Delaware’s Swedish History: Exploring the First State’s European Roots

Names like Kalmar Nyckel, Christina River and others are common-knowledge parts of Delaware’s history, but these and more are all linked by their Swedish heritage.



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They once dictated their nation’s religion, led armies into battle, and plotted against each other. These were the royals of yesteryear. Today, they are more likely to have university degrees, spend time volunteering for humanitarian causes in under-developed countries and pursue vocations apart from their official duties. But, since 1974 in Sweden, monarchs have had no governing authority.

Sweden has been ruled by kings and queens for more than 1,000 years. The present King Carl XVI Gustaf, who was crowned in 1973, is the latest in a succession of more than 60 monarchs.

Delawareans should be familiar with an earlier one: Queen Christina. She is the reason we have we have the Christina River, Christina school district, and even the hamlet of Christiana, whose name is a muddled version of “Christina.” An early name for Wilmington was “Christinahamn,” which means “Christina harbor.”

Christina was 12 when the Kalmar Nyckel sailed up the Delaware River in 1638 with the first Swedes. However, her fame rests less on the founding of Delaware than on her abdicating the throne 16 years later. 

Some of her relatives were less fortunate. Gustav III, for example, a great patron of the arts, an outstanding public speaker and an accomplished playwright—perhaps the greatest Swedish playwright before Strindberg—was assassinated at a masked ball in 1792 at the opera house he built. He was the third Swedish monarch to die of gunshot wounds in less than two centuries. His son, Gustav IV Adolf, was deposed in 1809 in favor of his uncle Karl, who was then succeeded by a general in Napoleon’s army.

Modern scribes have labeled Christina “madcap,” “eccentric,” or, simply, “an unusual character.” The cruelest critics of her day said she was a man.

Most agree that she was an intelligent, athletic (something women were not supposed to be) and popular monarch who brought peace to Sweden after Europe’s Thirty Years’ War and enlivened her court with artists and scholars from the continent. She spoke nine languages, was greeting foreign dignitaries at her court with regal aplomb before she was 10, and as a young woman, could hold her own in discourses with French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes, who called her “a queen in the realm of mind as well as government.”

It’s said that Christina’s councillors wept when she removed her crown in 1654. The law forbade anyone but a Lutheran to rule Sweden, and she had chosen to convert to Catholicism.

The queen’s flight to Rome was romanticized in the 1974 film “The Abdication.” True, dressed as a man she fled incognito through Protestant lands on her way to Rome and was greeted by the pope himself. And, there was a smitten cardinal. But, the fact is that Christina, who is buried in St. Peter’s Basilica, made her Vatican residence a gathering place for the literati and glitterati of her time and, as far as we know, remained above emotional entanglements. Aside from her plan to raise a private army to invade Sweden when her royal pension was interrupted, she stayed out of politics, too.

Ironically, it was Christina’s father, King Gustav II Adolf, “Gustav the Great,” who had fought to defend the Lutheran faith by keeping the Catholic Counter-Reformation from engulfing Europe and reaching Scandinavia. Under him, Sweden modernized and advanced economically and culturally. He died at the age of 38 in a victorious battle far from home when Christina was only six. Nearsighted, he mistakenly rode into a detachment of enemy cavalry.

Gustav II wanted Sweden to have a colony in the New World. His image, not Christina’s, is on the monument at the rocks overlooking the Christina River in Wilmington.

He was descended from the Vasas, a noble family that freed Sweden from oppressive Danish rule in 1523. A turning point in that 16th-century struggle is commemorated each year by a grueling 90-kilometer cross-country ski race, the Vasaloppet (Vasa race). The current king, who is an avid outdoorsman, has competed three times in the race, most recently in 1997 at the age of 41. It’s since become a trendy international event.

Christina’s successors for the next half century fought to retain or regain Sweden’s territories amid shifting political alliances and royal successions. Karl XII, who was crowned in 1697, was a hero to the English for his courageous but futile stand against Russian Czar Peter the Great. Voltaire hailed him as “perhaps the most extraordinary man ever born.”

Besides winning wars and making peace, one of the most important functions of past monarchs was to produce a legitimate heir. Until 1980—that’s when new laws of succession took effect—it meant a son. If the current king had been born a generation later, he would not be reigning, since he has four older sisters.

His son, Carl Philip, born crown prince like his father in 1979, was “demoted” the following year by the law that elevated the infant’s sister Victoria, born in 1977, ahead of him in the line of succession. He’s now third behind Victoria’s daughter Princess Estelle, born in 2012.

Besides gender and religion, class used to be an obstacle to the throne. For generations, royals married royals, sometimes first cousins. Today, King Carl can count among his relations virtually all the current reigning monarchs of Europe.

Until the 1970s in Sweden, marriage to a commoner meant loss of title and the right to inherit the throne. For that reason, Prince Bertil, the King’s late uncle, who attended the dedication of the monument at Wilmington’s Fort Christina Park in 1938, postponed his marriage to a non-royal until 1976, when he was 64. The change also allowed King Carl to marry German-born Silvia Sommerlath, now Queen Silvia.

Their daughter, Crown Princess Victoria, married a commoner, now Prince Daniel. And her younger sister, Princess Madeleine, recently announced her engagement to a British-American banker whom she met while working in New York for the World Childhood Foundation.

Back in the 1700s, a marriage proposal could mean the difference between war and peace. At 18, Gustav IV Adolf was sent to Russia in hopes of cementing a liaison with the granddaughter of Catherine the Great.

Gustav backed out and married a German royal, which nearly started a war with Russia. Eventually Gustav was forced to resign. His uncle Duke Karl succeeded him.

But Karl was childless, so a suitable heir was selected. The first choice, a Danish prince, died of a heart attack; the second, Eugène de Beauharnais, Napoleon’s stepson, declined; the third choice, Napoleon’s general Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, accepted.

On several occasions, Napoleon had considered having his underling, the “malcontent” Bernadotte, shot. Luckily for Sweden, he changed his mind. As for Bernadotte, he felt cheated out of the leadership of France and held a grudge against the Emperor. Bernadotte was married to Napoleon’s former sweetheart, Désirée Clary, whose sister Julie Clary was the wife of Napoleon’s brother Joseph, so, in a way, it was a family feud.

For whatever reason, Napoleon gave his blessing to Sweden’s choice, and history has proved that it was a good one. Unable to adjust to the harsh winters and misunderstood by the Swedish court, Queen Désirée longed for Paris. Neither she nor her husband mastered the Swedish language, but, crowned King Karl XIV Johan in 1818, the former French general laid the foundation for Sweden’s foreign policy of neutrality and reformed the state finances. Today, King Carl is the seventh king in the Bernadotte dynasty.
 

The Contemporaries

So what do contemporary royals do? “They are P.R. people for Sweden,” explains Kajsa Haracz of the New Sweden Alliance, a consortium of groups participating in the anniversary celebration of Wilmington’s Swedish roots. “Their job is a lot of P.R. and economic development.”

It involves traveling, meeting people, making speeches, giving out awards—the most prestigious being the Nobel prizes—and cutting ribbons at openings. Prince Bertil used to jokingly refer to himself as a traveling salesman for Sweden Ltd.
And royalty support their favorite causes. The athletic Bertil served as chair of Sweden’s Olympic Committee. King Carl has been chairman of the Swedish branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (known as the World Wildlife Fund in the United States) since 1988, and being a former Cub Scout and Boy Scout, he has served as honorary chair of the World Scout Foundation since 1977. Queen Silvia advocates for children and the disabled.

King Carl’s grandfather, Gustaf VI Adolf, nurtured a lifelong interest in archaeology and before he was king participated in expeditions in the Mediterranean region. He was an authority on ancient Swedish monuments as well as Chinese ceramics. Queen Victoria of Sweden, Carl’s great grandmother, was a pioneer amateur photographer in the late 1800s.

As the official head of state, the monarch opens Parliament, leads various government councils, welcomes foreign diplomats to Sweden, and holds supreme rank in all branches of the military. The government funds the family’s official activities and maintains the royal residences. Like all Swedish citizens, royals pay taxes and can vote, though traditionally none have exercised this right.

“It’s not like here. There are many [political] parties in Sweden,” explains Haracz, who is Swedish-American. The king, she says, represents all the Swedish people, not just those of a particular party.

The royal couple’s three children have their own interests, but also share in official duties. They are well-educated —“well-rounded,” says Haracz. All are multi-lingual. Both Prince Carl Philip and Crown Princess Victoria attended schools in the United States.

The prince was at Kent School in Connecticut and at the Rhode Island School of Design, and later served an internship at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. He attained the rank of lieutenant in the Royal Navy and has a degree in agriculture and rural management.

Victoria studied at Yale and worked in Swedish diplomatic, trade and humanitarian missions abroad. In addition to learning about the workings of government and studying conflict resolution and international peace-building, the future queen has had basic military training and served internships in cultural institutions.

Princess Madeleine studied law, architecture and design and pursued graduate studies in organization and leadership in preparation for international humanitarian work.

Royals in Sweden are “accessible,” notes Haracz. As a result, unlike their British counterparts, they are not hounded by the public. They are treated more like average citizens. The queen has admitted to shopping at IKEA, and the king enjoys showing off his vintage Volvo at rallies. They take walks in the public parks surrounding some of the royal residences.

The children attended public schools early in their life and are at ease mingling with people. Of course, all have security details. For the king and queen, who lead an active lifestyle, this includes personnel who can jog and ride horseback.

In the summer, Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday party is held in a park on one of the royal estates. Anyone can attend. “People give her flowers. Some people go every year,” says Haracz. They are thrilled when the princess recognizes them. “The family are all very well-liked.”

As goodwill ambassadors, the royal family travels all over the world and has been to the United States on both official and personal business numerous times. Last year, Victoria’s husband, Prince Daniel, visited Wilmington, one of three stops on his first official trip to the United States.

The king and queen will be familiar faces at the 375th anniversary of the founding of New Sweden. They were here in 1988 for the 350th anniversary. The queen was  charming and gracious; the king, more reserved, as befits a monarch. Visitors came from out of town just to see the royal couple. Some had Swedish roots, but most did not.

We don’t have to speak Swedish or have had ancestors on the Kalmar Nyckel to celebrate with royalty again in 2013. As Delawareans, we share a heritage that is unique among the 13 original Colonies, the only one founded by Sweden, and for that we can thank a Swedish warrior king and his daughter in whose name the land was claimed.
  

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Cost: $12 - $22

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Laird Performing Arts Center - Tatnall School
1501 Barley Mill Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Alternatively True Facts, an exhibition of mixed media work by Colette Gaiter, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 2-30, 2017. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city scenes, still lifes, figures in interiors, and animal paintings are featured in a group show with a...

Cost: free

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

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The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

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


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

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Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to...

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


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

New Exhibit at Peninsula Gallery to raise funds for CAMP Rehoboth opens June 3   “Art for the Community” is a collaborative exhibition between Peninsula Gallery in Lewes and CAMP Rehoboth on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Rd.
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 130-264-50551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
Website »

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Every Tuesday, March–November, 10:30–11:30 am Meet in Galleries Reception Atrium. Wee Ones is now offered every week! This early childhood series intended for children ages 3-5 incorporates...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

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

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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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More information

First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: AT&T
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Do you have concerns about falling? Join Saint Francis Healthcare each week for their FREE Matter of Balance program, which includes a visit from a Physical Therapist. Classes meet once a week in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Saint Francis Healthcare
701 N. Clayton Street
Medical Services Building, Room 104
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: Saint Francis Healthcare
Telephone: 302-255-9690
Contact Name: Susan Fox
Website »

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Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium crabs quarter pound steamed shrimp 2 pieces of...

Cost: $19

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-205-1200
Contact Name: Phillips Seafood

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  Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at...

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

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

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Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
Website »

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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Did you graduate from high school or college this year? Congratulations! Celebrate your achievement with special savings on our all-you-can-eat premium seafood & prime rib buffet in Ocean City!...

Cost: 27.82

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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PARIS CAN WAIT OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER Starting on June 16th the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present Eleanor Coppola's feature film directorial and...

Cost: $8 - $10

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

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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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Our summer lobster special is back!  Every Tuesday night from Memorial Day through Labor Day, join us for a 1.5 lb whole lobster, shipped fresh directly to us from Maine.  This summer-only...

Cost: 29.95

Where:
Harry's Savoy Grill
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Harry's Savoy Grill
Telephone: 302-475-3000
Contact Name: Judy Champion
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During the months of May and June, high school and college graduates will receive a complimentary entree with a group reservation booked through the group sales office.  To redeem the offer,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, NJ  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 609-348-2273
Contact Name: Group Sales
Website »

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Enjoy sunset cocktails and creative food offerings on the Patio at the Hilton Christiana. Live acoustic entertainment takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. Get...

Cost: $0 admission

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Hilton Christiana
Telephone: 302-631-1551
Contact Name: Katie McNally
Website »

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  Delaware All-State Theatre will present JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT on the following dates: Thursday - June 22nd at 7:30 pm Friday  - June 23rd at 7:30 pm Saturday  - June...

Cost: $12 - $22

Where:
Laird Performing Arts Center - Tatnall School
1501 Barley Mill Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Alternatively True Facts, an exhibition of mixed media work by Colette Gaiter, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 2-30, 2017. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city scenes, still lifes, figures in interiors, and animal paintings are featured in a group show with a...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

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


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

More information

New Exhibit at Peninsula Gallery to raise funds for CAMP Rehoboth opens June 3   “Art for the Community” is a collaborative exhibition between Peninsula Gallery in Lewes and CAMP Rehoboth on...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 130-264-50551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
Website »

More information

Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to...

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


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

The 2017 season of the Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market at Rodney Square will begin May 3rd and operate every Wednesday, rain or shine, through October 25th from 10:00 AM. until 2:00 PM, except...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rodney Square
Wilmington, DE  19801


Sponsor: Downtown Visions
Telephone: 302-425-0196
Contact Name: Tucker Casey
Website »

More information

The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

More information

First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

More information

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! ...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: AT&T
Website »

More information

Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium crabs quarter pound steamed shrimp 2 pieces of...

Cost: $19

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-205-1200
Contact Name: Phillips Seafood

More information

  Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at...

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

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


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
View map »

More information

Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
View map »


Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
Website »

More information

Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »

More information

Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »

More information

Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

Did you graduate from high school or college this year? Congratulations! Celebrate your achievement with special savings on our all-you-can-eat premium seafood & prime rib buffet in Ocean City!...

Cost: 27.82

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

PARIS CAN WAIT OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER Starting on June 16th the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present Eleanor Coppola's feature film directorial and...

Cost: $8 - $10

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


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

More information

Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

During the months of May and June, high school and college graduates will receive a complimentary entree with a group reservation booked through the group sales office.  To redeem the offer,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, NJ  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 609-348-2273
Contact Name: Group Sales
Website »

More information

Accomplished percussionist Joe Tayoun's Mid East Ensemble features acclaimed local, regional and international musicians, performing a lively arrangement of classical and folk Arabic, Turkish, and...

Cost: $5-$10

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: Penn Museum
Website »

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Back by popular demand! Stroll, jog, or bike through areas of Hagley property normally closed to foot traffic. When you’re done exercising, enjoy a Dogfish Head craft beer available for purchase...

Cost: $2 per person,

Where:
200 Hagley Creek Rd,
Wilmington, DE  19807

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Enjoy sunset cocktails and creative food offerings on the Patio at the Hilton Christiana. Live acoustic entertainment takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. Get...

Cost: $0 admission

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
View map »


Sponsor: Hilton Christiana
Telephone: 302-631-1551
Contact Name: Katie McNally
Website »

More information

Celebrate the beginning of summer with a walk in the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir! There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the...

Cost: Free

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

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The Lighthouse Inc., Church will be holding a 6-month seminar on "Self-Deliverance." The seminar will start on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 7 p.m. The seminar will be held every...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 South Railroad Avenue
Wyoming, DE  19934
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc., Church
Telephone: 302-632-4679
Contact Name: Christopher Gore
Website »

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  Delaware All-State Theatre will present JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT on the following dates: Thursday - June 22nd at 7:30 pm Friday  - June 23rd at 7:30 pm Saturday  - June...

Cost: $12 - $22

Where:
Laird Performing Arts Center - Tatnall School
1501 Barley Mill Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

All you can eat breakfast buffet for $14.99! Hot and fresh, start your day with all the right ingredients!

Cost: $14.99

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

Alternatively True Facts, an exhibition of mixed media work by Colette Gaiter, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 2-30, 2017. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city scenes, still lifes, figures in interiors, and animal paintings are featured in a group show with a...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

New Exhibit at Peninsula Gallery to raise funds for CAMP Rehoboth opens June 3   “Art for the Community” is a collaborative exhibition between Peninsula Gallery in Lewes and CAMP Rehoboth on...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 130-264-50551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
Website »

More information

The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

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


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

More information

Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to...

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


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

Story Time at the Brandywine Zoo Every Thursday May-September at 10:30am Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Takes place outside in the main zoo, and may include a...

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

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

More information

First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

More information

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 PM Cost: Free To celebrate the Biggs’ exhibit of photography by Ansel Adams, we’ve partnered with the Dover Public Library for a story time and craft...

Cost: Free

Where:
Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal Street
Dover, DE  19903
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

More information

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

Cost: Free with admission

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


Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Website »

More information

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! ...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: AT&T
Website »

More information

  Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at...

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

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


Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
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Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium crabs quarter pound steamed shrimp 2 pieces of...

Cost: $19

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-205-1200
Contact Name: Phillips Seafood

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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Did you graduate from high school or college this year? Congratulations! Celebrate your achievement with special savings on our all-you-can-eat premium seafood & prime rib buffet in Ocean City!...

Cost: 27.82

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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PARIS CAN WAIT OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER Starting on June 16th the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present Eleanor Coppola's feature film directorial and...

Cost: $8 - $10

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

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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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During the months of May and June, high school and college graduates will receive a complimentary entree with a group reservation booked through the group sales office.  To redeem the offer,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, NJ  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 609-348-2273
Contact Name: Group Sales
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Enjoy sunset cocktails and creative food offerings on the Patio at the Hilton Christiana. Live acoustic entertainment takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. Get...

Cost: $0 admission

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Hilton Christiana
Telephone: 302-631-1551
Contact Name: Katie McNally
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Visit Paint Nite's website to see Tutto Fresco's events, held the first Thursday of every month (through 2017) starting at 6:30 p.m.

Where:
, DE

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  Delaware All-State Theatre will present JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT on the following dates: Thursday - June 22nd at 7:30 pm Friday  - June 23rd at 7:30 pm Saturday  - June...

Cost: $12 - $22

Where:
Laird Performing Arts Center - Tatnall School
1501 Barley Mill Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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All you can eat breakfast buffet for $14.99! Hot and fresh, start your day with all the right ingredients!

Cost: $14.99

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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Alternatively True Facts, an exhibition of mixed media work by Colette Gaiter, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 2-30, 2017. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city scenes, still lifes, figures in interiors, and animal paintings are featured in a group show with a...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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New Exhibit at Peninsula Gallery to raise funds for CAMP Rehoboth opens June 3   “Art for the Community” is a collaborative exhibition between Peninsula Gallery in Lewes and CAMP Rehoboth on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Rd.
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 130-264-50551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
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Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to...

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages...

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

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: AT&T
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June 23-24 - Virtual Vacation - A Flower Show and Plant Sale, Bethany Beach, DE A Flower Show and Plant Sale will take place on Friday, June 23 (1:30-4:30) and Saturday, June 25 (10:00-1:00) at...

Cost: None

Where:
The Salt Pond Clubhouse
400 Bethany Loop
Bethany Beach , DC  19930
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Sponsor: Gardeners by the Sea
Telephone: 301-3-46-2923
Contact Name: Margaret Woda
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Tour of four fabulous gardens in The Salt Pond community at Bethany Beach. Pre-purchase your tickets and save $5 off the advertised price. Contact info below.

Cost: $15

Where:
The Salt Pond Complex
400 Bethany Loop
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Gardeners By The Sea
Telephone: 302-988-1196
Contact Name: Maureen Eisenhart
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Flower Show and Plant Sale in Bethany Beach.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Salt Pond Clubhouse
400 Bethany Loop
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Gardeners by the Sea
Telephone: 302-988-1196
Contact Name: Maureen Eisenhart
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  Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at...

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

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
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Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium crabs quarter pound steamed shrimp 2 pieces of...

Cost: $19

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-205-1200
Contact Name: Phillips Seafood

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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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Did you graduate from high school or college this year? Congratulations! Celebrate your achievement with special savings on our all-you-can-eat premium seafood & prime rib buffet in Ocean City!...

Cost: 27.82

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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The Chinese American Community Center's Annual Chinese Festival celebrates the rich diversity of Chinese culture in the Greater Wilmington region. Through featured exhibits, gourmet food, and...

Cost: Free; $5 for parking

Where:
Chinese American Community Center
1313 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Chinese American Community Center
Telephone: 302-239-0432
Contact Name: John Soo and Janice Chien
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During the months of May and June, high school and college graduates will receive a complimentary entree with a group reservation booked through the group sales office.  To redeem the offer,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, NJ  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 609-348-2273
Contact Name: Group Sales
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Don’t miss Delaware’s best fireworks show! This members-only event is held each year, two Fridays in June. It is a spectacular evening of family fun. Tickets must be purchased in advance....

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

Where:
200 Hagley Creek Rd,
Wilmington, DE  19807

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Outdoor event:  Clenny Run Explore the galleries and grounds and soak in music by Betty and the Bullet (Michael Davis, Bethany Bullet, and David Poland), providing an evening of hard hittin’...

Cost: Admission is Pay What You Wish.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Tutto Fresco has live entertainment every Friday night from 6:30–9:30 p.m. Call for details. http://tuttofrescode.com/

Where:
Tutto Fresco
514 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Departure is at 7:00 PM. Join us for a family-friendly, interactive, comedy murder mystery aboard our 1929 self-propelled railcar. Desserts, water and sodas will be provided during the 2½-hour...

Cost: Adults: $42; Children (2-12): $22

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
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Meeting every Friday, Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, 640 s. State Street, Dover, 7:30 pm., Private Dining Room #3 in the basement. For those who have, or think they may have a gambling problem....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
640 S. State Street
Private Dining Room #3
Dover, DE  19901
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Telephone: 800-855-2CALLGA
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  Delaware All-State Theatre will present JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT on the following dates: Thursday - June 22nd at 7:30 pm Friday  - June 23rd at 7:30 pm Saturday  - June...

Cost: $12 - $22

Where:
Laird Performing Arts Center - Tatnall School
1501 Barley Mill Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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32ND SEASON OF THE DELAWARE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: STRINGS & KEYS, A BRAHMS MINI-CELEBRATIONDATES: FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 7:30PM; SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 3:00PM; FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 7:30PM; SUNDAY, JUNE 25,...

Cost: TICKETS: ADULTS $22; SENIOR (AGE 62+) $20; COLLEGE STUDENTS (WITH ID) $10; CHILD

Where:
Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew
719 N. Shipley Street
WILMINGTON, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Chamber Music Festival
Telephone: 130-244-20572
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All you can eat breakfast buffet for $14.99! Hot and fresh, start your day with all the right ingredients!

Cost: $14.99

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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Date: June 24th Times: Varied Cost: $30/$25 for members per workshop, additional park fees dependent on site Brief Description: To join in on the adventurous spirit of Ansel Adams’...

Cost: $25/$30 for non-members, additional park fees vary

Where:
The St Jones Reserve
818 Kitts Hummock Road
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: Biggs Museum of American Art
Telephone: 302-674-2111 ext.105
Contact Name: Stephanie Adams
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The Wilmington Writers Conference series was organized in partnership with a group of local professional and aspiring writers. Using the Museum’s collection as a backdrop, this full-day...

Cost: $20 for Members and senior citizens, $25 Non-Members, $15 for students with ID

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Breakfast with the Beasts Saturday, June 24, 8:45-10:00am AND Saturday, August 5, 8:45-10:00am Have you ever wanted to have breakfast with a beast? Join us for a hot breakfast in the zoo and...

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

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
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Breakfast with the Beasts Saturday, June 24, 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Have you ever wanted to have breakfast with a beast? Join us for a hot breakfast in the zoo and enjoy the zoo to yourself...

Cost: Register online; $15 per person/$12 per person

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city scenes, still lifes, figures in interiors, and animal paintings are featured in a group show with a...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Leading up to our summer exhibition, Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light, the Museum will be hosting bi-monthly yoga sessions in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. All ages welcome, some child-size mats...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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“Positively Dover" 2017 African American Festival  -  Welcome all to a day of fun & entertainment !  This annual event is held at Legislative Mall on the Capital Complex in Downtown Dover....

Cost: Free

Where:
Legislative Mall
Dover, DE  19901


Sponsor: Inner City Cultural Leage
Telephone: 302-736-0101
Contact Name: Reuben Salters
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The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit: In the Dark, from June 24-September 4. The dark is mysterious. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration...

Cost: Free with Paid Admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 130-265-89111
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The dark—a place of mystery. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Flower Show and Plant Sale in Bethany Beach. Feast your eyes on fabulous floral designs that reflect the theme "Visual Vacation" and dozens of outstanding horticulture exhibits. Check out the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Salt Pond
400 Bethany Loop
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Gardeners By The Sea
Telephone: 302-988-1196
Contact Name: Maureen Eisenhart
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Four fabulous gardens in The Salt Pond community at Bethany Beach. Save $5 off the advertised price when you pre-order your tickets. Contact info below.

Cost: $15

Where:
The Salt Pond Clubhouse
400 Bethany Loop
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Gardeners By The Sea
Telephone: 302-988-1196
Contact Name: Maureen Eisenhart
Website »

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Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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Garden Tour, Bethany Beach, DE Tour four fabulous gardens in The Salt Pond Community on Friday, June 23 (1:30-4:00 p.m.) or Saturday, June 24 (10:00-1:00). Tour begins at The Salt Pond Clubhouse,...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Salt Pond Community
400 Bethany Loop
Bethany Beach, DE, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Gardeners by the Sea
Telephone: 301-346-2923
Contact Name: Margaret Woda
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Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to...

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Are you interested in learning more about what volunteer opportunities the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation has to offer? Consider attending our Volunteer Open House at our shipyard in Wilmington, DE from...

Cost:

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
1124 E 7th St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

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


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

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New Exhibit at Peninsula Gallery to raise funds for CAMP Rehoboth opens June 3   “Art for the Community” is a collaborative exhibition between Peninsula Gallery in Lewes and CAMP Rehoboth on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Rd.
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 130-264-50551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
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The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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  Happy Hour Phillips Seafood Restaurant- PSH   ABOUT THE EVENT: Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland for Happy Hour! Relax at our bar, lounge or patio to enjoy some of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Seafood
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: AT&T
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Stretch your imagination by designing your own rubber band-powered car. Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges. This is a drop-in activity,...

Cost: Admission: Adults: $14; Students and Seniors: $10; Children 6-14: $5; Children 5

Where:
200 Hagley Creek Rd,
Wilmington, DE  19807

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June 23-24 - Virtual Vacation - A Flower Show and Plant Sale, Bethany Beach, DE A Flower Show and Plant Sale will take place on Friday, June 23 (1:30-4:30) and Saturday, June 25 (10:00-1:00) at...

Cost: None

Where:
The Salt Pond Clubhouse
400 Bethany Loop
Bethany Beach , DC  19930
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Sponsor: Gardeners by the Sea
Telephone: 301-3-46-2923
Contact Name: Margaret Woda
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  Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at...

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

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium crabs quarter pound steamed shrimp 2 pieces of...

Cost: $19

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-205-1200
Contact Name: Phillips Seafood

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Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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The Delaware Chamber Music Festival's special addition to this season is a collaborative jazz-themed performance with Light Up The Queen Foundation's Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency directed...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew
719 N. Shipley Street
WILMINGTON, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Chamber Music Festival
Telephone: 302-442-0572
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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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Did you graduate from high school or college this year? Congratulations! Celebrate your achievement with special savings on our all-you-can-eat premium seafood & prime rib buffet in Ocean City!...

Cost: 27.82

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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During the months of May and June, high school and college graduates will receive a complimentary entree with a group reservation booked through the group sales office.  To redeem the offer,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, NJ  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 609-348-2273
Contact Name: Group Sales
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The Chinese American Community Center's Annual Chinese Festival celebrates the rich diversity of Chinese culture in the Greater Wilmington region. Through featured exhibits, gourmet food, and...

Cost: Free; $5 for parking

Where:
Chinese American Community Center
1313 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Chinese American Community Center
Telephone: 302-239-0432
Contact Name: John Soo and Janice Chien
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  Delaware All-State Theatre will present JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT on the following dates: Thursday - June 22nd at 7:30 pm Friday  - June 23rd at 7:30 pm Saturday  - June...

Cost: $12 - $22

Where:
Laird Performing Arts Center - Tatnall School
1501 Barley Mill Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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