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For Immediate Release:
October 31, 2011

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Free art performance workshops at the Women's Park November 5 & 19, sponsored by Wells Fargo

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
The Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department in partnership with Wells Fargo will host the Fall Art Series at the Women's Park on November 5 and November 19, 2011, offering guests the opportunity to participate in two free art performance workshops on both dates:

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
'Stepping Stones'
with sculptural installation artist Gerry Stecca

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
'Afro-Latina Dance'

with Jamaican-American choreographer, dancer and storyteller Afua Hall
and Cuban-born ballet dancer Angelica Diaz
of ALFA Dance Fitness

The event serves as the Open House for the Women's Park's ARTreach Adult Program, introducing the community to its outstanding recreational and cultural programs and activities. The Fall Art Series is produced by Miami-Dade Parks and sponsored by Wells Fargo.

The Women's Park, officially dedicated in 1992, began as the dream of pioneer feminist Roxcy Bolton, who envisioned a park and history gallery in honor of all Miami-Dade County women and their contributions.  The 15-acre lakeside park features a picnic pavilion, a playground, and the Roxcy O'Neal Bolton Women's History Gallery, which opened November 4, 2000.  The 6,000-square foot History Gallery provides space for meetings, cultural events and exhibits depicting women's history and achievements.

The Women's Park is located at 10251 West Flagler St., Miami. For more information on the Fall Art Series and other activities at Miami-Dade Parks' Women's Park, call (305) 480-1717, or visit

About the Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade Parks call 3-1-1 or visit

To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305-365-6706.


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