Realizing the Vision

Secretary of Education Valerie Woodruff will retire in January, but there are a few more things she’d like to accomplish before she goes.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie Woodruff says the time is right for Vision 2015.
“One of the reasons is that, if you build the momentum
and you show that you really are intent on building a
better system, it would be very hard for the next governor
or the next secretary to say, “Oh no, I don’t think so.”
Photograph by Christian Kaye

www.transitdesigns.com

 

Valerie Woodruff will retire in January after serving more than eight years as Delaware’s Secretary of Education.

Woodruff has spent her entire career as an educator. Since she earned her master’s at the University of Delaware in 1971, she has worked as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal and principal before joining the Department of Education as Associate Secretary for Curriculum and Instructional Improvement in 1992.

As secretary, Woodruff steered the department through implementation of accountability reform and the federal No Child Left Behind system. As her career winds down, she’s pushing yet another reform—Vision 2015.

Woodruff chose the Sarah Pyle Academy Bistro (the school’s stylish version of a cafeteria) for her lunch interview with Delaware Today.

DT: Give us your assessment of public education in Delaware. What grade should we receive?

VW: I’m not a great believer in giving A to F grades, but I think that at this time, we are doing a better job for more children than we’ve ever done. That’s not to say that we’re doing the best job or that we are doing all that we can. We have been in a very serious process of continuous improvement. Particularly since we began the standards-based reform in the ’90s, which is when I went to the department.

When I first came to the department, I was in charge of all the federal programs, Title I, vocational education and special ed. And then eventually I was in charge of all the curriculum. Then when Governor Carper asked me to step up to this, I said I would because I believe in what we’re trying to do. I think sometimes we’ve gotten a little off-kilter, but I think we’ve also been able to make some adjustments that have made the system better, more fair, more logical for kids in our schools.

I find it interesting sometimes when I realize that I’ve been at the department since 1992. And I never dreamed I would work at the department and I never thought I’d stay that long and never thought I’d be secretary.

People have characterized me, and I think they’re right, I’ve been a change agent wherever I’ve been. I’ve always tried to see, how can I make a difference? And a lot of times then I got involved and then people say, “OK Val, we want you to do this.” I came to the department at the beginning of standards-based reform because I really believed that it was the way we needed to go. We needed to set standards. We needed to put supports in place for teachers and kids because we had been not as focused as we needed to be. I really believed that it was an important initiative for the state to take on.

Then I got involved in the implementation of it. How do we make it fair? How do we make it smart? And then No Child Left Behind came along and to some extent it has been good. And the implementation of that has been an enormous task. Not only for us, but for our districts.

DT: Anyone in your seat is obviously going to receive a fair amount of criticism…

VW: If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

DT: How do you view the criticism of DOE and the DSTP during your tenure? For example, DSTP math scores improve, so critics point to low scores in social studies…

VW: Social studies is getting a little better. The focus has been on mostly reading and writing and math. And with NCLB, it really became reading and writing and math. There have been many, many resources put in those areas. And we’ve put a lot of resources in science because we started with a National Science Foundation grant and then we built over time.

In social studies, there has never been that big focus. And there’s never been the ability or the will or resources. We do what we can, but I don’t have a lot of discretionary money where I can say, “Oh, I’m going to put a million over here.” It just isn’t there to do.

I think folks in the state, educators and others who fought the reform and fought accountability earlier, realize now that it’s a reality. It’s not going away. And they have learned to roll with the punches, get in gear and move forward. I think NCLB is something that, again because of the way it’s done, has been problematic and difficult, but it has also helped us push the focus on all kids. It’s also helped us focus on how to qualify teachers and so forth.

So the criticisms of the reform, that’s one thing. But the other piece then, there are those who think I don’t push hard enough. That I don’t come out and say, “Well, the schools ought to be doing this and this and this.” I am not a believer in beating up on people. I think that you get more by encouraging and supporting than you do by getting in a bully pulpit and making statements that are counterproductive. What you do when you go after people is they get angry. They get their backs up. They get defensive. And then you say, Now I want to help you? That doesn’t work at all.

There are those who have been critical because they don’t think I’ve been pushy enough. Well, they don’t know me. Because I think you can be pushy, if you will, but you do it in a way that is more encouraging and saying come on, you need to get these things done. My style is not to stand up and rant. That is just not a good thing.

DT: What is the biggest weakness in the public school system in your view?

VW: Again, I’d rather go to strengths.

DT: I’ll rephrase. What could stand to be improved? There must be priorities that you’re looking at.

VW: I would love for us to find ways to engage kids in their learning so that they see the purpose for being in school. The fact that we have so many of our kids at the middle level who are already tuning out. Then when we have so many kids at the high school level saying, “This isn’t for me.” We really need to find ways to help kids understand the value of education.

I was just reading a report from Public Agenda. It’s a study they did in Kansas and Missouri about the attitudes of parents and kids about taking math and science. The title of it is “But Not for Me.” Kids were saying that math and science is irrelevant. And I’m thinking to myself, Oh my god.

We have to help our kids and our families see the relevance of the course that they’re taking. And that’s not to mean that everything that you study is going to have a direct line to something you do every day. But we have to help our young people see that the education they are receiving is to prepare them for a future. It’s not just to get through it. It’s to prepare. It’s the springboard. And that’s worrisome to me. We’ve got to keep more kids in school. We’ve got to graduate kids who are ready to go into higher ed.—whether it’s four-year, two-year, technical training or the workforce—be productive.

It’s not just content knowledge. It’s not just can you read, write and compute. It’s also can you work with people? Do you know how to behave? Do you know how to dress? Those kinds of soft skills that employers talk about.

That’s probably my greatest concern right now. We have got to do a better job in keeping kids in school. But not just keeping them in to get them through, but to really help them see that their schooling really, really is important.

DT: Is Vision 2015 going to do that?

VW: I think Vision 2015 can do it. But I think it also takes the Reaching Higher for Student Success work that we’ve been doing through a grant we recently received from the Gates Foundation. I think that’s gone a long way toward some of these things.

But in order to make schools more relevant and more effective, we need to provide a curriculum that’s exciting. We also need to help our teachers think about different ways. And our teachers really work hard. They want kids to succeed. But we have an obligation, I think, to provide them the resources and the support they need in order to make it work. It’s not one thing, it’s a combination of many things that need to be done.

The other piece is we have to be thinking about how we can really address the needs of the variety of children we have in our schools a little better.

We have a large influx of English language learners in this state. We need to provide better resources for them. If you want to talk about a weakness in the system… We need to recruit teachers who are bilingual and who can address the needs, particularly of our Hispanic population.

We need to be thinking about how we encourage young people who are our best and brightest to be teachers. I’ve been a teacher for 40 years. I’ve never regretted doing what I do. I should be and people like me should be saying to kids, “You’re a really smart kid. You know what, you ought to be a teacher.” And I’m happy to tell you that I have former students who are.

DT: Why wouldn’t the state undertake something like Vision 2015 on its own?

VW: Let me give you a little history. Early on in our reform, the business community was pretty involved. They were a real catalyst for some of the change that needed to be done.

A couple years ago, several of us got together and talked. I reached out to the state chamber, Jim Wolfe, Skip Schoenhals, people like that. They were interested in getting more involved. And what ended up happening is we have this one-day meeting with them and educators and DSEA and all the usual education groupies and other people from business. We started talking about what could be. And lo and behold out of that one-day meeting came this work on so what could it be. And out of that came Vision 2015.

In my mind, it’s a coalition of people who are really focused on what we need to do to get to the next best level in our reform and to really put our heads together and do what needs to be done to make our system the best.

DT: So the state, on its own, wouldn’t be capable of doing that? It has to be a partnership with business?

VW: I think when you build that coalition of support you’re more likely to be successful than if you’re out there by yourself trying to do it. The more people on board, the more people invested, the more people who care, the more people are talking about it, the more likely it is to gain traction. And that’s what I’m interested in.

And this isn’t about who gets credit. This is about making sure that we are working together and that our focus is on the best public school system that we can build.

DT: But it doesn’t hurt that you’ll be getting money from outside sources.

VW: The Business Roundtable has been generous. In my current fiscal year budget, there are things that are aligned with Vision 2015 that are funded. As I’m preparing for my FY ’09 budget, I’m thinking about what are the things that I need to ask for, given the limited resources that I know are available that will continue the effort and that will continue to support what we’re trying to do with Vision 2015.

Meanwhile, we have been very successful over the last couple years and we have a wonderful grant and we’ve done a lot of work with the Wallace Foundation on school leadership. While some of the Wallace funding—we just got a million and a half in June— is helping us fund the first cohort of training for our Vision network.

On the high school front, we were about to get the NGA-Gates Foundation grant, which is helping push the issues that I’m worried about in high school. But that also is about Vision 2015. See where I’m going?

DT: So, it’s kicking into gear very quickly?

VW: Well, not as quickly as some people would like. Sometimes you have to go slow to go fast. And if you’re more thoughtful, you end up getting more than if you jump in too fast and then you kind of get the cart before the horse. We have enough of that going on in the world.

Again, there are pieces of it that are going to go faster than others. We have the first cohort of Vision Network schools starting next week. I’m going to go and spend a little time with them and offer support. It’s an exciting opportunity.

DT: So we do have taxpayer money going toward Vision 2015?

VW: Going toward the initiatives that are aligned with it, yes. It’s not Vision 2015, per se. There’s not a line item that says this is for Vision 2015. But there is funding, for example, for early childhood that is very much a tenet of Vision 2015.

DT: As of now, what has the state legislature committed to Vision 2015?

VW: They did pass a resolution in support of Vision 2015. I can’t remember the number of the resolution.

DT: Is that where we need to be at this point?

VW: Well, the fact that they did that, although some may say that’s easy and it’s symbolic, sometimes symbolism goes a long way, you know?

DT: But it’d be nice to have some money come along with the symbolism, right?

VW: Correct. But their support of the work is great. The other piece of that is, before I met with you, I was meeting with representatives of the Boston Consulting Group who are doing this cost efficiency study. Because the governor signed an executive order setting up this LEAD (Leadership for Education Achievement in Delaware) committee and one of the tasks is to do a cost efficiency study like how much money we have and how are we spending it and could we be more efficient, could we be smarter? If we did certain things that would save, then we would have more money to invest. That kind of stuff.

The other thing the LEAD committee will be doing is looking at should we be thinking about a different way of funding our schools. Is the way we do it now the right way or is there a smarter way? And then we’re also working on what the business community would call a dashboard and I call a headline page. What are the most important indicators that need to be published annually about what’s important in schools? We have school report cards now that are mandated by state and federal law, but there are probably some major indicators that would be important to be the front page.

When we do this cost efficiency study and we look at the way we do funding, at some point somebody is going to have to act, and that’s probably going to be the legislature.

Not to say that what we’re doing now is wrong and bad but, is there a better way? Is there a smarter way? And if there is I think we have an obligation to explore it.

DT: So you get standards-based reform off the ground and you continue to hone the DSTP and accountability. Now here comes Vision 2015. Is this good timing?

VW: I think the timing for this is right because we are going to have a renewed effort. We can’t afford to coast. And we cannot rely on No Child Left Behind to get us where we need to be at all. It’s had some positive effect and I’m perfectly willing to concede that, but Vision 2015 is at the right time for us to say, “OK, we’ve done OK. We can do better. And how do we build that coalition to support what needs to be done in order to be better?” That’s a good thing.

DT: I was reading the Vision 2015 website and it points out weaknesses in the current system. I assume that’s to help demonstrate the need for further reform. Being that you’re involved in both, doesn’t that put you in a weird spot?

VW: No. You have to confront reality. The facts are what the facts are. So we can either wring out hands about it, be defensive about it or do something about it. I tend to be a let’s do something about it kind of person.

DT: Are some of the schools already using some of the techniques or approaches of Vision 2015?

VW: In the whole conversation about Vision 2015 there came a realization that there were already a lot of things going on and a lot of things that, if they weren’t happening, they were being planned. So it was like, OK, let’s build on what is underway and let’s think about how we take the good stuff to the next level and how do we do some new things that will enhance and improve and really drive a better system. I think that’s the key there.

DT: Does Vision 2015 threaten everything that’s been done with standards-based reform? Could the DSTP be replaced?

VW: You will always have assessment. It may be called something different, but there will be an assessment.

DT: But the DSTP as we know it may be tweaked, right?

VW: Absolutely and it should. We went out last winter for an RFP that we ended up not being able to do because we didn’t have the money to do it that would have changed the DSTP. I’m a believer that it’s served us well. It’s a good test, but the time has come for us to think about how we could do better.

Now whatever is developed in the future will not be any more popular than what we have now. Even though people will embrace it and say, “Oh, this is better, blah, blah, blah.” When people are being held accountable by an assessment tool, they’re not going to like it. That’s my opinion. And I could be wrong. If I’m wrong, I’ll admit it to you in five years.

DT: Rodel has put $3 million or so into Vision 2015, the Roundtable has contributed a few million. That gets things moving. What will it take to make Vision 2015 happen?

VW: It’s not always money. I spent yesterday with people from the Ontario school system. One of the people made the comment that you have to have the will and the skill to make things happen, to get better. And I think sometimes it isn’t about money, it’s about will. That’s not to say that money isn’t a good thing. But I think part of what Vision 2015 can do is also build the will both within the education system and within the community for us to continue down this road to be the best, to not let ourselves coast, to not be complacent because that’s a dangerous place to be.

DT: Can Vision 2015 get to where it needs to be without a state commitment, funding-wise?

VW: Probably not. But I don’t know that we need to. Again, there’s money, but there’s also will. And I think one of the reasons is that I’ve been very supportive of this cost efficiency study is to make sure we are using our dollars as wisely as possible. A lot of districts will say, well, if we had more flexibility, we could do better, blah, blah, blah. Well let’s figure that out.

I think there are going to be some new monies that are going to be needed. For example, one of the things we are doing right now is we are working on a plan for a virtual school. That’s going to require some money. And the state’s going to have to step up to that. If not this year, then if we really want it, they’re going to have to step up and put some dollars into it. Because it can’t happen on shoestring and be quality. And I don’t want to do it if it’s not quality.

DT: So Rodel and The Roundtable can’t float it alone?

VW: No, they can’t. And shouldn’t.

DT: Could the next governor come along and not like Vision 2015 and put the kibosh on it?

VW: They could.

DT: There are some very influential people behind Vision, but the next governor could still affect things. How do you see that playing out?

VW: One of the reasons I think the timing is right for Vision 2015 is that if you build the momentum and you show that you really are intent on building a better system, it would be very hard for the next governor or the next secretary to say, “Oh no, I don’t think so.” Now they may find a different way to support it or whatever, but I think that when you are looking at what is good for young people and what is good for the state. And while all the things that are in Vision 2015 may not come to pass exactly the way it’s laid out right now, certainly no one can argue with the idea that we ought to do it or that we ought to improve it.

DT: Not to dwell on negatives, but what are the potential pitfalls right now? What else could stop it?

VW: I think if the people who were part of building the vision begin to splinter off, that could be harmful because we don’t always all agree. But what we’ve been able to do is to agree on certain tenets and be willing to figure out how to make those things real in a way that is, although different people may be uncomfortable, you know, suffer some discomfort in certain ways. A little discomfort is not a bad thing.

The thing that’s most important to me is that the people who invested such time and energy—and believe me there has been a lot of time and thought put into this—hang together. Because it’s an opportunity that can’t be missed. It’s about kids. It’s not even about these kids. It’s about kids who are in elementary school.

We were sitting in a meeting and I was thinking about the time frame—2015—and we need to get there by then. And I thought 2015 isn’t soon enough. My granddaughter will graduate in 2015. I want it now. We can’t wait and have it all come at Vision 2015. We’ve got to build and strengthen now.

DT: What if the new governor wants to go a different way? What do you see as your role in Vision 2015?

VW: I’m retiring in January 2009.

DT: So you’re going to see it through to that point and then go enjoy life?

VW: Yup. Not be running to 42 meetings in a day. It’s the time in my life to do it. I’m at retirement age. I’m 63. I’ll be 65 in April of ’09. I’m committed to this reform. There’s been so much that we’ve been able to accomplish. I look back and see the things we accomplished and I’m very proud of it, but there are two or three things that I still want to get laid out before I leave.

DT: So when Governor Minner goes, you go.

VW: Yes.

DT: Heck, then you have nothing to worry about.

VW: Personally, I don’t. If people want to take shots at me, they’ve been doing it all these years. Let them keep at it. I don’t care. I mean I do care, it does affect you, but, like I told my students when I taught, “Look, the thing I want you to believe when you leave my classroom is that I was fair, that I respected you and that you learned something. That’s it. And if you like me, good."

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

July 2015

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

Cost: Varies

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


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

More information

Yoga in the Park Location: Lewes Canalfront Park, 211 Front St., Lewes Time: 8-9 a.m. Event occurs weekly on Sunday through Sept. 6

Where:
Lewes Canalfront Park
211 Front St
Lewes, DE
View map »

More information

Yoga sessions weekly in Lewes Canalfront Park, overlooking the beautiful Lewes-Rehoboth Canal in Historic Lewes. Free.  Bring a mat or towel.

Cost: Free

Where:
Lewes Canalfront Park
211 Front Street
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Dimitra Yoga, Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park
Telephone: 302-645-2795
Website »

More information

Join Delaware Nature Society staff as they hike Bucktoe Creek Private Preserve in search of birds such as Vultures, Hawks, Woodpeckers, Phoebes, Bluebirds, Mockingbirds, Finches, Warblers and more!...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
View map »


Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
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

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
St. Johns Lutheran Chruch
135 Old Baltimore Pike
Newark, DE  19702
View map »


Sponsor: St. Johns Lutheran Chruch
Telephone: 302-469-0134
Contact Name: Philip Gurgel
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

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

Cost: $0-$20

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


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

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

Cost: 0-$14

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

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

Explore the wonders of nature by engaging your child in different activities each month to awaken their natural senses. A light refreshment will be served.

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

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd
Avondale, PA  19311
View map »


Sponsor: Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
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

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

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

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

Guard your valuables, wives, and children! Black Bart and his gang seize the train, but can they outsmart the sheriff and steal the railroad's payroll? It may come down to an old-fashioned...

Cost: Adults: $18 Seniors: $17 Children: $16

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission

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


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

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

Celebrate pigeons, paper clips, oatmeal and argyle socks with your Sesame Street pal, Bert! Join Bert in “Doin’ The Pigeon” as you sing, dance and enjoy a Sesame Street style birthday...

Cost: Visit sesameplace.com for ticket prices

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne , PA  19047
View map »


Sponsor: Sesame Place
Telephone: 1-866-GO-4-ELMO
Website »

More information

Taste Kennett Food Tours, creators of memorable, unique and fun food experiences, offer three-hour walking food tours of Kennett Square on Sundays at 1pm. Discover our town's diverse cuisine...

Cost: $49 per person

Where:
Historic Kennett Square
State Street
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Taste Kennett Food Tours
Telephone: 484-734-0740
Contact Name: Ann Vaughan
Website »

More information

Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower.  Note:  Tower may close if there is inclement weather.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Rockford Park
2000 Lookout Drive
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-577-7020
Website »

More information

Belly Dance Classes with Zahra Beginner/Intermediate Teen/Adult Belly Dance Classes Sundays 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. $15 walk-ins / $60 cash advanced payment for six classes / $62 advanced payment...

Cost: $15 walk-ins/$60 for six classes

Where:
Take the Lead Studio
320 Lantana Drive
Hockessin, DE  19707
View map »


Sponsor: Take the Lead Studio
Telephone: 302-234-0909
Contact Name: Zahra Noor
Website »

More information

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

XPoNential Music Festival 2015 presented by SubaruThree day music extravaganza on the Camden Waterfront where the WXPN community gathers every year to enjoy an unrivaled mix of heritage and...

Cost: $5-$150

Where:
Camden Waterfront
Wiggins Park / Susquehanna Bank Center
Mickle Blvd
Camden, DE  08103
View map »


Sponsor: Subaru
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Shakespeare Festival
Telephone: 302-415-3373
Contact Name: David Stradley
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

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

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
View map »

More information

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
View map »

More information

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
Website »

More information

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
View map »

More information

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

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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
View map »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

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
View map »

More information

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

Cost: $0-$27

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


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

More information

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

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

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
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

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
View map »


Sponsor: Costco Wholesale
Telephone: 302-444-9312
Contact Name: Le'Cinda and Cheryl
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10.

Where:
Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
500 McKennans Church Rd
Room 206
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »

More information

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

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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
View map »

More information

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

Cost: free

Where:
, DE

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum and Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Meg Marcozzi
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: None
Telephone: 302-658-6262117
Contact Name: Bonnie Swan
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Zumba by Kelly, Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park
Telephone: 302-645-2795
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Shakespeare Festival
Telephone: 302-415-3373
Contact Name: David Stradley
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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
View map »

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

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

Cost: $0-$20

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


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

This 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

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

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

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

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

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
View map »


Sponsor: Sesame Place
Telephone: 1-866-GO-4-ELMO
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Website »

More information

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

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
View map »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Harry's Savoy Grill
Telephone: 302-475-3000
Contact Name: Judy Champion
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 302-994-1400
Contact Name: Lucy Vavala
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Shakespeare Festival
Telephone: 302-415-3373
Contact Name: David Stradley
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park, Citizens Bank, Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-2795
Website »

More information

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
View map »


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

More information

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
View map »


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

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Creep Records
Telephone: 302-994-1400
Contact Name: Lucy Vavala
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

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

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

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

Cost: $0-$20

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


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

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 »

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

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


Website »

More information

This 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

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

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

Cost: Regular Admission

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


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

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

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

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
View map »


Sponsor: The Lighthouse Church Inc.
Telephone: (302) 632-4679
Contact Name: Bro. Christopher Gore
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: The Lighthouse Church Inc.
Telephone: (302) 632-4679
Contact Name: Bro. Christopher Gore
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Praying Mantis Entertainment
Telephone: 302-994-1400
Contact Name: Lucy Vavala
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 800-855-2CALLGA
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Shakespeare Festival
Telephone: 302-415-3373
Contact Name: David Stradley
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-994-1400
Contact Name: Lucy Vavala
Website »

More information

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
View map »


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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: $20

Where:
Newport, Delaware
2 W. Market Street
Newport, DE  19804
View map »


Sponsor: Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc.
Telephone: 302-323-9300 Ext.17
Contact Name: Ryan Kennedy
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: The Lewes Historical Society
Telephone: 302-645-7670
Contact Name: Jenny Manning
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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
View map »


Sponsor: Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
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

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
View map »

More information

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

Cost: $0-$20

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


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

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

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

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

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
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum and Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Meg Marcozzi
Website »

More information

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 »

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

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
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: 302-239-2334
Contact Name: Kiri Rowan
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission

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


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

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Lindy Promotions
Telephone: (301) 652-7712
Contact Name: Paige
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $12 Members, $14 Non-Members

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

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
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: 302-239-2334
Contact Name: Kiri Rowan
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Shakespeare Festival
Telephone: 302-415-3373
Contact Name: David Stradley
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Cost: Free

Where:
Extreme Pizza
201 N. Market St
WIlmington, DE
View map »


Sponsor: Gable Music Ventures- Fuzion Sol Band
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...
Edit Module
To subscribe to a newsletter(s), just check the appropriate box(es) and click the button below.

Click here to see the complete form.
Email:
Type: HTML Text
  Select one or more of the newsletters below:
Hot Tickets
Dining Insider
Delaware Today
VIP Invitations & Special Offers
Get Healthy, Delaware!