Hooray! The summer months are finally here! Time to take a breath, gather the family and enjoy the slower pace of the coming few months. June brings us the opportunity to show gratitude for the men in our lives. Whether it’s “Dad” you celebrate, or that special person who has supported and nurtured you along the way, it comes down to showing your thanks. What better way to do so, then by giving the gift of time and sharing an experience that will be treasured long after the sun has set? What exactly can you do this month in The District? Well, for starters, you can share a day of “Creativity Exploration” together, learn about Fort Lauderdale’s Founding Father (Frank) or let Dad relive his days of rock 'n' roll glory. There are also food, art and music events galore and awaiting discovery. So, don’t just sit there! Explore, share and #DotheDistrict this June.

May  Highlights
June 2
                                                         Taste of the Islands
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
$95 in advance and $125 at the door
June 9
Creative Exploration: Connections and Creations
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
$15 per person


June 14 - July 1
'Rock of Ages' presented by Slow Burn Theater
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Matinee and evening performances
June 17
Father's Day Special
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
9:00am - 4:00pm
Dads and children under 6, free, $20 per adult, $16 per student (6-12)
Stranahan Stories: Frank Stranahan and the Trading Post
Historic Stranahan House Museum
Explore how Fort Lauderdale founding father Frank Stranahan operated his trading post business at the turn of the 20th century. The lecture will share stories of the pioneer settlement that pre-dated Fort Lauderdale in the late 1890s. The program will be presented by Stranahan House Education & Programs Coordinator Jonathan Axler. Jonathan has a degree in history from Florida Atlantic University and has created interactive educational programs for children at the Historic Stranahan House Museum, as well as worked at Flamingo Gardens and the Plantation Historical Museum. No advance registration required. After the program, enjoy 2-for-1 museum tour pricing for guided house tours at 1, 2, or 3 p.m. Learn more >

"The Art of Tim Forman"

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, New River Inn
Open M-F 9:00am–5:00pm, Weekends 9:30am–4:00pm
Free with museum admission: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID)
Admission free for members, military and children ages 6 and under

Revel in the beauty of Florida’s natural landscapes at "The Art of Tim Forman," on display through July 31. The grandson of the famous Davie dairy farmer, Hamilton Forman, Forman shares his family story, intertwined with how arts, health, education, industry and economics have developed over the past century in Broward County. Forman uses field sketches, plein-air paintings, and photographs to compose his pieces that are painted in layers with both knife and brush. He creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us. Learn more >


Video Of the Month
Video of the month
The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society recently hosted a Family Fun Day that included Earth Day activities and Colorful Warrior Writers demonstrations.
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The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. For additional cultural events happening throughout Broward County please visit ArtsCalendar.com.
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