Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on April 7, 2005
MCDONALD’S AIR & SEA SHOW
The 11th anniversary of the McDonald’s Air & Sea Show, one of the world’s largest spectator events, will include world-class military and civilian air, water and entertainment activities featuring the Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Team with participation from all five branches of the military. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 25-29 along Fort Lauderdale Beach. Free. Details: (954) 527-5600, Ext. 4, www.nationalsalute.com or www.airseashow.com.
Vizcaya presents an evening garden tour. Volunteer guides give tours of Vizcaya’s magnificent gardens along Biscayne Bay. Carol De Baise, Vizcaya’s curator of orchids, will be at the David A. Klein Orchidarium to discuss the flowers and do an orchid potting demonstration. Light dinners and wine are available. 7:30 p.m. April 26 at 3251 S Miami Ave., Miami. $5. Details: (305) 250-9133 or www.vizcayamuseum.org.
TWILIGHT WALKING TOUR
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida presents Secrets of Coconut Grove: Twilight Walking Tour. Visit significant sights such as the Peacock Inn, Millionaire’s Row, Plymouth Congregational Church and Barnacle, the preserved home of Commodore Ralph Monroe. 6-8 p.m. Meet
at Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive. $15 members; $20 others. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.historical-museum.org.
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida presents a "Moon Over Miami River Boat Tour." Beginning an hour before sunset, this journey will take visitors though the Tequesta village, Spanish missions, the Brickell mansion and other Miami attractions. Featuring historian Paul George. 5-8 p.m. at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St, Downtown Miami. RSVP required. $34-$39. Details: (305) 375-1621 or www.historical-museum.org.
See animals in their natural habitat and learn about the plant life seen beyond the paved trail through a guided historical nature walk. 2-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Greynolds Park, 17530 W Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach. Details: (305) 948-2891.
TRAPEZE AT EASE
Bayfront Park hosts Trapeze-Experience, a regulation, safety-insured trapeze. Instructors offer classes for ages 6 and up. Strapped in a harness and with a net below, participants are first given a ground lesson and a warmup and then are ready for flight. 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 30 at Bayfront Park, 301 N Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (877) 759-0044 or www.trapeze-experience.com.
Green market on Lincoln Road between Alton Road and Washington Avenue in Miami Beach from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays features fruits, vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, plants and specialty items like bread, honey, jams and jellies. Details: (305) 531-0038.
Daily historical tours of some of Florida’s earliest buildings and architecture. The Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Village of Palmetto Bay. Adults $6; children $4. Details: (305) 235-1688.
ART DECO TOURS
The Miami Design Preservation League offers 90-minute guided walking tours of the Art Deco Architectural Historic District that focus on South Beach’s Art Deco, Mediterranean Revivalist and MiMo architecture
styles. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. $15. Details: (305) 531-3484 or www.mdpl.org.