South Beach Seafood Festival 10/24/15

South Beach Seafood Festival
Saturday, 10/24/2015 – 11:00 am – 09:00 pm
SBSF1Lummus Park
Ocean Drive between 7th and 9th,
Ocean Drive, Florida Miami Beach
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Cost: $25

Presented by Hess Select and hosted by Coca-Cola, the South Beach Seafood Festival (SBSF) celebrates the best and boldest seafood experiences Miami has to offer, featuring some of the city’s most adored and recognized chefs and restaurants.

Palm Beach Jerk Festival 5/25/15

Palm Beach Jerk Festival
Monday, 05/25/2015 – 02:00 pm – 11:00 pm
WPB-JerkBack-Design-RevisedSouth Florida Fair Grounds
9067 Southern Boulevard,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
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Cost: Pre-sold $25; At the gate $30; VIP $90; Backstage Passes $100. Children 12 and under are FREE.

The 12th Annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival Set to Add Caribbean Jerk Flair in West Palm Beach on Monday, May 25, 2015
Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pork, Jerk Everything

The 12th Annual Palm Beach Jerk Festival is set to kick-off the summer with an international flair. The festival will be filled with culinary personalities, delicious jerk inspired dishes and a fun family-friendly environment. Hosted by Full-A-Vybez, Inc. in association with 1.800.411. Pain, A Medical & Lawyer Referral Service, this year’s 12th Annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival will take place on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The gates open at 12 noon.

Adding flavor to the main stage, the star-studded line up include the following ingredients of legendary talent: Maxi Priest, Grammy Kid, Beenie Man & the Zagga Zow Band, Morgan Heritage and Romain Virgo.

Acting as the culminating event for a busy Memorial Weekend, families and friends from neighboring cities, including Dade and Broward counties can enjoy a 45-minute ride to share the taste of the Jerk and other Caribbean delicacies. Attendees may purchase coveted wares from the craft vendors, relax with a cold drink, enjoy the DJ selection in the Party Pavilion or bask in the melodious sounds of reggae superstars as they perform on the Main Stage. The sweet sounds of Reggae and Smooth Grooves will take you on a musical journey. The festival features the best of the best reggae artists to take you there. The sounds of kids’ laughter will fill the Kids Romping Zone as children 12 and under can enjoy various fun activities. What better way to enjoy Memorial Day than at the Palm Beach Jerk Festival? Come out and meet with old friends and make new ones, all while nurturing all your senses.

“To accommodate the growth of the largest Caribbean food festival in Palm Beach, we have moved to the South Florida Fairgrounds. Our Title Sponsor, 1.800.411.PAIN, has been with us over the years, supporting and leveraging their resources to assist us in this growth,” says Executive Director of the Full-A-Vybez, Inc. Damian Tater. “The entire family can enjoy food, entertainment and a whole lot of the Caribbean. Instead of going through customs, we encourage people to get in their cars and come out and show South Florida that when Caribbean food and music unite, everything nice mon!”

Tickets are on sale now at www.palmbeachjerkfestival.com or popular Caribbean community locations. Pricing is as follows: Pre-sold $25; At the gate $30; VIP $90; Backstage Passes $100. Children 12 and under are FREE.

Full-A-Vybez, Inc.
Established in 1996, Full-A-Vybez, Inc. is a full service entertainment and promotion company specializing in events of all sizes catering to the Caribbean diaspora communities. The highly skilled team of industry professionals leads several local and international experiences that typically draw crowds in excess of 15,000 attendees. In addition to other targeted experiences, Full-A-Vybez, Inc’s annual marquee events include the Palm Beach Jerk Festival and the Orlando Jerk Festival.

Palm Beach Jerk Festival
For general information, visit www.palmbeachjerkfestival.com or call the event hotline at 866-232-0001.
Like us on Facebook.com/Palm Beach Jerk Festival.
For vendor information, contact Vendor Express at 954-775-4917.

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
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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
ChildrensBookFest-2015-full-Page-FlyerAfrican-American Research Library and Culture Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
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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

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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
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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
Ecomb_FF_Poster-11x172_NO-LOGOS_CropedColony Theater
Lincoln Road Mall, 1040 Lincoln,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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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.