2nd Annual Ceviche Festival Where Proceeds Went for a Great Cause by Betty Alvarez

The 2nd Annual Ceviche Festival was a celebratory event for the whole family which all proceeds when to the construction for the completion of La Merced Museo Peru Church, the first church and Peruvian museum in Miami.

The event had distinguished personalities such as Raquel Regalado, Tomas Garcia Fuste from Mira TV, Univision covered the event, and other media outlets. Guests had a wonderful Sunday that was marked by solidarity, great food, cooking sessions and spectacular shows of traditional Peruvian dancers, live music, etc.

Supporters of the event included El Mero Loco II, Mochila del Chef, Cevicheria Rosita, Divino Ceviche’s Chef Christian Encalada Alvan, Rizio’s Peruvian Cuisine Chef Mauricio Valverde & Cesar Valverde, El Huarike Peruano Chef Ysabel Bartra, Mari Morla, Cholos Ceviche Grill’s Chef Fabricio Pareja, La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine Ines & Aida Morales, El Pollo Inka Miami’s Chef Daniel D. Cespedes Titinger, El Punto Peruano Peruvian Food Truck Chef Pedro Enrique Rodriguez, Asociacion Cultural Peru Danza and many more.

The Corpus Christi Church and Iglesia de la Merced will be a church museum with artifacts, relics, and historical accounts of Peru. The original church is currently in Lima and soon there will be one on Miami displaying the richness of the Peruvian culture.

9th Annual All Kids Included Family Arts Festival 5/2/15

9th Annual All Kids Included Family Arts Festival
Saturday, 05/02/2015 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
FINAL-AKI-EbastSouth Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The 9th Annual All Kids Included Festival provides a full day of activities and cultural experiences for children with and without disabilities.

Festival Entertainment
Check out our exciting headliner shows:
A sensory-friendly production of Peter Pan by Miami Childrens Theater
Brazilian Voices
Magic Morgan
Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band
John Paul Jebian
American Sign Language Storyteller
and the Culture Shock Miami outdoor stage featuring The Rodiles

Fun Activities
Enjoy a kaleidoscope of live performances including dancers,
musicians, children’s theater, magic shows, fun music and much more!
There’s all kinds of fun for everyone, with free giveaways including the book
The Boy Who Grew Flowers (while they last), fun food,
face painting, costumed characters and strolling entertainers.

Creative Arts for All
Express yourself with inclusive art projects from “artz- art for all” adaptive painting & print making with special guest artist/inventor Dwayne Szot and Miami-Dade County parks, recreation, open spaces and disability services.

Art Exhibition, Awards and Resources
Experience the art exhibition and awards ceremony and explore
community resources for families offering helpful information, in-person assistance, support and literature.

Children’s BookFest 4/25/15

Children’s BookFest
Saturday, 04/25/2015 – 04/25/2015 10:30 am – 04:30 pm
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2650 Sistrunk Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Children’s BookFest is a FREE festival which is centered on Children’s Day/Book Day. It is multi-cultural-event, which the emphasis is on literature-based shows (through storytelling, musical groups, theater groups, music, drama, dance or other artform). BookFest will continue its tradition of putting a book into the hands and homes of the first 1,000 children who attend, through the Big Book Giveaway.

The 4th Annual PhilanthroFest 4/11/15

The 4th Annual PhilanthroFest
Saturday, 04/11/2015 – 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
PhilanthroFestMuseum Park
1075 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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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 [email protected] 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
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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.

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase – 2015 SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase on 3/28/15

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of the SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 – SWAN Day Miami 2015″ SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 – SWAN Day Miami 2015 at Little Haiti Cultural Complex on Saturday, March, 28, 2015.

To see more of  Anthony Jordon‘s  work go to his Instagram page or his facebook page.


Dinner in Paradise with Chefs Mike Pirolo, Aaron Brooks and Jokrick Ujague 3/29/15

Dinner in Paradise with Chefs Mike Pirolo, Aaron Brooks and Jokrick Ujague
Sunday, 03/29/2015 – 05:00 pm – 11:50 pm
Screen-Shot-2015-03-25-at-11.32.13-AMParadise Farms
19801 sw 320th st,
homestead, Florida 33030
Webpage Link
Cost: varies

The next Dinner in Paradise pairs Aaron Brooks, the Australian executive chef behind Four Seasons Miami’s modern surf and turf concept Edge Steak & Bar; Mike Pirolo, who garnered a rare, four-star review from The Miami Herald while at Scarpetta before opening his locals’ mainstay Macchialina Taverna Rustica; and Jodrick Ujague just down the street from the farm at Chefs on the Run and two time winner of New Times’ Best Bite on the Beach at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. A dinner not to be missed!
Stroll the gardens, smell the flowers and enjoy the music of the Magic City Flutes!

Arrival is 5:00pm for reception, tour at 5:30pm and dinner at 6pm.

Each dinner is $165.50 per person + tax. Buy a table of 10 and get 1 seat free! (Reserve for 9 on “add to cart” and we will add the additional one).