‘Picnic in the Park’ Apr. 21 at Deering Estate at Cutler

Spend a relaxing day with your family and friends at the Deering Estate at Cutler and enjoy a picnic on the main lawn. The Deering Estate will be open to guests on Sunday, Apr. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for a reduced rate of $7 for all ages.

There will be a Human Chess Match hosted by Door to the Arts Inc. and St. John Neumann Catholic School at 2 p.m. in the courtyard. Watch as a chess match comes alive. Students dressed in full costume will make their grand entrance and take their positions on the life-size chessboard. Players will call out moves from an adjoining table causing the corresponding live chess pieces to move, and the amazing battle of skill and strategy begins.

Chef David Schwadron Catering and Joanna’s Marketplace are the official picnic providers for the Deering Estate at Cutler and can be contacted directly for preordered meals. Preordered meals are available for delivery to the estate or for pick-up. Call 305-238-5881 for Chef David Schwadron Catering and 305-661- 5777 for Joanna’s Marketplace.

Please note that grilling and cooking is not permitted on the estate.

Activities include:

• Old fashion lawn games;

• Historic House Tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.;

• Natural Areas Tour at 12:30 p.m.;

• Human Chess Match hosted by Door to the Arts Inc. and St. John Neumann Catholic School at 2 p.m. in the courtyard, and

• Spring Photography Exhibit featuring Patricia Gonzalez-Osorio, Antonia Wright and Marina Font.

For more information, visit www.deeringestate.org or call 305-235- 1668, ext. 233.

The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami- Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 p.m. (October-May). EcoAdventure Tours also are offered throughout the year for an additional fee.

For more information on the Deering Estate’s educational and cultural programs, visit online at www.deeringestate.org

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