Jan 122018
 
Annual Key West Craft Show, Jan 27-28

On the subtropical island that has nurtured creative spirits dating back to John James Audubon, aficionados of artistry can discover offerings by more than 80 national and regional exhibitors Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 27-28. The Key West Craft Show, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, is to transform the island’s historic lower Whitehead Street into a lively open-air marketplace. Now in its 33rd year, the event is presented by the Key West Art Center, a nonprofit cooperative organization for local artists established in 1960. Artisan booths are [continue reading…]

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Jan 122018
 
Raise a Glass to Jazz Age Luminaries Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald with Key West Art & Historical Society and Distinguished Speaker Series guest Philip Greene

Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Philip Greene for an evening dedicated to the lore and favorite cocktails of jazz-age darlings Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Starting at 6pm, Thursday, January 26, at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street, fans of history and historic tippling can enjoy the noted author, mixologist, and cocktail historian’s stories, anecdotes and drink recipes while savoring tastings of delicious drinks. Greene will also be signing copies of his book, “The Manhattan: The Story of the First Modern [continue reading…]

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Jan 122018
 
Second in Key West Art & Historical Society Historic Walking Tour series:  Key West Writers and Artists

Key West Art & Historical Society continues it series of educational and entertaining walking tours led by local artist and historian Sharon Wells on Saturday, January 20 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, spotlighting the lives and locales of Key West writers and artists. Said to have more writers per capita than anywhere else in the nation, Key West has long been synonymous with writers and artists, attracting the likes of Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Elizabeth Bishop, John Dewey, Tennessee Williams, Robert Frost, Jose [continue reading…]

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Jan 122018
 
Florida Keys Wildlife Society Launches this Year’s Monthly Full Moon Kayak Excursions

Florida Keys Wildlife Society, the friends group to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges, kicks off this season’s Full Moon Kayak excursions on Monday, January 29th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm, departing Big Pine Kayak Adventures on Bogey Road on Big Pine Key. The 2-hour paddle traverses through Big Pine’s National Key Deer Refuge, one of four wildlife refuges in the Florida Keys and home to the Refuges’ Visitor Center, the Key Deer Bookstore, and the endangered Key deer. “Kayaking in the refuge is [continue reading…]

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Jan 122018
 
January 2018 National Key Deer Refuge Nature and Volunteer Events

  The National Key Deer Refuge is inviting everyone to join in their free guided nature excursions designed for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. In an effort to keep everyone together, the centralized meeting point will be at the National Key Deer Refuge Visitor’s Center, located in the Winn Dixie shopping plaza on Big Pine Key (179 Key Deer Blvd).  All events are family-friendly! Participants are encouraged to bring a hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, water, binoculars, and dress appropriately for the [continue reading…]

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Jan 122018
 
Key West Art & Historical Society and Cuisine Creatives Cook up Third Conch Revival Picnic 

Key West Art & Historical Society and Isle Cook Key West once again join forces to present the “Conch Revival Picnic”- an abundant, picnic-style Conch heritage dinner set to take place Wednesday, January 24 on the grounds of the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters. This year’s event will co-benefit Grimal Grove – a reclaimed tropical fruit park on Big Pine Key, dedicated to the local food movement, which suffered significant damage in hurricane Irma. Prepared by acclaimed chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman, this year’s Picnic [continue reading…]

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Jan 052018
 
Author Teju Cole to Headline Friends of the Library Speaker Series

Monday, January 15, the Key West Friends of the Library will welcome author and critic, Teju Cole, to the podium at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. The talk begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. Seating is at 5:30 on a first come first served basis. Admission is free. Teju Cole is a writer, art historian, and photographer. He is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College and photography critic of the New York Times Magazine. Born in the US in 1975 to Nigerian parents, [continue reading…]

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Jan 052018
 
Historic Key West Cemetery Stroll, January 27, 2018

The first Cemetery Stroll to be offered at the Historic Key West Cemetery this season will take place on January 27, 2018. During the stroll, small groups of visitors will be escorted to gravesites where interpreters will tell the stories of the deceased in brief monologues. The groups are scheduled for departures at 9:30, 9:50, and 10:10 Reservations are necessary, and can be made by calling 305-304-1453. Among the gravesites to be visited are those of the Los Martires de Cuba, the Figueredo plot, the Benjamin Albury family restoration, the Otto [continue reading…]

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Dec 292017
 
Florida Keys Seafood Festival January 13 & 14

The Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association (FKCFA) invite locals and visitors to come and enjoy the freshest seafood caught, prepared and served by local fisherman and their families. The event is held at Bayview Park, located at Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive, on Saturday, January 13 from 11 am to 8 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. The savory seafood menu features fresh Fried Fish baskets or platters with slaw and black beans & rice, Fried clams basket, Grilled Spiny Lobster Platters, Sampler Platters with fish, stone crab, conch [continue reading…]

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Dec 292017
 
A Forgotten Era Remembered: Key West Art & Historical Society Presents “On the Waterfront: Truman Annex Artists” Exhibit at Custom House Museum

On Friday, January 12th from 6:00pm-8:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society kicks off the new exhibit, “On the Waterfront: Truman Annex Artists” putting the spotlight on a relatively unaccounted for era of creativity that helped launch some of the island’s most celebrated artists. The Custom House Museum exhibit in the Bryan Gallery features historic and contemporary works from artists that rented space between 1974-1986 in the decommissioned naval warehouses, machine-shops, and residential facilities for use as studios after the U.S. Navy abandoned their base on the present-day Truman [continue reading…]

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Dec 292017
 
“The Flagler You Don’t Know”

Henry Flagler, one of Florida’s best-known historical figures, is to be the subject of the next Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series event, presented by John Blades, Executive Director Emeritus of Palm Beach’s Flagler Museum. Blades will share insights regarding a number of misconceptions surrounding Flagler and his development of Florida in his presentation, “The Flagler You Don’t Know,” January 11 starting at 6:00pm at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street.

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Dec 292017
 
Book Sale Friends of Key West Library, Jan. 6

Friends of the Key West Library will sponsor their first book sale of 2018 on Saturday, January 6, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, in the Palm Garden next to the library, 700 Fleming Street. This sale features plenty of books: art, biography, cookbooks, history, hobbies, pet care, nature, geography, novels and non-fiction by favorite authors. Children’s and coffee-table books are at super low prices. The Southernmost Boys and Girls Club will be offering home-baked goods at the sale. Proceeds go to the library’s programs, [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #249, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 292017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society and Sharon Wells to Offer Historic Architecture Walking Tour Series

  For history buffs or anyone seeking insight into the classic architecture of Key West, Key West Art & Historical Society will host a series of educational and entertaining walking tours led by local artist and historian Sharon Wells on select Saturdays from January through March.  The first is to take place on Saturday, January 13 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, with a focus on Truman Annex and Historic Whitehead Street. This tour will begin at The Custom House Museum on Front Street, the site [continue reading…]

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Dec 292017
 
Registration Open for Two Remaining Florida Keys Gold Cup Series Sailfish Tournaments

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — The three-pronged Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series, a competition that typically attracts the nation’s elite sport fishermen and -women, is underway in the Florida Keys. Yet interested anglers of all experience levels can still join one or both of the remaining tournaments in waters off Islamorada. The series, whose foundation is rooted in conservation and sportsmanship, kicked off with December’s Islamorada Sailfish Tournament. Second in the renowned triple-crown sequence is the mid-week Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament set for Jan. 24-25, 2018. New and seasoned [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:09 am Issue #249, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 292017
 
SAVE THE DATE: Key West Art & Historical Society and Cuisine Creatives Cook Up This Year’s Conch Revival Picnic

The Key West Art & Historical Society and Isle Cook Key West have teamed up to present a picnic-style Conch heritage dinner and co-benefit for Grimal Grove prepared by acclaimed chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman on Wednesday, January 24 on the grounds of the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters. The picnic will feature a wine and appetizer pairing, a variety of classic Key West/Conch recipes using produce from Grimal Grove, and a Molletes cook-off competition coordinated by Key West Food Tours creator Analise Smith and her [continue reading…]

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