What began as a week in the 1920s officially became February’s Black History Month in 1976, the nation’s bicentennial. ONE Sotheby’s International Realty honors Black culture and the arts throughout the month and beyond. Please support these exhibits, concerts, films and special events taking place in our Florida communities that celebrate the Black American experience and their achievements.
Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series
Fort Mose Historic State Park, site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement, hosts its annual Fort Mose Jazz & Blue Series from February 8-10 and February 16-17. The lineup features Common, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Christone Ingram with Taj Farrant, and Keb’ Mo’ with Nicole Henry. Visit February 1-3 for the Flight to Freedom reenactment.
In 1565, Spanish explorers established the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in the U.S. Known as the Ancient City or the Old City, St. Augustine charms residents and visitors to this day with its historic architecture, over 42 miles of barrier coastline and thriving hospitality scene. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Harlem Renaissance Exhibition
On view at The Wolfsonian-FIU through June 23, “Silhouettes: Image and Word in the Harlem Renaissance” explores a prolific chapter in the New York neighborhood’s cultural history. An explosion of creativity occurred from the 1920s-40s, as Blacks migrated from their rural roots in the South to build better lives in the North. Exhibition guest curator Christopher Norwood gives a tour on February 15.
Spanning the southern tip of Miami Beach, South Beach is a globally recognized brand in itself. Beyond the sand and surf, it’s beloved for Art deco architecture, café culture and world-class arts. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Pompano Beach Cultural Center plans a packed schedule throughout Black History Month. Concerts honor legendary musicians from Nat King Cole in “Cole, The Birth of King” to “Emancipation Blues,” a tribute to Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. A jazz concert by Nicole Yarling, children’s story time, a film screening, the Pompano Beach Black History Ball and Sunday Craft Brunch are among other festivities.
Located along the Atlantic Ocean in Broward County’s northeast corner, Pompano Beach is in the midst of a revival. Its newly renovated amphitheater joins treasured destinations like a namesake fishing pier. New additions include the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Pompano Beach and the Bite Eatery food hall. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Celebrate Black History Month by supporting Black entertainers. Touring performances include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Arsht Center, February 2-3), blues prodigy Eric Gales (Lyric Theatre, February 10) and Grammy-winning singer Samara Joy (Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center, February 17). Natural Movers Foundation hosts masterclass dance workshops at “Moved: A Celebration of Black History and Culture Through Dance” (Kravis Center, February 24).
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Known as the gateway to Latin America, the dynamic city of Miami is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Part of the Treasure Coast that encompasses Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties, Stuart is associated with top-notch fishing. Pastel-painted historic buildings and breathtaking waterways make it a favorite destination, too. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
West Palm Beach sits on the mainland directly across from the island of Palm Beach. The growing city has become a destination in its own right for convention and performing art centers, hip restaurants and shopping of all kinds from major brands to vintage wares. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
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I Dream A World Festival
New World Symphony’s “I Dream A World” Festival returns from February 4-25. The third edition celebrates the remarkable life and career of pianist, composer and “First Lady of Jazz” Mary Lou Williams through an exhibition, concerts and film. Hear the world premiere of her newly discovered “History: A Wind Symphony” as well as guest performers including Grammy-nominated pianist Aaron Diehl and jazz singer Carmen Lundy.
The dynamic city of Miami Beach is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Ritz Theatre and Museum
Housed in a former cinema in Jacksonville’s historic Black community LaVilla, the “Harlem of the South,” the Ritz Theatre and Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary with special performances and events during Black History Month and throughout the year. See the city’s next generation of talent in “Ritz Heritage Series: Young, Gifted, and Black” on February 24, while future acts include R&B star Howard Hewett.
Jacksonville, the largest city geographically in the contiguous U.S., boasts an incredible variety of green spaces and beaches, as well as prime waterfront from the Atlantic Ocean to St. Johns River with its iconic bridges. The city’s vast network of neighborhoods and islands further invites nonstop adventure. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami presents the monumental survey “Charles Gaines: 1992-2023” through March 17. Along with diverse themes such as climate change, mathematics and crime, its 60 works highlight the American conceptual artist’s interest in racial identity and political and social movements. Several works borrow quotes and other texts from prominent Blacks like W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Panther Party.
The Miami Design District has evolved into one of the most dynamic neighborhoods worldwide for its luxury shopping, dining and home showrooms. Many art and design spaces call it home, too. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
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