Public Charge: The Basics 1/19/21

Public Charge: The Basics
Tuesday, 01/19/2021-, 12:00 pm-12:30 pm
Website
Cost: Free

Get ready for our next Public Charge conversation. Tune in to our live stream on Facebook, Tuesday, January 19th! We’ll be covering the basics of what Public Charge is, reviewing information about the Public Charge test, and sharing some important facts to remember.

Please note: Public charge is defined as an individual receiving one or more public benefits for a period of 12 months during a 36-month period.

The Office of New Americans is a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.

Public Charge: The Basics 1/26/21

Public Charge: The Basics
Tuesday, 01/26/2021-, 12:00 pm-12:30 pm
Website
Cost: Free

Have questions about Public Charge and if it applies to you? Be sure to tune in to our Facebook LIVE on Tuesday, January 26th! We’ll cover the basics, go through important information regarding the Public Charge Test, and review scenarios and important facts to remember about the program.

Please note: Public charge is defined as an individual receiving one or more public benefits for a period of 12 months during a 36-month period.

The Office of New Americans is a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.

Random Questions with Larry Fields: Billy Byron 2/2/21

Random Questions with Larry Fields: Billy Byron
Tuesday, 02/02/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free

Critics are saying “Just when you thought 2021 couldn’t get any worse than last year…”

Just as the title suggests the show is a fun, off-the-wall take on a talk show based around a series of rapid-fire random questions.
Guests are all FTF alumni—both past and present, featuring performers, directors, designers, etc.—all the kinds of people who make FTF possible.

This episode features FTF magician & local Miami talent BILLY BYRON!

This is a free virtual event airing on Facebook Live at 8pm on Tuesday Feb. 2nd.
facebook.com/ftfshows

Get Primed to Prepare the Ideal Steak during the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo 1/21/21

Get Primed to Prepare the Ideal Steak during the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 01/12/2021-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Get the beef on how to prepare the ideal steak with a red wine reduction on the first new year’s segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Cooking with The Galleria. Join Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo during this free virtual tutorial series on Facebook Live, on Tuesday, January 12, at 2 p.m., as he cooks a classic dish and provides pointers about how to select prime cuts for the grill, stovetop or oven.

Launched last year during the COVID-19 quarantine, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community. Chef Bravo’s educational and spirited culinary segments have become anticipated programming. Viewers have tuned-in to learn how to prepare and serve delicious dishes including Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, and continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is now open. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

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.

Purple Palms Creative Market 1/2/21

Purple Palms Creative Market
Saturday, 01/02/2021-, 12:00 pm-07:00 pm
Purple Palms Creative
80 NE 29th st,
Miami, Florida, 33137
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

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

Looking for fresh produce and a taste of the countryside in the heart of Miami?

Purple Palms Creative is hosting its second Creative Market on Saturday. January 2nd, 2021.

Enjoy the sounds of live music while you browse the array of craft and food vendors and stock up on South Florida produce. Grab a bite from local food trucks, a drink from the cocktail bar, and check out live art exhibitions in the Purple Palms gallery.

The Creative Market is your ideal place to connect with the Wynwood community, meet your neighbors, and find local artisans. Take a moment and refresh yourself by tasting exotic fruits and discovering local small businesses.

The Creative Market is located at 80 th Ne 29th Street across from Midtown. Market hours run from 11 am-7 pm.

While you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to check out some of the neighboring storefronts: Blasé N Blaze, #JANLIFE, Wynbwellness & CrossFit Wynwood.

A big thank you to all of our sponsors: Lombardi Properties, Blasé N Blaze, Soundlux Audio, #JANLIFE, Crossfit Wynwood, King Patties, and Duke and Dame.

MOCA North Miami Hosts Haitian Independence Day Celebration Featuring Inez Barlatier, Jan Sebon and Fabienne Josaphat 1/1/21

MOCA North Miami Hosts Haitian Independence Day Celebration Featuring Inez Barlatier, Jan Sebon and Fabienne Josaphat
Friday, 01/01/2021-, 07:00 pm-
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

In honor of Haitian Independence Day, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is proud to host Haitian-American multidisciplinary artist Inez Barlatier, musician and surrealist visual artist Jan Sebon, and author Fabienne Josaphat for an intimate program of music and poetry on Jan. 1. This virtual performance coincides with the museum’s current exhibition “Life & Spirituality in Haitian Art: Selection from the Betty and Isaac Rudman Trust Collection,” on view through March 14, 2021.

Initiated by the voodoo ceremony of Bois Caïman on the night of August 14, 1791, The Haitian Revolution represents one of the key turning points in the history of the western world and human rights. Led by enslaved Africans in the French colony of Saint Domingue, the revolution resulted in the abolition of slavery in the colony, the first to do so in the western world, and the birth of Haiti on January 1 of 1804. Today, Haitian in Haiti and the diaspora celebrate their Independence in honor of a line of ancestors that fought for their freedom. At the center of the celebration is Soup Joumou, a traditional soup that becomes a symbol of their freedom. MOCA North Miami is pleased to celebrate our Haitian community.

The acts include:

Inez Barlatier is a Haitian-American multidisciplinary artist. At the age of 12 years old, she joined her father’s band, Jan Sebon & Kazak International. Inez later led her own band, Kazoots, for 6 years. She has received a Knight Arts Champion, a L.E.A.P. and an Artist Relief grant supporting her ongoing projects. Inez developed a children’s show entitled “Ayiti: Stories & Songs from Haiti” which was selected as a Spotlight presentation at the 2020 International Performance Art for Youth Conference.

Jan Sebon is a musician and visual artist from Haiti. He is a staple in Miami as pioneering Haitian Jazz music in Miami with his band Koleksyon Kazak. Sebon has hosted political radio shows in Haiti resulting in him being exiled and moving to Miami at the age of 22. He later became an activist and community organizer, fighting for Haitian immigrant rights and hosting another radio show on WDNA in Miami. He has been performing in Miami for over 30 years and has toured internationally while being a former board member at the Miami Light Project. Sebon is also a masterful African and Haitian drummer and surrealist visual artist.

Fabienne Josaphat is the author of Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow, a debut novel released with Unnamed Press and translated into French by Calmann-Levy. Her essay, Summer is an Empty House, recently made the Notable Essays mentions in Best American Essays 2016. Her fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been featured in the African American Review, The Master’s Review, Grist Journal, Damselfly, Hinchas de Poesia, Off the Coast Journal and The Caribbean Writer, as well as in Eight Miami Poets, a Jai-Alai Books poetry anthology. She was recently a national juror for the 2019 Scholastic Awards. She lives in South Florida.

The panel will be free and open to the public via the Zoom video conferencing platform.

To reserve a spot, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CGhGWRjKTZWz5vOjZ-wwtw

Piola’s Panetonne Giveaway 12/24/20

Piola’s Panetonne Giveaway
Thursday, 12/24/2020-12/24/2020, 11:00 am-06:00 pm
Piola Brickell
1250 S. Miami Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33130
Facebook
Cost: No Fee or Purchase Necessary

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

Stop by Piola Brickell,, 1250 S. Miami Ave., in Miami or Piola Hallandale, 1702 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., any time from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and pick up a Panettone on us.
This is our gift to the community. No need to dine with us or order takeout. Just swing by and pick up a panettone to share with your family this holiday seasons and New Years too.
Really, no purchase necessary.

Learn What Shines and Shimmers for New Year’s Eve on the Next In Style with The Galleria Free Virtual Series on Facebook Live 12/15/20

Learn What Shines and Shimmers for New Year’s Eve on the Next In Style with The Galleria Free Virtual Series on Facebook Live
Tuesday, 12/15/2020-, 05:30 pm-06:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Watch and learn as hosts Carlos Marrero and Lisa Opie showcase fashions that shimmer and shine for New Year’s Eve on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s In Style with The Galleria virtual series. Tune-in to Facebook Live on Tuesday, December 15, at 5:30 p.m., for this timely shopping segment to help effortlessly ring-in the new year.

In Style with The Galleria, produced by the mall to showcase fashion, beauty, health and other shopping trends/items, is the third virtual series created by The Galleria to entertain and inform South Florida audiences during COVID-19 quarantine. This series joins Happy Hour with The Galleria and the popular Cooking with The Galleria featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo which can be viewed on demand at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Extended holiday hours for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale begin December 6. Please visit galleriamall-fl.com/galleria-2020-holiday-hours for a full schedule. Dining establishments including Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Blue Martini offer full-service dining and take-out and may have varying hours. The mall continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines.

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.

Santa’s Drive-thru Village 12/5/20 – 12/23/20

Santa’s Drive-thru Village
Friday, 12/05/2020-12/23/2020, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Miramar Regional Park
16801 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, FL 33027, United States,
Miramar, Florida, 33027
Website
Cost: Starts at 50

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

“For the first time, you will be granted backstage access to see Santa’s Magical Operations while getting to meet the man himself.”
The unique experience will include a car trip down the ‘Runway of blinking lights’ before visiting the Elf’s Toy Factory before finally stopping off at Santa’s Cabin– sort of like a Christmas Safari.

You are welcome to wear their favorite Christmas pajamas or ugly sweaters as they travel through the experience and the most important thing all the kids can bring their letter to Santa.
Mr & Mrs. Claus have been hard at work building a North Pole Outpost, so their team of elves can carry out their important operations safely and socially distant.

Find the Perfect Gift During In Style with The Galleria Virtual Series 12/8/20

Find the Perfect Gift During In Style with The Galleria Virtual Series
Tuesday, 12/08/2020-, 05:30 pm-06:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Take the stress out of holiday shopping and get a preview of what’s hot this season on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s In Style with The Galleria free virtual series. Join host Carlos Marrero and The Galleria’s Melissa Milroy on Facebook Live, Tuesday, December 8, at 5:30 p.m. for a fun and festive shopping segment offering tips and ideas for finding the perfect gifts.

In Style with The Galleria, produced by the mall to showcase fashion, beauty, health and other shopping trends/items, is the third free virtual series created by The Galleria to entertain and inform South Florida audiences during COVID-19 quarantine. This series joins Happy Hour with The Galleria and the popular Cooking with The Galleria featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo which can be viewed on demand at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has resumed its normal operating hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, plus continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Retailers are open, as well as dining establishments Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro that are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is now open. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

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.

Rock the Ribbon with Chuck Panozzo of STYX and The Voice’s Laura Vivas at World AIDS Museum’s Official Kick-off at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/1/20

Rock the Ribbon with Chuck Panozzo of STYX and The Voice’s Laura Vivas at World AIDS Museum’s Official Kick-off at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 12/01/2020-, 08:30 am-10:00 am
The Galleria at Fort Lauderadle
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

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

Rocking a red ribbon not only completes any outfit; it shows everyone – especially people living with HIV and their families – your support. On Tuesday, December 1 at 8:30 a.m. The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center (WAM) will present the official kick-off to World AIDS Day, founded in 1988 and themed this year as Rock the Ribbon. Hosted by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, the event will feature special guests Chuck Panozzo, Styx rock band member, and Laura Vivas, recording artist and former contestant on The Voice.

World AIDS Museum will gather elected officials, fellow HIV-related agencies and other stakeholders. Attendees will embrace this community gathering with special performances by Laura Vivas and the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus under the direction of Gary Keating. DJ Aulden Brown will add his flair to rock the crowd.

Special guest Styx rock band member Chuck Panozzo will be one of the voices heard as to why this day is so important. Charles Salvatore “Chuck” Panozzo is an American musician best known as the bass player for the rock band Styx. A longtime member of Styx, he founded the group with his fraternal twin brother, drummer John Panozzo, who died in July 1996, and singer/keyboardist Dennis De Young. He toured part-time from 1999 to 2003, and currently tours with Styx on a regular basis.

Chuck Panozzo is openly gay and has been out since 2001. That year, he also announced that he is living with HIV, and has been involved in campaigning for AIDS awareness and gay rights. In 2006, he spoke with Frontiers for the first time about his decision to come out. The following year, he released his autobiography “The Grand Illusion: Love, Lies, and My Life with Styx.”

Laura Vivas will offer a live performance that will coincide with the rock theme. Her blind audition on NBC’s hit show The Voice, Season 3, resulted in a spot on Christina Aguilera’s team. A native of Puerto Rico, Vivas’ career began at age 18 singing back-up for local artists. Since 2007, she has been the lead singer and the lone female in a six-piece South Florida cover band called Re-Mix. She has opened for artists such as Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Bruce Hornsby and more.

The event, sponsored by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Seasons 52, Michael Murphy Photography and GPR | Goodman Public Relations, will be open to the public and take place outdoors under the covered valet parking entrance. Facial coverings will be required. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at www.worldaidsmuseum.org.

About World AIDS Museum and Educational Center
The World AIDS and Museum and Educational Center works to promote dialogue that eliminates HIV/AIDS stigma through education, artistic expression, and cultural programming. The organization was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 2011, and the Museum facility opened to the public in May 2014. We provide prevention and education services to over 5,000 people per year in public and charter schools, community-based social services, detention facilities, and colleges and universities. The Museum includes a permanent exhibit, “The Chronology of HIV/AIDS,” and rotating smaller exhibits highlighting different aspects of the HIV epidemic worldwide. Special programs, including art exhibitions, films, and community dialogues, are offered throughout the year. For more information, call (954) 390-0550 or visit www.worldaidsmuseum.org.

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations and touted as Fort Lauderdale’s most fashionable address, features a collection of popular retail and dining options. Macy’s, Dillard’s and H&M anchor the center which also is home to Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors and Pandora. Visitors can choose from a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s. Blue Martini and Powerhouse Gym can also be found at The Galleria. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown 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). More information about current and extended hours is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or by visiting www.galleriamall-fl.com.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Where the Boys Are,” A 60th Anniversary Film Photo Exhibition, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/3/20

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Where the Boys Are,” A 60th Anniversary Film Photo Exhibition, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 12/03/2020-01/03/2021, 10:00 am-
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

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, “Where the Boys Are,” an exclusive 60th anniversary film photo exhibition at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. Opening on Wednesday, December 3, this free retrospective will feature 40 curated historical and never-before-seen oversized images chronicling the making of and local star-studded premiere (December 21, 1960) of the landmark film that cemented the City of Fort Lauderdale as a worldwide Spring Break destination. The walk-through exhibit will be available for the public to view near Swarovski until January 3, 2021.

Visitors to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will delight in seeing the making of Where the Boys Are, the 1960 American CinemaScope comedy directed by Henry Levin, via a variety of slice-of-life and candid on-set images enlarged for detail. These include captures of local resident and actress Connie Francis (who sang the film’s memorable title theme), as well as stars Dolores Hart, Paula Prentiss, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton, and Frank Gorshin. Some photos were captured on the actual site of The Galleria, then an open-air shopping center called the Sunrise Center. Many photos feature local South Florida extras and regional film crew who were called-upon to star and work on the film.

Funding is provided in part by Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. This organization is sponsored, in part, by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council of Arts and Culture.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale’s “Where the Boys Are” 60th anniversary exhibition at The Galleria, will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory and on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

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 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.

Dupuis Virtual Thanksgiving Table Setting & Décor Workshop on Instagram Live (IGTV) and 300 Giveaway Gift Card 11/20/20

Dupuis Virtual Thanksgiving Table Setting & Décor Workshop on Instagram Live (IGTV) and 300 Giveaway Gift Card
Friday, 11/20/2020-, 08:00 pm-
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

GIVEAWAY
Tune in LIVE via IGTV at @Dupuis_US for a chance to WIN a $300 gift card and a FREE Dupuis membership for 20% OFF storewide and exclusive members only promotions and learn the latest trends to set up your Thanksgiving table by celebrity interior designer Maria Aleman and international TV star Karina Banda.
RSVP for the virtual event and for the chance to WIn here: https://forms.gle/EiHtJCG2EUivRdsT7

Follow @dupuis_us and tune in on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Hosted by Karina Banda (@karinabandatv)
Special Guest: Maria Aleman (@305DecoLiving)

To qualify, you must be a resident of the United States of at least 18 years of age, follow the @dupuis_us instagram account, RSVP to the event, and attend the live workshop.

The Perfect Turkey Awaits on the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Series Segment with Chef Elvis Bravo 11/24/20

The Perfect Turkey Awaits on the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Series Segment with Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 11/24/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

The perfect turkey awaits on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo. Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live, Tuesday, November 24, at 2 p.m., as he provides tips and techniques regarding how to prepare this traditional Thanksgiving favorite with a citrus mojo marinade twist. Also featured on this segment will be the upcoming winner of The Galleria’s Taste of the Holidays recipe contest who will prepare his/her special accompanying dish. Viewers are invited to try this entrée at home or dine with Seasons 52 this Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26, to enjoy a full holiday meal.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s 13th appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

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

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has resumed its normal operating hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, plus continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is now open. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

Miami Gardens Drive-Thru Turkey Giveaway 11/14/20

Miami Gardens Drive-Thru Turkey Giveaway
Saturday, 11/14/2020-, 12:00 pm-02:00 pm
Tipsee Spirits & Wine
800 NW Miami Gardens Dr.,
Miami, Florida, 3169
Website
Cost: FREE

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

Get Ready – It’s a Drive-Thru Turkey Giveaway! 🚗🦃
Mark your calendars!

WHEN: Saturday, NOV 14th.
TIME: 12PM-2PM
WHERE: Tipsee Spirits and Wine, 800 NW Miami Gardens Drive, Miami, FL 33169

GET IN LINE for a FREE DRIVE-THRU TURKEY GIVEAWAY!
⭐ First come, first serve – While supplies last!
⭐ For Details Contact 305-652-7075
See u there!

Bright Lights Miami — A Drive-In, Drive Thru Lights Festival 11/20/20 – 1/10/21

Bright Lights Miami — A Drive-In, Drive Thru Lights Festival
Friday, 11/20/2020-01/10/2021, 06:00 pm-11:00 pm
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive,
Miami, Florida, 33149
Eventbrite
Cost:

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

Our magical city is like no other! The sight of Miami’s sunset has to be one of the most spectacular views you’ll ever see.
As the sun goes down, we will be taking you into a mystical phenomenon with spectacle displays of bright lights in an immersive journey throughout the wonders of nature and magical beaches, transferring your imagination through a dynamic sensory installation emphasized by hybrid-realistic sounds and unparalleled art installation.

This exciting holiday experience will run Nov 20-2020 until January 10-2021.
Every-weekend Friday/Saturday/Sunday in two unique episodes 6 PM-8 PM & 9 PM-11 PM at the majestic Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149.

This beautiful surprise is presented by Virginia Key Beach Park Trust to all the wonderful residents and visitors of Miami, promising an unforgettable holiday experience.

Tickets are on for sale Friday the 13th, 2020 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bright-lights-miami-tickets-127528076911

For more info please visit: https://brightlightsmiami.com or call 305-960-4600.

Lips Annual Gospel Brunch & Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center 12/6/20

Lips Annual Gospel Brunch & Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Sunday, 12/06/2020-, 11:00 am-01:30 pm
Lips
1421 East Oakland Park Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334
Website
Cost: Brunch is $24.95 per person plus an additional $10 cover charge that will go directly to Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

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

Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, will host a not-your-ordinary Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) during its Drag-a-licious Gospel Brunch on Sunday, December 6, with two show seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped children’s toy to receive a free Lips’ World-Famous Frozen Cosmo during a future visit.

Attendees to this festive brunch will have two reasons to enjoy Lips show palace experience. One is to celebrate Lips’ show hostess, Nicolette’s birthday and the other is to support CDTC. Show goers will experience soulful and inspirational music performed by the ladies of Lips who will also serve Lips’ world-famous all-inclusive Sunday brunch with bottomless Bloody Marys, mimosas and Champagne.

Guests of Lips always enjoy the witty show hostesses and talented cast who serve up delicious food and entertainment as part of a well-orchestrated revue of past and present leading ladies. Lips is more drag-a-licious than ever with a popular menu of drag queen-inspired delicious salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts, plus a full-bar serving its world-famous frozen cosmos and other signature drinks.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 567-0987. Seating is limited due to social distancing requirements. Lips is CDC compliant and facial coverings are required upon entry. Brunch is $24.95 per person plus an additional $10 cover charge that will go directly to Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

About Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 12,000 children with special healthcare needs in Broward County, annually. As a facility of Broward Health, CDTC’s mission is to promote the optimal health and well-being of children with special healthcare needs by providing comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment services within a medical home environment. CDTC is a nationally recognized center of excellence offering a unique system of care for infants, children and youth with chronic illnesses, disabilities and developmental delays. For information, visit childrensdiagnostic.com.

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 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.

Santa’s Flight Academy Returns to Dolphin Mall 11/27/20 – 12/24/20

Santa’s Flight Academy Returns to Dolphin Mall
Friday, 11/27/2020-12/24/2020, 11:00 am-
Dolphin Mall
11401 NW 12th Street Miami FL 33172,
Miami, Florida, 33172
Website
Cost:

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

This holiday season, guests of all ages can travel to the North pole and enjoy a photo with Santa in his sleigh as part of Dolphin Mall’s reimagined Santa’s Flight Academy delivered by Cherry Hill Programs, from November 27 through December 24. A pre-paid photo package reservation* is required and can be obtained at on the mall’s website. Santa will practice social distancing and will wear a mask at all times, including during photos, regardless of state or local mandates. The snowfall and high-touch, interactive elements have been temporarily removed from the experience.

Holiday Health & Safety
The health and safety of our customers is our first priority as we continue to follow all laws, mandates and CDC guidelines related to the pandemic. Efforts include requiring mask usage, regularly cleaning and disinfecting, offering hand sanitizer, closing play areas, pausing valet service, using signage to help with social distancing, turning off drinking fountains, resetting furniture, removing food court trays and other efforts.

  • Reservations are required this year to ensure proper social distancing

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s “A Merry Little Shop & Stroll” 11/18/20

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s “A Merry Little Shop & Stroll”
Wednesday, 11/18/2020-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

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

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of Broward County’s premier shopping and dining destinations, will be “Making It Merry ASAP” with a free, safe and fun night of cheer and surprises to kick-off the holiday season on Wednesday, November 18. From 5 – 7 p.m., guests can enjoy complimentary light bites and beverages at participating stores plus live entertainment from NBC’s The Voice former contestant Laura Vivas as part of “A Merry Little Shop & Stroll.” As an added-bonus, select retailers including Dillard’s, Altar’d State, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Seasons 52 and The Capital Grille will be offering exclusive shopping and dining incentives.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale previously announced it will return to normal operating hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, beginning Monday, November 2.

There is no cost to attend “A Merry Little Shop & Stroll,” but RSVP/registration is necessary. Registration can be found at http://bit.ly/MerryLittleShopandStroll. Check-in for this night of merriment will be located across from Swarovski. Upon check-in, guests will receive a special event swag bag with additional incentives. For more information about “Make It Merry ASAP” at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, or for a complete list of retailers, holiday hours and events, please 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 and touted as Fort Lauderdale’s most fashionable address, features a collection of popular retail and dining options. Macy’s, Dillard’s and H&M anchor the center which also is home to Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors and Pandora. Visitors can choose from a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s. Blue Martini and Powerhouse Gym can also be found at The Galleria. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown 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). More information about current and extended hours is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or by visiting www.galleriamall-fl.com.

About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $18.0 billion in 2019, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 93,000 as of June 30, 2020. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.

The Holidays and COVID: Coping With The Stress (Free Webinar) 11/10/20

The Holidays and COVID: Coping With The Stress (Free Webinar)
Tuesday, 11/10/2020-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free with RSVP

The unprecedented convergence of stress factors leading up to this year’s holiday season is leaving many people feeling adrift and struggling to stay focused. To help with coping strategies, a panel of three accomplished psychology professionals from Albizu University will convene for a complimentary one-hour virtual forum.

The free webinar begins promptly at 2 p.m. EDT on Facebook Live or Zoom, and will be moderated by Emmy-winning NBC broadcast journalist and former Jackson Health System public affairs director Ed O’Dell.

The Albizu panelists will discuss ways to prevent pre-existing bad habits from spiraling out of control during the stressful holiday time, how to recognize the difference between burnout and “compassion fatigue,” and offer helpful tactics for coping with COVID-amplified seasonal stress. When to seek professional help, or help for loved ones will also be discussed. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask panelists questions.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Scott M. Hyman, Ph.D., Albizu Doctoral Clinical Psychology Program Professor, award-winning substance abuse expert

  • Yamila Lezcano, LMHC; Albizu Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Psychology & Education Program and Program Director for the Miami Mental Health Awareness Initiative

  • Dr. Isaac Tourgeman, Ph.D., M.S., Albizu ClinPharm Assistant Professor–Doctoral Program Psychology; noted neuroscience expert specializing in neurorehabilitation and speech pathology

Well known for its clinical psychology doctoral programs, Albizu University has gained international recognition for advancing a culturally sensitive approach to psychology practice and studies, particularly in Latin-American communities. The school has a campus in Miami, Florida, and headquarters in Puerto Rico.

The Salvation Army of Broward County Seasonal Bell Ringers Job Fair 11/4/20

The Salvation Army of Broward County Seasonal Bell Ringers Job Fair on November 4
Wednesday, 11/04/2020-, 10:00 am-01:00 pm
The Salvation Army of Broward County – Community Center
100 SW 9th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

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

The Salvation Army of Broward County is seeking to fill 125 seasonal paid bell ringer positions at its Holiday 2020 Job Fair on November 4. South Florida residents with a positive outlook and an affinity for philanthropy and fun are encouraged to apply.

Synonymous with the Christmas season, “ringing the bell” at a Salvation Army Red Kettle has been a tradition since 1895. It’s not just about ringing a bell, however. All proceeds from the Kettle stay in Broward County and support the Salvation Army’s feeding, shelter and social service programs. Last year, the nonprofit organization raised more than $213,205 for the Greater Fort Lauderdale community.

The Job Fair screenings will comply with CDC-approved COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and applicants will be required to wear a mask. Bell Ringers will be selected for employment for the holiday period of November 13 – December 24.

The Red Kettle Bell Ringers program is only part of the nonprofit organization’s efforts to help those less fortunate. Last year’s Angel Tree Program secured and distributed more than 8,046 toys to 1,061 families with diminished resources. The Salvation Army is actively assisting thousands of residents-in-need through its Food Pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Thursday, trusted Army experts provide non-perishable items and other pantry goods to more hundreds of underserved families. The organization also provides meals-to-go services for the homeless, its residents and other impoverished individuals.

The Salvation Army is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “meeting human needs without discrimination.” For more information or to make a donation, visit www.salvationarmyflorida.org/fortlauderdale or call (954) 524-6991. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/Browardsalvationarmy, on Instagram @salvationarmybroward and on Twitter @SalArmyBroward.

WINwood Scavenger Hunt 11/13/20, 11/14/20, 11/15/20

WINwood Scavenger Hunt
Friday, 11/13/2020-11/15/2020, 12:00 am-11:59 am
Wynwood, Miami, FL
2121 NW 2nd Ave Suite 200,
Miami, FL, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

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

AXS Law Group is hosting the first annual “WINwood Scavenger Hunt”, a free event open to the public that encourages locals to safely shop, eat and visit Wynwood merchants. The scavenger hunt takes place November 13-15. Those who want to participate are encouraged to register at AXS Law’s website, axslawgroup.com, and download the riddles for the scavenger hunt in advance. The participant with the most creative and correct answers to 10 out of 15 riddles will win $1,000 in gift cards to participating Wynwood restaurants, shops and merchants.

Participating Wynwood businesses in the “WINwood Scavenger Hunt” include: The Salty Donut, Museum of Graffiti, BASE, Buya Izakaya + Yakitori, Cielito Artisan Pops, Candle Land, Sana Skin Studio, Doma Restaurant, Morgan’s Restaurant, Fireman Derek’s, Beaker & Gray, R House, D.O.G. Wynwood, SuViche, and The Lab Miami.

Succulent Sea Scallops are on the Menu for The Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo 10/27/20

Succulent Sea Scallops are on the Menu for The Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 10/27/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free

Learn how to prepare a succulent seafood favorite with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s, Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series. Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live, Tuesday, October 27, at 2 p.m., as he provides tips and techniques regarding how to cook Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops with French Green Beans and Mascarpone Risotto.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s 12th appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Ahi Tuna, Chilean Sea Bass, a no-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

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

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

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.

Vkbpt Community Drive-Thru Food Distribution 10/24/20

Vkbpt Community Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Saturday, 10/24/2020-, 11:00 am-02:00 pm
Miami Dade Water & Sewer Dept.
3575 South Le Jeune Road,
miami, Florida, 33133
Website
Cost: Free

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

Virginia Key Beach Park Trust in partnership with Farm Share, Miami Dade County and County Commissioner Xavier Suarez presents a Community Drive-Thru Food Distribution.

This event is FREE and Open to the Public. First Come, First Serve.

Saturday, October 24th, 2020
11am-2pm

Miami Dade Water & Sewer Dept.
3575 South Le Jeune Road, Miami, FL 33133

For more information or to volunteer call 305-960-4600

Rotary Club of Weston’s 23rd Annual Rotary Run for Tomorrow 12/6/20

Rotary Club of Weston’s 23rd Annual Rotary Run for Tomorrow
Sunday, 12/06/2020-, 08:00 am-02:00 pm
Vista Park
18600 Vista Park Blvd.,
Weston, Florida, 33332
Website
Cost: 5K: $35 per person plus $5 signup fee, 10K: $35 per person plus $5 signup fee, Half marathon: $65 per person plus $5.90 signup fee, Half marathon relay: $145 per team plus $10.70 signup fee, Discounts available to runner teams and clubs.

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

The Rotary Club of Weston will host its Rotary Run for Tomorrow, including an in-person Health & Fitness Festival and in-person Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge on Dec. 6; as well as virtual run events (5K, 10K, half marathon, half marathon relay) from Dec. 5–13. The City of Weston and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital ― the event’s title sponsor ― are presenting the event.

Friends, families and kids of all ages can participate in the Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge and the Health & Fitness Festival, a health and wellness event open to the entire community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure that social distancing guidelines can be observed, the Festival and Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge will take place at multiple locations throughout the City of Weston, including Cypress Bay High School and Vista Park, from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. A variety of different fitness, wellness and health activities will be offered at every location. In addition, participants can complete online tasks.

All participants of the Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge will receive a free Festival T-shirt and giveaways, and can participate in multiple raffles and competitions at the Festival. All elementary schools in Weston have been invited to participate in the Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge. Elementary schools can win cash prizes, and the school with most participants percentagewise will be recognized with the Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge award. The raffles prizes and Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge award will be presented at 3:30 p.m. at Cypress Bay High School and will be live streamed via Facebook and Zoom.

Participation in the Festival is free of charge. There is no cost to register for the Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge, but registration is necessary.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all runners will participate at a location of their choice and complete their run any time between Dec. 5–13. Run results will be tracked by RaceJoy and automatically uploaded to a central data base. Artfully designed runner medals and hi-tech dri-fit shirts will be provided to all runners.

Key businesses in the Weston community sponsoring the event include DynaServ, Ultimate Kronos Group, and many other local and regional businesses. Sponsorships are available.

When:
Saturday, Dec. 5–Sunday, Dec. 13: Virtual Run Events
Sunday, Dec. 6 from 8 a.m.–2 p.m.: In-Person Health & Fitness Festival and Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge

Where:
Virtual Run Events:
Participants’ location of choice

In-Person Health & Fitness Festival and Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge:
Cypress Bay High School
18600 Vista Park Blvd., Weston, FL 33332

Vista Park
18800 Vista Park Blvd., Weston, FL 33332

Other locations throughout Weston. Virtual participation options will be available.

How:
5K, 10K, half marathon and half marathon relay online runner registration forms and information are located at https://tinyurl.com/y53zqmrb.

Sponsorships:
Contact sponsorships@rotaryrunfortomorrow.com for more information.

Annual “Ofrendas” Cultural Exhibit Shines Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month at History Fort Lauderdale 10/10/20 – 11/2/20

Annual “Ofrendas” Cultural Exhibit Shines Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 10/10/2020-11/02/2020, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Facebook
Cost: Prices vary; Some free events

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, invites the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with “Ofrendas,” its annual homage to the colorful traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. This year’s exhibit, opening October 4 and running through November 2, will showcase fine art and creative community memorial altars or “ofrendas” covered in photographs, flowers and favorite items of the dearly departed.

Fully complying with social distancing and health and safety guidelines, activities will include an opening ceremony, a ZOOM Community Conversation about the history and future of Día de los Muertos, Florida Day of the Dead Celebration shadow puppet theater storytelling and a closing evening of pop-up “Ofrendas” on the banks of the New River.

Activities and events for this year’s “Ofrendas” are as follows:

Sunday, October 4, from noon – 3 p.m.; “Ofrendas” Family Fun Day Exhibit Opening;
Free
Celebrate another year of life and the remembrance of loved ones in preparation for Día de los Muertos. Enjoy performances from Tradicional Aztek Dancers Tloke Nahuake, Grupo Folklorico Timanati, Godmother Death, Danza Mexhika and Mesoamerica Danza. This FREE public event will have limited, timed-entry gallery tours of the community “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Monday, October 19, at 6:45 p.m.; Community Conversation: The History and Future of Day of the Dead in Mexico; Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10.
Join History Fort Lauderdale for an interactive ZOOM discussion about the history and future of Day of the Dead in Mexico. RSVP requested at http://bit.ly/HFLOfrendas2020CC.

Sunday, November 1, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Florida Day of the Dead Celebration’s Shadow Puppet Theater and roving giant puppets
Enjoy Catrinas and Folklorico performances at the New River Inn. Participate in limited, timed ticket tours of the “Ofrendas” exhibition. Sponsored by Riverwalk, City of Fort Lauderdale and the Puppet Network & Puppet Guild of South Florida.

Monday, November 2 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Florida Day of the Dead Celebration Closing Evening; Free
Bring your family to History Fort Lauderdale for an evening of pop-up “Ofrendas,” luminarias on the New River and entertainment experiences including Tradicional Aztek Dancers Tloke Nahuake. Last chance for timed ticket tours of the “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Select events and pop-up performances will be livestreamed on Facebook at facebook.com/dayofthedeadflorida to encourage virtual participation.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading 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, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

History Fort Lauderdale admission is $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.

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 and on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Spooktacular Bingo and Costume Contest Benefiting RMHC of South Florida 10/30/20

Spooktacular Bingo and Costume Contest Benefiting RMHC of South Florida
Friday, 10/30/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: Visit Registration Site for Ticketing Options

RMHC of South Florida and Miami Mom Collective invite you to the first-ever Spooktacular Bingo & Costume Contest on Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. This virtual event is open to all ages and will allow participants to join from the comfort of their home via zoom. This event will feature several exciting rounds of Bingo, prizes, surprise guests and a fun costume contest!
Register now to join the fun! You will receive an e-mail with your bingo cards and the costume contest rules.
*To register, you must be 18+, any child under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult on camera.

It’s Just A Bunch Of Hocus Pocus Lands at The Kelsey Theater with Leading Cast of South Florida Drag Performers 10/30/20, 10/31/20

It’s Just A Bunch Of Hocus Pocus Lands at The Kelsey Theater with Leading Cast of South Florida Drag Performers
Friday, 10/30/2020-10/31/2020, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
The Kelsey Theater
700 Park Avenue,
Lake Park, Florida, 33403
Website
Cost: $65 for general admission, and $75 for “front row” VIP, which includes a souvenir gift pack. Save $10 off any ticket, use coupon code SAVE10 at checkout

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

South Florida’s favorite Halloween show, IT’S JUST A BUNCH OF HOCUS POCUS* (previously Hocus Pocus Live) is landing at The Kelsey Theater in Lake Park for two nights of holiday fun on October 30 and 31 (performances are at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. each night; each runs 1 hour and 15 minutes). Tickets are on sale with the opportunity to save $10.

Following eight consecutive years of instant sell-outs, the wildly popular all-ages tribute show brings Halloween’s most beloved classic to life with incredible detail. The audience is invited to take a dive into ‘90s nostalgia as South Florida’s top drag performers transform into the film’s iconic characters. All are invited to join this limited-seating, socially distanced event as they tell the story of three wacky witches, accidentally resurrected by teen pranksters on Halloween night in 1993. The dynamic lead cast includes Nicole Halliwell as Winifred Sanderson, Calypso Monroe as Sarah Sanderson and Nicky Monet as Mary Sanderson.

Produced and created by South Florida’s drag mastermind Nicole Halliwell (TLC’s I am Jazz, America’s Got Talent, Queenz The Drag Experience), IT’S JUST A BUNCH OF HOCUS POCUS boasts intricately detailed sets, eerily uncanny lookalikes, replica props and costuming, and more in this immersive stage spectacle. Going light years beyond your standard “drag show,” there’s nothing quite like this! Prior to each performance, audiences can enjoy “Wicked Villains,” a “delightfully evil preshow,” starring the cast of QUEENZ The Drag Experience as even more fabulous female impersonators transform into such favorite cartoon villains like Maleficent, Ursula, Cruella DeVille, and The Evil Queen.

Tickets are now on sale starting at $65 for general admission, and $75 for “front row” VIP, which includes a souvenir gift pack. To save $10 off any ticket, use coupon code SAVE10 at checkout to unlock discounted tickets which can be purchased by visiting www.hocuspocuslive.net, by calling The Kelsey Theater at (561) 328-7481, or the Boca Black Box Theater at (561) 483-9036. Performance tickets will be limited to comply with COVID-19 community health and safety guidelines. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the show’s displaced and furloughed cast of entertainers due to the pandemic. *Celebrity impersonators, no affiliation with the Walt Disney Company.

This live production is sponsored, in part, by Tate’s Comics & Games www.tatescomics.com.

SMDCAC Presents Indie Flicks: Picture a Scientist 10/13/20

SMDCAC Presents Indie Flicks: Picture a Scientist
Tuesday, 10/13/2020-, 07:30 pm-
Website
Cost: Free; registration required

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

PICTURE A SCIENTIST was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film’s virtual theatrical run reached 47 theaters across the USA in June 2020, and raised money for two organizations advancing women of color in STEM.

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Featuring Chef Elvis Bravo 10/13/20

Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Featuring Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 10/13/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free, live virtual event

Learn how to prepare a hearty and flavorful favorite with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s, Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series. Join Chef Bravo for his rescheduled segment on Facebook Live, Tuesday, October 13, at 2 p.m., as he provides tips and techniques regarding how to cook Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop with German Red Cabbage.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s 11th appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Ahi Tuna, Chilean Sea Bass, a no-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, 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 earlier this year on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

Dinner at the Square: Mail-in Voting 10/14/20

Dinner at the Square: Mail-in Voting
Wednesday, 10/14/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Website
Cost: Free

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought absentee and by-mail voting to the forefront of national attention. Join us for a discussion on mail-in voting with Peter Antonacci, Supervisor of Elections, Broward County; Wendy Sartory Link, Supervisor of Elections, Palm Beach County; and Richard DeNapoli, J.D., State Committeeman, Republican Party of Broward County. The event will be moderated by Dr. Kevin Wagner, Professor and Political Science Department Chair, Florida Atlantic University.

Drunk Black History 10/10/20

Drunk Black History
Saturday, 10/10/2020-, 09:00 pm-11:00 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: $10-15

Comedians Brandon Collins and Gordon Baker-Bone host this interactive show where prominent Black historical figures will finally get their due through drunken anecdotes from booked guests! This show is destined to be educational and absolutely f’ing crazy!

Will be hosted via Zoom (link will be shared an hour before the start time)

Saturday, October 10th

9pm EST

Line-up TBA

Past guests on our showcase include:

Rod and Karen Morrow (The Black Guy Who Tips), Rae Sanni (“The Good Place”), Donwill (HBO) and Jay Jurden (The Tonight Show)!

$10 advance

$15 day of

Special prizes for the audience members with the best Halloween costumes!!!

Virtual Animal Shelter Volunteer Fair 10/1/20

Virtual Animal Shelter Volunteer Fair
Thursday, 10/01/2020-, 04:00 pm-05:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

On October 1, 2020 at 4PM join us virtually for our annual VOLUNTEER FAIR and learn about ways you can help save and improve the lives of homeless pets and be a great ambassadors for animals in our community!
Want to donate your time to help homeless pets? In this special Facebook LIVE event, you’ll learn about ways you can volunteer now and when we can plan to be together again! We’ll share different volunteer opportunities and shelter services and how FoMA is helping along the way. PLUS we’ll have amazing giveaways and messages from very special guests, so make sure you sign up to watch

American Heritage School Hosts Fall Virtual Open House for Plantation Campus 10/17/20

American Heritage School Hosts Fall Virtual Open House for Plantation Campus
Saturday, 10/17/2020-, 12:00 pm-
RSVP / Register
Cost: Spaces will be limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

The prestigious American Heritage School, voted one of the Best Private Schools in America in 2020 by Niche, is hosting Fall Virtual Open House events that will stream live for its Broward and Palm Beach campuses. Each open house offers parents and students an opportunity to meet with American Heritage School’s team, including the admissions directors, teachers, program directors and Principals. The Plantation campus will host its virtual open houses on Oct. 17 at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. and the Boca Delray campus will host its virtual open houses on Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. and Oct. 17 at 10:00 a.m.

The Fall Virtual Open House will start with a brief introduction from school administrators, then will break into smaller groups to tour the campus. Participants will have the opportunity to hear about American Heritage School’s extensive curriculum from the educators. The school’s goal is to introduce guests to the campus, the curriculum, philosophy and culture so they can learn what makes American Heritage School the Best College Preparatory School in Florida.

American Heritage School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the #1 private school in the United States and #1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars; the school’s second campus in Boca Raton is #2 in National Merit Scholars out of all private schools in Florida. Their combined students from both campuses comprise 10 percent of all National Merit Scholars throughout the 2,227 public and private schools in Florida.

This marks the 11th consecutive year American Heritage has had the highest number of National Merit Semifinalists in Florida. One in four students in the Class of 2021 scored in the top one percent of students in the nation.

If families are unable to attend one of the Fall Virtual Open House and/or would prefer a one-on-one virtual tour, please call the Admissions Office directly at 954-472-0022 ext. 3062.

Dates:
Saturday, Oct. 17, 12:00 p.m. for grades PK-6.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2:00 p.m. for grades 7-12.

For more information and to reserve a spot, visit https://www.ahschool.com/current-events/open-house/our-virtual-open-house.
Spaces will be limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

ADL Florida Webinar: Standing Up To Hate 10/13/20

ADL Florida Webinar: Standing Up To Hate
Tuesday, 10/13/2020-, 07:30 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: free

STANDING UP TO HATE:
On this month’s webinar, we will review of anti-Semitic incidents and what to do when hate becomes violent. Learn prevention, awareness, and reaction skills to an active threat situation.

Featuring: Stephanie Viegas, Director of Community Security at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. In this capacity, Stephanie serves over 165 Jewish agencies and organizations in Miami-Dade County. Prior to joining the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Stephanie was a Special Agent (SA) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
SA Viegas began her career with the FBI in 1997, where she served in the National Capital Region until transferring to the Miami Field Office in 2007. While assigned to the National Capital Region, SA Viegas was the Senior Team Leader for the Evidence Response Team, the Assistant Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) coordinator and the Assistant Team Leader for the Hazardous Materials Team. In the Miami Field Office, she served as the WMD Coordinator and as an instructor for the FBI/DOD Counter-Proliferation program.

Happy Hour with The Galleria Featuring Laura Vivas, Former Contestant on NBC’s The Voice 9/24/20

Happy Hour with The Galleria Featuring Laura Vivas, Former Contestant on NBC’s The Voice
Thursday, 09/24/2020-, 05:00 pm-06:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live virtual event

West Palm Beach resident and NBC’s The Voice former contestant Laura Vivas will headline the next Happy Hour with The Galleria, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s free virtual music series, on Thursday, September 24, at 5 p.m., on Facebook Live.

Laura Vivas’ blind audition on NBC’s hit show The Voice, Season 3, resulted in a spot on Christina Aguilera’s team. A native of Puerto Rico, Vivas’ career began at age 18 singing back-up for local artists. Since 2007, she has been the lead singer and the lone female in a six-piece South Florida cover band called Re-Mix. She has opened for artists such as Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Bruce Hornsby and more.

Since April, Happy Hour with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community during the COVID-19 quarantine. Happy Hour with The Galleria virtual music performers have included Shane Duncan, Eddie Bustamante, Nathalie Nesh and Beto Rubineli, Manny Diquez, Carly Jo Jackson, Alexander Star, The Tim Charron Band and Tori Rossi and Will Plus. These archived recorded livestream performances can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro are offering full-service dining, in addition to take-out.

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.

Online Tantra Speed Date – Miami! (Singles Dating Event) 10/23/20

Online Tantra Speed Date – Miami! (Singles Dating Event)
Friday, 10/23/2020-, 06:30 pm-09:00 pm
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Cost: Male Attendee (Early Bird – Limited): USD 25.00, Female Attendee (Early Bird – Limited): USD 25.00, Male Attendee (Reduced Pricing): USD 35.00, Female Attendee (Reduced Pricing): USD 35.00

Relationship skills game + speed date, you’ll share moments of fun, guided connection with up to 12 dates via video chat.

Over 10,000 singles have gone on 75,000+ dates in 30+ cities worldwide. 95% matched with one or more dates. If you don’t match, your next event is on us!
Just like our popular in-person event, the online exercises are playful, PG-rated (verbal dyads, dance, improv), and infused with positive relating skills.

You’ll sign off not only with matches, but with a spring in your step and a refreshing perspective on what relationships can be.

Event sells out. Get your ticket today!

Karavan Census 9/20/20

Karavan Census
Sunday, 09/20/2020-, 01:00 pm-07:00 pm
Karavan Census
11510 NW 17th Ave,
Opa-Locka, Florida, 33167
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Cost:

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

Florida Counts Census 2020 has partnered with Sant La Haitian Community Center, the Miami-Dade Haitian Complete Count Committee (HACCC) and their community partners, in a “Karavan Census” on Sunday, September 20 from 1-7 p.m. The Karavan route will pass by neighborhoods in Opa-Locka, North Miami and Little Haiti. The goal for this event is to encourage residents in these communities to complete their census before the September 30 deadline.
The event will include a Rara Band, a party float truck and a mobile billboard flashing messages in Creole and English about the importance of the Census. “Break the Cycle” bicycle club will lead the Karavan through Opa-Locka. Staff from the Census Bureau will participate and distribute giveaways to attendees. Community leaders and census Bureau staff will be on site and equipped with computer tablets to help people complete their census. This event will respect all Miami-Dade County requirements for social distancing, masks and participant behavior.
The Karavan will start in Opa-Locka at 115th St. to the north, North West Seventh Avenue to NW 17th Ave. to the east and NW 135th St. to the south. It will then travel to North Miami Beach, Starting at Uleta on 167th St., North East Third Avenue, stopping at North Miami Beach Library on 164th St. NE 16th Ave., stopping at City Hall on 17011 NE 19th Ave. and moving west towards West Dixie Highway. It will move to Little Haiti, traveling on NW 62nd Street – North West Second Avenue until it arrives at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex on 59th Terrace.

The Magic of Freight – How It Affects You and Me, an Interactive Zoom Conversation with Broward County Leaders 9/17/20

The Magic of Freight – How It Affects You and Me, an Interactive Zoom Conversation with Broward County Leaders
Thursday, 09/17/2020-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for a free Speak Up Broward interactive conversation about the magic of freight (air, sea, rail and trucking) on our economy and how it is possible for us to receive goods with the touch of a button. Listen to experts as they share their visions for more ways to move goods in and out of the South Florida region.

Speakers will be:
• Beam Furr, Broward County Commissioner, MPO Board Member
• Gail Bulfin, Sr. Vice President – Member Development, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
• Steve Belleme, Business Development Manager, Broward County Aviation Department
• Jonathan Daniels, Chief Executive, Broward County Port Everglades Department

The panel will be moderated by Dan Haake, AICP, National Freight Expert, HDR.

Register via ZOOM at http://bit.ly/BrowardMPOMagicofFreight

For more information, contact Anthea Thomas at thomasa@browardmpo.org or (954) 876-0034. Visit https://browardmpo.org/calendar/event/1014-speak-up-broward-online-events-freight.

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live 9/26/20

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live
Saturday, 09/26/2020-, 11:00 am-11:30 am
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Cost: FREE

The Koubek Center in collaboration with Fundación Cuatrogatos and with the support of Miami Book Fair present Storybook Picnic on Facebook Live! We are re-imagining our Storybook Picnics as virtual events, encouraging kids to create their personal version of the picnics at home while joining us on our virtual picnic.

Kids can invite their favorite stuffed animals, GI Joes, dolls, and toys to join them on a blanket, or have their BFF connect at the same time!

Our 30-minute bilingual Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! will take place twice a month through August, will feature story time, mime and circus performances, children’s theatre, music, percussion and arts and crafts demos, and will be live-streamed. Gather your loved ones at home and join us on Facebook Live on Saturday, September 26 at 11 a.m.

With the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the State of Florida Cultural Affairs Division.

//Junto a nuestros amigos de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y con el apoyo de la Feria del Libro de Miami, el Koubek Center está re-imaginando nuestros Picnics de Libros como Picnic de Libros ¡en casa!. A través de nuestros Picnics queremos alentar a los más pequeños a que se inventen su propio picnic en casa al mismo tiempo que se unan a nuestro picnic virtual.

Los niños pueden invitar a sus animalitos de peluche favoritos, sacar sus GI Joes, muñecas y juguetes, y traerlos a su manta de picnic. Y además, también pueden invitar a sus mejores amigos a que se conecten al mismo tiempo para poder compartir virtualmente juntos.

Nuestro Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! durará 30 minutos, será bilingüe y tendrá lugar dos veces al mes hasta agosto. Incluirá un momento para cuentos, actuaciones de mimo y de circo, teatro de niños, música, percusión y manualidades. Reúna a sus seres queridos en casa y acompáñenos en Facebook Live el sábado, 26 de septiembre a las 11 a.m.

Gracias al apoyo del Departamento de Asuntos Culturales de Miami-Dade County y del Estado de la Florida.

New American Fund Celebration & Close Out Brunch, LIVE on Facebook 9/20/20

New American Fund Celebration & Close Out Brunch, LIVE on Facebook
Sunday, 09/20/2020-, 01:00 pm-03:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join The Office of New Americans for a New American Fund Celebration and Close Out Brunch featuring food demonstrations. Cook along with Chefs Ana Sofia Pelaez, author of The Cuban Table Cookbook and Chef Cybille St.Aude, featured on Food Network’s Chopped will be making dishes from the Carribean. Grab a plate and tune in LIVE to ONA’s Facebook page! (Visit us online or follow on social media, for the list of chefs that will be joining us and featured recipes.)

With a theme of Food. Family. Freedom., the community-at-large is invited to celebrate the social and economic contributions of the more than 2 million immigrants in South Florida.

As a part of Miami Citizenship Week, residents are encouraged to support immigrant powered businesses, attend virtual events, learn about those that make Miami so vibrant and diverse, and even try a new recipe from one of the many countries that make up Miami-Dade. Events include discussions with immigrant business owners and local elected officials, virtual brunch, naturalization clinics, food recipe sharing, and more. In partnership with Cities for Citizenship (C4C), this week of happenings is part of a major national initiative of more than 85 participating cities and counties aimed at increasing citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents and encouraging investment in citizenship and financial empowerment programs.

Schedule of events
September 20th, 1pm: New American Fund Celebration & Brunch w/ Celebrity Chef Demonstration

To register for events: http://bit.ly/miamicitizenshipweek2020

The Office of New Americans is a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.

New Americans in Elected Office, LIVE on Facebook 9/17/20

New Americans in Elected Office, LIVE on Facebook
Thursday, 09/17/2020-, 07:30 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Happy US Citizenship Day! Join the Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade as we hear from New American elected officials representing Miami-Dade County locally and in Tallahassee. We’ll be discussing what inspired them to run for office and how being an immigrant influences the work they do for the community. (Visit us online or follow on social media, for a list of speakers.)

With a theme of Food. Family. Freedom., the community-at-large is invited to celebrate the social and economic contributions of the more than 2 million immigrants in South Florida.

As a part of Miami Citizenship Week, residents are encouraged to support immigrant powered businesses, attend virtual events, learn about those that make Miami so vibrant and diverse, and even try a new recipe from one of the many countries that make up Miami-Dade. Events include discussions with immigrant business owners and local elected officials, virtual brunch, naturalization clinics, food recipe sharing, and more. In partnership with Cities for Citizenship (C4C), this week of happenings is part of a major national initiative of more than 85 participating cities and counties aimed at increasing citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents and encouraging investment in citizenship and financial empowerment programs.

Schedule of events
September 17th, 7:30pm: New Americans in Elected Office
September 18th, 7pm: Fete
September 18-20th: Immigrant Powered Weekend
September 20th, 1pm: New American Fund Celebration & Brunch w/ Celebrity Chef Demonstration

To register for events: http://bit.ly/miamicitizenshipweek2020

The Office of New Americans is a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.

Naturalize Now Miami, Virtual Clinic 9/16/20

Naturalize Now Miami, Virtual Clinic
Wednesday, 09/16/2020-, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Now more than ever, citizenship is important! The Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade (ONA) is coming together to help immigrants overcome any barriers Miami residents may have to obtaining American citizenship. Join in for a FREE 4-day Virtual Citizenship Clinic offering legal assistance, access to classes and any other resources that can help those on the journey to citizenship. Sign-up for an online appointment by calling 888-839-8682 to begin their process with an attorney. Don’t wait. Know someone who would benefit from this free event? Share this info with them!

With a theme of Food. Family. Freedom., the community-at-large is invited to celebrate the social and economic contributions of the more than 2 million immigrants in South Florida.

As a part of Miami Citizenship Week, residents are encouraged to support immigrant powered businesses, attend virtual events, learn about those that make Miami so vibrant and diverse, and even try a new recipe from one of the many countries that make up Miami-Dade. Events include discussions with immigrant business owners and local elected officials, virtual brunch, naturalization clinics, food recipe sharing, and more. In partnership with Cities for Citizenship (C4C), this week of happenings is part of a major national initiative of more than 95 participating cities and counties aimed at increasing citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents and encouraging investment in citizenship and financial empowerment programs.

Schedule of events
September 16-19th, 10-4pm: Naturalize Now Miami, Virtual Clinic
September 17th, 7:30 pm: New Americans in Elected Office
September 18th, 7pm: Fete
September 18-20th: Immigrant Powered Weekend
September 20th, 1pm: New American Fund Celebration & Brunch w/ Celebrity Chef Demonstration

To register for events: http://bit.ly/miamicitizenshipweek2020

The Office of New Americans is a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.

Immigrant Powered Weekend, LIVE on Facebook 9/18/20

Immigrant Powered Weekend, LIVE on Facebook
Friday, 09/18/2020-09/20/2020, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
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Cost: Free

Tune in LIVE to the Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade’ Facebook page and take part in the Miami Magic during our Immigrant Powered Weekend! Join us for some exciting events as we support local Immigrant Powered businesses and institutions that make Miami so vibrant and diverse. Visit our website to see our curated Immigrant Powered Guide. Be sure to follow us on social media for updates throughout the weekend!

Are you an Immigrant Powered business? Join the campaign and sign-up for a decale at www.immigrantpowered.org

With a theme of Food. Family. Freedom., the community-at-large is invited to celebrate the social and economic contributions of the more than 2 million immigrants in South Florida.

As a part of Miami Citizenship Week, residents are encouraged to support immigrant powered businesses, attend virtual events, learn about those that make Miami so vibrant and diverse, and even try a new recipe from one of the many countries that make up Miami-Dade. Events include discussions with immigrant business owners and local elected officials, virtual brunch, naturalization clinics, food recipe sharing, and more. In partnership with Cities for Citizenship (C4C), this week of happenings is part of a major national initiative of more than 85 participating cities and counties aimed at increasing citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents and encouraging investment in citizenship and financial empowerment programs.

Schedule of events
September 18-20th: Immigrant Powered Weekend
September 20th, 1pm: New American Fund Celebration & Brunch w/ Celebrity Chef Demonstration

To register for events: http://bit.ly/miamicitizenshipweek2020

The Office of New Americans is a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.

Immigrants Economic Contributions to Miami Panel, LIVE on Facebook 9/15/20

Immigrants Economic Contributions to Miami Panel, LIVE on Facebook
Tuesday, 09/15/2020-, 12:00 pm-02:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Immigrants Economic Contributions to Miami Panel, LIVE on Facebook, is brought to you by The Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade. During this panel, we’re chatting with a group of New American and 1st Generation American entrepreneurs, small business owners and innovators about how they are scaling up and contributing to our local economy. (Visit us online or follow on social media, for a list of speakers.)

With a theme of Food. Family. Freedom., the community-at-large is invited to celebrate the social and economic contributions of the more than 2 million immigrants in South Florida.

As a part of Miami Citizenship Week, residents are encouraged to support immigrant powered businesses, attend virtual events, learn about those that make Miami so vibrant and diverse, and even try a new recipe from one of the many countries that make up Miami-Dade. Events include discussions with immigrant business owners and local elected officials, virtual brunch, naturalization clinics, food recipe sharing, and more. In partnership with Cities for Citizenship (C4C), this week of happenings is part of a major national initiative of more than 85 participating cities and counties aimed at increasing citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents and encouraging investment in citizenship and financial empowerment programs.

Schedule of events
September 15th, 12pm: Immigrants Economic Contributions to Miami Panel
September 15th, 5pm: Leadership Miami Mixology Happy Hour
September 16-19th, 10-4pm: Naturalize Now Miami, Virtual Clinic
September 17th, 7:30pm: New Americans in Elected Office
September 18th, 7pm: Fete
September 18-20th: Immigrant Powered Weekend
September 20th, 1pm: New American Fund Celebration & Brunch w/ Celebrity Chef Demonstration

To register for events: http://bit.ly/miamicitizenshipweek2020

The Office of New Americans is a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.

CannaFamilia – Tu Alivio Natural 10/1/20

CannaFamilia – Tu Alivio Natural
Thursday, 10/01/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: 0

CannaFamilia presented by Trulieve, is a series designed to break the stigma around cannabis within Hispanic communities. All of our events are free if you register and are designed to educate and inform. There will be no cannabis use at these events.

Save the date!

October 1, 2020, at 7pm EST

Location: Your Home or anyhwere you have WiFi (Zoom Meeting)

More details coming soon!

Connect with us in our Facebook group Cannafamilia:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CannaFamilia

Or by email: somoscannafamilia@gmail.com

CANNAFAMILIA is a Spanish event series designed to break through the stigma about Cannabis within the Spanish Communities.
About this Event
CannaFamilia presentado por Trulieve es una serie diseñado para romper el estigma sobre el cannabis dentro de las comunidades hispanas. Todos nuestros eventos son gratuitos si se registra y están diseñados para educar e informar. No habrá consumo de cannabis en estos eventos.

Guarda la fecha!

1 de October 2020, at las 7pm EST

Ubicación: su casa o en cualquier lugar donde tenga WiFi (Zoom )

Más detalles próximamente!

Conecta con nosotros en nuestro grupo de Facebook Cannafamilia:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CannaFamilia

O por email: somoscannafamilia@gmail.com

Miami is Home: Immigrant Welcoming Guide , LIVE on Facebook 9/13/20

Miami is Home: Immigrant Welcoming Guide , LIVE on Facebook
Sunday, 09/13/2020-09/13/2020, 03:00 pm-05:00 pm
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Cost: Free

The Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade is hosting a virtual Immigrant Welcoming Guide panel, featuring a group of prominent community leaders providing useful information on how to navigate resources when you’re new in town. Such as, how to open a bank account, obtain a driver’s license, learn about school options, and gain valuable insight on how local government works. Mark your calendars, RSVP, and checkout for further details and additional tips to make your transition to Miami more welcoming. Know a family or friend that would benefit from this panel? Share this info with them!

With a theme of Food. Family. Freedom., the community-at-large is invited to celebrate the social and economic contributions of the more than 2 million immigrants in South Florida.

As a part of Miami Citizenship Week, residents are encouraged to support immigrant powered businesses, attend virtual events, learn about those that make Miami so vibrant and diverse, and even try a new recipe from one of the many countries that make up Miami-Dade. Events include discussions with immigrant business owners and local elected officials, virtual brunch, naturalization clinics, food recipe sharing, and more. In partnership with Cities for Citizenship (C4C), this week of happenings is part of a major national initiative of more than 85 participating cities and counties aimed at increasing citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents and encouraging investment in citizenship and financial empowerment programs.

Schedule of events
September 13th, 3pm: Miami is Home: Immigrant Welcoming Guide
September 14th, 6pm: Tools for Financial Freedom for New Americans
September 15th, 12pm: Immigrants Economic Contributions to Miami Panel
September 15th, 5pm: Leadership Miami Mixology Happy Hour
September 16-19th, 10-4pm: Naturalize Now Miami, Virtual Clinic
September 17th, 7:30pm: New Americans in Elected Office
September 18th, 7pm: Fete
September 18-20th: Immigrant Powered Weekend
September 20th, 1pm: New American Fund Celebration & Brunch w/ Celebrity Chef Demonstration

To register for events: http://bit.ly/miamicitizenshipweek2020

The Office of New Americans is a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.

All Kids Included Digital Family Arts Festival 9/4/20 – 10/2/20

All Kids Included Digital Family Arts Festival
Friday, 09/04/2020-10/02/2020, 12:00 am-12:00 am
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Cost: Free

Are your kids or students struggling to get into the school spirit this academic year? Introduce them to the virtual world of enchanting arts, crafts, and jaw-dropping performances with the first-ever digital All Kids Included (AKI) Family Arts Festival for children and families with and without disabilities. The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs are launching this innovative and inclusive virtual event with support from The Children’s Trust beginning on September 4, 2020.
The AKI Digital Family Arts Festival is designed to be inclusive for children and families of all abilities and will be online for several weeks. From magic shows to children’s theatre, AKI has made art accessible to every child with closed captioning, ASL Interpretation, and audio description included for each video.

Miami Citizenship Week Kick-Off, LIVE on Facebook 9/11/20

Miami Citizenship Week Kick-Off, LIVE on Facebook
Friday, 09/11/2020-, 08:30 am-10:30 am
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Cost: Free

On September 11th, Miami Citizenship Week kicks off 10 days of virtual events, aiming to highlight the contributions of Miami’s thriving immigrant community through storytelling, panel discussions, and relationship-building activities, while also providing naturalization clinics and information on the pathway to citizenship.

Join the Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade (ONA) at 8:30am, #LIVE on Facebook, as Krystina Francois, Executive Director of ONA, will be joined by a local resident sharing the story of their pathway to citizenship. Learn about opportunities, resources, challenges, and all the upcoming events too!

With a theme of Food. Family. Freedom., the community-at-large is invited to celebrate the social and economic contributions of the more than 2 million immigrants in South Florida.

As a part of Miami Citizenship Week, residents are encouraged to support immigrant powered businesses, attend virtual events, learn about those that make Miami so vibrant and diverse, and even try a new recipe from one of the many countries that make up Miami-Dade. Events include discussions with immigrant business owners and local elected officials, virtual brunch, naturalization clinics, food recipe sharing, and more. In partnership with Cities for Citizenship (C4C), this week of happenings is part of a major national initiative of more than 85 participating cities and counties aimed at increasing citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents and encouraging investment in citizenship and financial empowerment programs.

Schedule of events
September 11th: Miami Citizenship Week Kick-Off
September 12th, 11am: Immigrant Voices Brunch
September 13th, 3pm: Miami is Home: Immigrant Welcoming Guide
September 14th, 6pm: Tools for Financial Freedom for New Americans
September 15th, 12pm: Immigrants Economic Contributions to Miami Panel
September 15th, 5pm: Leadership Miami Mixology Happy Hour
September 16-19th, 11-4pm: Naturalize Now Miami, Virtual Clinic
September 17th, 6pm: New Americans in Elected Office
September 18th, 7pm: Fete
September 18-20th: Immigrant Powered Weekend
September 20th, 1pm: New American Fund Celebration & Brunch w/ Celebrity Chef Demonstration

To register for events: http://bit.ly/miamicitizenshipweek2020

The Office of New Americans is a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.

My State MLS to Host Free Back to School Webinar Series for Real Estate Professionals 9/3/20, 9/10/20, 9/17/20, 9/24/20

My State MLS to Host Free Back to School Webinar Series for Real Estate Professionals
Thursday, 09/03/2020-09/24/2020, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
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Cost: Free

As students around the country are going back to school virtually this year, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind, is joining them by hosting its free Back to School webinar series that goes beyond the real estate basics to help real estate professionals throughout the U.S. graduate and take their careers to the next level.

The free webinar courses will cover everything from additional skills and training to top tips before striking out, selling to a remote market, maximizing a license, collecting commission when clients move out of state, and more!

The webinars will take place every Thursday in September starting Thursday, Sept. 3. Register once for all four sessions. Please see webinar schedule below:

Sept. 3 from 2–3 p.m. ET: Beyond Continuing Ed
Sept. 10 from 2–3 p.m. ET: Becoming a Broker
Sept. 17 from 2–3 p.m. ET: Marketing Yourself
Sept. 24 from 2–3 p.m. ET: Expanding Your Business

To register, real estate and aspiring real estate professionals can visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2222188174359658253

About State Listings, Inc.
State Listings, Inc. began in 2009 as NY State MLS, a full MLS serving all 62 New York counties. Born from a desire to create a common-sense MLS solution, New York’s statewide Multiple Listing Service quickly garnered agents across the state, as well as nationwide attention and demand for the company’s services. In 2015, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind, was created and today it has agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. In addition to its MLSs, State Listings, Inc.’s services and products have expanded to include direct feeds to all major sites (Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, Realtor.com and ListHub), international syndication, IDX feed, branded virtual tours, access to FIND, website design, private MLS administration and much more. For more information visit, www.statelistings.com, www.mystatemls.com, or www.lastatemls.com.

Antisemitism And Bigotry: How Prejudice is Expressed by Children K-12. 9/8/20

Antisemitism And Bigotry: How Prejudice is Expressed by Children K-12.
Tuesday, 09/08/2020-, 07:30 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: free

ADL Florida’s Empowering Our Children Webinar Series continues in September with a powerful and important webinar on Antisemitism and Bigotry: How Prejudice is Expressed by Children K-12 on September 8th at 7:30 pm .  Through two case studies, participants will be able to understand how antisemitism and bias impacts students and how parents and communities can advocate on behalf of their children. The webinar is free to attend.

The webinar features:
* Stacey Steinberg, Mom to three, legal skills professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and author of Growing Up Shared: How Parents Can Share Smarter on Social Media and What You Can Do to Keep Your Family Safe in a No Privacy World.
* Mason Steinberg, 9th grader in the Cambridge Program at Gainesville High School
* Hazzan Jesse Holzer is currently the Cantor at Jacksonville Jewish Center. He also plays an active role in the greater Jacksonville community through his involvement with organizations such as OneJax and ICARE. Hazzan Holzer currently serves on the Executive Council of the Cantors Assembly.

Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation with Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation 10/16/20

Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation with Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Friday, 10/16/2020-, 07:00 pm-
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The Conquer and Cure experience is an excellent example of the power the IBD community has when we come together. Join us for a three-part virtual night out, in the comfort and safety of your own home, and help make an impact in the lives of people living with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Get your groove on as DJ Michael Sarysz and NBC’s Sheli Muniz take you on a journey for your senses! Enjoy a signature cocktail creation compliments of Fiola Miami, cook along with celebrity chef Nick DiGiovanni from Master Chef and sing the night away with special performances by two fabulous Broadway superstars from the award-winning shows Hamilton and Wicked. Presented by Entertainment LIVEstyle, you will be enchanted by a live vocal performance and Q&A featuring Ryan Vasquez as Alexander Hamilton and Lindsay Pearce as Elphaba from Wicked. Reserve an exclusive Party Kit now! It is guaranteed to elevate your experience. Act fast, quantities are limited!

Lobster Roll Festival at The New England Seafood Shack at The New York Bagel Factory! 8/14/20

Lobster Roll Festival at The New England Seafood Shack at The New York Bagel Factory!
Friday, 08/14/2020-, 12:00 pm-07:00 pm
The New England Seafood Shack at The New York Bagel Factory
2554 N University Dr.,
Coral Springs, Florida, 33065
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Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 16, 12pm-7pm

The New England Seafood Shack at The New York Bagel Factory in Coral Springs brings a taste of New England to Florida with the Lobster Roll Festival!

Seafood lovers rejoice as the flavors of New England are brought to South Florida at The New England Seafood Shack at The New York Bagel Factory. Enjoy a weekend with three styles of Lobster Rolls. Dive into options like the traditional Lobster Salad Roll served cold, the Connecticut Lobster Roll prepared in melted butter, and the Maryland Lobster Roll with Old Bay seasoning, all served on buttered, grilled New England hot dog buns with French fries and slaw. Dine in-house with socially-distanced seating or enjoy at home with curbside pickup or delivery.

To Place Your Orders Call: 954-800-3764

The New England Seafood Shack at The New York Bagel Factory
2554 N University Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33065
www.newyorkbagelfactory.com

Live Music at Johnnie Brown’s! 8/17/20

Live Music at Johnnie Brown’s!
Monday, 08/17/2020-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Johnnie Brown’s
301 E Atlantic Ave,
Delray Beach, Florida, 33483
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Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Monday, August 17th to Sunday August 23rd
Weeknights starting at 6pm, Weekends at 2pm
Johnnie Brown’s presents a weekly lineup of live music with daily specials!
Enjoy the best local live music while indulging in prime daily specials on The Ave. Listen as locals sing during Faded Karaoke with live band Silent Shout on Mondays starting at 6. Carey Peak headlines Tuesday at 6. The Flyers, playing at 7, and Whiskey & Wing Wednesdays are next with $5 Jameson and $1 wings. Atlantic Coast Wreckin’ Machine headlines Thursday, and Heartbreakers headlines Friday. The weekend is here for live music all day with Lane Braden playing at 2pm and Sterotomy playing at 6pm on Saturday, while Sunday Funday has Shawn Schumann at 2pm, and Shawn Tarver Project at 6pm.
Don’t forget Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm.
Johnnie Brown’s
301 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, Fl 33483
(561) 243-9911
www.johnniebrowns.com

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Virtual Third Annual Kettle Krush 5K September 19 – 26 9/19/20

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Virtual Third Annual Kettle Krush 5K September 19 – 26
Saturday, 09/19/2020-09/26/2020, 12:00 am-
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Cost: $10 for kids (ages 2 – 8), $20 per participant (18 and under) and $25 for registrants (19 and over). Team registration is $20 per person for teams of three or more.

in your own space to “krush” poverty and homelessness in Broward County! The Salvation Army of Broward County will go virtual for its rescheduled third annual Kettle Krush 5K, September 19 – 26, designed to raise awareness and funds for families in need. Registration is open, now, at tinyurl.com/BrowardKettleKrush2020.

The Salvation Army serves over 15,000 Broward County residents, every year, and more than 70% of its funding comes directly from the community – individuals, groups and businesses.

The race is named after The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettles which are staffed during the holidays to collect funds for families in need. Last year, The Salvation Army of Broward County raised $213,205 in just five short weeks in November and December. In addition to the Kettle Krush 5K and the holiday Red Kettle program, The Salvation Army of Broward County feeds hundreds of families through its annual free Thanksgiving meal initiative in partnership with The Cheesecake Factory, and distributes over 8,000 gifts to over 2,100 children though its Angel Trees and Holiday Toy Shop.

Registration fees for the third annual Kettle Krush Virtual 5K are $10 for kids (ages 2 – 8), $20 per participant (18 and under) and $25 for registrants (19 and over). Team registration is $20 per person for teams of three or more. The first 100 participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. T-shirts can be picked-up, in advance, during a special drive-through at The Salvation Army of Broward Area Command, 1445 West Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale, on Wednesday, September 16 (3 – 7 p.m.), Thursday, September 17 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and Friday, September 18 (4 p.m. – 8 p.m.).
The virtual event will feature a live leader board link updated every two minutes with real-time tabulation of overall, gender and age group categories provided by AccuChipUSA, Inc. and awards will be given to runners within the “top 3” categories and age groups.

During the virtual race time window, The Salvation Army of Broward encourages participants to email selfies, photos or short videos of their personal race with the hashtag #BrowardKettleKrush2020 for consideration to be posted on the organization’s social media sites. Participants can also display their chosen racecourse by uploading maps from the following fitness app trackers: Strava, Garmin, Polar, MapMyRun, RunKeeper, MovesCount, EndoMondo and TomTom Sports (course maps will be publicly viewable).

The Salvation Army of Broward County Virtual Kettle Krush 5K is sponsored by FPL, Fast Printz, Forney Construction, Edd Helms Group, Acme Barricades and Bimbo Bakeries.

For more information or to pledge additional monetary and/or sponsorship support, please contact Robert Beasley at (954) 712-2480 or email Robert.beasley@uss.salvationarmy.org.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “meeting human needs without discrimination.” Since 1926, The Salvation Army has been active in Broward County serving thousands of our most needy community members. Today, it offers a number of vital programs including its Economic Stability Program, the Open Door Project emergency shelter, a food pantry, transitional family housing, New Beginnings for pregnant homeless women and disaster services. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyflorida.org/fortlauderdale or call (954) 524-6991.

The 22nd Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Kicks Off Opening Night August 20 At Dezerland And Drive-In With A Drive-Out Preview of Stage Mother 8/20/20

The 22nd Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Kicks Off Opening Night August 20 At Dezerland And Drive-In With A Drive-Out Preview of Stage Mother
Thursday, 08/20/2020-, 07:00 pm-10:30 pm
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Cost: $40 per car

Stage Mother, a new comedy-drama starring Oscar-nominated Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom), Adrian Grenier (Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada) and Emmy-Nominated Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels, Elementary, Ally McBeal), will kick-off the 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival on Thursday, August 20, at 7 p.m. This special OUTshine Opening Night Drive-OUT preview at Dezerland Drive-In in North Miami (the film will be released to the public on August 21) will launch a celebration of diversity and equality with 80 thought-provoking films from 20 countries, (many never-seen-before and not available on any streaming platform) accessible via 44 screenings available from August 20 – 30, 2020. A livestreamed Q& A session will follow the film.

Stage Mother tells the story of Maybelline (Jacki Weaver), a conservative Texas church-choir director who inherits her recently deceased son’s drag club. She surprises her closed-minded husband and everyone else she knows by moving alone to San Francisco to save the club from bankruptcy. In this raucous, racy new environment, she begins to open-up and finds new meaning for her life, even becoming a mother-figure to the club’s flamboyant performers. In addition to Adrian Grenier and Lucy Liu, the film also stars, Mya Taylor (Tangerine) and the legendary Jackie Beat.

Stage Mother was a winner of the Best of the Fest Audience Vote at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and winner of the Next Wave Award from the Provincetown International Film Festival.

In addition to Stage Mother, this year’s virtual line-up includes Centerpiece film The Goddess of Fortune (La Dea Fortuna) (Italy), Drama-Comedy on August 26 at 7 p.m.; a Ladies Shorts Package Night on August 22 at 5 p.m., a Men’s Shorts Package Night on August 23 at 5 p.m.; a South Florida Speaks – Shorts Program on August 30 at 5 p.m., Closing Night film Single Street (Singel 39) (Netherlands), Comedy on August 30 a 7 p.m.; and two FREE Community Showings – Letters to Eloisa (USA), Drama on August 22 at 3 p.m. and TRANSformations – a Trans Shorts Package on August 29 at 3 p.m. A full list of films and descriptions can be found at outshinefilm.com/films/program. The festival will also host additional livestreamed special events with cocktail happy hours, talent and more Q & A sessions.

Presenting sponsors of The 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival are Gilead Sciences and Miami-Dade County.

Tickets for the OUTshine Opening Night Drive-OUT preview of Stage Mother, at the Drive-In Theater at Dezerland Park (14401 NE 19th Avenue, North Miami, FL 33181) are $40 per car and are available via outshinefilm.com/buy-tickets. Prices for additional exclusive festival streaming films are $12 each and value packages range from $60 to $350 and can also be purchased at outshinefilm.com/buy-tickets.

For more information about OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival memberships and film packages, call 877-766-8156 or visit outshinefilm.com. Follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter and Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

About OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival
The OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival is a bi-annual film festival with a mission to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain and educate. Launched separately – in 1998, as The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and in 2008, as the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – both editions were brought together under one brand to become the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Encompassing brightness, broad appeal and dynamic multicultural locations, OUTshine is internationally acclaimed as the largest LGBTQ+ cultural arts festival in the southeastern United States. OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. For more information, call 877-766-8156, visit us at outshinefilm.com and follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

We’re Eggs-tatic About Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo’s Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series Segment 8/11/20

We’re Eggs-tatic About Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo’s Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series Segment
Tuesday, 08/11/2020-, 02:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

We’re eggs-tatic about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo’s next segment on Cooking with The Galleria, a free virtual tutorial series! Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live on Tuesday, August 11, at 2 p.m., as he demonstrates how to prepare No-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s eighth appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, 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 currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

Join Shane Duncan And Dance To High Energy Hits On The Next Happy Hour With The Galleria Free Virtual Series 8/20/20

Join Shane Duncan And Dance To High Energy Hits On The Next Happy Hour With The Galleria Free Virtual Series
Thursday, 08/20/2020-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has announced Shane Duncan as its next featured act on Happy Hour with The Galleria, a virtual music series, scheduled for Thursday, August 20, at 5 p.m., on Facebook Live. Duncan will be accompanied on vocals by Tiffany Rosario. The virtual show will begin with a new wine preview as part of The Capital Grille’s The Generous Pour – Summer Wine Tasting Event.

Shane Duncan is a high energy entertainer performing a variety of music genres including Top 40, country, rock, dance, disco and oldies. Over the last 15 years, he has played all over the country and dazzled audiences with his repertoire of over 450 songs.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Happy Hour with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community during the COVID-19 quarantine. Duncan will join previous Happy Hour with The Galleria virtual music performers Eddie Bustamante, Nathalie Nesh and Beto Rubineli, Manny Diquez, 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 is now open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro are offering full-service dining in addition to take-out.

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.

22nd Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Goes Virtual 8/20/20, 8/21/20, 8/22/20, 8/23/20, 8/24/20, 8/25/20, 8/26/20, 8/27/20, 8/28/20, 8/29/20, 8/30/20

22nd Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Goes Virtual
Thursday, 08/20/2020-08/30/2020, 07:00 pm-
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Cost: Prices for individual films are $12 each and value packages range from $60 to $350.

The 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival, a bi-annual film festival whose mission is to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain, and educate, is going virtual! For the first time in the organization’s history, 80 new contemplative, comedic and creative films from 20 countries, (many never-seen-before and not available on any streaming platform) with 44 screenings will be made available to viewers throughout the state of Florida from August 20 – 30, 2020. The festival will also host livestreamed special events with cocktail happy hours, talent and Q & A sessions as a way to virtually tie the community together.

In keeping with social distancing guidelines and community safety, this year’s festival kicks off on August 20 at 7 p.m. with OUTshine’s Opening Night Drive-OUT, a preview of Stage Mother, at the Drive-In Theater at Dezerland Park (14401 NE 19th Avenue, North Miami, FL 33181). Stage Mother, starring Oscar-nominated Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom), Adrian Grenier (Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada) and Emmy-nominated Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels, Elementary, Ally McBeal), is a comedy drama about a conservative Texas church-choir director who moves to San Francisco in attempt to save her recently deceased son’s drag club from bankruptcy. In the process, she finds new meaning for her life and embraces the club’s flamboyant performers.

This year’s line-up includes Centerpiece film The Goddess of Fortune (La Dea Fortuna) (Italy), Drama-Comedy on August 26 at 7 p.m.; a Ladies Shorts Package Night on August 22 at 5 p.m., a Men’s Shorts Package Night on August 23 at 5 p.m.; a South Florida Speaks – Shorts Program on August 30 at 5 p.m., Closing Night film Single Street (Singel 39) (Netherlands), Comedy on August 30 a 7 p.m.; and two FREE Community Showings – Letters to Eloisa (USA), Drama on August 22 at 3 p.m. and TRANSformations – a Trans Shorts Package on August 29 at 3 p.m.

A full list of films and descriptions can be found at outshinefilm.com/films/program.

Presenting sponsors of the 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival are Gilead Sciences and Miami-Dade County.

Tickets for the 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival are on sale, now, at outshinefilm.com/buy-tickets. Prices for individual films are $12 each and value packages range from $60 to $350.

For additional information about OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival memberships and film packages, call 877-766-8156 or visit outshinefilm.com. Follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

About OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival
The OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival is a bi-annual film festival with a mission to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain and educate. Launched separately – in 1998, as The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and in 2008, as the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – both editions were brought together under one brand to become the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Encompassing brightness, broad appeal and dynamic multicultural locations, OUTshine is internationally acclaimed as the largest LGBTQ+ cultural arts festival in the southeastern United States. OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. For more information, call 877-766-8156, visit us at outshinefilm.com and follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

Confronting Hate and Extremism in Online Gaming and Social Media 8/19/20

Confronting Hate and Extremism in Online Gaming and Social Media
Wednesday, 08/19/2020-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
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Cost: free

ADL Florida Webinar: Empowering Our Children
A Series to Help Navigate the World We Live In and Raise Global Citizens.
Did you know that 74% of online gamers have experienced harassment, including physical threats, stalking, and sustained harassment? Have you or your kids experienced hate or bullying while participating in online gaming?
Join us for Confronting Hate and Extremism in Online Gaming and Social Media on August 19 at 8:00 pm. The webinar will feature ADL experts Daniel Kelley, Associate Director, ADL Center for Technology and Society and Lauren Krapf, ADL National Policy Counsel, who will provide attendees with tools and resources to build safe and positive spaces for your children’s online play and social interactions.  Join us so you and your children can feel more empowered and equipped to experience positive online play and interactions.

The Salvation Army of Broward County Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive in Conjunction with Walmart 8/7/20, 8/8/20

The Salvation Army of Broward County Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive in Conjunction with Walmart
Friday, 08/07/2020-08/08/2020, 10:00 am-09:00 pm
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Cost: No Entry Fee

The Salvation Army of Broward County will launch its first local Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive in conjunction with Walmart. The drive will kick-off on Monday, August 3, and will offer generous supporters several ways to donate – via Walmart’s online registry, through the organization’s secure donation portal and via drop-offs. All supplies will be distributed to school-aged children in need in Broward County just in time for the start of the new school year on
The Salvation Army of Broward County is currently seeking a variety of supplies including pencils, pens, calculators, paper, folders, spiral notebooks, binders, colored markers, glue sticks and more.
Individuals and businesses seeking to donate to The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive may purchase items securely through https://tinyurl.com/StuffTheBus2020 or visit the following Walmart locations to shop and drop-off:

• 4700 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City, FL 33330
• 2500 W. Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
• 6001 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33076

Monetary donations can be made directly via The Salvation Army’s secure website at https://give.salvationarmyflorida.org/browardschoolsupplies.

Supplies may also be shipped to or dropped off through August 17 at The Salvation Army of Broward headquarters at 1445 W. Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

In addition to its school supplies drive, The Salvation Army of Broward County is feeding thousands of residents-in-need through its Food Pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Thursday, trusted Army experts provide non-perishable items and other pantry goods to more hundreds of underserved families. The organization also provides meals-to-go services for the homeless, its residents and other impoverished individuals.

For more information, contact Robert Beasley, The Salvation Army of Broward County, at (954) 712-2480 or via email at Robert.beasley@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Delray Beach Restaurant Month at Johnnie Brown’s! 8/1/20

Delray Beach Restaurant Month at Johnnie Brown’s!
Saturday, 08/01/2020-08/31/2020, 12:00 pm-
Johnnie Brown's
301 E Atlantic Ave,
Delray Beach, Florida, 33483
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Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Celebrate Delray Beach Restaurant Month all month long at Johnnie Brown’s

August is Delray Beach Restaurant Month at Johnnie Brown’s! Mix & Match from the new chef-curated Prix Fixe menu daily from 4pm-Close, Monday through Thursday, and 12pm-Close, Saturday and Sunday. Pick one app or dessert, and one entrée for just $18. Choose from mouth-watering options like the Crispy Coconut Shrimp, The JB Fish Sandwich, the JB Classic Burger, and Crunchy Deep-Fried Oreos.
Add a Domestic Draft Beer, Well Cocktail, or House Wine for $3.

Stick around for the best in local, live music!

Johnnie Brown’s
301 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, Fl 33483
(561) 243-9911
www.johnniebrowns.com

New Monuments: Call to Artists 8/7/20

New Monuments: Call to Artists
Friday, 08/07/2020-09/01/2020, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: Free

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

The Bass initiates a new program titled New Monuments by adding a fifth plinth to Collins Park and calling for artists to create a temporary new monument. Who or what should be memorialized on a plinth in Miami Beach, in the United States, or globally? In 2020? For the next five years, this initiative will invite five artists to answer this question with a work of art that will be on view in Collins Park for approximately 10-12 months each. The following open call for artist submissions is for the first year. Subsequent calls will be announced annually. The selection process will be made by the museum’s curatorial team.

The Bass pays for all costs relating to the selected project including production costs, engineering, installation and maintenance. The selected artist will also receive a $5,000 honorarium. If a duo or group is selected, the honorarium will be divided evenly amongst the group.

The call is open to any artist living or working in Miami-Dade County. Applications from Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) artists are strongly encouraged. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2020 at 5 PM EDT.

BrightStar Credit Union Back to School Drive 7/29/20

BrightStar Credit Union Back to School Drive
Monday, 07/29/2020-08/21/2020, 08:00 am-06:00 pm
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Due to the impact of COVID-19, Broward County’s largest back to school drive is going virtual and BrightStar Credit Union is one of this year’s proud participants. The virtual back to school drive is organized by the Broward Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of Broward County Public School students through the support of quality education.

Contributions will help provide an 18-piece basic school supply kit to every student in 112 Title I elementary schools in Broward County.

Donation options include:
Equip-A-Kid (1 student) for $10
Equip-A-Class (25 students) for $250
Equip-A-School (880 students) for $3,500
Each basic school supply kit is individually sealed for maximum safety.

For more information and to donate, people can visit https://browardedfoundation.org/BSCU/.

Happy Hour with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Presents the Soulful Sounds of Eddie Bustamante 7/30/20

Happy Hour with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Presents the Soulful Sounds of Eddie Bustamante
Thursday, 07/30/2020-, 05:00 pm-06:00 pm
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Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has announced Eddie Bustamante as its next featured act on Happy Hour with The Galleria, a virtual music series, scheduled for Thursday, July 30, at 5 p.m., on Facebook Live. Bustamante will be accompanied on vocals by Katherine Torrivilla. The virtual show will begin with a new wine preview as part of The Capital Grille’s The Generous Pour – Summer Wine Tasting Event.

Eddie Bustamante, a Chilean-born singer and pianist, is a music lover inspired by soul and funk legends such as Earth Wind & Fire, Prince, Brian McKnight and Boyz II Men. A part of the South Florida music scene for 10 years with his respective bands The Clique and The HeartBreaks, he has established a loyal following.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Happy Hour with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community during the COVID-19 quarantine. Bustamante will join previous Happy Hour with The Galleria virtual music performers Nathalie Nesh and Beto Rubineli, Manny Diquez, 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 is now open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro are offering full-service dining in addition to take-out.

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.

RMHC Virtual House Tour 7/30/20

RMHC Virtual House Tour
Thursday, 07/30/2020-, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Ever wonder what the inside of the Ronald McDonald House is like ? Join the RMHC staff as they take you through the first ever virtual tour of the Ronald McDonald House. A tour consists of learning about RMHC and its history while virtually viewing the shared communal spaces.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 252 938 8359
Password: 1145

Sunset Yoga at the Miami Design District 7/30/20

Sunset Yoga at the Miami Design District
Thursday, 07/30/2020-10/22/2020, 06:30 pm-08:30 pm
Miami Design District
N/A,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost:

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

Miami Design District and Ahana Yoga are pleased to launch a weekly Wellness/Yoga Class every Thursday at 6:30PM beginning Thursday, July 30th and taking place every Thursday thereafter in rotating locations throughout the neighborhood. (PC, Jade Alley, Sweet Bird North, PP).

Registration to be done through Ahana Yoga via Mind & Body digital registration.

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
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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
Rochelle Berman
Michael Valdes-Fauli
Angela Terrell
Anthony Jordon
Jonathan Rose
Alessandro Abate
Alice Billman
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.