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Swoon Over June at The District!

Published on May 29, 2018 by Riverwalk Arts Entertainment District

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The lazy days of summer are here, but there is no shortage of excitement at Riverwalk A&E Fort Lauderdale. Whether it’s a special outing for dad, or a fun-filled summer cultural adventure, there are endless activities and things to do in Fort Lauderdale in June. From food, art and music events to art exploration and a historical lecture, there’s so much to choose from! Following are just a few of the events taking place at Riverwalk this month.

The authentic sights, sounds and flavors of the Caribbean await at the Saturday, June 2 “Taste of the Islands” event, hosted by the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. From 4–10 p.m., guests will enjoy an all-inclusive evening featuring celebrity cooking demos, artisan shopping village, live music and more on the riverfront, on the lawn of the New River Inn. Guests can enter a raffle to win a 5-day, 4-night all-inclusive trip for two to Barbados. $95 per person in advance; $125 per person at the door.

On Saturday, June 9, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will host “Creativity Exploration: Connections and Creations” from noon–1:30 p.m. This workshop series promotes the benefits of creative exploration, and the mind-to-body experience. $15 per person.

Rock on! From Thursday, June 14-Sunday, July 1, “Rock of Ages,” presented by the Slow Burn Theater, will take the stage at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. It’s 1987, and this arena-rock love story is told through the incredible hits of Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more. $25–$60 per ticket.

Calling all dads! At Bonnet House Museum & Gardens on Sunday, June 17, a Father’s Day Special will give dads the opportunity to get in free with one full paid adult admission. From 9 a.m.–4 p.m., guests will tour the historic house museum and explore nature trails filled with native plants, trees and maybe even a monkey or swan. Dads and children under 6, free; $20 per adult, $16 per student (6–12).

Fort Lauderdale’s founding father will be highlighted at the lecture “Stranahan Stories: Frank Stranahan and the Trading Post” on Monday, June 18 at noon. Stranahan House Education & Programs Coordinator Jonathan Axler will present the lecture, sharing stories of the pioneer settlement that pre-dated Fort Lauderdale in the late 1890s. Free.

Now through Thursday, July 31, “The Art of Tim Forman” will be on view at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, New River Inn. The grandson of the famous Davie dairy farmer, Hamilton Forman, Tim Forman shares his family story, intertwined with how arts, health, education, industry and economics have developed over the past 100 years in Broward County. 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 six and under

Wondering what to do in Fort Lauderdale in June? Head over to Riverwalk Ft Lauderdale and explore the options! Take a look at our calendar of events to pick your favorites! #DoTheDistrict this month!

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