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Shop for fresh produce, prepared foods, vintage treasures, art, decor and other items from South Florida vendors, farmers and artisans at the many farmers’ markets and vendor fairs in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The South Florida farmers markets and vendor fairs often include opportunities for extra fun and entertainment like yoga, live music, …

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Taking an entire family to a museum can run into the three figures. But military families can get a big break thanks to Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. The program offers FREE admission to more than 2,000 museums across America …

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Coral Gables Museum welcomes you to “Family Day on Aragon” on the second Saturday of each month, with free admission, live music and special activities.    Upcoming event is on May 11: 11 a.m.: Inclusive Theatre Project Performance Also at 11 a.m.: Go across the street to Coral Gables Cinema and watch the animated film …

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Yes, there really are free transportation options in and around Miami. Miami-Dade County’s public transportation may still need much improvement, but several options are free.  UPDATE: MetroConnect now provides free ride-share service around Miami-Dade County that easily connects you to Metrobus, Metrorail and takes you where you need around town. More details can be found here. …

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Gables Gallery Night is one of Miami’s longest running first Friday of the month events, spanning nearly four decades now. The evening is a great way to visit the multitude of galleries in the City Beautiful.  Click here to see a list of participating galleries. While traipsing through Downtown Coral Gables, make a stop at …

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The grand royal poinciana trees are set to begin blooming just in time for summer and there are plenty of events and celebrations to welcome their fiery redness. The Tropical Flowering Tree Society host all events and all funds raised go to towards donations of scholarships to young accomplished women attending higher education. Click here …

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Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre has teamed up with Coral Gables Commissioner Kirk Menendez to introduce a new generation to some classic, legendary flicks. Tickets are free; order online. Don’t delay, limited seating, for residents and subscribers. What: “Jaws” When: Sunday, July. 21, 2024 at 5 p.m. Upcoming screenings include: The Godfather – Sunday, …

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Rene Rodriguez, former film critic for The Miami Herald, now runs the Cosford Cinema on the University of Miami Campus and he’s always coming up with some type of innovative film series.   The screenings listed here are free but sometimes RSVP is required. Click here to find which films require RSVP.   We will …

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If you’re looking for something fun and educational to do outdoors, consider a bicycle tour through “The City Beautiful,” Coral Gables. The third Sunday of each month, The City of Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Museum will host a two-hour bike tour, with different monthly themes. The tour begins at 10 a.m. at the Coral Gables …

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Families are invited to celebrate Black stories with a series of empowering short films for ages 8 and up. Admission is free or “pay what you want.” Suggested donation is $5. What: Celebrate Black Stories with Kid Flicks, Coral Gables When: Saturday & Sunday, April 13-14, 2024 at 11 a.m. Where: Coral Gables Cinema, 260 …

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We write often about free author readings, free entertainment and free children’s events at our favorite independent bookstore, Books & Books, but we realized we have never written a post pointing out all the free resources Books & Books provides for South Florida. Few cities have the wealth of free literary resources we find at …

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