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Best of Delaware 2019 Editors’ Picks: Food & Drink



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Heirloom is a 2019 winner for best Lewes restaurant.//photo by Moonloop Photography

 

Antipasto Salad

An antipasto salad is hardly a salad, which is probably what makes it so enticing. The blend of cured meats, cheeses and veggies doused in oil and vinegar seems easy to prepare, but there really is an art to this traditional Italian appetizer. No one does it better than restaurateur and chef Tony Causi of Café Sitaly. Spend the extra $2 to get it chopped—it’s so good, don’t be surprised if you find yourself scraping the bottom of the bowl for every last bit until your entrée arrives.

1710 Naamans Road, Wilmington, 475-1120, cafesitaly.com


Beer Can Designs

If your Instagram feed has been a little sad these days, then click “follow” on Dewey Beer Co.’s colorful page. The quirky can designs are futuristic, retro and extraordinarily colorful. The illustration-based designs (with minimal text) are the brainchild of Lt Grey Creative, an advertising agency located in Ocean City, Maryland. Take advantage of the brewery’s pre-sales, where you can order your favorite styles before they sell out.

2100 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach, 227-1182, deweybeerco.com


Bistro Cuisine

Tucked in a quiet suburban shopping center, Corner Bistro beckons discerning foodies with delicious fare that’s grown locally and sustainably. Treat your taste buds and your health with lunchtime favorites organic beet salad and tangy black bean soup, or a main dish like Atlantic cod, roasted chicken or cassoulet with white beans and herbs. From 3 to 7 p.m. on weekdays, $5 appetizers, drafts and wine make for some truly happy hours.

3604 Silverside Road, Wilmington, 477-1778, mybistro.com


Breakfast in the City (Wilmington)

Wilmington’s iconic Kozy Korner may have changed locations over the years, but the family-owned establishment is still serving up the same stellar breakfasts we’ve been craving since 1922, and more. Traditional types will enjoy dishes like the homemade chipped beef and the Western egg, while modern foodies won’t want to miss—well, anything.

906 N. Union St., Wilmington, 658-0812, kozykorner-restaurant.com


Burgers

Upstate: Whether you like your burger grass-fed or ground from beans, Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House & Saloon knows how to grill a patty for every palate. Meat-lovers will go wild for The Cowboy drizzled with barbeque sauce and cheddar, while vegetarians will feel guilt-free indulging in a black bean burger with avocado, pea shoots and tzatziki. For the rest of you, there’s 10 other equally delicious options.

1801 W. 14th St., Wilmington, 658-4600, kidshelleens.com

 

Downstate: Restaurant 55 goes beyond the basic burger toppings and bun. In fact, their grill masters have experimented with gourmet fixings we’d never think to group together but that are doggone delicious. Be sure to try the Sante Fe with root beer barbeque sauce, the Willie Nelson with Jack Daniels and the turkey cobb—we bet you can’t pick one favorite. They’re all best paired with a seasonal craft brew.

2461 S. State St., Dover, 535-8102, myrestaurant55.com


Business Lunch in Newark

The stuffy working lunch has no place among Newark’s bustling college town vibe. Instead, Taverna, with its exposed brick and rustic wood accents, offers a casual alternative.  Clients’ mouths will water at the long list of pizzas and Italian specialties while the warmth of the surroundings will fill them with goodwill and an eagerness to sign on the dotted line.

121 E. Main St., Newark, 444-4334, tavernamainstreet.com


Chowdah

For a hearty taste of New England right here at home, look no further than Nantuckets Restaurant in Fenwick Island. Stirring up its signature comfort soup of clams, scallops, corn, celery, onions and meaty potatoes in a creamy broth for more than a quarter of a century, this coastal spot also offers mouthwatering seafood entrees to satisfy every craving.

601 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-2607, nantucketsrestaurant.com


Classic Cocktails

Complementing the warm interiors and black-and-white photographs of Columbus Inn’s cozy cocktail lounge is a menu of spirits that feels equally as midcentury. Enjoy them neat or on the rocks — or have your bartender stir them into one of a bevy of classic cocktails like an old fashioned, Manhattan, sidecar or dirty martini.

2216 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, 571-1492, columbusinn.net


Coal-Fired Pizzas

Pizza connoisseurs know that it’s all about the crust—and nothing is tastier than a crispy, coal-fired pie (the more charred, the better!). At Newark’s Taverna, pizzas are fired in a 900-degree coal oven, perfectly baking fresh toppings like portabella mushrooms, pan-fried peppers and robust meatballs into a savory sauce. Bite into a classic margherita or Neapolitan, or venture from your comfort zone with the San Danielle, topped with prosciutto, mozzarella and arugula.

121 E. Main St., Newark, 444-4334, tavernamainstreet.com


Comfort Food

Upstate: The First State may have been one of the last places to jump on the ramen bandwagon, but boy are we sure glad they finally did. If you haven’t yet, check out Ramen Kumamoto, a tiny restaurant tucked away off of Newark’s Main Street. Here you’ll devour massive bowls of the steamy, salty, savory soup unlike anything you ate in college. Chef Sam Ho, formerly of Zento Japanese Contemporary Cuisine in Philadelphia, manages the eatery and makes you feel at home whether it’s your first time or your 50th.

165 E. Main St., Newark, 733-0888, ramenkumamotode.com

 

Downstate: When Warren Rosenfeld brought Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen—a revered Maryland restaurant—to Rehoboth Beach, we knew our waistlines were in trouble. But the food at Rosenfeld’s is like a bear hug on a chilly, rainy day—it warms you to your core. As much as we adore the colossal sandwiches that are stuffed with 8 ounces of meat, it’s the matzo ball soup that really speaks volumes—the flavorful and fluffy matzo balls swim in a salty broth that you never want to end.

18949 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 645-1700, rosenfeldsjewishdeli.com


Crab Cakes

For the ninth consecutive year, University of Delaware’s Courtyard Cafe at the Marriott takes the cake for best crab cakes. Made in-house with Old Bay seasoning, the “special menu” item is served each night for dinner, with two sides. Enjoy them indoors or al fresco.

400 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, 737-0900, udel.edu/hotel/Dining


Crabs Over the Line—Maryland

Jonesing for some of those authentic Eastern Shore crustaceans? Hop in the car for the quick trip to The Wellwood in Charlestown, Maryland, to take in not just unreasonable amounts of crab, but also the expansive views of the North East River. Take your pick between a fine dining experience in the traditional dining room, or an up-close river view with a more casual crab house vibe at The River Shack.

523 Water St., Charlestown, Md., (410) 287-6666, wellwoodclub.com; The River Shack, wellwoodcrabs.com


Date Night Restaurant

Who could forget the incredibly romantic scene from the Disney film, “Lady and the Tramp,” when Lady and Tramp nuzzle over a plate of spaghetti? Diners might look at you funny at Lupo Italian Kitchen if you and your honey start slurping the same noodle, but trust us when we say they food at this romantic Rehoboth restaurant will inspire you to do so. Linger over a bottle of wine and be sure and save room for dessert—the tiramisu is transcendent.

247 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-2240, lupoitaliankitchen.com


Best Restaurant in Dover

Celebrating its 20th year, Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant marries quality seafood and simplicity to create old-style dishes in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Find everything from soup to award-winning desserts. The well-rounded menu features “Something Fishy” and “Nothing Fishy” options to tantalize meat- and seafood-lovers alike, including prime rib, rack of lamb, roasted half-chicken and more.

2463 S. State St., Dover, 698-1955, coolspringsfishbar.com


Elegant Italian

We think the name sells La Casa Pasta a little short. This longstanding family-owned restaurant boasts a rich array of fine Italian fare and an ambiance as warm as the fresh-baked bread and cozy feeling you get from the house wine. But when pasta is what the palate wants, you’re definitely in the right house. From fusilli to fetuccelle, and every noodle in between, La Casa serves them under delicacies like clams, lobster and shitakes.

120 Four Seasons Parkway, Newark, 738-9935, lacasapasta.com


Excuse to Go out to Dinner on a Monday

Upstate: If Monday were a food, it would be a grilled cheese sandwich without the cheese. But Middletown’s 1861 Bar/Food/Friends gives you something to look forward to after a miserable first day back at work: every Monday the restaurant features a new burger, bourbon and beer special for just $15. Past burgers have included mac n’ cheese, pepperoni pizza and nacho-inspired ingredients.

423 N. Broad St., Middletown, 376-7956, 1861restaurant.com

 

Downstate: Spend way too much money at the beach this weekend? Luckily, you can still afford to go out to dinner, at least on Monday. Blackwall Hitch’s Crab Cake Monday will fill you up without emptying your pockets. Enjoy a single crab cake entree for $12 or a double crab cake entree for $22. Each entree is served with roasted corn salsa, cherry pepper remoulade and the restaurant’s signature sea salt and cracked black pepper fries.

52 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-0550, theblackwallhitch.com


Farm-Ocean-Table

One taste of the fresh seafood at Just Hooked, and you’ll just be hooked. Fenwick Island’s sea-to-table restaurant boasts a creative culinary mix, featuring fresh catches of the day, feel-good healthy produce and a modern twist on classic coastal fare. A modest libations and wine list is the perfect companion to dishes like cioppino, rockfish tacos and pan seared scallops.

1500 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 581-0098, justhookedfi.com


Fine Dining Over the Line

In a world of casual dining, sometimes it’s called for to dress things up. The Mendenhall Inn Restaurant, just up Pa. 52 at the lodgings of the same name, emphasizes that cloth napkin, white tablecloth experience with classic ambiance and impeccable service. Dishes reach across the Atlantic to France for inspiration, while maintaining a healthy selection of new American and Italian-inspired selections, making it worth the border crossing.

323 Kennett Pike, Mendenhall, Pa., (610) 388-2100, brandywinehotels.com/mendenhall-inn/


Foodies Favorite

At The House of William & Merry, a husband and wife team prepare lunch and dinner with ingredients procured from local farms and markets. The house setting makes you feel like you’re dining at the home of family or friends, while the modern cuisine, crisp microbrews and modest seasonal selections lend an upscale vibe. From cheese plates and chicken liver mousse to Chesapeake catfish and butter blade steak, there’s a dish or few for foodies of all kinds.

1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, 234-2255, williamandmerry.com


Free Shows

In our youth we spent hours waiting in line at the Rusty Rudder, and not just because they make a mean orange crush. The margaritas were golden, the brew list had all the best summer hops and we got to see our favorite local live bands for free. All of that remains true for the modern-day music lover: This summer, catch acts like Wyland, Everette and Levi Hummon—sans cover charge.

113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach, 227-3888, rustyrudderdewey.com


Guest Bartender Nights

Looking to sling a few beers for your charity? A few nights a month at BBC Tavern and Grill, community members with a cause step behind the bar to raise money with friends, family and fellow philanthropists. From school fundraisers to cancer research foundations, guest bartenders have a few hours to earn big tips to turn over to their charity — and dinner guests who mention the cause will also have a portion of their bill donated. Cheers!

4019 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 655-3785, bbctavernandgrill.com


Handcrafted Cocktails

The creative craft cocktails at One Coastal are sure to lift your spirits. While you can still find your favorite mojito, Manhattan and margarita, an updated spin on these modern classics comes in the form of a Honey Bourbon with seasonal cider and bitters, the Zaragoza with mezcal and citrus, the Coastal Crush with elderflower and basil, and much more.

101 Coastal Hwy., Unit 6, Fenwick Island, 537-4790, onecoastal.com


Happy Hour

Upstate: A good happy hour consists of a few basic necessities: a handful of food and drink specials and multiple days (and hours) to enjoy said specials. Tonic Bar & Grille offers all of this and more. The Wilmington restaurant boasts happy hour every day of the week (yes, even weekends), with $6 select wines and the best deal of all—$5 mixers of Rock Town Vodka which tastes just like Tito’s. Food specials range from $6 to $9—the fried pickles are addictive and the Angus beef sliders are superb.

111 W. 11th St., Wilmington, 777-2040, tonicbargrille.com

 

Downstate: What’s not to love about Chesapeake and Maine’s happy hour? For one, it is ALL DAY on Wednesdays—yes, you read that right. The bar bites are splendid—get the $6 buffalo bites or an order of oysters at a $1 a piece. Dogfish beers are only $3 and the creative bartenders whip up some of the tastiest cocktails you will have at the beach for only $7. Get there early if you crave a seat at the bar.

316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-3600, dogfish.com/restaurants/chesapeake-maine


Homemade Gnocchi

King of the comfort pasta dish, “nyow-kee” dumplings can be made with simple semolina or wheat flour, or filled with flavorful potatoes, breadcrumbs, eggs or cheese. At Vincenza Margherita Bistro (better known as V&M), they’re handmade with potatoes and served in a classic meat sauce—and they’re simply delicious.

1717 Marsh Road, Wilmington, 479-7999, vmbistro.com


Italian

Upstate: Perhaps the greatest joy of opening the menu at Wilmington’s Capers and Lemons is the breadth of choices without being as thick as an old New York City phone book. Looking for your classic favorites? They’re there, rendered in all their red sauce glory with a freshness few other places approach. If you’re looking for lighter and brighter, the salads, seafoods and the signature chicken piccata (starring the restaurant’s eponymous ingredients) never fail to satisfy.

301 Little Falls Drive, Wilmington, 256-0524, capersandlemons.com

 

Downstate: Sometimes, when it comes to the restaurant in your hotel the best choice is to just keep moving. At the Hotel Rehoboth, that would be a mistake, because you’d bypass the Italian treasures of Lupo Italian Kitchen. Tapping the bounty of the sea, the bay and Sussex County farms, Lupo brings it all together with a flawless list of Italian wines (recipient of a 2018 Wine Spectator Award for Excellence) and house-made pastas to create a uniquely Delaware beach version of Mediterranean cuisine.

247 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-2240, lupoitaliankitchen.com


Kids’ Menu

A successful kids’ menu must balance needs that may seem irreconcilable: parents are looking for nutrition but also something their children will eat without making a scene. Iron Hill Brewery excels with items that are flavorful, healthy and fun too, which is why its menu is a winner. Entrees include items like fish and chips, baked haddock and even chicken pot pie. The side dishes are also a main attraction—options include sweet peas, smashed potatoes, fruit cups and more. Make sure the kiddos save room for Iron Hill’s signature ice cream!

620 Justison St., Wilmington, 472-2739; 147 E. Main St., Newark, 266-9000; 19815 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 260-8000, ironhillbrewery.com


Best Restaurant in Lewes

Even before becoming a James Beard Award finalist this year, Heirloom was already known as something special among Delaware diners. This bright, homey space in Lewes, just blocks from the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal, has been the setting for locally-sourced culinary delights since it opened its doors in 2015. Maintaining a tight menu to complement the intimate surroundings, Heirloom still manages to please every palate.

212 Savannah Road, Lewes, 313-4065, heirloomdelaware.com


Modern Seafood

The DiFebo's family managed to import what had already become a legendary culinary pedigree from Wilmington to Sussex County, taking what had been a region dominated by highway chain restaurant Italian and injecting a much-needed dose of Nana’s homemade red sauce into the dining scene. The menus at both the Bethany and Rehoboth locations of DiFebo’s don’t just lean on the classics, instead adding fun, contemporary takes on seafood—witness the pan-roasted salmon with lemon risotto jam, shaved Brussels sprouts, baby watercress and pistachio pesto, or the classic clams and pancetta.

789 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, 539-4550; 12 N. 1st St., Rehoboth Beach, 226-4550, difebos.com


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mouthwatering Instagram Page

As if the real, live food wasn’t delicious enough, scrolling along the Instagram page for Wilmington dining standout Bardea Food + Drink will definitely make your stomach growl, even without the accompanying yummy smells. Mixed in with the tasty delights are sightings of all sorts of Delaware glitterati (waving at you, Joe Biden!).

Instagram: bardeawilmington


Nachos

Why is it so hard to get a good plate of nachos? Restaurants either skimp on ingredients, or the chips are soggy. That’s not the case at Stewart’s Brewing Co., where the Malt House Nachos are a work of art. The massive platter of house-fried corn tortilla chips is topped with tomatoes, black beans, scallions, fresh jalapeno peppers and cheddar-jack cheese. Pony up the extra $6 for the barbecue brisket.

219 Governor’s Place, Bear, 836-2739, stewartsbrewingcompany.com


Nationally Nominated Restaurants

Heirloom and Bardea Food + Drink put the spotlight on Delaware's dining scene with their 2019 nominations for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards. Bardea was a semifinalist in the Best New Restaurant category, and Heirloom's Matthew Kern was a semifinalist in the Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic category.

620 N. Market St., Wilmington, 426-2069, bardeawilmington.com; 212 Savannah Road, Lewes, 313-4065, heirloomdelaware.com


Neighborhood Italian

Originally one of our favorite places to dine out or host a party, Piccolina Toscana (better known as “Toscana”) became a beloved neighborhood staple when it added the to-go market to the menu. Now that we can enjoy all the same great dishes at our home dining table, we can’t get enough of the fresh, crispy salads, saucy pizzettes and creamy pastas.

1412 N. DuPont St., Wilmington, 654-8001, piccolinatoscana.com


New Restaurant

Already creating a buzz, Bardea Food + Drink owners Scott Stein and Antimo DiMeo aimed to open a space that captured the energy of downtown while drawing the community together through quality Italian food and cocktails. Using fresh ingredients from local purveyors, the duo has designed a menu that features delicious small plates, charcuterie boards, woodfired pizzas and family-style feasts. The beer and wine lists are plentiful, and the signature drinks are as old-world as the cuisine.

620 N. Market St., Wilmington, 426-2069, bardeawilmington.com


Oceanfront Dining

Oceanfront dining brings to mind certain expectations—knotty pine décor, a “no shoes, no shirt, no problem” sense of style and lots of beer. But Victoria’s Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach’s Boardwalk Plaza hotel flips the script, allowing for Victorian elegance—there’s even an afternoon tea—and upscale dining choices in direct view of the expansive Atlantic from nearly every point in the three-level dining room.

2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-0615, boardwalkplaza.com/dining


One-Stop Shop for Food

Upstate: You just checked your calendar and realize that you’re hosting book club this week and your husband’s new boss is coming to dinner on Friday. Keep calm and go to Janssen’s Market. This Greenville staple has everything: gourmet cheeses, dips made from scratch, savory soups, and a tasty variety of heat-and-eat entrées, from salmon to steak. Don’t leave without a stop at the bakery or a show-stopping floral arrangement.

3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 654-9941, janssensfinefoods.com

 

Downstate: Planning a day at the beach and you don’t feel like spending hours preparing lunch and snacks? Make it a point to stop at Fifer’s Farm Market Café in Dewey Beach, which is just two blocks from the ocean and within walking distance of Silver Lake. Stock up on grab-and-go salads, made-to-order sandwiches, fresh fruit and veggies and locally roasted coffee, too. The cafe is also open for breakfast, so start your day with a breakfast sandwich or Slower Lower, Fifer’s apple cider doughnut sliced and filled with crispy Delaware scrapple.

200 Cullen St., Dewey Beach, 227-8680, fiferorchards.com


Pasta Dishes

Don’t be fooled by the modern façade. Inside Capers & Lemons you’ll find a fusion of old-world charm and contemporary cool, creating the ideal ambiance for fine Italian dining. But the best part of the experience comes from the kitchen—most notably, a delicious seasonal menu of homemade pastas that are as fresh as the bread that comes before them. The Summer Corn Agnolotti is not to be missed.

301 Little Falls Drive, Wilmington, 256-0524, capersandlemons.com


Place for an Intimate Celebration

Looking to throw the ultimate bridal shower, baby shower or birthday party? The Station on Kings in Lewes is hard to beat. The cafe, market and home-and-garden store is like a Pinterest board on steroids. The cafe is intimate and airy, thanks to the peaked glass ceiling. The pastries are precious, the food is elegant and the coffee is divine. If you can dream it, The Station on Kings can help make it happen.

720 Kings Hwy., Lewes, 645-0300, thestationlewes.com


Potato Latkes That Will Change Your Life

Deciding what to order for breakfast at Honey’s Farm Fresh is no easy task—the omelets are jam-packed and the brand new juice bar serves up the freshest orange and grapefruit juice, lemonade and unique blends that rotate with the seasons. But nothing can prepare you for the potato latke. The unassuming breakfast side will change your life—the colossal heap of golden goodness is crispy and decadent and seasoned perfectly with just the right amount of garlic and onion. You will never look at a side of breakfast potatoes the same way again.

329 Savannah Road, Lewes, 644-8400, facebook.com/honeysfarmfresh


Prime Rib

Some things taste better with age. At Walter’s Steakhouse—Wilmington’s oldest steakhouse—tradition outweighs culinary trends when it comes to juicy cuts that are as flavorful as they are tender. The chefs/steak connoisseurs have long held the secret to preparing the finest prime rib, steaks and chop house offerings. Try them sliced a la carte, tossed on a salad or with a tasty side dish, and pair with a glass of vino rosso from a small, hand-selected list.

802 N. Union St., Wilmington, 652-6780, walters-steakhouse.com


Pub Grub

Few things pair as well as countless wine and beer offerings and some hearty pub grub to help soak it up. At Buckley’s Tavern, savor timeless comfort foods like Rhode Island crispy calamari, the house nachos and Philly cheesesteak egg rolls. Nestled in Centreville, this longtime favorite also features al fresco seating where you can drink in your cocktail and the summer air.

5812 Kennett Pike, Centreville, 656-9776, buckleystavern.com


Best Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach

How do we know Delaware’s culinary Renaissance isn’t a fluke? Not only did we have two James Beard Award nominees this year, but Hari Cameron, the man behind Rehoboth Beach’s a(MUSE.) has been nominated no less than three times. Credit his unique spins on Delmarva classics like crab cakes and soft-shell crabs, his embrace of meatless entrée options, as well as his playful but sophisticated presentation. He’s not just raising the bar at the beach, but for the state.

44 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7101, amuse-rehoboth.com


Restaurant off the Beaten Path

Upstate: When celebrated chef and restaurateur Dave Weir passed away suddenly last July, diners feared Goat Kitchen & Bar might close. But the dedicated staff has kept this neighborhood gem alive, which is tucked away in a humble shopping center off Marsh Road. The menu is funky and fun, with plenty of vegetarian options, soups, salads and pizzas.

1845 Marsh Road, Wilmington, 746-7847, goatkitchenandbar.com

 

Downstate: We were saddened when chef Brenton Wallace decided to sell his restaurant, Crust & Craft, to SoDel Concepts. The handcrafted pizza kitchen is a hidden gem, largely due to its corner location in a strip mall on Del. 1 heading away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Rehoboth (other businesses in the shopping center include a DXL Men’s Outlet and GameStop).  But dedicated diners have confirmed that even though the restaurant has changed owners, the menu is still solid (this could be because Nina Maddox—formerly of Lupo Italian Kitchen—is now the head chef).

18701 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 313-5029, crustandcraftrehoboth.com


Scrapple as a Menu Item

Scrapple for breakfast. Scrapple for brunch. Scrapple on a sandwich. Yeah, it’s Delaware. But aside from the sheer audacity of adding such a dish to a menu at a purveyor of fine cuisine like a(MUSE.) in Rehoboth Beach, the willingness to incorporate the First State’s signature meat product (sorry, chicken) with Asian preparation as scrapple fried rice is nothing short of genius. Alas, with the restaurant’s ever-changing menu, it might be a while before you see it come around again. When it does, be prepared to pounce!

44 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7101, amuse-rehoboth.com


Seafood

For bottomless seafood options, dive into Banks Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar on Wilmington’s Riverfront. It’s no wonder the waterside restaurant has become so popular for lunch, supper and late-night libations—the atmosphere is chic, the cuisine is fresh and innovative, and there are as many wines to pair with your poisson as there are dishes. From steamer pots and salads to sandwiches and savory entrees, we’ve never seen seafood served in so many different ways.

101 S. Market St., Wilmington, 777-1500, banksseafoodkitchen.com


Selection of Gourmet Foods

For slow-cooked “fast food” that’s as healthy as it is savory, swing by Janssen’s Market in Greenville. Much of the market’s menu changes daily, and you’ll always find a smorgasbord of fine meats, fish and vegetarian dishes, plus modern takes on traditional sides. The upscale grocer also offers gourmet items like cheeses, jams and homemade frozen family dinners that you won’t find elsewhere.

3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville; 654-9941, janssensfinefoods.com


Small Plates

Boasting farm-fresh fare in an upscale bistro setting, James Beard finalist La Fia has become best known for its gourmet small plates—offering patrons the perfect opportunity to sample a little of everything. The pickled fennel with mixed greens makes the Farmers Salad, while the Salt Cod Fritter, Beef Tartare, and Goat Cheese and Date Toast are all tasty treats to be tried.

421 N. Market St., Wilmington, 543-5574, lafiawilmington.com


Soul Food

When those in the know chicken want their fried chicken done right, they head straight to one of the two Walt’s Flavor Crisp Chicken Express locations. But for the real Southern experience, you’ve got to have those classic sides, too. Mac and cheese? Check! Collard greens? Yes! Beans and rice? Yeah, baby! And let’s not forget the shrimp and fish that sends any of those fast-food chain imposters away squawking. There’s no excuse not to finish with banana pudding so good it’ll make you want to slap your mama!

2601 Carpenter Station Road, Suite 50, Wilmington, 439-3452; 103 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, 429-2587, waltsexpress.com


 

Bardea Food + Drink Wilmington, Best Spot for a Birthday Celebration in Delaware 2019

Bardea Food + Drink, a 2019 winner for best spot for a birthday celebration.//photo by Moonloop Photography

 

Spot for a Birthday Celebration

Looking to celebrate your birthday someplace cool and intimate with dynamite food? Luckily, you don’t have to travel to Philly anymore, because Wilmington’s Bardea Food + Drink is it. The Italian restaurant, which opened in September, is also a James Beard semifinalist in the best new restaurant category. The menu is peppered with plenty of small plates and snacks ideal for sharing, and to top it off the birthday girl or boy gets bathed in attention when the homemade dessert arrives with a crackling sparkler. Take that, Chuck E. Cheese’s.

620 N. Market St., Wilmington, 426-2069, bardeawilmington.com


Steak in Dover

If you like your steaks a cut above the rest, Michele’s Steakhouse is a must-try. With a new intimate location in Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Lobby lounge, the award-winning fine-dining spot serves up first-class service and first-rate steaks. A tasty complement to the signature 20-ounce Tomahawk rib-eye is a glass of cabernet from the robust wine list.

1131 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, 857-2120, doverdowns.com/dining/restaurants/Micheles


Sunday Brunch

Our only complaint about Deerfield’s Sunday Brunch is that it isn’t year-round. From October through early May, imbibe and indulge in the ultimate brunch experience featuring signature bloody Marys and mimosas, traditional breakfast dishes and made-to-order eggs, a sweet and spicy house-made bacon and—best of all— a donut wall.

507 Thompson Station Road, Newark, 368-6640, deerfieldgolfclub.com


Sushi

Without flash or pretense, Hockessin gem Okura manages to take everything that’s special about sushi—the freshness and finesse of a properly prepared roll—to new heights. Locals have long known of the tasty treats to be found within its modest shopping center location, so we’re sorry (well, not really) for sharing your well-kept secret.

Wellington Plaza, 703 Ace Memorial Drive, Hockessin, 239-8486, okura.us


View

Upstate: Looking for a Champagne brunch where you can drink in an epic view? Delaware Park’s At the Rail Wine Bar & Grille features fine fare, specialty cocktails and a shaded veranda where you can imbibe al fresco while taking in the action on the fairway. Sundays serve up a leisurely buffet brunch until 2 p.m.

White Clay Creek Country Club, 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, 994-2521, whiteclaycreekcc.com

 

Downstate: There’s something about salt air and the sound of lapping waves that elevates any dining experience. At Catch 54, the mouthwatering land-and-sea cuisine—the Fenwick spot is best known for signature crab cakes, buttermilk fried oyster and a house burger topped with secret sauce—a panorama of the bay creates an idyllic setting for fine dining and imbibing on their extensive wine and cocktail offerings.

38931 Madison Ave., Selbyville, 436-8600, catch54.com


Wine List

What makes Pizza By Elizabeth’s wine list so divine? For one, almost all varieties are available by the glass. The Greenville restaurant also offers suggested pairings for many of its monthly specials. To top it off, the list is balanced and diverse—sip a fresh, crisp California Sauvignon Blanc or a sumptuous Italian Chianti.

3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 654-4478, pizzabyelizabeths.com


Wine List in Newark

Oenophiles will delight in the extensive “dessert” list at Caffe Gelato, where a thoughtfully curated selection of more than 200 wines helped earn the longstanding establishment a Wine Spectator award. From ports and pinot noir to rose to chardonnay, there’s a varietal or blend to please every palate. And if you’ve got room for more, the gelato options are almost as impressive.

90 E Main St., Newark, 738-5811, caffegelato.net


 

Ulysses Gastropub, Best Wings in Delaware 2019

Ulysses Gastropub is a 2019 winner for best Wings.//photo by Moonloop Photography

 

Wings

Ulysses Gastropub might be known for its scrupulous beer list, but its food menu is no joke. Take for example the smoked chicken wings. Ulysses has found a way to elevate this once-boring bar snack to something oozing with flavor. If your taste buds are timid, the buffalo flavor offers just the right amount of bite. Try out the other flavors (Creole BBQ, Sriracha and the dry rub) at happy hour when an order will only run you $6.

1716 Marsh Road, 691-3456, ulyssesgastropub.com

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July 2019

This session is all about carving, building, forming and sculpting! Campers will find inspiration in a variety of three dimensional artworks on display in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and inside...

Cost: $500 Members, $560 Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Drop in for a full day of family fun. Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council. Free; $10 suggested donation. 9:00 a.m. Family Yoga, Sculpture Garden. Ages 4+. 10:00...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2310 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Now through July 28, 2019   Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

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

University of Delaware Curatorial Fellow Exhibition June 7 - July 28, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 7, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop RELATED PROGRAMMING:  The Art...

Cost: FREE

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

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Commemorate the prolific artistic achievements of two distinguished Delaware artists at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s exhibit, The Keepers of Color: Paintings by Marilyn Bauman and Edward...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119-
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

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By artist No. 223 July 8 - October 31, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware Contemporary presents an exhibition of 40 new works...

Cost: FREE

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

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From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

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


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

More information

TACIT 2019 Friends' Juried Exhibition May 21 - September 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art Loop Juried by Cynthia Hawkins...

Cost: FREE

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

More information

TRASH TALK: HISTORY IN ASSEMBLAGE Jim Condron June 7 to November 10, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Trash Talk: History in Assemblage,...

Cost: FREE

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

More information

John Singletary Installation collaboration with David Markham-Gessner and special thanks to Robert Zohn for his support. May 3 - September 22, 2019 The Delaware Contemporary is excited...

Cost: $10

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

More information

NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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March 23 – August 4, 2019 Edward Loper, Sr. is one of Delaware’s most celebrated artists, having lived his entire life in the state and taught generations of local artists. His son,...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

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

  Curated by Tatiana Flores and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sundays  Zoo Kids,10:30am – 11:15am, for Ages 18mo – 6 yrs. Visit the Brandywine Zoo and learn through fun animal games and animal presentations. Meet Peanut the Porcupine and her friends....

Cost: Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and for members

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

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Start your Sunday on the water with our delicious brunch cruise. Enjoy a mouth-watering brunch buffet, then begin a two-hour cruise along the beautiful Christina River out to the Delaware, complete...

Cost: $45 for Adults, $22,50 for Children 15 and Under

Where:
Riverboat Queen
Riverwalk Public Dock, Behind Iron Hill
620 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-425-4890
Website »

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Daily, Keeper Talks, 11:30am & 1:30pm, Additional program on weekends at 2:30pm. Learn about the zoo animals from the people who take care of them. Get fascinating insights into your favorite...

Cost: Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and for Zoo membe

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7737
Website »

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Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June, July, August September starting 6/17: Animal Shows, Noon. Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador...

Cost: Admission to Zoo: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs .

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

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Join us for a 1.5 hour sightseeing tour along the historic Christiana River. View the city from this unique vantage point, and enjoy picturesque scenes crossing over the Brandywine River out to the...

Cost: Adults: $24 Seniors: $20 Kids: $12

Where:
Riverboat Queen
Riverwalk Public Dock, Behind Iron Hill
620 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-425-4890

More information

The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

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On our Summer Festival stage, outdoors and under the stars, Delaware Shakespeare presents THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Shakespeare’s ridiculously bold comedy of wooing and trickery, July...

Cost: $22 Gen Adm, $20 Seniors/Military, $18 Students, Kids 5 & under free

Where:
Rockwood Park
4651 Washington St. Extension
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: Delaware Shakespeare
Telephone: 302-468-4890
Contact Name: JulieAnne Cross
Website »

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The Bacon Brothers, Michael and Kevin Bacon, are bringing their Shaky Ground Tour to Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach, DE!

Cost: $35

Where:
Bottle & Cork
1807 Highway One
Dewey Beach, DE  19971
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The Mezzanine Gallery will feature an exhibition of paintings and photographs by Middletown artist Katie Lillard. The exhibition, called “One,” will be on view from July 5-26, 2019. The...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Group Show with a variety of styles & media featuring paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Annual custom framing sale - 15% off all framing orders placed in July....

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

This session is all about carving, building, forming and sculpting! Campers will find inspiration in a variety of three dimensional artworks on display in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and inside...

Cost: $500 Members, $560 Non-Members

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


Website »

More information

Lisa Bastien adores teaching piano and finding new ways to encourage and motivate her students. From the twentieth floor of her Manhattan piano studio, Lisa has shared her love of music with her...

Cost: FREE

Where:
B&B Music and Sound
3443 South DuPont Highway
Camden, DE  19934
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Sponsor: B&B Music & Kjos Music Company
Telephone: 302-697-2155
Contact Name: Jeannine

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Create and publish an original comic book in this one-week session. Campers will start with character development, move into storyboarding, and end with a complete comic book inked, colored, and...

Cost: $275 Members, $305 Non-Members

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


Website »

More information

Inspired by the top club competition in the World! This camp was developed to help young players, U8 – U12 Boys & Girls, learn about soccer and the individual skills to improve their...

Cost: $250 per session ($700 for all three weeks)

Where:
76ers Fieldhouse
401 Garasches Lane
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: BPG Sports
Telephone: 302-351-4954
Contact Name: Steve Cavalier
Website »

More information

University of Delaware Curatorial Fellow Exhibition June 7 - July 28, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 7, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop RELATED PROGRAMMING:  The Art...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

By artist No. 223 July 8 - October 31, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware Contemporary presents an exhibition of 40 new works...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

  Curated by Tatiana Flores and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean...

Cost: Free with admission.

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

More information

NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

John Singletary Installation collaboration with David Markham-Gessner and special thanks to Robert Zohn for his support. May 3 - September 22, 2019 The Delaware Contemporary is excited...

Cost: $10

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

TACIT 2019 Friends' Juried Exhibition May 21 - September 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art Loop Juried by Cynthia Hawkins...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

TRASH TALK: HISTORY IN ASSEMBLAGE Jim Condron June 7 to November 10, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Trash Talk: History in Assemblage,...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

Daily, Keeper Talks, 11:30am & 1:30pm, Additional program on weekends at 2:30pm. Learn about the zoo animals from the people who take care of them. Get fascinating insights into your favorite...

Cost: Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and for Zoo membe

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7737
Website »

More information

The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
View map »


Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The Mezzanine Gallery will feature an exhibition of paintings and photographs by Middletown artist Katie Lillard. The exhibition, called “One,” will be on view from July 5-26, 2019. The...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Group Show with a variety of styles & media featuring paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Annual custom framing sale - 15% off all framing orders placed in July....

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Create and publish an original comic book in this one-week session. Campers will start with character development, move into storyboarding, and end with a complete comic book inked, colored, and...

Cost: $275 Members, $305 Non-Members

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


Website »

More information

Inspired by the top club competition in the World! This camp was developed to help young players, U8 – U12 Boys & Girls, learn about soccer and the individual skills to improve their...

Cost: $250 per session ($700 for all three weeks)

Where:
76ers Fieldhouse
401 Garasches Lane
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: BPG Sports
Telephone: 302-351-4954
Contact Name: Steve Cavalier
Website »

More information

This session is all about carving, building, forming and sculpting! Campers will find inspiration in a variety of three dimensional artworks on display in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and inside...

Cost: $500 Members, $560 Non-Members

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


Website »

More information

Now through July 28, 2019   Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

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

John Singletary Installation collaboration with David Markham-Gessner and special thanks to Robert Zohn for his support. May 3 - September 22, 2019 The Delaware Contemporary is excited...

Cost: $10

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

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

Commemorate the prolific artistic achievements of two distinguished Delaware artists at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s exhibit, The Keepers of Color: Paintings by Marilyn Bauman and Edward...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119-
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

More information

Every Tuesday in July and August 10:00 am–3:00 pm Looking for something fun and educational to do with the kids while they're out of school for the summer? During this year's...

Cost: Members Free. Nonmembers:$5 per child;$5 per one adult,$15 per additional adult

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

University of Delaware Curatorial Fellow Exhibition June 7 - July 28, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 7, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop RELATED PROGRAMMING:  The Art...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

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


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

More information

NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

TACIT 2019 Friends' Juried Exhibition May 21 - September 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art Loop Juried by Cynthia Hawkins...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

By artist No. 223 July 8 - October 31, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware Contemporary presents an exhibition of 40 new works...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

TRASH TALK: HISTORY IN ASSEMBLAGE Jim Condron June 7 to November 10, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Trash Talk: History in Assemblage,...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

  Curated by Tatiana Flores and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean...

Cost: Free with admission.

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

More information

Daily, Keeper Talks, 11:30am & 1:30pm, Additional program on weekends at 2:30pm. Learn about the zoo animals from the people who take care of them. Get fascinating insights into your favorite...

Cost: Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and for Zoo membe

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7737
Website »

More information

It's Summer, it's Seafood, it's Harry's! Our annual summer lobster special runs Memorial Day through Labor Day and features a 1.5 whole Maine lobster shipped directly to us from Maine.  Join us...

Cost: 32.95

Where:
Harry's Savoy Grill
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
View map »


Sponsor: Harry's Savoy Grill
Telephone: 302-475-3000
Website »

More information

Book your party of 10+ people on The Patio & receive 10% off for everyone in your group, in addition to a reserved table! Offer available only when prearranged. The Patio at Market Kitchen...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Market Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
View map »

More information

The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
View map »


Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

More information

Rudyard Kipling’s fantastic tale of the boy who is raised by friendly animals is set in the Indian jungle. With the help of Baloo, the dependable bear, and Bagheera, the loyal panther, the...

Cost: $10; Children under 3 free

Where:
Epworth Methodist Church
19285 Holland Glade Road
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre
Telephone: 302-227-6766
Contact Name: Steve Seyfried
Website »

More information

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The Mezzanine Gallery will feature an exhibition of paintings and photographs by Middletown artist Katie Lillard. The exhibition, called “One,” will be on view from July 5-26, 2019. The...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Inspired by the top club competition in the World! This camp was developed to help young players, U8 – U12 Boys & Girls, learn about soccer and the individual skills to improve their...

Cost: $250 per session ($700 for all three weeks)

Where:
76ers Fieldhouse
401 Garasches Lane
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: BPG Sports
Telephone: 302-351-4954
Contact Name: Steve Cavalier
Website »

More information

Create and publish an original comic book in this one-week session. Campers will start with character development, move into storyboarding, and end with a complete comic book inked, colored, and...

Cost: $275 Members, $305 Non-Members

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


Website »

More information

This session is all about carving, building, forming and sculpting! Campers will find inspiration in a variety of three dimensional artworks on display in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and inside...

Cost: $500 Members, $560 Non-Members

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


Website »

More information

Group Show with a variety of styles & media featuring paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Annual custom framing sale - 15% off all framing orders placed in July....

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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By artist No. 223 July 8 - October 31, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware Contemporary presents an exhibition of 40 new works...

Cost: FREE

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

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John Singletary Installation collaboration with David Markham-Gessner and special thanks to Robert Zohn for his support. May 3 - September 22, 2019 The Delaware Contemporary is excited...

Cost: $10

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

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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

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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March 23 – August 4, 2019 Edward Loper, Sr. is one of Delaware’s most celebrated artists, having lived his entire life in the state and taught generations of local artists. His son,...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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University of Delaware Curatorial Fellow Exhibition June 7 - July 28, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 7, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop RELATED PROGRAMMING:  The Art...

Cost: FREE

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

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  Curated by Tatiana Flores and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean...

Cost: Free with admission.

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

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TACIT 2019 Friends' Juried Exhibition May 21 - September 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art Loop Juried by Cynthia Hawkins...

Cost: FREE

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

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Commemorate the prolific artistic achievements of two distinguished Delaware artists at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s exhibit, The Keepers of Color: Paintings by Marilyn Bauman and Edward...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119-
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

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TRASH TALK: HISTORY IN ASSEMBLAGE Jim Condron June 7 to November 10, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Trash Talk: History in Assemblage,...

Cost: FREE

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

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Now through July 28, 2019   Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

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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From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

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

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A Kansas storm whisks Dorothy and Toto away to the fanciful Land of Oz where they encounter witches, wizards and more! As the two friends seek a way home, they meet a scarecrow with no brains, a...

Cost: $10; Children under 3 free

Where:
Epworth Methodist Church
19285 Holland Glade Road
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre
Telephone: 302-227-6766
Contact Name: Steve Seyfried
Website »

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Wednesdays at The Whist Every Wednesday in July and August beginning July 3 Now is your chance to experience exceptional cuisine at The University and Whist Club, located at the historic...

Cost: $8-$42

Where:
The University & Whist Club
805 N. Broom St.
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 658-5125
Website »

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Daily, Keeper Talks, 11:30am & 1:30pm, Additional program on weekends at 2:30pm. Learn about the zoo animals from the people who take care of them. Get fascinating insights into your favorite...

Cost: Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and for Zoo membe

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7737
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At Bike & Hike & Brews, Presented by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, visitors can stroll, jog, or bike through areas of Hagley's property normally closed to foot traffic from 5:00-8:00pm....

Cost: Admission is $3 per person, and free for members and children five and under. P

Where:
Hagley
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Kelsey Sedlacek
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ANAHATA John Singletary Installation collaboration with David Markham-Gessner and special thanks to Robert Zohn for his support. May 3 - September 22, 2019 Artist Tours with John...

Cost: $10

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

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Book your party of 10+ people on The Patio & receive 10% off for everyone in your group, in addition to a reserved table! Offer available only when prearranged. The Patio at Market Kitchen...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Market Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Imagine a child of the 80s/90s underground scene falling in with a 70s prog, classically-trained cellist. What do ya get? A refreshing and often unexpected sound. The New Orleans-based acoustic duo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bellafonte Cafe
804 Brandywine Blvd
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: Bellafonte Cafe
Telephone: (302) 761-9175
Contact Name: Dave
Website »

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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

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If you are a Blues musician, or a fun loving person and you want to have a great time enjoying great food (Best Of... 2019) adult beverages and if you want to meet awesome people, come and join The...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Reef Seafood & Steak Restaurant
2618 Carpenter Station Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: 4w5 Blues Jam
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On our Summer Festival stage, outdoors and under the stars, Delaware Shakespeare presents THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Shakespeare’s ridiculously bold comedy of wooing and trickery, July...

Cost: $22 Gen Adm, $20 Seniors/Military, $18 Students, Kids 5 & under free

Where:
Rockwood Park
4651 Washington St. Extension
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: Delaware Shakespeare
Telephone: 302-468-4890
Contact Name: JulieAnne Cross
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The Mezzanine Gallery will feature an exhibition of paintings and photographs by Middletown artist Katie Lillard. The exhibition, called “One,” will be on view from July 5-26, 2019. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Inspired by the top club competition in the World! This camp was developed to help young players, U8 – U12 Boys & Girls, learn about soccer and the individual skills to improve their...

Cost: $250 per session ($700 for all three weeks)

Where:
76ers Fieldhouse
401 Garasches Lane
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: BPG Sports
Telephone: 302-351-4954
Contact Name: Steve Cavalier
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Create and publish an original comic book in this one-week session. Campers will start with character development, move into storyboarding, and end with a complete comic book inked, colored, and...

Cost: $275 Members, $305 Non-Members

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

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This session is all about carving, building, forming and sculpting! Campers will find inspiration in a variety of three dimensional artworks on display in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and inside...

Cost: $500 Members, $560 Non-Members

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


Website »

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Group Show with a variety of styles & media featuring paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Annual custom framing sale - 15% off all framing orders placed in July....

Cost: free

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

More information

University of Delaware Curatorial Fellow Exhibition June 7 - July 28, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 7, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop RELATED PROGRAMMING:  The Art...

Cost: FREE

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

More information

By artist No. 223 July 8 - October 31, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware Contemporary presents an exhibition of 40 new works...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

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

NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

John Singletary Installation collaboration with David Markham-Gessner and special thanks to Robert Zohn for his support. May 3 - September 22, 2019 The Delaware Contemporary is excited...

Cost: $10

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

Commemorate the prolific artistic achievements of two distinguished Delaware artists at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s exhibit, The Keepers of Color: Paintings by Marilyn Bauman and Edward...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119-
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

More information

TACIT 2019 Friends' Juried Exhibition May 21 - September 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art Loop Juried by Cynthia Hawkins...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

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


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

More information

March 23 – August 4, 2019 Edward Loper, Sr. is one of Delaware’s most celebrated artists, having lived his entire life in the state and taught generations of local artists. His son,...

Cost: Free with admission.

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

More information

TRASH TALK: HISTORY IN ASSEMBLAGE Jim Condron June 7 to November 10, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Trash Talk: History in Assemblage,...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

  Curated by Tatiana Flores and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean...

Cost: Free with admission.

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

More information

Now through July 28, 2019   Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

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

Thursdays  Storytime at the Brandywine Zoo, 10:30 am. - 11:15 am Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story Time may include a craft, activity, or live animal...

Cost: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and for Zoo members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

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Join us for a summer day packed with golf, beer, and live music at the 37th Annual Del-Mar-Va Council Golf Outing at Deerfield Gold Club. This year’s event will help support over 10,000...

Cost: $275 for an individual golfer, $50 for Birdies & Brews

Where:
Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club
507 Thompson Station Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Del Mar Va Boy Scouts
Contact Name: Deerfield Golf Club

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Daily, Keeper Talks, 11:30am & 1:30pm, Additional program on weekends at 2:30pm. Learn about the zoo animals from the people who take care of them. Get fascinating insights into your favorite...

Cost: Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and for Zoo membe

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7737
Website »

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Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights...

Cost: Museum Admission is Free

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

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Start your weekend early on the Queen! Enjoy all the sights of our River Cruise from the ship’s deck with a summer cocktail! Our Happy Hour Cruises take you down the Christina and provide weekly...

Cost: Adults: $24 Seniors: $20 Kids: $12

Where:
Riverboat Queen
Riverwalk Public Dock, Behind Iron Hill
620 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-425-4890

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Book your party of 10+ people on The Patio & receive 10% off for everyone in your group, in addition to a reserved table! Offer available only when prearranged. The Patio at Market Kitchen...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Market Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
View map »

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Join the Griffin Theatre and Midnight Oil Brewing Company for a totally, awesome night as we have the perfect blend of mystery, fashion, 80's slang--and of course great beer! Murder and mayhem...

Cost: $40

Where:
Midnight Oil Brewing Company
674 Pencader Dr
Newark, DE  19702
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Sponsor: The Griffin Theatre
Contact Name: Kaci Gravatt
Website »

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Summer means cigars AND lobster at Harry’s! Our annual New England Lobster Bake, complete with whole Maine lobster and steamer bag, premium open bar, live entertainment and Black Cat...

Cost: $135 per person, inclusive

Where:
Harry's Savoy Grill
2020 Naamans Road
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 302-475-3000
Contact Name: Judy Champion
Website »

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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
View map »


Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

More information

On our Summer Festival stage, outdoors and under the stars, Delaware Shakespeare presents THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Shakespeare’s ridiculously bold comedy of wooing and trickery, July...

Cost: $22 Gen Adm, $20 Seniors/Military, $18 Students, Kids 5 & under free

Where:
Rockwood Park
4651 Washington St. Extension
Wilmington, DE  19809
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Shakespeare
Telephone: 302-468-4890
Contact Name: JulieAnne Cross
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The Mezzanine Gallery will feature an exhibition of paintings and photographs by Middletown artist Katie Lillard. The exhibition, called “One,” will be on view from July 5-26, 2019. The...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Group Show with a variety of styles & media featuring paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Annual custom framing sale - 15% off all framing orders placed in July....

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

This session is all about carving, building, forming and sculpting! Campers will find inspiration in a variety of three dimensional artworks on display in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and inside...

Cost: $500 Members, $560 Non-Members

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


Website »

More information

Create and publish an original comic book in this one-week session. Campers will start with character development, move into storyboarding, and end with a complete comic book inked, colored, and...

Cost: $275 Members, $305 Non-Members

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


Website »

More information

TACIT 2019 Friends' Juried Exhibition May 21 - September 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art Loop Juried by Cynthia Hawkins...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

March 23 – August 4, 2019 Edward Loper, Sr. is one of Delaware’s most celebrated artists, having lived his entire life in the state and taught generations of local artists. His son,...

Cost: Free with admission.

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

More information

Now through July 28, 2019   Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

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

Commemorate the prolific artistic achievements of two distinguished Delaware artists at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s exhibit, The Keepers of Color: Paintings by Marilyn Bauman and Edward...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119-
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

More information

By artist No. 223 July 8 - October 31, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware Contemporary presents an exhibition of 40 new works...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

John Singletary Installation collaboration with David Markham-Gessner and special thanks to Robert Zohn for his support. May 3 - September 22, 2019 The Delaware Contemporary is excited...

Cost: $10

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

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

From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

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


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

More information

  Curated by Tatiana Flores and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean...

Cost: Free with admission.

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

More information

TRASH TALK: HISTORY IN ASSEMBLAGE Jim Condron June 7 to November 10, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Trash Talk: History in Assemblage,...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

University of Delaware Curatorial Fellow Exhibition June 7 - July 28, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 7, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop RELATED PROGRAMMING:  The Art...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

Daily, Keeper Talks, 11:30am & 1:30pm, Additional program on weekends at 2:30pm. Learn about the zoo animals from the people who take care of them. Get fascinating insights into your favorite...

Cost: Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and for Zoo membe

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7737
Website »

More information

Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June, July, August September starting 6/17: Animal Shows, Noon. Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador...

Cost: Admission to Zoo: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs .

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

The Milton Farmers’ Market is held each Friday from April 19th until October 4th  (except September 27th) from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at 6 Village Center Boulevard, Milton, DE  19968.

Cost: Free

Where:
Grounds of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
6 Village Center Boulevard
Milton, DE  19968
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Sponsor: Milton Farmers' Market
Contact Name: KA Jordan
Website »

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Join us for a 1.5 hour sightseeing tour along the historic Christiana River. View the city from this unique vantage point, and enjoy picturesque scenes crossing over the Brandywine River out to the...

Cost: Adults: $24 Seniors: $20 Kids:12

Where:
Riverboat Queen
Riverwalk Public Dock, Behind Iron Hill
620 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-425-4890

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Grab a bite to eat and enjoy casual lawn games while listening to live music on our terrace. Mt. Cuba Center stays open late on select Friday evenings monthly May through September, and each...

Cost: $10

Where:
Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Instructor: Peter Morgan  Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Enjoy beer, wine, and light snacks. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a...

Cost: $35 Members, $40 Non-Members (per person, per session)

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
23021 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

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Experience the city like never before on this special evening version of our tour! The city's lights make this a romantic evening along the water. Enjoy a full-bar and delicious snacks while you...

Cost: Adults: $24 Seniors: $20 Kids: $12

Where:
Riverboat Queen
Riverwalk Public Dock, Behind Iron Hill
620 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-425-4890

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On our Summer Festival stage, outdoors and under the stars, Delaware Shakespeare presents THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Shakespeare’s ridiculously bold comedy of wooing and trickery, July...

Cost: $22 Gen Adm, $20 Seniors/Military, $18 Students, Kids 5 & under free

Where:
Rockwood Park
4651 Washington St. Extension
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: Delaware Shakespeare
Telephone: 302-468-4890
Contact Name: JulieAnne Cross
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Saturday, July 20: Breakfast with Zoo Keepers, 9 am-10 am, Help us celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week by having a pancake breakfast in the zoo with the keepers. Meet our keepers, get a special...

Cost: $15 per person/$12 per person for Delaware Zoological Society Members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Angola by the Bay Sea Gals Group is pleased to announce that it will host the 44th annual Craft Show on Saturday July 20, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the shaded area adjacent to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Angola By the Bay
33457 Woodland Circle
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Angola by the Bay Sea Gals
Telephone: 210-501-9921
Contact Name: Sarah Brasiel

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  Over 120 soap makers, potters, jewelers, carpenters and other crafters have made Angola by the Bay's Craft Fair a highlight of our summer season. Space rentals for craftspeople are...

Cost: free

Where:
Angola By the Bay
33457 Woodland Circle
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Angola By the Bay Sea Gals
Telephone: 302-549-4877
Contact Name: Sarah Brasiel

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Saturday, July 20: Breakfast with the Zoo Keepers @ Brandywine Zoo, 9am-10am, Help us celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week by having a pancake breakfast in the zoo with the animal care givers. Meet...

Cost: 12-15

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: (302) 571-7747
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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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John Singletary Installation collaboration with David Markham-Gessner and special thanks to Robert Zohn for his support. May 3 - September 22, 2019 The Delaware Contemporary is excited...

Cost: $10

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
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  Curated by Tatiana Flores and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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By artist No. 223 July 8 - October 31, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware Contemporary presents an exhibition of 40 new works...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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TRASH TALK: HISTORY IN ASSEMBLAGE Jim Condron June 7 to November 10, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Trash Talk: History in Assemblage,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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TACIT 2019 Friends' Juried Exhibition May 21 - September 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art Loop Juried by Cynthia Hawkins...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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March 23 – August 4, 2019 Edward Loper, Sr. is one of Delaware’s most celebrated artists, having lived his entire life in the state and taught generations of local artists. His son,...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

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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Commemorate the prolific artistic achievements of two distinguished Delaware artists at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s exhibit, The Keepers of Color: Paintings by Marilyn Bauman and Edward...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119-
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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University of Delaware Curatorial Fellow Exhibition June 7 - July 28, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 7, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop RELATED PROGRAMMING:  The Art...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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Now through July 28, 2019   Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

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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Daily, Keeper Talks, 11:30am & 1:30pm, Additional program on weekends at 2:30pm. Learn about the zoo animals from the people who take care of them. Get fascinating insights into your favorite...

Cost: Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and for Zoo membe

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7737
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Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June, July, August September starting 6/17: Animal Shows, Noon. Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador...

Cost: Admission to Zoo: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs .

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Tour Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelagowith a Museum Guide in English.  Free with admission.   English Tours Saturday, June 22 | 2:00...

Cost: Free with admission.

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

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Join us for a 1.5 hour sightseeing tour along the historic Christiana River. View the city from this unique vantage point, and enjoy picturesque scenes crossing over the Brandywine River out to the...

Cost: Adults: $24 Seniors: $20 Kids:12

Where:
Riverboat Queen
Riverwalk Public Dock, Behind Iron Hill
620 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-425-4890

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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

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On our Summer Festival stage, outdoors and under the stars, Delaware Shakespeare presents THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Shakespeare’s ridiculously bold comedy of wooing and trickery, July...

Cost: $22 Gen Adm, $20 Seniors/Military, $18 Students, Kids 5 & under free

Where:
Rockwood Park
4651 Washington St. Extension
Wilmington, DE  19809
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Shakespeare
Telephone: 302-468-4890
Contact Name: JulieAnne Cross
Website »

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Experience the city like never before on this special evening version of our tour! The city's lights make this a romantic evening along the water. Enjoy a full-bar and delicious snacks while you...

Cost: Adults: $24 Seniors: $20 Kids: $12

Where:
Riverboat Queen
Riverwalk Public Dock, Behind Iron Hill
620 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-425-4890

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show This interactive movie experience combines film and live performers. The cult-classic is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late...

Cost: 9

Where:
Theatre N
235 W. 10th St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Frankie's Midnight Runners
Telephone: 302-571-4075
Contact Name: Richard
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