Branches will once again celebrate and honor Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15th, 2018 through a day of community service in Florida City and South Miami. Branches Florida City’s staff, AmeriCorps members and volunteers will spend the day beautifying South Dade through several painting, planting and renovation projects.
Branches Florida City will celebrate its 8th Annual “Florida City, Love Yourself” on Jan. 15th as dozens of volunteers plan to beautify the Florida City community and revitalize 3 homes in the nearby area, helping Branches families and neighbors in need on this special day. The activities will take place from 7:30am-2pm at and around Branches Florida City, located at 129 SW 5th Avenue, Florida City. It will be another fantastic day of service!
Branches South Miami will host its 5th Annual SoMi Lights MLK Day of Service on Jan. 15th from 8am-2pm as dozens of volunteers will help clean up the surrounding neighborhood near Branches South Miami located at Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 6316 SW 59th Place, South Miami. Volunteers will also hand out flyers to educate the community about the upcoming family festival, MLK Remix.
On Saturday, February 10th, 2018 Branches South Miami will host the 5th Annual “MLK Remix” Festival from 11am-5pm at the Gibson-Bethel Community Center, 5800 SW 66th St., South Miami. The day starts at 10am with the South Miami MLK Unity Parade that ends at the Community Center and kicks off the MLK Remix event.
The event will feature several artist performances and several dance groups. All performers will help spread a positive message to the kids and youth in the community. Off stage, the event will feature several vendor booths and interactive activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. Activities include face painting, art and dance classes offered by Art South and much more.
About 450 people attended MLK Remix in 2017 including the mayor, vice-mayor, commissioners, and several of the local church representatives. Thank you to our key funder, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. Generous donations from the City of South Miami, the South Miami CRA, South Miami Hospital, Footworks and Publix also helped make all of this possible. We are truly grateful for the incredible support of our partners and the entire South Miami community for this incredible event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We can’t wait to see everyone again in 2018!