UAEVOTE $90,000 arts grant Urban Artist Exchange

You can help Wilmington win $90,000 arts grant

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

By hitting a few keys on your cell phone or computer, you can help the city of Wilmington win a $90,000 grant that will pay for a 10-week live music series in 2023, 2024 and 2025. But you have less than a week to participate. The Levittt AMP grant is designed to help small cities provide cultural events. The money …

Delaware Symphony Orchestra

Delaware Symphony, musicians hail contract as ‘new chapter’

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Strike up the band: The Delaware Symphony and its musicians union have reached a contract agreement that both sides are hailing as a milestone in their relationship. The American Federation of Musicians Local 21 — whose members perform with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra — have unanimously approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement renewal. It will be in effect until …

Chautauqua tent show

Chautauqua tent show expands to Historic New Castle

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Sharpshooter Annie Oakley is headed to Historic New Castle as part of Delaware’s annual Chautauqua tent show, which for the first time will offer a full slate of live performances upstate in addition to the traditional Lewes site. But don’t expect Annie to shoot up either place. “Oh, no,” says Kim Hanley of the American Historical Theatre in Philadelphia. …

he city of Wilmington rises in the background as Rotary Club flags wave along the Riverwalk.

Rotary flags line Wilmington Riverwalk until Sept. 19

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Hundreds of U.S. flags once again are dancing gracefully along the Wilmington Riverwalk. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Wilmington, the Flags for Heroes display is an annual event originally designed to honor veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces. In 2020, the club expanded those being honored to include first responders, law enforcement officers, teachers, healthcare …

Winterhur Museum $2 admission

Winterthur offers $2 admission to SNAP members

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  Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library now offers $2 admission for up to four people  to those who receive the modern version of food stamps. The goal, through Museums for All and ACCESS Delaware, is to allow people who may not otherwise be able to afford admission a chance to visit regularly and enjoy the art, nature and history  Winterthur …

2022 Delaware Coastal Cleanup

Sign up now to help with 2022 Coastal Cleanup

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is seeking volunteers to help with the 35th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cleanup will take place at 41 sites statewide on that Saturday. Volunteers may now register to participate at de.gov/coastalcleanup. The cleanup is a popular event for families and groups who want to help …

Urban Art Exchange stables

Art created in stables? See it yourself Saturday

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  The city of Wilmington and CityFest Inc. will show off their new Urban Artist Exchange and the work of its 21 teen summer apprentice artists Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The open house will coincide with Wilmington Open Streets and precede a 6 p.m. storytelling, drumming and dance performance at the nearby amphitheater. All the events are …

Calalyst deposits archives at Hagley Musuem

Catalyst deposits trove of women’s records at Hagley

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Catalyst, a nonprofit focused on helping women work outside the home, on Tuesday celebrated adding its archives to Hagley Museum and Library’s collection of business records. The organization, which also is celebrating its 60th anniversary, started as a way to encourage educated women to go to work at a time when businesses were dominated by men. It evolved to encompass …

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Learn some Delaware history at these 5 events in August

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The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will sponsor five events focused on Delaware history during the month of August 2022. A full schedule is included below. Except where noted, all programs are free and open to the public. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. National Night Out in Historic New Castle. Annual community-building, family-friendly event that …

Wilmington Black Storytelling Residency

Black storytellers from across nation gather in Wilmington

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Ask Serena Joy — a Wilmington poet, rapper and storyteller — to tell you a story, and she starts with a little girl and a dandelion. The little girl loves dandelions partly because she likes blowing the tiny flowers off the stem. She joyously takes some to her grandmother, who shoos her and the flower away. “That’s a weed,” she …