Jazzy July

Sunday, July 7
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Picnic with the Pets
Have your dog and eat it too! Join us at the Garden for this pet-friendly picnic, sponsored by Dream Labs South Beach. We will be serving freshly grilled hotdogs and soydogs, with beverages and treats provided by O.N.E. Coconut Water and Celebrate with Sugar. There will also be live painting by Anastasia the Great and a performance by guest singer Ariel Rose. Take Fido for a walk and check out our raffle prizes, create a work of art with the dog and kids and visit shelter animals available for adoption from Born Free Pet Shelter and Miami Dade Animal Services during these dog days of summer! Afterwards, stick around for a free outdoor play! (See below). RSVP here

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Sundays, July 7 and 14
5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Free Outdoor Play: The Zoo Story
Ground Up & Rising presents The Zoo Story by Edward Albee in the second season of free outdoor theater in a beautiful garden setting. Peter is a middle-class publishing executive with a wife, two daughters, two cats, and two parakeets. Jerry is an isolated and disheartened man. These men meet on a park bench in New York's Central Park. Jerry is desperate to have a meaningful conversation with another human being. The elements of ironic humor and unrelenting dramatic suspense are brought to a climax when Jerry brings his victim down to his own savage level. The play explores themes of isolation, loneliness, miscommunication as anathematization, social disparity and dehumanization in a commercial world.

This Pulitzer prize winning masterpiece will be performed at 5 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Each performance runs approximately 50 minutes. The Garden will provide seating and everyone is encouraged to bring their own seating if they prefer or a blanket for the lawn.

Sunday, July 14
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wok Star Cooking Workshop
Join Wok Star Eleanor Hoh for a three-hour wok workshop. It's a perfect activity for parents and kids on a leisurely Sunday afternoon. Her simple, fun, NO-RECIPE technique for busy weeknight dinners using fresh ingredients and only four seasonings keeps it light and healthy.

In this workshop, Eleanor will demystify the art of wok cooking. You'll explore new ingredients and learn Asian cutting techniques. There'll be handouts with brands, Asian markets and a handy stir-fry crib sheet. She'll show how easy it is to wok up one-dish meals in 30 minutes and with very little clean up. Three dishes will illustrate her road map approach to cooking. Drinks are sponsored by Barton & Guestier's Bouvray wine and Fiji Water. There'll be giveaways from premium sponsors. Herbs and seasonal vegetables from the Edible Garden may be used in class. Registration and payment is required and space is limited. Members of the Garden receive a $15 discount! 

 Click here to purchase the July 14 class.

Click here to purchase the August 11 class.

Click here to purchase the September 8 class.

Wednesdays, June 12 through August 14
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free Summer Eco Arts Camp
Join Educator Winsome Bolt and the Sunflower Society this summer for our Eco Art Camp, held in the Banyan Room every Wednesday. This year’s projects will focus on international art with different themes presented from countries such as Mexico, Spain, China and Jamaica. Once a week, students ages 8-12 can explore, play, and create one-of-a-kind crafts from recycled and repurposed materials. Get out from behind the TV screen and step into the Garden this summer for hands-on creativity and learning. A one time $10 enrollment fee is suggested to help cover the cost of art supplies.

REGISTRATION: Click here for quick online registration, call the Garden at (305) 673-7256 ext. 201, or email your contact info to membership@mbgarden.org. For more information on class curriculum, call Winsome Bolt at (305) 305-9141.

Tuesdays and Thursdays in July CANCELED JULY 23 & 25!
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is a total body exercise that gets your feet moving while you tone your muscles. Learn easy-to-follow choreographies to the rhythm of hip-hop, salsa, mambo, flamenco, reggaeton, merengue and samba at these calorie-torching parties! Classes are taught by certified Zumba instructor Fernando Garcia, who has 25 years of experience teaching students of all levels how to dance, how to increase self-esteem, and how to enjoy your workout. Classes are $5 for members, $8 for non-members. Dress to sweat.

Fernando is a native of New York City who remains faithful to his Colombian roots and music traditions. He attended New World School of the Arts,  and has performed on television alongside singers such as Gloria Estefan and Chayanne. He has also produced and choreographed several fashion and dance shows in South America, and has judged dance competitions in South Florida. Learn more about the instructor here! Or contact Fernando at zumbandowithfernando@gmail.com


Wednesdays in July
12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

Hatha Yoga Classes
These 45 minute sessions are FREE for members with a suggested $10 donation for non-members. The classes encompass a blend of strengthening, stretching, and relaxation. The instructor, Kiki Fries, is known for her versatile classes which cater to individual interests, levels, and requests. Whether you have never practiced yoga before or you are an advanced practitioner with an area of injury, Kiki will ensure that you leave her class feeling refreshed, revitalized, and harmonized. A yoga practitioner for 14 years, Kiki trained at Ayama Yoga in Aventura, FL and teaches a variety of yoga classes throughout Miami. Trained and certified in Holistic Health Counseling, Integrative Nutrition, and Reiki, Kiki helps students to strengthen the body and the spirit while relaxing the mind.