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Monday, June 29, 2015
Summer In Paradise Contest Ends Friday
Enter now for your chance to win a Family Weekend Package in DowntownWPB. Package includes a catamaran tour, paddle rental, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, dinner for four at a downtown restaurant, a Northwood Village gift certificate and more! Contest ends on July 3rd. To enter, CLICK HERE or visit DowntownWPB.com.
4th on Flagler
Are you ready for the largest Independence Day celebration in South Florida? Residents and visitors of all ages can enjoy the biggest and best fireworks display in South Florida, three stages of entertainment with concerts, a patriotic ceremony and kid’s entertainment and tons of activities along the Waterfront.
 
Get Ready To Be Entertained:
The Meyer Amphitheater stage will feature local favorite, Pocket Change, the 13th Army Band from the Florida National Guard, Atlantic recording artist, Jacquie Lee, and local pop/rock/soul band, Chemradery.
 
The Palm stage will feature country acts including The Redlands, The Silver Spurs Dance Team, Samantha Russell and the Andrew Morris Band.
 
The Post Park stage will have tons of kid-friendly entertainment with DJs spinning tunes all night and giant puppets by Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre. 
For a complete schedule, visit: wpb.org/4th-on-flagler/entertainment
 
All Eyes On The Sky:
The fireworks show will fill the sky for 18 minutes starting at 9 p.m. Pyrotechnics synched to music will illuminated the Intracoastal Waterway.
 
When: Saturday, July 4th from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: West Palm Beach Waterfront; Flagler Drive
For more information, please visit www.wpb.org/4th
 
Celebrate Independence Day in paradise at this free, outdoor patriotic celebration!  
War Games
Your Independence Day Weekend just got better. See a true Battle of the Armed Forces at the 1st Annual War Games in Downtown West Palm Beach. This fitness competition and expo is free to attend. Bring the family and enjoy a CrossFit-style competition, display of military operation vehicles, patriotic opening, kid’s activities and MORE!
When: Sunday, July 5th from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Meyer Amphitheater – 104 Datura St.
For more information, please visit
wargamesusa.com
This event is hosted by Crazytrain CrossFit, Wheelhouse Branding, and the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority. 
In Case You Missed It
David Pantone of Lincoln Culinary Institute, Leslie Streeter of the Palm Beach Post and Alyson Seligman, editor of The Average Girl’s Guide judged Feast of the Sea’s Chef Challenge #1 held at Wine Scene and awarded DowntownWPB’s Chef Fritz Cassel of Hullabaloo as the winner with his dish, Quinoa crusted Smoked Tuna with Smoked Mushrooms and Charred Asparagus. Congrats to him and his team!
 
Chef Cassel will join the 3 additional winners of the upcoming Chef Challenge's and 2014 Champion, Eugenio Santucci of Ristorante Santucci on October 23rd for the finale and crowning of the Feast of the Sea’s 2015 Maestro del Mar. For more information, please visit
www.feastofthesea.com.
 
Photo credit:
Jacob Studios
Last Week Of The Pool
This week is the last week to jump into “The Pool.” Enjoy The Pool every night on the Waterfront from 7-11p.m. now thru July 4th on the Waterfront. Bring the family out and experience glowing evening of fun in DowntownWPB. 
Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Summer Camp
The martial arts summer camp, open to children ages 5 to 14 year old, is still accepting signups. This camp offers an amazing combination of martial arts instruction, life skills, self-defense skills, team work, fitness, and lots of fun. No prior martial arts experience is required!
When: Monday, July 6th – Friday, July 10th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: 300 Clematis St. 2nd Floor
Cost: Members: $149; Non-Members: $199
For more information, please call (561)249-7391.
New Smart Meters Coming Soon…
The City of West Palm Beach revealed that 1,000 new solar-powered smart meters are to be installed! Check out the first look. Park with one easy swipe. Yes, these meters will accept credit cards and coins in DowntownWPB to provide more payment options for customers.  The smart meters will be deployed in most short-term parking spaces in DowntownWPB. Smart meter installation will begin in mid-July of 2015 and is expected to continue into August.  An additional 600 will begin installation in January of 2016. The City anticipates developing an app in 2016 that will direct drivers to places where they are most likely to find available parking.
Discover your inspiration in the
West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District

 
Coaching for Authors: Get Help with Your Work
Join writing coach Traci Hall as she coaches you to be a better author by showing you how to polish your work. Register at wpbcitylibrary.org and you will be e-mailed the instructions to send in your work. FREE to attend.
When: Saturdays, Now through July 25th from 2 – 4 p.m.
Where: Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach - 411 Clematis St.
For more information, please CLICK HERE or call (561)868-7701.

2015 3D Student Summer Exhibition
This exhibition will feature work by Armory students in the ceramics, glass, jewelry, and sculpture. The opening reception will take place on Friday, July 10 from 6-8 p.m. in the East Gallery. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
When: Friday, July 10th – Saturday, Aug. 7th
Where: Armory Art Center - 1700 Parker Ave.
For more information, please CLICK HERE


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Stay up-to-date on our diverse arts, culture and entertainment destinations’ programming and events. Find out about upcoming performances, openings, exhibitions, and special events. To signup, please CLICK HERE

For more upcoming events in the Art & Entertainment District
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Reminder: A&E Trolley On Break
The Orange Line Trolley is taking a seasonal recess and will return in the fall. 
In The News: 
Various media outlets have highlighted our great businesses and events in Downtown West Palm Beach. Check out the latest features on Downtown West Palm Beach:
Moving Up: Chef brings healthy choices on the go in downtown West Palm

'Smart' parking meters coming to downtown West Palm Beach

Library raffle to raise money for young readers
Events Schedule
Clematis By Night – Every Thursday; except July 2
Screen on the Green – Every 2nd Friday
Sunday on the Waterfront – Every 3rd Sunday
Summer In Paradise - June 4 - August 27
4th on Flagler - July 4
War Games USA - July 5
Public Meetings
City Commission Meeting

Monday, July 6th, 5 p.m.
City Commission Chambers, 401 Clematis St., City Hall 
DDA Board Meeting 
Tuesday, July 21st, 8:30 a.m.
DDA Board Room, 301 Clematis St., Suite 200 

Updates & Ongoing Events

Clematis by Night 
Thursday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on the Waterfront. N. and S. Clematis St. between Narcissus Ave. and Flagler Dr. and Narcissus Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and Clematis St. will be closed from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. More details here

 

Road Closures
All Aboard Florida – Now through June
CLICK HERE
 for details.

 

Off The Hookah Anniversary – July 3
300 block of Clematis St from Friday, July 3rd at 1 p.m. – Saturday, July 4th at 4 a.m.
 
4th On Flagler – July 3 – July 4
Friday, July 3rd at 10 a.m.:
Flagler Dr. between Banyan Blvd. and Lakeview Ave. including Trump detour and turn lanes off of Banyan Blvd. and Lakeview Ave,
South Clematis St. between Flagler Dr. and Narcissus Ave.
North Clematis St. between Flagler Dr. and Lantana Ave.
Datura St. between Flagler Dr. and Narcissus Ave. (open to Bradley’s parking lot only)
Evernia St. between Flagler Dr. and Olive Ave. (open to residents only)
Fern St. between Flagler Dr. and Olive Ave. (open to residents only)
 
Saturday, July 4th at 9 a.m.:
Narcissus Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and North Clematis St.
North Clematis St. between Narcissus Ave. and Lantana Ave.
Lantana Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and North Clematis St.
 
Saturday, July 4th at 12 p.m.:
Narcissus Ave. between Datura St. and Evernia St. (open for valet only)
Datura St. between Narcissus Ave. and Olive Ave. (local traffic only)

All roads to open at 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 5th. There will be limited access into the downtown off of Banyan Blvd. on Saturday, July 4th between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Docks will be open on a first come first serve basis but there will be no entering or leaving the docks between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. due to the fireworks.

Important Numbers

DDA Security Dispatch (Non-Emergency):    561.818.3667
City Hotline:    561.822.2222
City Services Emergencies:    561.822.2210
Downtown Development Authority (DDA):    561.833.8873
DowntownWPB
301 Clematis St., Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL. 33401
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