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The Holidays Come Alive at Gulfstream Park’s Symphony of Lights, Nov. 24–Dec. 31

Hallandale Beach, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2017) — Gulfstream Park’s Symphony of Lights, a popular holiday tradition, will once again light up South Florida from Friday, Nov. 24–Sunday, Dec. 31! Taking place nightly from 6–11 p.m., the annual event is certain to bring out the holiday spirit in all who participate. Gulfstream Park is South Florida’s premier entertainment destination, located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, anchored by the legendary Gulfstream racetrack.

The Symphony of Lights kicks off on Friday, Nov. 24 from 5–10 p.m. during its opening night. Free fun-filled activities for the entire family will include:

  • Selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Interactive DJ
  • Stilt jumpers
  • Juggling acts
  • Face painters
  • Tattoo artists
  • Train rides
  • Symphony of Lights show, featuring thousands of lights, decorating a 50-foot tree, synchronized to holiday music, taking place every hour on the hour starting at 5 p.m.

From 6–11 p.m. each evening from Nov. 24–Dec. 31, there will be so much holiday cheer to experience at the Symphony of Lights! Attendees can take in the beauty of the 50-foot tree, and light show every hour on the hour.

Every Friday and Saturday from Nov 24 through Dec 23, the free holiday fun continues with Santa and Mrs. Claus, juggling acts and stilt walkers, face painting, and train rides who will entertain from 6–10 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.gulfstreampark.com or call 954-454-7000.

About Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park not only offers world-class thoroughbred horse racing, but is also home to an exciting array of adult and kid-friendly venues including over 15 restaurants, outdoor cafes, nightclubs, two casinos, art galleries, fashion retailers, sports bars, state-of-the-art bowling alley, and a renowned selection of signature home stores. Newly-added venues include Color Me Mine, and PlugIN — with 18 private karaoke rooms, and an upcoming expansion will include a luxury movie theater. Gulfstream Park is located at 901 South Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach, Florida, just two miles east of I-95. Valet service and complimentary self-parking are available. Gulfstream Park is open seven days a week. For hours, schedules, upcoming events and additional information, visit www.gulfstreampark.com or call 954-454-7000.


The D&Co Dynamos Think Pink!

As you may have noticed from our business cards, website and company logo, Fort Lauderdale public relations firm Durée & Company is all about pink. From the notepads to the artwork on the walls – even to the rosé chilling in the fridge – the whole office is pink. Since today is National Pink Day, we’d like to touch on why we’re so loyal to our favorite color.

This holiday is a day to celebrate pink and all it represents – especially girl power. The D&Co dynamos embrace the positive energy this feminine color exudes. As a group of spunky, strong women, we’d like to share why we love working in a distinctly feminine and cheerful environment.

Durée – In the words of Elle Woods: “Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed” and “Being true to yourself never goes out of style.”

Chrissy ­– “The color pink is a fun and cheerful reminder of all the great women who contribute their talent and ideas to our team! I love that our agency is so women-centric!”

Elana – “I like to leave a little sparkle wherever I go, and I think that’s the attitude we all bring to the office.”

Elizabeth – “I love being surrounded by other strong and inspiring women who can hand out pink business cards yet still command the attention of every single person in a room for all the right reasons.”

Lizzie – “I love how willing everyone is to teach and help one another with anything around the office!”

Caroline – “I love working in an office that is filled with such a bright and cheerful color! Pink has become part of the Durée & Company brand and it’s perfect for our ‘girl power’ attitudes.”

Sue – “I’m a glass-is-half-full kind of gal so it’s natural for me to be in a decidedly pink and cheerful environment.”

Sam – “I love being surrounded by the color pink every day as it brings positivity and joyfulness to the office.”

Andrea – “Pink is my absolute favorite color, and it keeps me energized and happy at work.”

LeAnne – “I love working in an ultra-feminine environment where everything is highlighted by shades of pink because it serves as an empowering reminder that, as women, we are perfectly capable of doing anything we want – including run a PR firm.”

Nicole ­– “Hustle for the pretty things (and rosé)! PR is all about the hustle and making things happen. We work hard and play hard – hustling on a daily basis!”

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estatepublic relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public RelationsSocial MediaMarketingAdvertisingSpecial Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.



A “Waterful” Way to Explore Fort Lauderdale: The District’s Waterful Tours Feature Cultural Sites and Water Taxi Pass, May 20 through Oct. 29

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — May 15, 2017 — Exploring Fort Lauderdale’s exciting cultural sites is a wonderful outing for both local residents and visitors and it’s an even better experience when traveling via Water Taxi! From May 20–Oct. 29, Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District is offering its Waterful Tours, which includes admission to the guest’s choice of two out of three cultural sites (admission to an optional third site is available for a nominal extra charge), and an all-day pass for Water Taxi.

The tours will be available daily for the Water Taxi, Historic Stranahan House Museum and History Museum Fort Lauderdale, beginning as early as 9:30 a.m., when beginning at History Museum Fort Lauderdale. Docent-led tours at History Museum Fort Lauderdale and Historic Stranahan House Museum are available at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. NSU Art Museum is open every day except Monday. Tour prices start at $38 per adult and $20 per child; children aged 5 and under are free. Waterful Tours will be available at this rate only from May 20 through Oct. 29, 2017.

“In the ‘Venice of America,’ as Fort Lauderdale is affectionately called, Waterful Tours are a great way to discover the city’s alluring culture and history,” said Carmen Ackerman, Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District project manager.

The Waterful Tours include:

One all-day Water Taxi pass. Guests can leave the traffic and parking behind, and board a Water Taxi to see the city, explore its history, attractions, eateries and shops along the way.

Admission to two of three cultural sites:

– NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is the hub of the South Florida Art Coast, nestled in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. NSU Art Museum’s 83,000-square-foot building contains 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 256-seat auditorium, Museum Store and Cafe. The museum’s celebrated permanent collection contains more than 6,000 works. Among its highlights are the country’s largest collection of paintings and drawings by the American realist William Glackens; the most extensive holding in the U.S. of works by post-World War II, avant-garde CoBrA artists; and extensive holdings of works by leading Latin American artists.

–  Historic Stranahan House Museum is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County and was built in 1901 as the original trading post for the early pioneers and Seminole Indians. The iconic structure along the New River served as the pioneer settlement’s town hall, post office, and first bank. Later it became a boarding house and restaurant. The Stranahan family is credited as being Fort Lauderdale’s founding family and the museum offers a glimpse the city’s beginning, their legacy, and the historic structure. The House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

– History Museum Fort Lauderdale is the only pioneer village in South Florida with the largest collection of historic buildings in Broward County. It’s a great place for adults and children to learn about the history of Fort Lauderdale, and how the city evolved from pioneer times through today. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Historical Society offers a unique glimpse into the past with guided tours conducted in period costumes.

Special discounts and offers from area restaurants and merchants and cultural site gift shops

$300 savings book from The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale mall

Visitors who would like to enjoy the third attraction can simply present their ticket stub at the chosen cultural site admission desk, and will receive a general admission one-day ticket ($10 for adults and $5 for children aged 6–12).

Waterful Tours can be booked by visiting www.riverwalkae.com/Waterfultours. Some venues are subject to closings and availability due to prior commitments; please check the designated cultural sites’ websites.

About Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District

Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District is a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations located along the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida. Presenting over 1000 individual events each year, The District attracts well over 1 million visitors annually. Partners of The District Consortium include Broward Center for the Performing Arts, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, the Historic Stranahan House Museum and Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. It is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information about The District and its partners, visit www.riverwalkae.com.