Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on May 16, 2013
HUNGRY FOR HISTORY
HistoryMiami’s walking tour "Secrets of Downtown" with guide Michael Pearlman visits art deco buildings; hidden courtyards and passageways; and the location of the Ye Wee Tappie Tavern. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $15 members. $25 others. RSVP and advance payment required. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.historymiami.org.
The Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center offers the Bear Cut Preserve, a 264-acre natural barrier island habitat on the northern tip of Key Biscayne. Guided tours and educational programs are offered year round for all ages — from low tide marine beach and wading tours to bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling and bicycling. Visit the center’s exhibit room and aquariums with recreated underwater habitats. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Crandon Park Visitors and Biscayne Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 361-6767 or www.biscaynenaturecenter.org.
KAYAK & SNORKEL
Kayak along the shallow waters of Key Biscayne and explore the protected areas of Bear Cut Preserve with Crandon Park’s Kayak and Snorkel Adventure. Discover tropical fish, spotted eagle rays, sea stars and coastal birds. Closed-toe water shoes, water, sunglasses, sunscreen, towel and a wide-brimmed hat are recommended. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $70 per person. RSVP required. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures.
A Brickell farmers market opens Fridays and Saturdays offering organic produce, local honey, fresh baked breads and pastries, orchids, tropical fruit smoothies and more. Peruvian ceviche every Friday and fresh stone crabs every Saturday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1101 S Miami Ave., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 775-2166.
Crandon Park’s Key Biscayne Bike Adventure explores Key Biscayne as you bike along the streets and paths of the historic barrier island. This tour highlights Crandon Park’s Bear Cut Preserve, the Crandon Gardens — site of the former Crandon Zoo — and the Village of Key Biscayne. 1:30-4 p.m. Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $28 per person. RSVP required. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures.
Eco-historian Frank Schena guides the "Old Crandon Park Zoo Eco-Walk" in Crandon Park Gardens on Key Biscayne. Tour visits old animal cages; peacocks, ibises, herons, swans, and crocodiles. This area grew wild after the zoo moved away, but has since been renovated. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Crandon Park Gardens, 6747 Crandon Park Blvd., Key Biscayne. $20 members. $30 others. RSVP and advance payment required. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.historymiami.org.
The "Lincoln Road Walk" visits the historic pedestrian walkway created by Carl Fisher in 1912 and later into a pedestrian mall by Morris Lapidus in the 1960s. Lincoln Road boasts MiMo and Art Deco architecture, including the Lincoln Theater. 9 a.m.-Noon. 420 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $20 members. $30 others. RSVP and advanced payment required. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.historymiami.org.