The weekend long event begins on June 12 at 8 am at Faena Beach, on Collins between 35th and 36th Streets, and will continue on June 13 at 6:00 pm. Faena Art, has partnered with like-minded organizations Blue Scholars, and ARTSail, with the support of Tuuci, Boucher Brothers and Tito’s to create an exciting roster of programming.
Attendees can participate in a paddle-out with the Surfrider Foundation, an open-water swim with D&R or learn about water testing with EarthEcho International, while beach cleanups will comb the coast removing litter from the shoreline. Families will enjoy artists collective AMLgMATD #SaveBiscayneBay flag installation, commissioned by ARTSail, as well as several opportunities to treat groups of children to fun ocean education with Waterproof Miami and Stream2Sea, and ocean-themed arts and crafts with Frost Science MUVE. All beach activities will end at 1PM.
On Sunday June 13, the weekend culminates with a closing celebration at the Faena Hotel’s Mammoth Garden at 6 pm featuring complimentary Tito’s Vodka cocktails and a talk with Elizabeth Wheaton, Director of the City of Miami Beach’s Environment & Sustainability Department, and Dr. Nikki Traylor-Knowles, Assistant Professor of Marine Biology at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at UM. A screening of Ocean-themed films in the Faena Theater will conclude the celebration. Event is free and open to the public.