Local Interests

A Look around Naples

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     Location is everything………..

naples02Naples is well known for its high-end shopping, world-class culture, elegant dining and white-sand beaches, Marbella Lakes is just minutes from it all.  Bordered by the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and the tropical wilderness of The Everglades to the south, Naples is home to world-class entertainment, exclusive shopping and dining, exceptional medical facilities and a plethora of recreational sites from parks and playgrounds to tennis centers and indoor sports facilities. It’s no surprise that it’s one of the most sought-after multi-generational areas in the United States. For those not familiar with Naples, or if you just want a refresher, get started by visiting the links below.

naples04Rich cultural opportunities abound in Naples, Florida. Attracting residents from around the world with its magical mingling of surf, sunshine, and style.  The following are some of our cultural and entertainment venues.

Artis-Naples The Philharmonic’s mission is to enlighten, educate and entertain people of all ages and backgrounds in Southwest Florida by presenting the very best of the visual and performing arts. Come and enjoy Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale, Miami City Ballet, Broadway tours and other world-class performances. Click here for more information: www.thephil.org

Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Arts Center The Naples Art Association presents on-site exhibitions at The von Liebig Art Center in its main gallery, galleries-in-the-round and Members’ Gallery. The center also shares artwork during off-site exhibitions with partners such as Naples City Hall and Physicians Regional Medical Center. Click here for more information: www.naplesart.org

Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre The Naples Players is one of the top 10 community theatres in the United States. The theatre offers an adult education program, with classes and workshops in acting, singing, dance, improvisation and technical theatre skills. The Players Youth Theatre also offers classes and workshops year round with the same level of instruction as the adult courses. Click here for more information: www.naplesplayers.com/home.html

Classic Chamber Concerts Classic Chamber Concerts invites friends — old and new — to a celebratory season of exceptional repertoire, international artists and affordable tickets. Click here for more information: www.classicchamberconcerts.org

TheatreZone TheatreZone is a not-for-profit corporation located in the heart of the Naples community with a mission is to create an artistic home for professional theatre in Collier County, explore new works and new forms, provide opportunities for student education and collaboration, and enrich the community and the world through the art of theatre. Click here for more information: www.theaterzone-florida.com

Opera Naples, Inc. Opera Naples engages the nation’s finest professional singing actors, stage directors and guest conductors for principal roles while encouraging and supporting talented performers from our region. Click here for more information: www.operanaples.com

Naples Concert Band In its nearly 40 years of existence, the Naples Concert Band has grown from ten musicians to 90 and audiences have grown from a few hundred to over 6,500 per concert during the peak of the season, which is evidence of the community’s interest and support. Click here for more information: www.naplesconcertband.org

Naples Orchestra and Chorus After a modest beginning almost 20 years ago, the Naples Orchestra and Chorus has become a premier volunteer music ensemble in Naples, Florida. With 55 instrumentalists and 35 vocalists, it provides quality classical and popular music, admission free to the greater Naples Community in six performances during the season. Click here for more information: www.naplesorchestraandchorus.org

Naples Zoo Naples Zoo is a 501(c)(3) charitable institution and nationally accredited zoo. Its operations are not subsidized by taxes. The first Saturday of each month is   free for Collier County residents. Click here for more information    www.napleszoo.com/

Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Center The Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall is a 1,753 seat facility located on the campus of Edison Community College in Fort Myers, Florida. Entertainment of  all kinds, from Broadway quality plays, nationally known artists including musicians, comedians, etc Click here for more information:   www.bbmannpah.com

Naples Princess Salty bay breezes, sparkling waves and matchless natural beauty makes Naples perfect for cruising anytime of the year.  Guests aboard the Naples Princess experience gracious hospitality and views of historic Naples Bay, majestic Port Royal and splashing dolphins! Click here for more information:  www.naplesprincesscruises.com