Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A group of manatees recently stopped by at one of the piers at Bradenton's Riverewalk to say hi.
Patch recently spotted this group of manatees hanging out at one of the piers along Bradenton's Riverwalk. Ever seen these guys before? Add your manatee photos to our gallery by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button in green. Or, you can upload them (or any other photos taken around Bradenton) to our Pics & Clips gallery. Sign up for the Bradenton Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
An educational art exhibit celebrating diversity will have a special celebration Friday night before the public opening on Sunday.
The 10th annual Embracing Our Differences is set to open on Easter Sunday, when it's 80 degrees instead of the cool 60s, but some of the messages from the art might warm you up anyhow. You can start with a chill celebration Friday night from 5 to 6 p.m. at Riverwalk, 452 3rd Avenue W., followed by Music in the Park from 6 to 8 p.m. The Embracing Our Differences exhibit produced by nonprofit Coexistence Inc. blends free educational lesson plans in schools, free field trips and student art and original quotes judged in a worldwide competition. The artwork is displayed on posters, 12 1/2 feet by 16 feet, with quotations displayed beside them. For the past 10 years, the exhibit was exclusively displayed at Sarasota Bayfront Island Park. This …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The 'Music in the Park' concert series continues with the RJ Howson Band playing Friday night.
The music continues this spring with "Music in the Park" at the Bradenton Riverwalk. The free music events are for all ages. The next concert is March 15 from 6 until 8 p.m. The RJ Howson Band will share its blend of Chicago blues. The concerts are held at the Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater, 452 Third Avenue W. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Realize Bradenton brings the concerts to the park with support from the Bradenton Downtown Development Authority. Sign up for the Bradenton Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing! More Upcoming Concerts:
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The 10th annual student art exhibit celebrates diversity and tolerance.
If all goes to plan, Bradenton will soon see the benefits of visitors coming to its waterfront just to see student artwork each year. This isn't any standard student art, however. It's huge. The artwork is displayed on billboard size posters, 12 1/2 feet by 16 feet, in an outdoor park setting. The Embracing Our Differences exhibit produced by nonprofit Coexistence Inc. blends free educational lesson plans in schools, free field trips and student art and original quotes judged in a worldwide competition. For the past 10 years, the exhibit was exclusively displayed at Sarasota Island Park. This year it will be displayed at Anthony T. Rossi Waterfront Park from March 30 to April 28, as well as Island Park from March 31 to June 2 and at North…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Concerts will be held in the Mosaic Amphitheater overlooking the Manatee River.
Update: The March 9 concert featuring the U.S. Coast Guard is canceled. The Coast Guard released the following statement: “It was not an easy decision. We further regret that the US Coast Guard Band's tour of the South (which included Bradenton) was cancelled so close to its start- however, the final decision was delayed until today under the hope that there would be some sort of resolution to sequestration. Per the Coast Guard Commandant's guidance on the Coast Guard's handling of sequestration, the service's priority during this time is to preserve those areas that best support its critical assets.” Original: Grab a blanket and some friends to unwind Friday nights along Bradenton's Riverwalk. The Music in the Park series kicks off from …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Hundreds of people and dogs turned out to trek up and down Riverwalk to raise money for the Southeastern Guide Dogs.
Riverwalk went to the dogs Saturday as they led their owners on a walk to raise money for Southeastern Guide Dogs. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Southeastern Guide Dogs, and it all kicked off at Rossi Park with the first of three walkathons in the area. Contribute Your Photos Above. See the whole gallery at Facebook.com/BradentonPatch. Individual registration opportunities are still available for each of the walks. Registration costs $25, and you can pre-register online or register the day of the walk. You will receive a T-shirt plus a bandana for your dog with registration, too. Next week the walk moves to Sarasota's Payne Park, then finishes the following week in St. Pete's Vinoy Park. Dogs are welcome to participate with…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Southeastern Guide Dogs' annual walkathon kicks off in Bradenton on Saturday.
You can walk your dog in Bradenton for a good cause on Saturday. The Southeastern Guide Dogs' biggest fundraiser of the year kicks off on Bradenton's Riverwalk in Rossi Park, 808 3rd Ave. West, on Saturday with the first of three walkathons in the area. "What sets us apart from other walks is that you can bring your dog to walk," Jennifer Bement, spokeswoman for Southeastern Guide Dogs, told Patch. Though it may be too late to form a team, individual registration opportunities are still available for each of the walks. Registration costs $25, and you can pre-register online or register the day of the walk. (Online registration is closed for Bradenton.) You will receive a T-shirt plus a bandana for your dog with registration, too. The …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The ordinance passed the council on first reading and will come up for final approval at the next council meeting.
After more than two dozen calls for help, 83 traffic stops and 54 calls for back up at Riverwalk's skate park, officers asked the City Council for a new tool in keeping the park safe for skaters. The city council passed a first draft of a new ordinance that will allow officers to issue trespass citations at the public park that could ban certain trouble makers for as long as a year. A. J. Cerniglia, a master patrol officer with the Bradenton Police Department, was grateful to have another tool to help put an end to the problems at the skate park. He said the biggest complaint is about kids fighting. Although he said some of the skaters have reported having bkes, skate boards and back packs stolen while they are skating in the park. He said…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Blues Fest among Bradenton's weekend highlights.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
This weekend in downtown Bradenton is primarily about the blues, but not in a sad way. It’s the Bradenton Blues Fest and it kicks off with a teaser on Friday followed by two events on Saturday. Even though Saturday’s main event is happening on Riverwalk, we still like the idea of closing down Old Main Street on Saturday evening to coincide with the party at the park. That’s because there is easy access and bar-hopping opportunities at places we love like Old Main Pub, McCabe’s Irish Pub, Lost Kangaroo, O’Bricks Irish Pub & Martini Bar, Cork’s Cigar Bar and Distillery Tavern. And Old Main Street is where you’ll find plenty of drinks (The ‘Roo itself has more than 170 varieties of beer), cigars (Cork’s has brands like Cusano, Oliva, Romeo y …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The inaugural Bradenton Blues Festival roars to life on Bradenton's new Riverwalk this weekend.
Since its grand opening in October, the Bradenton Riverwalk has quickly established itself as the most happening place to be in Manatee County — and this weekend is certainly no exception. On Saturday, Realize Bradenton will launch one of its biggest blockbuster events of the year: the inagural Bradenton Blues Festival. The festival is slated to be an all-day affair, kicking off at 10 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m. Starting at 11 a.m., eight musical acts take their turn on the stage until the festival closes. Fans of the blues, funk, folk and soul can look forward to a star-studded lineup at the 2012 Bradenton Blues Fest, expected to be worth the $30 admission at the gate. (Tickets are $25 if purchased ahead of time online or at the Friday, Nov…