Friday, December 25, 2015

Macy's Boynton Beach hosts second annual Christmas Breakfast with Santa for preschoolers from historic Osborne School




Taste History CulinaryTours of Historic Palm Beach County is a cultural program operated by the non-profit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History. Macy's is the presenting sponsor. The tour features food tasting with trips to art shops, cultural centers and historic buildings.  One of the historic buildings visited is the non-profit Osborne Schoolhouse in Lake Worth.  The Osborne Schoolhouse was built in 1947 in the Lake Osborne Addition neighborhood in Lake Worth that was settled by Bahamians in 1921. The Bahamians arrived years earlier for farming and to work building oil magnate Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway.  The schoolhouse is now occupied by a non-profit early childhood center named For the Children.
 
 
 
Macy’s Boynton Beach  partnered with the museum to host a Christmas Breakfast with Santa and gift distribution for the preschool students of the historic Osborne School. The breakfast  hosted on December 15th.
It was truly a magical Macy’s day to observe the children’s innocence and enjoyment when receiving their Christmas presents,” says Lori J. Durante, Executive Director of the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History.
 



 
 

























 



























 
This cultural epicurean tour celebrates family-owned bakeries, eateries, juice bars and tea shops; local art galleries and emerging arts districts. Each Taste History Tour is distinct offering guests an enlightening experience of food tastings that are Floribbean and New Fusion cuisines at family-owned eateries; alternate trips along the tour’s Bakery Trail; and visits to local art shops in emerging historic districts off-the-beaten-path.

Taste History has grown to alternately feature more than 5 cities including West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Lantana, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.  

The Taste HistoryCulinary Tours delivers an engaging taste of the cuisine, culture, art and history of historic districts, emerging arts districts and unique off-the-beaten-path areas in West Palm Beach; Lake Worth and Lantana; and Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.    The Taste History sponsors include Macy’s, Iris Apfel and Kingston Fresh.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
 
Taste History has been ranked in USA Today’s 10 Best and also rated by Vacation Idea Dream Magazine as one of the Top 22 Best Things to Do in West Palm Beach. West Palm Beach Magazine designated Taste History as the “Greatest Hits Tour.”  And, the Red Carnation Hotel Collection has selected Taste History Culinary Tours as one of Eight Most Unusual Palm Beach Tours.  Created in 2011, the non-profit Taste History is the first culinary history tour of its kind in Palm Beach County and has grown to feature more than five cities that are West Palm Beach; Lake Worth and Lantana; and Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. The tour partners include family-owned eateries, bakeries, caf├ęs, juice bars, tea bars, art galleries and non-profit cultural centers highlighting emerging local artists. 

Taste History incorporates a rotation of cuisine tastings representing varied cultures.  This epicurean tour combines history, culture and cuisine therefore Taste History infuses food tastings with the history of the State of Florida and the local area along with visits to historic buildings and art shops.

Lori J. Durante, Executive Tour Director, developed the non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours as an extension of the Narrated Bus Tours of Historic Delray Beach that began in 2004 which has hosted more than 8,000 people.  Combining the culinary and narrated tours, more than 11,000 people have been hosted, to date. “I took the Narrated Bus Tour and enriched it by adding food tastings which morphed into the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County,” says Lori J. Durante. 

Other rankings are from the Huffington Post which designated Taste History as one of the “…established food tours in Florida.”  VisitFlorida said about Taste History “…the mission is both education and entertainment.”    The international news agency The Culture Trip has included the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County in its roundup of Florida's 10 Best Food Festivals and Fiestas. 

Effective January 1, 2015, Taste History rates changed to $45 to $50 per person; free for children under age 14 (accompanied by a paid adult family member). Tickets can be purchased at tastehistoryculinarytours.orgPre-payment is required.  For information, call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277 E-mail tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org. Private group and team building tours are also available. The food tours board at Macy's (Outside at the East Entrance) located at 801 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL. 

Offered year-round, the Taste History is a four-hour food-centric narrated excursion of bus riding and four to six blocks of walking through historic districts for alternate visits to bakeries, eateries, juice bars, tea bars and markets for food tastings, food history, food culture facts and foodways information and. At least three to four eateries are visited per Taste History tour along with trips to historic buildings, cultural centers or art shops.  Tour guests meet the restaurant owners and chefs; and directors and artists of the cultural centers and art galleries. Florida history is narrated by a guide.   

Sponsored by Macy’s, Kingston Fresh, Carl and Iris Apfel, the Patricia Ann Ravo Fund; and Boris & Edith Rueger Fund, the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County program is a food eating, art and history experience offered by the non-profit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History (MLFH).  This culinary tour primarily consists of travels to historic West Palm Beach (Various Districts) and Lake Worth on the first Saturday of each month; Lake Worth and Lantana on the second Saturday of each month; and historic Delray Beach and Boynton Beach on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month, year-round at 11am plus private and team building tours are offered during the weekday. 


The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida has been designated one of the official community event partners for the State of Florida’s Viva Florida initiative.  


2016 dates for the Taste History Culinary Tours:

Saturday, January 9, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (January 23, 2016 is Sold-Out)

 

 

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton  Beach

 
Saturday, April 2, 2016 – West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton

 

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 
Saturday, August 6, 2015 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Children & Parents Day 2015 Going Mangos on March 1st. The Pineapple Newspaper Story

Tenth Annual Children & Parents Day Going Mangos on Sunday, March 1

By The Pineapple
February 2014

The nonprofit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History’s tenth annual Children & Parents Day is set for Sunday, March 1, 2015. The theme for the tenth annual Children & Parents Day in Boynton Beach, Florida is celebrating the Mango Fruit, National Nutrition Awareness Month and the State of Florida’s Viva Florida initiative as mango farming connects with Florida’s agriculture history.


“This lively family day event has evolved to incorporate healthy eating presentations, culinary demos, kids cooking classes; and arts for kids and their families,” says Lori J. Durante, Executive Director/Chief Curator for the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History.

The Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History’s tenth annual program is sponsored by style doyenne Iris Apfel, and Target, Kingston Fresh, Coca-Cola, Blue Bell Creameries, Patricia Ann Ravo Fund and Boris & Edith Rueger Fund. The Children & Parents Day’s Resident Chef is Juniper Torres of Someone’s In The Kitchen Catering in West Palm Beach and she will be creating the mango-infused all-you-can eat buffet and conduct a kids cooking class. Mango pastries will be created by pastry chef Anna Orlando of Palermo’s Bakery in Boynton Beach and baker Bonnie Brown of Bonnie’s Best Bites will also conduct kids cooking classes and prepare a 3-D mango cake.

The event will feature mango-infused recipes from Target and the National Mango Board. Students from South Tech Culinary Academy in Boynton Beach will be assisting the chef and bakers with creating the unique mango-laden recipes and the kids cooking classes.

The Artist-in-Resident for the tenth annual Children & Parents Day is Julia Longwell of Lake Worth who will lead interactive mango-theme art-making. The artist-in-resident Julia Longwell is a painter and photographer from New York, New York who currently residents in Lake Worth, Florida. In 2003 she earned her BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. After graduation she traveled to many countries in Central America, spending a year in El Salvador working in rural school districts to raise awareness of ecological issues thru art objects. Julia has had solo exhibitions in Dallas, Texas; West Palm Beach, Florida and Lake Worth, Florida and has been in many group shows in New York and Florida.
Other local artists who will engage children in arts activities are Inge Behrens of Boca Raton; and artists Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro of Artisans on the Ave Gallery in Lake Worth.

Florida Farm Bureau Federation will also be participating with interactive programs at the tenth annual Children & Parents Day. Farming in Florida was primary when Florida became an official State in 1845. The engagement of local farmers, artists and chefs will allow children and families in attendance at Children & Parents Day to learn about careers in those fields too.

The mango fruit theme for the tenth annual Children & Parents Day will include art, history, culinary, nutrition and agriculture. The mango fruit theme will be incorporated in all aspects of the all-day event that involves, arts and crafts workshops conducted by local artists, storybook reading by the “Mango Farmer,” face painting, souvenir photos under the “mango tree,” cooking demos and kids cooking classes hosted by local chefs.

The 2015 Children & Parents Day program also supports First Lady Michelle’s Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign and Chefs Moves to Schools Campaign to help end childhood obesity. The tenth annual Children & Parents Day will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 12 noon to 4pm at the historic Boynton Woman’s Club in Boynton Beach. This historic building was designed by the famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The mango theme for the tenth annual Children & Parents Day will include the following categories art, healthy eating, fitness, farming and Florida history. The fees are inclusive of all arts, crafts, entertainment, souvenir photos and allyou- can-eat buffet. The advance purchase discount rate is $15 per person/senior citizen/adult children age 3 and over; free for children under age 3. Same-day, on-site ticket purchase is $25 per person; free for children under age 3. For more information, call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277. Email: mango@childrenparentsday.org.

Visit www.ChildrenParentsDay.org. Sponsorship Opportunities are still available.

The annual Children & Parents Day was established in 2005 with the purpose of providing a fun-filled day of family adventures with arts, crafts and history education activities for children. MLFH also conducts the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County and the Narrated Bus Tours of Historic Palm Beach County.

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Click here for the 2015 The Pineapple news story

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