Moonlight

A landmark South Florida film and winner of the Golden Globe Award for “Best Motion Picture – Drama” A film critique by Irene Lopez, Virginia Key Beach Park Trust Far from standard indie or big production house arcs, screenwriters Barry Jenkins and award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, whose mothers were HIV positive addicts, combine their […]

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The tradition of eating eggs on Easter

DID YOU KNOW…? The tradition of eating eggs on Easter has its roots tied to Lent, during which Christians traditionally abstained from animal products such as eggs. As chickens continued to lay eggs throughout the six week lent period, people started to hard boil, decorate and save them for Easter. The egg was a symbol of […]

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The 30th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day and the 5th annual Coastal Cleanup at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.

2015 marked the 30th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day and the 5th annual Coastal Cleanup at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. More than 50 volunteers joined together to participate

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Happy Independence Day!

Mark Walters, Board Member, Virginia Key Beach Park Trust and Jawan Strader, Co-Anchor, NBC News 6 and his two sons ride in the 2015 July 4th Parade in Key Biscayne.”

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BEST BEACH OF 2015 – Virginia Key Beach Park

Virginia Key Beach Park is the anti-South Beach. There are neither hundreds of sexy bodies nor blaring nightclubs. There’s not even a huge expanse of sand. There are, though, some of the best ocean and bay views anywhere. This is a surprisingly tranquil space for barbecues, social gatherings, and an abundance of watersports like kayaking and paddleboarding.

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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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How to make a reservation

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Drive-in Movies at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park

The Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In introduced South Florida to its retro style drive-in movies in 2013 in Midtown Miami, Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and Coconut Grove. Voted “the Best Movie Theater” in South Florida in 2014

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