Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month with Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County, a fine art and historical retrospective at History Fort Lauderdale 6/1/19-6/29/19

Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month with Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County, a fine art and historical retrospective at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 06/01/2019 – 06/29/2019 09:30 am – 04:00 pm
New River Inn at History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $15 adults; $12 seniors; $7 students; Free for members, military and children ages 6 and under

Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month with “Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County,” a fine art and historical retrospective produced in conjunction with Island Syndicate, on display June 1 – 29 at History Fort Lauderdale.

The exhibit, part of a multiyear initiative celebrating Broward County’s Caribbean heritage, traces the Caribbean community’s roots through a variety of fine art mediums, historical news clippings, archival photos, memorabilia and artifacts colorfully displaying the diverse influence of island culture on the vibrant fabric of Fort Lauderdale. Works featured include Paul Campbell’s (Jamaica) Fervent Hope and pieces from Karl ‘Jerry’ Craig (Jamaica), and photographer Silvi Lizama (Cuba). The installation will also include a storytelling aspect of the shared Caribbean communities’ history via personal memories and mementos allowing for an immersive foray into local Caribbean-American culture.

“Island Imprint” is a 2019 – 2020 initiative featuring a series of events and installations paying homage to Caribbean culture, traditions and history. The project celebrates the diversity of West Indian heritage that merges in Broward County with interactive, educational entertainment including historical exhibitions, cultural displays, theatrical performances, cuisine, music, artisan crafts, and more, presented in settings that show the multicultural splendor of Broward County.

“Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” is produced by Island Syndicate whose directors include the visionaries behind the recent “Taste the Islands” special event, television series and Island Origins Magazine. Support has been provided by the Community Foundation of Broward, the Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation, Ann Adams Fund and the Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

A talk with Dr. Julia Harper on how breakthrough brain therapy is helping children & families and changing lives 6/6/19

You’re Invited: A talk with Dr. Julia Harper on how breakthrough brain therapy is helping children & families and changing lives
Thursday, 06/06/2019 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm
TheraPeeds Family Center
5951 Orange Drive,
Davie, Florida 33314
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Processing Disorders (PD), are not commonly known, but impact 1 in 25 people – that’s a higher rate than many other disorders including Autism. PD occurs when the brain cannot properly use, move or process incoming information.

Although parents may never think that early is bad when it comes to developmental milestones, children who are advanced and speed through the normal development sequence or even worse, skip steps, are often at an even greater risk of having an undetected processing problem. Similarly, a teen who is having trouble making friends, prefers to be alone, is fidgety, clumsy and uncoordinated, and/or has difficulty with change in routines and activities, could have PD. Untreated PD will impact a child and teen’s ability to succeed at school, home, and with socializing.

Want to learn more?

On Thursday, June 6th, you’re invited to attend a special talk with TheraPeeds Family Center CEO and Founder Dr. Julia Harper, PhD, MS, OTR/L, a therapist and neuroplasticity expert for over 20 years. TheraPeeds Family Center uses evidenced-based, intensive treatment and the science of neuroplasticity to change the brains of those with PD at any age and stage of development, from as early as 6 weeks old. In fact, families from around the world are visiting the new Center in Davie, FL to seek treatment. Below please find the details with a formal invitation to follow.

Would you be interested in joining us?

• When: Thursday, June 6, 2019 @ 7 p.m.
• Where: 5951 Orange Drive | Davie, Fla.
• RSVP: Please RSVP by May 31 to Andrea.Xiques@Fleishman.com

MOAD MDC Presents: Soul City, USA (2016) & Paolo Soleri: Citizen of the Planet (2016) 6/6/19

MOAD MDC Presents: Soul City, USA (2016) & Paolo Soleri: Citizen of the Planet (2016)
Thursday, 06/06/2019 – 06:00 pm –
Bill Cosford Cinema, University of Miami
5030 Brunson Drive, Memorial Building 227,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

MOAD MDC presents Real Utopias, a series of films that examine past and current experiments in our collective search for freedom, equality, and democracy.

June 6th screening will present the following two films:

Soul City, USA (2016) is a documentary short that tells the story of a group of civil rights activists and city slickers who attempt to build a multiracial utopia in the heart of Klan Country, North Carolina, in the 1970s. As this group of dreamers try to bring together unlikely allies to support black power and economic development, they are forced to balance their soaring idealism with the hostile reality of the times.
Paolo Soleri: Citizen of the Planet (2016) explores the artist, the dreamer, the philosopher, the architect Paolo Soleri as he tried to build his new world filled with futuristic ideas and controversy.

For the Love of Art presented by Ocean Bank 6/6/19

For the Love of Art presented by Ocean Bank
Thursday, 06/06/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Loews Hotel Miami Beach
1601 Collins Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $125

The Education Fund’s “For the Love of Art” Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration is a highly successful annual event on Thursday, June 6 at the Loews Hotel Miami Beach that highlights the essential role of the visual arts in stimulating creativity and academic success for children

Help our public school students by bidding on more than 150 one-of-a-kind art pieces created by the extraordinary talent in our public schools, and on more than 100 luxury items. All proceeds benefit public school students in Miami-Dade County.

Enjoy live jazz, specialty drinks by Bacardi, craft beer by Biscayne Bay Brewing Company and a paella feast prepared by the award-winning chefs at the Loews Hotel Miami Beach. Join us as we toast to the 25th anniversary of the Ocean Bank Center, The Education Fund’s free supplies program that’s provided more than $10.1 million in materials to help public school students in our community succeed.

Please join us as we honor community leaders who have graduated from our public schools and have achieved great success. We’ll also announce the first Patron of the Arts honoree. See what a public school education can do for you!

Hard Hats & High Heels Returns to East, Miami 6/6/19

Hard Hats & High Heels Returns to East, Miami
Thursday, 06/06/2019 – 05:30 pm – 08:00 pm
East, Miami
788 Brickell Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $90, $100 after May 31

The fourth annual fundraising event, Hard Hats & High Heels, benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, will bring together Miami’s professional, philanthropic and social leaders to support affordable housing for low-income single mothers in Miami-Dade County.

The event, hosted by Miami Habitat’s Women’s Leadership Council, will feature a silent auction, open bar, passed Hors d’oeuvre’s, photo booth, DJ and more.

Ticket price includes complimentary valet. A variety of underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are also available, starting at $2,000.