The Real Deal Broward Forum & Showcase – Real Estate Panels 4/23/15

The Real Deal Broward Forum & Showcase – Real Estate Panels
Thursday, 04/23/2015 – 01:30 pm – 05:00 pm
TRD_SF_ForumShowcase_April15_4-4Design Center of the Americas
1855 Griffin Road,
Dania Beach, Florida 33004
Webpage Link
Cost: $25.00

Join The Real Deal on April 23, 2015 at the DCOTA in Dania Beach for a one of a kind real estate forum. Come to discuss with the experts in the field including Carlos Rosso (President of The Related Group’s Condominium Development Division), Kobi Karp (Principal Of Kobi Karp Architecture), Carolyn Ellert Block (Chair of the Broward Master Broker Forum), Scott Leventhall (Co-Foundfer of The Trillest Companies Inc.), Jack Mccabe (Founder of McCabe Research and Consulting) and Bradley Deckelbaum (Owner of Premier Developers). We are looking forward to your attendance at 1:30 p.m. for “Foreign Investment + South Florida” and then at 3:30 p.m. “What’s Next For Development in Broward?” This will be very informative sessions in regards to the developing real estate market. Do forget to purchase your tickets at . For any more information, please contact us a (212)260-1332.

City of Miami City Commission Vote on Proposal for Tri-Rail Terminus 3/26/15

City of Miami City Commission Vote on Proposal for Tri-Rail Terminus
150326 - 1pg FlyerThursday, March 26th at 3pm
Miami City Hall
3500 Pan American Dr
Miami, Florida 33133

On Thursday, March 26th at 3pm, the City of Miami City Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposal to negotiate a “financial assistance package” to connect and build a Tri-Rail terminus at All Aboard Florida’s new MiamiCentral Station scheduled to open in 2016.

According to the Miami Herald, Mayor Tomás Regalado says he will “veto any attempt to pay for the project with city money”. Regardless of how you feel on specific funding proposals, it’s important to let the Mayor and Commissioners know how vital this Tri-Rail Connection is. Send the message that:

I support the Tri-Rail Connection to Downtown Miami at the new All Aboard Florida MiamiCentral Station!
(more information below)

Email Today:

Mayor Tomas P. Regalado – [email protected]
Commissioner Wifredo (Willy) Gort (Chairman) – [email protected]
Commissioner Marc Sarnoff – [email protected]
Commissioner Frank Carollo – [email protected]
Commissioner Francis Suarez – [email protected]
Commissioner Keon Hardemon (Vice Chairman) – [email protected]
City Manager Daniel J.Alfonso – [email protected]

If possible, please attend the meeting. Discussion is scheduled for Thursday, March 26th at 2pm.

Miami City Commission – Tri-Rail Facebook Event:

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The new TriRail Connection at All Aboard Florida’s MiamiCentral would open just in time for drivers to avoid the looming five-year nightmare on I-95 south of Golden Glades.

Just when you thought getting into Downtown Miami couldn’t get any worse, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announces the most significant I-95 project in Miami-Dade since the installation of toll express lanes. FDOT plans to replace pavement and make other upgrades between NW 8th and NW 79th streets starting in 2017. The project will take five years, snarling traffic into and out of Downtown Miami until the year 2022.

Miami Herald “Rough Road Ahead: Major I-95 Redo Project to Take 5 years” – 3/16/2015 at

Michael Putney – Local 10 sums up the opportunity to bring Tri-Rail into DWNTWN Miami in 2016 at

Join ‘Friends of Tri-Rail Coastal Link’ at

South Floridians deserve better – and one solution stands right in front of us: Bring Tri-Rail into Downtown Miami at All Aboard Florida’s new MiamiCentral Station in 2016.

The opportunity for Tri-Rail to provide 26 direct trains per weekday from all points north on the existing Tri-Rail system into Downtown Miami could alleviate this nightmare, and it’s critical to the future development of public transit in Miami-Dade County as well. This is a smart investment in Miami’s transportation and economic future. It would not only realize Tri-Rail service to Downtown Miami, but also integrate All Aboard Florida, Metrorail, MetroMover, the Miami-Dade County bus system and Tri-Rail into an intermodal transit center with connections to all parts of Miami-Dade County, South Florida and even the Orlando/Central Florida area.

This transit hub would further enhance development in Downtown Miami and further assure the viability of other projects like Museum Park, American Airlines Arena, Adrienne Arsht Center, World Center Miami and the World Center Convention Center by bringing millions of new visitors from the Tri-County area to patronize these projects.

This may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to propel our public transit system into the 21stCentury.

Let’s make this connection!

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Terrell N. Fritz
[email protected]

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

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
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!

Lunch and Learn at One Flagler Downtown Miami for Free 3/25/15

Lunch and Learn at One Flagler Downtown Miami for Free
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 – 12:00 pm – 01:00 pm
LL_3YES Workspaces
14 NE 1st ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

YES Workspaces is putting together another of it’s monthly Lunch and Learn series with Todd Paton of Paton Marketing. Learn to use the internet for your advantage in search, prospecting and spying. Learn how to search effectively and how people are searching for you. Become anonymous or be everywhere, Todd will teach you how to do both.Strengthen your product online and build your reputation. We offer free lunch and refreshments. Come to YES Workspaces in the One Flagler building on the corner of E. First ave and Flagler.

META Art Series Event 2 3/29/15

META Art Series Event 2
Sunday, 03/29/2015 – 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
META-march-flyer-Judy-Sayfie_smallThe ARC
675 Ali Baba Avenue,
Opa-locka, Florida 33054
Eventbrite Link
Cost: Free

The March edition of OLCDC’s new art series META is in honor of Women’s History Month and doubles as the opening of “Forces of Nature: Bounce and Flow” featuring artists Elaine Defibaugh, Sheila Elias, Judy Sayfie, and Hattie Mae Williams. The multimedia art exhibition will be a visual feast full of color, fantasy, creative power and energy. The March 29 opening will also include a panel discussion on the transformational value of art, co-moderated by META curator Ludlow Bailey of CADA Conversations and Mikhaile Solomon, Director of Public Art for OLCDC and Founder/Director of PRIZM Art Fair.

Panelists include:
Dr. Carol Damian, Professor of Art History at FIU
Evelyn Pierre, Director of the Haitian Cultural Museum
Marie Vickles, Education Manager for Outreach Programs at the Perez Art Museum Miami / Curator-in-Residence at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex

FREE and open to the public!

“Forces of Nature: Bounce and Flow” will be on display at The ARC from March 29 – April 15, 2015. Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5:30 PM. Weekends by appointment only.

META is a monthly art series is meant to engage the Opa-locka and greater South Florida communities with unique and transformative art, leading up to OLCDC’s annual Art of Transformation in November and December.

Broward Cultural Division, The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and ArtServe present Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute 6/6/15

Broward Cultural Division, The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and ArtServe present Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute
6917_2464_AEIJune 6th, 13th & 20th, 9AM – 6PM
June 27th, 9AM – 2PM.
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Participation costs is $100 and includes light refreshments and free parking. For members of ArtServe, registration is $75
Register Online

Broward Cultural Division, The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and ArtServe announce the return of the very successful Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI). Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to attend, including but not limited to sculptors, illustrators, metalworkers, writers, dancers, jewelers, musicians, performance artists, media/filmmakers, photographers, designers and all interdisciplinary artists. Artists residing in any county are invited and welcome to attend.

AEI is a course of study designed to assist individual artists by cultivating and advancing their business skills, and helping them to strengthen their operating infrastructure and expand their business. To date, more than 500 South Florida artists have graduated from the Institute, and many with exceptional success stories that follow.

Registrants will receive an AEI course book; an indispensable resource for artists. Developed by CPAC, the course book features exercises and readings to prepare for each session, and is tailored to the specific needs of artist entrepreneurs.

Designed to help artists operate in the marketplace more successfully, the AEI course curriculum covers all aspects of developing an artistic business. It helps identify and develop a personal brand, develop strategies for communicating with target markets, raise capital and identify a variety of tools for protecting one’s work legally. The curriculum offers critical support, enabling artists to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the larger urban arts and culture sector. Sessions include a mix of lectures, panels, group discussions and practical exercises.

The Business Plan Clinic’s topics, Working Effectively with Lenders and Developing a Brand, will guide participants through preparation of a simple business plan, an essential tool for any artist. In addition, participants will learn how to work effectively with lenders to obtain financial support.

View the Artist as an Entrepreneur webpage for more information about the course and its history, and read news coverage from past years.

About the Broward Cultural Division
Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations. Broward County has more than 1.8 million residents, 13.4 million visitors, 10,000 artists, 6,523 arts-related businesses employing 23,497 people, 823 not-for-profit cultural organizations and 31 cities, some of which operate their own arts councils and public art programs. For more information about the Broward Cultural Division, call 954-357-7457.

CPAC, program founder of the AEI, has provided comprehensive business training to more than 800 artists nationwide; this service is made possible by the generous financial support of the Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, the Kulas Foundation, and the John P. Murphy Foundation.

The Center for Writing and Literature at Miami Dade College Presents First Draft: A Literary Social 03/18/15

The Center for Writing and Literature at Miami Dade College Presents First Draft: A Literary Social
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
first-draft-social-media2-3The Butcher Shop
165 NW 23 St,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

A guided writing prompt with a twist. Because writing is thirsty work.

Theme; Murder (Mystery & Mayhem)

This event is FREE! Please RVSP at