Memorial Day in and around the U

By Life@TheU

Memorial Day in and around the U

By Life@TheU
Savor the start of summer this Memorial Day weekend while remembering and honoring fallen heroes of the armed forces.

If you’re near the Coral Gables campus for the weekend, we suggest a visit to the Lowe Art Museum or a trip to the John C. Gifford Arboretum. Spending time at UHealth? Stop by the butterfly garden for a few minutes of relaxation before the busy days ahead. No matter your weekend plans, be sure to visit Life@TheU’s guide to discounts for savings from everything to car rentals to local restaurants.

Friday, May 24
Before kicking off the holiday weekend, take time to focus on your well-being at the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program’s Mental Health Wellness seminar, held on the Rosenstiel Campus. Interested in catching a movie after work? Check the Coral Gables campus summer dining hours before grabbing a snack and picking a showtime at UM’s Cosford Cinema, or visit the Coral Gables Art Cinema for the opening night of Non-Fiction. While you’re there check-out the weekend schedules at both locations for the full line-up.   

Saturday, May 25
Interested in taking advantage of the South Florida sunshine? There’s something for the entire family at Crandon Park's Sea and Snorkel Eco Tours, or focus on enhancing your photography skills or Feng Shui knowledge at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. For a musical evening visit the Kislak Center at UM’s Richter Library for the Mainly Mozart concert featuring the Bergonzi String Quartet.

Sunday, May 26
Children of all ages are invited to the Storytime and Craft event at Books & Books, Coral Gables. If theme parks, lazy rivers, or family-friendly entertainment is what you’re looking for be sure use your UM faculty and staff discount through Tickets at Work before making plans.

Monday, May 28
As ceremonies and celebrations round out the weekend, there's still time to visit the Miami Beach National Salute (events Friday-Monday). The City of Coral Gables welcomes the community to the War Memorial Youth Center for an official Memorial Day ceremony. For a taste of live music and family-friendly activities, head over to the PAMM for a special Memorial Day celebration.

Whether you’re planning your own adventures for Memorial Day weekend or you decide to test out one of the local featured events, we're certain there’s nowhere like living and working in Miami. Before finalizing your plans, please be sure to confirm the times and dates of the activities listed above and share your weekend with us on Instagram @Lifeattheu