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Historic Sistrunk abounds with culturally rich activities delighting visitors of every age, race or homeland.  From the majestic bronze Sankofa bird anchoring Sistrunk Park to the east, to the Disney-created animatronic exhibit at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) on the west, Historic Sistrunk is a crossroads of African American, Caribbean, Afro-Latino and Native American-influenced culture and diversity.

100 BLACK MEN OF GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE

This all-volunteer male mentoring organization serves middle- and high-school boys with leadership, academic achievement and character development activities. Students must commit to ongoing participation to be admitted to the 100’s Saturday Leadership Academy.

ADDRESS: Avenue Executive, 405 N. Avenue of the Arts • Fort Lauderdale, FL
PHONE: 954-519-0002
WEBSITE: http://100blackmengfl.org

AVENUE EXECUTIVE

Avenue Executive is a popular meeting space for hosted luncheons or receptions, family reunions, business meetings, and pop-up shop events. Public events are posted on the Village District events calendar.

ADDRESS: 405 N. Avenue of the Arts • Fort Lauderdale, FL
PHONE: 954-681-4804
WEBSITE: http://avenueexecutive.com

ELKS LODGE 652

At the corner of North Avenue of the Arts and NW 2nd Street, the Elks Club has been a social hub for over 50 years. Adult visitors after five can find a variety of R&B or jazz music and performers, bites & beverages, dance floor, and plenty of sophisticated conversation.

ADDRESS: 712 NW 2nd Street • Fort Lauderdale, FL
PHONE: 954-463-7474

EULA JOHNSON HOUSE / NAACP FORT LAUDERDALE-BROWARD BRANCH

Once the private home of Eula Johnson, the activist who made history in 1961 by leading a group of Black citizens to wade in the segregated waters of Fort Lauderdale beach, the Eula Johnson house now serves as the Historic Sistrunk welcome center and headquarters of the local NAACP chapter, of which Eula Johnson was the first woman president.

ADDRESS: 1100 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
PHONE: 954-764-7604
WEBSITE: http://naacpftlbroward.com

JOSEPH C. CARTER PARK

Formerly known as Sunland Park, expansive Carter Park has virtually everything for a family’s recreational needs.  A beautiful competition-level running track, tennis courts, swimming pool, football/baseball/soccer field, and indoor activity house are what makes Carter Park the destination for everything from little league sports to jazz nights under the stars.

ADDRESS: 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd. • Fort Lauderdale, FL
PHONE: 954-828-5411

MIDTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

A membership organization of professional and service firms and real estate owners in the Village District, the Midtown Business Association hosts topical meetings and networking events at locations throughout the District.

PHONE:  954-764-8500

MIDTOWN COMMERCE CENTER

Housing community businesses on its upper floors, the Midtown Commerce Center’s glass-walled ground floor gallery hosts business, social, political and cultural functions, and is Historic Sistrunk’s trolley stop for arts and culture events like Flagler Village Artwalk on the 4th Saturday of each month.

ADDRESS: 1033 Sistrunk Blvd. • Fort Lauderdale, FL
PHONE: 954-467-6822

NEGRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Established in 1949 as a membership organization for businesses committed to uplifting the community and its heritage, the Fort Lauderdale Negro Chamber of Commerce also houses a collection of authentic memorabilia of Historic Sistrunk.

ADDRESS: 1021 Sistrunk Blvd. • Fort Lauderdale, FL
PHONE: 954-767-6399

OLD DILLARD MUSEUM

Just two blocks south of Sistrunk Boulevard, built in 1924 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building housing the Old Dillard Museum was the first high school for Blacks in Broward County. Old Dillard houses permanent and traveling exhibits of the African Diaspora, Historic Sistrunk, and local and traveling artists. Its specialties include interactive exhibits for children, docent-led trolley tours of Historic Sistrunk, and live musical and cultural programs.

ADDRESS: 1001 NW 4th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL
PHONE: 954-765-6952
WEBSITE: http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/olddillardmuseum

SISTRUNK PARK

Not quite as famous as the Hollywood sign in L.A., visitors still flock to boutique-sized Sistrunk Park for one of its many music, food truck, or pop-up shopping events, or to pose in front of the famous SISTRUNK sign and the bronze Sankofa bird monument by artist George Gadson.

ADDRESS: 200 Sistrunk Blvd. • Fort Lauderdale, FL

VON D. MIZELL CENTER

Founded in 1938 by Dr. James Sistrunk, Dr. Von Mizell and Leona Collins; this site held the first hospital for African-Americans in Broward County. After integration, the hospital was converted into the Von D. Mizell Center, home for a number of public service activities.

ADDRESS: 1409 Sistrunk Blvd. • Fort Lauderdale, FL
PHONE: 954-828-4538

WESTSIDE GAZETTE

At the corner of NW 7th Terrace and Sistrunk Boulevard, since 1971 the Westside Gazette has been the newspaper of record for the local African-American community. It is an active sponsor of community events such as the Sistrunk Parade & Festival and Dr. Martin Luther King Day celebrations, and houses much of the best journalistic record in existence on Black Fort Lauderdale.
ADDRESS: 545 NW 7th Terrace • Fort Lauderdale, FL
PHONE: 954-525-1489
WEBSITE: http://thewestsidegazette.com

WOMEN OF COLOR EMPOWERMENT INSTITUTE

Producer of the national Women of Color Empowerment Conference annually in Fort Lauderdale, WOCEI recently opened its national headquarters in Historic Sistrunk.  In addition to the conference, throughout the year WOCEI offers women-empowering community programs at venues around South Florida.

ADDRESS:  2219 Sistrunk Blvd. • Fort Lauderdale, FL
PHONE: 954-768-9770
WEBSITE: http://nationalwomenofcolor.com

YOUNG AT ART

Young at Art’s community ArtHouse provides artistic expression and creative placemaking programming in the Northwest Gardens affordable housing community. Activities are especially geared to serve teens and young adults and include painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, spoken word and intergenerational programs.

ADDRESS: 821 NW 12th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL
PHONE: 954- 523-4733
WEBSITE: http://northwestgardens.net/arthouse

Historic Sistrunk Partners

AFRICAN AMERICAN RESEARCH LIBRARY AND CULTURAL CENTER

Adjacent to Delevoe Park and one of only four African-American research libraries in the country, “AARLCC” [Are’-lack] as it is affectionately called by locals lies a few steps west of the city boundary of Historic Sistrunk.  It houses collections of African American and Caribbean history and culture, a 300-seat auditorium and an art museum space which includes a Disney-designed animatronic exhibit of the story of AARLCC.  AARLCC offers many programs and events from Monday through Saturday.

ADDRESS: 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
PHONE: 954-357-6282
WEBSITE: http://www.broward.org/Library/LocationsHours/Branches/Pages/AA.aspx

URBAN LEAGUE OF BROWARD COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT CENTER

On the property north of AARLCC lies the Urban League of Broward’s headquarters community center.  Featuring a large computer lab, small business center, multipurpose rooms and rooftop reception space, the Urban League hosts many community events and boasts a vibrant young professionals auxiliary.

ADDRESS: 11 NW 36th Avenue • Fort Lauderdale, FL
PHONE: 954-584-0777
WEBSITE: http://www.ulbroward.org

GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

:  Keep up with multicultural sports, entertainment, shops and restaurants throughout Broward County via the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website.  Find dates of major multicultural conventions and festivals, from the American Tennis Association’s national tournament to Light-Up Sistrunk to Jazz in the Gardens.

WEBSITE:  http://www.sunny.org/multicultural/

EULA JOHNSON HOUSE / NAACP FORT LAUDERDALE-BROWARD BRANCH

Once the private home of Eula Johnson, the activist who made history in 1961 by leading a group of Black citizens to wade in the segregated waters of Fort Lauderdale beach, the Eula Johnson house now serves as the Historic Sistrunk welcome center and headquarters of the local NAACP chapter, of which Eula Johnson was the first woman president.

ADDRESS: 1100 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
PHONE: 954-764-7604
WEBSITE: http://naacpftlbroward.com