(PRESS RELEASE)_GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 27, 2021) – Visit Lauderdale, the official destination marketing organization for Greater Fort Lauderdale (Broward County), welcomes everyone under the sun to enjoy summer fun with LauderDeals, an extensive list of irresistible offers available June 1 through September 30, 2021. With deals throughout the county’s 31 neighborhoods, LauderDeals offers visitors and residents plenty of ways to indulge in the perfect getaway or staycation in the “Yachting Capital of the World.”
Hotel Deals range from discounted room rates, offers for third or fourth nights free, resort and dining credits, free or discounted parking, complimentary upgrades and more. Things To Do Deals include 2-for-1 admission or discounted rates at attractions. Special LauderDeals offers are also available for Florida Residents and first responders and military at sunny.org/lauderdeals.
LauderDeals Hotel Deal Examples:
Beginning in August, LauderDeals offers will expand with the addition of Dine Out Lauderdale, a collection of taste-tempting three-course prix-fixe menus priced at $35 and $45; and Spa Days, signature treatments at resort and day spas, many with prices starting at $99.
Dine Out Lauderdale is the perfect way for residents and visitors to explore new restaurants or revisit some of their favorite places that are offering special, limited-time menus. These restaurants are located throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale, so diners can work their way through the county’s eclectic culinary scene. From beautiful beach views to luxury, intimate settings, and from local, family-owned eateries to hidden gems, there are a variety of dining options to satisfy every palate.
Visit Lauderdale’s highest priority continues to be the safety and well-being of visitors and residents. Locations throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale and its 31 cities are ensuring Safe + Clean experiences. Mask wearing policies vary inside local businesses but are required on public transportation. Everyone is asked to keep a mask with them at all times and wear when social distancing can’t be maintained or when required.
See Also: Greater Fort Lauderdale COVID-19 Travel Information
Plan your visit by exploring LauderDeals offers and by viewing Greater Fort Lauderdale’s 24 mile stretch of sand and surf via live beach webcams.
(PRESS RELEASE)_WEST PALM BEACH, May 27, 2021 – Summery martinis garnished with pineapple or grapefruit will be the featured drinks on National Martini Day (Saturday, June 19) at Elisabetta’s Ristorante, Bar and Pizzeria, at its locations on the West Palm Beach waterfront or on Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue.
Beverage Director and Certified Sommelier Ervin Machado, CSW, WSET, CMS, recommends the Pineapple or Grapefruit Martinis, priced at $12.50.
4 muddled pineapple chunks
2 ounces of pineapple vodka
juice of one lemon
juice of one lime
1 ounce of simple syrup
Finished with Louie Bossi’s chili oil (infuse extra virgin olive oil with red pepper flakes for three days)
2 Ounces of Ketel One Vodka
Juice of one lemon
Juice of one lime
1 ounce of simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
0.5 of St. Germaine elderflower liqueur
Elisabetta’s is led by Big Time Restaurant Group’s Corporate Culinary Director Lisabet Summa. The restaurant serves dinner seven nights a week, lunch Monday-Friday, and brunch, served Saturdays and Sundays.
Elisabetta’s Ristorante and Pizzeria is located at 185 Banyan Boulevard, West Palm Beach, and 32 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. For more information, visit Elisabettas.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – May 25, 2021 – With nearly 60 percent of American travelers fully vaccinated, and over 70 percent of travelers excited to take new trips in the near-term,* summer travel is making a comeback. The Palm Beaches in Southeast Florida – comprised of 39 vibrant cities and towns from Jupiter and Palm Beach to Delray Beach and Boca Raton – invites revenge travelers and wanderlusters to escape to America's First Resort Destination, offering all of the luxuries of a tropical vacation, without the hassle of a passport or international trekking. Whether seeking a family-friendly getaway, friends-cation or a high-end couples retreat, The Palm Beaches is an idyllic, state-side locale for those looking to dip their toes back into travel.
Families That Vacation Together, Stay Together:
The Palm Beaches boasts hotels and resorts for every type of family vacation style and budget, from affordable, well-known brands to unimaginable luxury properties and everything in between. Featuring 47 miles of Atlantic seascape, families can snorkel vibrant reefs, go for a paddle, hop in a boat or build sandcastles at one of the destination’s renowned beaches famed for their clear, gentle waters and cleaner sands. The Palm Beaches is also teeming with animal encounters. Create new family memories by getting up close to 1,000-plus animals while driving through Lion Country Safari, meet the animals of the tropics at the Palm Beach Zoo or visit the sea turtles – some of the most beloved residents in The Palm Beaches – at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton. America’s First Resort Destination is also set to soon welcome two new family-friendly resorts, including Banyan Cay Resort & Golf and Mandarin Oriental.
Nothing’s better for friendships than friend-trips. Head to The Palm Beaches for a bestie retreat and match the vacation to the mood. Check in to The Colony Hotel, a pink paradise in the heart of Palm Beach, for a central location to the destination’s best shopping, restaurants and more. Indulge in delightful food and drinks with West Palm Beach Food Tours that features three different tour types, perfect for getting a taste of the town and each allowing for an experience with friends at some of West Palm Beach’s most notable dining establishments. Need a shopping spree? Visit the refreshed Royal Poinciana Plaza or historic Worth Avenue, home to the flagship Lilly Pulitzer store and numerous designer retailers. If hitting the greens is more of the group’s speed, Florida’s Golf Capital awaits. The Palm Beaches is home to more than 160 sun-soaked golf courses as well as the PGA National Resort & Spa, the official host of the Honda Classic. A fitness-centered crew can utilize The Palm Beaches as a nature-made gym by kayaking Lake Worth, pedaling Palm Beach Trail or snorkeling Peanut Island in Riviera Beach.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Boynton Beach, FL – For many of us, food holidays are a natural part of our culinary fabric. On National Hamburger Day, May 28, executive chef Sebastiano Setticasi and Josie’s Ristorante will celebrate the classic comfort food by flipping up one of their most popular handhelds for a great deal.
Sink your teeth into the juicy Wagyu Truffle Burger for $9.99 (normally $16), a vertical masterpiece of Japanese beef, black truffle pecorino, sautéed onions, shaved lettuce, pickle, and black truffle oil served on a soft brioche bun with parmesan and herb seasoned potato wedges or petit salad upon request.
Josie’s Ristorante is located at 1602 South Federal Highway in Boynton Beach. For more information, call
(561) 364-9601 or visit josiesristorante.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Boca Raton, FL —Continuing its mission to offer safe, enriching, and affordable childcare for working families providing fundamental services to the community, the Fuller Center has announced that spaces are now available for its 2021 Summer Camp program at both Fuller Center locations – East Campus (200 NE 14th Street, Boca Raton); and West Campus (10130 185th Street South, Boca Raton.) Both Fuller Center campuses have been operating under strict safety protocols and have had no spread of COVID since June 15, 2020.
SUMMER CAMP INFO:
Days: Monday through Friday
Dates: Mon., June 21 – Fri., August 6
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $140 per week
Scholarships are also available through Palm Beach County Youth Services, with those applications due by April 2.
ELC vouchers are also accepted.
Includes: Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack, plus field trip admission fees
To enroll, call the East Campus at 561.391.7274 or the West Campus at 561.482.3006.
“We know how critical finding good, affordable, COVID-safe childcare during the summer months is to our communities’ working families,” said Ellyn Okrent, CEO, the Fuller Center. “Our sole purpose is to provide a safe, fun, and educational atmosphere for kids, so their parents can rest assured their children’s essential and academic needs are being met in a nurturing environment.”
Some of the planned activities include outdoor sports, swimming, field trips, arts and crafts, nature activities, academic enrichment, computer classes and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM.)
The Full Center Summer Camp is part of the Quality Improvement System, Prime Time, and Family Central of Palm Beach County, agencies that have set standards for summer camp professionals and quality programs. All Fuller Center Camp Counselors are certified in CPR with AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) for infant, child and adult.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Delray Beach, FL – May 24, 2021) To add another layer of audience-wowing sizzle to his outdoor concert next Thursday in Delray Beach, jazz/pop recording star Martin Sexton today announced that he will be preceded on-stage by singer/songwriter Jesse Young before showing off his own unique combination of American rock and blue-eyed soul at Old School Square Pavilion this Thursday, May 27, at 8 pm.
The safely pod-centric and socially distanced concert is being produced at Old School Square by T-Presents, House of Parnes, and MusicWorks. Each pod is like a private box that can comfortably accommodate up to four people, with prices starting at $120 per pod. The exclusive VIP Pod ($280) includes four seats and a table, bar service through the app Noble, and the very best views of the stage.
About Martin Sexton:
Widely considered a “musician’s musician,” Sexton started as a street performer in Boston before winning the Artist of the Year Award in 1994 from the National Academy of Songwriters. He has released nearly a dozen albums, including among others Black Sheep (1996), The American (1998), Wonder Bar (2000), Seeds (2007), Sugarcoating (2010) and Mixtape of the Open Road (2015), a musical cross-country trip, blazing through all territories of style, a charm bracelet of 12 gems all strung together with the golden thread of what Rolling Stone calls a “soul marinated voice that can easily be compared to the likes of a young Steve Winwood or Van Morrison.”
The New York Times praised Sexton for his unpretentious ability “to amplify the sound of the ordinary heart,” while Billboard calls him “the real thing, people, a star with potential to permanently affect the musical landscape and keep us entertained for years to come.” Dave Matthews says Sexton is “one of my favorite singers and songwriters,” and John Mayer gushes, “I may just quit my job and go follow Martin and make a fuss everywhere I go, just to make sure that people don’t go their lives without hearing this man sing to them.”
About Jesse Young:
South Florida singer/songwriter Jesse Young may be best known for his debut full length album Heart of Me (2019), and his previous recordings Part Time Rock Star (2017) and Live, Love, Learn (2011). He has opened for such musical superstars as Bon Jovi, Sister Hazel, Jason Mraz, The Steve miller Band, Styx, and more.
How to Get Concert Tickets:
Tickets for Martin Sexton can be purchased online at www.OldSchoolSquare.org or by calling the Box Office at 561.243.7922, ext. 1.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Palm Beach Gardens, FL — Ladies and gentlemen, start your grills. On National Hamburger Day, May 28, relax and enjoy the simpler things in life with loved ones, like the barbecued delights only an outdoor grill can suffice.
With a Backyard Burger Kit ($50, serves 6) from III Forks, you don’t have to beat Bobby Flay to impress at Friday’s grill-off. Each kit comes stocked with six 1/2 –pound, certified Angus beef burger patties, hamburger buns, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles, slices of aged cheddar, III Forks Seasoning, and a half-dozen, freshly baked cookies.
Rather celebrate at III Forks? Protein aficionados and vegetarians have their pick of scrumptious, 12 oz. Steakhouse Burgers, including the Prime Burger ($19) with four-year aged cheddar and lemon aioli dip; the Truffled Mushroom Burger ($22) with portabella mushrooms, King's butter, and crispy onions; the Bacon Gouda Melt ($20) with Neuske's bacon and smoked gouda and sandwiched between slices of Texas toast; and the Crispy Veggie Burger ($18), a savory lentil cake crowned with crisp lettuce, thick-cut tomatoes, red onions, sliced pickles, and a creamy Dijon sauce. Steakhouse Burgers, excluding the Crispy Veggie Burger, are crafted from 100% Angus Certified Beef. Hand-cut French fries accompany all burgers.
Meal kits may be ordered online or by calling the restaurant.
III Forks is located at 4645 PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens. For more information, call 561-630-3660 or visit online at 3forks.com or IG: @3forks.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – May 21, 2021) Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting 15 outstanding open-air events in June for people of all ages, including a comprehensive Windows Into Wellness Series (Walks, Yoga, Pilates, and Qi Gong), two Special Days in the Garden, and a new 4-day Light, Inspiration & Transformation Mini-Camp for Teens (June 22-25).
“With so much of the COVID lockdown blessedly behind us, Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden is inviting garden enthusiasts, plant lovers, and proud ‘green-thumbers’ of all ages to come out and enjoy some of our many safe, healthy and happy horticultural activities in June,” says Mounts Curator-Director Rochelle Wolberg.
Windows Into Wellness Series
June 2, 9 & 16
Guided Sunflower Power Walks
Wednesdays, 8:30 am to 9:30 am
$5 for members; $15 for nonmembers
(Registration is required; tour size is limited; includes full Garden admission)
Reconnect and recharge with nature. Experience the beauty and plant life of the Windows on the Floating World Tropical Wetland along with other garden areas, and watch the newly planted Sunflower Field as it grows each week. Walk for fitness and fun.
To register, please visit https://www.mounts.org/events/.
June 2, 9, 16 & 30
Wednesdays, 10 am to 11 am
$10 per class for members; $15 per class for nonmembers
(Registration is required; class size is limited to 15; includes full Garden admission)
Relieve stress and increase your metabolism, flexibility and strength. Qi Gong (pronounced chee-gong) is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique. The exercises include simple, slow movements (which mimic nature), meditation and focused breathing—similar to Tai Chi. Each class will begin with a gentle walk to the Exhibit Hall, followed by exercises. Classes will be led by Roxanne Cumberland.
To register, please visit https://www.mounts.org/events/
Morikami June Calendar of Events
(PRESS RELEASE)_Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens June workshops, classes, and demonstrations:
Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17
Sumi-e Ink Painting (Floral, Beginner)
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, sumi-e 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 primary brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject.
Fridays, June 4, 11, 18, 25
Sumi-e Ink Painting (Class)
Time: Floral – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Landscape – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Cost: $60 (Morikami Members $55). 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 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.
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