The Patch

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY AT THE DANIA BEACH PATCH

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 1:48pm

Dania Beach, FL- The annual Earth Day Festival will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Dania Beach PATCH. The event will include over 10 eco-friendly activities and nearly 20 participating vendors will be in attendance. The festival is free of charge and will also feature a ladybug release by Love Our Nation, infused water activity by Heal the Planet, and an aromatherapy workshop by the Banyan House, all free of charge.

“The Dania Beach PATCH Earth Day Festival is a fun, informative, and interactive event to learn about environmentally-friendly and health conscious practices,” said CRA Executive Director, Rickelle Williams.

Other activities include a Zero Waste Discussion by Everything Earth Tribe, a bounce house for the kids, tours of the PATCH garden, seeding activities, scavenger hunt, and games on the green for children and families. During the Zero Waste lecture, attendees will learn practical steps to generate less waste in their daily lives, make their own products and more.

*The Zero Waste class is free, but it is $10 to make a bin in person – worms, guides, and bedding will be provided for the bins. Donations are accepted for the low-waste lecture.

About the PATCH
The City of Dania Beach has been recognized as a food desert in Broward County, lacking access to fresh and healthy food options. As part of its mandate to remove blighted conditions associated with the city, The Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency transformed a vacant lot into what is now called the Dania Beach PATCH (People’s Access to Community Horticulture). The PATCH provides a source of affordable, accessible and sustainably fresh and locally grown produce.

The PATCH Market and Garden are open every Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and weekly from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Interested vendors can call 954-924-6801 for more information. Visit the PATCH online for event updates, PATCH sales and volunteer opportunities on www.thepatchgarden.com

 

Earth Day Festival at Dania Beach The Patch

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:08pm

Dania Beach The Patch
Dania Beach's Farm & Market
1201 West Dania Beach Boulevard

Earth Day Festival
Saturday | April 20, 2019

Lady Bug Release, Free Vendor Registration, Free Potted Plant And Patch Dollar Giveaway, Free Infused Water, Games On The Green, Garden Tour, Bounce-house, Music, Food Vendors And More!!

Free I EBT/SNAP receive 50% Off Florida-grown Produce
Shop Local • Eat Local
Shop Fresh • Non-gmo • Organically-grown Produce At Unbeatable Prices!

For Weekly Updates + More Info
Thepatchgarden.com | 954.924.6801
Visit: Facebook.com/patchgarden

Seventh Annual Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration Offers A Generous Mix Of Performance, Visual And Culinary Arts

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 4:41pm

Free, Two-Day Music, Fine & Craft Art and Food Festival is Bigger and Better Saturday & Sunday, March 30 & 31, 2019

Dania Beach, Florida: The City of Dania Beach and the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) proudly presents the seventh annual Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration on Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 31, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., at Frost Park, 300 NE 2 Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004.

The award-winning event is free and includes live music and entertainment, mouthwatering culinary chef showcase and tastings, visual arts, performance arts, art exhibitions, interactive activities, culinary vendors, dessert artisans, food trucks, children’s activities and more. Free event admission and parking at the Casino at Dania Beach.

“While you are here, we want you to experience the energy of the city’s revitalization and explore the renaissance of Dania Beach’s downtown, City Center and the Design, Arts & Vintage districts,” said Rickelle Williams, executive director, Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.

At the free festival, enjoy live music featuring the headlining tribute band, Chain Reaction: The Journey Tribute, as well as other musical offerings from The Big Rock Band, country music star Shane Duncan and R&B specialists J.M. and the Sweets and Deep Fried Funk. Dania Beach classic rock bands Whippin Post and the Hoodoo Blues band complete the musical lineup.

Bring your appetites to feast on an array of delicious seafood and specialty treats including a tasty culinary display from local culinary masterminds at the Chef Showcase. Chefs will use local and organic ingredients provided by the PATCH (Peoples Access to Community Horticulture), Dania Beach’s community garden and the largest in Broward County.

Event goers will also have an opportunity to experience hands-on arts and crafts while admiring and purchasing their favorite creations from fine artists of all genres. There is more than just viewing the art too. Watch and interact with local artists as they paint masterpieces at the street art live performance theater. There will be fun activities for children to enjoy at the Kids Funville.

“Dania Beach is Broward County’s first city and well-known for its vibrant arts and marine communities and what a better way to celebrate those assets than to present this family- friendly event that has been a big hit year after year,” added Williams.

Dania Beach: Sea It. Live It. Love It.
Major event sponsors include Casino at Dania Beach, Dania Pointe and Kimco.

For more information, visit www.daniabeachartsandseafoodcelebration.com, call 954-924-6801 or email cra@daniabeachartsandseafoodcelebration.com.

Photos, video clips, and interviews are available upon request.
Event poster unveiling will be held on March 14. Previews may be available.

The PATCH Hosts a Free Holiday Event with Family Giveaways and Live Entertainment

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:28pm

Dania Beach, FL– On Saturday, December 16th, from 9AM – 2PM, the PATCH and Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) team up with Family In Distress, Conflict Coaches, Dismas Charities and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to host a spectacular Holiday Event with something for everyone. The event will feature live performances, festive music, free meals, holiday crafts, raffles and giveaways. This event will bring holiday cheer to the whole family.

“We are grateful to partner with these wonderful organizations to bring the community a festive event that celebrates the holiday season.  We invite all families in the area to attend and take advantage of the abundant giveaways,” states Rickelle Williams, Executive Director of the DBCRA.

Family in Distress founder, Dr. Cheryl White-Holt says she was inspired while living in Canada.  She had a vision to help those in need and founded ‘Family In Distress’ five years ago with the help of many volunteers. “We wanted to host a festive event for the Dania Beach community to show our support and commitment for families who are struggling through the holiday season. The goal of our programs is to holistically transform families—providing enhanced prospects for their futures,” states Dr. White-Holt.

Holiday Event Activities feature:

  • Shop early for your Holiday dinner side-staples at the market (EBT/SNAP receive 50% off Florida-grown produce)
  • Holiday crafts for the children
  • Garden tours
  • Register for a FREE Orchid workshop on Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-orchid-workshop-at-the-patch-tickets-4...)
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Live Family Entertainment scheduled throughout the day featuring L.P.E. Lightfoot Premier Entertainment - Disc Jockey, Bella Stroup – Songstress, Africa Watoto Dance Theatre, Lashell Dance Group, Danny Duarte - Latin Fusion & Classical Pianist, and Singer Mr. Eddie Gunter.
  • Unique art and craft vendors
  • Gift card raffles
  • FREE BBQ (while supplies last)
  • FREE grab bags (while supplies last)
  • Toys for Tots Giveaway

About the PATCH Farm and Market

The PATCH Farm and Market is located at 1201 W. Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, FL. The PATCH was created as an environmentally and economically sustainable urban farming system within the community, that creates a network of secure healthy food sources of naturally grown vegetables and fruits, while providing local jobs and vocational training in the sustainable agricultural industry to the residents of the community. The market is open to the public every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every 3rd Saturday of the month the PATCH hosts special family events. For more information visit www.thepatchgarden.com or call 954-924-6801.

Harvest Festival at the PATCH

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 2:35pm

Dania Beach, FL– The Dania Beach PATCH Farm and Garden invites you to attend its Harvest Festival on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9:00AM - 1:00PM and celebrate harvest time at the PATCH. This free festival features garden tours, a free food giveaway, unique vendors, and the first opportunity of the season to grab your Holiday dinner vegetables fresh from the garden. This tradition honors the bounty of the Garden, which has provided local, organically-grown produce for Broward County for nearly 9 years. There will be plenty of fun activities for family and children of all ages.

“We love the opportunity to share such a time-honored tradition as
harvest with our customers and local residents. It is truly a
celebration of the beginning of new life and the start of the next
yield of fresh and organically-grown produce for the community. We are
also excited about our partnership with Ark of the City, who has
graciously provided 200-250 bags of free food for the community,”
states Kathleen Weekes, Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
Interim Director.
The Harvest Festival Event Schedule:

8:00AM - Volunteer Activities
9:00AM - 1:00PM - Market Opens: Shop early for Thanksgiving side- staples EBT customers will receive a 50% discount an any Florida-grown produce purchase.
9:15AM - Waste Management Presentation on recycling
9:30AM – 10:30AM Beekeeping Open Forum
10:00AM – Free food Giveaway
10:00AM – 1:00PM – Children’s Activities and Garden Tours
10:30AM – 1:00PM – Beekeeping Formal Presentations
11:00AM – Lady Bug Release

About the PATCH Farm and Market

The PATCH Farm and Market is located at 1201 W. Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, FL. The PATCH was created as an environmentally and economically sustainable urban farming system within the community, that creates a network of secure healthy food sources of naturally grown vegetables and fruits, while providing local jobs and vocational training in the sustainable agricultural industry to the residents of the community. The market is open to the public every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every 3rd Saturday of the month the PATCH hosts special family events. For more information visit www.thepatchgarden.com or call 954-924-6801