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The 49th-annual Christmas on Las Olas celebration will turn five blocks in Fort Lauderdale into a winter wonderland, complete with ice skating, snow, sledding, and some serious cookies battling it out.  Kids absolutely love the “ice” skating rink (yes, here in South Florida)!    From SE 6th Avenue to SE 11th Avenue.  Admission is free.

Tommy  Bahama will have an open house between 6 and 9 pm. Light refreshments & free gift wrap while it lasts – arrive early!

The boulevard is closed to vehicle traffic.  School choirs give their all by singing popular holiday tunes and live bands or performers play on four different stages set up just for the occasion.  Visit Kids Ecology Corps and take a picture at the Santa booth.  Pick up your 12 Days of Green Holiday Tips.  Percentage of proceeds goes to benefit KEC programs.




Come hear stories about nature, bugs and animals.

Lisa Combs, master story teller, brings fun stories and surprises.

Come participate, you can lend your voice to the tale.

You can even make a dragonfly to take away.

Come have some fun and make it a great Family Day!

The Event is Free!  Parking is $1 per hour.


Directions from I95:

Take I95 to S.R. 84

East on S.R. 84 to S.W. 4 Avenue (1.4 miles)

South on S.W. 4 Avenue (0.6 miles)

Snyder Park is on the west side of the road

Directions from US1:

Take US 1 to S.R. 84

West on S.R 84 to S.W. 4 Avenue (0.6 miles)

South on S.W. 4 Avenue (0.6 miles)

Snyder Park is on the west side of the road

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Saturday, November 19 will mark the City of Fort Lauderdale’s first annual Mangrove Awareness Day. Coming appropriately during the City’s Centennial year, the day is designed to call attention to the historic significance and ongoing importance of the mangrove in maintaining South Florida’s delicate ecosystem.

South Florida based Kids Ecology Corps, the non profit 501c(3) organization whose mission it is to inspire young people to take positive eco-action and make environmental stewardship a part of everyday life, will mark the event with mangrove plantings at the 9 AM opening of the Bill Keith Preserve, 3.4 acres of undeveloped property located along the north shore of the River at SW 17th Street and SW 18 Avenue, in the southwest Shady Banks neighborhood.


Kids Ecology Corps will receive a proclamation acknowledging its long-time commitment and programming efforts to educate and promote mangrove awareness at the City Commission meeting on Tuesday, November 15.



The Kids Ecology Corps at Snyder Park

3299 S.W. 4TH Avenue – Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315 | Phone (954) 524-0366 E-mail:

The Kids Ecology Corps is a program of Partners in Action, Inc., a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1981, providing educational, cultural and leadership experience to young people encouraging immediate, positive, environmental action. And, continuous, determined action is making Environmental Harmony an idea whose time has come.
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