Family Day on Aragon is a free block party on the second Saturday of the month in Coral Gables. That also means discounted movies at the Coral Gables Art Cinema in the mornings, free admission at the Coral Gables Museum in the afternoon, and free story time and entertainment at Books & Books.
The area of Aragon Avenue in front of the cinema, museum and bookstore — roughly from Salzedo Street to just before the museum parking garage — will be closed for a rock-climbing wall, bounce house, face-painting, balloons, music and more fun outdoor activities.
Every half-hour from 10 am to 2:30 pm on Saturday, Jan. 9, the Coral Gables Cinema will show classic cartoon shorts from Merrie Melodies to Looney Tunes, silent slapstick from legend Charlie Chaplin and more. The Miami Film Development Project also will host a special filmmaking workshop for kids (ages 8-13) in the auditorium. Tickets are $5 and include a free popcorn and soda.
At 10 am Saturday Jan. 9, author Terrance Tullgren presents Donnie Learns How To Be Grateful and kids will learn how to make thank you cards at Books & Books. At 11 am, Ramón París presents Estaba la rana.
UPDATE: this event will be at the Coral Gables Museum: That’s followed by the Reading Circle at noon with Anjanette Delgado, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Nikki Moustaki and Elissa Vanaver. Sing and dance with Carmenlydia Pichardo and enjoy brownies by Amore Gelato Art Caffe. Brad Meltzer will launch his new children’s book, I am Martin Luther King Jr., with book signings to follow.
Last, from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, Jan. 9, The Coral Gables Museum will feature free admission. Enjoy free admission to all exhibits, art activities, gallery scavenger hunts and live performances every second Saturday of the month at the Museum.
The Coral Gables Cinema is at 260 Aragon Ave.; The Coral Gables Museum is at 285 Aragon Ave.; and Books & Books is at 265 Aragon Ave.; Coral Gables, 33134.