Hidden Treasures

No museum can display all of its collection--not even most of its collection. To see the most valuable items, one must venture into seldom seen storage areas. What's there is often a surprise and a mystery--even to staff.



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Danielle Rice, executive director of the Delaware Art Museum, oversees the museum’s 12,000 items, most of which reside in storage. Paintings are rotated between exhibition and storage spaces to prevent damage from light.Ê Photograph by Tom Nutter

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It’s just like a scene from the Bible: lion side-by-side with lamb, leopard at peace with gazelle, creatures of the sea living with those of the air. But the prophet Isaiah didn’t say anything about a polar bear hiding behind a row of green cabinets.

Such is everlasting life, sort of, at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, whose storage facility is inhabited by beings of the earth, sky and sea.

The cause for this unnatural cohabitation?

“It’s simple: Space is expensive,” says Jean Woods, the museum’s curator of birds.

Though the Museum of Natural History’s collection continues to grow, display space in the museum remains constant, which leads to cramped quarters in storage. The result is a back catalog of more than 300,000 items rarely seen by the public, to be held in metal cabinets for the foreseeable future. But this museum is not alone.

In Wilmington, the new and improved Delaware Art Museum is having similar problems. Fresh off renovations that increased exhibit space, the museum is still only able to display about 300 of its 12,000 items at a time—and that does not include the 120 touring Pre-Raphaelite paintings that will return in September. During the construction last year, the museum’s library was expanded, an electronic, moveable storage system was installed, and hydro-thermographs were put in place to monitor humidity and temperature, all of which allow safe management of the collection.

“A good storage facility like this gives people access,” says Danielle Rice, executive director of the museum. “But if your storage facility is really, really cramped, it’s difficult.”

The staff at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford knows all too well how a crowded storage facility can create a difficult workspace. In order to continue collecting local art, including works by Howard Pyle and the Wyeth family, the staff began its 2003 remodeling of the 19th-century gristmill it occupies by focusing on maximizing storage space in two large rooms on the second and third floors.

Before the renovation, it was difficult for the museum to store unusual works, such as Andrew Wyeth’s charcoal drawings on paper, due to their fragility and size. (Some are larger than life.) The renovation has made organization and, more importantly, preservation manageable tasks. It is the quality of work in the entire collection that defines the museum, not just what is on display.

“Museums are set up primarily to collect, preserve and study,” says Virginia O’Hara, curator of collections at the Brandywine River Museum. “The exhibition part of it is to teach and to help people understand this information.”

Museums are the iceberg of the collecting world. People are usually impressed by what they see in the galleries, but the real power is hidden under the surface. Even the world’s most popular museums, buildings large enough to house small armies, are unable to display most of their collections. National art galleries such as the Forbidden Palace in Beijing, the Louvre in Paris and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg were all once homes to their country’s royal families, but curators today can’t find enough room to display even 5 percent of the collections now housed there.

In theory, historic estates, such as Henry Francis du Pont’s Winterthur, should be different, because the buildings should be able to display their original contents. Yet the du Ponts were always ones for disproving theories. Even Winterthur Museum’s nearly 35,000 square feet of galleries, 60-acre garden and 175 period rooms are not enough to display everything du Pont owned.

Du Pont’s obsession with decorating led to a large collection, from furniture to ceramics, but it was his fascination with textiles, most of which he would rotate with the season—or whenever else he felt the need for change—that is the largest part of the collection, says Linda Eaton, curator of textiles at Winterthur.

“Most of this beautiful stuff is in boxes,” she says. “So many beautiful things and there is just no room.”

Cramped quarters force tough decisions. At this point the issue is not what will be displayed but why it should be displayed. And each museum’s reasons are as individual as their collections.

For a research-based institution like the Museum of Natural History, the purpose of the collection drives many decisions. Most of what is archived there is studied extensively for scientific purposes, not just by the scientists on staff, but also by visitors. As one of the top institutions in the country for the study of both birds and mollusks, the museum’s collections are full of information.

An ornithological forensic squad might be thrilled to study skeleton No. 078688, a Bubo virginianus that was found dead at the Pot-Nets Trailer Park in April 1992, but most visitors aren’t too concerned about an owl that’s been dead for 15 years. Likewise, a lot of cone snails stored in alcohol would not cause most to change their spring break plans, but that was the case for a University of Washington professor who visited the museum earlier this year.

Instead, most people go there to see a walrus, with tusks as big as a human leg, that was killed in 1965. Museums realize this, so they usually present exhibits that provoke plenty of ooohs and aaahs among visitors. So the popular large mounted animals remain on display. “They aren’t very useful for scientific purposes, but they’re great for exhibits,” curator Jean Woods says. The remaining, less glamorous specimens stay safely stored upstairs.

A great exhibit at one museum might not make a great one at another, and just because things are big and flashy don’t mean they always go on display. Many pieces at the Delaware Art Museum have the bright colors and appealing images that capture one’s gaze, but when dealing with fragile materials such as paper, watercolors and linen, it is important to keep the health of the piece in mind.

“That’s why museums have such large collections,” says Rice. “We have to keep it fresh. Otherwise, all this stuff would turn completely pale in less than a year.”

The results of ongoing preservation are rooms full of works on paper, usually kept in boxes to avoid any exposure, and aisles of large and fragile works that hang in a storage room.

“You can see that the colors on the watercolors are so fresh and so beautiful, but we couldn’t keep them out forever,” Rice says.

Even non-artists know a faded piece of art does not add to the collection. The best scenario would result in an expensive conservation bill that wouldn’t even return the work to its original form. Worst-case scenario? An empty frame.

Light is the biggest threat to the health of these fragile works, doing its damage when ultraviolet rays help catalyze a chemical reaction between oxygen and any water in the fabrics. The reaction creates hydrogen peroxide, better known as bleach, and even small amounts can cause serious scarring.

To avoid fading, the pieces must be cycled: Display for less than eight weeks, then rest for about a year, says Ryan Grover, who spent a year at Winterthur before becoming curator at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover.

Rest is very important to the health of the collection, much like it is to a living creature. Unfortunately, the relationship doesn’t work the other way around. Living creatures, including humans, are unhealthy for collections. Aside from errors that can cause millions of dollars in damages, human skin secretes oils that can damage fragile material. Humans can also expose the objects to humid or bright environments and introduce unwanted specimen to the catalog. Those specimen can create a lot of trouble.

Small bugs can cause amazing amounts of damage, with silverfish, dermestid beetles and clothes moths posing the biggest threats. The beetles are so efficient at stripping an animal’s flesh from bone that the Museum of Natural History keeps a small colony in a room near the loading dock for help in preparing skeletons. But having the bugs near also can cause problems.

When creepy-crawlies do find their way into the collection, there are ways to deal with them. For individual items that may be exposed, a weeklong trip into the freezer ensures that no unwanted creature survives.

When Winterthur noticed it had silverfish in a storage room for linens, tassels, fringes and silks, it took a different approach. At one week per item, it would have taken 10 years to place each of the nearly 1,000 items in the room into a deep-freeze. So the museum has been placing box after box of century-old textiles into its carbon dioxide chamber, which fills an airtight chamber with the gas, starving the bugs of oxygen. After two weeks, the goods are deemed bug-free and returned to the comforts of their old home.

“There are no chemicals safe for the textiles and people that will kill the bugs,” Eaton says. “As much as we love this stuff, we won’t risk our health, so we just gas it.”

As one of the top bird and mollusk institutions in the United States, the Delaware Museum of Natural History gears its exhibits to the public. It recently presented an interactive exhibit on the giant squid, as well as a display of rare eggs, including one from an extinct species known as the elephant bird; its eggs are the size of a rugby ball.

As much fun as the galleries are, it would be an insult to the museum to ignore what is just up the stairs. It might not be as glamorous as the large display animals downstairs, but the rows of green and white metal cabinets that stretch the length of the building create a showcase of some of the most important examples of mollusks and birds in the world today. Some, like the passenger pigeon, Carolina parakeet and ivory-billed woodpecker, are no longer with us.

In fine art museums, an original piece is more valuable than a reprint in the museum store, but it would be impossible for scientists to find the original of a particular animal. So for a natural history museum, the strength of a collection doesn’t lie only in quantity, but also in quality.

When J.G. Walls came across a new species of cone snails in the Philippines in 1977, he did what any scientist in his situation would do: He submitted type specimens to a reputable collection, which would guarantee that what he found was acknowledged as the example of that species. Such type specimen add value to a collection. With 200 bird type specimen and more than 1,000 mollusks, the Museum of Natural History has a solid grip on the prime examples of many species.

The meat of the museum’s collection is not as flashy as the type specimen, but no less important. With 117,000 examples of birds, from skins to skeletons to eggs, and more than 2 million individual shells hidden in the nondescript cabinets, it would seem the collection would occupy any scientist for years, but that is not the case.

“Every thing here is individually different,” Woods says. “They come from different places during different times of the year. You need to have representations of each of those sexes or ages to understand the variation of the species. Cardinals in 1910 might be different than cardinals in 2007. So the collection is never finished because the natural world is always changing.”

Not everything is stashed in metal cabinets. Which is where the old stereotype of scientists using formaldehyde and alcohol to preserve things comes into play.

“For some items, this is the only way to store them,” says Liz Shea, curator of mollusks, motioning toward a long-dead squid. “A dried cephalopod is of no use to anyone.”

The benefit of storing items this way is that their tissue, especially internal organs, skin and muscles, can be studied in the growing field of biological tissue sampling.

Even items with little to no scientific value find their way into the collection. No one has the heart to throw away a sea urchin replica made with thousands of tiny shells and a hot glue gun. Shell art can be beautiful, but it has little scientific value.

“We like shells dirty and we like them with things growing on them, because you can learn more about them,” Shea says. “It’s a snapshot of biodiversity at that time and place.”

In terms of research, the Delaware Art Museum and the Brandywine River Museum function like the natural history museum. Though many of the primary artists represented in their collections have been dead for some time, their influence on artists in the area is still prevalent, which means a collection will never be complete.

“The art history of the area seems to be constantly unfolding,” says Halsey Spruance, director of public relations for the Brandywine River Museum. “So this is hardly a stagnant collection.”

Over the past few years, a popular new exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum has highlighted Jamie Wyeth’s association with Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev. The exhibit has drawn good reviews, but it has also overshadowed a more important, albeit less publicized, addition.

When Ann Wyeth McCoy, last living sibling of Andrew Wyeth, died in November 2005, the museum knew it had lost a close friend. What the curators didn’t know was that the McCoy family had a sizable gift in mind. Books, photographs, letters, even paint palettes that once belonged to the Wyeths or Ann’s husband, John McCoy, a student of N.C. Wyeth, were donated. Though the public will see none of them in the near future, their historical significance is immeasurable.

“It’s wonderful to have all of that material, but it’s way more than the average person would be interested in,” says curator Virginia O’Hara. “It would just be more interesting to researchers.”

With so many pieces in its catalog, the Delaware Art Museum is in a similar situation with each of its big three collections: works by Howard Pyle and other early American illustrators, the Pre-Raphaelites and John Sloan. Some works are just more important for historical purposes than for exhibitions.

Many of Pyle’s original books, including his famous “Book of Pirates,” rest in the museum’s rare book room, where they sleep, untouched in the darkness. While aficionados may wish to get their hands on them, the fragile yellowed pages would be easily damaged by even the most delicate finger, so for the sake of preservation, the works remain tucked away.

A few turns through an underground labyrinth from the library, a heavy metal door guards more of the museum’s treasures.

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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

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

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

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

July 11- August 3:  “Nocturne” Seven gallery artists inspired by the atmosphere of a quieter time of day: evening to dawn present paintings in a variety of media. Opening Reception Saturday...

Cost: free

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


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

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

Cost: Regular Admission

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

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Christiana Care Wellness Yoga ​Occurs on Mondays Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark Time: 1–2 p.m. Physician clearance required....

Where:
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE
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Birth Center Tour Location: Bayhealth Kent General, 640 S. State St., Dover Time: 3–5 p.m., last tour starts at 4:30 p.m. More information: Birth center, 744-7245

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General
640 S. State St.
Dover, DE
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Notbybreadalone Ministries presents Feeding the Hungry Outreach. All are welcome to come and partake of food, fun and fellowship. Those who desire a better way of life through Jesus Christ!...

Cost: Free

Where:
Second & Third streets
Wilmington, DE  19801


Sponsor: Notbybreadalone Outreach Ministries
Telephone: (302) 442-0440
Contact Name: Ministers Wayne & Stephanie Dumpson
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Nurture Your Self Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Room 2205, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark Time: 3–5 p.m.; 3–3:30 p.m. New Patient...

Where:
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE  19702
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Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Christiana Care: Mindful Meditation for Pain and Stress Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark Time: 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. More info: 623-4707 to...

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

Cost: Varies

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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This camp is offered to boys and girls ages 5-15.  Morning and afternoon sessions are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Morning is from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and afternoon is from 1-4 p.m....

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

Where:
Town of Bethany Park
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Contact Name: Marina Borovok
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Acting Camp In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions....

Cost: $25 Crew Camp $300 Acting Camp

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
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WHAT:                          USTA League Tennis is open in Delaware. Summer is a great time to get out the racquet, shoes and balls and head to a local tennis court and...

Cost: varies

Where:
USTA Delaware District
1107 Westover Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

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

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Flying pirate ships, houses in the trees, and falling down a rabbit hole. If these tall tales seem to intrigue you, sign up for our Stories Through Art Summer Camp! Create artwork based off of...

Cost: $90-$180

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

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Transcriptomics is a cross-disciplinary area mainly concerned with transcriptome analysis and RNA-Seq. It emphasizes on how the next generation sequencing is replacing microarrays as the...

Cost: 599

Where:
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd
Orlando, , FL  32827
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Sponsor: The Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC)
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On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

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

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

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

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

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

July 11- August 3:  “Nocturne” Seven gallery artists inspired by the atmosphere of a quieter time of day: evening to dawn present paintings in a variety of media. Opening Reception Saturday...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

July 11- August 3:  “Nocturne” Seven gallery artists inspired by the atmosphere of a quieter time of day: evening to dawn present paintings in a variety of media. Opening Reception Saturday...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

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


Website »

More information

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

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

Cost: Regular Admission

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


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

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Come out and enjoy a FREE networking event sponsored by Costco Wholesale and Bella Vita. Make sure you bring plenty of business cards for this event! If you need additional information please email...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cavalier Country Club
100 Addison Dr
Newark, DE  19702
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Sponsor: Costco Wholesale
Telephone: 302-444-9312
Contact Name: Le'Cinda and Cheryl
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Join us every Tuesday for this fun and educational enrichment activity. Students will learn to draw pictures from a variety of themes, including woodland animals, creatures by the sea, creepy...

Cost: $10.

Where:
Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
500 McKennans Church Rd
Room 206
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Varies

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Acting Camp In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions....

Cost: $25 Crew Camp $300 Acting Camp

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


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

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

Flying pirate ships, houses in the trees, and falling down a rabbit hole. If these tall tales seem to intrigue you, sign up for our Stories Through Art Summer Camp! Create artwork based off of...

Cost: $90-$180

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $0-$27

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


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: varies

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

More information

Transcriptomics is a cross-disciplinary area mainly concerned with transcriptome analysis and RNA-Seq. It emphasizes on how the next generation sequencing is replacing microarrays as the...

Cost: 599

Where:
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd
Orlando, , FL  32827
View map »


Sponsor: The Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC)
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $0-$20

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


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

July 11- August 3:  “Nocturne” Seven gallery artists inspired by the atmosphere of a quieter time of day: evening to dawn present paintings in a variety of media. Opening Reception Saturday...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

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


Website »

More information

July 11- August 3:  “Nocturne” Seven gallery artists inspired by the atmosphere of a quieter time of day: evening to dawn present paintings in a variety of media. Opening Reception Saturday...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

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

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

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Members Free. $5.00-$20.00

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Beebe Healthcare offers free glucose screenings every Wednesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the following lab locations: Beebe Healthcare Medical Center, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes,...

Cost: free

Where:
, DE

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Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

More information

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

Cost: 0-$2

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

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One of the original suburbs in the early 20th century. John Nolen, a town planner and landscape architect who trained with Frederick Law Olmstead, designed the neighborhood for employees of the...

Cost: $15/members; $20/non-members

Where:
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: None
Telephone: 302-658-6262117
Contact Name: Bonnie Swan
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

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The sun becomes the moon. A drunk becomes a lord. A servant becomes a master. And two headstrong lovers become perfect companions as Delaware Shakespeare Festival returns to Rockwood...

Cost: $17 General Admission, $15 Seniors (65+)/Military w/ I.D., $13 Students

Where:
Rockwood Park
4651 Washington Street Extension
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Delaware Shakespeare Festival
Telephone: 302-415-3373
Contact Name: David Stradley
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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

Cost: Varies

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $0-$27

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


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

More information

Flying pirate ships, houses in the trees, and falling down a rabbit hole. If these tall tales seem to intrigue you, sign up for our Stories Through Art Summer Camp! Create artwork based off of...

Cost: $90-$180

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


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

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

Acting Camp In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions....

Cost: $25 Crew Camp $300 Acting Camp

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


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

More information

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

Cost: varies

Where:
USTA Delaware District
1107 Westover Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Our Summer Group Show features a variety of work by new artists and Gallery favorites. Art on display includes paintings, drawings, collage and photography. The Annual Framing Sale is on with 15%...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

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

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

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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July 11- August 3:  “Nocturne” Seven gallery artists inspired by the atmosphere of a quieter time of day: evening to dawn present paintings in a variety of media. Opening Reception Saturday...

Cost: free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E Savannah Rd
Lewes , DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 302-645-0551
Contact Name: BJ Clark
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During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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July 11- August 3:  “Nocturne” Seven gallery artists inspired by the atmosphere of a quieter time of day: evening to dawn present paintings in a variety of media. Opening Reception Saturday...

Cost: free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E Savannah Rd
Lewes , DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 302-645-0551
Contact Name: BJ Clark
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Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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

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

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

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

Cost: Regular Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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You’re invited to a birthday bash with Elmo and friends to celebrate Sesame Place’s 35th birthday!  Sing and dance with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends, enjoy a buffet meal and...

Cost: Visit sesameplace.com for ticket prices

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place
Telephone: 1-866-GO-4-ELMO
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The Farm Stand will be located in front of the Museum Store at the Cottage. Visit us on Thursdays, July–September, 1:30–5:30 pm, to select fresh, local produce. Parking is available behind the...

Cost: Free. Guests who would like to tour Winterthur’s exhibitions or grounds will re

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
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Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
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Creative District Wilmington teams up with SCORE® and Delaware SCORE as they present a free workshop on how to help artists and arts entrepreneurs choose the right path forward in developing their...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chris White Gallery
701 N Shipley St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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We've perfected the Cigar dinner:  incredible food, premium open bar, live music, first-rate cigars and a beautiful setting:  our outdoor courtyard.  Join us for the  next in our summer...

Cost: 135.00

Where:
Harry's Savoy Grill
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Harry's Savoy Grill
Telephone: 302-475-3000
Contact Name: Judy Champion
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Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists and his 200 million+ YouTube views underscore his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. To fans of virtuoso...

Cost: $30

Where:
World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-994-1400
Contact Name: Lucy Vavala
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The sun becomes the moon. A drunk becomes a lord. A servant becomes a master. And two headstrong lovers become perfect companions as Delaware Shakespeare Festival returns to Rockwood...

Cost: $17 General Admission, $15 Seniors (65+)/Military w/ I.D., $13 Students

Where:
Rockwood Park
4651 Washington Street Extension
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Delaware Shakespeare Festival
Telephone: 302-415-3373
Contact Name: David Stradley
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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Bring your lawn chair or blanket and a picnic dinner to see the movie "Big Hero 6" at the beautiful park on the banks of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal

Cost: Free

Where:
Lewes Canalfront Park
211 Front Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park, Citizens Bank, Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-2795
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The Cinema by the Canal summer outdoor film series continues the 2015 season with the animated adventure film, “Big Hero 6” on Thursday, July 30 at Lewes Canalfront Park. This film series for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Canalfront Park
211 Front Street
Lewes, DE
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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pThe Cinema by the Canal summer outdoor film series continues the 2015 season with the animated adventure film, “Big Hero 6” on Thursday, July 30 at Lewes Canalfront Park. This film series for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Canalfront Park
211 Front Street
Lewes, DE
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Do you feel like singing, screaming or growling the lyrics to your favorite punk song?Sounds good to us!Sign up, pick a song and join us on stage for Punk Rock Roulette, where you will front the...

Cost: Free

Where:
World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Creep Records
Telephone: 302-994-1400
Contact Name: Lucy Vavala
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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present Midway, an exhibition of paper-based and pop-up sculpture by Robert Kelly (Wilmington). Midway alludes to the space...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Acting Camp In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions....

Cost: $25 Crew Camp $300 Acting Camp

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
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WHAT:                          USTA League Tennis is open in Delaware. Summer is a great time to get out the racquet, shoes and balls and head to a local tennis court and...

Cost: varies

Where:
USTA Delaware District
1107 Westover Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Flying pirate ships, houses in the trees, and falling down a rabbit hole. If these tall tales seem to intrigue you, sign up for our Stories Through Art Summer Camp! Create artwork based off of...

Cost: $90-$180

Where:
Gibby Center for the Arts
51 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: Gibby Center for the Arts
Telephone: 302-449-5396
Contact Name: Caroline Zeitler
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Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
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On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
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Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

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July 11- August 3:  “Nocturne” Seven gallery artists inspired by the atmosphere of a quieter time of day: evening to dawn present paintings in a variety of media. Opening Reception Saturday...

Cost: free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E Savannah Rd
Lewes , DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 302-645-0551
Contact Name: BJ Clark
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in New Jersey.  The talented artist, best known for her exquisite paintings of flowers, uses a unique technique of layering to create artwork that is strikingly beautiful.   “Victoria...

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

Where:
Ocean Galleries
9618 Third Ave
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
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Sponsor: Ocean Galleries
Telephone: 609.368.7777
Contact Name: Kim Miller
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During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

July 11- August 3:  “Nocturne” Seven gallery artists inspired by the atmosphere of a quieter time of day: evening to dawn present paintings in a variety of media. Opening Reception Saturday...

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: Regular Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings....

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

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302 998 1930
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Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
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The Lighthouse Church will be starting a Training Center for Deliverances beginning Friday September 12, 2014.  The school will be focused on all aspects of ministering deliverance and healing...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lighthouse Church Inc.
6 South Railroad Avenue
Wyoming, DE  19934
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Church Inc.
Telephone: (302) 632-4679
Contact Name: Bro. Christopher Gore
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2013 proved to be a breakout year for southeastern Pennsylvania rock band HONOR. Earning accolades such as 95.1 WZZO's Backyard Band Of The Year, Runner up in the Battle for Mayhem Festival &...

Cost: $15

Where:
World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Praying Mantis Entertainment
Telephone: 302-994-1400
Contact Name: Lucy Vavala
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Meeting every Friday, Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, 640 s. State Street, Dover, 7:30 pm., Private Dining Room #3 in the basement. For those who have, or think they may have a gambling problem....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
640 S. State Street
Private Dining Room #3
Dover, DE  19901
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Telephone: 800-855-2CALLGA
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The sun becomes the moon. A drunk becomes a lord. A servant becomes a master. And two headstrong lovers become perfect companions as Delaware Shakespeare Festival returns to Rockwood...

Cost: $17 General Admission, $15 Seniors (65+)/Military w/ I.D., $13 Students

Where:
Rockwood Park
4651 Washington Street Extension
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Delaware Shakespeare Festival
Telephone: 302-415-3373
Contact Name: David Stradley
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For a detailed list of performers, visit www.townofbethanybeach.com and click on the Activities page, Bandstand.  For updates, “like” us on Facebook:  facebook.com/visitbethanybeach and...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Cost: $8-$10

Where:
World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-994-1400
Contact Name: Lucy Vavala
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Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries. ...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
First State Heritage Park
Christ Episcopal Church
State and Water Streets
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Cost: $20

Where:
Newport, Delaware
2 W. Market Street
Newport, DE  19804
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Sponsor: Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc.
Telephone: 302-323-9300 Ext.17
Contact Name: Ryan Kennedy
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First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for...

Cost: Free

Where:
First State Heritage Park
121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd N
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
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The Lewes Historical Society is celebrating the 52nd Anniversary of its Outdoor Antiques Show on August 1, 2015, at the Lewes Historic Complex at Second and Shipcarpenter Streets in beautiful...

Cost: $5.00 at the door

Where:
The Lewes Historic Complex
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: The Lewes Historical Society
Telephone: 302-645-7670
Contact Name: Jenny Manning
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First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for...

Cost: Free

Where:
First State Heritage Park
121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd N
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
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WHAT:                          USTA League Tennis is open in Delaware. Summer is a great time to get out the racquet, shoes and balls and head to a local tennis court and...

Cost: varies

Where:
USTA Delaware District
1107 Westover Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Walk through the meadow and woodlands with Tina Ellor and other mycologists from the Philadelphia Mycological Society in search of wild mushrooms.  After the forage, drive over to the Woodlands at...

Cost: $30 TLC members; $35 non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
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Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

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

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Walk through the meadows and woodlands with Tina Ellor and other mycologist from the Philadelphia Mycological Society in search of wild mushrooms. After the forage, drive over to The Woodlands at...

Cost: $30 Members, $35 non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd
Avondale, PA  19311
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On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

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


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

July 11- August 3:  “Nocturne” Seven gallery artists inspired by the atmosphere of a quieter time of day: evening to dawn present paintings in a variety of media. Opening Reception Saturday...

Cost: free

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


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

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July 11- August 3:  “Nocturne” Seven gallery artists inspired by the atmosphere of a quieter time of day: evening to dawn present paintings in a variety of media. Opening Reception Saturday...

Cost: free

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


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

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

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

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

More information

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

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

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Celebrate water, its properties and uses. Make a splash with cool games like water balloon ring toss and water balloon long shot. Dive into ecology and try stream water testing and dissect leaf...

Cost: 0-$14

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum and Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Meg Marcozzi
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in New Jersey.  The talented artist, best known for her exquisite paintings of flowers, uses a unique technique of layering to create artwork that is strikingly beautiful.   “Victoria...

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

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


Sponsor: Ocean Galleries
Telephone: 609.368.7777
Contact Name: Kim Miller
Website »

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

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Hunt the Riverfront for hidden treasures and experience a new, fun hobby. Create a unique trail name, fire up the GPS, and be the first to find the hidden geocache. GPS units are provided. Wear...

Cost: Member: $8 / Non-member: $14

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: 302-239-2334
Contact Name: Kiri Rowan
Website »

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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Part of the Outlooks Exhibition Series, this exhibition brings together three contemporary abstract artists who use layering in their work. The works range from emotional and geometric to organic...

Cost: Regular Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings....

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

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302 998 1930
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Dewey Beach Scavenger Hunt Saturday, August 1st, 12pm-8pm Dewey Beach, DE The craziest scavenger hunt ever created, returns to the wildest beach town on the east coast! The Dewey Beach Scavenger...

Cost: $50/team until July 31, $60/team until August 1

Where:
The Starboard
2009 Coastal Hwy
Dewey Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Lindy Promotions
Telephone: (301) 652-7712
Contact Name: Paige
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Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson...

Cost: $12 Members, $14 Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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First Saturdays in the First State Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for details. Free admission. Something new every...

Cost: Free

Where:
First State Heritage Park
121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd N
43 The Green
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
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Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
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Spend a night camping out at Ashland Nature Center! Enjoy a carefree experience while introducing children to the thrill of camping in tents, discovering nocturnal life and "roughing it". All the...

Cost: Member: $25 family, $10 single / Non-member: $35 family, $15 single

Where:
Ashland Nature Center
3511 Barley Mill Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: 302-239-2334
Contact Name: Kiri Rowan
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The sun becomes the moon. A drunk becomes a lord. A servant becomes a master. And two headstrong lovers become perfect companions as Delaware Shakespeare Festival returns to Rockwood...

Cost: $17 General Admission, $15 Seniors (65+)/Military w/ I.D., $13 Students

Where:
Rockwood Park
4651 Washington Street Extension
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Delaware Shakespeare Festival
Telephone: 302-415-3373
Contact Name: David Stradley
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For a detailed list of performers, visit www.townofbethanybeach.com and click on the Activities page, Bandstand.  For updates, “like” us on Facebook:  facebook.com/visitbethanybeach and...

Cost: Free

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

Where:
Extreme Pizza
201 N. Market St
WIlmington, DE
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Sponsor: Gable Music Ventures- Fuzion Sol Band
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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

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