your child will have a blast...

Cost: $300.00

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »


Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
Website »

More information

Show More...
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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present Midway, an exhibition of paper-based and pop-up sculpture by Robert Kelly (Wilmington). Midway alludes to the space...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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This camp is offered to boys and girls ages 5-15.  Morning and afternoon sessions are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Morning is from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and afternoon is from 1-4 p.m....

Cost: $90 for one session, $160 for both

Where:
Town of Bethany Park
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Contact Name: Marina Borovok
Website »

More information

WHAT:                          USTA League Tennis is open in Delaware. Summer is a great time to get out the racquet, shoes and balls and head to a local tennis court and...

Cost: varies

Where:
USTA Delaware District
1107 Westover Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

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Our Summer Group Show features a variety of work by new artists and Gallery favorites. Art on display includes paintings, drawings, collage and photography. The Annual Framing Sale is on with 15%...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

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On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

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This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science...

Cost: 0-$14

Where:
halgley museum
201 Hagley creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Prehistoric marine reptiles that ruled the primeval seas more than 100 million years ago are taking over Adventure Aquarium on the Camden Waterfront for a limited-time exhibit starting January 16....

Cost: $25.95 for adults; $18.95 for children ages 2-12

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
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Sponsor: Adventure Aquarium
Telephone: 856-365-3300
Website »

More information

This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science...

Cost: 0-14

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
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Website »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Part of the Outlooks Exhibition Series, this exhibition brings together three contemporary abstract artists who use layering in their work. The works range from emotional and geometric to organic...

Cost: Regular Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Middletown’s country side was once open fields of gain and grass. This exhibit will highlight a former way of life that was so prominent in our community and many other communities throughout the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The GIbby Center for the Arts
51 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Gibby Center for the Arts
Telephone: 302-449-5396
Contact Name: Caroline Zeitler
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Join the Kimmel Center and Joe's Pub at The Public in celebration of this two-week 2015 Theater Residency experience, culminating with FREE public readings (July 1-2) with audience feedback and Q&A...

Cost: Free with Ticket

Where:
Kimmel Center/SEI Innovation Studio
300 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Telephone: 215-893-1999
Website »

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Join the Kimmel Center and Joe's Pub at The Public in celebration of this two-week 2015 Theater Residency experience, culminating with FREE public readings (July 1-2) with audience feedback and Q&A...

Cost: Free with Ticket

Where:
Kimmel Center/SEI Innovation Studio
300 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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What began in 2008 as a passion project in a bedroom studio in Burbank, California has now become a whirlwind endeavor, with energetic and dedicated fans across the globe. Kendall Schmidt (23) is...

Cost: $15

Where:
World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-994-1400
Contact Name: Lucy Vavala
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Bring your lawn chair or blanket and a picnic dinner to see the movie "McFarland, USA" at this beautiful park on the banks of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal.

Cost: Free

Where:
Lewes Canalfront Park
211 Front Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park, Citizens Bank, Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-2795
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Broadway brass hits the beach in She Did it Her Way: Women of the Rat Pack. Starring, direct from Broadway's Phantom of the Opera, Mary Michael Patterson, with the American Pops Orchestra.  Enjoy...

Cost: $20 - $55

Where:
Ocean City Performing Arts Center
4001 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: American Pops Orchestra
Telephone: 303-906-3754
Contact Name: Connor Coleman

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Our 2015 Summer Theatre Camps are here!  We are excited to have a great line up of camps for all ages.  From elementary to high school and from back stage to on stage your child will have a blast...

Cost: $300.00

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present Midway, an exhibition of paper-based and pop-up sculpture by Robert Kelly (Wilmington). Midway alludes to the space...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Our Summer Group Show features a variety of work by new artists and Gallery favorites. Art on display includes paintings, drawings, collage and photography. The Annual Framing Sale is on with 15%...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

More information

WHAT:                          USTA League Tennis is open in Delaware. Summer is a great time to get out the racquet, shoes and balls and head to a local tennis court and...

Cost: varies

Where:
USTA Delaware District
1107 Westover Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science...

Cost: 0-14

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

Prehistoric marine reptiles that ruled the primeval seas more than 100 million years ago are taking over Adventure Aquarium on the Camden Waterfront for a limited-time exhibit starting January 16....

Cost: $25.95 for adults; $18.95 for children ages 2-12

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Sponsor: Adventure Aquarium
Telephone: 856-365-3300
Website »

More information

During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science...

Cost: 0-$14

Where:
halgley museum
201 Hagley creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Legendary artist Peter Max returns to Stone Harbor over the fourth of July weekend, bringing with him a never-before-seen collection of his greatest and most-revered imagery spanning four...

Cost: Free & Open to the Public with ALL Artwork Available for Acquisition

Where:
Ocean Galleries
9618 Third Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
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Sponsor: Ocean Galleries
Telephone: 609-368-7777
Contact Name: Kim Miller
Website »

More information

Part of the Outlooks Exhibition Series, this exhibition brings together three contemporary abstract artists who use layering in their work. The works range from emotional and geometric to organic...

Cost: Regular Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings....

Cost: Adults: $14; Seniors (60+): $13; Children (2-12): $12; Children under 2: FREE

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302 998 1930
Website »

More information

Middletown’s country side was once open fields of gain and grass. This exhibit will highlight a former way of life that was so prominent in our community and many other communities throughout the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The GIbby Center for the Arts
51 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »


Sponsor: The Gibby Center for the Arts
Telephone: 302-449-5396
Contact Name: Caroline Zeitler
Website »

More information

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson...

Cost: $12 Members, $14 Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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Cost: 0

Where:
Fairgrounds Park
Filbert & Dover Ave
Elsmere, DE  19805
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Sponsor: Town of Elsmere
Telephone: 302-998-2215
Contact Name: Diana Reed
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The Lighthouse Church will be starting a Training Center for Deliverances beginning Friday September 12, 2014.  The school will be focused on all aspects of ministering deliverance and healing...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lighthouse Church Inc.
6 South Railroad Avenue
Wyoming, DE  19934
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Church Inc.
Telephone: (302) 632-4679
Contact Name: Bro. Christopher Gore
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The Lighthouse Church will be starting a Training Center for Deliverances beginning Friday September 12, 2014.  The school will be focused on all aspects of ministering deliverance and healing...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lighthouse Church Inc.
6 South Railroad Avenue
Wyoming, DE  19934
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Church Inc.
Telephone: (302) 632-4679
Contact Name: Bro. Christopher Gore
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For a detailed list of performers, visit www.townofbethanybeach.com and click on the Activities page, Bandstand.  For updates, “like” us on Facebook:  facebook.com/visitbethanybeach and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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Meeting every Friday, Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, 640 s. State Street, Dover, 7:30 pm., Private Dining Room #3 in the basement. For those who have, or think they may have a gambling problem....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
640 S. State Street
Private Dining Room #3
Dover, DE  19901
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Telephone: 800-855-2CALLGA
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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

Our 2015 Summer Theatre Camps are here!  We are excited to have a great line up of camps for all ages.  From elementary to high school and from back stage to on stage your child will have a blast...

Cost: $300.00

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »


Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
Website »

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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for...

Cost: Free

Where:
First State Heritage Park
121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd N
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
Website »

More information

Our Summer Group Show features a variety of work by new artists and Gallery favorites. Art on display includes paintings, drawings, collage and photography. The Annual Framing Sale is on with 15%...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

When making plans for Saturday, July 4, 2015, be sure to include visiting Lewes, Delaware to attend St. Peter's Episcopal Church 49th Annual Art Show.  This event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Lewes, Delaware
Second & Market Streets
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Telephone: 302-645-8479
Contact Name: Tina Wical
Website »

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First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for...

Cost: Free

Where:
First State Heritage Park
121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd N
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
Website »

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WHAT:                          USTA League Tennis is open in Delaware. Summer is a great time to get out the racquet, shoes and balls and head to a local tennis court and...

Cost: varies

Where:
USTA Delaware District
1107 Westover Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

More information

On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science...

Cost: 0-14

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Prehistoric marine reptiles that ruled the primeval seas more than 100 million years ago are taking over Adventure Aquarium on the Camden Waterfront for a limited-time exhibit starting January 16....

Cost: $25.95 for adults; $18.95 for children ages 2-12

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Sponsor: Adventure Aquarium
Telephone: 856-365-3300
Website »

More information

Legendary artist Peter Max returns to Stone Harbor over the fourth of July weekend, bringing with him a never-before-seen collection of his greatest and most-revered imagery spanning four...

Cost: Free & Open to the Public with ALL Artwork Available for Acquisition

Where:
Ocean Galleries
9618 Third Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
View map »


Sponsor: Ocean Galleries
Telephone: 609-368-7777
Contact Name: Kim Miller
Website »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science...

Cost: 0-$14

Where:
halgley museum
201 Hagley creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Part of the Outlooks Exhibition Series, this exhibition brings together three contemporary abstract artists who use layering in their work. The works range from emotional and geometric to organic...

Cost: Regular Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings....

Cost: Adults: $14; Seniors (60+): $13; Children (2-12): $12; Children under 2: FREE

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302 998 1930
Website »

More information

Middletown’s country side was once open fields of gain and grass. This exhibit will highlight a former way of life that was so prominent in our community and many other communities throughout the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The GIbby Center for the Arts
51 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »


Sponsor: The Gibby Center for the Arts
Telephone: 302-449-5396
Contact Name: Caroline Zeitler
Website »

More information

The theme is “Let Freedom Ring” Floats and bikes may be entered the day of the parade from 9-11:30 a.m. at the registration desks as follows: Floats – Route 1 and Central Avenue; Bikes –...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

First Saturdays in the First State Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for details. Free admission. Something new every...

Cost: Free

Where:
First State Heritage Park
121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd N
43 The Green
Dover, DE  19901
View map »


Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
Website »

More information

Celebrate the 4th of July with us on our round-trip to Hockessin to watch the fireworks! Departure is at 7 p.m., with the duration of the excursion being approximately 3 1/2 hours. Reservations...

Cost: Adults: $20 Seniors: $19 Children: $16

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302-998-1930
Website »

More information

For a detailed list of performers, visit www.townofbethanybeach.com and click on the Activities page, Bandstand.  For updates, “like” us on Facebook:  facebook.com/visitbethanybeach and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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