Historic Overtown To Serve As A Key Cultural Hub To Welcome Visitors To Miami 2/24/15

Historic Overtown To Serve As A Key Cultural Hub To Welcome Visitors To Miami
Monday, 02/23/2015 – 02/23/2015 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Welcome-Center-GMCVBHistoric Lyric Theatre
819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, 33136,
Miami, Florida 33138
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Media Contact:
Yvette N. Harris
Ph:786.897.8854
Email: yvette@harrispublicrelations.com

Ginny Gutierrez
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Email: ginny@GMCVB.com
Ph: 305.213.1613

Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and
Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida
Launch Historic Overtown Visitor Center

Historic Overtown To Serve As A Key Cultural Hub To Welcome Visitors To Miami

Miami, FL – The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Multicultural Tourism Team (GMCVB) in partnership with the Black Archives & Research Foundation of South Florida will hold a ribbon-cutting on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10 am-12 noon for the new Historic Overtown Visitor Center located inside The Historic Lyric Theater.

The new visitor center will provide visitors and residents with a resource for information on the attractions and happenings in Historic Overtown as well as other heritage and multicultural neighborhoods throughout Greater Miami.  Additionally, the new visitor center at the Historic Lyric Theater will offer a wide variety of brochures on attractions and points of interest, maps, calendars of events, tours and special offerings throughout the year.  The Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Uptown loop tour will be making a stop at the Historic Lyric Theater where the new Historic Overtown Visitor Center will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“As Historic Overtown again becomes a destination of choice for tourist and residents alike, The Black Archives is extremely honored to have this visitors center located in the Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex says Timothy Barber, Executive Director Black Archives.  “The Welcome Center is the result of the great collaboration, and partnership that we have been able establish the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the Multicultural Tourism Team.  This initiative fits the mission of the Black Archives to re-brand the Historic Overtown neighborhood by re-introducing economic growth and jobs for residents through tourism dollars.”
“We’re delighted to be opening a visitor center in the heart of Historic Overtown in partnership with the Black Archives & Research Foundation of South Florida,” says GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME. “The new visitor center is part of our Multicultural Tourism Team’s evolving efforts to raise awareness of our diverse and vibrant multicultural neighborhoods. The new visitor center at The Historic Lyric Theater will provide visitors with a warm welcome and introduction to the rich heritage of Historic Overtown.”

 For more information, visit:  www.MiamiandBeaches.com.

Event Details:

WHO: Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Black Archives & Research Foundation of South Florida

WHAT: Opening of the Historic Overtown Visitor Center that will provide information to visitors to learn about Greater Miami and its multicultural heritage neighborhoods.

WHEN: Monday, February 23, 2015

WHERE: Historic Lyric Theatre-819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, 33136

TIME:10 a.m.-noon

RSVP: GMCVB’s Multicultural Tourism Department PBrennan@GMCVB.com
Media Inquiries: Harris Public Relations-786.897.8854 or yvette@harrispublicrelations.com

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