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.

Sustainable Farming with Aquaponics

African American Cultural Society Center and Museum of Florida 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, FL, United States

The African American Cultural Society is hosting a lecture with Angela TenBroeck, Marineland Mayor and 2021 Florida Woman of the Year in Agriculture, for students and community members interested in sustainable farming practices using aquaponics. Parking is free onsite. Admission is free but registration is required. This program accompanies Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit on display at the African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida. Water/Ways is part of Museum on

Coastal Ecology with Captain Adam Morley

African American Cultural Society Center and Museum of Florida 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, FL, United States

The African American Cultural Society is hosting Captain Adam Morley, professional boat captain and environmentalist, for a discussion on the environment of Flagler county and life of a boat captain. Parking is free onsite. Admission is free but registration is required. This program accompanies Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit on display at the African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between

Restoring Our Oceans: Preserving Our Heritage

African American Cultural Society Center and Museum of Florida 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, FL, United States

The African American Cultural Society is hosting Kramer Wimberly, master scuba diver and researcher, for a lecture on restoring the oceans and its intersection with the preservation of the people's heritage of the African Diaspora. Parking is free onsite. Admission is free but registration is required. This program accompanies Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit on display at the African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida. Water/Ways is part of Museum on

African Influences in the Caribbean, Part 5

Three Mask Inc. 1023 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL, United States

Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda, Valencia College and the Puerto Rican Organization for the Performing Arts (PROPA) are partnering together to provide a series of panel discussions called "African Influence in the Caribbean." The fifth and final installment of this series will include a presentation by Francisco Tovar of the Institute of Afrodiasporic Studies (IAS) who will share his research about West African ethnic groups and the associated

Environmental Ambassador Program for Youth Lecture

African American Cultural Society Center and Museum of Florida 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, FL, United States

The African American Cultural Society is hosting a lecture with Nkwanda Jah, founder of the Environmental Ambassador to Youth Employment Program, about the importance of environmental awareness and an action-oriented approach to environmental problems and how to effectively engage youth in becoming part of the solution. Parking is free onsite. Admission is free but registration is required. This program accompanies Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit on display at the African American Cultural

Community Cultural Education: Community Conversation

Museum of Science & History 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL, United States

Using 904WARD's award-winning "Race Cards" activity, participants can engage in small-group discussions about bias and the ways communities can work together to achieve common objectives. Registration is suggested but not required. Free admission and parking. Light refreshments are provided. Community Cultural Education programming at MOSH is part of an ongoing commitment to promoting inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility throughout Northeast Florida communities. MOSH has partnered with local organizations and and

Ronelle’s Books: “Yekl” by Abraham Cahan

Pempbroke Pines Jewish Center 1200 SW 136th Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL, United States

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University in collaboration with Pembroke Pines Jewish Center is hosting a literature session. Join Ronelle Delmont for an engaging discussion and in depth analysis on "Yekl" by Abraham Cahan (1860-1951) and published in 1896 by the founder of the Forverts newspaper. It is a work of realistic fiction that draws attention to complicated issues of immigrant assimilation in New York at the

Jews of Florida: Centuries of Stories

Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus 3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, FL, United States

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University is hosting a virtual lecture. This 60-minute presentation is based on Dr. Marcia Jo Zerivitz's seminal book, the first comprehensive history of the Jews of Florida from colonial times to the present -a sweeping tapestry of voices spanning centuries. Despite not being officially allowed to live in Florida until 1763, Jewish immigrants escaping expulsions and exclusions were among the earliest settlers.

CFK Poetics Lecture featuring Adrian Matejk

The College of the Florida Keys 5901 College Road, Key West, FL, United States

The College of the Florida Keys is hosting CFK Poetics, a series that aims to develop awareness of an immersion in the humanities landscape by connecting students and the community with poetry on the national level in a way that is immediate to their own experiences. Since 2019, visiting poets have come to Key West or appeared virtually to share their work and have conversations with the student body as

CFK Poetics featuring Adrian Matejka, Lecture 2

The College of the Florida Keys 5901 College Road, Key West, FL, United States

The College of the Florida Keys is hosting CFK Poetics, a series that aims to develop awareness of an immersion in the humanities landscape by connecting students and the community with poetry on the national level in a way that is immediate to their own experiences. Since 2019, visiting poets have come to Key West or appeared virtually to share their work and have conversations with the student body as

Modern History of Folk Music from the 60s – Part I

Brockway Memorial Library 10021 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL, United States

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University is hosting a lecture series in collaboration with Brockway Memorial Library titled "Modern History of Folk Music from the 60s." Born in 1941 as Robert Allen Zimmerman, Bob Dylan would go on to become an iconic figure in pop culture. Many would say he is one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time. Join Michael Stock on an exploratory journey of

The Story of Figurehead: A Panel Discussion

Orange County Regional History Center 65 E Central Ave, Orlando, FL, United States

The Historical Society of Central Florida is hosting a panel discussion to coincide with their new exhibition, Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando's Underground. Get the inside story behind the music scene as with pioneers of the Figurehead era who were instrumental in promoting shows, establishing concert venues, and releasing local music through their own record label. Panel members will discuss the community-driven effort to create a thriving music subculture

Community Cultural Education: Immigration and Refugee History

Museum of Science & History 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL, United States

The Museum of Science and History Jacksonville presents a conversation with WeaveTales. Participants hear information about immigration trends and history in Northeast Florida and engage in small group discussions about how people have been included in and become vital parts of Jacksonville's communities. Registration is suggested but not required. Admission and parking are free. Light refreshments provided. Community Cultural Education programming at MOSH is part of an ongoing commitment to

English for Families

New Port Richey Public Library 5939 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL, United States

English for Families is a ten-week series of interactive for parents and children (ages 6-12) that focuses on developing English vocabulary and literacy skills through strategic and fun story reading. Each class will also provide a light meal and refreshments. Participants must commit to attending most of the sessions. Registration is required. Please only register one parent to reserve your family's spot. This program is a partnership between the Florida

Afro-Caribbean Migration to Florida

Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus 3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, FL, United States

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University is hosting a lecture. On Afro-Caribbean migration to Florida. This program will examine the migration and settlement patterns of the various Afro-Caribbean peoples who made Florida their home and their contributions to its history and culture. This lecture is part of a large programming effort organized by OLLI and their local partners to host in-person and virtual events that explore the

English for Families at Palm Springs Public Librarry

Palm Springs Public Library 217 Cypress Lane, Palm Springs, FL, United States

Join the Palm Springs Public Library in person for this family literacy program to practice reading with your child(ren) and learn English vocabulary for everyday use. Recommended for all ages! This free class meets once a week for 10 weeks on Thursdays from September 15 to November 17, 2022. Registration is encouraged but not required. This English for Families program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Palm Springs

Families at Work: Intergenerational Latino Business

Nova Southeastern University 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

The Nova Southeastern University Center is hosting a panel discuss to celebrate and explore the achievements and challenges faced by intergenerational Latino businesses. There will be a panel discussion featuring members of the Capo family, who founded El Dorado Furniture, and the Cao family, who founded Vicky Bakery, both of which began over 50 years ago and have locations in south Florida and elsewhere in the state. This discussion, moderated

Dr. Robb Willer: How to Have Better Political Conversations or: Ending this Zombie Apocalypse

Dr. Robb Willer of the Polarization and Social Change Lab at Stanford University has been working on understanding the moral underpinnings of this accelerating anger, and his research shows everyone is speaking different languages. This conversation makes Robb, a move buff, think of zombie apocalypse movies and wonder if everyone is acting like "foot soldiers in the army of the undead" in political conversations. Join Dr. Willer for highly-relatable, user-friendly,

Celebrating Latin American Arts & Culture

Orange County Regional History Center 65 E Central Ave, Orlando, FL, United States

To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, the Orange County Regional History Center is hosting a celebration of Latin American arts and culture during Smithsonian Museum Day. Central Florida artists representing several Latin American countries will be displaying and selling their artwork. You can meet the artists and see live painting demonstrations between 10am and 2pm. Additionally, this Fall the History Center is getting musical as they highlight their latest special

Modern History of Folk Music from the 60s – Part 2

Brockway Memorial Library 10021 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL, United States

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University is hosting a lecture series in collaboration with Brockway Memorial Library. This lecture is the second in a four-part series titled: Modern History of Folk Music from the 60s. Born in 1941 as Robert Allen Zimmerman, Bob Dylan would go on to become an iconic figure in pop culture. Many would say he is one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all

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