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August Newsletter
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Vol. 5 No. 15


Can you believe the August is upon us. Summer is almost over. 
The best part of the summer is upon us. Miami Spice and Miami Spa combined. What better way to treat yourself than to enjoy a relaxing spa treatment followed by an amazing meal. 

Enjoy the remainder of your Summer. 

Regards, 

Kind Regards,
Miguel Pena, President

MEMBER NEWS

On Monday July 17, during our Anniversary Party, we proudly announced that Xtreme Action Park is now the Largest Indoor Entertainment Venue in Florida. Our owners and managers were joined with the City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor, Jack Seiler, City of Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor, Bruce Roberts and the Convention and Visitor's Bureau President, Stacy Ritter, along with other City partners to mark this prestigious event.

Most importantly, we appreciate you, our customers, for your overwhelming support of our venue in the past two years. We are committed to offering the Park as a safe place for families, businesses and non-profit organizations to gather and have fun. We look forward to your next visit to the Park so you can see our expansion space and all the new attractions we now offer.
 


As South Florida's Most Thrilling Attraction and leading air tour provider we are proud to announce the introduction of Panoramic Airplane Tours. Now guests can experience longer and more economical flights to view South Florida's beauty. Our Panoramic Airplane Tours just have a two person minimum charge. So your guests can visit South Beach, downtown Miami, the Intracoastal Islands and much more for just $159 per person.

Vist TourHelicopter.com or call Tom at 954-435-4267 to make your reservation.


August Birthdays
08/03 Jonathan Ospina, W South Beach Residences 
08/07 Caroline Hemeon, Las Olas River House Condo 
08/09 Mathew Bacthelder, Carillon Hotel & Spa
08/09 Chauncey Sullivan, Jade Beach Condo
08/10 David Castro, Biltmore Hotel
08/13 Matias Pereya, Best Western Atlantic Beach Resort
08/13 Pedro Ortega, Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina
08/15 Carlos Barrera, SFCA
08/16 Fernando Pochulu, Four Seasons Miami
08/16 Deyanira Rayniel Perez, InterContinental Doral/Miami
 
 
EVENTS
Miami Spice

AUG 1 - SEPT30
Various Locations, Miami, FL
Miami Spice is a mouth-watering restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine. During August 1 - September 30, restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs at reduced prices: Lunch/Brunch $23 and Dinner $39.

Miami Spa Month


JULY 1 - AUGUST 31
Various Locations, Miami, FL
Spend some time relaxing this summer and take advantage of deals on spa treatments throughout Miami Spa Month. Luxurious spas across the city are cutting prices on signature services throughout the months of July and August. 
   
African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida
AUG 4-6
Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terrace 
Miami, FL 33137
The #1 cultural arts destination festival is set to be an exceptionally high-spirited, family friendly, multi-cultural arts and educational event. Delou continues to "Bridge Cultural Gaps" by expanding the knowledge base of the community through a variety of program components for the entire family to enjoy such as:  African, Contemporary and Caribbean Dance Workshops; Drum and Music Workshops; Yoga; a Better Living Health Fair; a Raffle Drawing; a Global Bazaar; and a free Children's Village Zone that includes Dance and Drum Workshops; Arts & Crafts; African Folktale; and a Back to School Book Bag Give-Away. 
 
Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour
AUG 12: 11AM 
Art Deco Welcome Center at Ocean Drive and 10th Street 
Miami Beach, FL 
The Miami Design Preservation League is sponsoring the Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour, featuring history and contributions of the local LGBT community. The tour starts at 11 a.m. and leaves from the Art Deco Welcome Center at Ocean Drive and 10th Street.

IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival 

AUG 14-19 
Various Locations, Miami, FL 
Celebrate Afro-Cuban tradition and cultures at the three-day IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival. Events include a children's camp, academic conference at HistoryMiami ("Following the Steps of the Orishas: Afro-Cuban Spirituality in Urban Spaces"), a cocktail party and dance presentations. Full festival passes are $220 per person. 
Sports
SPORTS
Miami Marlins
vs. Washington
AUG 2: 7:10PM

vs. Colorado
AUG 11: 7:10PM 
AUG 12: 7:10PM 
AUG 13: 1:10PM

vs. San Francisco
AUG 14: 7:10PM 
AUG 15: 7:10PM 
AUG 16: 7:10PM 

Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125

Miami Dolphins
vs. Atlanta
AUG 10: 7:00PM

vs. Baltimore
AUG 17: 7:00PM 

Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
ArtsConcerts
ARTS & CONCERTS
Slava's SNOWSHOW

July 12 - August 6
Adrienne Arsht PAC
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
Snowshow is a universal and timeless theatrical poetic spectacle which has unanimously enchanted and empowered the imagination of audiences and critics since 1993. It is a genre of its own and remains spontaneous and magical, catapulting adults back in childhood.

Concerts in South Florida
FeaturedRestaurants
FEATURED RESTAURANTS
Federal Donuts

250 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
305-573-9393
Miami's doughnut renaissance is finally upon us. Point in case: mega-popular doughnut (and fried chicken) shop Federal Donuts has opened its first outpost outside of its homebase of Philly right here in the Magic City. The menu is short and sweet featuring a rotating variety of "fancy" doughnuts, made-to-order "hot and fresh" doughnuts along with Korean style fried chicken and fried chicken sandwiches.

Sherwood's Bistro & Bar

8291 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138
786-359-4030
The latest eatery from the team behind Morgan's and Acme Lounge features bistro-style fare in an eclectic, colorful setting in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Little Haiti.

Glam Vegan

3301 NE 1st Ave, Suite 103-1, Miami, FL 33137
786-864-0590
Vegan food made for vegans and non-vegans alike is the aim of the newly opened GLAM. Featuring a menu of global inspired dishes like al pastor tacos made with jackfruit in lieu of pork, cashew cream based risotto and a variety of soups, salads and flatbreads, it will make even the most vegetable hesitant a fan of vegan cuisine.
Fabulous5
FABULOUS 5
Neon Paddle Board Night Tours

Tours start at Sunset atop Paddle Board equipped with LED lights. The lights illuminate 5 feet under water and 15 feet around the board for a unique twist on the sunset tour.  
 
Fly a Fighter Jet

A fantastic L-39, sun and fun - that's what's waiting for you in Tampa, Florida. Get ready to take a Florida Fighter Jet Instruction Flight in the L-39 Albatros military jet right above the gulf of Mexico. This L-39 jet is also used by the Russian cosmonauts and fighter pilots for training. It is a perfect trainer. Students will get the opportunity to fly this exciting and responsive jet under the close supervision of flight instructors. No flight experience is needed to take part in a fighter jet training flight.

Wakeboarding and Wakesurfing

Miami Wake Academy was born from a love of watersports and Miami's lack of quality watersports coaching. We have experience teaching five-year-olds to 65-year-olds and everyone in between. Our small owner operated company brings you the personal touch that makes a huge difference compared to waterpark style companies that treat their riders impersonally due to the corporations disconnect from riders.

Personal Speedboat Tour

Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our Speed Boat Adventure Tour. A guided and narrated Tour of Biscayne Bay with a twist. You are able to navigate and captain your own speedboat for the entirety of the tour while following our trained and knowledgeable guides to experience the best of both worlds - the THRILL of driving your own speedboat, and the safety of having a skilled guide introduce you to the beauty of Miami's Biscayne Bay.

Mountain Biking on beautiful Virginia Key

Located on the north end of Virginia Key, the mountain trail was built by hand through volunteers from the Virginia Key Bike Club (VKBC) with resources provided by the City of Miami. The trails have been built to allow all levels of bicyclists access to the opportunity to be surrounded by nature and water (Biscayne Bay) in the heart of Miami while getting the thrills of mountain biking.
CoolApps
COOL APPS
Duolingo
Taking up a new language isn't easy, but Duolingo makes it a little more manageable. The app is a popular choice for users looking to learn a variety of languages, including Spanish, French, German, Vietnamese, Greek, Romanian, and, most recently, Japanese. With lessons carved out into brief chunks, Duolingo makes it convenient to pop in every day to reinforce what you've learned.
 

Nike+ Training Club
Nike's free workout app is, unsurprisingly, full of familiar faces. Celebrities and world-class athletes - such as Ellie Goulding and Ashton Eatonare - use the app to present their favorite workouts. The app also allows you to track your exercise habits and sync them with various social media sites.   

Yonder
Yonder is a free app that features more than 20,000 different outdoor destinations and 25 activity types. You can check out posts by hikers and kayakers from around the world, or craft your own weekend adventure with Yonder's help.
WallOfFame
WALL OF FAME
Submit your TripAdvisor reviews to info@sfcaonline.com to be featured in the Maestro.
 
Biltmore Hotel
Ms. Bienvenides, the evening concierge was most gracious as were all the other concierge staff...And, the maintenance staff that is all over the property should be trained to be as welcoming as the bellman, valets and concierge. Perhaps Ms. Bienvenides could lead this class. 

Setai Hotel
Specific shout outs to the concierges: Brayan, Lenny, and Seth, who helped us with plans and directions before and during our visit. Lenny even walked with us several blocks to our dinner restaurant!
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