With the exoskeletal grid of buildings belching over the Big Mango, it can often be difficult to decipher the history behind our growing city. Not to worry, clueless ones. The Dade Heritage Trust is exposing South Floridas overshadowed roots during March and April with Dade Heritage Days Green Spaces & Historic Places. The two-month-long extravaganza presents a fun-filled cornucopia of family-friendly events celebrating our environmental, architectural, and cultural heritage, featuring everything from outdoor green markets to guided walking tours of historical landmarks, and canoe tours embarking from the Deering Estate at Cutler to a trip back to the Roaring Twenties at the swanky Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
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Tonight at 6, bring a picnic basket and blanket to enjoy the full moonrise over Biscayne Bay during Barnacle Under Moonlight a romantic evening where the Alhambra Orchestra will be sweetening balmy breezes with pops music. The Barnacle Historic State Park was built by Commodore Ralph Munroe in 1891 and is nestled in the cooling hammocks of South Floridas pioneer boho enclave. Tickets cost seven bucks. To learn more about other Dade Heritage Days events, visit www.dadeheritagetrust.org
March 21-May 21, 2008