Discovering Design Free Family Day: Pollinator Party

Honey = the bee’s knees, and we’ve got nothing but respect for the little insects who make the sweet gooey goodness possible. That’s why we’re devoting our next family workshop to pollinators! Honor the factory workers of the natural world by buzzing on in to sample some honey and try your hand at constructing a butterfly feeder or bee watering hole. Saturday, June 1, 12–3pm. Free. The Wolfsonian–FIU, 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL.

Sea Turtle Release and June Happening

June Hammock Happenings E-News
Sea Turtle Release
Thursday, May 30, 4:30 pm

Please join us for the release of Quantum, Pluto and Titan, three juvenile green sea turtles! These patients were all caught by recreational fishermen on the Deerfield Pier in the last month. Though each injury was slightly different, all three are now completely healed and ready to return to the sea!

The release will occur at Spanish River Park promptly at 4:30pm on Thursday, May 30th, please arrive early so you don’t miss the release. Parking fees will be waived starting at 4:00 pm. If you can’t make it to the release we will be live streaming on Facebook!

Due to ocean conditions, the exact release location within Spanish River Park has not been determined. Please check with Park Rangers upon entering the gate for parking instructions. We will also post an update on Facebook with additional details as available.

Sea Turtle Release. Bon Voyage Quantum, Pluto, and Titan! Free event. Spanish River Park. Thursday, May 30 at 4:30 pm. Free Parking after 4pm. Registration not required. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Friends of Gumbo Limbo. City of Boca Raton Recreation services. Follow us to keep up to date on all of our events and programs.

Celebrate World Oceans Day
On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future. Working together, we can and will protect our shared ocean.

Saturday, June 8, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 9, Noon – 4:00 pm

Visit the Nature Center for a children’s coloring activity to make a pledge to protect the ocean.
Visit the classroom to learn why microplastics are a major problem.
Games and activities on the lawn by the Outdoor Aquariums
Create your own recycled art with Artist Kelsey Schmitt
Take your photo with Luna, our sea turtle ambassador
Saturday – 11:00, 12:00, 1:00
Sunday – 12:15, 1:15, 2:15

Clearwater Marine Research Institute’s traveling exhibit, the Marine Debris Bus, in the parking lot
Food trucks on the front lawn (Reggae Beets, Kona Ice)
No charge for crafts and activities; refreshments available for purchase from food trucks., happy world oceans day!

Parks for Pollinators: BioBlitz
Become a citizen scientist! Help contribute to the scientific community by adding your own data, all you need is your camera phone! Pollinators are essential to our ecosystem and without which we would not be able to eat. They are facing a decline and action needs to be taken. Join us at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center for an opportunity to work alongside us in scouting out all of our pollinators and the plants they call home.

Ages 7-adult; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost per person: Adult $5, Child $3
Online registration will close 24 hours before the start of the program.
Saturday, June 22: Learn more and register here

Sunday, June 23: Learn more and register here

Parks for pollinators, bioblitz, NRPA, Scotts Miracle-Gro foundation

June Programs
View our online Program Listings.

Beach Treasures
Sand dollars? Sponges? Oh, what treasures you may find… sea beans, coral, shells and more; see what the sea has left behind! Meet at the Center to learn about shells and sea life; caravan to Red Reef Beach Park, for beachcombing with the experts!

All ages; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
Wednesday, June 26, 9:00-10:30 pm (Reservations recommended)
Intracoastal Adventures – Canoeing
Nature-lovers, discover the magic of the mangroves with a Gumbo Limbo guide on a canoe paddle along the Intracoastal Waterway. Must be experienced at canoeing and be able to get into and out of a canoe without assistance. 2-3 people per canoe.

Ages 6-adult; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
Saturday, June 22, 1:30-3:00 pm (Reservations required)
Cost per person: Member $15, Non-member $22
Intracoastal Adventures – Kayaking
Beautiful scenery, fresh air, and exercise! Join us for a kayak tour as we learn about the fascinating wildlife that calls the Intracoastal home. Must have kayaking experience and be able to get in and out of a kayak without assistance. 1-2 people per double kayak.

Ages 6-adult; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
Sunday, June 16, 9:00-11:00 am (Reservations required)
Cost per person: Member $20, Non-member $30
Intracoastal Adventures – Stand Up Paddle Boarding
A whole new way to see the Intracoastal! Stand up paddling makes it easier to see into the water below. Join us for a fun paddle along the mangroves as we look for fish, turtles, and manatees!

Ages 12-adult; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
Sunday, June 9, 9:00-11:00 am (Reservations required)
Cost per person: Member $20, Non-member $30
Little Wonders
Join us for stories, laughter, and fun, as we learn about everything under the sun! Gumbo Limbo, a great place to explore; aquariums, trails, gardens, and more! Make a craft, meet an animal, take in the scene; come back every month for a brand-new theme!

Ages 3-4 with an adult.
Saturday, June 1, 10:00-11:00 am (Reservations recommended)
Cost per child: Member $5, Non-member $8
Nature Detectives
“Why’s the sky blue? Why are plants green? What’s inside an egg? What does it all mean?” There is no end to a child’s questions! Become a Nature Detective with your novice naturalist as we investigate the mysteries of the world around us.

Ages 5-7 with an adult.
Saturday, June 1, 11:30 am-12:30 pm (Reservations recommended)
Cost per child: Member $5, Non-member $8
S’more Science
Join us for this fun campfire program in our garden amphitheater with a yummy treat. Each month will host a different topic.

All ages; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
Sunday, June 23, 5:00-6:00 pm (Reservations required)
Cost per person: Member $3, Non-member $5
Seining the Lagoon
Wading in the Intracoastal Waterway just behind Gumbo Limbo, we catch (and release) fish, shrimp, crabs, and more! With hand-held dip nets and large seine nets, get up close and personal with our local marine life.

Ages 10-adult; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
Saturday, June 8, 1:30-3:00 pm (Reservations required)
Cost per person: Member $7, Non-member $10
Recurring Programs
Guided Nature Walk
Join us for a FREE guided walk along the Ashley Trail, a quarter-mile natural trail that winds through the Butterfly Garden, Coastal Hammock, and Mangroves, to a sandy beach by the Intracoastal. Observe local flora and fauna as your naturalist guides you on this island exploration.

All ages; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00-12:00 pm
Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feedings
What is the connection between mangrove and coral reef communities? How do fish use these habitats? Learn about the fascinating behaviors of native fish, stingrays, and other marine life during these daily feeding presentations.

All ages. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Daily at 12:30 pm
Sea Turtle Talk
Get the inside scoop on our Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility. Last year, over 100 sea turtle patients were treated at Gumbo Limbo. Meet some of our current patients and hear their stories. Why are they here? What can you do to help?

All ages; children under 18 must participate with an adult.
Daily at 2:00 pm

Father’s Day Brunch at the Hall

On Sunday, June 16, pack up your entire pit crew and race over to the NASCAR Hall of Fame for our annual Father’s Day Brunch, where every Dad feels like an inductee.

In addition to brunch, general admission and a family photo, your ticket includes a special activity for the whole family: Design, Build and Race. Challenge your family to a race by designing, building and racing your own car using a variety of materials from batteries and motors to balloons and straws.

Your ticket includes:
Brunch with carving station, eggs, sausage, potatoes, fruit and pastries
Complimentary photo of the entire family
General admission to the Hall
25% off merchandise in the Gear Shop
Family activity: Design, Build and Race

KETAMA “No Estamos Locos” Tour 2019

KETAMA “No Estamos Locos” Tour 2019 live at the Adrienne Arsht Center on Sunday June 9th, 2019. Ketama is a Spanish group of flamenco fusión and one of the most outstanding representatives of the so-called Nuevo flamenco. Heirs of flamenco masters like Manuel Soto ‘Sordera’ or Juan Carmona ‘Habichuela’, and belonging to the third generation of the Habichuela’s, one of the great flamenco sagas, Ketama presents their 2019 tour in the best theaters in Europe, the US and Latin America, with the re-mastering of the now classic De akí a Ketama album, plus four extra tracks!

Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami’s Annual Gala Performance presents Giselle Act II

Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami’s Annual Gala Performance presents Giselle Act II, the most lyrical and breathtaking of the famous 19th Century Romantic Ballets, featuring Cuban Prima Ballerina Lorena Feijoo next to principal dancers Arionel Vargas and Marize Fumero. The performance will also include two new original choreographies by artistic director Eriberto Jimenez : “Yerma” and “Bolero Suite”. The company is dedicated to the classical ballet repertory, exemplified by the legendary world renowned Cuban ballet tradition. See Giselle Saturday, June 8 at 8PM at the Miami Dade County Auditorium 2901 Flagler St Miami. For tickets:

Falling Water, Soaring Kites

Falling Water, Soaring Kites
May 4 – Aug. 11, 2019
Explore transformative experiences that have inspired devotion to ritual, profound poetry, and sublime paintings since the tenth century: the veneration of waterfalls and the art of the humble kite.

A Summer of Studio Ghibli Films
Princess Mononoke

June 8 | 11am & 2pm

A landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty, Princess Mononoke tells an epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature.

A Taste of Jazz

oin us for this month’s A Taste of Jazz as we explore The Influences for Jazz.

This fun, informal event features wine samplings and insights into how the Afro Cuban music and culture influenced jazz. Join Martin Hand and the trio as they explore the culture and rhythms of the music of Cuba, Brazil and beyond and its intersection with jazz from the 1940s and forward.

June 6, 7pm | Tickets $10-$20. For more information, go to

Camilo Sesto at the James L. Knight Center

Camilo Sesto a songwriter, a music producer and composer of romantic pop and rock ballads in the Latino genre. Sesto sang in two pop bands during the 1960s and won a contest in a Madrid TV show.. After four years of absence from performing on stage, Camilo Sesto will be live at the James L. Knight Center, Miami. Saturday June 15th at 8:00pm. Tickets availabl

Reggae Music Legends

The City of Lauderhill presents
Freddie McGregor & Marcia Griffiths
June 29 at 7:00 PM

For more information, call the Box Office: 954-777-2055 or go to LPACFL.COM


Opening Reception, Friday, June 7 from 6-9 pm. Admission: $10, Free for members.

Exhibition runs through August 18.

Visit the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood for Personify. The exhibition features sculptures, marionettes and installations by renowned South Florida artists Pablo Cano, Bernadette Despujols, Jim Hammond, Aurora Molina, Ernesto Oroza, Jeanne Jaffe, and Gili Avissar. A work by Jacolby Satterwhite will be exhibited, courtesy of artist Pepe Mar.

Gallery visitors and tour groups can create their own “personified” art work in our Interactive Room.

Art and Culture Center/Hollywood
1650 Harrison St.
Hollywood, FL 33020

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, Noon – 4 pm
The Center is closed on Mondays

For more information visit or call 954-921-3274.

19th Annual Juneteenth Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival

Celebrate Juneteenth and kick off the Library’s Summer Learning Program with the 19th Annual Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival! Live music, children’s games and activities, vendors, food, entertainment and more – all ages and families welcome! For more information, go to

Upcoming May Concerts at Broward Center

Sing along with multi-platinum-selling & Grammy Award-winning artist Macy Gray – May 5

From your TV to our stage, The Voice contestant – Nicholas David – May 18

And many more at

Tash Sultana at The Pompano Beach Ampitheater

Tash Sultana is an explosive live artist who has commanded world attention since homemade videos went viral. Tash was soon selling out major theatres & arenas globally and playing at the world’s biggest festivals – no mean feat for an artist who just a year before was recording songs on a go pro in a bedroom.

Recent accolades include winning an ARIA award for Blues and Roots Album of The Year with ‘Flow State’, over 500M streams, topping the iTunes chart in multiple countries, and critically acclaimed sets at Coachella and Lollapalooza.

See her live at the Pompano Beach Amp, May 8, 2019. For more info

Monster Jam® World Finals XX

Great seats still available for Monster Jam® World Finals XX!
The Ultimate Championship Event – Get tickets today!

Camping World Stadium – Orlando, FL
May 10-11, 2019

NASCAR May Hall of Fame Happenings


Rolling into the NASCAR Hall of Fame next month is a special exhibit celebrating Richard Childress Racing’s 50th anniversary. The limited-time exhibit, “RCR 50: Only in America,” will honor the NASCAR legend and his impact on the world of racing, chronicling the story of Richard Childress, his family and his team members using rare artifacts, notable cars from the team’s history and audio/video displays. Don’t miss this monumental exhibit coming only to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.