Light Up The Night in Pineapple Grove

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The Pineapple Grove Arts District will once again be in the spotlight when the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC) presents Light Up the Night ON THE AVE, Pineapple Grove’s Brightest Night Ever on Thursday evening, May 15. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is coming to Delray Beach in a big way as a presenting sponsor of ON THE AVE. Marking the return of ON THE AVE for 2014, the celebration will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. and will feature light displays on NE 2nd Avenue in artistic and creative ways. “Light can change everything. It’s very appealing and it can create a whole new atmosphere,” says DBMC Special Events Manager Jarrod White. When the sun goes down that Thursday, the lights will come up in Pineapple Grove in ways that most visitors will have never seen before. Using mainly energy-efficient LED lighting, the DBMC has teamed up with EMS Technologies to place ground lights of various colors along Pineapple Grove Way, creating an inviting atmosphere and a new look to the area’s buildings and landscaping. The night will also feature 300 balloons with LED lights inside displayed creatively along with several 3D color-changing light walls. “One of our goals is to showcase light as art,” White says. “Many people appreciate a great painting or an outstanding performance but we want to introduce audiences to a different kind of art they can have fun with.” Light will come together with entertainment in the 100 block of Pineapple Grove Way as a larger 3D Light Wall, donated along with the others by 3D Designer Walls Company, will provide the backdrop for the music of Drew Tucker & Brass Monkey, featuring Bill Muter. Also appearing will be Brendan O’Hara, who will be performing in a style defined as “roots rock” on baby grand piano as well on guitar, and the Lynn University String Quartet, giving a new sound to some familiar tunes. For those who enjoy photography, Lynn University photographic art students will display their work in an open-air exhibit. Visitors are also encouraged to visit presenting sponsor Seminole Casino Coconut Creek for information and giveaways. In keeping with efforts to include several interactive elements in On The Ave, the DBMC will offer several activities for children, coordinated by Avenue Church, including face painting and sidewalk chalk art. Both kids and adults will have the chance to show off their artistic talent with Canvas Art – painting on several canvases donated by Hands Office Supply – or engage in a game of chess with life-size pieces. New to ON THE AVE is a mini scavenger hunt put on by the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Non-profit Council, which will host the citywide Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt on June 21. For those who want to relax and unwind, the Hyatt Place Delray Beach will be offering a “Chill Lounge” in the roundabout entrance, where visitors can enjoy a cold beer in an inviting environment. Of course, visitors will also have a chance to visit the many shops and restaurants in the Pineapple Grove Arts District. “ON THE AVE is one more way to support our local businesses throughout the entire city during the shoulder and summer seasons,” says Stephanie Immelman, executive director of the DBMC. “Holding this first ON THE AVE of the year in Pineapple Grove Arts District will shine a bright light on all the area has to offer.” In addition to Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, sponsors for ON THE AVE include:

  • Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
  • 3D Wall Company
  • EMS Technologies
  • Hyatt Place Delray Beach
  • Lynn University
  • Pineapple Grove Arts District
  • Seek in the City
  • Sun Sentinel
  • Woo Creative

“ON THE AVE is a great event that showcases so much of what Delray Beach has to offer,” says Diane Colonna, CRA Executive Director. “The CRA is a proud supporter of this event, and we look forward to continuing to support the DBMC in its effort to generate activity within our district.” For more information, go to www.OnTheAveDelrayBeach.com. About Seminole Casino Coconut Creek: Seminole Casino located in Coconut Creek offers the market’s most fully integrated, energized, stylish and upscale local’s casino experience featuring 2,300 Las Vegas style slots, live table games such as blackjack, baccarat and poker. Under its roof, the casino has the region’s most sought-after steakhouse NYY Steak, Sorrisi Italian Restaurant and the New York-style 1st Street Deli. Guests can entertain with Live Music and listen to tunes of region’s top DJs at The Legends Lounge, Nectar and Sunset Grill. The Pavilion, 1,200-seat capacity entertainment venue has been a home to acts like Tony Orlando, Frank Sinatra Jr. Joan Collins and many more. Open 24/7, 365 days, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at the corner of U.S. 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road at 5550 NW 40 Street. For more information, call 954.977.6700; visit us online at seminolecasinococonutcreek.com or facebook.com/seminolecasinocococreek. Follow them on Twitter @SemCasinoCoCo. For more information, contact DBMC at 561.279.1380 or visit www.VisitDelrayBeach.org.