Top 10 Things You Need To Know This September In Delray Beach

  1. The Joe Cotton Band will perform at the Delray Beach Playhouse in a special performance benefiting Habitat for Humanity at 8 p.m. on Sept. 14. With a new album being released and, a string of sold-out shows behind them, the band is ready to kick back and entertain themselves in an intimate space, full of lucky ticket-holders. Bill Hartmann will open the show. Tickets $25.
  2.  50 Ocean is taking guests’ tastebuds on an American road trip with a 12-month long dinner series featuring food and libations from coast to coast. “The Great American Road Trip” will take diners on a tour of 12 famous streets, with menus driven by the culture and customs of the spotlighted thoroughfares. Originally scheduled for Sept. 4, diners will eat meals and drinks from Calle Ocho, Miami on Oct. 11. Ticket prices will vary for each dinner and a portion of the cost will benefit local charities.
  3.  There will be a craft festival downtown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 21-22. Crafters will line the street with their wares at the intersection of SE 4th Ave. and Atlantic Ave.
  4.  Delray Medical Center was recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. Delray Medical Center earned a “High Performing” rating for heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) procedures, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for heart failure & COPD care. The hospital was also recognized for its hysterectomy care. It received a 5-star from Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
  5.  Caffe Luna Rosa will hold two wine dinners this month on Sept. 3 and 24. Wine Dinners are $59, plus tax and gratuity for a four-course, wine-paired meal. Reservations are required at 561-274-9404.
  6.  Sample items from Executive Chef and Owner Suzanne Perrotto’s new restaurant Rose’s Daughter while supporting the Delray Beach Public Library from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 17. “Midsummer Night’s Dream and Dolce” features cocktails, Neapolitan pizza,  polenta, mozzarella and zabaglione stations. The price is $30 per person.
  7.  Music at St. Paul’s has named the Delray String Quartet as the Artist-in-Residence for its 32nd season of classical music in Delray Beach. The quartet present a free Sunday afternoon concert on Sept. 22 The concert “Now That’s A Violoa Quintet” will feature the Delray String Quartet & violist Chauncey Patterson. The show begins at 2:30 p.m.
  8.  Join Sandoway Discovery Center at Sandoway Park for the annual International Coastal Clean Up on Sept. 21 from 8-10 a.m. Pre-register with the Sandoway Discovery Center at 561-274-7263. You can download your registration form at: and bring the registration form with you the day of the event.
  9.  Delray Beach artist Sharon Koskoff took home the silver medal in education during the annual President’s Book Awards ceremony last month for her second book “Murals of the Palm Beaches.”
  10.  If you have suffered a loss or are grieving, head to Unity Delray to partake in “The Grief Recovery Method,” an 8-week grief support group program starting Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. Unity minister Ytonna Finnegan will lead the weekly group at 7 p.m. There is no fee; a love offering will be collected. For information, call the church office at 561-276-5796.