(PRESS RELEASE)_(Boca Raton, FL – January 29, 2021) Mary Csar, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, today announced that the nonprofit organization is partnering with Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC) to present a new virtual three-part series:
BOCA RATON TECH TALKS
The Evolution of Tech & Innovation in Boca Raton
The new series will feature panel discussions exploring the rich history of how a resort community became a revolutionary tech incubator and what this means for the future of technology in Boca Raton. Each program is 45 minutes and can be viewed on BRiC’s channels on YouTube and/or Facebook.
Tuesday, February 23 at Noon
The Early Years: Technology of Radar, IBM, Boca Raton and the First PC (1940s-1981)
Panelists include historian/author Sally Ling and Dr. Dave Bradley, one of 12 engineers who worked on the original IBM PC. Moderated by Susan Gillis of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum.
Tuesday, March 2 at Noon
Boca Raton as Silicon Beach (1980s-2000s)
Panelists include Harold Braun from Siemans, Pedro del Sol from Sensormatic, and Scott Adams of STRAX Intelligence Group. Moderated by Pete Martinez, a former IBMer and medical tech consultant.
Tuesday, March 9 at Noon
Today’s Technology Scene & Expectations for the Future
Panelists include Daniel Cane of Modernizing Medicine, Andrew Duffell from FAUs Research Park, and Angelo Bianco with Crocker Partners, owner of BRiC. Moderated by Jessica del Vecchio, Manager of Economic Development for the City of Boca Raton.
Boca Tech Talks are generously underwritten by the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, Discover the Palm Beaches, Crocker Partners and Boca Raton Innovation Campus.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – January 25, 2021) Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today announced that the nonprofit organization’s 26th annual and first virtual FOTOfusion will spotlight photojournalist Maggie Steber, who will receive this year’s prestigious FOTOmentor Award.
“Even in the middle of this dreadful pandemic, this year’s FOTOfusion will be more dynamic than ever, with five days of virtual presentations by 40 extraordinary photographers that people can enjoy right from their home,” says NeJame. “This will be a great opportunity for professional and hobbyist photographers to engage, connect, and network with some of the leading names in digital photography, as well as hear from ‘presidential poet’ Richard Blanco.”
In conjunction with FOTOfusion 2021, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is presenting a major new exhibition:
From the Heart
February 16 to April 30
FREE Virtual Opening Reception on February 18 at 6:30 pm
This exhibition by Miami-based documentary photographer Maggie Steber, a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2019, presents a broad brushstroke of her work done in 70 different countries. From photographing the birth of a new day for Haiti to the melancholic voyage of her mother’s memory loss to her many National Geographic Magazine stories, it also includes images from her latest personal project, The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma.
(PRESS RELEASE)_WEST PALM BEACH, FL– Elisabetta’s Ristorante, Bar and Pizzeria, led by Big Time Restaurant Group’s Corporate Culinary Director Lisabet Summa, just opened its second location on the West Palm Beach waterfront. The first Elisabetta’s opened in July 2019 on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.
The 300 seat, 10,000 square foot restaurant, located at 185 Banyan Boulevard in West Palm Beach, includes a massive multi-tiered patio overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. The patio features a regulation size bocce ball court, a 25’ tall fireplace, an indoor/outdoor bar, a 19th century gelato cart, an outside pizza oven, and four vintage gazebos. In addition, the restaurant features a 12-seat private dining room.
Elisabetta’s Executive Chef is Andris Salmanis, a Big Time Restaurant Group veteran who most recently served as the executive chef at the Delray Beach location. The General Manager is Drew Shane who also joins the restaurant from Elisabetta’s in Delray Beach.
As a “sister” restaurant to Louie Bossi’s, Elisabetta’s has a scratch kitchen and the menu features many of that restaurant’s classic dishes, like in-house dry-aged steaks, but also includes expanded seafood, chicken and salad options, as well as housemade pasta dishes.
Everything at Elisabetta’s is made from scratch including all pasta, breads, sauces, baked goods and gelatos. Elisabetta’s dry ages its steaks in house and cure its own salumis. The restaurant features three pizza ovens made in Naples, Italy, two located inside the restaurant and one outside. The restaurant offers 70 wines by the glass and a 400 bottle wine list featuring classic and less known but great value Italian wines and proseccos. The bar serves classic Italian cocktails from Negroni’s to Aperol Spritzes. Elisabetta’s makes all breads and desserts in house, including several kinds of gelato..
Menu items include the Roman Lunch, a pizza hearth baked bread with burrata and prosciutto di parma, the Cacio e Pepe, and a white pizza topped with Pecorino Romano. Gelato toppings include honeycombe, salted Marcona almond and chocolate brittle.
Elisabetta’s interior features a salumi bar faced with cool Calacatta marble, two gold tiled beehive shaped Neapolitan pizza ovens.
The dining room features a beamed wood ceiling above rustic basket weave brick walls. The bar tops are pewter, where guests can sink into their drink on red or gold leather custom bar stools. The restrooms are graced with spectacular entry doors with hand molded glass panels and feature Italian mosaic terracotta floors. The women’s restroom is donned with ornate vintage mirrors and a hand-painted textured wall covering.
The original tableware was commissioned for Elisabetta’s and designed by Sarah Campbell of Collier & Campbell. The restaurant’s interior was designed by Karen Hanlon along with Big Time partner/co-founder Todd Herbst.
The beverage director for Elisabetta’s is Ervin Machado. He is a level 2 sommelier with a deep knowledge of Italian cocktails and liquors. He also serves as beverage director for Louie Bossi’s.
The restaurant serves dinner seven nights a week, lunch Monday-Friday, and brunch with unlimited mimosas, Aperol Spritzes, Bloody Mary’s and Froze, served Saturdays and Sundays. Elisabetta’s offers valet parking and is also within 100 feet of three public parking garages. The restaurant has all of the latest sanitizing equipment and operates beyond what the CDC requires to be Covid safe.
Elisabetta’s Ristorante and Pizzeria is located at 185 Banyan Boulevard, West Palm Beach.. For more information, visit Elisabettas.com.
(UPDATE - JAN. 14)_"We regret to announce the postponement of the Marina Bash 2021 in Riviera Beach originally schedule to be held on January 23, 2021. Plans for this event included involvement of many partners and bringing the community together, which leads us to this hard decision to postpone the event due to the current global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It has made it impossible at this time to go forward and make sure our residents in Riviera Beach stay safe along with our local residents from the county. This was a difficult decision for us to make as this event was looked forward to by so many. We are working on solidifying a new date in the Spring."
(PRESS RELEASE)_Boynton Beach, FL – (January 11, 2021) – The City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places is pleased to announce the 2021 5th Biennial Kinetic Art Exhibit, which will be held on Saturday March 6th - Sunday, March 7th, 2021 in #DowntownBoynton.
LOCATION: Boynton Beach Town Center, 120 E. Ocean Ave., Outdoor Sculpture & Events
Boynton Beach Cultural Center, 125 E. Ocean Ave., Indoor Art Exhibition
Saturday, March 6, 2021, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 7, 2021, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
All Events FREE to the Public.
“We are excited for the opportunity to showcase outdoor and indoor artworks, live music, food, and a Children’s Kinetic Artwork Display, plus fun for the whole family at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum during this year’s memorable event. In addition, exhibits and displays will be held in our newly renovated Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center and live music performed on the City’s new state of the art outdoor stage,” Lori LaVerriere, City Manager, announced.
“Dream Machine” and “The Healing Heart” by Rubem Robierb, Miami, FL/NYC, NY: Rubem Robierb is a Miami Beach and New York resident, visual artist, born and raised in Brazil whose current medium and style is linked to the Pop-Art movement. For 18 years, Rubem Robierb has worked with poetry, painting, photography, and sculpture to create capturing and visually compelling works of art whose strong symbolism and underlying message induce an emotional response and strike on the sensitive nerves of modern-day society. During the 2021 Kinetic Art Event, Robierb will feature the cutting-edge Augmented Reality (AR) Technology to display along with each of his pieces. The experience is enhanced by computer-generated imagery captured by using your phone and QR Codes. Rubem Robierb also is married to longtime Good Morning America & WABC-TV newscaster, Sam Champion.
“The Mechanical Horse” by Adrian Landon, Brooklyn, NY: Born and raised in New York City, Adrian Landon began his journey as a sculptor at the Art Students League of NY in 2009. Like many great geniuses in the world, Adrian is a proud college dropout, having only completed one year of Industrial Design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco in 2008. Adrian developed his initial body of work in the New York area, including 4 years as a hipster in Brooklyn. It was there that he developed his first Mechanical Horse in 2014, and began to show his work nationally and internationally. In 2019, he received the Honorarium Grant from Burning Man to make a giant mechanical Pegasus, his largest and greatest sculpture yet.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Boynton Beach, Fla. – Something scrumptious this way comes! In celebration of the highly-anticipated New Year (buh-bye 2020!), everyone’s favorite neighborhood haunt, Josie’s Ristorante, has launched a collection of wallet-friendly bar and dining specials, highlighting the plaudit-worthy, Italian-style dishes executive chef Sebastiano Setticasi whips up daily with local farm-grown ingredients.
“Our customers mean everything,” Setticasi says. “They’re like family. During a year devastated by an intimidating pandemic, they remained empathetic and supportive. These culinary deals are our way of saying thank you.”
4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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