Wednesday, July 31, 2013

City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs

City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs=August 1 - August 7, 2013

The Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, with guidance from the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, develops, coordinates and promotes the performing and visual arts groups in Miami Beach. To date, Cultural Affairs has awarded over $9 million in grants to approximately 130 diverse not-for-profit arts groups, which contribute so richly to the artistic landscape of the City, proving that the Council plays an integral leadership role in supporting, promoting and advocating the unique and extensive scope of cultural offerings in Miami Beach.
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Art Deco Inspired FREE
Opens August 1, 2013
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
The Art Deco era spans the time period between the two World Wars.  During that time all genres of art were influenced by the frivolity of the 1920s, the austerity of the 1930s and drive of the 1940s. Art Deco Inspired will showcase several local artists who have been inspired by our local historic Art Deco. Visitors will see how a historic style has influenced contemporary artists. Exhibition continues through August 31, 2013.
Thursday, August 1, 4:15 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
(The Celebration), The Hunt is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man's life. (In Danish with English subtitles).
Thursday, August 1, 6:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
A film program curated and introduced by artist Bouchra Khalili. In Black Girl,Senegalese novelist and director Ousmane Sembene tells the heart-rending story of a Senegalese servant, Diouana focusing on her individual dreams, desires, and struggles. (French with English subtitles). Afrique sur Seine focuses on a community of Africans living in Paris, observing French society as colonial ethnographers had observed Africa, reversing the perspective, and "decolonizing" their look and their mind. (French with English subtitles.)
Thursday, August 1, 8:30 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Metric is a Canadian New Wave band founded in 1998 in Toronto. They were also at various times been based in Montreal, London, New York City and Los Angeles. The band consists of Emily Haines (lead vocals, synthesizers, guitar, tambourine, harmonica, piano), James Shaw (guitar, synthesizers, theremin, backing vocals), Joshua Winstead (bass, synthesizers, backing vocals) and Joules Scott-Key (drums, percussion).
Thursday, August 1, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 3, 9:10 p.m.
Sunday, August 4, 9:10 p.m.
Wednesday, August 7, 9:10 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Julian, an American fugitive from justice, runs a boxing club in Bangkok as a front for his drug business. His mother, the head of a vast criminal organization, arrives from the US to collect the body of her favorite son, Billy. (In English and Thai w/ English subtitles).
Friday, August 2, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 3 - Sunday, August 4, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 7, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Nine years after their acclaimed, Oscar-nominated collaboration Before Sunset, director Richard Linklater and actors/screenwriters Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy update one of the most iconic love stories in contemporary cinema. 
Beats after Sunset
Friday, August 2, 8:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
The first Friday of every month on the terrace. Guest Dj and complimentary specialty cocktails (21+) Members: Free. Non-members: $10 (cost of museum admission)
I-95 South FREE
Opens August 3, 2013
ArtCenter South Florida, 800/810/924 Lincoln Road
I-95 South brings together seven emerging artists based in Miami and New York, two diverse and culturally rich metropolitan cities. The exhibition asserts the importance of place and how that influences medium, technique, narrative and iconography.Together, they have reinvented the "canvas," developed new languages and reinterpreted their heritages. Exhibition continues through September 29, 2013. 
North Shore National Register District Tour
Saturday, August 3, 9:30 a.m.
SE Corner of 73 Street and Collins Avenue
The tour will use the buildings and streetscape to tell three stories: 1. how the area has been preserved and what needs to be done to continue its preservation; 2. how the designs used in the area came to be; and, 3. the history of the area that provides context for stories 1 & 2. Cost: $20.
Museum Tours
Saturday, August 3, 2:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
Docent led tours of the museum exhibitions. For more Info: www.bassmuseum.orgor call 305.673.7530 Members and Miami Beach Residents: free. Non-members: $8 (cost of museum admission).
Studio Crawl FREE
Saturday, August 3, 7:00 p.m.
ArtCenter's Studio Crawl, held every first Saturday of the month, invites visitors to wander throughout the ArtCenter's two buildings, exchange with our artists in their studios and view our current exhibitions.
Eve Sussman | Rufus Corporation
Continues through August 11, 2013
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
Eve Sussman | Rufus Corporation is a presentation of the video artist's recent projects. This exhibition will present two major video installations, including an entirely new exploration of her noted film The Rape of the Sabine Women. The exhibition continues through August 11, 2013. 
Modern Meals: Remaking American Foods from Farm to Kitchen
Continues through August 18, 2013
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
Modern Mealsexamines how people in the U.S. began eating foods that were mass-produced in the first half of the 20th century. Images and artifacts from The Wolfsonian's collection illustrate the movement of food from the field, to the factory, supermarket, and kitchen table, in order to explore how modern technology, design, and business practices created new meanings for food and eating in this era.
Women in Motion: Fitness, Sport, and the Female Figure
Continues through August 18, 2013
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
Women in Motiondisplays images of physically active women produced by governments, fitness advocates, advertisers, and artists in Europe and the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Both exhibitions examine aspects of everyday culture in the early 20th century that are still of great concern today, from the methods through which our foods are produced, to equal access to athletic opportunities for women. 
Bat Mitzvah Comes Of Age
Continues through September 15, 2013
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
On Saturday morning, March 18, 1922 - two years after American women received the right to vote - Judith Kaplan, daughter of Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, became the first American girl to mark her bat mitzvah during a public worship service. In the decades that followed, many other girls and women became the "first" in their communities, helping to reshape American Judaism.
Chapungu artists--Fresh out of Fairchild FREE
Continues through November 16, 2013
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
These monolithic stone sculptures are carved by the Shona people of Zimbabwe. The pieces express human ecology at its core, and will be on display throughout the Garden.
Pleasure, Fear and the Pursuit of Happiness FREE
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
Nayda Collazo-Llorens will be installing 2D textual art along the meandering concrete pathways in the Garden. The text is based on thoughts and memories--both real and imagined--collected from Miami Beach locals and visitors. An opening reception will be held June 28, 5-7 p.m.
Untitled ([construction of good)]
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
The Wolfsonian-FIU presents a new site-specific exhibit, Untitled ([construction of good)] by artist Bhakti Baxter in The Wolfsonian Bridge Tender House beginning November 29th. The installation will take place in the steel structure created in the Art Deco style outside of the museum entrance. The focus of the exhibit will be on the construction of good for mankind, focusing on how the meanings of things are perpetually shaped by their human and historical contexts.
Egyptian Gallery
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
The Bass Museum of Art invites visitors to experience the ancient world at the only Egyptian Gallery in Florida.  The gallery offers a unique opportunity to learn about one of the world's oldest and most mysterious civilizations from its surviving objects, including an Egyptian sarcophagus and mummy.
Watercolors-English and American
World Erotic Art Museum, 1205 Washington Avenue
The extraordinary persona of Sylvie Jones, the famed London artist who has also written such popular children's books as "Who's in the Tub," will be on view. Tickets are $15 with no one under 18 admitted. 
Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from the Wolfsonian Collection
Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave.
The nearly 300 works on display, 1885 to 1945,  provide insight into the ways design has influenced and adapted to the modern world.
Artcenter/South Florida Artists-In-Residence Ongoing
 Artcenter/South Florida, 800, 810 and 924 Lincoln Road
ArtCenter/South Florida ("ACSF") announces the arrival of four new Artists-in-Residence and welcomes visitors to their working studios. 
Selections from the Collection
Bass Museum of Art2100 Collins Avenue
The permanent collection of the Bass Museum of Art spans more than five hundred years and four continents, including works from Renaissance and Baroque paintings; Rococo court painting and English portraiture; painting and sculpture of North America and much more.
MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida
OngoingJewish Museum of Florida301 Washington Avenue
More than 500 photos and artifacts that depict the Jewish experience in Florida since 1763. The exhibit includes three films and a timeline wall of Jewish history.
Nightly -- Varying Times
1342 Washington Avenue
Jazid is proud to be the longest-running nightclub on Miami Beach with live music every night of the week. Jazid's diverse music includes a multi-cultural mix of Latin and American jazz, funk, cumbia, reggae, rock, and more.
Van Dyke Cafe
Live Jazz Nightly
846 Lincoln Road
Join us Upstairs at the Van Dyke, the perfect place to enjoy live music, lounge and socialize. 
Free Fridays at the Wolf  FREE 
Fridays, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. 
Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave.
FREE gallery admission with the support of The Miami Herald. Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. with innovative programming at 7:00 pm. 
Guided, Private and Self-Guided Tours of the Art Deco Historic District
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
All tours take approximately 90 minutes. Prices vary.
Art Deco Bike and Segway Tours
Bike and Roll, 210 Tenth Street
$39 adults/$29 kids and students.




~Update adds more than 2,000 beaches in addition to 171 parks and trails~

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service has updated its Pocket Ranger app for smartphones to include every public beach access point in Florida, in addition to information about its 171 state parks, and trails.
Those who have downloaded Pocket Ranger for state park information now have access to locations and amenities about every public beach access point in Florida. More than 2,000 public coastal access sites are included in the coastal section. Divided into three regions – panhandle, Atlantic coast and southwest Florida coast – the app provides useful information to help plan trips to the beach.
"More than 70,000 people have downloaded the Florida Pocket Ranger mobile app for their I-phone or Android phones," said Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione, "We are pleased to offer them additional information about beaches where they may enjoy Florida's famous sunshine and natural resources."
The app provides a comprehensive list of beach access points in each county, and the amenities each access point offers, including boardwalks, parking spaces, restrooms, picnic pavilions and boat ramps. Each section features an overview of each of the region’s coastal counties and includes a list of state parks, coastal cities, rivers, paddling trails and other points of interest.
One of DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr.'s priorities for the Department is increasing access to state parks and trails for Floridians and visitors. The app allows visitors to plan that perfect outdoor trip by searching for a park or beach by GPS location or activity to find nearby locations to enjoy hiking, camping, boating, birding and more. Once there, advanced GPS and GIS mapping technology allows visitors to track and record trails, mark waypoints and locate friends in the area. There is even an option to cache GPS maps in advance to ensure that navigation remains possible in the event of lost mobile reception.
The app also translates Florida’s beach flag colors and provides a “Good to Know” button that links to NOAA’s surf zone forecast and rip current info and the Department’s hurricane info page. The app also links to a weather site. All good things to know if you’re headed to the beach. The app also provides information on the Department’s coastal management program and NOAA’s marine debris program.
The apps provide plenty of other features to maximize visitors’ outdoor adventure:
-          Educational information, amenities, maps & directions.
-          Real-time calendar of events.
-          News, advisories, and weather alerts.
-          Social networking and photo sharing.
-          Potentially life-saving alert feature.
-          Advanced GPS mapping features.
-          Recall, post or share saved data.
-          Friend Finder.
-          Built-in compass.
The Florida State Parks Pocket Ranger® app is available now on iTunes and Android Market by searching “Official Florida State Parks” and is identified under ParksByNature Network. It is also available on and is formatted as a Mobile Website:
The Florida Park Service partnered with ParksByNature Network™ and to create this app free for the public. For a tutorial on how to use the app, please visit It is recommended to use Wi-Fi or a strong wireless connection when downloading the app.   

Seminarios se llevarán a cabo en las ciudades de Hollywood, West Miami, Sweetwater y Palm Beach Gardens.

PRÓXIMAS SESIONES GRATIS Y EN ESPAÑOL PARA EL MES DE AGOSTOSeminarios se llevarán a cabo en las ciudades de Hollywood, West Miami, Sweetwater y Palm Beach Gardens.

Sábado, 10 de agosto de 2013 - 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Seminario sobre Cómo Iniciar su Negocio
Seminario abierto al público y en español sobre cómo iniciar un negocio, que licencias y requisitos son necesarios en el estado de la Florida y cómo HBIF brinda ayuda bilingüe y profesional sin costo alguno.

Catedral San Ignacio de Loyola
9999 North Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Lunes, 12 de agosto de 2013 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Seminario sobre Fundamentos para Desarrollar una Imagen Corporativa Efectiva al Momento de Iniciar su Negocio
Esta sesión gratis y en español es para dar información sobre los fundamentos para iniciar su negocio y como desarrollar una imagen corporativa efectiva. Otros temas incluyen: licencias, requisitos del estado, opciones de financiamiento y cómo HBIF le puede proveer asistencia para comenzar o expandir su negocio. Conferencista especial invitado: Ronald Ayazo.

Biblioteca Pública de Hollywood
2600 Hollywood Blvd.
Miami, FL 33020

Miércoles, 21 de agosto de 2013 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Seminario sobre Ventas para No Vendedores
Conozca cómo identificar las caracteristicas que usted debe tener para ser un vendedor exitoso y las herramientas para completar una venta, obtener nuevos clientes y lograr que un cliente potencial se convierta en un cliente frecuente.

Centro Comunitario de la Ciudad de West Miami
901 S.W. 62nd Ave.
West Miami, FL 33144

Jueves, 29 de agosto de 2013 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Seminario sobre Cómo Desarrollar un Presupuesto al Momento de Iniciar su Negocio
Seminario abierto al público y en español sobre cómo desarrollar un presupuesto inicial al comenzar un negocio. Otros temas incluyen: licencias, requisitos del estado, opciones de financiamiento y cómo HBIF le puede proveer asistencia para comenzar o expandir su negocio.

Centro Comunitario Jorge Mas Canosa
250 S.W. 114th Ave.
Sweetwater, FL 33174

El Fondo de Iniciativa para Negocios Hispanos, o HBIF por sus siglas en inglés, es la organización hispana líder de desarrollo económico y sin fines de lucro que se especializa en brindar consultoría, bilingüe y libre de costos a empresarios hispanos que estén tratando de iniciar o expandir un negocio en el estado de Florida. Por más de 20 años y con oficinas en las ciudades de Miami, Orlando y Tampa, HBIF ha apoyado al empresario hispano, ofreciendo programas y creando alianzas estratégicas para mejorar el desarrollo económico del estado.

Admisión y estacionamiento gratis a todas las sesiones.

Visite o llame al 305-577-5468.


Charla de Productividad

Problemas de Conducta y Formas de Manejarlos

El día a día lidiando problemas de conducta de personas sin ninguna discapacidad, con discapacidades del desarrollo, con Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Dr. Julio Torres

Doctor Julio E. Torres es Board Certified Behavior Analysts-Doctoral con amplia experiencia profesional trabajando con personas que exhiben problemas de conducta. Es proveedor de servicios de Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy para niños, jóvenes y adultos con Autismo y otras condiciones especiales del desarrollo. 

    Dia: 7 de Agosto 2013
Hora: 7:00pm a 9:00pm
Lugar: Rick Case Hyundai Weston
Valor: $5

Fabio A. Andrade
President & CEO
The Americas Community Center Inc.
W 954 323 9526
M 954 605 6505

Tuesday, July 30, 2013




Misión Utica

Ayudando a Un Colegio Colombiano Destruido Por Una Inundación

Escrito por Yasmin Uddin, graduada de bachiller de University School, Davie, Florida

Ayudar a los demás es un principio moral que yo tengo muy cerca a mi corazón, especialmente cuando se trata de niños con necesidades. En abril de 2011, una gran inundación ocurrió en el pueblo de Utica, Colombia, destruyendo su colegio y dejando a cientos de personas sin casa.  Mi madre, quien nació allá, supo de la devastación a través de familiares que todavía viven allá. Cuando ella me conto que lo niños de Utica se quedaron sin colegio, yo decidí ir hasta allá para ver el daño y ver cómo podía ayudar.

En febrero del año pasado yo visite Utica y fui testigo de la destrucción con mis propios ojos.  El colegio había quedado inhabitable.  El gobierno instalo un colegio temporal para los niños en tierra más alta, donde antes quedaba la estación de ferrocarril.  Salones de portátiles fueron instalados sobre los carriles de los trenes y la estación de trenes se convirtió en la oficina de administración.  Sin embargo, el colegio se quedo sin computadoras, ni libros, ni útiles escolares.  Fue ahí cuando yo decidí iniciar “Misión Utica”. Recopile la  información que obtuve durante mi viaje el pasado febrero y comencé a escribir cartas pidiendo ayuda a diferentes agencias, amigos y familia.

          Hice una presentación a una organización de ayuda llamada “Friends of Humanity International, Inc.”  FHII es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que ayuda a los que han perdido sus viviendas y a personas que han sido víctimas de sufrido desastres naturales.  Ellos han ayudado gente en Pakistán después que un gran terremoto destruyo muchas casas.  También han ayudado a los haitianos después del terremoto ocurrido en su isla. Hace poco también mandaron útiles escolares  para las escuelas pobres en la isla de Trinidad.  FHII  pudo donar $7,500 a Misión Utica.  Con este dinero y el dinero que yo pude recolectar de otros donantes, puede llevar 1,000 libras de materiales para el colegio, como lápices, cuadernos, agendas, creyones, etc.… También pude comprar y llevar libros de matemáticas y ciencias para los grados sexto a noveno. Con estos útiles escolares planifique mi segundo viaje a Utica.

          Llegue a Bogotá, la capital de Colombia, el pasado Agosto.  Muy pronto montamos todos los materiales en una van y emprendimos viaje hacia Utica.  Utica queda aproximadamente 3 horas de Bogotá y solamente se puede llegar por carretera.  Me quede en Utica por una semana mientras distribuía los materiales y ensenaba ingles a los estudiantes.  Cuando llegue a Utica, los bomberos me ayudaron a transportar los materiales hasta el centro deportivo del colegio, en donde hice la presentación de mi donación enfrente de los estudiantes del colegio, padres, maestros, director, y el alcalde del pueblo.  La presentación fue exitosa.  Fui recibida con abrazos abiertos.  En una mesa mostré todos los materiales que había traído para que todos los vieran.  Los muchachos no podían esperar para recibir los útiles! También hice una rifa de camisetas de “Misión Utica” a los estudiantes para que pudieran vestirlas y también tuvieran  un recuerdo de esta gran ocasión.

          Durante la semana fui a todas las clases y ensene ingles.  Comencé con el primer grado y trabaje hasta el grado once.  Yo quería hacer la lección divertida para los muchachos, por lo que  hice juegos educativos para que también aprendieran algunas frases de ingles.  El ultimo día que estuve en el colegio, repartí los kits de materiales que había hecho para los niños.  Mi momento favorito fue cuando estaba en el segundo grado a punto de irme, una pequeña niña se me acerco y me dio un abrazo dándome las gracias. Después vino un niño y de un momento a otro toda la clase me estaba dando un abrazo.  Definitivamente, fue un momento que yo no voy a olvidar!

          Viendo que contentos los niños, maestros, y la administración se pusieron con mi vista me hizo sentir muy bien y aumentaron mis ganas de seguir ayudando al colegio.  Estoy planeando volver al colegio en Diciembre con la esperanza de lograr más donaciones para comprar más libros y materiales.  Le dio gracias a FHI, Inc. Que hizo posible mi viaje e invito a otras otras organizaciones e individuales que me ayuden en esta causa.  Si usted quiere donar o sabe de una organización que ayude a los necesitados, por favor comuníquese conmigo al correo electrónico o mande un cheque dirigido a Friends of Humanity International, Inc. RE: Mision Utica, al 833 Shotgun Road, Sunrise Florida 33326.


Mission Utica
Reaching Out To A Colombian School Destroyed by a 2011 Flood

By: Yasmin Uddin. A graduate of University School, Davie, Florida
Caring for others is a moral principle I hold very close to my heart, especially when it comes to children in need.  In April of 2011 a major flood occurred in the town of Utica, Colombia, destroying its local school and leaving hundreds homeless.  My mother heard about this devastation from family that still lives there.  When she told me that the children of Utica were left with no school, I decided I wanted to go there to see the damage and how I could help. 
Last year I visited Utica and witnessed the destruction with my own eyes.  The school was uninhabitable.  The government set up a temporary school for children on more elevated ground, where the old train station used to be.  However, the school was left with no computers, no textbooks, and no supplies.  That’s when I decided to initiate “Mission Utica”.  I collected the information that I had gathered from my trip and started writing letters asking for help from different agencies, friends, and family.
I made a presentation to an organization named Friends of Humanity International Inc.. FHII is a non-profit organization that helps the homeless and people who have been through natural disasters.  They helped the people in Pakistan after a huge earthquake which destroyed many homes.  They also helped Haitian residents after the earthquake.  Recently they sent supplies to schools in Trinidad that were in need.  FHII donated $7,500 to Mission Utica.  With this money and the money that I was able to collect from other donors, I was able to buy 1000 pounds worth of school supplies such as pencils, journals, folders, etc… I was also able to buy math and science textbooks for grades 6 through 9.  With these supplies I planned a trip to revisit Utica.
I arrived in Bogota, Colombia’s capital, last August. Shortly after we loaded a van with all the supplies and off I went to Utica.  Utica is approximately three hours from Bogota and you can only get there by road.  I stayed in Utica for one week while I delivered the supplies as well as taught English to the students.  When I arrived in Utica, the local firemen helped me transport the supplies to the school’s gymnasium, where I presented my donation in front of the school’s students, parents, teachers, principal, and the town’s mayor.  The presentation went great.  I was greeted with open arms. A table showcasing what I had brought was set up so everyone could see.  These kids couldn’t wait to get the supplies! I also raffled Mission Utica t-shirts to the children so they could wear them to remember this grand occasion.
Throughout the week I visited every class and taught English.  I started with 1st grade and worked my way up to 11th grade. I wanted to make the class enjoyable for the kids, so I made up games to play that would be educational as well as help them learn a few phrases in English.  The last day I was at the school, I distributed the kits I made for the children. My favorite moment happened when I was in the 2nd grade class about to leave, and a little girl gave me a thank you hug, then a little boy came, and the next thing I knew the whole class came to give me a group hug.  It was definitely a moment I will never forget!
Seeing how happy the children, teachers, and the administration were, made me both feel great and want to continue helping the school.  I am planning to revisit the school in December with the hopes of gathering more donations to buy more textbooks and supplies.  I thank Friends of Humanity international Inc. who made my trip possible, and urge other organizations and individuals to get involved.  If you would like to donate or know of any organization that helps those in need, please contact me at or send a check made out to FHII, RE Mission Utica at 833 shotgun Road Sunrise, FL 33326.
Pictured: Yamin’s favorite moment of her trip, when the 2nd grade class gave her a surprised group hug!.