Abbott’s in Laurel Gets to the Root of Farm-to-Table Cuisine

Chef Ryan Cunningham wears his love of Delaware agriculture on his sleeve.


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Fried green tomatoes receive a Tabasco mayonnaise drizzle.

Abbott’s on Broad Creek 300 Delaware Ave., Laurel, 280-6172, www.abbottsgrillde.com
Recommended dishes: Crispy chicken livers, grilled salmon, short-rib ravioli
Prices: Starters $5.95-$12.95 Entrées $15.95-$25.95 


Even in the throes of Snowmageddon and the seemingly endless winter of 2014, Michelle Moore loved driving to her job at Abbott’s On Broad Creek, in Laurel.

How could she not? After weaving through the frozen farmlands of rural Sussex County from her home in Houston, Moore arrived for her shift at Abbott’s, which sits on a tranquil little slice of town where Delaware Avenue intersects with Broad Creek[1]. Outside the windows, the gently flowing water and the sloping, snow-covered banks created a peaceful tableau. “I feel like I’m on vacation when I’m here,” Moore says. “It’s calm. It’s quaint. It’s charming. I think we all have become friends with nature here.”

The natural beauty that surrounds Abbott’s Grill tends to have that effect. It’s an automatic mood-enhancer. By late summer, the scene had turned Rockwellian, with barefooted kids dropping fishing lines into the creek, and homemade kites swooping overhead.

Like its forbears in Milford, Abbott’s on Broad dives headfirst into localvore love. As one of very few restaurants in the quiet town of 3,500 residents, Abbott’s seems dutiful and devoted to its site-specific neighbors and surroundings. The food, the atmosphere and the hospitality are meant to reflect the essence of the area back to its inhabitants—from the Evans Farms watermelon to the shrine of local football hero Ronnie Waller, who scored five touchdowns for Laurel High in its Thanksgiving Day game against Seaford in 1950[2].

Who better to lead the charge than owner Kevin Reading and chef Ryan Cunningham, Nage Restaurant acolytes, the sensei and new master, respectively, of Delmarva farm-to-table cuisine. Cunningham’s French chops and whimsy could blend in at the Green Room, while his devotion to pro wrestling (which inspired a “Briscoe Brother” brisket sandwich) lends infinite blue-collar cred. He’s the perfect avatar for Abbott’s, and its mission to suplex the divide between approachable family dining and high-end cuisine.

The chef wears his bromance for Delaware agriculture on his sleeve,[3] and his menu is built around the season’s best from Fifer Orchards, T.S. Smith & Sons, Russum Farm and others. At the height of Evans Farm watermelon season, the fruit lent its sweetness to a twangy mozzarella-white balsamic salad, and its freshness and bite to buttery bone marrow bruschetta. Next to a glass of citrusy German kölsch from nearby Mispillion River Brewing appeared crispy fried green tomatoes, their tartness offsetting the low-smoldering heat of Tabasco mayo.

LEFT: EVANS FARM WATERMELON SALAD IS MADE WITH HAND-PULLED MOZZARELLA, CUCUMBERS, RADISHES AND IS DRIZZLED WITH BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE. RIGHT: SERVER SAMANTHA BALLENTINE READIES A TABLE. 

Abbott’s needs to appeal to all corners of the foodie spectrum, and Cunningham is at his best when mixing edgier, uptown flourishes to a recognizable blueprint: the watermelon radish and watercress among the mixed greens, or the chateaubriand and country pâté beside the porterhouse and kettle beans. Or best yet, the eye-popping smear of spicy black mustard that added incredible dimension to a plate of crispy chicken livers. The vivid color and aroma of the black mustard permeated through sweet cherry tomatoes, arugula, and impeccably crisp, salty, creamy nuggets of liver to create a beautifully composed, balanced, and plated dish.

Elsewhere, Cunningham returned to the richness of bone marrow to reinforce a tasty jus pooling beneath short-rib ravioli. With the beefy depths plumbed, he turned to bleu cheese and slivers of shiitake mushrooms to turn the flavors on their side. Another night he transformed make shark steaks into something that was equal parts brawny and elegant, like a seafaring pork chop. On a bed of warm grilled eggplant, squash and tomato, the mako[4] absorbed veggie freshness, and the poppy accents of chimichurri sauce.

But the man who set Milford aflame by replacing slippery noodles with herbed-gnocchi in his chicken and dumplings showed that, yes, he can do traditional, too. And although ground bison meat isn’t exactly everyday fare, it is when you’re neighbors with Colvine Bison Farm in Greenwood. The ultra-lean bison was less juicy and ungainly than your standard 80-20 beef, but when complemented by grilled portobellos, smoked onions, applewood bacon, and white cheddar, it emerged as one hell of a cheeseburger.

LEFT: A GRILLED 14-OUNCE NEW YORK STRIP STEAK. RIGHT: EXECUTIVE CHEF RYAN CUNNINGHAM PLATES FISH AND CHIPS. 

While traditional crab-and-corn chowder didn’t elicit more than a ‘meh’—its Haas bacon smokiness couldn’t quite overcome its gloppy texture—Abbott’s homespun desserts always ended things on a good note. Reading’s heralded Key lime pie recipe is the only dessert whose spot on the menu is guaranteed, and rightfully so, but I found the same soul-soothing quality in Oreo cookie-studded layer cake, where sugar coma lurked in every Smith Island stratum. Less bombastic, a queue of local berries in Amaretto Chantilly and candied oats displayed, again, Abbott’s elegant side.

It’s no easy trick, this balance, but the Abbott’s family is making it appear so. It stems from the staff’s genuine affection for the local way of life, and a desire to create something that community can be proud of. Small-town charm can’t be faked. By embracing the indigenous with open arms, Abbott’s is poised to become part of the backdrop of yet another scenic small town, along with the remnants of its 19th-century sweet potato houses, the bald cypresses at Trap Pond, and the soothing currents of Broad Creek.



[1] It felt like a place where the locals eat apple pie with sliced cheese on top.

[2] Waller eventually carved out a great career in football. A running back, he was drafted in the second round out of the University of Maryland by the Los Angeles Rams, and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1959.

[3] Cunningham’s become a staple of the downstate cooking demo circuit. During one of my visits, he was up in Harrington frying green tomatoes for the crowds at the Delaware State Fair.  

 

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TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE A Draper Experiment by Tia Santana March 1 - April 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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March 23 – August 4, 2019 Edward Loper, Sr. is one of Delaware’s most celebrated artists, having lived his entire life in the state and taught generations of local artists. His son,...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

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

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TOTALLY MYTHOLOGICAL Henry Bermudez February 28 - April 25, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019 5 - 9 PM | during first Friday Art loop 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Panel discussion,...

Cost: FREE

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

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March 2 – May 12, 2019 From the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose to Dinosaur Bob and Bumble-Ardy, engaging stories and captivating images come alive in the art of picture books. We...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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ORIGINS Rick Rothrock & Stan Smokler January 8 - April 22, 2019 Special Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  5:30 - 7:30 PM Artist Talk | 6:30 PM The Delaware Contemporary...

Cost: FREE

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

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Roderick Hidalgo constructs an experience that places the viewer in a land of textures, objects, and structures. His work shifts between part painting and part sculpture where objects become...

Cost: $12 Suggested Donation

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-598-6607
Contact Name: Rachel Starrett

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Selected Wednesdays | 6 - 8 PM $10 drop-in fee Wings Auditorium Studio artist Jenna Lucente monitors these informal figure drawing sessions starting with quick sketch warm-ups and ending with...

Cost: $10

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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  HONK!   book & lyrics by Anthony Drewe music by George Stiles directed by Bud Martin   APRIL 17–MAY 12, 2019   This...

Cost: Tickets start at $25

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: PNC
Telephone: 302-594-1100
Contact Name: Lacey Eriksen
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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

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

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Painting with Wood, an exhibition of “wood veneer paintings” by Robert Bruce Weston, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from April 5-26, 2019. The artist will host a free opening...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
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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Contemporary realist paintings inspired by close observations of the natural world. Much of Frank’s recent work focuses on lotuses, leaves, and water lilies from the ponds at Longwood...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
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  THE FIRE THEFT Group Exhibition Curated by Roderick Hidalgo, RH Gallery April 5 - 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Formerly...

Cost: FREE

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

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March 2 – May 12, 2019 From the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose to Dinosaur Bob and Bumble-Ardy, engaging stories and captivating images come alive in the art of picture books. We...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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March 23 – August 4, 2019 Edward Loper, Sr. is one of Delaware’s most celebrated artists, having lived his entire life in the state and taught generations of local artists. His son,...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

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

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TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE A Draper Experiment by Tia Santana March 1 - April 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

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

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TOTALLY MYTHOLOGICAL Henry Bermudez February 28 - April 25, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019 5 - 9 PM | during first Friday Art loop 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Panel discussion,...

Cost: FREE

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

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

Cost: FREE

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

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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

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ORIGINS Rick Rothrock & Stan Smokler January 8 - April 22, 2019 Special Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  5:30 - 7:30 PM Artist Talk | 6:30 PM The Delaware Contemporary...

Cost: FREE

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

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Roderick Hidalgo constructs an experience that places the viewer in a land of textures, objects, and structures. His work shifts between part painting and part sculpture where objects become...

Cost: $12 Suggested Donation

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-598-6607
Contact Name: Rachel Starrett

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  HONK!   book & lyrics by Anthony Drewe music by George Stiles directed by Bud Martin   APRIL 17–MAY 12, 2019   This...

Cost: Tickets start at $25

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: PNC
Telephone: 302-594-1100
Contact Name: Lacey Eriksen
Website »

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

Cost: free

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

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By Theresa Rebeck Directed by Stephen Pelinski A cunningly crafted comedic thriller about deceit, double-crosses…and stamps. A pair of half-sisters, mourning their recently deceased mother,...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
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Painting with Wood, an exhibition of “wood veneer paintings” by Robert Bruce Weston, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from April 5-26, 2019. The artist will host a free opening...

Cost: Free

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


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

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Contemporary realist paintings inspired by close observations of the natural world. Much of Frank’s recent work focuses on lotuses, leaves, and water lilies from the ponds at Longwood...

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

Cost: $6-$20

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


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

More information

  THE FIRE THEFT Group Exhibition Curated by Roderick Hidalgo, RH Gallery April 5 - 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Formerly...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

March 2 – May 12, 2019 From the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose to Dinosaur Bob and Bumble-Ardy, engaging stories and captivating images come alive in the art of picture books. We...

Cost: Free with admission.

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

More information

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

Cost: Free with admission.

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

More information

TOTALLY MYTHOLOGICAL Henry Bermudez February 28 - April 25, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019 5 - 9 PM | during first Friday Art loop 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Panel discussion,...

Cost: FREE

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

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TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE A Draper Experiment by Tia Santana March 1 - April 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

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

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A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

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

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

Cost: FREE

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

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Every Friday | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Read a story fromFairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes, explore art, and create. Ages 2+. Family Friendly.  

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

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

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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

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ORIGINS Rick Rothrock & Stan Smokler January 8 - April 22, 2019 Special Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  5:30 - 7:30 PM Artist Talk | 6:30 PM The Delaware Contemporary...

Cost: FREE

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Grounds of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
6 Village Center Boulevard
Milton, DE  19968
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Sponsor: Milton Farmers' Market
Contact Name: KA Jordan
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Roderick Hidalgo constructs an experience that places the viewer in a land of textures, objects, and structures. His work shifts between part painting and part sculpture where objects become...

Cost: $12 Suggested Donation

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


Telephone: 302-598-6607
Contact Name: Rachel Starrett

More information

  HONK!   book & lyrics by Anthony Drewe music by George Stiles directed by Bud Martin   APRIL 17–MAY 12, 2019   This...

Cost: Tickets start at $25

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: PNC
Telephone: 302-594-1100
Contact Name: Lacey Eriksen
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

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By Theresa Rebeck Directed by Stephen Pelinski A cunningly crafted comedic thriller about deceit, double-crosses…and stamps. A pair of half-sisters, mourning their recently deceased mother,...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
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​A recital of new compositions by members of the Composition Studio/SCI.  There is no charge for this event.

Cost: Free

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2577
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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Contemporary realist paintings inspired by close observations of the natural world. Much of Frank’s recent work focuses on lotuses, leaves, and water lilies from the ponds at Longwood...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $6-$20

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


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

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Celebrate the arrival of spring and “hop” on over to Lewes Canalfront Park for the annual Egg Hunt Saturday, April 20th from 10:00 am-noon. In support of one of the most popular...

Cost: $5/single child, $10 two or more children

Where:
Lewes Canalfront Park
211 Front Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park
Telephone: 302-645-2795
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10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20 Prospective students and parents are invited to tour campus, meet faculty and staff, learn about the application process, have a portfolio review and discover...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N Market St
Wilmington , DE  19801
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Sponsor: DCAD
Telephone: 302-622-8000
Contact Name: Jane Campbell

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  THE FIRE THEFT Group Exhibition Curated by Roderick Hidalgo, RH Gallery April 5 - 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Formerly...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE A Draper Experiment by Tia Santana March 1 - April 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

TOTALLY MYTHOLOGICAL Henry Bermudez February 28 - April 25, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019 5 - 9 PM | during first Friday Art loop 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Panel discussion,...

Cost: FREE

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

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Sat., April 20: Party for the Planet, 10am – 1pm, What can YOU do to help save species? Learn about what you can do to make EVERY DAY Earth Day during this special event. Free with paid...

Cost: $5 - $3

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free with admission.

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

More information

March 2 – May 12, 2019 From the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose to Dinosaur Bob and Bumble-Ardy, engaging stories and captivating images come alive in the art of picture books. We...

Cost: Free with admission.

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

More information

NANTICOKE WEIGHT LOSS TO HOST FREE WEIGHT LOSS SEMINARS Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host free weight loss seminars on Monday, April 8 at 5:30 pm and Saturday, April 20 at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Nanticoke Training Center
121 S. Front St
Seaford, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery
Telephone: 302-536-5395
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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

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Enjoy this unique opportunity to experience BLACKOUT with artist, Roderick Hidalgo. These tours will allow viewers to fully immerse themselves in this body of work, and the thought processes behind...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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Keeper Talks, 11:30am & 1:30pm, www.brandywinezoo.org (302) 571-7747 Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always...

Cost: Adults $ 5, Seniors $4, Kids $3; free for under 3yrs and for members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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ORIGINS Rick Rothrock & Stan Smokler January 8 - April 22, 2019 Special Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  5:30 - 7:30 PM Artist Talk | 6:30 PM The Delaware Contemporary...

Cost: FREE

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

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Every Sat. & Sun.: Creature Features, Noon- 12:30pm, www.brandywinezoo.org (302) 571-7747 Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled,...

Cost: Adults $ 5, Seniors $4, Kids $3; free for under 3yrs and for members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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April 20, 1:00–2:00pm   Matt Rader, executive director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, will discuss his experiences learning to see the landscape as a young man at Stowe, the...

Cost: $10 per Member. $20 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Let’s admit it, training an animal can be hard work. Thankfully, Animal Behavior and Conservation Connections Specialist Phung Luu is here to help us out! Join us for this special workshop...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Roderick Hidalgo constructs an experience that places the viewer in a land of textures, objects, and structures. His work shifts between part painting and part sculpture where objects become...

Cost: $12 Suggested Donation

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


Telephone: 302-598-6607
Contact Name: Rachel Starrett

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Are you suffering from sleepless nights, constant exhaustion, and the discovery of food in new and unpleasant places? You may be a new parent! Compare your parenting skills to that of our avian...

Cost: $3-$10

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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She's back, hun! On April 20th, Delco's favorite aunt returns to Delco's casino - for one night only in the Event Center! Half comedy show, half wild family party (Fireball®, anyone?), one...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chester, PA
777 Harrah's Blvd
Chester, PA  19013
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Telephone: 484-490-1919
Contact Name: Glenn Cademartori

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

  HONK!   book & lyrics by Anthony Drewe music by George Stiles directed by Bud Martin   APRIL 17–MAY 12, 2019   This...

Cost: Tickets start at $25

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: PNC
Telephone: 302-594-1100
Contact Name: Lacey Eriksen
Website »

More information

By Theresa Rebeck Directed by Stephen Pelinski A cunningly crafted comedic thriller about deceit, double-crosses…and stamps. A pair of half-sisters, mourning their recently deceased mother,...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show This interactive movie experience combines film and live performers. The cult-classic is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late...

Cost: 9

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