Events: Community

Art Deco Weekend

Jan 17, 2020 to Jan 19, 2020 - click here for time schedule - English

The Miami Design Preservation League presents Art Deco Weekend January 17th to 19th on Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. There's something for everyone with three days of FREE events including the Women's suffrage centennial parade, classic car show, guided walking tours, lectures,antique promenade, live jazz and big band entertainment, swing dancing, sketch classes, fitness classes and more! More information at website.

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The Miami Design Preservation League invites you to the 43rd annual Art Deco Weekend, January 17th to 19th on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach.

This year we'll have over 100 events including the classic car show, guided walking tours, lecture series, antiques promenade, live jazz and big band entertainment, swing dancing, sketch classes, health & wellness classes, and more!

We're commemorating "Sheroes: Women who Made a Difference" in honor of 100 years since passage of the 19th amendment which granted women the right to vote in the US for the first time. 1920 was also the year that our founder Barbara Baer Capitman was born.

Start planning your 2020 Art Deco Weekend Experience now! For event information and updates visit our website.


Art Deco Welcome Center
1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

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Daniel Ciraldo


Sunset Beach Volleyball & BBQ

Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM - English

It’s time to take in the perfect weather that comes during a Miami winter with an epic sunset Beach Volleyball Bash. We’re taking over the North Beach Bandshell volleyball courts in true sand-loving tradition, so it’s time to get your team together and partake in friendly games. While you watch the games, enjoy other fun activities like a beachside warmup and DJ set by local favorite Laura of Miami. Enjoy BBQ cookouts by beloved eateries, refreshing sips, and delicious lounges to ease both the losses and the victories.


North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141 (Map)

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. William Leone to Discuss Hip and Knee Replaceme

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at 4:30 AM - English

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Leone will discuss "Hip and Knee Replacements: Latest Techniques and Care for Improved Results" during Ortho Hour. Free and open to the public, reservations for the Ortho Hour are recommended and complimentary valet parking will be provided.


Holy Cross Hospital
4725 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Map)

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Water Radio: Reading Camp

Next date: Feb 5, 2020 - click here for time schedule - English

Join O, Miami and Fereshteh Toosi for a literary kayak paddle on Biscayne Bay! We're hosting group readings of poetic and lyrical texts on the water.

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Join O, Miami and Fereshteh Toosi for a literary night ride on Biscayne Bay! We're hosting group readings of poetic and lyrical texts on the water. Unlike a traditional book club, the Reading Camp does not require homework. During each group poetry reading, we cast off the isolation of this ordinary activity.

Ticket covers tandem kayak, paddles, life vest, s’mores, and poetry. No previous experience is required.

This event is for ages 16+. We launch from the Wolfe University Center at the Biscayne Bay campus of Florida International University. Limited metered parking is available. Please consider carpool or bus options. Arrive early, bring a photo ID and meet us at the BBC Gym / Recreation Center front desk by 6:30pm in order to complete a waiver form. We launch at 7:00pm sharp.

Weather permitting, Reading Camp concludes with a campfire and snacks. Each participant will also go home with a copy of the reading.


FIU BBC Wellness and Recreation
3000 NE 151 Street, WUC 160, North Miami, FL 33181 (Map)

15th Annual Taste of the Garden

Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM - English

Savor, Sip and Support the Garden! This heralded gastronomic experience offers you the opportunity to indulge in a sampling of dishes from some Miami's best chefs and restaurants. Stroll through Miami Beach’s tropical oasis sipping cocktails, wines and brews. Bid on silent auction items. Round out the evening with live music and DJ, all staged under the big tent.


Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

10th Annual Mango Writers Conference

Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM - English

The South Florida Writers Association (SFWA) will host its 10th Annual Mango Writers Conference. Cost is $50 a person for students, $60 for SFWA members and $75 for non-members. Registration deadline has been extended until February 3, 2020.

To register, visit website.

There will be a catered breakfast and lunch, snacks, speakers and raffle prizes. This year's agenda includes a diverse lineup, featuring local published authors and industry experts, speaking on an array of subjects pertinent to writers in every phase of their manuscript.

The full schedule includes Attorney Allen Bennett, authors Mary Greenwood, Yolanda Ledesma, Nina Romano, Marsha Sims and Lori Swick, as well as Professor Andrew Strycharski.


Miami Springs Golf and Country Club
650 Curtiss Parkway, Miami Springs, FL 33166 (Map)

Broward Education Foundation Hosts 23rd Annual Innovative Teacher IDEA

Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 at 8:00 AM - English

Creative and leading-edge ideas that engage and motivate students will be shared with Broward County Public Schools teachers at Broward Education Foundation's 23rd Annual Innovative Teacher IDEA EXPO on Saturday, February 8. Presented by Broward Teacher's Union, the event begins at 8 a.m. at Nova Southeastern University in the Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center, 3301 College Avenue in Davie. Individual tickets are $50. Teachers will have the opportunity to learn about and experience first-hand more than 50 original projects from local teachers that are funded by Broward Education Foundation grants.

For more information and to buy tickets, call or visit website.


Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33325 (Map)

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EmmaJean Livingston



Kickastarter Arts Seminar

Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 various times - English

To celebrate those who make a difference for young people in our community, Young At Art Museum will host its 22nd Annual Women of Vision Luncheon the two days before Valentine's Day, Wednesday, February 12 beginning at 11 a.m., at Young At Art Museum in Davie. This special event benefits YAA's transformational outreach programs for underserved, at-risk youth and families throughout Broward and beyond. If you would like to become a Woman of Vision for YAA please contact Anne Marie Taglienti call or email.

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As the world's largest funding platform for creative projects, Kickstarter has helped thousands of creators realize their dreams. The Kickstarter art team will teach artists and organizations strategies to creating successful crowdfunding campaigns and share effective techniques to bring a creative project to life. Participants will explore successful Kickstarter projects, find out what reward incentives work best, how to spread the word about a project and other helpful tips.

The seminar includes a morning session at 10 a.m. and an afternoon session at 2 p.m. The first session, led by Daniel Sharp, Kickstarter's arts outreach lead, will focus on visual arts and the second session, led by Jessica Massart, Kickstarter's senior lead for dance and theater projects, will focus on performing arts.

Each session is $10 per person and seating is limited. To register, visit website.


The Frank art gallery
601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, FL, FL 33025 (Map)

Barry University Distinguished Alumni Awards

Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 at 5:30 PM - English

Each year, Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented to select Barry graduates who have made significant contributions to their professions and community, and who consistently demonstrate Barry's Core Commitments of Knowledge and Truth; Inclusive Community, Social Justice, and Collaborative Service through their daily lives. 

VIP reception - $25 Complimentary admission to the Awards Ceremony.


Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33161 (Map)

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Barry University Hosts Second Annual 5K/8K Nun Run

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 at 8:00 AM - English

Barry University will host the second annual 5K and 8K NunRun in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. The race will begin at 8 a.m. and takes place on Barry's campus, located at 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami. The race is open to all ages, and families are encouraged to participate.

The Nun Run 5K and 8K is open to all age groups and abilities. The Nun Run 8K is ideal for high school athletes who want experience with a collegiate length course. Results and standings will be monitored with real-time chip tracking technology from Split Second Timing and the race will be certified.

All Nun Run participants will receive a complimentary T-shirt, finisher medal, hydration drinks, snacks, and admission to Barry University's FamFest after the race.


Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33161 (Map)

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Matthew Blair


Nineteenth Annual Miami Beach Garden Tour

Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - English

Miami Beach's only residential Garden Tour returns for its 19th year. Visit six private gardens, each with a distinctive character, ranging from the classic to the uber modern. This self-guided tour begins and ends at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden for check-in, ticket purchase and tour map pick up.

  • Member = was $35 with promo code (only at website)
  • General = $40
  • Vip = $85
  • Add Bus = $25


Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

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