July 15, Friday – August 31, Wednesday “Grandpa Emeritus” Ken Wilde
“Generations of Water Fun” – Curtiss Mansion-sponsored photo contest to capture different
generations having FUN together in or with water. For information
curtissmansion.org/photo/contest. Winners announced at the “Thank You” Reception on Sept. 9.

Sept. 10, Friday – Oct. 22, Saturday
Smithsonian Exhibit “Water/Ways”

Sept. 16, Friday 6:00-8:30 p.m. Delaney Reynolds
17-year- old student, published author, guest speaker on TEDx Talk (02/16) and founder of The
Sink or Swim Project and www.miamisearise.com will urge young people to help protect the
environment, along with distributing herself-illustrated action comic book and endangered species
stuffed animals. >READ MORE

Sept. 17, Saturday 2:00-3:30 p.m. Tropical Audubon Society
“Identifying South Florida Water Birds” – Presentation and expert-led virtual bird walk through the
community by local birder, Paul Bithorn. >READ MORE

Sept. 22, Thursday 7:00-8:30 p.m. Former balseros and marielitos
“Braving the Florida Straits” – Personal stories of perilous water journeys across the Florida
Straits by people who sought a new life of freedom from suppression. English and Spanish
translation. >READ MORE

Sept. 24, Saturday Noon – 4:00 p.m. ”Family Water Party”
Miami Science Barge, Kids 4 Sharks, UF Extension with Barbara McAdams, Debris Free Oceans,
Trash Monster from Fantasy Theater Factory, and several more. An afternoon of entertainment
and activities for the whole family, including art, water games, water education and food and
beverages for purchase. Lots of fun for all! >READ MORE

Sept. 29, Thursday 6:30-9:00 p.m. Paul Bithorn
“From Water into Beer” – Beer is 97% water, which makes it vital to the quality and taste of beer.
A fun evening of learning about the beer-making process… and even more fun tasting the results.
(21 and over) >READ MORE

Oct. 2, Sunday 2:00-3:30 p.m. Bob Williams
“Virtual Canoe Trip of Local Waterways” – Local water enthusiast leads us on a virtual adventure
touring Miami-Dade County’s interconnecting waterways. >READ MORE

Oct. 13, Thursday 6:30-8:00 p.m. Dr. Jennifer Veilleux, Join FIU’s Southeastern Environmental
Research Center’s Postdoctoral Associate Dr. Jennifer Veilleux as she connects the
ways in which she combines her research and photography to create a powerful
voice for human rights and environmental issues.

Oct. 17 – 21, South Florida Artists’ Exhibit
Water paintings and drawings by artists from the Hibiscus Fine Arts Guild and the Miami Springs
Woman’s Club Art Group. Organized by Joan Cavalier.

Oct. 20, Thursday 6:30-8:00 p.m. RESCHEDULED Panel Discussion: Water Preservation in Our Community
In conjunction with the Curtiss Mansion and Smithsonian Institution’s Water/Ways exhibit, come listen and participate in a lively panel discussion about water issues and the importance of water preservation in our community by experts  Dalton Hesley, Dr. Jennifer Vielleux, Dr. Jennifer S. Rehage, PhD, Joe Podgor and Caiti Pomerance. >READ MORE

Oct. 22, Saturday 4:30-6:00 p.m. Dr. Nelson Hall, FMU & Church of the Open Door
Music Director “Shall We Gather at the River” – Grand finale for Smithsonian visit with songs of
redemption, salvation and purification in the Southern African-American Spirituals tradition. >READ MORE