City takes to Twitter to lure NYC sustainability Mascot to West Palm Beach

Here’s a fun effort from the City of West Palm Beach’s Office of Sustainability: Use Twitter to lure “Birdie”, the “full-time mascot for GreeNYC” to come to Florida.

Birdie, who frequently tweets at the “Birdie_NYC” account has been posting some awfully cold looking pictures to his/her twitter account. If they go with the city’s suggestion, I am sure they would enjoy “trading in the wool hat and scarf for a swimsuit”.

Here are the five reasons the City of West Palm Beach presented to Birdie to convince them to make the flight down:

  1. Lots of sunshine means more solar energy opportunities (and cool sunglasses!)
  2. Paddle boarding would be your new form of alternative transportation
  3. Our wetland and water supply Grassy Waters is excellent for bird baths (ok, just watch out for gators!).
  4. Trade in the wool hat and scarf for a swimsuit
  5. Hang out with your fellow snowbirds every winter

If these reasons weren’t compelling enough, the city’s photoshop experts gave Birdie an idea of how he/she would look on the West Palm Beach waterfront.

It beats being all bundled up!

Birdie has not yet responded via their twitter feed. Maybe he/she is hibernating.


Continuum brings Art to the Heart of the Clematis District

Last night I stopped by the second night of the Continuum event that is taking place this week at 312 Clematis Street. The art and upbeat vibe was as good as any party you’d find at Art Basel or Wynwood.

The pop-up art fair was popping!

Earlier in the week, the parklet was placed in the parking space in front of the 312 Clematis space. This provided benches and a couple tables for people to sit, eat and talk. During the event, the parklet became a pedestal for a pop-up mural which was painted by Eduardo Mendieta.


Downtown’s very own Eduardo Mendieta painting a pop-up mural

If you’ve walked around the downtown area recently you can’t help but notice that there is art everywhere!  Seeing all the art, talent & creativity that we have in our downtown area come together for an event like lets people know that when it comes to Art and Culture we are in the loop.

Maxxx Stiles DJing and tasty hors d'oeuvres provided by Cabana

Maxxx Stiles DJing and tasty hors d’oeuvres provided by Cabana

Last night’s event was called “A Happy Hour with Bombay Sapphire” and featured stations where you could, learn how to make your own mixed drinks. Needless to say, this was a very entertaining process.


Learning how to make a Bombay Sapphire Cosmo

Some of the artists featured in the pop-up art fair include:  Anthony Burks, Sr. Craig McInnnis Helen Kagan, Caron Bowman, Elle Schorr, Eduardo Mendieta with Jay Bellicchi, Nzingah Oniwosan, Caren Hackman, Robert McKnight, Anthony Hernandez, Ilene Adams, Emmanuel Gonzales, JaFleu, Greg Matthews, Barbara Cheives


Great vibe at Continuum

A huge thanks to Downtown Development Authority Executive Director, Raphael Clemente, his team as well as Art Synergy and ArtPalmBeach for setting up this show on Clematis Street.

The team who made it happen

The team who made it happen

The remaining events in the Continuum schedule are:

Indigo Unplugged
Friday, January 24, 2014 12pm – 12am

Saturday, January 25, 2014 12pm – 12am

Brunch And Lecture
Sunday, January 26, 2014 11am – 6pm

Living the life in Downtown West Palm Beach