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Brought to you by the 2015 North Miami Black History Month Committee

All entries will be judged on creativity, artistic merit, and best representation of the theme PROUD AND FREE TO BE ME within the context of the 2015 Black History Month theme: A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture: 1915-2015.

  • The contest is open to Elementary, Middle , and High School students. Contestants must be North Miami Residents, or attend a North Miami Public or private school.
  • Students may enter one piece only
  • All participants must have a library card from the North Miami Public Library (or apply for a card in order to enter) or present their own City's/County Library card
  • All entries must be based on the theme, PROUD AND FREE TO BE ME, (see above for details)


  • Artwork must be a 2D original piece, theme-based, on paper, matted, dry and no larger than 18'x24'
  • Student name, grade, and all other information must be clearly printed on Official Entry Form (see below) and attached to the back of the artwork


Please hand deliver all entries to the North Miami Public Library Annex, 835 NE 132 Street, North Miami, FL 33161 and present (or apply for) your library card.


There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for each age division, awards are gift cards in the following amounts: 1st place - $100, 2nd place - $50, 3rd place - $25. Winners will be notified by telephone. ALL PARTICIPANTS AND WINNERS will be recognized at the Black History Month Celebration: MOONLIGHT TALES Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 p.m. at MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125 Street

Click here to fill out the Official Entry Form

Freedom Rings from Religious Voices

Friday, February 6, 2015

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Joe Celestin Center
1525 NW 135 Street

Join us for a catered lunch with educational speeches from local pastors addressing the importance of churches in the Black History movement. Admission is free. RSVP required call 305-895-9888, ext. 12100.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

6:00 p.m. Reception 7:00 p.m. Special Presentation

North Miami City Hall - Council Chambers
776 NE 125 Street
North Miami, Fl 33161

Join us to recognize Black History Month in North Miami.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

MOCA Plaza
770 NE 125 Street

A Spiritual Explosion, featuring inspirational performances.

Under the Bridge, Beyond the Beach and Above the Muck: the Art of Purvis Young.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

770 NE 125 Street
Exhibit on view through March 12 Visit mocanomi.org for a full list of events at MOCA.

Celebrating African - American Folklore

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
6:30 p.m.

MOCA Plaza
770 NE 125 Street5 Street
North Miami FL 33167

Join us to celebrate the oral traditions of Black History through performances by Toni Simmons, local poets and spoken word artists. Presented in part by the Friends of the North Miami Public Library.


Friday, February, 27, 2015
8:00 p.m.

MOCA Plaza
770 NE 125 Street

An homage to Miles Davis, featuring The Markus Gottschlich Quartet.

FREE rain or shine!
For more information please call MOCA at 305.893.6211.

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2015 - Moonlight and Marshmallows

2015 - Moonlight and Marshmallows
Friday, January 30, 2015
6:30 – 8:30pm

Enchanted Forest
Elaine Gordon Park
1725 NE 135 Street
$5.00 per person/
Children 3 and under FREE!

Enjoy an evening under the moonlight while roasting marshmallows with family and friends around the campfire. Children’s activities, a night nature walk and light refreshments are included. Weather permitting.

Gates close at 7:00 p.m. or when we reach
50 people - whichever comes first.

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2015 Spring Egg Hunt

2015 Spring Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 4
Gates open at 10:00 a.m.

Enchanted Forest
Elaine Gordon Park
1725 NE 135 Street
(West Shelter)

$1.00 Admission per person

Children ages 12 and under

  • Games
  • Refreshments
  • Prizes
  • Face painting

Don't forget to bring your bag or basket!

More Info: Parks and Recreation Department  Office at 305.895.9840.

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2015 Earth Day Clean-Up

2015 Earth Day Clean-Up

Saturday, April 25
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park
1725 NE 135 Street

School aged children must be accompanied by their parent/guardian to volunteer. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

Enjoy kids activities while learning about nature.

Release, Waiver and Indemnification Agreement - Minors
Release, Waiver and Indemnification Agreement - Adults

For more information please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 305.895.9840.


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2015 F.A.C.T. Festival

2015 F.A.C.T. Festival

Date and Time TBD

Children will enjoy the chance to see rescue trucks, police boats and more! Bring your family for a day filled with fun, giveaways and education on social services that are available in our community.

Learn about crime prevention, gang awareness, how to best use the 911 system, drug awareness and prevention, and much more!

Hosted by the North Miami Police Department.

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Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 25, 2015
10:00 a.m.

North Miami Veterans Memorial at Griffing Park
West Dixie Highway at NE 123 Street

Join us on this day of remembrance to pay tribute to our nation's heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom and democracy.

For more information, please contact the North Miami Parks and Recreation Department at 305.895.9840.

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