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June 2015
June is heating up with extraordinary cultural and historical fun at The District! From the relaxing and enjoyable Segway to the Riverside Hotel Package, to a historical exploration of Haiti through art, to a fun-filled “Chuggington Live!” performance for the kids, The District is offering sizzling events this month. Following are just a few examples of what’s in store at The District:
Segway to the Riverside Hotel Package
Available through September 30, 2015

What’s even better than rolling into Fort Lauderdale’s history on a Segway? Combining the tour with an overnight stay at a chic hotel on Las Olas! The historic Riverside Hotel, located on lively Las Olas Boulevard, offers the Heart of Fort Lauderdale Segway Tour and overnight escape for two through its Segway to the Riverside Hotel package.

Guests check into the chic Riverside Hotel, which boasts beautiful marina views and world-class amenities in a relaxed and charming Florida-style setting. With two restaurants, a beautiful lobby bar, vintage pub, heated tropical outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and on-property boat dockage, the Riverside Hotel is only minutes from the beach and limitless cultural activities.

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Orchid Greenhouse Tour
June 9 | 11:00am
These tours are offered the second Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon for $20 per person. Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ greenhouses and display house hold approximately 1,200 plants in various stages of development. The Bonnet House orchid curator shows guests around the greenhouses and discusses how orchids are bred and cultivated (including their impressive seedling program). What a treat for orchid enthusiast and novices! Orchid seedlings will be available for purchase. This tour is offered in groups of 15... Read More >
Stranahan Stories / 2-for-1 Guided House Tours
June 15 | 11:00am
In June, this free monthly storytelling will feature Dr. Michele Williams of the Florida Public Archaeology Network. Dr. Williams’ presentation titled “Archaeology and the New River” will utilize historic images to teach guests more about the history of Fort Lauderdale’s greatest natural resource – the New River. Dr. Williams graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology and a specialization in archaeology. She has participated in excavations throughout the southeastern U.S. for the past 20 years and specialized in the use of plants by prehistoric Native Americans. Guided tours of Stranahan House ... Read More >
Chuggington Live!
June 20 | 2:00pm and 5:00pm
In “Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure,” the trainees are on their first day of advanced training, and are eager to impress their mentors by mastering new roles that test their courage, speed and determination. When Koko finds herself in trouble at Rocky Ridge Mine, it's up to her friends to help her. Do the trainees have what it takes to put their newly learned skills into practice? Can Wilson come to Koko's rescue and fulfill his dream of becoming a hero in Chug Patrol? Read More >
From Within and Without:
The History of Haitian Photography
June 21 Exhibition opening
June 25 Panel discussion | 6:00pm
Reception | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
The exhibition, on view through October 4, 2015, explores the history of Haiti through more than 350 images depicting its people and culture, from the late 19th century to the present. Join NSU Art Museum for the exhibition opening featuring a discussion with exhibition curator and artist Edouard Duval-Carrié, and exhibition artists. The free reception following... Read More >

Image credit: Antoine Ferrier, “Untitled,” 1970–75, Inkjet print, © Antoine Ferrier, Collection of Edouard Duval-Carrié
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