Weekend Best Bets: Delray Affair Edition

The official 2014 Poster by Ora Sorensen.

The official 2014 Poster by Ora Sorensen.

The Delray Affair is Here

The Delray Affair is the city’s signature event and with 250,000 people expected this weekend in Delray, it’s hard to argue.

Here are the facts:

DATES/TIMES:

 Friday, April 25, 2014 (10:00 am to 6:00 pm)

 Saturday, April 26, 2014 (10:00 am to 6:00 pm)

 Sunday, April 27, 2014 (10:00 am to 5:00 pm)

 

PARKING:           

 $5 County Parking Garage – West Atlantic Avenue; next to Courthouse/behind library

 $5 Parking Garage – Old School Square

 $5 at City Hall – City Attorney’s office & grass lot

 

STREET CLOSURES:

 4:00 am Friday, April 25th through 10:00 pm Sunday, April 27th

 (NW 2nd Avenue from Tennis Center east to Intracoastal)

 

FESTIVAL FEATURES:           

 – Over 700+ vendors featuring hand-crafted arts and crafts, fine arts, great food!

– Live music at two beer gardens all week-end long (4th & Atlantic and front lawn of Delray Beach Center for the Arts)

 – Commemorative Poster design by Ora Sorenson

 – Commemorative T-Shirt design by Chamber Staff Member, Teri Brant

 – NEW Enhanced mobile application, with year-long functionality, that integrates the community with vendors, sponsors, and advertisers

•iPhone & Android compatible

•Capability to search by category, exhibitor name or category

•View event schedule and add to personal schedule

•Color coded maps with GPS directional from your location

•Survey

•Launched April 18th – download AFTER 18th or you’ll get old one (delrayaffair)

 

-NEW Mobile “Art of the Automobile at Delray Affair”

•Featuring a different collection each day, located under the big tent at OSS park

•Dream Ride

•American Classics

•European Classics

•Future Classics

•Featured Attraction Using Special Olympics as their cause, Dream Ride raises the awareness and much-needed funds for people living with intellectual disabilities while inspiring our communities to overcome diversity, with all the achievements and accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes’ serving as an example.

•Founded in 2001, “Dream Ride” started as just that––a dream from Michael A. Bozzuto, CEO of Bozzuto’s Inc. It began as an optimistic vision to help people with intellectual disabilities living in our communities. Thirteen years later––thanks to the passion, hope and dedication of his entire company and the community––“The Dream Ride Experience” has evolved into the largest philanthropic endeavor sponsored by Bozzuto’s Inc. and The Hometown Foundation, Inc.

•The Dream Ride Experience is a culmination of years’ worth of fundraising events, activities and outreach. It is an event to celebrate the achievements of Special Olympics athletes and to honor these outstanding men, women and children living with intellectual disabilities in our communities.

•Spanning thirteen states along the Eastern Seaboard and three countries, “The Dream Ride Experience” has become one of the most exciting and highly anticipated events for engine enthusiasts, Special Olympians and passionate participants. Currently, over $2,245,000 has been raised for Special Olympics programs in multiple states, with over 100% of the proceeds directly benefiting the charity.

 

NEW “Rendezvous at the Affair Media – Entertainment Lounge & Broadcast Center Sponsored by PeterMark Salon Foundation, an exclusive VIP area featuring food tastings by local restaurants, hair & fashion show, chair massages, tanning salon, give-a-ways, music dancing and an after party at Delux Nightclub

•Located at PeterMark VIP Block on NE 4th Avenue and Atlantic

•$20 Friday & Saturday, $10 Sunday

Enjoy! If you need more information visit http://delrayaffair.com/

  

 

Arts Garage Hosts Jazz Professors

If you’re looking for something to do Saturday night after wandering the Delray Affair, consider some jazz at The Arts Garage.

Grammy winning Jeff Rupert is a Yamaha performing artist, a record producer, recording artist, freelance tenor saxophonist, full time professor, and Director of Jazz Studies at UCF.

The Jazz Professors, a sextet had top JazzWeek charting hit albums in 2012 and 2013. “The Jazz Professors: Live at the UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival” (Flying Horse, 2011) peaked at #19 during its 17 weeks on the JazzWeek charts.

The Professors will be at the Arts Garage, Saturday, April 26 at 8 a.m.

For tickets visit www.artsgarage.org

 

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