Saturday, January 18, 2014


January 17, 2014
Help Make North Beach a More Vibrant & Exciting Place
Join Your Neighbors at Community Visioning Workshops

Thursday, January 30, 6:30 p.m.
North Shore Park & Youth Center, 501 72 Street

Thursday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.
North Shore Park & Youth Center, 501 72 Street

Miami Beach is kicking off an ambitious effort to prepare an Economic Development and Revitalization Strategy Plan for North Beach. The plan will be designed to address a broad range of issues in North Beach and will incorporate existing plans, studies, initiatives, projects and programs for the area into a single comprehensive strategy document.

For more information, email
New Plans for Convention Center Renovation a Priority
Commission Votes to Start Over with New Scope of Work

Due to many considerations, the City Commission directed the administration to start over and expedite new plans to renovate the Miami Beach Convention Center. Read more on R9C1 of January 15 Commission bookmarked agenda.
Go and Play at Art Deco Weekend (Free)
January 17 - 19, Ocean Drive

THE MIAMI DESIGN PRESERVATION LEAGUE is excited to celebrate a time when Shirley Temple danced and sang her way into our hearts, Mickey Mouse debuted as Steamboat Willie, and Yo-Yos made their way to America.

Lots of activities, entertainment and more.
Arts in the Parks Series Returns
Free Concerts, Performances, Films and More

The series of free cultural events kicks off with the Bass Museum's 50th anniversary in Collins Park
Sunday, January 26
2 p.m. Family Day
3 p.m. MISO Concert

February 22, 8 p.m., SoundScape: Tito Puente Jr & Marlow Rosado

Visit for more listings

Vote for Like2Love Poetry Contest Winner
Three Finalists have been Selected. Now, It's Your Turn.

Like2LoveJudges made their evaluations and the final three poems are posted online for final judging by the public. All entries submitted will be hung on a "Poet Tree" at Lummus Park. Winners will be announced in January.

Read and vote for your favorite poem, Like2LoveMiami Beach webpage.

Thank you to all who submitted prose or verse telling us why you like to love Miami Beach.
Neighborhood Leadership Academy
Register Now, Classes Start February 3.

Be in the know about your city. The free 13-week course is held on Monday nights at City Hall. Each week focuses on a different department. Add the academy to your resume. Hundreds of Miami Beach residents have completed this academy.

Miami Beach is No Place for Hate
Youth Attend Anti-bullying Workshops
Miami Beach is designated a "Community of Respect" for its commitment to enhance the appreciation of diversity and foster harmony amongst diverse groups.
North Shore Youth Center Jan 17 2014
Miami Beach Parks & Recreation Department is holding workshops for children of all ages to engage in activities that are interactive and proactive in increasing awareness, delinquent behavior and fostering positive culture among youth.
Discrimination is Illegal
Visit Human Rights webpage for more information & forms to file complaints.
Collins Park ArtScape
First Friday of Each Month, 6PM

Be part of this trendy arts neighborhood. Escape with art in seven locations: Riviera South Beach, 301 20 ST at Moreno's Restaurant, Anthony Liggins Gallery 88, just north of Liberty Avenue, Surprise at the Ansonia and Sweetwater Beer Garden on 21 Street, Liberty crosses through Collins Park at the Bass Museum, sculptures, Miami City Ballet, 22 Street, and Avant Gallery at 23 Street.
Use Caution: Share the Road
Whether You are a Motorist or a Ride a Bike, Obey the Law

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.

Read more rules.
Alton Road Businesses are Open During Construction
Free Park & Ride Alton/West Loop (Trolley) Starting in February

January 21 - 23: Michigan Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. nightly for drainage work.
Northbound and southbound traffic on Alton Road will be maintained at all times at Michigan Av. Motorists who wish to head east on Michigan Avenue will have to turn east on Dade Boulevard during these nighttime activities. Access to properties will be maintained at all times.

Southbound Alton Rd from 17 to 8 Streets is Detoured to West Av
Northbound Alton Rd at 17 Street is Detoured to Meridian Avenue 
More information on both projects: 305.905.5876 or
Free MB Parent Program
Improving Your Child's Skills & Connections

Informative free workshops offered in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools The Parent Academy.

4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (informational booths open til 6 p.m.)
February 11: Flamingo Park, 11 ST & Jefferson Avenue
Common Core Curriculum and Cultural Connections

March 11: Scott Rakow Youth Center, 2700 Sheridan Avenue
Your Child's Amazing Brain
It's WasteFULL Weekends
Keep It Clean the First Weekend of Every Month | February 1 & 2  | 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!
Sunset Harbour Storm Water Improvements Begin

Beginning this week, storm water pump station improvements will begin at 20 Street from Purdy Avenue to Alton Road. All of the existing pump stations in the area will be upgraded to improve storm water drainage.

For general inquiries, contact Jeannette Lazo, 786.531.3798 or
More details: 
Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest Resumes in January 
Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest logoFourth Wednesday of the Month*
5PM - 10PM, North Shore Bandshell, 73 St & Collins Av

January 22: Awesome New Republic
Food Trucks: 5PM - 10PM
Live music: 6PM - 9PM

Share the event with your Facebook friends & family

* Except when it falls on a major holiday.
Need Help with Your Home Improvement?
Building Department Opens a Miami Beach Homeowners' Desk  

If you are a Miami Beach homeowner, you get special assistance with your building permits.   
Traffic Alert: Road Construction Projects
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.

Construction information & updates>
SoundScape Cinema Series 
Fall 2013 Movie Schedule  

The popular free outdoor movie continues through May 28. Additional movies have been added to several Thursday nights. Cinema Series Schedule:   
To subscribe to text notices about the movies, text Film to 91011 or join the Facebook event page.  
Movie Night at North Shore Bandshell
Free Friday night movies
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.  

No Text is Worth Dying for. #PutItDown
Don't Text and Drive.
Caring for Animals
Keep Public Areas Clean & Follow the Code

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 at 305.673.7000, ext 3705.

Spay & Neuter / Need Volunteers
Next: Saturday, January 18, 8128 Collins Avenue (former Log Cabin Nursery). The Meow Mobile comes to Miami Beach to spay and neuter community cats. This program is made possible by a grant from PetSmart Charities, Inc. For an appointment, 305.233.9958 or and/or to

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.
Free Miami Beach Apps for Your Smartphone
Find Parking; Ask and Receive Answers, Report Problems, Request Services and More  

Miami Beach Report It AppCheck out our new online app webpage where you can learn more about new Miami Beach apps: Miami Beach ParkMe, Miami Beach Report It, BeachView, Miami Beach ParksnReview, and Miami Beach FloodApp 

Miami Beach Report It. |  Report It Online 
Miami Beach ParkMe

State Attorney's Office Offers Services in Miami Beach Weekly
A representative from the State Attorney's Office will be present at Miami Beach City Hall every Wednesday from 10 am-12:30 pm at the Answer Center, located at 1700 Convention Center Drive on the first floor.

Have a question or need information regarding:
Child Support Enforcement
Domestic Violence Services
ID Theft Prevention
Sealing or Expunging an Arrest Record
Bad Check Restitution
Victim Services

For more information, contact the State Attorney's Office Community Outreach Division at 305.547.0724.
Learn More About Health Insurance Marketplace
"Affordable Healthcare Act"

Through March 31, 2014, representatives will be at Miami Beach City Hall on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help you navigate through the Health Insurance Marketplace and inform you about the "Affordable Healthcare Act."
Miami Beach City Hall
Community Services
1700 Convention Center Drive
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.

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