ART, CULTURE & HERITAGE CELEBRATED

Dec 2, 2015

Contact: Media Relations at 305/539-3084, 800/955-3646 (U.S./Canada) or Imani Rodman, Current PR at 212/445-8338.

MIAMI, FL – (December 2, 2015) – The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) announces the return of Miami Heritage Month (sponsored by Citibank) December 1 – 31.  Miami Heritage Month features special offerings and events that provide locals and visitors with engaging ways to experience the destination’s rich cultural gems and multicultural heritage neighborhoods.  From culinary tours and art exhibits to hotel deals and articles, a dedicated website makes participating easy – www.MiamiHeritageMonth.com.  

The site will feature offerings and events from all participating partners including:

  1. Ancient Spanish Monastery 
  2. Associated Printing Productions, Inc. 
  3. Azucar Ice Cream Company
  4. Bellmónt Spanish Restaurant
  5. Big Bus
  6. The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater
  7. CigarStud
  8. Dade Heritage Trust
  9. Deering Estate
  10. Doctor's at your Home, Inc.
  11. East Miami
  12. Exclusive Access Photography
  13. Historic Virginia Key Beach Park 
  14. Jackson Soul Food  
  15. King Tours & Transportation 
  16. Little Haiti Cultural Complex- Caribbean Marketplace 
  17. Little Havana Marketplace
  18. Marriott Stanton South Beach
  19. Miami Airport Marriott
  20. Miami Culinary Tours
  21. Miami Ironside
  22. Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay 
  23. The Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa 
  24. Quadco Printing & Signs, Inc.
  25. Rennert Miami
  26. Sailo, Inc.
  27. SoBe Flea Market - Miami Beach Senior High - AOHT
  28. Sole on the Ocean
  29. SuperShuttle Miami
  30. Urban Tour Host

The Art of Black Miami

Following a successful launch last year, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) brings back Art of Black Miami, a platform that shines a spotlight on local, national and international art and artists representing the African diaspora.  Art of Black Miami is part of Miami Heritage Month, celebrating the abundant artistic diversity found within Miami's mosaic and heritage-rich neighborhoods. Residents and visitors will experience new artwork and projects while attending special events, meeting artists, visiting pop-up art galleries and more.  A dedicated website – www.ArtOfBlackMiami.com – provides real-time updates and more information on the African diaspora art representing African-American, Caribbean, Latin American and African cultures.


Culinary Tours
This year, two special culinary tours will be scheduled in partnership with History Miami Museum and Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus: 

  • “#MiamiHeritage Culinary Tour” held December 12 at 1:00 pm: Enter to win 2 seats on the bus tour as part of a social media contest: http://bit.ly/1y1nN0l
  • “Southern Florida Concierge Association Tour” held December 15 at 1:00 pm: Tickets will be given away by the Southern Florida Concierge Association on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Both tours invite participants to taste their way through the heart of Little Haiti, Little Havana, Historic Overtown and the West Grove with a guided tour led by Dr. Paul George. Conch fritters with pikliz, mojitos, fried catfish, tasty jerk chicken and several other authentic dishes will be sampled while participants learn more about the history, rhythm and aromas that make these multicultural communities so vibrant.

“Greater Miami and The Beaches welcomes record-breaking numbers of visitors who are looking to enjoy art, culture, dining, attractions and world-class events in addition to enjoying the beach”, said GMCVB President and CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME. “The month of December offers visitors and locals alike an array of cultural happenings including Art Basel Miami Beach and more than 20 satellite art fairs.  Miami Heritage Month celebrates the rich multicultural assets of the destination and brings together all the events under one umbrella.”

Miami Heritage Month is part of the GMCVB’s increasingly popular Miami Temptations Program, which takes a thematic focus on the best that Miami has to offer throughout the year at attractive prices. Other programs include Miami Cruise Month (January), Miami Romance Month (February), Shop Miami Month (March), Miami Sports Month (April), Miami Museum Month (May), Miami Film Month (June), Miami Spa Month (July-August), Miami Spice Restaurant Month (August-September), Miami Attractions Month (October) and Miami Live Month (November). For more information on the Miami Temptations programs please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com

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Editor Note: Interviews with GMCVB executives and artists as well as visuals are available upon request.

    About The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
    The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an independent accredited not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide visit our website at www.MiamiandBeaches.com or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000.  Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com. To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook.com/visitmiami, Twitter.com/miamiandbeaches, Instagram.com/miamiandbeaches and Pinterest.com/miamiandbeaches.