On Saturday, April 6th at 6:30 PM, the Miami Children’s Museum (MCM), located at                980 MacArthur Causeway will host its much anticipated 2013 Be A Kid Again Gala. This year’s theme, the Blues Brothers’ “We’re on a Mission” will celebrate exceptional educational programming and showcase a far out live auction hosted by popular celebrities Dave Barry and Paul Castronovo. The night will also feature a one of a kind Silent Auction. Guests will groove the night away to a spectacular multimedia stage production by Jake and Elwood Blues Revue, the complete Blues Brothers ™ tribute.

Considered by many to be the most fun event of the South Florida Social Season, Miami Children’s Museum’s Be A Kid Again Gala features exceptional live entertainment, luxurious auctions and a culinary experience unlike any other. Premier Sponsors for the event are Alan Potamkin and Brigett Rok and the Fairholme Foundation.  Presenting Sponsors are Jeff and Yolanda Berkowitz, Coastal Construction Group and the Miami Marlins/David Samson.  The event is chaired by Mike and Chris Weinberg.

“MCM has always provided exceptional educational programming to children and families throughout South Florida,” says Jeffrey Berkowitz, Chairman of the Board for the Miami Children’s Museum. “The funds raised at the Be A Kid Again Gala help us ensure that all children continue to have access to these programs.”

Guests will feel like a kid again from the moment they enter the Museum. The night kicks off with a not to be missed cocktail reception inside the Museum’s galleries filled with an extensive silent auction, featuring a wine section with exclusive lots from all over the world.  The main events of the evening, the energetic live auction featuring items that include a portrait by Romero Britto, an automotive lease from the Collection and Limited edition Girard-Perregaux, iconic FOReverglades luxury timepiece from their new Hawk collection, culminating with the spectacular performance by Jake and Elwood Blues Revue, the complete Blues Brothers ™ tribute will have you bidding and dancing the night away.

And completing our dynamic Blues Brothers themed extravaganza is a taste tempting array of treats that bring to life all the iconic Chicagoland locations from the movie.  Chow down at Aretha Franklin’s Soul Café! Get a Musical food transfusion at Ray Charles’ Music Exchange!  “Play Ball” with the food at Wrigley Field! All this and much, much more!

By being a kid again for a night, you will help support MCM’s important mission of ensuring that world-class educational programming is accessible to ALL children in our community.

The 2013 Be A Kid Again Gala Host Committee includes: Lisa Akin, Michele Berlowitz, Jeff Berkowitz, Yolanda Berkowitz, Angela Birdman, Tina Carlo, Alexis Cooper, Marianne Devine, Rebecca Dreyfuss, Lara Gallardo, Aaron Glickman, Leslie Golan, Michael Grieco, Dana Hagendorf, Shannon Hori, Donald Jones, Karla Jones Stone, DJ Kerr, Erika Koopman, Rahul Kothari, Susan Lampen, Gisela Lowenstein, Pam Luria, Jackie Malamed, Joanne Messing, Janet Moreira Gamble, Corey Narson, Melissa Netkin, Adrienne Pardo, Beverly Parker, Wayne Pathman, Gloria Porcella, Lori Reimer, Manny Rodriguez, Lara Rosenbaum, Howard Rosenbaum, Mark Rousso, Katherine Rubino, Millinda Sinnreich, Mijanou Spurdle, Sarah Sullivan, Beth Tasca, Peter White

Miami Children’s Museum offers bilingual and interactive exhibits; programs and classes and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication.  MCM has 14 interactive galleries and houses many exciting and fun traveling exhibits.                     

Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential.  Through arts and educational programs, MCM seeks to include and target all audiences in Miami’s changing and diverse community by becoming the “town center” for Miami-Dade County’s children and families. The Miami Children’s Museum is the recipient of the Bank of America’s Distinguished Education Award presented by the Beacon Council.

 To learn more about the Museum, please visit our website: www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.

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