The City Beautiful, founded in 1925, will celebrate its 90th anniversary next week with a series of events. Take a look below at the festivities.
▪ Coral Gables will mark Earth Day on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Merrick Park (across from City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way). The event is free and for all ages.
In partnership with STS Electronic Recycling, the event will provide on-site collection of electronic waste. Participants can bring old computers and other electronics and they’ll be recycled properly and safely.
The city's Public Works Department will provide 90 families with free recycling bins. To get your bin, bring proof of residence and photo ID.
If you go, bring lunch. For more information, please call 305-460-5008.
▪ The city and the Coral Gables Garden Club will mark Arbor Day on Friday at 10 a.m. at the intersection of University Drive and Segovia Street.
The garden club is celebrating Coral Gables’ 30th anniversary as a designated “Tree City.”
At the end of the ceremony, there will be a tree planting. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 305-460-5346.
▪ The city, along with the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables, will celebrate nine decades of history with an orchestral concert at the Biltmore Hotel on Sunday, April 26, at 4 p.m. Reservations are required.
Premium seats can be reserved for the Orchestra Miami concert, a private rum tasting and post-concert reception on the Granada Ballroom Terrace.
Limited VIP tickets are available for $150.
The orchestra concert will consist of jazz-influenced pieces, such as Copland’s Concerto for Clarinet (with Richard Hancock, soloist), A Jazz Symphony by George Antheil (composed in 1927), the Jazz Suite N.1 by Shostokovich and much more.
All proceeds from the VIP tickets will benefit HPACG and Orchestra Miami. You can mail checks payable to HPACG, P.O. Box 347944, Coral Gables, FL 33234.