Destination Fridays
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Party Around the World Without Leaving Town!

Travel and explore diverse cultures from around the globe without experiencing jet lag! The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) presents Destination Fridays, an event held the first Friday of select months. Enjoy the attractions, fun, music, signature delicacies, and tourism highlights of exotic places all at one location! 

Events are held at AARLCC, 6:30 to 9:30PM, for ages 21 and older. Purchase event tickets for $10 at the door, using cash or credit card.  Tickets can be purchased online (there is a $1.54 fee for online orders).  For more information, please call AARLCC's Welcome Desk at 954-357-6210.

Address:  2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 • Directions by Google Maps​

​2017 Destination Fridays Events

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June 2
Caribbean-American Heritage Celebration
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Enjoy food from local Caribbean restaurants/caterers and the signature drink will be a tropical rum cocktail with a variety of flavorings. There will be shimmery steel drum music played in the lobby - you'll feel like you're on a cruise ship or at an island beach resort! There will be joyful dancing, an engaging travel talk and gift basket raffles. Come dressed to compete in your country's colors and show us your pride! The Caribbean nation with the greatest participation will become a featured destination in the year 2018!

​Upcoming dates:
  • September 8 • London
  • October 6 • Motown
  • November 3 • Bahamas

Past Events:  

May 5
 • Peru •
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This event celebrated Peru’s culture with a dance performance of Marinera Norteña by Peru Danza Asociación Cultural. There was Peru travel talk and door prizes for lucky ticket holders. Guests enjoyed freshly cooked paella and tlomo saltado and indulged in Peru’s traditional pisco sour cocktail.

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April 7 • Kenya • Event info •  Postcard

This event featured an evening of fun dance lessons and joyful partying!



March 10 • Let's Dance at AARLCC • Event info • Postcard​
This event featured complimentary dance lessons, food, a signature drink and live music by Keba Music, featuring Keba Williams​.  

Febru​ary 3 • Harlem Renaissance, NYC​ • Event infoPostcard​