Posts tagged ‘Winter Park Events’

Uptown/Downtown: Richard Lindner’s Fun City


By Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

German-American artist Richard Lindner (1901-1978) fled his home country at the advent of the Second World War. After a few years as a graphic designer in Paris, in 1941 he moved to New York where he worked as an illustrator for prominent magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

His experience of the city of New York, especially the underbelly of the urban center, informed his painting and his graphic work throughout his mature career. Erotic, bold, and colorful, and often humorous, Lindner’s imagery is rooted in the nocturnal life of the cabarets, the busy streets, and the characters that inhabit them.

This installation features the portfolio Fun City, created in 1971, in which depictions of the city’s eccentric dwellers vibrate off the paper using creative design elements and pulsating color juxtapositions.

Date : August 30, 2021 from 12pm to 5pm

Event location : Cornell Fine Arts Museum

1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, Florida, 32789, United States

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Faith Boles : Love, Audra


Join the multi-talented Faith Boles as she sings her vocal love letter to Audra McDonald, highlighting the songs and the career of the Emmy, two-time Grammy, and record-breaking six-time Tony Award winner! Patrons will be treated to an evening of Broadway, opera and concert favorites including “Summertime,” “It Might As Well Be Spring,” “Beauty and The Beast,” “God Bless the Child” and many more.

Tickets for this very popular offering are $20 with a one drink minimum. Advance reservations and early arrival are strongly recommended as seating is limited to 72. Tickets can be purchased online or by visiting or calling the box office at (407) 645-0145. Once sold-out, standing room tickets are available for $10.

Date : August 18-19, 2021

Event location : Winter Park, FL

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Tai Chi in the Garden


By Mead Botanical Garden. 

Head to Mead Botanical Garden for a unique experience to practice Tai Chi in the garden with Tony Garcia, certified Tai Chi for Health Master Trainer.

What is Tai Chi?: Tai Chi Chuan or tai chi, pronounced “tie chee,” is a gentle exercise program that is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tai Chi is derived from the martial arts and is composed of slow deliberate movements, meditation, and deep breathing which enhance physical health and emotional well-being.

Benefits: Tai Chi improves balance, agility, strength, flexibility, stamina, muscle tone, pain and coordination. This low-impact, weight-bearing exercise strengthens bones and can slow bone loss, thus preventing the development of osteoporosis.

Meeting location: Please meet on the Grove Stage 10 minutes prior to the start time. (Follow the shell stone path to the left of the public restrooms north to the Grove Stage.)

What to bring: Water

Tickets: $10.

Date :
March 26, 2021 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Event location :
Mead Botanical Garden

1300 South Denning Drive,
Winter Park, Florida, 32789, United States

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Adam T. Biner & Michael Scott Ross


Adam T. Biner & Michael Scott Ross

Live in-person performances: March 24 & 25, 2021

Virtual performance: April 2–4, 2021

Another unique entertainment option at The Winter Park Playhouse is our Spotlight Cabaret Series in the beautiful lobby piano bar. Different professional singers are featured in this monthly series and the New York-style cabaret performances are approximately 55 minutes in length with no intermission. Tickets for this very popular offering are $20. Students must be 15 years of age or older to be admitted to our cabaret series.

Join this talented pair as they sing, dance, and laugh their way through a host of popular music from Broadway to radio and film with a few stops, smiles and stories along the way! Biner and Ross will leave you applauding from your Playhouse theatre seat or your private seat at home as they sing unforgettable melodies from some of the greatest musicals of all time including Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Annie Get Your Gun, Les Miserables, Wicked and many more!

There will be two live performances with limited socially-distanced seating on March 24 and 25, 2021. Patrons who wish to attend live performances must call the box office to reserve seats.

The cabaret will be filmed live and available to enjoy virtually April 2-4, 2021. A private link and password will be sent at 5:00 pm on the selected date.

Date :
March 24-25, 2021

Event location :
Online event.

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Helen Bennett And Ken Austin – A Tribute To Two Central Florida Legends

Helen Bennett And Ken Austin – A Tribute To Two Central Florida Legends


The late Helen Bennett was well known in the ceramics community for decades as an artist, mentor, and owner of the Bennett Pottery Company, which she opened with her husband Rae after moving to Central Florida in 1969. Part of her role was to create “special formulas” of clay for many local artists. Bennett studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and Penland School of Craft in the 1960’s and taught at Loch Haven Art Center (now Orlando Museum of Art) and Valencia Community College. She exhibited at all the major outdoor art festivals for over 15 years, including Winter Park, Coconut Grove, and Disney Festival of the Masters and received many awards for her unique work.

Ken Austin is recognized as the founder of the Central Florida Watercolor Society and as the former president of the Watercolor Art Society in Houston, TX. Ken, a retired architect and city planner, has created artwork that reveals his interest in both modern and traditional styles. His paintings have been featured in numerous Watercolor Society exhibitions, galleries, and museums throughout the United States. He has served as a popular faculty member at Crealdé School of Art for many years prior to his recent retirement from teaching. Curated by Barbara Tiffany and Crealdé Senior Faculty in Ceramics Doug Bringle.

Date :
March 23, 2021 from 9am to 4pm

Event location :
Crealdé School of Art

600 Saint Andrews Boulevard,
Winter Park, Florida, 32792, United States

Introduction to Composting Class – VIRTUAL


By City of Winter Park Sustainability Program


By composting, you can help reduce your overall landfill contribution and make organic matter able to improve the chemical, physical and biological characteristics of your soils.

Attend a City of Winter Park “Introduction to Composting” class and learn how to turn yard and kitchen waste into organic matter to use as a soil amendment, mulch, and potting soil. The composting of yard trash is an environmentally sound way to reduce solid waste by recycling a useful resource. If you have a large amount of food waste that ends up in the trash can or feel like you should contribute less to the overall flood of waste headed to our landfills, this class is for you. Designed for residents interested in learning about backyard composting, attendees will learn the basics of home composting, how to build your own compost system, and the benefits of composting. The workshop includes a presentation and an information packet.

We are offering free backyard composters to Winter Park residents. To become eligible, you must meet the following requirements:
1. Must reside within the City of Winter Park Boundary. Check your eligibility by viewing a map of the City of Winter Park Boundary.
2. Residents must attend one of our upcoming FREE Introduction to composting classes being led by UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. Limit one composter per household.

This program is sponsored by City of Winter Park Sustainability Program and UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. Composters made possible by Florida Department of Transportation – Drive It Home, Keep Our Paradise Litter-Free grant program. There is limited seating so please register for your space.


Date : December 8, 2020 from 5:30 to 7pm

Event location : Winter Park, FL

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Winter on the Avenue featuring the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

“Winter on the Avenue” featuring the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony


On Friday, December 4, from 5 to 9 p.m., the festivities continue as the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and the City of Winter Park host Winter on the Avenue, presented by Massey Services, Inc ® and supported by Fannie Hillman + Associates.

Join in the tradition of Winter Park holiday festivities as Park Avenue is transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with a tree lighting, carolers, and a visit from Santa. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the City of Winter Park, Park Avenue Merchants Association, and Enzian Theater to kickoff the holidays in Winter Park the first Friday evening in December.

Come experience the best of downtown Winter Park this holiday season! Park Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic in order to transform downtown into a pedestrian plaza, beginning at 2 p.m. New England Avenue will remain open to thru traffic.

This holiday street party will feature a flurry of activities including the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony presenting the city’s holiday tree in Central Park, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Popcorn Flicks in the Park, live music, globes of light, and so much more.


Date : December 4, 2020 from 5 to 9pm

Event location : Central Park, 150 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL, 32789, United States

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42nd annual Christmas in the Park

Memories of Christmas in the Park


The City of Winter Park and The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art continue a holiday tradition with a modified twist. Memories of Christmas in the Park will be held on Thursday, December 3 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Central Park. Stroll through the park and enjoy prerecorded sounds of the Bach Festival Choir while a 10-minute video loop of memories of past Christmas in the Park events plays on the main stage.


Date : December 3, 2020 from 6 to 8:30pm

Event location : Central Park
Central Park, 150 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL, 32789, United States

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Chamber Connect



Leverage your Chamber network at this member-exclusive lunch. Each attendee has the opportunity to showcase their business, expertise and services. Attendance is limited to one representative per company to maximize member participation and networking opportunities.

Fees: $25


Date : October 28, 2020 from 11:30am to 1pm

Event location : Winter Park, FL

Contact : Lauren Bloom

Wallace & Gromit : the Curse of the Were-Rabbit


Part of our 13+ Films & Cocktails of Halloween!

FREE for kids 12 & under!

The plucky characters from a series of animated shorts, Wallace (Peter Sallis) and his dog, Gromit, make their feature debut here. After starting a pest control business, the duo soon lands a job from the alluring Lady Tottington (Helena Bonham Carter) to stop a giant rabbit from destroying the town‘s crops. Both Wallace and the stuffy Victor (Ralph Fiennes) vie for the lady’s affections. If Wallace wants to please his pretty client, and best Victor, he needs to capture that pesky bunny.

24 Carrot Gold – $10
How do you catch a Were-Rabbit? With really good bait! Ours is a combination of Cask & Crew Walnut Toffee whiskey, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and Frangelico Liqueur.


Date : October 25, 2020 at 12pm

Event location : Winter Park, FL

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