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Vizcaya Programs and Events

Apr
24
Wed
$5 Poetry Night with O, Miami
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$5 Poetry Night with O, Miami @ Vizcaya Museum and Gardens | Miami | Florida | United States

O, Miami, WLRN, and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens present an evening to celebrate poetry in South Florida and the completion of the “Ode to Your Zip Code” (affectionately called Zipodes) contest.

Join all the Zipode finalist for a reading and reception at Vizcaya, overlooking Biscayne Bay.

“Ode to Your Zip Code” is a South Florida-wide poetry call created by WLRN and O, Miami, a Knight Foundation-funded poetry festival, that turns the least lyrical designation of one’s home, a zip code, into an occasion for poetry.

Beginning in March 2019, WLRN and O, Miami will accept odes to South Florida zip codes in the form of the code itself: five lines, with each line containing the number of words designated by the zip numbers.  (For example, if you live in 33139, your poem would be 3 words, 3 words, 1 word, 3 words, 9 words.)

Every Friday in April, WLRN will announce the top ten poems of the week. All forty poets are invited to read their Zip Odes at Vizcaya. Submit your own here. To submit your own original poems and find out more about the contest, visit the O Miami website. Submissions are due by April 19.

Additionally, to round out the evening, O, Miami and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center will award the 2019 Marjory Stoneman Douglas Poetry Award. A brief ceremony and reading will kick off Zipodes. 

Light Bites will be provided by Dade County Food Group. Beers compliments of Concrete Beach Brewery.

Apr
26
Fri
TEDx Coconut Grove Live
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
TEDx Coconut Grove Live @ Vizcaya Village

TEDxCoconutGrove brings the inspiration of the TED conference to Coconut Grove and Vizcaya! Join us at the not-yet-open-to-the-public Vizcaya Village for a preview screening of some of the official TED conference videos before they get posted for the world to see!

TED 2019:
The political and technological turmoil of the past few years has had unexpected consequences: it’s causing us to ask bigger, deeper, more challenging questions. Like … where is this heading? what really matters? is there more I should be doing?

For TED in 2019, we’re joining that search for deeper meaning. We’ll be exploring technologies that evoke wonder and tantalize with superhuman powers, mind-bending science that will drive the future as significantly as any politician, the design of cities and other powerful human systems that shape our lives, awe-inspiring, mind-expanding creativity and most of all, the inspiring possibilities that happen when we ask what ideas are truly worth fighting for, worth living for.

While you’re here, take a moment to spread ideas using
#TEDxCG
#TEDxCoconutGrove
#TEDxLIVE
#JoinTheConversation
#IdeasWorthSpreading

TEDxCoconutGrove sets forth to engage our community in discussions of ideas, to expand perspectives and to make a philanthropic impact. This event is independently organized without supervision or financial support from TED, a non-profit organization who conducts an international conference each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

May
12
Sun
Family Program: Zendoodle Vizcaya
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Program: Zendoodle Vizcaya @ Vizcaya Museum and Gardens | Miami | Florida | United States

Draw out the stress of the week and have the kids join in! Families will work with artist and illustrator Margie Bauer to get inspired by the design patterns of Vizcaya and make their own relaxing creations.

Online registration required. Must have a child in your party in order to participate.

May
15
Wed
Garden to Glass cocktail class
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Garden to Glass cocktail class @ Vizcaya Village | Miami | Florida | United States

100 years ago, when Vizcaya was a private home, Miami was a dry city –alcohol was prohibited.  James Deering, Vizcaya’s owner, kept a supply of liquor hidden away on the estate anyway.  Based on the inventory of that liquor, it’s safe to say that Deering had a taste for gin and one might imagine him mixing cocktails with all manner of additions from Vizcaya’s edible gardens.  Take a page from Deering’s book and indulge in some salacious history while learning how to make cocktails popular in the 1910s and 20s using ingredients from Vizcaya’s kitchen garden.

21 years and older only.

Community Program: Garden to Glass cocktail class
May 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Community Program: Garden to Glass cocktail class @ Vizcaya Village | Miami | Florida | United States

100 years ago, when Vizcaya was a private home, Miami was a dry city –alcohol was prohibited.  James Deering, Vizcaya’s owner, kept a supply of liquor hidden away on the estate anyway.  Based on the inventory of that liquor, it’s safe to say that Deering had a taste for gin and one might imagine him mixing cocktails with all manner of additions from Vizcaya’s edible gardens.  Take a page from Deering’s book and indulge in some salacious history while learning how to make cocktails popular in the 1910s and 20s using ingredients from Vizcaya’s kitchen garden.

21 years and older only.

Jun
9
Sun
Family Program: Sun Gardens
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Program: Sun Gardens @ Vizcaya Village | Miami | Florida | United States

Join the horticulture staff for a chance to design your own garden on solar photography paper! This method of botanical sun prints was pioneered by the first female photographer Anna Atkins (1799-1871) and it is her work with cyanotypes that she is best known for.

Objects, in this case leaves and flowers from Vizcaya’s Village, are placed on special paper and then it’s exposed to sunlight and washed in water, which makes the uncovered areas of the paper turning a dark blue. The process, known as blueprinting, was later used to reproduce architectural and engineering drawings, (Vizcaya has many in our archives!) but Atkins chose to use it for what is considered to be the first work with photographic illustrations, namely her Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843).

*All supplies included. Registration is required and space is limited

Featured image: Anna Atkins and Anne Dixon, Papaver rhoeas, from a presentation album to Henry Dixon, 1861. Private collection, courtesy Hans P. Kraus, Jr.

Jun
26
Wed
Climate Action: Inform and Empower
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sustainable Development GoalsJoin the CLEO Institute, the United Nations Association, Miami Chapter and Vizcaya for discussions and hands-on activities designed to inform and empower locals around climate action.  Framed under the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the evening begins with a discussion among experts and ends with breakout opportunities for one-on-one conversations with local community partners and hands-on, participatory learning designed for practical application of the information discussed earlier in the evening.

Rather than a standard panel, where a moderator goes down the table and directs questions to each panelist, this will be a dialogue with each other.  Our moderator will serve to interject where necessary, prodding the conversation along and asking for clarity when needed as the audience gets to listen in – almost like eavesdropping. Guests get the opportunity to be a fly on the wall as the experts have a casual and informal conversation on the state of our climate – where their sticking points are, what their thoughts on action are, where they are hopeful and what causes fear. Think a chat over beers in a friend’s living room.

After the conversation, we will open the gardens for guests to explore.  Partners from different organizations will be on site sharing their organizations’ missions, facilitating hands-on activities and deeper information.

To make sure your voice is heard, you get the chance to ask your questions when you register. From there, those questions get passed along to the panelists before their conversation.

Stainless Steel Surfrider Cup

Tickets include a stainless steel cup from our partners at Surfrider, which you claim at check-in, to make this program as zero-waste as possible!

Produce for snacking is provided by Hungry Harvest and will be grab and go (no waste here!).

Saltwater Brewery is sponsoring beer to quench your thirst (did we mention the stainless steel cup?  It could be filled with beer!).  For those who prefer their water without yeast, we’ll have plain ol’ water too.

Sponsors

hungryharvest logologo Saltwater Brewery

 

Jul
14
Sun
Family program: Vizcaya Eats
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Family program: Vizcaya Eats @ Vizcaya Village

Get your hands dirty with family and friends in the Vizcaya Village, once home to Vizcaya’s fruit trees, produce gardens and farm stand. Plant edibles, harvest from Vizcaya’s kitchen garden and cook with a spotlight ingredient. You’ll leave with a full belly! *Registration is required and space is limited

This program takes place in the Vizcaya Village, across the street from the Main House and Gardens.

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