Summer of Space
Cape Canaveral has been the gateway to worlds beyond our own for more than half a century. And now, as the world prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of mankind's first steps on the Moon, the City of Cape Canaveral celebrates 50 years of the world knowing its name. Prior to the 1960s, this small coastal community was virtually unknown to all but locals, fishermen and the army of aerospace workers that were busy putting the “space” in “Space Coast”. So not surprisingly, the City of Cape Canaveral is taking this anniversary seriously—and because the legacy of man’s first steps on the Moon cannot be summed up in a single day’s event, the City has decided to celebrate this anniversary with a series of public art projects, Community events, youth activities and more, all counting down to that memorable morning in July. Check-in periodically for updates and new activities!
THIS JUST IN #SUMMEROFSPACE NEWS:
#SummerOfSpace History Exhibit Now Open
The digital photo exhibit titled, The Space Between Liftoff + Landing ® is now open for public viewing in the Community Artifacts Room located in City Hall. Comprised of local photographs collected from former residents, businesses and both City and County archives, this 12 minute digital history experience reminisces beachside life in our community between the years 1960 and 1970.
The Community Artifacts room is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer of Space Mural Installation
- Installed on the North facing wall of the City recreational complex at 7300 N. Atlantic Avenue
- The design “One Giant Leap for Mankind” created by artist Jhonattan Arango of West Palm Beach was approved by the Community Appearance Board (CAB) on July 17, 2019
- Mr. Arango, who paints under the name of Anon, was a native of Cuba before immigrating to the United States and served as a medic in the U.S. Navy. He earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Jacksonville and has completed 15 murals in Florida in addition to participating in numerous exhibitions
- Unveiled at Friday Fest on October 4th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.