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2014 Shipyard Summer Concert Series- The Barbone Street Band

Thursday, August 28, 2014
7:00 pm 

This free concert series will feature The Barbone Street Band (New Orleans Jazz & Dixie Land) from 7-8:30 p.m. under the colored cranes at Dravo Plaza which is located on Justison Street next to the Shipyard Shops. Concert attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy entertainment.

For more information or questions regarding concert status due to inclement weather please call (302)425-4890 ext. 109 or visit us at



Canoeing The Riverfront

Saturday, August 23, 2014
10:00 am

Saturday, August 23, 10-1pm

Member/Non-Member: $15/$20

Learn how to canoe while taking in the beautiful Riverfront view. Become an expert on how to prepare for a paddle, travel down the river, and other basic techniques as you canoe on the Christina River. watch for herons, Wood Ducks, beavers, and more.



Visit the beautiful Brandywine Valley Labor Day and get one-time admission to 11 top Brandywine Valley attractions with the passport. Particpating museums and gardens include the Delaware Museum of Art, the Delaware Museum of Natural History, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Delaware Historical Society, Hagley Museum, Longwood Gardens, Mt. Cuba Center, Nemours, Rockwood and the Costumes of Downton Abbey® exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. - See more at:


By Kids, For Kids - H2Oh!: The Amazing Power of Water

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 

Location: Hagley Museum & Library 


By Kids, For Kids - H2Oh!: The Amazing Power of Water
Tuesday, July 15th
Saturday, July 19th
1:00 to 4:00 PM

Dive into the amazing world of water- without getting wet!  From aquatic life to astounding innovations, water influences both our daily life and the future.  Discover how the Brandywine River shaped the world in the nineteenth century, and chill out with some watery treats. This program is developed by Hagley’s Youth Leadership Program. Activities are included in regular admission and free for members.

Location Details
Hagley Museum & Library
Wilmington DE 



July 4th Parade

  • Date: July 4, 2014
  • Time: 9:30am
  • Location:
    Main Street
    ClaytonDE 19938

    The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Main Street and School Lane in Clayton, Delaware and end at Metal Masters on Industrial Boulevard.  Lineup area will begin at 7:30 a.m. on School Lane.  

    Immediately after the parade there will be festivities at the Smyrna Municipal Park.  There will be food, game vendors, and entertainment.  There will also be a carnival going on at the park during that week.  At dusk there will be fireworks at the James T. Vaughn Smyrna/Clayton Little League Park.


Wednesday on the Water

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
5:30 pm 

Enjoy a wine tasting on the river, Wednesdays in June, July and August. Board at the Dravo Dock near the Shipyard at 5:30, 6:30, or 7:30pm, for a one-hour cruise with hand selected wines. from This unique outing is perfect for happy hour or an after-dinner drink! Cost is $15 per person, which includes wine. Must be 21 or older. To reserve your spot, please contact Yvette Rouse at 302-425-4890 ext. 109.

You can pre-order Cheese, Fruit, Crackers & Pepperoni for $6.00 per person (packaged for each individual), courtesy of Shop Rite, to enjoy while you cruise. Contact Yvette Rouse at 302-425-4890 ext. 109 to order.



Give a tree a hug. Grab a coffee mug.

The Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail is a unique byway for cycling and walking that spans country and city, linking White Clay Creek State Park, the University of Delaware and Downtown Newark. 

The Rail Trail is truly a trailblazer, a conduit for safe walking and other means of non-motorized transportation. It’s also a hip, healthy mode for accessing restaurants, shops and other attractions in Newark while promoting fitness and reducing traffic congestion.

Imagine, cycling through parklands directly into Newark’s lively downtown district. Take a coffee break at a local bistro. Meet with friends and browse a boutique. Get back on your bike and hit the trail.

The fully paved, lighted and accessible trail cost $4.7 million and took 10 years to develop. It opened in 2012 and is open year round for people to enjoy.

The trail follows the route of the former Pomeroy Railroad, whose tracks for freight trains were abandoned in 1939. Passenger trains stopped running in 1928. A predecessor of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the line connected Newark with Pomeroy, Pa. 

These days, the Rail Trail, in connection with the east-west Hall Trail, provides better access to public transportation. The trail connects to the Newark Transit Center at Main Street, where people can travel by bus to neighboring communities.  


Canoeing The Christina River And Marshes

Saturday, May 31, 2014
1:30 pm

Saturday, May 31, 1:30 - 4:30 pm -- Member/Non-Member: $20/$35

Ride the tide! Join us as we explore the urban marshlands of the Christina River. Get a closer look at our resident Osprey nest and a unique view of the city skyline as we paddle through the winding channels of our freshwater marsh. Immerse yourself in the grassy habitat of Great Blue Herons, American Beaver and colorful dragonflies.




Glittering fireworks and colorful fountains light up the night sky and dance to exciting music on select evenings in the midst of our Gardens' lush, natural beauty.

Big Band and Broadway—Saturday, May 24 at 9:15 pm

Our May 24 show features favorite classics from the Big Band era and famed Broadway musicals, including Give My Regards to BroadwayHarlem Nocturne,Manhattan LullabyLuck Be A LadyMoonlight SerenadeIn the MoodString of Pearls, and more.



National Macaroon Month
Month of May
Java Corner, The Grill, and Hotel du Pont Front Desk

The Hotel du Pont is known for their famous macaroons! National Macaroon Day occurs on May 31, however, we’re celebrating “Macaroon Month” beginning May 5th! Each week, the Hotel du Pont Pastry Shop will feature a different macaroon preparation, in addition to our traditional variety! Macaroons will be available for purchase at the Java Corner, the Grill, and the Hotel du Pont Front Desk.

Week of May 5: White Chocolate dipped macaroons featuring a heart design, just in time for Mother’s Day! – ½ dozen for $3
Week of May 12: Coconut macaroons – ½ dozen for $3
Week of May 19: Dark Chocolate dipped macaroons – ½ dozen for $2.50
Week of May 26: Our traditional macaroons – ½ doz for $2


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