CityPlace Neighborhood Announces Exciting Schedule Of Events In September
Cultural, wellness and entertainment experiences are included in the line-up
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (August 28, 2018) – As part of the continued reimagination of CityPlace, a series of exciting events and initiatives will transform the entertainment and retail destination into a vibrant downtown neighborhood with an array of wellness, cultural and entertainment experiences. During the month of September, the CityPlace neighborhood is excited to announce its upcoming community initiatives including its Hunger Action Month Food & Fun(d) Campaign to benefit Feeding South Florida, as well as its continued entertainment programming such as Wellness Wednesdays, TGIFamily, which is now held the first Friday of each month, and live music on Fridays and Saturdays, including Southern Sounds on the third Friday of every month. The following events are all open to the public:
Hunger Action Month – Food & Fun(d) Campaign
September 1 – 30
In recognition of Hunger Action Month, a nationwide initiative created by Feeding America during the month of September, the CityPlace neighborhood has announced its Food & Fun(d) Campaign to benefit Feeding South Florida. As part of the campaign, which will run until September 30, participating restaurants in CityPlace will donate $1 of sales from a top-selling menu item directly back to Feeding South Florida. Join us for the TGIFamily Food & Fun(d) kickoff event with samplings, activities, entertainment and more. For more information and a list of participating restaurants, please visit www.cityplace.com/foodandfund.
Feeding South Florida Food Drive
Through September 30
Feeding South Florida Food Drive at CityPlace brings residents together in support of its community. Through the end of September, CityPlace visitors who donate three non-perishable food items at Guest Services will receive a free parking voucher valid for four complimentary hours of parking in one of the CityPlace garages. For a list of acceptable donation items and more information, please visit www.cityplace.com/feeding-south-florida.
Urban Youth Impact Pop Up
September 1; Hours Vary
CityPlace welcomes back local non-profit, Urban Youth Impact. The artisans shop creates opportunity for youth to be a part of transforming their own community through social enterprise and will feature student artwork, drum performances and freestyle painting. Operating hours are Wednesday – Friday from 4 – 9 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 1 – 9 p.m. For more information, please visit www.cityplace.com.
West Palm Beach Police Athletic League’s Bragging Rights Breakdance Competition
September 2; 5 – 10 p.m.
This Labor Day weekend, the West Palm Beach Police Athletic League (PAL) and West Palm Beach Police Department are hosting the second edition of Bragging Rights, a can’t-miss breakdancing competition. Hosted by Will Styles, the event includes $1,000 in cash and prizes and music by DJ Chief. Dancers have a chance to win in three different categories, including 1 vs. 1 Peewee BBoy Battle, 2 vs. 2 Bboy Battle and the All Styles Battle 2 vs. 2. For more information, please visit www.cityplace.com/palbraggingrights.
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill’s Bourbon & Bites
September 4; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill is teaming up with Angel’s Envy Bourbon Whiskey for a heavenly chef-inspired four-course bourbon pairing dinner. Guests will enjoy perfectly paired chef-crafted cuisine highlighted with a full line-up of Angel’s Envy award-winning whiskey, straight from Louisville, Kentucky for $75/person plus tax and gratuity. For more information or to reserve a seat, please visit www.cityplace.com/citycellarbourbonbites.
Wellness Wednesday: Yoga by Shelly
September 5; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Local instructor, Shelly Saunier, will lead a free vinyasa style yoga class the first Wednesday of the month. Attendees are encouraged to bring a mat and water. For more information, please visit www.cityplace.com/wellnesswednesdayyogabyshelly.
TGIFamily: Food and Fun(d)
September 7; 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.
The TGIFamily series is back this month with “TGIFamily: Food and Fun(d),” inviting the entire family to the CityPlace Square for free entertainment and activities in recognition of Hunger Action Month, a nationwide initiative created by Feeding America. The night will include food samplings by participating restaurants, the Feeding South Florida team and additional vendors including Capital One, Palm Beach Farmyards, Balloonmasterz Entertainment, Inc. and more. Live music featuring Mister Trombone Band will follow from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. For more information, please visit www.cityplace.com/tgifamily-fridays.
Wellness Wednesday: CrossFit Squad
September 12; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Led by CrossFit Squad owner and head coach, Derek Bishop, each class will begin with a thorough warm up focusing on an increased heart rate and targeting muscles that will be used in the workout following. Movements in the class will vary but staples include: squats, lunges, burpees, pushups, and more. Careful instruction and as needed modification make this intense class attainable to each individual. For more information on this free class, please visit www.cityplace.com/wellnesswednesdaycrossfitsquad.
African Diaspora Exhibition
September 13 – 22
ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC is bringing Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition IV to CityPlace. The exhibition will highlight 38 different artists and reflect an African Diaspora, historically known as the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas. Throughout the 10 day event, there will be unique art, music, literature and food experiences showcasing the diversity of the diaspora.
On Wednesday, September 12 from 4 – 6 p.m. ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC will host a preview event. Guests are invited to preview the culture and beauty of the exhibition while enjoying happy hour food, drink and art demonstrations by Chef Boris Seymore of B.D.S Catering & Productions and artist/curator Anthony Burks Sr. A free public opening event for the exhibition will also be held on September 13 from 7 – 10 p.m., which will include a ticketed VIP food tasting. For more information about the exhibition or to purchase a VIP food tasting ticket, please visit www.cityplace.com/africandiaspora.
The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation’s MUSIC FOR THE MIND
September 18; 7 p.m.
The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation’s popular MUSIC FOR THE MIND concert series returns to the Harriet Himmel Theatre with a benefit concert on behalf of longtime local piano tuner Erick Sanchez and his family. The evening will include a performance by YAMAHA artist Dr. Robin Arrigo, an adjunct professor of piano/staff accompanist at Palm Beach Atlantic University and artist resident for King’s Conservatory of the Arts. Members of the multi-talented musical group, The Kretzer Kids will also be performing. Proceeds from the concert will be split between Erick Sanchez and Kretzer Music Foundation scholarships for children. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 866-449-2489 or visit www.cityplace.com/musicminds.
Wellness Wednesday: Total Movement
September 19; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Total Movement’s Erika Strimer leads a full body HIIT workout in the Square. Participants will move to the beat of the music while coordinating high intensity movement for a full body sweat session. All fitness levels are welcome. Sign up for this free class at www.cityplace.com/wellnesswednesdaytm.
Wellness Wednesday: Fitness Hub
September 26; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
As part of the Wellness Wednesday series, Fitness Hub will offer a Zumba class on the Square. For more information on this free class, please visit www.cityplace.com/wellnesswednesdayfitnesshub.
$5 Ticket Tuesdays at AMC Theaters CityPlace
Enjoy a $5 flick at AMC Theaters in CityPlace when you become an AMC Stubs Member, which is free to join! Learn more at www.cityplace.com/5tickettuesdays.
Walking Art Tour
Every Friday and Sunday; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Every Saturday; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 3 – 5 p.m.
Residents and visitors alike are invited to explore Downtown West Palm Beach and its awe-inspiring art installations and murals created by artists from around the globe on this 120-minute guided walking tour. Learn the intention and meaning of various murals and installations while gaining a better understanding of the artists who created them. The tour ends with refreshments and appetizers at Hilton West Palm Beach, an AAA Four Star Hotel at the genesis of the art and cultural movement with over 1,000 pieces of art in collection. Downtown West Palm Beach is an emerging innovative art and cultural destination and we welcome you to explore this vibrant city with us. Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras. Tickets are available for purchase at www.eventbrite.com/e/art-tours-tickets-44146943697.
September Music Performance Series
Every Friday & Saturday; 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Participants will enjoy free, live music on the Square. For more information, please visit www.cityplace.com/septemberlivemusicseries.
This month’s line-up includes:
September 1: Mister Trombone & DJ; Dance Music
September 7: TGIFamily: Food & Fun(d) free family event featuring Mister Trombone Band; Soul & Funk
September 8: Clement Aubrey and Sweet Justice; Reggae
September 14: Mister Trombone Band; Soul & Funk
September 15: Khemistry; Top 40s
September 21: Southern Sounds
September 22: Lauren Echo & the Living Room Band; R&B/Soul Rock
September 28: Jam Band; Top 40s
September 29: Bryant Del Toro; Funk & Rock
Sunday Yoga at the Culture Lab
Every Sunday; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Every Sunday, visitors are invited to enjoy a Vinyasa yoga class held on the second floor of the Culture Lab in the “luggage chapel” surrounded by the sounds of artist Stephen Vitiello’s installation You are the Magic. Sign-up for this donation-based class is available at app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=16336793&appointmentType=7806607.
New Installations at Assemblage
Open Thursday – Sunday; 12 – 6 p.m.
ASSEMBLAGE: An Organically Grown Exhibition is a year-long visual art project on the first floor of the Culture Lab, the former Macy’s storefront-turned-immersive-arts-experience in the CityPlace neighborhood. ASSEMBLAGE currently features works by artists Olek (Poland), Ivan Navarro (Chile/ New York), Ioanna Pantazopoulou (New York/Athens), Jennifer Steinkamp (Los Angeles) and local artists Amy Gross, Sarah Knouse and Phillip Estlund. Additional artists will continue to be integrated until spring of 2019. For more information, please visit www.culturelabwpb.com.
About Related Companies
Founded more than 40 years ago, Related Companies is a fully-integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, fund management, marketing and sales. In West Palm Beach, Related Companies developed the 72-acre CityPlace, CityPlace Office Tower, 400-room Hilton West Palm Beach directly connected to Palm Beach County Convention Center and RH West Palm: The Gallery at CityPlace. The company is currently undertaking the reimagination of downtown West Palm Beach and evolving into the Southeast’s leading district including best-in-class residential, hotel, culinary, entertainment, education, art, culture and retail. For more information on Related Companies, please visit www.related.com.