Saturday, April 13, 2013


April 12, 2013
Celebrate Gay Pride Miami Beach Weekend Ocean Drive | Lummus Park

Blue Skies White Sands Green CityPlant Your Flags at Earth & Arbor Day Event
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | Lummus Park, 10 - 9 Street Beach, Noon - 4PM

Participate in the Native Flag Eco-Art Project in celebration of Earth Day. This project, designed by Xavier Cortado (FIU Artist-in-Residence), gives participants an opportunity to create a flag that pledges an eco-action. The participant will then plant their flag in a parade line on the shoreline.

If you are interested in participating and/or sponsoring, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 305.673.7730Event Facebook page >
Hazardous Waste Collection & Paper Shredding Event
Sunday, April 14, 8AM - 3PM
Parking Lot at 40 Street & Chase Avenue
Bring your corrosive household products for proper disposal. These products include paint, batteries, cleaners, motor oil, pool chemicals, fertizers and pesticides. These products contain hazardous ingredients that can harm our environment.
Also, bring your paper documents. A shredder vehicle will be on site at 8AM to accept, destroy and shred paper. Come early as the shredder has a limited capacity.
The next collection will be held in the fall.
I recycle because
Recycle, It's Easy & It's the Law 
All residential buildings and businesses must have recycling programs. It is required by City Code. Contact your waste hauler or other recycling company to initiate a recycling program for your building or business.  

Free Entertainment at Arts in the Parks

Arts in the Parks
Free Rock Concert - STOKESWOOD
Sunday, April 21, 3PM, Lummus Park (10 - 11 Sts)
Atlanta-based rock band brings its infectious energy, irrestible, unpredictable firece electronic edge to Miami Beach.

Free Musical Theater Production
Saturday, May 11, 7PM | North Shore Bandshell
The Miami Children's Theater presnts "Songs for a New World", a stunning production of musical theater featuring great songs of pop, gospel, jazz, and classical music. A stellar cast from all over South Florida will perform this moving set of Jason Robert Brown songs. for calendar of other free and ticketed events.
Learn the Plans for Memorial Day Weekend
Weekly Monday Night Community Presentations at City Hall
Thousands of visitors are again expected for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Plans on how to mitigate traffic and the large crowds are ready. Come learn more about what to expect at weekly meetings at City Hall, Monday nights at 6:00 p.m.
For more on the plan & maps,
 Police Gun Buy-Back Program a Success
Gun Buy Back ProgramMiami Beach Police held a gun buy-back program on March 30 that resulted in the exchange of 25 firearms, including an SKS rifle, for Visa gift cards.

Re-Accreditation with Excellence
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) approved MBPD for re-accreditation with the prestigious recognition of Accreditation with Excellence. MBPD is dedicated to adhering to policies and committed to providing the community with excellence. Congratulations!
Continue to Help Shape the Convention Center Development
May 13, 6PM, is the Next Public Community Meeting

View videos of the meetings and the presentations from the two developers vying for the project.
Email us your comments at

Miami Beach is in the process of developing the Miami Beach Convention Center District. Two top qualified teams have been short-listed to development preliminary plans with your input.

Click here for additional upcoming meetings, videos, information and more.
Free Credit Counseling for Financial Literacy
City Hall Workshops: April 23, June 12, August 29, November 13

City of Miami Beach's Office of Community Services has partnered with Clearpoint Credi COunseling to provide free financial literacy workshops to residents.

The bilingual workshops will address topics such as budgeting, fundamentals of banking, wise use of credit, buying a home, family financial stability, how to open a small business and how credit works in your small business.

The workshops will be held at City Hall, first floor conference room. For more information,
Free Outdoor Movies 
SoundScape on Wednesdays 8PM, North Shore Bandshell on Fridays 8PM
TEXT MBFilm to 91011 to Subscribe for SoundScape Film Updates.

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Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest 
Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest logoEvery Fourth Wednesday of the Month in 2013
5PM - 10PM, North Shore Bandshell, 73 St & Collins Av

Wednesday, April 24
Food Trucks: 5PM - 10PM
Live music: 6PM - 9PM

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It's WasteFULL Weekends
Keep It Clean the First Weekend of Every Month |  May 4 & 5  | 8AM - 8PM
During WasteFull Weekends, take your bulk trash to the two dumpster locations: 
75 St + Dickens Avenue (North Beach) < RECYCLE HERE
541 Jefferson Avenue (South Beach)
Remember to recycle, it's the law!
Download New Free App Report It, 24/7
Ask and Receive Answers, Report Problems, Request Services, Track and More  

Miami Beach Report It AppFrequently asked questions, request services and even express concerns on this online center. There is an extensive knowledge base of the most common questions asked. If the question is not listed, you can submit it for inclusion. 

Learn more about Report It. |  Report It Online 

Just download Miami Beach Report It from any phone app store. It's free.
How to Download to your Phone
Project Cat Snip Miami Beach
Call for an Appointment & Volunteer

The Meow Mobile comes to Miami Beach twice a month to spay and neuter community cats at North Shore Open Space Park. This program is made possible by a grant from PetSmart Charities, Inc. Upcoming dates: April 20, May 4 & 18, June 1 & 15.

For an appointment:
Stop Government Corruption 
Report Suspected Wrongdoing to FBI

Your cooperation is needed to root out corruption. If you suspect any wrongdoing of a government employee, please report it anonymously to the FBI hotline at 305.944.9101.
Free Pediatric Mobile Clinic By Appointment
University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic & the City of Miami Beach

FREE health care services to youth with no access or limited access to health care / medical insurance. To make an appointment, please call 305.243.6407.

APRIL 26 & JUNE 19
Flamingo Park, 11 Street & Jefferson (PAL)

North Shore Park and Youth Center, 501 72 Street

More info:, click on the Education tab. 
Caring for Animals
Keep Public Areas Clean & Follow the Code

Miami Beach has partnered with the Cat Network to spay, neuter and vaccinate our free-roaming cat population through humane catch and release program. To volunteer to assist with this program, contact the Cat Network

Feed Them, Don't Litter
Be aware of littering laws. If you are feeding stray animals, food cannot be placed directly on the ground including plants or leaves and sand dunes. Also when using plates, cans or other containers, these objects must be removed immediately. Do not trespass in sand dunes.
Contact Code Compliance at 305.673.7555 if you see any dogs off leash; any dogs owners failing to clean after the animal; and littering; or any trespassing in sand dunes.
Free Condominium Workshops for Residents & Boards
3PM - 7PM
June 7: Meetings & Legislative Updates
September 17: 
Elections, Rules & Official Records
December 13: 
Budgeting and Financial Reporting

Miami Beach City Hall, Commission Chamber, third floor
1700 Convention Center Drive

The State of Florida Condominium Ombudsman's Office offers a series of courses on a quarterly basis in partnership with the City of Miami Beach. Miami Beach also has a condo ombudsman to assist condo dwellers.More info and assistance:
Traffic Alert: Road Construction Projects
Alton Road Improvements
Plan Travel Accordingly | Lane Closures Monday - Friday between 9AM - 3:30PM
Contact for Alton Rd project info: Heather Leslie, 305.905.5876 or

For real-time traffic reports, call 511 or go to
Check out the city's online GIS Traffic report. Call 511 for up-to-the-minute traffic reports throughout South Florida. Also listen to MB Radio 1670AM for weekly updates in Miami Beach.

Also, subscribe to weekly Traffic Advisories via email. Click update profile on the bottom of this email and then add yourself to the list.

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