(PRESS RELEASE)_March workshops, classes, and demonstrations:
Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23
Ikebana Flower Arrangement – Ikenobo School (Class)
Time: Beginners - 11am – 1pm
Intermediate - 1pm – 3pm*
Cost: $80 (Morikami Members $70). Advance Registration Required.
*Intermediate courses are for students with prior experience or have taken at least three sessions of Ikebana classes. Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. Dating back to the 15th century, the Ikenobo School is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and style of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.
Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24
Ikebana Flower Arrangement – Sogetsu School (Class)
Time: Beginners - 10:30am – 12:30pm
Intermediate – 1:30pm – 3:30pm*
Cost: $80 (Morikami Members $70). Advance Registration Required.
Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school, which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. Students will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy. *Intermediate courses are for students with prior experience. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.
Thursdays, March 4, 11, 25
Sumi-e Ink Painting (Floral Beginner) (Class)
Time: Floral – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $45 (Morikami Members $41). Advance Registration Required.
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means "charcoal drawing" in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – February 12, 2021) The Kravis Center is thrilled to announce Broadway is back in West Palm Beach with our 2021/2022 Kravis On Broadway series lineup. The series is headlined by the “cultural phenomenon” (LA Times) and winner of six Tony Awards DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY, and the heartfelt COME FROM AWAY. This upcoming Kravis On Broadway season also features CATS, SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, ANASTASIA, and AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN. This season’s lineup will be impossible to resist!
"Anyone who loves the theater knows the joy that comes from experiencing a live Broadway show. With this upcoming season of award-winning musicals, we couldn't be more excited to share that joy with our community," said Terrence Dwyer, Kravis Center CEO. "And as we get ready to raise the curtain on our line-up of Broadway hits, we’re also focused on ensuring the health, safety and comfort of our audiences through superior air filtering systems and state of the art cleaning and sanitizing procedures in our theaters."
The 2021/2022 Kravis On Broadway series includes:
November 16-21, 2021
COME FROM AWAY
Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America. This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony® winning Best Director Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”
On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.
December 15-19, 2021
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. The show has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says it is “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” The New York Times calls it “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical.” And NBC Nightly News declares the musical “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.” DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).
(PRESS RELEASE)_Palm Beach Gardens – On National Drink Wine Day, Thursday, February 18, uncork your favorite grape and pay homage at III Forks Prime Steakhouse in Palm Beach Gardens.
Oenophiles can raise a glass to Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, with luxury glass pours by Coravin, including Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc ($20), Daou Family Estates 'Reserve' Chardonnay ($25), Cuttings Cabernet Sauvignon ($26), Hess Collection 'Lion Tamer' Cabernet Sauvignon ($29), Clos Catenac 'Petite Catenac' Bordeaux ($36), Emmolo Merlot ($22), Belle Glos 'Los Alturas' Pinot Noir ($23), and Caymus Suisan 'Grand Durif ' Petite Sirah ($26).
The celebrated steakhouse features an array of fine wines consisting of over 300 different labels housed in its mahogany and marble-infused wine room. III Forks also utilizes the Coravin Wine System, a proprietary technology that keeps the cork in place while allowing the wine to flow, and protecting it from oxidation so that every sip tastes as if the bottle was just opened.
Feeling noshy? Enjoy wine pairings from executive chef Tommy Nevill's dinner menu (Durham Ranch wagyu, charred cauliflower steak, truffled mushroom burger), and you-deserve-it desserts (coconut cream cake, bread pudding, Bailey’s chocolate cake) from 4-10 p.m.
We think Bacchus would approve.
III Forks Prime Steakhouse is located at 4645 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. For more information, call (561) 630-3660 or visit 3forks.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_North Palm Beach, FL – As the state of Florida rolls out its first dosages of the Covid-19 vaccine, people are frantic to get hold of the depleting supply of shots.
In short supply of the vaccine and a countless number of people looking to protect themselves and loved ones, for many, it may look like the impossible. Rabbi Leib Ezagui of the Jewish Community Synagogue and The Kind Kitchen recognized the need to care for the community’s most vulnerable and partnered with the FDEM and Local Fire Departments to make it happen for them.
Because the Kind Kitchen sends out hundreds of meals on a weekly basis to Holocaust survivors and homebound seniors, they know firsthand the desperate need for help.
Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui shared, “Many of the elderly people we care for are unable to leave their homes and have no family to be there for them. As a community organization, we wanted to make sure the vaccine was also accessible to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to get it on their own.”
Rabbi Leib Ezagui together with The Jewish Community Synagogue and The Kind Kitchen therefore took matters into their own hands and reached out to the Florida Department of Emergency Management and their local fire department. They managed to secure a limited supply of the coronavirus vaccine for homebound seniors and Holocaust survivors. With hundreds of people signing up through The Kind Kitchen, First Responders visited the homes and senior living facilities to successfully administer them.
To register simply fill out the form online at https://jewishcommunitysynagogue.com/Vaccination-Request/
For more information on The Jewish Community Synagogue or Kind Kitchen call 561-624-7004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not call the synagogue or Kind Kitchen in reference to the Covid-19 vaccine.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Lola 41 in Palm Beach, located inside the new White Elephant Hotel, is celebrating Valentine’s Day. The globally-inspired bistro and sushi bar is serving four very indulgent specials starting with an East Coast Oyster appetizer ($28) with uni, pickled daikon and micro greens finished with a Yuzu Mignonette; and a small plate of King Crab ($32) with passion fruit buerre monte’ and Truffle Caviar finished with lime zest and a hearts on fire micros.
Couples may also choose an entrée for two ($250) - a 30oz. Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye with two 8oz. Maine Lobster Tails topped with a jumbo lump crab béarnaise served with a Twice Baked Black Truffle Sweet Potato. Finally for dessert, a Chocolate Ricotta Cheese Cake ($15) will be served with Bourbon-soaked black cherries topped with a whipped chocolate ganache.
Specials will be available Wednesday, 2/10 - Sunday, 2/14. For reservations, please visit or call 617-951-4002.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Naples Grande Beach Resort has just announced a new package for couples looking for an easy romantic getaway.
Naples Grande Beach Resort Offers The Ultimate Beachfront, Date Night Valentine's Package
A relaxing getaway for couples to indulge together and enjoy an unforgettable exclusive beachfront date night this Valentine’s Day. On Sunday, February 14th, couples who book this package will enjoy a beachfront sunset evening in a private queen size beach-bed cabana surrounded by lit tiki-torches. This experience includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne with a romantic picnic basket for 2 with delicious appetizers and decadent sweets. Rates start at $629/night for standard guestrooms. Guests can book their romantic getaway at naplesgrande.com/valentine.
Naples Grande continues to operate under its Safety and Well-Being Promise, focusing on three key pillars: Prevention, Cleanliness, and Reducing Contact.
UPDATE: THE SYMPHONIA’S VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT NOW AT CAPACITY PER PRESCRIBED SAFETY GUIDELINES; WAITLIST AVAILABLE FOR POTENTIAL 2ND CONCERT AT 5PM
(PRESS RELEASE)_Boca Raton, FL —The Symphonia’s second live concert of the season, ‘Love, The Symphonia,’ to be held on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Boca Raton Marriott, has now reached capacity based on the prescribed safe, socially-distanced guidelines.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Valentine’s Day live concert, the chamber orchestra is working on a potential second performance later that day at 5 p.m. and has created a waitlist for that performance. Interested guests are asked to call The Symphonia at 561-376-3848, or email email@example.com. If confirmed, tickets will be $75 per person. A limited capacity will also be enforced with assigned seating. Guests coming together will sit in their own ‘bubble’ that will be socially distanced.
The ‘Love, The Symphonia’ concert, led by Principal Conductor, Maestro Alastair Willis, will include a 60-minute performance, without intermission, featuring Deborah Fleisher, Harp Soloist.
An all-string, reduced-sized orchestra will perform, enabling the musicians to socially distance on the stage. In addition, guest seating will be spatially distanced, per recommended CDC guidelines, and masks will be required for both musicians and guests.
The program will include:
SIBELIUS Andante Festivo
DEBUSSY Dances Sacred and Profane
BOCCHERINI Minuet from String Quintet in E, op.1
MOZART Divertimento K.136
The Boca Raton Marriott is operating under strict CDC guidelines and following best practices for Covid-19, within the policies and procedures set by the Florida Governor and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.
(PRESS RELEASE)_PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (February 2, 2021) - The 26th Annual Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films (SSOF) submission window is officially closed, and entries will now move on to the judging process. Today, the SSOF announces a dynamic list of industry professionals who will judge this year’s submissions. To read more about the 10 judges highlighted here and the entire international panel of new and returning judges – a staggering 56 in all, visit: https://www.pbfilm.com/SSOFJudgesfor2021
Fabio Arber is a bi-lingual Cuban-American film and television producer who has supervised features, reality and scripted television throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. He served as line producer for TLC’s ground-breaking Miami Ink.
Cedric Dawson received his Master’s in Computer Animation and Special FX in 2006 from Digital Media Arts College. A former G-Star School of the Arts teacher, he now runs Dawson Digital Art School, a head start program that provides students with the tools they need to develop their skills.
Ralfonso is a Swiss designer of large environmentally interactive, kinetic, light and sound sculptures. He pushes the boundaries of traditional, static art forms to introduce visual experiences through interaction with the environmental elements such as wind, light and water.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(Boca Raton, FL – February 2, 2021) Mary Csar, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum (BRHS&M), today announced that the nonprofit organization is launching a new weekly virtual lecture series, Boca History 102.
A follow-up to the popular Boca History 101, the half-hour Zoom series will be presented live on Thursdays at noon, running February 4 through March 4, 2021. The series topics include:
+ Pioneer Voices
+ Nifty 50s: Boca Raton in the 1950s
+ Stormy Weather: Hurricanes and Boca Raton
+ Selling Boca Raton
+ Curator’s Corner, a selection of the Museum’s favorite collection items and the stories that go with them.
This virtual lecture series is FREE for BRHS&M members, and will be recorded. A link to each lecture is available for members who miss the live Zoom event. Individual membership is only $40, while a Family membership is $60.
To sign up for Boca History 102 or to become a BRHS&M member, please contact Patricia Fiorillo at research@BocaHistory.org.
Exploring what to see and do in North Palm Beach and the South Florida area. Your hosts are Pam and Gerry Barker.
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