Mango Mania Festival 2019 7/6/19, 7/7/19

Mango Mania Festival 2019
Saturday, 07/06/2019 – 07/07/2019 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Casaplanta Garden Center
6825 SW 127th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33183
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Cost: Free

Celebrate the most popular fruit in the world with us at Casaplanta Garden Center! With over 30 varieties of mango trees to select from, we are the place to go for locally grown mango trees and other fruit trees! Our 2nd Annual Mango Mania Festival will be held at Casaplanta Garden Center on July 6th and 7th (Saturday & Sunday) from 9AM – 4PM. The event will have:
– FREE mango tastings
– 30+ varieties of mango trees and mangoes for sale
– Raffles for the chance to win free mango trees and mangoes
– A vendor village with local food and beverage vendors, handmade crafts and art vendors
– Paint-a-pot for children to decorate their own plant pots, and face-painting
– Live music & More!
See you then! :)
Event Location: Casaplanta Garden Center 6825 SW 127th Ave, Miami, FL 33183
Instagram: @casaplantamiami, Facebook: Casaplanta Garden Center

Terrarium Building Workshop 6/5/19

Terrarium Building Workshop
Wednesday, 06/05/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Barter Wynwood
255 NW 27th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $30

Join us for two lively hours of creating, socializing & drinking!

During this month’s DIY Terrarium you will receive a messenger bottle to manifest a goal into your life along with 3 succulents of your choice and all materials needed to bring home with you a one-of-a-kind Succulent Garden. (including decorative rocks,succulent soil & moss)

2019 Public Space Challenge Workshop: South Miami 5/14/19

2019 Public Space Challenge Workshop: South Miami
Tuesday, 05/14/2019 – 05/14/2019 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Gibson-Bethel Community Center
5800 SW 66th Street,
South Miami, Florida 33143
Website
Cost: Free

The Miami Foundation’s Public Space Challenge is back! This year, we’re investing $250,000 in your ideas to create, activate or improve how we move around our community.

Join The Miami Foundation and Urban Impact Lab for a workshop on May 14th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Gibson-Bethel Community Center to learn more about this year’s program including how to submit an idea and what kinds of ideas are successful.

For additional information and/or questions email: cclark@miamifoundation.org or call: (305) 371-2711

Details available at, http://bit.ly/2Hcuwni

Overtown Marketplace 5/10/19

Overtown Marketplace
Friday, 05/10/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Urban
1000 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost:

The Urban launches the “Overtown Marketplace” in Historic Overtown, Miami

Miami, Fla. (May 2019) ¾Urban Philanthropies’ newest venture The Overtown Marketplace debuts in Historic Overtown at The Urban, 1000 NW 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33136 on May 10th, 2019.

The Overtown Marketplace is a curated weekly event that supports local South Florida vendors who offer unique, one of a kind bespoke items. This marketplace is aimed to support the entrepreneurial drive of the local community with live music and special events that create new memories in the heart of Overtown.

Urban Philanthropies’ mission is to transform distressed urban communities through economic development activities for the enhanced quality of life.

“We provide an open marketplace that grows new and small businesses by offering the exposure and resources to increase their brand presence through craft, culinary and culture. We are an entrepreneurial hub that fuses hustle and passion with those aiming to make their dreams a reality,” says Keon Williams of Urban Philanthropies.

The Urban is a new 58,000 square foot market place and public venue; offering soulfully curated cocktails and menu items. The 2-day weekly event is FREE and open to the public with vending fee options.

Weekly Marketplace Schedule

Friday- 4:00 PM-9:00 PM

Saturday- 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

The Urban Hours of Operation

Thursday- 4:00PM-Midnight

Friday- 4:00PM-3:00AM

Saturday- Noon-3:00AM

Sunday- Noon-Midnight

Social Media Handles

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theurbanmia/

Instagram: TheUrbanMIA

For more information and vending inquiries on the Overtown Marketplace email hello@theurban.miami or call 305-424-8741.

For media inquiries call 718-213-1702 or email Kechthis@gmail.com.

Miami Physicians Fishing Tournament to Benefit Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services 6/20/19 – 6/23/19

Miami Physicians Fishing Tournament to Benefit Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services
Thursday, 06/20/2019 – 06/23/2019 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Playa Largo Resort &Spa
97450 Overseas Hwy,
Key Largo, Florida 33037
Website
Cost: Check website to register!

Be a part of the Miami Physicians Fishing Tournament as they benefit Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Miami-Dade County’s only emergency home serving kids ages 10 to 17, offering a full-range of free services including in-shelter counseling, family counseling, field trips, in-home counseling and reunification with family.

Join us as we celebrate our 32nd annual tournament, attracting over 300 guests, including prominent community physicians, leaders, and professionals from across South Florida. This year’s event will be hosted at the beautiful Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, featuring a weekend of family-friendly activities.

Participate in the most prominent and longest-standing fishing tournaments in South Florida. For more information please call (305) 492-7962, or visit their website.

YardFest Farewell to The Wynwood Yard 5/3/19

YardFest Farewell to The Wynwood Yard
Friday, 05/03/2019 – 05/05/2019 05:00 pm – 01:00 am
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
RSVP / Register
Cost: free

The Wynwood Yard bids farewell with YardFest, a three-day extravaganza from Friday, May 3rd at 5 p.m. through Sunday, May 5th at 1 a.m.

Experience The Yard we know and love one more time before it moves to Downtown Doral. Get ready for three days filled with your favorite local live music and DJ getdowns, wellness sessions, family activities, sustainability programming, and of course: FOOD.

Jam to weekend headliners like Xperimento, Spam Allstars, Locos Por Juana and many more while you munch of great local food and hand-crafted drinks. Get into wellness and fitness classes with local mindfulness experts, Modern OM featuring Jennifer Grace, Ahana Yoga, Legacy Fit Doral, and Loop Family Fit + Play. Enjoy kids art and garden activities, and a Garden Harvest Table whose weekend proceeds will go to The Yard Food Justice Program.

Be a part of our history as we celebrate the community members, entrepreneurs, artists and creatives who have had a lasting impact on all of our lives.

Sponsorship and activation opportunities available. Contact: events@thewynwoodyard.com.

The event is Free with RSVP.

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami 5/1/19, 5/2/19, 5/3/19, 5/4/19, 5/5/19, 5/6/19, 5/7/19, 5/8/19, 5/9/19, 5/10/19


10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami
Wednesday, 05/01/2019 – 05/10/2019 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
CIC Miami
1951 NW 7th Ave #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Free

10 Days of Connection is a community-led initiative to promote kindness and inclusion in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. From May 1-10, participants are invited to attend connection experiences hosted by more than 100 local organizations, and are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone to forge new connections across lines of difference.

In recent years, people have become increasingly divided across lines of difference. Incidents of hate have increased, and tolerance for differing ideas has decreased. For ten days each year, we challenge the entire community to break down silos and engage in acts of connection, to build empathy, to increase understanding, and to refocus on our shared humanity.

Join in! Our community will be stronger when we all commit to focusing on what unites us instead of what divides us. A full calendar of events is available at http://bit.ly/ConnectionEvents2019.

Join the conversation by following @ConnectMiami on Facebook, @10dofc on Twitter and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #10DaysOfConnection to share your experience. Learn more at.

For more information visit, http://bit.ly/10DaysOfConnection.

Contact:
For additional information and/or questions contact:
Joan Marie Godoy
www.hello@10daysofconnection.org
(786) 327-3634

Earth Day Beach Clean-Up at The Palms Hotel & Spa 4/20/19


Earth Day Beach Clean-Up at The Palms Hotel & Spa
Saturday, 04/20/2019 – 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Palms Hotel & Spa
3025 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Website
Cost: Free

This Earth Day, give back to mother nature at the The Palms Hotel & Spa. Inspired by nature, this Florida Green Lodging accredited hotel is celebrating Earth Day by hosting a beach clean up on Saturday, April 20 from 9AM – 12PM. During this event, hotel guests and other eco-warriors joining can experience a morning of doing good and feeling good, while keeping Miami’s beaches beautiful by picking up trash and debris along the sand and sea that stretches between 30th and 39th streets. The Palms will also be partnering with Samba Sol, a Miami-made eco-friendly sandal who will be providing the person who collects the most trash a goodie bag to take home. After the beach clean up, guests can treat themselves to some pampering at the hotel’s AVEDA spa, with spa specials going on throughout the month of April for Earth Month to include waterless mani/pedis and an Embrace Nature treatment, where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the hotel’s non-profit partner, Charity Water. For more information or to sign up for the beach clean-up, visit https://bit.ly/2UPWU2O

Please sign a release form for yourself (if you’re an adult) and for each of your kids(if they’re coming along). Please have the parents of any other kids you may be bringing with you sign the online release form here. This is a separate release form to the one on Volunteercleanup.org

Grand Finale Pub Crawl Pick Up: Earth Month Edition 4/7/19

Grand Finale Pub Crawl Pick Up: Earth Month Edition
Sunday, 04/07/2019 – 03:00 pm – 07:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $20

The Wynwood Yard’s grand finale season ushers in the grandest of all Pub Crawl Pick Up events we have ever hosted! This April 7th, the very last Pub Crawl Pick Up at our Wynwood location followed by The Yard’s International Beer Day Festival (International Beer Day Festival entry free for Pub Crawl Pick Up holders!!) will bring together community partners, organizations, local breweries and restaurants that have made past community clean ups fun, impactful and delicious.

Join us, longtime Pub Crawl Pick Up partner, Debris Free Oceans, plus our featured partner for April: Rescue a Reef, along with an impressive cohort of community organizations like Miami Water Keeper, AIM, and The Full Edit, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on a mission to beautify Wynwood while also making an impact on Biscayne Bay and Miami’s beaches.

Meet at 2:30 p.m. at The Wynwood Yard to sign in and enjoy an initial brew or kombucha, meet fellow cleaner uppers, and learn about DFO and featured participating non-profit. You’ll travel through the neighborhood, cleaning up as you go and making a pit stop for a bite at Charlie’s Vegan Tacos on our way back to The Wynwood Yard, where we’ll join the International Beer Day Festival (your $20 ticket includes vouchers for beer samples at the festival).

Also, $5 of your $20 ticket will benefit Debris Free Oceans and another $5 will benefit a participating non-profit of your choice.

SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS, BREWERIES & RESTAURANTS (check back often for additions to our vendor roster!)

** Charlie’s Vegan Tacos

** The Tank Brewing

** South Beach Brewery

** Concrete Beach Brewery

** Box Eldr

** Veza Sur

** Bousa Beer

** US Supply House will supply eco-friendly disposables and bags

OUR IMPACT:

Inland trash eventually makes its way from city centers to our waterways, harming marine life and water quality. The Yard’s Pub Crawl Pick Up community cleaning events have proudly:

** Cleaned up over 3000 lbs of garbage

** Engaged 350 people in our community to get involved in this important environmental effort

** Raised over $3000 to donate to 12 local organizations involved in environmental and social awareness + impact

** Deepened our community’s sense of connection and influence, and opened the door for long lasting friendships and networking

PLEASE NOTE: In honor of Earth Month, single-use plastic cups are banned from the grand finale Pub Crawl Pick Up and International Beer Day Festival events. Please bring your own reusable cup or purchase a Klean Kanteen cup at The Wynwood Yard for $10.

International Beer Day Festival at The Yard 4/7/19

International Beer Day Festival at The Yard
Sunday, 04/07/2019 – 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: $20

The Wynwood Yard celebrates International Beer Day on Sunday, April 7th, with an all-welcoming, fun beer festival featuring local breweries including South Beach Brewery, Box Eldr, Concrete Beach, Bousa, Veza Sur and The Tank. Check back frequently as more amazing breweries are added to the bill!

Your $20 ticket will grant you one beer voucher for a sample size brew from each of the participating local breweries. In honor of Earth month, the eco-friendly beer festival will be plastic single-use cup free! Please bring your own reusable cup or purchase a Klean Kanteen cup at The Yard for $10.

Sample refreshing craft brews, enjoy eats from the food concepts at The Yard and jam to live reggae musical performance by Jah Movement and DJs courtesy of Kulcha Shok’s #reggaesundays.

Are you a beer lover that also loves to keep our Earth green and get a great deal? Double the value of your hard-earned cash by enjoying all the perks of The Yard’s Grand Finale Pub Crawl Pick Up: Earth Month Edition also on April 7th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., plus automotic entry to the International Beer Day Festival…all for $20!

Paradise from Land to Sea: Photography of JohnBob Carlos at History Fort Lauderdale 3/3/19

Paradise from Land to Sea: Photography of JohnBob Carlos at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 03/03/2019 – 05/22/2019 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd 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). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under.

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will host its newest visual arts exhibit entitled “Paradise from Land to Sea: Photography of JohnBob Carlos” from March 3 – May 22, 2019. Photographs artistically capturing the beauty and majesty of Florida’s coastal vistas, skies and wildlife will be on display at the New River Inn.

JohnBob Carlos, a native Floridian and photographer, captures images of Florida’s wildlife, landscapes, cultures, and waterways. His art of the lens is his means for creating a voice for Florida’s nature and preserving Florida’s culture. At a young age he felt a calling to paddle, hike, fish, and explore the Everglades. He was at home among the hammocks, swamps, strands, animals, Mangrove Islands and Florida’s wild. In recent years Carlos has become deeply concerned about the state of Florida’s nature – the devastation of these areas mostly due to money, development, pollution, business and politics. He continues to realistically document the beauty and wonder of the world around us and uses his lens to focus on the region’s need for the greater conservation and preservation of resources.

Presented by History Fort Lauderdale, bringing 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. Museum hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

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.

Resolution Pub Crawl Pick Up with Debris Free Oceans 2/2/19

Resolution Pub Crawl Pick Up with Debris Free Oceans
Saturday, 02/02/2019 – 03:00 pm – 05:30 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $15-$20

Join The Wynwood Yard and partners Debris Free Oceans and AIM on this fun mission to beautify Wynwood while also making an impact on Biscayne Bay and Miami’s beaches. Inland trash eventually makes its way from city centers to our waterways, harming marine life and water quality.

This month, we’re fulfilling multipe New Years resolutions! Tapping into your healthy goals with a yoga & meditation segment to kick off the clean up with intention and balance, and an optional nutrition talk and mini della bowls to finish your clean-up mission. This month’s pick-up will feature Non-Prophet kombucha, brews at Veza Sur, vegan tacos & beer at Coyo Taco, and plant-based mini bowls at della bowls.

You’ll also feel good about starting 2019 off with community service and contributing to a cleaner community and planet. Kudos to you!

We will begin our mission at The Wynwood Yard. We’ll enjoy a kombucha, meet our fellow cleaner uppers, and learn about DFO and AIM. You’ll travel through the neighborhood, cleaning up as you go, and a make pit stop at Coyo Taco for vegan tacos and a brew. Finish at The Wynwood Yard with one final beer and bite.

Included in the $20 participation fee is a reusable KleanKanteen cup which will get you a complimentary drink at the entry to AND at the completion of the clean up (PLUS $1 back on every draft beer purchased ever at The Bar at The Yard forever thereafter), plus trash bags, gloves, pickers, and directions.

Aim is a nonprofit after school program that provides free yoga and educational programming to high school students. Working in conjunction with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Aim strives to help young people thrive. Through yoga, meditation and exercises that practice social and emotional awareness, students increase their self awareness and self management, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. At Aim, they are exposed to healthy lifestyle choices, meet with mentors, and prepare for what’s next in their lives.

Family-Friendly Environmental Art Event and Farmers Market at Pinecrest Gardens 12/2/18

Family-Friendly Environmental Art Event and Farmers Market at Pinecrest Gardens
Sunday, 12/02/2018 – 09:00 am – 02:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

Need an excuse to entertain the entire family on a Sunday? Head to Pinecrest Gardens’ award-winning Farmers Market to shop the season’s bounty, to explore the dynamic botanic gardens and to view the Antarctic Ice Paintings: Global Coastlines and Underwater HOA exhibit by prominent environmental artist, Xavier Cortada. While there, visitors can learn about how to become climate change problem-solvers in their community.

Be sure to pick-up an “Underwater HOA” marker artistically designed by Cortada, who has implemented a Miami-Dade County wide participatory art project to coincide with Art Basel. The Underwater HOA project aims to bring awareness to sea-level rise in South Florida and beyond and engage citizens to prepare for the chaos to come. There is a limited supply of Underwater Markers, which will be distributed from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 2 at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156. The Farmers Market operates on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information about the Underwater HOA exhibit, call 305-669-6990 or visit www.underwaterhoa.com.

The Tank Brewing Co. Partners With Florida International University To Host Beach Cleanup In Celebration Of The Launch Of Their First-Ever Canned Beer “La Playita” 10/27/18

The Tank Brewing Co. Partners With Florida International University To Host Beach Cleanup In Celebration Of The Launch Of Their First-Ever Canned Beer “La Playita”
Saturday, 10/27/2018 – 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 NE 151st St,
Miami, Florida 33181
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Cost: Free

The Tank Brewing Co., Miami’s leading-edge craft beer brewery, has teamed up with Florida International University to host a beach cleanup in honor of their first-ever canned beer, La Playita. The Tank Brewing Co. is committed to exceptional craft beer and to making environmentally responsible choices to help ensure its water purity, which is why they are committed to getting involved in taking care of “las playitas” that surround our South Florida community.

Antarctic Ice Paintings Exhibit at Pinecrest Gardens 11/8/18-1/13/19

Antarctic Ice Paintings Exhibit at Pinecrest Gardens
Sunday, 11/08/2018 – 01/13/2019 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

Scientists warn sea level rise is accelerating around the globe. Learn about how it will affect South Florida at the premiere of “Antarctic Ice Paintings: Global Coastlines and Underwater HOA” exhibit, featuring 60 untitled, never-shown-before paintings created by leading environmental artist, Xavier Cortada, while on a National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program fellowship. In Antartica, Cortada learned from scientists that the very ice sheets he was using for his art would eventually drown his beloved city. The Antarctic Ice Paintings exhibition debuts on November 8, 2018 and will run thru January 13, 2019. General consuls will be invited to help name the 60 paintings, which represent other coastal communities threatened by rising sea levels. This exhibit is part of a larger participatory art project titled “Underwater HOA” scheduled to take place this coming December during Art Basel in collaboration with the Village of Pinecrest. It is free and open to the public. Stop by 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday, in the Hibiscus Gallery at Pinecrest Gardens, located at 11000 Red Road. For more information, call 305-669-6990 or visit www.underwaterhoa.com.

My Miami Story at The Wynwood Yard 10/23/18

My Miami Story at The Wynwood Yard
Tuesday, 10/23/2018 – 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

The Wynwood Yard is participating in My Miami Story in partnership with The Miami Foundation on Tuesday, October 23rd fostering and providing a space for “conversations that spark change”.

“My Miami Story is about getting Miamians to take ownership of issues they care about, whether it’s making sure our kids get a good education, finding a safe, affordable place to live, or landing a job that’s close to home. These conversations are about creating a space for you to link up with friends, old and new, who feel the same way (and maybe some who don’t). They’re about discovering how each of us can join the thousands of people making Miami-Dade County a better place to live for everyone.”

We’ll be hosting four discussions surrounding local pressing issues:

We’re Drowning!: Sea-Level Rise and Sustainability
Some Waste, While Some Want: Food Justice Presented with Hungry Harvest
Cranes and Planes: Gentrification and Preserving Community
No Waze Around It: Housing, Money, and Traffic

This event is on rain or shine and free with RSVP.

Brynna Kaplan 10/23/18

Brynna Kaplan
Tuesday, 10/23/2018 – 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

The Wynwood Yard is participating in My Miami Story in partnership with The Miami Foundation on Tuesday, October 23rd fostering and providing a space for “conversations that spark change”.

“My Miami Story is about getting Miamians to take ownership of issues they care about, whether it’s making sure our kids get a good education, finding a safe, affordable place to live, or landing a job that’s close to home. These conversations are about creating a space for you to link up with friends, old and new, who feel the same way (and maybe some who don’t). They’re about discovering how each of us can join the thousands of people making Miami-Dade County a better place to live for everyone.”

We’ll be hosting four discussions surrounding local pressing issues:

We’re Drowning!: Sea-Level Rise and Sustainability
Some Waste, While Some Want: Food Justice Presented with Hungry Harvest
Cranes and Planes: Gentrification and Preserving Community
No Waze Around It: Housing, Money, and Traffic

This event is on rain or shine and free with RSVP.

Let’s Get Solar 10/7/18

Let’s Get Solar
Sunday, 10/07/2018 – 09:00 am – 07:00 pm
Private Residence
9372 Byron Ave,,
Surfside, Florida 33154
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Cost: Free

Did it just DAWN on you that going solar is actually very feasible? Meet homeowners who have already made the switch and find out all the details about solar panels, how they work, and why they are efficient during this weekend’s Solar Open House in Surfside. These community events are held throughout the nation as part of the National Solar Tour (https://bit.ly/2PEJxjc). Citizens, who have installed solar panels on their living spaces, extend an invite for residents to attend an informative, community open house.The Solar Open House in the Town of Surfside will take place this Sunday, October 7th, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 9372 Byron Ave, Surfside, FL 33154. This event is free and open to the public, but just make sure you register here: https://bit.ly/2OgeJZ2

Pub Crawl Pick Up with Debris Free Oceans + The Full Edit 9/7/18

Pub Crawl Pick Up with Debris Free Oceans + The Full Edit
Friday, 09/07/2018 – 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $15-$20

The Wynwood Yard, along with community partners The Full Edit and Debris Free Oceans, host a fun neighborhood mission. Beautify Wynwood while also making an impact on Biscayne Bay and our Miami beaches where trash eventually makes its way from city centers, harming marine life and water quality.

Included in the $20 participation fee is a reusable Klean Kanteen cup which gets you a complimentary draft beer at entry to the clean up (PLUS $1 off every draft beer purchased ever at The Bar at The Yard forever after), trash bags, gloves and directions. Create a new accessory at The Full Edit’s upcycled bracelet workshop that you can take home as a souvenir! If you’re a veteran kleaner-upper and already have a keg + klean cup, you can knock $5 off that participation fee.

Eden Roc Miami Beach Hosts Better Me Bootcamp 8/18/18

Eden Roc Miami Beach Hosts Better Me Bootcamp
Saturday, 08/18/2018 – 09:30 am –
Eden Roc Miami Beach
4525 Collins Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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Cost: 10

On August 18th from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm Better Me Bootcamp will be holding a High-Intensity Circuit Training class in Eden Roc’s very own backyard along with a pro-environment activation for a complete holistic experience. The Better Me Movement will be collecting all types of batteries at the event to be able to recycle them. After the workout, guests can enjoy a dip in the pool!

Wine & Clean! Community Clean-Up with HaloVino 8/10/18

Wine & Clean! Community Clean-Up with HaloVino
Friday, 08/10/2018 – 05:30 pm – 08:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $10

The Wynwood Yard hosts a special summer edition of our earth-friendly cleanup events featuring wine! Bump up your sustainability game, have fun and meet new friends at this gathering hosted by HaloVino, makers of reusable wine tumblers. Wine & Clean participants will meet at CHARCOAL beer garden + tapas for an initial glass of wine and a complimentary bite to eat, followed by a neighborhood stroll collecting trash with a pit stop at Chef Brian Nasajon’s newest restaurant, Mason, for more splashes of wine in your new reusable tumbler. Finish up back at CHARCOAL for a final sip of wine and a celebratory pat on the back on a job well done!

Seaper Powers @ Sea Life Festival 8/16/18

Seaper Powers @ Sea Life Festival
Saturday, 08/18/2018 – 03:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Haulover Park
10800 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33154
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Cost: Free

Join adventurous Emma, Oliver the Octopus, and children’s author Kim Cameron for a day of ocean-themed fun at Haulover Park! Solve a mysterious riddle to win special prizes, meet your favorite Seaper Powers characters, and get your very own book signed by the author! It’s all part of Haulover Park’s Sea Life Festival, featuring kite-flying, food trucks, live music, bounce houses, games, and more. Families of all ages will love experiencing the magic of Seaper Powers!

The Riddle Walk takes place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meet and greet your favorite characters starting at 7:30! Festival admission and parking are free!

Seaper Powers is a whimsical series of illustrated adventure books for children ages 5-9. The books take young readers on a magical journey of imagination and ocean adventure, along the way communicating positive messages about self-confidence, friendship, and environmental conservation. Learn more at www.seaperpowers.com!

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @SeaperPowers

Music and Change Jam and Discussion 6/16/18

Music and Change: How we can use art and music to inspire change and environmental action.
Saturday, June 16, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Center for Social Change
2103 Coral Way, Miami, Florida 33145
FREE, please Register Online

This event will include an artist happy hour and jam session for those interested. As well as a discussion on how we can use art and music to engage the community. If you woud like to do a small performance, please reach out to Salome Garcia at 786-387-5111.

Live Music and Food
Special Guests to be announced!

In partnership with 350 South Florida and The Miami Climate Alliance

Keg & Klean with Debris Free Oceans + 4Oceans Community Clean Up 6/29/18

Keg & Klean with Debris Free Oceans + 4Oceans Community Clean Up
Friday, 06/29/2018 – 05:30 pm – 08:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $15-$20

The Wynwood Yard along with community partners 4Oceans and Debris Free Oceans host June’s edition of Keg & Klean, a fun neighborhood mission to beautify Wynwood while also making an impact on Biscayne Bay and our Miami beaches where trash eventually makes its way from city centers, harming marine life and water quality.

Included in the $20 participation fee is a reusable Klean Kanteen cup which gets you a complimentary draft beer at entry to the clean up (PLUS $1 off every draft beer purchased ever at The Bar at The Yard forever after), trash bags, gloves and directions. If you’re a veteran kleaner-upper and already have a keg + klean cup, you can knock $5 off that participation fee.

event link: http://bit.ly/2KX0D9z

Farmers’ Market at The Yard 6/17/18

Farmers’ Market at The Yard
Sunday, 06/17/2018 – 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

The Wynwood Yard is a perfect setting for a leisurely farmers’ market stroll. Take time out for yourself and treat yourself to local and artisanal crafts and goods while enjoying a wine, beer or cocktail at The Bar at The Yard. Stock up on your week’s supply of fruits, veggies, artisanal goods with local vendors including Urban Oasis, Angry Booch, Courtney’s Cookies and Loko Nutz, to name a few. Everything sold will be from local farmers, artisans and businesses. Check our link for a full line-up of participating vendors and to RSVP.

event link: http://bit.ly/2GOi0qF_June3andJune17

World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup 6/8/18

World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup
Friday, 06/08/2018 – 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
Eden Roc Miami beach
4525 Collins Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Website
Cost:

In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8th, Eden Roc Miami Beach and environmentally friendly men’s swimwear line The Tropics join forces for an epic beach cleanup!

World Oceans Day Beach Clean Up at 1 Hotel South Beach 6/8/18

World Oceans Day Beach Clean Up at 1 Hotel South Beach
Friday, 06/08/2018 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost: Free

1 Hotel South Beach will kick off World Oceans Day with a Beach Clean Up on Friday, June 8th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hotel guests and those who are looking to make a difference and be rewarded for it are welcome to join together for a morning of service and fun. After the beach clean up, enjoy a complimentary cocktail from the sponsor, Titos at the luxurious South Beach hotel. Making a difference while sipping some booze on 1 Hotel South Beach’s private beach? Nothing better. The group meeting spot is at the hotel’s beach entrance on 24th Street, and supplies will be provided.

First Fridays Beach Picnic in Surfside 6/1/18

First Fridays Beach Picnic in Surfside
Friday, 06/01/2018 – 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Surfside Community Center
9301 Collins Avenue,
Surfside, Florida 33154
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Surfside’s tourism bureau brings back the much-anticipated First Fridays beach picnic series with a Summer of Love themed picnic. Peace, love, and happiness abound… it’s time for a perfectly peaceful beach party! Guests are encouraged to rock their favorite tie-dye T-shirts and bell-bottom jeans, sing along to imagine all the people, put flowers in their hair and make daisy chains — everyone is going retro during this groovy beach picnic. First Fridays Summer of Love will feature everyone’s favorite eco-friendly food brands, conservation awareness activities, and a beach cleanup contest for the children. Beach-goers can also enjoy mini-massages courtesy of the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort. Summer of Love Beach Picnic is scheduled from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on June 1, 2018 directly on the beach behind Surfside’s oceanfront Community Center, located at 9301 Collins Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

This is the first of a series of four events, which will be held every first Friday of the month, from June through September. Additional event themes include a Summer Harvest (July 6); Savasana on the Sand (August 3); Endless Summer (September 7.) Follow @VisitSurfside, and use the hashtags #uptownbeachtown and #fridaybeaching on social media for event updates. The public can RSVP at https://surfsidebeachparty.eventbrite.com.

8th International Conference on Environment and Climate Change 9/13/18

8th International Conference on Environment and Climate Change
Thursday, 09/13/2018 – 09/14/2018 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest
Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old Town ,,
Strada Doamnei 12 București 030055 Romania, Alabama 030055
Website
Cost: 250 EUR

Environment and Climate Change 2018 warmly welcome all the Scientists, Climatologists, Environmentalists, Oceanographer, professors, students, Environmental Specialists & Experts from the field of Environmental Science and Ecology to attend 8th International Conference on Environment and Climate Change during September 13-14, 2018 in Bucharest, Romania. The Environment and Climate Change 2018 will be composed around the theme “Exploring New Horizons of Climate Change”. Offers to meet up, look at discoveries, and talk about the exploration without bounds.

Cocktails in the Garden 5/9/18

Cocktails in the Garden
Wednesday, 05/09/2018 – 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost:

Join Chef Julie Frans for leisurely garden tours where you’ll learn tips about how to use fresh harvested greens and herbs in your daily cooking. Sip on a complimentary garden-to-bar cocktail while you stroll and watch how effortlessly Chef Julie harvest fresh, flavor-packed lettuces, herbs and edible flowers straight from the garden for a beautiful and delicious salad you can enjoy afterward. You’ll also receive a discount card for dinner at CHARCOAL Garden Bar + Grill, as well as one for della bowls.

RSVP link: http://bit.ly/2wcXUGh

8th International Conference on Environment and Climate Change 9/13/18

8th International Conference on Environment and Climate Change
Thursday, 09/13/2018 – 09/14/2018 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Bucharest, Romania
Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old Town Strada Doamnei 12, București 030055 Romania,
Buchrest, Florida 152160
Website
Cost: $249

Climate Change Congress 2018 is arranged with the subject “Exploring New Horizons of Climate Change” to cover the wide extend of critically vital sessions of Climate Change. Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of climate patterns when that change keeps going for an expanded period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years). Climate change may allude to an alter in normal climate conditions, or in the time variety of climate inside the setting of longer-term normal conditions. Climate change is caused by variables such as biotic forms, varieties in sun based radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic emissions. Certain human activities have been recognized as essential causes of progressing climate change, regularly alluded to as global warming. Climate Change Congress 2018 is a flawless stage for Climatologists, specialists, researchers, leaders and Oceanographer to meet up, look at discoveries, and talk about the exploration without bounds. Impart your examination to a connected with gathering of people of your associates from around the world.

Walk for the Apes 9/30/18

Walk for the Apes
Sunday, 09/30/2018 – 07:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155,
Miami, Florida 33155
Website
Cost: $34-.39 Children under 12 free with paid admission

Walk for the Apes will be the largest outdoor 5k walk in Miami raising funds for the Center for Great Apes, a 501c nonprofit chimpanzee and orangutan rescue center. This will be a unique opportunity to take part in this historical animal advocacy movement on its first year of inception.

After the walk, participants can enjoy live presentations, Music, and interactive exhibits such as Become a Primatologist, Paint Like and Ape, Walk Like an Ape, and Dance Like an Ape. Alternatively, attendees can walk over to the Under the Sun Art & Music Festival, a partner event to the 5K Walk taking place simultaneously at Tropical Park. For more information on this walk, please visit Walkfortheapes.org

Under the Sun Art & Music Festival 9/30/18

Under the Sun Art & Music Festival
Sunday, 09/30/2018 – 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155,
Miami, Florida 33155
Website
Cost: Free

The Under the Sun Art & Music Festival kicks off to the general public free of charge on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Tropical Park. Local artists will display and showcase their art in a beautiful outdoor setting. Live music will be provided by local high school bands. The art festival is perfect for the entire family. It is considered the first art festival of the season. Besides the unique art and live music, food trucks will present mouthwatering lunch options. It’s a can’t-miss event for any art lover who wants to get their hands on great art in South Florida!
This is a partner event to Walk for the Apes, a 5k walk raising funds to rescue and give new life to chimpanzees and orangutans. For more information visit: walkfortheapes.org and click on Art & Music Festival

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami 5/1/18 – 5/10/18

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami
Tuesday, 05/01/2018 – 05/10/2018 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
Various locations throughout South Florida
1951 NW 7th Ave #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Free

10 Days of Connection is a community-led initiative to promote kindness and inclusion in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. From May 1-10, participants are invited to attend connection experiences hosted by more than 130 local organizations, and are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone to forge new connections across lines of difference. A full calendar of events is available at http://bit.ly/ConnectionEvents.

Join the conversation by following @ConnectMiami305 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #10DaysOfConnection to share your experience. Learn more at 10daysofconnection.org.

For any additional questions please contact:
Joan Marie Godoy
joan@radicalpartners.net
(786) 327-3634

3rd Annual Earth Day and Holistic Lifestyle Expo Featuring Ms U.S.Earth 4/28/18


3rd Annual Earth Day and Holistic Lifestyle Expo Featuring Ms U.S.Earth
April 28, 2018, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Meraki Restaurant
142 SE 1st Ave, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Free Admission

Featuring Jennifer Lovelace, Ms. U.S. Earth
Earth inspiring songs on guitar by Daniela Toro

Holistic Vendors
Environmental Education Vendors
Sustainable Products
Recycled Art, Plants, and more

Kids Cooking Class with Skills: Earth Day at The Yard 4/21/18

Kids Cooking Class with Skills: Earth Day at The Yard
Saturday, 04/21/2018 – 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: $15

Kids, join the cooking-with-kids pros from Skills for a fun, hands-on cooking class at Earth Day at The Wynwood Yard! You’ll harvest organic herbs from the garden and use them to make healthy, easy-peasy scissor salsa and a delicious pesto sauce you can take home with you! Parents, while this workshop is geared towards kids 6 and above, your little ones are welcome to join, as long as they are under parental supervision. Limited spaces available!

Tickets: $15
Link: http://bit.ly/2qsWu5a

Plant-Based Cooking Demo with Pamela Wasabi: Earth Day at The Yard 4/21/18


Plant-Based Cooking Demo with Pamela Wasabi: Earth Day at The Yard
Saturday, 04/21/2018 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: $20

Join us for a culinary adventure at this first of three cooking demos at The Wynwood Yard’s Earth Day Festival on April 21st. Food artist, cookbook author, and creator of cookies beloved by Miami, Pamela Wasabi teaches the plant-based class where she debuts her new GF pancake mix! Learn how to make quick and simple recipes you can create at home, and how to approach “vegan substitute” ingredients. Get tips and tricks for recreating traditional recipes so that you can make them into your own plant-based recipes. Visit the link to reserve your spot and take a peek at the entire menu.

$20
Link: http://bit.ly/2v4DdvI

Miami Smokers Tip to Tail: Earth Day at The Yard 4/21/18

Miami Smokers Tip to Tail: Earth Day at The Yard
Saturday, 04/21/2018 – 03:30 pm – 04:30 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: $20

Join us for a culinary adventure at this third of three cooking demos at The Wynwood Yard’s Earth Day Festival on April 21st.Learn from the pros at Miami Smokers how to make the most out of your meat. The focus of the class will be on the tip to tail techniques; using the whole animal to create meals essentially reducing waste. You’ll enjoy samples of the food created. Snag your tickets and check out the menu in the link.

$20
Link: http://bit.ly/2v6X9y1

Jungle Island at The Wynwood Yard 4/21/18

Jungle Island at The Wynwood Yard
Saturday, 04/21/2018 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

The feathery stars of Jungle Island want to hang with the community on the mainland. Animals such as Jungle Island’s famous parrots are making an exclusive appearance at The Wynwood Yard on a fun-filled day featuring hands-on animal interactions, interactive art with the parrots and more surprises.

RSVP link: http://bit.ly/2F8tY1x

Keg & Klean with Debris Free Oceans + Surfrider Miami Community Clean Up 4/21/18

Keg & Klean with Debris Free Oceans + Surfrider Miami Community Clean Up
Saturday, 04/21/2018 – 04:00 pm – 06:30 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: $15-$20

This Earth Day special edition of The Yard’s Community Cleanup monthly event is presented in collaboration with Surfrider Miami and Debris Free Oceans. Meet at The Yard at 4 p.m. and get ready for a fun neighborhood mission to beautify Wynwood while also making an impact on Biscayne Bay and our Miami beaches where trash eventually makes its way from city centers, harming marine life and water quality.

Included in the $20 participation fee is a reusable Klean Kanteen cup which will get you a complimentary draft beer at entry to the clean up (PLUS $1 off every draft beer purchased ever at The Bar at The Yard forever after), trash bags, gloves and directions. You’ll travel through the neighborhood, cleaning up as you go, making pit stops for sponsored drinks, bites, and insight at Division Surf & Skate Shop, Concrete Beach Brewery, and R House Wynwood. Finish the cleaning, eating and mingling at The Yard with more refreshments.

Ticket link: http://bit.ly/2EgNIeF

Urban Warrior Awards 4/19/18

Urban Warrior Awards
Thursday, 04/19/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Mindwarehouse
111 NE 1st Street 7th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33132
RSVP / Register
Cost: $60-$500

MCAD promotes awareness and appreciation of the ways in which architecture and urban design influence and enhance the quality of life in our community. The new signature event recognizes individuals who have accomplished much to better our urban landscape.

Earth Day at The Wynwood Yard 4/21/18

Earth Day at The Wynwood Yard
Saturday, 04/21/2018 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Get your green on with fun, hands-on, educational workshops and activities for the entire family including a plant-based baking cooking class with Chef Pamela Wasabi and a make your own easy and tasty trail mix in recycled #5 containers by Whole Foods Market. Bring your old clothing to up-cycle it into bracelets with The Full Edit, and learn about planting medicinal plants in Earth Mother’s Herbalist Gardening Workshop.

Meet local organizations and small businesses that are making big impacts, like Surfrider Foundation, Debris Free Oceans, and Urban Green Works, as they share tips at their informational booths. Shop earth-friendly products from local producers and artisans like Respect the Fin, make flower crowns with Zoom Blooms, and be sure to stop by the photo booth to get your Earth Day pic in front of the Andromeda Studios Living Wall.

Choose from three options of $6 beers from Concrete Beach, Saltwater Brewing, and South Beach Brewing, with a portion of proceeds going back to an environmental focused non profit. All ages are welcome! Admission is free.

For lots more information on this event, please go to http://bit.ly/EarthDayTWY

Catherine Seavitt: Productive Infrastructure- Designing Urban Landscapes for Performance 4/10/18

Catherine Seavitt: Productive Infrastructure- Designing Urban Landscapes for Performance
Tuesday, 04/10/2018 – 04/11/2018 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Paul L. Cejas Architecture Building
11200 SW 8th St,
Miami, Florida 33199

Cost:

Seavitt is an associate professor or landscape architecture at City College of New York and principal of Catherine Seavitt Studio. She is invited as a Cejas Scholar. Her research explores adaptation to climate change in urban environments and the novel transformation of landscape restoration practices. She is also interested in the intersection of political power, environmental activism, and public health, particularly seen through the design of public space and policy. Her recent books include Structures of Coastal Resilience (Island Press, 2018); Depositions: Roberto Burle Marx and Public Landscapes under Dictatorship (University of Texas Press, 2018); and Corridor Workbook (Regional Plan Association, 2017).

Town of Surfside Invites Public to 3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration 4/22/18

Town of Surfside Invites Public to 3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, 04/22/2018 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Surfside Community Center
9301 Collins Avenue,
Surfside, Florida 33154
Website
Cost: Free

~ Family-friendly event to teach participants about protecting the earth with fun activities including
whale & turtle craft projects, showerhead & lightbulb exchange, henna tattoo artist, DJ and more ~

Families will have a whale of a time at the 3rd annual Earth Day celebration hosted by the Town of Surfside. Come connect, play, and celebrate beautiful Mother Earth alongside family and friends, while learning about conservation and ways to protect the planet. Festivities to include a community project using recycled water bottles to create a large jellyfish, a rescue bird release in partnership with Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, in addition to turtle-y awesome arts & crafts, henna tattoo artist, light refreshments, DJ and T-shirt giveaway.

At this educational green event, participants will help kickoff turtle nesting season, which typically takes place from May – October in Surfside. Miami-Dade County also will be on-site to conduct a shower head and light bulb exchange. Participants are encouraged to bring an old showerhead and/or lightbulb in exchange for a maximum of two high-efficiency showerhead models and two incandescent bulbs for two CFL bulbs, per household.
Sunday, April 22
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Surfside Community Center
9301 Collins Avenue
Surfside, Florida

Free event; nominal fee for parking in nearby parking lots

Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Conservation. An eco-conscious community, Surfside recently banned the use of plastic straws and expanded polystyrene food service articles; adopted a solar photovoltaic incentive for residents and area businesses; passed a zero omission/clean energy bus goal resolution and hosted a beach cleanup, among a number of sustainable initiatives.

The Town of Surfside is a beautiful oceanfront community located in South Florida’s subtropical paradise. It encompasses the area from 87th Terrace to 96th Street, between the City of Miami Beach to the South and the Village of Bal Harbour to the North. Incorporated in 1935, Surfside is home to nearly 6,000 residents and features a tranquil and charming residential neighborhood, multi-family condominium and apartment buildings, and a traditional “home town” business district. Surfside is also a premier travel destination, offering a wide range of award-winning restaurants, luxurious resorts and spas, shopping, and leisure activities for visitors year-round.
For more information, contact Surfside’s Parks & Recreation Department at 305-866-3635 or visit www.townofsurfsidefl.gov.

Grillin N’ Chillin 4/9/18

Grillin N’ Chillin
Sunday, 04/09/2018 – 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Wynwood Marketplace
2250 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Grillin N’ Chillin kicks off BBQ season with a full-blown countryside event that’s free for the entire family. Whether you’re craving backyard barbecue spare ribs, a southern brisket or a mouthwatering pulled pork sandwich, Grillin N Chillin has compiled 40-50 BBQ vendors from around town offering everything from Memphis style barbecue to Brazilian churrasco. Celebrating its 4th anniversary, this year’s festival will take place at the Wynwood Marketplace, more commonly known for hosting Wynwood Art Walk’s block party.

At Grillin’s Kitchen Lab, South Florida’s premier pit masters will take center stage to smoke the competition out at this year’s BBQ Cook Off. In between cooking demos, their saucy host will perform a ROAST comedy show. In addition, they will pit two local backyard chefs and their best burger recipe at Miami’s Best Backyard Burger competition. Those interested in participating should register their recipe at WynwoodBBQFest.com. For the first time ever, Grillin N’ Chillin will have a Veggie Corner, where Miami’s top, vegetarian and vegan eateries will showcase their menu. While kids enjoy the Family Fun Zone, adults can relax at The Pit, a pop-up BBQ-infused sports bar that will have bars and live music, or they can “Get Lost in the Sauce” at the huge sauce bar. Be sure to pick up some SWARM Bar Bucks online to save money on mixed drinks (($25 for $45 value at the bar). Also, bring your furry pups, because the Hot Dogz playground will have plenty of treats for them to enjoy. In addition, the Animal Adoption Truck will be on site for those looking to take home a pet. To round off a day of good BBQ, Grillin N’ Chillin has compiled a number of popular dessert vendors who will be ready to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Perhaps the coolest feature at this year’s Grillin N’ Chillin is both the humanitarian and ecological stand that it’s going to take. SWARM, the creators of this festival, will set up a Miami Rescue Mission tent, so that people can sponsor a meal for a hungry person. In addition, it will be “going green” by partnering with Debris Free Oceans to become a zero-waste event. “To date, no other event in South Florida has taken this into consideration, so we’re excited to have proper sorting, composting and recycling stations in addition to other green efforts,” says Tony Albelo, CEO at SWARM.

WHEN:
11:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sunday April 8, 2018

WHERE:
Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW 2nd Ave, 33127

TICKET & INFO:
Free

To save money at the bar, pick up some SWARM Bar Bucks online at www.WynwoodBBQFest.com. For more information, visit www.WynwoodBBQFest.com. Follow SWARM on Facebook at Facebook.com/SwarmEventAgency and Instagram @SWARM_EventAgency. #GrillinNChillin.

Jungle Island Returns to The Wynwood Yard 2/24/18

Jungle Island Returns to The Wynwood Yard
Saturday, 02/24/2018 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29 Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

As Jungle Island works on reopening its park area with enhanced amenities, the park makes its comeback to The Wynwood Yard for an afternoon of hands-on animal interactions and community engagement. Jungle Island’s most well-known animals will make an appearance, along with surprise activations and experiential arts and crafts for kids.

7th International Conference on Climate Change and Medical Entomology 10/15/18 – 10/16/18

7th International Conference on Climate Change and Medical Entomology
Monday, 10/15/2018 – 10/16/2018 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
JW Marriott Dubai
JW Marriott Dubai Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Hamarain Centre Deira, PO Box 16590 Dubai – United Arab Emirates,
dubai, Texas 16590
Website
Cost:

Climate Change Conference 2018 welcomes you to grace with your presence in the 7th International Conference on Climate Change and Medical Entomology to be held at Dubai, UAE during October 15-16, 2018. This conference will bring together climatology researchers, entomologists, climatologists, professors and scientists to discuss strategies for climatology and entomology globally. Climate change conference 2018 is designed to provide divergent and prevailing education that will gather climate and medical professionals familiar of the issues affecting the climate, health and come to the solution of climate affecting globe. Undoubtedly the participant at this climatology congress will be able to exchange with the best experts in the specialty and will return home with extensive knowledge.

CoastFest: Protect Our Coast Family Music and Art Festival 2/11/18

CoastFest: Protect Our Coast Family Music and Art Festival
Sunday, February 11, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Surfcomber Hotel
1717 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Entry: FREE
Pre-registration is recommended for faster entry.
Parking: Available 5 minute walk at Lincoln Rd Mall Parking Garages for $1/hr
Valet also available.
Hashtag: #ProtectOurCoast

Please join us for a wonderful afternoon of education and excitement to raise awareness about the offshore drilling issue. On February 11th, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm we will be at the beautiful Surfcomber hotel in Miami Beach for CoastFest.

Enjoy an afternoon of music, art, education, refreshments, and words from our incredible speakers. This event is free and welcoming to all. It includes plenty of kids activities and interesting things for the whole family, as well as opportunities to make your voice heard about the issue of offshore drilling on our coast.

Music by
Salt Cathedral and more!
Live art creation by awesome Miami-based artists
Griselda Lechini
Rei Ramirez

Youth arts activities hosted by Artist & Craftsman Supply.
A special thank you to Center for Social Change for their amazing support.

Want to take action sooner? Send in your public comment right now!

ATTENTION Artists, Non-Profits, Businesses, and Community Leaders:
We still have room if you would like to participate!
More info here.

Jungle Island Returns to The Wynwood Yard in Support of Miami Conservation 1/27/18

Jungle Island Returns to The Wynwood Yard in Support of Miami Conservation
Saturday, 01/27/2018 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29 Street,
Miami, Florida 33127

Cost: Free

Jungle Island returns to The Wynwood Yard for an afternoon of arts and crafts, as well as conservation education. Both the Jungle’s animal residents and its education team will be there to support the beautification projects throughout Miami and its local parks.

Kids will be able to decorate and take home their very own binoculars with bird spotting guides to see the amazing wildlife found in Everglades National park.

During the interactive event, Jungle Island’s education team will show guests how they can keep parks and oceans clean and give them an opportunity to pledge their commitment to conservation by becoming an “eco-warrior,” all part of the park’s mission to bring residents unique interactive animal experiences, while also promoting the conservation of both the animals and the planet.

Ciclovía 1/21/18

Ciclovía
Sunday, 01/21/2018 – 01/21/2018 09:00 am – 02:00 pm
Washington Avenue
500 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

In Partnership with Miami-Dade County Government and Bike305 we present Miami Beach Ciclovía!

We’re starting 2018 with #MBCiclovía on Sunday, January 21 by transforming Washington Avenue from 5 to 16 streets into a paved park for people of all ages to stroll, cycle, skateboard, rollerblade and enjoy a new experience and the businesses along Washington Avenue.

Washington Avenue from 5 to 16 Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic during this event. For attendees traveling to the event by vehicle, you are encouraged to park at the garages on Collins Avenue at 7, 13 and 16 streets.

Activities Include:
– Yoga with Green Monkey Miami Beach
– Pop-Up Park: Eco & Bike Friendly
– Bike ride with the Miami Beach PD Chief
– Learn How to Ride a Bike, Fix-A-Flat, Simple Bike Maintenance & Repair
– Bike Helmet Fittings & Helmet Giveaways with BikeSafe
– Trail Map Giveaways
– Raffles from Bike305
– Pet Adoption Mobile with Miami-Dade Animal Services
– Fitness Classes with Crunch Fitness – Washington Ave.
– Miami Beach Fire Department bicycle helmet giveaways
– Live Music & DJs
– Rock Climbing
– Kids Bike Rodeo with BikeSafe
– Food Trucks

Sponsors Include:
– Miami Dade County’s Bike305
– T-Mobile
– Coca-Cola
– Mack Cycle & Fitness
– Hubert’s Lemonade
– Miami Dade Animal Services
– Greenmonkey Yoga
– Miami Beach Suncare
– Atlantic Broadband
– Zico

Don’t forget your bikes, skates and skateboards and share your photos with us online using the hashtag #MBCiclovía