Those who serve our country, dads, Florida history, a sense of belonging … these are just a few of the things that Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District partners are appreciating with their exciting cultural events in June.
Those grateful for summer will enjoy 2-for-1 offers, such as museum visits, fishing boat charters, spa experiences and more through www.Sunny.org, through Sept. 30, 2014.
In gratitude of the sacrifices made by U.S. service members, Riverwalk A&E District partners Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, NSU Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Historic Stranahan House Museum and Fort Lauderdale History Center are participating in Blue Star Museums. A collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America, Blue Star Museums offer free admission to our nation’s service members, including the National Guard and Reserve and their families, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014.
To show how much dads are loved, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is presenting a Father’s Day Special on Sunday, June 15 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. All dads will receive complimentary museum admission with the purchase of one regular paid admission.
The Seminole Indians are a major part of Florida history, and Everett Osceola is paying tribute to the tribe on June 18, 5:30 p.m. at the Historic Stranahan House Museum with Seminole Stories: “History of Seminole Alligator Wrestling.” Another chance to celebrate Seminole culture and learn about its contribution to Florida is at the June 9, 6 p.m. free lecture “Seminole Crafts – Venetian Art Gallery,” presented by William Riddle, director of the Venetian Arts Society.
Giving select South Florida artists essential time and resources for research and exploring new directions in their work, NSU Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale presents its residency program “Research and Development: Concerning Belonging.” Throughout the summer, the artists will have temporary studios in the museum’s second floor galleries, where they will create works addressing the issues of homelessness and belonging. Catch the program’s panel discussion on June 7 at 2 p.m., open studio on June 12 from 6–8 p.m., and short film festival on June 19 at 11:15 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Attendees will marvel at the outstanding vocals presented during “The Voice” Tour, coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on June 26 at 7:30 p.m. The tour provides the perfect opportunity for attendees to see their favorite contestants from the hit NBC show “The Voice” perform live. This season’s talented top finalists and favorite past artists will hit the stage.
While it’s easy to be thankful for what the Riverwalk A&E District has to offer all year long, June is the perfect time to appreciate it even more.