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Make the Most of August at The District!

Published on Jul 26, 2018 by Riverwalk Arts Entertainment District

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While summer is coming to an end, the unlimited activities at Riverwalk A&E Fort Lauderdale continue! In August, The District is offering many cultural and recreational events ― and below, we have created a sample “day in The District” (Aug. 11) for you, perfect for if you are a visitor to South Florida, or a local. Or, if you would like to check out the plethora of other activities taking place at The District this month, just click here.

On Saturday, Aug. 11, engage yourself in Riverwalk A&E’s culture and fun from morning until night:

You can start at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, with the Orchid Care class – “Diagnosing Pests & Diseases.” Taking place from 10 a.m.–noon, this class will be led by Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ new orchid curator, Jose Exposito, founder of Soroa Orchids, senior judge of the American Orchid Society, and world-renowned speaker. $30–$35 per person.

At noon, head over to the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, for Creativity Exploration: “Growing in Gratitude.” Held from noon–1:30 p.m., this workshop promotes the benefits of creative exploration and the mind-to-body experience. During “Growing in Gratitude,” participants will construct their own personal gratitude tree sculpture inspired by artist Yoko Ono’s interactive installation “Wish Tree.” $15 per person.

Opening on Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. is New Mount Olive Baptist Church’s exhibit “1918-2018: Celebrating 100 Years of Worshipping God, Service Humanity and Embracing Our Community.” In honor of New Mount Olive Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale’s 100th anniversary on Nov. 25, this exhibit will pay reverence to the church’s tradition of community, and document its path to becoming one of the area’s most influential and dynamic religious institutions. Presented by Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. The exhibit runs through Sept. 28, 2018. Free with admission: $15 per adult, $12 per senior, $7 per student (through age 22 with valid ID); admission is free for members, military and children aged 6 and under.

At 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., the Historic Stranahan Museum will host its Daily Guided Tours. Docents will guide you through this home, known as the city of Fort Lauderdale’s birthplace. You’ll visit the home’s interior rooms, and learn about the founders’ history, daily life rituals, customs, and even the claims of spirits who are said to inhabit the home. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to one hour. $12 per adult, $11 per senior, $7 per student.

To end the day on a perfect note, check out the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band & Beth Hart Band at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Shepherd, is an immensely popular recording artist, and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues. A GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter, Beth Hart collaborates with the biggest names in music with her burnt-honey voice.  $39–$75 per person.

Need a place to stay in Fort Lauderdale or looking for a fabulous “staycation”? Check out The District’s partnership with Hilton Hotels, featuring amazing values.

August completes summer, but never fear: There are many, many things to do in Fort Lauderdale year-round, especially at Riverwalk A&E Fort Lauderdale. Always feel free to check out our calendar of events. #DoTheDistrict!

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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 Copyright 2018 ® Riverwalk a&e. All Rights Reserved.