Children Chart Their Path Within The Fabric Of A South Florida Signature Caribbean-American Annual Event 10/5/14

Children Chart Their Path Within The Fabric Of A South Florida Signature Caribbean-American Annual Event
Sunday, 10/05/2014 – 01:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Jr-Carnival-FLyer-High-Resolution-FinalCentral Broward Regional Park & Cricket Stadium
3700 NW 11th Pl,
Lauderhill, Florida 33311
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he Miami Broward Junior Carnival will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the Central Broward Regional Park & Cricket Stadium (3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311). The parade will begin at 2pm. Admission is $10 and parking is FREE. Tickets can be purchased online at, or at the park on the day of the event. Young masqueraders will be judged based on their creativity, presentation, originality and craftsmanship of their vibrant and colorful masquerade costumes. This event teaches younger Caribbean-Americans about their Caribbean heritage and allows them an opportunity to shine at an event that is a part of their rich cultural history. The Miami Broward Jr. Carnival is a favorite since it’s a family inspired event that truly shares in showcasing the diversity of South Florida, and celebrates what makes us different.

WHO: 10 Jr. Masquerade Bands competing for Band of the Year 2014 – Break Awae, China, Community Vibe, Fun Generation Too, Carnival Arts,Euphoria Mas, Heritage TNT, Major Players, Mas Dynasty, Riverland Mas, Royalty Kids, and Wassi Babes. Heritage TNT Jr. Band was named Band of the Year in 2013 and looks to defend the coveted title.

WHAT: King and Queen, Male and Female Individuals Competition followed by Band Competition

WHEN: Sunday, October 5, 2014

WHERE: Central Broward Regional Park – 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311

TIME: 1pm-8pm (Parade Starts at 2pm)

$1.50 per adult for Park Fee
Other Attractions:  Face Painting; Bounce house; Slide; Steel orchestra; Jr. Calypso Monarch, appearance by Miss Miami Broward Carnival- J’Lisa Chesterfield. Food, drinks, arts & crafts on sale.

Media Note****
Miami Broward Carnival Events
Friday, October 10, 2014-King/Queen,Individual/Panaorama-Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium-3700 NW 11th Street, Lauderhill, Fl, 33311.
Saturday, October 11 2014-J’Ouvert -Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium-3700 NW 11th Street, Lauderhill, FL 33311
Sunday, October 12, 2014- Miami Broward Parade of Bands-30 Years Miami Carnival Celebration-Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds-10901 Coral Way,Miami, Fl 33165

Special thanks to the Miami Broward Carnival and Jr. Carnival sponsors: Citi Bank, Coca-Cola, I&B, Dr. Innocent, Dr. Brezault, Chubby, Dr Julian Cameraon, Dominica Lewis, Mr. Petier Hendrikus, M&J Auto Sales, Tri-County Courier, Inc., 103.5 The Beat, Discovery Tours, Children’s Services of Broward County, Caribbean American Passport, Caribbean Connection. The Miami Broward Carnival is made possible with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Hashtag: #MiamiBrowardJrCarnival

For more information or for registration to join a Jr. masquerade band visit: Media Credentials, please contact: Harris Public Relations –

Art Is 9/27/14

Art Is
Saturday, 09/27/2014 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Eliane-Card-dpi-300-11310 Gallery
1310 SW 2nd Court# 210,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: free

Art is…
1310 Gallery is featuring a group show curated by Eliane Harvey (Resident Painter)
1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts
1310 SW 2nd Ct., (Middle St.) Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Reception: Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7-10PM
Admission – Free and open to the Public
The show runs from September 27 through October 11, 2014.

“Art Is…” exhibition features the work of established artists: Dana Donaty (Conceptual Artist), Eliane Harvey (Shows Curator and Painter), Jake Cordero (Mixed Media), Mystica (Installation and Belly Dancer), Robin White (Painter), JC Bravo (Painter), Glen Mayo (Sculptor), Liliana Botero (Painter), Adam White (Painter), Eli Pupouac Jr. (Sculptor), Patty Stribling Lauer (Painter), Deda Maldonado (Fiber Art), Terry Mulrooney (Water Color), Tate Earle (Musician).

Eliane Harvey (Resident Painter and Curator) was born and raised in Brazil and moved several years ago toSouth Florida. Her paintings hang in numerous private collections in the US and abroad. She shows her paintings extensively throughout South Florida. Her work was recently featured in the prestigious yearly exhibit, “Red Eye” at Art Serve in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
She is a self-taught artist, who learned by diligently analyzing the techniques of the Italian Renaissance Masters. Although her studies were in Mechanical Design at the SATC Technical School, she continued her art career as ceramic tile designer.
” I love to create with the respect of human form, but no accepting the way things are I must formulate my own vision. Creating visions on canvas is a sense of relief for me. It allows me to interpret my feelings and share them with the world. My body of work communicates energy and mystery”.

1310 Gallery is located at 1310 SW 2nd Ct., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312. It is an artist-run collective that offers over 2400 square feet of exhibition space split into 3 levels and housed within ArtSpace’s live/work facility, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts. 1310 Gallery rotates art exhibitions monthly and also hosts performances and workshops. The gallery is open by appointment in addition to Opening reception. For further information please call 954-604-8203.

August Sushi Tasting 8/19/14

August Sushi Tasting
Tuesday, 08/19/2014 – 06:30 pm –
225 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Cost: $55.00

Join us Tuesday, August 19 as we present our August Sushi Menu Tasting, featuring a dozen of our Specialty Rolls, paired with a selection of fine wine.

Our featured Sushi Selections include Caviar Roll, Crispy Yellowtail, Dancing Eel, Endless Summer, Fire + Ice, Heart Breaker, King Crab, Mango, Over the Moon, Spider Roll, Square Sushi, and Volcano Roll. Wine Pairings Include: A by Acacia Un-oaked Chardonnay, Sterling Napa Sauvignon Blanc, Stellina Di Notte Pinot Grigio, Chateau Minuty Dry Rose, and Chalone Monterey Pinot Noir

This exclusive experience is limited to 16 guests.
RSVP is required. $55.00 per person, all inclusive
RSVP to :: or Call 954.523.1407

Shorts Gone Wild 2 8/7/14 – 9/7/14

Shorts Gone Wild 2
Thursday, 08/07/2014 – 09/07/2014 08:00 pm –
SGW.3.webEmpire Stage
1140 N. Flagler Drive,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33305
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Cost: $30

City Theatre and Island City Stage are proud to present the return of Shorts Gone Wild 2, South Florida’s hottest short play festival that celebrates the LGBT and Progressive communities, from August 7 – September 7 at Empire Stage in Ft. Lauderdale.

Conceived and created by Island City Stage Artistic Director Andy Rogow and City Theatre Producing Artistic Director John Manzelli, Shorts Gone Wild 2 takes six actors, seven playwrights, five directors and a design team, and whips them up until they peak into eight short, provocative, funny and thoroughly entertaining plays with a LGBT bent. Winner of the 2014 Silver Palm Award for Best LGBT Theatre show, Shorts Gone Wild is the newest collaboration under City Theatre’s SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL umbrella. Back by popular demand, Shorts Gone Wild 2 features brand new, never performed plays written by local South Florida playwrights.

The Shorts Gone Wild 2 play line-up includes:
Lion in a Bear Bar by Michael McKeever
Sarah Stein Sends a Selfie by Michael McKeever
I Alone by Christopher Demos-Brown
The Emperor Is Naked! by Michael Leeds
The Last Time I Saw Bathhouse Betty by Tony Finstrom
A Bump Between Friends by Fielding Edlow
Game On by Gary Garrison
Glamping by Carey Crim

Shorts Gone Wild 2
Directed by: Andy Rogow, Margaret M. Ledford, Michael Leeds, Teddy Harrell and Gail S. Garrisan

Starring: Niki Fridh, Matthew Stabile, Gladys Ramirez, Renée Elizabeth Turner,
Larry Buzzeo and Craig Moody

Designers: Michael McClain (Scenic), David Hart (Sound), Preston Bircher (Lighting), Peter Lovello (Costumes) and Jovon Jacobs (Production Stage Manager)

Tickets are $30, and are now on sale to the general public. Shorts Gone Wild 2 will open on Thursday, August 7 and play through September 7, 2014. The official Opening Night ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. Evening performances will be held Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through the Island City Stage box office by calling (954) 519-2533, or online at

Fourth Dimension at Marina 84 8/2/14

Fourth Dimension at Marina 84
Saturday, 08/02/2014 – 08:00 pm –
fourthdimensionMarina 84 Sports Bar and Grill
2440 West State Road 84,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Marina 84 will be hosting musical guest Fourth Dimension starting at 8pm.
Come enjoy your favorite Marina 84 dish while listening to our local reggae band.

Art Exhibit: L’éléphant dans la Salle (The elephant in the room) 7/19/14

Art Exhibit: L’éléphant dans la Salle (The elephant in the room)
Saturday, 07/19/2014 – 08/09/2014 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Niki-Lopez_Lelephant-flyer-frontside_web1310 Gallery – Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts
1310 SW 2nd Court,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

Featuring Provocative Art of the Unspoken.
Event hashtags: #lelephantartexhibit #whatsyourelephant

JOIN US! Exhibit opens Saturday July 19, 2014 7pm-11pm

L’éléphant dans la Salle- (The Elephant in the Room) is an idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored, or otherwise unaddressed. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide a safe place for issues and topics that are normally hidden from public view.

Through visual and performance art, the artists participating in this event will share secrets and taboos, discussing openly to find solutions for our own individual and collective emancipation. Viewers are invited to enter the ‘Confessional’, an interactive safe space installation to share their ‘elephant’.

L’elephant dans La Salle will be hosted by 2 of 1310 Gallery resident artist Niki Lopez (visual artist & designer), and Alana DaCosta, (singer/songwriter).

L’éléphant dans la Salle:

Art + Performance + Community Outreach

Featured artists include: Beatrice McClelland, Louis Davis, Judy Leeson Polstra, Allison Kotzig, Kimberly Heise, Sonia Baez-Hernandez, T.J. Brow, Niki Lopez, Alana DaCosta, Omilani , Klodi Lemoine, Gregory Dirr, Corbett Fogue, and Michael D. Colanero (of Uncommon Gallery with photo series .. Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project.

Opening night performance include: Chaos Theory, DJ Onestar, Alana DaCosta, Maru, DaDa National Poetry Slam Team and Melissa ‘Moonchild’ Stokes.

Lopez and DaCosta will collaborate with a licensed therapist to facilitate a workshop called “What’s Your Elephant”, where youth and adult participants can work in a safe space to own the secrets they keep. “The obvious is oftentimes ignored and swept under the rug. Some may chose to never understand it,” says DaCosta. “Yet, we all have the power of choice to free ourselves of whatever makes us uncomfortable.”

“It’s about acknowledging it, owning it, so that it doesn’t define you.” Says Lopez, an artist with her own elephant that will be revealed at the exhibit.

Lopez & DaCosta asks the public to participate by submitting their unspoken truth AND use the hashtag #whatsyourelephant on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram to submit their unspoken truth.

The curators will also partner with local lawyers Ghenete Wright Muir, PJ Hitchins and Shenika “Nik” Harris, who are hosting “Thou Art Woman,” a poetry centered evening celebrating the diversity of women.

Community partners include: Community Partners: Drag It Out-(501c3), 2014 DaDa National Poetry Slam Team , Boys & Girls Club, and private donors.
1310 Gallery is an artist-run collective that offers over 2400 square feet of exhibition space split into 3 levels, and housed within ArtSpace’s live/work facility, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts. 1310 Gallery rotates art exhibitions monthly and also hosts performances and workshops. 2013 Broward New Times “Best Art Gallery of the Year”. The gallery is open by appointment in addition to the Opening & Closing receptions. For further information please call 305-975-6262.

Coffee Talk series in Broward 7/23/14

Coffee Talk series in Broward
Wednesday, 07/23/2014 – 08:30 am – 10:00 am
998Jet Runway Cafe
5540 NW 21st Terrace,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
More Info Link

Our goal for Coffee Talk is to create a special learning environment where anything can happen. Where we engage in conversations that really matter, ask questions that challenge our thinking, and walk away rejuvenated with insights and ideas for moving forward.

Discussion Topic:
Led By Kuky Salazar
President, Private Jet Services

“Never be Afraid of the 800 LB Gorilla.Best Sales Tactics; Qualifying, Prospecting & Closing.”

Jet Runway Cafe
5540 NW 21st Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Open Parking
Lot is located directly in front of the cafe

Presented by: The Commonwealth Institute


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