Celebrate José Martí’s Legacy

(Miami Beach, FL) Jan 13, 2020 -

WHO/WHAT: Join the City of Miami Beach in celebrating the birth of Cuban national hero José Martí on Thursday, January 23. Over 160 years later, the poet’s enlightening ideals of freedom and independence continue to
inspire not only Cuban-Americans, but the Latin American population as a whole.

“We are proud to honor José Martí whose poems and literary passages reflected the perseverance of the Cuban people,” said Mayor Dan Gelber. “His timeless words of hope and political freedom still ring true today.”

Presenting a coveted opportunity for older generations to reflect on his life and younger generations to learn of his revolutionary work, the fourth annual celebration will honor Martí’s immense impact.

We must remember not only Jose Marti’s legacy but the wisdom he left behind,” said Gabriel Paez, Chair of the City of Miami Beach Hispanic Affairs Committee. “As a result, we will honor this great poet by keeping his legacy alive throughout our city and Miami-Dade County on Thursday January 23. In the words of Jose Marti, “Day and night I always dream with open eyes.”

Following the 10 a.m. ceremony, cafecito and pastelitos will be served at 11 a.m.

WHEN: Thursday, January 23 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Collins Park | 21 Street Collins Avenue