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Memorial Weekend In Downtown Miami

Bayside Area
Bayside Area
Hetie Castelo-Branco

According to Miami DDA site, these are the events starting tonight around Downtown Miami:

Jungle Island

Memorial Weekend

1111 Parrot Jungle Trail

Tel: 305-400-7000

Jungle Island is now the home for 1,100 tropical birds, 2,000 varieties of plants and flowers, and the best trained bird show in the world. It is a place where exotic birds "fly free" every day.

Tobacco Road

626 S Miami Ave

Downtown Miami, 33130

May 25 and 26, 2013

Ancestral Toots Festival

According to Tobacco Road press release, the vision of this event is to bring the moments of the present and the past into one. Reliving the rituals, lessons and forms of expression once experienced by our ancestors. Reminding the community of the history that has brought us to where we are now.

We hope to encourage people to become aware of the significance and joy of evolution. Through remembering how far we have come, it may open our minds to understanding with today’s forms of communication, just how far we can go.

Let us spend a weekend in family resurrecting the old ways of life that have been forgotten. Finding the connection with each other and nature, where we teach our kids and ourselves to be kids again. Playing outside and stimulating the brain through art and movement, being active and conscious, remembering our inner power and becoming united with all that life offers.

The creation of this festival is to inspire us to get back to our ancestral roots of not only innocence and inner wisdom but essentially igniting our inner truth of pure love and happiness to the surface.

This memorial weekend will involve a schedule that will consist of kids, adults and family activities such as:

Sustainability & Consciousness, Permaculture, Holistic & Natural Sciences, Arts & Crafts, Dance & Movement, Music & Voice

$10 Pre Sale Or Before 3:00pm
$15 After 3:00 pm
Kids Free
Volunteers Free entrance and workshops

Artisan Lounge Presents: Human Rights/Human Wrongs

The Artisan Lounge

500 NE 1 Ave
Downtown Miami – 33132

Free Event and Parking June 7th 6-10pm, part of Downtown Art Walk. A night of the arts, films, music, and paintings. The show is to help raise awareness about the monstrosities of Human Trafficking. 1/3 of Human Trafficking takes place in the United States. 9 Billion dollars a year are spent on Human Trafficking. Come be a part, come be aware & be moved to action. There will be a panel discussion at 7:30pm with Kristi House, Caring for Miami, the art director of the Artisan Lounge and Set Free Artist Meg Wallace to discuss and field questions about the topic. This is the last exhibition of Human Rights/ Human Wrongs

Freedom Tower

600 Biscayne Boulevard
Downtown Miami – 33132

Jun 05, 2013 - Sun, Jun 09, 2013

Free Event

Imagining La Florida highlights Florida’s history between the expedition of Juan Ponce de León in 1513 and the building of Fort Mose in 1739. Starting with the 1513 expedition of Juan Ponce de León, through to the founding of San Agustín by Pedro Menéndez de Aviles, the exhibition recounts initial interactions between Native Americans, Europeans and Africans, emphasizing their contribution to the formation of a new society in Florida, and the myth behind the infamous Fountain of Youth.

Imagining La Florida offers visitors a new perspective on the rich, yet long-forgotten history of colonial Florida. It is designed to open eyes and minds, highlighting one of the most intriguing and dramatic periods in U.S. history,” said Imagining La Florida curator J. Michael Francis


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