Saturday, August 31, 2013

Runners to Experience "Real Florida" during Southwest Florida Run Series ~Runners can experience eight races in eight weeks in eight Southwest Florida state parks~

Florida Department of Environmental ProtectionAugust 30, 2013 Newsletter
Runners to Experience "Real Florida" during Southwest Florida Run Series
~Runners can experience eight races in eight weeks in eight Southwest Florida state parks~  

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service is pleased to host the Real Florida Run Series in eight Southwest Florida state parks. The Real Florida Run Series provides residents and visitors an opportunity to exercise and enjoy Florida's natural beauty.
The series is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's South District Office in conjunction with Southwest Florida Naturally, Fit 2 Run, Chico's FAS and Endurance Sports Timing.
Each race event features a themed 5K and 10K chipped race open to runners and walkers. Each state park offers fantastic views and gorgeous trails for all levels of experience. The Real Florida Run Series is open to all ages with medals to be presented to the first three male and the first three female finishers at the end of each race and in each age category. Adventurers who run five or more of the total of eight races will receive a special award.
Participants are invited to enjoy the state park before and after each race. Post race celebrations will include raffles, exclusive park tours and an experience unique to each state park. Spectators are welcome to enjoy the excitement of the races and the park activities.

  • Sunday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. - The Bobcat Run at Lake Manatee State Park, 20007 State Road 64, Bradenton
  • Sunday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. - Sunset Celebration Run at Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
  • Saturday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. - The Haunting of Fort Chokonikla Halloween Run for Your Life at Paynes Creek Historic State Park, 888 Lake Branch Road, Bowling Green
  • Sunday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. - Halloween Costume Run at Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero
  • Saturday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. - The Fall for Fakahatchee Run at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, 137 Coastline Drive, Copeland
  • Sunday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. - The Charlotte Harbor Mud Run at Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, 12301 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda
  • Saturday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. - Going Native Run at Little Manatee River State Park, 215 Lightfoot Road, Wimauma
  • Sunday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. - Nature Bound Run at Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey

  • Visit Endurance Sports Timing to register. Pre-Registration fees are $20 for 5K races and $30 for 10K races. Participants who are 65 years or older, who are active duty military or veterans, or emergency responders should enter the promo code "discount" for a 20 percent discount. Family discounts are available for families of 4 or more with children under the age of 18.
    Please see registration website for more details. Please check back regularly for updates to race activities and additional discounts. For questions regarding the run series please contact Arielle Poulos at 239.344.5686 or by email.
    September is Literacy Month at Florida State Parks
    ~Enjoy reading at a Florida state park while experiencing nature.~   

    Literacy Month at Florida State Parks is packed with fun-filled events for people of all ages. Special events held around the state offer opportunities for participation.
    To celebrate International Literacy Day, Sunday, Sept. 8 will be a free entry day to Florida State Parks* for all visitors who bring a library card, a library book or who donate a new or gently-used, family-friendly book (*excludes Skyway Fishing Pier State Park).
    More than 20 events are scheduled around the state throughout September. Here is a sample:

    Northwest Florida
    Sunday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. - Story Time in the Gardens at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park in Tallahassee. Children will hear stories read from a variety of books and then enjoy cookies and lemonade. Admission to the park is free with a library card, library book or donation of a new or gently-used, family friendly book. Otherwise, admission is $6 per vehicle, up to eight people.
    Sunday, Sept. 8 from 2 to 3 p.m. - Book Reading at Ochlockonee River State Park in Sopchoppy. Children's author Evelyn Gilmer will read her books Maggie the Beagle with Broken Tail and Baby Sea Turtles. Admission to the park is free with a library card, library book or donation of a new or gently-used, family friendly book. Otherwise, admission is $4 per vehicle, up to eight people.
    Northeast Florida
    Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Literacy Day “Where Tales Meet Trails” Book Fair at O'Leno State Park in High Springs. Magic and the Gentle Carousel Therapy Horses will give performances of characters from their favorite books. Listen to stories, talk to illustrators, take an adventure walk, sign up for a library card and learn about literacy program. Admission to the park is free with a library card, library book or donation of a new or gently-used, family friendly book. Otherwise, admission is $5 per vehicle, up to eight people.
    Sunday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Literacy Day at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Citrus County Library will assist visitors with signing up for a library card (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and the Sheriff's Department will offer its Children's Identification program (1 to 4 p.m) Admission to the park is free with a library card, library book or donation of a new or gently-used, family friendly book. Otherwise, admission is $13 per adult or $5 per child, ages 6-12.
    Central Florida
    Sunday, Sept. 8 from 10 to 11 a.m. - Read with a Ranger at Sebastian Inlet State Park. Join Ranger Nick for a fun event with children's books for children, aged nine and younger. Admission to the park is free with a library card, library book or donation of a new or gently-used, family friendly book. Otherwise, admission is $8 per vehicle, up to eight people.
    Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Read among the Trees at De Leon Springs State Park in Deland. Visitors will receive one free book or magazine (or they can bring one item to swap). Children can take part in the Visitor Center Scavenger hunt and special give away drawings. Meet author Lucy Tobias, a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association who is passionate about Florida's natural gifts. Admission is $6 per vehicle, up to eight people.
    Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Experience Fort Mose: Colonial Children Story time and Crafts at Fort Mose Historic State Park in St. Augustine. Volunteers in period attire will offer a fascinating glimpse into the 1730s. Children can complete a craft project. Admission to the museum is $2 per person.
    Southwest Florida
    Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. - Literacy Day at Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring. Join Park Manager Steven Dale for a Read with a Ranger Story Hour with Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends. Admission to the park is free with a library card, library book or donation of a new or gently-used, family friendly book. Otherwise, admission is $6 per vehicle, up to eight people.
    Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Celebrate Children’s Literacy: Monarch and Milkweed at Lovers Key State Park. Children will enjoy story time with a park ranger, an outdoor activity and a craft project. Limited space. Pre-registration required (239-463-4588). Admission is $8 per vehicle, up to eight people.
    South Florida
    Sunday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Book Exchange at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park. Bring a children's book to donate and receive a book free. Admission to the park is free with a library card, library book or donation of a new or gently-used, family friendly book. Otherwise, admission is $6 per vehicle, up to eight people.
    Sunday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Barnacle, Books, Birds, and Boats at The Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove. Enjoy educational activities, games and prizes, and story book reading with a Park Ranger, or bring a blanket and your own book to read in the shade. Admission to the park is free with a library card, library book or donation of a new or gently-used, family friendly book. Otherwise, admission is $2 per person.
    John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo will host a month-long book exchange. Bring a book to the Visitor Center to exchange for another book. Braille and books-on-tape are welcome.
    Throughout September, Stephen Foster Folk Cutture Center State Park and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park will host events where park rangers spend time with 4th grade students in Hamilton County reading Marjorie Kinnan Rawling’s Classic novel The Yearling. Students will read in class with their teachers and visit the state park to hear more about the pioneer family braving the wilds of what is now the Ocala National Forest. The Grand Finale will take place on Wednesday, September 25 when the final chapters of the book will be read by a Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings look-a-like.
    Visit our website for a complete list of literacy activities at state parks.
    Learn about History at a Florida State Park
    ~2013 Commemorates 500 Years of Florida rich and diverse history.~
    Ice machine at John Gorrie Museum State Park.
    Ice Machine at John Gorrie Museum State Park.
    Viva Florida! 500. Florida’s state parks and trails have joined the Florida Department of State in commemorating 500 years of Florida history throughout 2013. This significant milestone marks the anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon’s landing on the east coast of a mysterious land – a land he named La Florida.
    Since that time, many nationalities and cultures have influenced the course of Florida’s history. Celebrations of Florida’s rich heritage and diverse cultural history will help you experience reenactments of past events first-hand. See for yourself how our past helped shape Florida into what it is today: a thriving community of many diverse cultures.
    Throughout the year, we'll share events and cultures that helped shape the history of Florida.

  • Saturday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Gorrie Ice Days at John Gorrie Museum State Park in Apalachicola. Celebrate the ice machine with ice sculpting, children's activities, snow cones and more. FREE.
  • Sunday, Sept. 22 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. - Old Time Dance at The Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove. Bring the family to learn circles, squares, contras and waltzes with Lou Dow. Gates open at 6 p.m. No pets. $10 per person, 9 and under free.
  • Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 29 - 2nd Annual Inter-Tribal Native American Holiday POW WOW at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park in Bushnell. Enjoy native crafts, demonstrations, singing and dancing, story telling, native food and more. $3 per person, children under 12 free.
  • Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Olustee Civil War Expo at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, 15 miles from Lake City. Travel back to the days of the Civil War with military encampments and reenactors who talk about the hardships and visitors of the war. $5 per vehicle, up to eight people.
  • Join us throughout 2013 as we commemorate Florida's rich heritage and the events that have shaped the state.
    Fun and Volunteer Opportunities at Florida State Parks
    Upcoming Special Events
      Mobile App for Smartphones Plan your state park adventures using the new Pocket Ranger® app for your smartphone.The FREE Florida State Parks Pocket Ranger® mobile app is available now on iTunes, Android Market and

    Do you have a Special Talent? One week left to Register for 2nd Annual SIB Talent Show



    TALLER "Cómo Hablar En Público"

     dictado por los Licenciados Mercedes Bello y Manuel Magaldi

    Hablar en público correctamente es fundamental para el éxito en la vida. El  buen orador sobresale ante su entorno. El Taller provee técnicas para disipar el miedo escénico, realizar presentaciones memorables, lenguaje corporal y muchos mecanismos que utilizan con gran éxito los oradores en la actualidad.

    Martes 10 de Septiembre de 2013 (Primer Módulo)
    Miércoles 11 de Septiembre de 2013 (Segundo Módulo)

    08 horas académicas. Horario: 6:00p.m.  a  9:00p.m.

    Inversión: Estudiantes $40 - Entrada General $50 (precio incluye los dos días).

    Incluye:     Certificado, Material y Coffe Break.

    Lugar:        4000 W Flagler St, Coral Gables, Miami, Florida 33134.

    Para más información:
    Cupos Limitados

    PRÓXIMAS SESIONES GRATIS Y EN ESPAÑOL PARA EL MES DE SEPTIEMBRE Seminarios se llevarán a cabo en las ciudades de Hollywood, Hialeah y Sweetwater.


    PRÓXIMAS SESIONES GRATIS Y EN ESPAÑOL PARA EL MES DE SEPTIEMBRESeminarios se llevarán a cabo en las ciudades de Hollywood, Hialeah y Sweetwater.

    Lunes, 9 de septiembre de 2013 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Estrategias y Soluciones de Mercadeo al Momento de Iniciar su Negocio
    En esta sesión gratis y en español se ofrecerá información sobre el proceso de establecer un negocio en Florida y todo lo que debe considerar al momento de desarrollar una estrategia de mercadeo, enfoque de su mercado objetivo, desarrollo de su propuesta única de venta y estrategias exitosas.

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

    Lunes, 23 de septiembre de 2013 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Estrategias de Mercadeo Enfocado a Una Audiencia Multicultural
    En esta sesión gratis y en español se ofrecerá información sobre estrategias para comunicar su mensaje efectivamente al mercado multicultural a través de medios de comunicación masivos.

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

    Miércoles, 25 de septiembre de 2013 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Cómo iniciar un negocio y las estructuras legales a ser consideradas en Florida
    Seminario abierto al público y en español sobre el proceso de establecer un negocio en Florida y lo que debe saber sobre las distintas estructuras legales que usted debe considerar antes de registrarlo. Otros temas incluyen: licencias, requisitos del estado, opciones de financiamiento y cómo HBIF le puede proveer asistencia para comenzar o expandir su negocio.

    Biblioteca Pública John F. Kennedy de Hialeah
    190 W. 49th St.
    Hialeah, FL 33012

    Jueves, 26 de septiembre de 2013 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Cómo iniciar un negocio y las Consideraciones Legales que Usted Debe Tener en Cuenta
    Esta sesión gratis y en español usted aprenderá sobre el proceso de establecer un negocio en Florida y todo lo que debe considerar desde el punto de vista legal.

    Biblioteca Pública John F. Kennedy
    190 W. 49th St.
    Hialeah, FL 33012

    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 786-329-5830.

    Thursday, August 29, 2013



    ~Major Project Will Direct Water South to Protect Regional Estuaries~


    FT. MYERSToday, Governor Rick Scott announced a $90 million state commitment for the bridging of a 2.6 mile segment of Tamiami Trail road in South Florida. The project would deconstruct a section of the berm that Tamiami Trail road is currently built on, and replace it with a bridge so that water north of the road could flow into the Everglades, providing needed water to the Everglades National Park. The end effect would be to keep more high nutrient water from entering the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries. 
    Governor Scott said, “This $90 million investment will be a huge step forward in our efforts to restore water quality throughout South Florida. Every drop of water that we can send South and keep out of the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries is a win for Florida families. My message to families being impacted is that we will not give up on you. We are putting forward strategies each and every day to address the water quality issues that are impacting families in our state.”
    Today’s setup of the Tamiami Trail inhibits water flow, which forces more storm water runoff to drain from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries, instead of flowing South through the Everglades. By constructing an additional bridge, more water will be able to flow naturally through the Everglades, which will keep nutrient rich water out of the estuaries.
    The total cost of 2.6 miles of bridging is estimated to be $180 million. The State of Florida will make a commitment to match federal funds for this project, up to $30 million/year over three years or $90 million total from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) work plan. One of the most critical components of Everglades restoration is increasing water flow under Tamiami Trail into Everglades National Park. 
    The ultimate completion of the project will provide numerous benefit to the region, including: 
    • Passing an additional 215,000 acre/feet of water from the northern part of the system, including Lake Okeechobee, to the south;
    • Aiding in the reestablishment of historical seasonal water depths and flooding durations that are critical to the survival of many fish and wildlife species; 
    • Allowing water managers additional flexibility to deal with regional and system wide flood protection; and
    • Providing water managers flexibility in addressing Lake Okeechobee seasonal high water levels.
    Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, “I want to applaud Governor Scott for focusing on the things that are important to Southwest Floridians. This commitment is a great step towards improving the water issues that face the Caloosahatchee River and the State as a whole. By raising Tamiami Trail we will be able to remove the constraints on water that is moving south.
    The SFWMD is taking emergency action to store excess water on public and private lands and this fall the SFWMD will begin work on a $16 million project at Lake Hicpochee, to help control flows into the Caloosahatchee.
    Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto also said, “Additionally, the state and the South Florida Water Management District have fully funded a $16.5 million shallow reservoir and restoration project on Lake Hicpochee that will capture and store water out if the C-43 canal. These combined efforts will allow more water to be captured and flow to the South, rather than to the Caloosahatchee, which we have seen is problematic for our estuary and our way of life."
    Senator Joe Negron said, “Governor Scott is working diligently to make sure the Everglades are protected and restored. Last week I was proud to stand by him as he committed $40 million dollars to speed up the completion of the C-44 Storm Water Treatment Area project in Martin County. Today, I am also excited to support his $90 million commitment to bridge 2.6 miles of the Tamiami Trail in Southwest Florida. With the dedication to the environment that Governor Scott has shown, many future generations of Floridians will be able to enjoy Florida’s Everglades.”
    Senator Garrett Richter said, “Governor Scott demonstrated today that he’s committed to the long term protection of our community. The Tamiami Trail project means the world to families in South Florida, and it takes real leadership to get the ball rolling on such an important project. The Governor’s $90 million commitment means we’ll take incredible leaps forward in restoring water quality in South Florida and I look forward to its completion.”
    Representative Matt Caldwell, Chair of the Lee County Delegation, said, “Businesses across our region have experienced the harmful effects of the high nutrient waters of Lake Okeechobee. Unless we take drastic steps forward, communities year-after-year will continue to be impacted during the rainy seasons. That’s why today’s announcement by Governor Scott is so important. We must reengineer water infrastructure in this state in order to restore the Everglades and protect our estuaries. The Governor’s $90 million commitment is a huge piece in  the endeavor, and I want to thank him and his entire Administration for taking water quality issues seriously.”    
    Representative Dane Eagle said, “The ultimate completion of the Tamiami Trail projects will be a game changer for water quality in South Florida. By Governor Scott taking steps forward in completing another major segment, Florida is becoming more proactive in its efforts to create a more sustainable environment for future generations. With this $90 million investment, we’re not only committing to restoring water quality, but we’re supporting Florida’s future economic strength.”
    Representative Heather Dawes Fitzenhagen said, “I want to thank Governor Scott for his support of area families. While this season’s rains have been extraordinarily tough on our region, the issues plaguing the Caloosahatchee deserve a long term focus from leaders in Tallahassee and Washington. With the Governor’s $90 million commitment for the Tamiami Trail, he’s demonstrated he’s focused fully on solving our region’s water quality issues.”
    Representative Matt Hudson said, “Adding additional bridge space to the Tamiami Trail will do a lot to keep nutrient rich water out of our communities. Every drop of water we send south is another drop that doesn’t make its way to our shores, which benefits our people and economy. The Governor has clearly demonstrated that water quality issues are a priority and his decision will positively impact our region in years to come.”
    Representative Kathleen Passidomo said, ““I stand with Governor Scott in committing $90 million dollars to help bridge the Tamiami Trail. By allowing additional water flow throughout the South Florida we are not only protecting the Everglades today, but we are restoring and preserving it for future generations of Floridians.”
    Representative Ray Rodrigues said, “This $90 million means everything to families in South Florida. By moving more water South, instead of East and West, we’ll keep more high nutrient water from impacting our communities, which is critical to families and jobs in the region.”
    “The Governor’s commitment to fund the additional critical bridging work needed to increase the water flow south will help provide relief for Florida Families,” said Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. “This illustrates the importance of taking accelerated steps necessary to get the water right.”
    FDOT Secretary Ananth Prasad said, “This is a critical project for Everglades restoration and is long overdue. I am grateful for Governor Scott’s leadership for bringing FDOT to the table.”
    Current Caloosahatchee Actions
    The Governor said, “In addition to our long term investments, we’re working with the water management district and local partners to take aggressive action on both coasts to mitigate the harmful impacts to families.”  
    In addition, the Governor’s Florida Families First budget invested $3 million to create an innovative wetland treatment system in Hendry County that cleans water flowing through the Caloosahatchee River.
    Governor Scott said, “In addition to these measures by the state, we need the federal government to step up and authorize the C-43 project in Hendry County. This project will help keep storm runoff from impacting the Caloosahatchee and we need Congress to act.”


    Zulmarie Padín

    Se ha compartido públicamente.11:53
    Gracias por la inspiración. Lee por favor. Me acaban de invitar a la televisión. La productora pregunta, Zulmarie cual es el tema mas relevante? Después de todos vuestros emails fue fácil contestar: El Amor.
    Sin embargo la mayoría de las personas vienen a mi en búsqueda de Éxito y riqueza. Esta corta historia refleja una verdad trascendental. Cuando la comprendas lo tendrás todo y de una!

    Una mujer salió de su casa y vio a tres viejos de largas barbas sentados frente a su jardín. Ella no los conocía y les dijo: 

    No creo conocerlos, pero deben tener hambre. 
    Por favor entren a mi casa para que coman algo. Ellos preguntaron: ¿Está el hombre de la casa? No respondió ella, no está. Entonces no podemos entrar -dijeron ellos. 

    Al atardecer, cuando el marido llegó, ella le contó lo sucedido. 
    !Entonces diles que ya llegué e invítalos a pasar! 

    La mujer salió a invitar a los hombres a pasar a su casa. 
    No podemos entrar a una casa los tres juntos explicaron los viejitos. 
    ¿Por qué? - quiso saber ella. 
    Uno de los hombres apuntó hacia otro de sus amigos y explicó: 
    Su nombre es Riqueza.- Luego indicó hacia el otro: - Su nombre es Éxito - y yo me llamo Amor. Ahora ve adentro y decidan con tu marido a cuál de nosotros tres ustedes desean invitar a vuestra casa. 

    La mujer entró a su casa y le contó a su marido lo que ellos le dijeron. El hombre se puso feliz: ¡Qué bueno! Y ya que así es el asunto, entonces invitemos a Riqueza, dejemos que entre y llene nuestra casa de riqueza. Su esposa no estuvo de acuerdo: 
    Querido, ¿por qué no invitamos a Éxito? 

    La hija del matrimonio estaba escuchando desde la otra esquina de la casa y vino corriendo con una idea: -¿No sería mejor invitar a Amor? Nuestro hogar entonces estaría lleno de amor. 
    Hagamos caso del consejo de nuestra hija dijo el esposo a su mujer, ve afuera e invita a Amor a que sea nuestro huésped. 

    La esposa salió y les preguntó a los tres viejos: 
    -¿Cuál de ustedes es Amor? Por favor que venga para que sea nuestro invitado. Amor se puso de pie y comenzó a caminar hacia la casa. Los otros dos también se levantaron y lo siguieron. 

    Sorprendida, la dama les preguntó a Riqueza y Éxito: 
    Yo sólo invité a Amor, ¿por qué ustedes también vienen? 

    Los viejos respondieron juntos: 
    -Si hubieras invitado a Riqueza o Éxito, los otros dos habrían permanecido afuera, pero ya que invitaste a Amor, dónde sea que él vaya, nosotros vamos con él. 

    Donde quiera que hay amor, hay también riqueza y éxito








    Wednesday, August 28, 2013



    City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs= August 29 - September 4, 2013

    City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs=August 29 - September 4, 2013
    Plugged IN

    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 $10 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.
    For more events visit:


    The City of Miami Beach provides this information to you as a courtesy. The inclusion of this information does not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any event. Although reasonable efforts are made to ensure the information is correct at the time of distribution, information is subject to change. The City of Miami Beach cannot be held liable for exchange of monies, ticket transactions or cancellations with the individual event producers/venues.
    Food Truck & Music Festival FREE
    Wednesday, August 28, 5:00 p.m.
    North Shore Park Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
    Miami Beach's North Shore Park Bandshell & Ocean Terrace will dress in the typical, characteristic Latin flavor of the North Beach area to welcome the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest on Wednesday nights this fall. The food and music fest will feature the popular mobile food trucks, free entertainment by Lanzallamas and participation by area restaurants.
    Thursday, August 29, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
    Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
    From Oscar-winning writer and director Sofia Coppola, The Bling Ring tells the story of a group of teenagers who burglarize celebrities' homes in Los Angeles. Tracking their targets' whereabouts online, they break in and steal their designer clothes and possessions. Inspired by actual events.
    Closing Panel and Reception: <body>matter: the body queered, queerness embodied FREEFriday, August 30, 7:00 p.m.
    Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS), 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 420
    Florida International University (FIU) professors discuss exhibition of artwork exploring gender and sexuality. Panelists include Dr. Steven Blevins, Assistant Professor, English; Dr. Ferial Maya Boutaghou, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Women's Studies; and Dr. Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Assistant Professor, Contemporary Art and Theory. Moderated by curator Ian Honoré. Exhibition produced by former FIU Postdoctoral Fellow in Counseling Dr. Tyler Wasson.
    Part II of Ulrich Seidl's Paradise Trilogy- PARADISE: FAITH
    Friday, August 30, 7:00 p.m. and 9:10 p.m.
    Saturday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. and 9:10 p.m.
    Sunday, September 1, 7:00 p.m. and 9:10 p.m.
    Wednesday, September 4, 7:00 p.m.
    Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
    Anna Maria, a single woman in her 50s, devotes her summer to missionary work in an effort to return Austria back to the path of virtue. One day, after years of absence, her husband returns home.  Anna Maria's life is turned upside-down and her prayers are now joined by fighting.  PARADISE: Faith - recounts the stations of the cross of a marriage and the longing for love. (In German with English subtitles.)
    Art Deco Inspired FREE
    Continues through August 31, 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.
    Museum Tours
    Saturday, August 31, 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).
    Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour
    Saturday, August 31, 5:00 p.m.
    Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
    The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you this ninety-minute guided walking tour on the fourth Saturday of each month. Tour departs from MDPL's Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive at 10th Street. Reservations are not required. Tickets are $20. MDPL and MDGLCC members may participate at no charge.
    Celebrate Verdi
    Saturday, August 31, 8:00 p.m.
    Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
    A great Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the great Italian Opera Composer Giuseppe Verdi with the most loved Arias, Duets, Quartets and some traditional Verdi's Choruses. Admission: $30 and $35. Students with ID $25 at Box Office.
    Art Show, Live Painting, and Custom Botanical Abstracts
    Continues through September 3, 2013
    Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
    The Miami Beach Botanical Garden presents an exhibition of 25 original paintings by Paula Richards.  Her latest works are natural flora botanical abstracts. Visit with Paula at the Garden. She will be painting at her easel daily from 10 to 5 for the duration of the show. The reception on August 31 is free and open to the public.
    Part I of Ulrich Seidl's Paradise Trilogy- PARADISE: LOVE
    Wednesday, September 4, 9:10 p.m.
    Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
    Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the beaches of Kenya to work as a sex tourist or "Sugar Mama".  There, she moves from one Beach Boy to the next, buying their love only to be disappointed and quickly learning that here, love is strictly a business.  (In German and English with English subtitles).
    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.
    I-95 South FREE
    Continues through September 29, 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.
    Mat Collishaw
    Continues through October 13, 2013
    Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
    The Bass Museum of Art is proud to present a solo exhibition by London-based artist Mat Collishaw. An artist whose wide-ranging practice includes sculpture, photography, and new media, Collishaw explores dark and subversive subject matter, often dealing with issues that are morally and politically charged.
    Eve Sussman | Rufus Corporation
    Continues through November 3, 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.
    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.