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24212
Online Program

Adventures Online: The Creative & Cultural Hotspot of Miami

Join a local Miamian for an insider’s look at the vibrant art and cultural scenes across the neighborhoods of Miami, with virtual field trips, live food demonstrations and more!
Program No. 24212RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
399
Online Program

Adventures Online: The Creative & Cultural Hotspot of Miami

Join a local Miamian for an insider’s look at the vibrant art and cultural scenes across the neighborhoods of Miami, with virtual field trips, live food demonstrations and more!
Length
5 days
Starts at
399
Program No. 24212 RJ
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DATES & PRICES

Online Program
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Learn from the comfort of your own home.
Feb 8 - Feb 12, 2021
Online Program 399
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The price shown is $100 off the original price!

DATES & PRICES

Online Program
Details
Accommodation Details
Learn from the comfort of your own home.
Feb 8 - Feb 12, 2021
Online Program 399
Special Offer

The price shown is $100 off the original price!

5 days
1
Welcome, Orientation, Miami History
From the comfort of your own home.
2
Art Deco, South Beach
From the comfort of your own home.
4
Wynwood, Perez Art Museum
From the comfort of your own home.
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At a Glance

The blend of cultural influences and vibrant arts community in Miami make any visit to the city a colorful experience. But when you can’t get to Miami in person, we can bring Miami to you! Spend five days online with a local Miamian educator and a group of enthusiastic Road Scholar participants as you discover the history of Miami, from the Tequesta Native American heritage of the region, to the city’s role as a refuge for Cuban immigrants. Through live online lectures, interactive food demonstrations and virtual field trips, get a taste of the art, food and culture that make this vivacious city so special.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about relationship between Miami and Cuba, just 300 miles across the Strait of Florida, during a coffee-making demonstration and a virtual field trip to Little Havana.
  • Explore the creative culture of Miami on a virtual Art Deco field trip around South Beach and another to the Perez Art Museum with a local artist.
  • Take part in a hands-on Jewish-Cuban cooking class as we learn about the city’s role as cultural melting pot.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand.
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Jose Diaz
Born in La Habana, Cuba, Jose moved to Miami at the age of six. He graduated from Florida International University with a marketing degree and then worked for Pan Am and Delta Air Lines. He then attended the International Tour Management Institute to become a group leader and lead programs back in Cuba. Jose also leads programs in Miami, the Florida Keys, and Key West. He believes that bringing people to see the beauty of Cuba and the warmth of its people bridges cultural differences.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Paul S. George View biography
Paul S. George, Ph.D., is the Resident Historian at HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate. A native Miamian, he has taught at Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, University of Miami, and Miami-Dade College. He has authored seventeen books, hundreds of articles, book reviews, columns, and unpublished manuscripts. He served as President of the Florida Historical Society, Vice-Chairman of the City of Miami’s Heritage Conservation, Director of the Historic Broward County Preservation Board, and is a member of Metro Dade County’s Preservation Board.
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Guillermo J. Grenier View biography
Guillermo J. Grenier is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University. Born in Havana, Cuba, Dr. Grenier is one of the founders of the Miami School of social analysis. He is the author of numerous books and articles on labor, migration, immigrant incorporation, and Cuban-American ideological profiles, and lectures nationally and internationally on his research. Among his books is A History of Little Havana, with Corinna Moebius (History Press: 2015).
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Art Friedrich View biography
Art Friedrich is a dedicated food activist who believes food unites us across all cultures and backgrounds. He sees healthy food as a spiritual matter as well as a basic human right and need. Art builds coalitions with diverse groups dedicated to improving the health landscape. He co-founded Urban Oasis Project (UOP) in 2009 and now serves as President. UOP sources food from numerous local farms, helps individuals plant gardens for free at their homes, and distributes low cost local produce to families in need.
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Robyn Webb View biography
Robyn Webb, MS, CITM, is an award-winning cookbook author, nutritionist, and instructor. Born and raised in the hotel and restaurant business, she began her career in the New York City area as an assistant test kitchen director, followed by positions as a food and beverage manager for leading hotels. She later founded Robyn Webb Associates and A Pinch of Thyme Cooking School over a 30-year career. She has penned 17 cookbooks with a focus on diabetes care, capturing four prestigious national and international awards.
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Jeff Donnelly View biography
Jeff Donnelly is a preservationist, historian and active member of the Miami Design Preservation League who shares his passion for the area's history and Art Deco district. In addition to being a university professor, noted author and devoted public servant, Jeff volunteers as a MDPL docent and trains others to continue the education and exploration of Miami's Art Deco tradition.
Profile Image of Jose Diaz
Born in La Habana, Cuba, Jose moved to Miami at the age of six. He graduated from Florida International University with a marketing degree and then worked for Pan Am and Delta Air Lines. He then attended the International Tour Management Institute to become a group leader and lead programs back in Cuba. Jose also leads programs in Miami, the Florida Keys, and Key West. He believes that bringing people to see the beauty of Cuba and the warmth of its people bridges cultural differences.
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Christine Michaels View biography
Christine Michaels was born and raised in Florida near the Kennedy Space Center. Her affinity for other cultures began spending summer vacations in her mother’s native Ecuador. Christine holds an undergraduate degree from the College of Notre Dame (Baltimore, MD); studied International Business; spent a semester at the University of Valencia, Spain; and earned a Master’s Degree in Business from Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, Florida). A highlight of her 30-year international business and marketing career was founding Art Deco & Little Havana Tours.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Vizcaya: An American Villa and Its Makers
by Witold Rybczynski and Laurie Olin
In Vizcaya: An American Villa and Its Makers, a celebrated architecture critic and writer and an award-winning landscape architect explore the little-known story of Vizcaya, an extraordinary national treasure. Witold Rybczynski and Laurie Olin use a rich collection of illustrations, historic photographs, and narrative to document the creation of this stunning house and landscape. Vizcaya was completed in 1916 as the winter retreat of Chicago industrialist James Deering. The cosmopolitan bachelor, who chose Miami for its warm climate, enlisted the guidance of artist Paul Chalfin, with whom he traveled throughout Italy to survey houses and gardens. With the assistance of architect F. Burrall Hoffman, Jr., and garden designer Diego Suarez, the 180-acre site on Biscayne Bay was transformed into a grand estate, complete with lagoons, canals, citrus groves, a farm village, a yacht harbor, and a 40-room Baroque mansion.
George Merrick's Coral Gables "Where Your 'Castles in Spain' are Made Real!"
by Arva Moore Parks
A beautiful book by an author who knows her subject. Details Merrick's creation of a "City Beautiful" as propounded by Daniel Burnham, woven together with Merrick's own life story, chronologically.
Discovering South Beach Deco: Walking Tours in the Miami Beach Art Deco District
by Richard Beaubien, Valerie Beaubien
"Discovering South Beach Deco: Walking Tours in the Miami Beach Art Deco District" is both a reference book and a tour guide. It presents eight self-guided walks, from sizzling Ocean Drive to the charming neighborhoods off the beach. Each tour includes a user-friendly map, historical background and commentary on buildings and architectural details, as well as pointers to food, museums and other diversions along the route. Over 300 buildings and historic sites are covered, most with accompanying black and white pictures. Supplementary chapters explore the history and architecture of Miami Beach in more detail, making this an indispensable guide for locals and well-informed tourists alike.
Miami Architecture: An AIA Guide Featuring Downtown, the Beaches, and Coconut Grove
by Allan T. Shulman, Randall C. Robinson Jr, James F. Donnelly
A major urban center perched between vast natural ecosystems, Miami is known for a strikingly diverse built environment that is barely 100 years old. Within this brief span, the city has constantly reinvented itself, seeking a tangible identity as Floridas largest metropolis. In this invented landscape, architecture, landscape design, and urban planning have played a particularly important role in creating Miamis modern character and unique identity.





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