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Riverwalk East Park Grand Opening
September 24, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Realize Bradenton is hosting a grand opening event in the new City of Bradenton park on the Bradenton Riverwalk. Utilizing newly installed educational panels with historic illustrations from the book, Old Manatee A to Z, families will enjoy humanities-based activities focused on literacy, art, and heritage. Guests will learn about the mineral spring at the center of the park and all of the people who have gathered at this space because of the spring. The event will include: historic presentations, literary activities, self-directed scavenger hunts, music, and food.
Schedule of Events:
11:00 am – 11:20 am Dedication and Ribbon Cutting South Lawn
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Erol Oz – Live Music Gazebo
12:00 – 12:30 pm Old Manatee A to Z Book Presentation Ryan G. Van Cleve and Don Brandes Book Tent in North Lawn
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Combo Fusion – Live Music Gazebo
1:00 – 1:30 pm Angola Presentation Professor Uzi Baram and Vickie Oldham Reflections of Manatee Tent in South Lawn
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Self-Guided Scavenger Hunts Realize Bradenton Tent in South Lawn
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Reflections of Manatee Exhibits with Sherry Svekis Entrance to museum on south side of park.
This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with Realize Bradenton.
September 24, 2022 @ 11:00 am -
September 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm