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Riverwalk East Park Grand Opening

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. Guest 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 – 11:30 am Remarks from Bradenton City Officials

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Musician at Gazebo – Erol Oz

12:30 pm – 1 pm Angola Presentation by Professor Uzi Baram and Vickie Oldham at Reflections of Manatee tent

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Music at the Gazebo – Combo Fusion

1:15 – 1:45 pm Old Manatee A to Z Book Presentation by Ryan G. Van Cleve and Don Brandes at book tent

11:00 am – 2:00 pm Reflections of Manatee exhibits by Sherry Svekis at Reflections of Manatee Museum (south side of park)

11:00 am – 2:00 pm Self-Guided Park Scavenger hunts available at the Realize Bradenton tent

This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with Realize Bradenton.

Events Details:

Date/time: September 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Presented By:

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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