Jazz In The Gardens 3/14/20, 3/15/20

Jazz In The Gardens
Saturday, 03/14/2020 – 03/15/2020 03:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Website
Cost: $89-$168

With a vibe so chill and a lineup this explosive, it’s no wonder the 15th annual Jazz In The Gardens, March 14 & 15, is the hottest ticket in America! It’s a celebration of soulful music with legends like Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson, The Roots and Kirk Franklin sharing the stage with new and talented favorites like H.E.R – with more amazing artists still to be announced! This two-day festival is undoubtedly a “must attend” event in Spring 2020 with all roads leading to South Florida, so be sure to get your tickets now! With various ticket options, every jazz and R&B lover is bound to find the perfect seat for their ideal experience. This lineup is set to blaze the Jazz in the Gardens stage so don’t miss it!

Cirque du Soleil’s most iconic production, ALEGRIA heads to South Florida in December 12/20/19

Cirque du Soleil’s most iconic production, ALEGRIA heads to South Florida in December
Thursday, 12/26/2019 – 01/26/2020 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr.,
Miami, Florida 33056
Website
Cost:

Cirque du Soleil is coming to Miami with the revival of Alegría, its most iconic production. From December 20, 2019 – January 26, 2020, audiences are invited under the Big Top next to Hard Rock Stadium to fall in love with timeless Alegría; a true Cirque du Soleil classic reinterpreted through today’s creative lens.

A production destined to change the history of the company, Cirque du Soleil first presented Alegría in April 1994, launching an emblematic show that was to win over more than 14 million spectators in 255 cities in 19 years of touring through the end of 2013. The show’s theme song, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1995 and continues to be a fan favorite, is the most listened-to Cirque du Soleil song on YouTube.

In light of its 25th anniversary, Cirque du Soleil is revisiting its legendary Alegría through today’s lens—including new costumes and set design, a renewed acrobatic vocabulary, and new musical arrangements —to ensure it is as inspiring now as it was at the time of its creation in 1994. With its signature songs, stunning acrobatics, memorable characters and enchanting artistry that have helped define the Cirque du Soleil aesthetic, Alegría is the reincarnation of a classic, reinterpreted for the age, and rekindled to inspire fans—old and new alike.

More about Alegría
Beloved by fans around the world, Alegría (‘joy’ in Spanish) is returning to the Big Top once more to share its timeless story of resilience and hope. The classic power struggle of old-meets-new has been reinterpreted through today’s lens. Carried by an intangible wind of change, an emerging movement strives to shake the established order, instilling hope and renewal to bring light and harmony to their kingdom in decay. With its joyful spirit, Alegría is a vital, energizing force driven by a thirst for a brighter world.

For more information about Alegría, visit cirquedusoleil.com/alegria.
Follow #Alegria and #cirquedusoleil on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube
To watch a preview video of Alegría, visit cirk.me/alegriatrailer.

Ticket information
Tickets are available online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/alegria. Tickets start at $42.

Partners
Cirque du Soleil would also like to thank its official Official Partners, Hennessy Black, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte and Villa Maria Wines.

About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
The revival of Alegría is the 44th original production of Cirque du Soleil, part of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, and its 19th show presented under the Big Top.

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is a world leader in live entertainment. On top of producing world-renowned circus arts shows, the Canadian organization brings its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. It currently has 4,500 employees from nearly 70 countries. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please visit CDSentertainmentgroup.com

Nigeria’s 59th Year Independence 9/28/19

Nigeria’s 59th Year Independence
Saturday, 09/28/2019 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Rolling Oaks Park
18701 NW 17th Ct,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
More Information
Cost: Free

The Nigerian American Foundation (NAF) was established on June 2, 2002. It is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt not-for-profit organization based in Miami, Florida which functions as the umbrella body of all Nigerians and Nigerian-Americans (estimated at over 5500) in South Florida. We are a secular, non-partisan body dedicated to the economic, social and political empowerment of Nigerians and Nigerian-Americans. We promote, protect, and project the image and interest of the Nigerian community at home and abroad.

Art + Swim + Play Fashion Show for Charity 7/7/19

Art + Swim + Play Fashion Show for Charity
Sunday, 07/07/2019 – 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Top Golf Miami Gardens
17321 Northwest 7th Avenue,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33169
Website
Cost: $95

SWIM WEEK + CHARITY + GOLF + FOOD + FASHION + ART + VENDORS!
●@KarineMelissa Enterprises and @CreativMag presents…
Art. Swim. Play. Produced by TeamFDE
Top Golf Miami Gardens
Benefiting Fashion for Charity

This event will be a kick-off to Miami’s exciting week of swim events across the town. Enjoy a vibrant showing of designer swimwear, experience a grand display of artistic vendors, and play golf on the bay while indulging in Top Golf’s tasty tapas. All included!

Tickets online at www.ArtSwimPlay.com

Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase Presented by Cleveland Clinic Florida 2/16/19

Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase Presented by Cleveland Clinic Florida
Saturday, 02/16/2019 – 09:00 am – 03:00 pm
St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37th Ave,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
Website
Cost: Free

The Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase presented by Cleveland Clinic Florida is a free one-day event that brings together academically qualified Florida high school seniors and educational institutions in Division II, Division III and NAIA programs from across the country.

The event gives student-athletes the unprecedented opportunity to use their athletic and academic skills to earn collegiate scholarships, and ultimately, a college degree.

More than $1 million in college scholarships are earned annually by participants in the Orange Bowl Florida High School Showcase presented by Cleveland Clinic Florida to study and play football at NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA schools. Additionally, 130 student-athletes have been recruited by colleges and universities in the first two years of the Showcase.

14th Annual Jazz in The Garden Music Festival 3/9/19-3/10/19

14th Annual Jazz in The Garden Music Festival
Saturday, 03/09/2019 – 03/10/2019 04:00 pm – 12:00 am
Hard Rock stadium
347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens,
Miami gardens, Florida 33056
Website
Cost: $99-$225

Lionel Richie, Teddy Riley & Friends featuring Blackstreet with Teddy Riley, Dave Hollister, Bobby Brown, and Doug E. Fresh with special guests En Vogue and Jagged Edge, Stephanie Mills, The O’Jays, Black Violin, Tye Tribbett, and the Jazz in the Gardens All-Stars with Maysa, Chieli Minucci, Gerald Veasley, Lao Tizer, and Nelson Rangell and hosted by Rickey Smiley

Saturday, March 9 & Sunday, 10, 2019 Hard Rock Stadium will host The City of Miami Gardens 14th year of spectacular music, amazing food, fabulous shopping and fun in the South Florida sun

Gary Vaynerchuk and VaynerMedia to Present Second Annual Agent2021 Conference, Educating Real Estate, Auto, Insurance & Mortgage Professionals on Social Media and Digital Marketing Innovation 1/17/19

Gary Vaynerchuk and VaynerMedia to Present Second Annual Agent2021 Conference, Educating Real Estate, Auto, Insurance & Mortgage Professionals on Social Media and Digital Marketing Innovation
Thursday, 01/17/2019 – 08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Website
Cost:

Highly successful serial entrepreneur and VaynerX Chairman Gary Vaynerchuk, along with his digital agency VaynerMedia, are presenting the second annual Agent2021, a one-day conference educating real estate, auto, insurance and mortgage agents and brokers about social media and digital marketing innovation. The one-of-a-kind conference, which attracts attendees from across the U.S., will feature in-depth information about digital media’s most powerful tools, platforms and tactics. Attendees will attend keynotes, panels, and networking sessions focused around actionable advice to grow their businesses, presented by some of the real estate, auto, insurance, and mortgage industries’ most innovative business leaders and brands.

LWVMD Miami Gardens Party to the Polls 11/4/18

LWVMD Miami Gardens Party to the Polls
Sunday, 11/04/2018 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
North Dade Regional Library
2455 NW 183rd Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
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Cost: Free

The League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade is hosting a Party to the Poll to celebrate our superpower: the ability to vote! We will have FREE food, a DJ, voter assistance booth, family-friendly activities such as games and trivia, and raffle prizes! Come out to vote and party with us this election season!

Live Healthy Miami Gardens Presents Free Mental Wellness Forum: Demystifying & Normalizing Mental Wellness Event 10/11/18

Live Healthy Miami Gardens Presents Free Mental Wellness Forum: Demystifying & Normalizing Mental Wellness Event
Thursday, 10/11/2018 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37th Ave,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
Website
Cost: Free

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Week (October 8-12, 2018), join the conversation at the Mental Wellness Forum: Demystifying & Normalizing Mental Wellness, on October 11, 2018, 6pm-8pm, in the Convocation Hall, at St. Thomas University (16401 NW 37th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL, 33054).

Attendees can expect to hear from experts sharing informative tips for maintaining a positive mental well-being. Refreshments will be served, RSVP is required. Follow @LivehealthyMG #LHMGpledge

The Art Plug Trap House at Rolling Loud 5/11/18

The Art Plug Trap House at Rolling Loud
Friday, 05/10/2018 – 05/13/2018 03:30 pm – 03:30 am
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Website
Cost: Free for all Rolling Loud Ticket Holders

Marcel Katz of The Art Plug and Rolling Loud founder Matt Zingler have teamed up to bring art to the world’s biggest hip hop festival for the first time. This year Rolling Loud attendees can enjoy a wide variety of live painting and interactive art installations, curated by The Art Plug. A 3,000 square foot pop-up space will showcase seven different artists throughout the weekend including: Nychos, CB Hoyo, Zevi G, Somehoodlum,lefty OUT there and Shawn Kolodny.

Rochelle Lightfoot Love Jazz And Soul Fathers Day Concert 6/17/18

Rochelle Lightfoot Love Jazz And Soul Fathers Day Concert
Sunday, 06/17/2018 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nine O One Event & Conference Center
901, Northwest 183rd Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33169
Website
Cost: $45-$85

Early Birds Save Now!

Purchase Tickets At: www.RochelleLightfoot.com

Sunday, June 17, 2018

6:00 PM – 10:00PM (EST)

ABOUT THE CONCERT:

In celebration of Father’s Day which is also “Her Birthday”, experience Rochelle Lightfoot The Sweetheart of Song” for an evening of “Love, Jazz & Soul” with her 10 piece “Sweet Vibes Band” in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Hosted by Sports Anchor, Jim Berry with a guest apperance by Radio Personality, Shelby Rushin-Oden. Join us for a spectacular night of performances with Ms. Lightfoot and her special guest artists: LeNard Rutledge, Fanni Sarkozy, Carol Ann Taylor, Raul D. Hernandez and Fusion Theory. Come on out and enjoy the concert along with a savory dinner with your loved ones. It’s time to celebrate FATHERS!

3 Course Dinner By: Master Chef ARIS of Soulfully Good Restaurant & Catering. (South Florida’s Best Afro-Fusion Cusine) Three dinner options to choose from at time of ticket purchase.

VIP Platinum Dinner is served at 6:00 PM and Concert Starts at 7:30 PM

Save on General Admission Tickets at the “EARLY BIRD” SPECIAL RATE NOW!

We look forward to serving and entertaining you!

13th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival 3/17/18, 3/18/18

13th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival
Saturday, 03/17/2018 – 03/18/2018 03:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Website
Cost:

Jazz in the Gardens has easily become the City of Miami Gardens premiere entertainment event. Having 11 years of history under its belt, Jazz in the Gardens celebrates diversity, culture, and art through various genres of music. Event-goers find themselves entrenched in the rich beats and musical stylings that vibrate from the stage. The event not only brings world-renowned talent to Miami Gardens but it gives local artists the opportunity to be seen, heard and possibly discovered.

Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival has been deemed as the undeniable “travel destination for the spring.” JITG occurs annually in March and serves as the inaugural event of the highly anticipated music festival season. The JITG experience is complemented by scenic beaches, plentiful shopping, incredible golf courses, 5-star restaurants, and many other inviting attractions which make South Florida a “must visit” destination. The City of Miami Gardens and its partners are committed to producing an extraordinary experience for our supporters and sponsors. #JITG

All White All Inclusive New Years Eve Party 12/31/17

All White All Inclusive New Years Eve Party
Sunday, 12/31/2017 – 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
Nine O One Event Center
901 NW 183rd St,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33169

Cost: $25

We got the best of the best, The Fantastic Five New Year’s Eve Party, December 31st tickets are $25 in advance there will be no tickets sold at the door. Get your table reservations NOW!! Tickets are sure to sell out.. *** All you can eat and drink is included in the price*** IT’S a All White Grown and Sexy Affair… For tickets and table reservation, contact me at 786-236-7985

Dolphins and Huggies Diaper Drive at Home Game 10/22/17

Dolphins and Huggies Diaper Drive at Home Game
Sunday, 10/22/2017 – 10:00 am – 01:00 pm
East Plaza at Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr.,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056

Cost:

This year, Huggies and the Miami Dolphins are asking everyone to “Huddle Up” for Miami’s Biggest Diaper Drive by picking up a pack of diapers at Publix and bringing them to the Dolphins regular season home game on Sunday, October 22 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST on the East Plaza at Hard Rock Stadium. All donated diapers will benefit the Happy Baby Diaper Pantry of S.E. Florida. During the pre-game diaper drive friends and family will have the chance to meet former Miami Dolphins inside linebacker John Offerdahl and former cornerback Pat Surtain, play games and win tickets to future Dolphins home games.

8th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens, presented by Badia Spices 1/27/18

8th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens, presented by Badia Spices
Saturday, 01/27/2018 – 08:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins
347 Don Shula Drive,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Website
Cost: $25.00 Suggested Donation per Family.

Join Dan Marino at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 8am-Noon for the 8th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens, presented by Badia Spices. Together, we can help raise much-needed funds and awareness in support of the South Florida autism community, while enjoying a fun-filled day.  Proceeds raised through this event stay in our local community, “Money Raised Here, Stays Here.” All non-profit service providers and schools who participate with WalkAbout Teams are eligible to receive BACK 25% of the money raised by their teams to support special needs programming. Gather your friends, family, co-workers or class mates and register your WalkAbout Team today at dmfwalkaboutautism.org.

Cirque du Soleil announces its 41st original production, a new touring show under the big top, VOLTA 12/15/17, 1/14/18

Cirque du Soleil announces its 41st original production, a new touring show under the big top, VOLTA
Friday, 12/15/2017 – 01/14/2018 08:00 pm –
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Website
Cost:

IN MIAMI NEXT TO THE HARD ROCK STADIUM STARTING DECEMBER 15, 2017
General public tickets on-sale now!

M83 serves as composer and musical director for VOLTATM

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce a new production that will premiere in Miami this December: Cirque du Soleil VOLTATM, written and directed by Bastien Alexandre and with Jean Guibert as the director of creation. International electronic group M83, previously announced as composer and musical director, brings his space-age future pop sound to the Cirque du Soleil stage for the first time ever. The show will be presented under the Big Top next to the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami starting December 15, 2017. The name VOLTA refers to a sudden about-face, a change in emotion or idea often used in poetry. It also speaks to the jolt of energy delivered through the show.

Tickets are available to purchase now by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/volta or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). Tickets start at $40.

The show
VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.

VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and the power of the group to make that possible. It celebrates freedom as a movement.

WAZ, a popular gameshow host, has lost touch with his inner self in the pursuit of fame, pulling others in the trap of instant glory. But as doubt sets in, WAZ is enlightened by childhood memories as he encounters “free spirits” who open doors to his inner soul he has long kept shut. On his high-voltage search for meaning, will WAZ find the courage to relinquish his fame, reconnect with his true self, and shine bright?

The creative team
VOLTA’s creative team comprises 15 creators under the artistic guidance of Jean-François Bouchard:
Bastien Alexandre Writer and Director
Jean Guibert Director of Creation
Bruce Rodgers Set Designer
Zaldy Goco Costume Designer
M83 Composer and Musical Director
Julie Perron Choreographer
Martin Labrecque Lighting Designer
Thibaut Duverneix Video Content Designer
Jean-Michel Caron Sound Designer
Anne Séguin Poirier Props Designer
Rob Bollinger Acrobatic Performance Designer
Philippe Aubertin Acrobatic Performance Designer
Jaque Paquin Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer
Eleni Uranis Make up Designer
Manon Beaudoin Character’s guide

Ticket Information
VOLTA will be presented under the Big Top in Miami next to the Hard Rock Stadium starting December 15, 2017. Tickets are available for these performances online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta .

Partner
Forsythe Technology is the Official Sponsor of Cirque du Soleil VOLTA in Miami.

Social Media:
Facebook.com/VOLTA
Twitter: @Cirque #VOLTA
Instagram: cirquedusoleil #VOLTA

Cirque du Soleil
VOLTA is Cirque du Soleil’s 41st original production since 1984, and its 18th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Miami Dolphins and Huggies Diaper Drive at Regular Season Home Opener 9/10/17

Miami Dolphins and Huggies Diaper Drive at Regular Season Home Opener
Sunday, 09/10/2017 – 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr.,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056

Cost:

Huggies and the Miami Dolphins are asking everyone to “Huddle Up” for South Florida’s biggest diaper drive by bringing an unopened pack of Huggies diapers to the Dolphins regular season home opener on September 10 from 9am-1pm EST. As friends and family enjoy the special pre-game donation event on the East Plaza, they can also take the opportunity to contribute to their local Happy Baby Diaper Pantry of S.E. Florida through the Huggies No Baby Unhugged program. Come to the Huggies tent before kickoff to donate diapers for your chance to meet former Dolphins players, cheerleaders and win prizes.

Official Miami Hurricanes All-Inclusive Tailgate Party (vs. Syracuse) 10/21/17

Official Miami Hurricanes All-Inclusive Tailgate Party (vs. Syracuse)
Saturday, 10/21/2017 – 03:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
More Information
Cost: $34.99 – $84.99

Gameday Tailgate Experience (GTE) presents the ultimate tailgate party. Including unlimited food and beverages, live entertainment, meet and greets, celebrity host, sports memorabilia, contests and games. Join us October 21st, 2017 at the Hard Rock Stadium’s parking lot to tailgate before the Miami Hurricanes vs Syracuse game. Buy your tickets!

Lyft Takes You to “El Clasico” Match Between Real Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday, July 29, 2017 7/29/17

Lyft Takes You to “El Clasico” Match Between Real Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday, July 29, 2017
Saturday, 07/29/2017 – 08:00 am – 11:00 pm
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive,
Miami, Florida 33956

Cost: New and existing Lyft users will receive 50% off rides taken to or from Hard Rock Stadium for “El Clasico” on Saturday, July 29 by using discount code ELCLASICO17

Lyft, the nation’s fastest growing ridesharing service, will offer fans of Barca and Real Madrid discounted rides to the “El Clasico” pre-season tournament to be held on Saturday, July 29 at the Hard Rock Stadium, the biggest stadium in South Florida.

Expected to be a sold-out game with fans flying in from all over the United States, Europe and Latin America, Lyft seeks to alleviate traffic in the area and help fans forgo the madness of stadium parking.

New and existing Lyft users will receive 50% off rides taken to or from Hard Rock Stadium for “El Clasico” on Saturday, July 29 by using discount code ELCLASICO17.

Orange Bowl’s Family Fun and Fit day 8/12/17

Orange Bowl’s Family Fun and Fit day
Saturday, 08/12/2017 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Betty T. Ferguson Center
3000 NW 199th St,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Website
Cost: Free

Join us for a full day of FREE family fun & fitness for everyone at the 2017 Orange Bowl Family Fun and Fit Day presented by Sunshine Health! This year’s event will be held at the Betty T. Ferguson Center in Miami Gardens on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Head back to school right as over 60 vendors provide a variety of services and products including free health screenings, CPR and fitness instruction as well as interactive demonstrations. The fair will address the health and medical needs of the South Florida community, encourage youth and families to improve their eating habits and maintain a physically active lifestyle.
The event is FREE and open to the public and will feature live performances, activities for the entire family, music, games, raffle giveaways, various contests throughout the day and MORE! For more information, please visit orangebowl.org.

Wine Down Wednesday 5/3/17,5/10/17,5/17/17,5/24/17,5/31/17

Wine Down Wednesday
Wednesday, 05/03/2017 – 05/31/2017 09:00 am – 07:00 pm
Uni K Wax North Miami Beach
14671 Biscayne Blvd,
North Miami Beach, Florida 33181
Website
Cost: Free

Wine Down Wednesdays!

Enjoy a glass of wine when you come in for your wax service all
day, every Wednesday until May 31, 2017!

And to sweeten the day, we’ll pair up that wine with $5, $10, or $15 OFF

ALL services when you spend $30 or more!

12th Annual Jazz in The Gardens Music Festival Hosted By The City of Miami Gardens 3/18/17- 3/19/17

12th Annual Jazz in The Gardens Music Festival Hosted By The City of Miami Gardens
Saturday, 03/18/2017 – 03/19/2017 04:00 pm – 12:00 am
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Website
Cost:

The City of Miami Gardens is excited to announce the lineup for the fastest growing jazz & R&B festival in America, 12th successful year, the Annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) Music Festival, taking place on March 18th and March 19th, 2017 at the newly named Hard Rock Stadium (347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056).This year’s performances will feature three-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott, legendary hip hop artist LL COOL J feat. DJ Z-TRIP, socially conscious rap pioneer Common, smooth crooner Robin Thicke, hip hop legends The Roots, up and coming soul singer Andra Day, jazz royalty Herbie Hancock, sultry bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding, queen of the “Miami Sound” Betty Wright, funk music innovator Morris Day & The Time, the JITG All-Stars Chante Moore, Will Downing & Marion Meadows and gospel sensation Smokie Norful! Once again, JITG will be hosted by the hilarious radio personality Rickey Smiley, host of the popular nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show.

Tickets are on sale now at www.jazzinthegardens.com

12th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival 3/18/17 – 3/19/17

12th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival
March 18th and March 19th, 2017
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Website & Tickets

2017 Lineup With JILL SCOTT, LL COOL J feat. DJ Z-TRIP
Also Performing: Common, The Roots, Esperanza Spalding, Betty Wright, Andra Day, Morris Day & The Time, Herbie Hancock, Smokie Norful, Jazz All-Stars featuring Chante Moore, Will Downing & Marion Meadows.

As the fastest growing jazz & R&B festival in America moves to celebrate its twelfth successful year, the City of Miami Gardens is excited to announce the lineup for the Annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) Music Festival, taking place on March 18th and March 19th, 2017 at the newly named Hard Rock Stadium (347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056).

This year’s performances will feature three-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott, legendary hip hop artist LL COOL J feat. DJ Z-TRIP, socially conscious rap pioneer Common, smooth crooner Robin Thicke, hip hop legends The Roots, up and coming soul singer Andra Day, jazz royalty Herbie Hancock, sultry bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding, queen of the “Miami Sound” Betty Wright, funk music innovator Morris Day & The Time, the JITG All-Stars Chante Moore, Will Downing & Marion Meadows and gospel sensation Smokie Norful! Once again, JITG will be hosted by the hilarious radio personality Rickey Smiley, host of the popular nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show.

“The Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival is coming back to Miami Gardens with a bang! We’re excited to bring some of the hottest, most talented performers in music, such as Jill Scott and Common, and welcome hip-hop performers who are heavily influenced by jazz, like The Roots and LL COOL J feat. DJ Z-TRIP,” said Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert. “In our twelfth year, we feel positioned to evolve and reach across generations and genres to take Jazz in the Gardens to the next level.”

Boasting an annual attendance of over 70,000 music fanatics from all over the United States and the Caribbean Islands, the City’s signature event will also showcase local artists along with an array of tropical food vendors and a buzzing Marketplace. On both Saturday and Sunday, doors to the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival will open at 3 p.m. and the show will start at 4 p.m.

Official Site: www.jazzinthegardens.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jazzinthegardens
Twitter: www.twitter.com/jazzgardens
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jitg12
#JITG12

Black Heritage Festival 2/4/17

Black Heritage Festival
Saturday, 02/04/2017 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex
3000 NW 199 ST,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056

Cost: Free

Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan and co-sponsor, City of Miami Gardens Vice-Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro will be hosting the 4th Annual Black Heritage Festival, Saturday, February 4, 2017. Black History Month is our opportunity to celebrate the diversity of African American culture. In Miami-Dade County diversity is a driving force, and as we approach Black History Month, we would like to commemorate the many influences and great achievements of African Americans.

There will be:
• Musical Entertainment
• African Fashions
• Dancers
• Face Painting
• Rock Climbing
• Bounce House
• Vendors
• Food Trucks & More

Java Christian Poetry Night 10/8/16

Java Christian Poetry Night
Saturday, 10/08/2016 – 08:00 pm –
2016-javaSTADIUM HOTEL
21485 NW 27th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33056
Eventbrite
Cost: $20

Miami’s Premier Christian Poetry Spot = JAVA

J.A.V.A (Jesus Approved Vibin’ Atmosphere)

Come Enjoy:
Great Music | Spoken Word | Unlimited Hor’doeuvres
Saturday 10.8.16 | Doors Open @ 8pm*
*Seating Limited*

Poets | Singers | Musicians Wanted Text 305-978-3748 for more details

7th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism and Expo, brought to you by Walgreens, presented by Badia Spices 1/21/17

7th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism and Expo, brought to you by Walgreens, presented by Badia Spices
Saturday, 01/21/2017 – 08:00 am – 12:00 pm
combo-logos-eventHard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins
2269 Northwest 199th St,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Website
Cost: $25 suggested donation per family

Join us for the 7th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens, presented by Badia Spices taking place on Saturday, January 21 2017 from 8am-12pm at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins. Help raise money and awareness in support of the South Florida autism community by joining us to celebrate and enjoy a fun-filled day for all families. All proceeds raised through this event stay in our local community, “Money Raised Here, Stays Here”, non-profit service providers and Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County Schools, who participate with WalkAbout Teams are eligible to receive 25% of the money raised by their team to support special needs programming.

Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism and Expo 1/21/17

Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism and Expo
Saturday, 01/21/2017 – 08:00 am – 12:00 pm
combo-logos-event1Hard Rock Stadium
3553 N.W. 10th Avenue,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Website
Cost: Donación sugerida de $25 por familia

Por sexto año consecutivo, el Dan Marino Foundation invita a la comunidad a participar en el Dan Marino Foundation Walkabout Autism, a beneficio de escuelas y organizaciones locales que se dedican al estudio, cuidado y tratamiento del autismo en el Sur de la Florida , incluyendo el Dan Marino Foundation.

Únete a nuestro esfuerzo. Camina con nosotros y apoya esta gran causa. Escuelas y organizaciones participantes del sur de la Florida, recibirán 25% del dinero recaudado por sus equipos para proveer servicios que beneficien a niños y jovenes adultos con autismo y necesidades especiales.

Para más información, comuníquese por teléfono llamando al 954.368.6000, o por correo electrónico a walkabout@DanMarinoFoundation.org.

Precio: Donación sugerida de $25 por familia.

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities 12/10/16

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities
Saturday, 12/10/2016 – 01/08/2017 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
17109_1830kurios_quebec-9922_MediumResolutionNew Miami Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr.,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
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Cost: $39 – $160

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities!

Premieres December 10, 2016 under the iconic
blue-and-yellow Big Top next to the Miami Dolphins Stadium

Cirque du Soleil returns to the Miami area in 2016 with its acclaimed touring show, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiositiesâ„¢ proudly presented by Visa Signature®. KURIOS will premiere under the iconic blue-and-yellow Big Top on December 10th, 2016. Written and directed by Michel Laprise, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities.

Tickets are now available for purchase by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/kurios or calling 1-877-9 CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). Tickets range from $39 – $160.

KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities had its world premiere in Montréal in April 2014 and is Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production. Since its debut, the critics have been raving across North America: “Cirque du Soleil has come roaring back with KURIOS – a dazzling, hyper-detailed, potent, quixotic and generally fantastic show that reveals this extraordinary artistic company’s singular capacity for exploration and metamorphosis. It is not to be missed on any account,” said Chris Jones in The Chicago Tribune. “KURIOS is the most enthralling, consistently over-the-top magical show Cirque du Soleil has sent our way in a long time,” raved Robert Hurwitt in The San Francisco Chronicle. “KURIOS is the most joyous piece of theater I’ve seen in years and it will lift your spirits to the stars,” said Richard Ouzounian in The Toronto Star. And Misha Berson in The Seattle Times raved, “KURIOS thrills in a splendidly captivating new show.” The Los Angeles Times made it a Critic’s Choice.

In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a Seeker discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes.
In his larger-than-life curio cabinet, the Seeker is convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await. A collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world. When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humor in an attempt to ignite the Seeker’s imagination, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes.

Michel Laprise
Michel Laprise worked in theatre for nine years as an actor, director and artistic director before joining Cirque du Soleil in 2000. At Cirque du Soleil, Michel spent fi ve years as a talent scout before taking on, in 2006, the role of Special Events Designer. In that capacity, he directed the act with Quebec diva Diane Dufresne during the Opening Ceremonies of the Montreal 2006 Outgames; the large-scale performance event created for the launch of the Fiat Bravo in Italy (2007); the Cirque du Soleil performance event celebrating Quebec City’s 400th anniversary (2008); the launch of Microsoft’s Kinect console at the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo, broadcast on MTV; the opening show at the Eurovision Song Contest held in Russia in 2009; and the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 FIBA International Basketball Federation World Championships in Istanbul. In 2012, Michel collaborated with pop star Madonna, providing artistic direction for her performance at the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show; he later went on to direct her MDNA tour. In 2013, he directed the musical Robin des Bois – Ne renoncez jamais which toured in Europe. Michel co-wrote and directed the VR movie “Kurios : Inside the Box” which won 3 prizes, one of them being the Emmy Daytime award in the Outstanding Interactive Media category. Michel is currently working on 2 Cirque du Soleil upcoming shows.

Free Hands-only CPR Training 6/5/16

Free Hands-only CPR Training
Sunday, 06/05/2016 – 06/05/2016 12:00 pm – 03:30 pm
2016-CPR-WeekNorth Dade Regional Library
2455 N.W. 183rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33056
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Cost: $0

Each year, CPR Week is celebrated in the US from June 1-7, and is dedicated to showcasing how more lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED. Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S., affecting about 326,200 people of all ages outside hospitals every day.

If it’s your child, sibling, parents, friend….would you know what to do??? Learn in 30 minutes! Save a life!

Register at http://goo.gl/forms/tuAf44eB9Ao0Apbr1

Florida Memorial University Greek Step Show and Concert Featuring T.I. 2/12/16

Florida Memorial University Greek Step Show and Concert Featuring T.I.
Saturday, 02/12/2016 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
TI-FLYER-FMU-5x7Florida Memorial University
15800 NW 42nd Ave,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
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Cost: $40 in advance, $50 day of show

The annual Greek Step Show and Concert is creating quite a buzz on campus and in the community. Every year we attract hundreds of alumni and friends onto the historic campus to cheer on their favorite steppers. This year we’re thrilled to announce that Hip-Hop recording artist and actor T.I. will close out the show with a live performance. This year’s Greek Step Show and Concert will be co-hosted by Jay Dukes and Miami’s own DJ Nasty (99Jamz). In addition 99 Jamz number one mix show will broadcast live from the event on campus.

4th Annual Health & Wellness Fair 1/9/16

4th Annual Health & Wellness Fair
Saturday, 01/09/2016 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Arlington Academy
4814 NW 167 Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33014
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Cost: Free

Arlington Academy presents the 4th Annual Health Fair: Promoting Health Living as a fresh way to kick-off the New Year for 2016. This event is in partnership with the City of Miami Gardens for their healthy living initiative and is open to the public. Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson is the Keynote speaker. Guests will have the opportunity to receive one-on-one health evaluations, witness dental presentations, and get mini-physicals. Sponsors include Molina Health Care, Miami Dade College, Union Positiva, The Big Red Bus, Jackson Memorial Healthcare, WMIB; 103.5 The Beat, Advanced Neuro & Spine Institute, City of Miami Gardens, Higher Learning Entertainment, and Oh So Sweet.

City Year Miami’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 1/18/16

City Year Miami’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Monday, 01/18/2016 – 01/18/2016 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
Myrtle Grove K-8 Center
3125 NW 175th St.,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
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Cost: Free

Hundreds of South Florida residents and business leaders will roll up their sleeves and spend the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday working to enhance and beautify an underserved Miami Gardens, Fla., school. The eighth-annual event, known as “MLK Day of Service” and coordinated by City Year Miami, will unite community volunteers in painting murals, building picnic tables, and planting gardens at Myrtle Grove K-8 Center. To learn more or volunteer, contact Franklin McCune at fmccune@cityyear.org or 786-406-7926.

Life in Color 2016 1/16/16

Life in Color 2016
Saturday Jan 16, 2016, 2:00 PM
LIC-Miami-6x8-PHASE-2-Front-v4Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
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16 and over

Life in Color, “The World’s Largest Paint Party,” announced today the full artist lineup for the third edition of the paint-dropping music festival. The 1-day event will showcase the hottest acts in music, including Skrillex & Diplo’s Jack U, and inaugural festival performance by Ruby Rose, star of Orange is the New Black, and the highly anticipated EDM debut of Big Sean. From the first drip of paint to the last beat drop, attendees can expect a truly unique experience for this year’s event.

“Miami is our home and we put everything we have into this show,” said Lukasz Tracz, CMO and co-founder of Life In Color. “ We listened closely to what our fans had to say about last year’s show and have incorporated high-profile artists and different genres of music to ensure that our 2016 Miami show will be the best one yet.”

Full Lineup to include: Jack U, Steve Aoki, Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus, Special Guest: Big Sean, 3lau, Keys N Krates, Ruby Rose, David Solano, Morten, Moska, Nghtmre, Troyboi, Big Makk, Crespo, NWB, Ricky Remedy,

Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience Presented By Councilwoman Lisa Davis 11/14/15

Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience Presented By Councilwoman Lisa Davis
omari_chefs_eblastSaturday, November 14, 2015 from 6 p.m. to midnight
City of Miami Gardens Municipal Complex
18605 NW 27th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
General Admission tickets for the Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience are $65 per person and VIP tickets are $125 per person.
Tickets and Vendor food & wine applications are available at miamigardenswinefoodexp.com

An “experience” featuring special guest & celebrity judge Omari Hardwick

City of Miami Gardens Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis announces premium cable TV super star Omari Hardwick as the special guest and celebrity judge at the inaugural Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience (MGWFE). This tasty experience will be an intimate, grown and sexy event for foodies, glitterati and socialites of South Florida to savor.

MGWFE is the brainchild of Councilwoman Lisa Davis who has been on the Council since August 2010. “I am truly excited about my event!  This promises to be not just an event but a positive and enriching “experience”! To do something different is a vision I have had for a very long time. This unique wine and food experience will be delicious and like no other event in the South Florida area. Miami Gardens is a wonderful premiere City with many professionals hungry to “experience” a fantastic evening of entertainment, great wine and scrumptious food. This is yet another history making milestone for our City’s Legacy!!” said Davis. “I am ecstatic to bring something fresh and exciting to Miami Gardens this November because I understand the importance of hosting events like the Wine & Food Experience and how it will become a platform to strengthen relationships with Miami-Gardens residents and the South Florida community,” she continued.

With an expected attendance of 800, the “experience” will feature South Florida’s celebrated chef’s Myriam Charles, Troy Tingling, Ali Francois and Alain Lemaire during the thrilling master chef cook-off, complimentary tastings from South Florida’s hottest chefs, samplings of renowned international/national wine & spirits, mixologist showoff and live entertainment by Mariea Antoinette, Jai Rose, James Dawkins, Jared Burnett, Melton Mustafa and more.

The Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience will follow in the footsteps of the City’s massive 11 year signature brand, the annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) — an internationally celebrated music festival with an A -list artist line-up and attendance record breaking music festival that occurs every March enjoying sold out crowds and renown brand and marketing equity for the City of Miami Gardens. The same award winning team is producing MGW&FE.

4th Annual Diabetes Awareness Event 11/15/15

4th Annual Diabetes Awareness Event
Sunday, 11/15/2015 – 11/15/2015 03:00 pm – 07:00 pm
12118904_913593532053124_1204171416067069941_nBetty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex
3000 NW 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
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Cost: Free

Learn, Grow and Live a healthy lifestyle with Diabetes!

Join Councilwoman Lisa Davis as she hosts the 4th Annual Diabetes Awareness Event at the Betty T. Ferguson Center located at: 3000 N.W. 199th St., Miami Gardens, FL 33056 on November 15, 2015 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Take part in all the festivities of this FREE event including:

-Tastings by master chefs
-Childhood Diabetes Kids Zone
-Health expert panel discussions
-Fitness activities
-Healthy meal/recipe contest
-Entertainment

Enjoy free food, raffles, prizes and giveaways.

**First 200 attendees receive free VIP gift bag**

#MGDAE2015

The Color Run 2015 Shine Tour 11/14/15

The Color Run 2015 Shine Tour
Saturday, 11/14/2015 – 11/14/2015 09:00 am –
Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr.,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
RSVP / Register
Cost: $45 per person

The Color Runâ„¢ presented by ALCATEL ONETOUCH, one of the largest 5k event series in the world, will be in South Florida on November 14. The event will be held at Sun Life Stadium and will begin at 9:00am. Registration is open for individual runners and teams.

The Color Run debuts their new Shine Tour in 2015 bringing a fresh spin and unique experience to Color Runners around the world. The Shine Tour enhances the experience that Color Runners already love with an all-new Sparkle Zoneâ„¢ on course with unique opportunities for colorful photographs throughout the course. At the Finish Festival, participants can enjoy music, dancing and massive color throws with accents of new confetti cannons, shimmery clouds of color, sparkle, and more. Color Runners will receive a limited edition Shine Tour Participant Kit, including: custom race t-shirt, gold finisher’s medal, shiny tattoos, tri-color headband with silver stitching, classic color packet, and brand-new shine powder packet.

The Color Run, a for-profit company, loves the opportunity it has to partner with charities to help shine a light on their amazing work within society and highlight the causes they stand for. The Color Run will be partnering with the Arthritis Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida for this event.

6th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens, presented by Badia Spices 1/23/16

6th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens, presented by Badia Spices
Saturday, 01/23/2016 – 08:00 am – 12:00 pm
42388_DMF_Walkabout_2016_LOGOSun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
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Cost: $25.00 Suggested Donation per Family.

Join us for the 6th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens, presented by Badia Spices taking place on Saturday, January 23th, 2016 from 8am-12pm at Sun Life Stadium. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder, according to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 68 children in the United States have autism. Motivated by individuals with autism, their families and friends, this historic fundraising effort generates awareness and crucial funds for autism services. All proceeds raised through this event stay in our local community and benefit The Dan Marino Foundation, Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County Schools, and non-profit autism service providers who participate with WalkAbout Teams will receive 25% of the money raised by their team to support special needs programming. Register today at: www.dmfwalkaboutautism.org

Email: walkabout@danmarinofoundation.org

Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, patrocinado por Walgreens, presentado por Badia Spices 1/23/16

Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, patrocinado por Walgreens, presentado por Badia Spices
Saturday, 01/23/2016 – 08:00 am – 12:00 pm
42388_DMF_Walkabout_2016_LOGOSun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
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Cost: $25.00 Suggested Donation per Family

Caminata de la Fundación Dan Marino

Por un sexto año consecutivo, la Fundación Dan Marino invita a la comunidad a participar en la CAMINATA DE LA FUNDACIÓN DAN MARINO, a beneficio de escuelas y organizaciones locales que se dedican al estudio, cuidado y tratamiento del autismo en el Sur de la Florida , incluyendo la Fundación Dan Marino.

Únete a nuestros esfuerzos, camina con nosotros y apoya esta gran causa. Escuelas y organizaciones participantes del sur de la Florida, recibirán 25% del dinero recaudado por sus equipos para proveer servicios que benefician a niños y jovenes con autismo y necesidades especiales.

Para más información, por favor comunicarse con la Fundación Dan Marino, llamando al 954.368.6000, o a través de walkabout@DanMarinoFoundation.org.

Precio: La donación sujerida por familia es de $25.00.

Correo: walkabout@danmarinofoundation.org
Telefono: 954.368.6000

Free Back To School Haircuts By Beauty Schools Of America 8/22/15

Free Back To School Haircuts By Beauty Schools Of America
Saturday, 08/22/2015 – 08/31/2015 10:00 am – 03:00 pm
BACKTOSCHOOL-2Betty T. Ferguson Recreation, Complex Auditorium,
3000 NW 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
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Cost: Free

The new school year is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about textbooks, school supplies and making sure your children look new year ready!

Beauty Schools of America aims to give back to the community with an ambitious philanthropic goal as back to school approaches. They have been actively touring throughout the community on the weekends, donating their time and talents giving a total of 2,786 free haircuts to date. They aim to reach 4,000 free haircuts by the end of August.

They are calling out to all parents with children who need a new look or a simple cut before the new school year, for their biggest event yet at Betty T. Ferguson Recreation, Complex Auditorium. The mayor will be in attendance greeting the community supporting this amazing back-to-school family fair.

FREE HAIRCUT LOCATIONS August 22nd, 2015:

1) Back to School Event- Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex Auditorium (North Miami) 3000 NW 199th Street Miami Gardens

2) Goulds Church of Christ back to school event- 22800 S.W. 112 ave Miami, FL 33170 (Homestead campus)

3)The Hair Fair- 4765 NW 17th AVE Miami, FL 33142 (South Beach Campus)

DETAILS: Learn more about Beauty Schools of America at www.bsa.edu or call for information 305.824.2989

Inaugural 2015 Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience on Saturday 11/14/15

Inaugural 2015 Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience on Saturday
Saturday, 11/14/2015 – 11/15/2015 06:00 pm – 12:00 am
FlyerCity of Miami Gardens Municipal Complex
15800 N.W. 42nd Ave,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: $60-$125

The City of Miami Gardens Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis presents an intimate, grown and sexy night for the foodies and socialites of Miami Gardens, Fla. On Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., festivities will take place at the City of Miami Gardens Municipal Complex (18605 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056). This inaugural event will feature a surprise celebrity host, delightful complimentary tastings from South Florida’s hottest chef’s, master chef cook-offs, samplings of renowned wine and spirits, bartender showdown and live music. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 21, 2015.

For more information, please visit:
Official website http://miamigardenswinefoodexp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1041602372525137
Twitter: www.twitter.com/mgwinefoodexp/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/mgwinefoodexp #MGWINEFOODEXP

The Decree 8/15/15

The Decree
Saturday, 08/15/2015 – 07:00 pm –
The-Decree-ConcertThe Fountain of New Life
4601 NW 167th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33055
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 – $35

– Fuzion Promotions and CBM Carting Bread to the Multitudes Inc. are inviting all of South Florida to come out and experience ‘The Decree,’ a night of music, art and culture featuring Reach Records’ rapper KB and two of Miami’s brightest Christian artists, Giel and Butta P. on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at The Fountain of New Life, 4601 NW 167th Street in Miami Gardens. Doors open at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. VIP tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more.

The Decree is more than a concert and it’s beyond a mere statement! The Decree is a movement! It is a proclamation made in authority through art, culture & music. Fuzion wants believers everywhere to take back what the enemy has stolen from their lives, families, communities, and cities. Job 22:28 (AMP) says: “You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of God’s favor] shall shine upon your ways.”

The Victorious Boys Symposium Coalition presents a three-night empowerment workshop 6/22/15, 6/23/15, 6/24/15

The Victorious Boys Symposium Coalition presents a three-night empowerment workshop
Monday, 06/22/2015 – 06/24/2015 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
LogoFlorida Memorial University’s Lou Rawls Auditorium
15800 N.W. 42nd Ave,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
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Cost:

The Victorious Boys Symposium Coalition presents a three-night empowerment workshop on June 22-24, 2015, 6PM-8PM (daily) at Florida Memorial University’s Lou Rawls Auditorium (15800 N.W. 42nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054) for Middle School and High School boys ages 11-19. This year’s theme is Fatherlessness, Complications & Contradictions of Criminal Justice System, and Violence and the Impact on Home and School featuring speaker Mayor Oliver Gilbert, Eugene Schneeberg, Edward Keyton, Bill Diggs, Morris Copeland, Sean Horne, Torri Stuckey. The aim of the event is to impact the way young men think, live, and interact with their community and the world in which they live.

Night Of Great Destiny 2015 6/7/15

Night Of Great Destiny 2015
Sunday, 06/07/2015 – 07/07/2015 07:00 pm – 10:30 pm
NIGHT-OF-GREAT-DESTINYWord Of Life Bible Ministry
4000 NW 167th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
Facebook Link
Cost: FREE
Free Parking

Word Of Life Bible Ministry Presents “Night Of Great Destiny 2015”

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Twitter:@Wolbm

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WOLBM 7 hours of Non-Stop International Festival of Praise 4/18/15

WOLBM 7 hours of Non-Stop “International Festival of Praise”
Sunday, 04/18/2015 – 03/29/2015 04:00 pm – 11:00 pm
WOLBM-7HRS-PRAISE-FLYERBetty Ferguson Community Center
3000 NW 19th Street; Miami Gardens, FL,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33306
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Cost: FREE

7 hours of non-stop “International Festival of Praise” concert
WHEN: Saturday, April 18th, 2015
TIME: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
WHERE: Betty Ferguson Community 3000 NW 19th Street; Miami Gardens, FL
(954) 604-5754

PERFORMANCES:
Voices of W.O.L.B.M; Bisi Osundina, Ayo”John E Saxx” Erinosho, Prince Aderele “YorubaRythms”, Charles “DeluxePercussion” Ehizibue, Prophet Oscar I guobadia, Owolabi Aladenika, Alvin Jackson, Ayanbinrin Tosin, Prophet Oladele I ogundipe , Florida Sunshineband, Roselyn Mangwiro, Stephen Murphy, Olugbemiga Solomon, Onos Brisibi, Olaniyi Tompson Tabi, Omotayo Oluwatoyin Aremu, Omotayo Abimbola Temitayo, Imola David, Charley Ade.

COST: FREE ADMISSION
FREE PARKING

EVENT CONTACT: For more information about “7 hours non- stop International Festival of Praise” contact Word of Life Bible Ministry at (954) 604-5724

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Women’s Impact Conference and Luncheon 3/20/15

Women’s Impact Conference and Luncheon
Friday, 03/20/2015 – 08:00 am – 04:00 pm
JITG2015-WICL-EblastMiramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Pl.,
Miramar, Florida 33025
Webpage Link
Cost: $50 Advance | $60 Day of Show

In honor of Women’s History Month, The City of Miami Gardens is excited to announce the 2015 Women’s Impact Conference and Luncheon on March 20, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center. Women of various ethnicities will come together for a day of inspiration and motivation center around spirituality, wealth building, mentoring, hair, relationships and a keynote address by reality show personality Omarosa Manigualt and a performance by Howard . The theme for the event will be: “There’s No ‘S’ On My Chest but a Hero Lives Within.” For more information and ticket sales, visit www.jazzinthegardens.com.

The 10th Annual Jazz In the Gardens Music Festival 3/21/15-3/22/15

The 10th Annual Jazz In the Gardens Music Festival
Saturday, 03/21/2015 – 03/22/2015 03:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Jazz-In-The-Gardens_2015_Miami_FlyerSun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr.,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost:

The City of Miami Gardens presents its 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens music festival on March 21st and 22nd, 2015, at Sun Life Stadium (347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens, FL 33056). The 2015 music festival will be hosted by celebrity comedians and now radio personalities D.L. Hughley and Rickey Smiley. Patrons will enjoy live performances by Maxwell, R. Kelly, Erykah Badu, Toni Braxton, RUN DMC, Men of Soul, Sheila E., Brian Culbertson, and local artists. Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com.
JAZZ IN THE GARDENS LINEUP
Saturday, March 21st (Doors open at 3 p.m.)
– Local Band
– Local Band
– Sheila E
– Men of Soul (featuring Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson)
– Toni Braxton
– R Kelly
Sunday, March 22nd (Doors open at 3 p.m.)
– Local Band
– JITG All Star Jazz Band (featuring Roy Ayers on vibes, Lonnie Liston Smith on keyboards, Ronnie Laws on sax, Tom Browne on trumpet)
– Brian Culbertson
– Run DMC
– Erykah Badu
– Maxwell

The City of Miami Gardens 2nd Annual Heritage Bowl 2/24/15

The City of Miami Gardens 2nd Annual Heritage Bowl
Tuesday, 02/24/2015 – 02/24/2015 10:00 am – 01:10 pm
heritagebowlFlorida Memorial University Lou Rawls Auditorium
15800 NW 42nd Avenue,,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Miami-Dade senior high and middle school students demonstrate their
mastery of Black History facts in efforts to win monetary prizes and the coveted Carter G. Woodson Achievement Award. The structure of the Bowl is an academic quiz style tournament designed to increase and test student’s knowledge of Black History. Schools have the opportunity to form teams of 6 students who will compete in a round-robin tournament against neighboring schools.

City of Miami Gardens’ Martin Luther King Community Celebration 1/17/15

City of Miami Gardens’ Martin Luther King Community Celebration
Saturday, 01/17/2015 – 01/17/2015 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm
mlk_eblast20153Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex
3000 NW 199th St,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The City of Miami Gardens announces it will be hosting a Community Celebration in honor of Reverend, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Betty Ferguson Sports Complex on January 17, 2015 from 2 – 6:00 p.m. The free event will feature resource information, live entertainment, food and fun.

Photographs of Cirque du Soleil Amaluna at Sun Life Stadium on 12/11/14

Cirque du Soleil Amaluna at Sun Life Stadium on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

“Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.

Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.”

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Monster Jam 1/3/15

Monster Jam
Saturday, 01/03/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Monster-JamSun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: Starts at $10 for children and $18 for adults

Monster Jam® will hightail into Sun Life Stadium on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 7 p.m. This international racing series entertains more than 4 million fans annually, showing off its three main elements – The pit party, racing and freestyle!

Monster Jam® will leave South Floridians stunned with its biggest show yet, featuring more trucks than ever before. For one night only, fans will experience:
• A man-made dirt battleground made from 300 truckloads of dirt.

• The Party in the Pits from 2-5 p.m. where fans can get up close and meet the drivers behind these iconic trucks!

• More trucks than ever before with 20 of the best monster trucks in the world riding on the wide open track inside Sun Life Stadium. The shows will include two World Champions Gravedigger The Legend® and Max-D ℠, newcomer Scooby Doo™ driven by Nicole Johnson and Florida’s own Gunslinger® and Xtermigator. The lineup also includes fan favorites Gravedigger®, El Toro Loco® and El DiabloSM.

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $10 for children and $18 for adults.
Gates will open at the Sun Life Stadium starting at 5 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information on the Monster Jam, log onto www.MonsterJam.com. To follow Monster Jam on Facebook at Twitter, log on to Facebook.com/MJOnline and Twitter.com/MonsterJam. Tickets are also available at the Sun Life Stadium box office and all Ticketmaster retail outfits or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Fabulous Miami Multi-Chamber Event at the Sun Life Stadium 12/11/14

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Multi-Chamber Event at the Sun Life Stadium
Thursday, December 11th 2014, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
event1Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens Fl. 33056
Cost: Members $10,Non Members $15 in advance
Cost at the Door: Members $15 ,Non Members $20 at the door
RSVP: rsvp@fabulousmiami.com

Valet Parking: Free Parking
Dress Code: Business Attire

The Chambers of Bolivia, Camacol,Coconut Grove, Colombia, Chile, Downtown Miami & Brickell, Ecuador, Haití, Honduras, Junior Chamber International, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru,Poland , along with Brickell Rotary Club of Miami Brickell, invite you to celebrate the Monthly Multichamber of Commerce networking.

Mix and mingle with local professionals, promote your business, share your ideas, expand your network and have fun! Members $10 in advance and $15 at the door cash only Non-members $15 in advance and $20 at the door cash only To purchase your tickets go to www.multichamberevents.com or click on the buttons below Bring your Business card to participate in raffle to win tickets to Miami Dolphin Games.

To our Multi-Chamber Partners and their members, FABULOUS MIAMI due to our sponsorship of The Champion Mindset Series, they are offering 100 complementary Registration to the 2 Day Powerhouse Conference Event. Please visit www.championmindsetseries.com to register. When you arrive to the Sun Life Stadium, please mention Fabulous Miami to activate your complimentary registration. Thank you and look forward in seeing you there!! This is our Holiday Gift to YOU!

Cirque du Soleil Amaluna Miami 12/11/14 – 1/25/15

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Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna is almost here…Miami
Thursday, 12/11/2014 – 01/25/2015 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Juggling_Cali_0718_RSun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: $35 – $130.

Amaluna is almost here!
Premieres December 11 at Sun Life Stadium
New Show Dates Added, Limited Tickets Available From As Low As $35

Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil will open to a packed house in Miami on Thursday December 11 at Sun Life Stadium. The cast and crew of Amaluna are finishing up shows in Atlanta, GA this week and are preparing to travel to Miami with their 2,000 tonnes of equipment, in the convoy of 65 trucks.

To celebrate the Premiere in Miami and due to an overwhelming demand, additional show dates have been added with some tickets starting as low as $35. Tickets can be purchased by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/amalu… or by calling 1-877-9 CIRQUE. Amaluna’s show dates have now been extended to run in Miami until January 25 2015.

Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.

Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.

Some 30 years ago, Cirque du Soleil was but a dream. It was the dream of a small community of travelling performers who would do anything to share their love of the stage, of circus and of the world. The family has grown since then and now includes thousands of dreamers–creators, artists, technicians and workers who toil in the shadows. The dream has become a symbol of Québec pride, an international entertainment company that has brought 35 large-scale shows to life–20 of which are still in operation. The company, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in June 2014, has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

Amaluna is proud to be presented by Visa Signature, the official presenting sponsor of Cirque du Soleil, in association with Citi Cards. We also gratefully acknowledge our official sponsors for Amaluna, DHL and Xerox.

10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens 3/20/15

10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens
Friday, 03/20/2015 – 03/22/2015 12:00 pm –
Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: $67

Jazz in the Gardens:
The City of Miami Gardens presents the 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) food and music festival at Sun Life Stadium, March 20-22, 2015. The three-day, weekend festival will kick off the spring season in South Florida with a Women’s Impact Conference and Luncheon and evening Pre-Party on Friday, March 20, and continue with star-studded line-ups, featuring artists Maxwell, Toni Braxton, R. Kelly, Brian Colberson, and Men of Soul’s Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson and Freddie Jackson, on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22; other artists to be announced. Comedians and nationally syndicated radio personalities D.L. Hughley and Rickey Smiley will co-host the festival.

Address: Sun Life Stadium – 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Phone: (305) 576-3790

Email: info@circleofonemarketing.com

Website: www.jazzinthegardens.com; #JITG10

Price: Tickets start at $67. Please visit website for more ticketing information.

Faces of HIV Mobile Art Exhibit 12/1/14

Faces of HIV Mobile Art Exhibit
Monday, 12/01/2014 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Miami-copySt. Thomas University
16401 NW 37th Ave.,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Faces of HIV depicts the lives of Florida residents living with HIV and AIDS through larger-than-life portraits, accompanied by thought-provoking video stories and powerful intimate journals. Participants of the project address how they became infected with HIV and dealt with their diagnoses, as well as their personal relationships, effects of HIV on the body and more.

Pamela Z at Art of Transformation 11/12/14

Pamela Z at Art of Transformation
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts
15800 NW 42nd Avenue,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
Webpage Link
Cost:

Date/Time/Performance/Address:
WED NOV 12
PAMELA Z (Performance)
7-9 PM
Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts at Florida Memorial University
15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054

Pamela Z is an African-American sound and performance artist who uses technology to create visual and aural narratives with gestural movements, pushing her performance to the edge of dance and evoking the extensive experience of human emotions. She has extensively exhibited and presented her works internationally; is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and ASCAP Music Award; and has composed scores for dance, film, and new music chamber ensembles.

Lets Listen: Lets Talk Forum 10/11/14

Lets Listen: Lets Talk Forum
Saturday, 10/11/2014 – 08:30 am – 10:30 am
We-Care-Network-flyer-picHoly Family Episcopal Church
18501 N.W. 7 Avenue,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33169
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

The We Care Network will host its first Community forum, under the auspices of Father Horace Ward of Holy Family Church, the Episcopal Archdeacon Fritz Bazin & Suzanne Ferguson of the DOSEF Social Justice Commission as well as Carol Hope of the Village of Hope. ” Let’s Listen, Let’s Talk” will provide an open forum for people (community leaders, community members and other interested parties) to speak about how to empower, build and improve the Miami Gardens community.

5th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens 1/24/15

5th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens
Saturday, 01/24/2015 – 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
2014-DMF WALK ABOUT LOGOSun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
More Info Link
Cost: $25.00 Suggested Donation per Family

Join us for the 5th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens, taking place on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 from 9am-1pm at Sun Life Stadium. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder, according to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 68 children in the United States have autism. Motivated by individuals with autism, their families and friends, this historic fundraising effort generates awareness and crucial funds for autism services. All proceeds raised through this event stay in our local community and benefit The Dan Marino Foundation, Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County Schools, and non-profit autism service providers who participate with WalkAbout Teams will receive 25% of the money raised by their team to support special needs programming. Register today at: www.dmfwalkaboutautism.org

Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, presentado por Walgreens 1/24/15

Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, presentado por Walgreens
Saturday, 01/24/2015 – 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
2014-DMF WALK ABOUT LOGOSun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: La donación sujerida por familia es de $25.00

Por un quinto año consecutivo, la Fundación Dan Marino invita a la comunidad a participar en la CAMINATA DE LA FUNDACIÓN DAN MARINO, a beneficio de escuelas y organizaciones locales que se dedican al estudio, cuidado y tratamiento del autismo en el Sur de la Florida , incluyendo la Fundación Dan Marino.

Únete a nuestros esfuerzos, camina con nosotros y apoya esta gran causa. Escuelas y organizaciones participantes del sur de la Florida, recibirán 25% del dinero recaudado por sus equipos para proveer servicios que benefician a niños y jovenes con autismo y necesidades especiales.

Para más información, por favor comunicarse con la Fundación Dan Marino, llamando al 954.368.6000, o a través de walkabout@DanMarinoFoundation.org.

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with Amaluna 12/11/14

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with Amaluna
Thursday, 12/11/2014 – 07:30 pm –
Cerceau_Water-Bowl_1468_RSun Life Stadium
2269 NW 199th S,
Miami Garden, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost:

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S AMALUNA PREMIERES DECEMBER 11 2014 UNDER THE BLUE AND YELLOW BIG TOP AT SUN LIFE STADIUM

EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR CIRQUE CLUB MEMBERS. TICKETS ONSALE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC AS OF AUGUST 25 2014

After the remarkable success of TOTEM in 2013, Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with one of its newest touring shows, Amaluna, which will premiere on December 11 under the iconic blue and yellow Big Top at Sun Life Stadium.

Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil’s 33rd production Amaluna is a celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women.

Exclusive pre-sale tickets are now available for existing Cirque Club members. To sign up for complimentary membership visit cirquedusoleil.com/cirqu…; giving members access to the best seats under the Big Top, promotions with our partners and a chance to experience never-before-seen exclusive Cirque du Soleil content.

Tickets will be available for purchase to the general public as of August 25 2014 by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/amalu… or by calling 1-877 9 CIRQUE.

The New York Times urges; “The display of female strength is a lovely thing”. New York Post boasts; “gorgeous visuals and dazzling circus acts”, and San Francisco Chronicle described Amaluna as; “sumptuously designed and invigoratingly female-powered”.

AMALUNA

Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men washes ashore the island, triggering an epic and emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test and the couple must face numerous demanding trials before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.

Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.

A TRIBUTE TO THE WORK AND VOICE OF WOMEN

For the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history, Amaluna features a cast that comprises 70% women, with a 100% all-female band. “Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women”, explains Director of Creation Fernand Rainville. “The show is a reflection on balance from a women’s perspective”, he adds. Writer and Director Diane Paulus, winner of a 2013 Tony Award (Pippin) and recently named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2014, says; “I didn’t want to build a ‘women’s agenda’ show. I wanted to create a show with women at the center of it, something that had a hidden story that featured women as the heroines.” Paulus drew from a series of classical influences when creating the concept of the show, including tales from Greek and Norse mythology, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Some 30 years ago, Cirque du Soleil was but a dream. It was the dream of a small community of travelling performers who would do anything to share their love of the stage, of circus and the of the world. The family has since grown and now includes thousands of dreamers – creators, artists, technicians and workers who toil in the shadows. The dream has become a symbol of Quebec pride, an international entertainment company that has brought 35 large-scale shows to life – 20 of which are still in operation. The company, which celebrated it’s 30th anniversary in June 2014, has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees worldwide, including 1,300 performers from more than 50 different countries.

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Casino Night & Reception 9/28/14

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Casino Night & Reception
Sunday, 09/28/2014 – 04:30 pm – 06:00 pm
JDCH-foundation-logo-2-6.25.09Calder Casino & Race Course
21001 Northwest 27th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: $60 donation ($80 after September 26th)

What: The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Casino Night & Reception is an entertaining event featuring a slot tournament with incredible prizes, buffet and open bar, celebrity guests, the chance to win $25,000 in cash and more, all for a great cause: raising awareness and funds for the Conine Clubhouse at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

Why: The Conine Clubhouse is a free of charge home-away-from-home for families while their children are patients at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. More than 7,000 families have called the Conine Clubhouse their home at a most important time in their lives. The Conine Clubhouse provides the amenities of a three-star hotel and is supported through events such as the Conine All-Star Golf Classic and community partners such as Calder Casino & Race Course.

To register for the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Casino Night & Reception learn more, or to make a donation, please visit www.jdchcasinonight.org. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

First Fridays Miami Black and White Affair w/ Ginuwine Live 7/4/14

First Fridays Miami Black and White Affair w/ Ginuwine Live
Friday, 07/04/2014 – 09:00 pm – 03:00 am
10304796_10203035495941034_1219781571031425555_nCalder Casino and Race Course Turf Club
21001 NW 27th Ave,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Eventbrite Link
Cost: Advance Tickets $20

South Florida’s Premier Monthly Adult Social Function..

Presents: Ginuwine LIVE!!!!!!

Calling all CANCERs Come out and Celebrate & have Fun with all the Cancers in Miami Gardens at First Fridays Miami.. Inside Calder Casino and Race Course

$20 Advance tickets

Reserve ur Tables & Purchase ur tickets early because Ginuwine at First Fridays is gonna be the HOTTEST ticket in Miami Gardens..

For Info, Table Reservation & $20 Advance tickets give me Big Ed a call 786-236-7985 PhatLife Entertainment…

Hidden Colors 3 Premiere in South Florida 6/26/14

Hidden Colors 3 Premiere in South Florida
Thursday, 06/26/2014 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Betty T. Ferguson Complex
3000 NW 199th St.,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: $12.00

For Immediate Release

Hidden Colors 3: South Florida Screening | Miami Gardens

June 26, 2014- “Hidden Colors” — a documentary series about the cultural history of African Americans, identity and race in America, will be releasing the highly anticipated third installment, “The Rules Of Racism.” The film will focus on the topic of race, racism, and history within the United States. The project features various speakers from scholars such as Dick Gregory and Phil Valentine, to entertainment vets like Nas, KRS-ONE, David Banner and Paul Mooney.

The series’ director and producer Tariq “Elite” Nasheed — a New York Times bestselling author, public speaker, and radio host — is widely known for his social commentary. In the trailer, he briefly alludes to a certain motivation in approaching the topic of racism, “there’s never been a real dialogue in America about race because every time we talk about race the conversation then turns into ‘what’s wrong with black people.'” This documentary destroys the myths and lies about melinated people of African descent. For those who are seeking the truth about black history and the effects of systemic racism in this country, Hidden Colors 3 and the Hidden Colors series is a must watch. This documentary pertains to our youth, education, economics, world history amongst other topics from a melinated perspective. If the realization and understanding that racism in America still occurs till today, self adjustment can go into effect.

Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism will be released June 26, 2014 and will be premiered in select theaters and locations around the country. South Florida patrons will have the opportunity to view this informative documentary FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY on the release date at Betty T. Ferguson Complex in Miami Gardens, 3000 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056.
For information on how to see the series visit the “Hidden Colors” website: www.hiddencolorsfilm.com.

Official South Florida Premiere Screening:
Thursday, June 26th, 5pm
Betty T. Ferguson Complex- 3000 NW 199th St. Miami Gardens, FL. 33056

$12 pre-sold tickets: www.gmogmedia.eventbee.com

About Hidden Colors Series:
Hidden Colors is the name of an ongoing documentary series directed by Tariq Nasheed and produced through King Flex Entertainment. The first film in the series, Hidden Colors: The Untold History Of People Of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent, was given a limited theatrical release on April 14, 2011. A sequel, Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph of Melanin, was released the following year on December 6, 2012. The third entry, Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism wil be released June 26, 2014. All three films have been funded by successful Kickstarter campaigns.

Beauty and Fashion Expo 4/12/14

Beauty and Fashion Expo
Saturday, 04/12/2014 – 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Beauty-%26-Fashion-Expo-TemplateEl Palacio Sports Hotel & Conference Center
21485 NW 27th Ave,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost:

You Are Invited to Beauty & Fashion Expo Spring 2014

Come Enjoy An Evening of Unlimited Sips, Pampering, Beauty, Shopping and Much More!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

12PM – 6PM

12:00PM VIP Early Entrance
1:00 PM General Admission

$35 VIP (includes goody bag)
$25 General Admission

El Palacio Sports Hotel & Conference Center
21485 NW 27 AVE Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Rsvp Required Space is Limited:
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Go Green Fashionista: FabVIntage Collection Launch Party 4/5/14

Go Green Fashionista: FabVIntage Collection LAUNCH PARTY
Saturday, 04/05/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Launch-party-flyerLolaBlack Boutique
2507 183rd Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Eventbrite Link
Cost: Free

“Go Green Fashionista” has been operating for 5+ years and has been successful in introducing eco fashion designers, eco companies, and much needed health awareness issues. Founder Fabienne Claude has decided to make a bigger impact on eco fashion opening a vintage store online, FabVintage Collection.
On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, Go Green Fashionista: FabVinatge Collection will be introduced to Miami by welcoming the store with a launch party and pop-up shop hosted by Lola Black Boutique, 2507 183rd St., Miami Gardens, 6-9pm.
Along with designer vintage clothing, jewelry and handbags at “giveaway” prices; wine sipping, dessert tasting, and of course VINTAGE SHOPPING while socializing with ” go green goddesses” alike will enhance the atmosphere. We’ll have the pleasure of having Birthday Cake Vineyards Wine involved to serve to the guests, My Cupcake Love with sweets, and a fashion show highlighting the best of FabVintage Collection featuring classic styles from 20’s-80’s high fashion. Soulful music sounds highlighting era’s from Billie Holiday and Nina Simone to Prince and Whitney Houston will place the mood and have most reminiscing and singing along. This is an RSVP ONLY event and we welcome media, fashion bloggers, and FASHIONISTA’s to be apart of this movement of fashion consciousness.This eco loving event will have you leaving the night feeling creative, fashionably smart, and more caring to mother earth. For your pleasure, we invited our fans favorite massage therapist, Jonathon Moore of Lotus In Hand Massage Therapy to relax those in need of a full body healing massage.
“Go Green Fashionista” will introduce this important era of living to YOU; the intrigued, the health enthusiast, the tree hugger, and the fashionista!

Check out FabVintage On Etsy! www.etsy.com/shop/gogreenfashionista

RSVP: love@gogreenfashionista.com

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Jazz in the Gardens Opening Night Party with Dazz Band and S.O.S Band 3/14/14

Jazz in the Gardens Opening Night Party with Dazz Band and S.O.S Band
Friday, 03/14/2014 – 09:00 pm –
JITG9-Friday-Night-PartyCalder Casino & Race Course
21001 N.W 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Fla., 33056,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: Advance tickets for the Official Friday Night Kickoff Party are just $45 and can be purchased at https://jazzinthegardens.frontgatetickets.com/. Parking is free

The City of Miami Gardens’ 9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens is proud to announce its first Official Friday night opening party at Calder Casino & Race Course – located at 21001 N.W 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Fla., 33056. The party gets started at 9:00 p.m. and goes until. Funk legends Dazz Band and S.O.S Band will encourage fans to get funky with hits such as “Let It Whip” and “Take Your Time.” Rick Party of the Rick Party Afternoon Show on Miami’s #1 urban radio station WHQT/HOT 105 will host.

9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens 3/15/14, 3/16/14

9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens
Sunday, 03/15/2014 – 03/16/2014 03:00 pm – 12:00 am
600x800Sun Life Stadium
2269 Dan Marino Blvd.,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: 50

An annual South Florida favorite, this year’s music, food and fun festival is headlined by LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, Mint Condition, Anthony Hamilton, Stanley Clarke, Rachelle Farrell and Boney James.

The Biggest Loser RunWalk Miami 5K and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run 3/8/14

The Biggest Loser RunWalk Miami 5K and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday, 03/08/2014 – 07:00 am –
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2269 Northwest 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost:

Join The Biggest Loser RunWalk Miami sponsored by The Biggest Loser Resorts at the Diabetes Walk & Health Fair. Enter the raffle for your chance to win a one week stay at a Biggest Loser Resort!
A race for all fitness levels, whether you are ready to set a personal record or this is your first race, come join us at The Biggest Loser RunWalk!

Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following:

• The Biggest Loser Finisher’s Medal
• Commemorative Technical T-Shirt
• Drawstring Backpack
• Chip-Timed Race for Runners and Those Tracking Personal Goals
• Free Downloadable Race Photos
• Award Divisions for Runners and Walkers
• Celebrity appearances by former contestants from “The Biggest Loser”
• Hydration Stations with Water/Sports Drinks Along the Course
and Food at the Finish Line
• Finish Line Festival Entertainment by Billboard Chart Topping Artist &
Former Biggest Loser Season 5 Contestant, Dan Evans
• Last but not Least, a Truly Inspirational and Unforgettable Experience!

First Fridays Miami Aquarius Edition Pre Valentine Little Red Dress Party with Keyshia Cole Live 2/7/14

First Fridays Miami Aquarius Edition Pre Valentine Little Red Dress Party with Keyshia Cole Live
Friday, 02/07/2014 – 09:00 pm – 03:00 am
1502304_10202019514942144_1851988819_oCalder Casino and Race Course Turf Club
21001 NW 27th Ave,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Facebook Link
Cost: Advance Tickets $20

South Florida’s Premier Monthly Adult Social Function..

Presents: Keyshia Cole LIVE!!!!

$20 Advance tickets

It’s Love in the air and it’s time for the AQUARIUS to come out and celebrate…

Reserve ur Tables & Purchase ur tickets early cause it’s gonna be the Hottest tickets in Miami Gardens..

For Info, Table Reservation & $20 Advance tickets give me Big Ed (Eddie Youngblood) a call 786-236-7985 PhatLife Entertainment

Soulfrito The Urban Latin Music Festival 2/22/14

Soulfrito The Urban Latin Music Festival
soulfritoFebruary 22nd, 2014
Sun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
www.soulfrito.com

Featuring live performances from NAS, Don Omar, Juicy J, Victor Manuelle, Hector “El Torito” Acosta, Sensato, Plan B, Calma Carmona, DJ Camilo and DJ Enuff.

The full-day, multi-cultural celebration will be co-hosted by the popular recording artist, singer-songwriter, actress and television personality, Adrienne Bailon, together with the Dominican American presenter of Nuvo TV’s Stand and Deliver stand-up comedy show, Julissa Bermudez.

New York’s celebrated lyricist, political activist, actor and hip-hop mogul, NAS, will be performing alongside the Puerto Rican actor and King of reggaeton, Don Omar, as a tribute to the synthesis of U.S and Hispanic artistic expression that now forms part of today’s mainstream urban and pop music culture in America. Both artists will be making their inaugural concert appearance on the same stage during the nation’s 7th Annual Urban Latin Music Festival in South Florida.

Since its inception in 2002, Soulfrito The Urban Latin Music Festival has been the premier launch pad for emerging and established artists, as well as brands looking to connect with the multicultural U.S Hispanic audience that now forms today’s mainstream market. Soulfrito made an early contribution towards launching the careers of artists such as Pitbull, Wisin Y Yandel, Aventura and Kat Deluna. among others, and continues to provide an attractive platform for producers and brand partners that wish to engage second, third and fourth generation U.S Hispanics and enthusiasts of Urban Latin culture.

The DRI Walk for Diabetes and Family Fun Day Presented by Walgreens 3/8/14

The DRI Walk for Diabetes & Family Fun Day Presented by Walgreens
Saturday, 03/08/2014 – 07:00 am – 12:00 pm
DRI-Walk-Final-LogoSun Life Stadium
2269 NW 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Thousands in South Florida will participate in the DRI Walk for Diabetes & Family Fun Day, Presented by Walgreens. Join Walgreens customers and employees, friends and neighbors for a day of family fun featuring a walkathon & 5K, bounce houses, face-painting, health booths and more. Register your family or office team today for this community-wide effort. Get healthy and fit while helping to raise funds for the life-saving work of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), the best hope for a cure!

Life in Color Festival 12/27/13

Life in Color Festival
licmiami1Friday Dec 27, 2013, 2:00PM – 1:00AM
Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr.
Miami Gardens, FL
Purchase Tickets
Unlock Your Discount With Promo Code: AMPM
The Platinum Package (Closest View to the Stage) – $7500 minimum + Tax + Gratitude +Service Charge Permits 20 Guests
The Gold Package – $5000 minimum + Tax + Gratitude +Service Charge Permits 10 Guests
The Silver Package – $2500 minimum + Tax + Gratitude +Service Charge Permits 6 Guests

As you already know, AMPM Presents has been at the forefront of the revolution in VIP Service for large-scale EDM events for the past few years. With this kind of reputation, our guests have come to expect nothing but the best in upscale service and the best in dance music from our team.

This December 27th, we take things a little further by collaborating with our friends at Life In Color, to provide nothing but the best in VIP service for a discerning crowd, while giving them a luxurious front seat to the total sensory experience that is Life In Color Miami, and giving the Life In Color brand an exposure to the more adult AMPM demographic. Our level of service, with the experience of Life in Color – a truly astounding combination. Taking place at Sunlife Stadium, with a stellar lineup of Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Major Lazer, Excision, Chuckie, R3hab, Headhunterz, Dirtyphonics, David Solano, Brass Knuckles, Heroes X Villains, Etc! Etc!, Xkore, and a special live performance by 2Chainz.

Miami Launches “Uniendo La Familia” Fan Appreciation Campaign 11/23/13

Miami Launches “Uniendo La Familia” Fan Appreciation Campaign
Saturday, 11/23/2013 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sun Life Stadium
2269 NW 199th St,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The University of Miami’s Athletics Department will kickoff its “Uniendo La Familia” (Uniting the Family) 365-day fan appreciation campaign with a daytime event on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Sun Life Stadium. During the celebration of the UM football team’s last at-home game of the season against the University of Virginia, the Miami Hurricanes will celebrate with an on-site concert featuring radio host celebrity, DJ Laz (DJ 106.7FM), and popular artist, MAFFIO, along with pre-game activities appropriate for all ages.

Color Me Rad Miami 5k 2/1/14

Color Me Rad Miami 5k
Saturday, 02/01/2014 – 09:00 am – 11:00 am
race-banner-4Sunlife Stadium
2269 NW 199th St. Miami Gardens, FL 33056,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $35 until 11/15/2013

If you’re allergic to the metric system, corn starch, or unbridled joy, you’d probably be more comfortable watching Matlock than at the starting blocks of this color-filled 5k.

But if you’re itching for a great time and not from a bad case of diaper rash, Color Me Rad Miami is the run for you.

By intelligent design or evolution, man was meant to run for one thing and one thing only: to stay alive. Pamplona was the first real race organized for what running should be: running from stuff that’s going to kill, gore, or maim you.

Luckily, we’ve evolved to where we only hunt for attractive potential mates, we only gather for extreme couponing, and we only run to benefit charities and our cardiovascular system.

So quit lollygagging and join us for the race that’s been ruining all other 5Ks since 2012 at Color Me Rad Miami .

Color Me Rad: gluten-free running since 2012 (all previous years were full of gluten).

Florida Soccer Expo 9/14/13

Florida Soccer Expo
Saturday, 09/14/2013 – 09/15/2013 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Conexion_posterSun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: Adults: $17 / Kids (under 18): $9 / Seniors (over 65): $12. Family 4 packs: $36

The organizers of Florida Soccer Expo (FSE) have put together a two-day, multi-tiered event at Sun Life Stadium geared towards fans, coaches, referees, exhibitors, soccer youth clubs and their families. Over 8,000 people are expected to converge at the stadium, for the first event of its kind in South Florida, on September 14th and 15th between 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Proceeds of food & beverage from this event will go towards helping Fugees Family, a non-profit organization that helps child survivors of war rebuild their lives, one step at a time, through soccer.

The event will host a trade show, indoor soccer tournament, coaching clinics and interactive areas organized by FSE partners. Over 60 exhibitors will be present. A youth 3v3 soccer tournament will hit the pitch of six indoor soccer fields, created uniquely for this event, inside level 200 of the stadium. Event goers will experience the debut of new ground-breaking takes on soccer with global games including Futtoc, a hybrid between futbol and ping pong, Futgolf and Futwall, a new soccer game that includes DJ and music. A wide variety of soccer and sports-related products, gear and equipment, food and drink samplings, and other consumer goods and services will round out the weekend.

Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, presentado por Walgreens 1/25/14

Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, presentado por Walgreens
Saturday, 01/25/2014 – 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
dmf_walkabout_autism_2014Sun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: La donación sujerida por familia es de $25.00.

Por un cuarto año consecutivo, la Fundación Dan Marino invita a la comunidad a participar en la CAMINATA DE LA FUNDACIÓN DAN MARINO, a beneficio deescuelas y organizaciones locales que se dedican al estudio, cuidado y tratamiento del autismo en el Sur de la Florida , incluyendo la Fundación Dan Marino.

Únete a nuestros esfuerzos, camina con nosotros y apoya esta gran causa. Escuelas y organizaciones participantes del sur de la Florida, recibirán 25% del dinero recaudado por sus equipos para proveer servicios que benefician a niños y jovenes con autismo y necesidades especiales.

Para más información, por favor comunicarse con la Fundación Dan Marino, llamando al 954.368.6000, o a través de walkabout@DanMarinoFoundation.org.

4th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreen’s 1/25/14

4th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreen’s
Saturday, 01/25/2014 – 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
dmf_walkabout_autism_2013Sun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: $25.00 Suggested Donation per Family

Join us for the 4th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens, taking place on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 from 9am-1pm at Sun Life Stadium. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder, according to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 88 children in the United States have autism. Driven by individuals with autism, their families and friends, this historic fundraising effort generates awareness and crucial funds for autism services.

All proceeds raised through this event stay in our local community and benefit The Dan Marino Foundation as well as participating Miami-Dade and Broward County schools and non-profit autism service providers, who will receive 25% of the money raised by their teams to support special needs programming. For more information please call: (954) 368-6000. Register today at: www.dmfwalkaboutautism.org

Miami Broward Carnival Promises To Be One of The Most Colorful and Vibrant Expressions of Caribbean Culture 10/13/13

Miami Broward Carnival Promises To Be One of The Most Colorful and Vibrant Expressions of Caribbean Culture
Sunday, 10/13/2013 – 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
China-Launch5Sun Life Stadium
2269 NW 199th St ,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: $20

The ultimate kick-off to the 2013 Miami Broward Carnival commenced with a special launch event on July 20th, 2013 that festively packed Sun Life Stadium as over 20 masquerade bands showcased their costumes. The Miami Broward Carnival Launch was merely a tease of the pulsating energy to hit South Florida on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Sun Life Stadium where over 20 bands will participate this year and an estimated 25,000 people to attend. Miami Broward Carnival is one of the most attended and highly esteemed festivals of South Florida. As the active tourism season in October resumes, a full schedule of signature events being planned and Carnival promises to have a major impact once again on the economy of South Florida.

“As Mayor of the City of Miami Gardens, I am pleased to welcome the Miami Broward Carnival back to the City. Celebrating diversity is a pivotal part of strengthening communities. As such, the importance of hosting events like this cannot be overstated”, states City of Miami Gardens Mayor, Oliver Gilbert.

Signature Miami Broward Carnival Events:

October 6, 2013-Junior Carnival-Over 10 participating bands in the parade. Family friendly event. Children’s activities include face painting and bounce house. Location: Central Broward Regional Park-300 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, Fl, 33311. Time: 12noon-8pm.

October 11, 2013-Kings and Queens @Carnival Village-Each participating masquerade band is led by a King and Queen, who wear extremely large costumes, often requiring extensions and wheels to assist the masquerader to carry it. Location:Central Broward Regional-300 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, Fl 33311. Time:7pm

October 12, 2013-J’Ouvert (15 bands participating)-Central Broward Regional-3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill Fl, 33311. Time: 7am

Steelband Panorama @Carnival Village-Central Broward Regional-3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, Fl 33311. Date:TBD

For more information about becoming a vendor or purchasing tickets visit: www.miamibrowardcarnival.com
Follow on Twitter @miabrocarnival and Instagram @miabrocarnival
Media Credentials and interviews: Yvette N. Harris, Yvette@harrispublicrelations.com or 786.897.8854

Miami Dolphins Networking Event 8/1/13

Miami Dolphins Networking Event
Thursday, 08/01/2013 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Sun Life Stadium – Miami Dolphins Locker Room
347 Don Shula Drive (Park at Gate 4 and enter through gate G),
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost: $20

Networking for Business Professionals

Thursday, August 1st 2013 from 7-9pm

➢ Network with a diverse group of business professionals
➢ Hors ‘douevres w/ one hour open bar
➢ Meet and greet with the Dolphins Cheerleaders and a surprise celebrity appearance!
➢ Pre-event private tour of the stadium at 6:15pm
➢ Photo Opportunities with the Superbowl trophy, Cheerleaders, and more
➢ Giveaways and Prizes including Dolphins Tickets, hats, shirts and autographs!

Taste in the Gardens 6/13/13

Taste in the Gardens
Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
El Dorado Furniture Showroom
4200 Northwest 167th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
Register Online

The Kiwanis Club of Miami Gardens is hosting the Annual Taste in the Gardens on June 13, 2013.  This is a food and wine tasting event that showcases over 25 local vendors.  Each year over 500 people participate in this event that raises money for children in the South Florida community.  Most of the proceeds will go toward providing $10,000 in scholarship money that will be awarded this year to deserving students so they have an opportunity to attend college.

First Fridays Miami ARIES Edition Sexy Catsuit Party 4/5/13

First Fridays Miami ARIES Edition Sexy Catsuit Party
Friday, 04/05/2013, 09:00 pm – 03:15 am
859936_10200103057111896_998228477_oCalder Casino & Race Course
21001 NW 27th Ave,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Facebook Link

Come join us April 5th for Miami’s Premier 30 & over monthly adult social function

As the ARIES celebrate the Stylish & Sexy CatSuit Party with the best music in r&b & old skool

$500 SEXIEST OUTFIT CONTEST

For Advance Tickets/Info/Table Resv… (Book ur Birthday Party)

Call Big Ed (PhatLife Entertainmant) 786-236-7985

First Fridays Miami Aquarius Edition Pre-Valentines Red and White Party Special Performance by Lyfe Jennings 2/1/13

First Fridays Miami Aquarius Edition Pre-Valentines Red and White Party Special Performance by Lyfe Jennings
Friday, 02/01/2013, 09:00 pm – 03:15 am
414304_4623358134669_1750797241_o-427x640Calder Casino & Race Course
21001 NW 27th Ave,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Facebook Link

Aquarius! You have the Best so far…. Come out Friday Feb 1st for a very special evening with Lyfe Jennings Live.

Advance tickets $15 and $25 at the door

Get ur advance tickets early because they are sure to sell out…

Doors open 9pm/please dress to impress (Red & White Theme)
for info and table call Big Ed 786-236-7985 PhatLife Ent…

LoveNights Workshops 1/10/13, 1/17/13, 1/24/13, 1/31/13

LoveNights Workshops
Thursday, 01/17/2013, 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
hdrhdhdsdAyama Yoga
2250 NE 163rd street Miami Gardens Florida,
2250 NE 163rd street , Florida Miami Gardens
Webpage Link

Register at: WWW.LOVENIGHTS.WEBS.COM *Space is Limited

Come feel the Love and join a journey of love and transformation in the spacious studios of Ayama Yoga!

Get a hands on opportunity to share a new experience and create new memories all in the guidance of experts who have dedicated themselves all for the sake of love. These workshops span out in a 4 week period of innovative activities to share with your partner, or close friends once a week. Turn your Thursday nights into a social platform of all ages!

New Age Arts & Exercises:

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Workshop 1: January 10

– With Sofi Matz
– Psychotherapist & Relationship Specialist
– 90 Minutes
– Get in touch with your sexuality with techniques to communicate and connect with your sex life.

“There are a few individuals as perceptive and as kind as Sofi. Her insights and compassion are brought to all her interactions; she taught me a universe about myself.”

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Workshop 2: January17

– With Miriam and Anna
– 90 minutes
– Explore your body with Asana & Kundalini Yoga to unlock the energy between you, your lover or close friend. Tailored to all!
(yoga mats provided)

“One of the best teachers in Miami! She is great. Miriam incorporated the spiritual and meditative aspects in her class. She always comfortably explains the technical side of each asana. That’s truly amazing. Her class is equally good for all levels, trust me!”

“Anna is a vibrant, funny, sweetheart of a Yoga teacher. She channels networks of people to inspire `Perfection in action` through her amazing yoga classes. She is one of my favorites.”

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Workshop 3: January 24

– With Darcy Schmidt & a couple in love
– 90 minutes
– A Presentation on Homeopathic Remedies that help any part of you and your partners life.

With our couple in love, Nicole and Jean Marc will give couples and close friends the opportunity to practice hand & foot massages. To reignite the fire, we will also teach new techniques around writing love notes to your loved one.

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Workshop 4: January 31

– How to Enjoy a Spiritual Relationship
– 90 minutes
– Get a glimpse of the true potential of a Spiritual Relationship

8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens 3/16/13-3/17/13

8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens
jazzMarch 16 and 17, 2013
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Tickets on sale now at www.jazzinthegardens.com , the Sun Life Stadium Box Office,  www.ticketmaster.com and at Ticketmaster locations.
Like at www.facebook.com/jazzinthegardens, follow @jazzgardens and use the Twitter/Instagram hashtag #JIG8.

Jazz In The Gardens Festival Fans Said, “GIVE Me Everything Tonight,”
Ne-Yo And Monica Added To Lineup

Miami Gardens’ 8th annual two-day Jazz in the Gardens music festival at Sun Life Stadium is proud to announce the addition of Ne-Yo and Monica to its lineup. Along with Earth Wind & Fire, Charlie Wilson, New Edition, Najee, Mary Mary and Rachelle Ferrell; Ne-Yo and Monica round out one of the most anticipated lineups in the festival’s history. The festival’s final two headliners are expected to be announced before the end of the year.

Superstars Ne-Yo and Monica add to a lineup complete with soul, R&B, gospel and jazz artists. Ne-Yo is a three-time Grammy Award winner and one of the most popular singers and songwriters today. His hits include, “Miss Independent,” “So Sick” and “Because of You.” Ne-Yo worked with 50 Cent on the hit “Baby By Me” and with Pitbull, Afrojack and Nayer on the 2011 smash, “Give Me Everything.” A star since the age of 15, Monica rose to fame when she released her debut album “Miss Thang.” The album went three times platinum in the United States and peaked at No. seven on the “U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the hits, “Don’t Take It Personal” and “Before You Walk Out Of My Life.” On April 6, 2012 Monica released her seventh album titled, “New Life.”

“We were already excited about the show. It’s safe to say we’re ecstatic now,” said Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert. “The 2013 edition of Jazz in the Gardens has it all. It will be the perfect collection of rhythm and blues, jazz, soul and gospel. We’re very pleased with the lineup and to think there are two more headliners to announce, this show will be amazing,” Gilbert added.

The 2012 “Jazz in the Gardens” featured performances from legendary artists including Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Patti LaBelle, KEM, Kenny G, Doug E Fresh, Kevin Eubanks, Ramsey Lewis and Nicole Henry. Previous years have included celebrated artists such as Erykah Badu, John Legend, Robin Thicke, the late Teena Marie, Wyclef, Babyface, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michele, Common, Anthony Hamilton, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Al Jarreau, Gladys Knight, The Isley Brothers, EnVogue, Lalah Hathaway, Branford Marsalis and Roy Ayers.

Jazz In The Gardens Presented by Uptown

Jazz In The Gardens Presented by Uptown
jazzMarch 16 and 17, 2013
Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
www.jazzinthegardens.com

Miami Gardens’ 8th annual two-day Jazz in the Gardens music festival at Sun Life Stadium is proud to announce as the festival host, nationally syndicated radio personality, Michael Baisden.

Michael Baisden is undeniably one of the most influential and engaging personalities in radio history. His meteoric rise to No. 1 is redefining radio with the numbers to back it up. The show is nationally syndicated and is heard in over 78 markets nationwide with over eight million loyal listeners daily. His career began when he took a leap of faith to leave his job driving trains in Chicago to self-publish his book and began touring the country selling books out of the trunk of his car. Baisden, who now has four best-selling books to his credit, has hosted two national television shows, and has recently produced three feature films.

"I’m excited to be hosting the 8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival. I had the pleasure of hosting the 2011 festival and it was an awesome experience. Each year the event gets bigger and better”, stated Michael Baisden. “I’m looking forward to inviting my listeners from around the country and the world to join me for two days of food, fun, and incredible music. My goal is to make this the most successful Jazz in the Gardens Festival ever!

Jazz in the Gardens success is attributed to the list of legends that grace the stage each year along with its incredible food, affordable tickets and Miami Gardens’ amazing March weather. For the past seven years, the festival has enjoyed unprecedented growth and has consistently delivered increases in attendance. Nearly 50,000 music lovers from the Caribbean, United States and all over Florida attended the 2012 festival. Tickets to the 2013 festival go on sale November 15, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at www.jazzinthegardens.com, the Sun Life Stadium Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com and at Ticketmaster locations. "Baisden is of the premiere radio personalities in the U.S. and a connoisseur of good music and great entertainment. It’s always good to have someone with his reputation, credibility, popularity and love for a really good show on our team," said Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert.

The 2012 "Jazz in the Gardens" featured performances from legendary artists including May J. Blige, Jill Scott, Patti LaBelle, KEM, Kenny G, Doug E Fresh, Kevin Eubanks, Ramsey Lewis and Nicole Henry. Previous years have included celebrated artists such as Erykah Badu, John Legend, Robin Thicke, the late Teena Marie, Wyclef, Babyface, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michele, Common, Anthony Hamilton, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Al Jarreau, Gladys Knight, The Isley Brothers, EnVogue, Lalah Hathaway, Branford Marsalis and Roy Ayers.

New Life Community Pharmacy Presents the 18th annual Nike Florida All Star Football Game Hosted by Tournament of Champions 12/22/12

New Life Community Pharmacy Presents the 18th annual Nike Florida All Star Football Game Hosted by Tournament of Champions
Poster Final11December 22, 2012 at 7:30pm
Traz Powell Stadium
11380 Northwest 27th Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida

Elite South Florida Athletes Showcase their Talents and Skills

Tournament of Champions,Inc.(TOC), celebrating 20 years of fostering the academic and athletic growth of  Florida’s young aspiring athletes will host their 18th annual Nike Florida All Star Football game. New Life Community Pharmacy is the Presenting Sponsor. Tailgate activities start at 2:30pm and the game kicks off at 7:30pm. Admission is $10.00.  This is the 16th year that Nike has partnered with TOC for this competitive event. The game will include some of Florida’s most elite players  competing for the coveted notoriety title, bragging rights and scholarships.  Florida has more NFL players than any other region in the United States. In addition, Miami has more than any other city. Ninety-five percent of all NFL players born in South Florida have competed in TOC’s South Florida All-Star Football Game.

TOC continues their legacy of of producing a myriad of sporting events inclusive of the premier football and basketball events for high school athletes in South Florida. Some of the their signature events set for this year include:

TOC’s annual  "Shoot for the Stars":A Human Development/Positive Peer Leadership Training Symposium-Athletes on December 2nd from 12-3pm at the Miramar Cultural Arts Center. The symposium is designed to  educate and prepare high school student athletes for a smooth and successful grad graduation transition and subsequent collegiate matriculation. provides firsthand knowledge of what to expect as a collegiate athlete and how to balance these pressures and demands. The facilitators use presentations, role-playing, skits and interactive workshops, as well as group breakout sessions. Confirmed speakers include: Wesley Frater, John Kee , Lisa Starks, Detective Williams,Guy Wheeler, Dwight Freeman. Students must rsvp to attend.

Sunday, December 16th-Athletes to visit Baptist Children’s Hospital to spend some time with the kids and offer holiday cheer. Students set to play in the all star game are required to participate in this event.

On Friday, TOC celebrates with their annual holiday celebration Soiree on Friday, December 21, 2012. The event will be held at the JW Marquis.(255 Biscayne Boulevard Way). This event serves as an opportunity for TOC to thank all who have partnered with them to help support the young athletes of  Florida. The event is free and an RSVP is required to attend. Toys will be collected for the Nine Mile Foundation in Jamaica and distributed throughout Jamaica.

“We remain committed to providing the necessary tools that our athletes can use to help them on their journey through sports.  Preparing them life beyond sports is a crucial aspect of our program. We appreciate the support we have received to help continue foster this platform”, states TOC CEO and Founder, Wesley Frater.

“ We are dedicated to "everyday excellence" to the community we serve by continuously so this partnership with TOC is a great fit for us”, states Dr. Marsha Mallett, New Life Pharmacy.

Sponsors include Miramar Sports, Doctors Hospital Baptist Health South Florida, Warren Henry Automobile, JW Marquis Marriott, 560WQAM,South Florida High School Sports.com and Publix.

Free Thanksgiving-themed Concerts for Kids 11/17/12

Free Thanksgiving-themed Concerts for Kids
Saturday, 11/17/2012, 01:30 pm – 02:30 pm
turkey-web11North Dade Regional Branch Library
2455 NW 183 Street,
Miami, Florida 33056
Webpage Link

Orchestra Miami is pleased to continue its series of Free Family Concerts designed to introduce young children to classical music. Tough Turkey in the Big City: A Thanksgiving Odyssey, by Bruce Adolphe and Louise Gikow, will be a treat for the whole family! Perfect for the attention spans of our young audience, this fun and engaging program will last approximately 45 minutes.

What happens when a turkey from the sticks meets a Park Avenue pigeon? With the feel of an old-time radio story, Tough Turkey in the Big City follows the comic blunders of Tom Turkey, who leaves the farm to try his luck in the big city. The story, related to the audience by a narrator, illustrates a close call with a menacing chef, a tussle at the “Turkey Club”, a brief romance with a pigeon, and a happy mix up at the Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s a big-hearted story of a plucky bird on an unexpected journey. Tom is portrayed by the bass trombone and his barnyard friends by the violin and clarinet. The music of the farm is a swinging barnyard counterpoint, while the music of the city recalls the smoky jazz of film noire. There’s also some fun march music at the parade, and hot Latin rhythms at the Turkey Club.

• Friday, November 16- 7:00 PM at the Miami Shores Presbyterian Church, 602 NE 96 Street, Miami Shores, FL 33138
• Saturday, November 17- 1:30 PM at the North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183 Street, Miami, FL 33056

Performances are sponsored in part by the Miami-Dade Public Library System. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, children are asked to bring canned goods, to be donated to local food banks.

Celebrating its Sixth Anniversary, Orchestra Miami’s mission is to bring world-class quality symphonic music to all South Floridians. For more information, please go to our website at www.OrchestraMiami.org or call (305) 274-2103.

Empowered Women Summit 11/17/12

Empowered Women Summit
Saturday, 11/17/2012, 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
PalmCardEWS2012St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37th Avenue,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
Eventbrite Link

Soi presents Empowered Women Summit 2012. We would like to invite you and your organization, club or group to this astounding event where our mission is to empower women by providing motivation, leadership, recognition and support. We are anticipating about 200 women to participate in a day that promises to be filled with inspiring keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, networking, breakfast and lunch and lots of fun!

Dan Marino WalkAbout Autism 1/26/13

(Spanish language) Dan Marino WalkAbout Autism
Saturday, 01/26/2013, 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
final_logo_walgreens_updateSun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link

Nombre del Evento: The Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism
DateFecha: Sabado, 26 de Enero del 2013 (01/26/2013)
Hora: 9am-1pm

Lugar:
Sun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Pagina Web:
www.dmfwalkaboutautism.org

Correo Electronico: walkabout@danmarinofoundation.org

Descripción del Evento:

La Fundación Dan Marino, con la colaboración de cuatro organizaciones locales dedicadas al estudio, cuidado y tratamiento del autismo en el Sur de la Florida, presenta por tercer año consecutivo la caminata WalkAbout Autism de la Fundación Dan Marino.

Unete a nuestros esfuerzos y camina con nosotros en apoyo de una gran causa. Fondos recaudados en este evento benificiarán a las Sociedades del Autismo de la Florida-Miami, la Sociedad de Autismo de Broward, UM-NSU CARD (Centro para de Autismo y Condiciones Relacionadas) y la Fundación Dan Marino.

Color Me Rad 5K Miami 2/2/13

Color Me Rad 5K Miami
Saturday, 02/02/2013, 09:00 am –
311675_363078177094270_1563430793_nSun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Webpage Link

Miami runners are prepping to be hit with a tsunami of color on February 2, 2013 as they take on Color Me Rad 5K. As white-clad participants wind through Sun Life Stadium, they’ll be bombarded with color throughout the course until their face, shirt and body cross the finish line looking like a silkscreened tie-dyed hippie. Finishers, coated from head to toe in blue, green, pink, purple and yellow, will then toss individual bags of color in the air every fifteen minutes—not to summon rain from heaven—but to create a final explosion of color in celebration of their accomplishment. A portion of the proceeds of the race goes to The Miami Dolphins Foundation.

A Glorious Spectrum-Contemporary Art Collages by Robert Swedroe 10/11/12

A Glorious Spectrum-Contemporary Art Collages by Robert Swedroe
invite_5x7_LAYOUT8-234October 11, 2012 , 5pm-7pm
Sardiñas Gallery at St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37th Ave
Miami, FL
305 628 6663
(Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Main Library)
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Join us for a complimentary cocktail reception to meet the artist…

Architect and artist Robert Swedroe’s collages are a visual feast of dazzling colors and intriguing compositions. Studded with three dimensional bits and pieces from semi-precious jewels to butterflies, they reflect his boundless imagination. An acclaimed Florida architect, he originally worked as a senior design architect for the famed Morris Lapidus. Concurrently, he crafted mesmerizing eye-catching collages. After a 33 year hiatus from his art and with revitalized passion he began producing intricate, brilliantly colored collages. He also experimented with new materials, original themes, and striking finishes.Working in themed series, Swedroe explores all possibility to achieve a perfect balance of elements. Swedroe’s series fall into six categories: Narrative, or story telling; Cyber, referring to his architectural proclivity; Celestial, comprised of circles; Tube, images from art catalogs; Container, evolved from shipping containers; and Reflection, from designers’ steel, mirror and glass samples. Although his creations have elevated to a new dimension, a subliminal sense of seeing a building in a collage is sometimes still imparted to the viewer. Indeed there is architecture in his art just as there is art in his architecture.

Roberta Klein, Architectural Writer
Gail Casale, Gallery Director

Cirque Du Soleil Totem New Big Top Production in Miami 1/10/13-2/24/13

Cirque Du Soleil Totem New Big Top Production in Miami
totemOpens January 10, 2013  through February 24, 2013
Blue-and-Yellow Big Top
Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Limited Engagement
Tickets Now Available

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with TOTEM, a new big top production. Written and directed by Robert Lepage, TOTEM premieres on January 10, 2013 for a limited engagement under the blue and yellow Big Top at its new Miami location: next to Sun Life Stadium, Lot 14.
Since its world premiere in 2010, TOTEM has visited over 15 different cities in 4 different countries and performed in front of more than 1.5 million spectators. TOTEM marks the 8th Cirque du Soleil Big Top touring show to visit Miami since 1989!

The word “totem” contains the idea of the order of species. We carry in our bodies the potential of all species, all the way to our desire to fly—like the thunderbird at the top of the totem pole.

Written and directed by Robert Lepage, TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend, TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

The cast of TOTEM comprises 52 performing artists from 19 countries.

Under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix, the show brings together a team of 12 creators, including Robert Lepage – Writer and Director; Neilson Vignola – Director of Creation; Carl Fillion – Set and Props Designer; Kym Barrett – Costume Designer; Bob & Bill – Composers and Musical Directors; Jeff Hall – Choreographer; Étienne Boucher – Lighting Designer; Pedro Pires – Image Content Designer; Jacques Boucher – Sound Designer; Pierre Masse – Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer; Florence Pot – Acrobatic Performance Designer; and Nathalie J. Simard – Makeup Designer.

Sponsors: Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges Infiniti, CGI, Xerox and Sun Life Financial as the Official Sponsors of the US 2012-2013 TOTEM Tour.

The Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism 10/26/12

The Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
www.dmfwalkaboutautism.org

The Dan Marino Foundation’s WalkAbout Autism will be taking place on Saturday, January 26th, 2013 from 9am-1pm at Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins.  Come walk with us and help us raise much needed funds for local programs making a difference in the lives of children and young adults living with autism.  All proceeds from the event benefit The Dan Marino Foundation, UM-NSU CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) and the Autism Societies of Broward and Miami.  For more information please call:  954.530.5511.  To register for the walk visit:  www.dmfwalkaboutautism.org

Melanoma Exposed and Miami Dolphins 9/16/12

Melanoma Exposed & Miami Dolphins
Sunday, September 16, 2012, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Miami Dolphins Stadium
Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, Fla., 33056.
www.melanomaexposed.com
 
The Miami Dolphins Are Back Again to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings as Part of the Melanoma Exposedâ„¢ Campaign
Free Skin Cancer Screenings with the Miami Dolphins and Melanoma Exposed

Earlier this summer, the Miami Dolphins teamed up with Melanoma Exposed™ Screen. Protect. Know. Tell. – a national campaign aimed to raise awareness of melanoma and its risk factors and to encourage people to take a more active role in their skin health. At the event, nearly 200 Dolphins fans were screened for skin cancer. Several potential melanomas were identified and individuals were referred on to see their dermatologists. Join the Dolphins once again for a free skin cancer screening on Sunday, September 16 at the Dolphins vs. Oakland game and help them double the number of skin screenings from June.
 
This cause hits especially close to home for the Dolphins. In 2010, CFO Mark Brockelman lost his wife to melanoma at the young age of 45. The Dolphins urge fans to come to the Melanoma Exposed tent at the home opener for a free skin cancer screening. 
 
The screening event will take place at Sun Life Stadium from 9am-1pm before the game. The first 100 fans to get screened will receive a free pair of tickets to the upcoming St. Louis game on October 14. Additionally, three fans who attended the screening event in June will kick a field goal from the 50 yard line at halftime for a chance to win a $10,000 prize.
 
Residents of Florida should be especially vigilant about protecting themselves as the sun’s UV rays are a major risk factor for melanoma. So get screened, protect your family, know your risks and tell everyone how to protect against melanoma.

Miami Broward Carnival 10/7/12

The 4th Annual Miami Broward Carnival
carnivalOctober 7, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sun Life Stadium
2269 Dan Marino Blvd.
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Tickets for the concert and stage show are on sale now for just $20.00.
Children under 12 years old are free.
Groups can also take advantage of a discount; with the Buy-4, Get-1-Free group discount.
Schedule and Tickets www.MiamiBrowardCarnival.com .

This event celebrates the pulsating steel pan and soca music, dazzling costumes, sumptuous foods and lively spirit of South Florida’s Caribbean and international community, with an action packed schedule of festivities  including these marquee events:
·  Junior Carnival  – September 30, 2012
·  Parade of Bands – October 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
·  Concert and Stage Show – October 7, 2012 inside Sun Life Stadium
·  And numerous electrifying Carnival events leading up to the main attraction

Under the direction of The Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee (MBOCHC) lead by Executive Director, Ruthven Williams, this year’s Carnival revelers and spectators will be stirred by flag-waving festivities celebrating the 15 countries of the Caribbean along with Latin American cultures woven into the colorful fabric of South Florida.”The Pageantry of Mas Costumes, Steel Bands and the Host of Caribbean artist performing on Columbus Day weekend will only add to the excitement and enjoyment by all who attend this spectacular celebration .This year, as we commemorate the golden jubilee of both Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago’s Independence, we welcome all to South Florida for Miami Broward Carnival 2012″ said Executive Director, Ruthven Williams.

Miami Broward Carnival is expected to attract over 50,000 revelers and spectators from across the world. To inquire about playing maswith a Mas Band in the Carnival Parade, to becomea sponsor,or for vendorspace, contact Miami Broward Carnival committee member, Rafiek Muhammed at 954-806-8396 or 305-653-1877. Or email info@miamibrowardecarnival.com. Miami Broward Carnival Inc. 18425 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 335 Miami, Fl 33169.

For tickets and information visit www.MiamiBrowardCarnival.com, “Like” us at Facebook.com/MiamiBrowardOneCarnival, follow us of Twitter atTwitter.com/MIABROCARNIVAL or watch us on Youtube.com/MIABROCARNIVAL.

Taste of the Gardens 5/17/12

Taste of the Gardens
Thursday May 17th, 7pm-10pm
Mercedes Benz of Miami
1200 NW 167th Street
Miami Gardens, Florida 33169

Purchase Tickets Online

The Miami Gardens Kiwanis Club would like to invite you to an exclusive food and wine tasting event in support of the Miami Gardens Kiwanis Scholarship Fund.
Special performance by Nicole Henry!

The Kiwanis Club of Miami Gardens will be hosting our second annual “Taste in the Gardens”event on Thursday, May 17, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at Mercedes Benz of Miami, located at 1200 Northwest 167th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida.

This event highlights some of South Florida’s finest local food and beverage companies at a new and exciting upscale location. Last year’s event was sold out, and enjoyed by everyone who attended.

Proceeds from this event will provide scholarships and support for a variety of projects benefiting the youth of Miami Gardens.

Photographs of Jazz in the Gardens on 3/18/12

Jazz in the Gardens at Sun Life Staduim on Sunday, March 18, 2012. What a fabulous event; the food, the crowd and the amazing music.  We had such a wonderful time at the 7th annual Jazz in the Gardens.  This was our first year and will not be our last.  We really enjoyed listening to Kevin Eubanks, such an amazing artist.  Next on stage was Kenny G and he was wonderful, such a great performer.  Then Patty LaBelle took the stage and she was amazing, loved just singing along with her to some of her great hits.

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Jazz In The Gardens’ Magical Lucky 7th Year Draws 48,000 Fans With Some Celebrity Surprises
A stellar line up, exotic food and perfect weather credited with festival’s success

Almost 50,000 people from all over the world attended what is being called “the BEST Jazz in the Gardens yet”, on March 17th & 18th, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. The lucky 7th year enjoyed its highest attendance levels ever; perfect mild and sunny weekend weather; exotic foods including the festival favorite “Reed’s Conch Salad”; and magical performances by A-list national artists Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Patti LaBelle, KEM, Ledisi, Kenny G, Doug E Fresh, Kevin Eubanks, Ramsey Lewis and Nicole Henry and celebrity sightings of singer/actress Queen Latifah, Minister Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Sr., comedian Robert Townsend and actor Glenn Turman. First time festival host MC Lyte was met with rousing applause as she introduced each national act and bantered with an enthralled crowd of thousands.

“Jazz in the Gardens just gets better and better every year, but this year it was simply remarkable. The performers, the attendees, the food, and the weather created a perfect combination. People traveled from near and far to see and experience this amazing festival.. It gives me with sheer joy to see this event develop to where it has become a nationally recognized venue and in turn making the City of Miami Gardens a travel destination,” says Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson

Saturday March 17th
The weekend’s festivities kicked off to clear skies and Miami’s own celebrated Jody Hill & the Deep Fried Funk Band who took to the stage with a tight set and strong vocals. Local Miami Gardens favorites Ike & Val thrilled early audiences with their unique style and Ike’s mastery of the blues guitar, playing with the intensity of Jimi Hendrix. Jazz aficionados were glued to their seats as the legendary Ramsey Lewis performed time tested jazz classics with his talented Electric Band. Old school human beat box Doug E. Fresh followed with a high energy performance that had the whole festival doing “the Dougie” while laughing and singing along as he led the audience down memory lane with a medley of old school hits and classic TV theme songs. Grammy nominated R&B soulstress Ledisi followed with an eclectic and rich performance, engaging the early evening audience. Love was the mood set by the next performer, classy and polished KEM, who thrilled with hit after hit of romance inspired songs. The night ended with an exuberant and surreal performance by Jill Scott, who was one of the most eagerly anticipated musicians of the weekend. Scott sported a huge afro and a wide smile, taking her fans for “a long walk”, visibly relishing performing hit after spectacular Scott hit.

Sunday March 18th
A refreshed and eager adult crowd, dressed in their Sunday best, returned for the second glorious day of the Lucky 7 Jazz in the Gardens. For the first time in the festival’s history gospel graced the stage with local sensation Sensere, who promised to deliver a rock-infused, soul-based, Gospel set and did not disappoint. Then internationally recognized South Florida based Nicole Henry kicked off Sunday’s national artist performances with her rousing renditions of pop and R&B inspired jazz selections. The man who rocked the Tonight Show for 15 years, Kevin Eubanks, took to the stage after Henry, with his smooth jazz guitar backed up by a powerful rhythm section that rocked the park. Kenny G.’s always appreciated long held saxophone renditions and playful audience interactions kept the vibe alive, instrumental style. Then, Ms. Patti LaBelle, diva extraordinaire, took the stage, belting out a rousing rendition of her # 1 hit “New Attitude” to enthusiastic shrieks of appreciation from young and old alike. The excitement filled weekend ended on a very high note as Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige brought her heartfelt “go girl” energy and the audience to its feet with powerful vocals and personal story to close the Lucky 7th Annual Jazz in the Gardens as only Mary J. Blige could.

“Jazz in the Gardens” owes its success to a simple formula: a star-studded line-up, great food, extraordinarily affordable ticket prices and amazing weather. For the past six years the festival has enjoyed unprecedented growth, consistently delivering stunning increases in attendance while attracting both locals and thousands of out-of-towners to the beautiful City of Miami Gardens. Previous years have included celebrated performances from A-list artists such as Charlie Wilson, Ms. Lauryn Hill, John Legend, Robin Thicke, the late Teena Marie,, Wyclef, Babyface, Gladys Knight, Frankie Beverly and Maze, The Isley Brothers, Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michele, Common, Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Roy Ayers, The O’Jays, Nancy Wilson, Al Jarreau, En Vogue, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill, George Benson, Sergio Mendes, Luciano, Boney James, Boyz II Men, Cassandra Wilson, David Sanborn, Melanie Fiona, Joe Sample and Lalah Hathaway among others.

#IamChange Youth Symposium PowerYouth Event 3/23/12

#IamChange Youth Symposium PowerYouth Event
Friday, March 23, 2012 from 7pm-9pm
Miami City Carol Senior High School
3422 N.W. 187th Street
Miami Gardens, FL

Florida Atlantic University in Collaboration with A Core Group of South Florida Organizations To Host the #Iam CHANGE Youth Symposium and College Fair on Friday, March 23, 2012, at Miami Carol City Senior High School from 7pm-9pm

For more information about the summit, visit www.sfyouthsummit.com or Twitter at @sfyouthsummit.

Social Activist Jeff Johnson Set to Encourage Students to Be a Catalyst for Change

FAU and a core group of South Florida community organizations are hosting the inaugural “#IamCHANGE” Youth Symposium and College Fair. South Florida youth will be challenged to develop discipline, self-confidence and creativity needed to succeed in life . This impactful event is composed of a leadership team who promises to energize and motivate the students. WEDR 99 Jamz radio personality, Miss Kimmy will lend her effervescent personality and talent as the evening’s mistress of ceremony. Award-winning investigative journalist, social activist and “authentic” voice for change, Jeff Johnson will serve as the moderator. The panel participants include Thelma Gibson(Civil Rights trailblazer), Darius Graham (Attorney and DC Social Innovation Project co-founder),former Assistant State Attorney, Kionne L. McGhee (current Assistant Regional Counsel), Vanessa Walker (Executive Director-Owen Walker Junior Foundation),Mfonobong Essiet(Miss Black Florida 2012) Leo R. Stoney ( Youth Pastor, Orlando Metropolitan Christian Center) and 10 year old Joshua Williams ( President of Joshua’s Heart Foundation).

The areas of focus include; science, technology, engineering, mathematics, financial education, low graduation rates, leadership development and youth violence. This landmark symposium serves as the foundation for the group’s comprehensive youth focused outreach and educational initiatives that will take place starting in May 2012.

“We have created a series of educational and cultural enrichment workshops with a commitment to provide a blueprint to empower the youth ambassadors of our future. We are grateful for the collective team of individual, organizations and sponsors who have come together to help provide resources, inspiration and guidance for the young people of South Florida,” states Chairman Shevrin Jones.

Featured performances include the Miami Carol City High School Pep Band and Dancers. Spoken word artist Dichotomy will inspire the kids through poetry and spoken word, along with gospel singer Malcolm Hawkins.

Sponsors and Strategic partners include: Florida Atlantic University, Miami Carol City High School, Shutts & Bowen LLP, L.E.A.D, Adrian Speaks International, JNICK Management Group, LLC, Urban League of Broward County(YPN), Florida Virtual School, Reaching U Network, Inc., Pompano Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta,Pastor Eric & Bloneva Jones Inc., Academic Concepts Tutoring, Miami-Dade FAMU Alumni Chapter, Florida Memorial University, International Longshoremen Association – Local #1416, Fountain of New Life Ministries, Upper Room Ministries, Koinonia Worship Center, Smart Law,Westin Diplomat,McKinley Financial, Sierra Covers You, and Alex Desulme.

Reaching U Network, Inc. 2012 Financial Empowerment Movement Foreclosure Prevention Workshop 3/19/12

Reaching U Network, Inc. 2012 Financial Empowerment Movement Foreclosure Prevention Workshop
Monday, March 19, 2012 from 7pm-9pm
Upper Room Ministries
3800 NW 199th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33055

Giving Homeowners the Power to Fight Back

In response to the high number of foreclosures in South Florida, Reaching U Network Inc., will kick off their “2012 Financial Empowerment Movement Foreclosure Prevention” workshop series. The free workshop is open to the public and will include a panel discussion of how to identify mortgage scams, understanding the foreclosure process, identity theft and homeowners’ rights and homeownership. The Reaching U Network, Inc. case analysis team will be able to provide one-to one consultations for homeowners facing foreclosure. Attendees are encouraged to bring loan document and other relevant financial information to the workshop. Representatives from Citi-Bank and 1st Priority will also be on hand to answer questions.

“Home foreclosures is a topic that all of us are concerned about especially this election year. We have created a series of workshops that we will be offering to the community to help educate about homeowner’s rights and what options families have if they are faced with foreclosures, states Christopher Edwards, CEO of Reaching U. Network, Inc.

Facts about the foreclosure crisis in South Florida
• “Complaints lodged with state regulators against South Florida financial institutions increased 21% last year despite an improving economy. Miami Herald
• The Florida Legislature gave circuit courts a $9.6 million grant last year with a goal of cutting the backlog by 62 percent within a year — but critics say it has created a “rocket docket” that favors lenders and neglects homeowners’ rights. Miami Herald
• According to RealtyTrac, 1.9 million homes, entered the foreclosure process in 2011 and 2012’s foreclosure rate will be higher than in 2011.
To register for this workshop please email Community Outreach Director, Jimmy Nickerson at j.nick@reachingu.com or call 786.897.2779.

Reaching U Network, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping who are in midst of having their homes foreclosed. They work with a team of financial planners, attorneys and banks who will help to navigate their client’s budget challenges and provide counseling to help avoid foreclosures.

The Official NOWDailyDeals Launch Party 3/3/12

The Official NOWDailyDeals Launch Party
March 3, 2012, 10:00 pm
Shelborne South Beach Hotel
1801 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

www.nowdailydeals.com

NOW Marketing Group Presents
The Official NowDailyDeals Launch Party
to Help Professional Athletes Raise Money for Charities
Percentage of proceeds to benefit Voices for Children of Broward County

NOW Marketing Group celebrates the launch of the “Party for Charity Movement” better known as NowDailyDeals.com on Saturday, March 3, 2012 10:00pm at the Shelborne South Beach Hotel (pool deck) to help professional athletes raise money for charity. Percentage of proceeds to benefit Voices for Children of Broward County. Special guests include: Darrelle Revis, Patrick Surtain, Major Wright, Clint Session, Laveranues Coles and more. Celebrity + Charity + Party=The Greater Good. Visit www.NOWDailyDeals.com

Interested press must RSVP

NOWDailyDeals.com is a one of a kind online deal engine with a cause and celebrity twist. It is designed to allow everyday people to enjoy the nightlife (in their city) while supporting a charity. Customers receive deals on venue admissions, VIP tables/bottle service, beverages, dining and more. A percentage of monthly deal sales are then donated to the featured non-profit organization or celebrity athlete charity of the month.

Sponsors: Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Max Bourges Agency

There are about 300 guests slated to attend comprised of professional athletes, young socialites, prominent businessmen and women, company investors, and community leaders. Professional athletes in attendance to include: Darrelle Revis (New York Jets), Patrick Surtain (former Miami Dolphin), Laveranues Coles (free agent and former New York Jet), Clinton Session (Jacksonville Jaguars), Zack Crockett (current Oakland Raiders scout/retired NFL player), Major Wright (Chicago Bears) and other elite sports figures.

Universoul Circus at Sun Life Stadium 1/31/12 – 2/5/12

Universoul Circus Transforms The Heart And Soul Of America With A Show That’s Out Of This World!
Tuesday, Jan. 31 @ 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, Feb. 1-3 @ 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 4 @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 5 @ 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Sun Life Stadium Parking Area (Entrance through Gate 6)
2269 NW 199th St.
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Ticket prices range from $15 to $28.50. Children under 1 are FREE.
All tickets available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000, Sun Life Stadium Box and www.UniverSoulcircus.com. For discounts for groups 20 or more, call 800-316-7439. To learn more about UniverSoul Circus, visit www.universoulcircus.com.

There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry, now coming to South Florida. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarhill Gang; volunteering for the “UniverSoul Circus Soul Train Line;” singing 2,200-part harmony with the kids to Sponge Bob Square Pants, or enjoying a musical fitness finale with the entire cast line-dancing to Beyonce’s “Let Your Body Move” – there’s something for everyone to interact with at UniverSoul Circus, recently proclaimed by a youthful online fan as “The Awesomest Show Ever.”

UniverSoul Circus will set its stage where generations of family can come together and enjoy acts from all over the world. The UniverSoul Circus line up for 2012 includes the amazing Shaolin Warriors and their Kung Fu Spectacular and the renowned Onion Head the Clown, originally from Coconut Grove, as well as the circus favorite tigers and elephants. More acts to be announced soon.

UniverSoul Circus is on a mission to be the most liked circus in the world by acquiring 1 million “Likes” on Facebook by November 2012, the end of its 2012 tour season. It’s as simple as going to www.facebook.com/universoulcircus and pressing the “Like” button. You’re going to love our show, but you can “Like” us now on Facebook.

UniverSoul is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music that spans genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers. UniverSoul Circus is rated as one of the top three circuses in America along with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey and Cirque du Soleil. UniverSoul’s fresh approach to family friendly live entertainment has earned it a coveted spot as one of Ticketmaster’s top ten most requested family events, along with other shows including Sesame Street Live, Disney on Ice, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The circus was founded in Atlanta by concert and theatre promoter, Cedric Walker. Now in its 19th year, the circus will perform over 500 shows in 36 major markets.
Visit www.universoulcircus.com for more info, show times, and schedules. Also follow us on www.facebook.com/universoulcircus and www.twitter.com/usoulcircus.

WalkAbout Autism 1/28/12

WalkAbout Autism
January 28, 2012, 10am-2pm
Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

The Dan Marino Foundation is getting ready for its annual WalkAbout Autism, taking place on January 28th, 2012. Join this great effort to raise much needed funds for organizations making a difference in the lives of those living with Autism.

To register for the walk please go to: www.dmfwalkaboutautism.org

Paul & Young Ron Tailgate/Food Drive for Feeding South Florida at Dolphins Game 11/20/11

Paul & Young Ron Tailgate/Food Drive for Feeding South Florida at Dolphins Game
Sunday, Nov. 20
9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Badia Tailgate hosted by Paul and Young Ron
Donations accepted at each gate
Sun Life Stadium
2269 Dan Marino Blvd.
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
www.feedingsouthflorida.org
www.paulandyoungron.com

The “Paul & Young Ron Mornings™” radio show and its hosts Paul Castronovo and “Young” Ron Brewer are heading to the Miami Dolphins game on Sunday, Nov. 20 at Sun Life Stadium to hold a tailgate and the show’s 21st Annual Holiday Food Drive benefiting Feeding South Florida™ (formerly Daily Bread Food Bank).

Before the game, Paul and Young Ron invite the public to join them at the Badia Tailgate at the stadium’s Gate H from 9a – 1p, along with local celebrity chefs, Chef Ralph Pagano, Joe’s Stone Crabs, and a special visit from The Travel Channel: Adam Richman host of Man vs. Food. The chefswill be serving mouthwatering foods such as pulled pork sandwiches, sliders and more. Tickets for the tailgate, which can be purchased on-site, are $10 each. All proceeds from the Badia Tailgate will benefit Feeding South Florida.

For Paul & Young Ron’s 21st Annual Holiday Food Drive, Feeding South Florida representatives will be collecting non-perishable canned goods and dry products (preferably no glass) and money at each of the stadium’s gates from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Some much-needed items include canned meats and tuna, canned stew and pasta, canned juices, rice and beans (dry or canned), canned fruits and vegetables, macaroni & cheese, and peanut butter and jelly (in plastic containers). Alcohol will not be accepted.

Also, food and money donations are being accepted at the web site www.paulandyoungron.com under “Paul & Young Ron’s Food Drive Events,” or at (877) 6-H-U-N-G-E-R. The fastest way to help is to text the word FEED to 52000. A charge of 5 dollars will appear on your cell phone bill. That will be enough to provide more than 35 pounds of food to those who are facing food insecurity.

Each year, Paul and Young Ron, with considerable help from listeners on its four South Florida radio stations, donates contributed money and more than a million pounds of food to feed hungry people in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties.

Donations will go to Feeding South Florida and its network of over 700 agencies. In South Florida alone, 936,000 individuals are food insecure; 36 percent of those served are children. Feeding South Florida provides approximately 29 million pounds of food annually to over 700 agencies throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties. Recently, Feeding South Florida’s agencies are reporting a 39 percent increase in the demand for food services, due to thecurrent economic climate.

“Through their annual food drive, Paul and Young Ron have for many years made a great difference in the lives of South Floridians who are food insecure,” said Judith Gatti, executive director of Feeding South Florida. “The food and funds collected will help many people enjoy holidays filled with much-needed food.”

7th Annual Jazz In The Gardens 3/17-18/12

The 7th Annual “Jazz In The Gardens” Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday, March 17 & 18, 2012
Sun Life Stadium
2269 Dan Marino Boulevard
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

“Lucky 7th” year aiming to be best ever!

Tickets go on sale Friday November 11th, 2011 at 11:00AM through all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com and www.jazzinthegardens.com

Since its 2006 inception, “Jazz in the Gardens” has consistently delivered a dynamic mix of musical genres including Jazz, R&B, Neo-soul and World Beat sounds. Among the legendary entertainers who have performed at “Jazz in the Gardens” are Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blige, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, John Legend, Robin Thicke, the late Teena Marie, Wyclef, Babyface, Kenny G., Frankie Beverly and Maze, Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michele, Common, Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton and Roy Ayers.

“I am elated about the success of “Jazz in the Gardens” and really feel like I’ve made an impact on the community during my time here as Mayor. I remember when no one knew anything about the event and now everyone has the desire to be involved! “Jazz in the Gardens” has become so much more than just a music festival. It’s become a reunion point for friends and family, a source of economic opportunity for small and large businesses and a vacation destination for adults seeking a break from the winter cold,” said City of Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson. “This may be my last year as Mayor, but I know “Jazz in the Gardens” will continue to grow, and I look forward to attending the festival year after glorious year.”

This year the City has partnered with AEG Live to produce and showcase the 7th Annual Jazz in the Gardens as a premiere festival in the country. AEG Live, one of the world’s leading concert promotion and touring companies is devoted to all aspects of live entertainment. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Justin Bieber to name a few. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America.

Mayor Gibson created “Jazz in the Gardens” seven years ago to help boost the City of Miami Garden’s economic growth and since then the festival has positioned itself as one of South Florida’s most highly anticipated musical events, attracting audiences from all across the nation and abroad. In March 2011, over 45,000 people attended the music festival.

The annual “Jazz in the Gardens” music festival formula for success is simple: a stellar line-up, great exotic foods, affordable ticket prices and amazing weather. The 7th annual “Jazz in the Gardens” music festival will undoubtedly live up to its reputation that has been established over the previous years as one of the premiere music festivals in the country. For the past six years, it has enjoyed unprecedented growth, constantly delivering stunning increases in attendance, enjoying a burgeoning worldwide popularity and attention for the beautiful City of Miami Gardens, with attendees from as far as Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. “Jazz in the Gardens 2012” performers will be announced soon.

Natural Trend Setters at FMU Grand Opening Reception 9/12/11

Natural Trend Setters at FMU Grand Opening Reception
Monday, September 12, 2011, 6:00 PM
Florida Memorial University – JC Sams / Ocean Bank Student Center
15800 N.W. 42ND AVE
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
www.naturaltrendsetters.com

World-Renowned Salon Natural Trend Setters, South Florida’s First & Finest Natural Hair Care Experts, are taking their talents to Miami Gardens via the eclectic and historic campus of Florida Memorial University (FMU).

Recently featured on VH1’s hit show “Beverly Hills Fabulous,” the phenomenal Natural Trend Setters (NTS) team has created a unique partnership with FMU to provide their styling, barber and nail expertise to students, faculty and other members of the Miami and Florida Memorial community. The salon plans to teach young students how to groom themselves for the business world, while also creating one-of-a-kind philanthropic opportunities annually for qualified students.

For more than 12 years Trudy and Simone Hylton have been leaders in the South Florida natural hair care arena, providing consultations, direction and assistance when transitioning to natural hair and all natural hairstyles including braids, twists, locs, extensions and much more. During the celebration, NTS will educate patrons on hair care alternatives available to fortify healthy and strong hair whether relaxed or natural. The FMU On-Campus Grand Opening Celebration will be held on Monday, September 12th at 6:00

Natural Trend Setters is the authentic approach to natural beauty. The salons offer optimal service, expertise and skill to clients who admire individual beauty. The philosophy, artistry and techniques are firmly rooted in African and Caribbean Hair care tradition. As a global representation of beauty and wellness, Natural Trendsetters delivers exceptional results to a multi-ethnic clientele who are looking to care and nurture their natural hair (hair in it’s original state) with a Natural Trendsetters’ signature of style and sensibility. For more information, please visit naturaltrendsetters.com.

Miami Carnival in the Gardens 10/9/11

Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee Set To Host “Miami Carnival in the Gardens”
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Sun Life Stadium
2269 Dan Marino Boulevard
Miami Gardens, FL 33056)

miamibrowardcarnival.com
Early bird tickets are $15 (Purchase by August 31)
The tickets are $20 on line after August 31.
Tickets at the gate are $25.
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Over 20 Masquerade Bands, 6 Steel Bands and All-Star Lineup of Soca’s Heavyweights to Take Over the Streets of Miami Gardens and Sun Life Stadium on Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 12noon-11pm at 2011 Miami Carnival in the Gardens

Special presentation honoring Grand Marshall The Mighty Sparrow(Grenada/T&T), Grand Marshal Sir Oungku Edwards(Antigua) and Grand Marshall Calypso Rose(T&T)

6 October 2011-The City of Miami Gardens will play host to one of the biggest evocative Caribbean charged events with the “Miami Carnival in the Gardens” parade of bands and masqueraders on Sunday, October 9, 2011. The streets of Miami Gardens will be adorned with big, vibrant and colorful costumes,the infectious sounds of the steel bands playing. The parade kicks off at 12 noon and the live concert starts at 6pm. The distinguished list of Grand Marshals leading the parade include: Congresswoman Frederica Wilson,City of Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson, Miami -Dade County-Commissioner Barbara Jordan,Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Neil Parsan,Miss Miami Broward Carnival, Miss Atlanta, Miss Miami Gardens, Miss Belize California,Miss Tropical California,Miss Caribbean USA, Miss Philadelphia, Miss Jamaica Universe .An important ingredient within the culture and fabric of the South Florida community, Miami Carnival in the Gardens truly has an economic impact that is a result of the estimated 250, 000 visitors that flock to the area.

The star studded musical line up includes Queen of Soca Artist Alison Hinds, (Big Man in Business)Iwer George, Sir Clarence Oungku Edwards(Antigua) Red Hot Flames, Roy Cape All Stars, Elizabeth Watley(St. Croix), Skinny Fabulous(St. Vincent), Tallpree(Grenada),Daddy Chess, Tanika and many more. Local South Florida artists include: Kehv, Julet, Malachi Greatness and Ploome Lewis.

Carnival Connoisseurs will enjoy the various textures of Caribbean food and drinks.The International Caribbean Village will showcase goods and services from the Caribbean. This year a mini health fair will also take place. Participating organizations include the DIVAFoundation founded in 1990. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization has partnered with Miami Carnival in the Gardens to raise HIV/AIDS awareness and erasing stigmas. A passionate AIDS activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph is founding Director of “The Divinely Inspired Victoriously Aware (DIVA) Foundation” “I’m so honored and happy to be apart of this year’s carnival! It’s a natural fit that this year’s health awareness theme is HIV/AIDS.” Also at the health fair expo is Advocacy Building Initiative, Inc. (ABI, Inc.) Dr. Veda Bailey, Executive Director of ABI, Inc. in collaboration with agencies like Borinquen Health Center, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, CECOSIDA, Miami-Dade County Health Department, Broward County Health Department, and the Greater Than AIDS movement, stands committed to eliminating these drivers and building advocacy for much needed changes in HIV prevention programming to better serve Caribbean communities. “We urge Carnival attendees to take advantage of this opportunity to get educated, get tested, get involved. ABI Inc. along with collaborating partners will be at the Carnival, eagerly awaiting your enquiries and requests”, states Dr. Bailey.

Parade Route: NW 26th Avenue to NW 199th Street, West on NW 199 to NW 27 Avenue, North on NW 27 Avenue to NW 203 Street then East into the stadium in the City of Miami Gardens. For street closures related to the parade please visit www.miamibrowardcarnival.com

Tickets are $20 at www.miamibrowardcarnival.com . $25 at the gate.Children under 12 are free.
This year’s sponsors include Carib Beer, Caribbean Airlines, Western Union, McDonalds, Vox3 Communication, NBC, New Times(Broward and Miami), Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce- Expo 2011, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, Delancyhill, Dr. Gershwin Blyden, Neurosurgeon Dr. Kwame Buahin,Hot 105 and “With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council,the Miami -Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.”

Special Note to media: Socafest will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Sunlife Stadium. Gates open at 9pm and the show starts at 10pm.Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at socafestmiami.com. For more information call 786.286.6166.

Love, Peace, and Prosperity Women’s Day Event 7/23/11

July 23,2011, 1pm
El Palacio
21485 NW 27th Avenue
Miami,Fl 33056
www.chalere.com

You’re invited to the Love, Peace, and Prosperity Women’s Day Event to pamper yourself like the queen you are. Come Join us on this fun filled day of shopping, pampering, entertainment, food and exciting raffle prizes. We will be overindulging women with self-esteem, confidence, inspiration, and empowerment of being treated like Queens at our Spa Get Away scenery, which includes free manicure, pedicure, facials, Make-up application, massage, live performance, and live painter and Much More for Only $30. This event will bring women of all cultures together with the capability of networking and enjoying their environment while having the pleasure of shopping.

Next performing Live 5/13/11

Next performing LIVE
5/13/2011, 5pm-3am
Palm Gardens
2700 NW 167 street
miami gardens fl. 33056
palmgardens.eventbrite.com

Platinum Group Next Will Be Performing Live! Dis Friday May 13, 2011 With Hits Like “Wifey” & “Too Close”…
& Don’t Miss Out On Happy Hour Everyone Drink *Free* From 5pm-10pm & Free Buffet! What! That’s What I Said!… What’s The Catch?… Buy A $20 Band => Unlimited Drinks Til 10pm & Enjoy The Free Buffet & Stay For The *Next* Concert This Friday May 13, 2011 Call 305.620.7424 Asap For Your Band!

Slapdown Tuesday 5/10/11

Slapdown Tuesday
Tuesday May 10, 2011, 8pm -3am
Palm Gardens
2700 NW 167 ST. Miami Gardens FL. 33056

Come Join Us For Our All New Slapdown Tuesdays @ The Gardens
$2 ==>> Shots:: Cover
Come Join Us For $2 Shots All Night && Watch As People Go Head To Head In A Slapping Contest!!! Yes I Said Slapping Contest… Each And Every Tuesday Nights Doors Open @ 8pm
…interested in being a contender? cash prizes call 305.620.7424 for more inf

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KC and Jojo Live 5/27/11

KC & Jojo Live
Friday May 27, 2011, 5pm-3am
Palm Gardens
2700 NW 167 street miami gardens fl 33056
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Oh! Oh! Oh! I don’t think y’all ready for this one… can you say “sold out”?!… this will be one of the biggest R&B shows ever to come to miami gardens. Wowerz!!! Hits like Feenin, Freaking You, Forever My Lady, Lately, Come & Talk To && Much More… Please get your tickets early for this all white event. Advance tickets are availbe now @ The Gardens 2700 Nw 167 St. Miami Garden Fl. 33056 or www.thegardens.com or call 786.800.4364

Silk Live at The Gardens 5/6/11

Silk Live @ The Gardens
Friday May 6, 2011, 5pm-3am
Palm Gardens
2700 NW 167 street
miami gardens fl 33056
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The Legendary double platinum R&b Group Silk will be here at the all new and renovated The Gardens LIVE!
Performing all their hits like #1 singles like “Freak Me”, Lose Control && “Girl U For Me”.
ON May 6, 2011, The Gardens is losing their minds!
*Everyone* Drink *Free* From 5pm-10pm & Free Buffet! What! That’s What I Said! The Catch Is Buy A $20 Wristband And You Get To Drink And Eat For Free For Only $20 And You Can Stay For The *Silk* Concert. Wow! This Friday May 6 5pm-10pm, Call Now Asap! For Your Band! 786-800-4354

Big Game Night for Relay for Life in the City 4/22/11

Big Game Night for Relay for Life in the City Friday
Friday, April 22nd, 7pm-12am
Betty T. Ferguson Center
3000 NW 199th St
Miami Gardens
RSVP Here.

Love to play Taboo? UNO? Spades? All types of games at the huge adult game night for a good cause. Join PlayDate Miami & the City of Miami Gardens for “Give & Play for Relay for Life” Friday, April 22nd from 7pm-12am.

Give & Play will be hosted at the City’s all new $15 million Betty T. Ferguson Center located at 3000 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens with proceeds going towards the City’s $15,000 Relay for Life fundraising goal. Contribution is $10.

Give & Play is a cause-based marketing initiative based on the popular PlayDate brand and offers charities and non-profit organizations a new way to raise awareness and financial support for a worthy cause based on the idea of playing games and having fun. Just like the PlayDate Miami event concept, attendees of Give & Play come out and enjoy all types of classic nostalgic games like Monopoly, Taboo, Scrabble, Uno, Connect Four, and even childhood favorites like Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots and Hungry Hungry Hippos. Interactive games also include a Hula Hoop contest, Twister, Adult Musical Chairs, and even Simon Says.

“I am supportive officially and personally to the fight against cancer and their research. I encourage everyone to be a team player and not a spectator,” shares Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson. “As a team, we all win!”

Psalms Sunday Miami 3/27/11

Psalms Sunday Miami
March 27th 2011, 8pm-12am
Palm Gardens
2700 NW 167 street
miami gardens fl, 33056
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Nu’ Lyfe Entertainment Presents.. Christian socials. The first event is Psalms Sunday at Palm Gardens in Miami Gardens March 27, 2011 from 8pm to 12am. Tickets are available on www.psalmssunday.eventbrite.com includes entry, live entertainment, and dinner menu. More info soon. Save the date and spread the word.

Want A PLACE WHERE WE CAN GO and have a good time in fellowship with other christians and network, relax, enjoy the live entertainment by hearing artist that really don’t have a platform, A PLACE WHERE WE CAN GO and listen to good christain music, eat some really good food, and enjoy some games and prizes. you never know who might be in the building, but its A PLACE WHERE WE CAN GO! March 27th@ Palm Gardens.

Psalms Sunday 2/27/11

Psalms Sunday
march 27th 2011, 8pm-12am
Palm Gardens
2700 NW 167 street
Miami Gardens Fl, 33056
RSVP Online.

Nu’ Lyfe Entertainment Presents.. Christian socials.
Want a place where we can go and have a good time in fellowship with other Christian and network, relax, enjoy the live entertainment a place where we can go and listen to good christian music, eat some really good food, and enjoy some games and prizes. you never know who might be in the building, but its A PLACE WHERE WE CAN GO! March 27th@ Palm Gardens

Marsalis and Jarreau to Headline 6th Jazz in the Gardens Festival in Florida 3/19-20/11

6th Jazz in the Gardens Festival
March 19 & 20, 2011
SunLife Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056

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After six years of unforgettable concert experiences and entertainment, Jazz in the Gardens has grown to become one of the most highly regarded and anticipated music festival events in the country.

On March 19th & 20th, 2011, Jazz in the Gardens will continue the magical annual tradition at SunLife Stadium, hosting an event that will surely surpass last year’s experience with another illustrious lineup that continues to make this festival second to none. Your Jazz in the Gardens weekend experience will include pre-festival events, after parties, fabulous shopping, community events and much, much more!

Jazz in the Gardens, voted the best festival of 2010 by Miami New Times, has upgraded their already star-studded line up to include former New Edition members Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant to the two-day music festival, returning to Miami Gardens’ SunLife Stadium for the 6th consecutive year, March 19 and 20, 2011. Performing under the name “Heads of State”, Brown, Gill and Tresvant will reprise their exhilarating chart topping hit making career, which is widely credited for inspiring and originating the explosive boy band movement of the 80s and 90s. The group replaces Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick “The Ruler” on the bill.

Saturday, March 19, 2011, “Jazz in the Gardens” attendees will be treated to electrifying performances by Ms. Lauryn Hill, Charlie Wilson, Al Jarreau, Jazmine Sullivan and Brown/Gill/Tresvant aka “Heads of State”. Sunday, March 20, 2011 line up will feature R&B legends Gladys Knight, EnVogue, El DeBarge, Lalah Hathaway and Branford Marsalis performing their classic hits. Joining the star-studded cast, and adding his unique and internationally renowned mixing skills, is Miami’s own bright star, D.J. Irie, the official DJ for The Miami Heat and now “Jazz in the Gardens”. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.jazzinthegardens.com/, Ticketmaster locations and online, and at the SunLife Stadium Box Office. Tickets range from $45 for General Admission to $70 for Prime Reserve. Discounts available for 2 day passes (best value).

“Jazz in the Gardens” owes its success to a simple formula: a star-studded line-up, great food, extraordinarily affordable ticket prices and amazing weather. For the past five years the festival has enjoyed unprecedented growth, consistently delivering stunning increases in attendance. The 2010 festival garnered a heaping 45,000 guests, attracting both locals and thousands of out-of-towners to the beautiful City of Miami Gardens “Like all Jazz in the Gardens fans, I wait in anticipation to hear who is performing and once again I’m excited! The 2011 line-up is absolutely fantastic and I look forward to all the fans from around the nation joining us again. This added event in Miami Gardens brings added value to the City and to South Florida in general. I am proud of our City; in the seven years since incorporation, the City has seen a number of tremendous positive changes and improvements. There is a lot more work ahead of us, but Jazz in the Gardens is more than a concert, it is an opportunity and experience that people want to enjoy year after year,” says Mayor Shirley Gibson.

The 2010 “Jazz in the Gardens” included performances from A-list artists including Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Robin Thicke, Teena Marie, Boyz II Men, Cassandra Wilson, David Sanborn, Melanie Fiona, Joe Sample and K’Jon. Previous years have included celebrated artists such as Wyclef, Babyface, Kenny G., Frankie Beverly and Maze, Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michele, Common, Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Roy Ayers, The O’Jays, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, Sergio Mendez, Luciano, KEM and
Boney James.

For more information about the 6th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens,” please call the general hotline at (877)-640-5299 or visit www.jazzinthegardens.com. Sponsorship requests should be directed to Roane Consulting Group at (804)-506-4020 or sponsorships@jazzinthegardens.com. Food and merchandise vendor requests should be sent to vendors@jazzinthegardens.com.

Information courtesy of Jazz & Blues Florida.

UniverSoul Circus coming to Miami 2/1-6/11

UniverSoul Circus coming to Miami
February 1 – February 6, 10:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Sun Life Stadium
2269 NW 199th St.
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Opening Night: Tuesday Feb. 1 @ 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 2 @ 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 3 @ 9:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 4 @ 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5 @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 6 @ 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Tickets prices range from $12 – $27. Children under 1 are FREE. Tickets available at by calling 1-800-745-3000, at the Sun Life Stadium Box and www.UniverSoulcircus.com. For discounts for groups of 20 or more, call 800-316-7439.

UniverSoul Circus will set its stage where generations of family can come together and enjoy each other by dancing in the aisles and singing along the most popular Pop, R&B, Hip Hop and Latin songs of today. 2011 marks the return of two of UniverSoul’s all-time fan favorites, including Jean Claude an amazing aerialist from Paris, France and Ricardo a Cuban-born contortionist who bends like a pretzel. Also back is the ringmaster team extraordinaire, Shuckey Duckey and his pint-sized sidekick Zeke. The rest of the UniverSoul Circus line up for 2011 will flat out blow you away. We have an amazing lineup that includes, a daredevil motorcycle globe act, trickster dogs, high wire, a magic act, tigers, comedy trapeze, foot juggling and elephants.

Grand Opening of Grown and Sexy Fridays 1/21/11

Grand Opening of Grown & Sexy Fridays (Everybody in Free)
1/21/2011, 6pm
Palm Gardens
2700 NW 167th Street
Miami Gardens, Fl 33054

A Night Packed with Beautiful People @ Palm Gardens, starting the night off with Palm Garden’s Famous Happy Hour from 6pm – 10pm, Let us help you get your stress off from a long work week with our

$5 Drinks Specials (All Night)
2 for 1 Drinks (Happy Hour)
Complimentary Buffet & Soulful Sounds

After 10pm
Let the Party begin as the sexiest, party-down, ready-for-fun crowd in town as they dance the night away!
$100 Bottle Specials (All Night)
Kitchen will be open all nite
VIP Booth & Table Service

Dresscode – Sexy, Chic, FUN… (Fellas NO Shorts, No Plain Tees, No Baseball Caps)
Email:phatlife305@gmail.com

Grown & Sexy Fridays @ Palm Gardens is definitely the place to be!
So, dress up and come Each & Every Friday Night…….

FAM First Talent Search 1/7/11

Audition
Jan 7,2011, 1PM TO 6PM
3000 NW 199 street Miami Gardens, Fl.
Birds of Paradise Room B
Famfirstentinc.com

FAM First Talent Search is FREE!!!We are looking for talented, unsigned, focused and determined male and female artist to join Miami’s top music label. Auditions will be held at the Miami Gardens Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex, located at 3000 NW 199 street,in the Bird of Paradise Room B from 1-6pm on Jan 7,2011. We are in Miami, florida. All out -of-state auditions can be submitted to Famfirstentinc@yahoo.com

NYE Bash in the Gardens 12/31/10

NYE Bash in the Gardens
December 31, 2010, 9pm
Palm Gardens
2710 NW 167th Street
Miami Gardens, Fl 33054
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Join us Decenber, 31ST @ The Biggest Partyof the Year for The Grown & Sexy…
The Chic & Classy (so dress to impress)
Delicious Food Sexy Cocktails & Sexy Sounds By Dj Tight

Comp Party Favors
Champagne Toast At Midnight
$500 Balloon Drop
Best Dressed Contest
All Bottles $100 All Night

Dress Code Will Be Enforced

Tickets $20 In Advance $25 At Door

For Info & Table/Booth Reservations Contact: PhatLife Ent. 786-236-7985 or Email: phatlife305@gmail.com

2nd Annual Open House 10/20/10

2nd Annual Open House
10/20/10, 10:am to 3:00pm
Physical Therapy
1816 NW 183rd ST
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Phone: 305-626-8836 Fax: 305-626-8838
Email: info@optimaltherapycare.com
www.optimaltherapycare.com

Come and Enjoy a day filled excitement as we celebrate our 2nd annual open house. There will be FREE Balance testing, FREE Posture Evaluations, FREE Therapy Screening, Education on Benefits of physical Therapy, and MUCH MORE!

Florida Marlins Super Saturday Featuring Merengue Singers Sergio Vargas and Milly Quezada at Sun Life Statium 6/19/10

Florida Marlins Super Saturday Featuring Merengue Singers Sergio Vargas and Milly Quezada
June 19, 2010, Post-game
Sun Life Stadium
2267 NW 199 Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

On June 19, the Florida Marlins Super Saturday will feature post-game performances by Sergio Vargas and Milly Quezada. First pitch versus the Tampa Bay Rays is set for 7:10 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium (2267 NW 199 Street, Miami Gardens, 33056). Get In On It for the post-game performance and a fireworks spectacular. Also, the first 15,000 fans will receive a Marlins Airhorn. For more information on Super Saturdays and to purchase tickets, call 1-877-MARLINS or visit the Florida Marlins’ official website at www.marlins.com.

Talented Sergio Vargas is primarily a merengue singer, but has also earned acclaim for his ability to sing other forms of Tropical music. He was born in the Dominican Republic and got his start singing with the local group La Banda Brava. In the early 80s, he had begun working with one of the country’s most popular merengue artists, Dionis Fernández. Vargas founded his band, Los Hijos del Rey, in 1986 and by 1988 had become a major star throughout Latin America. He remains one of his country’s top artists.

Milly Quezada, Latin Grammy-winning Dominican Merengue music singer, is known to many as The Queen of Merengue. During the 1980s, Quezada was the lead singer of a group named Milly y los Vecinos. The group enjoyed international success, producing 20 records, but Quezada later decided to embark on a solo career. In 1998, she was the winner of Billboard Award as best female performer tropical. Her latest release “MQ” and includes the famous hits “Vamo ‘pa’ la calle” and “Quiero Ser.”

Grown Folks Concert and Party at The El Palacio Hotel and Sports Center 5/7/10

May 7, 2010 at 8pm to 1am
El Palacio Hotel Dade
County Line Road & NW 27th Ave.(University Drive)
Miami Gardens, Fl.
21485 NW 27th ave.
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056

Website

Cover $10

Party , Dance, Watch a Fabulous Show & get your eats on in an atmosphere of pure elegance at Miami Gardens Premiere Hotel Showcase Nite-club. The El Palacio Top Floor Penthouse Club. Party to the sounds of our foot-stomping DJ and See the Musical SuperStars Live In Concert “OSG” performing on our stage. Backed up by the Tightest Band in The Land, “The Unit”. In the Hottest Penthouse Nite-club in all of South Florida. Overlooking the all New Calder Race Track & Casino. On Friday May 7th, 2010

South Florida Singer/Songwriter Rachel Brown at Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival 3/20-21/10


South Florida Singer/Songwriter Rachel Brown at Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival
South Florida emerging singing sensation Rachel Brown is among the confirmed artist to appear on the 2010 Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival. Rachel, who is one of South Florida’s most notable up and coming recording artist, will present songs from her debut CD, “Love, Life & Relationships,” which spawned the Billboard charting hit “Let’s Fall In Love Again.”

A mainstay in the South Florida entertainment market for nearly a decade, Brown is now developing a national following, playing venues across the U.S. in cities such as New York, Chicago, St. Louis and Dallas. Brown has also been featured at SXSW (Austin), The Black Women’s Expo (Chicago), as well as opening for artists such as Mario, Tank Noel Gourdin, Chico Debarge, and 2009 “Jazz in the Gardens” headliners, Frankie Beverly & Maze.

Signed to Urban Music Group in 2007, RACHEL’s early notoriety came about due to the success of her debut single “Let’s Fall In Love Again,” which reached #1 on the Billboard R&B Single Sales Chart.

“Jazz in the Gardens,” now in its 5th year, takes place on Saturday, March 20th and Sunday, March 21th at Sun Life Stadium, (formerly Dolphin/Landshark Stadium) 2269 Dan Marino Blvd, Miami Gardens, Florida 33056.

The star-studded festival, hosted by radio personality Tom Joyner features headliners Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Teena Marie, Boyz To Men, Robin Thicke, Melanie Fiona and many more.

Jazz in the Gardens, a two-day weekend festival is now in its fifth year and has grown to be one of the top cultural events in America. Having something to offer all music aficionados at an affordable price, the 4th Annual Jazz in the Gardens shattered expected ticket sales, enjoying an attendance of almost 40,000, which was more than double the sales of the 2008 festival.

In 2009, the Jazz in the Gardens crowd enjoyed the hip hop flavor of Common, the beautiful neo-soul melodies of Erykah Badu, the smooth R&B of Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and the crowd-stopping soul of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, among other a-list artists.
www.rachelbrownlive.com

75th anniversary of the Colony Theatre opening night 1/25/10

Colony Theatre 75th Anniversary Party
Date: January 25, 2010
Time: 06:30 PM – 09:00 PM
http://www.miamibeachfl.gov

Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, City of Miami Beach, Cultural Arts Council, Miami Design Preservation League, Miami Beach Community Development Corporation, Segafredo and Global Spectrum present a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Colony’s opening night, its history, its current place in the performing arts community, and its multiple award-winning restoration.

It will hosted by Ileana Bravo, Chair of the Cultural Arts Council; Jorge Gonzalez, City Manager; and Matti Herrera Bower, Mayor of Miami Beach.
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach

More Info and RSVP

Bring the Money Home forum at Harvest Fire Worship Center 10/8/09

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Bring the Money Home!
A forum on the recession, the stimulus, and the fight for fairness in Florida
Moderated by Joy-Ann Reid
Thursday, October 8th, 7 pm – 9 pm
Harvest Fire Worship Center
18291 NW 23rd Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
The Bring the Money Home forum is part of a research and organizing campaign to build a fair Florida. Miami Workers Center, the Kirwan Institute, and RISEP will release the first part of a four part study examining stimulus spending through the lens of race, geography, and gender.
Check out this blog on the Huffington Post for more information about the stimulus and race, or download a White Paper about the stimulus spending and race here.
For more information contact Hashim at 305.759.8717 or hashim@theworkerscenter.org.

The City of Miami Gardens 5th Annual Jazz In The Gardens 3/20-21/10

Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Robin Thicke, Teena Marie, Boyz II Men, David Sanborn, Joe Sample and Cassandra Wilson will headline the City of Miami Gardens’ 5th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens” Hosted by Tom Joyner. Joining the headliners on stage are emerging new artists, Melanie Fiona and K’Jon. In
just five years “Jazz in the Gardens” has become one of the hottest events and most anticipated music festivals in the United States. Over 60,000 people are expected to attend this year’s festival, from all over the U.S, Caribbean and the world to groove to the diverse mix of music genres that range from jazz, R&B and soul sounds. While other large music festivals are struggling to sell tickets, “Jazz in the Gardens” has doubled its attendance every year since its inception. Why? The star-studded line-up, the amazing ticket prices and the optimal Miami Gardens weather, among other reasons.

5TH ANNUAL “JAZZ IN THE GARDENS” Hosted By TOM JOYNER
MARCH 20 & 21, 2010
AT DOLPHIN STADIUM IN MIAMI GARDENS, FL
MARY J. BLIGE, JOHN LEGEND, ROBIN THICKE,
TEENA MARIE, BOYZ II MEN, DAVID SANBORN, MELANIE FIONA,
CASSANDRA WILSON, K’JON & JOE SAMPLE HEADLINE

Boyz II Men Photo 1

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 10am, and are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com, www.jazzinthegardens.com or the Dolphin (Landshark) Stadium Box office.

Teena Marie Photo

The City of Miami Gardens is pleased to announce the star-studded lineup for the 5th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens” hosted by #1 rated, nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner, taking place on Saturday, March 20th and Sunday, March 21st at Dolphin (Landshark) Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd, Miami Gardens, Florida 33056.

Confirmed artists include the queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige; Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, John Legend; R&B crooner, Robin Thicke; funk/R&B diva, Teena Marie; 90’s R&B/pop super group, Boyz II Men; Grammy nominated R&B vocalist, Melanie Fiona; jazz chanteuse, Cassandra Wilson; saxophone king, David Sanborn; already classic newcomer, K’Jon; and famed pianist, keyboarder and founding member of the Jazz Crusaders, Joe Sample. Local artist names will be released soon.

Jazz in the Gardens, a two-day weekend festival is now in its fifth year and has grown to be one of the top cultural events in America. The jazz festival delivers a diverse mix of music genres and mixes jazz, pop, R&B,

Neo-soul and Caribbean flavors, having something to offer all music aficionados at an affordable price.

“I am proud to proclaim “Jazz in the Gardens” as an undeniable premier stop on the national festival circuit. With audiences coming from international and domestic markets, it has become a major destination event for anyone seeking the combined ambience of fabulous music, sunshine, great food, shopping and beautiful people all in one setting,” says Shirley Gibson, Mayor Miami Gardens.

The 4th Annual Jazz in the Gardens shattered expected ticket sales, enjoying an attendance of almost 40,000, more than double the sales of the 2008 festival. In 2009, the “Jazz in the Gardens” crowd enjoyed performances by Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Kenny G, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Erykah Badu, Common, Roy Ayers, Jonathan Butler, Will Downing, and Angelique Kidjo. This year’s line-up raises the bar yet again!

For more information on the highly-anticipated 5th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens” Hosted by Tom Joyner, go to www.jazzinthegardens.com or contact the City of Miami Gardens at 1-877-640-5299. All media inquiries should be directed to Circle of One Marketing at 305.576.3790.

ABOUT THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS
The City of Miami Gardens was incorporated on May 13, 2003, as the 33rd city in Miami-Dade County. At a population of approximately 10,000, it is the third largest city in Miami-Dade County. Miami Gardens is a solid, working and middle class community of unique diversity. It is the largest predominantly African-American municipality in the State of Florida and boasts many Caribbean residents. In 2007, the City hosted the 41st annual Super Bowl. The City recently hosted the 2009 college BCS championship game and in 2010, will host the 44th Super Bowl.

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS
For general information visit www.jazzinthegardens.com or call the event hotline at: 305-622-8043. For vendor and sponsor opportunities, contact Vendor Express at 954-275-3092. All media inquiries should be directed to Circle of One Marketing at 305.576.3790.