Miami Design Preservation League is pleased to hosts various events throughout the year that support our mission of preserving, promoting and protecting the Miami Beach Architectural “Art Deco” Historic District. Educating the community we serve through free exhibits, lectures, panel discussions, and special events is made possible with the generous support of our individual members, business sponsors, and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council and the City of Miami Beach Mayor and Commission.
MIAMI BEACH STYLE – Spring Lecture Series
“Miami Beach Style” This series explores how the natural and built environment of Miami Beach and its people inspired local artists and leaders.
April 17 at 7pm
by Howard Kleinberg and Arva Moore Parks
Howard Kleinberg and Arva Moore Parks are two of the foremost experts on Miami history. Together they have penned a new book on the “Legendary Locals” of Miami. Several of these “Locals” have come from or been influenced by Miami Beach. A notable Miami Beach “Local” is the showman Jackie Gleason whose auditorium still still bears his name. Howard and Arva will speak about several Miami Beach “Locals” and about putting together their book.
Special Event Tours
MiMo on the Beach Walking Tour
Tour departs at 9:30am from the SE corner of 73rd St. and Collins on the following dates:
First Saturday of each month
Want to learn more about Miami Modern architecture? The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with North Beach Development Corporation to bring you this ninety-minute guided walking tour. You;ll learn how to identify the many unique traits of MiMo architecture by visiting a number of different public and private buildings.
Payment by cash or check ($20.00) will be taken at the start of the tour, and no . MDPL members may participate at no charge.
Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour
Fourth Saturday of each month.
The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you this ninety-minute guided walking tour on the fourth Saturday of each month. Tour depart from MDPL’s Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive at 10th Street. Reservations are not required. Tickets are $20. MDPL and MDGLCC members may participate at no charge.