Events Calendar

In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Florida Talks, Museum on Main Street, and more.

Alert: Some events may be canceled or postponed. We work to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.


EXHIBITION: Following Fernando’s Footsteps: A Tale of Tampa’s “Invisible Immigrants”

Ybor City Museum State Park 1818 E 9th Ave, Tampa

The Ybor City Museum Society is presenting a special exhibit on Spanish immigration that will be on display through November 2023. The exhibit is based on a semi-fictitious book by Tampa native, Tony Carreño, entitled Following Fernando's Footsteps: The Tale of Tampa's "Invisible Immigrants, which chronicles the life of a young immigrant from Asturias, Spain to Tampa via Havana, Cuba. Exhibit topics include the six phases of immigration beginning with

EXHIBIT: An Era of Racial Terror: The Legacy of Lynching

Museum of Science and History Jacksonville 1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville

An Era of Racial Terror: The Legacy of Lynching is an updated and redesigned "Signature Exhibit" curated by Museum of Science and History Jacksonville in partnership with 904WARD and with contributions of content by the Equal Justice Initiative. The exhibit tells the stories of eight confirmed lynchings that occurred in Jacksonville, FL between 1900-1925, including local reactions to the incidents and formal advocacy from local leaders; most notably James Weldon

English for Families at Altamonte Springs City Library

Altamonte Springs City Library 281 Maitland Ave., Altamonte Springs

Join Altamonte Springs City Library on Wednesdays October 4 through December 13 for English for Families. English for Families is a multi-week series of interactive classes for families focusing on developing vocabulary and literacy skills through story reading. Each class features a lesson centered around a children's book that participating families get to take home, a hands-on activity, and refreshments. All are welcome but registration is required. No class will

The Golden Harvest: The Music and Traditions of the Greek Spongers in Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs Public Library 138 E Lemon St., Tarpon Springs

Since Tarpon Springs's Greek sponge diving industry was founded in the early 1900s, traditional Greek music, dance, and poetry have been at the center of the community. Much of this music is directly connected to the distinct culture that grew up around sponging on Greek islands over the centuries and ranges from joyful dances to laments mourning divers lost under the waves. This presentation explores the rich cultural history of

Post-Show Talkback: Cuban American Biculturalism in Maria Irene Fornes’ Life and Work

Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

In this conversation, Dr. Lillian Manzor, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at University of Miami, illuminates the cultural differences and intersections between the United States and Cuba with emphasis on how biculturalism shaped Fornes' life and work. The discussion is moderated by Dr. Nicole Stodard, Adjunct Professor at NSU. The talkback will take place directly following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Tango Palace by Maria Irene Fornes

The History of Tango: An Experiential Conversation with Dance Instruction

Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

In this hands-on program, Dr. Teresa Marrero speaks on the fascinating countercultural origins of tango and its implications in Fornes' Tango Palace . Choreographer CJ Torres provides demonstrations and instruction on the Argentine tango featured in the play. This event will take place directly after the 7:30 pm performance of Tango Palace by Maria Irene Fornes in teh Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

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