RIVIERA BEACH TO COMMEMORATE WORLD OCEAN DAY WITH SPECIAL EVENTS
RIVIERA BEACH, FL. (May 31, 2022) –
The City plans to commemorate World Ocean Day in
grand fashion with a fascinating concert and eye-catching art exhibit to remind citizens to keep
one of our most important assets clean and pristine for the greater good of the City, state,
country and globe.
The City is partnering with various organizations to teach the importance of keeping the ocean
clean by using the arts, which represents a wonderful way to look at the world as it is and create
a representation that may resonate better with the public than a scientific lecture. World Ocean
Day, which falls on June 8, is an initiative of the United Nations aimed at reminding everyone of
the major role the oceans have in everyday life. The purpose of the day is to inform the public of
the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the
ocean and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable
management of the world's oceans, according to the UN.
The City is hosting a World Ocean Day Art Exhibition from June 1 to June 30 at the Marina
Event Center, 190 E. 13th Street, featuring marine life works of art by Michael Alexander, Tony
Arrura, Suzanne B. Arton, Jerilyn Brown and Louise Browning. An open reception will be held
on June 8 at 5 p.m.
An Ocean of Notes Concert presented by the City and Taras Oceanographic Foundation will
commence on June 17 at 7 p.m. at the Marina Event Center, featuring Pierce Pettis and Richard
Gilewitz. Admission is free and registration is required.
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For VIP tickets or questions, call Stefan Harzen at 561-762-6473
or email at email@example.com.
“World Oceans Day reminds us of the importance of the seas: it is where life emerged. It is what
sustains life today. Our mission at the Taras Oceanographic Foundation is to advance marine science and assure the long-term survival of both people and our oceans,” the foundation’s
Director and CEO Stefan Harzen said. “We have an obligation to protect the seas for future generations and celebrating June 8 every year is an effective way to reach millions of people all around the world and get them to join our efforts.”
Riviera Beach City Councilwoman Julie Botel, who is spearheading the events for the City,
echoed Harzen’s sentiment about World Ocean Day, which theme this year is “Revitalization:
Collective Action for the Ocean.”
“We all depend on the ocean for so many aspects of our lives: The air we breathe, food, climate regulation, transportation, recreation, economic benefits and medicine,” Botel said. “As an
oceanfront community, we must be caretakers of our local coastline in order to ensure this precious resource for future generations. Celebrating World Oceans Day is one way to remind us of our obligation.”
Botel also is participating in the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa, 3800 N. Ocean Drive, beach cleanup on June 8 at 8:30 a.m., which the public is encouraged to attend. Both Botel and Harzen stress that to keep our ocean clean and environment healthy year-round the public should pick up trash, gather all garbage at the beach before leaving and attempt to avoid the use of plastic.
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