The Fall Lecture Series at Miami Design Preservation League’s Art Deco Welcome Center is packed with a variety of free, interesting presentations. Veronika Pozmentier, art historian, journalist and MDPL tour guide, compares our own backyard with one of Paris’ most diverse districts with her lecture “South Beach and Le Mariais: A Tale of Two Historic Neighborhoods.” It starts at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010.
On Thursday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m., authors Allan Shulman, Randall Robinson and Jeff Donnelly will discuss their new book “Miami Architecture: An AIA Guide Featuring Downtown, the Beaches, and Coconut Grove.” Their slide presentation and talk will be followed by a book signing.
Donald Worth, co-founder of Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, will detail his groups efforts and the perils of one of Miami’s great buildings. “Miami’s Marine Stadium: A MiMo Preservation Story” will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010.
Architect, photographer and MDPL board member Arthur Marcus will reprise his acclaimed slide and lecture presentation “Reinventing Miami Beach… Again.” Look for the date and time to be announced soon.
Students from Yokoso, Japan got a big Miami Beach welcome as part of the highly-regarded Sister Cities program – and MDPL was there to help. The Miami Beach Sister Cities International Committee, administered by the Office of the Mayor, engages the people of Miami Beach and its sister cities abroad in partnerships and exchanges that promote trade, economic development, cultural awareness and educational opportunities. George Neary, former Director of Miami Design Preservation League, was appointed Chairperson in 2009.
From August 31st to September 4th, the committee hosted a student exchange from Fujisawa, the Miami Beach Sister City in Japan. The purpose of the exchange was for the students to learn the value of cultural diversity, the importance of community service, global learning and leadership. Cultural and educational tours included visits to the Miami-Dade College Politics Department, the Botanical Garden and the Holocaust Memorial. A special Art Deco Tour of the Historic Architectural Art Deco District was lead by Sister Cities International Committee Member and long-time Art Deco Tour Guide Veronika Pozmentier.
North Shore MiMo District Tours Are Up and Walking. Learn all about Miami Beach’s newest National Register Historic District with the recently introduced MiMo On The Beach tour. The 90 minute tour takes full advantage of the wonderful architecture and fascinating history of the North Shore MiMo District.
The tours depart on the first Saturday of the month from the Southeast corner of 73rd and Collins at 10:30 a.m. No reservations are required. MDPL members can join the tour at no charge.
Miami Design Preservation League
Art Deco Welcome Center. 2nd Floor
1001 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139