Friday, August 8, 2008

Heart of our Parks Recital Performed at New Little Haiti Cultural Center

Today I had the pleasure of attending a musical recital titled Forever Young, which was the culmination of the Heart of Our Parks Summer Series. The program showcased the talents of 100 children, and also marked the inaugural performance for the new Little Haiti Cultural Center.
The Summer Series provides culturally enriched educational and entertaining programs for City of Miami families. To date, 600 children have had the opportunity to play musical instruments, create their own artwork, and perform in theatre and dance through the Heart of Our Parks Initiative.

When I took office, I developed the Heart of Our Parks initiative with the passionate belief that by enriching children’s lives through arts and culture, we can help create new opportunities for Miami’s future generations to explore their innate talent, develop social skills, and motivate each other’s creativity. Through this initiative, our children have had the opportunity to identify talents they may not have known they had. Their eyes have been opened to the world of music and art. It is our job to ensure that these opportunities are always available to our youth, and is part of our overall investment in the community.