The Deering Estate at Cutler Demonstrates how going ''Out Is In'' this July by offering Free admission on Sunday, July 20th
(MIAMI, July 2, 2014) — This July, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is challenging everyone to get out and visit their community parks and recreation facilities during national Park and Recreation Month.
This year’s theme, “OUT is IN,” encourages individuals, families, friends and coworkers to do something outside everyday that they would normally do inside. From picnicking in the park instead of sitting inside at a table, to sending an email or even holding a meeting outside, there are small ways you can make going OUT part of your daily routine.
The Deering Estate at Cutler will celebrate Park and Recreation Month on Sunday, July 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., by offering FREE admission as part of their annual FEE-FREE “P.L.A.Y.” DAYS. Guests can enjoy complimentary admission as well as hands on science activities and historic house tours – all for free!
Activities & Programs on Sunday, July 20th include:
- Historic House Tours at 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.;
- “Birthday Bash” – Charles Deering was born on July 31, 1852. Join us in celebrating by signing a birthday card! Also learn about the different Birthday packages that are offered at the Deering Estate;
- Tropical fruit display provided by Fruit & Spice Park;
- Yoga demo class for adults with Zamanta Archibold at 10:30 a.m. in the Royal Palm Grove;
- Yoga demo class with Debie Lee in the Royal Palm Grove:
- 11:30 a.m. - Mommy or Daddy and Me (parents and children up to 6 years. old)
- 1:00 p.m. – Ages 7 to 12
- 2:30 p.m.: Ages 13-17
- GroveHouse Artist exhibit and display booth - Displayed throughout the historic homes, the GroveHouse Artist exhibit highlights award-winning pieces from the annual Affair En Plein Air, a two-day outdoor juried painting event;
- Bring your expired or non-expired prescription medications or expired medications to be recycled by Covanta Dade Renewable Energy Ltd.
Additional free days at the Deering Estate will be held on Saturday, August 16th, and Saturday, September 20th. The Fee-Free “P.L.A.Y.” Days were created to honor the Deering Estate’s partner organizations and the community. Our partner organizations and program partners will be on-site providing information and a variety of activities. On Sunday, July 20th we will honor The Village of Palmetto Bay and its residents. On Saturday, August 16th we will honor teachers and environmental educators. On Saturday, September 20th we will honor the Scouts. The entire public can enjoy a variety of programs and activities – all for free!
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.
Nationally, NRPA is encouraging people to participate in a 31-day social media challenge on Twitter and Instagram. Anyone can participate by posting photos of themselves doing typical inside activities outside with the hashtag #JulyOUTisIN. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org/July.
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 the Deering Estate's educational and cultural programs, please visit www.deeringestate.org.
About the National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 40,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.NRPA.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.