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Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Collection Event set for Saturday, July 29, 2017
The City of Fort Lauderdale is offering neighbors a convenient and responsible opportunity for disposal of hazardous waste, electronics, clothing, and household goods. Unwanted items will be collected at a drop-off event at Mills Pond Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
Household hazardous waste (HHW) includes common household items that contain toxic chemicals and, therefore, need proper handling during disposal.
The Salvation Army will be on-site to collect items in good condition, including:
*Small household items
*Small kitchen items, and
No furniture, mattresses, or other large items will be accepted.
Proof of residency in the partnering cities of Fort Lauderdale, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, or Tamarac is required (i.e., driver's license or utility bill) for hazardous waste and electronics drop off.
There is no residency requirement for donations to The Salvation Army.
These drop-off events are critical to protecting the environment by reducing the volume of waste in landfills and preventing the contamination of ground water.
Mills Pond Park is located at 2201 NW 9th Avenue (Powerline Road) in Fort Lauderdale.
For more information, visit
Join FLPD for National Night Out Against Crime     

Tuesday, August 1 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Joseph C. Carter Park
Join us for National Night Out Against Crime, a community partnership event with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, on Tuesday, August 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Carter Park, located at 1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard.  This FREE event is a great opportunity for families, friends and neighbors to engage and interact with our police officers, learn crime prevention tips, promote neighborhood unity, and build community.  Highlights will include participation by the FLPD Mounted, K-9, SWAT, and Motor Units; a DJ, inflatables, and food trucks; back-to-school giveaways, games, and prizes; plus McGruff the Crime Dog!
For details, click here.  
Starlight Musicals on Friday nights now
through August 4th     

Each summer, the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department proudly presents the Starlight Musicals concert series sponsored by Bank of America.  These free outdoor concerts have provided a great way to enjoy the summer with family and friends.
The series features an exciting line up of bands and takes place on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the football field at Holiday Park, located at East Sunrise Boulevard and Federal Highway.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and coolers.
Upcoming performers include The Fabulous Fleetwoods (July 28), and Brass Evolution (August 4).
For complete event information, click here. For weather updates, call the Special Events Hotline at 954-828-5363.
David Deal Playday Aug. 5-19

Join us for an annual Fort Lauderdale tradition! The
64th David Deal Playday will feature a variety of events at Carter Park, August 5-19.

Playday was introduced in 1953 by Joseph C. Carter as an opportunity for Fort Lauderdale youth to participate in track and field events.  In 1971, the event was renamed David Deal Playday in honor of David Deal, Sr. a Broward County educator, coach, and community mentor.

Today, David Deal Playday has grown into a multi-event celebration which includes:

King of the City Basketball Tournament
Saturday & Sunday | August 5-6 | 9 AM - 9 PM
Carter Park Gymnasium | 1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard

Summer Jamz Hip-Hop Night
Friday, August 18 | 6 PM - 11 PM
Carter Park South Field | 1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard

Family Festival & Back to School Giveaway
Saturday, August 19 | 10 AM - 2 PM
Carter Park | 1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard

Summer Jamz
Saturday, August 19 | 6 PM - 11 PM
Carter Park South Field | 1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard

For details, call 954-828-7275 (PARK) or visit
Friday Night Sound Waves on Fort Lauderdale Beach 

If you're heading to the beach on Friday evenings, we've got you covered!  Meet us at The Hub and start your weekend off on a high note at "Friday Night Sound Waves," featuring live music every Friday night from 6 - 9 pm at A1A and Las Olas. 
Kick off your shoes, stroll along the wavewall, and take in warm ocean breezes under our magnificent moonlight as you enjoy outstanding entertainers performing everything from Classic Rock, Top 40, and Reggae, to Funk, Oldies, R&B, and Jazz. 
Upcoming bands include: Shauna Sweeney (July 28); Celebration (August 4); Andrew Morris Band (August 11); Big Harvest (August 18); and Grace & The Victory Riders (August 25).  
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.
Relax at JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch on August 6

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
f or 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.

For details, visit   
Rockin' at Provident Park Returns Sep. 1
Join us for a free concert series from 7 to 10 p.m. at  Provident Park, 1412 Sistrunk Boulevard. 

Mark you calendars for Friday, September 1st for Experience Live featuring Michael Whitehead, Friday, October 6th for the Kevin Love Band, and another outstanding artist on Friday, November 3rd.

Bring your chairs, picnic blankets, snacks, family, and friends to enjoy great music outdoors! 

For details,  visit .
FREE Books! (Really!)
Want a brand new children's book with no strings attached? Visit a vending machine in Fort Lauderdale to receive free books courtesy of Soar with Reading, a JetBlue for Good initiative. 

Vending machines are located at Carter Park, 1450  W. Sunrise Boulevard, and Osswald Park at 2220 NW 21st Avenue.

Books are available for children up to age 14. Be sure to come back often, there's no limit to how many books you can receive.

Let us help build your child's library! Click here for more details. 
City upgrading infrastructure!      

Sewer Main Replacement in Progress
A sewer main replacement in the Tarpon River neighborhood is having an impact on several neighborhoods as tanker trucks are being used to vacuum and transport sewage. Neighbors may notice tanker trucks with hoses in manholes until the project is complete.
To report overflowing manholes or sewage spills, please call our 24-Hour Neighbor Call Center at 954-828-8000. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Know before you go with LauderStreet 
Click image to access LauderStreet

Getting to an important appointment, a job interview, or dropping the kids off at school are examples of how reaching a destination on time is so important. LauderStreet is a helpful resource that you can use to plan ahead to avoid traffic congestion and, hopefully, reach your destination safer and with time to spare. 

LauderStreet is a searchable, mobile-friendly map that was developed by Fort Lauderdale Community Builders to provide location-specific information about current and upcoming road and sidewalk closures near your home, work, or other favorite places in the City. By simply cl icking on the LauderStreet map, you can search Fort Lauderdale locations by address or intersection, Maintenance of Traffic identification number, reference number, closure type, or keyword. LauderStreet also incorporates Google Maps' Traffic layer to show how a closure is impacting current traffic conditions. 

Check out LauderStreet today and find out how you can reach your destination safer, sooner, and more efficiently. 

Help save lives
Remember to never use LauderStreet, or any other mobile application, while operating a vehicle, walking, or bicycling. By moving to a safe location to access your mobile device you can help save lives and support the City's Vision Zero goal of achieving zero fatalities and serious injuries on our streets.
Stay informed in an emergency
Sign up for CodeREDâ„¢ and get City notifications delivered to your phone
The City of Fort Lauderdale uses CodeREDâ„¢ to send notifications to your phone about water main
breaks, gas leaks, evacuations, and other life safety emergencies. The City may also use CodeRED to communicate road closures, water main repairs, and other types of non-life safety matters.
Residents or business owners with a Fort Lauderdale address may register for CodeRED on the City's website at or by contacting the 24-Hour Neighbor Call Center at (954) 828-8000 or
Registration is FREE!
PLAY Fort Lauderdale 

Licensed After-School Program

PLAY Fort Lauderdale is your child's passport to fun! Our licensed after-school program provides children the opportunity to  exercise, play, and build their self-esteem in a safe and nurturing environment.

Activities include free play, games, arts and crafts, fitness, sports, cultural arts, homework help, and so much more! Click here for details or call 954-828-7275 (PARK).
Dog Park Guide Now Available
We love our canine friends and want them to enjoy the many benefits of Parks & Recreation! 

There are numerous ways to enjoy our parks with your best friend including: Canine Beach, Bark Park at Snyder Park, Dog Swim at Snyder Park, and the Holiday Park Dog Park.

Complete details are available in our Dog Park Guide. Get  your paws on one today!
Got Books?
Got some? Give some. The Little Free Library program promotes literacy and a love of reading through free book exchanges. Through this program, neighbors are able to promote a sense of community as we share skills, creativity, and wisdom across generations. 

Our program is growing quickly and we need your help! The Parks and Recreation Department is now collecting new and gently used books. Please donate today! Look for our donation box in the lobby of City Hall.

For more information, call 954-828-7275 (PARK).

Join Club 55+ Today
Parks and Recreation's popular Club 55+ is a program that encourages active adults to enjoy endless opportunities at 11 City parks for a discounted annual membership rate of only $55 for residents and non-residents. Residents may also qualify for a fee reduction.

Registration is ongoing. Activities include art, bocce ball, line dance, party bridge, ping pong, special event outings, walking club, wellness lectures, yoga, and much more!

For more information, click here or call 954-828-7275 (PARK).

Friday Night Tunes returns in September!
Friday Night Tunes returns in September!  Join us at Carter Park, located at 1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard, on September 15 and October 20 for a FREE concert series featuring some of the most popular local bands. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blankets, and snacks and relax under the stars with your family, friends and neighbors as you enjoy great music!  For details, visit