PRLog - April 27, 2012 - MIAMI -- (Press Release) – April 27, 2012 – Miami FL – The Omni Parkwest Redevelopment Association (OPRA) is hosting the “GO DUTCH! Orange Bike-in Festival” at Grand Central Park today from 6-11pm. The open-air, Dutch-themed event taking place on the Dutch National Holiday “Queen’s Day”. Join the Kingdom of the Netherlands and hundreds of cyclists from Miami to celebrate Dutch culture, sustainable living and Miami’s growing and dynamic cycling scene. Grolsch Premium Lager is generously sponsoring the event. Grolsch will provide cyclists with orange “Get in touch with your inner Dutch” t-shirts and other orange goodies.
Everyone is welcome. Attendees arriving on a bicycle and Dutch-inspired apparel will have a chance to win a bicycle from Republic Bike (www.republicbike.com)
This event is a fundraiser for OPRA and OPRA will use all the proceeds from the event for upgrades and maintenance of Grand Central Park. This event is also part of OPRA’s commitment to bring activity and sustainable redevelopment to the SEOPW CRA. Donations will be suggested at the door and at an OPRA booth on site.
“Queen’s day will be the first of many cultural events that O.P.R.A. plans on holding at Grand Central Park,” said Bradley Knoefler, Founder and President of OPRA. “The Dutch are known for trendy urban living and are models worldwide for bicycle and pedestrian friendly Cities.” he said, “We are planning to give Miami a taste of Holland and continue to promote our agenda of leading by example to activate Downtown Miami and generating jobs and economic development for the Community.”
Grand Central Park is a public / private joint venture created by OPRA, a community-based not-for-profit group, founded by Bradley Knoefler in 2009, focused on progressive, low-cost urban renewal projects. The Park was designed by Jennifer Bolstad & Walter Meyer of Local Office Landscape & Urban Design, LLC located in Brooklyn, New York and is located on 5 acres of a formerly blighted parcel in Downtown Miami, where the Miami Arena once stood. The City of Miami Community Redevelopment Agency provided a $200,000 grant for the initial construction and activation of the site. Grand Central Park provides needed recreational space and activates the area for thousands of new Downtown Miami residents. The park will exist for a minimum period of 3 years, while the final status of the former Miami Arena site is determined.
Grand Central Park gives people a reason to come to a formerly dilapidated neighborhood and have fun, ” said Knoefler, “and with event’s like today’s we think we’re off to a great start”
For questions and further information, please visit www.grandcentralpark.org or contact Bradley Knoefler at 305.527.7332 or email@example.com.
GROLSCH PREMIUM LAGER; THE MIAMI BIKE SCENE; CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS, THE NETHERALNDS AMERICAN BUSINESS CHAMBER IN MIAMI, THE DOWNTOWN MIAMI PARTNERSHIP;