Summer Adventure Camp at Jungle Island 6/8/20 – 8/7/20

Summer Adventure Camp at Jungle Island
Monday, 06/08/2020 – 08/07/2020 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: $60/day/child OR $199/week/child

Ready for an unforgettable summer adventure? Registration for Jungle Island’s Summer Adventure Camp is now open. From June 8 – August 7, 2020, South Florida’s popular eco-adventure attraction will take children, ages 5-12 years old, on a journey through nature and animal discovery. Each week explores an exciting new theme, beginning with a Jungle Oasis where kids will learn about animal keepers at the jungle; Animal Antics which features games that animals perform in the wild; Camping in the Cosmos for out of the world discoveries such as life on mars; Eccentric Experiments inspires youth to play mad scientist and create their own unconventional experiments; Lastly, Discovering the Seven Seas where they’ll dive into the depths of oceans and explore all details about marine life.

Camp takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $60 daily per child; $199 per week, per child. Due to limited space, there is a non-refundable deposit of $50 at time of registration. Extended care and daily/weekly lunch are also available for an additional cost.

For more information and registration, call 305-400-7211 and visit www.jungleisland.com/education/. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132.

Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History, a photo narrative by award-winning artist Lisette Morales, at History Fort Lauderdale 3/8/20

Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History, a photo narrative by award-winning artist Lisette Morales, at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 03/08/2020 – 05/25/2020 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will celebrate Women’s History Month, World Water Month, and the centennial year of Women’s Suffrage with “Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History,” a photography narrative by award-winning artist Lisette Morales. The exhibit will open on March 8, International Women’s Day, with a special reception where attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the subjects and participate in a brief introduction and Q & A with Lisette Morales, via video conference, from 1 – 3 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through May 25 in the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale).

“Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History” addresses women’s issues, social injustice, migration, human rights, environmentalism, and LGBTQ concerns and features Betty Osceola (a Miccosukee grandmother and Everglades conservationist), Sister Maureen Kelleher (37 years as immigration attorney with Legal Aid Broward and Collier Counties), Melanie Oliva (artist and founder of the Artful Activist for social change) and Marta Sicaján (survivor of human trafficking and women’s empowerment leader).

Lisette Morales is a Nicaraguan-born photojournalist and interdisciplinary artist based in Florida. Her camera has been her tool for activism since the early ‘90s when she traveled
through war-torn areas of Central America, documenting the disruption from military conflicts. After surviving domestic violence in her own life, Morales turned to painting and illustration as a mode of catharsis and self-expression. Her work echoes the feminist worldview that she now embodies and has been featured in numerous publications. In recent years, Lisette has returned to photography as her media of choice. Lisette was an official delegate to the United Nations Women 2018 Commission on the Status of Women. She’s a member of the Artful Activist, Zuma Press, The Authority Collective, ArtAid Naples and Colectivo Liminal. Her current project is The Road to Immokalee documenting the women farmworkers of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.

“Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History,” is one of several stories that History Fort Lauderdale is proud to spotlight. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Also currently on display is the new “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” permanent exhibit 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.

Entry to the new photography 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.

To RSVP for the opening meet and greet reception, please visit http://bit.ly/HFLThroughTheSawgrass.

For tickets and 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.

Spring Adventure Camp at Jungle Island 3/23/20, 3/24/20, 3/25/20, 3/26/20, 3/27/20

Spring Adventure Camp at Jungle Island
Monday, 03/23/2020 – 03/27/2020 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: $60/day OR $199/week per child

Jungle Island is thrilled to announce a week-long Spring Adventure Camp for youth ages 5-12 years old. Each day explores an exciting new theme featuring animals and nature in Hollywood. Start the week by learning how animals communicate in the wild with Do Little Day, followed by a lesson on plants in the ecosystem on Jumanji Day. Then, experiment with real life potions on Wizarding Wednesday; learn about entomology in A Day in a Bug’s Life and lastly, find out what we can do to protect the homes of plants and animals on Crocodile Dundee Day. Camp takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., March 23-27, 2020. $60 daily or $199 for week, per child. Due to limited space, there is a non-refundable deposit of $50 at time of registration. Extended care and daily/weekly lunch options are also available for an additional cost. For registration, call 305-400-7211 or visit www.jungleisland.com/education/. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. For updates, follow @JungleIsland on social media.

Free KREW Event at Jungle Island 2/29/20

Free KREW Event at Jungle Island
Saturday, 02/29/2020 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Looking for a fun budget-friendly activity to do with your family? Head to Jungle Island for K.R.E.W., Kids Research Environment & Wildlife, a monthly event that gives kids the opportunity to work on hands-on projects in the environment and wildlife, as part of Jungle Island’s commitment to education. “What’s the buzz about bees?” is February’s themed activity where kids will learn why bees are important to nature. K.R.E.W. is located at the Plaza before entering Jungle Island. This event is free. Park entry is not included. If guests want to purchase park admission, it is $35.95 per child and $49.95 per adult. Find the best discounts online year-round on the Jungle Island website. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. www.jungleisland.com / 305-400-7000

Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon 1/25/20 – 2/1/20

Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon
Saturday, 01/25/2020 – 02/01/2020 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Bayfront Park Miami
301 N. Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: FREE

Ready to #LIVEITMIAMI for Super Bowl week? Take your friends and family to Super Bowl LIVE at Bayfront Park! A week-long fan fest free of cost to guests of all ages. The festival will have a Huddle Down Community Stage, Road to the 11th, Tailgate Town featuring a Culinary stage, water shows, an environmental village, evening parades, fireworks and so much more.

The Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon performance lineups by stages are as follows:
*ALL TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Huddle Down Community Stage
• Saturday, January 25th –
o 11:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. Sound Factory
o 12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Mariachi Homestead Miami
o 1:30 P.M. – 2:15 P.M. JECC Bootcamp Jazz
o 2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. Python Challenge Award Ceremony
o 4:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. IFE ILE
o 4:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Brian Collins
o 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Mojo Ike & Val Woods Experience
o 8:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. High Tolerance
• Sunday, January 26th –
o 11:00 P.M. – 11:30 A.M. Simone’s Just Dance
o 12:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M. Beacon Hill Miami Gardens Drumline
o 1:00 P.M. – 1:20 P.M. Bamachol Group 1
o 1:30 P.M. – 1:50 P.M. Bamachol Group 2
o 2:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. Little Dreamers
o 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. IKO IKO
o 4:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Guerra Grooves
o 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. La Vie
o 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Jimmy Stowe & The Stowaways
• Monday, January 27th –
o 5:00 P.M. – -6:30 P.M. Oriente
o 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. George Tandy w/ Jam Band
• Tuesday, January 28th –
o 5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Stereo Mix
o 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Melton Mustafa
• Wednesday, January 29th CLOSED
• Thursday, January 30th –
o 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Cortadito
o 6:30 P.M. – 7:45 P.M. High Tolerance
o 8:45 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Samantha Russell Band
• Friday, January 31st –
o 1:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. Papaloko Drum Society
o 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Wildfire Band
o 3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Jesse Jones Jr.
o 5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Stef Silva
o 8:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Innasense
o 9:30 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. Dream on Band
• Saturday, February 1st –
o 12:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M. Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida
o 12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. New Century Dance Company
o 1:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Curbstone
o 3:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Gaucho “Los Latigos Santiguanos”
o 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Luis Bofill
o 6:00 P.M. – 7 P.M. Spam Allstars
o 8:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M. Suenalo
o 9:30 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. Carlos Oliva & Los Sobrinos del Juez
Amphitheater Stage
• Friday, January 31st –
o 8:00 P.M.
 Opening Act- J Perry
 Headliner: Walshy’s Fire Miami Orchestra featuring Nu Deco Ensemble
• Saturday, February 1st –
o 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
 AFC/NFC Team Pep Rallies
o 8:00 P.M.
 Opening Act: Domino Saints
 Headliner: Fitz & the Tantrums
The Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon hours of operations are as follows:
• Saturday, January 25th – 11:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.
• Sunday, January 26th – 11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
• Monday, January 27th – 4:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
• Tuesday, January 28th – 4:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
• Wednesday, January 29th CLOSED
• Thursday, January 30th – 4:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
• Friday, January 31st – 11:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.
• Saturday, February 1st – 11:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.

K.R.E.W. Event at Jungle Island 1/18/20

K.R.E.W. Event at Jungle Island
Saturday, 01/18/2020 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free; park admission is additional

Head to Jungle Island for a FREE community meet up that allows kids to learn while doing! K.R.E.W. (Kids Research Environment & Wildlife) meets once a month to work on projects with topics surrounding the environment and wildlife. Jungle Island’s educators guide the K.R.E.W members through a project that teaches kids’ lessons they will remember for life. The next event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18th. It is free to attend. For ages, 5 to 12 years old. Park admission is additional. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. www.jungleisland.com / 305-400-7000

SOBEWFF Goya Foods’ Fun and Fit as a Family at Jungle Island 2/22/20

SOBEWFF Goya Foods’ Fun and Fit as a Family at Jungle Island
Saturday, 02/22/2020 – 02/23/2020 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
RSVP / Register
Cost: $35 per adult, $20 per child (advance ticket sales only, plus tax and service fee.)

Join favorite chefs and culinary personalities for two fun-filled days of food, fitness and learning at the Goya Foods’ Fun and Fit as a Family, featuring the Kidz Kitchen at Jungle Island. Produced by the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One, this affordable family-friendly event allows parents and kids to explore Miami’s eco-adventure park and learn the basics of a healthy lifestyle with celebrities including return stars Andrew Zimmern, Robert Irvine, Duff Goldman, Rev Run and more. Fun and Fit features interactive cooking demos, fitness activities and healthy food demos. Not to mention, guests can enjoy the recently revamped grounds at Jungle Island, participate in eco-adventures, and interact with some of the world’s most rare animals while taking advantage of fresh air in a lush jungle-like setting. $35 per adult, $20 per child (advance ticket sales only, plus tax and service fee.) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 22 & 23, 2020. https://sobewff.org/fff/

Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. 305-400-7000

Winter Adventure Camp at Jungle Island 12/23/19

Winter Adventure Camp at Jungle Island
Monday, 12/23/2019 – 01/03/2020 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: $60/day; $199.99/week

Jungle Island takes young explorers on an exciting odyssey jammed-packed with the wildest animal interactions known to mankind during its thrilling Winter Adventure Camp. Available for kids’ ages 5 to 12 years-old, the educational outdoor winter camp teaches campers about nature’s wonders while getting them up-close-and-personal to lemurs from Madagascar, Australian red kangaroos, giant Aldabra tortoises, to name a few. Camps also include an exploration of the park and its 350 animals, special hands-on activities, jungle-themed arts & crafts, fitness & sports and more. The Winter Adventure Camp at Jungle Island take place ‪from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during two sessions on December 23, 24, 26 & 27, 2019 and December 30, 2019-January 3, 2020. The cost is $199.99 weekly and $60 per day. Extended care is available for $40 per week or $10 per day. For registration, email education@jungleisland.com or call 305-400-7211. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132 www.jungleisland.com

The Theatre at DimensionsEXP 12/7/19

The Theatre at DimensionsEXP
Sunday, 12/07/2019 – 12/08/2019 08:00 pm – 05:00 am
ITG Miami
8 South Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Free before 11:00pm

“Come to The Theatre at Dimensions for a truly unique and suhweet nightlife experience”
Hosted by Rios Dios Mio
Musical performances by:
dj Stryke, Anteye, Jonathan Cowan, N-Hance, Xander
Burlesque performances by:
Moon River Cabaret Miami

Ladies drink free until 12
Show your DimensionsEXP ticket stub for complimentary entry all night

Made possible by:
ITG Miami/Innovative Minds/DimensionsEXP/Sweet Tooth Skully

Sips & Succulents 12/12/19

Sips & Succulents
Thursday, 12/12/2019 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Downtown Doral Pop-Up
5241 NW 87th Ave, suite D109,
Doral, Florida 33178
Buy Tickets
Cost: $40

Join us, Alore Event Firm and Coconut Cartel for a fun holiday succulent-planting workshop.

Pick up techniques on caring for succulents both in the ground and in containers while sipping on Coconut Cartel Rum.

Don’t worry about bringing anything but yourself (and perhaps some friends to cheers with) as everything else needed will be provided.

Take your planted succulents home with you (perfect as a holiday gift!) along with a Halo Vino reusable cup which may be used at the soon-to-open Doral Yard for discounts!

Special thank you to our media partner, The New Tropic

Photo by leophotography.com/Alore Events Firm

Keeping Current Festival: Climate Adaptation Fair 12/12/19

Keeping Current Festival: Climate Adaptation Fair
Thursday, 12/12/2019 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Venture Cafe Miami
1951 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Free

On December 12, see innovative resilient designs for South Florida, meet the inspiring students of the Climate Design Lab, and hear from local climate justice, design, and environmental resilience groups as part of Venture Café Miami’s #ThursdayGathering.

Get inspired by the possibilities for climate action through design solutions and learn about the many ways people are working in design, resiliency, and climate science and action. A diverse range of South Florida-based organizations working in climate science and action will run information booths about their efforts, spanning the fields of architecture, design, engineering, planning, and municipal government.

The day’s activities will also include Pecha Kucha-style presentations by some of these organizations and students of Van Alen’s Climate Design Lab, a summer intensive program held in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, The CLEO Institute, and University of Miami to research, design, and develop forward-thinking solutions to climate change.

Rethink Fashion 11/23/19

Rethink Fashion
Saturday, 11/23/2019 – 03:00 pm – 05:30 pm
Downtown Doral Pop-Up
5241 NW 87th Avenue D109,
Doral, Florida 33178
Website
Cost: $5, Children under 12 free

Calling all fashionistas. It’s time for a style social in Downtown Doral, just in time for the holidays and holiday shopping.

Shop fashion pop-ups like Snip Tease (bring your t’s to get snipped for ultimate fashion), Shop Alexina (upcycled fashion denim jackets), and Your Green Mermaid (on-the-go cutlery and straws in stylish fabric pouches), amongst others.

Summon your inner Marie Kondo, clean out your closets, and join us for an organized clothing swap with @minima-lina. Find you perfect holiday wardrobe by shopping your friends’ closets. One woman’s donations are another woman’s treasures!

We’ll also have a donation area for clothes that don’t get swapped or that are more appropriate for giving away. (for Lauren’s Kids)

Sample delicious bites from the soon-to-open Doral Yard, including globally-inspired della bowls.

Make your own denim bracelets. Purchase awesome home-made sewing kits.

Fashion Forward Talk with Colleen Coughlin of The Full Edit. A former Victoria’s Secret Designer , Colleen’s approach to fashion has been covered by New York Magazine, NYLON, Amex and more.

Children under 12 years old are free.

More details to come.

Environmental Artist Xavier Cortada to Reveal Mangrove Mural, City’s First Urban Mangrove Forest at Pinecrest Gardens during Art Basel 12/4/19

Environmental Artist Xavier Cortada to Reveal Mangrove Mural, City’s First Urban Mangrove Forest at Pinecrest Gardens during Art Basel
Wednesday, 12/04/2019 – 11:00 am –
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Website
Cost: Free

In his new, socially-charged “Plan(T)” art project, local environmental artist Xavier Cortada is embarking on a public education campaign to urge every resident across Miami-Dade County to plant a saltwater-tolerant mangrove seedling and elevation-marked white flag in their yard to start preparing for the future of sea-level rise. The Plan(T) project is part of an overall urban mangrove forestation effort and includes exhibits, eco-talks and mangrove seedling giveaways at 50 Miami Public Libraries, numerous schools and Pinecrest Gardens’ popular Farmers Market. During Art Basel, Xavier will reveal an 800-foot long mangrove mural, a Plan(T) art exhibit, and the city’s first urban mangrove forest at Pinecrest Gardens, where Xavier is artist-in-residence. The event will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 and will include students and local dignitaries. 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156 / 305-669-6990

Receive 25 percent discount on daytime park tickets to Jungle Island with Donation to Lotus House 11/9/19

Receive 25 percent discount on daytime park tickets to Jungle Island with Donation to Lotus House
Saturday, 11/09/2019 – 11/26/2019 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: 25% discount on daytime tickets

As part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the Greater Miami community, Jungle Island has partnered with the Lotus House on the launch of the nonprofit organization’s new “Kids for Kids” drive by collecting non-perishable food items from November 1-26, 2019. For every donation made, park guests will receive a 25% discount on daytime tickets to South Florida’s popular eco-adventure attraction. Drop-offs can be made daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jungle Island, located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. www.jungleisland.com / 305-400-7000

Jungle Island adds Chinese acrobats and entertainment to Luminosa Festival of Lights 11/9/19

Jungle Island adds Chinese acrobats and entertainment to Luminosa Festival of Lights
Saturday, 11/09/2019 – 01/08/2020 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: $30-$35

Take a memorable journey through Jungle Island at night during Luminosa Festival of Lights. This captivating instagram-worthy experience spans 13 of the park’s lush 18 acres and features hundreds of giant lanterns – beautifully hand-crafted out of colorful silk by the world’s top Chinese Lantern Festival creators. The festival paints a magical story of the jungle, its wildlife, birds & blooms, and Biscayne Bay, while showcasing the exciting transformation of South Florida’s popular eco-adventure attraction. A few of the visual delights include a life-sized tame cassowary and striking silk parrots, a sea of glowing jellyfish, and panoramic reinterpretations of several iconic Miami destinations. Enjoy Chinese acrobat shows, a bird show, a Moet Champagne lounge, bars and food trucks daily. On weekends, Luminosa also boasts roving entertainment and live music. You don’t want to miss this nighttime spectacle! The cost is $35 per adult, $30 per child (3-10 years old) and $99 for a family (2 adults + 2 children). Receive a 10% discount with your online ticket purchase. In time for the holiday season and Art Basel, Luminosa is open daily to the public from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. through January 8, 2020. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. 305-400-7000

Party For A Purpose 11/14/19

Party For A Purpose
Thursday, 11/14/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Lacoste
1026 Lincoln Rd,
Miami Beach, Florida 33412
Website
Cost: free

Please join us as we ‘Party For A Purpose’ and celebrate the partnership between Lacoste and The Everglades Foundation.
Featuring cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, music and a photography exhibition of the Everglades by conservation photographer, Mac Stone
By purchasing this exclusive Everglades Foundation co-branded polo, you are directly supporting their mission to empower Florida K-12 teachers to educate over 100,000 youth on the importance and conservation of America’s Everglades.
We sincerely thank you for your support.

Swinging For Clean Water 11/18/19

Swinging For Clean Water
Monday, 11/18/2019 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Ibis Golf & Country Club
9055 Ibis Blvd,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33412
Buy Tickets
Cost: $100-$600

Join Lacoste And The Everglades Foundation To Golf For A Cause.

Lacoste has launched Swinging for Clean Water, a golf tournament in support of the Everglades Foundation.

Enjoy a 1-hour golf clinic hosted by PGA winner Daniel Berger, major LPGA winner Patricia Meunier-Lebouc and Martin Hall.

The day will include lunch, golf tournament, awards ceremony and dinner.

All proceeds benefit The Everglades Foundation.

For more event information, please contact events@lacoste.com

Block to Block Harvest Party 11/10/19

Block to Block Harvest Party
Sunday, 11/10/2019 – 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Cerasee Farm Extension Site at the Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall Social & Economic Institute
5120 NW 24th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33142
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Cost: Free

Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Miami’s Urban GreenWorks (UGW) are teaming up for the first-ever Block to Block Harvest Party on Sunday, November 10 to celebrate the harvest and opening of an urban community garden in Brownsville. Miami community members are invited to stop by for entertainment, fresh food and Tito’s Handmade Vodka libations made with ingredients from the new garden. Tito’s and UGW are working together through the Love, Tito’s Block to Block Program to help make fresh, healthy food more accessible in food deserts while inspiring neighborhood togetherness, one block at a time.

LEED Platinum Tour and Plaque Presentation 10/24/19

LEED Platinum Tour and Plaque Presentation
Thursday, 10/24/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
1515 Sunset
1515 Sunset Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33143
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Cost: Free for USGBC Members, $15 for Non-Members

Join USGBC Miami as we tour the beautiful 1515 Sunset Office Building, the very first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Office Building in Coral Gables and winner of the 2018 Gala Verde Award for Most Outstanding Green Office Building. We will also be celebrating their installation of their LEED Platinum Plaque.

Inspired by the most iconic, historical buildings in South Florida – The Biltmore and Coral Gables City Hall – this project will appear as a timeless addition to the surrounding architecture.

This five-story, mixed-used core & shell development is programmed with office, retail, dining, banking, and a parking garage. Come learn about the sustainable features that helped this building earn LEED Platinum certification! Registration is required.

Food and Drinks provided.

Program Sponsor: Sherwin Williams
Food and Drink Sponsor: Siebein Acoustic
Community Partner: AIA Miami

Art in the Garden “Bird Call” Exhibition on Display at Shops at Merrick Park 10/12/19

Art in the Garden “Bird Call” Exhibition on Display at Shops at Merrick Park
Saturday, 10/12/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
350 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33146
Eventbrite
Cost: $10 for adults and $8 for children

Shops at Merrick Park will be the perfect backdrop for a one-night only Art in the Garden installation entitled “Bird Call” which includes three-dimensional works curated by Ccucu Gall-Art on Saturday, October 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MECVEN, a non-profit museum for the endowments of the arts.

This exhibition will include artworks from a variety of top artists dedicated to inspiring change and awareness in Miami and around the world. The experience will include wine and food sampling.

Tickets are available at https://birdcall-artinthegarden.eventbrite.com/, priced at $10 for adults and $8 for children, including one drink and food samplings.

Ccucu Gall-Art, a Miami based art gallery, started operations in 2013. Since then, aiming to make a constructive contribution to the world by creating art exhibitions and installations with three-dimensional work to bring awareness on the preservation of Earth has led Ccucu to have magnified the art scene with pop-up art events throughout the city.

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, call (305) 529-0200, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

Environmental Artist Xavier Cortada and Pinecrest Gardens to Launch “Plan(T)” Project in Preparation for Sea Level Rise 9/26/19

Environmental Artist Xavier Cortada and Pinecrest Gardens to Launch “Plan(T)” Project in Preparation for Sea Level Rise
Thursday, 09/26/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Sea levels are rising. Saltwater intrusion into our drinking water, septic tanks, landscape and agriculture is inevitable. Pinecrest Gardens-based environmental artist and University of Miami Professor of Practice Xavier Cortada wants residents to do something about it. In his new, socially-charged “Plan(T)” project, Cortada will embark on a public campaign to urge every resident across Miami-Dade County to plant a saltwater-tolerant mangrove seedling and white flag in their yard to start preparing for the future of sea level rise. To kick off his new innovative Plan(T) project, Cortada will host a “Plan(T)” art exhibition, featuring a wall of mangrove seedlings in water-filled cups, to be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Hibiscus Gallery at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, on Thursday, September 26, 2019. The event is free. For more information, visit www.cortadaprojects.org. 305-669-6990

International Beach Cleanup at Beach House! 9/21/19

International Beach Cleanup at Beach House!
Saturday, 09/21/2019 – 08:00 am – 10:00 am
Beach House Pompano
270 N Pompano Beach Blvd,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
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Cost: Free

Beach House is proud to be recognized by the Surfrider Foundation as a Platinum Level Ocean Friendly Restaurant! To celebrate we will be taking part in an ocean cleanup for International Coastal Cleanup Day. Come make a difference in your own backyard and receive a complimentary drink ticket along with complimentary breakfast on the beach.

My Miami Story 10/15/19

My Miami Story
Tuesday, 10/15/2019 – 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
The Miami Foundation
40 NW 3rd st #305,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost:

Upcoming elections, the Census count, gentrification, and climate impacts are just some of the topics at the top of Miami-Dade residents’ minds this year. If you feel strongly about an issue our community is facing or simply want to have a reason to connect with old and new friends, the Miami Foundation invites you to host a My Miami Story conversation on October 15th.

My Miami Story provides a platform for residents of every zip code and cultural background to discuss community priorities, civic policies, leadership and other issues that will define the county’s future. Hosts will bring together small groups of 6-12 residents over breakfast, lunch, dinner and cafecito breaks throughout the day. Any resident can sign up to host a conversation.

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale 8/24/19

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 08/24/2019 – 10:00 am – 03:00 pm
New River Inn, along the Riverwalk
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, FL, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Don’t miss the next New River Marketplace this month at History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors. The event will take place on the historic campus, in front of the New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue) and along the Riverwalk.

Set under the shade of historic live oaks, the Marketplace will feature more than 52 vendors offering a selection of original art, antiques, furnishings, collectables, clothing, jewelry, luxury bath fixtures and more. Vendors will also showcase specialty plants including orchids and succulents plus pet supplies, organic food and natural health and beauty products. Gourmet bites and beverages will be available to purchase onsite. Live music and a tattoo artist will add another artistic dimension to this community event.

Admission to the New River Marketplace is FREE. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of History Fort Lauderdale’s renowned tours and museums. General 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 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.

Limited-Time Offer: Free Kids Admission 7/19/19 – 9/2/19

Limited-Time Offer: Free Kids Admission Until Sept. 2, 2019
Friday, 07/19/2019 – 09/02/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 am
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33134
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Cost: FREE for kids

Miami Seaquarium is offering free admission to kids to experience the park’s Super Splashtacular Summer along with the Savage Ancient Seas exhibit. The limited-time Savage Ancient Seas exhibit has only seven weeks left at the park. This exhibit transports guests to a North America of 70 million years ago, where visitors can experience enormous, vicious sea monsters of the Cretaceous Period. The exhibit includes more than 50 prehistoric marine fossils, both cast and real specimens, mounted in extraordinary three-dimensional displays. Guests buy one general admission online and receive one free child (3-9 yrs.) admission. Admission tickets must be purchased online at https://www.miamiseaquarium.com/freekids. The Free kids offer is valid until September 2, 2019.

Climate Happy Hour: Preparing for Present & Future Climate Changes 7/17/19

Climate Happy Hour: Preparing for Present & Future Climate Changes
Wednesday, 07/17/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Miami Center for Architecture & Design
310 SE 1st St.,
Miami, Florida 33131
Eventbrite
Cost: $10

Join the AIA Miami Committee on the Environment (COTE), Sea Level Rise Task Force, and the Resilient Recovery Task Force for a Climate Happy Hour and discussion around Preparing for Present & Future Climate Challenges.

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale 7/27/19

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 07/27/2019 – 07/27/2019 07:00 am – 01:00 pm
New River Inn, along the Riverwalk
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will host its next New River Marketplace on Saturday, July 27, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The New River Marketplace will continue to run on the fourth Saturday of each consecutive month on the historic campus, in front of the New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue) and along the Riverwalk.

Set under the shade of historic live oaks, the Marketplace will feature more than 52 vendors offering a selection of original art, antiques, furnishings, collectables, clothing, jewelry, luxury bath fixtures and more. Vendors will also showcase specialty plants including orchids and succulents plus pet supplies, organic food and natural health and beauty products. Gourmet bites and beverages will be available to purchase onsite. Live music and a tattoo artist will add another artistic dimension to this community event.

Admission to the New River Marketplace is FREE. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of History Fort Lauderdale’s renowned tours and museums. General 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 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.

“The Art of Tim Forman: Landscape Paintings” at History Fort Lauderdale 7/7/19

“The Art of Tim Forman: Landscape Paintings” at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 07/07/2019 – 09/28/2019 09:30 am – 04:00 pm
New River Inn at History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: 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.

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: Landscape Paintings” from Sunday, July 7 – Saturday, September 28, 2019. Forman’s colorful and impressionist 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.

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.

July 4th Celebration at Jungle Island 7/4/19

July 4th Celebration at Jungle Island
Thursday, 07/04/2019 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Get ready for a star-spangled Independence Day at Jungle Island where animals and families are the stars! In celebration of America’s birthday, South Florida’s popular eco-adventure attraction will host daytime festivities for the entire family, including patriotic animal parades with dancing flamingos, rambunctious lemurs, slithering reptiles and more. Kids who dress up as their favorite animal will receive free park admission with an adult ticket purchase and be invited to participate in the parade on July 4th. In addition, Jungle Island will offer a variety of holiday activities from face painting, a DJ, to kids entertainment and games. Youth, ages 2-13 years old, can cool off at the new Jungle Splash, featuring water slides and paddle boats, while parents sip on refreshing local craft beers available for purchase. Park admission also includes access to over 350 rare animals, one-of-a-kind animal shows, and the new Adventure Bay. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. For tickets, visit www.jungleisland.com. Follow@JungleIsland on social media.

Adventure Bay at Jungle Island 6/24/19

Adventure Bay at Jungle Island
Sunday, 06/25/2019 – 09/30/2019 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: $49.49 per adult and $37.34 per child (3-10 years old) which includes park admission

Jungle Island is taking visitors to new heights this spring and summer! South Florida’s iconic attraction is proud to debut Adventure Bay, the attraction’s heart-pumping, action-packed adventure playground designed for all skill levels. With Biscayne Bay to serve as a picturesque background, guests can zip line at warp speeds above a tropical oasis, test their strength and physical endurance on a rock climbing wall, spider climb an aerial ropes course and air jump on a giant trampoline. The pop-up attraction is a teaser for the new, permanent eco-adventures coming soon to Jungle Island. The cost is $49.49 per adult and $37.34 per child (3-10 years old) which includes park admission, Adventure Bay and one game of Nerf Battleground. Certain height restrictions apply for Adventure Bay. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. To purchase tickets, visit www.jungleisland.com. For updates, follow @JungleIsland on social media and use hashtags #JungleIsland #AdventureIsHere

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
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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 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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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

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

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
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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

Dr. Sandra Steingraber Presents New Science on Fracking 1/20/18

Dr. Sandra Steingraber Presents New Science on Fracking
Saturday, 01/20/2018 – 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Room 8106
300 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Dr. Sandra Steingraber, co-founder of the Concerned Health Professionals of New York, will visit Miami-Dade College to educate the general public about the potential health threats related to fracking. New and unconventional drilling methods for oil and gas could have endless, catastrophic effects on South Florida. The Concerned Health Professionals of New York, along with Physicians for Social Responsibility, have issued multiple health compendiums on the over 500 peer-reviewed studies on the impacts of fracking.
Dr. Steingraber’s visit coincides with the completion of the 5th version of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking.

To learn more about Dr. Steingraber, visit her website http://steingraber.com/

City of Miami: Resolution to Protect our Coast 1/25/18


City of Miami: Resolution to Protect our Coast
Thursday, January 25, 9:00am – 12:00pm
City of Miami Government
444 SW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33130
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On Thursday January 4th, 2018, the White House announced its plans to open nearly all U.S. federal waters to offshore drilling activities. In a new draft five-year program for oil and gas development, the Department of the Interior (DOI) outlined its plans to expand future oil and gas leasing to the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans, as well as the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

This plan includes the possibility of drilling for oil DIRECTLY off Miami’s beaches in the straits of Florida. This is the largest number of potential offshore lease sales ever proposed.

THIS IS WHY:
On January 25th at the City of Miami Commission Meeting, City Commissioner Ken Russell of District 2 will be introducing a Resolution opposing Offshore Drilling and Seismic Airgun Blasting.
Miami Residents must attend to show the City of Miami how crucial it is to keep oil and gas drilling OFF our beaches.
#ProtectOurCoast

Community Cleanup 1/27/18

Community Cleanup
Saturday, 01/27/2018 – 01/27/2018 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $15 – $20

Join The Wynwood Yard and Debris Free Oceans on their 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.

Meet at The Yard at 3 p.m. for a refreshment and to receive a reusable cup (included in ticket price and which will get you 50 cents back on every beer purchased ever at The Bar at The Yard), trash bags, gloves, pickers and directions. We’ll also learn about our local public lands, including Biscayne National Park, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Then, travel through the neighborhood cleaning up as you go and making pit stops for a bite (at Fireman Derek’s Key Lime Pies) and an invigorating drink at local, participating businesses (included). Finish the cleaning, eating and mingling tour at The Yard with more refreshments. Proceeds raised will benefit Debris Free Oceans.

Purchase your tickets today!

Keg, Clean, and Compost in Wynwood! 12/17/17

Keg, Clean, and Compost in Wynwood!
Sunday, 12/17/2017 – 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: $15 – $20

Join The Wynwood Yard, Debris Free Oceans, and Slow Food Miami for this month’s community keg, clean, & compost event!

We will start at 2pm in the garden at the yard where we will enjoy beer compliments of Saltwater Brewery and tempeh from BeCultured Tempeh while we participate in a free 30 minute composting workshop by the The Worm Whisperer!

Around 3pm, we’ll make our way through the neighborhood to cleanup our streets while grabbing complimentary snacks and refreshments at Zak the Baker and Fireman Derek’s Key Lime Pies along the way!

We will end at the yard around 4:30 with live reggae music and more refreshments!

Cost is only $20 to participate, and guests receive an awesome Klean Kanteen reusable cup that will be filled along the way by participating partners. (It will also get you a dollar off every beer purchased The Wynwood Yard every time you bring your cup!)

Proceeds raised go to Debris Free Oceans and Slow Food Miami ♥

The Wynwood Yard and Debris Free Oceans will be continuing with monthly community clean ups in the neighborhood throughout the year, teaming up with local non-profits and community partners.

Early Bird Walks at Fairchild 12/9/17

Early Bird Walks at Fairchild
Saturday, 12/09/2017 – 07:30 am – 09:30 am
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
More Information
Cost: Free for Fairchild Members Adults: $25 Seniors (age 65 and up): $18 Children (ages 6-17): $12 Free for children 5 and younger

Last Early-Bird Walk of the season!

Join us for an Early-Bird Walk in the Garden! Please remember to wear comfortable shoes, be ready to walk, and bring your binoculars! Please note that this program is seasonal.

Group volunteer session at Fairchild! 12/17/17

Group volunteer session at Fairchild!
Sunday, 12/17/2017 – 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, www.fairchildgarden.org,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
More Information
Cost: Free

Join us for one of our group volunteer workdays from 9:00 am-12:00 pm on the dates listed below. Please plan arrive 15 minutes prior to 9:00 am to complete registration. Park and enter at the SOUTH entrance (Staff Parking Lot) and check in at the Garden House.

Saturday, November 4
Sunday, November 19
Saturday, December 2
Sunday, December 17
General Information and Guidelines

Volunteer groups will be required to perform physical labor in an outdoor setting,
Volunteer groups must be willing to get dirty and able to work in all types of weather.
Closed-toe shoes are required and long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and a hat are highly recommended.
Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a signed parental consent form provided once registered.
Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or adult chaperone and require a signed parental consent form.
Individuals are welcome to join in on any of our group dates.
What to Bring

Refillable water bottle
Snacks
Mosquito repellent
Sunscreen
Gardening gloves
Space is limited, so please e-mail volunteer@fairchildgarden.org to register your group today!

12th Annual International Chocolate Festival 1/19/18


12th Annual International Chocolate Festival
Friday, 01/19/2018 – 01/21/2018 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
More Information
Cost: Free for Fairchild Members Adults: $25 Seniors (age 65 and up): $18 Children (ages 6-17): $12 Free for children 5 and younger

Indulge in chocolate delicacies during the season’s most delicious event: The International Chocolate Festival! Enjoy fine chocolate samples from artisan chocolatiers, lectures on chocolate making and demonstrations from Miami’s master chefs and chocolatiers! Take our ChocoWalk to learn about the life cycle of a cacao plant, with stops in our Rainforest and more. Find out everything you ever needed to know about chocolate from the experts.

Gala in the Garden 2/3/18

Gala in the Garden
Saturday, 02/03/2018 – 02/03/2018 06:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: 1000

Gala in the Garden is Fairchild’s largest annual fundraiser. In its 25th year, guests will enjoy an evening of unmatched beauty, while celebrating and supporting our programs in science education, conservation, horticulture and research.

This black tie formal event begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction in the Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center, followed by a seated dinner overlooking Pandanus Lake and dancing under the stars. Featured in Miami Magazine as one of South Florida’s “Top 3” not-to-miss parties, this magical evening in the Garden is the most beautiful and fun-filled event of the social season.

Gala in the Garden 2018 is chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa. Tickets start at $1,000 per person. Tables for 10 start at $10,000. For reservations and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susannah Shubin at sshubin@fairchildgarden.org.

Aroid Society Show & Sale 2/3/18

Aroid Society Show & Sale
Saturday, 02/03/2018 – 02/04/2018 10:30 am – 05:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free for Fairchild Members Adults: $25 Seniors (age 65 and up): $18 Children (ages 6-17): $12 Free for children 5 and younger

Calling all plant lovers! Shop an array of aroid varieties and learn first hand from growers on how to properly plant, replant or propagate your own aroids and much more!

Mangrove Coast at Art Miami – Hidden Secrets Reveal Climate Change 12/6/17

Mangrove Coast at Art Miami – Hidden Secrets Reveal Climate Change
Thursday, 12/06/2017 – 12/10/2017 11:00 am – 08:00 pm
Art Miami
One Miami Herald Plaza at NE 14th Street,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Hidden secrets revealed by Barry Fellman’s Mangrove Coast photos will be on view in an invited installation at this year’s Art Miami Fair. Open free to the public during Miami Art Week, new photos from this multi-year project will be presented in a specially designed shipping container at the entrance of Art Miami. The installation, part of the Deep See project, will invite viewers into an immersive water focused experience. 
 
Felllman’s images seduce you, inviting you closer to understand them.  As you approach they clarify into familiar forms of sea grasses and shells, while basic notions of scale and distance remain a mystery until your nose is nearly pressed against the photograph. You then realize you are looking at a wondrous and fantastic view of the shoreline, full of secrets and mysteries.
 
The mangrove ecosystem provides shoreline protection and serves as the economic base for the recreational and commercial activities that have made South Florida prosper.  It recycles nutrients and is the breeding and feeding grounds for hundreds of species, nurturing a wide range of marine life, amphibians, birds, and mammals. 
 
Mangrove Coast at Art Miami is one of four invited components of the Deep See project highlighting awareness about climate change, sea level rise and marine conservation.
For more information visit mangrovecoast.org.

A Garden Affair: Art Basel Kick-Off at Pinecrest Gardens 11/30/17

A Garden Affair: Art Basel Kick-Off at Pinecrest Gardens
Sunday, 11/30/2017 – 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Pinecrerst Gardens
11000 SW Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Website
Cost: Free

To kick-off the 2017 Art Basel season, Pinecrest Gardens, South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park, invites the public for the much-anticipated debut of extraordinary exhibits by world-renowned sculptor and Stickwork creator Patrick Dougherty, as well as nationally-acclaimed environmental artist Xavier Cortada. With Pinecrest Gardens’ botanical stage as his inspiration, Dougherty spent 19 days, twisting and weaving willow tree saplings into a magnificent sculpture. While Cortada, who is the park’s first artist-in-residence, creates discourse with his EPOCH exhibit, which portrays life that has existed on our planet over the past 500 million years and encourages the audience to ponder what life forms will inhabit the earth in the future.

The event is free and open to the public. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on November 30. Spaces are limited. To RSVP, email PR@pinzurpr.com. Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW Red Road Pinecrest, FL 33156. For more information, visit www.pinecrestgardens.org. 305-669-6990

Gramps Hosts 10th Annual Everglades Awareness Concert 11/4/17

Gramps Hosts 10th Annual Everglades Awareness Concert
Saturday, 11/04/2017 – 02:00 pm – 03:00 am
Gramps
176 NW 24th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $10

One of South Florida’s longest-running concert series, the annual Everglades Awareness Concert, returns to Gramps in Wynwood Saturday, November 4, 2017, beginning at 2 p.m. It will feature live music, speakers, spoken word performances, live and digital art, and more through 3 a.m.the following day. The all-ages event is free for children under 12 and $10 for those 12 and over.

There will be live musical performances by: Army Gideon, Here II Here, AaronLebos Reality, The Baboons, Falseta, Chantil Dukart, Above the Skyline, VenusRising Women’s Drum & Dance Ensemble, Kuyayky, The Osceola Brothers, Cleaveland Jones, Steve Minotti, Anthony Nelson, Tom Schafer, Mr. GrimReapa, PATH, School of Rock, and more to be announced.

Guest speakers will include: Houston Cypress from Love the EvergladesMovement, Laura Reynolds (Conservation Concepts); Dara Schoenwald and David Doebler from VolunteerCleanup.org, Sam Van Leer (Urban Paradise Guild), Progress For All’s Tim Canova, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida’s 23 Congressional District, Matthew Schwartz from South Florida Wildlands Association, along with other representatives from community organizations and concerned citizens to be announced.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2021529228127054 or call 305.579.0069.

Book Launch for HURRICANE, the new Artists Book, with Artist Barry Fellman 10/30/17

Book Launch for HURRICANE, the new Artists Book, with Artist Barry Fellman
Monday, 10/30/2017 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Books and Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Celebrate with Artist Barry Fellman and Publisher Amanda Keeley – Spectacular Images Transform Devastation into Art 
The book launch and author presentation will take place on October 30 at the Books and Books store in Coral Gables from 7:00 -8:00 pm. The Artist’s Book with a handcrafted metallic cover evoking the twisted airplanes in the book’s images is published by Miami based Exile Books. A coffee table trade edition is also available.
Twenty Five years ago the most damaging hurricane to hit the US in nearly a century slammed into Miami-Dade County. HURRICANE shows the drama and devastation wreaked by the Category 5 storm through spectacular bold images, most of which have never been seen before. The book focuses on the effect of the storm’s extreme forces at the Kendall-Tamiami airport, just blocks away from Country Walk, the residential community that was completely decimated at this pivotal moment in Florida history.

YOWIE & The Jungle Island Zoo Visits the Overtown Youth Center 11/4/17

YOWIE & The Jungle Island Zoo Visits the Overtown Youth Center
Wednesday, 10/04/2017 – 02:30 pm – 05:00 pm
Overtown Youth Center
450 NW 14th Street,
Miami, Florida 33136

Cost: Free

YOWIE & Jungle Island Zoo visit the Overtown Youth Center with various creatures including a Blue Tongue Skink, Bearded Dragon, Box Turtle, Ball Python, Blue Hyacinth in order to engage the local community while assisting in the clean up of facilities.

Coconut Grove Seafood Festival 10/21/17, 10/22/17

Coconut Grove Seafood Festival
Saturday, 10/21/2017 – 10/22/2017 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Miami Marine Stadium
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Website
Cost: $15-$25

Live Music, Fresh Seafood and Fun for the Entire Family at
Coconut Grove Seafood Festival’s Two-day Event

What better way to kick off Stone Crab Season than to enjoy it by the sea at the iconic Miami Marine Stadium with seafood vendors, live Caribbean beats, a family fun zone, mojito bars, and more! The Coconut Grove Seafood Festival is a waterfront celebration of all things seafood. With proceeds going towards Celebration of the Sea Foundation, the two-day event will offer South Florida the chance to savor some of the freshest seafood all-day-long with over 25 gourmet seafood partners. This family-oriented event offers seafood lovers the chance to buy fresh seafood at the Casablanca Fish Market and savor everything from lobster rolls to conch fritters, all while browsing the market exhibiting nautically themed jewelry, art, and decorations.

Other fun features of the festival include The Shipwreck Bar & Lounge, which will be jammin’ with live acoustic music, crafted cocktails and plenty of lounge seating. The Celebration of The Sea Kids’ Discovery Zone will offer inflatable slides, games, free activities, face painting and a scuba-diving tank with professional instructors. In addition, the festival’s official charity partner will have a wide variety of hands-on environmental and educational exhibits along with exciting games and activities for all. The Kitchen Lab will offer some delicious demonstrations with local and celebrity chefs. On Saturday, there will be a “Clam Chowder Contest” with two seafood enthusiasts who go head-to-head for a cash prize. Also on Saturday, Phuc Yea, Poke 305, and Andy Bates, who is known for his hearty street food will all conduct a cooking demo. On Sunday, there will be a “Battle on the Bay” contest series where local chefs will face off in a challenge to see who wins the title for: Best Ceviche, Best Paella, and Best Fish Taco.

General Admission One Day Ticket – $15
Weekend Ticket – $25
Family Pack One Day (2 Adults & Unlimited Kids) – $25.
Kids under 10 – Free

Purchase tickets at www.CoconutGroveSeafoodFestival.com

The Coconut Grove Seafood Festival is brought to you by the crew at SWARM, creators of Grovetoberfest, Sprung!, Basel House, St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at Mary Brickell Village and many other fun, high-profile events. For up-to-the-minute news, “Like” their Facebook page at facebook.com/CoconutGroveSeafoodFestival. Follow them on Twitter at @GroveSeafood. For food or vendor information, visit the website, call (305) 461-2700 or email info@TheSwarmEffect.com.

Kim Cameron “Seaper Powers” Puppet Show, Reading, Meet & Greet, & Movie! 9/23/17

Kim Cameron “Seaper Powers” Puppet Show, Reading, Meet & Greet, & Movie!
Saturday, 09/23/2017 – 11:00 am – 01:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Saturday, September 23rd join Kim Cameron and her puppet friend Emma at Books and Books for a reading from her ocean themed children’s book series Seaper Powers: In Search of Bleu Jay’s Treasure! Appropriate for ages 5-9, the Seaper Powers series communicates positive messages about self-confidence, friendship, and the environment. The children will journey with Kim and Emma through the ocean, tumbling across waves to discover treasure with the help of new sea critter friends made along the way. Guests will enjoy a puppet reading, short movie based on the book, and a meet and greet with Q&A afterwards.

In search of Bleu Jay’s Treasure: A magical tale about a little girl (Emma) who discovers special seagrass off the island of St. Thomas. It transforms her body so that she can talk to fish! Not only does she make new friends, she sets off on a new adventure to find buried treasure!

Kim Cameron is a true believer in inspiring and nurturing kids. She is a vocal instructor/mentor with Guitars Over Guns, performing with puppets. While on tour in the Caribbean, she met a 12-year-old who had a fascination with octopi. This brief encounter inspired the creation of Mr. Octopus, a children’s tune featuring an 8-year-old whom Kim recently signed to her record label. After completing the song, her co-writer and guitarist, John DePatie, encouraged her to take it to next level by writing a children’s book using the song as the impetus. They called the book Seaper Powers, in Search for Bleu Jay’s Treasure.

Love the Everglades Movement 4th Annual Everglades Symposium and Cleanup 10/7/17

Love the Everglades Movement 4th Annual Everglades Symposium and Cleanup
Saturday, 10/07/2017 – 10/15/2017 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center
500 SW 177th Ave,
Miam, Florida 33194
RSVP / Register
Cost: FREE

The South-Florida based conservation and activism groupLove the Everglades Movement is hosting their 4th Annual Everglades Symposiumincluding a series of talks, lectures, and workshops by local industry leaders, elected officials and candidates running for office, indigenous voices, and other officials October 7, 8 and 15. The events will focus on citizen empowerment and include divergent perspectives on science, policy, activism, and arts and spirituality. The symposium will include information booths from a diverse selection of community organizations, and the booths are free for community organizations. They will be prioritized by actionable items of environmental concerns.

Topics covered will include “Indigenous Sovereignty and Land Use”, “Impacts of Phosphate Mining in Central Florida”, “The Urban Development Boundary in South Florida”, “The health of Biscayne Bay”, and much more.There will also be live music. Attendance is free but registration is required because space is limited. Lunch will be provided by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida to registered attendants.

Dark Sky Ft Dr. Wallace J Nichols 8/14/17

Dark Sky Ft Dr. Wallace J Nichols
Friday, 08/18/2017 – 07:00 pm –
1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: FREE!

Dark Sky: The Scholar Series

On Friday, August 18, the eco-conscious 1 Hotel South Beach will unveil their monthly Dark Sky series with a brand-new addition – The Scholar Series, featuring environmental educators speaking to today’s most pressing eco-focused issues. Kicking it off this Friday Aug. 18 at 7 p.m., Dr. Wallace J. Nichols will join the hotel in their monthly Dark Sky event by dimming the lobby lights to raise awareness for global brightening.

The night will continue with a special lecture by Dr. Nichols in the Terra Ballroom, explaining the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under or simply near water. Dr. Nichols is an entrepreneurial scientist, marine biologist, water advocate and author of New York Times bestseller “Blue Mind,” New York Times bestselling author. The famed scientist will be available for book signings and meet and greets after the lecture. The night continues with Los Classicos de Cuba performing live in the lobby until 11:30.

Dark Sky celebration at Tom on Collins in the lobby from 8 – 11 p.m. will offer a specialty cocktail, “Eclipse Over Collins”, available both at the bar and at Watr on the 1 Rooftop. Suggested donations go to Surfrider Foundation Miami Chapter, supporting clean water and healthy beaches.

The event is free to the public, with RSVP to the Eventbrite link here to attend

Liberty Square Homebuyers Club 7/27/17


Liberty Square Homebuyers Club
Thursday, 07/27/2017 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Liberty Square Community Center
6304 NW 14 Ave,
Miami, Florida 33147

Cost: Free

The Liberty Square Homebuyers Club provides Liberty City residents with essential information and tools required in preparation of buying a home. The event is held the fourth Thursday of every month at Liberty Square Community Center. The event is organized and facilitated by OneUnited bank, MBS Consulting Services and Global Empowerment Development Corporation, Inc.

Thank you.

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour 7/8/17

Downtown Miami Historic District Architecture Walking Tour
Saturday, 07/08/2017 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Miami Center for Architecture & Design
100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $15-$20

This two-hour walking tour highlights several of downtown Miami’s best historic buildings, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour begins with a brief introductory presentation at MCAD, itself located in the 1912 Old Post Office Building at the center of the City of Miami’s Historic District and covers a three-block area in the core of the Central Business District. Whether you are an architect or just love architecture, this tour is for you!

Tour departs from MCAD rain or shine. All tickets are $20 or $15 for seniors and students. Each adult ticket admits one child under the age of 8 for free. Advance reservations online are required. Tour begins promptly at 10:00 AM, however please arrive at 9:50 AM for check-in. All sales end at 6:00 PM the day prior to the tour. Proof of purchase on your mobile device (preferred) or printed is required as well.

For additional information and/or questions email: info@miamicad.org or call: (786) 361-1207
Details and tickets available at, http://bit.ly/1JztP4i

SketchMIA: An Urban Sketch Tour 7/29/17


SketchMIA: An Urban Sketch Tour
Saturday, 07/29/2017 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Miami Center for Architecture & Design
100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $20-$30

Come explore Miami’s historic downtown like an architect! See our city’s landmark buildings through an architect’s eyes, using a sketchbook and pen. Learn to draw by sketching some of downtown Miami’s historic landmarks, like the Dade County Courthouse, the Church of Gesù and the old US Post Office Building, home of MCAD! This 2-hour course is open to beginners and novices of all ages who love architecture and want to explore it through drawing.

Tours are limited to 12 participants and sell out quickly. Tickets are $20 for AIA & AIAS members, $25 for seniors and students, $30 for all others. Advance reservations online are required (up to 60 minutes before tour time). Tour departs from MCAD rain or shine, and begins promptly at 10:00 AM, however please be at MCAD before 9:50 AM. All sales end at 9:30 AM. Proof of purchase on your mobile device (preferred) or printed is required as well.

Purchase your sketchbook, pen & pencil set along with your tour ticket!

For additional information and/or questions email: info@miamicad.org or call: (786) 361-1207
Details and tickets available at, http://bit.ly/1PP5HID

Tropical Audubon Society Native Plant Sale 6/3/17

Tropical Audubon Society Native Plant Sale
Saturday, 06/03/2017 – 05:00 am – 09:00 pm
Tropical Audubon Society
5530 Sunset Drive,
Miami, Florida 33143
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Cost: Free

Stop by Tropical Audubon Society’s annual Native Plant Sale this Saturday, 6/3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and learn how to contribute to wildlife conservation efforts in your own backyard, balcony or patio. Sip Panther Coffee and matcha limonadas from Yoko Matcha and indulge in HoneyBee Doughnuts Miami while chatting with gardening geeks and a participating in a free Rain Barrel Workshop. Birdhouses, sun catchers, and garden hand-crafted gifts on sale too! Don’t forget to RSVP: http://ow.ly/Jv5t30caCHC.

Lively Steps @ MCAD during Connect Miami 305 5/31/17


Lively Steps @ MCAD during Connect Miami 305
Wednesday, 05/31/2017 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Miami Center for Architecture & Design
100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Miami Center for Architecture and Design invites you to Lively Steps! A happy hour with live busker style music on the steps of the Old Post Office in Downtown, Miami. Enjoy music by Somewhat Hungover, and TRAD305, while enjoying complimentary libations! Head inside MCAD to view the exhibition on Miami-Dade County’s Parks Master Plan, as well as learn about Active Design Miami and how municipalities are using these guidelines to create healthier, active communities. Lively Steps is funded and being provided to you free of charge thanks to the support of The Miami Foundation!

Flowering Tree Society Show and Sale 5/13/17

Flowering Tree Society Show and Sale
Saturday, 05/13/2017 – 05/14/2017 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33155
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Cost: Free for Fairchild Members Adults: $25 Seniors (age 65 and up): $18 Children (ages 6-17): $12 Free for children 5 and younger

Calling all plant lovers! Shop an array of flowering trees, shrubs and plant varieties sold from local and international nurseries. Learn firsthand from the growers how to plant, replant and care for your flowering trees.

Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Society Show and Sale 5/27/17

Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Society Show and Sale
Saturday, 05/27/2017 – 05/28/2017 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free for Fairchild Members Adults: $25 Seniors (age 65 and up): $18 Children (ages 6-17): $12 Free for children 5 and younger

The Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Show and Sale is considered one of the most beautiful shows of the year. Visitors are treated to an incredible display of rare & unusual plants grown by the society’s members and by vendors who come from around the world and offer something for everyone.

You will find a variety of ferns, hoyas, & crotons, flowering trees, orchids, aroids & more. Don’t miss this opportunity not only to see this beautiful show but also to purchase something special for your own garden from our many vendors and members. Society members will be available to share their knowledge and experience with you as you enjoy the show and purchase new plants.

25th Annual International Mango Festival 7/1/17

25th Annual International Mango Festival
Saturday, 07/01/2017 – 07/02/2017 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free for Fairchild Members Adults: $25 Seniors (age 65 and up): $18 Children (ages 6-17): $12 Free for children 5 and younger

Join us as we celebrate our tropical summers with the juiciest event: The International Mango Festival. Enjoy two-days of the King of Tropical Fruit. We’re offering lectures, cooking demonstrations and tips to keep your mango trees thriving, pick up a trick from local chefs at a cooking demonstration, shop artisan vendors or pick up delicious foods from local vendors, sample refreshing brews perfect for Summer.

Connect Miami 5/22/17 – 5/31/17


Connect Miami
Monday, 05/22/2017 – 05/31/2017 12:00 am – 12:00 pm
Miami-Dade County
Miami- Dade County,
Miami, Florida 33128
Website
Cost: Free

Connect Miami is a community-led initiative to promote increased kindness, empathy, connection and inclusion in Miami-Dade. For 10 days, everyone across Miami-Dade is encouraged take the challenge to connect with others who are not like them, host or attend connection experiences, and join the conversation on social media using #ConnectMiami305.

From panels on criminal justice and meals with Syrian refugees to walking tours of historic neighborhoods and visits to Homestead’s farmlands, there are countless ways to get connected, meet new people, and share stories around town. A full calendar of event listings and participation resources are available on the Connect Miami website.

You can also join us virtually by following and engaging in conversation on social media using #ConnectMiami305. Follow Connect Miami on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @ConnectMiami305.

Founded by: The Children’s Trust, MCCJ, The Miami Foundation, Miami Herald and United Way of Miami-Dade. Produced by: Radical Partners

Brigid Baker WholeProject present Big Beautiful 5/10/17, 5/11/17, 5/12/17, 5/13/17, 5/14/17


Brigid Baker WholeProject present Big Beautiful
Wednesday, 05/10/2017 – 05/14/2017 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
6th Street Dance Studio
1155 SW 6th Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: $10

WholeProject is reprising Big Beautiful for 5 performances. In this deep moment in a changing time, we cordially invite you to celebrate with us the grace, hope and light we offer to nature, to her inhabitants, and to the divine in the quotidian. Big Beautiful is a celebration of gratitude for the unspeakable beauty in nature.

Limited Seating

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.6thstreetdancestudio.org/store

If you would like to purchase tickets at the door (cash only), please RSVP at info@6thstreetdancestudio.org or 786-413-4281 to reserve your seat.

*Please indicate which evening you would like to attend on RSVP.

Wednesday, May 10th
Thursday, May 11th
Friday, May 12th
Saturday, May 13th
Sunday, May 14th

All performances at 8 PM.

Tickets $10

Street parking available on SW 6th Street, and SW 12th Avenue – free and metered spots.

1 Hotel South Beach Celebrates Earth Day 2017 With Several Days of Eco-Concious Events 4/20/17 – 4/23/17

1 Hotel South Beach Celebrates Earth Day 2017 With Several Days of Eco-Concious Events
Thursday, 04/20/2017 – 04/23/2017 07:00 am – 12:00 am
1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

Occupying an entire city block on Collins Avenue, 1 Hotel South Beach sits directly on 600 feet of pristine beachfront on Miami Beach. Putting the brand’s mission of sustainability at the forefront, the property will be hosting a variety of eco-conscious events to celebrate Earth Day, bringing together mind, body and spirit.

Thursday, April 20 – Sunday, April 23

Lobby Tree Stand – 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., daily. Lobby. Open to hotel guests.
Celebrate the Earth and add to Mother Nature’s flora by planting a garden at 1 Hotel South Beach. Guests can stop by the lobby to choose from a selection of herbs, vegetables and flower seeds, and share a little goodness from the ground up.

Less Than Charm – Ongoing, daily. Front Desk & Concierge. Open to hotel guests.
Keep good intentions around with a ‘less than’ charm that guests can receive upon check-in, check-out or at Concierge. Serving as a friendly reminder to consume a little less every day, the charm is a simple sentiment aimed to inspire guests.

Earth Day Celebration – 3 p.m. – close, daily. Tom On Collins/Lobby. Open to public.
Guests can celebrate throughout 1 Hotel South Beach with various Earth Day happenings throughout the property including canapes from Beachcraft, Plnthouse and The Sandbox, live music in the lobby starting at 8 p.m. nightly with a special Earth Day set on Saturday with local band Brothers of Others. Indulge with an Earth Day Specialty cocktail at Tom On Collins available through Sunday. Guests can will their intentions into existence by stopping by the communal table at Tom On Collins and add their intentions to the Intention Tree. For every intention set by guests, 1 Hotel South Beach will make a donation to Million Trees Miami.

Saturday, April 22 – Earth Day

Dune Restoration Project with Citi Bike – 10 a.m. – noon, Miami Beach Boardwalk. Riders to meet on the corner of 24th Street and Collins Ave. Open to hotel guests and select invites.
Join a Citi Bike tour to visit various Miami Beach restricted dune areas near 1 Hotel South Beach. Bikers will get in-depth information from a Surfrider panelist on the effects of dune erosion and the importance of restoration, along with a plant for riders to plant at their stop. All riders will receive a “Do All The Good You Can” t-shirt and JUST water bottles.

Strengthen & Push Yourself Like a Spartan – 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Spartan Gym. Open to public.
Get insider access to the exclusive Spartan Gym at 1 Hotel South Beach with this special Earth Day experience with Coach Lawrence. Guests can improve mobility, strength and endurance with an animal flow warm-up followed by a challenging strength-based circuit workout with unique obstacles and functional training exercises. Those interested can RSVP to spartangym@1hotels.com or at the Spartan Gym Front Desk.

Butterfly Release – 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m., Basecamp/Center Pool. Open to hotel guests.
Guests of all ages will be able to release butterflies back into their natural habitat at the Hatchery at the Center pool entrance. Butterflies are beneficial to the environment through the symbiotic relationship they maintain with plants they visit and their preferences for organic, native habitats.

Plnthouse Social – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Plnthouse. Open to public.
Feed the body with Earth Day specials at Chef Matthew Kenney’s Plnthouse and its menu of sustainable, locally grown plant-based dishes. Enjoy sounds from DJ E Dubs on the patio while snacking on plates that highlight Chef Kenney’s signature plant-based cuisine that is both vibrant and nutritious.

Sunset Elemental Flow & Mind Meditation – 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Plnthouse Terrace. Open to public.
Connect body with nature as 1 Hotel South Beach launches its first wellness activation with a sunset yoga and meditation event. Start with a guided mediation before shifting awareness and engaging the body with a Water and Fire yoga practice. Journey towards savasana as the yoga session ends with a guided ending meditation. All participants will enjoy light refreshments and snacks.

Smart and Sustainable Neighborhood Development Launch Reception 4/26/17


Smart and Sustainable Neighborhood Development Launch Reception
Wednesday, 04/26/2017 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
WeWork Brickell City Centre
78 SW 7th Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Free

Created in partnership with University of Miami School of Engineering, United States Green Building Council (USGBC) National, & EcoDistricts, we have created the first in person, fully certified LEED Green Associates (GA), LEED Neighborhood Development (ND), and EcoDistricts executive training course for professionals with both instruction, exam and accredidation on site, in person increasing the amount of women, people of color and LGBT talent in sustainability. Sustainability has a race, age and gender problem. We solved this problem head on by eliminating every barrier to getting accredited. This is a groundbreaking program that builds the talent & minority supplier pipeline for over $15 Billion dollars worth of infrastructure, construction, real estate, urban planning, resiliency & Smart Cities projects in Miami-Dade County.

Who should attend:
Lawyers
Architects
Public Administrators
Urbanpreneurs
Civic Technologists
Investors & Financiers
Urban Planners

We are in active recruitment for selecting the top 25 professionals in Miami-Dade County to take part of this Free pilot project at University of Miami. Please join us to see an exclusive look at the website with registration form, the dates, world reknown LEED Fellow instructors, and much more.

Agenda:
6:00-6:30pm Registration & Networking (Food & Champaigne by Loveables)
6:30-6:40pm Welcome & Introductions: David Capelli, Founder & CEO Tech Miami Inc., Michael Caballero, Founder & CEO Earthware Inc. and Carla Mays MPA Founder & CEO Mays Civic Innovation
6:50-7pm Keynote by Jim Murley, Chief Resiliency Officer, Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado have been invited to speak.
7-7:30pm Presentation & Information Session
7:30-8:00pm Q&A Discussion and Networking
8:00pm Adjourn

Parking: 2 hours Free parking at Brickell City Centre off of 8th Street garage coming from the west. Once parked, go upstairs to ground level and WeWork is adjacent to Saks Fifth Avenue on 7th Street across from the River Oyster Restaurant.

Spring Garden Festival featuring 38th Annual Spring Plant Sale at Fairchild 4/8/17

Spring Garden Festival featuring 38th Annual Spring Plant Sale at Fairchild
Saturday, 04/08/2017 – 04/09/2017 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free for Fairchild Members Adults: $25 Seniors (age 65 and up): $18 Children (ages 6-17): $12 Free for children 5 and younger Buy Tickets Now

Stroll through 83 acres of tropical blooms and celebrate spring with cooking tips and delicious eats from local chefs, expert-led gardening demos, a tea service, the 11th Annual Fairchild Artists in Bloom Exhibition and Sale as well as the 38th Annual Spring Plant Sale.

ArtSea 2017 at Historic Virginia Key Beach 3/4/17

ArtSea 2017 at Historic Virginia Key Beach
Saturday, 03/04/2017 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive,
Miami, Florida 33149

Cost: Free

Billboard Top 20 Dance Recording Artist Kim Cameron and her band Side FX hit the stage at the Art Sea festival this weekend! High energy dance hits from the charts, DJ Dungeon and special guest appearance from the Guitars Over Guns Singers!

ArtSea employs art and education to connect community members, of all ages, through discovery of the the ocean. Numerous art and science stations provide event-goers a chance to explore and learn about the ocean in a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations. Guests will receive an “ArtSea Passport”, guiding them through each activity station. After completing their passports, the attendees receive a free gift bag full of in-kind goodies.

Throughout ArtSea, guests will learn about The Big Blue & You’s youth outreach programs, as well as discover a wide range of opportunities to help the big blue ocean.

Offsite Performance: Along the Shadow of the River 3/9/17

Offsite Performance: Along the Shadow of the River
Thursday, 03/09/2017 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
219 SW 2nd Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Girls’ Club presents Offsite Performance by Christina Pettersson:: Along the Shadow of the River, a multi-disciplinary public performance set along the banks of the historic New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Taking place on the riverside grounds of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society at 219 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, Along the Shadow of the River takes inspiration from the historic river and the women whose histories are forever linked to its waters.

Audience members are invited to tour the grounds, encountering different performers as they make their way east across the railroad tracks in this progressive performance and walking tour. The performance will begin promptly at sundown.

Created by Christina Pettersson, the performance brings together local musicians, dancers, opera singers and artists to embody historic female figures who have made integral contributions to the founding and history of Fort Lauderdale.

Part homage, part history lesson, these interpretive, performative biographies tell the story of Fort Lauderdale’s forgotten heroines including: Frankee Lewis, Fort Lauderdale’s first permanent non-native resident circa 1824; Mary Brickell, the largest single property owner in the central part of Fort Lauderdale and prominent real estate developer/manager circa 1908-1922; Ivy Stranahan, Fort Lauderdale’s first school teacher, an active social activist, suffragette and proponent of Seminole Indian rights who lived in Fort Lauderdale from the age of 18 in 1899, to her death in 1971; and more.

Performers include Shanna Nolan Gundry, a Mezzo-Soprano opera singer; Shira Abergel, a professional multi-instrument musician, singer and actress; Tara Long, Miami-based experimental performance artist and musician under the alias POORgrrrl; Nikki Rollason, dancer and performance artist; Octavia Yearwood, an arts educator, choreographer and founder of Team Ohhh; Jessica Farr, actress, playwright and stand-up comedian; and Mae Silver, historian and author of numerous books including ‘Too Hot To Hide: Remarkable Women of Fort Lauderdale.’

Big Blue & You presents ArtSea 3/4/17


Big Blue & You presents ArtSea
Saturday, 03/04/2017 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive,
Miami, Florida 33149
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Cost: $8.00 Park Entry Fee Per Vehicle (Event is FREE)

Big Blue & You’s annual one-day ArtSea festival for young people ages 5-18 and their families to celebrate the wonder of the ocean at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. During ArtSea, participants create unique art projects focusing on ocean conservation using material from the ocean, recyclable items and a variety of arts and media. Environmental learning experiences include visual arts, dance, marine science activities hosted by UM Ocean Kids, music, yoga, fitness activities, beachside obstacle course, drumming & dancing.

Saltmates Launch + Sea Walls Mural Unveiling Party 2/11/17

Saltmates Launch + Sea Walls Mural Unveiling Party
Saturday, 02/11/2017 – 02/11/2017 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
America Film Works
226 NE 29th St,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

Saltmates is a South Florida startup and the first social platform focused on fostering the ocean lifestyle and its community while at the same time taking direct action on environmental issues. 10% of their future profits will go to ocean conservation efforts/non-profits.

For the launch of the app they have partnered with Pangeaseed Foundation, whose focus is to inspire and effect positive change surrounding global ocean environmental issues by harnessing the power of art, science, and creativity to generate awareness and stimulate dialogue. Four local artists (Tatiana Suarez, Evoca One, Nicole Salgar, Ernesto Maranje) have come on board to join this initiative and launch Saltmates on Feb. 11th from 4-9pm.

Miami Sustainability Jam 11/4/16, 11/5/16, 11/6/16

Miami Sustainability Jam
Friday, 11/04/2016 – 11/06/2016 05:00 pm – 04:30 pm
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1951 Northwest 7th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: $25-$45

Looking to add a creative spark to your work or team? Join the Miami Sustainability Jam, part of a fun global event where participants learn and practice design thinking applied to issues of sustainability.

You will work in small teams to quickly design, build, and test solutions to sustainability-related problems. By the end of the event you will know the fundamentals of customer-centric design, how to dramatically improve customer satisfaction, how to reduce the risk and cost of any project, and how to design new services people really want.

The Miami Sustainability Jam is open to anyone who cares about her or his community and wants to meet interesting people while building something awesome.

Benefits of joining the Miami Sustainability Jam:

• You will learn more about and practice design thinking, a design-based approach to problem-solving.

• You will pick up a load of new ideas and business skills.

• You will design something that you may want to turn into a real business.

• Enhance your team-building and collaboration skills.

• Build your creative confidence.

• Make new friends and expand your professional and creative network.

Ticket price includes breakfast, lunch, and supplies.

GET Y0UR TICKET TODAY. SPACE IS LIMITED.

https://miamisusjam2016.eventbrite.com

Sip of Science no. 004: Dr. Paul Gray 10/19/16

Sip of Science no. 004: Dr. Paul Gray
Wednesday, 10/19/2016 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
sip-no-004-OCTMiami Science Barge
1075 Biscayne Boulevard, Museum Park Baywalk,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $10.00

You’re invited to Sip of Science on the Miami Science Barge! Sip of Science is a monthly lecture series hosted on the Miami Science Barge. Here, knowledgable people have the opportunity to speak with inspired individuals about current environmental issues and solutions. Enjoy discussion and drinks with a talk that makes you think!

As always, Bring Your Own Cup #BYOC!

Paddle for Parks 10/22/16

Paddle for Parks
Saturday, 10/22/2016 – 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
FB-Banner3Dante Fascell Visitor Center
9700 SW 328th Street,
Homestead, Florida 33033
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Cost: 55

Support your national parks while discovering your backyard at the 2016 Paddle for Parks fundraiser! Bring your family & friends to join the South Florida National Parks Trust for a 2 mile scenic paddle out into the largest marine park in the national park system.

Paddle along mangrove shorelines, skim over seagrass beds, and view wildlife along the way. Match your paddle adventure with a yoga session on the lawn of the Biscayne Visitor Center or join a ranger-led walk along the jetty trail to learn about the history and wildlife of Biscayne National Park.

Enjoy post paddle food & drinks sponsored by Sedano’s Supermarkets & MIA Beer Company.

Limited space available, register today!
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Your $55 donation/registration includes:
* Paddleboard, paddle & PFD
* One-hour group paddle tour
* Free yoga or ranger-led program
* Free food & drinks
* Giveaways

ALL GROUPS CHECK-IN 8:30AM – 9:00AM

GROUP A
– Paddle Out 9:00 – 10:00 AM
– Yoga or Ranger Tour 10:15 – 11:00 AM

GROUP B
– Yoga or Ranger Tour 9:00 – 9:45 AM
– Paddle Out 10:00 – 11:00 AM

All Groups- Food & Drinks 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

DIFFICULTY

All skill levels welcome, including beginners. The tour will run around 1 hr with a round trip distance of about 2 miles.

WHAT TO BRING

Towel, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat & sunglasses, reusable water bottle, yoga mat (optional)

QUESTIONS?

info@southfloridaparks.org / 305.665.4769

First-Ever Public Transit Day 12/9/16

First-Ever Public Transit Day
Friday, 12/09/2016 – 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Miami
Public Transportation,
Miami, Florida 33146

Cost: Free

This December, ditch your car (for a day).

Two social-entrepreneurs – of Urban Impact Lab and Radical Partners – are teaming up to strengthen Miami’s public transit system by declaring Friday, December 9 as “Public Transit Day”. They are urging public officials, community leaders, and residents to take the pledge to use public transportation for the day. Public Transit Day is being co-hosted by local organizations and businesses committed to improving South Florida’s public transit system.

Share your riding experience using #PublicTransitDay and follow social media posts through Twitter (@MIATransitDay), Instagram (miatransitday) and Facebook (the 100 Great Ideas page).

For more information, email rfl@radicalpartners.net or marta@urbanimpactlab.com, or call 305-445-7550.

Historical Voyage to North Beach 9/15/17

Historical Voyage to North Beach
Thursday, 09/15/2016 – 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm
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81 North Shore Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33141
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Cost: Free

On September, 15, 2016, a limited number of first-come-first-serve attendees will secure an opportunity to embark on a ‘Historical Voyage boat ride to discover the rich history of North Beach, alongside HistoryMiami Museums acclaimed historian, Dr. Paul George, during an 80-minute sightseeing boat tour departing from the Iris on the Bay location. (Iris on the Bay, 81 North Shore Drive, Miami Beach, 33139). Guests on site will also enjoy poolside drinks, live music and delicious canapés on the Iris on the Bay property.

Aboard a captained boat, guests will hear about the area’s past, points of interest, MiMo architecture sights and more. In addition, local non-profit Debris Free Oceans will be onboard to share information on ocean and bay preservation, while highlighting the unique ecosystem that comprises Biscayne Bay. Sponsored by the Spear Group ( a private real estate investment, and development firm).

Below are the complete details on this event.

Please RSVP your attendance as there is limited capacity.

RSVP: events@albancomunications.com

Success with Orchid Growing 9/15/16

Success with Orchid Growing
Thursday, 09/15/2016 – 09/15/2016 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
H2-Guillermo-Salazar-repotting-orchid-during-classFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: 40

Professional orchid collector and American Orchid Society student judge Guillermo Salazar will help you become a successful orchid grower. Are you tired of buying and killing your orchids? This course will cover the basic principles of growing orchids successfully from buying and watering to potting and fertilizing. Students will leave this short course excited about living in South Florida, which is the perfect tropical environment for growing orchids. The most frequent orchid growing mistakes and how to prevent them will be covered during class. Each student will get a valuable orchid growing guide for the main species of orchids that thrive in South Florida.

Succulents and Terrariums: Alore Workshop 8/17/16

Succulents and Terrariums: Alore Workshop
Wednesday, 08/17/2016 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
SucculentsThe Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $35

It’s the season of green! Come celebrate summer with us and learn how to make your thumb a little greener with this succulents and terrariums workshop. Pick up techniques of caring for these unique plants both in the ground and containers. Of course it’s not all work and no play: Specialty cocktails at a reduced price courtesy of the Mortar & Pistil mixologists will get your creative juices flowing as you get your hands dirty making art with plants. All guests will receive a goodie bag to boot. Get your tickets on website listed.

Earth Day Festival at Pinecrest Gardens 4/23/17

Earth Day Festival at Pinecrest Gardens
Sunday, 04/23/2017 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
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11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

The Village of Pinecrest invites you to celebrate our magnificent planet on Sunday, April 17th when we open our gates FREE to the public for a day of activities for the entire family including workshops organized by the CLEO Institute and Plant Societies, food demos, planting activities, plant sales, an eco-fashion show, green vendors, wild life shows, local school performances, crafts for kids, lady bug releases, and so much more.

Miami TakeOver’s Beach Clean Up 7/10/16

Miami TakeOver’s Beach Clean Up
Sunday, 07/10/2016 – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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1717 Collins Ave,
Miami, Florida 33139
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Cost: FREE

Take part in caring after Miami’s beautiful beaches by joining in Miami Take-Over’s Beach Clean-Up on Sunday. After a party-filled weekend, you can continue to enjoy great views by the ocean shore while making a difference. With Miami TakeOver you can have a memorable time dancing on the beach and a rewarding time in preserving its beautiful state of nature through a beach clean up. Make friends and memories as you make a path for a better future.

Miami TakeOver’s Beach Clean-Up 7/10/16

Miami TakeOver’s Beach Clean-Up
Sunday, 07/10/2016 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Surfcomber Hotel
1717 Collins Ave,
Miami, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

Take part in caring after Miami’s beautiful beaches by joining in Miami Take-Over’s Beach Clean-Up on Sunday. After a party-filled weekend, you can continue to enjoy great views by the ocean shore while making a difference. With Miami TakeOver you can have a memorable time dancing on the beach and a rewarding time in preserving its beautiful state of nature through a beach clean up. Make friends and memories as you make a path for a better future.

Senor Run 6/8/16

Senor Run
Wednesday, 06/08/2016 – 06:30 pm –
runforbeerSenor Frog’s Miami
1450 Collins Ave,
Miami, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

This is a 3 mile run from/to Señor Frogs in Miami Beach. We’ll start up Washington Av., through Sandscape park, and up to Dade Blvd. We’ll head down the Botanical Garden, down Meridian, and across 11th street all the way to Lummus Park Sidewalk.

Join and meet other runners. All BossPass members get a free beer! www.getbosspass.com

Farm to Fork: How Your Food Gets to You / A Dietitian’s Perspective of Nutrition 6/15/16

Farm to Fork: How Your Food Gets to You / A Dietitian’s Perspective of Nutrition
Wednesday, 06/15/2016 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: $10

Join us for a fascinating discussion presented by Essence Nutrition on the nutritional, ethical, environmental and health implications of GMO’s, their farming practices and how they compare to conventional and organic farming practices. Learn how these differences affect your health, as supported by current research.

Genetic Roulette Screening and Fundraiser for March Against Monsanto Miami 5/19/16

Genetic Roulette Screening and Fundraiser for March Against Monsanto Miami
Thursday, 05/19/2016 – 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm
GMOmindwarehouse
111 NE 1st Street, 7th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Come join us Thurs. May 19th at 7 PM for a movie showing and discussion on GMOs. Help Miami raise much needed funds for the 4th annual, March Against Monsanto-Miami! The movie is award winning Genetic Roulette by Jeffrey M. Smith.

We will have Organic Wine and Snacks & Q&A After the Film!
Come get your t-shirt for the March, literature about GMO, Sign a petition to label GMOs and stop the GM Mosquitoes too!

Berger Singerman Hosts Hurricane Preparedness Week Series To Ready Florida Businesses For Storm Season 6/6/16, 6/7/16, 6/8/16, 6/9/16

Berger Singerman Hosts Hurricane Preparedness Week Series To Ready Florida Businesses For Storm Season
Sunday, 06/06/2016 – 06/09/16, 08:30 am – 11:30 am
Berger Singerman
1450 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: free

Berger Singerman, Florida’s business law firm, has announced it will host a series of educational workshops from June 6- 10 to prepare local business owners for the upcoming hurricane season. With a total of 14 named storms, eight hurricanes and three major hurricanes predicted for the 2016 storm season, this year is expected to be the most active season Florida has seen since 2012 according to a recent forecast from The Weather Company’s Professional Division.

These seminars are open to the public and will be hosted by the firm’s team members specializing in insurance, real estate and construction litigation. The workshops will focus on an array of topics aimed to prepare the community in the unfortunate event of a disaster.

The series will include:
• Monday, June 6:
o “Best Practices in Handling Insurance Claims” webinar: Presented by attorneys Gina Clausen Lozier, Michael Higer and Jeff Wertman, this online course will provide insight on best practices to assist condominium and homeowner associations with insurance claims. More details and link to sign up can be found here.

• Tuesday, June 7:
o “Preparing Your Business for Loss” workshop: Attorneys Michael Higer, Marc Schuster and Gina Clausen Lozier will host, in association with the Greater Miami Beach Hotel Association, an in-person course educating hospitality professionals on how to prepare for loss of business income resulting from hurricane damage. The workshop will take place at Berger Singerman’s Miami office located at 1450 Brickell Avenue, 19th Floor at 8:30 A.M. More details can be found here.

• Thursday, June 9:
o “The Burdens of Proof for Public Adjusters” workshop: This in-person course will be presented by attorneys Michael Higer, Gina Clausen Lozier and Jordan Jacob on helpful tips for public adjusters to tackle the burdens of proof of loss following a storm. The workshop will take place at Berger Singerman’s Fort Lauderdale office located at 350 East Las Olas Boulevard, first floor community room, from 9:30 A.M. to Noon. More details can be found here. This program has been approved for two hours of Florida public adjuster continuing education credit.

In addition to the educational courses, the firm will also offer comprehensive online information to provide the community with tools and information that can be helpful during and after a natural disaster. The firm’s blog, Doing Business in Florida, will feature several new posts focusing on:
o How insurance agents should prepare clients for hurricane season
o The effects of storms on governmental entities
o Considerations for utility companies arising out of hurricanes
o A hurricane’s impact on the agricultural industry
o What bankruptcy trustees need to know about hurricane claims
o Tax implications of insurance proceeds
o How businesses can protect themselves from cybersecurity issues during a storm
o Preparation tips for landlords discussing potential hurricane risks
o Considerations when making a first-party claim

For more information on these seminars and to access all blogs, webinars and articles, please contact Stephanie Vazquez at svazquez@bergersingerman.com.

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild 6/2/16

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild
Thursday, 06/02/2016 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Education-volunteers-at-FairchildFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Have you ever wanted to beautify a tropical garden, teach children about nature, or guide walking tours surrounded by butterflies? Attend the free Volunteer Information Days to learn about exciting opportunities available at Fairchild in programs like visitor services, education, horticulture, and more. Volunteering will open many doors – doors to new experiences, new knowledge, and new friends.

Reservations required. Please RSVP at www.fairchildgarden.org/volinfo or call 305-667-1651, ext. 3360.

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild 6/4/16

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild
Saturday, 06/04/2016 – 10:00 am – 01:00 pm
Education-volunteers-at-Fairchild1Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Have you ever wanted to beautify a tropical garden, teach children about nature, or guide walking tours surrounded by butterflies? Attend the free Volunteer Information Days to learn about exciting opportunities available at Fairchild in programs like visitor services, education, horticulture, and more. Volunteering will open many doors – doors to new experiences, new knowledge, and new friends.

Reservations required. Please RSVP at www.fairchildgarden.org/volinfo or call 305-667-1651, ext. 3360.

The Barnacle under Moonlight Concert featuring Keith Johns 5/8/16

The Barnacle under Moonlight Concert featuring Keith Johns
Sunday, 05/08/2016 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
BarnacleConcertThe Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway,
Miami, Florida 33133
Website
Cost: $10, $3 (Children 6-9), Free (Under 6)

End Mother’s Day on the perfect note with an evening of great music under the moonlight with Keith Johns (link is external) in concert. Johns is a Miami-raised folk artist who crafts dynamic, beautifully layered music that reflects the variety of emotions present in all of our lives: at times joyful and celebratory, at times sorrowful and longing. He delivers richly nuanced stories in his unique voice with lyrics that are soulful and honest.

Bring the family and kids, spread out on chairs or a blanket on the grass and get ready for a great night of music and community!

Green Means Green Awards 4/29/16

Green Means Green Awards
Friday, 04/29/2016 – 08:00 am – 10:00 am
GMGA_Finalists-evite-2016Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
RSVP / Register
Cost: $40-$50/$400

For the sixth year in a row, The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce’s “Green Means Green” Awards will recognize individuals, companies, emerging professionals and other in our community that have placed a priority on sustainability and green practices.

Kundalini Yoga Fest 5/28/16, 5/29/16

Kundalini Yoga Fest
Sunday, 05/28/2016 – 05/29/2016 08:30 am – 10:00 pm
aMiamiKYF_fna4-14-16-3ho-ikita-fix3North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33141
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Cost: $64

Kundalini yoga and music classes all day. Something for everyone. Mind and Mediation, chanting, lectures on business and healing. Kids yoga, chair yoga and voice of the soul class. Musicians teaching and performing. Local teachers building community and celebrationing the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. He wanted his students to be ten times greater than he was.

First Annual Earth Day and Holistic Lifestyle Festival 4/23/16

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First Annual Earth Day and Holistic Lifestyle Festival
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 11:00AM- 3:00PM
earth day flyer 2016MOCA Plaza
770 NE 125th St.
North Miami, FL 33161
Free Admission and Free Parking
For further information please call: (305)-416-6868
sustainavillage@aol.com

This Years’ Theme: Climate Change and Rising Sea Level

Environmental Education, Environmental Music, Children’s Activities, Art, Craft, Vegan and Vegetarian Food, Sustainable Services, Environmental Agencies, Holistic Products, Demonstrations, Plants and Free Raffle

Entertainment Featuring: Lanny Smith –The Earthman and Grant Livingston-on Guitar

Lecture: History Treading Water: Sea Level Rise and the future of Coastal Herita 4/27/16

Lecture: History Treading Water: Sea Level Rise and the future of Coastal Herita
Wednesday, 04/27/2016 – 07:00 pm –
2016-04-12_2333Art Deco Museum
1001 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Global sea levels have risen about eight inches in the twentieth century. The rate of annual rise has doubled in the past few decades and estimates are that sea levels could rise one to six feet by the end of the century. Efforts are underway to strengthen the resilience of coastal communities and prepare them for the adverse impacts of short- and long-term flooding. Not as much attention, however, has been given to protecting heritage resources or preparing for their loss.This presentation examines the threat of sea level rise to historic cities and cultural resources and explores strategies for adaptation or mitigation.

Speaker: Morris Hylton III, Director of Historic Preservation Program College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida

$5 entry
(FREE for MDPL members)

Doors open at 6:45pm

Global Youth Service Day at the Ludlam Trail 4/16/16

Global Youth Service Day at the Ludlam Trail
Saturday, 04/16/2016 – 08:30 am –
Ludlam Trail just north of A.D. Barnes Park
3401 SW 72nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33155
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On Saturday, April 16, Friends of the Ludlam Trail is hosting the trail’s largest cleanup project to date for Global Youth Service Day. We invite the Miami community to join the youth of HandsOn Miami to participate on this globally recognized day.

Volunteers of all ages will assemble at 8:30 a.m. at a section of the Ludlam Trail (just north of A.D. Barnes Park) to help clean up the community’s newest walkable addition.

All registered volunteers will earn community service hours for participating, as well as 4 tickets for the April 19th Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals game on behalf of Marlins Ayudan. Participants will also get to go on the field at Marlins Park for a special volunteer recognition ceremony that will take place before the first pitch.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP at info@ludlamtrail.org or on Facebook at http://bit.ly/1VBmUuD.

Moments at Manatee Lagoon 4/6/16

Moments at Manatee Lagoon
Wednesday, 04/06/2016 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
manatee-lagoon-logoManatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco Discovery Center
6000 N. Flagler Drive,
West Palm beach, Florida 33407
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Cost: Free

Moments at Manatee Lagoon is an interactive talk and tour of Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco Discovery Center. Learn about Florida’s iconic sea animal through interactive and engaging exhibits and hear from experts themselves.

Moments at Manatee Lagoon is held EVERY Wednesday and Saturday starting Wednesday, April 6 and includes the following activities:

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Much Ado about Manatees Walking Tour
Guests will experience all that Manatee Lagoon has to offer, while learning about manatees from the inside out. The walking tour will include discussions on manatee anatomy, physiology, and GPS tracking. Patrons can touch and feel manatee high-bone density and marching molars and engage in interactive, touch-screen displays.

2 – 3 p.m. – Lake Work Lagoon: A Natural Treasure in our Backyard Educational Talk
Explore the Lake Worth Lagoon through this engaging presentation discussing the Lagoon’s environment and wildlife as well as the history of the Lake Worth Lagoon.

SPACE IS LIMITED so register today at Manatee Lagoon or contact us online at www.visitmanateelagoon.com. Registration is free and each participant with receive a Moments at Manatee Lagoon sticker upon arrival!

Learn more at www.visitmanateelagoon.com

Ludlam Hikes 3/26/16

Ludlam Hikes
Saturday, 03/26/2016 – 09:00 am – 11:30 am
12814436_1114423168629417_174555696621442115_nA.D. Barnes Park
3401 SW 72nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33155
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Cost: Free

Join the friends of Ludlam Trail for the first official hike along the northern portion of the trail. Together, we will install bilingual signage that will point to nearby schools, parks & other destinations. Snacks and water will be provided at multiple stations during the hike.

We will meet at A.D. Barnes Park on the northernmost side next to waterside drive. Be prepared to hike 4 total miles of grass & rocky terrain. The hike begins at A.D. Barnes, continues toward 8th Street, then returns back. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. For questions & RSVP, email info@ludlamtrail.org

USGBC Presents The Green Mile 5k Run 4/2/16

USGBC Presents The Green Mile 5k Run
Saturday, 04/02/2016 – 08:30 am – 11:00 am
GreenMileLogoMiami Beach Boardwalk
22nd Street Beach Access Point,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
RSVP / Register
Cost: $20 for USGBC Members & Partner Organizations, $25 for NonMembers, $17 per person for Running Teams of 5 or More people

It’s Time For The Green Mile — The Fourth Annual 5k walk/run on the beautiful Miami Beach boardwalk!

This is our annual fundraiser to help support the U.S. Green Building Council Florida Chapter’s mission: To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling a sustainable and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment for people to live, work, learn and play.

Come out, run, walk and learn about the USGBC and how to build a sustainable environment!

A very big thank you to our sponsors for this event: Whole Foods Market of South Beach, Moss Construction, Zipcar Miami, Bay Island Woodworks, and the City of Miami Beach

3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show 3/31/16

3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show
Thursday, 03/31/2016 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Promo1-copyFlorida International University Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building
11200 SW 8 Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
Website
Cost: Free

The Florida International University Department of Architecture’s Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show will launch its successful event for a third year in a row. The fashion show will feature a variety of outfits that are completely made from recycled materials. The event, which was created with the purpose of promoting sustainability through fashion, strives to educate and inspire the community about good recycling habits and an environmentally-friendly lifestyle. This year’s runway is expected to showcase more than 50 outfits, all of which will be reusable. All proceeds from this event go towards scholarships for students in the FIU Department of Architecture.

The Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show is hosted by Event Founder, Artistic Director, and FIU Architecture alumna Amira Ajlouni ’14 and Event Partner, Artistic Director, and current Architecture graduate student Jennifer Luis. The 3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show is sponsored by the FIU Office of University Sustainability (Gold Sponsor), Berenblum Busch Architecture (Gold Sponsor), HKS (Bronze Sponsor), the FIU Department of Architecture, MIA Beer Company, and Dadeland Mall (Simon Malls). For more information, go to www.eco-couture.org.

The MC will be Martin Amado, home designer, lifestyle expert, TV host, and magazine contributor.

Our judges this year are:

  • Candela Ferro, TV Personality and Fashion Savvy; fashion show judge
  • Marián de la Fuente, journalist and Spanish news presenter; fashion show judge
  • Margarita Blanco ’06, Director of ArquitectonicaGEO; fashion show judge
  • Dr. Constance Silver, acclaimed psychoanalyst, social worker, and artist; fashion show judge
  • Rene Ruiz, fashion designer; fashion show judge
  • Ajani P. Stewart, Environmental Programs Manager from the City of Miami, Office of Sustainable Initiatives; fashion show judge
  • Barbara Hulanicki, designer; fashion show judge
  • Jessica Anderson, founder and chief designer of Apparel Design House, LLC; fashion show judge

International Migratory Bird Day 3/5/16

International Migratory Bird Day
Saturday, 03/05/2016 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
IMBDMiamiHerald2016colorTropical Audubon Society
5530 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33143
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International Migratory Bird Day is FREE and open to the public

Tropical Audubon Society and its Steinberg Nature Center will be the site of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) celebrations on Saturday, March 5, from noon until 4 p.m. An array of engaging educational activities for participants of all ages will mark the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between non-breeding grounds in the Caribbean, South America and Mexico, and their nesting habitats in North America.

Featuring interactive games and prizes, and led by a host of bird experts, the free festival is an enriching experience for families with young children, Ecology Clubs and anyone looking for a pleasant afternoon outing. Attendees will learn why bird conservation is an imperative, and how taking a few simple steps in our own yards to create a welcoming “rest stop” will also enhance quality of life in South Florida.

In addition to other planned festivities, participants can learn how to identify birds by their silhouettes, craft a Wildlife T-shirt, purchase native plants and explore the trails that thread the Hardwood Hammock and Pine Rockland grounds. Architecture buffs can tour the 1931 Doc Thomas House, which serves as TAS headquarters and was recently named to The National Register of Historic Places.

PBR + Pedal: Post Critical Mass Meet Up 1/29/16

PBR + Pedal: Post Critical Mass Meet Up
Friday, 01/29/2016 – 08:00 pm – 11:59 pm
PBR-and-Pedal-1.29The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29 Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Swing by The Wynwood Yard for the monthly post-Critical Mass meet up. Park your bike on site, take a seat on our cabana stage with a PBR in hand ($4 for 16 oz.) and say hello to the folks from Brickell Bikes. Bike parking and lockup will be available at The Wynwood Yard.

Dark Sky At 1 Hotel Homes South Beach 1/9/16

Dark Sky At 1 Hotel Homes South Beach
Saturday, 01/09/2016 – 09:00 pm – 12:00 am
1 Hotel & Homes South Beach
2341 Collins Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

On Saturday, January 9, 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach lobby invites guests to an enchanting evening with a cause. As the lights go down, candles will fill the room with natural soft lighting in the midst of live music by The French Horn Collective. Raising awareness for global brightening, join 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach as they stand behind their movement in helping the environment.

Community Clean-Up 1/10/16

Community Clean-Up
Sunday, 01/10/2016 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
logo19Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Every Sunday morning after Art Walk, Concrete Beach Brewery partners with their friends at the Wynwood Business Improvement District (The BID) to clean up Wynwood. Anyone who wants to keep Wynwood beautiful is welcome to join the Concrete Beach Brewery and BID staffs and community members on the hour-long litter cleanup. All participants will receive a complimentary beer post-clean up at the Social Hall.

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild 1/9/16

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild
Saturday, 01/09/2016 – 10:00 am – 01:00 pm
Education-volunteers-at-FairchildFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Website
Cost: Free

Have you ever wanted to beautify a tropical garden, teach children about nature, or guide walking tours surrounded by butterflies? Become a volunteer at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and you can do just that. Attend the free Volunteer Information Days to learn about exciting opportunities available in programs like visitor services, education, horticulture, and more. Volunteering will open many doors – doors to new experiences, new knowledge, and new friends.

Free info sessions are offered on Saturday, January 9 or Thursday, January 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Must be at least 16 years old. Please RSVP to Volunteer Services at 305-667-1651, ext. 3360.

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild 1/14/16

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild
Thursday, 01/14/2016 – 10:00 am – 01:00 pm
Education-volunteers-at-Fairchild1Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Website
Cost: Free

Have you ever wanted to beautify a tropical garden, teach children about nature, or guide walking tours surrounded by butterflies? Become a volunteer at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and you can do just that. Attend the free Volunteer Information Days to learn about exciting opportunities available in programs like visitor services, education, horticulture, and more. Volunteering will open many doors – doors to new experiences, new knowledge, and new friends.

Free info sessions are offered on Saturday, January 9 or Thursday, January 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Must be at least 16 years old. Please RSVP to Volunteer Services at 305-667-1651, ext. 3360.

Community Clean-Up 12/13/15

Community Clean-Up
Sunday, 12/13/2015 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
logo2Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Every Sunday morning after Art Walk, Concrete Beach Brewery partners with their friends at the Wynwood Business Improvement District (The BID) to clean up Wynwood. Anyone who wants to keep Wynwood beautiful is welcome to join the Concrete Beach Brewery and BID staffs and community members on the hour-long litter cleanup. All participants will receive a complimentary beer at CBB’s Social Hall afterwards.

Fordistas and FilmGate present Unreserved

Fordistas and FilmGate present Unreserved
Tuesday, December 1, 7pm
unreservedFordistas Gallery
2930 NW 7th Ave
Miami, FL 33127
Website #fordistas

During this year’s Miami Art Week, Fordistas and FilmGate present UNRESERVED – an experimental audio experience created by Halsey Burgund of the MIT Open Doc Lab. Users are invited to participate in the creation of a collective work of art by contributing to an evolving collage of sound throughout Wynwood with the geo-sensitive app. The project strives to eliminate the barriers of participation and foster expressive freedom – without reservation. Unreserved will be officially unveiled at the Product/81 Gallery on December 1st and will be available for free download on the App Store.

Join The Fun:
1. Download the free app
2. Follow the instructions
3. Capture unique sounds on your journey through Wynwood
4. Become a part of our Art Week Installation

South Florida Palm Society’s 35th Show & Sale 11/7/15, 11/8/15

South Florida Palm Society’s 35th Show & Sale
Saturday, 11/07/2015 – 11/08/2015 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Veitchia-palm-CopyFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Website
Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, $12 for ages 6-17; Free for Fairchild members and ages 5 and under

Palms are an iconic part of the tropical South Florida landscape. With diverse shapes and sizes, there are palms for every garden. Browse the South Florida Palm Society’s Show & Sale to find the perfect ones for your home and to learn about the proper care of palms. Visitors will receive free palm seedlings and “Plant a Palm” bumper stickers while supplies last.

Wynwood Community Clean-Up 11/15/15

Wynwood Community Clean-Up
Sunday, 11/15/2015 – 11:00 pm – 12:00 pm
logo5Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Beginning in November, Concrete Beach Brewery will be partnering with their friends at the Wynwood Business Improvement District (The BID), to clean up Wynwood the morning after Art Walk. Anyone who wants to keep Wynwood beautiful is welcome to join the CBB and BID staffs and community members on the hour-long litter cleanup. All participants will receive a complimentary beer at CBB’s Social Hall after the cleanup.

Introduction to Nature Photography Workshop at Jungle Island 11/14/15

Introduction to Nature Photography Workshop at Jungle Island
Saturday, 11/14/2015 – 08:00 am – 01:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33012
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Cost: $69 per person for annual pass holders and $89 per person for regular admission.

Nature photographer, Robert Sullivan, and award-winning Miami Herald photojournalist, Al Diaz, will conduct a five-hour workshop, Introduction to Nature Photography, for photo aficionados at Jungle Island. During this hands-on workshop and engaging lecture, participants will learn valuable tips on how to use a DSLR as well as shoot photos from a camera phone. The half-day session will conclude with a walking photo tour where guests will have the opportunity to put what they learned to use while capturing powerful images of some of the world’s most rare animals and the lush tropical foliage found at Jungle Island. Sullivan and Diaz also will conduct a brief critique of some of the participants’ photos. $69 per person for annual pass holders and $89 per person for regular admission. Exclusive of tax and city fee.

Miami Sustainability Jam 10/30/15 – 11/1/15

Miami Sustainability Jam
jamOctober 30 – November 1
Warehouse Project – Wynwood
450 NW 27th St
Miami, Florida 33127
Tickets

Miami jams with the world once again by going on a design thinking adventure with the Global Sustainability Jam. The Global Sustainability Jam is a 48-hour event where people come together in cities around the globe to create and prototype new products and services around the theme of Sustainability.

Jams are about meeting cool people in your community, practicing design thinking and creative problem-solving methods, and most importantly, having fun! You will learn design-based tools and skills you can apply to your business or any project. These tools are used by Apple, IBM, and other top-notch companies to drive innovation, delight customers, and reduce risk and project costs. In addition to being a fun event, it is excellent professional development.

You don’t need to be ‘creative’ or have experience with design to Jam. In fact we encourage people without these things to join us. You’ll be supported throughout the weekend by your hosts and mentors.

Get your ticket today! Space is limited.
Check out the event agenda: http://contexto.co/miami-sustainability-jam/
Follow the Global Sustainability Jam on Social Media: #GSusJam

WHEELS 11/11/15

WHEELS
Wednesday, 11/11/2015 – 11/15/2015 06:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Miami, Fl
Miami,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Free

WHEELS is a five-day celebration of Miami’s bike-walk-transit trails designed to elevate awareness of green mobility and South Florida’s transportation and transit issues. During the November 11-15 event, more than 10,000 people are expected to access South Florida’s transit system and trails and participate in a series of corresponding activities from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach counties. The event is free and open to the public. More information is available at www.wheelsflorida.org

GREENworking with USGBC Miami 8/20/15

GREENworking with USGBC Miami
Sunday, 08/20/2015 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
GREENworking-Flyer-8-20-15FLOR Showroom
127 NE 40th Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free for USGBC Members and Affiliates, Non-Members $10 Pre-Registration, Non-Members $20 to Register at Door

Join the Miami-Dade Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council for an evening of light snacks, drinks, and GREENworking. This program is designed to build, strengthen, and sustain business relationships. You will also have the opportunity to see and learn about the environmentally responsible practices and products of the FLOR brand.

6-6:30pm — GREENworking and Registration
6:30-7:15pm — Introductions and Company Presentation (FLOR)
7:15-8:30pm — GREENworking

Florida Residents Dive Into Animal Encounter Deals at Miami Seaquarium 9/8/15

Florida Residents Dive Into Animal Encounter Deals at Miami Seaquarium
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 – 12/13/2015 12:00 am – 11:30 pm
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4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Website
Cost: Seal Swim, Dolphin Odyssey, and Dolphin Encounter: $68 plus tax; Sea Trek Reef Encounter: $79 plus tax.

Sunshine state residents are in for a special dolphin, seal, and reef encounter deal. Florida residents will enjoy up to 35 percent off animal encounter programs at Miami Seaquarium including dolphin interaction programs at Dolphin Harbor, Seal Swim and the Sea Trek Reef Encounter. This Florida resident discount fee includes same day admission to the park. Proof of Florida residency is required. Advance reservations are required.

The “Seal Swim” experience includes an interactive educational segment and a 15-20 minute swim with harbor seals in the park’s seal exhibit pool. The program provides a unique in-water interaction where you’ll swim freely alongside the seals as well as receive hugs, kisses, and take part in a fun training session with these inquisitive marine mammals.

Dolphin Odyssey is a two-hour experience, which includes feeding, touching and learning about these magnificent animals plus the opportunity for a deep-water interaction with a dolphin. Guests must be at least 52 inches tall to participate in the Dolphin Odyssey program

Dolphin Encounter is the program that allows guests to wade out into the pool and have a shallow water experience meeting the dolphins. The two-hour program features an educational seminar and the chance to feed and touch a dolphin as well as learn about dolphin training techniques. Dolphin Encounter participants must be at least five years of age and for those children under 9 years, an older sibling or adult must accompany the child as a participant

The Sea Trek Reef Encounter is an underwater helmet diving experience that allows guests to dive 15 feet below the surface of the water in the 300,000 gallon reef aquarium and be eye to eye with marine life. Feels like walking on the moon, only you are submerged in a surreal underwater paradise where colorful tropical fish, large groupers, lobsters, cownose stingrays and moray eels abound. Sea Trekking can be experienced by non-divers, ages 10 and above.

Green Summer Nights 8/19/15

Green Summer Nights
Wednesday, 08/19/2015 – 05:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Green-Summer-Nights-FlyerHouse of Travel
17861 Biscayne Blvd,
Aventura, Florida 33160
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Come meet and network with some of South Florida’s leading green building professionals. Have E.D.G.E. (Earth, Dynamic, Green, Energy) Enterprises introduce you to some of the top green, eco-friendly, and sustainable building technologies. Produced by E.D.G.E. and hosted by House of Travel. You will enjoy delicious food and refreshing drinks, network with peers, and win great prizes.
This will be a wonderful way to network with leading architects, developers, engineers, builders, investors, realtors, educators, and those interested in sustainable buildings and technology.

Love the Everglades Movement Summer Symposium 8/22/15

Love the Everglades Movement Summer Symposium
Saturday, 08/22/2015 – 09:30 am –
11750660_844366482308247_3989190067147328289_n-1Miccosukee Resort & Gaming
500 S.W. 177th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33194
Facebook Link
Cost: FREE

The non-profit, volunteer organization Love the Everglades Movement implements strategies to address the environmental, structural, cultural and spiritual problems plaguing the Florida Everglades by raising awareness and organizing community engagement. The group will convene during the 2nd annual Summer Symposium ft. guest speakers, PechaKucha presentations, physical and digital art displays, workshops and live entertainment. A catered lunch served courtesy of the symposium’s presenting sponsor, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida.

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild 8/22/15 – 8/27/15

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild
Saturday, 08/22/2015 – 08/27/2015 10:00 am – 01:00 pm
Education-volunteers-at-FairchildFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Have you ever wanted to beautify a tropical garden, teach children about nature, or guide walking tours surrounded by butterflies? Become a volunteer at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and you can do just that. Attend the free Volunteer Information Days to learn about exciting opportunities available in programs like visitor services, education, horticulture, and more. Volunteering will open many doors – doors to new experiences, new knowledge, and new friends.

Information sessions are offered on Saturday, August 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or Tuesday, August 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or Thursday, August 27 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Must be at least 16 years old. Please RSVP to Volunteer Services at 305-667-1651, ext. 3360.

The Buzz on Honeybees at Fairchild 9/12/15, 9/13/15

The Buzz on Honeybees at Fairchild
Saturday, 09/12/2015 – 09/13/2015 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Bee-HiveFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, $12 for ages 6-17; Free for Fairchild members and ages 5 and under

Did you know 1/3 of the world’s crops are pollinated by honeybees? Or that honeybees “dance” to communicate the location of nearby nectar? Sadly, the population of these amazing creatures is in rapid decline, but there are simply ways we can help. Fairchild is honoring these incredible insects with a weekend of beekeeping demos, honeybee products for sale, and lectures on what we can do to protect the bee population.

Miami Beach Convention Center and the Environmental Coalition of Miami Beach Cleanup 7/12/15

Miami Beach Convention Center and the Environmental Coalition of Miami Beach Cleanup
Sunday, 07/12/2015 – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Beach-Sweep-flyerMiami Beach
Meet on sidewalk by the beach at 17th Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
None Link
Cost: Free

The beach clean-up is presented in partnership with the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Environmental Coalition of Miami. The beach-clean up will take place Sunday, July 11 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Both locals and visitors are welcome to volunteer to help clean up a portion of South Beach (17th-20th Avenue).

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for companies to brand themselves during MTO.

For more information and travel package prices, please visit www.miamitakeover2015.com or call 954.609.0566

Media inquiries and interviews: Harris Public Relations-786.897.8854 or info@harrispublicrelations.com

Environmental Film Festival at Colony1 Under the Sky of Wynwood 9/10/15 – 9/12/15

Environmental Film Festival at Colony1 Under the Sky of Wynwood
Friday, 07/10/2015 – 07/12/2015 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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550 NW 22ND Street, Miami, FL 33127,
Miami, Florida 33127
Facebook Link
Cost: FREE

3 DAY OPEN AIR FILM FESTIVAL SHOWCASES THE BEST ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT CINEMA IN MIAMI

International Film Festival, SIMA, partners with local non-profit, Art of Cultural Evolution (Colony1), to host SIMA MIAMI, a 3 day festival featuring award-winning impact films from around the world, July 10-12, 2015

With stories from Ghana, Cambodia, Mexico, Iceland, England and the US – SIMA Miami gives conscious citizens and documentary enthusiasts a platform to share and inspire ideas, mobilize support for causes, and generate discussions about global issues in their own community through the power film.

SIMA exists to propel and elevate global social-impact storytelling that inspires crucial perspectives and demonstrates unique potential to enlighten, transform, and positively impact our contemporary world.

“Art of Cultural Evolution (Colony1) is excited to be able to offer this series of unique and powerful films to Miami. The films are guaranteed to inspire and on the very ground of Miami’s first sustainability center, we know this festival will be an inspirational a catalyst to keep the Miami movement going” Blair Butterfield Director of Art of Cultural Evolution

When – Friday, July 10, Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 @ 8 PM to 11 PM

Where – Colony1, 550 NW 22ND Street, Miami, FL 33127

Join SIMA and Art of Cultural Evolution (Colony1) in Catalyzing Impact Cinema Worldwide

For More Event Information Contact
nando@artofculutralevolution

About SIMA –
SIMA (Social Impact Media Awards) champions social-documentary storytelling of excellence, and connects international audiences and organizations with the best global impact cinema through the annual awards and year-round film programs. SIMAAWARDS.ORG

About Art of Cultural Evolution – A non-profit organization whose mission is to share environmental and social ideas through art, film, publications, classes and workshops. The organization provides programs, exhibitions, events and projects to educate and engage the public in new ideas about cultural and environmental sustainability.ARTOFCULTURALEVOLUTION.ORG

An Ethical Love Affair Eco Fashion Wedding Event 6/5/15

An Ethical Love Affair Eco Fashion Wedding Event
Friday, 06/05/2015 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
go-green-front-biz-cardHistoric Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive.,
miami, Florida 33149
RSVP Link
Cost: FREE

Friday, June 5th, 2015

“An Ethical Love Affair”

5pm-9pm

Historic Virgina Key Beach alongside Go Green Fashionista presents “An Ethical Love Affair”, an elegant runway show featuring Miami’s Top Eco-Friendly Fashion Designers showcasing couture bridal gowns, high fashion reception dresses and flower girls.

A highlight of the eras from 1940’s – Present will be recreated through vintage wedding dresses presented by Go Green Fashionista: FabVintage Collection. A blast from the past fashion is in celebration of Historic Virginia Key Beach 70th Anniversary. This event will be filled with bridal gifts, ethical fashion, cocktails & beautiful floral décor accenting the bridal imagery. Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers.

MUST RSVP: www.universe.com/ethicalaffair

About Go Green Fashionista:

“Go Green Fashionista” is a MOVEMENT honoring environmental awareness through community outreach, while introducing holistic sustainable living and eco-friendly fashion. “Go Green Fashionista” is also dedicated to giving back to our communities and around the world. There will be much insight on various eco-friendly foundations who cater to those who need shelter, clothes, food and water amongst the many bare necessities for the human race. The focus is to be informed and inspired by holistic and cost effective habits in relations to the earth.

About Historic Virginia Key Beach:

2015 marks the 70th year Anniversary of the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. In the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s Virginia Key Beach located on the island of Virginia Key, was designated as a unique vacation spot strictly for blacks. Located in Dade-County, this beach was the answer (for people of color) to South Florida’s whites-only beaches pre-1960’s Civil Rights. By 1979, Virginia Key Beach had been transferred to the City of Miami and was transformed into park status. Then in 1982 the park closed and was left abandoned until 2008. During the nearly 20 years of abandonment, the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust was formed and the park saw life again! This committee of dedicated people achieved getting the park placed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Florida Historic Marker. This “Paradise Renewed” is also designated as a Historic Site by the Miami Historic & Environmental Preservation Board! Today, Historic Virginia Key Beach Park is an anchor in the rebirth of the beautiful natural island of Virginia Key, “Miami’s Central Park”!

Vendor and Sponsor Inquiry: Information/Media Inquiry:

Michelle Swaby-Smith Fabienne Claude

Special Events Liaison Special Events Director

Virginia Key Beach Park Trust love@gogreenfashionista.com

4020 Virginia Beach Drive 786-953-3416 Office

Miami, Fl 33149

305-960-4618 Office

954-558-9664 Cell

4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149, United States

Keep Doral Beautiful Fair 5/16/15

Keep Doral Beautiful Fair
Saturday, 05/16/2015 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
eflyer-UPDATEDowntown Doral Park
8395 NW 53 Street,
Doral, Florida 33166
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

To commemorate Earth Day, the City of Doral will be hosting an Eco-Fair at the Second Annual “Keep Doral Beautiful Fair”, on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Downtown Doral Park, located at 8395 NW 53rd Street, Doral, FL. Join us for a fun-filled day at the park with music, food, kids’ corner, rain barrel raffles, give-a-ways and more!

The 4th Annual PhilanthroFest 4/11/15

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The 4th Annual PhilanthroFest
Saturday, 04/11/2015 – 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
PhilanthroFestMuseum Park
1075 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

PhilanthroFest, the nation’s largest community engagement festival, presents their carnival-inspired event to connect people, passion and philanthropy. PhilanthroFest will take place on Sat., Apr. 11, 2015 @ Museum Park (1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 — located between PAMM and American Airlines Arena) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the goal of connecting potential volunteers, donors and supporters to causes and non-profit organizations.

PhilanthroFest will bring together dozens of artists, over 100 causes, and thousands of attendees looking to engage and learn about what the community has to offer and ways to give back. By transforming 30 acres at Museum Park into a carnival dreamland, PhilanthroFest will offer locals the opportunity to dream, create and inspire while enjoying an interactive experience with food, music and dance performances, games, live giveaways and special surprises throughout the day. Organizations will share their mission, offerings and engagement options in the various Community Walks featuring causes focused on City & Environment, People & Education, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Health & Wellness and Arts & Culture.

Attendees are encouraged to interact and engage with the causes and performers on-site, sign up to volunteer and donate time, talent or treasure to causes that align with their passions and values. Full-day admission to PhilanthroFest is free and open to the public. To learn more about sponsorship & volunteer options or for event inquiries, email Info@PhilanthroFest.com or visit www.PhilanthroFest.com.

ECOMB’s 4th Annual Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival 5/15/15

ECOMB’s 4th Annual Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival
Wednesday, 04/15/2015 – 04/19/2015 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ecomb_FF_Poster-11x172_NO-LOGOS_CropedColony Theater
Lincoln Road Mall, 1040 Lincoln,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
More Info Link
Cost: 0

Join the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches (ECOMB) for the upcoming 4th annual Miami and Beaches Environmental Film Festival.

This years event will be held April 14-19th, 2015 and will highlight its overarching theme climate change awareness. Showcasing a compelling array of films based on environmental issues of local and global concern, this year’s Festival also coincides with important milestones, namely the Centennial of Miami Beach and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, which has been at the forefront of raising awareness globally about sustainable development and climate change.

In addition to screenings of feature length documentary films, fiction, short films, and animation, this year’s Festival will also include interactive workshops and complementary exhibits and other activities for people of all ages.

Connect With Nature 4/11/15

Connect With Nature
Saturday, 04/11/2015 – 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
NC-Virginia-Beach-InstagramHistoric Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive,
Miami, Florida 33149
More Info Link
Cost: Free, $6 Parking Fee

The Nature Conservancy, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and its Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE) and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park are combining forces to get the community to Connect With Nature on Saturday, April 11. This free event will allow attendees to play an important role in protecting our coastal city while having fun. The event will take place at 4020 Virginia Beach Drive in Miami.

In honor of Earth Day, volunteers will get their hands dirty and experience first-hand the power of communities working together to restore coastal habitat in South Florida. Volunteers will help remove invasive species, plant native mangroves and collect real-time data to help scientists learn more about Virginia Key.

Connect With Nature is a family-friendly event that supports Miami’s effort to become a more naturally resilient coastal community. The event will feature kids’ activities, a beach cleanup, educational exhibitors, nature walks, food trucks and much more. Parking fee is $6.

Reef Guard – Adopt A Buoy Event – Lecture on the Wreck of the Half Moon / Germaina 4/9/15

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Reef Guard – Adopt A Buoy Event – Lecture on the Wreck of the Half Moon / Germaina
Thursday, 04/09/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Sailing-yacht-Germania-Nova-SailingUniversity of Miami – RSMAS Campus
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
RSVP Link
Cost: $10

Miami-Dade Reef Guard is a local non-profit charged with protecting the reef by placing mooring buoys for use by the boating public in hopes of reducing anchor damage.

We have an “Adopt-A-Buoy” program and are celebrating our two newest sponsors 1-800 Yacht Charters / 1-800 Bare Boat & The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

A happy hour with drinks provided by Wicked Dolphin Rum / Mako Vodka and food by Salt Waterfront Restaurant will precede a talk by Reef Guard President, Professor Michael J. Beach, on the wreck of the Half Moon, formerly known as the Germania. This ship has a very interesting and storied past. The site is made more unique by the fact that our sponsor, 1-800 Yacht Charters, has a replica of the vessel within its fleet. Hence the title of the talk “History Comes To Life”!

Suggested donation is $10 and, with it, you are entitled to free food and drinks and entered into a raffle for great door prizes!

The auditorium, graciously donated by the University of Miami, holds 300 people. Lets pack the place!

Recycling Energy Forum Expo and Education 4/24/15

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Recycling Energy Forum Expo & Education
Friday, 04/24/2015 – 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
REF PNG FLYER 3-26-15FIU Koven Conference Center
3000 Northeast 151st Street,
Miami, Florida 33181
Webpage Link
Cost:

The REF Expo and Education event will bring together companies from alternative energy, clean technology, recycling, and sustainable business worlds to connect with business leaders, educational institutions and municipalities. They will also come together to provide educational workshops and discussions to share innovations with each other and to educate our future leaders, the students.

Individuals interested in sustainability and clean technology will benefit from the workshops and educational sessions, as well as enjoy a guided nature walk, recycling into art workshop, and the after-expo networking event with Eco-Couture’s recycle fashion show.

The business expo will connect private companies with each other, government, educational institutions, and potential clients. The Education side will provide a forum to discuss solutions and educate future leaders…students.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Dream In Green nonprofit organization and the Florida International University (FIU) Office of University Sustainability. REF will have approximately 60 exhibitors and sponsors in clean tech industries, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations at the expo. As well as, approximately 10 speaker tracks, networking receptions, and a post-event festival.

The REF education conference will be in conjunction with the expo and will have students, teachers, and administrators from the Dream In Green, Green School Challenge program, as well as from FIU, and universities from around the country attend to learn about what clean tech can do for their educational institutions and what careers clean tech companies create. In addition, to the partnership with the FIU Office of University Sustainability and Dream In Green, Media Partners are the Soul Of Miami, Social Good Summit Miami, WiseBUYS.biz, YourGreenDirectory.com, Paradise Key, Artecology, and Weproductions, Ecomarketstore with support from the Net Impact South Florida Professional Chapter and the U.S. Green Building Council South Florida Chapter’s Miami Branch.

PechaKucha Miami: The City of the Future 2/20/15

PechaKucha Miami: The City of the Future
Friday, 02/20/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Young-Patrons-PechaKucha-Miami-City-of-the-Future-Miami-Science-MuseumFrost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33133
RSVP Link
Cost: Suggested donation $10

Travel into the future with five local and international guest speakers for The City of the Future PechaKucha presented by the Frost Science Young Patrons as part of the Frost Science’s multi-day Innovation and Engineering Weekend: Building the City of the Future. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy beverages while making their very own pottery through a special Maker’s activity. The evening will conclude by the “rake” kiln fire while the pottery is cured for guests to take home. Music by Dani Nicole and complimentary libations courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Mandarine Napoleon, ZIOBAFFA, Lucky Buddha and Lemon City Tea. Also featured will be the Miami Cityscapes artworks, where ten local artists shared their vision for the city of the future, and a special light installation in the Planetarium. This event is part of the global PechaKucha Night worldwide.

America and the Old World: Food, Health & Culture 3/12/15

America and the Old World: Food, Health & Culture
March 12, 2015
worldsfairHistoric Freedom Tower Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
600 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida
Register Online

An event celebrating the United States’ support and participation in the 2015 World’s Fair to be held in Milan, Italy themed “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” from May thru October, 2015.

In the spirit of this event, Miami-Dade College will host a day-long forum to explore America’s relationship with the “Old World”, and how the food, health and identity of people on both sides of the Atlantic have and continue to evolve in a parallel yet inseparable process. Shared modern day concerns faced by our society and their interrelationship with nutrition and sustainable development will guide the discussions and attempt to shed light in long-term solutions.

Deva Presence Book & Album Release 1/30/15

Deva Presence Book & Album Release
Friday, 01/30/2015 – 01/30/2015 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Deva-PresenceLMNT
59 NW 36th ST,
Miami, Florida 33127
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

FREE CONCERT, PERFORMANCE ART, PERMACULTURE AND WORLD TRAVELING BOOK EVENT!

NEW ALBUM – in ABUNDANCE
The emergence of global music!

NEW BOOK – REAP, SOW, GROW
“An epic world journey expanding the eco-movement and my soul in the process.”

For VIP passes go to Energetic Planet Event Page:
http://energeticplanet.com/love.asp?a=940&eventID=579&recommend=529&sharing=algbinffyr

When:
Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
6pm to 11pm

Where:
LMNT Arts Miami
59 NW 36th Street
Miami, Florida 33127

Come to Déva Presence’s live performance and book signing celebration. Three years in the making, his book, “Reap, Sow, Grow” and album, “in ABUNDANCE” come to life at this creative community event.

The concert features the musical sounds of Déva Presence, Paloma Devi and the band. Vendors, artists, performers and healers gather to offer South Florida an interactive experience.

This is a family Event – No drinking, no drugs, no smoking. It’s not about losing yourself, it’ s about finding yourself. ☺

With RSVP, this is a complimentary event for those who like and follow Déva’s social pages and share the event.
•Twitter / Instagram: @devapresence, #devapresence
•Facebook: Déva Presence (page)

Event Schedule:

6pm: Enjoy Live performances and dance to the jamming DJ Ephniko Dialecto. Healthy food vendors and local artisans also share their talents.

6:30pm: CD/Book Release Invocation. Let’s come together, meditate and set intentions for this book and CD to help create a greater world.

8pm: Book and CD signing: Learn what inspired Déva to create his memoir and music

8:30pm: Performance by Unity is Change (Unidad es Cambio) with featured guest Miguel Antonio Fleischauer

9:30pm: DJ’s and fire spinning and other performance art

10pm: Déva Presence and Michelle Paloma Devi live in concert

Contact:
Déva Presence
954-856-3775
contact@devapresence.com
http://www.devapresence.com/
http://www.permaculturemiami.com/

Vendor Registration Contact:
ashley@L-M-N-T.com

Rum Reef Launch Party 1/29/15

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Rum Reef Launch Party
Thursday, 01/29/2015 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
rum-renisance-logoAnthonys Coal Fired Pizza South Beach
520 West Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: 30
Tickets must be purchased in advance

Miami-Dade Reef Guard is an non-profit organization tasked with placing mooring buoys on the offshore coral reefs so that fisherman and SCUBA divers can safety tie up and enjoy the reef without dropping anchor.

Please join us to celebrate the launch of “Rum Reef” sponsored by Miami Rum Renaissance Festival! We will be pouring rum from Wicked Dolphin and Mako Vodka. Appetizers from Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza will be served. There will be live “country music with a slice of lime” by Tim Charron.

Tickets can be purchased on the Reef Guard website and entitle you to 4 free drinks and appetizers.

ThinkBike 2015: Opening Event 1/12/15

ThinkBike 2015: Opening Event
Monday, January 12, 2015, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
thinkbikeHistoryMiami
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
Register Online

Join us at HistoryMiami on Monday, January 12th 9AM – 12PM for the opening event of ThinkBike 2015, a four-day celebration and study of how biking can make Miami more livable and sustainable.

Brought to you by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in cooperation with Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization, Friends of the Underline, the Dutch Cycling Embassy, Bike305 and The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, ThinkBike 2015 features several presentations and workshops at HistoryMiami and the Downtown Miami-Dade County Public Library.

Led by an experienced team of Dutch urban planning and mobility experts, ThinkBike 2015 focuses on The Underline, the transformative 10-mile linear park and urban trail below Metrorail from the Miami River to Dadeland South, and how it can enhance connectivity, mobility, and biking safety for hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors.

The opening session on Monday, January 12th, kicks off with a public presentation of Dutch best practices for bike infrastructure, planning, and implementation. Experts will share how the Netherlands was transformed into the world’s most bike-friendly country, where the bike is used as an alternative to driving a car. The kickoff concludes with a virtual bike ride along the M-Path, the existing bike path below Metrorail.

Sign up now for the closing session on Thursday, January 15th, from 1-3:30 PM at HistoryMiami, which will feature the findings and recommendations for the Underline’s implementation by renowned mobility and infrastructure experts (RSVP here). After the closing session, ThinkBike 2015 will conclude with the presentation of a VanMoof bicycle to the winner of the LoveBike contest followed by a party on the HistoryMiami Plaza (RSVP here).

LoveBike: Enter to win a VanMoof bike courtesy of The Netherlands Consulate in Miami. Visit www.theunderline.org/lovebike, tell us what you like and don’t like about biking in Miami. Entries accepted through January 12, 2015. We’ll announce the winner at the ThinkBike 2015 closing event: Party on the Plaza, HistoryMiami on January 15th 3:30-5 PM.

Fairchild Volunteer Info Days 1/8/15, 1/10/15

Fairchild Volunteer Info Days
Thursday, 01/08/2015 – 01/10/2015 10:00 am – 01:00 pm
SONY DSCFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Volunteers learn new skills, make a positive impact in the community and the world and advance Fairchild’s mission through their hands-on support of our programs. Learn about exciting opportunities available in education, horticulture, and visitor services. Volunteer Info Days are Thursday, January 8 and Saturday, January 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Ladies of Manure 2015 Calendar Launch Party 12/18/14

Ladies of Manure 2015 Calendar Launch Party
Thursday, 12/18/2014 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
J-eflyer1Nugbrand Clothing Co. Store
2324 North Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

Join us for the launch of the Ladies of Manure Calendar for 2015! It’s been a long road and we finally made it! We’re ready for the New Year with 12 months of beautiful eco-conscious women spreading the message of turning waste into treasure. Enjoy FREE drinks and fun tunes hosted at the NugBrand Clothing Co. store located at 2324 North Miami Ave. Meet the ladies behind the poop and get your copy ($20) for the new year! All proceeds benefit Fertile Earth Foundation.

The 2015 Ladies of Manure Calendar will be released at Nugbrand Pop-up Shop located at 2324 North Miami Ave. Fertile Earth, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has released their second edition of the Ladies of Manure calendar. The project was launched in 2013 to spark awareness on our waste and how it can be used a resource rather than just waste.

An educational calendar with a twist, these ladies make poop look good. With the help of Terribly Girly pin-up photography company, we took 12 local eco-conscious loving women and glammed them up in the best manure photo shoot ever planned. A true one of a kind concept, you’ll want to read up on the description of each photo to understand the message that will spark change in today’s world with eye catching images.

Hosted at the Nugbrand Clothing Co. Pop-Up Shop in Wynwood, free drinks will be provided to toast to Mother Nature and this beautiful thing we call waste. For in this world, there is no waste, it is something we humans have created. If you’re not sure what we mean by this, stop by the launch party and grab your copy or simply order one online and see for yourself and you too can reduce waste.

EcoTech Launch 11/20/14

EcoTech Launch
Thursday, 11/20/2014 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Screen-Shot-2014-10-30-at-11.03.46-AM667 Northwest 90th Street
667 Northwest 90th Street,
Miami, Florida 33150
Webpage Link
Cost:

On November 20th 2014, EcoTech Visions opens its doors to the public. The new business incubator and accelerator is designed to assist entrepreneurs in creating, planning, and launching innovative and “green” manufacturing businesses in South Florida.

In collaboration with Give Miami Day, EcoTech Visions is hosting its first benefit for green advocates, the public, city officials, and philanthropist alike. This event features live music by Inner City Youth and Preforming Arts (ICYPA), high school violinists, light fare, auctions, and showcases EcoTech Visions’ facilities.

EcoTech’s mission is to address systemic poverty and climate change through manufacturing and environmentally-conscious ideas.