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Celebrating Clematis Street's 200 Block

Streetscape Project Creates More Shade, More Space for People

A wide angle view of Clematis Street looking West

On November 7, 2019, as part of the West Palm Beach 125th Anniversary series of celebrations, West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James, City leaders, project managers from the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, partners and local merchants participated in a ribbon cutting to celebrate the unveiling of the newly constructed 200 block of Clematis Street. A Street Soiree including live music, and food and drink tastings from local businesses, followed the ceremony. The renovated 200 block features wider sidewalks with more shade trees, narrowed traffic lanes and a curbless street design to allow for an easier and more enjoyable pedestrian experience along the award-winning historic corridor. Phase II of the Clematis Streetscape project continues in the 100 block and is expected to wrap up in December 2019. The 200 Block of Clematis Street will officially open to traffic on November 8, 2019

 
 

Happy 125th Anniversary West Palm Beach!

 

Public Meetings

The public is invited and encouraged to attend WPB public meetings. 

***Meetings held in the Commission Chambers, Mayors' Board Room,and Flagler Gallery are located at City Hall, which is located at 401 Clematis Street***

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2019

  • City Hall Closed

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019

  • 8:30 a.m., Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (Police Community Room, 600 Banyan Blvd.)
  • CANCELED: Mayor/Commission Work Session
  • 3:00 p.m., Nominating Advisory Committee (Mayors' Board Room)
  • 4:00 p.m., Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee (City Center, 3rd Floor, Parks & Rec. Dept.)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m., Downtown Action Committee (Commission Chambers)
  • 9:00 a.m., ECR Board Meeting (Flagler Gallery)
  • 1:00 p.m., Plans & Plat Review Committee (Mayors' Board Room)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019

  • 8:00 a.m., Police Athletic League (Police Community Room, 600 Banyan Blvd.)
  • 11:00 a.m., City Commission Agenda Review (Mayors' Board Room)
  • 5:30 p.m., Education Advisory Committee (Mayors' Board Room)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019

  • 11:00 a.m. VEBA Trust Fund – Elected Officials, Mgmt I & II Plan (Human Resources, 3rd Floor Conference Room, No. 3)
 
 
 

Join us at the Surfing Florida Museum in the vibrant West Palm Beach Warehouse District for a free, award-winning documentary film co-hosted by the Surfing Florida Museum and the City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability on Friday evening, November 15th. "Blue the Film" takes us on a provocative journey into our ocean realm, witnessing a critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice. The Surfing Florida Museum, located at 1400 Elizabeth Ave., will open at 7 p.m. The film is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m..

 

Save the date for the City of West Palm Beach’s annual holiday tree lighting! After nearly a month-long preparation, “Sandi,” the world’s only 700-ton sand tree will be ready to make her debut at Clematis by Night on Thursday, December 5. Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. The 35-foot star of the City’s annual Holiday in Paradise campaign will bring merriment and cheer through December 31, including nightly light shows and a cast of supporting characters.

 

Save the Date! Mayor James to Deliver

2020 State of the City

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Palm Beach County Convention Center, 640 Okeechobee Blvd.

Join us! West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James will deliver the 2020 State of the City Address at the January Breakfast of the Chamber of the Palm Beaches. Mayor James will reflect on the City’s recent accomplishments and announce updates on key city priorities. Arrive early and network with elected officials and other community leaders while enjoying fresh coffee. Free breakfast and parking will be provided. 

 
 

Family fun at the Vision Zero WPB

Community Block Party!

Learning how to be safe CAN be lots of FUN at the Vision Zero West Palm Beach Community Block Party! Join us as we celebrate safety AND our City's 125th anniversary! There will be fun FREE family activities, giveaways and more! Free bike helmets while supplies last!

Saturday, November 16, 2019; 10 a.m. - Noon

Fire Station #3, 5050 Broadway

 

Grassy Waters Preserve Boardwalk

Hike & Snail Craft

View of Cypress Boardwalk at Grassy Waters

This FREE program is designed for children ages 4 and over who must be accompanied by an adult. Each program includes a family-friendly guided boardwalk hike and an opportunity to create a craft to take home.

WHERE: Grassy Waters Preserve, 8264 Northlake Blvd, WPB

Saturday, November 30, 2019, 2-3:30 p.m.: Feathered Friends

Join us for a free family-friendly guided boardwalk hike to search for our unique wetland birds. Learn more about their amazing adaptations and how their feathers were used by humans throughout history. Create and decorate your very own craft binoculars to take home!

Wear closed-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen and bring a refillable water bottle. Reservations are required for all programs (561) 804-4985

 

Mandel Public Library is moving Yoga to Howard Park Community Center for Nov.

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is making some exciting technology improvements to our public spaces on the 2nd and 3rd floors, including the Auditorium, where yoga classes currently take place. Due to the temporary closing of the Auditorium, we are moving the library’s weekly Tuesday and Saturday yoga classes to Howard Park Community Center located at 1302 Parker Avenue, just south of Okeechobee Blvd. City residents can bring a mat and join yogi Priyanka Shanbag (RYT 200 certified) for a FREE gentle vinyasa (flow) practice during the following days and times:

Tuesdays: November 12, 19, 26, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM and 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturdays: November 16, 23, 30, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

The classes are FREE; however optional donations are accepted by instructor at time of class. For more information, please call the library at 561-868-7701.

 
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FREE EVENTS & ACTIVITES!

***Library is located at 411 Clematis Street***

For more information on any of these activities or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

NOTE: Mandel Public Library will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day, November 11, 2019.

Create a Spirograph Pendant Necklace

Tuesday, November 12

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Join Craftcation Conference alumni Peggie Miller and create a beautiful piece of jewelry that doubles as art. You will learn how to use different color fiber and a frame to design a lightweight attractive piece in the shape of a spirograph. All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels. Registration required and begins on Thursday November 7 at 10:00 AM.

 Global Hotspots: U.S. China Relations

Wednesday, November 13

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Join retired US Army Colonel and government analyst Al Biegel for an insightful look at the present and future threats of China. 

Comic Book & Pop Culture Club

Wednesday, November 13

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Square One, 2nd Floor

Join us in an open, friendly environment where comic book and pop culture fans can gather to discuss all aspects of the industry including comics, movies, TV shows, toys, games, and more.

 Create Fabulous Fabric Jewelry

Thursday, November 14

5:45 PM – 8:00 PM

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Join local artist and jewelry maker Amanda Linton and learn how to create stunning jewelry out of simple fabric and make it look incredible. All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels. Registration is required.

SCORE: All You Want to Know About Contracts

Saturday, November 16

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Square One, 2nd Floor

Join SCORE, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses through mentoring and education, to learn more about contracts. This lecture will teach you a basic understanding of contracts, detrimental contract provisions to avoid, and crucial items that should be included. Registration required.

2019 Read Together Palm Beach County Book Discussion

Saturday, November 16

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Florida Room, 4th floor

Come join a lively discussion with our librarians of this year’s Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County’s Read Together selection: One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood. 

 

WPB TV Headlines

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VIDEO: City Commission Meeting (November 4, 2019)

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VIDEO: WPB Celebrates 125 Exciting Years

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VIDEO: Renovated 200 block of Clematis Street Opens with Celebration

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VIDEO: WPB Honors Vets with 'Veterans Appreciation Day'

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VIDEO: WPB Public Utilities Educational Fair Marks City's 125th Anniversary

 
 
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