Santa Cares at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, a Sensory-Friendly Special Event 11/24/19

Santa Cares at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, a Sensory-Friendly Special Event
Sunday, 11/24/2019 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Visits with Santa are complimentary; professional photo packages start at $29.99

Santa welcomes children of all ages and abilities at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. This compassionate, sensory-friendly Santa Cares event happening on Sunday, November 24, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on the Upper Level near Macy’s, allows families with children with all spectrums of special needs to experience the time-honored tradition of a Santa visit, in a comforting environment prior to public hours. Accommodations are made to support the sensory, physical, and developmental needs of this special audience. A portion of proceeds from photo packages purchased will benefit Arc Broward.

The sensory friendly Santa Cares event is held in partnership with Cherry Hill Programs and Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. The organization does this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Visits with Santa are free. Keepsake Santa photo packages start at $29.99. Space is limited and families are encouraged to reserve a time in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-galleria-at-fort-lauderdale-1124-santa-cares-tickets-73334546603.

For more information, please call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

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
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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
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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

The Latin Side of Disco! 11/23/19

The Latin Side of Disco!
Saturday, 11/23/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Normandy Fountain
7802 Rue Vendome, Miami Beach FL 33141,
Miami Beach, FL, Florida 33141
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Cost: Free

The Latin Side of Disco!
Normandy Fountain, 7802 Rue Vendome, Miami Beach: Saturday, Nov. 23, 6-9 PM. Because residents demanded it, we are doing a Disco Night at Normandy Fountain featuring the Latin Side of Disco Diva herself, Lucy Grau and her band! Fernando Garcia will kick off the night at 6 pm with a Disco Dance lesson and Lucy will take the stage at 7. To add to the fun, we will be holding a Disco Bingo contest! Everyone can get a Disco Bingo card and a Normandy Fountain Business map at the Urban Resource booth. Each card will have various activities you must complete (Take a disco pose selfie at the Fountain. get a jello shot from Bob’s, pick up a $5 off coupon from GLO BAR, try on a disco scarf from Aurora’s Boutique.) When you complete a BINGO, you can enter a raffle to win amazing prizes! Delicious food and adult beverages provided by Las Vacas Gordas and Capri New Style Pizza! Music Courtesy of KCC Productions.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7-18qEUVkQ
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vendome-disco-tickets-80355283817

Miami Theater Center Brings Haitian Culture to the Stage 12/7/19

Miami Theater Center Brings Haitian Culture to the Stage
Saturday, 12/07/2019 – 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $15

Miami Theater Center, South Florida’s only professional theater dedicated to kids and families, will transport families on a Haitian folklore journey with Ayiti, The Pearl of Antilles, performed by local Haitian-American musician Inez Barlatier and her Family Band. During this powerful performance, kids and parents will explore themes of community and gratitude through captivating songs, storytelling and visual arts. The event will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Tickets are $15 per adult and per child. To purchase tickets, visit www.mtcmiami.org. Miami Theater Center is located at 9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138. 305-751-9550

Bayfront Holiday Village 11/29/19

Bayfront Holiday Village
Friday, 11/29/2019 – 12/25/2019 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: USD 0.0

Bayfront Holiday Village will transform Bayfront Park into a shopping and entertainment destination for locals and tourists alike. All accomplished while keeping high family values and a welcoming atmosphere. The Village will become one of Miami’s most iconic offerings during the holiday season. People will come for the weather, they’ll stay for great shopping and entertainment. The Village will host several unique elements such as “The Shops,” a collection of artisans in a retail setting; Bayskate, Miami’s answer to cold-weather ice skating; and “Bayfront Bites,” a food, beverage, and entertainment area to sit back, relax and enjoy the park and waterfront.

Magical Snowfall at Dolphin Mall 11/27/19 – 1/5/20

Magical Snowfall at Dolphin Mall
Thursday, 11/27/2019 – 01/05/2020 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dolphin Mall
11401 NW 12th St,
Miami, Florida 33172
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Cost: Free

Dolphin Mall will celebrate the holidays by creating a winter wonderland complete with a nightly snowfall that is powered by children waving magic wands. This annual tradition returns Wednesday, November 27 and will continue through Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Each night, 30 minutes before snowfall, magicians under the age of 12 will receive, while supplies last, a magic wand to help unleash the snowstorm and create a glistening winter wonderland.
The festive flurries will take place inside Ramblas Plaza each night at 7 p.m., with additional snowfalls at 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There snowfall experience will not take place on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Christmas Day (Dec. 25), New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2020).

Seaper Powers: The Movie 12/13/19

Seaper Powers: The Movie
Friday, 12/13/2019 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
South Point Park
1 Washington Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: 0

South Florida, you’re invited to join us in celebrating the world premiere of Seaper Powers: The Movie!

Embark on a magical ocean journey in this feature-length animated film for young adventurers and families of all ages. Meet Emma, a little girl on vacation off the island of St. Thomas, who discovers magical sea-grass that gives her the power to talk to sea life. Soon enough, Emma has a new group of sea-critter friends. There’s Oliver, a shy young octopus who’s full of adventure but too timid to explore with his friends; and Steve, an out-of-place starfish who discovers he has powers of his own. Together, the quirky trio set off on a grand adventure to find buried treasure, along the way learning important lessons about friendship, self-confidence, protecting the environment, and the power of imagination.

Based on her award-winning children’s book series, Seaper Powers, Billboard Chart artist Kim Cameron makes her filmmaking debut with Seaper Powers: The Movie, based on the first book in the series, In Search of Bleu Jay’s Treasure.

Celebrate the free premiere of Seaper Powers: The Movie with us from 5:00-9:00pm at South Pointe Park, Miami Beach. Bring your coziest blankets and your favorite snacks as we set out on this fun adventure with Emma and her new friends! Enjoy a variety of fun interactive activities, as well as meet-and-greets with your favorite characters!

In partnership with the City of Miami Beach. Media partner: Kiddos Magazine.

Trailer: bit.ly/SeaperPowersTrailer

In partnership with the Town of Cutler Bay and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava FREE Winter Holiday Celebration 2019 12/6/19

In partnership with the Town of Cutler Bay and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava FREE Winter Holiday Celebration 2019
Friday, 12/06/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Back Yard Concert Lawn & Plaza
10950 SW 211 STREET,
CUTLER BAY, Florida 33189
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Cost: Free

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is hosting its Winter Holiday Celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6pm on the Concert Lawn. Families are invited to this free event, where they can visit Santa, take pictures, create holiday crafts, all while enjoying food vendors and signature holiday drinks. There will also be a movie showing of “The Grinch” and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. This event is in partnership with the Town of Cutler Bay and office of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, and sponsored by Florida Blue.

Mind, Body, and Music Presented by Baptist Health 11/23/19

Mind, Body, and Music Presented by Baptist Health
Saturday, 11/23/2019 – 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm
New World Center
500 17th Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

The New World Symphony, in partnership with Baptist Health, invites you to its home, the New World Center, for an afternoon dedicated to wellness and music. This engaging, power-packed event activates our Frank Gehry-designed, state-of-the-art campus and SoundScape Park with performances, demonstrations and healthy activities!

Explore, listen and learn with:
New World Symphony Rehearsal Observations
Yoga and Zumba classes
Health Screenings
Instrument Zoo and Kid Games
Chef demonstrations
Behind the Scenes with NWS’s Library and Audio Engineer Fellows
Performances by Young Musicians Unite
NIKE Bootcamp
Miami HEAT Trophy Presentation

Santa’s Flight Academy at Dolphin Mall 11/7/19 – 12/24/19

Santa’s Flight Academy at Dolphin Mall
Thursday, 11/07/2019 – 12/24/2019 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dolphin Mall
11401 NW 12th St,
Miami, Florida 33172
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Cost: Free

Santa’s Flight Academy, a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience that culminates with a special visit with Santa, will return to Dolphin Mall from November 7 through December 24 from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. The holiday attraction merges the physical and digital to provide a personalized adventure for every child.
Cadets are fitted with a virtual flight suit and will partner up with a helpful elf to inspect and power Santa’s sleigh and navigate the best course for the big day. The experience culminates with a snowfall dance party and, of course, time with Santa who will greet his crew members personally by name.

Though not required, customers are highly encouraged to create flight crew badges in advance of a visit online or through the center’s mobile app (for iPhone/Android). Badges can also be created onsite at special Santa’s Flight Academy kiosks.

Bazaar Under The Palms 11/10/19

Bazaar Under The Palms
Sunday, 11/10/2019 – 11/10/2019 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
CityPlace Doral
8300 NW 36th Street,
Doral, Florida 33166
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Cost: Free

Spend your Sunday at CityPlace Doral’s monthly Bazaar Under The Palms, curated by Flamingo Flea. Guests will have the opportunity to stroll through CityPlace Doral and shop local vendors, homemade crafts, enjoy live music, delectable bites and kiddie crafts.

Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns to Shops at Merrick Park with More Holiday Magic and Majesty 11/21/19

Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns to Shops at Merrick Park with More Holiday Magic and Majesty
Thursday, 11/21/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park will present its 16th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa’s Arrival, sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, on Thursday, November 21, at 6 p.m. One of the largest tree lighting ceremonies and holiday celebrations in South Florida, the event will include the 50’ tree-lighting, live entertainment, interactive activities, retailer pop-up stations and the highly anticipated appearance by Santa Claus.

The popular event is centered around a majestic 50-foot tree adorned with 55,000 colorful twinkling bulbs. Shops at Merrick Park will transform into a winter wonderland with live performances by the Miami Royal Ballet, Coral Gables High School Choir & Band and Miami Senior High School Marching Band plus greetings from holiday characters, giveaways and more. Shops at Merrick Park retailers will pop-up throughout the garden with special promotions and gifts.

One of the event highlights is Santa’s grand arrival down San Lorenzo Avenue on the Coral Gables Fire Department’s fire truck. Master of Ceremonies Belkys Nerey, award-winning co-anchor of WSVN Channel 7 News, Coral Gables Mayor Raúl Valdés-Fauli a/nd Nicklaus Children’s Health System Interim President and CEO Matthew Love, will flip the magical switch to illuminate the tree, signaling the official start of the holiday shopping season. Shoppers can view and pose with the holiday tree through early January 2020.

In addition, there will be an interactive coloring station compliments of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Adrienne Arsht Center December 3 – 8. For more show information, please visit www.charlieonbroadway.com.

Attendees are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys for children in care of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Toy contributors and others can enter to win a variety of exciting prizes from Shops at Merrick Park plus tickets to a performance of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, please call (305) 529-1215, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

Miracle on 136th Street Holiday Parade at The Falls 11/23/19

Miracle on 136th Street Holiday Parade at The Falls
Saturday, 11/23/2019 – 01:00 pm –
The Falls
8888 SW 136th St,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

‘Tis the season to deck the halls at The Falls! Families are invited to celebrate the start of the ho-ho-holiday season during the premiere shopping destination’s beloved “Miracle on 136th Street” Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 23 beginning at 1 p.m.

The annual, family-friendly community event is attended by more than 20,000 Miami residents and visitors each year. Miami-Dade dignitaries and celebrities alike will parade through the streets in vintage and convertible cars, while attendees enjoy music from local marching bands, holiday-themed floats, bag pipers, stilt walkers, junkanoos, community groups and internationally recognized costumed characters.

The fun continues with live entertainment and musical performances every hour in Center Court. As nighttime arrives, guests can marvel at the thousands of twinkling lights and giant animal topiaries throughout the mall and its gardens.

Throughout the day, families are encouraged to get a jump-start on those holiday wish lists with the mall’s amazing holiday shopping opportunities, in-store promotions and specials, many of which are included in The Falls Holiday Savings Pass. Please visit Simon Guest Services at The Falls for more information.

To wrap-up the holiday parade festivities, families will be invited to countdown with Santa at his holiday house in Center Court for our SNOWFALLS finale! Santa will be available for photos to capture the magic of the season.

Bayfront Holiday Village 11/28/19 – 12/25/19

Bayfront Holiday Village
Thursday, 11/28/2019 – 12/25/2019 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33130
Website
Cost: Free

Bayfront Holiday Village — A Bustling Wonderland Filled with Brilliant Lights, Shopping, Food and Entertainment Awaits in Downtown Miami

Bayfront Holiday Village Brings Daily Christmas Tree Lights Shows, Waterfront Roller-Skating, Local Vendors, Nightly Music and Top Food and Drink Offerings

Downtown Miami’s iconic Bayfront Park will transform into the magical Bayfront Holiday Village offering free, family-friendly programming all season long. Guests of all ages will enjoy daily 50 ft. Christmas tree LED light shows, waterfront roller-skating by Bayskate, over 50 local vendors, festive music and al fresco food and drinks.

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, locals and tourists alike will come for the weather, but stay for great shop-ping, entertainment and Miami’s version of a tropical winter wonderland.

“We know that New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles have pop-up holiday villages. We wanted to create a village where people would gather their loved ones and join in on some holiday cheer. Of course, we have something that the rest of the nation envies – our weather,” said Tony Albelo, event creator and CEO at SWARM.

Organizers want people to envision a quaint, picture-perfect, holiday outdoor venue filled with twinkling lights against Miami’s downtown skyline and waterfront Biscayne Bay. The picture-perfect, outdoor, holiday venue will be filled with twinkling lights and larger-than-life displays worthy of capturing the moment and posting it on Insta-gram.

“The only thing missing out of this Hallmark-perfect scene will be the frigid snow, but that’s why we invite our neighbors from the north to come here to enjoy Bayfront Holiday Village, Miami-style,” added Albelo.

Every night, a fully decorated, 50-foot state-of-the-art, animated Christmas Tree will feature hourly LED light shows sequenced to three different festive musical shows produced by Grammy-winning producer A.T. Molina.

New York has The Rink at Rockefeller Center, but Miami’s answer to cold-weather ice skating is Bay Skate, where adults and children can boogie to the beat of freestyle, tropical, contemporary pop and more. In the Northeast, peo-ple are ice skating and sipping hot cocoa wearing parkas. In Miami, we roller skate and sip mojitos in shorts. The Shops will offer a collection of 60 artisans in a jovial setting, each offering unique gift ideas to check off the “nice” list! Foodies will delight their senses at Bayfront Bites, where they’ll find seasonal beverages, sweet treats and food ga-lore!

The adventurous will participate in the Gnauhty Gnome Scavenger Hunt as they navigate Bayfront Park using guidebooks with clues to solve this year’s puzzle. Even fur babies will have a place of their own to hang out with free treats at the Santa Paws Dog Park, and every Sunday they’ll have Puppy Brunch!

Bayfront Holiday Village Details:

WHEN:
November 29 (Black Friday) – December 25 (Christmas Day)

WHERE:
Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami | 301 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33130

WEBSITE:
BayfrontHolidayVillage.com

HANDLES:
Instagram: @BayfrontHolidayVillage
Twitter: @BayfrontVillage
Facebook: facebook.com/bayfrontholidayvillage/

ADMISSION:
Free and open to the public. All ages.

SCHEDULE:
Monday- Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

FontaineBOO! 10/26/19

FontaineBOO!
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Fontainebleu Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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Cost:

Celebrate Halloween with your little ghouls Saturday, October 26th at Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s annual FontaineBOO. Located in the FB KIDS Camp Room from 2PM – 5PM, kids ages 4 – 12 will have the opportunity to play games for prizes that include Buried Treasure, Hook Toss, and Coconut Bowling. There will also be a Pirate adventure photo station and frame decorating and treat bags with candy. The FB KIDS FontaineBOO Halloween Bash is complimentary for hotel guests and $10 for non-hotel guests. Fontainebleau Miami Beach is located at 4441 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. For more information, please call (305) 538-2000.

Family-friendly Spooky Crafts and Treats at Jungle Island 9/26/19

Family-friendly Spooky Crafts and Treats at Jungle Island
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 10/27/2019 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $44.99 per adult and $33.49 per child (ages 3 to 9 years old) Save 20% with online ticket purchase.

Calling all ghosts, goblins and witches! Jungle Island invites the entire family to get into the Halloween spirit with face painting, lawn games, themed arts & crafts, spooky music, candy and more. Decorate trick-or-treat bags and then explore 18 acres of the jungle, in search of candy and some of the world’s rarest animals. Plus, enter kids into a costume contest for a chance to win cool prizes. Tickets are discounted during the month of October. Park admission is $44.99 per adult and $33.49 per child (ages 3 to 9 years old) Save 20% with online ticket purchase. Kids dressed up in costumes receive $10 park entry into South Florida’s popular eco-adventure attraction. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 26 & 27, 2019. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. www.jungleisland.com / 305-400-7000 / @JungleIsland on Facebook and Instagram

Jungle Island Celebrates Halloween with Luminosa 10/26/19

Jungle Island Celebrates Halloween with Luminosa
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 10/27/2019 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Tickets for Luminosa are $35 per adult, $30 per child (ages 3 to 9 years old) and $99 for a family pack (2 adults + 2 children). Save 10% with online ticket purchase.

Get your Halloween glow on during Luminosa Festival of Lights. Just for the occasion, Jungle Island will illuminate its trails with orange light. Stroll through hundreds of giant lanterns shaped into whimsical animals, marine life, birds, blooms and even iconic Miami destinations. Costumes are encouraged! This nighttime spooktacular also will feature Chinese acrobats, roving entertainment, Adventure Bay, a DJ booth and live music, free treats for all ages, food trucks, a Moet Champagne lounge, and bars, serving up specialty cocktails and mocktails. Additionally, guests can stop by on Halloween (October 31st) for a Glow Happy Hour with half-priced drinks.

Tickets for Luminosa are $35 per adult, $30 per child (ages 3 to 9 years old) and $99 for a family pack (2 adults + 2 children). Save 10% with online ticket purchase. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 26 & 27, 2019. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. www.jungleisland.com / 305-400-7000 / @JungleIsland on Facebook and Instagram

MOCA North Miami to Host a Free Family Day on Oct. 26 to Celebrate the Launch of the Free MOCA MiniMakers Program Sponsored by South Florida Automobile Dealers Association (SFADA) in Conjunction with the Miami International Auto Show 10/26/19

MOCA North Miami to Host a Free Family Day on Oct. 26 to Celebrate the Launch of the Free MOCA MiniMakers Program Sponsored by South Florida Automobile Dealers Association (SFADA) in Conjunction with the Miami International Auto Show
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is pleased to announce that the MOCA MiniMakers program is now free with a new sponsorship from the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association (SFADA). MiniMakers is a series of fun, hands-on art workshops using a variety of mediums and artistic inspirations for ages 6-12 years old that allows children to learn painting, drawing, sculpting, and mixed media techniques to create take-home masterpieces, with a different theme each month. The museum will celebrate with a Free Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. Guests are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.
 
Families will have the opportunity to participate in a day of fun-filled, fall carnival-themed activities in the MOCA courtyard including a bounce house, not so spooky face painting, carnival games and more. Hands-on art activities led by MOCA Educators will be free, with all supplies included and for a variety of ages including mini pumpkin painting, a collaborative “Fall Wall” and spooky lanterns. Guests will enjoy live entertainment and performances by local artists, photo opportunities and a great family atmosphere. Food from local food trucks and snow cones will be also available for purchase.

Guests will have the chance to win tickets to the Miami International Auto Show, taking place at The Miami Beach Convention Center on Nov. 1 – 10. Recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious in the nation, the Miami International Auto Show showcases more than 500 new vehicles from most of leading manufacturers from around the world – a collection that auto enthusiasts wait all year to see.

With the support of South Florida Automobile Dealers Association (SFADA), MOCA MiniMakers Sponsored by SFADA is now a free program. Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay and create with their children. All supplies and instruction are included. Projects are inspired by current exhibitions and fine-art techniques which lead to creative exploration.

Lasagna Lovers (Ages 2-8 w/ Caregiver) 11/16/19

Lasagna Lovers (Ages 2-8 w/ Caregiver)
Saturday, 11/16/2019 – 09:30 am – 10:30 am
Taste Buds Kitchen
14740 sw 26 St,
Miami, Florida 33185
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Cost: $28

Calling all chefs from across the globe! We’ve got your passport ready. Join us for a tasty trip where we’ll enjoy a delicious tour of handmade Lasagna, Lasagna Cupcakes that is. All chefs will be cheering for more as we use fresh tomato sauce, creamy ricotta, bubbly mozzarella and fresh basil. Pack up your adventure bags and let’s get cooking! This class is designed for kids and parents to cook together! $28 per child with one caregiver included. Registration is required, space is limited.

Turkey Cupcake Workshop (Ages 2-8 w/ Caregiver) 11/17/19

Turkey Cupcake Workshop (Ages 2-8 w/ Caregiver)
Sunday, 11/17/2019 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Taste Buds Kitchen
14740 sw 26 St,
Miami, Florida 33185
Website
Cost: $28

Gobble, gobble, gobble…let’s eat! Join us for a special culinary adventure as we learn how to make an oh-so-delicious chocolate cupcake decorated to look just like a turkey. Dying to know how we do it? Become a budding chef in our Kitchen as you discover all our delicious secrets! This class is designed for kids and parents to cook together! $28 per child with one caregiver included. Registration is required, space is limited.

Pizza Perfection Workshop (Ages 2-8 w/ Caregiver) 11/24/19

Pizza Perfection Workshop (Ages 2-8 w/ Caregiver)
Sunday, 11/24/2019 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Taste Buds Kitchen
14740 sw 26 St,
Miami, Florida 33185
Website
Cost: $28

Pizza? Yes, please! Calling all chefs to join us as we build world-famous mini pizzas of our very own. We’ll start by mastering the perfect dough with the help of our trusty friends yeast, whole wheat and honey, before moving onto our yummy tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese and our best friend, basil, on top. Grab your pizza loving friends and let’s get cooking! This class is designed for kids and parents to cook together! $28 per child with one caregiver included.Registration is required, space is limited.

Free admission to Miami Seaquarium for teachers and school employees in October 10/1/19 – 10/31/19

Free admission to Miami Seaquarium for teachers and school employees in October
Thursday, 10/03/2019 – 10/31/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33149
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Cost: Free

Totally Teachers Month! returns to Miami Seaquarium offering Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County teachers and school employees’ free admission to Miami Seaquarium during the entire month of October! Plus, they will also receive a 50% discount for up to four guests, so the whole family can join in on the fun. Private and Public School Teachers and school employees must show a valid school ID card or pay stub along with a picture ID to obtain the Totally Teachers discount. Teachers are invited to visit the Education Center on the weekends during Totally Teachers Month! for more information on the park’s educational programs. While there, Teachers can also enter to win a free field trip to Miami Seaquarium. A total of four field trips will be awarded in October and the winning teacher will receive a free group admission to Miami Seaquarium for up to 35 students. For more than 64 years, Miami Seaquarium has been a firm advocate of marine life conservation and education.

Miami City Ballet Hosts Annual Nutcracker Magic Children’s Soirée 12/15/19

Miami City Ballet Hosts Annual Nutcracker Magic Children’s Soirée
Sunday, 12/15/2019 – 10:00 am – 03:00 am
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Peacock Foundation Studio
1300 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $500 VIP Ticket (Adults & Children)

Miami City Ballet’s annual Nutcracker Magic Children’s Soirée returns for its fifth year with a “Visions of Sugarplums” theme, featuring a brunch reception sponsored by Centner Academy, followed by a VIP performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

Proceeds from the event support MCB’s community engagement programs that serve more than 19,000 participants annually, including youth, seniors and historically underserved populations.

Brunch reception: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® performance: 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Intermission Reception at the Peacock Foundation Studio

VIP Tickets include:
• Complimentary valet parking
• Brunch table and prime seating
• Meet-and-greet with Nutcracker Magic cast characters
• Exclusive VIP performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®
• Intermission refreshments
• Backstage tour led by Miami City Ballet staff
• Swag bag for each child
• Nutcracker keepsake doll and signed ballet shoe

Hamburger Cupcakes Workshop (Ages 2-8 w/ Caregiver) 11/10/19

Hamburger Cupcakes Workshop (Ages 2-8 w/ Caregiver)
Sunday, 11/10/2019 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Taste Buds Kitchen
14740 sw 26 st,
Miami, Florida 33185
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Cost: $28

We’re flippin’ for burgers! Hamburger cupcakes that is. Join us as we put a sweet spin on one of America’s favorite savory foods. Dying to know how we do it? Discover our secrets of how to turn an ooey-gooey chocolate cookie into a hamburger patty, ordinary ingredients into colorful burger toppings, and complete it all with a cupcake bun. A perfect sweet treat for your next BBQ! This class is designed for kids and parents to cook together! $28 per child with one caregiver included.Registration is required, space is limited.

Mom’s Morning In at State of Kid 10/2/19

Mom’s Morning In at State of Kid
Wednesday, 10/02/2019 – 10/02/2019 09:30 am – 01:00 pm
State of Kid
151 NE 41st St, Suite 219,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

On October 2, State of Kid is giving mamas a (rare) morning to themselves. Beginning at 9:30am, Mom’s can enjoy a welcome breakfast before starting on a morning filled with panels and classes on subjects like prenatal health, postnatal health, early childhood development, and more! Mama’s can wrap up their morning with a prenatal yoga class starting at 11:45 am. or with a postnatal movement class at 12:30pm 

Monster Splash Halloween Bash returns to Miami Seaquarium 10/25/19, 10/26/19, 10/27/19

Monster Splash Halloween Bash returns to Miami Seaquarium
Friday, 10/25/2019 – 10/27/2019 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33149
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Cost: $19-$24

Miami Seaquarium will be taken over by ghosts and goblins when the popular Monster Splash Halloween Bash returns in October. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 25-27 the park will feature Halloween-themed marine shows, trick or treating, inflatables, rides and more. Monster Splash Halloween Bash offers a fun and safe daytime Halloween alternative for kids and their families. This year’s event will offer more ghoulish treats and ghostly fun than ever before; featuring trick or treating at Sharky’s Sweet Tooth Stations, as well as kiddie rides and bounce houses at the Little Monsters Play Area. Enjoy one of the many Halloween-themed marine animal shows, including the splashy fun of the Swashbuckling Pirate Top Deck Dolphin Show, Day of the Dead at Flipper Lagoon, or the Finding Hemo Sea Lion Show. As part of the weekend of Halloween fun at Miami Seaquarium, the Park will have fun harvest activities for the entire family to enjoy including a picture-perfect Pumpkin Patch, Create-a-Scarecrow Zone, Flipper’s Dance Party and much more.

PULSE Art Fair 12/5/19

PULSE Art Fair
Thursday, 12/05/2019 – 12/08/2019 10:00 am – 07:00 pm
Indian Beach Park
4601 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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Cost: $35-$100

Founded in 2005 and celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, PULSE Art Fair welcomes an international roster of exhibitors presenting contemporary art for the engaged buyer. PULSE boasts a history of providing guests with a luxury experience, hosting more than 150,000 patrons since its inception. For the week in the annual art calendar when 80,000 tastemakers descend on Miami, let PULSE be your calm in the palms, your oasis in the chaos.

PULSE Art Fair will take place from Thursday, December 5th to Friday, December 8th at Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140. PULSE will kick off with a Private Preview brunch on December 5th, allowing guests an exclusive sneak peak of this year’s innovative exhibits. PULSE will be open to the public on December 5th from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., December 6th and December 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and December 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.pulseartfair.com.

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Dog Appreciation Pawty 10/20/19

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Dog Appreciation Pawty
Sunday, 10/20/2019 – 10/20/2019 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Subaru of Pembroke Pines
Subaru of Pembroke Pines, 16100 Pines Boulevard Pembroke Pines,,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Cost: Free

Come one, Come all, to the 4th Annual Subaru of Pembroke Pines Dog Appreciation Pawty, sponsored by Craig Zinn, and the Craig Zinn Automotive Group. Join us on Sunday, October 20th from noon to 3 pm and enjoy complimentary BBQ, Dog Adoptions, FREE tail-wagging dog-themed activities, contest, raffles and much more. It’s going to be pawsome for the entire family, including your dogs. Plus, you get to meet on-air personality GiGi Diaz from 939mia variety from the 80s, 90s, and today, while you check-out some dog gone great savings on a wide selection of new and pre-owned Subarus. All festivities are brought to you courtesy of Subaru of Pembroke Pines, where customers always enjoy #AmaZINNAutomotiveExperiences!

Adopt a Dog & Support the Humane Society of Greater Miami During “Bark & Sip” 11/7/19

Adopt a Dog & Support the Humane Society of Greater Miami During “Bark & Sip”
Thursday, 11/07/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: A $20 donation provides one complimentary refreshing Tito’s Vodka mixed drink and a delicious tapas and sushi buffet by Sawa Restaurant, plus a doggie dining menu for your dog compliments of Sawa. Other $10 donations can be made for additional drink tickets. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Shops at Merrick Park’s “Bark & Sip” will offer a pet adoption expo, Tito’s Vodka photo booth and a showcase of pet-friendly products and services, plus Sawa Restaurant’s great food and Tito’s Vodka cocktails with donations benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

A pet-themed raffle for prizes such as a luxury dog bed, a weekend of pet sitting, and photography mini-sessions with your special pup will also support the Humane Society.

Representatives from the Humane Society will be on-site to showcase adoptable dogs and accept donations. Local businesses such as Art to Save Lives, City Pooch, Creating New Tails, DogExpressions, EquiPaws, Miami Pet Concierge and PetSmart will be showcasing available pet products and services at the event.

The Ramble at Fairchild 11/9/19

The Ramble at Fairchild
Saturday, 11/09/2019 – 11/10/2019 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost:

The Ramble truly has something for everyone! A huge plant sale of Fairchild-grown plants and plants from vendors offering edible plants for your own fall garden, ornamentals, orchids, succulents, exotics and more.

KidWay

Engage with Fairchild educators and see science in action! And, enjoy botanical carnival style games and face painting!
Also, interact with local environmental organizations and learn how they are making an impact locally and globally.

Fall Beer Garden

Enjoy seasonal brews from local Brewing companies!

Vendors

Food and more! Cooking demos by Miami’s top chefs, samples, food from some of our favorite vendors and all you need to create your own spiced up dishes for fall and winter.

Plant Sale, Cycad Circle Area

Pick up Fairchild plants and many more from local plant societies and nurseries.

Music, Garden House Lawn

Admission Pricing
Free for Fairchild Members
Adults: $25
Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
Children (ages 6-17): $12
Free for children 5 and younger

Halloween at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 10/25/19

Halloween at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Friday, 10/25/2019 – 10/27/2019 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost:

Friendly Creatures of the Night on October 25th 5:00-8:00 PM
Come to Fairchild for a night of discovery! Dress as your favorite creature to make the night more fun, and don’t forget your flashlight!

An event for the whole family! Learn all about the night creatures dwelling in within the Garden and our South Florida backyards. Take a stroll around to see what you can spot!

Howl-o-ween on October 27th 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
At Fairchild’s Howl-o-ween guests can take advantage of a great opportunity to enjoy the Garden with their dogs as they parade through Fairchild’s lush surroundings all the while showing off their Halloween costumes. Guests and their dog can hop on any of the trams, make it a doggie tram ride! Now that’s something to wag your tail about! Don’t forget to get their treats!

Sunday Stories at MOCA 10/6/19

Sunday Stories at MOCA
Sunday, 10/06/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

Discover a new read-aloud staple with Green Is a Chile Pepper, a fun rhyming picture book where children discover a world of colors all around them: red is spices and swirling skirts and yellow is masa, tortillas and sweet corn cake. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, but all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this playful concept book will reinforce the colors found in every child’s day! The Sunday Stories series takes place on the first Sunday of every month.

KIDS JAMM at PAMM 10/27/19

KIDS JAMM at PAMM
Sunday, 10/27/2019 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Must purchase entry. Free admission for children 2 years old and younger.

Join us for Pérez Art Museum Miami’s first-ever family fundraiser! Working with renowned multi-disciplinary artists, kids of all ages will have an unforgettable experience creating their own masterpieces. KIDS JAMM is a rare opportunity for kids and their grown-ups to interact and create with some of Miami’s best known artists, as well as artists from around the country.

KIDS JAMM will feature live music, art-making activities, great snacks and treats, dancers, special guests and many more activities designed to forge a deeper connection with PAMM, living artists, and the creative process.

All funds raised will support PAMM’s free access days and the PAMM Student Pass, which gives free access to PAMM for all Miami-Dade County Public Schools students.

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
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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.

Miami Theater Center Presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar 10/26/19

Miami Theater Center Presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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Cost: $15

To launch its 2019-20 season, Miami Theater Center is proud to present a beautiful production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar in celebration of the 50th birthday of the classic children’s book. Create memories with your children by bringing them to South Florida’s only Theater for Young Audiences and expose them early to the arts. At this play, three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, will be brought to life on stage including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed-Up Chameleon. The show is recommended for ages 2 and up. Show times are 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Miami Theater Center is located at 9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138. For event information and to purchase tickets, visit www.mtcmiami.org. 305-751-9550

Ofrendas, An Homage to the Colorful Traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos, at History Fort Lauderdale 10/6/19

Ofrendas, An Homage to the Colorful Traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos, at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 10/06/2019 – 11/03/2019 11:00 am –
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free Family Fun Day; Other days require admission of $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, invites the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with “Ofrendas,” its annual homage to the colorful traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. The cultural immersion exhibit, containing both fine art and creative community memorial altars or “ofrendas” covered in photographs, flowers and favorite items of the dearly departed, opens Sunday, October 6 and runs through Sunday, November 3 at the New River Inn. This year’s associated activities will include family fun on opening day, a Community Conversation about the origins of Day of the Dead and an evening of parades, costumes and revelry on Saturday, November 2.

Activities and events for this year’s “Ofrendas” are as follows:

“Ofrendas” Family Fun Day Exhibit Opening, Sunday, October 6, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Free
Celebrate another year of life and the remembrance of loved ones in preparation for Día de los Muertos. Family Fun Day is a FREE public event featuring a sharing of stories, face-painting, a puppet show and touring of the community “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Florida Day of the Dead Celebration on Saturday, November 2 – 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Free to view celebration
Stake your spot on the lawn of History Fort Lauderdale for this annual traditional, colorful skeleton processional sponsored by Riverwalk, City of Fort Lauderdale and the Puppet Network & Puppet Guild of South Florida. Community members in skeleton costumes and masks “meander through villages” to visit the graves of their ancestors. City Officials will kick-off the parade and then mariachi musicians lead the way as this processional of thousands of skeletons streams from Huizenga Plaza west along Riverwalk. It then heads north on SW 3rd Avenue, where the celebration continues at Revolution Live Entertainment Complex. During the event, History Fort Lauderdale will welcome guests to place their offerings in the “Ofrendas” exhibit room from noon – 8 p.m. Visit www.dayofthedeadflorida.com for schedule information.

Community Conversation with Jonathan Chait Auerbach, Consul General of Mexico, on Monday, October 21, at 6 p.m.; Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10.
Join History Fort Lauderdale for a discussion about the historical traditions of Day of the Dead in Mexico. RSVP requested at http://bit.ly/HFLOfrendasConversation.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale’s “Ofrendas” exhibit and activities, 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.

Bass Babies 10/2/19

Bass Babies
Wednesday, 10/02/2019 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Bass
2100 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $10 per class, $8 per class for members

In this week’s class, create 3D forms and learn about artists that use stacking and building in their artwork. Bass Babies is a weekly art program designed for our youngest visitors and their caregivers, to foster new discoveries in sensory awareness, creativity and pre-literacy skills through hands-on art activities.

*Classes held on the same week repeat topics and activities. Participants are encouraged to sign up for one class per week.

Bass Babies 10/4/19

Bass Babies
Friday, 10/04/2019 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Bass
2100 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $10 per class, $8 per class for members

In this week’s class, create 3D forms and learn about artists that use stacking and building in their artwork. Bass Babies is a weekly art program designed for our youngest visitors and their caregivers, to foster new discoveries in sensory awareness, creativity and pre-literacy skills through hands-on art activities.

Halloween on the Mile 10/31/19

Halloween on the Mile
Thursday, 10/31/2019 – 10/31/2019 03:30 pm – 07:00 pm
Miracle Mile
150 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

The Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables is hosting its annual “Halloween on the Mile,” featuring an afternoon of trick-or-treating at more than 70 stores along Miracle Mile and special events for the whole family to enjoy – pets included! Throughout the event, families can capture memories at the Capital One Café photo booth at 150 Miracle Mile.

Special events from local partners include:
• 3:30 p.m. – Children’s film at the Coral Gables Art
Cinema
• 4:00 p.m. – Trick-or-treating along Miracle Mile and
adjacent streets, featuring Capital One Café
photo booth at 150 Miracle Mile
• 4:00 p.m. – Storytime at Books & Books
• 5:00 p.m. – Kiddie costume contest at the Miracle
Theatre
• 6:00 p.m. – Pet costume contest at the Coral Gables
Museum

Halloween Boo Bash 10/31/19

Halloween Boo Bash
Thursday, 10/31/2019 – 10/31/2019 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Mall of the Americas
7795 West Flagler,
Miami, Florida 33314
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Cost: Free

Mall of the Americas’ annual Halloween Celebration returns Thursday, October 31st from 5pm- 7pm. Children ages 10 and under are invited to enjoy fun games with the friendly, bilingual Gigi the Witch. Festivities will kick off at 5 pm with Gigi the Witch on stage in center court. Trick or Treating afterwards at participating stores while supplies last. Masks are only allowed on small children.

Heroes of Liberty City 10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend: Peace Walk + Community Fun Day 10/18/19

Heroes of Liberty City 10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend: Peace Walk + Community Fun Day
Friday, 10/18/2019 – 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Charles R. Drew Community Field
1907 NW 60 St,
Miami, Florida 33142
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Cost: Free

MCI COMMUNITY FUN DAY will allow us to put our families first! This family fun day will engage our community to actively participate and celebrate our ten years of service to Liberty City. Children and families will have an opportunity to enjoy family friendly activities which include carnival rides, DJ, food trucks, retail vendors and live musical performances. This Community Fun Day will take place at the Charles R. Drew Community Field, 1907 North West 60 Street, directly adjacent to Charles R. Drew K-8 Center.

School Supply Giveaway 9/25/19

School Supply Giveaway
Wednesday, 09/25/2019 – 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm
The ARC
675 Ali Baba Avenue,
Opa-locka, Florida 33054
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Cost: Free

Our youth have gone back to school, and we want to make sure they don’t run out of supplies during the year.

Publix is working with the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation to provide quality school supplies to the students in our community. Our youth have gone back to school, and we want to make sure they don’t run out of supplies during the year. We know those crayons and pencils have worn down, the paper in the notebooks are being used, so it’s time to stock up! Parents are encouraged to sign up their child’s name(s) to ensure they receive supplies.

Smithsonian Museum Day at History Fort Lauderdale 9/21/19

Smithsonian Museum Day at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 09/21/2019 – 09:30 pm – 04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will take part in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day on Saturday, September 21. Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.

This year’s Museum Day participants at History Fort Lauderdale can view “The Art of Tim Forman: Landscape Paintings” currently on display plus 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.

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.

Luminosa Festival of Lights at Jungle Island 10/5/19

Luminosa Festival of Lights at Jungle Island
Wednesday, 10/05/2019 – 01/08/2020 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $35/adults; $30/children ages 3-10

Take a memorable journey through Jungle Island at night during the first-ever Luminosa Festival of Lights. This captivating instagram-worthy experience will span 13 of the park’s lush 18 acres and will feature 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 will include a life-sized demure cassowary and striking silk parrots, a sea of glowing jellyfish, and panoramic reinterpretations of several iconic Miami destinations. You don’t want to miss this nighttime spectacle! The cost is $35 per adult and $30 per child (3-10 years old). Save 20% with the purchase of early bird tickets. In time for the holiday season and Art Basel, Luminosa will open to the public from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily starting October 5, 2019 – January 8, 2020.
Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. www.jungleisland.com / 305-400-7000

Bass Babies 9/20/19

Bass Babies
Friday, 09/20/2019 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $8 for museum members, $10 for non-members

Using basic symbols like emojis, identify and express your emotions to make art.
Bass Babies is a weekly art program designed for our youngest visitors and their caregivers, to foster new discoveries in sensory awareness, creativity and pre-literacy skills through hands-on art activities.
*Classes held on the same week repeat topics and activities. Participants are encouraged to sign up for one class per week.

Teen Art Class 9/21/19

Teen Art Class
Saturday, 09/21/2019 – 01:30 pm – 04:00 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $10 for museum members, $15 for non-members

Learn about aesthetic interactions of color, and basic fundamentals and advantages of using color in various media.
Studio art intensive workshops for building a strong portfolio of work. Each week is devoted to a particular medium, providing students the ability to select and explore material. Professional art teachers will advise and guide students to develop their skillset, hone their studio art practice, and experiment with a multitude of materials. Students will learn how to articulate their vision and speak about artwork through one-on-one and group critique, a necessary tool for artist development. Students are encouraged to attend all sessions.

Art for Kids at The Bass 9/21/19

Art for Kids at The Bass
Saturday, 09/21/2019 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $10 for museum members, $15 for non-members

Get an up-close look at the museum’s exhibitions while learning how to draw from observation with one-on-one interactions with the instructor.
Young artists will develop a portfolio of artwork while building technical skills through weekly group instruction, led by teaching artists, that explore different mediums, techniques and tools for art making.

Bass Babies 9/20/19

Bass Babies
Friday, 09/20/2019 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $8 for museum members, $10 for non-members

Using basic symbols like emojis, identify and express your emotions to make art.
Bass Babies is a weekly art program designed for our youngest visitors and their caregivers, to foster new discoveries in sensory awareness, creativity and pre-literacy skills through hands-on art activities.
*Classes held on the same week repeat topics and activities. Participants are encouraged to sign up for one class per week.

Bass Babies 9/25/19, 9/27/19

Bass Babies
Wednesday, 09/25/2019 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $10 per class, $8 for members

Learn how to create all the colors of the rainbow by mixing primary colors.
Bass Babies is a weekly art program designed for our youngest visitors and their caregivers, to foster new discoveries in sensory awareness, creativity and pre-literacy skills through hands-on art activities.