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Free Black History Month celebrations at local libraries

Miami-Dade County Public libraries are a great place to celebrate Black History Month where at various locations, they’ll be hosting festivities honoring the achievements of African-Americans.

Here’s what’s going on:

Marci Poppins Puppet Show with playful puppets in a music-filled celebration reminding everyone to be proud of their heritage. Feb. 8 at 11 a.m., Country Walk Branch, 15433 SW 137 Ave., Miami

Tap, Scat, Swing and Sing! A Harlem Renaissance Storytime where master storyteller Christal Walker plays the role of Zora Neale Thurston and tells stories about Ella Fitzgerald, Bojangles and Jacob Lawrence. Feb. 15 at 3 p.m., Arcola Lakes Branch, 8240 NW 7 Ave., Miami

Create Your Own Freedom Quilt create an inspirational freedom paper quilt where each printed square represents the journey of an individual who fought their way to freedom on the underground railroad. Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m., Lemon City Branch, 430 NW 61 St., Miami

West African Dance Workshop learn about the history of West African drum and dance culture in a workshop by the African Watoto Dance Theatre. Feb. 15 at 1 p.m., Allapattah Branch, 1799 NW 35 St., Miami

Film Screening Oscar-nominated film Harriet about abolitionist Harriet Tubman and her dangerous missions to free slaves through the Underground Railroad. Feb. 8 at 2 p.m., West Kendall Regional Branch, 10201 Hammocks Blvd., Miami

Other museum deals, free days and special events:

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Free admission for Palm Beach County residents

All Day | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Night sky viewing with telescopes

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Fox Observatory

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Free museum entry with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Monday, July 4, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Zoo Miami offers $17.76 entry fee

Discounted | Zoo Miami

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Free entry day for NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Friday, July 8, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Water Taxi Sunset cruise with live entertainment

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | $20.00 | Intracoastal Waterway

See all the free and cheap events this week.

Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine, Miami.com, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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