Miami Bridge’s Notte di Carnevale

Miami Bridge Hosts a Fantastic Notte de Carnavale at the JW Marriot Marquis


In Miami, February is Gala month. There are galas for cancer, diabetes and any other major cause you can think of. There was one that really touched our hearts and it was the fabulous Notte di Carnevale party that was thrown to benefit Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services. For over two decades, this benevolent organization has run Dade County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for at-risk youth providing emergency shelter, food and counseling. They strive to rescue children and teens from lives of victimization and crime, and provide them with structure in a stable and nurturing environment. Miami Bridge helps more than 700 youths every year, providing them with solutions, alternatives and real hope. We applaud their efforts and were eager to show our support.


The party was held at the rooftop of the Downtown J.W. Marriott Marquis with a whimsical Carnival of Venice theme. The decor was beautiful and the food was delicious. There was a delectable buffet which included a menagerie of succulent crustaceans, mini pad thais, pork and steak carving stations and scrumptious banana foster. We met a handful of sweet, fun, do-gooding, down-to-earth people. Guests enjoyed a night of dancing with an amazing soundtrack provided by DJ Lazaro. In addition to the silent auction, there was also some unique and festive entertainment on hand for the guests. There was a fortune teller, a caricature artist and an awesome booth where a 6-second video was shot and then turned into a really cute flip book. We had a great time making our video.

We really enjoyed supporting the cause and will definitely be adding it to our rotation of charities we love. Hope to see you there next year.