COVID-19 & The Economy (Virtual Town Hall) – hosted by Candidate for State Representative, Annette Collazo (District 110) 7/9/20

COVID-19 & The Economy (Virtual Town Hall) – hosted by Candidate for State Representative, Annette Collazo (District 110)
Thursday, 07/09/2020-, 06:00 pm-

Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Educator, community organizer and candidate for State Representative in District 110 (Hialeah/Miami Lakes/Northwest Dade), Annette Collazo, will be hosting a virtual town hall to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on district residents, including resources.

Guest speakers will include:

• Adrian Madriz, Executive Director, Struggle for Miami’s Affordable and Sustainable Housing (S.M.A.S.H)
Madriz is a local leader on the technical aspects of affordable housing development for low-income residents in Miami.

• George Bravo, Hialeah-based small business owner

• Meet the Candidate:
The second half of the event will provide attendees the opportunity to meet Collazo and learn about her stance on critical issues affecting the district.

Everyone is invited to get involved by submitting their questions, which will be fielded via Zoom and social media during the event.

Celebrate Independence Day at Casa D’Angelo 7/4/20

Celebrate Independence Day at Casa D’Angelo
Saturday, 07/04/2020-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
Casa D'Angelo
2906 NE 207th St.,
Aventura, Florida, 33180
Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Celebrate our nation’s independence with a special one-day menu at Casa D’Angelo!

Casa D’Angelo presents a one day-only, holiday dinner menu to commemorate America’s independence. Enjoy exclusive feasts like 1-1/2 lbs. of Maine lobster with spicy fresh tomato sauce and risotto, or 18 oz grilled dry aged Ribeye steak with white balsamic caramelized pearl onions and crispy Roman artichoke. Finish the night off with a slice of Strawberry & Limoncello Short Cake!

Specials are offered at all three Casa D’Angelo locations.

Casa D’Angelo
171 E Palmetto Park Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 996-1234

Casa D’Angelo
1201 N Federal Hwy #5a
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 564-1234

Casa D’Angelo
2906 NE 207th St.
Aventura, Fl 33180
(305) 699-5500

www.casa-d-angelo.com

The Art of Tim Forman: Beachscapes at History Fort Lauderdale 7/5/20

The Art of Tim Forman: Beachscapes at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 07/05/2020-09/27/2020, 09:30 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “The Art of Tim Forman: Beachscapes” from Sunday, July 5 – Sunday, September 27. Forman’s colorful and impressionist coastal-inspired works will be on display at the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue).

The grandson of renowned Davie dairy farmer, Hamilton Forman, Tim grew up in South Florida. Some of his favorite pastimes were visiting the beach, fishing in Biscayne Bay with his dad, and stargazing. He first picked-up the brush at nine years old under the instruction of Peter Olsen. By 17, Forman was receiving commissions. Primarily a self-taught artist, Forman’s work is the result of dedicated practice. He uses field sketches, plein air paintings, and photographs to compose his pieces that are painted in layers with both knife and brush. He creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us. Through his work, Tim seeks to lift the spirits and inspire awe above our day-to-day lives.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

Entry to the exhibit is free with general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

About History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale, formerly known as Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, brings the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910 – present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints. History Fort Lauderdale is located at 219 SW Second Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Museum hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

Fish N’ Chips Frenzy at NY Bagel Factory! 6/19/20

Fish N’ Chips Frenzy at NY Bagel Factory!
Friday, 06/19/2020-06/21/2020, 12:00 pm-07:00 pm
New York Bagel Factory & New England Seafood Shack
2554 N University Dr,
Coral Springs, Florida, 33065
Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

NY Bagel Factory in Coral Springs presents Fish N’ Chips Frenzy!

Seafood lovers rejoice as the flavors of New England, Louisiana, and England are brought together inside the NY Bagel Factory in Coral Springs. Enjoy a weekend full of Buy One, Get One Half Off Fish N’ Chips! Choose from New England Fish N’ Chips, Louisiana Cajun Fish N’ Chips, and English Style Fish N’ Chips all served with French fries and coleslaw.

Dine in-house with socially-distanced seating or enjoy at home with pickup or delivery.

New York Bagel Factory & New England Seafood Shack
2554 N University Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33065
(954) 800-3764
www.newyorkbagelfactory.com

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Trust 75th Anniversary Virtual Celebration 8/1/20

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Trust 75th Anniversary Virtual Celebration
Saturday, 08/01/2020-, 06:00 pm-
Website
Cost: $75

Enjoy an Evening of Entertainment from the Comfort of Your Couch!

JOIN US for Virginia Key Beach Park Trust’s 75th Anniversary Celebration – Virtual Film Exhibition and Cocktail Reception on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 6:30 pm. Ticket purchasers receive a VIP pass to Private Pre-show at 6:00 pm.

The Film Exhibition will commemorate the progressive struggle among African American and Caribbean diaspora throughout South Florida over the last 75 years. Notable Historian, N. D. B. Connolly narrates the digital experience, which highlights the critical stories that framed our history.

Don’t miss the hottest event this summer!
The show includes:
• Three Documentary Shorts narrated by local Historian, Nathan Connolly
• Host Vanessa James, of Vanessa James Media
• Kizie – the Violist, who will take you on a journey through the Historic Beach Park Site-no snooze here, you will be on your feet dancing!
• Three Cocktail recipe (acholic or non) demonstrations by one of Miami’s top Mixologists. You can’t have a cocktail party without cocktails 😊
• Surprises, including community and celebrity shout outs, tributes, and more!

Ticket purchasers select a Branded Mixology Cocktail/Mocktail Kit or an Engraved Bamboo Cheese Board as our gift to you. Ticket purchaser names will be featured online during the event and listed under “The making of this documentary was possible through the generous gifts of” in documentary closing credits.

Thanks for staying home and spending the evening with Virginia Key Beach Park Trust
celebrating 75 years of history, culture, and the environment.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION
WWW.HVKBMP.ORG

National Pink Day 6/23/20

National Pink Day
Tuesday, 06/23/2020-, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
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Cost: Free; donations

Tuesday, June 23rd is National Pink Day! Because the color pink represents breast cancer, The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative (WBHI) takes this opportunity to remind all women about the importance of breast health and early detection.

We invite women and men alike to join our 6th Annual Summer Breast Cancer Awareness Event!
Here’s how:
1) Wear Pink or Find Pink around you
2) Snap your Pink Photo and Post on social media with #WBHIPinkDay and tag us! @WBHI for Instagram and Twitter or @TheWBHI for Facebook

Your participation will help raise awareness of the day and of the importance of year-round preventive care and screening for breast cancer.

Latin Grammy Award Winner Manny Diquez Performs June 18 on Happy Hour with The Galleria; A Free Virtual Series on Facebook Live 6/18/20

Latin Grammy Award Winner Manny Diquez Performs June 18 on Happy Hour with The Galleria; A Free Virtual Series on Facebook Live
Thursday, 06/18/2020-, 05:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has announced Fender artist and Latin Grammy Award winner Manny Diquez as its next featured performer on Happy Hour with The Galleria, a virtual music series, scheduled for Thursday, June 18, at 5 p.m., on Facebook Live. He will perform a variety of alternative, classic rock and popular covers from Oasis, Cat Stevens, Stevie Wonder, The Spin Doctors, The Beatles, REM, Bob Marley, Gnarls Barkley and Ben E. King.

Born in Trinidad & Tobago, raised in Venezuela and living in the United States since 2004, Manny Diquez is a versatile musical artist who has recorded more than 30 albums, many in both Spanish and English. He has won two Latin Grammy Awards as a musician and arranger in 2011 and was a 2012 Latin Grammy artist nominee for “Best Rock Song.” Diquez served as music director for networks including Univision and Telemundo and is a voting member of the Grammy Academy Awards and Latin Grammy Academy Awards. When he’s not in the studio. Diquez is a touring musician.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Happy Hour with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community during the COVID-19 quarantine. Diquez will join previous Happy Hour with The Galleria virtual music performers Carly Jo Jackson, Alexander Star, The Tim Charron Band and Tori Rossi Music and WILL PLUS. These archived recorded livestream performances can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has already welcomed shoppers back with limited hours and additional safety measures according to government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro now offer full-service dining in addition to take-out and delivery service.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

BurgerFi Delray Beach – Linton Grand Opening! 6/12/20

BurgerFi Delray Beach – Linton Grand Opening!
Friday, 06/12/2020-06/14/2020, 11:00 am-10:00 pm
BurgerFi
620 Linton Blvd. Suite 265,
Delray Beach, Florida, 33444
Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

BurgerFi Delray Beach – Linton Grand Opening!
Friday, June 12 to Sunday, June 14 from 11am-10pm daily

Celebrate the grand opening of BurgerFi’s newest location and have the chance to win free meals for a year!

BurgerFi, the ‘better burger’ chain, is celebrating the grand opening of its 51st Florida location with delicious dining deals from Friday June 12 to Sunday, June 14. On Friday, enjoy a safe, socially-distanced feast with $5 BurgerFi Cheeseburgers and VegeFi Burgers all day. On Saturday, enjoy complimentary fresh-cut fries when you download the BurgerFi App. Every Tuesday is for the little ones with free kids’ meals. Plus, 25 lucky guests this weekend will receive BurgerFi for a whole year!

BurgerFi
620 Linton Blvd. Suite 265
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-473-2210
www.burgerfi.com

Prepare The Perfect Starters With Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo On The Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series 6/9/20

Prepare The Perfect Starters With Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo On The Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series
Tuesday, 06/09/2020-, 02:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

As shoppers and diners adjust to new social distancing guidelines, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo returns to the all-access Facebook Live on Tuesday, June 9, at 2 p.m., for his next Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series segment. Bravo will livestream and prepare The Perfect Starters: Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes and Preserved Lemon Hummus.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s fifth appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is welcoming shoppers back with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s now offer full-service dining in addition to take-out and delivery service. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19 for additional details.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, is the largest and most upscale regional mall in Broward County. Macy’s, Dillard’s and Neiman Marcus anchor the popular center, which also features known stores, including Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Pandora and Fort Lauderdale’s first H&M. It is also home to Powerhouse Gym and a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, P.F. Chang’s, Blue Martini and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown, hotels and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). Located at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Restaurants enjoy later hours. More information is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or at www.galleriamall-fl.com.

The stage is set for Lips Fort Lauderdale to responsibly welcome back fans on Thursday 6/25/20

The stage is set for Lips Fort Lauderdale to responsibly welcome back fans
Thursday, 06/25/2020 – 07:00 pm –
Lips Fort Lauderdale
1421 E Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33334
Website
Cost: 30 for dinner and the show
ENFORCING SOCIAL DISTANCING: YES
ENFORCING MASK WEARING: YES
PROVIDING HAND SANITIZER: YES

Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, is excited to welcome the community back to the perfect place for any celebration when it officially reopens at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, in compliance with local and state COVID 19 guidelines. In the tradition of Lips, the incredible cast will sashay on stage, deliver delicious dining options and pour signature drinks from Thursday through Saturday nights and for Sunday Brunch, until further notice. Sales from the reopening night will benefit all Lips employees as they make their glamorous return.

“Lips is proud to reconnect with our loyal customers and welcome newcomers to experience our unique brand of dining and entertainment,” said Yvonne Lamé, Lips founder and co-owner. “We are extremely grateful for the support from this community over the past 12 years and we hope to continue celebrating special occasions and life for years to come.”

In keeping with the tradition of Lips’ nightly themed shows, the reopening will kick off with “Dinner with the Divas.” Lips’ talented cast of characters will impersonate past and present divas such as Cher, Pink, Donna Summer, Nikki Minaj and many others. Other theme nights include Game Night (Tuesday), Twisted Broadway (Wednesday), Glitz & Glam (Friday and Saturday), “Dinner with the Divas” (Thursday and Sunday) and Lips’ drag-a-licious Gospel Brunch (Sunday).

Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner from a popular drag-themed menu of salads, appetizers and entrees, including Chicken Marsala, Atlantic Salmon, Baby Back Ribs, Garden Vegetable Curry, Mushroom or Lobster Ravioli. Lips also offers a full bar serving its world-famous frozen cosmos and other tasty specialty drinks.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 567-0987. Limited seating is available. Follow us on Facebook @LipsFTL and Instagram @lipsfla, or visit www.lipsusa.com for more information.

About Lips Fort Lauderdale
Six nights a week and every Sunday afternoon, Lips serves up delicious food and Las Vegas- style drag entertainment. Lips is the perfect place for a bachelorette party or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or even a divorce with an amazing cast of characters, including show hostesses Amanda Austin, Daisy Deadpetals, Nicolette, Nicole Halliwell, Twa La Rouge and Velvet LeNore. The fun never ends at Lips, with sister locations in New York, San Diego, Atlanta and Chicago. Lips is located at 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park, about one-mile east of I-95. For more information about Lips, call (954) 567-0987 or visit www.lipsusa.com.

History Fort Lauderdale Reopens June 15 with “The Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” Fine Art Exhibit 6/15/20

History Fort Lauderdale Reopens June 15 with “The Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” Fine Art Exhibit
Monday, 06/15/2020 – 06/29/2020 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33301
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Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID).

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will reopen to the public on June 15, just in time to celebrate National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The attraction will present “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County,” a historical fine art exhibition produced by cultural nonprofit Island SPACE (islandspacefl.org) through June 29 in The New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue).

This second staging in a multiyear initiative celebrating Broward County’s Caribbean heritage displays the works of three artist-contributors. Photo artist and curator David I. Muir (Jamaica) shares a selection of photos from the “Caribbean-American” collection, printed on canvas and featuring Caribbean scenes around Broward County. Two-time photography participant Sonya Sanchez-Arias (Trinidad) shares pieces from her “Fragments” collection, in which images she has captured from the Caribbean region are digitally manipulated, printed on metal, and mounted on natural, reclaimed materials. Mixed-media artist Krystle Sabdul (Jamaica) has included a variety of expressive, oversized portraits. The historical aspect of the exhibition, curated by Calibe Thompson (Jamaica), traces the Caribbean community’s roots in Broward through news clippings, archival photos and information displaying the influence of diverse island people on the vibrant fabric of Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Support for the project has been provided, in part, by the Broward County Cultural Division and the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, Ann Adams Fund, Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund, Blockbuster Entertainment Unrestricted Fund, Robert E. Dooley Unrestricted Fund for Broward, Harold D. Franks Fund and Jan Moran Unrestricted Fund.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to showcase a variety of annual multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

Admission to “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” is free with History Fort Lauderdale general museum admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

About Island SPACE
Island Society for the Promotion of Artistic and Cultural Education (Island SPACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and advancement of arts, culture, history, and educational initiatives that represent the Caribbean region, in South Florida and the broader diaspora community. Learn more about Island SPACE at islandspacefl.org.

About History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale, formerly known as Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, brings the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910 – present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints. History Fort Lauderdale is located at 219 SW Second Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Museum hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

Emerging Songstress Carly Jo Jackson To Be Featured On Next Happy Hour With The Galleria Free Virtual Series 6/4/20

Emerging Songstress Carly Jo Jackson To Be Featured On Next Happy Hour With The Galleria Free Virtual Series
Thursday, 06/04/2020 – 05:00 pm –

https://www.facebook.com/events/687137031832105/
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Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has announced emerging songstress Carly Jo Jackson as its next featured performer on Happy Hour with The Galleria, a virtual music series, scheduled for Thursday, June 4, at 5 p.m. on Facebook Live.

With a voice filled with grit and soul, Carly Jo Jackson brings the heat of the Florida sunshine to all she does. She has a vocal tone that is as infectious as her charismatic stage presence. She caught the attention of some big names in the music and entertainment business, opening shows for Michael McDonald (who also provided vocals on her recent EP), Kenny Loggins and Dennis Quaid and serving as a musical inspiration to Jeff Bridges who recently featured her on his Sleep Club website. Other notable performances include her 2014 appearance on America’s Got Talent, where she appeared in two televised episodes and advanced to Judgement Week; performing as an Emerging Artist at 2018’s Summerfest; singing backup vocals to Kenny Loggins at 2019’s Hawaii Songwriters Festival; performing at the renowned 30A Songwriters Festival along with Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Shawn Mullins, Livingston Taylor and more; opening a San Francisco 49ers game; and winning the 2015 Belk Southern Musician Showcase. In late 2019, she released her EP Au Naturel, produced by Chris Pelonis and Lost Coast Records and distributed by Jimmy Buffet’s Cherry Bomb Records.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Happy Hour with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community during the COVID-19 quarantine. Jackson will join previous Happy Hour with The Galleria virtual music performers Alexander Star, The Tim Charron Band and Tori Rossi Music and WILL PLUS. These archived recorded livestream performances can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has already welcomed shoppers back with limited hours and additional safety measures according to government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro now offer full-service dining in addition to take-out and delivery service. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19 for additional details.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

An Evening With Richard Blanco: Poems for Isolation 4/27/20

An Evening With Richard Blanco: Poems for Isolation
Monday, 04/27/2020 – 06:00 pm –
Crowdcast
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/eg66idaj/register

Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Miami Book Fair, the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and Books & Books invite you to a reading by Miami’s own presidential inaugural poet, Richard Blanco. Join us from your balcony, bedroom or home cocktail bar for an evening of reflection, as we celebrate poetry and its power to carry us through difficult moments.

Want your cocktails mixed by a pro? Miami DDA suggests you #GoLocal and save 10% https://www.miamidda.com/dda-go-local-program/

Support beloved independent bookstore Books & Books. Purchase How to Love a Country. Free priority shipping included.

It’s Meatless Monday Enjoy A Vegan Pho Meal At Home From Phuc Yea! 4/13/20

It’s Meatless Monday Enjoy A Vegan Pho Meal At Home From Phuc Yea!
Monday, 04/13/2020 – 05/04/2020 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Phuc Yea
7100 BISCAYNE BOULEVARD,
Miami, Florida 33138
Website
Cost:

Phuc Yea’s launches their Vegan Pho Meal served every Monday, this is a new addition to their current online menu. Owners Ani Meinhold and Cesar Zapata (Chef and Owner) wanted to show love to their Vegan customers. Phuc Yea’s Meatless Monday is for all, whether you are Vegan or just want a fresh new start to your week. The new 3-Course Vegan Pho Meal includes Vegan Pho for 2 mushroom broth, rice noodles, tofu, assorted veggies, Veggie Summer Rolls, salt & pepper tofu, carrot, jicama, cucumber, coconut, hoisin and Green Papaya Salad, lemon lime vinaigrette, herbage, carrot, crispy shallot Tropical Fruit Salad, passion fruit, seasonal berries, lychee, mint for $45.00.
Phuc Yea offers a selection of shareable plates that capture the soulfulness and passion behind family-rooted recipes, the restaurant is inspired by Aniece Meinhold’s Vietnamese heritage and Cesar Zapata’s Third Coast culinary roots. Under one roof, guests are invited to marvel at Biscayne’s blossoming Mimo district; embrace ‘90s hip-hop, street-cool music; and enjoy Cesar’s version of Viet-Cajun cuisine.

DWNTWN Arts Fair 9/12/15 – 9/13/15

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Life Is Art in partnership with Buskerfest, YO Miami, Kondoit, Indiegals, Celebrate Diversity Miami, Eat Your Poem, and Elwoods GastroPub Present
DWNTWN Arts Fair
Part of DWNTWN Art Days

DwntwnArtsFairFlyer4September 12 – 13, 2015
Saturday 12:00pm – 10:00pm,
Sunday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
NE 3rd Avenue between NE 1st and 2nd StreetDowntown Miami, FL
The show is free and open to the public.
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A family-friendly street fest filled with art, music, crafts, and performance, the Dwntwn Arts Fair is truly a cultural showcase that everyone will enjoy. Brought to you by a team of grassroots organizations with strong ties throughout our local community, our goal is to foster the growth of all the different artistic elements that make up our city’s culture.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
* An art exhibition of local artists curated by Life Is Art.
* Live music and performances organized by Buskerfest.
* Local urban artists and live painting showcase by YOMiami & Kondoit.
* Photo-voice activities by Celebrate Diversity Miami.
* Social-issues brainstorming meal with FoodSpark: Miami.
* Pop-up Artisanal Tienda of arts & handcrafted works by Indiegals.
* Pop-Up Poetry Station with Eat Your Poem.
* A skyscape installation by Elwoods Gastro Pub.
* Massages by Freshly Squeezed
* Food and drink specials by local participating restaurants.

MUSIC PERFORMANCES
At the Buskerfest stages:
Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band
GPS Quintet
Funky Serve Bots
Pocket of Lollipops
Celestial and Liam Brien
Gypsy Cat Band
Bows and Ties

ARTISTS
At the Life Is Art booths:
Geno Jaramillo
Virginia Hanley
Chris Costa
Glenda Ramos
Amanda Madrigal
Jovan Karlo Villalba
Kristen D Borrego
Midalia Rosales
Nancy Campos
Star Trauth
Gary Fonseca
Christovedo Art
Jackie Colome
GusColors
Mohammed
Arboleya-Moreno Art
Ana Rossi
At the YOMiami booths:
Rei Ramirez (live painting)
Teepop (live painting)
Jessica Schnur (display)
Claudia Labianca (live painting).

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
Miami Herald
Downtown Development Authority
DWNTWN Art Days
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
Miami Made Concert Series at Trinity Cathedral
Waste Management
Miami Parking Authority
Tropicult
Urban Tour Host
Shake 108
Downtown Miami Partnership

BIG HUG TO OUR DONORS
Patricia Lamar
Naomi Ross
Guy Hoyle
Joshua Kingston
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Anthony Jordon
Jonathan Rose
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Brittany Janes
Ted Van Cleve
Greg Romanelli
Jon Ridley

PARTNER INFORMATION

Life Is Art
Life Is Art is presenting a number of excellent local artists showcasing a wide variety of visual art styles.

Yo Miami & Kondoit
A hub for local artists, Yo Miami has grown since 2011 into an ecosystem where creatives can get access to resources & contacts to help them reach the next level of success in their careers. By working with businesses, nonprofi t & community organizations we are able to foster a network which enables us to create opportunities throughout the year for artists to demonstrate their talents in ways that add value to our neighborhoods. With several monthly events at various venues around Wynwood, we continually o ffer a platform where emerging artists can reach a wider audience. At the same time, we show business owners the benefits associated with incorporating arts programming into their operations, & help foster the growth of our local communities through this synergy. For Dwntwn Arts Fair we will be hand picking a lineup from Miami’s top artists. These artists will be live painting and displaying their work throughout the weekend. We encourage you to stop by our booth to meet these up and coming talented creatives to discover what inspires and motivates them, and watch them work live and in person.

Buskerfest
We strive for a connected, thriving urban core where the streets of Miami are active and enlivened with local performers, enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life. We envision a joyous place that is reflective of the tropical urban landscape and attractive to locals and visitors alike.

Celebrate Diversity Miami
Celebrate Diversity Miami’s 2015 Photo‐voice Exhibit focuses on celebrating the diversity of our greater Miami community with a unique array of large-scale photographs. It features 60 beautiful, vibrant images submitted by residents, schools, and organizations from across Miami-Dade County. Join us in celebrating our incredible culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods. Give a #DiversityMiami shout-out with a picture or postcard, and share what makes the place you call home awesome!

FoodSpark
By way of delicious food and great conversation, FoodSpark Miami will provide a fun, interactive gathering space for diverse groups of greater Miami residents to connect with one another, discuss key social issues with fellow citizens, and figure out how we can collaborate to improve the quality of life in our local neighborhoods. FoodSpark Miami is made possible in part by the 8-80 Cities Emerging City Champions 2015 Fellowship, which is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Indiegals
Every indie needs a hand, and we¹ve partnered with artists from all over to bring a uniquely curated expo of artisanal goods, earthy designs, and conscious driven showcases. We¹ve connected with the indigenous tribe from Valle de Sibundoy in the Alto Putumayo region of Colombia, to bring the tribe’s delicately handcrafted jewelry, organic essential oils, and raw incense, led by the tribe¹s artist Yolimar Loreto & the tribe-women. Also from Colombia, we present for the first time in the U.S Hagakure Home a small company based in Medellin whose home décor is derived from organic materials, raw fabrics, and designed with earthy elements. We¹re bringing goods for the home and lifestyle. Then a young, hip, and hippie indie group of artists called Gypsy Halos will be dancing around our tent expressing their love and spirit through flower crowns, leafy jewelry designs, and airy fashions. This movement is not just focused on the younger generation. We¹ve connected with our baby boomer warrior woman who¹s love for mother Earth has helped her develop an artistic eye for floral designs; Esperanza (Hope) will bring to our expo her creative orchid, succulents, air flower gardens. Last but not least, our tent will feature an art showcase called Monsterz, an Anti-bullying picturesque story created by Miami’s local Tuli. We will feature other random goodies, our farmer friends may stop by with organic goods, or maybe we¹ll have a pop-up artist color us alive! This is what Indie Gals does, we dig deep into the roots and help elevate indie creatives so that we can all break through the noise. Everyone deserves to feel the sunshine of success on their face.

Eat Your Poem Pop-Up Poetry Station
Your belly growls for a poem “to-go!” Words to feed the heart and soul! Eat Your Poem believes in the nourishing, potent power of words and this inspires us to the act of spontaneous, intuitive writing and sharing. Perched behind our vintage typewriters we create improvisational poems for you! Stop by our Pop-Up Poetry Station and take home a poem, created just for you. Yum! Poems are offered by donation and all proceeds go to Eat Your Poem’s “Poetry with a Purpose” Program. This community outreach branch of EYP brings poetic programming to women’s shelters, recovery centers and organizations that reach “at-risk” youth. Poetry with a Purpose is completing 14 sessions at Women in Distress in Broward County and we are slated to bring the program into Camillus House Shelter starting in mid-August.

Elwoods
The local public house with gastronomical food served with great beer and wine.

Photographs of Chalk-Tacular: An Art Project to Reclaim Dan Paul Park on 8/8/15

Background: The people of Miami were promised a beautiful waterfront park 20 years ago. Today, it’s still concrete and pavement. We – young people and community groups – are reclaiming this land and creating our dream park.

Draw the Dream: Using Dan Paul Park as a 3-Acre canvas to win a Guinness World Record, the attendees are drawing their dream park with 10,000 pieces of chalk.

Join the Ride: Emerge Miami led the “Emerge Miami Second Saturday Ride: The Chalk-Tacular Ride!” from the Allapattah Metro Station (3501 NW 12th Avenue) to Dan Paul Park

Partners: Engage Miami, Emerge Miami, The New Tropic, Urban Environment League, Colony1, Dream Defenders, The New Florida Majority, Roots Collective, Catalyst Miami, Center for Social Change, Chalk Project, Celebrate Diversity Miami, Dark Matter Collective, Guitar Over Guns, Ladyfest Miami, Miami Parks Foundation, New Leaders Council – Miami, SMIA Group / Sustainable Miami, Urban Paradise Guild , Miami City Chess Club and the list is growing.

Clinton Global Initiative University Day Of Action 3/8/15

Clinton Global Initiative University Day Of Action
Sunday, March 8th
Liberty City,
Miami, FL

President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton will be hosting the eighth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting, which will bring together more than 1,000 college students from around the world on March 6-8 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

In partnership with Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) in Liberty City and the University of Miami, on Sunday, March 8th, President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the Clinton Global Initiative University Day of Action, a day of volunteering to give back to the community.

More than 700 CGIU students will work on neighborhood and school improvement projects ranging from urban agriculture to revitalizing basketball courts and painting murals. More than 30 projects are expected to be completed. MCI has designated 29 blocks in Liberty City as their “Impact Zone”. CGIU Day of Action will officially expand MCI’s Block-by-Block strategy, within the Impact Zone, from four blocks to eight. These blocks are home to Charles R. Drew K-8 Center, early learning centers, single family homes, public and low income apartments. MCI’s “cradle-to-college-to-career” strategy is focused on intentionally investing in children and their families. We are determined that the future of Liberty City’s children will not be defined by their zip code.

Clinton Global Initiative University:
The Eighth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) brings students, innovators, thought-leaders, and civically-engaged celebrities to make a difference in CGIU’s five focus areas: education; environment and climate change; peace and human rights; poverty alleviation; and public health.

University Of Miami:
Since the first CGI U meeting, attendees have made 4,800 Commitments to Action: new, specific, and measurable plans to address challenges on campus, in local communities, or around the world. This growing community of young leaders represents over 875 schools, 145 countries, and all 50 states.

This year, through the CGI University Network, the Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge, and other opportunities, more than $900,000 in funding opportunities will be available to select CGI U 2015 students to help them turn their ideas into action.

The University of Miami first hosted CGI U in 2010 and is the first school to host the event twice. Throughout the meeting, students will engage in various topic-and skill-based sessions, which will empower them to take action in their communities and around the world.

Plenary session topics at CGI U 2015 will include:
Fast Forward: Accelerating Opportunity for All, which will explore how students and universities, in partnerships with the public, private, and civil society sectors, can expand access to opportunity worldwide;
The Power of Big Data, which will examine how CGI U students can harness big data as a tool for addressing global challenges and scaling their existing commitments, as well as expanding access to big data for all; and
The Future of Energy, which will explore how young entrepreneurs can most effectively meet the rising demand for affordable renewable solutions, design the next generation of low-carbon energy technologies, and bring energy efficiency best practices to existing buildings, vehicles, and industrial processes.

CGI U Schedule:
On March 5 and 6, students will have the opportunity to participate in the Clinton Foundation Codeathon in the lead up to the CGI University meeting. The Codeathon will challenge developers and designers to build unique digital prototypes inspired by CGI U Commitments to Action in the areas of Education, Global Health, and Environment & Climate Change. The Codeathon, supported in part by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will culminate with team presentations to a panel of expert judges working in the fields of technology and social innovation.

Featured Participants:
Featured participants at the CGI U 2015 meeting include: Karim Abouelnaga,Founder and CEO, Practice Makes Perfect Inc.; Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, Members, Pussy Riot; Jack Andraka, Founder and CEO,Andraka Technologies; Aloe Blacc, Grammy nominated artist; Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway, The Elders; Abigail Disney, Filmmaker, Fork Films; Paul Farmer, Co-founder and Chief Strategist of Partners In Health and Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard Medical School;America Ferrera, Actor, Producer, Activist; Ryan Jenson, Chief Executive Officer, HoneyComb; Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Founder of Women Journalists Without Chains; Jaime Lerner, Chairman, Arquitetos

Associados, Founder, Instituto Jaime Lerner; Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health and Edutainer, Karolinska Institute and Founder, Gapminder Foundation; University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, former U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services; Wendy Spencer, Chief Executive Officer,Corporation for National and Community Service; Larry Wilmore, Host, Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore”; and more.

About Clinton Global Initiative University
The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), a program of the Clinton Global Initiative, brings together college students to address global challenges with practical, innovative solutions. CGI U participants do more than simply discuss problems – they take concrete steps to solve them by creating action plans, building relationships, participating in hands-on workshops, and following up with CGI U as they complete their projects. Since 2008, students have made more than 4,800 Commitments to Action. Previous CGI U meetings have taken place at Tulane University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Miami, the University of California at San Diego, the George Washington University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Arizona State University, and have convened more than 6,500 students from over 875 schools, 145 countries, and all 50 states. To learn more, visit cgiu.org.

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 180 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,100 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter@ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.

About the University of Miami
University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of our diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world. www.miami.edu

About Miami Children’s Initiative:
Miami Children’s Initiative is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization focused on transforming Liberty City, one of South Florida’s most challenging and promising neighborhoods, into a more prosperous community. Like the Harlem Children’s Zone project, Miami Children’s Initiative takes a block-by-block approach to breaking the cycle of poverty by investing in the potential of every child. In partnership with Liberty City’s residents, youth, religious centers, schools, businesses and non-profit organizations, Miami Children’s Initiative provides a unified continuum of support, education and care that begins before birth and continues through college and career. More information about Miami Children’s Initiative is available at www.miamichildrensinitiative.org.

2015 Social Justice Table Community Gathering to discuss World Center project 3/13/15

2015 Social Justice Table Community Gathering to discuss World Center project
Social Justice Community Gathering
Friday, March 13th from 3:30 to 6 pm
Grand Central building
697 N. Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136
For more information about the program, and to RSVP, please call 786 302 8842.

The Social Justice Table would like to invite you to our next Social Justice Community Gathering, where we will be sharing information about the different ways social justice organizations are effecting change and creating opportunities for low-income, minority communities in the Miami-Dade area.

The Social Justice Table is a network of organizations committed to building collective power to effect positive change in our communities. We realize that while many organizations in Miami-Dade County are committed to addressing injustice and inequality and creating prosperity and opportunity for everyone in our county, much of the work is being done in silos. We recognize that by working together we can be stronger and more effective.

If you are or want to become active in social justice work, as part of an organization or as a concerned individual, you should come to our gathering. We are going to be talking about the Miami Worldcenter, one of the largest urban developments in the United States, which will be built only steps away from our gathering, in the historic African American neighborhood of Overtown. Local elected officials and developers have been harshly criticized for signing a deal that does not create real prosperity for the people of Overtown. Come hear about the efforts underway to ensure the long term interests of local residents are met.

Our partners are working on a number of other issues and campaigns, including efforts to raise the minimum wage, end violence against women and girls, passing responsible wage ordinances, protecting immigrant families from separation and harassment, addressing state violence against minority communities, and many more.

Be a part of the discussion. Create and participate in collective efforts to ensure that justice, equality, prosperity, and opportunity reach everyone in our community, and not just a handful of people. We hope to create collective power to ensure collective gains. Please join us.