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James Stribling, Fruit & Spice Park
James.Stribling@miamidade.gov
305-242-7939

Stargazing party at Fruit & Spice Park

Friday, December 9, 7-10 p.m.

MIAMI (December 06, 2016)

Astronomy buffs are invited to the Stargazing Party on Friday, December 9, 2016, from 7-10 p.m., at Preston B. Bird⁄Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park, located at 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead. Bring a blanket and enjoy a bonfire, music and storytelling. Admission is free.

The family-style event, presented by Fruit & Spice Park in partnership with the Southern Cross Astronomical Society (SCAS), will provide guided stargazing opportunities for guests via SCAS high-tech telescopes.

For more information, visit the Fruit & Spice Park web page, or call 305-247-5727.

Fruit & Spice Park is the only tropical botanical garden of its kind in the United States! The park, operated by Miami-Dade Parks, grows more than 500 varieties of sub-tropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables and nuts from around the world on 39 lush acres in the agricultural Redland. The site includes a walkable garden pond with Japanese koi fish, water lilies and a fountain. Daily botanical tours, fruit tastings and naturalist led workshops are also available.

About Miami-Dade Parks
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.

Who:
Fruit & Spice Park and the Southern Cross Astronomical Society
What:
Stargazing Party!
When:
December 09, 2016 — 07:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where:
Preston B./Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead FL 33031