Photography Downtown Walking Tour with Leica Cameras!
Calling all photographers! Join us for this very special Downtown Walking Tour, hosted by Leica Store Miami and the Coral Gables Museum. The first 12 tour registrants will be provided with Leica cameras to “capture” the energy and architecture of Coral Gables’ historic business district during the 1.5 hour history and architecture tour. Perhaps you will be inspired to submit one of your photographs into the 2014 Capture Coral Gables Contest and Exhibit, in which this year’s grand prize is a Leica
D-Lux 6! The tour starts at CGM and ends at Leica Store Miami for complimentary mimosas!
Museum Members: $5 || Non-members: $10
December 7, December 14
Downtown Walking Tour
Stroll through Coral Gables' bustling business district to discover local history and architectural heritage. Visit the 1920s Mediterranean style hotels, the first car dealership and an outdoor theater! Did you know that pink electric trolley cars ran throughout the city from 1926 to 1935? Tour starts at the Museum and ends at Seasons 52 on Miracle Mile, where participants may enjoy a special lunch menu with complimentary signature flatbread. Approximately 1.5 hrs.
Join us for CGM’s Holiday Artisan Market from 11am-5pm! Check out locally made crafts, specialty foods and other great artisan products that will make for great gifts this holiday season. A fun and family-friendly way to check off your holiday gift list!
Experience a winter wonderland from 2pm-4pm! Enjoy holiday decor, snow (yes, we said snow!) and a special visit from Santa! Sit on Santa's lap for a special photo and decorate your own holiday picture frame that's yours to keep. Families can also enjoy delicious Italian gelato from Peterbrooke Chocolatier ($4pp).
Want to learn how to build a gingerbread house? Join us for our 6th annual GingerBuild Workshop from 3pm - 4:30pm! Bring the whole family to learn how to bake, build and decorate your very own gingerbread house! All materials are provided, so you can build your own miniature gingerbread house to take home with you. Just bring your creativity and imagination! Space is limited.
Registration Required. $10 per house building team (1-4 people); $5 for Museum Members. To register, call 305.603.8067.
Join the Museum every second Saturday for free admission, kids
activities and performances! Our Family Day is presented as part of Family
Day on Aragon! Check with our partners Books & Books and the Coral Gables
Art Cinema to find more family fun happening on Aragon today. Family Day at
the Coral Gables Museum is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade
County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the
Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Bike Tour – The Villages
Did you know that City Founder George Merrick planned 14 international themed villages for Coral Gables, but only seven were built. You will be amazed at the architectural styles from around the world that exist right here in our own backyard. On this ten-mile ride, you will visit the Chinese, Italian, Dutch South African, French City, French Country, French Normandy, and Florida Pioneer Villages of Coral Gables. Tour ends at Merrie Christmas Park for some pan con lechon!
Photographer Special: The first 12 tour registrants will get be provided with Leica cameras to “capture” the bike ride and the Villages during this 2-hour tour. Perhaps you will be inspired to submit one of your photographs into the 2014 Capture Coral Gables Contest and Exhibit, in which this year’s grand prize is a Leica
D-Lux 6 sponsored by Leica Store Miami!
Most bike tours are recommended for riders ages 10+ and riders that can maintain a speed of 10 mph. Please ensure that your bicycle is in good operating condition, and bring plenty of fluids. Gables Bike Tours are presented by Coral Gables Museum and Bike Walk Coral Gables. Gables Bike Tours are powered by Voss Water.
$10 || $5 for Museum members and children under 12.
is limited. Please RSVP to 305.603.8067.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Live Interview of Hilario Candela,
Miami Marine Stadium architect,
by exhibit curator Rosa Lowinger
Join us in the Coral Gables Museum courtyard for outdoor Italian film screenings as we continue to celebrate 2013 as the Year of Italian Culture in the U.S. All films are in Italian with English subtitles. Bring your loved ones, lawn chairs and snacks. Rental chairs, drinks, pizza and popcorn will also be available to benefit the Coral Gables Museum. Presented by Cinema Italy and Coral Gables Museum in collaboration with Dante Alighieri and the Italian Consulate of Miami.
Film Synopsis: In the mid 1800's, in the last years of the Bourbon reign in Sicily, and on the eve of Italian reunification, the funeral of Princess Teresa brings together the members of the Uzeda family, descendents of the Viceroys of Spain. Through the eyes of a boy, Consalvo, the last heir to the Uzeda dynasty, the mysteries, intrigues and complex personalities of the other family members, all prey to grand obsessions and passions, are brought to light. Constantly at each other's throats, the Uzeda fight over the inheritance of the Princess who has just passed away, each searching to satisfy his or her contrasting desires. Little Consalvo grows up in a family always at war, ruled over by a domineering father whom the boy desperately seeks to break away from. But to survive, he winds up paying a very high price: he becomes just like the other Uzeda.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Clambake in the Museum Plaza
Join Friends of Miami Marine Stadium to mark the iconic structure’s 50th Birthday Party! The Coral Gables Museum will screen the Elvis Presley classic “Clambake”, actually filmed at the Marine Stadium. Our Miami spin on the New England tradition includes the movie, a plate of delicious paella and cash bar drinks for only $5! For tickets, go to: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/user/manageevent/470430
or call 800-838-3006 and ask for “Marine Stadium Event”.
Monday, December 23, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
City Trekker One-Day Camp
No school, no problem! Come to CGM for a full-day of fun on your
next teacher work day or holiday. Explore CGM’s newest exhibits. Enjoy arts
and crafts, gallery hunts and outdoor play! For kids ages 5-10. Includes a
pizza lunch and snack. Registration Required. Contact Ashley@coralgablesmuseum.org or
Museum Family Member: $40/day || Non-Members: $45/day.