June brings many things to explore at Riverwalk A&E District Fort Lauderdale, whether it’s in person or virtually! As some of The District’s partners start to slowly and safely open their venues, all are continuing to provide engaging experiences on a virtual basis. Either way, there are many things to do in Fort Lauderdale this month, so read on for some great cultural opportunities for all ages!
On Tuesday, June 2, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens reopens the House ― a fanciful blend of art, architecture and history ― with a newly created self-guided house tour app. Tours take place Tuesdays–Sundays, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The cost is $10 to tour the grounds and $20 to tour the house and grounds. Visit bonnethouse.org for more information on the tours available, the health and safety standards being implemented, and to purchase tickets.
Calling all kids! As part of Historic Stranahan House’s “Live from Fort Lauderdale” series, kids will be treated to a fun, interactive virtual program ranging from live storytelling to creating arts and crafts. The program begins each weekday morning at 11 a.m. Historic Stranahan House is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County and has served as a trading post, post office, town hall, and home to Fort Lauderdale’s founding couple, Frank and Ivy Stranahan.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is offering two unique virtual camp experiences for children:
- The first, the Virtual Broadway Intensive, is a June 15–19 program designed for the ultimate Broadway fan. The program will be led by Broward Center Artist-In Residence Tammy Holder, Education Programs Manager Tim Maynes, and guest dance instructor Michael Stanek.
- The second experience, a four-week online Summer Theater Camp curriculum, is offered by Broward Center and The Performance Project School of the Arts! In addition to the camp, each age group will rehearse for a revue-style show that will be livestreamed from Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This camp is taking place June 22–July 10, and show week is July 13–17.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is working diligently to reopen soon, but anyone can visit any time with a virtual tour of its “Happy!” exhibition! Want to check out the museum’s permanent collection of over 7,500 artworks? Just use the museum’s newest online search tool.
Take a 1.5-mile historic walking tour on your own! History Fort Lauderdale’s “Walk Fort Lauderdale” app features 12 significant locations with accompanying audio descriptions of 5 minutes or less per stop, plus historic renderings. It’s a free download via the Florida Stories app through the App Store and Google Play, and is available year-round. Participants enjoy a 4”x 9” printed full-color rack card with tour stop icons and a map.
Slowly but surely, as we emerge from the stay-at-home orders resulting from COVID-19, The District is happy to welcome you back! Our partners are taking every precaution to open safely, and to provide everyone with memorable cultural experiences. Share your adventures with us at #DoTheDistrict!