Best of Delaware

After nearly 20 years of reader surveys, we've learned a thing or two about the places that make the state great. Herein, a list of classics, favorites and upstarts that you just have to try.




FOOD AND DRINK

THE WORLD’S FARE

Best Cajun-Creole Restaurant
Upstate, critics: Blue Parrot Bar & Grille offers some of the best Creole cookin’ this side of the Mason-Dixon. Add in a hurricane-slingin’ Voodoo bar, friendly service, great outdoor dining and a menu of étouffée, catfish, jambalaya, gumbo and more crawfish than you can swing a beaded necklace at. (1934 W. Sixth St., Wilmington, 655-8990)
Downstate, critics: On occasion, chef Kenn Lucas whips up a batch of Louisiana gumbo or jambalaya at Pig Out, but there’s always Cajun fried catfish in this tiny eatery. Sides are straight from the Crescent City: collard greens, red beans and rice, and garlic fries. Southern-fried ribs are a mainstay, and the pulled pork is cooked for five hours to make it extra tender. (212 S. Governors Ave., Dover, 739-0840)

Best Chinese Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Potstickers Asian Grill (1247 New Churchmans Road, Newark, 731-0188)
Downstate, readers and critics: Customers flock to Confucius Chinese Restaurant for addictive fried veggie dumplings and sautéed fresh fish. The restaurant prides itself on generous portions, doling out more shrimp and walnuts than one could ever imagine. (57 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3848)
Upstate, critics: Chefs at The Crownery train in Hong Kong and mainland China, which comes as no surprise when you taste the steamed Chilean sea bass or the diced chicken with honey walnuts. All ingredients are fresh, you’ll find none of the canned sauces served at cheap take-aways. Children are not only welcomed—they are encouraged. (228 Lantana Drive, Hockessin, 239-3825)

Best French Restaurant
Upstate, readers: The Green Room (11 W. Market St., Wilmington, 594-3154)
Downstate, readers: Chez La Mer (210 Second St., Rehoboth Beach, 227-6494)
Over the line, critics: Gilmore’s Restaurant has been one of the most popular places in West Chester since 2001. The intimate BYOB occupies a refurbished 18th-century townhouse where chef Peter Gilmore, who spent 22 years as chef de cuisine at Philly’s famed Le Bec-Fin, prepares classic French dishes with contemporary American flair. Favorites include roasted baby pheasant with foie gras bread pudding, raisin-pecan bread pudding with a white chocolate center, and butterscotch crème brûlée. (133 E. Gay St., West Chester, Pa., 610-431-2800)

Best Greek Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Costa’s Grill & Wine Bar (1000 West St., Wilmington, 777-2268)
Downstate, readers: Captain Pete’s Mediterranean Cove (700 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 537-5900)

Best Indian Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Star of India (100 Elkton Road, Newark, 455-0300)
Downstate, readers and critics: For a small place, Taste of India serves a lot of authentic dishes. Try several at once from the bountiful buffet offered on weekends. Service is swift, so even when it’s crowded, the wait is bearable. Paneer pakora (delicious fritters of homemade cheese) make a nice prelude to spicy lamb vindaloo. Order naan or special kulcha stuffed with chicken tikka, minced meat or onion. The ras malai (dumplings of cottage cheese) is excellent. Save room for dessert. (348 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, 677-0121)
Upstate, critics: The beautiful thing about the food at Nirvana Fine Indian Cuisine is that it represents styles from all parts of India well, but in its own way. The seasoning of the tandoori chicken creates a crust, unlike versions of the popular dish from other Indian restaurants. The gi (or clarified butter) that is the basis of most dishes, is richer than most, lending a creamy consistency to meals such as palak paneer. The art glass partitions create an air that is urbane and cool. (1601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 652-3846)

Best Irish Fare
Upstate, critics: Dublin transplants Joe and Shirley Sheridan knew what they were doing when they opened A Piece of Ireland in 2001. The bar stretches 42 feet, and there’s a fireplace to warm you. The menu is always authentic, loaded with corned beef and cabbage, Guinness stew, shepherd’s pie and boxty—all for under $10. (2 Chesmar Plaza, Newark, 454-1900)
Downstate, critics: The corned beef and cabbage and the banger sausages are popular at Stoney Lonen. Then again, so are the pecan-encrusted halibut and 12-ounce rib eyes. Get the drift? Stoney Lonen fuses Irish and American influences, but the taps—loaded with Guinness Irish Stout, Harp Lager and Smithwick’s 1710 Original Irish Ale—are all Blarney. (208 Second St., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2664)

Best Irish Breakfast
Downstate, critics: Books by the Bay Café, where you can grab a quick bite and a good book, is also home to one big repast. Its take on the traditional Irish breakfast consists of two slices of Irish bacon and Irish sausage, two eggs, a grilled tomato and mushrooms. (111 Bank St., Lewes, 645-2304)

Best Neighborhood Italian Place
Upstate, readers: Grotto Pizza (Bear, Fairfax, Newark, Wilmington)
Downstate, readers: Grotto Pizza (Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, Lewes, Long Neck, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, Seaford, South Bethany)
Upstate, critics: The fact that Madeline’s has been operating in the same location (across from St. Francis Hospital) for 46 years says a lot. That the landmark is run by third-generation Sparcos (founder Madeline Sparco’s grandson Stephen and his wife, Tammy) reflects the consistency and caring that goes into maintaining a respected neighborhood restaurant. Some staffers have worked there for more than 20 years. The legendary lasagna is still served in huge portions, and the wedding soup remains one of Madeline’s most popular offerings. The restaurant recently underwent a renovation, but don’t worry—it still feels like home. (531 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 656-4505)
Downstate, critics: You won’t find a homier spot than Roma Italian Restaurant. The cioppino is requested so often, it will soon become a menu item. Chef Joe Garramone’s lobster ravioli, veal saltimbocca and wild mushroom risotto are delizioso. Need more? The tiramisu and cheesecakes are made in-house, but try the peanut butter mousse—if there’s any left. (3 President Drive, Dover, 678-1041)

Best Upscale Italian Place
Upstate, readers: Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizzeria (201 W. Main St., Newark, 286-6600; 3596 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 529-0800)
Downstate, readers: DiFebo’s (789 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 539-4914)
Downstate, critics: Ignore the strip mall façade. Once you’re inside La Rosa Negra, you’re in Italy. The Tuscany Room is for banquets and more formal dining. The Venetian Room is less spiffy, yet classy. Both are suitable for casual family dining. The bar area was recently enlarged, in part because of the list of 80 reasonably priced wines and the popularity of live jazz on weekends. The prices of La Rosa Negra’s 10 different veal dishes are reduced on Thursdays, and the Taste of Italy menu offers half-portion entrées at a discount. The new international menu changes every two weeks. A classic: the rockfish, sautéed and baked in cream and Marsala, topped with sun-dried tomato butter cream and lump crab meat, all served over pasta. Regulars also know that duck is a good call. For dessert, try the award-winning symphony cake: triple chocolate cake coated with raspberry, iced in a mocha whipped cream, then topped with chocolate ganache and toasted almonds. (1201 Savannah Road, Lewes. 645-1980)

Best Japanese Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Utage Japanese Restaurant (1601 Concord Pike, Suite 57-61, Wilmington, 652-1230)
Downstate, readers: Cultured Pearl (19 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-8493)

Best Mediterranean Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Ali Baba Middle Eastern Cuisine (175 E. Main St., Newark, 738-1111)
Downstate, readers: Espuma (28 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-4199)
Upstate, critics: Among breathtaking Mediterranean décor and amply cushioned seating, some of the most elegant cuisine this side of Morocco is served at Casablanca. A seven-course dinner of bastilla, luscious meat courses and baklava, among others, can take two hours or more. But with professional belly dancers on hand, who cares? (4401 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle, 652-5344)

Best Mexican Restaurant
Upstate, readers: La Tolteca (203 Newark Shopping Center, Newark, 737-8220; 4015 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-9477; W. Newport Pike, Wilmington, 636-9484)
Downstate, readers: La Tolteca (859 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, 734-9524; 4578 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 644-3994)
Upstate, critics: Tijuana Taco Shop is where Mexican-Americans lead and the rest follow. The place is usually packed with diners that seriously chow down on $4 appetizers and hearty entrées under $10. No visit is complete without the chili con queso or jalapeños relleños. Nachos are smothered in chorizo, ham and bubbling cheese. The burritos are stuffed with fabulous guacamole. Is there room in our growing tummies for the crepes with caramel? Uh-huh. (1815 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, 777-3565)
Downstate, critics: Known for treating customers like true amigos, Corralejo Mexican and Taquere Restaurant is built upon fast service and authentic cuisine. Its fajitas, pork carnitas flavored with beer and tacos of spicy carne asada are all assembled from fresh ingredients, chopped and prepped every morning. It never hurts to serve great margaritas. (528 S. Bay Road, Dover, 734-4575)

Best New American Restaurant
Upstate, critics: Moro chef-owner Michael DiBianca serves only food that he’d eat. That’s always a good sign. For starters, let us recommend the crispy duck confit with arugula, Belgian endive, Meyer lemon and Parmesan. On to the onion-crusted yellowtail snapper with baby vegetables and vanilla beurre blanc. Or should we try the plank-roasted, maple-glazed salmon with whipped sweet potatoes, grilled pineapple and macadamia nut vinaigrette? They are all DiBianca favorites. During the past year, the a la carte steak and chop menu has gained popularity. Moro serves 10 different steaks, including the Gorgonzola and caramelized onion-crusted 16-ounce barrel-cut rib eye. All beef is dry-aged for 30 days. (1307 N. Scott St., Wilmington, 777-1800)

Best Thai Restaurant
Upstate, readers (tie): Bangkok House (104 N. Union St., Wilmington, 654-8555) Pan Tai (837 N. Union St., Wilmington, 652-6633)
Downstate, readers: Seaside Thai (19 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-9525)

OUR TOWNS

Best Restaurant in Bethany
Readers: Bethany Blues BBQ Pit (6 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach, 537-1500)
Critics: Executive chef Michael Johnston and sous chef Tony Magarelli of Sedona oversee a fine menu known mostly for seafood. (Don’t discount the antelope with plum sauce.) For its 15th birthday this year, Sedona got a facelift that features contemporary colors of chocolate brown, turquoise and burnt red pepper, new textured sound panels and track lighting. The wine list has been enhanced with 20 more bottles, including some from green wineries such as Frog’s Leap, which uses only organically grown Napa Valley grapes. (26 Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach, 539-1200)

Best Restaurant in Claymont
Readers: Claymont Steak Shop (3526 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, 798-5319)
Critics: Someone please tell Mimmo that we realize his Mazzella’s Italian Restaurant is actually in Penny Hill. Can we agree to call it Greater Claymont’s Little Italy? After all, the recent renovation and countless authentic Italian dishes harken back to the old country. The addition of the arches and ceramic tiles helped dress the place up. (We’re thankful the familiar seascape mural was preserved.) Everything on the menu is how it was meant to be, from the Neapolitan sourdough bread to the lasagna to the chef’s specialties, such as Amalfi: sautéed chicken breast, jumbo shrimp, broccoli and roasted peppers in blush wine sauce over linguine. Heck, even the French fries are awesome. (729 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, 762-8722)

Best Restaurant in Dewey Beach
Readers: Two Seas (Highway One and Van Dyke Street, Dewey, 227-2610)

Best Restaurant in Dover
Readers: Michele’s Steak and Seafood (1131 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, 674-4600)
Critics: The Southern-style Cool Springs Fish Bar and Restaurant really is the Big Kahuna when it comes to fantastic seafood. The menu consists of mouth-watering flounder, Maryland crab cakes and succulent steamed clams. For the landlubber, there is a selection of dishes such as rack of lamb, pan-fried New York sirloin and center-cut pork chops. And a word to the wise: Cool Springs is a great place to flex your networking muscles. (2463 S. State St., Dover, 698-1955)

Best Restaurant in Fenwick Island
Readers: Nantucket’s Restaurant (Route 1 and Atlantic Ave., Fenwick Island, 539-2607)

Best Restaurant in Greenville
Readers: Buckley’s Tavern (5812 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 656-9776)
Critics: Krazy Kat’s (named for its eclectic collection of feline art) never fails to surprise and please. And with a menu as colorful as its decor, it serves as a culinary retreat for many locals. All food, a mixture of American nouvelle cuisine and traditional continental fare, is made from scratch Think herb-roasted organic quail, jumbo lump crab and Maine lobster cake, and pan-seared breast of Muscovy duck confit with flowering kale, ginger carrot, parsnip purée and blood orange glaze. (Route 100 and Kirk Road, Greenville, 888-4200)

Best Restaurant in Hockessin
Readers: Six Paupers Tavern and Restaurant (7465 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, 489-7287)
Critics: At the Back Burner Restaurant the atmosphere encourages conversation while diners enjoy wonderful food without feeling rushed. The restaurant offers seasonal, American-style selections. Steak and seafood selections are big, but we love the veal Oscar topped with crab meat and Hollandaise sauce. Desserts come from Sweet Somethings in Wilmington. You’d be remiss if you didn’t at least share the hazelnut crunch cheesecake. (425 Hockessin Corner, Hockessin, 239-2314)

Best Restaurant in Lewes
Readers: Striper Bites (107 Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-4657)

Best Restaurant in Magnolia
Readers: Cool Springs Fish Bar and Restaurant (2463 S. State St., Dover, 698-1955)

Best Restaurant in Middletown
Readers: Nino’s Pizza (406 W. Main St., Middletown, 449-0911)
Critics: What do an ostrich, buffalo and jazz singer have in common? They’re just some of the many treats you will find at Maynard’s Piano Bar and Restaurant. Unlike the ostrich and buffalo, the jazz singer isn’t served with a side of fries. Delicious food and lively entertainment make Maynard’s a must-do. (423 N. Broad St., Middletown, 376-6066)

Best Restaurant in Millsboro
Readers: The Georgia House (119 Main St., Millsboro, 934-6737)

Best Restaurant in Newark
Readers: Caffé Gelato (90 E. Main St., Newark, 738-5811)

Best Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach
Readers: Big Fish Grill (4117 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 227-9007)

Best Restaurant in Seaford
Readers: Bon Appetit (312 High St., Seaford, 629-3700)

Best Restaurant in Smyrna
Readers: Wayside Inn (103 N. DuPont Hwy., Smyrna, 653-8047)
Critics: The Smyrna Diner is a landmark. Great diner food is served by caring waitresses like Charlotte Bleen and Mary Anderson (combined tenure: 70 years) who call you “hon” while doling out the best chicken and dumplings, pancakes and sausage gravy in town. By Christmas, the new Smyrna Diner on Corey Lane (off Route 1) should be up and running. Bittersweet? You bet. But the new joint will accommodate bigger parties. It’ll be handicapped accessible. It’ll house big breakfast buffets on weekends. The manager-owner team of Jamie Compton and her mother, Sandra Margist, promise the same great food (from a larger, more modern kitchen) and more of the best service in the area. (304 N. DuPont Hwy., Smyrna, 653-9980)

Best Restaurant in Downtown Wilmington
Readers: Harry’s Seafood Grill (101 S. Market St., Wilmington, 777-1500)

Best Restaurant in North Wilmington
Readers: Harry’s Savoy Grill (2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington, 475-3000)

RAREFIED ATMOSPHERES

Best Atmosphere
Downstate, readers: Big Fish Grill (4117 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 227-9007)
Upstate, readers: Harry’s Seafood Grill (101 S. Market St., Wilmington, 777-1500)

Best Classic Atmosphere
Upstate, critics: The Green Room, the three-star jewel of the Hotel du Pont, has been a favorite since the early 1900s. That would scream stuffy if it weren’t for the renovation that catapulted the French gem into the current millennium. Think of the Green Room as great theater: Soaring gold-leaf ceilings and Versace china are necessary props; the attentive waitstaff are the supporting players. But for tonight’s performance, you are the star. (11 W. Market St., Wilmington, 594-3154)
Downstate, critics: When owner John Donato restored The Buttery, the former Victorian home of Laura Mustard and her husband, Captain Robert Morris, his goal was to preserve the spectacular architecture. After sifting through reams of documents and historical photographs, he did it. From the pale yellow walls to the impressive moldings to the crisp white tablecloths, The Buttery is one of the most exquisite restaurants in Lewes. But don’t take our word for it. Laura Mustard’s great grandson, Robert Morris Mustard Sr., recently visited The Buttery. He was quite pleased. (102 Second St., Lewes, 645-7755)
Over the line, critics: Taking over the historic Chadd’s Ford Inn was no easy task, but Brandywine Prime made it look easy, marrying traditional plank floors and Colonial furniture with a modern and inviting bar and dining areas. The result is a perfect fusion of old and new. (1617 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa., 610-388-8088)

Best Contemporary Atmosphere
Upstate, critics: When Jasmine Asian Cuisine and Sushi Bar was redesigned and expanded more than a year ago, owner Tammy Wang wanted her restaurant to be modern, bold and energetic, with a New York feel. The addition of mood lighting and a waterfall did the trick. Jasmine’s spin on Asian design includes plenty of reds, oranges and yellows. The constantly changing lighting, vivacious servers and large crowds complement the eclectic cuisine. Wang will be going for a Miami look when she opens a Jasmine on Del. 1 in Rehoboth Beach later this year. (3618 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 479-5618)
Downstate, critics: Most likely it’s the food that creates the buzz in Nage’s cozy-but-lively dining room. But the upscale, casual bistro decor helps set the mood. Earth tones are warm and inviting. The service is professional, but not stuffy. The whole place is so neat and clean that customers regularly urge management to hang something on the walls. (4307 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 226-2037)
Over the line, critics: There’s a reason no paintings hang at The Orchard Restaurant. Executive chef and owner James Howard thinks guests, food and fresh flowers make more interesting art. White paneled walls and a few well-placed antiques create an air of sophistication downstairs, especially when soft jazz accompanies dinner. No jackets or ties are required in the main dining room. Diners dress up anyway. Maybe it’s the striking crystal stemware. (503 Orchard Ave., Kennett Square, Pa., 610-388-1100)

Best Romantic Atmosphere
Upstate, readers: Moro is named for the most colorful type of blood orange, so roundness and color dominate Moro’s decor, from its semicircular dining pods to circular lamps that cast a romantic, reddish-orange glow. Well-placed booths ensure an intimate dining experience, and they’re numbered so patrons can request their favorite spot upon their return. For added romance, hold hands during live jazz performances on Thursdays. (1307 N. Scott St., Wilmington, 777-1800)
Downstate, readers: Victoria’s Restaurant (2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-0615)
Upstate, critics: We’ll forgive the hard sell at The Melting Pot, where every server is trained to pitch The Big Night Out, a gluttonous four-course combo. Decline politely. (Nothing says turn-off more than bloat.) Instead, you and your guest can dip apples into cheddar cheese and shrimp into coq au vin broth in the privacy of your own booths. The Bailey’s Irish Cream Dream fondue could pass for foreplay. (1601 Concord Pike, Suite 43-47, Wilmington, 652-6358)
Downstate, critics: Call ahead if you require one of Eden’s sheer-curtained booths. There are six downstairs and three upstairs, and they’re always at a premium because they lend an air of privacy. Just remember: They are curtains, not walls. The candlelit veranda is another option for a romantic meal. Decorated with flowers and herbs, it overlooks Baltimore Avenue, and when the wind is right, you can hear waves crashing on the beach. (23 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3330)
Over the line, critics: Try not to swoon upon entering the Dilworthtown Inn, where gas lamps, Colonial antiques and cozy fireplaces await at every turn. Since 1754, the inn has been creating lasting memories with its amazing flavors and undying romanticism. (1390 Old Wilmington Pike, West Chester, Pa., 610-399-1390)

Best Outdoor Dining
Upstate, readers: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (147 E. Main St., Newark, 266-9000; 710 S. Madison St., Wilmington, 658-8200)
Downstate, readers: Big Fish Grill (4117 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 227-9007)
Upstate, critics: The patio at Kelly’s Logan House sits a bit higher than street level, providing the perfect pad to observe the comings and goings in Trolley Square. There’s a tiki bar with its own sound system—an ideal site for private and corporate gatherings. Enjoy the shade of a rare, 100-year-old Japanese sycamore. The CSX and 50-car Tropicana freight trains that occasionally rumble past provide another opportunity for patrons to—as they like to say at the Logan House—sit back, relax and watch life roll by. (1701 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 652-9493)
Downstate, critics: Back deck, upper deck, either deck will do at The Back Porch Café—the spot for upscale, outdoor beach dining. Rustic, elegant extensions of a turn-of-the-century guesthouse, the decks are hard to beat for casually romantic evenings or delightful Sunday brunches. The food, whether king salmon for dinner or traditional eggs Benedict on Sunday morning, matches the ambiance. Smell that ocean? Dining here makes you realize one thing: You can’t take a single nice summer day for granted. (59 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3674)

Best Water View
Upstate, readers: Harry’s Seafood Grill (101 S. Market St., Wilmington, 777-1500)
Downstate, readers: Victoria’s Restaurant (2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-0615) Over the line, critics: The decks at the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant offer a priceless view of the Back Creek Basin, C&D Canal and the Chesapeake City Bridge. There’s no finer place to dine in summer. (605 Second St., Chesapeake City, Md., 410-885-2040)

OUR SPECIALTY

Best Crab House
Upstate, readers: Joe’s Crab Shack (600 S. Madison St., Wilmington, 777-1803)
Downstate, readers: Lazy Susan’s Seafood Deli (1422 Highway One, Lewes, 645-5115)
Upstate, critics: You know you’re in a cool crab joint when there’s a glass-encased model of the Budweiser Clydesdales pulling the famous beer wagon above the bar. In fact, that bar area is the only part of Lestardo’s Crab House that survived a recent remodeling. (The place is pushing 40, after all.) The expanded dining room, which now seats 140, is much brighter, without the familiar dark wood paneling. Rest easy, regulars: The mounted sailfish (caught by a customer) and his other saltwater friends are back on the wall. Lestardo’s offers a full menu, but we’re talking crabs here. These babies are from Texas and Louisana. They’re served year round, and they’re spiced with the founder’s secret seasoning. Try Krista’s spicy crab sauce if you’d like your backfin to bite back. (135 Christiana Road, New Castle, 328-5070)
Downstate, critics: For about 50 years, the dockside Sambo’s Tavern has sold crabs and fish straight off the boat. We love the fried fish, oysters, clam strips, scallops and shrimp, but the crabs keep bringing us back. Unfortunately, we come back only from April to November. Sambo’s is seasonal. And it’s not a place for kids. We love it anyway. (280 Front St., Leipsic, 674-9724)
Over the line, critics: Hilltop Crabhouse Restaurant is everything one would expect from a traditional crabhouse, except that it’s a bit inland—about a mile over the state line. The main dining room’s long tables are covered in brown paper. There are little wooden mallets. And the crabs are sprinkled with seasoning from Harbor Spice Company in Baltimore. Hilltop is billed as the home of the year-round, all you-can-eat crab special. For $23.95, you get all the steamed blue crabs you can handle, plus fries and slaw. Owners Richard Mason and Curtis Mason Sr. say their homemade, tomato-based dipping sauce is similar to DiNardo’s famous concoction. What more could you want? How about at-the-table pourers that hold two pitchers of your favorite brew. (8980 Newport-Gap Pike, Avondale, Pa., 610-268-2766)

Best Family Place
Upstate, readers: Charcoal Pit (2600 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-2165; 741 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, 998-8853; 5200 Pike Creek Blvd., Wilmington, 999-7483)
Downstate, readers: Big Fish Grill (4117 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 227-9007)
Upstate, critics: Seasons Pizza loves families, as evidenced by the balls of pizza dough the friendly waitstaff gives kids to play with, or maybe it’s the crayons, coloring books and balloons. Tables and booths are spacious in this Tuscan-style restaurant. Servers appreciate well-behaved children, but they’re patient with those who’ve missed their naps. Kids love the pizza and garlic bread, but the Krazy Fries with cheddar, mozzarella and bacon bits and large portions please the whole gang. Think of Seasons as a family that understands families. (3901 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-2009, and other locations) Downstate, critics: Kids and pizza go together like, well, kids and pizza. That makes Grotto Pizza the standard when it comes to family dining. Whether you go for a birthday party or an anniversary dinner, a few Grotto pies, some cheese fries and a couple pitchers always do the trick. Some locations have rooms with video games, air hockey and Foosball. Half-price burger and special pasta nights allow budget-conscious families to get out for a bit. And let’s not forget the free popcorn and helium balloons. Did we mention the pizza? (Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, Lewes, Long Neck, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, Seaford, South Bethany)

Best Seafood Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Red Lobster (309 Rocky Run Pkwy., Wilmington, 479-5582)
Downstate, readers: Big Fish Grill (4117 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 227-9007)
Upstate, critics: Inside the sleek, contemporary interior of Deep Blue Bar and Grill beats the heart of a marina fish house. It has to be, what with the restaurant’s impressive raw bar and perfectly prepared favorites such as five spice ahi tuna, macadamia-crusted cod, and luscious lobster and shrimp chowder. (111 W. 11th St., Wilmington, 777-2040)
Downstate, critics: To find the tastes, smells and feel of great East Coast cuisine, look no further than Blue Coast Seafood Grill, where fresh ingredients combine with quality service and value. Owner Matt Haley buys only the freshest fish for dishes like Delaware seafood stew, which is crammed with local fish, clams, mussels, shrimp, lobster, crab, scallops and chorizo. (111 Highway One, Bethany Beach, 539-7111)

Best Steakhouse
Upstate, readers: Longhorn Steakhouse (1299 Quintillo Drive, Bear, 834-5729)
Downstate, readers: 1776 Restaurant (Midway Shopping Center, Rehoboth Beach, 645-9355)
Upstate, critics: When it comes to steak, customers at Walter’s Steakhouse demand two things: flavor and tenderness. Owner John Constantinou starts with a quality cut of certified Angus beef. (It has more specifications than either choice or prime.) Walter’s then ages the meat, sometimes up to 35 days. Tender filet mignons come in 8- or 12-ounce portions, but Walter’s built its reputation on prime rib. Constantinou comes from great stock: His father, George, owned the beloved Constantinou’s House of Beef, which we still miss, 20 years after it closed. (802 N. Union St., Wilmington, 652-6780)
Downstate, critics: It goes without saying that Chops Grille is all about the steak. Prime cuts of certified black Angus—the 20-ounce Porterhouse, filet mignon or bone-in Kansas City strip steak—are seared on a 1,800-degree Montague grill that creates a flavorful outer crust, seals in juices and locks in the flavor. (1570 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, 678-0100)

Best Sushi Place
Upstate, readers: Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse (215 Astro Shopping Center, Newark, 456-3308; 5607 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 477-0194)
Downstate, readers: Cultured Pearl (19 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-8493)
Upstate, critics: Chef Al Chu’s energetic, innovative approach will make you love sushi. He’s one of the reasons Mikimotos Asian Grill & Sushi Bar continues to be the city’s sushi central. Among Chef Al’s latest creations is the Green Hornet roll (he’s on a super hero kick): eel and cream cheese wrapped in green soy paper (soy is the new seaweed) and topped with eel sauce. The sushi happy hour—a two-for-one deal that includes specialty rolls—is the perfect opportunity to grab a Hairy Mexican: a fried salmon and avocado roll topped with eel sauce. Crab sticks lend the hairy appearance. (1212 N. Washington St., Wilmington, 656-8638)

OTHER GREAT PLACES

Best BYOB
Over the line, critics: Cutlery isn’t the only thing that’s big at Big Fork Restaurant. The dining room features lots of open space, and the menu blends flavors from around the world with local ingredients and progressive cooking styles. Check out the double-cut pork loin with sweet potato purée and the lamb tenders wading in delicious juices. Bring your own wine. (100 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford, Pa., 610-358-8008)

Best New Chain Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Potstickers (1247 New Churchmans Road, Newark, 731-0188)
Downstate, readers: Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries (111 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, 539-3970)

Best New Local Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Pat’s Family Restaraunt & MVP Sports Bar (160 Elkton Road, Newark, 738-0808)
Downstate, readers: Finbar (316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-1873)
Downstate, critics: The owners of Half Full have done a lot with the 500-square-foot space that was formerly the Splish Splash Soap Company. The walls are painted deep red and lend a feel of a hip, urban wine bar. The Lewes-Rehoboth Canal is a block away. The 15-bottle wine list, culled from the offerings of smaller vineyards, is rotated often, as is the small but diverse beer selection. Wine is served by the bottle and by the glass. Half Full opened in January, but the dinner-only establishment created an instant buzz with its nine varieties of homemade pizza. Favorites include the braised beef (marinated flank steak) with bleu cheese and the pepperoni and artichoke with goat cheese. If those don’t suit, look for the pizza of the week or build your own. (113 Market St., Lewes, 645-8877)
Over the line, critics: Chef Dan Butler has worked his magic several times in Delaware (see: Toscana, Deep Blue), yet his latest venture may trump them all. Brandywine Prime features an impossibly fresh raw bar that includes oysters from the Pacific Northwest and the coup de grâce—perfectly prepared dry-aged steaks. (Routes 1 and 100, Chadds Ford, Pa., 610-388-8088)

Best-Kept Secret
Upstate, readers: The Blue Crab Grill (322 Suburban Drive, Newark, 737-110)
Downstate, readers: The Blue Crab (210D Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 537-4700) Upstate, critics: Mazzella’s Italian Restaurant replaced Enzo’s about 10 years ago when Domenico “Mimmo” Mazzella took over. Mazzella immediately went authentic, from appetizers to desserts. The wide selection of gourmet pizzas and traditional Italian dishes is worth the trip across city or county. An expansion last summer added 1,000 square feet to the restaurant. The beneficiaries are the kitchen and, by extension, the customer. Mazzella’s also expanded from wine and beer to a full bar. Those who’ve already discovered Mazzella’s know about the Cajun chicken, tomato and cheddar piz
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May 2016

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
Website »

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Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
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New paintings and drawings by Philadelphia artist Ed Bronstein are featured in a solo show. Ed’s new work includes still life paintings, landscapes and city scenes from Delaware and the...

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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Hosted by the Friends of the Mounted Patrol at Carousel Park, 3700 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Pre-registration at http://www.races2run.com/events/mounted-patrol/ or onsite day of at 8:00...

Cost: $25/$30

Where:
Carousel Park
3700 Limestone Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Friends of the Mounted Patrol
Contact Name: G. Moeller
Website »

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Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
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Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
Website »

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The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

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What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Registration is open for our second annual Hook-In to take place on July 30, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Hagley welcomes hookers (artists who practice the art of rug hooking) to gather and collaborate,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

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The Show House will include a Boutique and Garden Shoppe with articles for sale from interior and landscape designers. 14 interior and landscape designers will transform a spacious home situated...

Where:
52 Rolling Rd.
Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Sponsor: Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach

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Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Website »

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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free. $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

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Dedicated to service men and women, active and retired.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...

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
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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: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

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Quarters In! Paddles Up! Over 100 items to be auctioned off! $10/paddle, $50 golden paddle! There will also be special raffle baskets and a 50/50! visit www.curecancertoday.com to sign up ... sign...

Cost: $10/paddle, $50/golden paddle

Where:
Elsmere Fire Hall
1107 Kirkwood Hwy
Elsmere, DE  19805
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Sponsor: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Telephone: 302-373-5093
Contact Name: Melissa Stanley
Website »

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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.  Free.

Cost: Free

Where:
Rockford Park
2000 Lookout Drive
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: (302) 577-7020
Website »

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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 1 p.m. May through November. Discover our...

Cost: $49 per person

Where:
Historic Kennett Square
State Street
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Taste Kennett Food Tours
Telephone: 484-740-0740
Contact Name: Ann Vaughan
Website »

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OperaDelaware presents the East Coast premiere of Franco Faccio's Amleto (Hamlet) The year was 1865 when 25-year-old Franco Faccio unveiled Amleto, based on Shakespeare’s...

Cost: 29-95

Where:
The Grand
818 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: OperaDelaware
Telephone: 302-442-7809
Contact Name: Mary Wilcosky
Website »

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Delaware Dance Company presents its charming version of the ballet "Cinderella." Beautiful staging and striking costumes complement the engaging choreography in this visually stunning,...

Cost: Adults $28; Children $15 (ages 10 & younger); Seniors $22

Where:
Thompson Theatre at Roselle Center for the Arts
University of Delaware Campus
110 Orchard Road
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Delaware Dance Company
Telephone: (302) 738-2023
Website »

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Location: Tanger Outlets, 36470 Seaside Outlet Drive, Rehoboth Beach Time: Registration: 7 a.m. Races: 1-Mile Fun Walk: 8:05 a.m. 5K Run/Walk: 8:30 a.m. Fee: $30 For more information:...

Where:
, DE

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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by Yaprak Soysal during the month of May. “My Human and I” is an exhibition of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8283
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
View map »

More information

New paintings and drawings by Philadelphia artist Ed Bronstein are featured in a solo show. Ed’s new work includes still life paintings, landscapes and city scenes from Delaware and the...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20.

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


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

More information

Registration is open for our second annual Hook-In to take place on July 30, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Hagley welcomes hookers (artists who practice the art of rug hooking) to gather and collaborate,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
View map »


Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
Website »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »


Website »

More information

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

More information

Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free. $5-$20

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

More information

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the third play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

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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
Website »

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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a two-session Diabetes Prevention Class on Monday, April 25 and Monday, May 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Medical Staff Conference Room. This...

Cost: $20

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-6529-6611x2288
Website »

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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by Yaprak Soysal during the month of May. “My Human and I” is an exhibition of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8283
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
View map »

More information

New paintings and drawings by Philadelphia artist Ed Bronstein are featured in a solo show. Ed’s new work includes still life paintings, landscapes and city scenes from Delaware and the...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
View map »


Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
Website »

More information

Registration is open for our second annual Hook-In to take place on July 30, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Hagley welcomes hookers (artists who practice the art of rug hooking) to gather and collaborate,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free. $5-$20

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20.

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


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

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »


Website »

More information

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

More information

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the third play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

More information

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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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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Enjoy a taste of Hagley’s walking tour, “A Tale of Two Gardens,” and a special how-to demonstration by Chef Roy of Hagley’s Belin House Organic Cafe. Admission is $15 for members and $20...

Cost: $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
Hagley Barn
298 Buck Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: (302) 658-2400 x 235
Contact Name: Kim Kelleher
Website »

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Celebrated Irish harp virtuoso Maire Ni Chathasaig partners with master guitarist Chris Newman to perform a blend of traditional Irish music, jazz, bluegrass and baroque.  Seating is limited and...

Cost: $22 Reserved/ $25 Door

Where:
Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »


Sponsor: Green Willow Folk Club
Telephone: (302) 456-3242
Website »

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Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, 4701 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark Time: 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. For more information: 623-4661 To register: Call (800)...

Where:
, DE

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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by Yaprak Soysal during the month of May. “My Human and I” is an exhibition of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8283
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

These closed-door sessions will allow Executive Directors to learn best practices on topics unique to their role, as well as discuss challenges and opportunities they face in their leadership....

Cost: $10

Where:
Community Service Building
100 W 10th St, Wilmington, DE 19801
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement
Telephone: 302-777-5500
Contact Name: John Baker
Website »

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New paintings and drawings by Philadelphia artist Ed Bronstein are featured in a solo show. Ed’s new work includes still life paintings, landscapes and city scenes from Delaware and the...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
View map »

More information

Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Registration is open for our second annual Hook-In to take place on July 30, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Hagley welcomes hookers (artists who practice the art of rug hooking) to gather and collaborate,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »


Website »

More information

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

More information

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free. $5-$20

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

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RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
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Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
Website »

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The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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The 2016 season of the Downtown Wilmington Farmers' Market at Rodney Square will begin May 4 and operate every Wednesday, rain or shine, through October 26 from 10 a.m. until 2...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rodney Square
between 10th & 11th Streets and Market & King Streets
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Downtown Visions and facilitated by the City of Wilmington
Telephone: 302.425.0196
Contact Name: Tucker Casey
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Stretch into a five-point star, roll down into a pumpkin pose, take your “dogs” for a walk, and reach those arms way out to fly like a bird in this exciting new series for a fitness and...

Cost: $10/$15/Adults Free

Where:
Coverdale Farm Preserve
543 Way Road
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: 302-239-2334
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the third play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be holding a four-session diabetes educational program, The Diabetes Connection, on May 11, 18, 25, and June 1 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The cost of the program may...

Cost: Call for cost.

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-629-6611x2446
Contact Name: Nanticoke's Diabetes Education Dept.
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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
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Location: Bayhealth Milford Memorial, 21 W. Clarke Ave., Milford, Conference Room A & B Time: 6–7 p.m. Register via Bayhealth

Where:
, DE

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*** Media alert/photo opportunity*** The world’s largest potato on wheels will spend Wednesday, May 25 with Delawareans at the Brandywine Springs Elementary...

Where:
, DE

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Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, 4701 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26 Time: 5:30–7:45 p.m. Bilingual staff...

Where:
, DE

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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by Yaprak Soysal during the month of May. “My Human and I” is an exhibition of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8283
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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New paintings and drawings by Philadelphia artist Ed Bronstein are featured in a solo show. Ed’s new work includes still life paintings, landscapes and city scenes from Delaware and the...

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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Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
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Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Spring Session: Thursdays from 9:30-12; first day is April 7 Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311) Join TLC for our Drop-In on...

Cost: TLC members Free, Non-members free for first session, $5 for pre-registration

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
Contact Name: Hannah
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The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
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Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
Website »

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Registration is open for our second annual Hook-In to take place on July 30, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Hagley welcomes hookers (artists who practice the art of rug hooking) to gather and collaborate,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

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The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20.

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


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

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Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Website »

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What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free. $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the third play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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In recognition of Military Appreciation Month, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present the award winning documentary, SHAKEY’S HILL at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 26. The screening will take...

Cost: $5

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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The Delaware Humanities Forum is commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize with a literature discussion and creative writing workshop.  Participants are welcome to join any and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dover Public Library
35 E Loockerman St
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: Delaware Humanities Forum
Telephone: 302-567-0650
Contact Name: Ciera Fisher
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  Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers childbirth classes on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class will meet each Thursday for a total of five weeks –...

Cost: Call for cost.

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-629-6611x2540
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Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, 4701 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26 Time: 5:30–7:45 p.m. Bilingual staff...

Where:
, DE

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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by Yaprak Soysal during the month of May. “My Human and I” is an exhibition of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8283
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

New paintings and drawings by Philadelphia artist Ed Bronstein are featured in a solo show. Ed’s new work includes still life paintings, landscapes and city scenes from Delaware and the...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
View map »

More information

Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Ocean Galleries Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ/609-368-7777) welcomes world-renowned 3-D artist, Charles Fazzino, for a spectacular Memorial Day weekend exhibition....

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 »

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RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
View map »


Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
Website »

More information

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free. $5-$20

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

More information

Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

Registration is open for our second annual Hook-In to take place on July 30, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Hagley welcomes hookers (artists who practice the art of rug hooking) to gather and collaborate,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20.

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


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

More information

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

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Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »


Website »

More information

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the third play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

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Cinema Art Theater This Week presents LOUDER THAN BOMBS The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present LOUDER THAN BOMBS, a drama directed by Joachim Trier and starring Jesse...

Cost: $8 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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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Join our guides though historic Dover and its cemeteries by lantern light this spring. Space is limited; call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours canceled due to inclement weather will...

Cost: $10 per person

Where:
First State Heritage Park
Christ Episcopal Church
State and Water Streets
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
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Fourth annual St. Catherine of Siena Community Garage Sale held in Church parking lot. One-stop shopping! Approximately 30 homes gather in one location to make your garage sale shopping...

Cost: $25/consignor fee only

Where:
St. Catherine of Siena Church
2503 Centerville Road
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: St. Catherine of Siena
Telephone: 302-239-1699
Contact Name: Mary Gispert
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The ninth annual Artisans Fair offers unique handcrafted art objects. The work of 50 exhibitors includes fabric art, fine art, glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, metal work, wood sculpture...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lord Baltimore Elementary School
Route 26
Ocean View, DE  19970
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Sponsor: South Coastal DE Chapter AARP
Telephone: 302-732-6336
Contact Name: Ida Crist
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Join local birding expert and environmental educator, Kelley Nunn, as we look and listen for the common (and uncommon!) birds of Bucktoe. We will be taking short hikes through the preserve to spot...

Cost: FREE for TLC members, $15 for non-members.

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
Contact Name: Hannah
Website »

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Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
View map »

More information

Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Ocean Galleries Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ/609-368-7777) welcomes world-renowned 3-D artist, Charles Fazzino, for a spectacular Memorial Day weekend exhibition....

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

Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »


Website »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20.

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


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

More information

Registration is open for our second annual Hook-In to take place on July 30, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Hagley welcomes hookers (artists who practice the art of rug hooking) to gather and collaborate,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
View map »


Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
Website »

More information

Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

More information

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free. $5-$20

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

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Learn about DuPont Company’s development of water power from the waterwheel to the steam engine and how its innovation contributed to the success of the company. This hands-on tour includes...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

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Whole Foods Market invites the community to savor, celebrate, and connect this May. What: Every Whole Foods Market location in the Philadelphia area and its suburbs will be hosting a free...

Where:
, DE

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Ages 8 and up After a brief introduction to equipment, climbing and safety, get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers.  Children...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Alapocas Run State Park
165 Bancroft Mills Road
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: (302) 577-7020
Website »

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We are celebrating ten years of the Winterthur Invitational this May. Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Enjoy a series of displays of magnificent historic...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Families work together to solve science mysteries and engineering challenges. This week’s program challenges families to design a car that goes fast or slow based on various aerodynamic...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the third play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

More information

Cinema Art Theater This Week presents LOUDER THAN BOMBS The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present LOUDER THAN BOMBS, a drama directed by Joachim Trier and starring Jesse...

Cost: $8 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

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If you grew up in the Wilmington area in the late 70's and early 80's you know all about the legendary Shytown. Fun live performances and a great combination of cover and original songs. A regular...

Cost: $13-15

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: World Cafe Live at The Queen
Telephone: 302-994-1400
Contact Name: MP Intern
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