FLORIDA HAS EVERYTHING

AUSTIN MARKOFSKY # 13

Day One: Breakfast at Sage!

Sage Diner opened in 1973 in Hollywood, Florida. It is a family business run by the Fuerst family. Sage Diner is a Kosher style restaurant that caters to many people in the local area. The restaurant is open 7 days a week from 6:30 am-4:00 p.m. The take out counter is open from 6:30 am-6:00 p.m. 7 days a week.
The restaurant is kid friendly, has great bagels, and a great staff. Thank you, Harland, for answering my questions.

miame heat stedum

Monday, May 13th 2013 at 9pm

601 Biscayne Boulevard

Miami, FL

You will have fun watching the Miami Heat in action. The stadium was built in 2002. It's culture is sports. The Miami Heat have won two championships and tonight they play to advance towards the next championship.

Jungle Island

Jungle Island is the home of many birds, such as, parrots and flamingos. Jungle Island used to be called Parrot Jungle, but now they have so many more animals, so they changed the name. They currently have animals such as, snakes, an albino alligator, lions, tigers, kangaroos, monkeys, baboons, a panther and a limer. They even have penguins. Jungle Island is located in Miami, Florida and is a wonderful tourist attraction for families.

Bal Harbour Shops

Bal Harbour Shops is an upscale, open air shopping mall in Bal Harbour, Florida. A wealthy suburb of Miami Beach, Florida known internationally for its luxurious retail. It was opened in 1965. They are open 7 days a week, Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sundays 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. It is located at 9700 Collins Ave. Bal Harbour, Florida 33154. To have more information call (305)- 866- 0311

Monster Trucks

Monstare Jam Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Fla. February 9th Saturday 7:00 p.m. You can see all of the best monster trucks, including Grave Digger, Big Foot, Maximum Destruction, Gunslinger, yes and even Batman and Superman.
Monster Jam - Grave Digger Monster Truck Freestyle from St. Louis
Monster Jam "Batman's Stand" Freestyle from world finals X

KRAVIS CENTER



DATE & TIMEVENUE

Sun Jun 30, 2013
7:00 PMKravis Center - Dreyfoos Concert Hall
West Palm Beach, FL

Sun Jun 30, 2013
9:30 PMKravis Center - Dreyfoos Concert Hall
West Palm Beach, FL


Wed Nov 13, 2013
8:00 PMKravis Center - Dreyfoos Concert Hall
West Palm Beach, FLView Tickets »


Fri Nov 29, 2013
5:00 PMKravis Center - Dreyfoos Concert Hall
West Palm Beach, FLView Tickets »


Fri Nov 29, 2013
8:00 PMKravis Center - Dreyfoos Concert Hall
West Palm Beach, FLView Tickets


Sat Nov 30, 2013
11:00 AMKravis Center - Dreyfoos Concert Hall
West Palm Beach, FLView Tickets »


Sat Nov 30, 2013
2:00 PMKravis Center - Dreyfoos Concert Hall
West Palm Beach, FLView Tickets »


Sat Nov 30, 2013
5:00 PMKravis Center - Dreyfoos Concert Hall
West Palm Beach, FL


You can enjoy any of these wonderful concert events at the Kravis Center.



Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida since its opening in 1977. The Morikami invites guests to discover South Florida’s heritage and its connection with Japan, and explore a series of six diverse gardens inspired by a different historical period and style of Japanese gardening. Experience traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through world-class exhibits, varied educational programs and seasonal events, bonsai display, Pan-Asian cuisine and a distinctive museum store.

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Sushi & Stroll

June 7, 2013

Join us for a Sake-themed evening complete with taiko drumming, garden strolls and delectable treats at the Cornell Cafe!


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Your Special Event

From a sunset wedding to a corporate event, accent your event with the Morikami's beautiful cultural backdrop.



Explore and Learn

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NEW Summer Exhibits

Starting June 4, 2013

Visit this summer for two new exhibits including awe-inspiring Kokeshi & a look at Tanabata (the Star Festival) in the largest Japanese Community outside of Japan - São Paolo, Brazil.



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Tea Ceremony

June 15, 2013

Observe the Japanese Tea Ceremony, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties.






Suwannee River

Made famous by a 19th century song writer who never actually saw its waters. The river flows from Georgia south through North Florida to the Gulf of Mexico. It has become a major eco- tourism destination and its also a fascination corridor of history and heritage. HOme to more that 500 people at its height, the town is now a lost city. Not a single building remains today and all that can be found to remind visitors of the town's presence is the Columbus Cemetery located on one of the park's hiking trails.


Union forces invaded Florida in February of 1884. Gen. Truman Seymour identified the Suwannee River bridge as one of the objectives of his campaign. He marched inland with 5,500 men planning to push as far west as the Suwannee River to capture and destroy the bridge.





O'Leno State Park

Created by the sink was used as an important crossing point by generations of Floridians. Indian trails crossed the bridge long before the arrival of the first Spanish explorers and missionaries in Florida during the 1500's.


Founded in 1840, Leno at its height boasted two grist mills, a sawmill, six cotton gins, a post office, a general store, hotel, stables and doctor's office. It thrived after the Civil War because of the power provided by two rock dams built across the Santa Fe.


In 1935 Works Progress Company 418 of the Civilian Conservation Corps, spent 1935 and 1936 building the core of what became O'Leno State Park camp grounds and picnic areas, rustic structures, hiking trails and roads.

Florida Culture

The state of Florida has been largely influenced by the Native American culture. Florida is a cultural mishmash as well as an international destination for tourists in the United States. Florida is on of the Southern states, it has been influenced by southern culture of the USA.


Culture of Florida recently has experienced an increasing influence from the cultures of people moving in from overseas and from other parts around the USA. The immigrants bring in with them their own culture and traditions which blend perfectly with the culture of Florida.


Florida's culture is also influenced by its economy. The tourism industry is the most productive and profitable industry for Florida's economy.


Public education system of Florida has recognized over 200 first languages other thanEnglish which are spoken in the homes of Florida. Some languages spoken include English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Vietnamese and Arabic. It is a well know fact that language influences the culture of a place; such is the case in Florida too.


Sporting events bring people together and thus, sport activities in Florida have an influence over the culture in Florida. Florida has many professional sports teams in all major sporting events.


Floridas many religions also contribute the culture of the State. the three largest religious groups are the Catholic, Evangelical Protestant and the Mainline Protestants.

History

People first reached Florida at least 12,000 years ago. The sea level was much lower than it is today so the peninsula was more than twice as large as it is now. The people who inhabited Florida at that time were hunters and gatherers.


European Exploration and Colonization began with the arrival of the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513 near present day St. Augustine. He called the area la Florida. In 1539 Hernando de Soto began another expedition in search of gold and silver. Menedez arrived in 1565 at a place he called San Augustin and established the first permanent European settlement in what is now the United States.


Britain gained control of Florida in 1763 in exchange for Havana, Cuba, which the British had captured from Spain during the Seven Years War.


Andrew Jackson returned to Florida in 1821 to establish a new territorial govenment on behalf of the United States. As the population increased through immigration, so did pressure on the federal government to remove the Indian people from the lands.


Florida became the twenty-seventh state in the United States on March 3, 1845. William Moseley was elected the first governor. By 1850 the population had grown to 87,445.

Florida Beuaty

The Everglades - a natural subtropical wetlands located in the southern part of the State. Know for it's variety of rare wildlife and plants.


Key West - At the Southern most part of the the State. Has the most beautiful sunsets.


The coastline of Florida is full of the worlds most beautiful beaches.


Coral Reefs in the State provide a paradise for divers to see species of coral and fish.