A Lot Is Happening In Hollywood

June 15, 2021

Mural Project Dedication, Community Pools Are Open & ArtsPark Movie Night

Join us on Friday, June 18th at 10 a.m. to celebrate the completion of the community-led project to create the Sheridan Street wall mural. The dedication ceremony will be held at the 2500 Block of N. 28th Avenue, just east of the I-95 northbound ramp at Sheridan Street.

Back in February 2016, Hollywood resident Bettina August began a community effort to “paint the ugly wall” that runs along the north side of Sheridan Street just east of I-95, functioning as a sound barrier. After a several year fundraising effort, a call to artists and working through all of the logistical matters, Artist Cat Ferraz and her partner Nick Rother were selected to paint a 460-foot ocean-themed mural on the “ugly wall.” The finished product has turned this spot into a welcoming passage which is one of the main access points to the City of Hollywood with more than 40,000 cars passing this location every day.

The Dedication will include:
• Remarks from City officials
• Recognition of the Volunteer Project Coordinator, Bettina August
• Recognition of Project Sponsor Pinnacle Art in Public Places Program, Louis Wolfson III, Partner
• Reflections from Mural Artist Cat Ferraz

The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony to celebrate the completion of the community-led project.

Dive Into Summer at Your Local Community Pool
Open swim time and structured aquatic programs will be offered this summer at your local community pools in Hollywood. Two community pools in Hollywood opened to the public this week.

Dive into summer at
either of these locations:
• Driftwood Community Pool, 3000 N. 69th Avenue in west Hollywood
• Attucks Middle School, 3500 N 22nd Avenue in east Hollywood

For more information including fees, hours of operations and programming details, please call 954.967.4644 or visit www.hollywoodfl.org and search for “Aquatics.”

ArtsPark Movie Night
Friday, June 18th at 8 p.m.
Lilo and Stitch (PG) will be featured on the big screen at the ArtsPark Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or beach chair for lawn seating. Social distancing will be enforced. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and admission is free. Catch a new movie every Friday night at 8 p.m. – visit the event calendar at www.hollywoodfl.org for the movie schedule.

South Broward Juneteenth Festival: Highlighting a Forgotten Holiday
Sat., June 19th from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Washington Park Community Center
5199 Pembroke Road in Hollywood
This family event is free and open to the public

Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk
Saturday, June 19th from 6 - 11 p.m.
Restaurants, galleries & shops, art, music, murals, outdoor markets & more!
• Artisan Market - 6 - 11 p.m.
• Mural Tour - 6- 7 p.m.
• Gallery Tour – 7- 8 p.m.
• Impulse Art - fusion of music and foot painting 8- 9 p.m.

For more information on these events and all that is going on in the City of Hollywood visit www.hollywoodfl.org.