Classic French Countryside Class (2 Spots / 21+) 11/1/20

Classic French Countryside Class (2 Spots / 21+)
Sunday, 11/01/2020-, 04:00 pm-06:00 pm
Taste Buds Kitchen
14740 sw 26 St,
Miami, Florida, 33185
Cost: 118

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Parlez-vous francais? Oui, oui! Join us for a mouthwatering menu as we take our palette to the French Countryside and discover that butter is the secret to deliciousness. Learn how to braise chicken, whip up a lemon vinaigrette, and cook the perfect crepe. Get your best French accent ready and join us as we master some mouthwatering new dishes to add to your repertoire!

Coq au Vin (Braised Chicken)
Lyonnaise Potatoes with butter and fresh herbs
Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Handmade Crepes with Berry Coulis

This menu is for ages 21+ & BYOB.

Minimum of 2 guests per table.

Annual “Ofrendas” Cultural Exhibit Shines Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month at History Fort Lauderdale 10/10/20 – 11/2/20

Annual “Ofrendas” Cultural Exhibit Shines Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 10/10/2020-11/02/2020, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Cost: Prices vary; Some free events

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, invites the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with “Ofrendas,” its annual homage to the colorful traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. This year’s exhibit, opening October 4 and running through November 2, will showcase fine art and creative community memorial altars or “ofrendas” covered in photographs, flowers and favorite items of the dearly departed.

Fully complying with social distancing and health and safety guidelines, activities will include an opening ceremony, a ZOOM Community Conversation about the history and future of Día de los Muertos, Florida Day of the Dead Celebration shadow puppet theater storytelling and a closing evening of pop-up “Ofrendas” on the banks of the New River.

Activities and events for this year’s “Ofrendas” are as follows:

Sunday, October 4, from noon – 3 p.m.; “Ofrendas” Family Fun Day Exhibit Opening;
Celebrate another year of life and the remembrance of loved ones in preparation for Día de los Muertos. Enjoy performances from Tradicional Aztek Dancers Tloke Nahuake, Grupo Folklorico Timanati, Godmother Death, Danza Mexhika and Mesoamerica Danza. This FREE public event will have limited, timed-entry gallery tours of the community “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Monday, October 19, at 6:45 p.m.; Community Conversation: The History and Future of Day of the Dead in Mexico; Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10.
Join History Fort Lauderdale for an interactive ZOOM discussion about the history and future of Day of the Dead in Mexico. RSVP requested at

Sunday, November 1, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Florida Day of the Dead Celebration’s Shadow Puppet Theater and roving giant puppets
Enjoy Catrinas and Folklorico performances at the New River Inn. Participate in limited, timed ticket tours of the “Ofrendas” exhibition. Sponsored by Riverwalk, City of Fort Lauderdale and the Puppet Network & Puppet Guild of South Florida.

Monday, November 2 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Florida Day of the Dead Celebration Closing Evening; Free
Bring your family to History Fort Lauderdale for an evening of pop-up “Ofrendas,” luminarias on the New River and entertainment experiences including Tradicional Aztek Dancers Tloke Nahuake. Last chance for timed ticket tours of the “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Select events and pop-up performances will be livestreamed on Facebook at to encourage virtual participation.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

History Fort Lauderdale admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at Follow us on Facebook at and on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe to us on YouTube at

AFRIKIN 2020: A New Way of Being 11/1/20

AFRIKIN 2020: A New Way of Being
Sunday, 11/01/2020-, 03:00 pm-06:00 pm
Cost: Free

A virtual panel discussion with leaders from Africa and the Diaspora to address high-priority goals for the global community. An exploration of key questions on a changing world and COVID-19 Relief. Activism that speaks truth to power. This discussion on a new way of being upon entry into a new reality — is the fifth in the AFRIKIN series.

AFRIKIN 2020 highlights a discourse with the aforementioned panelists based on lessons learned from great leaders in thought on the urgent need for a shift to a new way of being for the removal of class and social division from our mental and spiritual framework as a global family. As the anti-racism movement progresses, humanity now focuses on a consideration of Love as the motivating force to move forward as a collective global community.

This is an essential conversation on finding ways of working together effectively in an altered world. In celebration of cultural variations, there is exploration of new behaviors and perceptions. In order to assist each other, there is now a consideration of cultural identity, economic equity and understanding of community, in all sectors, for the sharing of ideas on the circulation of resources and for the development and growth of all participants in this necessary discussion.

AFRIKIN Talks and workshops are designed to galvanize, inform and motivate an emerging global culture re-defined as, AFRIKIN – the fusion of two words – Africa (the continent) and Kinship (a sharing of characteristics and/or origins) – originating from the same source-point and existing as brothers and sisters in human kin-ship. This kinship, when realized, allows for harmonious and purposeful action in creating peaceful solutions for complex social problems.

AFRIKIN Talks has invited a distinctive selection of academics, artists, luminaries, and presenters to engage in discussion on new ways of investing in our communities. This involves the contributions of effort, resources, thought and time for development, growth, and problem solving during this unprecedented time of systemic transition within a world in crises.

Keeping with standard AFRIKIN programming, for this virtual celebration we will also feature singers, players of instruments, and dancers from various parts of the earth to provide a perspective on how different cultures occupying the same space and time converge. This expansive approach allows for the growth and progression of culture to uplift the community.

This is an opportunity for bridging the gaps between our cultural groups whether from Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Oceania, or the Diaspora at large.

The call goes out to the global family to spend the Sunday afternoon of November 1st, 2020, at 3 PM (EDT) reconnecting, reframing, and repurposing.
Tune in to AFRIKIN 2020 at to contribute to the effort of identifying viable solutions as we teach each other about the most singular important facet of life, which is Love as a guiding force for human action. This is the time to learn a new way of being.

H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie, The President of The Crown Council of Ethiopia;
Her Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Abena P. A. Busia from Ghana;
Ambassador to CARICOM His Excellency David Comissiong Barbados;
Cornell University Professor Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies from Trinidad & Tobago;
Lawyer and Pan-Africanist Professor PLO Lumumba from Kenya;
Politician, Samia Nkrumah daughter of Ghana’s first President Kwame Nkrumah from Ghana;
Educator and Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Francio Guadeloupe from the Netherlands Kingdom;
Educator and Social Justice Advocate Dr. Karren Dunkley from Jamaica;
South Carolina State University Professor Dr. Frank C. Martin II from the United States;
Rastafari dub poet, musician, educator, and talk-show host Mutabaruka from Jamaica;
Moderated by Alfonso D’Niscio Brooks, Founder of AFRIKIN;