Mid-September Newsletter
Vol. 5 No. 18


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September Birthdays
09/18 Alex Rabelo, Fontainebleau
09/18 Ed Ponder, Honorary Member / Past President
09/19 Casey Colliflower, Fontainebleau
09/20 Madeleine Kelly, FAENA
09/20 Jason Donnell, Four Seasons Miami
09/21 Robert Martinez, Biltmore
09/21 James Poitras, Continuum
09/21 David Chowdhury, W South Beach
09/22 Francisco Garcia, Pullman Miami Airport Hotel
09/23 Jay Baldridge, FAENA
09/24 Odalys Rojas, Marriott South Beach
09/25 Angela Smith
09/26 Rosie Fiorentino, EPIC
09/28 Sergio Balinotti, St. Regis Bal Harbour Residences
09/29 Robbin Quevedo, St. Regis Bal Harbour
09/30 Kristina Haug, 1 Hotel
09/30 Nablia Perez, Fontainebleau
09/30 Roberto Romero, Reach at Brickell City Centre


Brazilian Film Festival

SEPT 17 - 24
Various Locations
Miami, FL
For a colorful dose of Brazilian culture on the big screen, check out the annual  Brazilian Film Festival . The 21st edition of the festival features a collection of short and featured films. Opening night at New World Center's SoundScape Park on Sept. 16 will feature a free admission screening of "João, o maestro" (2017) by Director Mauro Lima about João Carlos Martins, a Brazilian pianist and orchestra conductor, celebrated as one of the greatest interpreters of Bach.
Miami Fashion Film Festival 
SEPT 21 - 24 
Miami Beach Cinematheque
Miami Beach, FL 
Take a creative look at the fashion industry through screenings of documentaries, short films and fashion movie classics at the Miami Fashion Film Festival at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on Washington Avenue. Ticket prices TBD.

HistoryMiami Cruise
Dinner Key Marina 
Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 
Cruise along Biscayne Bay and explore the history of hurricanes wit HistoryMiami Museum  guide Eliana Larrauri. Hear tales of South Florida's stormy past - including the Great Miami Hurricane and Hurricane Andrew, two of the most destructive hurricanes in South Florida history. See the remaining houses of Stiltsville, which were largely swept away by these natural disasters. The tour leaves from Dinner Key Marina in Coconut Grove and tickets are $60 for adults and $25 for children (members get additional discounts).

Miami Marlins
vs. NY Mets
SEPT 18: 7:10PM
SEPT 19: 7:10PM
SEPT 20: 1:10PM

vs. Atlanta
SEPT 28: 7:10PM
SEPT 29: 7:10PM
SEPT 30: 7:10PM
OCT 1: 3:10PM

Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125

Miami Dolphins
vs. New Orleans
OCT 1: 9:30AM 

Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Building the Wall

SEPT 21 - OCT 8
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Written by Robert Schenkkan immediately prior to the recent presidential election, inspired by Candidate Donald Trump and his anti-immigration campaign rhetoric, Building the Wall  reveals a scenario of how campaign promises made law might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion.

John Mulaney

SEPT 29: 7:00PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
John Mulaney is an Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian. He most recently starred in the Broadway hit, "Oh, Hello on Broadway" alongside Nick Kroll. In 2015 Mulaney released his 3rd hour stand up special a Netflix Original titled "THE COMEBACK KID" which the AV Club called "his best hour of his career."

Concerts in South Florida
Pubbelly Noodle Bar

1418 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
"In the hip and trendy neighborhood of Sunset Harbour you'll find gastropub Pubbelly Noodle Bar, helmed by five-time James Beard Award nominee chef Jose Mendin. With six entrees to choose from, the tapas-style menu highlights everything from dim sum to ramen and steam-filled buns." - WHERE Traveler

Sherwood's Bistro & Bar

8291 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138
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
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.
Extreme Everglades Tours

If you are a Tourist in Florida, discover something new!!! A great party awaits you at Big Cypress National Preserve at Everglades National Park!! Discover a magical place in Miami and adventure through the core of Big Cypress while listening to your favorite music aboard our spectacular 4x4 vehicles that allow you to have direct contact with the geology, history and culture of Big Cypress.
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.
Wikipedia Mobile 
Wikipedia finally made a revised version of its iOS app, which aims to give you better recommendations for content that you're interested in and match you with articles that pertain to your interests. The app now offers users an "Explore" feed with a number of the most popular articles, as well as a featured article and picture of the day.

Signal, from Open Whisper Systems, is one of the most highly recommended apps when it comes to chat encryption and security. This app has military grade encryption for all your messaging and voice calls. It supports sending texts, voice calls, group messages, and sending media attachments. Edward Snowden famously recommended this app, which makes it a top pick for people who are looking for security, first and foremost.
Everyone dreads the moment when it's finally time to split up the check. Tab makes it easy. The app allows you to snap a photo of your receipt, designate items for individuals in your group, and split up the prices, tax, and tip. You can share the receipt with others, and the app even supports Venmo - so there's no excuse for that one friend who always seems to dodge the bill.
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Cadillac Courtyard 
I would like to send out a great big "Thank You" to Dilip Pathak for helping me during my stay at the hotel in Miami. It was awhile back (July 7-8 2017), but I just found the information about him. He was wonderful and supportive to me when I lost my prescription sunglasses - I arrived on an Uber ride from a cruise ship and lost my sunglasses in the car. When I finally located my Uber driver, he only spoke Spanish. Mr. Pathak was able to speak to the driver and get him to return to the hotel with my sunglasses. He went beyond his job to help - as did several other employees (both outside and at the front desk) as my sisters, mom and I were celebrating my mom's 80th birthday in Miami. Thank you!!!! He helped make the trip a memorable one!

The Hotel 
Thanks to John for showing us a great time and stay.    

The Miami Beach EDITION
I had the pleasure of staying recently at EDITION, and used the services of the concierge team extensively. They arranged my tours, dining, helped with all my questions regarding shopping and Miami. The team is led by Brian, who has a vast knowledge of Miami (he wears the important golden keys!) and is eager to share his expertise. Joey, Jessica, Youssef and Nicholas were amazing too. I feel like I made new friends! 
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