Esports Gaming Tournament

Level up and join #MBParks for an esports tournament.

Saturday, May 21
9 AM
North Shore Park Youth Center
501 72 Street
Game $5

Click here to register.
Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

Join the Ocean Drive Association for a performance by the New World Symphony Chamber Ensemble.

Sunday, May 22
5 PM • FREE
Ocean Drive, between 14 Street and 14 Place

Contact execdirector@oceandrivemb.com for more information. Don't forget to bring your blankets and folding chairs!



Memorial Day Weekend Virtual Community Meeting

Please join the City of Miami Beach for a virtual community meeting to discuss the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend events and potential traffic impacts.
 
Tuesday, May 24
6 PM
 
or join by phone at 646.876.9923 or 888.475.4499.
 
Webinar ID: 891 9285 6496
 
 
For more information or to request special accommodations, please contact Kevin Pulido akevinpulido@miamibeachfl.gov.
Biscayne Bay Marine Health Summit

The City of Miami Beach is partnering with the Biscayne Bay Marine Health Coalition (BBMHC) Steering Committee as a sponsor for the Catalyzing Change Summit to prioritize working towards a healthier Biscayne Bay.

Wednesday, May 25
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
Kovens Conference Center
3000 NE 151st Street
North Miami, FL 33181

The 2022 Summit aims to bring together a unique and diverse group of bay stakeholders to report on the progress of the Biscayne Bay Task Force, advance its recommendations and identify potential new opportunities for Biscayne Bay.

Click here to register.
Teen Skate Night

Join #MBParks for a teen skate night.

May 27
6 PM - 8 PM
Grades 9-12
SRYC Barbara Medina Ice Rink
2700 Sheridan Avenue

Click here to register.
Family Day at the Bass

Visit The Bass on the last Sunday of every month for free museum admission and fun-filled art activities for kids and families.
 
Sunday, May 29
2 PM - 4 PM
The Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue
 
Click here to learn more.
To Ukraine, With Love

Miami City Ballet dancers will dance in a benefit performance called To Ukraine, With Love.

Tuesday, May 31
8 PM
Lynn & Louis Wolfson, II Theater
2200 Liberty Avenue

Tickets are free and the event is by donation only. Seating is limited and advanced registration is required. All proceeds will be evenly distributed to Voices of Children and World Central Kitchen.
 
Click here for tickets.
No Place for Hate

Please join us as Miami Beach Senior High, Miami Beach Nautilus Middle School, Miami Beach South Pointe Elementary, North Beach Elementary, Biscayne Beach Elementary, Miami Beach Fienberg Fisher K-8, Treasure Island Elementary and Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center earn the respected Anti-Defamation League's No Place for Hate® designation for their efforts to combat bullying in our public schools.

Thursday, June 2
6 PM
Miami Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue
Bert Soden Rescue Race

Miami Beach Ocean Rescue Lifeguards and USLA Miami Beach are hosting a surf lifesaving competition to honor Bert Soden, an Ocean Rescue retiree for his lifetime achievement in the sport of surf lifesaving.

Thursday, June 2
8 AM - 1 PM
10 Street & The Beach

Call Ocean Rescue Headquarters at 305.673.7714 for more information.
Hybrid Planning Board Public Workshops

The City of Miami Beach Planning Board will conduct two public workshops on the ongoing updates to the Land Development Regulations of the City Code and the Resiliency Code Initiative. The Resiliency Code will be a comprehensive and flexible document that will address known impacts and provide necessary tools to manage circumstances that may impact the viability and economic security of the city. 

The two public hybrid workshops will take place on June 3, 2022 at 10 a.m. and June 17, 2022 at 10 a.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach or via Zoom.

To attend or participate via Zoom, please use the following link to register for the webinar: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/86143426327
or dial in via telephone at US: +19292056099, 86143426327#  or 877.853.5257 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 861 4342 6327
For more information, please contact ResiliencyCode@miamibeachfl.gov

Weekly City Meetings

Stay up to date on all of our upcoming meetings.

From commission meetings to committee meetings, please click here for a full list of meetings and links to participate.
SoundScape Cinema Series

Last chance! The Cinema Series at SoundScape Park, which features free weekly movies curated by the American Black Film Festival, ends this Wednesday, May 25 for the season. The film series will start back up again on the first Wednesday of October.

Movie: "Love & Basketball"
Wednesday May 25
8 PM • FREE
SoundScape Park
 
For more information and to see a list of upcoming films, please visit: www.mbartsandculture.org.
History of Auto Racing

Learn about the rich history of auto racing in South Florida by checking out Miami Design Preservation League’s exhibition.

“The History of Auto Racing in South Florida”
Extended through May 31
1001 Ocean Drive

The exhibition features information and visuals of Carl Fisher’s work as he built the first race track in North Miami Beach, the actual Spirit of Miami racing car that Emerson Fittipaldi drove to win the first Grand Prix of Miami and more.
Hyundai Air & Sea Show Resident Discount
 
“The Greatest Show Above the Earth” showcases the men, women, technology and equipment from all five branches of the United States Military as well as our police, firefighters and their first responder agencies. This two-day spectacular event on Memorial Day Weekend features offshore powerboat racing exhibitions, extreme water sports, military display village and more, all on the beautiful shores of Miami Beach.

Saturday, May 28 - Sunday, May 29

Miami Beach residents are eligible for a 10% discount on tickets. Just enter the promo code "MIAMIBEACH" at checkout.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Want a chance to win a pack of four general admission tickets? Click here to enter our giveaway. Enter by Sunday, May 22 at 11:59 p.m. View giveaway terms and conditions by clicking here.
City of Miami Beach Kids Fun Zone
 
Children and their parents can participate in themed arts and crafts, fitness, relay races, face painting and the opportunity to write letters to our service members.
 
Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29
9 AM - 4 PM
Ocean Drive and Lummus Park between 12 and 13 streets
The Miami Beach Rock Ensemble’s 50th Anniversary Concert
 
Enjoy a four-hour rock n’ roll concert featuring over 100 alumni musicians spanning from 1972 to 2022. Hundreds of thousands of Miami Beach residents have been inspired and affected by this legendary ensemble founded by the late Doug Burris and the celebration will take place at the Miami Beach Bandshell on the Clark Douglas Burris Stage. 
 
Saturday, May 28
Doors open at 6 PM
Miami Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue
 
Click here for tickets.
Livestream: www.RockEnsemble.com
ArtScape Concert presented by the Collins Park Neighborhood Association
 
Performances by French Horn Collective Allstars and Shira Lee, Wendell Morrison and Fabi Patino. There will be food vendors onsite.
 
Sunday, May 29
5 PM - 7 PM
Liberty Plaza
2200 Liberty Avenue
Take Care of Our City
 
Take care of our city, and it will take care of you!
 
If you see our campaign on bus shelters, pole banners, trolleys or anywhere else around the city, scan the QR code to learn about our laws, safety tips and how to enjoy all that Miami Beach has to offer.
 
Click here for more information.
Emergency Sewer Force Main Replacement

Following multiple ruptures last year, the city is performing emergency repair work to replace the sewer main along Dade Boulevard from Belle Isle to Jefferson Avenue.

Work is in progress and will be completed in two phases:
  • Phase I has been completed.
  • Phase II includes the replacement of the pipe from the 17 Street bridge to Dade Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue.

The Venetian Way Bridge connecting to Belle Isle remains open.

For more project information, click here.
Water Meter Installation
 
New Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) water meters are being installed across the city. We have contracted with Badger Meter and Utility Metering Solutions (UMS) to perform the installations. The new technology will allow our Public Works team to easily identify potential leaks throughout the system while providing access to more up-to-date consumption information online.
 
If you have any further questions about the project, visit www.miamibeachfl.gov/meters.
Operation Gratitude

Thank those who protect and serve our country by joining our after-school participants in writing thank you letters to the brave men and women serving in the military.

You can drop off your letters at one of our recreational facilities by Tuesday, May 31.
Hands-Only CPR Training

Learn the two simple steps of hands-only CPR.

Saturday, June 4
10 AM - 12 PM
Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue

Click here to register.
Puppet Show

Enjoy a puppet show with #MBParks!

Sunday, June 5
11 AM - 2 PM
Muss Park
4300 Chase Avenue

Click here to learn more.
MLB Jr. Home Run Derby

Showcase your hitting skills to earn a spot to compete at the National Finals.

Sunday, June 5
10 AM - 2 PM
Flamingo Park Baseball Stadium
1435 Michigan Avenue

Registration began Tuesday, May 10 for residents and will begin Tuesday, May 24 for nonresidents.

Click here to register.
Swim Lessons

Summer session dates:
June 11 - June 25
July 9 - July 23
August 7 - August 20
September 3 - September 17
Flamingo Park Pool
Normandy Isle Pool

Monthly Fee: $39 residents / $64 nonresidents

Click here to register.
Adaptive Beach Days

Hosted by the Sabrina Cohen Foundation, "Adaptive Beach Days" is a pop-up program that provides full-service access into the ocean for people with various disabilities with the help of trained staff, volunteers, access decks, beach wheelchairs and other adaptive equipment.

Sunday, June 12
11 AM - 3 PM

Beach days will temporarily be hosted on 73 Street and Ocean Terrace, one block east of Collins Avenue, behind the volleyball courts until further notice.


Click here to register as a participant or volunteer.
Seniors Soccer Champions

Seniors can enjoy an outdoor soccer recreation program to stay active, foster friendships and improve mental and physical health.

Every Tuesday
10 AM - 11 AM
Flamingo Park Football Stadium
999 11 Street


Click here to preregister.
Summer Specialty Camps

Register your child for summer specialty camps!

Specialty camps focus on specific interests and provide an opportunity to pursue a hobby, develop a craft or learn something new.

Click here to learn more.
Summer Camp with Snapology

Kids can enjoy a week of summer specialty camps with Snapology and #MBParks!

July 18 - July 22
Scott Rakow Youth Center
$250 for Miami Beach residents
$265 for nonresidents
Camps for ages 4-6 & 7-14

Click here to register.
Cardio & Calisthenics Fitness Classes

Join us for free fitness classes.

Saturdays
9 AM • FREE
Collins Park Garage
340 23 Street City Center

Click here to learn more.
Singing Lessons

Wednesdays
3:30 PM (Ages 6-8)
4:45 PM (Ages 9-13)
5:45 PM (Ages 14+)

Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue

Click here to register.
Special Abilities Programs

The City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department offers quality recreational programs for adults and children with special needs.

Our Special Abilities Program is free for residents and general activities include:

  • Bowling
  • Game Nights
  • Buddy Walks (Tandem)
  • Painting with a Twist
  • Field Trips
  • Special Olympics Athlete Training
  • Adaptive Archery
  • Themed Parties and more


Click here to view our monthly calendar.
Martial Arts

Participate in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling classes.
 
Flamingo Park
999 11 Street
 
North Shore Park
501 72 Street
 
For more information, contact instructor William at 786.942.5186.
 
Volleyball

Bump, set and spike!

Develop your volleyball skills with #MBParks, in partnership with Playeros Volleyball Club.

North Shore Park
501 72 Street

Click here to learn more.
Swim Team

Dive in and take your swim skills to the next level. Join the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Swim Gym, for a competitive swim team program.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Scott Rakow Youth Center Pool
2700 Sheridan Ave
 
Interested participants would need to do a swim test prior to registering.
 
For more information, contact Jennie@swimgym.net.
Hurricane Season
 
The 2022 hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30 and the City of Miami Beach wants to ensure the safety of all of its residents and visitors.

If you have not taken steps to prepare your families and households, now is the time make sure you have a plan and build a kit. Visit our hurricane preparedness webpage for tips on how to stay safe this hurricane season.
Disaster Preparedness 2022 Sales Tax Holiday
 
Consumers can purchase qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from tax during the 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the sales tax holiday begins Saturday, May 28 and extends through Friday, June 10

Consumers can purchase qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from tax during this time period. Click here to view a list of qualifying materials. 
Don't Let Go
 
What comes up, must come down. Once balloons reach a body of water, animals can confuse them for food.

Consider using some of the following sustainable alternatives listed below at your next celebration:
  • Paper ribbons or streamers
  • Tissue paper pompoms
  • Plastic-free pinwheels, kites or garden spinners
  • Reusable flags
  • Bunting
Fertilizer Ordinance
 
Beautiful and serene, Biscayne Bay Provides recreational, cultural and economic well-being for our entire community. To help keep the bay healthy and pristine, the City of Miami Beach has prohibited the use of fertilizer application from June 1 through Nov. 1. Show your bay some love. Ditch the fertilizer.
 
For more information on fertilizer application outside of the restricted period visit www.MBRisingAbove.com/fertilizers.
We ❤ Biscayne Bay
 
Biscayne Bay is one of the most valuable natural resources in South Florida. It is an important estuary that provides critical habitat and other ecological, environmental and economic benefits to the region. Biscayne Bay also welcomes several species of sea turtles, including the Atlantic Green Turtle, the Atlantic Hawksbill, the Leatherback, the Atlantic Ridley and the Loggerhead
 
The seagrass beds throughout Biscayne Bay also support important fisheries such as shrimp, lobster and fish. The seagrass also helps to stabilize sediments in the bay and attenuate wave energy from hurricanes and other storms. In addition to providing critical habitat, the bay’s waters support the regional economy, recreation and tourism.

Show your love for Biscayne Bay by taking the pledge to protect it. When signing the pledge, you will have the opportunity to receive a welcome packet with more resources on protecting Biscayne Bay.

Click here to take the pledge.
Heat Season
 
May marks the start of heat season in Miami-Dade County, and if you have ever noticed that it was hotter in a heavily developed area compared to a mostly natural, nearby area, then you have experienced the “heat island effect.” The heat island effect mostly occurs in cities, where the built environment absorbs sunlight and radiates heat back into the environment. In 2019, the City of Miami Beach passed the Urban Heat Island Ordinance which requires new construction to install a sustainable roofing system, reducing the impact of the heat island effect.

The heat island effect can have an impact on public health due to extreme heat. Extreme heat can cause heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps, among other health impacts.

Click here to learn how to protect yourself from the heat.
Composting
 
Protect the bay by composting in five easy steps:

  1. Add your "browns" and "greens" in thin layers of 3 - 6 inches, lightly wetting each layer as you add it.
  2. Sprinkle some garden soil or topsoil between layers to stimulate the composting organisms.
  3. Use a pitchfork to turn the compost pile once per week.
  4. A happy composting pile will gradually shrink, brown and start to emit an "earthy" odor.
  5. After two to three months, you should have a pile of cool, crumbly, earthy material that's ready for work.

Click here to learn more.
Sea Turtle Season

Multiple city departments are collaborating to help protect our favorite marine friends. Sea Turtle season runs from April 1 through Oct. 31.
 
The community is encouraged to reduce the impacts on sea turtles by switching to sea turtle-friendly lighting, closing blinds or curtains at night, and keeping a distance from sea turtles and their nests.

Click here to learn more about how you can watch out for the little one.
Sargassum (Seaweed)
 
Have you noticed additional brown seaweed along our beaches recently? This is referred to as sargassum.
This seaweed, which is abundant this time of year in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, is not dangerous, but can cause skin irritation from the tiny sea creatures that live in it. While this is a natural occurrence, the city is working with the county to do everything possible to minimize the inconvenience to our residents and visitors.

The highest concentrations of sargassum are found in Miami Beach between March and October. Please note, to protect nesting and hatchling sea turtles our team takes extra precautions prior to any heavy equipment being operated on the beach since sea turtle season runs concurrently with the influx of sargassum.

Click here or watch the video below to learn more.
Gas-Powered Leaf Blower Ban
 
The Miami Beach City Commission voted unanimously on Thursday, Jan. 20 to phase out gasoline-powered leaf blowers as part of the city’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. 

Similar to the city’s regulation on polystyrene and plastic straws/stirrers, the new ordinance will follow a phased implementation approach. This includes a nine-month educational period from Feb. 1 – Oct. 31, 2022 followed by a nine-month warning period from Nov. 1 to Jul. 1, 2023. Full enforcement will commence on Aug. 1, 2023.

Click here to learn more.
Tennis Ball Recycling
 
Help the Miami Beach Tennis Academy save the planet, one ball at a time!

Recycle your old tennis balls at the Miami Beach Tennis Center at 501 72 Street.
Seawalls
 
Of the 55 miles of seawalls in Miami Beach, only four miles are publicly owned. Private properties play a crucial role in the city's seawall program. Properties that experience tidal flooding or are proposing new construction and major renovations are required to upgrade their seawalls to be built at an elevation of 5.7 feet NAVD.

Click here to find your property's seawall elevation.
Drain and Cover
 
To prevent the bite and spread of disease by mosquitoes, remember to drain and cover.
 
  • Flush water from water-bearing plants so they don't become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Disposing of excess water at least once a week disrupts the mosquitoes' life cycle, preventing mosquito egg deposits and killing existing larvae in the process.
 
  • Survey your garden and backyard, checking landscaping for current and future locations of standing water. Mosquitoes need as little as a bottle cap of water to reproduce, so every little bit counts.

  • Eliminate all sources of standing water by emptying potential water-holding yard items, including pots, buckets and wheelbarrows weekly. Make sure to drain items more frequently following rainfall.
Car Seat Check
 
Need a car seat check? Make an appointment for car seat inspections and installations.

Fire Station #4
6880 Indian Creek Drive

Email PaulJohnson@miamibeachfl.gov or call 305.673.7000 ext. 22834 to make an appointment.
Make an Appointment with the Building Department

Making an appointment to see the Building Department is easier than ever!

Homeowner appointments are available virtually or in-person within 24 hours, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Services for homeowners include: applying for a permit, dropping off construction documents, meeting with a trade chief to ask questions or receive clarification and more.

Click here to book an appointment.
Miami Beach Stands with Ukraine

The City of Miami Beach is collecting donations for the people of the Ukraine who have been under siege and forced to flee their homes in what has been described as the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II.
 
Those who wish to help, can visit www.goodnation.io/odessa-peace-fund to make a donation to the Odessa Peace Fund, which is sending resources directly to the Ukraine. 
 
One hundred percent of financial donations will be used to pay for meals, clothes, medicine and other essentials for Ukrainian seniors, orphans, people with disabilities and their pets. The goods will be distributed first in the Ukrainian city of Odessa and then to other parts of the war-torn nation.
Emergency Rental Assistance
 
Qualifying Miami Beach residents are eligible to apply to the Miami-Dade County Government Emergency Rental Program 2.4 (ERAP 2.4) to cover the difference in rent increase for 3 months.

Click here to find out if you qualify for assistance.

60-Day Notice of Substantial Rent Hikes Required
 
Fair notice is the law. The Miami Beach City Commission unanimously approved an ordinance requiring residential landlords to give their tenants at least 60 days written notice before imposing a rent increase greater than 5%.

The measure applies to residential leases that are expiring after a set period, such as 12 months. It also applies to tenancies without a set duration such as month-to-month tenancies.

Click here to learn more.
Fair Housing Spotlight

There are laws protecting you against marital status discrimination! In housing, in both rentals and sales, it is illegal for a person to treat you differently because you are single, divorced, married, separated, etc.

If you are facing discrimination, please take action by calling Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE), Inc. 305.651.HOPE (4673).
Report a Concern
 
There are a few simple ways to report an issue.

We’re available 24/7 for residents to report a concern at any hour online, on the phone or via our e-Gov app.

Download the Miami Beach e-Gov app in the Apple App Store or via Google Play.

For immediate assistance, please call 305.604.CITY(2489) or our Police Non-Emergency line at 305.673.7900 – these lines are available 24/7.
In the event of an emergency, please always call 911.
ADA Beach Access
 
The City of Miami Beach offers ADA Beach access points so those needing modified mobility access can safely and easily get to our beautiful beaches.
 
In addition, both manual and motorized beach wheelchairs are available for FREE to assist those who need them.
 
To see the full list of ADA Beach Access locations and learn how to rent a wheelchair, click here.
PulsePoint
 
PulsePoint is a smartphone app that alerts users who are trained if someone nearby in a public place has called 9-1-1 with an emergency that requires CPR. Only users within a .25 mile radius are notified. Only incidents that happen in a public place trigger a notification.

Click here to learn more and download the app.
Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Return
 
Volunteers needed! The City of Miami Beach is looking for volunteers to help homeless, free roaming community cats through the Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Return method.

Contact info@sobecats.org for more information.
Mid-Beach On-Demand Transit Service

Getting around Mid-Beach is a breeze with Freebee! The Middle Beach on-demand transit service is ongoing.

For more information about the Freebee program, click here.
Citywide FREE Trolley
 
Miami Beach’s FREE trolley provides a reliable transportation alternative complementing the existing transit network and providing connection to regional transit routes, improving the mobility and the quality of life of residents and visitors alike.
 
The citywide trolley service currently operates 15 hours a day, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week at frequency rates of approximately 30-minutes.
 
For more information about the trolley, click here.
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

NOMI Health continues to operate two free COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites in Miami Beach:

  • The site on the first floor of the Pennsylvania Garage on 17 Street and Pennsylvania Avenue operates seven days a week with no appointment necessary. Vaccines are administered from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PCR testing is available from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and rapid testing is available from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The site is also administering the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 and offering the single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to those eligible.
  • The site at 8400 Collins Avenue operates seven days a week from 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. with no appointment necessary and they offer the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for adults and children. For testing, the nasal swab PCR turnaround time averages less than 24 hours from when the sample is taken. 

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022 the FDA authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for older people and immunocompromised individuals. The additional booster doses are available at both Nomi Health sites in Miami Beach. Click here for more information.

Homebound individuals 12 years of age or older can call 888.201.5490 or email vaccinations@ilshealth.com to schedule an appointment at home to be vaccinated. Homebound individuals may call 305.614.1716 (Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to schedule a homebound COVID-19 testing appointment.

To view other testing locations across Miami-Dade County, click here. To view the vaccine locator click here.

For more information, please visit: miamibeachfl.gov/coronavirus.
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