Hip Hop HOWL THE SAUCE 12/7/18

Hip Hop HOWL THE SAUCE
Friday, 12/07/2018 – 10:00 pm – 01:00 am
Satellite Art Show
18 NW 14th Street,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Guest List / $15

MakerMGMT + The Electric Pickle Present

Hip Hop HOWL (@HipHopHOWL) : The Sauce
Friday December 7th ( 10pm-1am )

Satellite Art Show (@SatelliteArtShow)
18 NW 14th st
Miami, FL 33136

Hosted by: ClockWork Cros (@clockworkcros)
with Music by: Nas Leber (@nasleber)

Featuring Live Performances by:
Panamadaprince (@panamadaprince)
Skiprage (@skiprage)
Artzy (@artzisartsy)
Merk La Familia (@merklafamilia)
Varsity P (@talentoverhype)
Dupree G.O.D. (@wordspit)

NYC comes to ART BASEL 2018

LWVMD Overtown Party to the Polls 11/6/18

LWVMD Overtown Party to the Polls
Tuesday, 11/06/2018 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Overtown Youth Center
450 NW 14th Street,
Miami, Florida 33136
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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!

Youth Zone at Overtown Music & Arts Festival 7/14/18

Youth Zone at Overtown Music & Arts Festival
Saturday, 07/14/2018 – 07/14/2018 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Miami's Overtown Business and Entertainment District
NW 2nd Avenue & NW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: Free

The Overtown Music & Arts Festival is returning this summer to the historic Overtown district of Miami. In addition to the attendance of nationally known recording artists, artwork, ethnic cuisines and crafts, toddlers and teens are welcomed to enjoy an area dedicated to kids. The one-day-only and free annual festival will include a Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S.) Youth Zone presented by the Green Family Foundation. The “mini festival” will include performances by popular teen duo Ayo & Teo, along with Young Gordon, Maybach and A.K., and activities including a quesadilla cooking tent, cupcake creating station and an art and archeology touch table from the HistoryMiami Museum.

29th World Cardiology Conference 11/19/18

29th World Cardiology Conference
Monday, 11/19/2018 – 11/20/2018 08:00 am – 06:00 pm
Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Capital
187 Clermiston Road,
Edinburgh, Iowa EH12 6UG
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Cost: $699

World Cardiology Conferences team proudly announces the upcoming event i.e. CME Accredited 29th World Cardiology Conference scheduled to be held during November 19-20, 2018 at Edinburgh, Scotland. World Cardiology 2018 designed on the theme: The Fight for Healthy Heart is inviting expert faculty from all over the world that will present practical clinical approaches to diagnostics and latest management strategies of challenging and controversial topics in cardiology.

For more details please visit: http://worldcardiology.conferenceseries.com/

Conference Location: Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Capital
| 187 Clermiston Road | EH12 6UG Edinburgh

Organizing Committee Members:
• Roland Hetzer, chair and head of surgery at the German Heart Centre, Berlin, Germany, professor of surgery, Free University of Berlin, and professor of surgery, Humboldt University, Berlin
• Sergey Suchkov, Professor, Sechenov University, Moscow Engineering Physical University (MEPhI), Russian Federation
• Dr. Aristotle Protopapas, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
• Jean Pierre Usdin, Cardiologist, American Hospital of Paris, France
• Marco Picichè, Cardiac Surgeon, San Bortolo Hospital, Italy
• K. K. Talwar, Chairman, Max Heart Institute, India

Conference Highlights:
• Cardiovascular Diseases
• Cardiac Electrophysiology
• Clinical Cardiology
• Vascular Heart Diseases
• Interventional Cardiology
• Echocardiography
• Cardiovascular Surgeries
• Pediatric Cardiology
• Cardiovascular Diabetology, Obesity & Stroke
• Cardiac Device Therapy
• Cardiology Case Reports
• Current Research in Cardiology
• Heart Regeneration
• Nuclear Cardiology
• Geriatric Cardiology
• Hypertension
• Cardiomyopathy & Heart Failure
• Cardiac Nursing
• Women Heart Health
• Cardiovascular Agents
• Cardiovascular Diseases during Pregnancy
• Cardiovascular Risk Factors

The aim of this conference is stimulate new ideas for treatment and analyze the current market for the future direction of cardiovascular drugs, devices, and diagnostics, with an emphasis on newer products that will be beneficial across the spectrum of cardiology. Lectures will provide a comprehensive state-of-the-art update of the clinical uses of various techniques in the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of common heart diseases

For more details please contact us:
Ellena Stewart
Program Director
World Cardiology 2018
Phone no: 1-702-508-5200 Ext: 8033
CME Applicable-World Cardiology Conferences
47 Churchfield Road
London, W3 6AY, UK
Phone:+448000148923
Fax: +442030041517
E-mail add: worldcardiologyconference@gmail.com; worldcardiology@cardiologyconference.org

Overtown Music & Arts Festival 2018 7/14/18


Overtown Music & Arts Festival 2018
Saturday, 07/14/2018 – 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Miami’s Overtown Business and Entertainment District
NW 2nd & 3rd Avenue between NW 8th & 10th Street,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Free

This summer, the Overtown Music & Arts Festival is returning to the historic Overtown district of Miami for a free, one-day-only festival celebration of the arts and music. The highly anticipated neighborhood event will feature live performances by nationally known recording artists including English singer-songwriter Estelle, local food, art vendors, craft stations, Youth Zones, and more! Welcoming of all ages, adults can enjoy the main stage and other entertainment options while children visit face-painting booths, bouncy houses, and other fun stations.

8th Annual “I Got Bank!” Financial Literacy Contest 5/5/18

8th Annual “I Got Bank!” Financial Literacy Contest
Saturday, 05/05/2018 – 06/05/2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Liberty City Branch
3275 N.W. 79th Street,
Miami, Florida 33142
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Cost:

ONEUNITED BANK ANNOUNCES 3 CITY BOOK GIVEAWAYS FOR THE
“I GOT BANK” URBAN YOUTH FINANCIAL LITERACY CONTEST
Miami, FL on May 5th, Boston, MA on May 19th, Los Angeles, CA on June 2nd
– OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest Black bank, is proud to announce its 8th Annual “I Got Bank!” Financial Literacy Contest where ten children will win a $1,000 savings account for the best essays and the best art projects that represent the “I Got Bank!” theme. In addition, OneUnited Bank President & Owner Teri Williams, who is also the author of “I Got Bank! What My Granddad Taught Me About Money” (Beckham), will give away signed copies of her book on the following dates and cities (refreshments will be served):
BOOK GIVEAWAYS
Miami: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10am to 12pm at the Liberty City Branch, 3275 N.W. 79th Street, Miami, FL 33142
Parents from the greater Miami, Boston and Los Angeles areas are cordially invited to attend the free book giveaway, where they can network at the meet and greet with Teri Williams, President & Owner of OneUnited Bank and learn more about the 8th Annual I Got Bank Essay & Art Contest and the #BankBlack Movement.

OneUnited Bank partners with BMe Community to celebrate #IAmBlackGenius and #MakeBlackHistory by showcasing financial literacy. In a nationwide BMe powered search for the best and brightest, kids between the ages of 8 and 12 are encouraged to read a financial literacy book of their choosing, and either write a 250-word essay or create an art project to show how they would apply what they learned from the book to their daily lives. Submissions must be emailed or postmarked by June 15, 2018. The Bank will choose ten winners and award a $1,000 OneUnited Bank savings account by August 31, 2018. For more information about the official contest rules, please visit: www.oneunited.com/book.

Media Contact: Suzan McDowell, Circle of One Marketing, suzan@circleofonemarketing.com, or 305-576-3790

#MiamiWalks 5/5/18

#MiamiWalks
Saturday, 05/05/2018 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Historic Lyric Theater
819 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: Free

Experience Overtown
#MiamiWalks is part of a global walking movement known as Jane’s Walk, and is proud to be an anchor initiative of the 2018 #10DaysofConnection!

Our neighborhood exploration of Overtown will be led by Connie W. Kinnard, who’s been a Miami resident for 3 years now. She’s happy to be marketing & promoting this multicultural and diverse community through efforts of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau! This walking tour starts at the Historic Lyric Theater where the Historian & Executive Director of the Black Archives will meet attendees to share about Overtown’s key history and other multicultural gems in the area. Stops along the way also include: Ward Rooming House, the Old Clyde Killen’s Pool Hall, Black Police Precinct and more.

Accessibility: #MiamiWalks seeks to make this event as accessible as possible to individuals of all different abilities and needs. This walking tour in particular, will be kid-friendly.
Contact: For questions or in need of additional accommodations, please send an email to celebratediversitymiami@gmail.com at least 24-hours in advance of the event.

Middle East Obesity, Bariatric Surgery and Endocrinology Congress 6/25/18

Middle East Obesity, Bariatric Surgery and Endocrinology Congress
Monday, 06/25/2018 – 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Conference
Dubai,
Dubai, Florida 0000
Website
Cost:

Middle East Obesity, Bariatric Surgery and Endocrinology Congress welcomes every one of the members from everywhere throughout the world to go to amid June 25-26, 2018 in Dubai, UAE which incorporates Obesity Symposiums, Obesity Workshops, Endocrinology workshops, Oral, Poster introductions and Exhibitions. These two days of conference contributes two days of active discussions on recent advancements and new strategies for development of new materials for global requirements. Obesity Middle East 2018 gathering highly informative and interactive sessions to strengthen the exchange of ideas across a wide range of disciplines in the field of Obesity, Bariatric Surgery and Endocrinology.
With the support of Organizing Committee Members, the Middle East Obesity, Bariatric Surgery and Endocrinology Congress (Obesity Middle East 2018) is scheduled to be held in Dubai, UAE during June 25-26, 2018. Obesity and Endocrinology Conferences will set a platform for professors, endocrinologists, obesity doctors, bariatric surgeons and scientists globally to discuss and approach about obesity and endocrinology research. So, Obesity Middle East 2018 welcomes the, professors, research scholars, industrial Professionals, obesity surgeons, endocrinologists, physicians, and student delegates from obesity and endocrinology sectors to be a part of this event. We cordially welcome eminent endocrinologists, bariatric surgeons, professors, scientists, medical students and business professionals to discuss about Obesity, Obesity Diseases, Bariatric Surgery, Endocrinology, Healthcare and so on, under a cloistered platform for an extreme period of time for sharing their knowledge amongst the gathering at the Middle East Obesity, Bariatric Surgery and Endocrinology Congress which is going to be held at Dubai, UAE during June 25-26, 2018.
Obesity Conference 2018 folds reputed scientists, researchers and faculty from universities and research institutions, Obesity specialists, bariatric surgeons, endocrinologists, Weight loss specialists, physicians, childhood obesity specialists, nutritionists, dietitians, health care personnel, CEO’s, Presidents of industries, business delegates, young researchers and talented student populations under a solitary gable catalyzing information exchange for the advancement of research in the field of Obesity and its causes, Childhood Obesity and its effects, Obesity During Pregnancy, Genetics of Obesity, Obesity and Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes, Obesity and CVS Disease, Weight management, Yoga and Neuropathy, Advanced Treatment for Obesity, Bariatric Therapy, Bariatric Surgery in Infertility, Endocrinology, Endocrine Regulation, Paediatric Endocrinology and Clinical Endocrinology & Specialized Topics in Clinical Endocrinology .

The Art of Conversation Soul of Basel 12/8/17

The Art of Conversation Soul of Basel
Friday, 12/08/2017 – 12/08/2017 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater
819 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: Free

The Art of Conversation is all about the collaboration of art and communication while creating a professional fusion between Generation X and Millennial influencers. Business professionals are encouraged to attend come unwind, mix and mingle with the cast from the award winning series GIANTS. Guests will enjoy cocktails, tapas and sounds from the Legendary DJ Kid Capri.

SRKisses Experience at Art Basel 12/10/17

SRKisses Experience at Art Basel
Sunday, 12/10/2017 – 12/10/2017 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Overtown Performing Arts Center
1074 NW 3rd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Free

The SRKisses Experience will be our 3rd annual art exhibit. This year we are proud to partner with another nonprofit, Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S.). The SRKisses Experience will ignite an atmosphere of music, poetic infusion, live art exhibits and a display of youth and adult friendly art presentations. The arts have dwindled down in today’s public schools and at home. We at SRF have taken the challenge of introducing different forms of art to the community of guest that attend our art exhibit and allow youth to share their art as well. In a nutshell, The SRKisses Experience is comprised of kid friendly activities and featured guest that encompasses the arts.

The 7th Edition of Art Africa Miami Arts Fair: Back To Black: No On/Off Ramps 12/6/17

The 7th Edition of Art Africa Miami Arts Fair: Back To Black: No On/Off Ramps
Wednesday, 12/06/2017 – 12/07/2017 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
920 Gallery
920 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: $20

Arts and culture are essential for building a community, supporting the development and contributing to economic opportunity. Collectively, arts and culture enable understanding of the past and envisioning of a shared, more equitable future. The 7th Edition of Art Africa Miami Arts Fair: Back To Black: No On/Off Ramps is set to kick off Miami Art Week and Art Basel 2017 on December 5-10, 2017. The art fair is housed between the Pan-African Pavilion at 919 Plaza at The Lyric and the Featured Artists Pavilion at 920 historic Clyde Killens’ building both on NW 2nd Avenue in Overtown. Art Africa Miami Arts Fair explores how Black Arts respond to the assaults that currently beset the global African Diaspora and the world at large and how artists of African descent and the global south create modes of intervention of radical autonomy.

The event is sponsored by the City of Miami Southeast Overtown Community Redevelopment Agency(SEOPW) and the Greater Miami Visitors and Conventions Bureau. Twenty-five artists from the United States, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America are set to showcase their work.
This year’s theme, BACK TO BLACK: No On/Off Ramps, is a multimedia presentation including paintings, sculptures, photography, installation, and video as well as performance exploring how alternative narratives confront the resurgence of oppression and the idea of Black arts’ intervention in the cultural sphere as both necessary and urgent.

BACK TO BLACK: No On/Off Ramps explores how Black Arts respond to the assaults that currently beset the global African Diaspora and the world at large and how artists of African descent and the global south create modes of intervention of radical autonomy.

BACK TO BLACK: No On/Off Ramps honors all participant artists whose works have been deemed retaining a truth dimension of liberation. There will also be a series of lectures by noted artists and scholars who are at the forefront of the African Diaspora movement.

Visit:www.artafricamiamifair.com

16th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutical Formulations” (Formulation 2018) 7/26/18

“16th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutical Formulations” (Formulation 2018)
Thursday, 07/26/2018 – 07/26/2018 09:30 am – 06:30 am
Rome,Italy
Rome, Italy Conference Dates: July 26-27, 2018,
Rome, Florida 94404
Website
Cost: 699$

16th International Conference and Exhibition on
Pharmaceutical Formulations
Theme: Crystallization of Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Formulations
Conference Brochure | Submit Abstract | Scientific Sessions

Conference series takes pleasure in inviting the scientific community across the globe to attend the 16th International Conference on Pharmaceutical Formulations during July 26-27, 2018 Rome, Italy with a motto to Explore Innovations in Pharmaceutical Formulations
The gathering will address sustainable developments in the area of Pharmaceutical Formulations, while laying emphasis on innovative methodologies in Pharmaceutical Formulations. Pharmaceutical Formulations 2018 will be the best venue for academicians, researchers and interested parties to discuss proposals and advancements in Pharmaceutical Conduct.
Pharmaceutical Formulations 2018 Conference will encourage Young Researcher’s Forum, scientists and the researchers in their early stage of career graph to widely discuss their outcome so as to enrich and develop the idea. The ‘Best Poster Award’ is meant to encourage students in taking active part in the International Science platform to sharpen their skills and knowledgebase.

The important tracks that are part of Pharmaceutical Formulations 2018 includes Pharmaceutical Formulations
Solid Dosage Forms
Semi-Solid Dosage Forms
Liquid Dosage Forms
Gaseous Dosage Forms
Types of Formulations
Novel Drug Delivery Systems
General Considerations in Dosage Forms
,Drug Formulation Procedures
Pharmaceutical Excipients
Drug Design and Development
Pharmaceutical Analysis
Drug Product Manufacturing
Smart Drug Delivery Systems
Pharmacists Role in Patient Safety
Regulatory Affairs
Pharmaceutical Formulations Market

Pharmaceutical Formulations 2018 is comprised of 18 tracks and 92 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issue. For more scientific sessions and abstract submission, please visit: http://formulation.pharmaceuticalconferences.com/call-for-abstracts.php

The Abstracts that are accepted for presentation are published in the proceedings of the Journals like Journal of Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta, Journal of Pharmaceutics & Novel Drug Delivery Systems.
Grab the opportunity to participate by registering through flowing link:
http://formulation.pharmaceuticalconferences.com/registration.php

For Further details please contact:
Sam Dexter
Program Manager | Formulations 2018
731 Gull Ave., Foster City │CA 94404, USA │Tel: +1-702-508-5200
formulations@pharmaceuticalconferences.org
W: http://formulation.pharmaceuticalconferences.com/

Overtown Music & Arts Festival 7/15/17

Overtown Music & Arts Festival
Saturday, 07/15/2017 – 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Overtown Business District
NW 3rd Avenue between 9th & 11th streets,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Free

The Overtown Music and Arts Festival returns Saturday, July 15, 2017 to the historic business district. The Annual Festival promises to promote economic development, community enrichment and bring excitement to Overtown. The festival is produced by Headliner Market Group in partnership with the Southeast Overtown Park West CRA and Chairman Keon Hardemon.

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show 11/4/16

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show
Friday, 11/04/2016 – 08:00 pm – 02:00 am
MiamiThe Bar @ 1306
1306 N. Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: $5

Miami’s LARGEST Underground Art Show
21+
-Over 55 emerging artists
-Live body painting
-FREE pancake bar
-Live audio performances

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twitter.com/pancakesbooze

Interested in showing your work? Submit here:
pancakesandbooze.com/submit-your-artwork

Overtown Music & Arts Festival 7/23/16

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Overtown Music & Arts Festival
Saturday, 07/23/2016 – 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
unnamed3Overtown Business District
NW 3rd Avenue Between 8th & 11th Street,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: Free

On Saturday, July 23rd from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. the business & historic district of Overtown will play host to the Overtown Music & Arts Festival (OMAF), one of the largest festivals serving the prominent Miami neighborhood.

Free to the general public, the highly anticipated festival will include live performances by Grammy Award winning talent including Estelle, Eric Benet, Jeremih and Ameriee as well as local artists. Festival goers are invited to visit local Overtown businesses and vendors who will be on hand showcasing artwork (including a live art installation by artist Danielle Myers), ethnic cuisine, food trucks, unique crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more.

The family friendly festival also provides a Youth Zone, powered by the non-profit “Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success” (T.E.E.S.). From toddlers to teens, the Youth Zone includes festival-style entertainment featuring musical performances, arts and crafts, face painting, bounce houses, karaoke, and fun fitness activities.

2016 Overtown Music & Arts Festival 7/23/16

2016 Overtown Music & Arts Festival
Saturday, 07/23/2016 – 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
omaf2016_flyer_final_front_5x7_lowrez_updatedFINALOvertown Business District
Northwest 3rd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: Free

vertown has been referred to as Miami’s Little Broadway. Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and many more have performed in the area giving the residents and tourists in Miami-Dade the chance to experience music at its finest. This year is no exception! The Headliner Market Group partnered with the Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency and District 5 Commissioner to bring a full day of music and arts that will promote economic development, community enrichment and bring excitement to Overtown.

The festival is bringing together Miami’s diversity by putting together artist from different backgrounds on the same stage. Free to the general public, the highly anticipated festival of celebration will include live performances on the main stage by Jeremih, Amerie, Tito Puentes Jr., Estelle, Carl Thomas, and many more. Overtown’s Music & Arts Festival will be on July 23 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Annual Dr. Nelson L. Adams Walk A Mile With A Child 4/16/16

Annual Dr. Nelson L. Adams Walk A Mile With A Child
Saturday, 04/16/2016 – 08:30 am – 01:00 pm
Walk-A-Mile-With-A-Child-2016-All-Things-Taj-finalGibson Park
401 NW 12th St,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: FREE

Annual Dr. Nelson L. Adams Walk A Mile With A Child Set for Saturday, April 16, 2016

The James Wilson Bridges Medical Society Inspires Kids And Looks To Raise Awareness About Health Disparities Impacting The South Florida Minority Community

In honor of National Minority Health Month, the National Medical Association (NMA), James Wilson Bridges, M.D. Medical Society (JWBMS), along with their title sponsor, Sunshine Health will host the annual Dr. Nelson L. Adams Walk a Mile With A Child on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. This is the 9th annual year that the event is taking place.

Overweight and obesity rates tend to be higher among African American children compared with White children, with obesity rates increasing faster at earlier ages and with higher rates of severe obesity. Approximately 60 percent of Florida’s overweight children have at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

The walk will be followed by a pop-up health and wellness fair that will be held at Gibson Park (401 NW 12th St, Miami, FL 33136). Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in the fit clinic, face painting, games, family Zumba class, as well as learn ways to improve the health and well-being for the whole family.

NMA is a 121-year-old not-for-profit organization that represents the interests of over 40,000 African American physicians and the patients they serve. The JWBMS is the local arm of the NMA dedicated to fulfilling their mission to promote optimal health for communities of color.

“The health and wellness of Florida’s children should be our primary focus. There are many chronic conditions associated with obesity that are easily preventable with a healthy lifestyle,” said Dr. Nelson L. Adams, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Sunshine Health. “I am committed to raising awareness about this growing epidemic, and I look forward to working with our partner organizations to provide health education and resources to the community.”

The Walk A Mile through Historic Overtown hopes to encourage organizations and adults to serve as community mentors by walking with the children and inspiring them to keep their minds and bodies active.

“Community service drives our company’s culture,” said Chris Paterson, CEO of Sunshine Health. “We believe it is important to positively impact the lives of our members in the communities where they live. This important initiative was introduced to us by our Board Chairman, Dr. Adams, and Sunshine Health is proud to be a sponsor each year.”

“We would like to commend Dr. Nelson L. Adams and Walk a Mile with a Child for bringing attention to the health and wellness needs of African American children residing in Historic Overtown. “ Chairman Keon Hardemon, District 5, City of Miami.

“The primary focus of the 100 Black Men of South Florida is the intellectual and physical health and welfare of our children, says Stephen Johnson, President of 100 Black Men of South Florida. “It is therefore important to us, as men in the community, to walk with Dr. Adams and our children to promote healthy living through historic Overtown. We are proud to support this event”
Sponsors and community partners include: Sunshine Health, Wellmax Max Medical Center, 100 Black Men of South Florida, Sigma Alpha chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

For media inquiries and interviews, please call Yvette N. Harris at 786.897.8854.

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About JWBMS
The James Wilson Bridges, M.D. Medical Society is a group of African American physicians dedicated to strengthening black representation in the medical field and promoting optimal health to at risk communities of color. The present stage of evolution in medicine in this country and the at-risk position of minority health professionals, coupled with the increasingly obvious health care disparities, only serve to re-affirm the importance of keeping this local Society and the National Medical Association viable, strong, and status-changing forces in American medicine. For more information about JWBMS, please visit us at www.jwbms.org.

About Sunshine Health
Sunshine Health is a Medicaid managed care health plan, serving Florida members since 2009. As one of the largest medical benefit administrators offering coordinated care and a network of support, we are committed to improving the health of the community, one person at a time. Sunshine Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government-sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Sunshine Health offers health plan benefits to children and adults who are eligible for Florida Medicaid, those dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, and those eligible for Long Term Care as well as Florida’s Health Insurance Exchange. Additionally, Sunshine Health offers a specialty Medicaid health plan for children in Florida’s Child Welfare/Foster Care system and two full pay Healthy Kids plans statewide. For more information about Sunshine Health, please visit us at www.SunshineHealth.com.

Secret Garden at The Electric Pickle 4/9/16

Secret Garden at The Electric Pickle
Saturday, 04/09/2016 – 04/09/2016 09:00 pm – 03:00 am
SG-Teaser-sqrThe Electric Pickle
2826 N Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free Entry before 11PM: USD 0.00, General Admission: USD 10.00.

Secret Garden returns to The Electric Pickle for another Art Walk after party in one of your favorite Wynwood venues. An intimate art experience featuring collaborations between Siglo Events and some of Miami’s top artists will take place in the patio. Enjoy great vibes, music, drinks and beer specials on the outdoor terrace from 9PM until midnight, then step into one of the Electric Pickle’s three rooms — each with its own sound — for the perfect way to end your Art Walk adventure.

Special guests:
El Bolero Room – Nitin (No.19 Music)
Patio – DJ KAOS (DFA RECORDS)

Support by: Jeremy Ismael, Lowcut, Patrick Walsh, Troncoso, Vamos a La Playa | Laura (of Miami), Ohashi, Richy and Nii Tei

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Hosted by Klangbox.fm Radio

Powered by Beck’s Beer #BecksAccess

Event is 21+

Category: Arts.

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Tickets: http://atnd.it/51557-0
Facebook: http://atnd.it/51557-1

2nd Annual Soul Basel Brunch 12/6/15

2nd Annual Soul Basel Brunch
Sunday, 12/06/2015 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
The Black Archives Historical Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex
819 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33136
RSVP / Register
Cost: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-art-africa-miami-arts-fair-tickets-19352644280

Arts and Culture is authentically a part of Historic Overtown’s soul that has a history of contributions from artists like Purvis Young, Gene Tinney, Adonis Parker and others who continue to create energy for the #HistoricOvertown community. Join us along with our esteemed host Kalyn James(WPBT-Art Loft) and key cultural and communnity influencers:

Clarence Woods-Executive Director-Southeast Overtown Park West CRA
Elijah Wells- Founder-Elijah Wells Films
Barron Channer- Co-Chair of PAMM Ambassadors for African-American Art
Andre Williams-Founder-Overtown Media Hub
Emily Gunter- Director of Building Literacy Through Arts & Culture
Partial proceeds to benefit Overtown Children and Youth Coalition

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The Soul of Basel “Art of Conversation” Networking Mixer 12/4/15

The Soul of Basel “Art of Conversation” Networking Mixer
Friday, 12/04/2015 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
SOULOFBASEL_120415_FLYER_NEW_FINAL-2The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex
819 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: Free

City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Southeast Overtown Park West CRA in partnership with Headliner Market Group, presents 2nd Annual Soul of Basel The Art of Conversation.

The Art of Conversation is all about the collaboration of art and communication while creating a professional fusion between Generation X and Millennial influencers. Business professionals are encouraged to attend come unwind, mix and mingle, enjoy complimentary wine while enjoying the sounds from DJ Fly Guy.

“This event will reintroduce the Historic Overtown community to South Florida’s professional crowd as the area transitions into a new era of excellence’’ stated Commissioner Hardemon.

The night will be full of the arts as guests can elect to sip and paint, play interactive games, and build their networking circle, all a part of the Headliner experience. Guests are encouraged to tour the 5th Edition of Art Africa Miami dedicated to fine contemporary art from the global African Diaspora.

ArtAfrica Miami Arts Fair 2015 12/2/15 – 12/6/15

ArtAfrica Miami Arts Fair
artafricaArt & Fashion VIP Opening, Wednesday Dec. 2, 7pm to 10pm
Thursday Dec. 3 11am – 7pm
Friday Dec. 4, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday Dec. 5, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Soul Basel Farewell Brunch powered by TheUrbanCollective, Sunday Dec. 6, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The Carver Building
801 NW 3rd Avenue
Miami, FL
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Art Africa Miami Arts Fair is a juried multidisciplinary exhibition of fine contemporary art from the global African Diaspora. The central idea of Art Africa Miami is to present an array of visual works that pay homage to the centrality of Africa and its descendants contribution to the modern art world.

“Art has always been a tool to claim space, build power and to question the injustices that have shaped our social experiences,” Neil Hall, Founder. In the world of art and culture, artists are responsible for offering the viewer a chance to challenge society by bringing new meaning to the way we perceive the world.

Culture is space where we can introduce ideas, attack emotions, change values and find inspiration. Art is where we can imagine what change looks and feels like. Come join us as we seek to do our part in transforming our world to be more just and beautiful in all we do. This year, we continue our transformation of the historic community of Overtown.

Our aim is to continue advancing artists from the African Diaspora, including artists from Africa, North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Art Africa Miami brings a vital and essential cultural service to the South Florida community, lending the Magic City a true international flair.
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4th Annual SFCDC Awards for Excellence in Community Development 10/15/15

4th Annual SFCDC Awards for Excellence in Community Development
Thursday, 10/15/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
SFCDC-Awards-InviteThe Historic Lyric Theater
819 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: SFCDC Member $30.00; Non-member $40.00

South Florida Community Development Coalition Awards for Excellence in Community Development acknowledges outstanding achievement within the community development field in Miami-Dade County. Nominees may be self-nominated or nominated by others. The awards program was created by South Florida Community Development Coalition to highlight and celebrate exemplary professionals, practitioners, organizations and projects in the community development field. The evening will be a “who’s who of community development.”

2015 Honorees

Rental
Stephanie Berman-Eisenberg, Carrfour Supportive Housing, Inc.

Home Ownership
Danny Felton, Experts Resource Community Center

Economic Opportunity
Leroy Jones, Neighbors and Neighbors Association (N.A.N.A)

Rising Star
Jorge de la Paz, Miami Coalition for the Homeless

Public Servant
Constance Collins, Lotus House

Leadership
Arden Shank, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida

Impact
HOPE, Inc. Fair Housing Center

We hope you’ll join us in congratulating our honorees. Your support will enable South Florida Community Development Coalition to continue to expand the capacity of community development practitioners to develop affordable housing and economic opportunities for Miami-Dade County’s low and moderate income families and neighborhoods in South Florida.

People En Españols 25 Most Powerful Women 9/19/15

People En Españols 25 Most Powerful Women
Saturday, 09/19/2015 – 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Intercontinental Miami, Mezzanine West & Chopin Ballroom
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Free

People En Español’s 25 Most Powerful Women is proud to celebrate dynamic Latinas who are making significant strides in both the entertainment and business industries with Poderosas Live on Saturday, September 19th!

This year’s host Alejandra Espinoza will guide a series of workshops and conversations of leaders focusing on career advancement, entrepreneurship, professional development, fashion & beauty and more. Panelists to include: best-selling author and inspirational speaker Maria Marin, Chiquinquira Delgado, actress Adamari Lopez and more! Join us from 1:00PM-5:00PM at the Intercontinental Miami, Mezzanine West & Chopin Ballroom for a powerful day of incredible women sharing their experiences and insight.

Moët Ice Impérial presents Seaspice’s Sunday Brunch 8/23/15

Moët Ice Impérial presents Seaspice’s Sunday Brunch
Sunday, 08/23/2015 – 11:30 am –
seaspiceSeaspice
422 NW North River Drive,
Miami, Florida 33128
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Who/What:
Seaspice and Moët & Chandon are teaming up to cool down Miami’s hottest Sunday brunch party with Moët Ice Impérial, the first Champagne specifically designed to be served over ice. The sexy waterfront destination will feature $115 bottles of Moët Ice Impérial, as well as by-the-glass specials, at its acclaimed Sunday soiree. Guests can now stay cool while sipping champagne and indulging in dishes such as the Seaspice Lobster Benedict, Alaskan King Crab Florentine, and Baked Shrimp and Eggs Casserole. There’s no better time to eat, drink, play and cheers to Seaspice’s Sunday brunch.

Where:
Seaspice Restaurant
422 NW North River Drive
Miami, FL 33128
305-440-4200

When:
Sunday, August 23, 2015
11:30 am

We Are Your Friends Tour MIAMI (w/ Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, SNBRN, Them Jeans + more!) 8/15/15

We Are Your Friends Tour MIAMI (w/ Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, SNBRN, Them Jeans + more!)
Saturday, 08/15/2015 – 09:00 pm – 12:00 am
11866460_1024918650891933_3534429766842427862_nGrand Central
697 N Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: FREE

SATURDAY | AUGUST 15th | 9PM | 21+

Warner Bros. Pictures & A-OK Collective present

WAYF TOUR MIAMI
Hosted by Zac Efron & Emily Ratajkowski
Featuring performances by SNBRN and THEM JEANS and from the WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS soundtrack VITO & DRUZZI (THE RAPTURE DJs).

RSVP: bit.ly/wayftour
Entry is first come, first served.

We Are Your Friends in theaters August 28

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@wayfmovie

Film Talent:
@zacefron
@emrata
@maxjoseph

Performers:
@snbrnmusic
@themjeans
@vito_druzzi

More info: grandcentralmiami.com

GRAND CENTRAL | 697 N MIAMI AVE | DOWNTOWN MIA | 305.377.2277

OneUnited Bank and St. John Home Community Development Corporation present The Road to Homeownership: First Time Homebuyer Free Workshop 7/18/15

OneUnited Bank and St. John Home Community Development Corporation present “The Road to Homeownership: First Time Homebuyer 1-day FREE Workshop”
Saturday, 07/18/2015 – 08:30 am – 05:00 pm
flyerSt. John Missionary Baptist Church
1328 NW 3rd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: Free

OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank, and St. John Home Community Development Corporation present “The Road to Homeownership: First Time Homebuyer 1-day FREE Workshop” on Saturday, July 18, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at St. John Missionary Baptist Church (1328 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136). The Workshop will focus on: Credit & Budgeting, Choosing Loans, Avoiding Predatory Lenders, Selecting a home, Down-payment assistance, Home inspection, Homeowners Insurance and Fair Housing & Identity Theft. Teri Williams, President & COO of OneUnited Bank, will present informative tips and advice about taking the correct steps to become a homeowner. If interested, please RSVP today at Dstedman@stjohncdc.org or (305) 372 – 0682.

2015 Overtown Music & Arts Festival 7/25/15

2015 Overtown Music & Arts Festival
Saturday, 07/25/2015 – 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
OMAF_FLYER_FRONT_FINAL_070515_LOWREZHistoric Business District
NW 3rd Avenue at NW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33136
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Headliner Market Group proudly announces the return of the Overtown Music and Arts Festival to be held in the Historic Overtown Business District of Miami on Saturday, July 25, 2015. In partnership with the Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency, and City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon, the 2015 Annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival promises to promote economic development, community enrichment and bring excitement to Overtown.

Free to the general public, the highly anticipated festival of celebration will include live performances on the main stage by Melanie Fiona, Glenn Jones, Mya, Bobby Valentino, Carl Thomas, Deep Fried Funk Band, Larry Dogg with a Tribute to Frankie Beverly & Maze, and back by popular demand Raheem Devaughn. Hot 105 & 99 Jamz have been announced as the official media sponsors for this year. Local Overtown businesses and vendors will be on hand showcasing artwork, ethnic cuisine, unique crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more. For over four years, some of the world’s top contemporary artists have graced the stage of the festival entertaining an enthusiastic eager audience of over 5,000 local residents and nation-wide festival goers.

Historic Overtown To Serve As A Key Cultural Hub To Welcome Visitors To Miami 2/24/15

Historic Overtown To Serve As A Key Cultural Hub To Welcome Visitors To Miami
Monday, 02/23/2015 – 02/23/2015 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Welcome-Center-GMCVBHistoric Lyric Theatre
819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, 33136,
Miami, Florida 33138
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Media Contact:
Yvette N. Harris
Ph:786.897.8854
Email: yvette@harrispublicrelations.com

Ginny Gutierrez
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Email: ginny@GMCVB.com
Ph: 305.213.1613

Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and
Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida
Launch Historic Overtown Visitor Center

Historic Overtown To Serve As A Key Cultural Hub To Welcome Visitors To Miami

Miami, FL – The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Multicultural Tourism Team (GMCVB) in partnership with the Black Archives & Research Foundation of South Florida will hold a ribbon-cutting on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10 am-12 noon for the new Historic Overtown Visitor Center located inside The Historic Lyric Theater.

The new visitor center will provide visitors and residents with a resource for information on the attractions and happenings in Historic Overtown as well as other heritage and multicultural neighborhoods throughout Greater Miami.  Additionally, the new visitor center at the Historic Lyric Theater will offer a wide variety of brochures on attractions and points of interest, maps, calendars of events, tours and special offerings throughout the year.  The Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Uptown loop tour will be making a stop at the Historic Lyric Theater where the new Historic Overtown Visitor Center will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“As Historic Overtown again becomes a destination of choice for tourist and residents alike, The Black Archives is extremely honored to have this visitors center located in the Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex says Timothy Barber, Executive Director Black Archives.  “The Welcome Center is the result of the great collaboration, and partnership that we have been able establish the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the Multicultural Tourism Team.  This initiative fits the mission of the Black Archives to re-brand the Historic Overtown neighborhood by re-introducing economic growth and jobs for residents through tourism dollars.”
“We’re delighted to be opening a visitor center in the heart of Historic Overtown in partnership with the Black Archives & Research Foundation of South Florida,” says GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME. “The new visitor center is part of our Multicultural Tourism Team’s evolving efforts to raise awareness of our diverse and vibrant multicultural neighborhoods. The new visitor center at The Historic Lyric Theater will provide visitors with a warm welcome and introduction to the rich heritage of Historic Overtown.”

 For more information, visit:  www.MiamiandBeaches.com.

Event Details:

WHO: Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Black Archives & Research Foundation of South Florida

WHAT: Opening of the Historic Overtown Visitor Center that will provide information to visitors to learn about Greater Miami and its multicultural heritage neighborhoods.

WHEN: Monday, February 23, 2015

WHERE: Historic Lyric Theatre-819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, 33136

TIME:10 a.m.-noon

RSVP: GMCVB’s Multicultural Tourism Department PBrennan@GMCVB.com
Media Inquiries: Harris Public Relations-786.897.8854 or yvette@harrispublicrelations.com

Community Leaders and Activists To Discuss How Community Can Help Improve Relations With The Police 2/24/15

Community Leaders and Activists To Discuss How Community Can Help Improve Relations With The Police
Tuesday, 02/24/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Black-Police-Museum-FlyerThe Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum
480 NW 11th Street,Miami, Fl.,
Miami, Florida 33138
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact
Yvette N. Harris
Ph:787.897.8854
Email: Yvette@harrispublicrelations.com

The Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum Set To Host Community Discussion On Stand Your Ground and the Use of Mug Shots In Target Practice and Police Relations In The Community

Community Leaders and Activists To Discuss How Community Can Help Improve Relations With The Police

MIAMI, FL, February 17, 2015 – The Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum (BPPCM) will host a panel discussion on Tuesday, February 24th, from 7-9:30pm. The topics will include the Stand Your Ground law, recent use of mug shots in target practice and overall police relations in the community. The BPPCM is located at 480 NW 11th Street,Miami, Fl. The moderator for the evening is Dr. Jimmy Brown (Chief Jimmy Brown), retired Miami-Dade Division Chief and the host of Hot Talk on Hot 105 for the past 25 years. The distinguished panel includes State Senator Dwight Bullard (District 39), Florida State Representative Shevrin Jones (District 101), Retired Lt. Archie McKay (BPPCM), Bishop James Adams (St. John Institutional Missionary Baptist Church), Troy E. Wright(Executive Director, Trayvon Martin Foundation) and Rene T. Gordon, Esq. The #Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum is a major place to visit for local, national and international tourists to learn about the accomplishments and struggles of pre-Civil Rights black officers.

In 1944, the Miami Police Department began a new era in law enforcement hiring the first five African-American police officers—Ralph White, Moody Hall, Clyde Lee, Edward Kimball, and John Milledge—who served and protected the Central Negro District now known as Overtown, Liberty City and Coconut Grove. Because of segregation, the officers could not operate out of the main Miami Police Station. So, they policed by walking and riding bicycles. There are even stories of arrested prisoners being taken to jail on bicycle handlebars, or by walking and even hailing rides from citizens driving by. They had no cars, no radio contact and, most of all, no headquarters, until 1950 when renowned Miami architect, Walter G. DeGarmo, designed the first and only Black Precinct and Courthouse in the nation. Today, it’s the only museum of its kind in the country.

The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Retired officers like Lt. Archie McKay, who served in the facility when it was a precinct, regale guests with stories and challenges of law enforcement during segregation. On the weekend, the museum becomes the backdrop for Vegas-style, Ball & Chain Weddings where couples “tie the knot” during ceremonies that are unique, fun and inexpensive.

The Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum is a 501©3.

Visit http://historicalblackprecinct.org for directions and more interesting facts about the venue and weddings.

Media contact for the event: Harris Public Relations at 786.897-8854 or info@harrispublicrelations.com.

Photographs of Soul of Basel Young Professionals Mixer at Historic Lyric Theater on 12/5/14

Soul of Basel Young Professionals Mixer at Historic Lyric Theater on Friday, December 5, 2014.  The Soul of Basel with City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon and the Southeast Overtown Park West CRA. Presented by Headliner Market Group.  Masterpiece Painting and Salon Style Exhibit Featuring The Life, Art & Legacy of Purvis Young

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Photographs by Anthony Jordon of Art Africa Miami Art Fair on 12/6/14

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of Art Africa Miami Art Fair on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

To see more of  Anthony Jordon‘s  work go to his Instagram page or his facebook page.

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair 12/4/14 – 12/6/14

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair
Thursday, 12/04/2014 – 12/06/2014 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
philippe-dodard-2The Carver Building
801 NW 3rd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33136
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

It’s an explosion of arts and culture sure to sate any art lover. Art Africa Miami Arts Fair is a juried multidisciplinary exhibition of fine contemporary art from the global African Diaspora. The central idea of Art Africa Miami is to present an array of visual works that pay homage to the centrality of Africa and its descendants contribution to the modern art world. From canvas to sculpture to ways of expression you have yet to see. Come experience Art Africa Miami.

Soul Basel Brunch and Conversation 12/7/14

Soul Basel Brunch and Conversation
Sunday, 12/07/2014 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
soul-basel-brunchJackson Soul Food Restaurant
950 NW 3rd Avenue,
MIami, Florida 33136
Webpage Link
Cost: $50.00

Join the conversation, donate to a worthy organization and have brunch with some of South Florida’s biggest cultural influencers; as they discuss arts, culture and emerging cultural hubs in Miami like Overtown. It’s an event that will feature engaging conversation, delicious food and great opportunity to network at the conclusion of Art Basel week.

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Set To Weave Art and Culture Into The Fabric Of The #HistoricOvertown Cultural Movement 12/3/14

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Set To Weave Art and Culture Into The Fabric Of The #HistoricOvertown Cultural Movement
Wednesday, 12/03/2014 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Opening-Night-ReceptionAAMAFCarver Building
801 NW 3rd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33136
More Info Link
Cost: Free

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair(AAMAF)-Contemporary Art Fair-Celebrating Creative Expressions of underground, emerging and established artists whose artwork promises to engage and inspire the diverse audiences in town for Art Basel 2014
Dates of AAMAF -December 3-7, 2014
Produced by :The Urban Collective
Sponsored by: City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon & Southeast Parkwest Overtown Community Redevelopment Agency
Schedule of Events, please visit www.artafricamiamifari.com
Admission-Free

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Set To Weave Art and Culture Into The Fabric Of The #HistoricOvertown Cultural Movement

#HistoricOvertownSoulBasel Is The Cultural Epicenter of Cultural Influence For Arts, Culture and Music

Miami, Fl-November 18, 2014-The Urban Collective continues to invigorate the cultural landscape of the Historic Overtown community with the anticipation of this year’s 2014 Art Africa Miami Arts Fair(AAMAF), taking place December 3-7, 2014 at 801 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, Fl 33136. The AAMAF remains relevant in its 4th year, and continues to push boundaries, leading the way for innovation, creativity and inclusion of some of the top art artist influencers of the African and Caribbean Diaspora. The Art Africa Arts Fair  is funded by the Southeast Overtown/ Park West Community Redevelopment Agency This year’s fair falls under the marketing campaign and moniker of #HistoricOvertownSoulBasel and was orchestrated by The Urban Collective’s CEO, Neil Hall, as a collaborative partnership between the City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Southeast Overtown Parkwest Community Redevelopment Agency and the Black Archives of art cultural offerings throughout Overtown during Art Basel in December. #HistoricOvertownSoulBasel celebrates Overtown’s music, art and cultural vibe. The Urban Collective is a social conscious design, art and culture lifestyle brand created to inform, inspire and engage underserved communities in the power of the arts to transform their environment.

In 2011, visionary, architect and creator of AAMAF, Neil Hall launched the inaugural AAMAF that showcased engaging and thought provoking art that served a continuum of the Black, Caribbean, social, political, hip hop artistic strand that spoke to the Black presence missing from the Art Basel script. The AAMAF narrative has ignited a spark in the urban art community resulting in the creation of art fairs like Prizm, Kroma, Fusion Mia, Global Caribbean and Multitudes added to this cultural revolution. The wave of celebrations continues with the appointment of Babacar M’Bow as the Director of MOCA North Miami and also the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s Cultural Department’s marketing campaign Art of Black Miami. This years location for AAMAF was make possible by a partnership with the Mt. Zion Developments, Incorporated.

“This year’s effort continues to sustain the dynamic discourse of the AAMAF narrative and artistic strands of Black and Caribbean culture revolution”, boldly stated by cultural influencer, Neil Hall.

“Art, music, dance, and culture once reflected the vibrancy of the Overtown community. The Art Africa Arts Fair assists Historic Overtown in highlighting such a rich history while ensuring it participates in the blossoming of a new era of excellence,” stated by District 5, City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon.
“All across the country, art has been a catalyst for the rebirth of communities that have been disinvested,” said Clarence Woods, SEOPW CRA Executive Director “ We see Art Africa as one of the sparks that will help to light the flames of economic prosperity here in Overtown.

AAMAF opens Wednesday, December 3, 2014 with a reception from 7pm-10pm,immediately following the opening night of #HistoricOvertownSoulBasel: A Celebration of Art, Music that will showcase the works of the late Overtown artist Purvis Young at the Lyric Theatre. The AAMAF gallery opens daily from 11am-7pm.

Other cultural offerings during the fair include a live mural being curated by Kyle Holbrook, CEO of Moving Lives of Kids Community Mural Project; artist’s talks produced by Caribbean-American intellectual, Dr. Carol Boyce Davies and Soul Basel Brunch and Conversation.

Media inquiries and interviews please call Harris Public Relations at 786.897.8854 or email: info@harrispublicrelations.com

About The Urban Collective

The Urban Collective is a social conscious design, art and culture lifestyle brand created to inform, inspire and engage underserved communities in the power of the arts to transform their environment. Our brand emerged as one of the new urban lifestyle boutiques located in Miami’s Midtown on N. Miami Ave in 2004 and continues to support the work of these artisans through our partnership and collaboration with a number of non-profit organizations including Global Partners for Development, Aid to Artisans, League of Artisans and NEST, which is dedicated to changing the lives of women artisans by giving them small loans to build and maintain art or craft-based businesses. We proudly support the work of artisans who design, fabricate and offer our patrons a collection of beautiful products that marries the raw authenticity of African craftsmanship with the sleekness of modernity.

Soul of Basel Young Professionals Mixer 12/5/14

Soul of Basel Young Professionals Mixer
Friday, 12/05/2014 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
flyer.finalHistoric Lyric Theater
819 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33136
RSVP Link
Cost: Free

Come experience the Soul of Basel with City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon and the Southeast Overtown Park West CRA. Presented by Headliner Market Group.

Complimentary Wine & Tapas; VIP Appetizer Buffet; Create Your Own Masterpiece Painting and Salon Style Exhibit Featuring The Life, Art & Legacy of Purvis Young

Miami Contemporary Dance Company presents Not in my Name and Rooms of Suspicion 10/23/14 – 10/24/14

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Miami Contemporary Dance Company presents Not in my Name and Rooms of Suspicion
MCDC-Flyer-vfOctober 23 – 24, 2014, 8:00 pm
The Historic Lyric Theatre
819 Northwest Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33136
Tickets: $40.00 $35.00 $25.00
Purchase Online
or call 786-708-4610 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Join us for peace and truth through dance.
Miami Contemporary Dance Company presents a double bill on the nature of holy war and unholy lies.

In the face of evil and deceit, we choose to fight back through the power of dance.
Join Miami Contemporary Dance Company for a double bill of Not in my Name
and Rooms of Suspicion, two compelling dances that were performed to sold-out houses in Turin, Italy in 2013.

Not in My Name is the creation of MCDC Artistic Director Ray Sullivan, a moving
choreography about holy war and the unconquerable human spirit inspired by months of viewing sacred works of art in Italy. With a new commissioned score by New York composer Kevin Keller.

Rooms of Suspicion is Paolo Mohovich’s look at what happens behind closed doors,
a seemingly private world of trickery, cheating, and the power of suggestion,
all tied up in elegant costumes in beautiful movie-like scenes.

Choreography by: Ray Sullivan and Paolo Mohovich
Costumes & Sets by: Jorge Gallardo
Lighting Design: Carla Iparraguirre
Original Music by: Kevin Keller

Don’t miss these incredible affirmations of life with Miami’s most diverse,
inclusive and inviting arts organization. Two performances only!

Miami Contemporary Dance Company’s mission is to create and present high quality contemporary dance for our local audiences and represent Miami nationally and throughout the world. MCDC raises awareness about contemporary dance through professional programming, education, and community outreach.

This program is funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge and with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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Miami Contemporary Dance Company is a Soul Of Miami sponsor.
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Photographs by Anthony Jordon of Overtown Music and Art Festival on 7/19/14

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon  of Overtown Music and Art Festival on Saturday, July 19, 2014. This was the 4th annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival (formerly named Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival), took place in the heart of the Overtown Business District. The event started at 11am and was free and open to the public. This year had a star-studded line up of musical artists which was headlined by Grammy-nominated Raheem Devaughn. Entertainment also included live performances by Keke Wyatt, Case, Jaguar Wright, Teedra Moses, Deep Fried Funk Band, and Larry Dogg.

To see more of  Anthony Jordon‘s  work go to his flickr page or his facebook page.

Overtown Music and Arts Festival 7/19/14

Overtown Music and Arts Festival
Saturday, 07/19/2014 – 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Overtown-Music-Festival-Black-FlyerOvertown Business District
NW 3rd Avenue between 8th & 11th Street,
Miami, Florida 33136
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Raheem Devaughn to Headline All-Star Line Up at 4th Annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival
Overtown Transforms Into A Cultural Oasis Hub To Celebrate Its Rich Music History
Diverse blend of ingredients to celebrate the Heritage and Culture of Overtown: Art, Music, Entertainment, Youth Zone, Food, Drinks
Presented by Headliner Market Group, the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon

Miami,FL-(June 30, 2014)-The 4th annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival(formerly named Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival), will take place in the heart of the Overtown Business District, NW 3rd Avenue between 9th & 11th Streets on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The event starts at 11am and is free and open to the public. The event has attracted thousands of attendees over the past three years and plans to widen visitor demographics with its star-studded line up of musical artists headlined by Grammy-nominated Raheem Devaughn. Entertainment also includes live performances by Keke Wyatt(TVOne R&B Divas, Case, Jaguar Wright, Teedra Moses, Sebastian Mikael, Deep Fried Funk Band, and Larry Dogg.

Once known as “Miami’s Little Broadway”, Overtown previously hosted music greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Aretha Franklin. In the past, the city was frequently visited by international guests seeking to enjoy the unique food, music and entertainment the “Colored Town” offered. Artistic and cultural celebrations allow a community to begin to understand the historic, cultural, economic, and social context of a community — an essential foundation for developing and enhancing sense of place. The Overtown Music and Arts Festival presents an opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage that the Overtown community provides to the landscape of South Florida.

“I would like to encourage everyone to join me at the 4th Annual Overtown Music and Art Festival. The CRA and the City of Miami have worked tirelessly to make this a most exciting and enjoyable celebration,” states Commissioner Keon Hardemon, City of Miami, District 5.

“The Southeast Overtown /Park West Community Redevelopment Agency is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Overtown Music & Arts Festival,” said Clarence Woods, Executive Director of the SEOPW CRA, “This year’s festival line-up aligns with our agency’s objectives to boost economic development and introduce new comers to the area. Our goal is to provide positive revenue and exposure to local businesses and non-profit organizations here in Overtown.”

The event will also include a Youth Zone presented by Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S) incorporating an educational health & wellness-component and fun fitness activities for toddlers to teens. HistoryMiami will curate youth arts & crafts activities related to “Urban Arts” as well as music inspired activities.

Another highlight includes the Mavericks Tonsorial Parlor being transformed into a visual art exhibition showcasing the works of famed video director, Gil Green. Green’s “One More Jig” examines the frustrations felt by black actors relating to the negative portrayal and stereotypes in video, film and television. The art exhibit will also explore how images in pop culture form impressions on future generations http://vimeo.com/48555827

Non-profit agencies involved in the event include: Animal Adoption by the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department and the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. Florida Department of Health will be on-site conducting HIV Testing. The Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles will be at the festival giving free license renewals and ID’s for kids.

Sponsors include: City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA, Miami -Dade Economic Advocacy Trust, AMC Theaters, Comcast, T.E.E.S, House of Wings.

Visit www.overtownmusicartsfestival.com

or follow on Facebook and Instagram @overtownmusicartsfestival to stay updated on the event.

Vendors and sponsorship information please call Nikki Kancey at 786.529.4586.

Overtown Music and Arts Festival 7/19/14

Overtown Music and Arts Festival
Saturday, 07/19/2014 – 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Overtown-Arts-and-Music-Festival-FlyerOvertown Business District
Overtown Business District,
NW 3rd Avenue between 9th & 11th Streets, Florida 33136
More Info Link
Cost: Free

The 4th annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival(formerly named Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival), will take place in the heart of the Overtown Business District, NW 3rd Avenue between 9th & 11th Streets on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The event starts at 11am and is free and open to the public. The event has attracted thousands of attendees over the past three years, and plans to widen visitor demographics with its star-studded line up of musical artists headlined by Grammy-nominated Raheem Devaughn. Entertainment also includes live performances by Keke Wyatt, Case, Jaguar Wright, Teedra Moses, Deep Fried Funk Band, and Larry Dogg.

Once known as “Miami’s Little Broadway”, Overtown previously hosted music greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Aretha Franklin. In the past, the city was frequently visited by international guests seeking to enjoy the unique food, music and entertainment the “Colored Town” offered. Artistic and cultural celebrations allow a community to begin to understand the historic, cultural, economic, and social context of a community — an essential foundation for developing and enhancing sense of place. The Overtown Music and Arts Festival presents an opportunity to celebrate a rich heritage that the Overtown community provides to the landscape of South Florida.

The event will also include a Youth Zone presented by Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S) incorporating an educational health & wellness-component, fun fitness activities for toddlers to teens. HistoryMiami will curate youth activities related to “Urban Arts” and music inspired activities, including coloring activities and a book reading of “What is Hip Hop.”

Another highlight includes Mavericks Tonsorial Parlor being transformed into a visual art exhibition showcasing the works of famed video director, Gil Green.  The art exhibit will explore how images in pop culture are impressionable to the next generation.

Non-profit agencies involved in the event include: Animal Adoption by the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department and the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida.
Sponsors include: City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA, AMC Theaters, Comcast, T.E.E.S, Absolute Fit Life, RT Group, LLC and House of Wings.
Visit www.overtownmusicartsfestival.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram @overtownmusicartsfestival.

Vendors and sponsorship information please call Nikki Kancey at (786) 529-4586
Press inquiries and interviews Harris Public Relations at info@harrispublicrelations.com or 786.897.8854.

Jazz (and a Little Bit of Blues) at Jackson Soul Food 1/17/14

Jazz (and a Little Bit of Blues) at Jackson Soul Food
Friday, January 17, 2014 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Jackson Soul Food
950 Northwest 3rd Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
$25 general admission
$35 VIP (insures seats in the front row)
$10 prixe fixe dinner (think chicken and waffles) available at the restaurant
Purchase Tickets Online

Join Overtown Music Project for A History-Making Event in Overtown: Jazz (and a Little Bit of Blues) at Jackson Soul Food

Tribute to Soul Legend Bobby Stringer
Featuring Joey Gilmore, Mel Dancy, Tree Top, Cina and More!

Free, Secured Parking Available

Liberty City Community Garden Installation Day 12/15/13

Liberty City Community Garden Installation Day
Sunday, 12/15/2013 – 12/15/2013 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
Liberty-City-Garden1Patricia Maldonado
Southwest corner of Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 54th Street ,
Miami, Florida 33142
Webpage Link
Cost: no fee

Health in the Hood, a nonprofit that provides low-income neighborhoods with access to fresh produce and fitness programs, will expand its network of edible community gardens on Sunday by turning a desolate lot in Liberty City into an garden with fresh kale, tomatoes, pole beans, collard greens, okra, and callaloo.

A team of volunteers will create three 40-foot long vegetable beds at the corner of Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 54th Street. Once in full bloom, the garden will give local residents access to free fresh produce steps from their homes.

““The garden will also serve as the foundation for nutrition and health education programs in Liberty City,” says Asha Loring, executive director of Health in the Hood.

Health in the Hood is partnering with Neighborhood Housing Services and Miami Children’s Initiative to provide health education workshops including healthy eating and fitness classes for children and families in Overtown and Liberty City. The organization already supplies residents in some of Miami’s lowest income neighborhoods with fresh produce from its gardens and health education classes taught by local experts.

Event & Volunteer Details
Who: Health in the Hood
What: Liberty City Community Garden Installation Day
Where: Southwest corner of Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 54th Street (Miami, 33142)
When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15.
Volunteer info: Email Abi920@gmail.com to volunteer.
Volunteer should bring sunscreen, water and gardening gloves. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Health in the Hood is supported by the following organizations:
Breakthrough Miami
The Miami Foundation
Health Foundation of South Florida
Starbucks

Existing Health in the Hood Gardens
• Main garden – Overtown
• Chicken Garden – Overtown
• Camillus House – Overtown
• Camillus House – Sommerville Property in Overtown
• Annie Coleman Homes (three gardens) – Liberty City

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About Health in the Hood
Health in the Hood provides health and wellness opportunities in under-served communities. Through our work we increase access to fresh foods, health education and exercise by offering healthy lifestyle options to families who reside in disenfranchised, food desert neighborhoods. By offering no cost fresh fruits and vegetables in disconnected communities, Health in the Hood empowers people to be healthy, active, informed and dedicated to creating healthier lives. Using a multi-layered approach to address community health needs, in conjunction with public schools, local businesses, civic leaders and community experts, Health in the Hood provides healthy living opportunities in communities of need. Visit www.healthinthehood.org

Social Media
www.facebook.com/HealthintheHood
www.twitter.com/healthinthehood

Liberty City Community Garden Installation Day 12/15/13

Liberty City Community Garden Installation Day
Sunday, 12/15/2013 – 12/15/2013 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
Liberty-City-GardenPatricia Maldonado
Southwest corner of Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 54th Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33142
Webpage Link
Cost: no fee

Health in the Hood, a nonprofit that provides low-income neighborhoods with access to fresh produce and fitness programs, will expand its network of edible community gardens on Sunday by turning a desolate lot in Liberty City into an garden with fresh kale, tomatoes, pole beans, collard greens, okra, and callaloo.

A team of volunteers will create three 40-foot long vegetable beds at the corner of Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 54th Street. Once in full bloom, the garden will give local residents access to free fresh produce steps from their homes.

““The garden will also serve as the foundation for nutrition and health education programs in Liberty City,” says Asha Loring, executive director of Health in the Hood.

Health in the Hood is partnering with Neighborhood Housing Services and Miami Children’s Initiative to provide health education workshops including healthy eating and fitness classes for children and families in Overtown and Liberty City. The organization already supplies residents in some of Miami’s lowest income neighborhoods with fresh produce from its gardens and health education classes taught by local experts.

Event & Volunteer Details
Who: Health in the Hood
What: Liberty City Community Garden Installation Day
Where: Southwest corner of Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 54th Street (Miami, 33142)
When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15.
Volunteer info: Email Abi920@gmail.com to volunteer.
Volunteer should bring sunscreen, water and gardening gloves. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Health in the Hood is supported by the following organizations:
Breakthrough Miami
The Miami Foundation
Health Foundation of South Florida
Starbucks

Existing Health in the Hood Gardens
• Main garden – Overtown
• Chicken Garden – Overtown
• Camillus House – Overtown
• Camillus House – Sommerville Property in Overtown
• Annie Coleman Homes (three gardens) – Liberty City

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About Health in the Hood
Health in the Hood provides health and wellness opportunities in under-served communities. Through our work we increase access to fresh foods, health education and exercise by offering healthy lifestyle options to families who reside in disenfranchised, food desert neighborhoods. By offering no cost fresh fruits and vegetables in disconnected communities, Health in the Hood empowers people to be healthy, active, informed and dedicated to creating healthier lives. Using a multi-layered approach to address community health needs, in conjunction with public schools, local businesses, civic leaders and community experts, Health in the Hood provides healthy living opportunities in communities of need. Visit www.healthinthehood.org

Social Media
www.facebook.com/HealthintheHood
www.twitter.com/healthinthehood

Cash Mob Noir & Historical Overtown Tour 11/16/13

Cash Mob Noir & Historical Overtown Tour
Saturday, 11/16/2013 – 11/16/2013 02:00 pm – 08:00 pm
CashMob-Noir-2013Jackson Soul Food
950 NW 3rd Avenue ,
Miami, Florida 33150
Webpage Link
Cost: $20

In Cash Mob style, the idea is to converge on a business and spend a minimum of $20 on one particular day for lunch, happy hour, or dinner and enjoy live music, a buffet, and a great social ambience at Jackson Soul Food then hop on our Miami Trolley for a guided 45-min tour throughout Historical Overtown. Cash Mob Noir is a twist to the Cash mob concept with an emphasis on supporting small businesses.

Cash Mob Noir is an opportunity for the entire community to uniquely experience the vibrant history and heritage of Historical Overtown. The Heritage Tourism program is an opportunity to drive economic development within heritage neighborhoods and promote a greater Miami locally and to visitors by highlighting the vibrancy and culture of our historical neighborhoods. The historical tours also include Little Haiti, Coconut Grove, and Little Havana.

Expressions presented by The Black Archives an evening of Spoken Word and Jazz 7/20/13

“Expressions” presented by The Black Archives an evening of Spoken Word and Jazz
expressionsSaturday, July 20, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Historic Ward Cultural Tourist Gallery
249 Northwest 9th Street
Miami, FL 33136
Purchase Tickets Online

The Black Archives, History and Research Foundation of South Florida Inc. invites the Miami community and tourist to enjoy an evening of poetic expression, live jazz and neo-soul music as we celebrate a “White Hot Summer” in Overtown on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at The Historic Ward Rooming House Gallery, 249 NW 9th Street. The Ward Rooming House Gallery is sponsored in part by the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency as a redevelopment activity pursuant to the approved Community Redevelopment Plan.

The inaugural event was held on April 13, 2013, which saw 200 attendees.

The July theme will be a “White Hot Summer” in Overtown. So come in your white outfits and summer cool wear. The “Expressions” event, co-sponsor The Design Group, Miami, will transform the Ward Gallery into an oasis of white as we celebrate the summer and our “2013” NBA Champions the Miami Heat. For the past three events The Design Group, Miami has transformed the Ward garden area into a stylish nightclub vibe with a cool, resort-like feel. Timothy A. Barber, executive Director stated, “We could not have done this event without The Design Group, I applaud the partnership and I look forward to all of our future collaborations.”

Guests will again be treated to live music from the Jody Hill and the Deep Fried Funk Band and spoken word by featured artist. With the large space, guests to be able to enjoy the performances from whichever vantage point they choose.

The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 by Dorothy Jenkins Fields, Ph.D. Dr. Fields with the mission to not only preserve the documentary and photographic history of black South Florida, but to enrich the present and protect the future through the revitalization Miami’s former black business and entertainment district, Overtown. The Black Archives is sponsored by the SEOPW CRA, Miami Dade County, The Miami Times, & Macy’s. For more information about Black Archives sponsored events or how to become a sponsor or make a donation, visit www.theblackarchives.org, email kpritchett@theblackarchives.org or call 305-636-2390.

Please note that this is an outdoor event. In the case of non-stop inclimate weather predictions, we will postponed the event until the following Saturday. All purchase are considered a donation to the Black Archives and know that your support increases the employment opportunities for Overtown residents.

The Black Archives presents Expressions 6/21/13

The Black Archives presents Expressions
Saturday, 06/22/2013, 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Expressions-flyer-6.22.13Expressions presented by The Black Archives
249 N.W. 9th St.,
Miami, Florida 33136
Webpage Link

“Expressions,” an evening of spoken word and live jazz presented by The Black Archives

Expressions – An Evening of Spoken Word and Live Jazz 6/22/13

Expressions – An Evening of Spoken Word and Live Jazz
Saturday, 06/22/2013, 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Expressions-flyer-6.22.13-791x1024Ward Gallery
249 N.W. 9th Street,
249 N.W. 9th Street, Florida FL
Webpage Link

Expressions is a lyrical event featuring the country’s best poets, musicians, chefs and artists, as The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc. reintroduces the spirit of Overtown. Admission is $10 in advance or $20 at the door.

TheUrbanCollective Art Africa Miami Arts Fair 12/4/12-12/9/12

TheUrbanCollective Art Africa Miami Arts Fair
December 4-9, 2012
919 NW 2nd Ave
Overtown, Miami, FL 33136

Tuesday Dec 4th, 6:00-10:00 pm
Opening Reception with DJ Ohso  By Invitation at TheUrbanCollective, Midtown

Thursday Dec 6th , 6:00-10:00 pm
Evening First Look (By invitation)
7:00-9:00 pm, Black Art in America and Non Radio Music: Mobile Media Lounge
10:00- UNTIL, Art Africa 2012 After Hours Speakasy at Avenue D

Friday Dec 7th, 11:00 am -6:00 pm
Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Exhibition General Admission

Saturday Dec 8th, 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Art Africa Miami Exhibition
1:00-3:00 pm, Diaspora Dialogue

Sunday Dec 9th, 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Exhibition
7:00 pm- 10:00 pm, Closing Mixer at Soyka

www.artafricamiami.com  and follow on Twitter @ArtAfricaMiami.

TheUrbanCollective exhilarates Art Basel with dynamic Art Africa Miami Arts Fair experience featuring the most critically acclaimed contemporary artwork from the Global African Diaspora Fair to serve as cultural epicenter of Art Basel 2012 with grand lineup of events.

TheUrbanCollective and the City of Miami, SEOPW CRA gear up to present a top-notch line-up of the most exquisite contemporary artwork from Africa and its Diaspora during 2nd annual Art Africa Miami Arts Fair. With a pavilion themed around the art and culture of the African Diaspora and housed in a grand 8,000 square foot exhibition tent adjacent to the Lyric Theatre at 919 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, FL , the Miami Arts Fair will fare like no other Art Basel event. The Art Africa Miami Arts Fair is the first comprehensive fair to debut within Art Basel in some time and the first of its kind to feature the art of the African Diaspora exclusively.

This year’s exhibition will host over 50 contemporary artists from the Global African Diaspora in a tent/container hybrid model pavilion, which is sure to draw the curiosity of art enthusiasts, collectors, and aesthetes alike. Fair goers and exhibitors will have the opportunity to experience an unparalleled body of work selected by a jury of art professionals whose contributions to the art world are extensive and of critical importance to both seasoned and emerging artists alike.

Art Africa Miami is set to serve as the cultural arts epicenter of Art Basel; as the fair celebrates everything from Jamaica’s 50th anniversary featuring a special exhibition from artists of the Caribbean including Jamaica, Trinidad, Haiti and Barbados, to the musical honoring of the great Mambo King, Cachao, to the highlighted works of the Global African Diaspora’s best contemporary visual artists. Panel discussions on the state of contemporary visual arts in the Global African Diaspora will round out the exhibition, stimulating the dialogue of exhibitors beyond the point of awe and observation.

“South Florida temporarily transforms into an art Mecca during Art Basel and we wanted to give people the opportunity to learn and experience the unique culture of our local Diaspora artists”, states Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones.

“Art and Sustainable Design are powerful agents for positive transformation in our communities. We see the change happening throughout South Florida. TheUrbanCollective and Art Africa Miami plan to be a part of that transformative narrative for years to come”, states Neil Hall, Owner of TheUrbanCollective.

The Urban Collective is a sustainable lifestyle brand driven by our passion for innovative design, art, and cultural exchange with partnering skilled artisans in developing countries who design beautifully hand crafted products and artifacts. Our brand emerged as one of the new urban lifestyle boutiques located in Miami’s Midtown on N. Miami Ave in 2004 and continues to support the work of these artisans through our partnership and collaboration with a number of non-profit organizations including Global Partners for Development, Aid to Artisans, League of Artisans and NEST, which is dedicated to changing the lives of women artisans by giving them small loans to build and maintain art or craft-based businesses. We proudly support the work of artisans who design, fabricate and offer our patrons a collection of beautiful products that marries the raw authenticity of African craftsmanship with the sleekness of modernity.

Flash Mob For Prostate Cancer Awareness at Folk Life Fridays 9/7/12

Flash Mob For Prostate Cancer Awareness at Folk Life Fridays
Friday, September 7th, from 11am – 2pm
Folk Life Fridays
NW 9th Street and NW 3rd Ave
(Ninth Street Pedestrian Mall)
Overtown Miami, FL

A flash mob is set to surprise Folk Life Fridays attendees, in order to raise community awareness of Prostate Cancer. Immediately following the “Electric Slide” festival goers and flash mobsters will have the opportunity to be screened, and receive information about the staggering statistics that affect African American men with the deadly disease.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Prostate Cancer tends to be a very “slow progressing disease.” Several studies have indicated that perhaps about 80% of all men in their eighties had undiagnosed prostate cancer when they died. Even more astonishing are the numbers affecting African American men. Though all men are at risk, African American men have higher rates of getting and dying from Prostate Cancer than men of other racial or ethnic groups in the United States.

An African American man in his lifetime has an estimated:
â–  19 percent chance (1 in 5) of being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.
â–  5 percent chance (1 in 20) of dying from Prostate Cancer.

For more information on the adverse affects of Prostate Cancer in African American men, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/prostate/pdf/aaprosguide.pdf

The Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) funded the Overtown Folk Life Fridays, to promote the culture and heritage of the Overtown community. Folk Life Fridays are open to the community, as residents, business people and visitors are encouraged to take their “lunch break” to engage in a community market fair with of food, arts & crafts, music and entertainment.

Drive For Dollars: UM Life Science and Technology Park Hosts Lincoln Auto Test Drives In Support Of Overtown Music Project 9/7/12

Drive For Dollars: Um Life Science and Technology Park Hosts Lincoln Auto Test Drives In Support Of Overtown Music Project
UofM 2011-227Friday, September 7, 2012 from 10 am to 3 pm
Bobby Stringer and Tree Top to perform from 12 pm to 2 pm
UM Life Science & Technology Park
1951 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33136
For directions, visit www.umlstp.com

Free & open to the public;
Lincoln to roll out its 2013 line of hybrid vehicles;
Local music legend Bobby Stringer to perform
The University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park is partnering with Lincoln Automotive in a special test drive event that will offer the public an opportunity to get behind the wheel of a 2013 Lincoln hybrid while supporting music-based education and outreach programs in Miami. For each participant who test drives a car during the Sept. 7th event, Lincoln will donate $20 to the Overtown Music Project. This is the next stop in the Lincoln Intelligence Project, a national effort in which companies compete to earn money for selected charities.
 
The public is invited to test drive a new Lincoln from the manufacturer’s 2013 lineup, including hybrid models. For each test drive, Lincoln will donate $20 to the Overtown Music Project. The event will feature a special performance by local R&B and blues legend Bobby Stringer and Tree Top.

Event is free and open to the public
Spokespersons will include representatives of the Overtown Music Project, the UM Life Science & Technology Park and Lincoln Automotive

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of the 2nd Annual Overtown Rhythm & Art Festival on 6/23/12

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon from the 2nd Annual Overtown Rhythm & Art Festival on Saturday, June 23, 2012.  The Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival is organized and produced by volunteers from the Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival Inc.  They had a amazing line up of music all day long:  Larry Dog, BTW Marching Band, Earnest Walker & Company, Dei 7 Free Range Music, Nicole Henry, Jonathan Butler, Freddie Jackson and DJ Buddha and DJ Mekka Don. Plenty of wonderful local food and amazing artist.

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon to see more of his work go to his flickr page or his facebook page.