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It's Time to Make a Difference 

Help us build community by participating in the fourth annual Fort Lauderdale Cares Day this Saturday, April 29.  From graffiti removal and book exchanges to neighborhood beautification and beach clean-ups, there are numerous opportunities for neighbors to get involved and make a difference in our City.  Recognized neighborhoods are eligible to earn up to 500 points towards a future neighborhood capital improvement project.  To find a volunteer opportunity that's right for you, please contact the City's Chief Services Officer at 954-828-5568 or visit
Arbor Day Tree Dedication on April 29 

Fort Lauderdale will join with the Moringa Garden Circle and Shady Banks neighborhood to honor former City Urban Forester Gene Dempsey, who passed away last fall after a courageous battle with cancer.  An Arbor Day Tree Dedication Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at Hortt Park, 1700 S.W. 14 Court.  A live oak tree and a new park bench will be dedicated in Gene's memory, and three orange geiger trees will be planted in memory of Moringa Garden Circle members and friends Pat Hiaasen, Betty Ann Zeiher, and Lillian Moore. For details, visit
Community Appearance Awards on May 11 

Make plans to attend the City of Fort Lauderdale's 39th Annual Community Appearance Awards. The Community Appearance Awards recognize homeowners, architects, landscapers and developers for outstanding residential and commercial construction and renovation projects.  This year's event will take place on Thursday, May 11 at the Tower Club, located at 100 SE Third Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale.  The event will include a reception from 5:30 - 6:30 pm followed by the awards presentation.  Tickets at $35 in advance or $40 at the door and available by contacting Carla Foster in the City's Public Affairs Office at 954-828-4741 or
Fort Lauderdale Air Show 

All eyes will turn toward the sky on May 6 and 7 when the Fort Lauderdale Air Show flies into town for a spectacular, action-packed weekend of aerial maneuvers, aeronautic demonstrations, and military prowess.  Presented by Ford, the two-day event on Fort Lauderdale Beach will feature the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds, U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper, U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, Harrier Jump Jet, Geico Skytypers, stunt pilots Mike Wiskus and John Black, and the return of aerobatic pilot extraordinaire Sean D. Tucker, making his first appearance in Fort Lauderdale in a decade. Neighbors are advised that traffic will likely be heavy on the beach during the air show. For details, including an event schedule and ticket information, visit the Air Show website at
Sistrunk Golf Classic on May 19

Join Commissioner Robert McKinzie and Honorary Chairman Fort Lauderdale Police Department Sergeant Jack Lokeinsky on Friday, May 19 at the Sistrunk Parade and Festival "Swing into Action" Golf Tournament.  The golf classic will take place at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club, located at 415 E. Country Club Circle in Plantation. The event, which raises funds to support the annual Sistrunk Parade and Festival, begins with breakfast at 7:00 a.m., rules at 8:15 a.m., and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.  The entry fee is $200 per person and includes breakfast, drink stations on the golf course, tee-gift, prizes, giveaways, and post event hors d'oeuvres served in clubhouse. To register, visit  For more information, contact Tim McGovern at 954-683-1625 or
6th Annual Transportation Summit Set for May 9th
Fort Lauderdale has a vision of being a city with safe, livable, connected, and sustainable
streets for people of all ages and abilities. Help us advance this vision! 

Plan to join industry experts and transportation influencers on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and participate in the 6th Annual Transportation Summit. This year's Summit will include important discussions on how technology, innovation, and increased transportation data are creating opportunities for street design, parking systems, transportation services, land use, safety improvements, current projects, and more. Be part of  TRANSforming Fort Lauderdale! 

Click here for registration, sponsorship opportunities, scholarship information, Summit schedule, keynote speaker, and more.
Now Available: 2016 Water Quality Report

As part of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires the City of Fort Lauderdale, and all community water systems, to provide its customers with a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), commonly referred to as the Water Quality Report, by July 1st of each year.
The City of Fort Lauderdale 2016 Water Quality Report is now available online at
Customers who prefer a paper copy sent via U.S. Mail may register online at or call the 24-hour Neighbor Call Center at (954) 828-8000.
 City of Fort Lauderdale to Chlorinate Water System June 20 - July 25, 2017

The City of Fort Lauderdale will temporarily return to using free chlorine in its drinking water system. This preventive maintenance procedure will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 and will end at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2017.
Free chlorination is a common practice for water systems using combined chlorine disinfection. The chlorination period is anticipated to be transparent to water customers; however, some may notice a slight change in the taste or smell of their tap water.
Some customers may also see water running from fire hydrants in their neighborhoods, which is part of the normal maintenance process.
This procedure will affect the City of Fort Lauderdale, as well as Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Port Everglades, Village of Sea Ranch Lakes, Wilton Manors, and sections of the Town of Davie, Oakland Park, and Tamarac (east of State Road 7/441).
The City of Fort Lauderdale maintains the highest standards to ensure clean, high quality drinking water is delivered to its customers. The City's drinking water meets all federal, state, and local drinking water quality standards.
For more information, Fort Lauderdale utility customers may contact the 24-hour Neighbor Call Center at (954) 828-8000 or online at Customers who receive a utility bill from other municipalities or entities should call their respective water provider's customer service phone number for more information.
A video and additional information is posted online at:
Rockin' and Reelin' at Provident Park

Join us for FREE concerts and movies at Provident Park, 1412 Sistrunk Boulevard.
Enjoy live music on May 5, from 7 to 10 p.m., and movies on May 12 at 8 p.m.
Don't miss these fun-filled Friday nights! For details, call 954-828-5363 or visit
Relax at JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch on May 7th
Join us the first Sunday of every month on the scenic Riverwalk for the JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch. This free outdoor concert series takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features the best local jazz artists on three stages from Esplanade Park to Riverfront.
One of Fort Lauderdale's most popular community events, the JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch invites everyone to bring their blankets, chairs and picnic baskets along with well-behaved, leashed pets to the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District for the best in local jazz.
Parking for the JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch is available at the county garage located on S.W. 2nd Street between S.W. 2nd Avenue and Brickell Avenue or at the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District parking garage at S.W. Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. This event is produced by the Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department.
Friday Night Tunes at Carter Park

Enjoy a free concert series with a broad range of musical varieties featuring a different live performer each month! Friday Night Tunes takes place on May 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Carter Park, located at 1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard.
Bring your chairs, picnic blankets, and snacks to relax under the stars. From jazz to pop, Friday Night Tunes has it all! For details, visit
Friday Night Sound Waves returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach 

Get ready to slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend. With the sand and waves of Fort Lauderdale Beach in the background, the free Friday Night Sound Waves live music series has returned to the Hub, located at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. 
The series features a high-energy performance by one of South Florida's favorite Motown and R&B bands, Pocket Change, followed by a wide array of musical genres every Friday night, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., through November 10, 2017. Special highlights over the 36 weeks include performances by rising stars on the country music scene, Farewell Angelina, on April 7; the Shane Duncan Band on May 5 for the official Fort Lauderdale Air Show welcome concert; and returning performances from crowd pleasers Mr. Nice Guy, Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl, Tom Sartori and Spred the Dub.
The free concert series, funded in major part by the Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District (BID), attracts more than 15,000 locals and visitors each year.
Learn about the Vacation Rental Registration process;
two free workshops available    

The City of Fort Lauderdale is hosting a "Vacation Rental Registration and Inspection Compliance Workshop" to assist vacation rental operators with the application and inspection processes.
Location: City of Fort Lauderdale - Commission Chambers
100 N. Andrews Avenue
Date & Times:   
Monday - May 1, 2017 at 9:30 am - 11:30am
Thursday - May 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 7:00pm
Relay for Life on May 19

Join Commissioner Robert McKinzie and the City of Fort Lauderdale for the 2017 Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.  Hosted in partnership with the cities of Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes and North Lauderdale, this overnight event takes place at Joseph C. Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard, beginning at 6 pm on Friday, May 19 and ending at 6 am on Saturday, May 20. 
The event honors cancer survivors, pays tribute to those who have lost their lives to the disease, and raises funds to continue the fight to find a cure. For more information or to register your team, visit

Calling All Volunteers
Volunteers are the backbone of our community and a key part of our success!  Get involved by donating your time, talent, and energy to your favorite program, activity or cause.
Visit to learn more about City volunteer opportunities.  Plus, mark your calendar for two upcoming volunteer opportunities with Riverwalk -- the Taco Battle and Craft Beer Fest on April 15 and The Color Run on April 29.  Get all the details at

The Color Run on April 29
Join us on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 am for the Happiest 5K on the Planet. If you have never participated, the Color Run is an experience that you will never forget.  Presented by Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, the Color Run is an un-timed 5K where thousands of participants, or "Color Runners," are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer.  There are only two rules: (1) Wear white at the starting line and (2) Finish plastered in color!  After the race, the excitement continues with an unforgettable Color Run Finish Festival. Be part of the Color Run fun!  Get all the details at

Great American Beach Party on Saturday, May 27
It's Back! The Great American Beach Party returns on Saturday, May 27 featuring rock legend Eddie Money! Join us from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard as we kick off summer with a full day of FREE activities!
Highlights include live bands, a kids zone, classic car show, sandcastle contest, art show, and a parachute jump by the U.S. Military Para-Commandoes! Get to the beach stress free aboard a Water Shuttle or Water Taxi or hop aboard the Sun Trolley.  Get all the details at