The 2019 Be A Kid Again Gala to Benefit Miami Children’s Museum

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 14 - 2019

Get ready to embrace your inner child and “Color Your Imagination!”  Considered by many to be the most unique and playful event of the South Florida social season, Miami Children’s Museum’s Be A Kid Again Gala brings together all the chic fashionable color in your life.  The gala features exceptional entertainment, luxurious auctions and a culinary experience unlike any other. This year’s gala, chaired by Heide & Jose Dans with Auction Chair Melissa Netkin, will be held on Saturday, March 16th at 6:30 PM at Soho Studios located at 2136 NW 1st Ave in the arts district of Wynwood. All funds raised for the event will directly support the Museum’s educational programs.

            Sponsors for the event are Dr. Brigitt Rok Potamkin & Mr. Alan Potamkin; Yolanda & Jeff Berkowitz; Heide & Jose Dans; Susan & Richard Lampen/ Jackie & Adam Malamed/Ladenburg Thalmann; Allied Universal Security Services; CPM Visit Ready; Greenberg Traurig, P.A.; Northern Trust; The Fairholme Foundation; Plaza Construction; 1220 Exhibits, Academica; Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation; Felicia & Andrew Berkowitz/Jolie & Michael Berkowitz; Bilzin Sumberg; Capital Contractor Services; Carnival Foundation; City National Bank; Vanessa & Lee Krelstein/ Louis N. Cassette Foundation; Median Family Foundation; Motorola Solutions, Inc.; Rycon Construction, Stark Weber PLLC; Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.; US Trust and Century Risk Advisors/Tom Gallagher Insurance. Partners include: Miami Magazine, Miami Herald, Soho Studios, Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits and Chef David Schwadron Cuisine and Event Design.

Guests will feel like a kid again from the moment they enter Soho Studios. Everyone is encouraged to dress in colorfully chic attire.  The night kicks off with a not to be missed cocktail reception filled with an extensive silent auction with unique pieces. 

Adding the spice to the colorful, imagination themed extravaganza is a taste tempting array of treats provided by Chef David Schwadron Catering and Event Design with a color infused twist that brings to life all the iconic visions of fantasy and fun.

Tickets for the 2019 Be A Kid Again Gala are $750 per person and ticket packages are available online. All funds raised benefit the Museum’s educational programming. For sponsorship and ticket information for the 2019 Be a Kid Again Gala “Color Your Imagination” contact:Daniella Cabezas at 305-373-5437 x142 or visit

The gala committee chaired by Heide & Jose Dans includes: Denise Alfonso, Loretta Anaya, Judy Añez, Rachel Bailine, Ryan Bailine, Marianne Devine, Taylor Donahue, Todd Gomberg, Claudia Gomberg, Kelly Ruane Melchiondo, Melissa Netkin, Albert Price, Jacklyn Taplin Schiffrin, David Schwadron, Chris Smith, Yoly Solano, Natalie Vilar, Alexis Wagner, Scott N. Wagner and Steven Weber.

Miami Children’s Museum offers bilingual and interactive exhibits, programs, classes and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication.  The Museum has 17 interactive galleries as well as housing many exciting and fun traveling exhibits.  Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning through play and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Through arts and educational programs, the Museum seeks to include and target all audiences in Miami’s changing and diverse community by becoming the “town center” for Miami-Dade County’s children and families.


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