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For Immediate Release:
August 28, 2012

Media Contact:
Jenna Noordhoek
jnoord@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668



Enjoy Free Admission and a Variety of Activities at the Deering Estate at Cutler's Fee-Free ''P.L.A.Y.'' Day


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
The Deering Estate at Cutler will offer free admission to all guests on Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as part of their annual Fee-Free "P.L.A.Y." Days. Guests can enjoy complimentary admission as well as hands on eco-art activities, science discovery programs, and historic house tours.

The Fee-Free "P.L.A.Y." Days were created to honor the Deering Estate's partner organizations and the community. On Saturday, September 15th we will honor the Scouts, but the entire public can enjoy a variety of programs and activities - all for free!

Programs and activities scheduled for Saturday, September 15th include:

  • Historic House Tours at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm.
  • "Book Nook by the Bay" Program from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Education Booth. Theme: Scouts; Activity: Plant Detective Game where participants will go on a hike to find clues about different native plants.
  • Tableau Vivant/The Living Picture from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Join Deering Estate Artist in Residence Christina Pettersson and guests for a special outdoor drawing event! Pettersson created this interactive art event as a way to link the Estate's past to the present. Costumed artist models will be carefully posed, as guests are invited to create onsite figure drawings and photographs. The approach marries traditional life drawing classes with the art forms of the stage and photography. Drawing supplies and easels will be provided, but guests are welcome to bring cameras, sketchpads, and other drawing materials.
  • Food and beverages will be available for an additional fee. Food for purchase will be provided by Crepemaker and the Deering Estate Foundation.

We invite our guests to "P.L.A.Y." - Preservation, Learning, Adventure, Year-Round - and enjoy the many tours, educational programs, and special events that the Estate has to offer.

About the Deering Estate at Cutler
The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm and are free with Estate admission. For more information on educational and cultural programs, please visit Deering Estate at Cutler.


 

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MIAMI-DADE PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACES DEPARTMENT
275 NW 2nd Street, 3rd Floor Miami, Florida 33128
(305) 755-7842