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Contact: Matt Johnson, 786.335.3679
HOMESTEAD, Fla. --- Night programs featuring free music concerts, story slams and fireside chats take place from January 6 to April 28, 2018, in Biscayne National Park.
- Fireside Chat at Elliott Key, January 6, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. – “Water, water, everywhere!” Humans have survived and thrived in Biscayne for over 10,000 years. Free s'mores!
- Story Slam at Dante Fascell Visitor Center, January 20, 2018, at 7 p.m. - Storytellers share true, personal, five minute stories about water. Hosting the event is Gabriela Fernandez of the Moth in Miami. The stories will be professionally judged and cash prizes awarded. Those wishing to be considered for participation should contact Gary Bremen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-230-1144 x007
- Fireside Chat at Elliott Key, February 3, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. – “In the mood for love!” Just in time for Valentine's Day, rangers present a program about the courtship behaviors of aquatic life. Free s'mores!
- Music Concert at Dante Fascell Visitor Center, February 17, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. – “Shanties by the bay” Multi-talented singer and songwriter Tom Callinan performs sea shanties & more!
- Fireside Chat at Boca Chita Key, March 3, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. – “Light your fire!” Learn about the role of fire throughout Biscayne's history and why it still speaks to us. Free s'mores!
- Music Concert at Dante Fascell Visitor Center, March 17, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. – “Songs and stories” South Florida's historian-in-song Grant Livingston & park ranger Gary Bremen share an evening of stories & songs inspired by national parks
- Fireside Chat at Boca Chita Key, March 31, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. – “Gifts from the sea!” Explore the treasures that the ocean brings to the shores of Biscayne. Free s'mores!
- Evening Paddle at Dante Fascell Visitor Center April 28, 2018, 6 & 7:30 p.m. - Reservations required for this event, call 786-335-3644
The events are supported by the South Florida National Parks Trust through grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Knight Arts Challenge and the Guerra Family Foundation.
19,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 417 national parks and work with communities to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.