SUNRISE CEREMONY REMEMBERS ANCESTORS, LINKS ANNIVERSARIES

One of South Florida’s most meaningful traditions continues on Sunday morning, June 21, from 5:30-8:00 a.m., when the 24th Annual Sunrise Ancestral Remembrance of the Middle Passage ceremony will be held at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, off Rickenbacker Causeway (toll road), in Miami (33149).    The annual grass-roots observance, which […]

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Miami’s Historic Virginia Key Beach Park: How It All Began and Its Importance Today

The Miami Herald of May 10, 1945, carried the following article, under the headline “NO ARRESTS: Negroes Test Beach Rights At Haulover”:
A group of negroes [sic] testing their right to use county owned bathing beaches trooped up to Baker’s haulover area Wednesday afternoon to splash in the surf off the proposed county park.

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Connect With Nature a huge success

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park on the island of Virginia Key was the site of the Nature Conservancy’s annual Connect With Nature community and volunteer event Saturday, April 11th.  Each year the Nature Conservancy holds Connect With Nature in a Florida location to galvanize community support and interaction for environmental stewardship in unique and important […]

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Nature Conservancy 2015 Recap- News | Videos | Pictures and more

Groups Come Together at “Connect with Nature” Event to Help Restore Historic Miami Area The Virginia Key Beach Park was the only beach open to African Americans in the Miami area during the segregation period. By 1982, the park was closed due to high maintenance costs. Finally in 2008, the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park […]

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Fight Pancreatic Cancer – April 12

Join us April 19 as we fight against pancreatic cancer.

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5K Race for the Kids

In its 6th edition, 5K Race for the Kids has moved to a new location, beautiful Virginia Key Beach in Miami.

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Volunteers help transform Miami’s Virginia Key from desolate hammock to lush wilderness

Just seven years ago, the 17-acre hammock in Historic Virginia Key Beach Park was as desolate as a moonscape. Now, it is brimming with native plants and wildlife.

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The Miami Kidney Walk

The Miami Kidney Walk March 29th, 2015 Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Miami, FL Registration 830am/Walk Start 10am     The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and […]

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