The following events appearing in date order are sanctioned and approved by the Town of Palm Beach Centennial Commission. Click here for a list of continuing Events, Programs, and Promotions. (Updated 1/2/11)
Every business or entity with ties to the Town of Palm Beach is encouraged to sponsor an Event, Program or Promotion to celebrate the Centennial and if approved by the commission, the activity will be posted here on the Official Calendar.
Continuing Events, Programs, and Promotions:
Film Project The Palm Beach County Film and Television Instituteis producing a DVD featuring well known individuals speaking about the history of Palm Beach from their personal experience. This historical record will serve as an archive for future generations. Proceeds from the sale of the DVD will go toward the cost of completing the history project. A short version of the DVD will premier at the Centennial Gala at the Breaker’s Hotel on April 16, 2011. For more information call Bill Metzger 561-309-3169.
Legacy Project The Centennial Commission has approached several local organizations and prominent citizens about creating a permanent legacy in honor of the Centennial that will most likely take the form of a beautification project. For more information contact Bill Bone at 561-832-0623.
Palm Tree Sale Centennial Palm Sale Sponsored by the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. This year’s palm sale is a landscaping project centered on the Town’s Par 3 Golf Course which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Palm Sale will raise money to plant approximately 150 trees of Chinese fan palm and sable palm variety. For information regarding this program please call 561-832-0731 or visit their website at palmbeachperservation.org.
Centennial Banners The Palm Beach Civic Association will be hanging banners on Town light poles for display during the months of January through April. Beginning in November residents will be able to sponsor a centennial banner: 1 banner for $200, 2 banners for $350 and 10 banners for $1,500. After the centennial celebration in April the banner will be given to the individual if they so desire. For more information contact the Palm Beach Civic Association at 561-655-0820 or visit their website palmbeachcivic.org.
Gallery Exhibit “A Return to Palm Beach: Jewels from the Marjorie Merriweather Post Collection” – at The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza. This exhibit will run from the January 29, 2011, through March 20, 2011, in the Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery, Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free to members and children fourteen and under, all others $5.00. For more information call 561-655-7226 or visit their website atfourarts.org.
Creative Writing Contest Children’s Library/Society of the Four Arts – 4th and 5thGrade students from the Palm Beach Public School, Palm Beach Day Academy, and Rosarian Academy will participate in a Creative Writing Contest. There will be 1 winner in each grade per school. The student winners will be asked to participate on Saturday December 11, 2010 at the Official Kick Off of the Town’s Centennial Celebration & dedication of the Henry Flagler Statue.
Museum Exhibition “Mizner Mediterranean: The Origins of Palm Beach Style” – at The Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way. This exhibit will run from October 12, 2010 through January 2, 2011. Museum hours are Sunday 12-5 and Tuesday through Saturday 10-5. For further information please call 561-655-2833.
Museum Exhibition “The Extraordinary Joseph Urban” – at The Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way. Joseph Urban was a prolific and innovative Gilded Age illustrator, designer, architect, and one of the most significant stage designers of the early 20th century. This exhibition will explore Urban’s impressive body of work and celebrate this highly original designer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit will run from February 1, 2011 through April 17, 2011. Museum hours are Sunday 12-5 and Tuesday through Saturday 10-5. For further information please call 561-655-2833.
Monthly Newsletter The Greater South County Road Association will provide an update of Centennial Events and News in their monthly newsletter.
GSCRA Map The centennial logo will be included on 30,000 maps of mid-town Palm Beach that will be available in local shops and hotels. Sponsored by the Greater South County Road Association.
Hand Painted Wine
Glasses Artist Denise Parisi from North of Worth has designed hand painted wine glasses with the Palm Beach Centennial Logo on one side and a palm tree on the other side. These glasses will offered for sale at all participating Greater South County Road Association stores. The cost for these glasses will range from $20 – $30. For further information please call 561-650-7357.
Gallery Exhibit The Edward and Deborah Pollack Fine Art Gallerylocated at 205 Worth Avenue is exhibiting the work of artist Laura Woodward, “The Pioneer Artist of Palm Beach” in honor of the Centennial. Ms. Woodward’s work was integral to the development of Palm Beach by influencing Henry Flagler to establish a resort. She helped Flagler publicize Palm Beach with her paintings which were exhibited throughout the United States. The exhibit will run from December 15, 2010, through January 14, 2011. For more information please call Deborah Pollack at 561-655-1425.
Gallery Exhibit The Liman Gallery located at 139 N. County Rd at Sunrise is “Celebrating Painters in Palm Beach”. This exhibit will run from April 1 – 17, 2011.
Window Display Saks Fifth Avenue will partner with top local charity chairwomen to create “Centennial Chairwoman Windows – 100 Years of Giving”. The exact date to be determined.
Restaurant Special Café Cellini located at 2505 South Ocean Blvd. will be offering a special three course menu for $19.11 to celebrate the Centennial and commemorating Henry Flagler’s private railroad car, No. 91. This promotion will run from December 12, 2010, through April 17, 2011. For further information or to make a reservation call 561-588-1871.
Restaurant Special C’est Si Bon Gourmet Shop and Catering located at 280 Sunset Avenue will be offering a weekly promotion “100 Years of Gourmet in Palm Beach”, beginning in mid December. They will prepare a menu of gourmet selections typical in the early 1900’s each week will be dedicated to a specific era beginning with 1911 through to the present day. For further information please call 561-848-7183.
Fine Art Commission Taglialatella Gallerieslocated at 313 ½ Worth Avenue – Via Bice will honor the Centennial with a fine art commission from respected figurative artist Rob Hay. The gallery will publish a limited edition offset lithograph of the work. The artist will sign and number a limited quantity of the edition. The original painting will be exhibited in the gallery during the season. The offset lithograph and the signed and numbered edition will be for sale. The original art work will be put up for auction at a future date still to be determined. All proceeds from the auction and any sales will be donated to charity. For further information please contact David Ginn at 561-833-4700.
Centennial Apparel Action Sportswear will be selling Centennial logo embroidered shirts and accessories at local
merchants and on the Centennial web page. For further information please contact David Minton at 561-820-9292.
Classic Children’s Books Cassie & James Boutique located at 219 Royal Poinciana Way will be selling classic children’s books for 91 cent in honor of the Centennial beginning December 2010, through April 2011. For further information call 561-339-6633.
Lilly Pulitzer Print Lilly Pulitzerhas designed a Limited Edition Centennial Print to commemorate the rich history of Palm Beach. Visit lillypulitzer.com for more information on where you can purchase her line of clothing in the exclusive Centennial Print.
Centennial Tie Maus & Hoffman is selling specially designed silk ties at its store located at 312 Worth Ave. The ties are available throughout the season. For pricing and further information call 561-655-1141.
Centennial Candle William R. Eubanks Interior Design Inc. located at 340 Worth Avenue, will offer a stunning black and gold candle with the Palm Beach Centennial Logo on the outside of a black presentation box and on the candle glass itself. The candle will sell for $50.00. For further information call 561-805-9335.
Centennial CD’s The Michael Rose Orchestrawill offer for sale 6 different and fully produced cd’s affixed with the centennial logo that will be available for sale at local retail establishments. For further information, visit their website at michaelroseorchestra.com.
Historical Social Discussion Group Coudert Institute: Dale Coudert and Steven Rose live in a home built in the 1920’s by Mizner. They will hold a discussion group on events that took place from the 20’s to today on the social scene, politics, style & music of the period. Refreshments will be served. Exact date to be announced for further information please contact Deborah Agold at 659-9752.
Hotel Package The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club is offering a hotel accommodation special “Celebrate Palm Beach – Centennial Anniversary” – Hotel accommodations in a luxurious studio or one bedroom suite with welcome gift of two Brazilian Court/Palm Beach Centennial embroidered logo robes to take home. This special package will run until April 27, 2011.
Centennial Bookmark Classic Bookshop located at 310 South County Road has been in business in the Town for over 35 years. To commemorate the centennial, they will be giving away free bookmarks to their customers.
Book Project Palm Beach…Faces & Places Centennial 2011– This book is being sponsored by The Breakers Palm Beach and is being published by Star Group International. This full color commemorative pictorial book will the Hallmark Card to celebrate the beginning of the next 100 years. Be a part of this exciting, elite, one-of-a-kind endeavor. Tell them your thoughts and reflections in 100 word or less when asked “What do you love about Paml Beach?” Submit your contribution as soon as possible. All participants must be residents or involved in business in Palm Beach. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Star Group International, 1194 Old Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33403.
Ceramic Exhibition Ceramic Artist Ursula Vicari is creating a 16″ high vase to celebrate the Centennial. Ms. Vicari plans on exhibiting the vase at a local gallery in Palm Beach.
Centennial Bracelet and Pendant Bellissimo will be offering a very unique collection of fashionable cuff bracelets which will feature subtle, antiqued street scenes of historical Worth Avenue. Each piece is crafted by hand from a brass base encased in 22ct golf leaf with the scenes created from enamel and crusted with Swarovski crystals. A pendant featuring an old map of Palm Beach will also be available for purchase. For full color postcard, please call 561-655-5063 or visit Bellissmo in the Gucci Courtyard area at the heart of Worth Avenue.