State of the City Address

Join us in person for Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber’s 2023 State of the City address. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, January 31
10 AM
New World Center
500 17 Street

Parking is available at 17 Street Garage. RSVP to
Tonight: Movie in the Park

Enjoy a free movie under the Miami Beach stars.

Friday, January 27
6 PM (Sundown)
Canopy Park
6-7 Streets & Alton Road

Movie: Sing 2, rated PG
Tonight: Free Teen Skate Nights

Teens can enjoy a free night of ice skating on the last Friday of every month!

Friday, January 27
6 PM - 8 PM
Scott Rakow Youth Center
Barbara Medina Ice Rink
2700 Sheridan Avenue

For teens in grades 9 - 12.
Life Time Tropical 5k and 21st Annual Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon

On Saturday, January 28 the Life Time Tropical 5k will race through the city and on Sunday, January 29, the 21st Annual Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon will return with over 15,000 participants running through Miami Beach.

North Beach Compost Pick Up & Workshop

Join us for a workshop on how to effectively use compost and the pros and cons of compost tea. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty and bring a water bottle.

The workshop runs from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., and the North Beach Community Compost Hub will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for traditional compost and compost tea pick up. Please bring a gallon-size container or smaller to collect compost.

Saturday, January 28
10 AM - 2 PM
85 Street & Collins Avenue
Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

Enjoy an oceanside concert featuring FIU's Latin Jazz Big Band at the Ocean Drive Association’s free weekly music series.

Sunday, January 29
5 PM
Lummus Park, between 14 Street & 14 Place

Pack a picnic blanket or lawn chair to stake out your seat on the lawn. Rain location is inside The Betsy Hotel lobby.
Lummus Park Artisanal Market

Make sure to stop by the Lummus Park Artisanal Market this weekend! In addition to specialty items, the market sells fresh fruit, refreshing smoothies, baked goods, florals, plants and more.
Saturdays & Sundays
10 AM - 6 PM
Lummus Park
Ocean Drive between 6 and 8 streets
Imagination Playground

Come and enjoy innovative play and exercise your imagination.

Sunday, January 29
10 AM - 2 PM
Lummus Park at 11 Street & Ocean Drive
Forbes Travel Guide Hospitality Training

The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority has partnered with Forbes Travel Guide since 2017 to offer free hospitality trainings to both Leadership and Frontline level employees. Two sessions will be offered on Monday, January 30.

1 PM - 2:30 PM
Designed for managers and leadership. Register.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Designed for staff and front-line level employees. Register.

This webinar is available to all hospitality employees free of charge. Register today!
Virtual Town Hall Meeting with Vice Mayor Steven Meiner

Join Vice Mayor Steven Meiner for a virtual town hall meeting ahead of the February 1 City Commission meeting.

Tuesday, January 31
5:30 PM
City Commission Meeting

The City of Miami Beach will hold a hybrid city commission meeting on Wednesday, February 1 at 8:30 a.m., aired live on MBTV and Facebook.
1.301.715.8592 or 1.888.475.4499
Access ID 81392857671#
Post-Commission Meeting Recap with Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez

Join Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez for a post-commission meeting recap.

Thursday, February 2
5:30 PM
Black History Storytime

Join the Miami-Dade Public Library System for a Black History themed storytime.

Thursday, February 2
6:30 PM - 7 PM (Ages 3-6)
7 PM - 7:30 PM (Ages 7-10)
Muss Park
4300 Chase Avenue
Vintage Fair by Trunk Town & Festival of the Trees

Head over to the Normandy Fountain for a Vintage Fair by Trunk Town and the 2nd Annual Festival of the Trees! The Normandy Fountain Business Association is teaming up with the Miami Beach Urban Forestry Department to send 75 free trees to new homes! Reserve a tree.

In addition to the tree giveaway, the event will feature a bounce house, art projects for kids, music, food and vintage vendors. 

Sunday, February 5
5 PM - 8 PM
Normandy Fountain
7802 Rue Vendome
Art Gallery

Save the date! The City of Miami Beach will host an Art Gallery Night for talented adult program participants to display their artwork. Refreshments and snacks will be served. All are welcome.

Wednesday, February 8
6 PM - 8 PM
7251 Collins Avenue
Black History Festival

Celebrate Black History Month by recognizing the heritage, accomplishments and culture of Black Americans.

Friday, February 10
6 PM
North Shore Park Youth Center
501 72 Street

The event will feature cultural performances by children in the Miami Beach Parks & Recreation after-school program, art showings, unlimited carnival rides for $5, food trucks and more.

Tickets will go on sale starting January 30 at
Revocable Hedge Permit Process

The City of Miami Beach has created a Revocable Hedge Permit process to assist homeowners with existing qualifying hedges, that would otherwise violate city code, to remain in place.

Click here to review the permit application package and Ordinance 2022-4526 which includes the criteria needed for the application. All completed applications must be submitted to the Public Works Department on or before May 26, 2023, through the Customer Self-Service (CSS) Portal.

SoundScape Cinema Series

The 13th SoundScape Cinema Series runs through May with free weekly movies on a soaring 7,000-square-foot projection wall outside the New World Center.
Bring a blanket, share a picnic dinner and enjoy one of the most popular cultural experiences in the city as today’s most sought-after movie titles hit the big wall via a freestanding state-of-the art visual and audio system capable of producing a resolution four times greater than high definition. 

Wednesdays at 8 PM
SoundScape Park
Washington Avenue & 17 Street

Click here to see this season's movie lineup.
New Events Calendar

Make sure you never miss a meeting or event with our new city calendar!

Visit our homepage at to view top featured events or head to to see a monthly view of all city events.

In the monthly view, you can narrow down your view based on category. For example, clicking on “City Government” will show you all of the upcoming public meetings. Watch the video below to learn more.
Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show
The largest boat and yacht show in the world is sailing back to Miami Beach. The Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center and at various locations throughout the county from Wednesday, February 15 through Sunday, February 19.
As a thank you to our community, the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show organizers are offering a 10% discount for Miami Beach residents on a 1-Day General Admission pass. Click here to purchase tickets.
Free Tax Preparation Services
Recognized as a best practice site by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for its fast and reliable tax preparation program, the City of Miami Beach will once again offer free income tax preparation services from Feb. 1 through Apr. 7, 2023, for households earning $60,000 or less and persons with disabilities. The program is open to all income-eligible residents.

Tax preparation services are offered by appointment in the Office of Housing and Community Services at 765 17 St Miami Beach, FL 33139. The service is offered in partnership with Branches, Inc. and the IRS via its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Services will be offered on Mondays via a drop-off method, on Wednesdays in person, and on Fridays to pick up completed tax returns and documents.

Appointments can be made now through the end of tax season by calling 305.673.7491. Special services are offered to taxpayers with limited English skills or disabilities. Learn more.
Resident Discount for The Fair
Miami Beach residents are eligible for discounted tickets to The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition. Use the code "CTYMB23". Deadline to purchase is March 15, 2023.

The Fair runs from Thursday, March 16 through Sunday, April 9.

MB Magazine Winter 2023 Issue
Check out the latest edition of MB magazine! MB brings you exclusive access to world-famous artist Jaume Plensa of Barcelona, whose works are prominently displayed in many of the great cities of the world. That list now includes Miami Beach thanks to the generosity of philanthropist and local businessman Norman Braman as you’ll read in “Larger-Than-Life ‘Minna’ Transforms Pride Park” on page 22. 

While you regularly see Miami Beach Police Officers around our city, you may not know that there is a group of MBPD officers dedicated to each neighborhood. Get to know your neighborhood resource officer and learn more about their integral role in “Resource Officers Bring Neighborly Approach to Police Work” on page 52. 

Helen Swartz is one of our more dynamic residents who lives with mobility issues. While our city can — and will — do more to improve accessibility, we’ve come a long way toward making Miami Beach a more accessible place for our many residents and visitors as you’ll see in “For Many, Quality of Life Shaped by Accessibility” on page 38.

Senior Soccer

Seniors can enjoy a fun outdoor soccer recreation program to stay active, bring out hidden talents, foster friendships, and improve mental and physical health.

Starts January 31
Every Tuesday
10 AM - 11 AM
North Shore Park
501 72 Street

2023 Step Challenge

The City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department invites residents to participate in a citywide step challenge starting February 1 through February 28.

Prizes include: a Tempo Move (1-year membership), Apple Watch Series 7 (no cellular), AirPods Pro, a 3-month membership to PAL gym and classes.

Register at and connect your smart device to track your steps for the entire month.
Fire Cadet Program

Join our Fire Cadet program with the Miami Beach Fire Department and #MBParks!

9 AM - 1 PM
Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue

Open to Miami Beach students in grades 9 - 12.

Billy-Gene Memorial Golf Tournament

Normandy Shores Golf Club is hosting the 10th annual Billy-Gene Memorial Golf Tournament in memory of Billy Shockett and Gene Howard on Friday, April 28. The event benefits scholarships and equipment for the Miami Beach Junior Golf Programs for underserved youth. The funds raised will support the Normandy Shores Youth Programs, which introduce underprivileged children of Miami Beach to the great game of golf and the life lessons it provides.

Friday, April 28
11:30 AM – Driving Range & Balls
Registration & Lunch
1 PM – Shotgun/Scramble Start
5:30 PM – Cocktail Reception

Player registration:
$150 per person or $600 per foursome
Fee includes favors, lunch, 18 holes of golf and a post-round cocktail reception.

Registration closes on April 15. To sign up to play in the tournament or sponsor the event, call 305.868.6502 or email All players and donations are welcome.
Winter-Spring Athletics

Sign up for Winter-Spring Athletics with #MBParks! Programs include Little Ballers Soccer & Basketball, Youth Basketball and Mini-Soccer Clinics.

Fee: $28 residents/$250 nonresidents

Gift a Beachwalk Brick

Miami Beach is inviting residents and visitors to give their friends and family a small piece of the city’s new Beachwalk.

The Miami Beach City Commission recently approved the sale of $1,500 commemorative brick pavers that will be placed along the 26 Street entrance to the Beachwalk as a pilot program with the proceeds to fund educational programing in the city.
The personalized Beachwalk Bricks will remain on the oceanfront promenade for 10 years but may be extended for an additional period if the program is available. Inscriptions can include names or messages.

For information, call the City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department at 305.673.7272 or send an email to Learn more.

Are you looking for a creative way to celebrate a special occasion or acknowledge a loved one?

Miami Beach residents and visitors can now add a personal touch to our iconic city through recent enhancements of the Adopt-A-Bench Program.

Learn how to leave your mark in the park at
Now Hiring

Join our team! #MBParks is hiring for year-round and seasonal positions.

Applications are open until January 31, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Does your child want to learn gymnastics? Sign up for classes with #MBParks!

Tuesdays & Fridays
6 PM - 7 PM | Ages 5 - 7
7 PM - 8 PM | Ages 8 - 12

North Shore Park Youth Center
501 72 Street

Class fees: $25 class/$30 class
Monthly fees:
$90/4 classes, $160/8 classes (res.)
$110/4 classes, $180/8 classes (nonres.)

For more information, call 305.399.7694.
Special Abilities Programs

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

The Special Abilities Program is free for Miami Beach residents and costs $69 for nonresidents.

For more information on services and to check out our monthly calendar visit or contact
Miami Beach Youth Baseball

Registration is now open for the upcoming baseball season at Miami Beach Youth Baseball.

Playtime Program

Our yearly program offers dancing, singing, arts & crafts and some academics. Children must be potty trained and between the ages of 3 to 4 by the program's start date. Birth certificate and immunization records are required.

Monday - Friday | 9 AM - 1 PM

Spots are still available for this year at North Shore Park and Scott Rakow Youth Center.

Click here to register.

Learn the basics of ceramics and pottery at our ceramic classes for beginners!

October 2022 - May 2023

Monday & Wednesday, 9 AM - 2 PM
North Shore Park Youth Center
501 72 Street

Call 305.861.3616 for more information. Ages 18 and up.
Esports After Hours

Level up!

Tuesday - Thursday
6 PM - 8 PM
Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue

Grades 4 - 12. Email for more information.
Little Scientist Classes

Learn about science in a fun, interactive way in this parent and child class.

Designed for toddlers ages 2-4, this 45-minute parent and child class encourages daily scientific exploration including STEM projects, experiments and more. Sign up today!

For more information, call 305.673.7205 or visit
Swim Team

Dive in and take your swimming 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
Open Play Chess

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

12 PM - 2 PM
North Shore Park and Youth Center
501 72 Street

12 PM - 2 PM
Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue

All ages welcome.
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.
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.
Miami Beach Water + Energy, Learning Behavior Workshop

Get tips and resources for your home to implement Water/Energy-Saving behaviors through money-saving actions!

Saturday, February 11
3 PM - 4 PM
North Shore Park & Youth Center
501 72 Street

Seawall Ordinance

Seawalls are built to protect areas of human habitation along the coast against tides, waves and sea level rise. Of the 55 miles of seawalls in Miami Beach, only five miles are publicly owned. Ordinance 2021-4393 requires all new seawalls to be built to a minimum elevation of 5.7 feet NAVD, or 4 feet NAVD if designed to support a future elevation of 5.7 feet NAVD – provided the work is not considered substantial improvements, or work totaling $300 or more per linear foot. 
For more information on seawall elevation and steps to upgrading your seawall, visit

As of January 1, 2023, the City of Miami Beach has banned cigarette smoking and other tobacco products from public beaches and parks as per Ordinance 2022-4509. Fines range from $100 - $500 or up to 60 days in jail.

Up to 98% of cigarette filters are made of plastic fibers, which leads to an estimated 1.69 billion pounds of trash each year and each butt can take up to 10 years to disintegrate.

Let’s all do our part and keep our beautiful city clean!
Don't Be Trashy
Over 8,000 lbs of litter enters our water systems every year, which poses serious threats to our water quality and marine life. To help, discard your litter and recycling in marked receptacles.

Click here to learn more.
Gas-Powered Leaf Blower Ban - Warning Period
The Miami Beach City Commission voted unanimously 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. The nine-month warning period began on November 1, 2022 and lasts through July 1, 2023. Full enforcement will commence on August 1, 2023.

Click here to learn more.
Lock It or Lose It

Reduce your risk of becoming a victim of vehicle theft. Always lock your doors and remove valuables from your vehicle, including your keys and key fob.

Miami-Dade County Registry

Starting this year, condo associations, cooperative associations and homeowners’ associations in Miami-Dade County must register annually with the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources and be entered into a public database.

Condo Owner Assistance

Qualified condominium owners in Miami-Dade County can get help paying for special assessments that can arise from building recertification.

The owner must reside in the condo to be eligible, and applicants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vote-By-Mail Request

Attention voters! Under Florida Law a request for a vote-by-mail (VBM) ballot now expires after each General Election (every 2 years).

To vote by mail in 2023 and 2024, you must fill out a new VBM request.

Renew online or call 305.499.VOTE.
Temporary Closure: North Shore Branch Library
The Miami-Dade County Public Library System is working on repairs and improvements to the North Shore Library, including the replacement of flooring, furniture and shelving as well as upgrading the air conditioning system. The interior of the building will be repainted, energy-efficient LED lighting will be installed, and windows will be re-sealed. Additional improvements include landscaping and restroom enhancements.

The work, which began on December 29, is expected to take nine weeks. During the temporary closure, the Bookmobile will be available in the North Shore Library parking lot to checkout materials and mobile devices and provide Wi-Fi connectivity. The Bookmobile is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Library patrons are also encouraged to visit the Miami-Dade online library, available 24/7, at or any other nearby locations, including:

Bay Harbor Islands Branch
1175 95 Street | 786.582.2620

Miami Beach Regional Library
227 22 Street | 305.535.4219

South Shore Branch
131 Alton Road | 305.535.4223
Aspen Ideas: Climate

From March 6-9, 2023, hundreds of leaders and climate innovators will gather with the public to showcase climate solutions with the potential to reshape 
our world.

“Early bird” tickets are now on sale until the end of the year. Purchase passes.

Registration for Disabled Permit Holders
In order to regulate the parking of disabled permits in residential areas, the City of Miami Beach requires all disabled permit holders to register their tag numbers within their respected residential zones to utilize residential parking spaces. This excludes regular designated disabled parking spaces in residential areas.
Disabled permit holders must register by visiting

For more information, please contact Customer Service at 305.673.7505 or email

Join Our Team

The City of Miami Beach is seeking dynamic leaders to join our team in a variety of departments. As a valued and trusted member of our team, you will have an unprecedented opportunity to leave your mark on one of the greatest cities of the world.

Check out our job page and click here to apply.
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.
Car Seat Check
Need a car seat check? Make an appointment for car seat inspections and installation.
Email or call 305.673.7000 ext. 22834 to make an appointment.


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.
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 more information, email or call 305.673.7736.
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 our 24/7 Control Room at 305.673.7625.
In the event of an emergency, please always call 911.
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.
Volunteers Needed
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. In addition, SoBe Cats is looking for volunteers to work at their Kitty Campus and to be a part of their feeding program.

The feeders play a vital role in the mission of SoBe Cats because not only do they supply the cat colonies with food and fresh water for survival, but they also act as the eyes and ears for cats in need of TNVR. Register to be a feeder.

Contact for more information.
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.
Stay up to date and connected with the city via our Engagement Toolbox. The toolbox includes:

  • MB text alerts.
  • Commission meetings and agendas.
  • Latest issue of MB magazine.
  • G.O. Bond information and much more!

Visit our Engagement Toolbox for details and start to connect!