Local musicians from the French Horn Collective will be performing live on the East Terrace by the water throughout the evening. At 7:45 p.m. they will lead a New Orleans-style second line parade through the gardens beginning from the lower East Terrace.
On the East Terrace, after the parade, Julio Capó, Jr. will share some major flashpoints in Miami’s LGBTQ history – some known, others lesser known – that help show how far we’ve come, as well as has far we still need to go.
Julio Capó, Jr. is Associate Professor of History and Deputy Director of the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab at Florida International University. He is the award-winning author of the book Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940 and curator of the Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities exhibition at HistoryMiami Museum. He serves as an associate editor of the Made by History section of The Washington Post.
Vizcaya has always been a welcoming place for people of all stripes, including people who today might be identified as LGBTQ+. Join a Vizcaya educator for a 15-minute talk in which you’ll learn about some of those figures in Vizcaya’s history and explore Vizcaya’s role in Miami’s queer community today.
Vizcaya educators will provide you with all the materials and guidance you’ll need to create your own banners to carry in the parade.
Dressing for the theme is always encouraged at Vizcaya Late and our Pride Parade is no exception! Please observe the following guidelines for attire that are always in place.
The use of shoes and clothing is required for entry. Please note that specific body parts must be covered by non-transparent fabric at all times. These include breasts, nipples, buttocks and groin areas. The use of body paint or pasties to cover these is insufficient and will be grounds for being denied access without a refund.
For those bringing props, please note that animals, pets and items that could be used as weapons are not permitted on the grounds. Any such actions will result in removal from the grounds.
Vizcaya’s Cafe will have food and drink available for purchase throughout the evening.