City of West Palm Beach announces FREE Community Events for January 2019

Events website/social media/contact info: www.wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch or call 561-822-1515.

 

 

GREENMARKET

Every Saturday; 9 A.M. – 1P.M. FREE (GreenMarket will take place weekly on Saturday through April 20, 2018, with the exception of March 30, due to the Palm Beach Boat Show)

West Palm Beach Great Lawn on the West Palm Beach waterfront, 101 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL  33401 (between N. Clematis and S. Clematis St., just west of Flagler Drive) 

 

The 2018 – 2019 season includes more than 90 vendors selling locally-grown food, fresh flowers, decadent baked goods, vegan offerings, coffees, teas, spices, handmade items, homey finds, and much more. The Saturday staple is the premier place to bring the family – pets included.

This year’s GreenMarket theme is “We PRODUCE Fun for Everyone,” which is apparent in the beyond-the-produce fun that is available for visitors of all ages. In addition to the local vendors, the GreenMarket also features live music, unlimited mimosas for $10, free activities for kids, monthly historical walking tours and plentiful green space and seating, which creates a morning full of fun and relaxation.

Parking is available in two City garages, both just blocks from the waterfront. Parking is free in the Evernia/Olive garage during market hours and a flat fee of $5 in the Banyan/Olive garage before 1 p.m. Those interested in arriving by boat can also take advantage of the City’s free public docks. In addition, as part of its plan to go greener, the City is encouraging visitors to arrive by way of the City’s popular, free and fun trolley. Hop on the Yellow Line and save those CO2s.

Special dates during January include:

  • January 19: Salsa Saturday

GreenMarket visitors are invited to watch three of the GreenMarket vendors compete in a Latin cuisine themed cookoff! The challenge begins at 10 a.m. and the public is invited to watch the chefs prep and cook.

  • Also, on January 19: “By the Banyan Tour” Historical Walking Tour THIS MONTH’S TOUR WILL BE ENTIRELY IN SPANISHas part of the Salsa Saturday theme.
    • The 90-minute guided tour starts at 10 A.M. and will highlight the evolution of downtown West Palm Beach buildings and landmarks.
    • Tours begin “by the Banyan tree” on the east end of Clematis Street, 101 N. Clematis St., and ends at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, at 300 N. Dixie Hwy.
    • Tickets are $10 per person. Tours are rain or shine. Call 561.832.4164 ext. 2 for more information or reservations.

 

CLEMATIS BY NIGHT

Free Weekly Concert Series by the City of West Palm Beach’s Department of Parks and Recreation, Community Events Division

Every Thursday;

6 – 9 p.m. FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

West Palm’s favorite Thursday night tradition proves why it has been the “hot spot to chill” for more than 20 years. During Clematis by Night, guests will enjoy live music, food and drink specials and the hottest local social scene, creating an unmatched happy hour setting. For more information, please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch.

Biscuit and his band, The Mix, have been touring extensively ever since he won his first BMA in 2012. He connects with his audience through a fun and funky approach to the blues, but don’t let the fun and food songs fool you, this is a dedicated group of musicians with an amazing depth of talent. Known for his high energy shows and blazing million-dollar smile, Biscuit is a born entertainer who will bring it back with soulful blues.

For two decades, Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage.  Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late ’40s and early ’50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll. Adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, piledrivin’ piano, and some of his own contemporary playful lyrics, Woods & His Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.”

Known for his measured tension, laid-back vocal delivery and the hallmark intensity of his guitar virtuosity, Damon Fowler pulls on a hybrid of rock, blues, and sacred steel to wow concert goers. Additionally, the stories told in his songwriting – sometimes in collaboration with long-time writing partner Ed Wright and Benoit – exhibit a combination of depth, grace and humor very few of his contemporaries can match. Pull up a seat under the stars to hear the latest and greatest from this Florida native.

Nathan Mercado composes music that connects the genres of rock, soul, country and funk. Born in Shepherd’s Bush, London, Nathan started playing piano at the age of six and began composing his own songs at seven. On stage, Nathan commands the attention of the audience with his easy-going personality and incomparable talent.  As both front man and lead pianist, Nathan combines a powerful soul/rock voice with an effortlessly slick playing style. The songs – and the show – are both not-to-be-missed.

With very diverse styles, The Holidazed’s five-piece reggae/rock/funk band will create a great ambiance, and in turn, make the audience feel carried away – just like they are on holiday! The band creates progressive, heart-pounding music with modern technological inspiration. Their live show on the Great Lawn will help guests relax and in the famous words of Marley, “don’t worry.”

SCREEN ON THE GREEN

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Fate of the Furious (Fast and the Furious 8)

6 – 10 p.m. FREE | The Great Lawn, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

Outdoor movie watching has never been more inviting than on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Monthly, on the second Friday of the month, the City of West Palm Beach turns the Great Lawn into an open-air theater – movie and views of the stars and sea are both included for FREE. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and snuggle up for featured films – including newly-released hits and throwback favorites. After hours, please call 561-822-2222 for information on event cancellations.

6 P.M. FREE Kids Activities on the Great Lawn

Before the Great Lawn transforms into a theater under the stars, and the feature film begins, families are encouraged to arrive early for family-friendly activities. The City of West Palm Beach is again partnering with Supercar Week, which will have 2-3 family-friendly and interactive cars out for Screen on the Green.

7 P.M. The Fate of the Furious

With Dom and Letty married, Brian and Mia retired, and the rest of the crew exonerated, the globe-trotting team has found some semblance of a normal life. However, the crew soon faces an unexpected challenge when a mysterious woman named Cipher forces Dom to betray them all. Now, they must unite to bring home the man who made them a family – and stop Cipher from unleashing chaos.

 

THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY ON THE WATERFRONT

Sunday, January 20, 2019

4 – 7 p.m. FREE | Currie Park, 2400 N Flagler Drive 33407 (Please note address – this is not at the regular location)

“The Rockin’ Jake Band w/ Special Guest Terry Hank” (High Energy & Low Down Funky Blues)

 

Rockin’ Jake has been hailed by many as one of the premier harmonica players in the country. His original sound is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco. Rockin’ Jake has conjured up this formula, which is blowing crowds away from coast to coast. He is a five-time winner of Off Beat Magazine’s coveted Best of the Beat award for best harmonica player. Jake and his band pour out their souls in every performance with high energy and electricity, which consistently brings the audience to their feet. Bring your dancing shoes downtown – you’re likely going to need them.

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to this outdoor event. For more information, please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch.

***Of note: activities are subject to change and cancellation***