Historic Virginia Key Beach Park official 70th Anniversary Party Celebration 8/1/15

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park official 70th Anniversary Party Celebration
Saturday – August 1, 2015 from 11am to 7pm
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
www.virginiakeybeachpark.net

To celebrate the rich 70 years of history of this once segregated “colored only” beach & park. Festivities include exciting time-line exhibits from the 1940’s to present day, classic car show, live music performances, 60’s Motown review featuring “Maryel Epps”, Latin retro music, disco dancers, Junkanoo band, retro prices on most food & beverage items, unlimited free rides on the mini train and carousel and so much more.

August 1, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, this special beach located on Virginia Key, known as “Bears Cut” became an official “colored only” recreation site as a direct response to a bold protest, led by the late Judge Thomas. The community is invited to attend a day of celebrations, music, a classic car show, live performances, prizes and giveaways. Activities start at 11am. This is a free event for the community with an $8 vehicle entry charge.

“South Florida is in a new renaissance period of expansion and continued population growth,” shared Guy Forchion, Executive Director for the park. “It’s important that we share the rich cultural history, contributions and historic locations that are the building blocks of our great diverse city. African-American pioneers and Bahamian settlers played a vitally important role in the creation of Miami and building the communities and neighborhoods we live in today. For Forchion, those achievements, contributions, struggles and successes must be recognized and honored. “We’re celebrating the 70th anniversary of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, a cherished, sacred place for Miami’s people of color and a symbol of segregation in the past that now welcomes everyone.”

Throughout the day there will be a variety of entertainment with something for everyone. Community members who can remember the fun times they spent at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in the 40’s thru 70’s are encouraged to bring copies of pictures to the event and post them on the “Memory Board” for all to see. For those who have stories to tell of their experience during the “segregated years”, they are invited to visit the “Time Tunnel Video Booth” and record their stories for the park’s historic archives.

In addition to a Classic Car Show and Motown Review, there will also be a (best dressed) contest for those who can replicate the fashion of their favorite era in the 40’s through 90’s, winning prizes for originality.

Historic Virginia Key Bach Park Official 70th Anniversary Party Celebration 8/1/15

Historic Virginia Key Bach Park Official 70th Anniversary Party Celebration
Saturday, 08/01/2015 – 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
150801_VKBP-Official-Party-FlyerHistoric Virginia Key Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive,
Miami, Florida 33149
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Cost: Free

Celebrating the rich 70 year history of this once segregated “colored only” beach & park. Festivities include exciting time-line exhibits from the 1940’s to present day, classic car show, live music performances, 60’s Motown review featuring “Maryel Epps”, Latin retro music, disco dancers, Jankanoo band, retro prices on most food & beverage items, unlimited free rides on the mini train and carousel and so much more.

VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE
http://virginiakeybeachpark.net/?post_type=dd_events&p=2612

Winn-Dixie Invites Customers To Grand Opening of Key Biscayne Wine and Spirits Store 7/16/15

Winn-Dixie Invites Customers To Grand Opening of Key Biscayne Wine and Spirits Store
Thursday, 07/16/2015 – 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm
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624 Crandon Blvd.,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: Free

Winn-Dixie invites customers to the Grand Opening of its newest Wine & Spirits store during a ribbon cutting ceremony in partnership with the City of Key Biscayne Mayor Pena Lindsay and the Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce. In honor of the grand opening, Winn-Dixie will provide donations to the Village of Key Biscayne Fire Rescue Department and Key Biscayne American Legion and Auxiliary Post 374. The event will include live entertainment and light bites from the Key Biscayne Winn-Dixie store’s prepared foods department.

The store will showcase Winn-Dixie’s newest décor concepts, while boasting an expansive selection of imported, domestic and craft beers, a variety of premium liquors, additional wine assortments and specialty items. Like the neighboring Winn-Dixie grocery store, the new Wine & Spirits store offers customers savings when they use their Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card, including a 10 percent discount on four or more bottles, free mixers with select purchases; as well as saving even more money with bonus fuelperks! rewards at the pump.

The new Winn-Dixie Wine & Spirits store is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Splash Spectacular Summer Returns To Miami Seaquarium With a Field Of Cool Water Slides 7/1/15 – 8/23/15

Splash Spectacular Summer Returns To Miami Seaquarium With a Field Of Cool Water Slides
Sunday, 07/02/2015 – 08/23/2015 09:30 am – 06:00 pm
Miami-Seaquarium-Splashtacular-Summer-2015Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost:

This summer, Miami Seaquarium will offer fun and cool alternatives to beat the heat with the return of its Splashtacular Summer celebration. Children will be able to enjoy inflatable water slides and wet slip-n-slides in the park’s Splashtacular Summer Kid’s Water Play Area. Now through August 23, 2015, the park will feature aquatic play elements for guests to enjoy.
The Water Play Area will feature seven themed water slides including: Tropical Slide, King Slide, Tsunami Slide, Ocean, Double Slide, Double Splash and Shark Escape Slide and Niagara Falls. In addition, Salty’s Pirate Playground and the park’s Spray and Play misting stations will provide wet, fun and refreshing ways to stay cool.
Miami Seaquarium offers one more way to stay cool this summer during shows at the park’s Killer Whale stadium. Just sit in one of the first rows of the stadium when Lolita the Killer Whale makes one of her incredible leaps out of the pool and sends hundreds of gallons of cool water cascading into the audience. It’s definitely the coolest fun in town.
Pick up a $10 off discount coupon at participating Subway restaurants or save $8 on park admission by purchasing advance tickets online.

Miami Seaquarium, South Florida’s most popular tourist attraction, is a family-oriented marine-life park open to the public 365 days a year. The park provides visitors with a greater understanding and appreciation for marine life through shows, presentations and marine-life exhibits. More information on Miami Seaquarium is available at www.miamiseaquarium.com.

An Ethical Love Affair Eco Fashion Wedding Event 6/5/15

An Ethical Love Affair Eco Fashion Wedding Event
Friday, 06/05/2015 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
go-green-front-biz-cardHistoric Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive.,
miami, Florida 33149
RSVP Link
Cost: FREE

Friday, June 5th, 2015

“An Ethical Love Affair”

5pm-9pm

Historic Virgina Key Beach alongside Go Green Fashionista presents “An Ethical Love Affair”, an elegant runway show featuring Miami’s Top Eco-Friendly Fashion Designers showcasing couture bridal gowns, high fashion reception dresses and flower girls.

A highlight of the eras from 1940’s – Present will be recreated through vintage wedding dresses presented by Go Green Fashionista: FabVintage Collection. A blast from the past fashion is in celebration of Historic Virginia Key Beach 70th Anniversary. This event will be filled with bridal gifts, ethical fashion, cocktails & beautiful floral décor accenting the bridal imagery. Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers.

MUST RSVP: www.universe.com/ethicalaffair

About Go Green Fashionista:

“Go Green Fashionista” is a MOVEMENT honoring environmental awareness through community outreach, while introducing holistic sustainable living and eco-friendly fashion. “Go Green Fashionista” is also dedicated to giving back to our communities and around the world. There will be much insight on various eco-friendly foundations who cater to those who need shelter, clothes, food and water amongst the many bare necessities for the human race. The focus is to be informed and inspired by holistic and cost effective habits in relations to the earth.

About Historic Virginia Key Beach:

2015 marks the 70th year Anniversary of the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. In the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s Virginia Key Beach located on the island of Virginia Key, was designated as a unique vacation spot strictly for blacks. Located in Dade-County, this beach was the answer (for people of color) to South Florida’s whites-only beaches pre-1960’s Civil Rights. By 1979, Virginia Key Beach had been transferred to the City of Miami and was transformed into park status. Then in 1982 the park closed and was left abandoned until 2008. During the nearly 20 years of abandonment, the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust was formed and the park saw life again! This committee of dedicated people achieved getting the park placed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Florida Historic Marker. This “Paradise Renewed” is also designated as a Historic Site by the Miami Historic & Environmental Preservation Board! Today, Historic Virginia Key Beach Park is an anchor in the rebirth of the beautiful natural island of Virginia Key, “Miami’s Central Park”!

Vendor and Sponsor Inquiry: Information/Media Inquiry:

Michelle Swaby-Smith Fabienne Claude

Special Events Liaison Special Events Director

Virginia Key Beach Park Trust [email protected]

4020 Virginia Beach Drive 786-953-3416 Office

Miami, Fl 33149

305-960-4618 Office

954-558-9664 Cell

4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149, United States

Miami Seaquarium Online Deal and Florida Residents Summer Discount 5/1/15 – 5/31/15

Miami Seaquarium Online Deal and Florida Residents Summer Discount
Friday, 05/01/2015 – 05/31/2015 08:00 am – 09:00 pm
MSQMiami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link
Cost:

This May, Miami Seaquarium will offer ticket price deals for locals looking for savings in South Florida. Enjoy a world-class marine-life entertainment park with eight different marine animal shows and educational daily presentations. Miami Seaquarium summer deal includes a ‘Family Four Pack of Single Day Tickets’ for $120.00 (plus 7% FL sales tax), which includes a free plush valued at $10. Tickets must be redeemed by May 31, 2015. Discount offer is available on online purchases by visiting the park’s website www.miamiseaquarium.com/fourpack. Tickets purchased online must be redeemed by May 31st, 2015.

In addition, sunshine state residents are in for a special discount offer. Florida residents can purchase a single day ticket for only $29.99 (plus tax). Guests can enjoy all marine animal shows and presentations. This Florida resident discount fee includes same day admission to the park. Proof of Florida residency is required. The single day ticket offer is valid until May 31st, 2015.

Miami Seaquarium Summer Camp 6/8/15

Miami Seaquarium Summer Camp
Monday, 06/08/2015 – 08/21/2015 09:00 am – 04:30 am
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4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link
Cost:

Summer Camp 2015 at Miami Seaquarium offers students from kindergarten to high school the opportunity to learn about animal senses and behavior, environmental issues, and the relationship between humans and marine animals. This year’s themes are “Fish 101”,” “Conservation Crusaders,” and “Walk on the Wild Side.” The camp will run from June 8-August 21, 2015 for campers’ ages 5 to 18 years. Curriculum for each grade level at Summer Camp 2015 at Miami Seaquarium will revolve on a one-week schedule with additional weeks optional. Camp hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with early and late care available for an additional charge. For Summer Camp enrollment or additional information, please call 305-361-5705, ext. 298 or 207 or visit www.miamiseaquarium.com.