Historic Virginia Key Beach Park official 70th Anniversary Party Celebration 8/1/15

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park official 70th Anniversary Party Celebration
Saturday – August 1, 2015 from 11am to 7pm
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
www.virginiakeybeachpark.net

To celebrate the rich 70 years of history of this once segregated “colored only” beach & park. Festivities include exciting time-line exhibits from the 1940’s to present day, classic car show, live music performances, 60’s Motown review featuring “Maryel Epps”, Latin retro music, disco dancers, Junkanoo band, retro prices on most food & beverage items, unlimited free rides on the mini train and carousel and so much more.

August 1, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, this special beach located on Virginia Key, known as “Bears Cut” became an official “colored only” recreation site as a direct response to a bold protest, led by the late Judge Thomas. The community is invited to attend a day of celebrations, music, a classic car show, live performances, prizes and giveaways. Activities start at 11am. This is a free event for the community with an $8 vehicle entry charge.

“South Florida is in a new renaissance period of expansion and continued population growth,” shared Guy Forchion, Executive Director for the park. “It’s important that we share the rich cultural history, contributions and historic locations that are the building blocks of our great diverse city. African-American pioneers and Bahamian settlers played a vitally important role in the creation of Miami and building the communities and neighborhoods we live in today. For Forchion, those achievements, contributions, struggles and successes must be recognized and honored. “We’re celebrating the 70th anniversary of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, a cherished, sacred place for Miami’s people of color and a symbol of segregation in the past that now welcomes everyone.”

Throughout the day there will be a variety of entertainment with something for everyone. Community members who can remember the fun times they spent at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in the 40’s thru 70’s are encouraged to bring copies of pictures to the event and post them on the “Memory Board” for all to see. For those who have stories to tell of their experience during the “segregated years”, they are invited to visit the “Time Tunnel Video Booth” and record their stories for the park’s historic archives.

In addition to a Classic Car Show and Motown Review, there will also be a (best dressed) contest for those who can replicate the fashion of their favorite era in the 40’s through 90’s, winning prizes for originality.

Big Talk: Haiti, 100 Years Later 7/28/15

Big Talk: Haiti, 100 Years Later
Tuesday, 07/28/2015 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
BigTalkHaiti-tropiThe New Tropic
7230 NW Miami Ct #5,
Miami, Florida 33150
RSVP Link
Cost: Free

On July 28, 1915, 340 American Marines landed in Port-au-Prince, and began the U.S. occupation of Haiti. What followed changed the course of history for both countries. What’s happening in Haiti, 100 years later?

We’re teaming up with The Millennials Project to present Big Talk, a series on democracy and women’s rights in the Caribbean. We’ll have:
-An interactive discussion with a panel of journalists, artists, and entrepreneurs
-A short film on the history of U.S.-Haiti relations
-Haitian food and drinks
-Live music from Empress Addi and Rara Rock

Speakers:
Kim Yves, Journalist and Filmmaker
Zazou G. Pierre, poet and activist
Edwin Muhammad, social entrepreneur and activist
Suze Guillaume, author and educator

Starts with happy hour at 5:00pm (half off all drinks); program begins at 7:00pm.

Entre Guaros & Tequilas – Celebration among Mexicans & Colombians in Miami 7/18/15

Entre Guaros & Tequilas – Celebration among Mexicans & Colombians in Miami
Saturday, 07/18/2015 – 10:00 pm – 04:00 am
WEB-media-FLY_Guaros__Tequilas-COLOMBIA-MEXICOSenor Frogs Miami Beach
1450 Collins Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free- No cover if on guestlist and before 11pm

A night to be enjoyed by these two great cultures, Mexicans and Colombians. Be part of a unique fiesta ambiance with charming people and joyful live music.
Join us to enjoy great tequila or aguardiente, whichever you prefer!

Live mariachis, lots of shots, beautiful women, bottle specials and 20% discount on food consumption. Can’t get better than that!

Register to be on guest list and get complimentary admission before 11pm.
RSVP http://EntreGuarosyTequilas.eventbrite.com/

WALL Miami Presents; Favela Beach Kicking Off Miami Swim Week 7/14/15

WALL Miami Presents; Favela Beach Kicking Off Miami Swim Week
Tuesday, 07/14/2015 – 11:00 pm – 04:00 am
wall-14WALL Miami
2201 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: No Cover; RSVP

WALL Miami kicks off Miami Swim Week with Favela Beach, on Tuesday, July 14 from 11 PM to 4 AM. Sounds by DJ Ruen, Reid Waters and Blaze Carreras. RSVP at [email protected] Dress to impress!

Photographs of City of Hialeah Independence Day Celebration and Art Show Pre-Party on 7/4/15

City of Hialeah Independence Day Celebration and Art Show Pre-Party on Saturday, July 4, 2105.  Enjoyed an evening in the City of Hialeah for fireworks, live entertainment by Albita and DJ Nancy Starr, food and kid zone.  The art show pre party in the Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment was curated by Life Is Art with eight amazing artist:.

Featured artists: * Yasser FaracoSid Daniels,  Monique Lassooij,  Jonathan ColeIvette CabreraDevin U. CasertaCourtney Einhorn, and Angelica Clyman.

The art show runs through September, 2015.

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July 4th At Palace 7/4/15

July 4th At Palace
Saturday, 07/04/2015 – 07/05/2015 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
4thofJuly2revisionPalace Bar
1200 Ocean Drive,
Miami, Florida 33139
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Cost:

4th of July is coming and the Palace wants you to celebrate the FREEDOM to be you, right here with us! Like most major holidays, Ocean Drive is closed and the greater SoBe population will be out and about enjoying all the beach has to offer. Starting at 4PM, DJ Sushiman will be pumping out the beats to set the mood for our Equali-T Dance leading into a full night of festivities! Palace’s hilarious “Mouth of the South” drag entertainer, Miss Tiffany Fantasia will be hosting the fun joined by the Palace cast of Queens to provide you visual stimulation while you toast to LIBERTY, move to the music, and dine on our classic American pre-fixe menu, all in anticipation of the fireworks show. When the clock strikes 9PM, you’ll have the perfect seat to watch the fireworks pop and toast to the FREEDOM to be you.
4th of July is one of or busiest holidays so make sure you lock in your reservation ASAP, as tables are limited.

For Table Reservation visit our website: http://palacesouthbeach.com/reservations/

We’ll see you at the Palace on the 4th, Kings & Queens of Miami!

Grand Opening New Doral Location 7/18/15

Grand Opening New Doral Location
Saturday, 07/18/2015 – 10:00 am – 02:00 am
Grand-Opening-EnglishI Am Equilibrium
2555 NW 102nd Ave, Unit 112,
Doral, Florida 33172
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Cost: Free

I Am Equilibrium (IAE), is a holistic gym that provides the best modalities for a full mind, body and spirit experience. IAE aspires to provide a space where people can come together to heal, inspire, teach and exchange ideas through a diverse schedule of classes, workshops and events. IAE is designed as a Workout of the Soul and caters to the entire family.
On July 18th we are opening our second location in Miami. The event is open to the community and will feature 10-minute AIReal Yoga demonstrations for all ages as well appearances by company owner, Ivette Agusti and other IAE Facilitators.