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Free book fair ‘Picnic de Libros’ in Miami

Picnic de Libros is a bilingual, family day program featuring storytelling, theatre, music, arts and crafts, dance, and picnic baskets full of books for families to enjoy together. The event is free and its main goal is to expose kids to the richness and variety of the cultural traditions in our diverse community. Use this link to RSVP and secure your spot.

Cover illustration by Iris Fundora

Event: Saturday, Sept. 9, 2-5 p.m.
Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd St. Miami

This year's Picnic will feature:

  • Puppet workshop by Danly Arango.
  • A very special dance presentation by the Miami City Ballet.
  • Creative Stage Productions returns with their fun characters.
  • Storytelling with Leo Van Schermbeek.
  • Percussion led by Nabedi.

These gatherings are meant to awaken children’s curiosity while using the power of stories to bring people together, promoting literacy, and nurturing the next generation of engaged world citizens. The day concludes with a special picnic with blankets on the lawn and baskets full of books, in both Spanish and English, to be enjoyed by all families.

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Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

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$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

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Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

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South Miami Rotary Art Festival

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Regal Cinemas Saturday Morning Kids Flicks for $2

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Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

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Miami Street Food Festival

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Free MISO at the Park Concert

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Discount late-night movies

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Jungle Island Luminosa deals

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$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

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McBride Plaza Free Concert Series

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | McBride Plaza

Jungle Island Luminosa deals

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7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

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Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

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Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

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McBride Plaza Free Concert Series

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Jungle Island Luminosa deals

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Discounted | Jungle Island

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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 and contributes to Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She has contributed to Miami.com, Biscayne Times and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL at josiegulliksen.com

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