Celebrate the Arts in the City of Sunrise
During the next week, the Sunrise Civic Center will host three fantastic arts events. Mark your calendar for:
Art Gallery Opening: “Florida Photography”
Friday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m.
This eclectic mix of photographs by Melisa Caprio and Stephen Mack highlights South Florida's interesting rockscapes, as well as the symbiotic relationship between dolphins and children. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments at our free Opening Reception. “Florida Photography” will be on display from August 1 through September 13.
Symphony of the Americas: Summerfest
Sunday, August 3, at 2:00 p.m.
During the annual Summerfest season, select members of the Symphony of the Americas are joined by an acclaimed European chamber orchestra for a month of cultural exchange performances throughout Florida. This year, the Symphony welcomes the Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome, Italy - a dynamic and established international music ensemble. Enjoy the results of the amazing partnership between Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, Music Director and Summerfest Composer in Residence; Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, Conductor and Summerfest Artistic Director; and their talented musicians. Reserved seating tickets are $10 per person.
Friday, August 8, at 8:00 p.m.
Don’t miss this eclectic mix of cabaret and coffeehouse acts. Café Conundrum will feature talented stage actors, comedians, musical soloists and poets from across South Florida, including singers John Lariviere and Jeanne Lynn Gray; actors Fern Katz, Barry Katz and Skye Whitcomb; comedians Rhett Thompson and Pam Bruno; and musicians Serena Stroppa and The Good Guy. Reserved seating tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students with ID, and $8 for children.
The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Art Gallery are located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. The Theatre Box Office and the Gallery are open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and one hour before Theatre shows. Call (954) 747-4646 to purchase Theatre tickets. Call (954) 747-4641 for Gallery information. Gallery admission is free.
Sunrise Police Department to Host “National Night Out”
The Sunrise Police Department will host its annual "National Night Out Against Crime" celebration On Tuesday, August 5, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This free, family-friendly event – held in partnership with Target – will be held at the Sunrise Public Safety Building, located at 10440 West Oakland Park Boulevard.
National Night Out provides Sunrise residents with access to crime-prevention information and services - including child fingerprinting. The event will also feature free refreshments, live music, children's activities, a K-9 demonstration, equipment displays, and an appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog.
National Night Out is observed each year in communities across the U.S. The event helps raise crime prevention awareness, as well as strengthen relationships between police officers and the neighborhoods they serve. It's also designed to generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs - and let would-be criminals know that communities are organized and mobilized against crime.
For more information about National Night Out in Sunrise, call (954) 746-3383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate the End of Summer
at Our Back to School Round-Up
The City’s free Back to School Round-Up will take place on Saturday, August 9, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard). This popular end-of-summer celebration is presented by Baptist Health Urgent Care – Sawgrass.
Join us for an event jam-packed with rides, games, music, food and fun. Representatives from Sunrise schools will be on hand to answer your questions about the 2014-2015 academic year, and copies of the new Sunrise Neighborhood Public Schools guide will be available. Best of all, the first 1,000 Sunrise students to show proof of residency will receive a free drawstring backpack filled with school supplies, along with a grade-appropriate book.
For more information call the Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600.
Help Sunrise Develop a Bicycle/Pedestrian Master
The City of Sunrise is currently at work on a Bicycle/Pedestrian Greenways and Trails Master Plan. The plan’s purpose is to guide the development, improvement and/or linkage of new and existing sidewalks, bike lanes, paths, greenways, trails and amenities.
When implemented, the plan will make walking and biking in our City more convenient, comfortable, fun and safe. Greenways and trails will also contribute to environmental conservation, recreation and fitness opportunities, tourism, education, and a sense of community and well-being throughout Sunrise.
Of course, we can’t create a comprehensive and successful plan without residents’ input. The City’s project consultant has developed an interactive online mapping tool that will help you share your thoughts. Please visit http://wikimapping.com/wikimap/Sunrise-Florida.html and join in the conversation!
For more information about the Master Plan project, contact the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600.