Festival Daily Schedule

We have an exciting week filled with events for everyone to enjoy.  Click on each of the tabs to see what we have in store for that day.

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Companion Exhibitions - The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston) and Arts & History Museums - Maitland


Cost: Free and Open to the Public


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Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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6:00 - 7:15 PMThe Hurston Museum, 227 East Kennedy Boulevard in Eatonville 32751
Companion Exhibitions - The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston) and Arts & History Museums - Maitland


Cost: Free and Open to the Public


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7:30 - 8:45 PMArts & History Museums - Maitland, 231 West Packwood in Maitland 32751
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Back Story: The Virtual Tour of the Historic Robert Hungerford Industrial and Normal School, "Conducted by Zora Neale Hurston as a middle school student"



Cost: Free and Open to the Public


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Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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4:00 - 5:30 PMOrange Technical College, Mid Florida Campus, 2900 West Oak Ridge Road, Orlando 32809
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Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour

Summary:

  • Special Garden-to-Table Lunch at DaJen Eats Cafe & Creamery in Eatonville.

  • Tour includes stops at The Hurston Museum, the Gardens of the Yards & Gardens Club of Historic Eatonville, the Arts & History Museums - Maitland, and, in Winter Park, a windshield of the Hannibal Square Neighborhood



Cost: Ticket required: $75.00


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Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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8:00 - 4:00 PMTour: Eatonville, Maitland, and West Winter Park
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"Global Conversations" Round Tables (Day 1)

Summary:

This 2-day conference will explore the question of liberal arts, in a global context, or precisely, how education in a liberal arts ethos, can address present challenges facing democracy. Foci will also include information and technology transfer, economic empowerment and collaboration on a global stage.


Costs:

  • Rollins College Faculty & Students: No fees required.

  • Registration Required for Non-Rollins Faculty & Students:

    • 2-day registration [all-inclusive]: $150.

    • Student & Senior Citizen 2-day registration [excluding meals]: $75.

    • 1-day registration [all-inclusive]: $100.

    • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen [excluding meals]: $45.




Click Here To Purchase Tickets


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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See times belowRollins College
Breakfast refreshments8:00 - 8:45 AMRollins College
Round Table #1: "The Role of Policy in the Global Community," Rollins President, Dr. Grant Cornwell, Convener9:00 - 10:15 AMRollins College
Breakout session to Invited Participants: I.e., "opinion-shapers"/informed observers/persons of standing10:30 - 11:30 AMRollins College
Luncheon (Plated buffet) -- Ambassador Peter Romero (Retired)
12:00 - 1:45 PMRollins College
Round Table #2: "Technology Transfer" (Panelists with both the theoretical and practical expertise)2:00 - 3:15 PMRollins College
Board bus for tour of Central Florida technology company (e.g., Lockheed Martin or simulation giant [Orlando is recognized as THE national "capital" for the simulation industry.]3:25 PMRollins College
Tour4:15 - 4:45 PMRollins College
Return to Rollins5:00 PMRollins College
Reception at Residence of Rollins College President7:00 - 8:30 PMRollins College
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"Global Conversations" Round Tables (Day 2)

Summary:

This 2-day conference will explore the question of liberal arts, in a global context, or precisely, how education in a liberal arts ethos, can address present challenges facing democracy. Foci will also include information and technology transfer, economic empowerment and collaboration on a global stage.


Costs:

  • Rollins College Faculty & Students: No fees required.

  • Registration Required for Non-Rollins Faculty & Students:

    • 2-day registration [all-inclusive]: $150.

    • Student & Senior Citizen 2-day registration [excluding meals]: $75.

    • 1-day registration [all-inclusive]: $100.

    • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen [excluding meals]: $45.




Click Here To Purchase Tickets


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Click Here To Purchase Premium Ticket Packages
See times belowRollins College
Breakfast refreshments8:00 - 8:45 AMRollins College
Round Table #3: "Economic Development: 'Up Close & Personal' -- Examples in Developing Communities Grambling, LA & Sacramento, CA9:00 - 10:15 AMRollins College
Breakout session to Invited Participants10:30 - 11:30 AMRollins College
Luncheon (Plated buffet), Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas, Speaker12:00 - 1:45 PMRollins College
Round Table #4: Curated by the World Conference of Mayors2:00 - 3:15 PMRollins College
Breakout session to Invited Participants3:30 - 4:30 PMRollins College
Tour of Rollings College(Optional)Rollins College
Closing Program Being Finalized7:30 - 9:30 PMRollins College
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"Summit" - Students as Change Agents: The Nexus between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) & Historic Black Towns and Settlements (HBTS)

Summary:

Curated by Dr. Michelle Bachelor Robinson, Spelman College; ZORA!™ Festival National Planner; Vice President for Educational Matters, Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance


Costs:

  • Registration required: $100 [all inclusive]

  • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen $45 [excluding meal]


Click Here To Purchase Tickets


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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8:00 - 5:00 PMEatonville -- Several Venues
Northwest Tap Connection [Youth dance ensemble, Seattle, Washington]

Costs:

  • Registration required: $15


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7:30 - 9:00 PMDr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
445 S. Magnolia Ave in Orlando 32801
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Concurrent Program #1: ZORA!™ Festival Hosts Collegium for African American Research (CAAR) Conferees in Historic Eatonville

Summary:

"Education Day," 3 concurrent programs - 2 in Historic Eatonville; 1 in Orlando


Costs:

  • Registration required: $100 [all inclusive]

  • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen $45 [excluding meal]


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(Session details below)

Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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8:00 - 5:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
"Fish & Grits" Breakfast8:00 - 9:00 AMHistoric Eatonville
Everett L. FLy, Landscape Architect, FASLA; Architect, NCARB Certified; 2014 National Humanities Medalist delivers the Zora Neale Hurston Arts and Humanities Lecture9:30 - 10:45 AMHistoric Eatonville
Deborah Plant, Ph.D., "On Barracoon"11:00 - 12:15 PMHistoric Eatonville
Lunch, On Your Own -- Please visit the International Food Court at Zora's Village12:30 - 1:45 PMHistoric Eatonville
"On Zora Neale Hurston -- The Reunion Panel," Drs. Ruthe Sheffey, Trudier Harris and Cheryl Wall2:00 - 3:30 PMHistoric Eatonville
"On Zora Neale Hurston -- An International Perspective," Dr. Irina Morozova, Prof. Marumi Nishigauchi, and Dr. Tiffany Ruby Patterson[representing CAAR]

3:45 - 5:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
Depart for Welcoming Reception in honor of 30th Annual ZORA!™ Festival, the Annual Meeting of the World Conference of Mayors, and the Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance (HBTSA) Board Meeting Orlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave. in Orlando 328015:30 PMOrlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave. in Orlando 32801
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Concurrent Program #2 : ZORA!™ - Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Historic Eatonville

Outdoor Festival features:

  • Fine arts/Master crafts booths

  • The  Hurston Museum

  • Center Stage performances by students

  • International Marketplace

  • Healthy Lifestyles Pavilion

  • Black Orlando Tech [BOT]- organized activities in the Excellence Without Excuse (E-WE) Community Computer Arts Lab & in the "STEM Park" located immediately to the east of the E-WE Lab

  • "News You Can Use" booths

  • International Food Court

  • ZORA!™ Literacy Initiative [Book Give-away],

  • STEM activities in the Robert Hungerford Gym organized by Orange County Public Schools

  • Creative Writing Workshop for Middle & High School Students, organized by the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center


Costs: Free & Open to the Public
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Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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9:00 - 7:00 PMIn the Community Park, next to the Library & Along E. Kennedy Blvd.
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Concurrent Program #3: 6th Annual ZORA!™ STEM Conference for Middle School Students

Summary:

  • Target audience: Students attending Title I middle schools as it is this student population which is historically under-represented in the STEM Fields

  • Major collaborative partners: Orange County Public Schools, Valencia College, University of Central Florida - College of Medicine, National Center for Simulation, Orlando Science Center



Costs:

  • Reserved for Orange County Public School Students. Please inquire directly to ZORA!™ Festival Headquarters, 407-647-3307.

  • Pre-registration required and must be completed no later than Friday, November 30.


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Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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8:00 - 3:00 PMOrange Technical College, Mid Florida Campus
2900 W. Oak Ridge Road, Bldg. 1600
Orlando, FL 32801
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Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Historic Eatonville

Summary:

This is our 30th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, A Milestone Event


Costs:

  • K- 12 students free; middle and high school students should have current, valid school i.d.

  • Adults -- Early Bird, General Admission: $6 for each day [Parking not included in this price]

  • General Admission tickets purchased at the Gate: $10 for each day [Parking not included in this price]
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VIP Ticket Pricing


VIP Tickets: $65 each -- No Early Bird available (8 seats to table)

VIP Tickets Include:

  • Food

  • Close, up-front table seating to the stage, in front of  the general admission area

  • Drinks (2):  Beer or Wine / Soda or water during concert

  • VIP -  Rest Rooms located inside V.I.P. fenced  area

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    Premium Ticket Packages Available:


    Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
    Full-Access Package includes:
    Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
    Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
    HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
    ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
    International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
    Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

    Weekender Package: $295
    The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.


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9:00 - 7:00PMHistoric Eatonville
Concert begins

Artist Lineup: (Coming soon . . .)
1:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
Closing Banquet -- CAAR & ZORA!™ Festival 2019 Featuring Alice Walker

Summary:

This is our 30th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities closing banquet featuring Alice Walker


Costs:

  • [ PLEASE NOTE: Because of limited space, there are NO SINGLE TICKETS available for the Alice Walker event. ONLY Full-Access ($650) and Weekender Package ($295) holders will have this ticket. ]

7:30 - 9:30 PMUniversity of Central Florida, Pegasus Ballroom
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Traditional Sunday Morning Worship Service (Ecumenical)8:30 - 9:45 AMComing soon . . .
Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Historic Eatonville

Summary:

This is our 30th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, A Milestone Event


Costs:

  • K- 12 students free; middle and high school students should have current, valid school i.d.

  • Adults -- Early Bird, General Admission: $6 for each day [Parking not included in this price]

  • General Admission tickets purchased at the Gate: $10 for each day [Parking not included in this price]


V.I.P Ticket Pricing:

  • V.I.P. Tickets: $65 each --No Early Bird available (8 seats to table)


V.I.P Tickets Include:

  • Food

  • Close, up-front table seating to the stage, in front of  the general admission area

  • Drinks (2):  Beer or Wine / Soda or water during concert

  • VIP -  Rest Rooms located inside V.I.P. fenced  area



Ticket Package Pricing:

  • Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)

    • Access to all events from (Monday, January 28 - Sunday, February 3)

  • Weekender Package: $295

    • The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet and activist Alice Walker.

10:00 - 6:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
Concert begins

Artist Lineup: (Coming soon . . .)
2:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
Saturday
January 26, 2019
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Companion Exhibitions - The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston) and Arts & History Museums - Maitland


Cost: Free and Open to the Public


Click Here To Register


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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6:00 - 7:15 PMThe Hurston Museum, 227 East Kennedy Boulevard in Eatonville 32751
Companion Exhibitions - The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston) and Arts & History Museums - Maitland


Cost: Free and Open to the Public


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7:30 - 8:45 PMArts & History Museums - Maitland, 231 West Packwood in Maitland 32751
Sunday
January 27, 2019
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Back Story: The Virtual Tour of the Historic Robert Hungerford Industrial and Normal School, "Conducted by Zora Neale Hurston as a middle school student"



Cost: Free and Open to the Public


Click Here To Register


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Click Here To Purchase Premium Ticket Packages
4:00 - 5:30 PMOrange Technical College, Mid Florida Campus, 2900 West Oak Ridge Road, Orlando 32809
Monday
January 28, 2019
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Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour

Summary:

  • Special Garden-to-Table Lunch at DaJen Eats Cafe & Creamery in Eatonville.

  • Tour includes stops at The Hurston Museum, the Gardens of the Yards & Gardens Club of Historic Eatonville, the Arts & History Museums - Maitland, and, in Winter Park, a windshield of the Hannibal Square Neighborhood



Cost: Ticket required: $75.00


Click Here To Purchase Tickets


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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8:00 - 4:00 PMTour: Eatonville, Maitland, and West Winter Park
Tuesday
JANUARY 29, 2019
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"Global Conversations" Round Tables (Day 1)

Summary:

This 2-day conference will explore the question of liberal arts, in a global context, or precisely, how education in a liberal arts ethos, can address present challenges facing democracy. Foci will also include information and technology transfer, economic empowerment and collaboration on a global stage.


Costs:

  • Rollins College Faculty & Students: No fees required.

  • Registration Required for Non-Rollins Faculty & Students:

    • 2-day registration [all-inclusive]: $150.

    • Student & Senior Citizen 2-day registration [excluding meals]: $75.

    • 1-day registration [all-inclusive]: $100.

    • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen [excluding meals]: $45.




Click Here To Purchase Tickets


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Click Here To Purchase Premium Ticket Packages
See times belowRollins College
Breakfast refreshments8:00 - 8:45 AMRollins College
Round Table #1: "The Role of Policy in the Global Community," Rollins President, Dr. Grant Cornwell, Convener9:00 - 10:15 AMRollins College
Breakout session to Invited Participants: I.e., "opinion-shapers"/informed observers/persons of standing10:30 - 11:30 AMRollins College
Luncheon (Plated buffet) -- Ambassador Peter Romero (Retired)
12:00 - 1:45 PMRollins College
Round Table #2: "Technology Transfer" (Panelists with both the theoretical and practical expertise)2:00 - 3:15 PMRollins College
Board bus for tour of Central Florida technology company (e.g., Lockheed Martin or simulation giant [Orlando is recognized as THE national "capital" for the simulation industry.]3:25 PMRollins College
Tour4:15 - 4:45 PMRollins College
Return to Rollins5:00 PMRollins College
Reception at Residence of Rollins College President7:00 - 8:30 PMRollins College
Wednesday
JANUARY 30, 2019
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"Global Conversations" Round Tables (Day 2)

Summary:

This 2-day conference will explore the question of liberal arts, in a global context, or precisely, how education in a liberal arts ethos, can address present challenges facing democracy. Foci will also include information and technology transfer, economic empowerment and collaboration on a global stage.


Costs:

  • Rollins College Faculty & Students: No fees required.

  • Registration Required for Non-Rollins Faculty & Students:

    • 2-day registration [all-inclusive]: $150.

    • Student & Senior Citizen 2-day registration [excluding meals]: $75.

    • 1-day registration [all-inclusive]: $100.

    • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen [excluding meals]: $45.




Click Here To Purchase Tickets


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Click Here To Purchase Premium Ticket Packages
See times belowRollins College
Breakfast refreshments8:00 - 8:45 AMRollins College
Round Table #3: "Economic Development: 'Up Close & Personal' -- Examples in Developing Communities Grambling, LA & Sacramento, CA9:00 - 10:15 AMRollins College
Breakout session to Invited Participants10:30 - 11:30 AMRollins College
Luncheon (Plated buffet), Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas, Speaker12:00 - 1:45 PMRollins College
Round Table #4: Curated by the World Conference of Mayors2:00 - 3:15 PMRollins College
Breakout session to Invited Participants3:30 - 4:30 PMRollins College
Tour of Rollings College(Optional)Rollins College
Closing Program Being Finalized7:30 - 9:30 PMRollins College
Thursday
JANUARY 31, 2019
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"Summit" - Students as Change Agents: The Nexus between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) & Historic Black Towns and Settlements (HBTS)

Summary:

Curated by Dr. Michelle Bachelor Robinson, Spelman College; ZORA!™ Festival National Planner; Vice President for Educational Matters, Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance


Costs:

  • Registration required: $100 [all inclusive]

  • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen $45 [excluding meal]


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Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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8:00 - 5:00 PMEatonville -- Several Venues
Northwest Tap Connection [Youth dance ensemble, Seattle, Washington]

Costs:

  • Registration required: $15


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7:30 - 9:00 PMDr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
445 S. Magnolia Ave in Orlando 32801
Friday (1 of 3)
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
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Concurrent Program #1: ZORA!™ Festival Hosts Collegium for African American Research (CAAR) Conferees in Historic Eatonville

Summary:

"Education Day," 3 concurrent programs - 2 in Historic Eatonville; 1 in Orlando


Costs:

  • Registration required: $100 [all inclusive]

  • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen $45 [excluding meal]


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(Session details below)

Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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8:00 - 5:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
"Fish & Grits" Breakfast8:00 - 9:00 AMHistoric Eatonville
Everett L. FLy, Landscape Architect, FASLA; Architect, NCARB Certified; 2014 National Humanities Medalist delivers the Zora Neale Hurston Arts and Humanities Lecture9:30 - 10:45 AMHistoric Eatonville
Deborah Plant, Ph.D., "On Barracoon"11:00 - 12:15 PMHistoric Eatonville
Lunch, On Your Own -- Please visit the International Food Court at Zora's Village12:30 - 1:45 PMHistoric Eatonville
"On Zora Neale Hurston -- The Reunion Panel," Drs. Ruthe Sheffey, Trudier Harris and Cheryl Wall2:00 - 3:30 PMHistoric Eatonville
"On Zora Neale Hurston -- An International Perspective," Dr. Irina Morozova, Prof. Marumi Nishigauchi, and Dr. Tiffany Ruby Patterson[representing CAAR]

3:45 - 5:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
Depart for Welcoming Reception in honor of 30th Annual ZORA!™ Festival, the Annual Meeting of the World Conference of Mayors, and the Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance (HBTSA) Board Meeting Orlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave. in Orlando 328015:30 PMOrlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave. in Orlando 32801
Friday (2 of 3)
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
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Concurrent Program #2 : ZORA!™ - Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Historic Eatonville

Outdoor Festival features:

  • Fine arts/Master crafts booths

  • The  Hurston Museum

  • Center Stage performances by students

  • International Marketplace

  • Healthy Lifestyles Pavilion

  • Black Orlando Tech [BOT]- organized activities in the Excellence Without Excuse (E-WE) Community Computer Arts Lab & in the "STEM Park" located immediately to the east of the E-WE Lab

  • "News You Can Use" booths

  • International Food Court

  • ZORA!™ Literacy Initiative [Book Give-away],

  • STEM activities in the Robert Hungerford Gym organized by Orange County Public Schools

  • Creative Writing Workshop for Middle & High School Students, organized by the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center


Costs: Free & Open to the Public
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Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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9:00 - 7:00 PMIn the Community Park, next to the Library & Along E. Kennedy Blvd.
Friday (3 of 3)
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
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Concurrent Program #3: 6th Annual ZORA!™ STEM Conference for Middle School Students

Summary:

  • Target audience: Students attending Title I middle schools as it is this student population which is historically under-represented in the STEM Fields

  • Major collaborative partners: Orange County Public Schools, Valencia College, University of Central Florida - College of Medicine, National Center for Simulation, Orlando Science Center



Costs:

  • Reserved for Orange County Public School Students. Please inquire directly to ZORA!™ Festival Headquarters, 407-647-3307.

  • Pre-registration required and must be completed no later than Friday, November 30.


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Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $295
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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8:00 - 3:00 PMOrange Technical College, Mid Florida Campus
2900 W. Oak Ridge Road, Bldg. 1600
Orlando, FL 32801
Saturday
FEBRUARY 2, 2019
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Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Historic Eatonville

Summary:

This is our 30th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, A Milestone Event


Costs:

  • K- 12 students free; middle and high school students should have current, valid school i.d.

  • Adults -- Early Bird, General Admission: $6 for each day [Parking not included in this price]

  • General Admission tickets purchased at the Gate: $10 for each day [Parking not included in this price]
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VIP Ticket Pricing


VIP Tickets: $65 each -- No Early Bird available (8 seats to table)

VIP Tickets Include:

  • Food

  • Close, up-front table seating to the stage, in front of  the general admission area

  • Drinks (2):  Beer or Wine / Soda or water during concert

  • VIP -  Rest Rooms located inside V.I.P. fenced  area

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    Premium Ticket Packages Available:


    Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)
    Full-Access Package includes:
    Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
    Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
    HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
    ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
    International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
    Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

    Weekender Package: $295
    The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.


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9:00 - 7:00PMHistoric Eatonville
Concert begins

Artist Lineup: (Coming soon . . .)
1:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
Closing Banquet -- CAAR & ZORA!™ Festival 2019 Featuring Alice Walker

Summary:

This is our 30th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities closing banquet featuring Alice Walker


Costs:

  • [ PLEASE NOTE: Because of limited space, there are NO SINGLE TICKETS available for the Alice Walker event. ONLY Full-Access ($650) and Weekender Package ($295) holders will have this ticket. ]

7:30 - 9:30 PMUniversity of Central Florida, Pegasus Ballroom
Sunday
FEBRUARY 3, 2019
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Traditional Sunday Morning Worship Service (Ecumenical)8:30 - 9:45 AMComing soon . . .
Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Historic Eatonville

Summary:

This is our 30th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, A Milestone Event


Costs:

  • K- 12 students free; middle and high school students should have current, valid school i.d.

  • Adults -- Early Bird, General Admission: $6 for each day [Parking not included in this price]

  • General Admission tickets purchased at the Gate: $10 for each day [Parking not included in this price]


V.I.P Ticket Pricing:

  • V.I.P. Tickets: $65 each --No Early Bird available (8 seats to table)


V.I.P Tickets Include:

  • Food

  • Close, up-front table seating to the stage, in front of  the general admission area

  • Drinks (2):  Beer or Wine / Soda or water during concert

  • VIP -  Rest Rooms located inside V.I.P. fenced  area



Ticket Package Pricing:

  • Full-Access Package: $650 (until January 11, 2019)

    • Access to all events from (Monday, January 28 - Sunday, February 3)

  • Weekender Package: $295

    • The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet and activist Alice Walker.

10:00 - 6:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
Concert begins

Artist Lineup: (Coming soon . . .)
2:00 PMHistoric Eatonville