🌞 Art + Stroll, music of Billy Joel, model trains, and more

Goooood morning... Fort Lauderdale 🌞

Lot's to enjoy and explore this week, including:

  • Movies in the park (Remember Titans is a favorite!)
  • Sensory-friendly options this weekend
  • Get your laughs with a comedy workshop

You Won't Want To Miss This Week:

*Stories are notated as (Free) to participate, or ($$) if they require paid access. We will always let you know if something is paid or sponsored.

>> TOMORROW NIGHT (5:30 to 7:30pm) it's the Art + Stroll on Las Olas Blvd. You will get art, entertainment, food, and fun all in one destination for your Thursday night. (Free)

>> Also Thursday, the Fort Lauderdale Women's Club will host Ivy Stranahan’s Historic Marker Dedication on the National Votes for Women Trail. Ivy Stranahan is considered the Mother of the City of Fort Lauderdale, former club President 1913-1916, and a strong suffragette! (Free)

>> Last week the movies in the Park were a big hit. This week the "big hits" will come on Thursday from Remember The Titans at Las Olas Oceanside Park. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a favorite movie date to Movies by Moonlight on the Main Lawn at Las Olas Oceanside Park. Movie begins at 7:45pm (Free)

>> On Friday night, it's the music of Billy Joel by the band Turnstiles down at Las Olas Oceanside Park. Show starts at 6:30pm as part of the Friday Night Waves series of concerts. (Free)

>> Or visit Finally Friday on Sistrunk, a series of FREE outdoor pop-up events held at Provident Park and along the Historic Sistrunk Boulevard. The family-friendly event features food trucks, vendors, music, live entertainment, and a kids zone. (Free)

>> Saturday morning it's First Street Cars & Coffee again. This Monthly Event will showcase some of the most rare and exclusive automobiles in the world. Amazing Sponsors. Food Trucks & Vendors. A Fresh Market. Petting Zoo. Art Area on the Lawn and More. (Free)

>> Saturday afternoon you have two shows at the Broward Center of the Sensory-Inclusive Performance of Brazilian Voices. This performance is intended to create a welcoming and supportive environment for children and adults on the autism spectrum as well as individuals with other sensitivity issues or developmental disabilities. (Paid)

>> Saturday at ArtServe, join Cindy Ann Boisson for "Tickled" - the children's comedy workshop. Not too late, as there are still a couple of spots open. (Paid)

>> Sunday is also sensory-friendly day at MODS. At 12 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month, sensory-friendly film screenings await individuals with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorders and global developmental delays at the Museum of Discovery and Science’s AutoNation® IMAX® Theater. (Paid)

Featured Fort Lauderdale

There is SO much to learn and love about our fair city. We thought you would enjoy a weekly does of "did you know's" to whet your water-cooler conversations.

Do you have a little one (or a big one) who loves model trains?

Starting May 19th (until October) the Florida Citrus Model Train Society is featuring displays of small N Scale, to large G scale models, at the Plantation Historical Museum.

So... You Think You Know Fort Lauderdale?

There is SO much to learn and love about our fair city. We thought you would enjoy a weekly does of "did you know's" to whet your water-cooler conversations.

Did you know


South Florida is home to the only coral reef found in the continental United States.

Just offshore, following the 24 miles of beach, is a coral reef tract. These coral reefs are apart of the Florida Reef Tract that run from Dry Tortugas to St Lucie Inlet (360 miles), the third longest barrier reef system in the world.

In Fort Lauderdale, this coral reef tract consists of three tiers:

--> The inner reef: close to shore at ~15 feet deep, perfect for beach diving.

--> The middle reef: a second tier at ~20 – 30 feet. Fish or dive here with a local dive shop or fishing charter.

--> The outer reef (third reef): the final tier at ~ 40 – 60 feet before the offshore drop off.

Greater Fort Lauderdale is a great area for diving, spearfishing, and fishing.

It all makes for a great destination for scuba diving!


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Seeking Local Businesses To Help Sponsor The Children's Business Fair:

June 11th is the Children's Business Fair at MODS. We will have over 25 booths, over 50 young entrepreneurs, and over 1000 visitors shopping in the atrium at the Museum of Discovery & Science.

Would you like to include your promotional materials in the shopping bag handed out to guests? We will still have several sponsor spots available.

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Flotsam & Jetsam

Each we come across tidbits, tips, and tools that are too good to not share, but they don't exactly fit in the "Fort Lauderdale" category. So inspired by the FTL's close connection to the sea... let's see if any of this floats your boat.

If you see this girl today (previously featured here as one of our special reporters here in the newsletter) - wish her a BIG HAPPY 9TH BIRTHDAY!

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