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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.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

September 24, 2022 @ 11:00 am -
September 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. Uzi Baram, Professor of Anthropology at New College of Florida, Angola Researcher and Archaeologist; Ryan G. Van Cleave, Author of Old Manatee A to Z; Vickie Oldham, Community Scholar, Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition, Angola Researcher; Sherry Svekis, Community Scholar, Reflections of Manatee.
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Event Contact:

Andrea Knies
(941) 301-8445

Event Venue:

Riverwalk East Park
1312 2nd Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208 United States
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