September 2014


Every Wednesday
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Rejuvenating Hatha Yoga
These lunchtime yoga sessions encompass a blend of strengthening, stretching and relaxation indoors (during the summer months) in the Butterfly Room. Instructor Terra-Nova (RYT) brings a different theme to class each week that prepares you mentally for the rest of your day, and the rest of your life. Terra-Nova trained at the South Beach Green Monkey yoga studio where she studied a wide variety of yoga forms and philosophies from Ashtanga and Vinyasa, to Iyengar and Kundalini. Students of all experiences and levels are invited to pursue a higher state of consciousness and refresh the mind and body. Mats are available on a first-come first serve basis. Suggested donation of $5 for Garden members, $10 non-members.




Every Monday starting September 8
6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Garden Yoga
This spin-off of our Wednesday yoga classes incorporates themes of ecology and the natural world into the poses and breath work of a hatha-based yoga class in a beautiful outdoor setting. Get a workout and a botany lesson at the same time. Did you know that Buddha became enlightened sitting under a ficus tree? Meditate under our Ficus benjamina and discover your own purpose for being. This class is accessible to all skill levels, and is taught by Terra-Nova (RYT). All donations given at this class support the Garden. Suggested donation $5 for Garden members, $10 non-members.




Every Monday starting September 8
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Tai Chi with Master Arthur Rosenfeld
All levels are welcome to learn the ancient Chinese art of tai chi from the only westerner recognized by the Chinese government as an ordained Taoist Monk. Master Arthur Rosenfeld also hosts the national public television show, Longevity Tai Chi and writes for the Huffington Post. This authentic, traditional and original class will reduce stress, increase flexibility, strengthen your core, tone your body, quiet the mind and much more. $25/class.






Saturday, September 6
10 a.m. to noon
Free Saturday Seminar: Kitchen Gardening
Learn the basics of starting your own edible garden and prepping existing food gardens for the vegetable season. This is a free talk given by Les Dames d'Escoffier member Julie Petrella Arch. Julie is the executive director of the edible community garden at Merrick House in Coral Gables and will tell you how you can save money and have tastier, fresher and healthier food in your kitchen this year. After the presentation, get your hands dirty with Miami Beach Garden Club President, Cindy Hill, who will be leading a practical seed-planting activity covering the very basics and building blocks of gardening. 







September 7, 13 and 14
5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Free theater performance: Dying City
Dying City is an original play by Christopher Shinn, following a young therapist a year after her husband's death, when she is confronted by his twin brother who she has been avoiding. 

The Washington Post calls the play "A low-simmering psychological mystery, the sort of sophisticated evening that comes to a satisfying end without the burden of a thorough explanation."

This free community theater performance is presented by the non-profit theater group, Ground Up & Rising, who describe their vision as "talking to their audience, where so many choose to preach." Showtimes are at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 7, Saturday September 13 and Sunday the 14.




Thursday, September 11
6 to 8 p.m.
Plant to Plate Cooking Workshop
This workshop will get you cooking with foods from your edible garden. Catherine Lucas of Les Dames d'Escoffier will be leading the class with a theme around edible roots and flowers. Registration page and more info coming soon!







Thursday, September 18
7 to 9:30 p.m.
Surfrider Community & Member Meeting
On the third Thursday of each month, Surfrider Foundation Miami Chapter hosts the Community & Member Meeting in the Banyan Room. The public and all concerned with the protection of our oceans and beaches are welcome. We will introduce new leaders and volunteers, update the community on environmental protection initiatives, and pass out information on upcoming events and fundraisers. Brief movies may be screened. Afterwards get a chance to network and talk surf stories.




Sunday September 21
Time TBA
Frozen Music: Picnic 5
Frozen Music is an ensemble that performs electronic sound installations that blend into, and interact with, the natural environment in outdoor spaces. It features sound artists David Dunn, Rene Barge and Gustavo Matamoros. This fifth version of their sound installation piece, titled Picnic, will feature an electronic sound environment that surrounds the audience from different points. Visitors are invited to bring their own blankets and food baskets to set up picnics on the lawn and experience this unique audio-art among the backdrop of the Garden.

This performance is a partnership between Miami Beach Botanical Garden and SFCA [isaw+subtropics.org] and is possible with the support of the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council, Culture Builds of Florida, and the Cultural Arts Department of the City of Miami Beach.


Sunday, September 21
3 to 5 p.m.
World Peace Day Ceremony
This event is through the Miami Beach Community Relations Board. More info coming soon!

August 2014



Every Wednesday
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Rejuvenating Hatha Yoga
These lunchtime yoga sessions encompass a blend of strengthening, stretching and relaxation indoors (during the summer months) in the Butterfly Room. Instructor Terra-Nova (RYT) brings a different theme to class each week that prepares you mentally for the rest of your day, and the rest of your life. Terra-Nova trained at the South Beach Green Monkey yoga studio where she studied a wide variety of yoga forms and philosophies from Ashtanga and Vinyasa, to Iyengar and Kundalini. Students of all experience and levels are invited to pursue a higher state of consciousness and refresh the mind and body. Mats are available on a first-come first serve basis. Suggested donation of $5 for Garden members, $10 non-members.






Wednesday, August 20
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Cinema Green in the Garden
More info coming soon.









Thursday, August 21
7 to 9:30 p.m.
Surfrider Community & Member Meeting

On the third Thursday of each month, Surfrider Foundation Miami Chapter hosts the Community & Member Meeting at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden in the Banyan Room. The public and all concerned with the protection of our oceans and beaches are welcome. We will introduce new leaders and volunteers, update the community on environmental protection initiatives, and pass out information on upcoming events and fundraisers. Brief movies may be screened. Afterwards get a chance to network and talk surf stories.




Tuesday, August 26
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Primary Elections
Be election ready! The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is a voting center for the Miami Beach primary elections. Click here to get all the info you need to be able to cast your vote and have a say in how our city is run. Deadlines for registration and early voting, hours, locations and more can all be found at the link. General election is November 4th, 2014.








Saturday, August 30
3 to 5 p.m.
The Four Elements Art Exhibit Reception
More info coming soon.








Saturday, August 30
7 to 9:30 p.m.
Reading Queer Festival
Reading Queer seeks to reveal Miami as a center for queer literature with an annual week-long literary festival led by nationally and locally recognized queer writers who create hybrid, genre-bending works that address queer identity. This inaugural Reading Queer Festival is the first ever of its kind in Miami and runs from August 22-30th, culminating with a performance at the Garden with headline poet L. Lamar Wilson, who has just published his first collection of poems, Sacreligion. This book was selected by Lee Ann Brown for the Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series, and individual poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won the 2011 Beau Boudreax Poetry Prize. Click here for the schedule of performances.