|Virginia Key Beach|
Grass Roots Festival
Feb. 9 - 12
Thurs., Feb. 9 - Sun., Feb. 12Time:
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach DrivePrice:
One-Day Pass $30-$35, Four-Day Pass $100-$120
One of the area's most popular festivals, the Grassroots Festival is full of music. This year it will feature: Chaka Khan, Arrested Development, Fishbone and Immortal Technique. For more information visit:virginiakeygrassroots.org
|Free DWNTWN Music |
Concert Near the Bay
Fri., Feb. 10Time:
Bayfront Park Tina Hills PavilionCost:
On Friday, Feb. 10 the Miami DDA welcomes Tristan Clopet, Jacob Jeffries, and Rachel Goodrich for the free DWNTWN Concert Series.
As always, this show is a sunset happy hour and food and drinks are available. Also, remember to BYOB - Bring Your Own Blanket and chairs. The fesitivities begin at 6pm and end at 9pm at the Bayfront Park Tina Hills Pavilion, in Downtown Miami. For more information about the DWNTWN Concert Series and other events please visit www.miamidda.com
|Free DWNTWN Music |
Concert Near the Bay
Sat., Feb. 18 -- Mon. Feb. 20Time:
10:00am - 6:00pmPlace:
$10 per person/day. Discounts available.
Nearly one mile of arts, food and fun, the Festival is held annually on the streets of Coconut Grove. The Festival is held during the three-day Presidents Day Weekend, and it will run along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive. Gates open at 10:00am and close at 6:00pm. General admission is $10 per person, per day, but children 12 and under get in free as do Metrorail Golden Passport and Patriot Passport holders. Code 33 holders pay $5 per person per day. For more information please go to www.cgaf.com
|Celebrate Black History Month at HistoryMiami|
Sat., Feb. 25Time:
2:00pm - 4:00pmPlace:
101 West Flagler StreetCost:
Free to HM Miami Members; Non-Members $8.00
The HistoryMiami museum and the Black Affairs Advisory Board present a program on the history of Black Aviation in Miami -- a private tour of the museum's "Aviation in Miami: The First 100 Years" exhibit.
The event is in recognition of Florida Memorial University's Aviation Department students and is led by exhibition curator Antolin Carbonell. Following the tour will be a public presentation and book signing by Von Hardesty, author or "Black Wings: Courageous Stories of African Americans in Aviation and Space History," courtesy of the Smithsonian. For more information please call (305) 375-1492 or visit www.historymiami.org
There are so many exciting things happening in District 2 but in this edition of our newsletter I want to focus on two issues that are close to my heart.
As many of you know, I'm a proud dog owner and I have been an advocate for pets my entire life. One of the proudest moments in my career as an elected official was when the Humane Society of Greater Miami honored me for my efforts to educate the public about the need for effective and accessible spay and neuter programs for pets. So, when Michael Rosenberg reached out to me to support his BARKupy Miami rally I didn't hesitate. Read below about his efforts to get people behind the idea of creating a Pets' Trust to permanently fund effective and humane pet population control programs.
More important than that, I believe, is that his effort will bring more citizen input and control over Miami-Dade County's animal control services. This is long overdue, and I hope you will support the effort.
The second issue is the forthcoming grand opening of 1814 Brickell Park. This Park has been a labor of love for me and many others here in the City of Miami. Before the Park opens though, we would like to ask the public to help us name the park
. Read more about it below. This is a great opportunity to leave a lasting imprint on our beautiful City.
As always, if you have questions or concerns you'd like to share, you can always call our office at (305) 250-5333 or email me at email@example.com
Rally to Help Our Pet Population!
Each year more than 20,000 animals are killed by Miami-Dade County Animal Services, our County's only public shelter. To put that into perspective: 70 dogs and cats are given lethal injections every day. That number of euthanized animals has remained constant for the last 25 years even as the dog and cat population in our County shelter continues to climb.
Our area is in a crisis that requires the entire community to pull together immediately to help reduce the number of animals who are abandoned and ultimately killed at Animal Services.
You can do something to help:
On Saturday, February 11, the organizers of the Pets' Trust are planning a massive rally near the stadium at Tropical Park (7900 S.W. 40th St.) from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
They are gathering for support to ask state legislators and Governor Scott to allow voters in Miami-Dade County to choose to form a Pets' Trust that will fund programs to help solve our pet over-population, create affordable spay/neuter programs and more effective pet retention programs, as well as launch educational programs for our community.
The Pets' Trust is an idea based on the existing Children's Trust, which creates a source of dedicated funding to be managed by an independent board of animal experts whose sole task is to improve the welfare of our animals and end shelter deaths of adoptable pets. The County will not manage the Pets' Trust.
Miami resident Michael Rosenberg is calling this rally BARKupy Miami, after the OCCUPY movement. It's the community's chance to let Tallahassee know this is a priority and that the people want to have a say.
Bring your dogs to Tropical Park on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 11:00am to 1:00pm. For more information about the Pets' Trust model visit www.PetsTrustMiami.com
Help Name a Park and Leave a Lasting Legacy
After much work and some unanticipated delays, the park at 1814 Brickell Ave. is almost ready for its grand opening, sometime in March. Before we get there, however, we would like to give the community an opportunity to leave a lasting imprint on the City's newest green space:
We want you to help us name the park.
That's right! Beginning today you will have a chance to help dedicate the park at 1814 Brickell Ave. by giving it a brand new name.
Send us your idea by email, or regular post, by February 29, 2012. A winner will be chosen from among the entries and the name will be announced by Comm. Sarnoff on March 8 at City Hall at the Commission meeting.
The winner of the contest will receive recognition on a plaque that will be installed at the park to commemorate those who had a hand in the park's creation. This is your way to be a part of history.
Send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject line please write: NAME OUR BRICKELL PARK. Mailed entries can be sent to:
Office of Commissioner Marc Sarnoff - District 2
3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, FL 33133
Good luck and good naming!