The Museum of Monterey is pleased to offer free admission in August 2014! Visit us at 5 Custom House Plaza and see what's happening. We have the re-opening of the Allen Knight Room, the latest Year of Fishing exhibit on Boat Builders, the Etched in Monterey display, the expansion of our Italian/Sicilian heritage wall, and a fascinating permanent collection of art and artifacts documenting the history and culture of the Monterey Peninsula.
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Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Monterey Classic Car Week Kick-Off
The heart of historic downtown Monterey will be transformed into an outdoor motorsports museum when historic race cars line Alvarado Street between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, August 8 when Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca kicks off the 2014 Monterey Classic Car Week activities.
The race car show lines the street allowing visitors the chance to freely walk among the race cars, take pictures beside them and ask questions of their owners. This event marks the start of an exhilarating week on the central coast and allows visitors to gain an up-close look at the weekend’s biggest automotive stars. In addition to its motorsports attractions, the race car show will also feature raffle prizes, music and driver interviews.
With the support of the Old Monterey Business Association, the show features a select group of classic race cars that will participate in the week’s cornerstone event, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Under police escort, this band of historic race cars will travel from the race track, down Highway 68 and finish their journey in beautiful Old Monterey where they will be on display for the downtown community.
This year’s race car show will feature a diverse lineup of race cars, such as a 1956 Lotus Eleven, 1965 Alfa Romeo GTA, 1968 Bizzarrini Strada and a 1963 Corvette Stingray.
For race participants it is an opportunity to showcase their cars to the community in a festive environment filled with families. Cibo Ristorante Italiano (www.cibo.com) located at 301 Alvarado is a generous supporter of the event. Cibo is hosting a driver reception that will be open to the public at 5 p.m. with complimentary appetizers until 7 p.m. and live jazz music beginning at 5:30.
We hope to see you there!
Hellam's Tobacco Shop is giving away an Alec Bradley limited edition triple-flame torch lighter (valued at $49.95) with a minimum purchase of $100 of Alec Bradley cigars at our store.
As of July 19, 2014, we only have ten lighters remaining - get 'em while they last! There's no better time to buy something special for the cigar lover in your life. Visit us at 423 Alvarado Street in Monterey.
Did you know you can hold your child's birthday party at Monterey County Youth Museum?
MY Museum sets the stage for creating a great birthday party for your child at competitive prices. Not only will your guests enjoy the Museum's seven galleries, we also offer three different birthday party packages with help from a staff known for creating memorable experiences. You bring the cake and we’ll help with the rest.
Standard Party Package - 15 children per room
Includes 2 hours of playtime for party guests, 15 goody bags, 15 party crowns, and exclusive use of the Party Room.
Members: $175 or $300 for two rooms
Non-members: $200 or $325 for two rooms
Private Party Package - up to 75 guests
Have the whole museum to yourself and your favorite friends. This package includes 2 hours of exclusive use of the museum and party rooms, a decorated gift table, and all guests receive a special 10% discount at the MY Gift Cart.
Non-members: $425 (includes a complimentary membership)
Slumber Party Package - 1 adult for every 5 guests required
You'll get an all night exclusive sleepover in the Museum starting at 7pm, including 2 Sleepover staff members, goody bags, activities and games, light evening snack, and light breakfast.
Members: $35 per person
Non-members: $40 per person
Angie would like to introduce to you her newest women's jacket, available now at Angie's Boutique at 315 Calle Principal. This soft, stylish, semi-fitted quilted jacket has zippers, zippers, zippers! It's perfect for an evening out, a day at the office, or to wear casually with a pair of jeans. Available in black and cream.
Ocean Sushi Deli has had a busy summer! In July, we helped cater the 100th year birthday celebration of George Tanimura (of Tanimura & Antle). The epic event, with 600 guests, included a fireworks display, taiko drummers from San Jose, and even sky jumpers!
On August 13, we'll be serving sushi for the unofficial kick-off party of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and its 2,500 guests. There's never a dull moment!
If you're looking for a caterer and delicious Japanese fare, please give us a call at 831-645-9876. We'll be happy to speak with you.
Old Capitol Books is hankerin’ to thin out some categories of books so we are offering 50% off the following categories through June: Americana, Californiana, Art History, Art Technique, Civil War, Gardening, Landscaping, Maritime, Natural History and Natural Sciences, World History (includes U.S.), and Young Adult chapter books.