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Dade Heritage Trust invites you to enjoy the many tours and special events of Dade Heritage Days 2014. Dade Heritage Days is orchestrated by the non-profit Dade Heritage Trust as a celebration of historic places throughout Miami-Dade County. Thanks to the cooperation of many organizations, local governments, businesses and volunteers, Dade Heritage Days encourages a sense of unity and pride in our community. Dade Heritage Days offers visitors and residents alike a chance to see Miami “up close and personal.�

Dade Heritage Trust Headquarters in the 1905 Historic Office and Clinic of Dr. James Jackson 190 SE 12th Terrace, Miami, Florida 33131 Phone:305-358-9572 Fax:305.358.1162 With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

ONGOING EVENTS DHT’s Student Art and Photography Competition Exhibit March 21-30 Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables April 27 - May 16 Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami All are invited to Dade Heritage Trust’s annual exhibition of student artwork inspired by Miami’s historic architectural traditions. DHT’s Student Art and Photography Competition is a visual arts competition for elementary, middle 2013 1st Place - High School Venetian Pool by Kristine Ramsey and high school students in MiamiFlorida Christian School Dade County. Artwork depicts some aspect of the county’s architectural heritage. The competition seeks to inspire young Miami-Dade County artists to become better acquainted with the rich architectural, cultural and environmental history of the county. Awards will be presented on March 21st, 5:00 p.m. at the Coral Gables Museum. For more info call 305-3589572. See page 28 for a listing of the 2014 winners! The Official Art Deco District Walking Tour Daily at 10:00 a.m., except Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Art Deco Welcome Center 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach This ninety-minute walking tour provides an introduction to the Art Deco, Mediterranean 2013 1st Place—Middle School Century by Luciano Hernandez-Yaya Revival, and Miami Modern (MiMo) styles South Miami K-8 Center found within the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Explore hotels, restaurants, and other commercial structures with a visit to a number of interiors. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students with school ID, free for Miami Design Preservation League members and children under 12. For more info call 305-763-8026 or visit Contemporary Arts Project - The Academic and the AvantGarde: Artists of the 1913 Armory Show at Vizcaya March 1-31 Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave, Miami This year marks the centennial of the 1913 Armory Show, the legendary New York exhibition that signaled America’s introduction to modern art by

noted European and American artists. Among the artists exhibited were Robert Winthrop Chanler, Charles Cary Rumsey and Gaston Lachaise. Soon thereafter, these same artists would create site-specific work for Vizcaya. The Academic and the Avant Garde exhibit celebrates the Armory Show’s centennial and Vizcaya’s role in commissioning contemporary art in the early 20th century by exploring these artists and some of their contemporaries. Free with general admission to the museum and gardens. Call 305-250-9133 or visit for more info. The Biltmore Hotel Historic Tour Every Sunday, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables Tour Coral Gables’ 1926 “Crown Jewel” with Dade Heritage Trust Biltmore docents. The Biltmore’s halls echo with history as one of the most fashionable resorts in the country during the 1920s and 1930s. Meet in the hotel lobby. FREE. Call Judy Pruitt at 305-443-9793 or Ruth Jacobs at 305-667-5222 for more info. Jewish Miami Beach Tour 2nd Sunday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach The tour, which lasts approximately 2 hours, focuses on: 1) the rise and decline of the Jewish population in Miami Beach, 2) selected key people and organizations in Miami Beach Jewish history, and 3) various styles of Miami Beach architecture and the preservation movement. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students with school ID, free for Miami Design Preservation League members and children under 12. For more info call 305-763-8026 or visit Video Rewind: Entertaining Miami Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00-1:30 p.m. Lynn and Louis Wolfson Florida Moving Image Archives, Room 8401 Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus 300 NE Second Avenue, Miami From local TV shows to major motion pictures, from Orange Bowl parades to opera and ballet, entertainment—and entertainers—have always played a starring role in Miami’s economy and culture. Step into the limelight and experience the glitter and glamour of entertainment in Miami— from Jackie Gleason to Gloria Estefan. Photo courtesy of Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Presented FREE by the Lynn and Louis Florida Moving Image Archives Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, Florida’s film and video memory bank! See schedule below. Call 305237-7731 or visit for more info.

March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15 - FYI: “The Great Gleason Express” Nobody partied like showbiz giant Jackie Gleason. In 1964 the Great One packed his CBS hit, The Jackie Gleason Show, including cast members, jazz bands and the June Taylor Dancers, onto a special train and headed for Miami Beach, turning his move to “The Sun and Fun Capital of the World” into a rollicking rolling shindig. WTVJ went along for the ride and captured the craziness! March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17 - How Sweet It Was: Jackie Gleason in Miami When The Jackie Gleason Show came to Miami Beach, WTVJ was there to cover it. Gleason’s show was a CBS smash hit and WTVJ was a CBS affiliate, so the station got great access and the show got great publicity. We get an entertaining and historic behind-the-scenes look at Jackie Gleason at work and play in Miami March 11 & 27, April 8 & 24 Female Focus: Women on Television in South Florida From fashion models to news anchors, women have played a part in local TV since its pioneer days. “Female Focus” showcases the work of women in South Florida television and traces the changing role of Photo courtesy of Lynn and Louis Wolfson II women on-camera and behind the scenes. Florida Moving Image Archives March 13 & 25, April 10, 22, & 29 - Showbiz By the Bay: Entertainment in Miami Let the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives entertain YOU! Step into the limelight and soak up the glitter and glamour of entertainment in Miami, from local TV shows to major motion pictures, from Orange Bowl parades to opera and ballet. Beethoven on the Beach—Free Outdoor Concerts Saturday, March 8, 8:00 p.m. Northshore Park Bandshell, 7250 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach Sunday, March 16, 8:00 p.m. Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Avenue, Pinecrest Sunday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach Orchestra Miami presents “Beethoven on the Beach” - Free Outdoor Concerts for all! The concert features Rossini’s Overture to “La Scala di Seta,” Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Minor with Mei Mei Luo (soloist), and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major. The 42 piece orchestra will be conducted by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi. FREE. Call 786-797-2547 or visit for more info.

Moonlight Garden Tours Wednesdays, March 12 and April 16 at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 13 and April 17 at 6:30 p.m. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave. Miami If you think Vizcaya’s bayfront gardens are breathtaking by day, don’t miss the chance to see them transformed by the glow of a bright Miami moon. Participate in guided tours of the Italian-inspired gardens under the moonlight and experience live music in the Courtyard of the Main House. Delicious temptations are available for purchase in the Café & Shop. Not all areas of the gardens are wheelchair accessible and decorated rooms will not be open. Tickets: $18; $12 for Vizcaya members, seniors and students with ID. Tickets available onsite only from 6:00-8:00 p.m. the evening of the program. Call 305-250-9133 or visit for more info. Downtown Walking Tours Every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables Stroll through Coral Gables’ bustling business district to discover local history and architectural heritage. Visit the 1920 Mediterranean style hotels, the first car dealership and an outdoor theater! Did you know that pink electric trolley cars ran throughout the city from 1926 to 1935? Tour starts at the Coral Gables Museum and ends at Seasons 52 on Miracle Mile, where participants may enjoy a special lunch menu with complimentary signature flatbread. On the last Saturday of each month, Leica Store Miami provides cameras to the first 12 registrants. Tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Tickets: $5 for Coral Gables Museum Members; $10 for general public (lunch NOT included in ticket price). To RSVP call 305-603-8067. For more info visit or email “Miami Beach Style” Lecture Series March 20, April 8, and April 17 at 7:00 p.m. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Miami Design Preservation League presents the lecture series, “Miami Beach Style.” The series explores how the natural and built environment of Miami Beach and its people inspired local artists and leader. March 20 - Gary Monroe, Andy Sweet Photolegacy Project April 8 - Lynn Bernstein, Dr. Ernie Martin, and Marlo Courtney, The Colors of Leonard Horowitz: A Discussion April 17 - Howard Kleinberg and Arva Moore Parks, Legendary Locals Call Miami Design Preservation League at 305-763-8026 or visit for more info.

Concerts at Tropical Audubon Saturday, March 29 - Plan B Saturday, April 22 - Birdstock 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Tropical Audubon, 5530 Sunset Drive, South Miami Make a Saturday Night Date with Tropical Audubon Society at the historic Doc Thomas House in South Miami. Enjoy some good ol’ Rock & Roll under the stars. Bring a blanket, chairs, pack a picnic, and rock out to the tunes we grew up with. Beer and wine, as well as snacks, are available for purchase. Admission: $10 donation, children free. Limited parking is available on the grounds at the 55th Ave. gate and along 56th Ave. Call 305-667-7337 or visit for more info. MiMo on the Beach Walking Tour 1st Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. Southeast corner of 73rd Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach The MiMo (Miami Modern) on the Beach Walking Tour introduces the newly recognized North Shore National Register District and spotlights the distinctive MiMo architecture that makes this district unique. The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with North Beach Development Corporation to bring you this 90-minute guided walking tour. You’ll learn how to identify the many unique traits of MiMo architecture by visiting a number of different public and private buildings. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students with school ID, free for Miami Design Preservation League members and children under 12. For more info call 305-763-8026 or visit Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour 4th Saturday of each month at 5:00 p.m. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach This FABULOUS tour is all about the contributions of Gays and Lesbians to the history of Miami Beach and the preservation of its architectural gems, many of which you’ll visit during the tour. The tour also tells you how Gays and Lesbians are playing a continuing role in shaping the future of Miami Beach. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students with school ID, free for Miami Design Preservation League members and children under 12. For more info call 305-763-8026 or visit

MARCH History Comes to Life - 4th Annual “Vintage Day” Celebration at Everglades National Park! Saturday, March 1, 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Everglades National Park Royal Palm Visitor Center Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to interact with costumed interpreters representing the people who have left a legacy on the land known as The Everglades. There will also be special tours and presentations by local authors and historians. Park guests can leave their cars at the Coe Visitor Center and ride the Homestead Trolley back in time to Royal Palm., where they will meet costumed interpreters portraying gladesmen, plume hunters, early park wardens, botanists, gator hunters, conservationists, and political activists. Special guided tours of the old “Royal Palms State Park,” a historical area owned and protected by the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs in the first half of the 20th century, led by Civilian Conservation Corpsman from the 1930s will be available. There will also be guided walks through a hammock by an early botanical artist, as well as a tour of the Mike missile base led by a cold war era soldier. Admission to the main park entrance and all activities are FREE on Vintage Day. Call 305-242-7700 or visit for more info. Women’s History Month Kickoff Saturday, March 1, 12 Noon Miami City Cemetery, 1800 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami The Women’s History Coalition of Miami-Dade County, Inc. invites you to the Miami City Cemetery for its annual Women’s History Month Kickoff observance at the grave site of the ”mother of Miami” Julia Tuttle. Entrepreneur Julia Tuttle (1849-1898) is the only female to have founded a major U.S. city. Featured speaker will be Penny Lambeth portraying Julia Tuttle. FREE. Parking is available inside the cemetery. Trinity Cathedral Tour & Tea Sunday, March 2, 1:30 p.m. Trinity Cathedral 464 NE 16th Street, Miami Trinity Cathedral, the oldest church in Miami’s original city limits, was erected 1925. In 1970 it was officially designated as the cathedral and mother church of the Diocese of Southeast Florida. Later, in 1980 the cathedral was designated a historic structure and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Visit and tour the

newly restored cathedral after 5 years of restoration construction at a cost of $7M. Learn about the history the Cathedral church has played in Miami’s history, as well as the role it currently plays in South Florida as it functions as not only a sanctuary for worship services, but as a venue for many cultural and musical events for the community. Following the tour please join us for a Julia Tuttle high tea. FREE. Call 305-374-3372 or visit for more info. Historic Morningside Home Tour + Pre-Tour Walk with Dr. Paul George Sunday, March 2 Pre-Tour with Dr. George, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Home Tour, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. NE 50th St. to NE 60th Streets - east of Biscayne Blvd., Miami A tour of homes in Morningside - Miami’s first designated historic area. Enjoy the beautiful homes built and designed from the early 1920s to the 1940s in many styles, including Colonial, Mediterranean, Spanish, Deco, and Mock English Tudor. Stroll the streets of this gated community under the canopy of native trees that date back centuries. See the native plants and shrubs planted by the owners in the earliest homes almost 100 years ago. Gaze at the islands and across to Miami Beach from the many vantage cul de sacs provided by the original designers of Morningside to enjoy the bay waters with the ever cooling breeze. Spaces on this tour will be limited to a first come basis. Prior to the actual Morningside Home tour, Dr. Paul George, renowned historian, will be conducting a walking tour of the neighborhood. Call 305-758-5828 or 305-762-1677, email or visit for more info. Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment

Women’s History Coalition of Miami-Dade County Annual Luncheon

Sunday, March 2, 2:30 p.m. Coral Gables Hyatt, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables Women’s History Coalition of Miami-Dade County, Inc. will salute the 2014 Women of Impact XXVI Honorees at its Annual Luncheon, Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner is Mistress of Ceremony. The honorees are: Frances Levey Gaynor, Jennifer Adger Grant, Sharon L. Langer, Florene Litthcut Nichols, Phillis Oeters, Linda M. Robinson, Merdochey T. LaFrance and Lillian M. Lopez. Call Margaret Slama at 305-2554944 or Francena Koch at 305-232-9595 for reservations. Visit for more info.

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William Jennings Bryan Museums Magnet School: Revisit a Mediterranean Revival Treasure Friday, March 7, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 1201 NE 125th St., North Miami Tour this Miami-Dade historic landmark that was built in 1928 by the architects Robertson & Patterson. VISIT THE TOWER WHERE NO ONE HAS VISITED BEFORE! Join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated auditorium. Be entertained and discover the auditorium and exhibition space on the second floor with a staircase that leads to the center courtyard. Get a sneak preview of a fictional storybook based on facts pertaining to this building written and illustrated by the students. Enjoy the sounds that emanate from a recently renovated WPA fountain in the courtyard while walking amongst the lush Garden. Discover how the Museums Magnet Schools’ philosophy encourages students to explore historic structures and learn the importance of preservation. FREE. Call 305-891-0602 or email for more info. “Façade: Historic Downtown Miami in Line Drawings” Reception and Book Signing Friday, March 7, 6:00 p.m. Miami Center for Architecture & Design, 100 NE 1st Avenue, Miami An evening celebrating the launch of “Façade: Historic Downtown Miami in Line Drawings,” a new publication presenting a fresh look at the contemporary city by giving readers an opportunity to rediscover the old Miami that is still present in today’s downtown. “Façade” is a portrait of the early twentieth century architecture and development of Miami’s city center. This event will include talks by author Damir Sinovcic and local historian Arva Moore Parks. It will also be the first look at an exhibit highlighting many of the spectacular line drawings featured in the book. The first 100 individuals to RSVP will receive a free book. Call 305-448-7488 or visitçade for more info. Miami International Film Festival March 7—16 Olympia Theater, 174 E. Flagler Street, Miami Miami International Film Festival returns to the Olympia Theater for its 31st anniversary from March 7-16, 2014. MIFF 2014 brings a mix of

Cape Florida Heritage Day Saturday, March 15th 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Key Biscayne The Cape Florida Lighthouse will be open for you to climb its challenging steps, and the Keeper’s House will also be open with its rustic antique furnishings on display. Historical re-enactors will be recreating the 1858 Pre-Civil War time period, featuring a lighthouse keeper and Cape Florida family life. There will be demonstrations of candlemaking and a musician will be playing a dulcimer. A ship salvager and hunter/trapper will also be there. Local historian Joan Gill Blank will be present to answer questions and to offer for sale her book, “Key Biscayne: A History of Miami’s Tropical Island and the Cape Florida Lighthouse,” available for purchase. Members of Dade Heritage Trust will also be on hand to explain the 1996 restoration of the Cape Florida Lighthouse that they co-sponsored with the Florida Park Service. They will also be selling commemorative bricks for the lighthouse entrance walkway. While you’re in the park make sure to stop in at one of the Park’s two restaurants. Fresh seafood and Cuban cuisine are always favorites at the Boaters Grill as you dine and view the yachts just yards away in No Name Harbor. Or enjoy the ocean breezes with some fresh fish or a burger on the deck of the Lighthouse Café. You may enjoy wine and beer at both park restaurants. Remember, you can rent a bicycle in the park and enjoy 1.5 miles of bike trails; you can bring your roller skates and explore the park; you can rent a kayak, swim or just sunbathe on 1.5 miles of beach. You can even go fishing along the seawall - license required. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State park has lots to offer the entire family. Learn more about recreational opportunities at our State Parks from our website Admission to the Lighthouse grounds and tower is included in park admission: $2 for walk-ins/bike, $4 per car, $8 for vehicles of 8 or more passengers. Call 305-361-5811 or visit for more info.

documentaries, dramas, and world premieres. For more information on films playing at the Olympia Theater, tickets, and show times, please visit or call 305-405-6433. Pinewood Cemetery Pioneer Day 2014 Saturday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pinewood Cemetery on Erwin Road just south of Sunset Drive The City of Coral Gables and the Pinewood Cemetery Advisory Board present Pioneer Day, a celebration of the history of early pioneer families, many buried at Pinewood Cemetery. Pinewood Cemetery is recognized as the oldest cemetery south of the Miami River and one of the oldest historical sites in Coral Gables. It is the final resting place for more than 200 pioneers from the 1800s and early 1900s, including veterans of the Seminole Indian War, Civil, War, Spanish-American War, and WWI, as well as victims of the 1926 hurricane. The event is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Call 305-460-5093 or visit for more info. The Villagers’ 2014 Garden Tour A Cornucopia of Gardens Saturday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Villagers’ 2014 Garden Tour, A Cornucopia of Gardens will feature several extraordinary gardens in Coral Gables and Coconut Grove. ’Cornucopia’ or ’horn of plenty’ is an ancient symbol of abundance and nourishment; usually overflowing with produce, flowers, edibles, or wealth in some form. Staying true to this theme, this year we are featuring opulent gardens overflowing with a variety of architectural and botanical styles. From tropical rustic to Mediterranean elegant to Palladian park-like, French whimsical, and to classic stately, there will be a style of garden on the tour to thrill and delight all garden enthusiasts. Advance ticket sales are $25; $30 day of the tour. Make checks, payable to The Villagers, Inc. and mail to The Villagers, Inc., Garden Tour Tickets, P.O. Box 141843, Coral Gables, FL 33114 before March 1, 2014. Also enclose a selfaddressed, stamped envelope. For more information call 305-661-2560 or email Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest Sunday, March 9, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park 9700 SW 328th Street, Homestead Round up the “sea cows” and “sea horses,” plant some pineapples, check out the porkfish and visit the BARN-acles as Family Fun Fest heads down to the farm! Participants receive a passport which they get punched as they complete each of the five activities located on the grounds around the Dante Fascell Visitor Center near Homestead.

Activities include games, science experiments, presentations and craft projects. After collecting all five punches, kids earn a specially designed button to remember the lessons they learned. FREE. Call 305-230-7275 or visit for more info. Merrick Art Festival at Coral Gables Merrick House Sunday, March 9, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 907 Coral Way, Coral Gables As part of the on-going “Sundays on the Porch with George” series, spend a colorful, creative afternoon at the Coral Gables Merrick House & Gardens. View a solo exhibit of Florida and Spain images by the fine art photographer Tom Smith. Pop into a Miami Photo Booth just like the old days - pose for a picture with “George Merrick.” Attend a Little Gables Group free digital photography workshop. Children’s crafts. Landscape painting en plein air. Music provided by UM Sax and Keyboards Duo. FREE. Call 305-460-5093 or email for more info. George Merrick and the Florida Land Boom, 1920-1926 Monday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Merrick House, 907 Coral Way, Coral Gables Join Florida historian, Juan L. Riera, for a presentation on George Edgar Merrick and the Florida Land Boom at the historic Merrick House. Light refreshments provided before and after the presentation. Proceeds to benefit local historic preservation efforts. $10 per person. Call 305-4462712 or email for more info. African American Committee of Dade Heritage Trust Presents the 16th Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon Monday, March 17, 12 Noon Legion Memorial Park 6447 NE 7th Avenue, Miami The African American Committee of Dade Heritage Trust invites you to attend the 16th Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon to benefit the historic Miami City Cemetery Commemorative Service and Youth Talent on Parade Program. Honoring pioneer women interred in the Miami City Cemetery, this year’s honorees are Rosea Lee Adderly, Mona Ball, Miriam Poe Hudson, and Vera Albury Parks. Come and enjoy an

original presentation about the women entitled “Voices from the Grave” of the Miami City Cemetery, based on an original script written by Leome S. Culmer. Donation: $30. Make checks payable to the African American Committee of Dade Heritage Trust. Call 305-638-5800 for more info. Viewing Vizcaya: The Penalty (1920) Wednesday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens 3251 S. Miami Avenue, Miami Follow in the footsteps of Vizcaya’s original owner, James Deering, and his guests by enjoying a historic silent film in the Courtyard of the Main House, complete with live musical accompaniment on Vizcaya’s custom-made pipe organ! The Penalty (1920): Blizzard, crime boss of San Francisco, has worked his entire life to get back at the doctor who mistakenly amputated his legs as a child. When the doctor’s sweet young daughter needs a model for her latest art project, Blizzard sees his opportunity and nothing will stand in the way of his revenge! 2013 3rd Place - High School Reflection of Paradise Tickets: $18, available on site only from 6:00 By Maria Schubert Fontes Immaculata-La Salle High School p.m.—7:30 p.m. on the evening of the program. Food and drink are available for purchase. Seating is limited. Event takes place indoors. Call 305-2509133 or visit for more info. Jazz in the Lobby Lounge: Elvis Paschal Quartet Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. Olympia Theater, 174 E. Flagler Street, Miami Olympia Theater and Miami Jazz and Film Society come together to celebrate an evening of jazz with some of the finest local musicians. This March the Elvis Paschal Quartet will play to the audiences. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for Happy Hour and the band will start playing at 6:30 p.m.. Come early and mingle with fellow downtowners. FREE and open to the public. Call 305-374-2444 or visit for more info.

10th Annual Deering Seafood Festival Sunday, March 30, 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Miami Celebrate 10 years of the Deering Seafood Festival! The 10th Annual Deering Seafood Festival offers island themed all-day live entertainment, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, fresh Florida seafood served up by local restaurants and caterers, a Li’l Shrimp Kids Zone with interactive arts, crafts and recreational activities for children, an Artist Village featuring local artists and artisan crafters and guided tours of the historic Deering Estate at Cutler. Tickets:: $15 for adults in advance online OR $25 at the gate; $5 for children ages 4-14; free for children under 4; free for Deering Estate Foundation Members. Call 305-235-1668 x253 or visit for more info

APRIL Fortress Florida: Military History of Florida Tuesday, April 1, 2:00 p.m. Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 SW 152nd Street, Miami Join Florida historian Juan L. Riera for a lecture on Florida military history followed by a tour of Naval Air Station Richmond, an Army hospital, and Presidential rail car Ferdinand Magellan. Admission: $10. Call 305-446 2712 or email for more info. A Celebratory Anniversary Concert Tuesday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Miami, 609 Brickell Avenue, Miami A celebratory anniversary concert will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Miami honoring its 118 years of service to the community. Favorite selections of First Church philanthropist and church benefactor Henry Morrison Flagler will be highlighted. This historic church is listed on both the local and National Register of Historic Places. Concert will be held in the church’s Flagler Chapel. FREE. For more info and to RSVP email Jazz in the Lobby Lounge: Gary Thomas Quintet Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m. Olympia Theater, 174 E. Flagler Street, Miami Olympia Theater and Miami Jazz and Film Society come together to celebrate an evening of jazz with some of the finest local musicians. This April the Gary Thomas Quintet will hold its new CD release party. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for Happy Hour and the band will start playing at 6:30 p.m.. Come early to get a drink and mingle with fellow downtowners. FREE and open to the public. Call 305-374-2444 or visit for more info.

Shooting Movies and Selling Movies in the Magic City Thursday April 3, 7:30 -9:00 p.m. Grand Central 697 N. Miami Ave, Miami See elephants on Lincoln Road — Crockett and Tubbs on the set — and a shark in a swimming pool! Dozens of rare film clips reveal Miami’s unique relationship with the movies and television, taking you behind the scenes of movies shooting on location in Miami and immersing you in the excitement of star-studded movie premiers. Join archivists Rene Ramos and Kevin Wynn for a nostalgic look at moviemaking and movie going in Miami from the fabulous ‘50s to Miami Vice featuring film and video from the collections of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives. Admission is FREE . Bring your friends, have a Grand Central cocktail and enjoy the movies! Call 305-358-9572 for more info. Presented in partnership by Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives and Dade Heritage Trust.

Photo courtesy of Miami News Collection, HistoryMiami


Vizcaya’s Orchids: What Went Wrong? Led by Vizcaya’s Curator of Orchids, Carol De Biase Saturday, April 5, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Avenue, Miami An admirer of orchids, Mr. Deering had a special garden created just for them but they didn’t flourish. As Deering learned, orchids are not “set ’em and forget ’em” kinds of plants. Join Vizcaya’s Curator of Orchids for a hands-on troubleshooting workshop and learn what not to do with these simple, yet fickle, tropical beauties. Tickets: $25; available onsite only beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the program. Workshop and admission to Vizcaya is included in ticket price. Space is limited. Cal 305-250-9133 or visit for more info. FREE 19th Annual Miami Riverday Saturday, April 5, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lummus Park 250 NW North River Drive, Miami The FREE 18th Annual Miami Riveday in the historic Lummus Park features boat tours, historic re-enactors in the 1844 Fort Dallas and 1856 Wagner Homestead, environmental education, live music, children activities, and much more. The Miami Riverday festival celebrates the Miami River’s unique history, environment and culture. Call 305-644-0544 for more info. Patchwork of Poetry at Coral Gables Merrick House Sunday, April 6, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Coral Gables Merrick House, 907 Coral Way, Coral Gables As part of the ongoing “Sundays on the Porch with George” series, spend an afternoon at the Coral Gables Merrick House as we commemorate George Merrick’s self-published poetry anthology Songs of the Wind on a Southern Shore. The afternoon will feature: published poet Cathy Blackburn sharing her narrative craft; “George Merrick” reading a selection from his collection; and local 5th graders reciting original poems about Coral Gables. Following the presentations there will be autograph and photo opportunities, copies of Songs of the Wind on a Southern Shore available for purchase, selected related reading material for sale from Books & Books, and a resource list for budding authors interested in publication will be available. Sweet and savory foods will be onsite, including Slow Food Truck and PopNature gourmet popsicles. FREE. Call 305-460-5093 or email for more info.


TASTE OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MIAMI 2014 Friday, April 11, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. East Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

Check-in at Ingraham Building, 25 SE 2nd Avenue Downtown Miami Partnership, Inc. and Dade Heritage Trust invite you to discover the architecture and stories of Historic Downtown Miami. Celebrate at exciting 'historic happenings', self-guided tour, trolley tour, music and entertainment, complimentary cocktails and wine, tasty appetizers, and a unique peek into Miami's architectural heritage and history!       

Mojitos & Cuban Jazz - La Epoca (1936) Grand Lobby and Great Tastes - Ingraham Building (1927) The High Life at Alfred I's -Alfred I duPont Building (1938) Wine and Art - Security Building (1926) A Grand Architectural Revival - Old Post Office (1912) Gesu Church (1921) AfterParty - Cocktails with Capone - The Bank Lounge (1927)

Taste of Historic Downtown tickets $35 per person; $45 at the door Special discounts for DHT and DMP members Group discounts also available. Call 305-379-7070 or 305-358-9572 for more info and to purchase tickets. Purchase tickets online at 7e8xfddga3cc2ed69&llr=8bou6sn6.

Leaders, Legends & Lovelies: Pride in the Arts - Celebrating Theatre, Dance and the Arts in South Florida April 9 - 13 Celebrating the good, positive and outstanding within our LGBTQ community, Unity Coalition/Coalicion Unida’s Leaders, Legends & Lovelies ball, lectures and exhibit strive to focus on bringing speakers from all walks of life in the community to highlight the contribution of the LGBT community to the arts and celebrate the similarities we all share rather than the differences, how we can inspire others to do good, excel, be proud of who they are, and just be better people. Legends Ball - Wednesday, April 9, 7:00-10:00 p.m., Gleason Rehearsal Hall Fillmore Theatre, Miami Beach The 4th annual Legends Ball unveils the exhibit of original theatre and Broadway costumes by Peter Lovello and features theatrical and musical performances, and dancing. Tickets $100/person and advance purchase is required. Call 786-271-6982 or visit for more info and to purchase tickets. Theatre and Broadway Costumes by Peter Lovello Exhibit April 11-15, Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Miami’s Grand Movie Palaces of the Past with Marvin Aguilar Sunday, April 13 Join us for a wonderful presentation on Miami’s grand movie palaces of the past with local writer and historian Marvin Aguilar. FREE. Email or visit for more info and a full schedule of events and featured speakers. Val Kilmer in Citizen Twain April 10-13 Olympia Theater 174 E. Flagler Street, Miami Renowned movie actor Val Kilmer comes to the Olympia Theater portraying Mark Twain, the country’s beloved storyteller, first stand-up comedian, and greatest satirist in this special one-weekend only event! This workshop performance of Citizen Twain concludes with an audience talk back while the actor has his extensive make-up removed in full view. Tickets: $40-$60. Call 305-357-2444 or visit to purchase tickets and for more info. Call DHT at 305-358-9572 for information about a special DHT reception to precede the Thursday performance.

Dade Heritage Trust’s Annual Preservation Awards Tuesday, April 29, 6:00 p.m. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables All are invited to attend Dade Heritage Trust’s Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony and Reception as we honor outstanding individuals, organizations, and restoration projects that have excelled in preserving Miami’s historic places. This year’s Preservation Awards will be hosted by the historic Coral Gables Museum. The oolitic limestone building was constructed in 1939 as the Coral Gables Fire and Police Station and featured busts carved by WPA artists. Reception with refreshments will precede the awards presentation. DHT Members $25 Non-members $35 To RSVP or to join DHT call 305-358-9572 or email by April 19th.

William Cary 2013 Henriette Harris Award

Shulman + Associates 2013 Lincoln Theater/H&M Restoration Project

Guests enjoying reception

Dade Heritage Trust Open House

Wednesday, April 23, 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 190 SE 12th St, Miami

Besieged by highrises, this 1905 neoclassical wood frame house, just off busy Brickell Avenue, is the headquarters of Dade Heritage Trust. A National Register site, it was originally constructed by pioneer Dr. James Jackson as his office and clinic. Volunteers will be on hand to talk about Dr. Jackson and the history of his clinic. Call 305-358-9572 for more info. 2012 1st Place - Middle School

Dr. Jackson Clinic by Chloe Castillo South Miami K-8

Historic Miami Springs Bus Tour Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. Miami Springs Grace Lutheran Church 254 Curtiss Parkway, Miami Springs The Miami Springs Historical Society presents a fascinating bus tour of the historical sites in Miami Springs. Enjoy a guided tour of the Glenn Curtiss Mansion with its Pueblo Mission-inspired architecture found nowhere else in Florida. A visit to the Miami Springs Historical Museum is included. Come learn about this old Miami town in the middle of the big city. Tickets: $20/person. Call 305-887-2973 or email for more info and reserve your seat!

Dade Heritage Trust’s Cape Florida Lighthouse Brick Program DHT’s Cape Florida Lighthouse Brick Program helps to maintain the lighthouse and preserve our community’s heritage. Commemorate an anniversary, graduation, birthday or memorial with a handsome personally inscribed brick paver on the lighthouse entrance walkway. Commemorative brick donation: $150. Call DHT at 305-358-9572 for more info.

Artists Make Historic Landmarks Shine Congratulations to the winners of Dade Heritage Trust’s 2014 Student Art & Photography Competition

Elementary School Level

1st Place: School Patio Kemisha Salvent, 3rd Grade William Jennings Bryan Elementary School Teacher: Vivian Wright

2nd Place: School Patio Ocean Sanchez, 3rd Grade William Jennings Bryan Elementary School Teacher: Vivian Wright

3rd Place: School Patio Bill Jean, 3rd Grade William Jennings Bryan Elementary School Teacher: Vivian Wright

Middle School Level

1st Place: Marine Stadium Den Den Yu, 7th Grade South Miami K-8 Center Teacher: Parra/Regalado

2nd Place: My Pagoda Alejandro Mendez-Ruiz, 8th Grade South Miami K-8 Center Teacher: Parra/Regalado

3rd Place: Marine Stadium Victor Mendez, 7th Grade South Miami K-8 Center Teacher: Parra/Regalado

High School Level

1st Place: Temple Run Lauren Dirube, 10th Grade Westminster Christian School Teacher: Michelle Horne

2nd Place: The Colony Hotel Amanda Lorenzo, 11th Grade Florida Christian Teacher: Anncy Pitelli

3rd Place: Moon Over Miami Gabriella Montells, 11th Grade Westminster Christian School Teacher: Donna Underwood

Dade Heritage Trust’s 2014 Student Art & Photography Exhibit March 21-30 Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables April 27 - May 16 Dance, Draw, Dream - Youth Arts Day and Music Fest Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Miami

Friends of Preservation Thank You to the following for their financial support of Dade Heritage Days 2014 Brian & Alexina Alonso Renee Belair Lynn & Lisa Chaffin Douglas Chumbley Rick & June Cohen Alex Daguer Daughters of the American Revolution, Coral Gables Chapter Lois Randall Diamond Dragonfly Expeditions Marta Fernandez Joseph & Monica Fitzgerald

Amy Furness Joseph Furst Jane Dee Gross Linda Collins Hertz Francena Koch Leonor M. Lagomasino Markham Leventhal Dolly MacIntyre Tom & Becky Matkov National Society of the Colonial Dames of America Miami Town Committee

Jennie Lou & Ben Reid Vinson & Randa Richter Scott & Susan Silver Howard Tendrich Patricia & Jack Thompson Rick and Margarita Tonkinson Todd & Isabel Tragash Unity Coalition | Coalicion Unida

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