Miami Children Museum to Host 16th Annual “Be A Kid Again Gala”

Considered to be the most unique and playful event of the South Florida social season, the evening promises an array of outstanding experiences....

The Riemer Family

In just two weeks, the Miami Children’s Museum will host its Be a Kid Again gala, this year with the theme “Leap into the Future,” named for both the February 29th date and the young lives it educates and serves. Afterward, it’s the “Play After Dark After Party” fueled by young professionals, meaning philanthropists of all ages can join the fun and support the organization.

Debbie Spiegelman, Gloria Martin and Claudia Potamkin

“It’s so exciting to be part of this occasion,” says Laurie Riemer, the event chair who first in 2004 bestowed the gala with the “Be a Kid Again” name. “Like the children here, it’s a pleasure to see how this organization has grown into a pillar of the community. So many outstanding Miamians will be here next week to support the bilingual, interactive exhibits and our interactive galleries.”

It’s true, this year’s event has drawn a powerful group with a committee that includes Riemer’s husband, Stephen Riemer, who’s joined forces with their children Paul Riemer and Brian Riemer in addition to their fiancées Gerry Schwartz and Brittany Waserstein, along with myself Claudia PotamkinJudy & Michael Adler, Pam & Mark Begelman, Elaine Berkowitz, Jeff Berkowitz, Dr. Margo Brilliant & Robert Schwartz, Joanne Rosen & Amy Cappellazzo, Elise Chetek, John D’Amico, Jose Dans, Marianne Devine, Kimberly Everman, Maria & Raul Garcia, Sylvia & Jack Goldenthal, Donna & Barry Goldfarb, Bella Goldstein, Brett Graff, Joanie Graham, Liana Guilarte, Vanessa Jacobson, Jamie Hildebrandt Jerome, Erika Koopman, Kelly Melchiondo, Melissa Netkin, Alana Oxfeld, Adrienne & Steve Pardo, Cindy Pearlstein, Gary Reshefsky, Keith Saunders, Rachel & Alex Schapiro, Brittany Sharpton, Sloane Spanierman, Mark A. Tobin, Traci & Alan Waserstein and Vicki Milller & Warren Zinn.

In addition to the Miami Children’s Museum important mission, the Be A Kid Again Gala and After Party is considered to be the most unique and playful event of the South Florida social season. The evening features cocktails provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirts and culinary experiences unlike any other, there’s also a luxurious auction that includes a 1-year lease of a Jaguar I-PACE provided by Warren Henry Auto Group, a 7 night stay at a Jamaica estate and more. As for what to wear, guests are encouraged to explore their creativity and flaunt their fancy and futuristic cocktail attire.

Saturday, February 29th (Leap Year Day,) gala 6:30pm, afterparty 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Soho Studios, 2136 NW 1st Ave in the arts district of Wynwood, tickets for the gala and afterparty are $750 per person, afterparty tickets are $100. For sponsorship and ticket information contact: Daniella Cabezas at 305-373-5437 x142 or visit

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