The first event will take place this Wednesday, March 6, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Plans are for a monthly happening with complimentary admission to the City’s cultural institutions. Special programming will include “open studios and galleries, outdoor films, live music, exclusive tours, night gardens, and exclusive, free trolley service to specially chosen stops within the city,” Morales wrote in a letter to City Commissioners.
Two trolleys will be branded for the Culture Crawl and will run “a specially curated trolley route” which will drop riders off within a block of cultural institutions. (Map can be viewed in link below.) Trolley riders will get a block by block history of the City from a Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) tour guide. There are six stops and participants can begin at any of them. Because of the close proximity of participating institutions, attendees can also explore on foot or bike.
“We anticipate this becoming a monthly event, where we will continue to add programming and activations from institutions all over the city, and extend our reach through Mid and North Beach, as demand dictates, until we reach an ‘all-city, all culture’ crawl,” Morales wrote
“The relationship we hold with our cultural institutions is important, as is our relationship with our residents and tourists, so we produced this experience with the mindset of removing all barriers between people and culture (easy transportation, free admission),” he wrote.
Participants in the first Crawl include:
- New World Symphony
- Miami Beach Urban Studios
- The Wolfsonian
- Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU
- Miami Design Preservation League
- Art Center/South Florida
- Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
- The Bass
Info on specific programs and trolley route here.