Spring Break "Reunion"
A Retrospective on Fort Lauderdale's Spring Break
While "Spring Break" has become a phenomon that moves from place to place, it will always be associated with Fort Lauderdale, and vice versa.
Our March program will provide a retrospective on Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, from its apparent origins in 1935 with the college "Swim Forum", to promotions by the City in the '50s, to the opening of "Where the Boys Are" in 1960 and the crowds and "riots" of following years, to the 1985 "Spring Break that ate Fort Lauderdale", and the subsequent actions taken to reduce the impact of the breakers and revitalize the beach for the future.
E. Clay Shaw, Fort Lauderdale Commissioner (1971-1975 ) and Mayor (1975-1981 )
Robert A. Dressler, Fort Lauderdale Mayor (1982-1986)
Members of the City's Spring Break Team, (1984-87)
Tim Shavione, The World Famous Parrot (1973-present)
Ina Lee, President, Beach Activist and President, Travelhost FTL (1980-present)
As with our prior historical programs, the procedings will be video-recorded and presented to the Fort Lauderdale History Center.
The Fort Lauderdale premiere of "Where the Boys Are" in 1960
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
7:30 am: Coffee & Networking
7:45-8:45 am: Presentation/Discussion
FAU/BCC Higher Education Complex, 111 E. Las Olas, Room 1110
Parking available in the City Garage
RSVP to Robert A. Dressler
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