This week in Delray Beach: Walk with police to curb violence, and more

6:15 p.m Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 Local
Residents and Delray Beach Police officers march in the 2nd annual Walk Against Violence. (Courtesy of Prentice Mobley)

DELRAY BEACH — Police officers and community leaders will take to the streets of downtown Delray Beach on Saturday and stand together against violence. 

The peaceful demonstration, called the Walk Against Violence, is in its fourth year. Last year, more than 250 people marched shoulder to shoulder from the city’s community center, on Northwest 1st Avenue just north of Atlantic Avenue, to Pompey Park, on Northwest 2nd Street about two blocks north of Atlantic.

The walk is meant to build a bridge between community members and police to help solve and prevent violent crimes.

The march is just one of a handful of events in Delray Beach this week. Here are a few to look out for:

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What: A 1-mile walk with police, community leaders and residents through downtown Delray Beach to demonstrate against violent crimes.

When: Saturday, Jan. 6 at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Begins at 50 NW 1st Avenue

How much: Free

Dragon and drummers during the Thirty eight annual Oshogatsu Festival Sunday January 10, 2016 at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post)

What: A festival to honor Japan’s most celebrated holiday —New Year’s — at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. There will be games, entertainment, food and a mochi pounding demonstration. The festival is themed on the year’s Japanese zodiac sign: the dog. 

When: Sunday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Morikami Museum, at 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach

How much: Between $10-15, tickets can be purchased at the gate or online

Illusionist Jason Bishop (right) performs a trick on stage. (Photo courtesy of Old School Square)

What: Jason Bishop will levitate, disappear and magically alter people and object on stage at Old School Square’s Crest Theater — or appear to at least. The illusionist will perform three shows at the theater, each promising stunning tricks and audience interaction.

When: Saturday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m.

Where: Old School Square’s Crest Theater, at 51 N. Swinton Avenue

How much: Between $35-45, tickets can be purchased here

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