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Earth Day Celebration at The Garden

Have you visited the Miami Beach Botanical Garden lately? 

This 3-acre tropical oasis sits in the heart of Miami Beach, at 2000 Convention Center Drive, and is brimming with beauty. It's open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays, except some holidays, and admission is free! (Previously entry cost $5 per person, plus a $1.94 fee.)

Free Events in April:

Sunday, April 7:

Noon to 1 p.m.:
Fantasy Theatre Factory presents “The Adventures of the Three Mess-keteers” a fun kids' educational show teaching youngsters about the importance of environmental conservation. RSVP here.

1-4 p.m.:
Family Day Mash-Up: “Discovering Design Meets in Bloom”
The afternoon will feature garden-inspired crafting with artist Lucia Morales, the creation of miniature habitat scenes with art therapist Sarah Laing, Sound Bingo with nature guide-in-residence Karina Del Punta, sweet treats, and more. At 2:30 pm, gather ‘round for story time and find out about sounds of the jungle when we read Deanna Wundrow’s book, Jungle Drum. Then, jam out to the beat of your own drum in a workshop led by the South Florida Center for Percussive Arts. RSVP here.

5-8 p.m.:
Youth Jazz Series
Performance by young jazz musicians including YMU's Jazz Collective, The FIU Jazz Band, YMPA Jazz Combo, Jazz Education Community Coalition Ensemble and Lobac. RSVP here.

Thursday, April 11
6-9 p.m.:
Words Move, Music Moves with Owen Ruff, New World Symphony Fellow
A night of poetry and music in the Miami Beach Botanical Garden featuring poetry by TS Eliot and music written and performed by New World Symphony Fellow Owen Ruff. RSVP here.

Sunday, April 21
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
Earth Day Celebration at The Garden

  • Plant giveaway: 1 plant per person upon completion of a fast event survey (while supplies last)
  • Animal encounters and conservation information: Troy, founder of Irie Fauna, will be providing info on Florida’s native and invasive species with a chance to encounter an American Alligator, Madagascar Day Gecko, South American Redfoot Tortoise, and African Ball Python. He will also give a short 15-minute talk about his work and how you can get involved in conservation projects.
  • Compost giveaway: Learn about all about compost with Beata Rikhter and take some home
  • Children’s book reading: Author Yaeko Knaus will be reading her new book, Sailing with Paros: Our Beautiful World at 12:30pm
  • Woodturning demonstrations: Learn all about woodturning with members of the South Florida Woodturners Guild
  • Ceramics demonstrations: Learn all about ceramics with members of the Ceramic League of Miami
  • City of Miami Beach Environment & Sustainability: Learn about the City’s climate adaptation and mitigation projects having a positive impact on our environment
  • Kids’s art activities: Get creative with art projects presented by the Sunflower Society
  • Earth Gratitude Catchers: Create gratitude catchers with the Garden’s nature-guide-in-residence, Karina Del Punta
  • Plantleggers: An Earth Day Family Celebration activation with Bookleggers and O, Miami – providing a day of fun STEAM activities led by teaching artists and poets, providing hands-on informal family learning. 
  • Early Bird Walk at 8am (RSVP here)
  • Native Plant Propagation Workshop with Corinne of Miami Seed Share at 11am (RSVP here)
  • Botanical Ink Making Workshop at 12pm (Tickets here)

 

The sanctuary-like grounds feature a variety of water features, a native and an edible garden, flowering trees, wildlife and, of course, plenty of orchids and palm trees.

Stroll through the Japanese garden, over an idyllic red bridge, then take in the colorful fruit in the edible garden. There you'll see starfruit, papaya, pineapple, lychee and pomegranates growing. 

The main pond features water lilies, plus a cascading fountain and circular fountain surrounded by red mangroves and water-loving plants.

The garden was created as a Miami Beach city park in 1962 and rejuvenated during fall 2011 as part of a $1.2 million landscape project by South Florida landscape architect Raymond Jungles. 

Check out the Facebook page for more information on arts classes and other events at the garden. 

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IN OTHER GARDENS NEWS

Gardens in Miami: Get visitor info here!

Getting outside and breathing in fresh air is always a good thing, especially during these times.

Miami’s many gardens are an ideal setting for taking a nice, long stroll surrounded by lush, colorful scenery.

Historic spots such as Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Deering Estate, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, The Kampong and Pinecrest Gardens are just a few we suggest. For more information, click here

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Plantation Farmers Market

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Sensory Friendly Saturday

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Delray GreenMarket

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Delray Affair art festival

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PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

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Family Day on Aragon, Coral Gables

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Pride Festival, Miami Beach

12:00 pm | FREE | Lummus Park, Miami Beach

Adventures of the Three Mess-Keteers, Downtown Miami

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | FREE | Miami-Dade Main Library

Downtown Palm Beach Gardens free outdoor music series

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Downtown at the Gardens

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Free magic show for kids in Weston

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Salsa Fest in Hollywood

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Free magic show for kids in Weston

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Chopin for All concert, Fort Lauderdale

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Pop-up Biergarten, Wellington

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Free Liberty Plaza jazz series, Miami Beach

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Live entertainment at Plantation Walk

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Free Jazz in the Park, Biscayne Park

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Dania After Dark Street Festival: Blues and BBQ

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania City Hall

Live Music on the Plaza

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7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

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Laser Evenings at Frost Science

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Broward College Dance Ensemble at Bailey Hall

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Bailey Hall in Davie

Free outdoor film in Weston

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Free New World Symphony WALLCAST Concert

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | New World Center, Miami Beach

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free Screening of "Saltburn"

8:00 pm | FREE | Bill Cosford Cinema

Discount late-night movies

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park Tamarac

Las Olas Oceanside Park vendor market

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Car Show in Pompano Beach

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Delray Affair art festival

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Pride Festival, Miami Beach

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Live Indian music at Bailey Hall in Davie

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Chopin for All concert, Coral Gables

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Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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Salsa dance class

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Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

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All Day | $5.00-7.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Food Trucks Tuesdays

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$5 Retro Replay Films

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $5.00 | Landmark Theatre at Merrick Park, Coral Gables

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

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Winnie-The-Pooh on stage at Lake Worth Playouse

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CMX Classics discount film

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Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Comedy Night at Pub 52

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Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom, Miami-Dade

Free Screening of "The Boy and the Heron"

9:00 pm | FREE | Bill Cosford Cinema

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Free live music in Pompano Beach

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm | FREE | Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Food Truck Thursdays at Highland Oaks Park

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Highland Oaks Park

Live music: Clematis by Night, West Palm Beach

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Free Third Thursdays in Surfside

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | 93 St. Collins and Harding Avenues

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

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5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Sabal Pines Park

Live entertainment at Plantation Walk

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Sounds of the Town concert in the park

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Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

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Sounds of Little Haiti

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Broward Women's Chorus: Sing Me Love Songs

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Friday Nights at Boulevard Heights live music

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Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

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Carter Park Jamz in Fort Lauderdale

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Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays)

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Live @ Mickel free concert, Wilton Manors

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Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood ArtsPark

 

Earth Day Celebration at The Garden
When
April 21, 2024 @ 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost
FREE
What
Earth Day Celebration at The Garden
Where
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
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