West Palm Beach also known as West Palm, is the largest and most populous city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The city is also the oldest incorporated municipality in South Florida. According to the US Census Bureau, in 2010 the city had an estimated population of 99,919.
In the 1960s, Palm Beach County's first enclosed shopping mall, the Palm Beach Mall, and an indoor arena were completed. These projects led to a brief revival for the city but crime continued to be a serious issue and by the early 1990s there were high vacancy rates downtown. Since the 1990s, developments such as CityPlace and the preservation and renovation of 1920s architecture in the nightlife hub of Clematis Street have seen a downtown resurgence in the entertainment and shopping district.
SunFest is Florida's largest waterfront music festivalSunFest - is an annual music, art, and waterfront festival in Florida, founded in 1982 to draw visitors to the area during the ‘shoulder season’, or April and May. SunFest has an annual attendance of more than 275,000 people. Artists who have performed include Carrie Underwood, John Mayer, Ray Charles, Ludacris, Nelly, Lenny Kravitz, Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Dylan, Kenny G, Earth Wind and Fire, Cyndi Lauper, Pink Floyd and The Wailers. SunFest is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
CityPlace – Opened in 2000 where single family homes and dilapidated apartments once stood. There is a multi-plex movie theater, IMAX Theater, several night clubs (comedy, dance), restaurants, clothing and home-decor retail outlets and multi-story town houses and apartments.
Clematis Street – is West Palm Beach's historic shopping venue, now home to Clematis by Night, an outdoor event held on the street with live music and food.
Antique Row– a shopping district on the south side of the city along Dixie Highway. Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, and House Beautiful have all heralded Antique Row as one of the east coast's premier antique districts, considered the "antique design center" of Florida.
WAYF 88.1 FM West Palm Beach, FL Christian Contemporary
WLDI 95.5 FM Juno Beach, FL Top-40
WMBX 102.3 FM Jensen Beach, FL Hip Hop
WNEW 106.3 FM Jupiter, FL Urban Contemporary
W296AW (WJFP) 107.1 FM Mangonia Park, FL Urban Contemporary
WMEN 640 AM Royal Palm Beach, FL Sports
WBZT 1230 AM West Palm Beach, FL News/Talk
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
All Dolled Up Salons - Category: Black Hair Salons - 2835 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 (561) 478-3504 - (visit website)
Janice Massey Its Only Natural - Category: Black Hair Salons - Congress And 45th Street, West Palm Beach, Florida (561) 572-5934
Jaz'e Chic - Category: Black Hair Salons - West Palm Beach, FL 33407, USA (561) 674-5893
Joya Style Hair - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1701 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, Florida (800) 337-4615
Karline's Salon & Spa - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1610 W 15th St, West Palm Beach FL 33404-5204 (561) 932-0103
Kimberly Winn - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1900 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida (561) 687-7690
Luxury Hair Care - Category: Black Hair Salons - 252 Piper Ridge, West Palm Beach, Florida (561) 383-8178
Nappy Cuts Natural Hair and Barber Studio - Category: Black Hair Salons - 2825 N.Military Trail suite 15 West Palm Beach FL 33409 (561) 572-5934
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
T & B Transportation - Category: Transportation Services - A new transportation company here in West Palm Beach. Reasonable rates. 5240 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach FL (561) 305-8907
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
African American Heritage Book - Category: Bookstores - 515 Northwood Rd; West
Palm Beach, FL 33407-5817 (561) 835-3551
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
BB King's Blues Club - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 550 S Rosemary Ave Suite 236 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 420-8600 - (visit website)
Curlys Caribbean - Category: Caribbean - 1892 Abbey Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 (561) 434-7077
Mema's Soul Food Restaurant - Category: Soul Food Restaurant - 1029 N Tamarind Ave West Palm Beach, FL 33401-3242
(BPRW) THE GERALD WILLIAMS LEGACY FOUNDATION TO HOST INAUGURAL CHARITY OPEN
- Golf Tournament was held for October 20th at The President County Club in West Palm Beach -
(BLACK PR WIRE) – WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Gerald A. Williams Legacy Foundation Charity Open took place on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at The President Country Club, 2300 Presidential Way, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Proceeds from the Charity Open benefitted the Gerald A. Williams, Esq. Law Academy Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, and the Gerald A. Williams Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
The Charity Open Host Committee includes members from the business, legal, academic and religious communities who are contributing time and resources to this worthwhile fundraising event in honor of the late Mr. Gerald A. Williams, a revered friend and colleague.
Mr. Williams’ life-long work in the areas of labor and employment law, and public education helped to empower men, and women throughout Florida. In a legal career spanning more than 30 years, he was an inspiration to many teachers and students. He advocated tirelessly for public education, serving as counsel to numerous school boards.
A 1975 graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, Mr. Williams was among the first African-American graduates of UF Law. In honor of his distinguished leadership and contributions to the legal profession, government and education, on February 2, 2012, the College Law Center Association (LCA) Board of Trustees unanimously approved Mr. Williams’ induction to the University of Florida Levin College of Law Heritage of Leadership Recognition Society. Heritage of Leadership inductees have a permanent place of recognition in the college’s Holland Hall, where their accomplishments and contributions to the state of Florida and the university are celebrated. As the first African-American inductee to the society, Mr. Williams’ work to improve the administration of justice and serve humanity will have a long-standing impact on future generations.
Registration for The Gerald A. Williams Legacy Foundation Charity Open was $150 per person and $500 for a foursome. Sponsorships at various levels were available. The Foundation and event Host Committee invited all citizens who support distinguished student leadership, service and academic achievement to join them for a day of golf, recognition and fun. For additional information about Charity Open, please call 1-877-252-2577, ext: 222 or visit the website at www.GAWLF4CHARITY.ORG
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St Paul African American Methodist Episcopal Church - 3345 Haverhill Road N
West Palm Beach, FL 33417-2744 (561) 712-1510
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church - 801 8th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401-3607
(561) 832-8338 - (visit website)
BB King's Blues Club - Category: Soul Food - Entertainment - 550 S Rosemary Ave Suite 236 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 420-8600 - (visit website)
Improv Comedy Club - Category: Comedy Club - 550 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401-6039 (561) 833-1812 - (visit website)
The Rewind - Category: Comedy Club - the coolest happy hour in the Palm Beaches! We offer 2 for 1 on EVERYTHING including TOP SHELF, wine, bottle beer and draft. During happy hour enjoy our mouth watering $5 appetizers and mix and mingle in a casual atmosphere.Groove to the best old school music from the 70's, 80's & 90's provided by master of the mix DJ DW.
- Ramada Hotel inside Pestos Cafe, 1901 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401-6039 (754) 214-6024
Clematis By Night (January ) Location: In West Palm Beach, Clematis Street District - Call (561) 833-8873 for more information.
Multicultural dance, music, food, architecture, art, crafts, and more.
SunFest (April ) Location: Flagler Drive's waterfront in West Palm Beach - Call (561) 659-5980 for more information.
The state's largest waterfront music and art festival
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