Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on April 1, 2009
Take a one-and-a-half-mile hike through tropical hardwood forests and across one of the last existing Tequesta Indian burial mounds. 12:30 p.m. Daily. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Free with park admission. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Join Castellow Hammock Nature Center’s naturalists for a guided night hike to see what creatures lurk in the park at night. 7-8:30 p.m. 22301 SW 162nd Ave., Aladdin City. $6. Details: (305) 242-7688 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
The Deering Estate hosts an evening canoe trip across Biscayne Bay to Chicken Key. 7-11 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $40. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Join Deering Estate naturalists for a nighttime prowl of the estate’s grounds and see what comes out after the sun goes down. 7-9 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 ext. 233 or www.deeringestate.org.
Bayfront Park’s Farmer’s Market brings fresh produce to the heart of downtown on Thursdays. Vendors sell exotic fruits, organic honey, orchids, herb plants and homemade guacamole as well as organic body-care products, baked goods and ceviche. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 358-7550.
The annual Miami Riverday is a family-oriented festival celebrating the history and culture of Miami’s working river. It features riverboat rides, children’s activities, environmental education, live music and local cuisine. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. José Martí Park, 351 SW 4th St., Miami. Details: www.miamirivercommission.org.
BIKE, RUN AND RIDE FOR KIDS
The second annual Nautica South Beach Triathlon benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital has opened registration for individuals, relay teams and corporate-challenge teams. The competition includes a half-mile ocean swim, a 19-mile bike ride and a four-mile run. The corporate challenge is an opportunity for employees to improve camaraderie and promote a healthier lifestyle while raising funds for the children of St. Jude. Awards will be given to teams and individuals who complete the challenge with the fastest time or raise the most money. 1-5 p.m. On and around Miami Beach. $95 for individuals. $135 per person for relay teams. Details: www.southbeachtri.com.
The Miami Beach Botanical Garden hosts the second annual Spring Festival and Family Day. The Asian-themed day will feature arts and crafts inspired by the Far East as well as a sushi-making demonstration by Sushi Maki restaurant. 1-3 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: www.mbgarden.org.
DAY AT VIZCAYA
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens welcomes families to explore the art, history and environment of James Deering’s home and estate through afternoon art-making programs. Lead by a museum educator or a guest artist, this program offers families the chance to explore an aspect of Vizcaya and its collections and create their own works of art in response. 1-4 p.m. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S Miami Ave., Miami. Free with admission. Details: www.vizcayamuseum.org.
The Barnacle Historic State Park is hosting yoga classes. Yoga teaches students to align their breathing with their posture, increasing physical and mental energy. Classes are held on the lawn opposite Biscayne Bay. 6-7:15 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove. $13. Details: (305) 442-6866 or www.floridastateparks.org/TheBarnacle.
MEDITATE BY THE BAY
The Deering Estate hosts six weeks of yoga classes where participants learn how to meditate and relieve stress. 6-7:30 p.m. Ends April 15. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $60 per session. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Join Shake-A-Leg Miami for its monthly moonlit cruise on Biscayne Bay. Skippers take passengers on a two hour-tour of the bay as the full moon reveals the best views Miami has to offer. 7:30-10 p.m. Shake-A-Leg Miami, 2620 S Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove. $15 members, $25 others. RSVP encouraged. Details: (305) 858-5550 or www.shakealegmiami.org.