🌞 Tap Into This Fun In The Coming Week!


Goooood morning... Fort Lauderdale 🌞

For this week's lineup, you won't want to miss:

  • A choice of ARTwalks and Ukulele fun
  • Sistrunk parade, a beach sweep, and a free dinner
  • Ghosthunting in Old Fort Lauderdale Village
  • Our first "student reporter" submission from MODS in Space

You Won't Want To Miss This Week:

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>> TODAY (noon to 1:30pm) it's tunes time again at Stranahan Park. Last week our Dragon-riders from AAFTL stopped by for a picnic lunch with jazz and blues. This week it's the Big City Dogs (Classic Rock) for Noon Tunes. (Free)

>> Wednesday night it's virtual history, as Historic Stranahan House Museum Education and Curatorial Coordinator Jonathan Axler, as he discusses Fort Lauderdale's role in the Seminole Wars. This program will not only discuss the lives of both the soldiers and the Seminoles during that conflict, but also talk about the men and women who left their mark on the City of Fort Lauderdale. Starting at 6:30pm. (Free)

>> Want to encourage learning in the Kitchen? Little Chefs kicks off on Thursday at Bass Park. For ages 7-11, the program goes from 6-7:30pm. ($$)

>> Also on Thursday, break bread with friends at the Free Dinner and Conversation, hosted by the Rio Vista Community Church. Connect with others over a free meal, hear a short talk on an element of the Christian faith, and then a chance for each person to share their own questions with the group.(Free)

>> Saturday (starting at 9am) is the Sistrunk Annual Parade, filled with ROTC, steppers stepping, drill teams twirling, and decorated floats ridden by local business owners and politicians. The Parade represents the richness of Broward's multi-cultural flavor, strong traditions, and features fun and excitement for the entire family! (Free)

>> Help pick up the beach on Saturday morning with the Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep. Volunteers typically collect 100 pounds of trash, 25 pounds of recyclables and 10,000 cigarette butts. You can help protect our jewel of Fort Lauderdale Beach and local wild life by removing these serious threats to sea gulls, turtles etc. (Free)

>> Feeling the need for a dose of creativity and art? You've got 2 ArtWalk options on Saturday. You can visit MASSDistrict or the FATVillage ArtWalks for food trucks, music, markets, and lot's of LIFE! (Free)

>> Every 4th Saturday of the month, you can help with the Edible Food Forest at Snyder Park from 9-11am. Volunteers are needed to help work on this urban farm by planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. There is plenty of free parking in the park. (Free)

>> Also on Saturday is YogaFestFL at Huizenga Plaza. Featuring leading yoga & mindful living teachers, studio owners, martial artists, musicians, DJ, dancers, community leaders, kids zone, marketplace & more ($$)

>> In the evening, let the kids play (at MODS After Dark) and you get a free evening to walk or dine on Las Olas. Saturday night from 5-9pm. Children ages 6 to 12 years old are invited to an evening of fun and science with MODS educators. Caregivers will enjoy a kid-free night out while children have an action-packed evening exploring MODS after dark. The Museum adventure includes pizza, IMAX*, exhibit exploration, as well as cool science shows and activities! ($$)

>> Saturday night you can also get your "Uke's-on" with the Ukulele Music of the Earth jam. Come out and enjoy Ukulele artist Daniel Sun and friends in concert playing and singing some of your favorite music! While enjoying vegan food and juices on sale! It will be a great vibe, so bring out the entire family! From 6-9pm. (Free)

>> Sunday it's time for the New River Open Air Market in Old Fort Lauderdale Village on the grounds of History Fort Lauderdale. From 9am to 4pm, Set along the banks of the New River under the shade of historic live oaks, the Open Air Market will feature more than 52 vendors offering a selection of curated locally made crafts, farm-fresh vegetables, fresh-baked bread and pastries, specialty plants including orchids and succulents, organic food, natural health and beauty products and more. Gourmet bites and beverages will be available to purchase onsite. Live music and a tattoo artist will add another artistic dimension to this community event. (Free)

>> Sunday is also Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day at the NSU Art Museum. Free admission on the last Sunday of each month. Noon-5pm. (Free)

And lastly, watch our first "student reporter" Divya share their impression of visiting the MODS in Space exhibit at the Museum of Discovery & Science.

Last week the Dragon-riders from Acton Academy Fort Lauderdale visited the History Center at History Fort Lauderdale and the Museum of Discovery & Science. Each Hero was challenged to find the coolest, most awesome thing they could find. Last week's winner was Divya, for her share around the effect of gravity on food in space.

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.

Paranormal Bootcamp/InvestigationGhostly Experiences, Inc has partnered up with History Fort Lauderdale to conduct MONTHLY Paranormal

Bootcamp/Investigation at the History Fort Lauderdale.The event includes a lecture on the field of ghost hunting. The lecture covers how to find and conduct investigations and a discussion on the most up to date ghost hunting equipment.The lecture is followed by an actual ghost hunt investigation throughout The New River Inn, The King Cromartie House and the Replica School. All locations have been found to be "active" during our past investigations.

For information and tickets, contact Kamal Khan at 954-463-4431

Half of the proceeds stay at History Fort Lauderdale as a fundraiser. If you ever wanted to go on an actual ghost hunt and learn about ghost hunting from a seasoned team of investigators, join us.


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Introducing our newest Team Member: Jason "Pasquale" Provenzano, Shop Manager / Paddleboard Fitness Instructor.

This is an amazing value as similar classes would be up to $100, so we encourage you to come meet Jason with this offer for Friend and Family Only. The class is intended to be 1 Hour focusing on a full body workout. Jason combines 3 different levels so you can start as a beginner and progress at a comfortable pace. The art of performing various exercises on a paddle board maximizes your bodies potential for muscle growth, endurance, and strength while building mental confidence. These rates are a limited time offer and we will be offering even greater discounts thru a Membership Offer starting at another introductory Price of only $99 / Month. We know once you try this, then you will be excited to share with all your friends and keep coming back to build a new you in 2022.


One Team Scavenger Hunt Fort Lauderdale

Puzzling Adventures™ are a cross between a scavenger hunt, an adventure race, and an informative self-guided tour. Each adventure consists of a series of locations that you are guided to where you are required to answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. All you need is your own mobile device and an Internet connection.


Read about our first week at AAFTL to see what a learner-driven approach to school might look like for your child.


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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

One thing you might not know about us, is that while we are launching the Acton Academy here in Fort Lauderdale, we are ALSO working on a sister school in Prague of the Czech Republic.

To celebrate the bohemian spirit of fun and play from our sister-city, check out this video of the 2.22.22 gathering on the 22 Metro line (at 22:00 hours). Looks like a lot of fun with fun people to us!

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