April 2019 Newsletter
Vol. 7 No. 7
Thank you to our map sponsors
Members News
In Memoriam


Oscar Obando
Oscar Obando has passed away in Peru surrounded by his loving family. He is at peace now. Many remember Oscar when he worked at the Epic Hotel and Shelborne Hotel. He enjoyed life and was in many cases the life of many parties. He had a zest for people and a passion to serve. Every once in a while we are blessed with individuals that bring joy to our lives through their infectious smile or laughter. Oscar truly found his calling and loved everyone he came into contact with.
Yvonne Reyes
We are saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Yvonne Reyes. She was victim of a high-speed police chase that ended with her death in Miami Beach.

Let us not remember on how she passed, but how she lived and loved. Yvonne was a ray of light when you came in contact with her. She was always happy to see you and gave you her undivided attention, as if you were the only person in the world at that moment. She was a career concierge at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.


Longtime and dedicated fishermen Brian Bean, of the EDITION and Reo Davis, of the St. Regis caught a massive sailfish in March with the famous Captain Stan aboard the iconic Therapy IV.

Congratulations gentlemen on the great catch. We look forward to news of your next fishing exploits!




Also be sure to swing by Haulover Marina to see Therapy IV's new mural contribution to the park.
Surfside Events

Surfside Third Thursdays
Energize with Zumba
04/18: 6-9pm
95th St between Collins & Harding Ave

Join instructor Luca for an all ages, all levels Zumba party. Luca has worked with celebrities such as Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Neyo, and has acted in movies, commercials and TV series. Surfside is in luck because Luca shares his love for dance by teaching Zumba. Be sure to join us for Zumba, health and wellness activities, live music and more!
Lincoln Road

Yoga on Lincoln Road; Offered 10 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Euclid Avenue and Lincoln Road. Yoga classes are free and dog-friendly, and kids are encouraged to join in on the fun.
Birthdays
04/01 Lenny Gabriel-Regis, W SoBe
04/03 Richard Luna, Pritkin Longevity
04/04 Paula Abrantes, 1 Hotel
04/04 Alia Nassar, Marriott SoBe
04/04 Nadia Cooper, RC Residences CG
04/06 Jorge Rocha, W Miami
04/10 Francois Calixte, Conrad Miami
04/11 Mauricio Rodriguez, EPIC Hotel
04/11 Kevin Doran, Private Tours Miami
04/16 Jorge Jerez, Loews
04/21 Mauricio Botero, InterContinental
04/25 Luisa Chu, Williams Island 2000
04/27 Jack Vega, Four Seasons Surf Club
04/29 Ilana Sigal, 1 Hotel
04/29 Alejandro Rivera, Sheraton Airport
Events
Miami Beach Pride
April 1 - 7
Various Venues
Miami Beach, FL

Featuring a vibrant parade with more than 80,000 participants, the Miami Beach Pride Festival is a week full of non-stop celebration. Highlights include the VIP gala, Gay Pride Parade along Ocean Drive, and high-energy parties in and around the area’s nightclubs. The mission of Miami Beach Gay Pride is to bring together members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities hand in hand with Miami’s community. Ticket prices vary depending on the event. Read more about Miami Beach Pride Festival.
Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo
April 1 - April 7
Various Venues
Miami, FL

The Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo hosts a variety of family-friendly indoor and outdoor events, including the Youth Fair. It's the largest fair in Florida and includes more than 90 carnival rides, livestock and agricultural competitions, live concerts and more. Tickets start at $12.
Miami Riverday Festival
April 6
Downtown Miami
Miami, FL

Cruise down the Miami River on free boat rides, enjoy live music performances and learn more about the Lummus Park Historic District at the Miami Riverday Festival. Event admission is free.
Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival
April 6-7
Fruit & Spice Park
Homestead, FL

Sing the blues and chow down on traditional slow-cooked barbecue at the Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival at the Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead. Family-friendly activities include pony rides and games for the kids. General admission is $8 per person and children 11 and under are free.
Miami Cattle Show
April 12 - 14
Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center
Tropical Park, Homestead, FL

Cows in Miami? Absolutely. Attracting 50,000 attendees each year, the Miami International Agricultural, Horse and Cattle Show is held at the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center at Tropical Park. View live auctions, cattle and horse shows, live music performances, a car show, food trucks and an interactive children’s exhibit with live farm animals. Tickets sales benefit the South Florida Autism Charter Schools.
South Beach Triathlon
April 14
South Beach
Miami Beach, FL

Test your physical fitness at the South Beach Triathlon. Athletes will compete by running, swimming and biking along Miami Beach's gorgeous shoreline. Life Time Tri is hosting the 2019 South Beach Triathlon with 100 percent of proceeds going directly to featured charity partner, Save the Children.
Thank you to our Index sponsors
Sports
Florida Panthers
vs. Washington
04/01: 7:00pm

vs. New York
04/04: 7:00pm

vs. New Jersey
04/06: 7:00pm
Miami Heat
vs. Boston
04/03: 7:30pm

vs. Philadelphia
04/09: 7:30pm
Miami Marlins
vs. New York
04/01: 7:10pm
04/02: 7:10pm
04/03: 6:10pm

vs. Philadelphia
04/12: 7:10pm
04/13: 6:10pm
04/14: 1:10pm

vs. Chicago
04/15: 7:10pm
Arts & Concerts
Adrienne Arsht
Performing Arts Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132


South Florida Concert Venues
AmericanAirlines Arena
BB&T Center
Cruzan Amphitheatre
Bayfront Park
Fillmore Miami Beach
Hard Rock Stadium
Featured Restaurants
Mandrake
210 23rd Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-397-8036

"A new restaurant seemingly straight out of Alice in Wonderland opened its doors at 23rd Street and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. At Mandrake, sushi and sake are served inside a whimsical-looking dining room and garden patio, illuminated in fuchsia-colored lights and anchored by a life-size golden gorilla statue."
Miami New Times
La Placita
6789 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
305-400-8173

Jose Mendin has channeled his Puerto Rican roots for his latest restaurant, La Placita. The Pubbelly king teamed up with Latin American TV and soap opera star, Julian Gil, to create a proper Puerto Rican restaurant boasting a menu filled with traditional recipes with modern day twists. But the star is the “Mofongo Shop” where guests can make their own combo of Puerto Rico’s national dish.
Maska
3252 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33137
786-971-9100

Helmed by Michelin-calibered Indian chef Hemant Mathur, Maska features an assortment of traditional Indian fare sprinkled with a mix of more modern dishes. Expect items like the critically acclaimed tandoori lamb chops, duck-filled tacos, curry-topped crab cakes, and array of stuffed breads, a variety of curries and even a chutney tasting.
Wall of Fame
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FAENA
Michael Romei

From the moment we stepped on property, staff in every department made the experience all the better (Jose and George at reception handling bags/check-in, welcoming guests to the property; Sebastian and Roberto at reception are incredibly helpful, Michael the concierge, David serving drinks at the beach and a number of other staff I didn’t get the names of).
1 Hotel
Rosa Rosario

Special thanks go to Rosa at the concierge desk and Geoffrey at reception. Rosa recommended an incredible restaurant that was able to meet the diverse needs and wants of everyone in my family, and she and Geoffrey worked to secure a late checkout for us when we were in a bit of a bind, even though the hotel was booked for a busy upcoming weekend.
Shore Club
Doney Valdes

Special thanks from me belongs to Dominique Valaire from the Front Desk and to Concierge Donéy Valdes. They really tried to help me as much as they could.
Credits

SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
Editor: Joey Oros

We hope that you enjoyed this edition of Maestro.