With summer in full swing, The District along Fort Lauderdale’s scenic New River turns up the heat with plenty to do, explore and experience. You may want to try and “dig” up a little history as you learn about the archeology of the city’s iconic river; or perhaps you prefer to "dig" the sounds of Alice Cooper. Maybe choose a full day of adventure: Follow along on our new "Day in The District" itinerary and sign up for a Heritage Tour, the perfect way to enjoy everything the area has to offer via water. Any way you slice it, you will find this month holds an array of art, entertainment and historical offerings ideal for the young or young at heart.

To enjoy all of the great events and happenings taking place in August, check out the ones we have selected for you below, or visit www.riverwalkae.com/events for a complete listing.

August  Highlights
Free First Thursday Starry Nights, Presented by PNC Bank  NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale 5:00pm–8:00pm Free
Cruisin’ Down the River: Wine and Whimsical Tales Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and Kelly’s Landing Seafood Restaurant 
5:00pm $55, $45 for members
May 19 Art of Wine and Food Series: Pick a Peck of PinotsNSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale 6:00pm–8:00pm $40; $25 for members at Patron level & above
The Capitol Steps: “What to Expect When You’re Electing” Broward Center for the Performing Arts 7:30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 3:00pm matinee Saturday and Sunday $39
Stranahan Stories: “Ivy Stranahan and the Women’s Suffrage Movement” with Michelle Sammartino
Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club
Michelle Sammartino is entering her 25th year with Broward County Public Schools. She is the lead teacher for Advanced Placement Government and Politics, and is a district teacher workshop facilitator. For more information, contact 954-524-4736 or education@stranahanhouse.org. This event will take place at the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club, 20 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Learn more >
The District’s Heritage Tours
With The District’s Heritage Tours, you can explore two of three historical heritage sites while using the Water Taxi to navigate through the city’s waterways, hopping on and off as you wish throughout the day. You will also enjoy special discounts and offers from area restaurants and merchants, plus heritage site gift shops; and a $300 savings book from The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale mall. The tours are especially priced for adults and children, and available now through Sept. 30, 2016.
Florida Grand Opera’s 75th Season Preview
In celebration of FGO’s 75th continuous year of bringing the finest opera to South Florida, a season has been designed with something for everyone. Each of the operas will resonate with a variety of communities. The season will feature the traditional period productions and begin with an audience favorite, “Carmen” (Dec. 1 & Dec. 3, 2016). Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” (Feb. 9 & Feb. 11, 2017), presents a tale of universal human truths, and returns to the Broward Center’s stages after a 17-year absence. Culminating the 2016–2017 season will be Giuseppe Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera” (“A Masked Ball”) (May 11 & May 13, 2017), the story of a king who is conspired against and, ultimately, betrayed by his most trusted friend. There are two kinds of people: those who love opera and those who don’t yet know they do! Learn more >
The Riverwalk A&E District was featured by Black Southern Belle, as it offered unique tips for planning and executing the perfect Florida wedding. Click here to see the full article.
In what year did Frank Stranahan build the present-day Stranahan House?
a. 1893
b. 1896
c. 1901
d. 1906
Answer this trivia question correctly on The District’s Facebook page and be eligible to win two tickets for a guided tour and exploration of History Museum Fort Lauderdale, a $25 voucher to shop at the History Museum gift shop, and a $25 gift card for Tarpon Bend (restaurant) Fort Lauderdale.
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