Youth Arts Day, Music Fest coming to Deering Estate

By Cathy Guerra….
Co-hosted by Students Offering Support and the Deering Estate at Cutler, the fifth annual Youth Arts Day and Music Fest will take place on Sunday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Deering Estate at Cutler.

Youth Arts Day and Music Fest is a community collaboration that celebrates youth artists and creates awareness of the rich cultural resources that Miami-Dade County has to offer.

The event is free for children and youth (grades K-12); the cost for adults is $12.

There also will be a month-long visual and literary art exhibition at the Deering Estate where student’s artwork will be on display from May 1 through June 3. The exhibit is free with estate admission.

Schools and organizations with students contributing visual pieces include: Reach for the Arts, Devon Aire K-8 Center, Perrine Elementary Expressive Art School, Deering Estate at Cutler Art Shorts, plus individuals from DASH, Ransom Everglades, Oxford Academy, and Southwood Middle School.

Performances will be by: Greater Miami Youth Symphony, Downtown Miami Charter Schools Chorus and Recorder Ensemble, Perrine Elementary Dancers, and Fienberg Fisher K-8 Center Philharmonic.

There will be individual performances by students from: W. Hialeah Gardens Elementary, Holy Rosary and Miami Springs Senior High School.

Band scheduled to perform are: Robot Tea Party Band, TOWN and Blue Money Jazz.

Founded in 2008, Students Offering Support (SOS) is a countywide, non-profit, youth community service organization. SOS’s mission is to introduce high school students to the impact that they can have on their community as they themselves conduct the business each year of identifying community needs and creating a plan of fundraising and service that will assist in meeting those needs.

Membership in SOS is an honor and members are selected based on their character, leadership and interest in community involvement.

The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. For more information on the Deering Estate’s educational and cultural programs, visit online at

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