Spady Museum Rings in 2016 with MLK Breakfast and More

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DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 Northwest 5th Ave. in Delray Beach, presents a new exhibit this month on the imagery of the historic Bahamas. Color and black-and-white images taken from 1870-1938, by several different photographers, depict the pristine nature, cultural lifestyle, indigenous plant life, regional landmarks, characteristic architecture and artistic beauty of the Bahamas before the advent of modernization and industrialization. Curated by the Spady Museum, the intimate photographic exhibit will be on display through May 2016. The museum will offer its popular Ride and Remember Trolley Tour on Jan. 9 and Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. When you board the Ride & Remember Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive. Illustrated with colorful stories of the personalities and happenings that influenced the growth of the city, the tour does more than relay facts – it draws the riders back in time. Don’t miss the interactive, personalized stories of Delray Beach’s interesting origins and development, funded by: State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Visit Florida, Palm Beach County, Tourist Development Council, and Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. FUNK-SWAY returns to Spady Museum on Jan. 16, from 7-9:30 p.m. In collaboration with Smooth Bounce Entertainment, FUNK-SWAY is a mini-music fest, where a live local band delivers dynamic R&B, jazz and Latin sounds that get audiences dancing. $10 per person (cash only). Food will be provided by vendors for an additional cost. The Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, Jan. 18, from 8:30-10 a.m., is an inspirational start to the day of service that the King holiday embodies. The program includes a hearty breakfast, insightful discourses by community leaders and inspirational performances at the Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Avenue, Delray Beach. $30 per person. The event is sponsored by: Delray Beach Redevelopment Agency, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Palm Beach County, Tourist Development Council and Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. The Spady Living Heritage Festival brings music, food, demonstrations, games and cultural fun to the streets on Feb. 20, from 5-10 p.m. This free family event features live performances for all ages in front of the Spady Museum. Bring the kids and grandparents and enjoy a fun-filled evening during Black History Month. This party is an annual event by the Spady Museum, dedicated to the history of African, Caribbean and Haitian people. It’s funded by: National Endowment for the Arts, Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Palm Beach County, Tourist Development Council, Visit Florida and Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Don’t miss the next installment of Delray Speaks: A Community Conversation about Black Opera Singers, on Feb. 24 from 7-8 p.m. Delray Speaks is a community forum intended to encourage open dialogue about relevant topics affecting residents and visitors of South Florida. The forum is hosted by the Spady Museum and facilitated by Delray Beach residents. Topics are selected at random by forum participants and organizers. All opinions expressed are acknowledged and respected and belong solely to their owners and do not necessarily reflect those of the Spady Museum, the facilitator or the forum organizers. These forums are open to the public and everyone is welcome. Delray Speaks is funded by: Delray Beach Redevelopment Agency, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information about upcoming events or the museum’s exhibits, call (561) 279-8883 or visit www.spadymuseum.com.