Family Day: Saturday March 5th
February 15th 2011 - The Miami Design District has already made a name for itself as the hot design and fashion hub of Miami, home of inspirational interiors, home and fashion retailers as well as great restaurants and cutting edge art galleries. It is growing in popularity as a destination for families too, thanks to its Family Days which take place on a quarterly basis. These are swiftly becoming must-visit events thanks to an exciting and original program of activities and events to suit every age from toddlers to teenagers – and their parents.
Now in its second year, the first Miami Design District Family Day of 2011 takes place on Saturday March 5th when retailers, restaurants and galleries in the District throw open their doors to welcome families and children alike. From midday onwards, there will be free activities and art & craft workshops.
Children can learn to make kites good enough to fly in the Miami spring breezes, or create a sculpture using only recycled materials, thanks to the Rethink and Reuse centre. Older kids and teens will relish the chance to try their hand at DJing, courtesy of the Scratch Academy where they can learn to master the art of mixing and scratching. The de la Cruz Contemporary Art Space and Bass Museum of Art are also getting involved, offering families a chance to experience culture and art tailored specifically for them with a caricature artist and photography workshops. As well as the ever popular face-painting and craft stations throughout the district, there will also be a host of tempting treats on offer which children can make themselves at restaurants throughout the district. MaiTardi Restaurant will host a Make Your Own Pizza station while the Orange Café Art will help children decorate their own cupcakes and cookies.
And parents haven’t been forgotten either. In the Palm Lot, the Design District is hosting the LAUNCH Miami Market offering a range of goods from local organic produce to clothing, jewelry and handbags (contemporary and vintage) and more. Miami’s best gourmet food trucks are also on site at the Palm Lot for lunch or a quick bite. Anyone in search of an entertaining afternoon for the whole family involving art, craft, food and fun will find that the Miami Design District on Saturday 5th March is definitely the place to go.
Location: MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT FAMILY DAY
NE 39TH & 40TH STREETS FROM NE 2ND AVENUE
TO NORTH MIAMI AVENUE
Date: SATURDAY 5TH MARCHTime: 12.00 – 4.00PM