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The Overtown Marketplace Soft Launch
Saturday, 08/17/2019 – 08/17/2019 03:00 pm – 08:00 pm
1000 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33136
August is Black Business Month, Urban Philanthropies, in cooperation with Urban Pulse Direct present The Soft Launch of The Overtown Marketplace at The Urban, 1000 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33136 on Saturday, August 17th, 2019, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT.
The events will celebrate the revitalization of the Overtown District, one of Miami’s oldest and most historically significant neighborhoods. Adjacent to downtown Miami, the area was originally segregated from the rest of the city and was limited to housing black workers at the turn of the 20th century. Overtown eventually grew into a bustling enclave in the city where families and Black-owned businesses lined the streets and culture flourished, in spite of exclusionary BlackCodes and Jim Crow laws.
However, recent interest in revitalizing the area has seen great success thanks to the efforts of community volunteers, businesses, civic and philanthropic organizations. Hence, The Overtown Marketplace is one such space to proudly call the once-again burgeoning district home and seeks to become an iconic community-centric space that will celebrate the multitude of cultures upon which Miami was built. The space will feature seven carefully curated elements for the public to enjoy and utilize: events, vendors, food, art, The Chill, Content Corner, and culture.
The Overtown Marketplace is one such space to proudly call the once-again burgeoning district home and seeks to become an iconic community-centric space that will celebrate the multitude of cultures upon which Miami was built.
The space will feature seven carefully curated elements for the public to enjoy and utilize: events, vendors, food, art, The Chill, Content Corner, and culture. As part of the Grand Opening celebrations, this event is FREE and open to the public with two additional activities on August 24th and 25th.
Flag Day – Saturday, August 24th, visitors and businesses are encouraged to display the colors of their heritage while enjoying art, food, and music that represent the many cultures of Miami.
A Taste of Overtown – Sunday, August 25th, visitors will be able to stroll through a diverse assortment of food services providers from local restaurants, caterers, and chefs.
For media inquiries and more information, contact Kech This Inc. at 718-213-1702 or visit https://www.theovertownmarketplace.com/ or http://www.urbanphilanthropies.org/ . To RSVP to the Overtown Marketplace Soft launch on August 17, email Kechthis@gmail.com
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