From free community events to great programming, September is a month of celebration at South Florida PBS (WPBT & WXEL).
PBS kicks off the month with the 10th year anniversary celebration of KidVision Pre-K which entails the creation of 100 virtual field trips for children to enjoy and learn from. The celebration will take the form of a complimentary party for the entire South Florida community on Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marando Farms and Ranch in Davie. Families will enjoy all sorts of activities derived from some of the 100 field trip locations: arts and crafts, petting zoo, hay rides, performances on stage, pony rides, an archaeological dig, kites and much more.
Also, during the month of September, on South Florida PBS’ airwaves (WPBT and WXEL), enjoy a special salute to America’s unique music genre with the exciting premiere of Country Music, a film by Ken burns. Premiering on Sunday, September 15 at 8 p.m. on both WPBT and WXEL. In anticipation of this historic premiere, WPBT and WXEL will also be broadcasting numerous Country Music programs throughout the month.
Hispanic Heritage month is a great reason to celebrate and honor our Spanish roots. Our salute to Hispanic Heritage includes three complimentary screenings of Latino Public Broadcasting Voces’ new documentaries.
● Thursday the 12th at 7 p.m. Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage, a co-presentation of Voces and American Masters at The Actors Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables. Come learn about the life of Raul Julia with special guest, the film director: Ben DeJesus.
● Tuesday the 17th at 7 p.m. VOCES: The Pushouts at Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale. Learn about the life of Victor Rios. Filmed over more than 25 years, The Pushouts weaves Rios’s inspiring dropout-to-professor narrative with stories of a youth center serving 16-24-year-olds who are out of school and out of work. A then-and-now story of unusual intimacy and depth.
● Monday the 23rd at 6 p.m. VOCES: Adios Amor the search for Maria Moreno at Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus. Learn about the life of Mara Moreno, a migrant mother and outspoken leader in an era when women were relegated to the background. The first farm worker woman in America to be hired as a union organizer, Maria’s story was silenced, and her legacy buried—until now.
Guests can RSVP and find more information about the events at: www.Southfloridapbs.org/events
Lastly, South Florida PBS will conclude September celebrating Rosh Hashanah with programs that honor and teach us about Jewish history and culture. For more information about programming or to RSVP to any of our events, visit Southfloridapbs.org.
About South Florida PBS
South Florida PBS, Florida’s largest public media company, connects organizations and institutions across our region and preserves South Florida’s history. Leading the way in this global society, SOUTH FLORIDA PBS serves diverse communities from Key West to the Sebastian Inlet and from the Atlantic Ocean west to Lake Okeechobee. SOUTH FLORIDA PBS is committed to creating and presenting unique arts, education and cultural heritage programming, and serves as a model for telling unique local stories across a wide variety of media platforms.