Live Like a Native: Delaware Must-Dos

A long list of fun things to do in the First State.



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Toast our great wine. Both Nassau Valley Vineyards and Pizzadilli Vineyards are producing some very good vintages. The younger Harvest Ridge Winery is winning awards left and right. And if you’re lucky enough to live within striking distance of the Pennsylvania line, you can skip to the vineyards and wineries of the Brandywine Valley.

Merman? Indeed: half-monkey, half-man. See it at the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes.

Dine in The Green Room of the Hotel du Pont. Notice the servers’ white gloves. Examine the vaulted ceiling. Savor delicious food and wine. Have a macaroon. These days, truly fine is simply too rare.

Party on. From Rehoboth’s Sea Witch Halloween celebration and Lewes’ Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival to the Apple Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville and Community Day in Newark, we find great reasons to celebrate.

Go to St. Anthony’s Italian Festival on the closing Sunday for Mass in Italian, followed by the Festa Patronale procession, when statues of revered saints travel through Little Italy.

Enjoy other ethnic festivals—Polish, Greek, Latino and more. Wilmingtonians love to share their cultures. That’s not to mention big celebrations by the Indian, Korean and Chinese communities. 

Wander Old New Castle. See The Strand and Market Green much as they existed in the 1700s. On Day in Old New Castle in May, tour some of the most historically significant homes in the state. 

Do the Halloween Loop in Trolley Square. With so many tipsy, costumed revelers, it’s as close to Carnival as you’ll get in this part of the world. 

Speaking of Trolley Square, don’t miss St. Patrick’s Day at Kelly’s Logan House. It’s probably the state’s oldest St. Patty’s tradition.

Grab a hot chocolate at the Middletown Volunteer Hose Co., then stake a spot on Main or Broad to watch the whacky New Year’s Day extravaganza known as The Hummers Parade

Catch a concert at The Grand Opera House. Whether you are into the symphony, jazz, rock ’n’ roll or country, the acoustics are amazing. Look up—the ceiling murals of the muses and gilding are unlike any you’ll see in Delaware. 

Canoe through a swamp of bald cypress at Trap Pond in Laurel. Primeval barely describes the experience.

Eat at the beach. Delaware’s Culinary Coast has become a destination for talented chefs, ambitious restaurateurs and foodies with high expectations. (They are never disappointed.)

Visit the wildlife refuges at Prime Hook or Bombay Hook during the height of the fall migration. Few places host as dense a population of waterfowl. Snow geese can white out the sky.

Visit Hagley Museum to learn about water power on the Brandywine, then tour Eleutherian Mills to see how some members of the du Pont family lived over a span of 150 years. The property is exquisitely beautiful.

On the second Sunday of May, attend Point-to-Point at Winterthur. Prepare your best tailgate party. Be named tops by celebrity judges. For the next year, enjoy your new status as Delaware royalty. 

"The Mermaid" by Howard Pyle at the Delaware Art Museum 

Go to the Delaware Art Museum. Find “The Mermaid” by illustrator Howard Pyle. Look at the blue of the ocean. Wonder if you’ve ever seen color so translucent. 

Help trim the sails on the Kalmar Nyckel. Imagine you are one of the first 24 European settlers in Delaware. A summer sail out of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal gets you out on the ocean for a taste of sea travel in the 1600s.

Visit Dewey Beach during the annual Greyhounds Reach The Beach in October. It’s a gathering for greyhounds, owners and dog lovers. At dawn, humans and hounds converge on the beach. You will never see so many greyhounds in one place.

Pry the shells off a few Delaware Bay blue crabs at Sambo’s Tavern in Leipsic. Owners Ike and Elva Burrows buy directly from the watermen who tie up at their dock. Eating there is arguably the most authentic local dining experience in the state.

Steamed Delaware Bay blue crabs at Sambo's Tavern

 Sit at the counter at Charcoal Pit and order a burger and a milkshake. Better yet, get the Kitchen Sink—20 scoops of ice cream with every sundae topping you can imagine. 

Do the first-Friday Wilmington Art Loop. It’s a great way to support local business and artists. Visit downtown spots, where you can be part of the revitalization of Wilmington.

Take a Polar Bear Plunge. If you can’t do, then watch. The looks on everyone’s faces as they come out of the water is enough for you to be glad you’re wearing a coat. 

Join 20,000 other Fightin’ Blue Hens fans for an afternoon of tailgating and football at Delaware Stadium, or join the crowds of Hornets at Delaware State University. Don’t miss the marching bands.

Sit behind the home dugout for a Wilmington Blue Rocks game. Bring a ball or program and a Sharpie for autographs. You never know which player will make it to the bigs. 

Take a walk at stunning Longwood Gardens. Or, better yet, go during the holidays and see the amazing light display. For a more natural experience, see the native gardens of the Mt. Cuba Center

See a show at one of the following: UD’s Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware Theatre Company, OperaDelaware, The Playhouse on Rodney Square, the Schwartz Center for the Arts, Clear Space Theatre, World Café Live, or Smyrna Opera House. And don’t miss First State Ballet Theatre.

Slurp oysters and munch egg salad sandwiches at the male-only Georgetown Fire Company’s annual Oyster Eat in February. Ladies do their thing the same night at the Lewes Fire Department’s Shrimp Feast. Traditions don’t run any deeper.

Drive your four-wheeler onto the beach for fishing at Cape Henlopen. Big stripers run in the fall. After you’ve caught your limit, pull into the park’s campground, pitch a tent and grill your catch of the day.

No election is over until Return Day on The Circle in Georgetown. Watch the bitterest of rivals bury the hatchet (or not) as they ride together in a parade of traditional carriages. Get there early for your share of the roasted ox. 

Did you know Delaware was the first state to conduct a trial by a jury of peers? It’s just one of the many firsts in the First State. Learn more at the Delaware History Center, the state archives, and our sports halls of fame.

Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware gets the glory, but you can also poke around Fort du Pont in Delaware City, Fort Miles at Cape Henlopen and Fort Saulsbury near Slaughter Beach.

Relive your childhood at Funland on the Rehoboth Boardwalk. The place still has the same boats, planes and fire trucks you enjoyed as a kid. A Nic-O-Boli or Grotto Pizza is mandatory, as are Thrasher’s fries and Dolle’s caramel popcorn.

Visit Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island during an October weekend, when local ghost hunters lead paranormal investigations. The stories of unexplained knocking and footsteps—especially in the kitchen area—are legendary. 

The annual Nanticoke Powwow, held in Millsboro each September, is a glimpse of our bygone native culture, as well as traditions from tribes across the country. The music and dancing is transfixing. 

Attend the Delaware State Fair. Enjoy a chicken dinner in the Grange Hall. Catch the tractor parade and a grandstand concert by top country music artists. Pet baby goats and chicks. 

Tube or paddle down the Brandywine. During the relaxing two-hour tour, take in the local wildlife and sip on your favorite beverage. If you see a rope swing dangling from a tree—you know what to do.

Climb Rockford Tower. You never knew there were so many trees in Wilmington.

Make a day of it at Indian River Inlet. Scour Coin Beach with a metal detector to uncover treasures from a long ago shipwreck. Go after a big storm, when the sand has been churned and the booty has been freshly stirred.

Stroll down the cobblestones of Monkey Hill and duck into the Brandywine Zoo. The otters are almost always worth the price of admission.

Handline for blue crabs at the old Love Creek Bridge in Long Neck, at Holt’s Landing off Del. 26, the bulkhead at Camp Barnes in the Assawoman Wildlife Area, or Rosedale Beach. Tying chicken necks to a string has never been so fun. 

In October, tour research vessels, touch sea life and eat sea life at UD’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment campus in Lewes during the annual Coast Day. The crab cakes and oyster fritters are worth the trip.

Go to the state capital and tour Legislative Mall and The Green. The iconic Legislative Hall defines our history—and our future. 

Go sledding at Brandywine Creek State Park. It’s all downhill from the visitor center. No run is longer, and no tableau is more Currier & Ives. In Newark, take your Flexible Flyer to the Carpenter Recreation Area of White Clay Creek State Park

Try rock climbing at Alapocas Cliffs via top ropes and a belay partner. This is our own El Capitan. 

Drive Del. 9. from the Reedy Point Bridge to Dover Air Force Base, the scenic byway winds past farms, marshes and woodlands, revealing the best of coastal Delaware at places like Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

NASCAR/Photo courtesy of Dover International Speedway

Attend a NASCAR race either in spring or fall at Dover International Speedway. Snap a photo with Miles the Monster, then hit the hotel and casino for dinner at Michele’s and some slots.

Shop for every kind of treasure at Spence’s Bazaar in Dover. Find everything from vinyl records to used tools. See the show on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Since the 1740s a ferry has operated on the Nanticoke River at Woodland, just west of Seaford. Today the Woodland Ferry runs from morning to dusk daily.

Hit a classic breakfast place for your foundation meal: Helen’s Sausage House near Smyrna for terrific sandwiches of—what else?—and Kozy Korner on Union Street or Angelo’s Luncheonette on North Scott Street in Wilmington for good food and a regular sighting of local movers and shakers.

Explore Delaware’s Spencer churches, and learn about Peter Spencer, who founded African Union First Colored Methodist Protestant Church and Connection, more commonly known as the A.U.M.P. church in 1813, which led to the African Union Methodist Church (A.U.M.) and the Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (U.A.M.E.) 

Head to Main Street in Newark for hip shopping, adventurous dining and, yes, Saturday-night cruising. 

Visit Barratt’s Chapel near Frederica, which was the Cradle of American Methodism. Then see Carey’s Camp Meeting between Millsboro and Gumboro to experience a bit of disappearing Delaware. 

Taste the popcorn at Auburn Heights Preserve in Yorklyn. The secret to its superiority is the steam-powered popper it’s cooked in. Then sea your little engineer on the 1/8-scale live steam railway for a round trip on the Auburn Valley Railroad. Don’t miss the large collection of vintage Stanley steam cars.

Get low. We are, on average, 62 feet above sea level, making us the lowest state in the nation. Those who seek relief from coastal flooding, head to highpoint Ebright Road: 447.85 feet above sea level. Only Florida’s high point is lower.

Tour Chateau Country to see how the other half once lived. Start at Winterthur Museum Garden and Library on Kennett Pike. On Rockland Road see how Pierre Samuel du Pont III designed his Georgian-style Brantwyn to look like Bois-des-Fosses, the du Pont estate in Chevannes, France. A tour of neighboring Nemours Mansion includes views of the world-renowned gardens and meticulously restored interior. Granogue, another du Pont manse, is still privately owned, but you can glimpse its dramatic roofline from several vantage points on Beaver Valley or Smith Bridge roads. 

Take a self-guided walking tour of First State Heritage Park in Dover. Delaware’s first urban history park links important cultural sites from the Johnson Victrola Museum to Legislative Hall. Visit the Biggs Museum of American Art to see one of the state’s finest private collections. And see the beautifully preserved State House Museum

Tour the five houses owned and operated by the Historic Odessa Foundation. Spend extra time at the Corbit-Sharp House, a 22-room brick structure built in 1774 by William Corbit, owner of a tannery on Appoquinimink Creek. The holiday tour in early December is a good time to visit. 

Say goodbye to summer. The annual Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral lures mourners to the boardwalk each Labor Day to join in a wailing procession, accompanied by two jazz bands. Pallbearers carry a casket with a mannequin corpse that represents summer. 

Visit the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village on Dupont Highway in Dover to get a glimpse of our farming past. Thousands of objects from the 1800s are displayed.

Honor our own jazz great at the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival every June in Rodney Square. Free concerts feature the hottest jazz, funk and blues musicians alive.

The Brandywine River Museum offers a unique collection of American art and celebrates the famous paintings of the Wyeth family. 

3rd Wave Brewery in Delmar/Photo by Kevin Fleming

Have a beer. We have a host of great local breweries: Twin Lakes in Newport, 16 Mile in Georgetown, 3rd Wave in Delmar, Mispillion River in Milford, Fordham & Dominion in Dover and the mighty Dogfish Head in Milton. 

Frightland, on U.S. 13 just south of the canal, is a must-do in October. Walk-through attractions like the Crazy Corn Maze and a hayride provide plenty of thrills and chills for all. 

Swim at the beaches. They’re clean. The Natural Resources Defense Council ranks Rehoboth and Dewey as No. 1 for having the cleanest swimming water in the country. 

Experience Separation Day. New Castle’s biggest party celebrates “the three lower counties” seceding from Pennsylvania in the 18th century, thus making us Delaware. It’s one great parade, and one great fireworks display.

Shelter your money. Vehicles such as the Domestic Asset Protection Trust keep your money safe from some creditors, and the income is tax-free for residents. 

See the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. In a state blessed with great community orchestras such as Newark and Dover, DSO stands out as a regional leader. 

Look for our celebs: Aubrey Plaza from “Parks and Recreation” and actors like Johnny Gallagher, Ryan Phillippe, Valerie Bertinelli, Andrew and Elizabeth Shue. 

Hike our section of The American Discovery Trail. The country’s first coast-to-coast, non-motorized recreational trail begins at Cape Henlopen State Park, cutting through 44 miles of mostly farmland before continuing through 14 more states to Point Reyes National Seashore outside San Francisco. 

A horseshoe crab on Delaware Bay 

At the height of the full moons in May and June, go to Big Stone or Bennetts beaches to see the profusion of spawning horseshoe crabs. It happens nowhere else in the world. Watch your step.

Go to a gala. From Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Northern Lights of Life and the Delaware Horticulture Society’s Rare Plant Auction in the Longwood Gardens Conservancy to the White Party at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum for the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, our big nights out are special, indeed.

See Bethel. You’ll have to love the townies—all 199 of them—who move there to live in this 18th-century shipbuilding center. That, or just really lovely historic homes.

Go shopping. It’s tax free. The fact never gets old.

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May 2018

THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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A newly acquired cabinet at Winterthur and related objects in the collection emerge as tools in the lucrative business of transatlantic trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Curated by graduate...

Cost: free with admission

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Crooked Hammock Brewery is celebrating the unofficial start of summer all Memorial Day weekend! The festivities kick off on Thursday, May 24th with the release of their two summer seasonal beers,...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Crooked Hammock Brewery
36707 Crooked Hammock Way
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Crooked Hammock Brewery
Telephone: 302-644-7837
Contact Name: Jon
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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

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A newly acquired cabinet at Winterthur and related objects in the collection emerge as tools in the lucrative business of transatlantic trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Curated by graduate...

Cost: free with admission

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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Memorial Day Free admission for military veterans.

Cost: Adults $14, Senior and students $10, Children 6-14 $5, children under 5 free

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 65802400 x 238
Contact Name: Jessica Eisenbrey
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Crooked Hammock Brewery is celebrating the unofficial start of summer all Memorial Day weekend! The festivities kick off on Thursday, May 24th with the release of their two summer seasonal beers,...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Crooked Hammock Brewery
36707 Crooked Hammock Way
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Crooked Hammock Brewery
Telephone: 302-644-7837
Contact Name: Jon
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Notbybreadalone Ministries presents Feeding the Hungry Outreach. All are welcome to come and partake of food, fun and fellowship. Those who desire a better way of life through Jesus Christ are...

Cost: Free

Where:
2nd and 3rd Streets
Wilmington, DE  19801


Sponsor: Notbybreadalone Outreach Ministries
Telephone: 442-0440
Contact Name: Ministers Wayne and Stephanie Dumpson
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This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont...

Cost: $200 Members, $225 Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Enjoy beautiful views of the City, Christina River and marsh with Zumba Fitness! Zumba is a latin inspired, dance fitness class that incorporates latin and international music and dance movements...

Cost: $10

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19801
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China Tour send-off Monday, May 28, 7:00 p.m. Thompson Theatre Tickets are $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students. Advanced ticket sales are available through the REP...

Cost: $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students

Where:
Thompson Theatre
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 130-283-12578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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A newly acquired cabinet at Winterthur and related objects in the collection emerge as tools in the lucrative business of transatlantic trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Curated by graduate...

Cost: free with admission

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

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Wee Ones is now offered every week! This early childhood series intended for children ages 3-5 incorporates active learning through music, movement, and the exploration of objects in a warm and...

Cost: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today readers! Happy hour 4PM - 6:30PM, live entertainment 6PM - 9PM, local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, creative gastropub menu,...

Cost: menu items vary

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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A newly acquired cabinet at Winterthur and related objects in the collection emerge as tools in the lucrative business of transatlantic trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Curated by graduate...

Cost: free with admission

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


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

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FREE COMMUNITY EVENT: MID-WEEK WORD REFRESHER Come join us at the Mid-Week Word Refresher every Wednesday at Faith Victory Christian Center from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Refreshments will be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Faith Victory Christian Center
301 Commonwealth Avenue
Claymont, DE  19703
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Sponsor: Faith Victory Christian Center
Telephone: 302.354.6726
Contact Name: Alvin Walker
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Wednesdays, April–October  11:00 am, Brown Horticulture Learning Center Go behind-the-scenes with the experts! Each week Winterthur introduces you to a specialist who will share with you his/her...

Cost: free with admission

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 180-044-83883
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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today readers! Happy hour 4PM - 6:30PM, live entertainment 6PM - 9PM, local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, creative gastropub menu,...

Cost: menu items vary

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Clearing the mind and learning to think not thinking is Zen awareness. Taking the appropriate action in this moment is Zen. Once you know this in your body, walking, standing, sitting down,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
420 Willa Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: UUFN
Telephone: 302.368.2984
Contact Name: Richard Field
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Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature....

Cost: $10

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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A newly acquired cabinet at Winterthur and related objects in the collection emerge as tools in the lucrative business of transatlantic trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Curated by graduate...

Cost: free with admission

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


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

More information

GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Story Time Thursdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story time takes place in the otter circle, in the main zoo, and may include a craft,...

Cost: $7 - $0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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  The DFVA Greenville Fall Art Show  One Greenville Crossing, 4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52), Greenville, DE  19807 Thursday, May 31 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 -  11 a.m. to 6...

Cost: FREE

Where:
One Greenville Crossing
4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52),
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants at One Greenville Crossing.
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The DFVA Greenville Fall Art Show  One Greenville Crossing, 4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52), Greenville, DE  19807 FREE ADMISSION Thursday, May 31 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 -  11...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Greenville Crossing
Rt 52 (Kennett Pike)
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants One Greenville Crossing

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The DFVA Greenville Fall Art Show at One Greenville Crossing, 4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52), Greenville, DE  19807 FREE ADMISSION Thursday, May 31 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 -  11...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Greenville Crossing
Rt 52 (Kennett Pike)
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants One Greenville Crossing

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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today readers! Happy hour 4PM - 6:30PM, live entertainment 6PM - 9PM, local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, creative gastropub menu,...

Cost: menu items vary

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Enjoy live music on the terrace with friends or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled...

Cost: Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4–8 pm

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Trace, an exhibition of black and white fine art photography by Carlos Alejandro, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 1-29, 2018. A free opening reception to meet the artist will be...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
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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Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages...

Cost: Free to Members, $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The DFVA Greenville Fall Art Show at One Greenville Crossing, 4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52), Greenville, DE  19807 FREE ADMISSION Thursday, May 31 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 -  11...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Greenville Crossing
Rt 52 (Kennett Pike)
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants One Greenville Crossing

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  The DFVA Greenville Fall Art Show  One Greenville Crossing, 4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52), Greenville, DE  19807 Thursday, May 31 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 -  11 a.m. to 6...

Cost: FREE

Where:
One Greenville Crossing
4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52),
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants at One Greenville Crossing.
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The DFVA Greenville Fall Art Show  One Greenville Crossing, 4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52), Greenville, DE  19807 FREE ADMISSION Thursday, May 31 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 -  11...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Greenville Crossing
Rt 52 (Kennett Pike)
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants One Greenville Crossing

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This noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. Café lunch voucher included...

Cost: $12 Members, $14 Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Stop by The Delaware Contemporary on first Fridays for exhibition openings, open artists' studios, food trucks, cash bar, and new programming every month. 5 - 9 PM | FREE   June 1 FEATURED...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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The Museum’s annual outdoor event returns with more sound, food, art, and fun! In partnership with People’s Festival organizers, this event features local musicians, food trucks from Rolling...

Cost: $5 Members, Free for Members ages 10 and under, $10 Non-Members, $5 for Non-Memb

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Join us at Asian Arts Initiative for our June First Friday event, where poet Linh Dinh will perform a reading and show photos from his recent essays on Cambodia, Vietnam, and Japan. Though...

Cost: Free

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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 Known as “the world’s greatest party band,” The B-52s will bring their unforgettable dance-rock hits — such as “Rock Lobster” and “Love Shack” — to the SugarHouse Casino Event...

Cost: $79-99

Where:
SugarHouse Casino
1001 N. Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19125
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Discover ways to reduce stress, improve your health, and open yourself up to new experiences by focusing on natural processes that enhance well-being. Begin the day with a gentle yoga session, then...

Cost: $35

Where:
Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Rd.
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Mt. Cuba Center
Telephone: 302-239-8883
Contact Name: Sara Stevenson
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Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Join us for the Freedom from Seizures 5K at Rockford Park!  The Epilepsy Foundation of DE needs your support to continue our community education programs. Did you know that we education over 4,000...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Rockford Park
19th Street & Tower Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware
Telephone: 302-999-9313
Contact Name: Jen Uro
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Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours!...

Cost: Free, $10 suggested donation

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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The DFVA Greenville Fall Art Show at One Greenville Crossing, 4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52), Greenville, DE  19807 FREE ADMISSION Thursday, May 31 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 -  11...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Greenville Crossing
Rt 52 (Kennett Pike)
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants One Greenville Crossing

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The DFVA Greenville Fall Art Show  One Greenville Crossing, 4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52), Greenville, DE  19807 FREE ADMISSION Thursday, May 31 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 -  11...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Greenville Crossing
Rt 52 (Kennett Pike)
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants One Greenville Crossing

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  The DFVA Greenville Fall Art Show  One Greenville Crossing, 4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52), Greenville, DE  19807 Thursday, May 31 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 -  11 a.m. to 6...

Cost: FREE

Where:
One Greenville Crossing
4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52),
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants at One Greenville Crossing.
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Join the fun at a charity hockey game on June 2, 2018 at University of Delaware’s Gold Ice Arena.  Watch an exciting game with players of all levels showing off their skills on the...

Cost: $10

Where:
Gold Ice Arena, University of Delaware
547 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE, DE  19716
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Sponsor: SOAR (Survivors of Abuse in Recovery)
Contact Name: Barbara
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection focused on an intriguing theme.  Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington 

Cost: Free for Members, Free after admission for Non-Members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Vic DiBitetto will leave his audience gasping for air when his hilarious act fills the SugarHouse Casino Event Center with laughter on Saturday, June 2, at 9 p.m. Tickets for his show are available...

Cost: $29-69

Where:
SugarHouse Casino
1001 N. Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19125
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