Commissioner Mark Samuelian Celebration of Life

The life of Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian will be celebrated at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 11 at the New World Center to honor the beloved public servant who passed away on June 22. The venue is located at 500 17 Street, and public parking is available in the city garage at 640 17 Street.  
 
The celebration of life will be livestreamed via the city’s Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made out to the Mark Samuelian Foundation and mailed to Foundation Source C/O Mark Samuelian Foundation, 55 Walls Drive, 3rd Floor, Fairfield, CT 06824. 
Fireworks will once again light up the skies over Miami Beach this July 4 following a full day of entertainment at the city’s annual Fire on the Fourth celebration in North Beach. With a dedicated Family Zone supported by T-Mobile, this outdoor festival marks the nation's 246th birthday.

Fire on the Fourth kicks off at noon on Monday, July 4, 2022 at 73 Street and Collins Avenue with numerous activities and events planned for the sand bowl behind the Miami Beach Bandshell. Entertainment continues throughout the day as the bandshell itself is transformed into an outdoor roller disco. Fire on the Fourth culminates with a drone show and fireworks display at 9 p.m.
This year’s event features food trucks, a Family Zone sponsored by T-Mobile (don’t forget your bathing suit), circus performers, music acts and even a magician. There will be plenty of photo opportunities so charge your phone before you arrive and say, “Miami Beach.”

Performances throughout the day include Camie Liz, Bootleg, Jam with Jamie, Amazing Animals, The Dangerfun Show, The Incredible Ian, DJ Ivan and The Miami Beats, which takes the stage at 8:20 p.m. and continues performing through the fireworks.

Inside the bandshell, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. you can bop to the beat of Bandshell DJ Allstars while showing off your best skate moves. The pros from the Roller Skate Vibes community will be on hand to liven the party with some moves of their own. 
Independence Day Fireworks and Concert on Ocean Drive

The Ocean Drive Association, in partnership with the City of Miami Beach, will host fireworks and a free patriotic concert with a full orchestra on the Fourth of July. The event starts at 8:30 p.m. in Lummus Park off Ocean Drive and 12 Street and will feature a performance by Miami Beach Classical Music Festival.
Transportation
 
A free, dedicated shuttle service will operate from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. between the 42 Street garage (stop located along southbound Sheridan Avenue north of 41 Street) and the Miami Beach Bandshell (stop located at Collins Avenue south of 73 Street), departing approximately every 15 minutes. In addition, attendees can use the free citywide trolley service from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Service frequency for the trolleys is approximately every 30 minutes. To track both services in real time, please use the trolley tracker mobile application. For more details, visit www.miamibeachtrolley.com.
Parking Information
 
Effective Friday, July 1, 2022 at 7 p.m. through Monday July 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., a flat parking rate of $20 per vehicle will apply at all city parking garages in the Art Deco Cultural District except for access card holders and residents. This includes garages at 7 Street and Collins Avenue, 12 Street and Washington Avenue, 13 Street and Collins Avenue, 23 Street and Liberty Avenue as well as the Anchor Garage on 16 Street. The $20 rate is good for a single entrance and exit. No in/out privileges will be permitted.

Residents who want to use municipal garages can still obtain the resident rate. If registered, use ParkMobile to pay and get the residential rate. Additionally, there is a blue box adjacent to the exit terminal and pushing this button will get you help. By placing your proof of residency documents in the blue box, they can be reviewed by a remote attendant and a resident rate will be applied.
What Not to Bring

Styrofoam, drones, glass containers and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. The city encourages all attendees to do their part in recycling to #KeepMBClean. For the complete schedule visit www.miamibeachfl.gov/events/fire-on-the-fourth.

As the Fourth of July is a federal holiday, non-essential city offices will be closed in observance.

The COVID-19 sites at 17 Street and Pennsylvania Avenue and 8400 Collins Avenue will be open on Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Virtual School Tours

Tour videos are available for all six Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the city, including Biscayne Beach Elementary, Miami Beach Fienberg Fisher K-8, North Beach Elementary, Miami Beach South Pointe Elementary, Miami Beach Nautilus Middle and Miami Beach Senior High School.


Click here to take a virtual tour.
Sunday Mornings with Parks and Recreation


Spend your Sunday with #MBParks!
 
Sunday, July 3
11 AM
 
Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

Bring your blankets and folding chairs and enjoy Miami Beach Classical Music Festival Performances.

Sunday, July 3
7 PM
On Ocean Drive, between 14 Street & 14 Place





Bulk Waste Weekend
 
Residents may take bulk trash to one of the locations listed below from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3, 2022.
 
Proof of Miami Beach residency is required (formal identification with a Miami Beach address and/or a utility bill accompanied by a photo identification).
 
Please DO NOT dispose of chemical or hazardous materials, tires, paints, or car parts into the dumpsters. Contact the Sanitation Division at 305.673.7616 for more information.

Free bulk drop-off locations:
·       140 MacArthur Causeway (Terminal Isle)
·        75 Street and Dickens Avenue
 
G.O. Bond Oversight Committee

Join the City of Miami Beach and the G.O. Bond oversight committee virtually to discuss the new proposed Arts & Culture G.O. Bond.

Tuesday, July 5 at 5 PM
Wednesday, July 6 at 5 PM
Thursday, July 15 at 5 PM

Join via Zoom:
Or join by phone: +1.929.205.6099
Meeting ID: 891 7882 5851





RESCHEDULED - Solid Waste Forum In-Person Public Meeting


The in-person solid waste forum public meeting has been rescheduled for July 7.

Thursday, July 7
5:30 PM
Miami Beach Golf Course Clubhouse
2301 Alton Road

For more information, please contact Kevin Pulido at kevinpulido@miamibeachfl.gov.

Top Gun


In partnership with the Miami Jewish Film Festival's Summer Movies Under the Stars Series, Miami Beach OnStage! presents a showing of the 1986 classic "Top Gun."

Thursday, July 7
8:30 PM
13 Street & Ocean Drive
FREE
Miami Big Sound Orchestra

Miami Beach OnStage! in partnership with the Global Arts Project presents The Miami Big Sound Orchestra (MBSO) with guest Lenard Rutledge.

Friday, July 8
6 - 8 PM
Lummus Park
12 Street & Ocean Drive
FREE

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off & Paper Shred-A-Thon


The Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event that was postponed due to rain has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 10.

Need to safely dispose of your household hazardous chemicals and waste? Piles of paper and old mail stacking up? Help protect the environment and keep your home safe. Bring your used oil, fertilizers, old paint, insecticides, batteries, electronics, piles of paper and more.


Sunday, July 10
8 AM - 3 PM
40 Street & Chase Avenue

Click here for a full list of accepted items.
Adaptive Beach Days

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

Sunday, July 10
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.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

In partnership with the Miami Jewish Film Festival's Summer Movies Under the Stars Series, Miami Beach OnStage! presents a showing of "Spider-Man: No Way Home," the hit superhero film.

Thursday, July 14
8:30 PM
13 Street & Ocean Drive
FREE

Seaside Summer 2022

Enjoy free live events all summer long at the Miami Beach Bandshell.

Click here to get tickets and learn more.
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.
Commission Meeting

The City of Miami Beach will hold the next hybrid commission meeting, aired live on MBTV and Facebook, on Friday, July 8 at 9 a.m.

1.301.715.8592 or 1.888.475.4499
Access ID 81392857671#
Post-Commission Meeting Recap

Join Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez for a post-commission meeting recap after the July 20 Commission meeting.

Thursday, July 21
5:30 PM

Via one tap mobile: +1.929.205.6099 or 877.853.5257 (toll free)
Meeting ID: 854 0961 6574



Star Wars: A New Hope

In partnership with the Miami Jewish Film Festival's Summer Movies Under the Stars Series, Miami Beach OnStage presents a showing of "Star Wars: A New Hope," in honor of its 45th anniversary

Thursday, July 23
8:30 PM
13 Street & Ocean Drive
FREE
July is National Parks and Recreation Month

Let's celebrate with free fun activities happening throughout the month of July.

Click here for more details.

Family Pool Night
Enjoy a fun, family friendly night with music, games and refreshments

July 8* & July 29**
7 PM - 9 PM
FREE
Flamingo Park Pool*
12 Street & Michigan Ave
Normandy Isles Park**
7030 Trouville Esplanade

Play at the Park
Fantasy Theatre Factory presents "Heroes in my House: A Magical Journey Through Black History"
July 9* & July 30**
6 PM - 7:30 PM
Normandy Isles Park*
7030 Trouville Esplanade
Flamingo Park**
12 Street & Michigan Ave

Senior Summer Bash
Wednesday, July 13
6 PM
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive


Special Pops Family Night
Thursday, July 14
6:30 PM
Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue


Teen Night
Friday, July 15
6:30 PM
Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue
Open Play Chess

Looking for a challenge? Join us for open chess play to practice, learn and sharpen your chess skills in a friendly environment.

Saturdays
10 AM - 12 PM • FREE
North Shore Park and Youth Center
501 72 Street

Sundays
12 PM - 2 PM • FREE
Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue

All ages welcome.
Esports After Hours

Level up with #MBParks!

Starting Tuesday, July 5
Monday - Friday
6 PM - 8 PM
Grades 4-12
FREE, no registration required

Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue

Tennis Camp

Learn basic strokes and coordination at Flamingo Park Tennis Center.

Through August 12 (weekly camps)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM • Grades K - 8
$300 Resident / $350 Nonresident

Flamingo Park Tennis Center
11 Street & Jefferson Avenue

305.673.7761

Register here.
Cardio & Calisthenics Fitness Classes

Get fit with #MBParks!

Saturdays at 9 AM
Collins Park Garage
340 23 Street
Free ongoing classes

Click here to register.
Martial Arts Summer Camp

Learn martial arts and fitness including wresting, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, calisthenics, outdoor sports and games. Space is limited.

July 5 - July 8 
9 AM - 5 PM

July 11 - July 18
9 AM - 5 PM

Grades 3-7

Flamingo Park Field House
11 Street & Jefferson Avenue 

Click here to register.
Tai Chi Classes for seniors

Free classes at the Collins Park Garage

Tuesdays & Thursdays 
9 AM - 10 AM
Through Sept. 1

Collins Park Garage (Floor 6)
340 23 Street City Center

Click here to register.
Summer Singing Bootcamps


Pop Star Bootcamp
Thursdays, 6 PM - 7 PM
Sundays, 1 PM - 2 PM

Broadway Company
Wednesdays, 6 PM - 7 PM
Sundays, 2 PM - 3 PM

Through August 4

Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue

To sign up call 310.902.2910 or email Kavoicestudio@gmail.com.
Summer Specialty Camps

Register your child for summer specialty camps, there are still some spots available!

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.
Swim Lessons

Upcoming summer session dates:
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.
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.
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 for ages five and up!

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Scott Rakow Youth Center Pool
2700 Sheridan Ave
 
Interested participants would need to do a swim test prior to registering. Times vary based on swim level. For more information, contact Jennie@swimgym.net.
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 our bay some love and help keep the fertilizer out.
 
For more information on fertilizer application outside of the restricted period visit www.MBRisingAbove.com/fertilizers.
Bay Watch
 
Easily report Biscayne Bay environmental complaints to the following places:

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.
Composting
 
Protect the bay by composting!

You can drop off your compost at the following locations:

North Beach Compost Hub
85 Street and Collins Avenue
(Left side of road)

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive

Click here to learn more.
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.
Hurricane Season
 
The 2022 hurricane season officially began on 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 to 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.
Stay Informed
 
Make sure you sign up to receive emergency text messages by texting “MBAlert” to 888777.

Report any flooding to the city via the e-Gov app, call 305.673.7625 or email photos to flooding@miamibeachfl.gov.
Sales Tax Exemption Period
 
With the 2022 hurricane season underway, between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2024 there will be a sales tax exemption on impact-resistant doors, impact-resistant windows, and impact-resistant garage doors.

Click here to learn more.
Quick Tips: Instructional Videos

The Building Department has created new instructional videos to assist with the online permitting process such as how to apply online, upload drawings and documents, or how to submit corrections.
 
These videos may accessed via the Online Permitting Resource Center under the heading "Instructional Videos".
Virtual Inspections

The Building Department is allowing virtual inspections for certain inspection types. Please click here for a complete list of virtual inspections allowed and the procedures to follow.
 
When requesting a Virtual Inspection via the Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal, please enter the word "VIRTUAL" along with your email address within the Comments/Gate Code field.
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.
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.

MBAlert

Text "MBALERT" to 888777 to sign up to receive emergency and major traffic notifications from the City of Miami Beach right to your phone.

Click here for more ways to connect with us.





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.
CERT
 
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a FEMA-funded program offered free of charge to interested residents and organizations. CERT training provides disaster preparedness skills for the hazards that may impact our area.
 
A workplace CERT program, designed to operate in any type of workplace environment, can support and enhance existing capabilities. CERT-trained employees can participate in efforts to increase the preparedness and resilience of the workplace and community. The Basic CERT training is a FEMA-funded program offered free and covers disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the workplace and area.

For information and to register, email DEM@miamibeachfl.gov or call 305.673.7736.
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.
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.
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.

Iguana Problems?

The City of Miami Beach is aware of the impact of the invasive green iguana throughout our community. Iguanas are an invasive species in Florida and can be a nuisance, they are a regional concern regulated by Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Residents are encouraged to follow the recommendations here to help deter green iguanas from private properties.

The City of Miami Beach has also partnered with Iguana Control to offer a resident discount. For more information, visit www.IguanaControl.com or call 855.525.5656.





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

Miami-Dade County, in partnership with Nomi Health, announced the continuation of countywide COVID-19 testing and vaccination services. Testing was previously expected to end on June 30 due to the conclusion of federal funding. Through negotiations with the private provider Nomi Health, the County was able to secure an agreement to continue current testing and vaccination services throughout Miami-Dade.

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.- 6 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. 

As of Saturday, June 25, the site at 17 Street & Pennsylvania Avenue offers vaccines to children six months or older at the following times:
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday - Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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.

The COVID-19 sites at 17 Street and Pennsylvania Avenue and 8400 Collins Avenue will be open on Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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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