Three family-friendly activities to enjoy before school starts

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. Soon, kids will be back in school, settling into new routines and working on homework assignments.  But, you still have time to enjoy the last few days of vacation with the children in your life. This week, make plans to check out these three, family-friendly activities happening throughout the city.

Back to School Jam

Overtown’s historic Lyric Theatre is throwing one big bash for local children, featuring appearances by local DJs, backpack giveaways and health screenings for all school-aged kids. Don’t miss performances from Slip N Slide recording artists Lil Twon and headliner Zoey Dollaz!

August 20, 1pm–10pm

Black Archives Historic Lyric Theatre

819 NW 2nd Ave


Fee-Free “P.L.A.Y.” Day at Deering Estate

The Deering Estate opens up its doors for a fun-filled day of indoor/outdoor activities. Programming ranges from canoe rides to historical tours and fruit displays. For a full list of events, visit their website.

August 20


16701 W 72 Ave


Movie Under the Stars

Before they’re back to early bedtimes and alarm clocks, give kids the opportunity to stay up late one last time at Movies Under the Stars. This week’s free flick is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Headphone rentals are $5 and, as usual, picnics are welcomed.

August 18


Hills Pavilion at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd


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Ronald L. Smith
Clerk Specialist - Miami-Dade County
Attorney's Office

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