Weekend Best Bets: Swim, Seek and Celebrate

The S.D. Spady Museum commemorates the end of slavery in America.

The S.D. Spady Museum commemorates the end of slavery in America.

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

On Friday, June 20, Pompey Park Pool will join aquatic facilities across the country and around the globe in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), an effort to bring awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim.  In addition, the WLSL will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted! 

The City’s Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Delray Beach Police Department, Delray Beach Fire-Rescue, the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County and the American Red Cross, will provide a free 30-minute swimming lesson.  Certified lifeguards and water safety instructors will follow an easy lesson plan suitable for beginners and any level of swimmer.

In order to participate in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ and be part of the world record attempt, children and adults must register on the day of the event between 10:00am – 10:45 am at Pompey Park Pool, 1101 NW 2nd Street.  The lesson begins at 11:00 am sharp.  (Note:  Pool fees will be waived between 10:00 am – 11:30 am).  

Help spread the word “Swimming Lessons Save Lives” by participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™.  For more information, contact Gerard Smith, Pompey Park Pool Aquatics Operations Supervisor, at (561) 243-7358 or E-mail smithg@mydelraybeach.com.

Celebrate Juneteenth

The S.D. Spady Museum will celebrate “Juneteenth”  Friday with music, art and fun activities at the museum, 170 N.W. 5th Ave.

The event begins at 5:30 and runs to 8:30 and features The Ike and Val Woods Band and interactive art by local artist Sharon Koskoff.

Cost is $25, $10 for youth, children under 5 are free.

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

Visit www.spadymuseum.org for tickets and more information.



Comedy at The Arts Garage

Delray’s Arts Garage is not known for comedy. But comedy is an art and so…this Saturday check out Dean Napolitano at 8 p.m.

 Napolitano is a throwback to the great comedians of yesteryear only with a modern twist that makes him one of the most popular comedians working today. A true storyteller, Napolitano’s observations are sure to make you laugh and think.

Visit www.artsgarage.org for more information.


Seek in the City

If you are into scavenger hunts that benefit charity, there is still time to sign up for Seek in the City.

The event takes participants throughout downtown Delray Saturday where they solve mysteries and seek to edge out their fellow friends and colleagues.

Sounds like fun right?
For more information visit



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