Help Us Preserve Hobie Beach 8/23/14

Help Us Preserve Hobie Beach
Saturday, 08/23/2014 – 08/23/2014 08:30 am – 11:30 am
IMG_1933Hobie Beach
Hobie Island Beach Park, off the Rickenbacker Causesway near the Rickenbacker restrooms, 2nd and/or 3rd entrances on south side,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Miami is known for its beautiful scenery and beaches. Virginia Key Beach is an oasis of lush tropical landscape, wildlife and home to various marine science explorations. With the support of volunteers, like prominent environmental activist David Doebler, and program partners like ECOMB, the community is rallying and responding to the real need for preservation of our most delicate natural resources.

In an effort to educate, empower and inspire, power publicist Frances Alban and prominent blogger Jesus Rojas Torres are organizing this volunteer beach-clean-up. All Miami residents are encouraged to participate and show their support for keeping Key Biscayne beautiful, healthy and safe for swimming and recreation.

Organizers will provide garbage bags and other materials needed to collect litter. Volunteers will receive a complimentary continental breakfast and beverages courtesy of Winn-Dixie Key Biscayne. It is recommended that volunteers wear a hat, sneakers or “aqua-shoes”, and bring sunscreen and their own refillable water bottle. This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours.

Photographs of the Miami Marine Stadium on 6/28/14

On Saturday, June 28, we were allowed to visit the Miami Marine Stadium as part of the Day of Art and Action hosted by Gloria Estefan. Did you know there is a campaign on to save and restore the stadium? Below are some hi-resolution photos of the stadium and the art there.

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PRESS RELEASE
On Saturday, June 28, international superstar and leading Miami businesswoman Gloria Estefan will kick off a daylong celebration at Miami Marine Stadium. Estefan, a Trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation who was named the “Voice of Miami Marine Stadium” in May 2013, will be joined by representatives from the National Trust and Friends of Miami Marine Stadium to unveil several recent, high profile accomplishments in the campaign to restore the iconic stadium, including an announcement by Estefan herself.

A series of events will take place throughout the day following a 10:00 a.m. press conference, including:

The ART History Mural Project, for which nine world-renowned contemporary street artists will be at the stadium to create large-scale, site-specific murals. The project, curated by stencil artist and muralist Logan Hicks, features a roster of local and international street artists including Luis Berros, Doze Green, Elbow Toe, Evoca1, Ian Kuali’I, Joe Iurato, RISK, and Rone. Although closed to the general public, these incredible murals will be presented through extensive documentation, as well as an archival print release at www.arthistory2014.com. Proceeds from the sale of the prints will directly support the stadium’s restoration.

An exclusive Instagram contest hosted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Space for this exclusive contest is limited to only 30 registrants, who will be selected by the National Trust based on their enthusiasm for taking photos of all the things that make Miami special—including its historic icons like Miami Marine Stadium. Contest winners will get to meet Gloria Estefan, interact with the nine artists of the ART History Mural Project, and explore the stadium with its architect, Hilario Candela. Visit www.savingplaces.org/marinestadium to register. The deadline to enter is Monday, June 23, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

The June 28 event comes at an important time for the stadium. In July of 2013, Miami’s City Commissioners voted 4 to 1 to give Friends of Miami Marine Stadium full control over the stadium and the surrounding site so they could develop a plan to renovate and re-open the facility. Per an agreement with the City of Miami, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium has until January 2015 to raise an estimated $30 million to restore the stadium, with $10 million of that either identified or committed.

About the National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately-funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places. In 2012, the National Trust named Miami Marine Stadium to its growing portfolio of National Treasures – historic buildings, neighborhoods, communities, and landscapes across the country that are threatened and face an uncertain future. For more information, visit www.savingplaces.org.

About the ART History Mural Project
Miami Marine Stadium has unknowingly reinvented itself as an iconic venue for street artists, who have flocked to the site from around the world to paint it. These artists, who saw Miami Marine Stadium as a muse, are responsible for breathing life back into this architectural gem. The ART History Mural Project was created to acknowledge artists’ role in the story of Miami Marine Stadium. Existing murals have already been painted by Axel Void, Hox, Pixel Pancho, Stinkfish, Abstrk, and Tatiana Suarez. Artists will continue to paint over the summer of 2014, with another group of renowned international artists coming together on September 6, 2014. The ART History Mural Project will culminate in a print show at Miami’s Gregg Sheinbaum Gallery in September, and a final art show of original works in December during Art Basel. Support for the project has been provided by Liquitex, 1xRun, Crescent Cardboard, and the National Trust. For more information and to purchase prints benefiting the stadium’s restoration, visit www.arthistory2014.com.

Miami New Times Hosts Best Of Miami(R) Release Party 6/19/14

Miami New Times Hosts Best Of Miami(R) Release Party
Thursday, June 19, 2014, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
BOM14-LOGOThe Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

New Times’ 27th-annual Best of Miami® issue celebrates the best of absolutely everything the area has to offer. Best of Miami® is the most comprehensive guide to the top people, places, goods and services, dining, nightlife, and entertainment found only in this region. With hundreds of pages of information, more than 300 choices, and a readership in the millions, it is the most anticipated issue of the year.

On Thursday, June 19, Miami New Times will host the Best Of Miami® Release Party to celebrate this year’s well-deserved winners. Attendees will enjoy culinary delights provided by the Rusty Pelican, and sip on specially crafted cocktails by Voli Vodka, Purity Vodka, Miami Club Rum, Souverain Wine, Castello di Gabbiano, Veuve de Vernay, Zignum Mezcal, Barbancourt Rhum, Vizcaya Rum, Tanduay Asian Rum, Hierbas Ibicencas, Barton & Guestier, and many more!

In addition, guests will get to show off their gaming skills with retro-themed videogames provided by 8bitLexicon, and enjoy live music from one of our very own Best Of 2014 winners, all while enjoying the gorgeous views of the downtown Miami skyline.

Best of Miami® will be published Thursday, June 19, with the full list of Readers’ Poll winners, along with editorial picks. It will be available on newsstands throughout the area and online at MiamiNewTimes.com as well as our Best Of mobile app.

If you are interested in ad placements in our Best of Miami® issue, please call us at (305) 571-7699.

Peru Gourmet 2014 at Rusty Pelican Key Biscayne 6/3/14

Peru Gourmet 2014 @ Rusty Pelican Key Biscayne
perugourmetTuesday, June 3rd 2014, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
$60 per Person, Includes All drinks & Food Tasting
To buy tickets click here
Valet Parking: $6.00
Dress Code: Casual

The Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce is proud to invite everyone to the 2014 Peru Gourmet. It will held Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

City Theatre Summer Shorts 2014 Preview 4/4/14

City Theatre Summer Shorts 2014 Preview
Friday, 04/04/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
13_medKey Biscayne Community Center
10 Village Green Way,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

City Reads for CityWrights are fun and informal evenings of new play readings, presented by City Theatre and its acting company, that give audiences a first-hand role in the process that scripts go from page to stage. Audiences serve as critic and supporter, or even as an actor, while having a peek at what makes City Theatre a center for fresh, new works.

These evenings are an entertaining way for audiences to help City Theatre find great plays among the hundreds of submissions that the company receives for its annual Summer Shorts Festival. Summer Shorts is America’s Short Play Festival that will take place from June 12 – July 6, 2014 at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, with an incredible line-up of scripts penned by the country’s best writers including City Theatre National Short Play Competition winners.

2014 ADDY’s Masquerade Ball 3/12/14

2014 ADDY’s Masquerade Ball
Wednesday, 03/12/2014 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
AAF_MAsquerade_Ball_20143Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link
Cost: 85

Who/What: The American Advertising Federation of Miami (AAF Miami) 2014 ADDY’s Masquerade Ball
When: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, Florida
Tickets: $85 a person; Appetizers, Cocktails & Award Show
Theme: “Unmask this year’s award winning advertising”

City Theatre presents Shorts 4 Kids 3/2/14

City Theatre presents Shorts 4 Kids
Sunday, 03/02/2014 – 04:00 pm –
Shorts4KidssssssssssssssssKey Biscayne Community Center
10 Village Green Way,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

City Theatre has packed up its shorts and hit the road for the 2014 Shorts 4 Kids Tour. This unique educational outreach program introduces children to the art of theatre through age appropriate, socially relevant, entertaining and exciting short plays that appeal to young audiences in bite-size portions.

City Theatre’s Shorts 4 Kids features a selection of three 10-minute short plays that focus on important issues such as bullying, self-esteem and acceptance. The City Theatre Acting Company, comprised of talented young artists from across South Florida, will engage the audience in a lively question and answer period after each performance. The plays and talk back periods act as a spring board for further discussion of relevant issues that challenge today’s youth. Online study guides are available on City Theatre’s website to help introduce students to the short play format and subject matter of the performances: www.citytheatre.com.

This year’s Shorts 4 Kids is directed by City Theatre’s Assistant Artistic Director Mcley LaFrance, and includes three new short plays by Jason Edelstein and Mary Sansone:

Sword Fate Online
by Jason Edelstein
Riza is enthusiastic about joining an online game called Sword Fate Online, when she runs into the most popular team called Heroes of the Hand. She is eager to impress them but is surprised that they are less than friendly. Will she falter in the face of adversity or will this be a story for the ages?

Mr. Nomis
by Mary Sansone
The last place Beau wants to be after school is playing with his buddy Robert’s little sister in the front yard. But Robert insists that having a ceremony for his little sister’s pet is more important than playing Madden. Will Beau help Robert or will he be the reason for a disastrous occasion?

Art Basil Basel
by Mary Sansone
Erik’s been waiting all year to go to Art Basel but what happens when he discovers that rumors are being spread about him that may jeopardize the trip.

The Shorts 4 Kids acting company and creative team features Andre Russell (Musical Director/Sound Designer/Sound Engineer), Jason Edelstein (Actor/Playwright), Mary Sanson (Actor/Playwright/Set Designer), Stephanie White (Actor/Dance Choreographer), Jovon Jacobs (Actor), Kaitlin Sarnacki (Costume and Prop Design), Georgina Delgado (Production Stage Manager) and David Diaz (Sound Technician).

The Shorts 4 Kids tour is made possible with the support of our Season Sponsors: Carnival Corporation & PLC and Key Biscayne Community Foundation,The Miami-Dade School Board Members Dr. Lawrence Feldman, Dr. Marta Perez, Dr. Martin Karp, Ms. Raquel Regalado and Dr. Wilbert “Tee” Holloway, along with The Mayor and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Coral Gables, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A., Wille Family Foundation, Citizens Interested in Arts.

For more information about Shorts 4 Kids, please contact Melody Fakhourie at melody@citytheatre.com or call 305-755-9401 ext. 12.

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