Nautical-Inspired Events Make a Major Splash

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (March 7, 2011) — With the annual Palm Beach International Boat Show fast approaching, the City of West Palm Beach is celebrating all things nautical in March with an impressive line-up worthy of putting on your sailor’s cap.

At the Pavilion, guests can see the impressive FREE exhibit “Eco-Treasures: Discovering the Natural Beauty of Palm Beach County.” The exhibition runs from March 10 to April 14 (excluding March 21-28 due to the Boat Show), and is open for viewing Monday through Friday, 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition includes:

• Dynamic Reef and Ocean Habitat Restoration display highlighting our local beaches and reefs featuring local reef fish, coastal vegetation, sand, and a display showcasing an artificial reef project.

• Wooden and stone sculptures by local artist Paul Cummings.

• Magnificent local photography of 36 images taken by local photographers.

• Display of the Lake Worth Lagoon with live mangroves.

• Display of local Natural Areas including native plants and boardwalk.

Other FREE events during the nautical-themed month include:

• Screen on the Green presenting JAWS! Friday, March 11 at 8 pm on the Landing on Waterfront Commons. Bring beach chairs and blankets, and get ready for a jaw-clenching good time.

• Jazz on the Palm, Friday, March 18 from 8 to 10 p.m.: Hear the smooth sounds and cool vocals of Debbie Orta Jazz. Bring your beach chairs and blankets, and enjoy food and beverages under the stars.

• Ginger’s Dance Party, Saturday, March 19 from 7 to 10 p.m.: What do you get when you combine a nautical-themed month and Ginger? A Gilligan’s Island-themed party! This month, guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite character from the beloved television show, Gilligan’s Island! Get ready for Gilligan, Mary Ann, the professor and more to be movin’ and groovin’ at the waterfront party!

Other weekly waterfront events include Clematis by Night each Thursday and the greenmarket on Saturday mornings. For a detailed listing of all events on the waterfront, visit www.wpb.org/waterfront.

The exhibition is co-produced by Palm Beach County and the City of West Palm Beach in conjunction with the Palm Beach International Boat Show. All other events are produced by the City of West Palm Beach.