Miracle Makers Fashion Show and Luncheon 4/30/15

Miracle Makers Fashion Show and Luncheon
Thursday, 04/30/2015 – 11:30 am – 03:30 pm
Big-Brothers-Big-SistersThe Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Drive,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Cost: Individual tickets start at $175.

The Women’s Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami will serve as host to a luncheon event to honor South Florida’s most philanthropic and fashionable community members. Local notables will mix and mingle while enjoying an auction, lunch and fashion show featuring collections from some of the world’s top designers. In addition, at the event the organization will highlight its 2015 Miracle Maker Honorees as well as its 2015 Power Couple.

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!

Miami Seaquarium Spring Camp 3/23/15

Miami Seaquarium Spring Camp
Sunday, 03/23/2015 – 03/27/2015 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link

Springtime brings excitement to Miami Seaquarium with the return of spring camp. This year’s spring camp theme is ‘Conservation Quest.’ The park’s spring camp program offers students from kindergarten to high school the opportunity to learn about environmental issues facing our planet including pollution, invasive species, water conservation, habitat destruction, and endangered species. The week long camp includes one marine mammal show a day, at least one animal interaction a day, arts and crafts, interactive games and experiments, lunch and much more. Spring camp will run March 23-27, 2015 for campers ages 5 to 18 years. For Spring Camp enrollment or additional information, please call 305-361-5705, ext. 298 or 207 or visit www.miamiseaquarium.com.

Miami Seaquarium’s Bunny Palooza 4/3/15

Miami Seaquarium’s Bunny Palooza
Friday, 04/03/2015 – 04/05/2015 12:30 pm –
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link

Easter Weekend in Miami gets underway with BunnyPalooza 2015 at Miami Seaquarium, which hops onto the scene from Friday, April 3 to Easter Sunday, April 5. Guests will enjoy continuous Easter Egg Hunts throughout the day, and five acres of adrenaline pumping fun with bounce houses, slides, rides, Rock Climbing Wall, plus many prizes and surprises. The Easter Parade will start daily at 12:30 p.m. complete with floats, bands, strolling performers, costumed characters and of course the Easter Bunny. A discount offering of $8 off admission to BunnyPalooza is available with a receipt or coupon from participating McDonalds Restaurants. Proceeds to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida whose mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in South Florida.

The 4th Annual Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance 2/19/15 – 2/22/15

The 4th Annual Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance
grassrootsFebruary 19-22, 2015
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149.

Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival – An inclusive multi-cultural and family-friendly music, arts and dance festival celebrating its 4th annual winter event in Miami, FL.

What: The Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance is taking place on Virginia Key in Miami featuring Donna the Buffalo, Rubblebucket, Marco Benevento, Jim Lauderdale, Swear and Shake, Afrobeta, AJ Ghent, Big Mean Sound Machine, Telekenetic Walrus, Danay Suarez, the Spam Allstars, Suenalo, Locos Por Juana, Elastic Bond, Lanzallamas, Electric Piquete and more.

The festival kicked off with beach camping and workshops during the all-new “Culture Camp” that began February 15th. Yoga, instrument and cooking workshops happen each day through Wednesday, ending with a family-style dinner and dance. The event also features the Zen Village Healing Arts attraction, a kid’s village, a sustainability expo, the Beer Garden Vinyl Lounge, the Grassroots World Café, live art and craft vendors and more.

There will be a special Chinese New Year celebration on Thursday and a ceremony honoring Black History Month and the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park’s 70th anniversary Saturday. Tickets are half-price for anyone that arrives on bike Sunday, with proceeds to benefit Heart for Humanity.

City Theatre launches brand new Island Shorts production on Key Biscayne as part of its 20th Anniversary Season 2/6/15-2/8/15

City Theatre launches brand new Island Shorts production on Key Biscayne as part of its 20th Anniversary Season
Friday, 02/06/2015 – 02/08/2015 06:30 pm –
tango1Key Biscayne Community Center
10 Village Green Way,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link
Cost: $20 – $30

City Theatre continues its 20th anniversary celebration with a brand new Key Biscayne production of ISLAND SHORTS, a special program that will comprise seven “Best of the Fest” plays from 19 previous seasons of SUMMER SHORTS, America’s Short Play Festival, and one new play selected from the company’s recent SWAMP SHORTS play reading showcase. The limited engagement of only three performances runs February 6 – 8, 2015 in the Island Room of the Key Biscayne Community Center.

Directed by City Theatre Guest Artist Gail Garrison, ISLAND SHORTS will be performed by Elizabeth Price, Andres Maldonado, Vanessa Elise, Marquis Rogers, Corina Ramirez and Michael Uribe.

The ISLAND SHORTS play line-up includes:

Feel the Tango by Susan Westfall
A boring night turns upside down when the waiter takes Sandy’s order.

DMV Tyrant by Christopher Durang
A man goes to a woman clerk at the Division of Motor Vehicles and tries to get his license renewed with infuriating results.

The Crocodile’s Bite by Vanessa Garcia
Four characters, all immigrants to the city, connect and collide one night in Miami.

Please Report Any Suspicious Activity by Rick Park
Dirk and Antonio are both in hot water when a trip to the aquarium goes wrong.

I’ll Be Theatre by Joyce Turiskylie
Sometimes in modern romance, the perfect partner can be found as close as the nearest bush.

Controlling Interest by Wayne S. Rawley
Four successful young businessmen gather for their weekly staff meeting. Two persuasive young businesswomen arrive to negotiate the ultimate deal.

Plan Day by Leslie Ayvazian
One woman plays a mother to her only child, a son, in four different stages of her life: her 30s, 40s, 50s, and 70s.

Parent Interview by Justin Warner
A New York couple might get their daughter into an elite preschool – but it will cost them more than money.

Island Shorts, an exclusive limited engagement of only three performances, will open on Friday, February 6 with a pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m., and play through February 8. Performances are Friday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 8 at 4 p.m.

Advance tickets are $20 for Key Biscayne residents and seniors (60 and over), and $25 for non-residents. Tickets purchased the day of the performance, or after February 6, are $30. Tickets may be purchased through the Key Biscayne Community Center by calling (305) 365-8900, or online at islandshorts.org.

Miami International Dragon Boat Festival 4/11/15

Miami International Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, 04/11/2015 – 08:00 am – 05:00 pm
DragonBoat041115smMiami Rowing Club
3601 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33149
Webpage Link

Get Ready as Dragons Invade Virginia Key

Miami Dragon Boat Festival

Dragons will once again invade the City of Miami’s waters as the Miami International Dragon Boat Festival returns to the Miami Rowing Club on Virginia Key. This event is a great opportunity for groups to come together and participate in a fun-filled day of competitive racing.

Often dubbed as a “canoe on steroids”, dragon boats are 42’ in length and don a traditional dragon head and tail. Dating back more than 2,000 years, this ancient Chinese pastime has captured the attention of the competitive sporting world, making it the second fastest growing water sport.

The festival is currently seeking participants! No experience or gear necessary- just grab twenty (20) friends or coworkers, a paddle and go!

Teams for the Miami International Dragon Boat Festival can be formed by companies, bringing employees together for a day of fun competition and team building. Other teams can come from educational institutions, civic and community organizations, gyms, families and friends etc. This event is open to participants of all sizes and abilities, ages 13 and up. Prior experience is not necessary, practice sessions and equipment will be provided to registered teams. Dragon boat racing supports camaraderie, fitness, competition and a lesson on the ultimate goal of reaching the finish line together!

Attendance to the event is free and open to the public. Registration fees vary based on team category.

Don’t miss out on this cultural experience and a day of fun!