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Celebrate Kwanzaa from Delray Beach to West Palm Beach this holiday season. This winter holiday takes place from December 26 through January 1 each year. Kwanzaa celebrates harvest festival traditions from various parts of Africa. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili.

Although Kwanzaa is based on ancient and modern celebrations in Egypt and Southeastern Africa, the Kwanzaa holiday as we know it today was started in the United States. Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor at California State University, Long Beach after the Watts Riots in Los Angeles. 

The colors of Kwanzaa are black, red, and green. Black represents the color of the people of Africa. Red…

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Many residents of Palm Beach County are unaware that Jupiter, Florida was the site of three distinct wars. Native Americans occupied this territory and are honored to this day.  Many names of our towns are named in honor of the indigenous people who once lived here.  Names such as Tequesta and Miami are names of Native American tribes that once lived here. The Loxahatchee River was not originally named "Loxahatchee".  It is an Anglicized version of the river's earliest Seminole name, "Locha-hatchee" meaning turtle river.  The Seminoles occupied much of Florida.  After the American Revolution, Spain regained control of Florida from Britain. The Seminoles set up farms and acquired land grants from the Spanish.

The Seminole Wars, also known as the…

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National Aviation Day is August 19, 2021.  It celebrates the “12 seconds that changed the world”!  Former president Franklin D. Roosevelt was the creator of National Aviation Day, deciding for the first time in 1939 that the nation should celebrate the growth and advancements being made in aviation. Get to your local private aviation facility in Palm Beach County and get your “wings”.

National Aviation Day is also Orville Wright's birthday. Mr. Wright, born in 1871, he and his Wilbur Wright developed the world's first successful airplane. Orville was still alive when the proclamation was first issued, and he lived nine more years. 

The national holiday is to memorialize Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first in the world successfully achieve powered…

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One of Palm Beach Island’s most exclusive estates is open for the public to tour and to learn about the history of Palm Beach and the fabulous Gilded Age.  The Flagler Museum, formerly known as Whitehall, was home to Henry M. Flagler and his wife Mary. Flagler was an American Industrialist, one of the founders of Standard Oil, and one of Palm Beach Island’s founders.

The famous Palm Beach landmark features more than 100,000 square feet filled with some of the most important history of Palm Beach and the Gilded Age.  The estate was commissioned by Flagler to be a winter home for himself and his wife Mary as a wedding gift in 1902. The estate served as the couple’s winter retreat until his death in 1913.

The grand estate was commissioned to John…

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Jupiter’s red iconic lighthouse is open to the public for tours and special events. Head to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum this month and climb the 105 steps to the top to see the incredible views of Jupiter or visit the Lighthouse grounds or Museum to learn about Jupiter’s history.

Lighthouse Events Happening This July

Lighthouse Sunset Tours: Wednesday, July 7th, 14th , 21st, and 28th

On Wednesday nights, climb to the top of the lighthouse and witness the incredible sunset views over Jupiter. The tour also includes a sneak peak into the Lighthouse Watchroom to see how everything works. Those who attend the tour will get to witness the light turn on and illuminate the sky.

Lighthouse Anniversary Day: Saturday, July 10th

Celebrate…

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On Wednesday evenings, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum hosts their weekly Lighthouse Sunset Tour. The tour is a chance for locals and visitors to witness the incredible sunset view from the top of the lighthouse.

Gather your friends and family and head to the Jupiter Lighthouse tomorrow evening and witness the sunset and watch the light turn on to illuminate the sky. Visitors on the tour will get a sneak peek inside the Lighthouse Watchroom to see how everything works.

Tickets are required for the event and costs $25 dollars per person or $20 dollars per Lighthouse Member. The tours last approximately an hour.

At check- in, all paid attendees will receive a free voucher to Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar located within Jupiter’s…

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The iconic Henry M. Flagler Museum is one of the most well-known estates on Palm Beach Island.  The museum was once home to Henry M. Flagler and his wife Mary. Flagler was an American Industrialist and known as one of the island’s founders. The grand estate features more than 100,000 square feet of space that is filled with some of the most about history about the Gilded Age and Palm Beach.

Today, the estate is open to visitors for tours of the grand estate, estate grounds, Flagler’s Railcar No. 91, the Flagler Kenan Pavilion, The Museum Shop, and The Exhibition Gallery.  Recently the museum’s Café des Beaux Arts has opened for visitors to stop by and grab a picnic lunch while exploring the estate.  Café des Beaux Arts offers seasonal refreshments and…

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Grab your paddle boards and kayaks and join in on the Mangroves and Mansions tour through the Lake Worth Lagoon. The tour begins on the waterfront in Downtown West Palm Beach where your tour guide will set up each guest with “paddling 101” and safety gear before heading off on the two-hour tour.

The tour includes paddling through the newest man-made mangrove island, South Cove Natural Area before making your way past the Society of the Four Arts gardens, under the Royal Palm Bridge and headed south towards Palm Beach’s famous Worth Avenue with views of the historic Everglades Club, The Breakers Hotel, and The Flagler Museum. 

Along the guided two-hour tour many marine life and wildlife are spotted along the way including Blue Heron, American Egret,…

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On Wednesday evenings, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum hosts their popular Lighthouse Sunset Tour for the public to get a chance to witness the incredible sunset over Jupiter.

Climb the 105 steps to the top of the lighthouse tower and take in spectacular views. Those who attend the Sunset Tour will get a sneak peek inside the Lighthouse Watchroom to see how everything works and will get a chance to witness the light turn on for the night and illuminate the sky.

The tours last approximately an hour and cost $25 dollars per person. Registration is required prior to the event due to popularity and limited space. Children are welcomed to attend the event and must be 48 inches tall to climb the tower and be accompanied by an adult.

All paid…

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May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. It is a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, and Easter Island).  Like most commemorative months, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month originated by an act of Congress in 1977.

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture at Delray Beach’s Morikami…

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