If You’re in Miami-Dade County, Take the Street Now Named in Honor of Moonlight

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Whether you’re going on a trip to the beach, or reminiscing about how that one trip to the beach changed your life forever, opt for the scenic route and take Florida’s brand-new Moonlight Way. In honor of director Barry Jenkins and writer Tarell Alvin McCraney — both native Liberty City residents — Miami-Dade County renamed the section of Miami’s Northwest 22nd Avenue between 61st Street and 66th Street for the pair’s Best Picture–winning film. The Miami Herald points out that Moonlight Way runs past Liberty City’s African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, McCraney’s artistic home, a location that makes a cameo in the film and another stop on your Moonlight-themed summer vacation. The final stop? Oh, you better believe it’s the beach.

Miami-Dade County Names Street in Honor of Moonlight