The Miami Dade Public Library System Celebrated 40 years of Spanglish, the Peña family, and great public library service with with a great night of video memories and special guests. Bill Teck of generation ñ MCed an evening packed with ¿Que Pasa, USA? clips and episodes; a performance of Hialeah Haikus by the Foryoucansee collective; an appearance by original cast member Barbara Ann Martin (Sharon); live radio storytelling from WLRN/Under the Sun's Trina Sargalski, and real-life Que Pasa stories set to a Miami salsa soundtrack recorded by DJ Le Spam.
¿Que Pasa, USA?, the nation’s first bilingual sitcom, began in 1975 as educational TV: a co-production of WPBT and Community Action and Research, Inc. The seventies also saw the birth of the Miami-Dade Public Library System in 1971.
Presented in collaboration with generation ñ, WPBT, and Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library System.
Denise Delgado, Curator, Art Services and Exhibitions for the Miami Dade Public Library System introduces Raymond Santiago, Director of Libraries, Miami-Dade Public Library System and Bill Teck, Founder/CEO of Generation ñ who was the MC for the evening. Alejandro Nodarse and Elena Santayana of the Foryoucansee Collective, with Hialeah Haikus
Dr. Julio Avello, Associate Project Producer for ¿Qué Pasa, USA? and founding member of Community Action and Research, Inc.
and more Haikus from Alejandro Nodarse and Elena Santayana of the Foryoucansee Collective, with Hialeah Haikus
Barbara Ann Martin, who played Sharon on ¿Qué Pasa, USA?
Steve Goldstein, who played Gary on the episode “Patria and Company.”
and one final round of Haikus from Alejandro Nodarse and Elena Santayana of the Foryoucansee Collective, with Hialeah Haikus
Trina Sargalski, Associate Producer, WLRN / Under the Sun, with Letter from West Kendall: Growing Up with ¿Qué Pasa, USA?
March is “Seagrass Awareness Month” in Miami-Dade County and the video is a proclamation reading by Commissioner Carlos Gimenez at Matheson Hammock Park in Miami on Monday, 3/1, of this week. The attendees at the event are introduced by Pamela Sweeney, Manager of the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve, who also receives the proclamation from the commissioner.
Oeters has always been a community-minded individual, and so chairing
the civic-minded Orange Bowl Committee, which organizes a fanfest at
Bayfront Park and two huge youth sporting events, is right up her
alley. Oeters discussed her passion for community service, advocacy and
her first Orange Bowl experience with Miami Today staff writer Scott E.
Pacheco. For the entire interview go to Miami Todayor uVu.
The DawnTown 2009: Metromover award ceremony was held on Friday, December 4 at Marquis, the new residential and hotel tower located at 1100 Biscayne Boulevard.
The ceremony including:
* Welcome remarks by Bernardo Fort-Brescia, founder of Arquitectonica and designer of Marquis. * Announcement of winning designs by members of the jury, followed by brief videos from each winner. * Keynote speach by Adriaan Geuze — world-famous landscape architect and founder of West 8, which designed of Governors Island in NYC, Toronto’s Central Waterfront, and the Parque Lineal del Rio Manzaneres in Madrid.
Ms Hoover is the
Chairman of the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, Hoover Environmental Foundation, and Hoover Environmental Group. She is serving on or has served on the boards of the Marine Conservation Biology Institute, Pew Institute for Ocean Science, Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center, South Florida National Park Trust, National First Ladies Library and several others. Environmentalist, philanthropist, and mother, Lacey Hoover embodies a long tradition of community service, entrepreneurial skill and the teaching of the next generation to preserve their natural resources and leave the world a better place.
Save The Blue is an effort to preserve the world's water supply and
marine life and the current project is to eliminate the killing of
Sharks for their fins. You can find more information here.
At the premiere screening of the WPBT2 Original Production, Into The Wild, the Roberts family was introduced to the audience along with members of the production team, Rangers from the National Park Service and members of the South Florida National Parks Trust.
Earlier this year, the Miami Circle was designated a National Historic Landmark and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida was chosen as the institution to lead the management, oversight and preservation of the Miami Circle. Future plans for the Miami Circle include an urban, open space park for residents and tourists.
At a briefing held on May 6, 2009 at the Historical Museum, Jorge Zamanillo, Curator of Object Collections for the Historical Museum of Southern Florida introduced some of the key players and organizations involved in the development of the area around the Miami Circle, including Ryan J. Wheeler, Ph.D., from the Bureau of Archaeological Research; Jay R. Hood, RLA, ASLA, Principal, Director of Landscape Architecture for Glatting, Jackson, Kercher, Anglin along with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson and Museum President and CEO, Robert McCammon.
the final hours of Rascal House, a popular deli, that once sat in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida for 54 years. Watch as the regular crowd shuffles in one last time, see the waitresses, patrons, long lines, and the restaurantitself, blend together to take one final symphonic bow before it closes forever.
Location: Rascal House's final day, May 30, 2008
A film by: Adam Steinfeld, producer, camera, editor