The District Brings the Arts to You!
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With changes in spring break and vacation plans, and all of us being charged to adopt social distancing during the next few weeks, our partners at Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk A&E District want to make sure you and your family are still able to discover the amazing offerings available from our cultural partners. Peek at some of our virtual exhibits, share a story time with your child, or create your own dance party with our selected playlists. There has never been a better time to try new things and share it with those you love. Stay well and keep exploring. We look forward to having you back visiting soon!

Following are a few ways that our partners are bringing the arts to you:
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Take a virtual trip to the beautiful and historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens with the Virtual and Vintage Tour, which includes a tour of the house, oral history by late Bonnet House owner Evelyn Bartlett and Irene Hart (who as a child lived at and near the Bonnet House), and extended clips from the Bartletts’ home movies. It even includes a shot of Frederic Bartlett walking with Frank Lloyd Wright!
broward center for the performing arts
Nothing makes you feel better than a great playlist. Music is the balm to our souls. Get up and have an at-home dance party or relax and listen to tunes that bring back fond memories. The Broward Center has put together playlists that feature beloved artists and award-winning performances
Historic Stranahan House Museum
Considered the birthplace of Fort Lauderdale, the Stranahan House was built in 1901 by Frank Stranahan, credited as Fort Lauderdale’s founding father; and his wife Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, the area’s first schoolteacher. It is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County and has served as a trading post, post office, town hall, and home to the Stranahans.

Family-friendly programming will be available via live stream, Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. as part of Stranahan House’s “Live from Fort Lauderdale” series.
History Fort Lauderdale
With its mission to bring history to life by sharing the stories of Fort Lauderdale’s diverse community, History Fort Lauderdale has created an entire series of lectures from prominent authors, historians and civic leaders that highlight the challenges, achievements, and discoveries of the past that shape our present and will inform our future.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale brings the museum to you! Experience world-renowned contemporary artists from the comfort of your home. Take a virtual tour of the museum, and be sure to check out the “Happy!” exhibit.

“Happy!” is a new exhibition of contemporary works produced by artists who aim to engage the viewer emotionally. As in life, sorrow and happiness are intertwined in their works. Museum Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater said it best when she detailed how many of these artists acknowledge that making art is an essential way for them to work out their own trauma and frustrations, which leads to the ability to help cope with life’s challenges.

So, we suggest that you virtually experience this exhibit, select a piece that resonates with you and then share its meaning and how it makes you feel with a friend or loved one. Better yet, try your hand at creating your own masterpiece that captures what makes you “Happy!” We invite you to share your work of art at #DotheDistrict and start a conversation.
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The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. For additional cultural events happening throughout Broward County please visit ArtsCalendar.com.

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