The New World Center, home to the New World Symphony, is a prime venue for Summer events including conferences, multi-day festivals, receptions, weddings and film premieres. This iconic Miami Beach venue, designed by Frank Gehry, offers spacious rooms and full equipment support, making it the ideal venue in Miami for high-profile events.
Here’s a brief recap of Summer 2019 events at the New World Center.
AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
The American Black Film Festival (ABBF) kicked off this year’s festivities in the New World Center’s performance hall with the film premier of SHAFT, featuring Samuel L. Jackson.
The ABFF presented 4 days of screenings, competitions and conversations at the New World Center for the 3rd year in a row. The film festival is a highly anticipated event that is committed to the empowerment of black artists and to showing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent.
The ABFF has been an important platform for emerging black artists, showcasing their early work and featuring the talents of many successful producers, writers, comedians, directors and actors.
COUNCIL ON FOUNDATIONS 70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
This important milestone celebration was an event to remember! Live entertainment in Soundscape Park immersed guests in a tropical atmosphere, while a Champagne wall and fine dining were the main attraction inside the venue.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF MIAMI, CLASS OF 2019 GRADUATION
Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami held their annual graduation ceremony and reception at the new World center for the second year in a row. Miami Beach Mayor, Dan Gelber, and former Miami Heat forward, Shane Battier, were among the VIP guests who gathered to celebrate the success of 150 hard working graduates. Over $1 million in scholarships were awarded.
SOCIAL AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY CONFERENCE
This meeting of great minds took place over 3 days at the New World Center. Over 500 scholars committed to the research and investigation of the neural basis of social and affective processes gathered for thought-provoking symposiums in the performance hall and daily presentations in the SunTrust Pavilion and Atrium. A keynote address was delivered by renowned primatologist, Frans de Waal.
POETRY FOUNDATION - MIAMI SUMMER POETRY TEACHERS INSTITUTE
Academic preparation for the upcoming school year for some of Miami Dade’s teachers included this 5 day event that included seminars and workshops with renowned contemporary poets. Poets and expert teachers discussed poetry lesson plans for the 2019/2020 language arts curriculum.
A SPECTACULAR WEDDING
John & Bradley’s incredibly beautiful ceremony in The New World Center’s Performance Hall made use of some of the venue’s unique features, including its ability to easily change configuration, the exceptional acoustics, and the multimedia and technical capabilities. Click here for a blog post featuring this wedding.