HAPPY HISTORIC VIRGINIA BEACH PARK DAY 75TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Day 75th Anniversary Celebration will be Saturday, August 8th, 2020, from 2pm to 4pm at 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149. Inclement weather postponed the celebration but now things are back.
Celebrating and commemorating the park's 75th anniversary provides us all a time to reflect on our community’s past and focus on creating a fair, just and unified future for our next generations. "This 75th anniversary is to bring together community members, beachgoers and other patrons to safely enjoy and embrace the park while practicing social distance,” says Guy Forchion, Executive Director.
Originally dedicated and designated a “Colored Only Beach” in 1945, on an unequal, separate basis, Historic Virginia Key Beach Park (HVKBP) represents the preeminent recreational gathering place for all marginalized communities and social classes who live and visit the beach park while being the focal space where the black community at-large was allowed to gather, commune and create the conditions for solidarity necessary for a civil rights movement to flourish.
The recent passing of the state of Florida’s Senate resolution 1932 and Miami-Dade County’s resolution 14A5 proclaim Saturday, August 1, 2020 and each August 1st thereafter as, “Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Day,”
The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park will be celebrating its official Day and 75th Anniversary by encouraging the public to visit on its special day Saturday, August 8th 2pm-4pm.
Come out and celebrate and explore the many activities available throughout the day:
Free Cake & Ice Cream courtesy of the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust.
Rent Paddleboards or Kayaks
Enjoy the view of our Walk & Jog Paths
Geo-Cache or Disc Golf
Make memories in our Photo booth
Tour the Park w/ Self Guided App
Picnic with your loved ones
Stay or get fit joining the TRIBE RIDE Meet-up: 5:00PM | Depart: 5:30PM
rsvp at triberide.eventbrite.com
You can also celebrate from the comfort of your home by joining our Virtual Film Exhibition and Cocktail Party, 6:30pm on Facebook Live! Compelling storytelling, interactive experiences, great cocktails, and lots of fun!
Notable Historian, Dr. Nathan D. B. Connolly will narrate three documentary shorts expounding on the critical stories that have framed the progressive struggle of African Americans and Caribbean Diaspora throughout Miami over the last 75 years.
The show also includes:
“Kizie The Violist,” who will take viewers on a musical journey through the Historic Beach Park Site-no snooze here, you will be on your feet dancing!
Three cocktail recipe (alcoholic and non) demonstrations by Marco Puglielli, Master Mixologist at Café Avanti, in Miami Beach. You can’t have a cocktail party without cocktails.
A special Unsung Heroes Tribute, surprises, and more!
All hosted by media personality Vanessa James
Virtual Film Exhibition and Cocktail Party
Cost: $75 Donation
Date: August 8, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM