For Immediate Release
July 13, 2020
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Kechi Okpala

(BPRW) Historic Virginia Key Beach Park 75th Anniversary Celebration

Virtual Film Exhibition and Cocktail Reception

(Black PR Wire) Miami, Fla. –Celebrating 75 years of history, culture, and the environment. Join the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust’s 75th Anniversary Celebration – Virtual Film Exhibition and Cocktail Reception on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 6:30 pm. Ticket holders gain access to Private VIP Pre-show starting at 6:00 pm.

The celebration combines compelling storytelling, interactive experiences, great cocktails, and lots of fun!

Notable Historian, Dr. N. D. B. Connolly will narrate three documentary shorts expounding on the critical stories that have framed Miami’s history commemorating the progressive struggle of African Americans and Caribbean Diaspora throughout South Florida over the last 75 years.

“The Virginia Key Beach Park Trust (VKBPT) has always stood for social justice, community inclusion, equality and uplifting the important contributions of African Americans in South Florida. The Virtual Film Exhibition and Cocktail Reception will showcase just that, safely from the comfort of your home,” says Guy Forchion, VKBPT Executive Director.   

The show also includes:

  • “Kizie The Violist,” who will take viewers on a musical journey through the Historic Beach Park Site-no snooze here, you will be on your feet dancing!
  • Three cocktail recipe (alcoholic and non) demonstrations by Marco Puglielli, Master Mixologist at Café Avanti, in Miami Beach. You can’t have a cocktail party without cocktails.
  • A special Unsung Heroes Tribute, surprises, and more!

All hosted by media personality Vanessa James.

WHO:        Virginia Key Beach Park Trust

WHAT:       Virtual Film Exhibition and Cocktail Reception

WHEN:       August 1, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

WHERE:   Streaming Live on Facebook through the Socio Platform


Tickets can be purchased for $75.00 to help Virginia Key Beach Park Trust recover from financial deficits as a result of COVID-19, assist with the cost of the three documentary shorts and enable the Trust to share the Anniversary Celebration with the local, national, and even global virtual community.

Ticket purchasers will receive a choice of a commemorative branded Mixology Cocktail/Mocktail Kit or an Engraved Astor Bamboo Cheese Board. Purchaser names will also be featured online during the event and permanently listed under “The making of this documentary was possible through the generous gifts of” in documentary closing credits. Super bonus: Private VIP Pre-Show Pass.

For more information on Historic Virginia Key Beach Park call 305-960-4600 or visit


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