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Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and Riverwalk A&E District Launch 80 Days of Holidays Downtown Calendar

October 15, 2012

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — To showcase Greater Downtown Fort Lauderdale as an entertainment hotspot during the holidays and the premier place to live, work and play, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District have collaborated to launch the 80 Days of Holidays Downtown calendar. Including the two organizations’ combined resources, the master calendar features events occurring in and around Greater Downtown Fort Lauderdale during the upcoming holiday season from Nov. 1, 2012 through Jan. 22, 2013. The calendar can now be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/8qd85eb.

The 80 Days of Holidays Downtown calendar is a major cross-collaborative effort between nine local non-profit organizations: Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Museum of Discovery and Science, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, Historic Stranahan House Museum, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Las Olas Association, Downtown Development Authority, Riverwalk A&E District and Sun Trolley. The calendar highlights the unique offerings of each organization and includes a diverse range of events and activities including art exhibits, comedic performances, fundraising events, holiday lighting ceremonies, film openings and more.

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale President/CEO Genia Duncan Ellis said, “Creating this calendar was important because it is the continuation of an ongoing partnership to provide a collective resource to the community. We are delighted that the partners were able to work together and successfully compile and produce a list of fun and exciting events that all occur within the Greater Downtown area. We hope it will serve as an invaluable tool for locals and visitors alike in planning holiday events and outings this season.”

The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District is a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations located along the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida. Presenting over 1000 individual events each year, the District attracts well over 1 million visitors annually. Partners of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium include Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, the Historic Stranahan House Museum and Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. It is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information about Riverwalk A&E District and its partners, visit www.riverwalkae.com.

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for the programming, beautification and activation of Riverwalk Park. It is composed primarily of volunteer private citizens and overseen by a board of directors. All members uphold the organization’s directive, as stated in its mission statement, “to be the catalyst in building and nurturing Riverwalk as a vibrant community connected by the New River.” It pursues its mission through hosting a wide range of fundraising, networking and membership events, and by publicizing local information on its informative website and in Go Riverwalk magazine.

To learn more about Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, visit www.goriverwalk.com or “like” us on Facebook. To learn about how you can get involved and support the community by becoming a Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale member, visit the Riverwalk membership page or contact Katie at (954) 468-1541 ext.200 or katie@goriverwalk.com.

Media Contacts:
Katie Dressler, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
(954) 468-1541 ext.200

Genia Ellis, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
(954) 468-1541 ext.202

Carmen Ackerman, Riverwalk A&E District
(954) 414-6910

Duree Ross, Duree & Company, PR Consultant
(954) 723-9350

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SOURCE Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale

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