9 Mile Music Festival 3/9/19

9 Mile Music Festival
Saturday, 03/09/2019 – 01:00 pm –
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive,
Miami, Florida 33149
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Live performances by: Shabba Ranks, Sizzla, Spice, Barrington Levy and more!

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services to Host 2nd Annual Luncheon 10/25/18

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services to Host 2nd Annual Luncheon
Thursday, 10/25/2018 – 11:00 am – 01:00 pm
Miami Bridge Luncheon
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: $100

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc. is proud to announce its 2nd Annual Luncheon presented by PepsiCo to be held at The Rusty Pelican Miami on Key Biscayne. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Miami skyline as you celebrate the organization’s enormous efforts in delivering programs and services that promote positive youth development as well as strengthen and support families in need.

Expect an unforgettable reception and award ceremony honoring its numerous philanthropic supporters along with the announcement of this year’s employee of the year. Enjoy a delicious lunch along with special performances by some of the organization’s talented youth and enter for a chance to win one of their fabulous raffle prizes: a three-day, two-night stay, or a champagne brunch for two at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

South Florida Seafood Festival 10/20/18,10/21/18


South Florida Seafood Festival
Saturday, 10/20/2018 – 10/21/2018 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Miami Marine Stadium
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: $12-$22

The South Florida Seafood Festival is a celebration of all things seafood and waterfront living, giving people their fill of the freshest, tastiest delicacies of the sea. Set in Miami’s historic Marine Stadium, this seafood festival provides great food and good times for anyone looking to experience a slice of Florida’s diverse culture.

What better way to kick off Stone Crab season than to enjoy it by the sea with live Caribbean beats, family fun zones, mojito bars, wine lounges, and more? With over 25 gourmet seafood culinary partners this family-oriented event offers attendees the chance to experience some of the freshest seafood all afternoon in the largest fresh fish market in Florida. Featuring dishes like grilled fish, paella, gumbo, jambalaya, chowders, lobster rolls, sushi, and even some Floridian favorites, the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival boasts a palate from all over the world.

As you browse through vendors selling nautical-themed jewelry, art, and decorations, you can experience live beach-themed music or take the kids to the festival’s family fun zone, including obstacle courses, surfing challenges, and more!

The event is rain or shine.

Bourbon Month Happy Hour with Buffalo Trace 9/12/18

Bourbon Month Happy Hour with Buffalo Trace
Wednesday, 09/12/2018 – 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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The Key Biscayne dining destination, Rusty Pelican, invites lovers of the brown spirit to enjoy bourbon by the bay with specialty cocktails featuring Buffalo Trace. Guests can enjoy a special happy hour featuring: The Exclusive—Buffalo Trace, Old Fashioned syrup, bourbon vanilla extract, cloves, all spice, mint, amaretto, and Frangelico ($8); and the 1792 Old Fashioned—1792 Bourbon, Old Fashioned syrup, orange bitters, caramelized fig, and crispy orange ($8). The team from Buffalo Trace will be on hand with branded swag and giveaways.
Lunch and Dinner are served daily and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11AM to 11PM (bar open until midnight); Friday and Saturday from 11AM to 12AM (bar open until 1AM). Happy Hour is from 4PM to 7PM Monday through Friday. Telephone: (305) 361-3818; www.therustypelican.com.

Bourbon Month Pappy Van Winkle 5-Course Pairing Dinner 9/19/18

Bourbon Month Pappy Van Winkle 5-Course Pairing Dinner
Wednesday, 09/19/2018 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Rusty Pelican presents bourbon by the bay all month long in honor of Bourbon Month. Festivities include a decadent evening with a seaside-inspired menu from Chef Jimmy Pastor paired with pours of 10, 12, 15 and 23-year Pappy Van Winkle followed by a nightcap of sweet Buffalo Trace Cream ($258++). The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne.
Lunch and Dinner are served daily and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11AM to 11PM (bar open until midnight); Friday and Saturday from 11AM to 12AM (bar open until 1AM). Happy Hour is from 4PM to 7PM Monday through Friday. Telephone: (305) 361-3818; www.therustypelican.com.

Bourbon Month Pappy Van Winkle 5-Course Pairing Dinner 9/20/18

Bourbon Month Pappy Van Winkle 5-Course Pairing Dinner
Thursday, 09/20/2018 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Rusty Pelican presents bourbon by the bay all month long in honor of Bourbon Month. Festivities include a decadent evening with a seaside-inspired menu from Chef Jimmy Pastor paired with pours of 10, 12, 15 and 23-year Pappy Van Winkle followed by a nightcap of sweet Buffalo Trace Cream ($258++). The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne.
Lunch and Dinner are served daily and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11AM to 11PM (bar open until midnight); Friday and Saturday from 11AM to 12AM (bar open until 1AM). Happy Hour is from 4PM to 7PM Monday through Friday. Telephone: (305) 361-3818; www.therustypelican.com.

International Tennis Championship 12/9/18 – 12/18/18

International Tennis Championship
Sunday, 12/09/2018 – 11:30 am – 04:00 pm
Crandon Park
7300 Crandon Blvd,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: Free

Join and support over 1,200 of the best U12 and U14 tennis players from 75 countries compete to win the title-Past winners include Andy Murray, Monica Seles, Roger Federer, Chris Evert.

Hundreds of parents, coaches, and fans attend the International Tennis Championship
to watch the action. All games are free to the public and free to attend. The games are advertised to encourage the community and tennis fans to attend.

When: Sunday, December 9- Tuesday December 18, 2018
11:30 am- 4:00 pm
Where:
Boys 14- Crandon Park
7300 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Girl 14- University of Miami
5821 San Amaro Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146
Boys 12- Salvadore Park
1120 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Girls 12- Biltmore Tennis Center
1150 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

For more info, please visit https://www.juniororangebowl.org/

Contact info:
Alexandria Wuttke
a.wuttke@jrorangebowl.org
305-662-1210

Miami Seaquarium’s “Salute to Heroes” Week 5/21/18 – 5/28/18

Miami Seaquarium’s “Salute to Heroes” Week
Sunday, 05/21/2018 – 05/28/2018 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33149
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In recognition of their service to our country and community, “Salute to Heroes” Week offers all veterans, police, fire, law enforcement, EMT personnel, military personnel and electric company workers free admission to Miami Seaquarium, May 21st through the 28th. A valid military, first responder or Power & Utility Worker photo I.D. is required and must be presented at the ticket counter. All accompanying family members – up to four guests – will receive 50 percent off admission.
In addition, the park will be offering 50 percent off animal encounter programs to all military and first responders and up to four of their guests. To book an animal encounter program, please call (305) 361-5705. A valid military or first responder photo I.D. is required and must be presented upon arrival on the day of the animal encounter program.
In addition, all military and first responder guests will be honored during one of the park’s show presentations.
U.S. veterans, retired and active military personnel must present military ID or proof of U.S. military service at Miami Seaquarium ticket booths to receive the complimentary admission. Miami Seaquarium will admit first responders, including sworn officers, civilian employees and support staff from all city and county fire and law enforcement organizations, plus the following: Florida Highway Patrol; Broward County Sheriff Office; District Attorney; correctional facilities (prisons); U.S. Marshals; ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms); the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); International Border Patrol; Immigration Naturalization Service (INS); Homeland Security which includes: International Border Patrol, Citizenship & Immigration, Immigration Customs Enforcement, Secret Service, FEMA,TSA; ambulance company EMTs; and reserve or volunteer fire, Florida Power & Light (FPL) and law enforcement members with valid ID.

2018 Orange Bowl Paddle Championship presented by Windhaven Insurance 4/14/18

2018 Orange Bowl Paddle Championship presented by Windhaven Insurance
Saturday, 04/14/2018 – 04/14/2018 07:30 am – 02:00 pm
Miami Marine Stadium Flexpark
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: $15-$25

We are gearing up for an exciting 2018 Paddle Championship presented by Windhaven Insurance featuring three races built for all levels of paddling experience. The Long Race is a challenging 8.13 mile course rounding historic Virginia Key. The Short Race is a 3 mile loop in protected waters inside Marine Stadium Basin on Virginia Key. The Novice Race welcomes all first time and novice paddlers for a fun 1 mile race on calm water with a paddle board clinic available pre-race to master your skills.
For our corporate teams there is the Corporate Challenge featuring a relay race complete with a short paddle course and finishing on land.
The Orange Bowl Paddle Championship presented by Windhaven Insurance welcomes paddle boarders of all levels from across the country to join us. We encourage anyone, whether you have paddled before or not to join us for this family-fun event.
The Orange Bowl Paddle Championship presented by Windhaven Insurance is a charity–driven event with a focus on children and community. All funds raised by the event will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami to fund mentorship activities in the area.

Photographs by Bob Quesada of The 13th Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Wine and Food Fest

The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation recently completed its XIII Annual Wine and Food fund raiser on Friday, January 26th. The event sold out quickly and turned into another resounding success with the help and support from the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne, The Nobis Foundation, The ARC of South Florida, our long standing partner Manos del Sur and community members at large.

Thirteen participating restaurants from our community prepared food delicacies to match the wines. Twenty four wineries competed for the recognition of Best in Show White and Red.

According to five independent judges, the winning white wine was B de Chanzy, a Rose from Provence, France, a delightful blend of Grenache and Syrah.

The winning red wine was a Merlot from Deerfield Ranch in Sonoma Valley, CA.

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Guest Bartender Pop-Up Happy Hour 9/27/17

Guest Bartender Pop-Up Happy Hour
Wednesday, 09/27/2017 – 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149

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Key Biscayne’s iconic dining destination, the Rusty Pelican, is hosting a special happy hour, Wednesday, September 27 from 4-7PM with guest bartender Álbaro Plata—The London No1 Brand Ambassador and Advanced Level Sherry Educator from The House of Mixology, Madrid. Guests can enjoy three unique cocktails for only $10 during happy hour: Mr. Pepe—mezcal, sugar cane, Pedro Jimenez, and dry fig; Tio Fino—Norma whiskey, Gonzalez Byass Vermont, Tio Pepe Sherry Fino, sugar cane syrup, Peychaud’s Bitters, and orange peel; The London—London Gin, Q Tonic, fennel, grapefruit, and black pepper. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Lunch and Dinner are served daily; and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11 AM to 11 PM (bar closes at midnight); Friday and Saturday from 11 AM to 12 AM (bar closes at 1AM). Telephone: (305) 361-3818; www.therustypelican.com.

2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show 2/15/18, 2/16/18, 2/17/18, 2/18/18, 2/19/18

2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show
Thursday, 02/15/2018 – 02/19/2018 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33149
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Cost: Premier Day (Feb. 15): $40; Regular Adult (16+) Admission (Feb. 15-19):$25; Two-Day Pass (Any two days between Feb. 17-20):$45 Five-day pass (Feb. 16-20):$100; Children 12 and younger FREE

The Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® – docks in the Magic City over President’s Day weekend, February 15-19, 2018, at the iconic Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin.

For the first time ever, the well-known sailing portion of the Miami Boat Show, Strictly Sail Miami®, traditionally located in a separate location, will drop anchor at the Miami Boat Show, creating one comprehensive boating event and providing boaters, sailors and dreamers the chance to view, shop and board nearly 1,500 new boats, yachts, sailboats, catamarans and thousands of boating accessories, all in one location – an island oasis with expansive views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline.

Pouring for a Cause: An Evening Benefiting Victims of Hurricane Irma 9/21/17

Pouring for a Cause: An Evening Benefiting Victims of Hurricane Irma
Thursday, 09/21/2017 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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The Rusty Pelican will be hosting a benefit, Pouring for a Cause, to raise funds for those people impacted by Hurricane Irma. Guests will be treated to cocktails created specifically for the event by some of South Florida’s best bartenders, including Rusty Pelican’s own resident mixologist Oscar Amaya. The evening will include over fifteen different drink stations supported by beverage brands distributed in Florida by Breakthru Beverage including Soul Premium Cachaça, Stoli THE Vodka, Galliano L’Autentico, Lucas Bols, Hendrick’s Gin, Papa Pilar Rum, SuerteTequila, Red Bull Energy Drinks, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, VOSS Water, Flora de Cana Rum, Old Forester Collection, Herradura Tequila, Michter’s Whiskeys, Gallo Wines, and others. Appetizers and event space has been generously donated by the Rusty Pelican.

Guests will also have the opportunity to participant in a silent auction and raffles for a chance to win a variety of items including customized gift baskets designed by Stacie Weisman. All proceeds directly benefit the USBG National Charity Foundation’s Hurricane Relief Fund. This fund has been developed through their Bartender Emergency Assistance Program to assist hospitality individuals and their families after catastrophic events, such as Hurricane Irma. For more information about USBG National Charity Foundation, please visit https://www.usbgfoundation.org/

Advance tickets are $35 and $50 at the door (includes beverages and appetizers). Donations are also being accepted. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: https://pouringforacause.eventbrite.com.

Tequila Bay Country Music Festival 9/3/17

Tequila Bay Country Music Festival
Sunday, 09/03/2017 – 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Miami Marine Stadium Park
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: $55 – $150

Country music has taken America by storm and it has finally hit the shores of Miami. This Labor Day Weekend we combine A-List Country Music Stars, a never-seen-before free-flowing selection of tequila, amazing food and thousands of country music fans, all on the shores of Biscayne Bay – now known as Tequila Bay! Join your fellow music lovers as stars like Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore, Montgomery Gentry, Tyler Farr, RaeLynn, Brooke Eden, and more take over Miami. The fun and action does not end with the CMA winning artists, there’s much more to enjoy like CASA TEQUILA, a pavilion with dozens of tequilas for you to try. Take a shot, on the rocks or in a margarita – don’t miss the CASA TEQUILA experience. Tequila Bay will feature the perfect food for a waterfront country music concert: barbeque and seafood! We’ve corralled South Florida’s top food trucks and vendors to bring you an award-winning lineup of food. And best of all, share this once in a lifetime experience with thousands of your friends – all soaking in the sun and love of country music. Don’t forget your flip-flops this Labor Day weekend as Tequila Bay rolls into Miami.

Soulfish Women’s Get Clear and Manifest Abundance Retreat 9/15/17

Soulfish Women’s Get Clear and Manifest Abundance Retreat
Friday, 09/15/2017 – 09/16/2017 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Yoga Center Of Key Biscayne
971 Crandon Blvd, Suite 911,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: $497

Are you ready to be your own source of upliftment?

Too often we depend on other’s to give us happiness. However this leads to an empty feeling and prevents us from feeling empowered and fulfilled.

Join me for a powerful, life-changing two day experience to inspire you to reach new heights in your inner-relationship.

Get connected to your creative, sensual and manifesting power so that life becomes an adventure!

When: Sept 15-16 Friday and Saturday 12pm-6 pm
***Bonus Fire Ceremony: Friday 8-10pm
Email Michelle at michelle@michellealva.com for details.

What your admission includes:
1. A bonus chakra clearing audio course. ($197 Value)
2. Two day event admission. ($997 Value)

You see, everything that we attract is simply a mirror reflection of what we are.

In this two day immersion in the Alva Method Of Empowerment and Healing At The Speed Of Light, you will learn:
1. How to “re-set” your nervous system with practical tips to apply at work and home to experience deep peace and calm from the inside out.
2. How to use your breath to energize, clear emotional and physical pain and stress, and eleveate your mood in every day life.
3. Learn how to surrender and allow your body-mind to receive an orgasmic life.
4. The science of healing and pleasure and how to apply this information into daily life activities with The Alva Method Of Empowerment.
5. The law of attraction and how to apply principles of manifestation acceleration easily in your life.
6. How to strengthen your intuitive body wisdom awareness and activate your inner shaman.
7. Mindset Change Bodywork and Breathwork with Energy Psychology techniques to give you the power to shift your mindset to align with what you truly desire to create in your life.
8. How to experience deeper intimacy and connection to your sexual body anatomy and the bio-mechanics of your pelvic floor and how it relates to orgasm and manifesting.
** We will do a fire ceremony with drumming to release old beliefs and purge what no longer serves us on Friday night at 8-10pm.**

Investment: FIRST 5 People who register pay only $397. After this cost is $497 Before August 15.
Payment plans are available.

Celebrate Independence Day at Rusty Pelican 7/4/17

Celebrate Independence Day at Rusty Pelican
Tuesday, 07/04/2017 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33149

Cost: $55 per adult, $25 per child

Rusty Pelican, known for its dazzling waterfront views, is inviting diners to join them for their top floor Fourth of July celebration. For $55 per adult (including two drink tickets for beer or wine), and $25 per child, enjoy an evening of live entertainment, dancing, dining and party favors with the most outstanding views of Miami’s fireworks over Biscayne Bay. From 7PM to 10PM, indulge in a lavish dinner buffet including A1 Potato Salad with garlic aioli, cilantro and onion; Grilled Mahi-Mahi with mango and papaya salsa; St. Louis BBQ Ribs with whiskey barbecue sauce; Garlic Crusted Prime Rib with balsamic chimichurri; Grilled Yellow Corn with Parmesan chili butter and Cotija cheese; Homemade Mac & Cheese with aged cheddar, smoked gouda and grated parmesan; and decadent desserts including a Homemade Mini Apple Pie made with Granny Smith apples and brandy and Key Biscayne Pie with a graham cracker crumb crust and key lime curd. For reservations, please call (305) 361-3818 or email rareas@srcmail.com; www.therustypelican.com.

Windhaven Insurance Orange Bowl Paddle Championship 6/10/17

Windhaven Insurance Orange Bowl Paddle Championship
Saturday, 06/10/2017 – 07:30 am –
Miami Marine Stadium Flexpark
3601 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33149

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The Orange Bowl Paddle Championship is BACK! Register today and join us at Miami Marine Stadium Flexpark on Saturday, June 10th for a fun-filled day on the water. Registration begins at 7:30am.

The Windhaven Insurance Orange Bowl Paddle Championship is a charity–driven event with a focus on children and community. All funds raised by the event will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami to fund mentorship activities in the area. Hundreds of paddlers from all over will be attending, so sign up before it’s too late!

Sign up today and use the early bird promo code “OBPC17” at checkout to receive $10 off your registration fees: http://game.orangebowl.org/events/paddle/

The OBPC event provides five courses (Elite, Outrigger Canoe, Recreational, Corporate and Sprint). Winding its way in and around Virginia Key, the Orange Bowl Paddle Championship is a unique course. Registration includes complimentary event shirt, breakfast and lunch voucher.

For more information call (305) 341-4701 or email tickets@orangebowl.org
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/OrangeBowlPaddleChampionship/
Website – http://game.orangebowl.org/events/paddle/

Electric Karnival 2017 7/3/17

Electric Karnival 2017
Monday, 07/03/2017 – 01:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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ELECTRIC KARNIVAL 2017

18+
We proudly present, Electric Karnival — a vibrant, explosive event of color and music. A truly unique “Fourth of July” Independence Celebration — a fusion of (Electronic and Caribbean Music) cultures which highlight local and international musical abilities reflecting South Florida’s melting pot of Caribbean Dance Music (CDM).

Join us at the Festival Stage for a truly spectacular Light and Firework show musically powered by the best names in the business.All Star Cast Includes:
Headliners

Walshy fire of Major Lazer
Bunji Garlin the Viking
Support:
Vision Sound (Ape Drums + Silent Addy) b2b
Brenmar + Sliink b2b
LL Cool Blaze w/ Patrick “The Hype Man”
Private Ryan
1stKlase
Electric Punanny (Jasmine Solano + MeLo) b2b
Crown Prince
Jeff Molner
Willy Chin of Black Chiney
Ryan Sayeed
Kyle De Souza
PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!Hosted by: Tony X

Our Fully Loaded Premium Bar will Accept Cash and Credit Cards.

Food will also be available from some of Miami’s top Restaurants and Caterers

Commemorative T-Shirts, Snap-Backs, and other festival costumes are also available upon checkout.

18 to party/ 21 to drink

*Don’t push your limits. Drink Responsibly

*All Sales are Final

MCCJ Headliner Award Breakfast 5/3/17

MCCJ Headliner Award Breakfast
Wednesday, 05/03/2017 – 08:30 am – 10:00 am
Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: Breakfast is $35.00 pp advance tickets / $40 after April 21. Includes parking. Call 305-755-6096 or go to www.miamiccj.org

MCCJ is pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Hank Meyer National Headliner Award is Charles Blow, New York Times Op-Ed columnist since 2008.

The Hank Meyers Award goes to journalists who mirror MCCJ’s mission of creating an inclusive community. Past honorees of this award include Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Barbara Walters, Tom Brokaw, Leonard Pitts Jr., ABC’s John Quiñones and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd.

Charles Blow joined The New York Times in 1994 as a graphics editor and quickly became the paper’s graphics director, a position he held for nine years. In that role, he led the publication to a best of show award from the Society of News Design for the information graphics coverage of 9/11, the first time the award had been given for graphics coverage. He also led the paper to its first two best in show awards from the Malofiej International Infographics Summit for work that included coverage of the Iraq war. Blow is the author of “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” released in September 2014. He graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University in Louisiana, where he received a B.A. in mass communications.

MCCJ was founded in Miami in 1935 as the Miami Coalition of Christians & Jews. It creates a safe haven for dialog, trains inclusive leaders and promotes understanding for all faiths, races and cultures through education, advocacy and conflict resolution. It hosts the oldest interfaith clergy dialog in the United States and presents prejudice reducing programs in local high schools, among other activities. For more information, please visit www.miamiccj.org

Big Blue & You presents ArtSea 3/4/17


Big Blue & You presents ArtSea
Saturday, 03/04/2017 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive,
Miami, Florida 33149
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Cost: $8.00 Park Entry Fee Per Vehicle (Event is FREE)

Big Blue & You’s annual one-day ArtSea festival for young people ages 5-18 and their families to celebrate the wonder of the ocean at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. During ArtSea, participants create unique art projects focusing on ocean conservation using material from the ocean, recyclable items and a variety of arts and media. Environmental learning experiences include visual arts, dance, marine science activities hosted by UM Ocean Kids, music, yoga, fitness activities, beachside obstacle course, drumming & dancing.

Dragon Boat Miami 4/8/17

Dragon Boat Miami
Saturday, 04/08/2017 – 08:00 am – 04:00 pm
Miami Marine Stadium, Flex Park
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost:

Team registration for Dragon Boat Miami is now open! A fun, filled-day of racing on Miami’s waters! Grab 20 colleagues, family or friends and get ready to race! Prior experience is not necessary. We provide all the training and equipment needed. This sport promotes camaraderie, fitness, competition and a lesson on the ultimate goal of reaching the finish line together. Divisions include: Corporate, Community, Youth/Collegiate, Breast Cancer Survivors, and Open Elite, a competitive division that promises to be intense and exciting!

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

For additional information and/or questions email: racing@dragonboat.miami

2017 Miami Boat Show 2/16/17 – 2/20/17

2017 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® Returns to Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin February 16-20 with More to Love
Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

The Strictly Sail Miami portion of the show remains at Miamarina at Bayside
400 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

Show Hours:
10 am – 6 pm every day
Admission:
Premier Day $40
Adult (age 16+) $25
Two-day pass (Friday–Monday, February 17–20) $45
Five-day pass $100
15 & younger FREE
Tickets www.miamiboatshow.com
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: #MiamiBoatShow and #StrictlySailMiami

Miami Boat Show going to even greater lengths to deliver an exceptional boat show experience including more boats, large yachts, marine product debuts, transportation options, dining and fun

Miami is THE place to be over President’s Day weekend as more than 100,000 boating enthusiasts from around the globe are expected to flock to the Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show®. Recognized as one of the world’s largest and greatest boat shows, 2017 marks the show’s second year at the iconic Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, where it will unveil a number of elements expected to further solidify Miami’s position as the boating capital of the world.

Building on its 2016 success, the Miami Boat Show will unveil a number of enhancements in 2017—from transportation and product offerings to food and beverage—while maintaining all the elements that make the Miami Boat Show such a beloved experience for attendees and exhibitors. Highlights and enhancements include:

More Boats to Browse, Board and Buy – In-Water Selection Expands 35 Percent.
Organizers anticipate more than 1,300 new boats on display throughout this year’s show with more new model debuts than ever before. What’s more, the number of boats in-water is expanding 35 percent to an estimated 550 boats and yachts—all located in the show’s state-of-the-art, eco-friendly marina. From sport fishing boats and high performance boats, to personal watercraft and wake sport boats, family cruisers and luxury yachts, there is something for every lifestyle and budget.

More to Taste and Toast at the Miami Boat Show
The 2017 Miami Boat Show encourages attendees to come hungry and thirsty! A highlight of the 2017 show is an enhanced food & beverage program featuring more than 150 options ranging from luxe to casual fare.

More Large Yachts—New Yacht and VIP Experience to Dock at Pier 9
The Miami Boat Show is returning to Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin with the addition of Pier 9 in order to accommodate more than 100 new luxury yachts for sale, making the Miami Boat Show one of the largest yachting exhibitions in the country. Attendees seeking the VIP treatment will also have exclusive access to everything from premium bites and live music, to concierge services, VIP parking, and an exclusive on-water VIP lounge aboard the 111-foot Biscayne Lady.

More Strictly Sail
In addition to the Miami Marine Stadium footprint, the Miami Boat Show’s second location, Strictly Sail Miami, will once again dock at Miamarina at Bayside and this year feature approximately 130 sailboats, a large selection of sailing and power catamarans, dozens of daily seminars, and the newest sailing gear. Visitors to the Miami Boat Show can access Strictly Sail Miami by free water taxis or shuttle buses, running until 7p.m. daily.

More On-Water Experiences
After its success in 2016, the Miami Boat Show will once again offer sea trials, where interested shoppers can take the boat of their dreams for a spin in Miami’s open waters. This year, more boat exhibitors will participate, giving boat buyers a chance to test-drive a number of options. In addition, following last year’s popular sold-out on-water boating skills workshops, the show will offer its Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training with more daily power boating and sailing courses. Space is limited; advance registration is recommended.

More Support for Miami, Local Community
The 2017 show is once again expected to deliver a substantial economic impact, greater than two Super Bowls, at an estimated $597 million. More than 100,000 attendees from approximately 35 countries across the globe are expected at the 2017 Miami Boat Show, continuing to bolster tourism and put Miami on an international stage. The show directly employs 6,592 people full-time while supporting an estimated 55,000 jobs created by the Florida boating industry.
More Parking and Transportation Options

Come to the show by land or sea! With the popularity of park-and-ride in 2016 an estimated 80 percent of attendees parked at designated offsite locations and traveled to the show via shuttle bus or water taxi, the Miami Boat Show will offer seamless transportation to and from Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. With learnings from the first year at Miami Marine Stadium, the show has improved its transportation plan with even more efficiency including:
Water Taxis: The number of water taxis will increase by more than 47 percent in 2017. In addition, the capacity of water taxis will increase, holding from 50 to 350 people, larger than most of the water taxis used during the 2016 show. Water taxi pick-up and drop-off locations will be streamlined from seven to four– American Airlines Arena, the Hyatt in downtown Miami, the W Hotel (formerly Viceroy) in downtown Miami on Brickell, and Bayfront Park (Strictly Sail location) – to meet the high demand for water transportation. More and larger water taxis concentrated on fewer routes will provide frequent service to and from the Show.

Shuttle Buses: To meet the demand of show goers looking to get to and from the show quickly and easily, dozens of shuttle buses will circulate at all times from fewer locations than in 2016 to provide a more efficient transportation experience—getting more people to and from the show in less time. There are four departure locations throughout downtown Miami—Marlins Park, American Airlines Arena, the Hyatt in downtown Miami, and Bayfront Park (Strictly Sail location). An expanded shuttle service will also run between the Miami Boat Show and the Yachts Miami Beach show on Collins Avenue. What’s more, there will be new mini buses transporting show goers to and from parking on Virginia Key that will now operate with a direct route to and from the show’s front entrance rather than looping around the entire Rickenbacker Causeway.

Parking: Abundant parking options with an estimated 10,000 parking spaces, will again be available for show attendees in downtown Miami with easy access to water taxis and shuttle buses. Downtown lots include Marlins Park and American Airlines Arena. Reserve parking ahead of time at MiamiBoatShow.com.

Convenient parking on Virginia Key will again be available and can be reserved and prepaid in advance at MiamiBoatShow.com. Parking on Virginia Key will be designated in four key lots with general parking, exhibitor parking, new VIP & handicapped parking at the Miami Seaquarium, and valet parking near Whiskey Joe’s.

Visit http://www.miamiboatshow.com/public-transportation to view the full list of pick-up and drop-off points to access the show.

Vagabond Kitchen and Bar Christmas Day Brunch 12/25/16

Vagabond Kitchen and Bar Christmas Day Brunch
Sunday, 12/25/2016 – 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
Vagabond-ChristmasVagabond Kitchen and Bar
7301 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: Christmas Buffet $45 for adults $35 for children

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Vagabond Kitchen and Bar is serving up a delicious Christmas buffet for $45 per adult and $35 per child. Guests can order bottomless mimosas and bellinis for $18 for two hours, or by the glass for $9. Some of the items that make up this tasty buffet menu are oysters, deviled eggs, cold roast beef and roasted organic chicken. Guest can also find a selection of ceviches, breads and bagels and an omelet station.

To RSVP email: reservations@vagabondkitchenandbar.com

Photographs by Bob Quesada of The 12th Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Wine and Food Fest

The 12th Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Wine and Food Fest was held this past Friday at Fairways on the Key.

Thirteen different wines from the New World competed against the same varietals from the Old World to earn the recognition of “Best of Show” in each class. A lovely Italian Prosecco greeted all the patrons upon their arrival in order to “season the palate” for the wonderful wines to follow.

Shari Gherman, president of the American Fine Wine Competition & Charity Wine Gala, served as wine director. Four other noted wine professionals, Patrick Sullivan, wine educator; Wendy Rosano, Sommelier and wine director at Terra Fiamma in Delray Beach; Roberto Colombi, Sommelier and GM of The Blue in the Boca Raton Resort, and Henry Barrow, Wine Educator, completed the professional Judging panel.

The evening’s proceeds went to benefit the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation (RCKBF) and affiliated charities for adults and children.

The Rotary Club continues to collaborate with the Arc of South Florida, a Miami-based non-profit helping adults and children with mental disabilities.  Their members organized the details of the evening and received part of the proceeds to fund its programming.

Additionally, the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation has designated proceeds to benefit Fundacion Manos del Sur’s educational work with programs to promote healthcare and disease prevention offered through Fundación Stamboulian and the Rotary Club in Argentina.

Rather than each organization holding an independent fund raising event, The Arc of South Florida and Fundación Manos Del Sur worked together with Rotary to offer attendees not only a wonderful evening, but an opportunity to support different efforts in our community. The Rotary Club is pursuing matching grants from the local Rotary District and Rotary International to further leverage the charitable impact of this event.

And the winners of the “Best of Show” title are:

In the Red Category: “Unmask” a red blend from Vineyard 36, Napa

In the White Category: “Champagne Laculle” Blanc de Noir, France.

Here are some images from the event:

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