Origins of the River Cities Festival (aka Regatta)

Classes, Workshops & Lectures
Date Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Categories Classes, Workshops & Lectures
Place Glenn Curtiss Mansion Address 500 Deer Run, Miami Springs Curtiss Mansion Inc. Phone 305-869-5180 Website http://www.curtissmansion.org/ Contact Email joellen@curtissmansion.org

In 1973, environmentalist Joe Podgor started the River Cities Regatta to draw attention to the undesirable state of the Miami River by involving five towns on the waterway. This has become an annual event in Miami Springs. Joe digs deep into his archives and shares his vintage photos and tales about what it was like “back then” and the history of the River Cities Festival.