Upcoming Events in the NSB Waterfront LOOP

 

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Through August 2: Wizard of Oz

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will stage Wizard of Oz July 16 – August 2. The cast will bring to life all the magic of the Munchkins, the Flying Monkeys, a tornado, good witches and bad, poppy fields and the special bond of friendship that keeps a rag-tag band of travelers faithful to each other and to their mutual cause. All performances are at 8 p.m. except Sundays, which are 2 p.m. matinees. For more information, please visit www.nsbplayers.org.

 

   

July 30: Summer Concert Series with the Ronnie Rogers Band 

The Ronnie Rogers Band will perform R&B, soul and Motown music from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m., Thursday, July 30, in Old Fort Park.The Summer Concert Series continues through August 6.  The park is on the corner of Sams Avenue and Julia Street in New Smyrna Beach. Lawn chairs or blankets are suggested.  In the event of rain, the concert will be rescheduled.  For more information, please call the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175.

   

August 1: 

1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, August 1, during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday each month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Singer/guitarist Shaina Harperwill play classic rock, country and Top 40 music is from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Christmas Park. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district and at the Hub from 4-8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please log on to the Canal Street Historic District website at www.canalstreetnsb.comor call Lola Duckworth 386.690.8666.

   

August 6: Amy Alysia Duo in Concert

The Amy Alysia Duo will perform jazz and R&B music from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m., Thursday, August 6, in Old Fort Park on the corner of Sams Avenue and Julia Street, New Smyrna Beach.  Lawn chairs or blankets are suggested. For more information, please call the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175.

   

August 7: Music Night at the Hub  

On the second Friday of the month, the Hub on Canal hosts Music Night at the Hub. From 6-9 p.m. enjoy live entertainment. Member admission is free. The fee for non-members is $5. The Hub is at 132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please visit www.thehuboncanal.org or call 386.957.3924. 

   

August 8: Canal Street Cruise 

The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, August 8, along historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly classic car show offers food and entertainment in a historic setting on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, please call Pat Teehan at 386.547.7319.

   

August 15 - December 15: Erin Charpentier & Travis Neel project exhibit 

This series of site-responsive projects explores how the concept of paradise is manifested, constructed, and maintained by workers and inhabitants in New Smyrna Beach. Meet the Artist receptions are from 4-7 p.m., September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5. The exhibit runs August 15-December 15 at the Atlantic Center for the Arts Downtown at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Dr. New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please visit http://www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org .

   

August 20:

8th annual New Smyrna Beach Shrimp & Seafood Festival

The 8th annual New Smyrna Beach Shrimp & Seafood Festival will be from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, August 20, along Flagler Avenue in the NSB Waterfront LOOP, New Smyrna Beach.  More than 30 restaurants will compete for the "Best on the Beach” awards.  They will offer taste sized portions of their specialties for $3 - $5. There also will be live entertainment. Flagler Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from 3-10 p.m. from Pine Street east to S. Atlantic Avenue. For more information on the event, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com.

   
 

August 22: Art Walk on Flagler 

Art Walkwill be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, August 22.  Nearly a dozen local and Florida artists scatter along the Avenue at 12 retail locations. Artists change each month to offer a unique variety of fine art and crafts.  Sponsored by The Gallery Group of Flagler Avenue, the event has been a part of the community for more than six years. For more information, please call (386) 428-1770.

   

August 22: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk

Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, August 22.  During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Peninsula Avenue, at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of S. Atlantic and Flagler Avenue. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for $5. For more information on the progressive wine tasting, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com

 

   

August 28: Family Fun Night 

When a caravan of gourmet food trucks rolls into the New Smyrna Beach Waterfront LOOP this month, they’ll set up amidst a scene of family fun. The tasty caravan will be part of Family Fun Night from 5-9 p.m., August 28, in Riverside Park, 105 S. Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach. The Uptuit Band will play classic rock, blues and more beginning at 6:30 p.m. Additional activities include water slides, pony rides, face painting, a balloon artist and a stilt walker. The event is hosted by the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation and Events Department. For more information, please call 386.424.2175. 

   

August 29: Cheeseburger Paradise

The annual Cheeseburger in Paradise event will be from 5-9 p.m., Saturday, August 29, at the Woman’s Club, 403 Magnolia St., New Smyrna Beach. Taste foods from 15 restaurants and enjoy live music and dancing. Tickets are $75 per single or $100 per couple and may be purchased online at  www.Cheeseburger-Paradise.org. Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach, the event raises funds for youth scholarships and activities. 

 

   

September 3 - 13: Lost in Yonkers  

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will stage Lost in Yonkers September 3 - 13. By America's great comic playwright, this memory play is set in Yonkers in 1942. All performances are at 8 p.m. except Sundays, which are 2 p.m. matinees. For more information, please visit www.nsbplayers.org.

   

September 5:

1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk 

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, September 5, during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday each month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Singer/keyboardist Bob Thames will play saltwater soul from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Christmas Park. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district and at the Hub from 4-8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please log on to the Canal Street Historic District website at www.canalstreetnsb.comor call Lola Duckworth 386.690.8666.

   

September 5 - October 17:

Richard Heipp exhibition: Paintings Like Picture 2015

The Atlantic Center for the Arts Downtown alt_space Gallery will feature Richard Heipp’s exhibit Paintings Like a Picture 2015 from September 5 – October 17. The exhibit is free at the gallery, 123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach.  For more information, please call (386) 428-1133 or visit Learn more: http://artsondouglas.net/collections/richard-heipp

   

September 11: Music Night at the Hub  

On the second Friday of the month, the Hub on Canal hosts Music Night at the Hub. From 6-9 p.m. enjoy live entertainment. Member admission is free. The fee for non-members is $5. The Hub is at 132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please visit www.thehuboncanal.org or call 386.957.3924. 

   

September 12: Canal Street Cruise

The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, September 12, along historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly classic car show offers food and entertainment in a historic setting on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, please call Pat Teehan at 386.547.7319.

   

September 17: The History of Bethune Beach 

Join author Ethel Cook-Wilson at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 17, when she discusses her book Isn’t that God’s Water. This book a look at Mary McLeod Bethune and her efforts to create a beachfront community that was available to African-Americans during the later years of segregation. The discussion will be held at the New Smyrna Museum of History, 120 Sams Ave, New Smyrna Beach. 

   

September 19: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk

Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, September 19.  During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Peninsula Avenue, at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of S. Atlantic and Flagler Avenue. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for $5. For more information on the progressive wine tasting, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com .

   
 

September 19: Art Walk on Flagler

Art Walkwill be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, September 19.  Nearly a dozen local and Florida artists scatter along the Avenue at 12 retail locations. Artists change each month to offer a unique variety of fine art and crafts.  Sponsored by The Gallery Group of Flagler Avenue, the event has been a part of the community for more than six years. For more information, please call (386) 428-1770.

   

September 25-27:

15th annual New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival

The 15th annual New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival will be September 25-27 at intimate venues around the LOOP. Most performances are free. For more information, please log on to http://www.newsmyrnabeachjazzfestival.com/ or call 386.423.9760.

   

September 29 - October 8:

26th annual Senior Games

The kickoff of the 26th Annual Senior Games will be at 9 a.m., September 29, at the Babe James Community Center, 201 N Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach. The games run from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. through October 8 at various New Smyrna Beach venues. Activities include shuffleboard, basketball, track and field, card games, bowling and much more! People age 50 and older are encouraged to participate. For more information, please contact the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation & Special Events Department at 386.424.2175. 

   

October 2: Night at the Museum 

The annual Night at the Museum will be from 6-9 p.m, Friday, October 2, at the New Smyrna Museum of History,120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Tickets are $30 and include food, beverage, live entertainment and live auction. This year's theme is "Brews and the Blues." Proceeds benefit the New Smyrna Museum of History. For more information, please call 386.478.0052.

   

October 3: Blocktobertfest on Canal Street 

Blocktoberfest returns to the Canal Street Historic District from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, October 3.  This year, Hoopla in Christmas Park runs from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. with sessions on the art of hula hooping including beginner, advanced and Yoga with hoops. Sponsored by the Canal Street Historic District, merchants will host Paint Canal Street Pink – a breast cancer survivor awareness and research fundraiser. Visit shops and the information booth for ways to donate. Blocktoberfest also includes the monthly Art Stroll/Gallery Walk and live music. For more information, please contact Lola Duckworth 386.690.8666.

   

October 3:

1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk 

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, October 3, during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday each month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Joseph Harrison will play blues, rock and jazz from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Christmas Park. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district and at the Hub from 4-8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please log on to the Canal Street Historic District website at www.canalstreetnsb.comor call Lola Duckworth 386.690.8666.

 

   

October 10: Music Night at the Hub  

On the second Friday of the month, the Hub on Canal hosts Music Night at the Hub. From 6-9 p.m. enjoy live entertainment. Member admission is free. The fee for non-members is $5. The Hub is at 132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please visit www.thehuboncanal.org or call 386.957.3924. 

   

October 11: Canal Street Cruise 

The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, October 11, along historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly classic car show offers food and entertainment in a historic setting on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, please call Pat Teehan at 386.547.7319.

   

October 15: Florida in World War II 

Dr. Nick Wynne, Florida Historical Society past executive director, will discuss the role Florida played during World War II at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 15, at the New Smyrna Museum of History, 120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach.  Wynne is the author of more than 20 books including Florida in World War II: Floating Fortress. He will be available to sign copies after the presentation. For more information, please call the Museum at (386) 478-0052. 

   

October 15-25: Deathtrap

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will stage Deathtrap October 15-25. Suspense mounts steadily as the play’s plot twists and turns with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments. All performances are at 8 p.m. except Sundays, which are 2 p.m. matinees. For more information, please visit www.nsbplayers.org.

   

October 16-18: Project Pink 

The 3rd annual Project Pink runs October 16-18 and includes a Bra's for Ta-Tas Breast Cancer fundraiser and silent auction. Two additional events on Saturday, October 17, include a Chili Cook-Off with proceeds benefitting breast cancer charities and a Craft Beer Festival offering a taste of more than 100 craft beers. Tickets for both events are $10. For more information, please visit www.partyonflagler.com.

   
 

October 24: Art Walk on Flagler 

Art Walkwill be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, October 24.  Nearly a dozen local and Florida artists scatter along the Avenue at 12 retail locations. Artists change each month to offer a unique variety of fine art and crafts.  Sponsored by The Gallery Group of Flagler Avenue, the event has been a part of the community for more than six years. For more information, please call (386) 428-1770.

   

October 24: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk

Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, October 24.  During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Peninsula Avenue, at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of S. Atlantic and Flagler Avenue. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for $5. For more information on the progressive wine tasting, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com.

   

October 28-Nov. 1: Love Songs for Lonely Monsters

A cast of 25 merry monsters will sing of unrequited love October 28 – November 1 at The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach. Expect the unexpected as your favorite Hollywood monsters sing, dance and spoof all the classics. One thing is certain: the laughs will be non-stop! Celebrate your Halloween weekend surrounded with love and affection.  This fundraiser for the theatre features the Rick Martorano Singers. 

   

October 31: 41st annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest 

The 41st Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest begins at 4 p.m., Saturday, October 31, at the corner of Orange and Canal streets and will proceed east on Canal Street to the Chamber of Commerce parking lot.  The costume contest for children and adults begins immediately following the parade. Only homemade costumes will be judged.  No pre-registration is required.  For more information, please call the City of New Smyrna Beach at 386.424.2175. 

   

October 31:

8th annual New Smyrna-Ween Creepy Crawl 

Pretend ghouls and goblins will head to Flagler Avenue for the biggest creepy bash in the LOOP. The 8th annual New Smyna-Ween Creepy Crawl will be from 8 p.m. - 2 a.m., Saturday, October 31, and will include more than 10 adult costume contests with prizes and specials.  For more information, please visit www.partyonflagler.com .

   
 

November 19: Lost Roadside Attractions 

James “Zach” Zacharias, will discuss Lost Roadside Attractions at 6:30 p.m., November 19, at the New Smyrna Museum of History, 120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach. One example of a lost attraction is Bongoland that was located in Port Orange. This attraction is now home to Sugar Mill Gardens. Zacharais is the senior curator of education and curator of history at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach. For more information, please call the museum at 386.478.0052. 

   
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