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Saturday, February 10, 2024, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Overtown Walking Tour & River Cleanup

Learn about Overtown's rich history on our cleanup route while taking in the scenic views!

Join us for a captivating walking tour of Historic Overtown, Miami’s iconic Black neighborhood. As we take in scenic views along our route, our knowledgeable guides will highlight the people, places, music, and stories that have defined Overtown’s rich history and culture.

We’ll make several meaningful stops, like the Historic Lyric Theater, a famous hotspot for jazz legends and civil rights activists, and the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, which documents Overtown’s critical role in Miami’s fight for equality. We’ll discuss how Overtown earned names like “Little Broadway” for its vibrant business district, and “Harlem of the South” for its bustling music scene.

As we stroll through parks and along the Miami River, we’ll imagine Overtown in its heyday while emphasizing the resilience of this historic community. As part of this collaborative event, Urban Health Partnerships, Miami Waterkeeper, and Debris Free Oceans will also emphasize the importance of keeping our communities, rivers, and bays clean and how we can all play a part in this.

We’re thrilled to offer this dual history and cleanup tour on February 10th, starting at the iconic Lyric Theater (819 NW 2nd Ave) at 2:00 pm. We welcome donations for the Black Police Museum and hope you’ll join us in celebrating Overtown’s living history! With cultural landmarks, impactful stories, and community pride on full display, you’ll come away with a deeper understanding of what makes this neighborhood so special. We can’t wait to see you there!



Saturday, February 10th

2:00 PM- 5:00 PM EST


Black Archives – Historic Lyric Theater

819 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33136

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Register at Eventbrite.


There is available metered on-street parking in the area. However, the Historic Overtown/Lyric Theater station of the Metrorail is very close to our starting location.


Comfortable shoes, a reusable water bottle, and sunscreen if desired! We will supply the cleanup gear, but if you have your own gloves you’d like to wear please bring them.


We will have the opportunity to stop at the Police Museum and Reeves Park for a bathroom break.


Please contact us directly if you need to cancel at Thank you!

Donations for this event are non-refundable.


If you would like to attend this event, but require accommodations due to disability, neurodivergence, and/or chronic illness, please email so accommodations can be made.