Love is Blind Pre-Thanksgiving Party 11/26/14

Love is Blind Pre-Thanksgiving Party
Wednesday, 11/26/2014 – 05:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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225 Altara Ave,
Miami, Florida 33146
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Love is Blind, the Gables newest hot spot, wants you to help them celebrate Thanksgiving Eve! Stop by from 5 PM – close and enjoy happy hour specials or host your Friendsgiving get together. Give thanks for a little and you’ll find a lot is waiting for you at Love is Blind!

5th Annual HoliGay Toy Drive To Benefit the Miami Beach Police Department’s Children’s Holiday Relief Fund 12/11/14

5th Annual HoliGay Toy Drive To Benefit the Miami Beach Police Department’s Children’s Holiday Relief Fund
Thursday, 12/11/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
2013-Holiday-Party-ToysLGBT Visitor Center
1130 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free with an unwrapped toy

Santa’s workshop will take over the LGBT Visitor Center in Miami Beach for the 5th Annual HoliGay Celebration and Toy Drive, Thursday, December 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wannabe Santas from the entire community are invited to bring an unwrapped toy as a contribution to the Miami Beach Police Department’s Children’s Holiday Relief Fund for distribution to children in need. The LGBT Visitor Center is located at 1130 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach.

“Each year, the HoliGay Toy Drive grows and grows like a snowball rolling down a hill,” said Lori Lynch, executive director of the LGBT Visitor Center. “So much so, it might just snow during the event.”

The jolly old elf himself will be making a special guest appearance and posing for selfies at the event which will feature complimentary cocktails by GREY GOOSE® Vodka, Bacardi brands and Barefoot Wine and Bubbly. A lavish buffet from Centerplate and Crepe Maker will be served against the backdrop of DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 playing holiday and contemporary favorites. Additional support will be provided by GAP Inc., which will furnish Santa’s helpers for the event, and the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC).

The HoliGay Celebration & Toy Drive is open to the public and admission is free with an unwrapped toy. To RSVP for the HoliGay Celebration & Toy Drive, email [email protected]

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Foundation opened the country’s first-ever Chamber-sponsored LGBT Visitor Center in October 2010. The Center is open to the public seven days a week and has been the venue for special events for the MDGLCC, Miami Dade County Health Department, Yes Institute, Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Brazilian Film Festival and Miami Beach Gay Pride, just to name a few. For more information, visit, email [email protected], or call (305) 397-8914.

Bourbon & Beats Menu Launch at Radio Bar 11/27/14

Bourbon & Beats Menu Launch at Radio Bar!
Thursday, 11/27/2014 – 06:00 pm –
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814 1st Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Wind down after your big Thanksgiving meal at Radio Bar. Our new Bourbon & Beats menu launches on Thanksgiving Day with new Bourbon specialty cocktails for just $8 and Basil Hayden cocktails for $5. Don’t forget to tag your images with #BourbonandBeats!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Shades of Philanthropy 2014 Diversity Workshop, Annual Meeting and Holiday Party 12/9/14

Shades of Philanthropy 2014 Diversity Workshop, Annual Meeting and Holiday Party, Tuesday December 9, 2014. 3:30pm-8:30pm
afplogoUnited Way of Miami-Dade
Ansin Building, Ryder room
3250 Southwest Third Avenue
Miami, FL 33129
AFP Member: $20 early bird|$25** after Dec 2
Future Members $30 early bird | $35** after Dec 2

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM – Shades of Philanthropy
3:30 on the dot, give or take, networking, schmoozing, noshing, etc.
3:40 sharp (more or less), program begins
5:13 (or thereabouts), interactive Q&A
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Annual Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Holiday Party
6:36 or so, more networking, schmoozing, noshing, etc

Successful Fundraising Strategies in Diverse Markets:
A Case Study Perspective
Our Shades of Philanthropy case studies will provide an inside view of two local non-profit fundraising success stories. Through their creative innovations and techniques, you will take away tried and true strategies that will boost your organization’s revenues.

Tina Brown, Executive Director, Overtown Youth Center
Yance Torres, Development Manager, Overtown Youth Center
Gepsie M. Metellus, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Haitian Neighborhood Center Sant La

But wait, there’s more!
Immediately following our Shades of Philanthropy presentation, join us for our long anticipated, eagerly awaited Annual Meeting and Holiday Party at the sumptuous (but unpretentious) confines of The United Way! We’ll be a little short of Powerpoint presentations, but long on meeting, greeting and networking with fabulous fellow fundraisers – and, did we mention, the cost is Eff Are Eee Eee!
and, as if that’s not enough…

Several fabulous door prizes will be featured for lucky AFP Miami members who attend the Holiday Party, including a $250 Cruise Gift Certificate. (Good on any of the following cruise lines: Azamara, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian or Carnival Cruise Line. Certificate expires December 31, 2015.)

For the convenience of Members’ busy holiday calendars, we have scheduled these 3 events together! Attend 1,2, or all 3!

Thanksgiving at Monty’s Sunset on South Beach 11/27/14

Thanksgiving at Monty’s Sunset on South Beach
Thursday, 11/27/2014 – 07:00 pm –
ThanksgivingMontys_edited-1Monty’s Sunset on South Beach
300 Alton Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Prices Vary

Enjoy the gorgeous South Florida weather while celebrating thanksgiving with fresh atmosphere and all of the delicious classics on the menu. Monty’s Sunset will have a Prix fixe 3-course meal including a Butternut Squash Soup w/ Toasted Sunflower Seeds Cranberry & a Traditional Turkey Breast Dinner!

• Butternut Squash Soup w/ Toasted Sunflower Seeds Cranberry
• Walnut & Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Thanksgiving Dinner Special:
Herb Roasted Turkey Breast Dinner & Fixings
Served with Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Dinner Roll, and Choice of Two Sides:

Sides: Smash Potatoes & Gravy, Apple and Sausage Dressing, Green Bean Casserole, Candy Sweet Potatoes, Cream Corn Pudding, Crispy Bacon Brussels Sprouts, Vegetable Medley, Truffle Shells & Cheese

• Pumpkin Cheese Cake
• Apple Cobbler

Serendipity 3 Thanksgiving Dinner 11/27/14

Serendipity 3 Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, 11/27/2014 – 07:00 pm –
S3Thanksgiving_edited-1Serendipity 3
1102 Lincoln Rd,
Miami, Florida 33139
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Cost: Prices Vary

Thanksgiving is a time of family, reflection, and a time of giving. It is a time when a man or woman, sometimes a slightly intoxicated man or woman, crams their butter-coated hand into a turkey’s butt. Fortunately, this year – you can leave that to Serendipity 3! Bring your family and friends for this traditional feast that includes a generously sized turkey leg, roasted harvest vegetables (brussel sprouts, parsnips, and carrots), a fluffy cloud of mashed sweet potatoes, and of course – stuffing and gravy. ($23/person).

But that’s not the only thing making this Thanksgiving the sweetest one yet. Serendipity3 brings you a fall-inspired dessert to finish off your holiday feast: A glorious pumpkin pie with a heaping scoop of butter pecan ice cream. ($10)

18th Annual Miracle on 136th Street Parade 11/22/14

18th Annual Miracle on 136th Street Parade
Saturday, 11/22/2014 – 11/22/2014 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Falls
8888 SW 136th Street,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

Strike up the bans! The official start of the Holiday season will get underway when the 18th annual Miracle on 136th Street Parade marches in to The Falls Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

2014 Grand Marshal is Peyton List of Disney’s ‘Jessie’

See local marching bands, bag pipers stilt walkers, a junkanoo band, giant puppets, a Dixieland Band, local dignitaries, costumed characters, celebrities and more. Culminating with the arrival of Santa, the Miracle on 136th Street Parade promises to be one of the biggest spectacles of the Holidays. Free and open to the public, this year’s Holiday Parade benefits the South Dade YMCA Family Center.

Following the Holiday parade at 6pm, singer/songwriter Tatiana K will take the stage to perform songs from her upcoming album. The Grand Marshal will take the stage at 6:30pm in the Center Court following the Holiday parade to preform songs from her upcoming album! Guests will also enjoy entertainment near Macy’s & Bloomingdale’s, including a live snowglobe performance, belldancing and more!
Following the Parade, the lights of the season will come aglow at The Falls as hundreds of thousands of lights that showcase giant animal topiaries and elaborate water elements the shopping center’s gardens and waterfalls. Santa will also take up residence and be available for photos in Center Court at the Santa House.

Retailers will also offer great holiday shopping oppotunities, in-store promotions and specials. Many of these are included in The Falls Holiday Coupon Book! Please visit Simon Guest Services at the Falls for more information.

Want to meet Peyton List of Disney’s Jessie on Parade Day? Visit this link for all the info: Http://