ABOUT THIS EVENT: Tour Vizcaya Museum and Gardens an $8.7 billion mansion with a group of like minded Strong Female Veterans.
ACTIVITIES: Scenic tour of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, photo opportunities, light Yoga/Meditation and Tai Chi will be available, yet optional.
Veteran signatures will be collected at the event as part of a symbolic representation commemorating the 150k Female Veterans that reside in FL.
Be part of this event. Bring your mask!!!
TICKETS ARE NOT SOLD AT THE DOOR......so it is IMPORTANT to sign up and commit in advance, as spaces are limited for this afternoon retreat.
OF NOTE: Below is a description directly copied from the Vizcaya website along with suggestions they make for the visitor's comfort. PLEASE KNOW umbrellas will be provided for ALL.
ABOUT VIZCAYA: Vizcaya was built by industrialist James Deering, and he used the mansion as his winter home from 1916-1925. Deering wanted the house to mimic the look of an Italian Estate that had stood for 400 years…and it really does. The 50-acres that villa sits on are expansive and gorgeous, like something you would see in old-world Italy or France. The most beautiful thing about the house is that it sits right on the bay, and has an amazing stone terrace that looks out to it. Inside, there are over 70 rooms that are preserved with original furnishings (the majority of these rooms are roped off, and would be for your event as well.) The inner courtyard is covered, so if you are worried about rain you would have to tent the terrace
The poetic seaside grounds, which front Biscayne Bay, are full of splendid gardens (including a secret garden), beautiful fountains, sculptures, elegant pools, a charming Florentine gazebo, canals running everywhere and lots of trails. The landscape and architecture were influenced by Veneto and Tuscan Italian Renaissance models and designed in the Mediterranean Revival architecture style. Nearly 200,000 people visit Vizcaya each year including some of the world's leading dignitaries such as President Reagan, Pope John Paul II, Queen Elizabeth of England and King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain. In 1994, the historic Summit of the Americas was held at Vizcaya with President Clinton and the 34 leaders of the Western Hemisphere.
Practical Info: The Vizcaya Palace Museum & Gardens is located in Coconut Grove, just south of downtown Miami and the Rickenbacker Causeway. Nearby attractions include Barnacle State Historic Park and the Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium. Coconut Grove, itself, is worth a visit for shopping on Cocowalk & Streets of Mayfair or just taking in the mellow vibe of the neighborhood.
Address: 3251 South Miami Avenue, Coconut Grove, Miami 33129
NOTICE OF FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHY
Individuals visiting as part of a tour may be photographed or captured on video for the purpose of creating educational content as well as for the promotion of the museum and its programs. Any guests, especially children, that are not to be photographed should be flagged to Vizcaya’s School Programs Manager or equivalent liaison upon arrival at the estate.
THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE MAIN HOUSE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.
Please be advised that not all of Vizcaya’s gardens or areas are accessible or available at all times due to restoration, programs, event rentals or unforeseen circumstances
We appreciate your cooperation to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all.
What to Bring:
Don’t forget your mask!