Virginia Key, first ‘colored only’ beach in Miami during Jim Crow era, celebrates 70 Years

In a green wig, Guy Forchion, director of Virginia Key Beach Park, stands outside a karaoke tent with a friend on Saturday, where a festival commemorating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the park took place. Caitlin Granfield For the Miami Herald Invalid Displayed Gallery By Caitlin Granfield Special to the Miami Herald Saturday […]

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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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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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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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Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Celebrates 70th anniversary with monthly events and commemoration throughout 2015

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park commemorates its 70th anniversary in April with The Nature Conservancy and Baynanza focusing on the environment during EARTH MONTH. April 2015 marks the spring commencement of a year-long celebration for The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. The park, once the segregated “colored only” beach of Miami-Dade County now serves the […]

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The Nature Conservancy: Connect with Nature Festival

The Nature Conservancy is visiting Historic Virginia Key Beach Park where we invite you to Connect With Nature on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10am – 4pm at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL, www.virginiakeybeachpark.net.

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