Hip-Hop Dance comes to the Gardens when Live in Color Dance Collective takes the stage, while a hiphop through the Gardens awaits kids of all ages at our signature spring festival and egg hunt, Eggstravaganza.
LIVE IN COLOR DANCE COLLECTIVE
Their high energy hip-hop style comes to the Gardens Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m. Founded in 1989, Live In Color Dance Collective (LICDC) is a culturally diverse dance company comprised of remarkably talented, captivating and vivacious individuals. The dance ensemble is a true representation of life as it displays a mixture of Caribbean, African, Latin and urban cultures, as well as a diverse range of ages. Under the direction of Zedric Bembry, this Hip Hop company has been able to attain well-deserved recognition dazzling the nation with unique, crowd-pleasing performances. Live in Color is a dance troupe based in North Miami and has won many national awards for their unique blend of dance moves called Urban Funk. General admission: $10 for adults and $5 for students; tickets are available online at pinecrestgardens.org or at the box office on performance night.
EGGSTRAVAGANZA SPRING EGG HUNT
Returns to the Gardens on Saturday, March 28, from10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Be a part of Miami-Dade’s most exciting day of mayhem and madness at Pinecrest Gardens’12th annual Eggstravaganza presented by Williamson Automotive, the most exciting egg hunt in town. More than 50,000 eggs are hidden for scheduled egg hunts throughout the day, along with prizes, face painting, balloon art, interactive games, music, arts and crafts, our petting zoo, story telling, delicious food and even a wild life show. It’s a virtual wonderland of activities.
Specific egg hunt times may be purchased in advance online. Egg hunts have limited space and are on a first come first served basis. When making a reservation, please choose from the following egg hunts according to your child’s age.
Toddlers (1-3 years old in the Meadow): 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
Boppers (4-6 years old in the Meadow): 0:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Tweens (7-10 years old in the Playground): 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
If you want to reserve two or more hunts for children of different ages, allow at least 30 minutes between scheduled egg hunts. Adults require general admission tickets as well. Tickets are $5 for general admission if purchased in advance and $7 the gate. Children under 2 are free unless participating in an egg hunt. Please arrive one hour prior to the egg hunt chosen to allow for parking. No refunds or exchanges. Tickets may be picked up during office hours (Monday- Friday at 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or on will-call the day of the event. We have off-premise parking at Christ the King Church, Palmetto Senior High and Pinecrest Elementary, with free shuttle service to and from the Gardens.
SPRING BREAK BOREDOM BUSTERS
Monday – Friday March 23-27, 10:30- 11:30 a.m.; Television? No way! Video games? Not this time. Don’t let your kids waste precious vacation time in front of the TV or video console during this Spring Break. Instead, register them for a week of inspiration at our spring workshop series that we call Boredom Busters! Workshops are an hour and feature a different topic each day. Monday is a fun cooking class, Healthy Eating for Kids; Tuesday features The Recycled Rainforest where kids will create a self-contained rainforest of their own; Wednesday is a day of container gardening for kids; Thursday brings an eco-art workshop and on Friday the class will build their own water filter using sand and gravel, and learn all about the virtues of clean water. This program is designed for kids 6-12. Each class is $10 or $40 for all five days if paid in advance. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 305-669-6990.
LAST CHANCE FOR ‘FOUR SEASONS’
The Four Seasons monumental art installation is nearing the end of its stay at Pinecrest Gardens. This extraordinary set of four 15-foot painted fiberglass sculptures by American artist and filmmaker Philip Haas has been on display since November. On April 6, it will leave for its next showing in Kansas City. In a spectacular transformation that is typical of his work, Philip Haas has created a group of large-scale pieces, inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s Italian renaissance paintings of the four seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The colossal size of Haas’ sculptures accentuates the visual puzzle of natural forms – flowers, ivy, moss, fungi, vegetables, fruit, trees, bark, branches, twigs, leaves – as they are recycled to form four human portraits, each representing an individual season. The result is at once earthy, fanciful and exuberant.