Get ready to experience an exhilarating journey into one of Manhattan’s most vibrant communities, Washington Heights. This unique Broadway Musial is different from anything else around: the style of music and the storytelling are unique. Beginning as a word-of-mouth sensation on Broadway back in 2008, audiences have come back time and time again to see In The Heights, a Tony award winning musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the man behind the critically acclaimed HAMILTON. Vibrant, funny, and life-affirming, In The Heights explores the issues affecting society through modern dialogue, hip hop and street dance.
At the crack of dawn on the hottest day of summer, Usnavi opens up his tiny bodega in his bustling neighborhood where everyone knows everybody, and the breeze carries the sweet sounds of three generations of music. He dreams of a return to his native Dominican Republic. His childhood friend, Nina, has just returned from her first year at Stanford with some surprising news for her parents, and, priced out of the ‘hood’, salon owner Daniela is packing up her sass and taking it to the Bronx. But when Usnavi discovers he has sold a winning lottery ticket worth $96,000, everyone on the block gets a dose of what it means to be home.
In The Heights brings together a heady mix of salsa, merengue, soul, hip-hop and rhythm and blues. People who love the Latin groove, and of course those who like musical theatre and street-dance will really love this show BUT it also has huge appeal to people who don’t usually go for a ‘musical’. Join us for this high-energy show presented and performed by Miami Acting Company, opening Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, March 26. Tickets are$30 Adults, $25 Seniors, $20 Students, $15 Children under 14 and can be purchased on line at pinecrestgardens.org or at the gate the evening of each performance.
Also happening at Pinecrest Gardens:
Orchestra Miami presents their final Family Fun Concert of the Season on Friday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Introduce kids to America’s original string music with Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band! A popular favorite, your kids will have a rollicking, foot-stomping good old time! Introduce your children to the world of classical music with Orchestra Miami’s Family Fun Series at Pinecrest Gardens! These concerts are designed to help children understand, appreciate and love performing arts. All concerts start at 8:00 p.m. and last approximately 1 hour. Cookies and juice will be served after each concert.
Tickets: $15 Adults, $12 Seniors and $10 Children (up to age 17)
Gen-Next Jazz will jazz up your Sunday afternoon on April 2nd when talented singer, violinist and jazz educator Nicole Yarling presents a performance by the Jazz Educators Community Coalition at 2:00 p.m.
This performance is part of an ongoing workshop where Yarling coaches young jazz performers on the finer nuances of being performing artists. She is quick to point out that while the Miami area has many excellent programs in schools and outside teaching youngsters to play, there aren’t as many opportunities for them to learn how to be successful musicians and performers.
The performance is free with our regular park admission of $5 for adults or $3 for seniors and full park amenities are included.
Learning Made Fun
Join us every Friday Afternoon, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the picnic areas near the playground for our Little Lizards Program recommended for children ages 3-10 year. This drop-in, informal program will feature new activities every week relating to a monthly theme. In the month of March our little lizards will explore the topic of Flowers. Did you know that some flowers are edible, or that some will only bloom at night? Flowers are more than just a pretty face! This month Lizards we will become experts on one of nature’s most delightful gifts as they read, explore, create, and imagine while learning about the wonders of nature. No prior registration is necessary. This program is free with the regular $5 park admission.
Spring Girl Scout Programs at the Gardens
Brownie Outdoor Art Creator Badge
Saturday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m.
As an artist you can walk outside and see colors, shapes and ideas for things you want to create. Find out how you can make your own art outdoors and have fun doing it! Girls will be given the opportunity to learn the role that art plays in nature. We will explore the natural art of Pinecrest Gardens on a nature detective walk; design our own botanical themed art and much more. This program meets all requirements for the Outdoor Art Creator Badge. The price is $12.00 per scout and includes the cost of badge, activity materials, full access to garden amenities and reservation of picnic areas.
Junior Outdoor Art Explorer Badge
Saturday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m.
This program will help juniors understand the important role that art plays in nature, and how it impacts the lives of people. Let nature be your inspiration as you explore, create and design different kinds of art. In this program, we will play with light, build bird houses, make rainy day music, and much more. This program is featured in conjunction with the brownie Outdoor Art Creator Badge. The price is $12.00 per scout and includes the cost of badge, activity materials, full access to garden amenities and reservation of picnic areas.