Thursday, June 26, 2014


Food Truck & Music Festival FREE
Wednesday, June 25, 5:00 p.m.
North Shore Park Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach's North Shore Park Bandshell & Ocean Terrace will celebrate the characteristic Latin flavor of the North Beach area welcoming the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest.
Storytelling with Miami Children's Museum FREE
Thursday, June 26, 10:30 a.m.
South Shore Branch Library, 131 Alton Road
Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs.
Tigertail WordSpeak Team Spoken Word PerformanceFREE
Thursday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
Tigertail will present its 2014 WordSpeakteen spoken word team in a free performanceon at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. The hour-long event will be lead by Teo Castellanos, the WordSpeak team coach.
Multiple screenings June 26 - 29, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
Legendary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Tocopilla and underwent an unhappy and alienated childhood as part of an uprooted family. Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry, The Dance of Reality reflects Jodorowsky's philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a "dance" created by our own imaginations. (In Spanish with English subtitles)
Multiple Screenings June 26 - 29, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
Camiel Borgman is living in military sparseness in an underground den, near companions Ludwig and Pascal. When he arrives at the door of artist Marina and media executive Richard's expansive, designer-chic home, the shifting perceptions of Van Warmerdam's screenplay begin to displace and disorient the audience. (In Flemish with English subtitles).
Block Band
Friday, June 27, 7:30 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Block B is a South Korean boy group created by Cho PD. The members of Block B have dancing, rapping, composing, and singing experience. Block B is short for the term Blockbuster. The group has its roots in hip hop but has branched out into different genres.
Out in the Tropics: The Diary Project by Sean Dorsey Dance
Friday, June 27, 8:30 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
Trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey and a stellar cast of dancers chase the naked truth in 'Uncovered: The Diary Project'. Using text from actual, real-life diaries of transgender and queer people, 'Uncovered's' powerful dances reveal lives and stories that history has tried to erase.
Bookmaking with Style FREE
Saturday, June 28, 11:00 a.m.
North Shore Branch Library, 7501 Collins Avenue
Adults. Registration required. Limited to 20 participants.
Miami Performance International Festival FREE
June 28 and 29, 2014
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
The program of performance art is accompanied by video screenings, talks and workshops. This annual event provides a look at the creative process across a range of media, and presents cross-disciplinary, collaborative work that speaks to the high level of innovation, critical thinking, and social engagement in Miami.
Museum Tours
Saturday, June 28, 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, June 28, 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 departing from MDPL's Art Deco Welcome Center. Tickets are $20. MDPL and MDGLCC members may participate at no charge.
The Miami Summer Music Festival FREE
Saturday, June 28, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
The Miami Summer Music Festival has brought together some of the finest young talents from around the world to prepare these remarkable musicians for the rigors of professional life. Come join us and experience the development of these young musicians as they prepare to lead the future of classical musical performance. The results are spectacular!
Don Pasquale
Saturday, June 28, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 29, 4:00 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
Don Pasquale is an opera buffa, or comic opera, in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti with an Italian libretto by Giovanni Ruffini and the composer, after a libretto by Angelo Anelli (it) for Stefano Pavesi's opera Ser Marcantonio (1810). Donizetti's opera was first performed on 3 January 1843 by the Théâtre-Italien at the Salle Ventadour in Paris.
Yandel VIP US Tour
Saturday June 28, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Reggaeton star Yandel, who is a finalist for several Billboard Latin Music Awards, is kicking off his first U.S. solo tour with stops across the country.
IDEA@thebass Family Day FREE
Sunday, June 29, 2:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
These creative afternoons are full of exciting activities for the whole family. This month: kites and airplanes!
Out in the Tropics 2014
Continues through June 29, 2014
Miami Beach LGBT Visitors' Center, 1130 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
The Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road
OITT is Miami's first and only festival dedicated to GLBTQ artists and presents performance, poetry, workshops and reflection by some of the most dynamic queer artists working and performing today. Join FUNDarte for five days of performances, readings, workshops and panels by local, national and international artists.  
Miami Film Month
Continues through June 30, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
With the film industry continuing to grow and position itself as one of the destination's strongest brand pillars, Greater Miami has become synonymous with spectacular art cinemas and unique film festivals. During June, enjoy $8 films at participating art cinemas.
Nothing Goes to Waste FREE
Opens Wednesday, July 2, 2014
ArtCenter/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Road
Miami-based artist Gustavo Oviedo creates and recreates utilizing canvases, photography, vinyl, drawings, video and found objects. Oviedo is an accidental environmentalist reclaiming his own artworks or remnants of them to create new pieces. He takes this a step further with his personal interest in boating. Opening Reception Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 7-10pm.
Wednesday, July 2, 7:00 p.m. and 9:20 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
In the near future, an experiment to counteract global warming causes an ice age that kills nearly all life on Earth. The only survivors are the inhabitants of the 'Snowpiercer', a massive train, powered by a perpetual-motion engine that travels on a globe-spanning track. A class system is installed, with the elites inhabiting the front of the train and poor inhabiting the tail.
Flight: Aloft in the Everglades FREE
Continues through July 6, 2014
ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road
Flightis an exhibition of new work created by artists who participated in the AIRIE residency at Everglades National Park. The artists in the exhibition each spent a month living and working in the park, immersed in the ecological and cultural concerns of the River of Grass. Artists: Wendy Call, Lisa Elmaleh, Naomi Fisher, Gustavo Matamoros, Adam Nadel, Trong Nguyen, Rebecca Reeve, Nathanial Sandler, Susan Silas, Curated by Deborah Mitchell.
Vanitas: Fashion and Art
Continues through July 20, 2014
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
Vanitas: Fashion and Art examines the theme of vanitas as expressed in avant garde ready-to-wear and haute couture as well as in contemporary paintings, sculptures, industrial design and new media. 
Cinema Judaica: The War Years, 1939 - 1949
Continues through August 24, 2014
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
This unprecedented exhibition of iconic Hollywood film posters from 1939-1949 illustrates how the motion picture industry countered America's isolationism, advocated going to war against the Nazis, influenced post-war perceptions of the Jewish people and the founding of the State of Israel, and shaped the face of contemporary Jewish life.
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui
Continues through September 21, 2014
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
The exhibition highlights Anatsui's recent work and features twelve monumental metal wall and floor sculptures, widely considered to represent the apex of his career to date. In addition, a series of works on paper illuminate his artistic process, while wooden wall reliefs reference his extensive work in other media.

Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish: A Gastronomic Look at Florida Jews & Food

Continues through October 5, 2014

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
From the pierogies of Poland to the salsas of South America, this exhibition will comprise a wide range of historic items that tell the story of Floridian Jews in the food industry - those who grow, prepare, distribute, cook and serve the foods we love.
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.
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.

Sunday, June 22, 2014






Coca-Cola Presents Fire on the Fourth Festival
Food Trucks, Free Entertainment & Fireworks | North Shore Bandshell 
73 St & Collins Av |  Free Shuttles 

Sponsored by Miami Beach Medical Group and Classical South Florida, this year's Fourth of July celebration makes North Beach its home for an all-day festival with food trucks, music and more.

Operation Medicine Cabinet
Safely Dispose of Expired or Unwanted Prescription Drugs
12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 22: Fire Station No 3, 5303 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach Fire Department, in conjunction with the Miami Beach Coalition, is collecting unwanted drugs for proper disposal. Needles or liquid medications will not be accepted. Must be at least 21 years old. Drop-off is anonymous.
Hurricane Season - Have a Plan & Be Storm Ready!
June 1 - November 30

By knowing what actions you should take, you greatly reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. Reminder: Miami Beach is an evacuation zone.

Miami Beach Plan & Prepare Emergency Management >
National Hurricane Center >
Miami-Dade County Hurricane Center >
Meet Police Chief Daniel Oates  

Tuesday, June 24
8:30 a.m. - 10 .m.
Smith & Wollensky
1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

The crime prevention unit invites your to meet the new chief.

RSVP to Officer Deborah Martineau (South District)
305.673.7776, ext 3727

Fire Chief Promotes First Female Division Chief
Lieutenant Digna Abello Promoted to Support Services Fire Division Chief

Other new Miami Beach Fire appointments included:
* Assistant Fire Chief Dwayne Drury 
* Shift Fire Division Chief (A-shift) Timothy Howarth 
* Shift Fire Division Chief (B-shift) Matthew Fisikelli 
* Fire Division Chief of Fire Prevention Juan Meizoso 
* Fire Division Chief of Operations Juan Mestas 
* Ocean Rescue Division Chief Vincent Canosa

Police Appoints First African-American Deputy Chief 
20-Year Veteran Lauretta Hill Joins Miami Beach from Arlington, Texas

As deputy chief, Chief Hill will be second in command and the highest ranking African-American in Miami Beach Police Department's history.

"Her experience, integrity, professionalism and impressive body of work make her an exceptional choice. Lauretta comes to us from a well-respected and progressive police department. We are extremely fortunate that she has agreed to join us," said Miami Beach Police Chief Daniel Oates.

Tree Trimming Along Meridian Avenue
Begins Monday, June 23, 8AM - 5PM

Maintenance pruning begins to the trees along Meridian Avenue between 2 and 16 streets. The work is expected to take three weeks. Only one to two blocks will be affected by detours and parking closures on any specific day. Work begins at Second Street and moves northward. Notices will be posted on the day before parking closures.

For more information, contact Mark Williams at 305.673.7000, ext 6391.
Recycling Sign-up Day |  Enforcement Begins July 1
I recycle because
Recycle, It's Easy & It's the Law 
Start Recycling Programs Now,
Enforcement Begins July 1, 2014 
All residential buildings (apartments & condos) 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.  

It's WasteFULL Weekends
Keep It Clean the First Weekend of Every Month |
July 5 & 6  | 8AM - 8PM

During WasteFull Weekends, take your bulk trash to the two dumpster locations:
75 St + Dickens Avenue (North Beach)
541 Jefferson Avenue (South Beach)
Remember to recycle, it's the law!
Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest  
Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest logoFourth Wednesday of the Month*
5PM - 10PM, North Shore Bandshell, 73 St & Collins Av

Wednesday, June 25
Food Trucks: 5PM - 10PM
Free Live music (Suenalo): 6PM - 9PM

Share the event with your Facebook friends & family
Alton Road Project Shifts to West Side
Free Park & Ride Alton/West Loop Trolley 
Trolley Ridership Almost Hits to 30,000 in May
Alton/West Loop Trolley continues to increase in ridership. Hop aboard.
More details | Route map | Download free TSO Mobile app to track the trolley.
More information on Alton & Collins projects: 

Traffic Alert: Road Construction Projects
Call 511 for Live Traffic Reports 
Contact for Alton Rd project info: Heather Leslie, 305.905.5876 or   
For real-time traffic reports, call 511 or go to or follow @fl511_southeast on Twitter

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.  
Fido & Felix Say Follow the Rules in Caring for Animals
Keep Public Areas Clean & Follow the Code 
The Adventures of Fido & Felix (Episode 2, Leash Laws), Miami Beach
The Adventures of Fido & Felix (Episode 2, Leash Laws), Miami Beach

Animal Resource Officer Know of crimes against animals or other unlawful issues with animals in your neighborhood? Contact the Police Department's new animal resource officer, Mariana Jomarron at305.673.7000, ext 3705.

Spay & Neuter / Need Volunteers
The Meow Mobile comes to Miami Beach to spay and neuter community cats. For an appointment,305.233.9958 and/or to volunteer:

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; littering; or any trespassing in sand dunes.
Meet Felix. He's ready for la playa. 
Felix Goes Pa' la Playa! 
No Bones About It, Bark Beach is Open

Bark Park webpage for information on days/times of operation & beach passes.
Planned Progress
Drainage Work Begins in Sunset Harbour NeighborhoodDemolition begins Monday on existing drainage structures and installation along 20 Street between West Avenue and Bay Road. This work may take approximately two months. For more information, contact Jeannette Lazo  

Venetian Causeway Bridges
FDOT will hold a meeting for the study of the Venetian Causeway bridge rehabilitation on Wednesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. at the Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22 Street. For more information, contact Eman Gomaa at305.470.5219 or
Special Needs Resource Fair
Saturday, June 28, 10AM - 2PM, North Shore Park Youth Center, 501 72 Street

Representatives from community assistance organizations will promote free resources, referrals and information to families of children with special needs.

More information >
Miami Beach Book Drive & Book Club
Donate Books & Sign-up for Free Books

Donate children's books (used or new and in any language) at book drop boxes located at all Miami Beach parks and community centers, City Hall, and Miami Beach Police Station.

Books will support the Children's Trust Read to Learn Books program where books are provided for free to children in the community at participating bookshelves.

For more information,

Children in pre-K, kindergarten and first grade are eligible to register for free books that are mailed quarterly. Book Club family meet-ups feature storytelling and art-making activities that reinforce literacy skills. For more information, 
Use Caution, Obey the Laws, Share the Road
Police Enforcement of Bicycle & Pedestrian Laws Underway Citywide
Motorists: When passing a cyclist, keep a three-foot distance between your vehicle and the bicycle. Look out for approaching cyclists before opening your car door when parked.

Cyclists: You must follow traffic rules of the road including traffic signals. Ride in the same direction as vehicles and yield when making turns. Yield to pedestrians when riding on a sidewalk. Register your bicycle

PedestriansObey all traffic laws. If no sidewalks are present, walk against the direction of traffic to see oncoming vehicles. Always use the crosswalk. Push the button to get the walk signal. Be visible. Wear bright, reflective colors on your clothes, shoes, belts and wristbands. 
Read more rules.  
Discrimination is Illegal
Hang this poster at your business, it is required. Visit Human Rights webpage for more information & forms to file complaints.
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.
Mobile Payments for Parking 
Miami Beach Residents Receive Parking Discounts | Register at Customer Service Center

No more feeding meters. Pay for metered parking from your mobile phone using the Parkmobile app only. Beware: Using the wrong parking payment app may result in a ticket.

Registered Miami Beach residents receive 43% discounts on metered parking and transaction fees are waived on Parkmobile app transactions. Residential zoned parking decal holders have automatically been pre-registered. All others can register at the parking department.

More info on parking mobile apps
MORE Free Miami Beach Apps for Your Smartphone
Find & Pay for Parking, Travel, Track the Trolley, Report Problems, Request Services and More  

Miami Beach App StoreNew Miami Beach eGov app is now available (iPhone & Android). Report issues, contact info, track the trolley, maps, tweet feed and more.

Check out our new online app webpage where you can learn more about new Miami Beach apps: Parkmobile, ParkMe Miami Beach, Miami Beach Information, Miami Beach Report It, BeachView, Miami Beach ParksnReview, and Miami Beach FloodApp  
Miami Beach ParkMe | TSO Mobile (Trolley)

On May 12, mobile payments for parking begin with ParkMobile. Also available on ParkMe Miami Beach app. Miami Beach must register at parking department for parking discounts.