Miami, Fla. — For the first time, AARP will host the AARP Block Party at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival on President Day’s weekend, from February 18th to Monday, February 20th at Regatta Park, 2699 SW 27th Ave, in Miami.
The AARP Block Party is a
As part of the AARP Block Party at the Arts Festival, AARP will make a $5,000 donation to the New World School of Arts scholarship fund. This charity was chosen because of their commitment to the arts in the local Miami area.
AARP’s Block Party will showcase an appearance by muralist Juan “Erman” Gonzalez. Gonzales was born in Cuba and is currently a resident of Coconut Grove. During the three-day festival, Gonzales will paint a mural using Livable Communities in Miami as the theme. Attendees will be able to demo an exciting virtual reality experience and take home a free AARP-branded Google Cardboard viewer. Other exciting activities
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival attracts an estimated 120,000 people to the streets of Coconut Grove. The event showcases the works of 360 internationally recognized artists in such categories as mixed media, painting, photography, digital art, printmaking & drawing, watercolor, clay work, glass, fiber, jewelry & metalwork,
“AARP is thrilled to be part of the community and take an innovative approach to the Coconut Grove Arts Festival by bringing ‘possibilities’ to attendees and our members,” said Jeff Johnson, AARP Florida State Director. “We are also excited to have
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial