June 30, 2020
by Meg Daly
Change is in the air—as the world struggles under the weight of a pandemic and social unrest, we are hopeful that there will be positive outcomes.
Meanwhile, construction of our first half mile in the Brickell community is marching to completion. The native plantings are already attracting butterflies and birds. After seven years of public input, design concepts, construction and preparation for this moment, it is finally happening. And we are excited and a little nervous. We are eager to share The Underline with you this fall.
In anticipation of our opening, our partners have joined us in producing “Bringing The Underline to You” videos to offer a glimpse of what you can expect. Our first video, “Walking, together” features Yolanda Berkowitz of Friends of Miami Animals Foundation. Click here to find out all the reasons why you will want to walk your dog on The Underline.
Tune in at 1 PM, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1st for the premiere of Miami Voices, a 20-minute rapid-fire, virtual discussion about COVID-19 and public health. Sign up here now.
Hear from guests Frankie Ruiz founder of the Life Time Miami Marathon, Jessi Berrin of Baptist Health South Florida moderated by Fernanda Kuchkarian of Health Foundation of South Florida as they discuss how we are walking and biking more and if we will continue to do that post-COVID-19?
From a global pandemic to racial equity, the past 4 months have tested the resiliency of communities throughout the world while forcing us to look at critical issues. These issues are wide ranging from public health, to affordability, equity and mobility. How will we respond to these issues? Will we change our behaviors long term? And is there the possibility of a silver lining?
Each week community leaders and subject experts will talk about Miami and change. The next “Miami Voices, Moving, together” will be July 8th on Facebook Live. Stay tuned for info.
Join Friends of The Underline, Baptist Health South Florida and the Downtown Development Authority for Midweek Mindfulness tomorrow, Wednesday July 1st at 3 PM (register here). This free 15-minute virtual meditation is led by Breath Specialist, Christina Casado.
Can’t wait for The Underline to open this fall? Why not wear it now? You can buy an Underline mask, shirt or cap and also support our mission and vision. Plus if you make a $125 donation to The Underline through August 1st, we’ll send you one of our cool masks.
Buy Underline merchandise here.