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 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.
Parent's Night Out

Parents/guardians deserve a night off. Register your child for an evening of fun with #MBParks!

Friday, April 8
6 PM - 10 PM
Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue

Click here to register.
Autism for Charity Bike Ride

Come ride with MBPD! In honor of Autism Acceptance Month, the Miami Beach Police Department is hosting a community bike ride this weekend.

Saturday, April 9
9 AM

Riders should meet at the Beachwalk at 73 Street beginning at 8:30 a.m. The ride will go along the Beachwalk to 53 Street and back.

Click here to support MBPD's fundraising efforts.
Spring Egg-Stravaganza

Hop on over to our Spring Egg-Stravaganza for some fun with #MBParks!

Saturday, April 9
10 AM - 1 PM
Flamingo Park Softball Stadium
13 Street & Meridian Avenue

Reserve a spot in advance at
Everyone's an Island: Hidden History Tour of the Venetian Islands

A self-guided hidden history tour of the Venetian Islands culminating in live poetry reading at Belle Isle Park. Participants receive a print zine via pickup at Margaret Pace Park and guide themselves on a tour through the islands' history. After finishing the route, participants will meet at Belle Isle Park for a poetry reading.

Saturday, April 9
4 PM - 7 PM
Margaret Pace Park 
1745 N Bayshore Drive

Click here to register.
Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

Join the Ocean Drive Association for a performance by Edgar Pantoja Latin Jazz Trio, with Magela Herera, vocals and flute.

Sunday, April 10
Between 14th Street and 14th Place

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

Jazz at the Fountain

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and the Normandy Fountain Business Association is excited to bring celebrated jazz performer, LeNard Rutledge to Normandy Fountain!

Sunday, April 10
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM • FREE
Normandy Fountain
7802 Rue Vendome

Click here to learn more.
Handball Courts Grand Opening

Join the City of Miami Beach for an interactive, educational and playful morning of fun. We'll be celebrating the completion of this highly anticipated recreation amenity and the history of handball in Flamingo Park.

Tuesday, April 12
8:30 AM • FREE
Flamingo Park Handball Courts
13 Street & Michigan Avenue

Parking is available on Michigan Avenue. Enter from the Michigan Avenue side of the park, near 13 Street. Athletic attire encouraged.

For more information, please contact Lauren Firtel, South Beach Neighborhood Affairs Coordinator at
Condominium Workshop

Learn about condominium elections, city services for condo residents, official records and get certified to become a board member.

The virtual workshop is hosted by the City of Miami Beach and presented by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations, Division of Condominiums Education Section.

Wednesday, April 13
11 AM - 1 PM

Click here to register. For more information, please email
Culture Crawl

The City of Miami Beach is working alongside some of the world’s best cultural institutions to provide a night of free, unique and unforgettable experiences. From backstage tours, exhibition openings, and free film screenings in the park, there will be something for everyone. All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, April 21
6 PM - 9 PM • FREE
Click here to see what's in store at this month's Culture Crawl.
Aspen Ideas: Climate
Join climate thinkers, doers and problem-solvers for the first-of-its-kind event in Miami Beach from May 9 through May 12.

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.
Aspen Ideas: Climate - Speaker Lineup Announced
The speaker lineup for Aspen Ideas: Climate is out!

Join us May 9-12 in Miami Beach to hear key climate leaders discussing bold solutions in tech, finance, food, design, media, education, policy and more.

Click here to 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.
SoundScape Cinema Series

The Cinema Series at SoundScape Park features free weekly movies curated by the American Black Film Festival. The films are projected onto a 7,000 square foot wall of the New World Center through a freestanding state-of-the art visual and audio system.

SoundScape Park
For more information and to see a list of upcoming films, please visit:
Mayors' Chess Challenge

Join the City of Miami Beach Mayor and Commission for a fun and friendly chess event as part of the seventh annual Mayors' Chess Challenge.
Sunday, May 15
10 AM - 12 PM • FREE
Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue
Spring 2022 Issue Out Now

Spring is blooming all over Miami Beach which means there’s no better time of year to experience the Collins Park walking tour with your family. The self-guided tour starts at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and takes about two hours from start to finish with a total of 25 audio recordings that can be activated via smartphone through a series of QR codes as you’ll see in our article: “Discover Miami Beach in all its Leafy Splendor.”

This issue also brings you a behind-the-scenes look at Memorial Day Weekend’s Hyundai Air & Sea Show. As the story explains, there was a time between 1942 and 1945 when half a million members of the Army Air Corps passed through Miami Beach on their way to far-flung corners of the world to fight for freedom during World War II.

Finally, MB explores the challenges of homelessness in Miami Beach. We’ll introduce you to a supervisor in the Office of Housing and Community Services who has a remarkable story to share that you won’t want to miss.

Click here to read the full issue.
Bitcoin 2022 Resident Discount
Bitcoin 2022, the largest Bitcoin event in the world, features Bitcoin content, speakers, and performers at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Continues through Saturday, April 9

As a thank you to our community, the Bitcoin 2022 organizers are offering a 50% discount for Miami Beach residents on “General Admission” passes. Residents can use the case-sensitive promo code "MIAMIBEACH50" at checkout. The discount will work for credit cards with zip codes 33139, 33140 and 33141, while quantities last.

Click here to purchase tickets.
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 check out.

Click here to purchase tickets.
FDOT Construction
SR 112/Arthur Godfrey Road/West 41 Street
At least one eastbound/westbound lane of SR 112/Arthur Godfrey Road/West 41 Street will be closed (as needed) from Alton Road to Meridian Avenue through Sunday, April 10, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. due to signalization and concrete work scheduled to take place.

SR 112/I-195/Julia Tuttle Causeway
Beginning Sunday, April 10 through Friday May 6, two travel lanes will be closed nightly along SR 112/I-195/Julia Tuttle Causeway. Bridge work will take place along the western side of Biscayne Bay, in the City of Miami. The lane closures will be approximately one mile, beginning near Martell Park. Lane closures will occur in one direction at a time, beginning with the eastbound lanes and then followed westbound lanes. Between Sunday, April 10 and Friday, April 22, two eastbound lanes will be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. A single lane may be closed as early as 9 p.m. to establish the work zone. All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. 
For more project information, click here.
Rail and Transit Listening Session

Join the FDOT team for a regional Rail-Transit Listening Session. FDOT needs your input to make sure statewide rail and transit planning supports community visions and needs.

Wednesday, April 13
1 PM - 4 PM
Aventura Branch Library
2930 NE 19th Street
Aventura, FL 33180
Stay current with all things Miami Beach!

Check out the latest episode of MB Current to find out how you can take care of our city, learn about the importance of keeping our beaches clean and see how we’re working towards becoming a more resilient community. 
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 clear 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.
Earth Month 2022
Join us as we celebrate Earth Month all April long.

April 13 - Solar Co-op Launch
10 AM
2935 SW 16th Street
Miami, FL

Visit for more information on all upcoming events.
Sea Turtle Season

Sea Turtle season is officially here. It runs from April 1 through Oct. 31. Multiple city departments are collaborating to help protect our favorite marine friends.
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.
Tree Giveaway

To celebrate Earth Month and in preparation for Arbor Day, the City is holding a free tree giveaway. Registration is now open!

The first 100 residents that register will be eligible to have a tree personally delivered to their home.

To sign up and for more information, please visit:

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 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.
Swap Out Single-Use Straws
Did you know plastic straws and stirrers are no longer allowed in the City of Miami Beach? Ordinance 2019-4295 extends the single-use plastic straws/stirrers ban citywide to food service providers and retail stores. This is in addition to an existing ban from beaches, city properties, including marinas, parks, piers, docks, boat ramps, special events, and sidewalk cafes. Alternatives must be made of natural or reusable materials such as bamboo, wood and metal, among others.
Remember corn based plastics and other non-biodegradable plastics are not allowed!

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.
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.
Meet & Greet with the Bunny

Join #MBParks for a meet and greet with the bunny.

Sunday, April 10
12 PM - 4 PM
Muss Park
4300 Chase Avenue
Fee $10

Click here to register.
Cardio & Calisthenics Fitness Classes

Join #MBParks for free fitness classes.

Collins Park Garage
340 23 Street City Center

Registration opens on Saturday, April 2 at 10 AM. Click here to learn more.
Singing Lessons

Take singing lessons with #MBParks!

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.
#MBParks Summer Camp

It's almost time to register your child for summer camp with #MBParks!

Registration opens on Monday, April 18 at 10 a.m. for Miami Beach residents and Monday, May 16 for nonresidents.

Our structured and supervised summer camp programs for children in grades K-12 begin June 13 and last through August 16.

Click here to learn more.
Summer Specialty Camps

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

Registration opens on Monday, May 2 at 10 a.m. for Miami Beach residents and Monday, May 16 for nonresidents.

Click here to learn more.
Esports Gaming Tournament

Level up and join #MBParks for an esports tournament.

Sunday, April 23
9 AM • Game $5
North Shore Park Youth Center
501 72 Street

Click here to register.
Teen Skate Nights

Join #MBParks for a teen skate night.

April 29 & May 27
6 PM - 8 PM
Grades 9-12
SRYC Barbara Medina Ice Rink
2700 Sheridan Avenue

Click here to register.
Soccer Tryouts

#MBParks Miami Beach FC is hosting soccer tryouts throughout the month of May at the following locations:

Flamingo Park Football Stadium
999 11 Street

Flamingo Park Soccer Cage
1435 Meridian Avenue

Click here to register.
We're Hiring!

Want to join our #MBParks team? The following positions are available:

  • Recreation Leader I
  • Figure Skating Instructor
  • Pool Guard
  • Inclusionary Aide

Click here to apply.

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 with #MBParks!
Flamingo Park
999 11 Street
North Shore Park
501 72 Street
For more information, contact instructor William at 786.942.5186.
#MBParks 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
Little Scientist Classes

Learn about science in a fun, interactive way!
1st & 3rd Wednesday • 11 AM
Flamingo Park, 999 11 Street
1st & 3rd Friday • 11 AM
Muss Park, 4300 Chase Avenue
Class fee: $7 residents / $12 nonresidents
Ages 2-4. Parent and child class.
To register, please visit:
High School Volunteers

Be a part of our community service initiative. Teens will be notified via email with the information about each outing. The program helps high school students gain service hours needed to graduate.

Volunteer opportunities include:
  • Environmental cleanups
  • City events
  • Special Olympics
  • Awareness walks

Saturdays (one outing per month)

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

When a housing provider keeps you out because you want to use Section 8 to pay, that is source of income discrimination, and it is against the law!

If you are facing discrimination, please take action by calling Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE), Inc. 305.651.HOPE (4673).
Free Spay/Neuter for Dogs

The Miami Veterinary Foundation is offering free Spay/Neuter surgeries for dogs for income qualified Miami-Dade County residents.

Check out the list of participating clinics and call to schedule your appointment today. Miami Beach location:

Pets & Vets Animal Clinic
1181 71 Street

Have questions or need help scheduling an appointment? Call 305.697.3301.
Use Caution While Visiting Dog Parks
There is a spread of Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC), which affects dogs. The virus is highly contagious and can pose serious health risk to dogs. The disease can spread rapidly among dogs that are housed together or those in close proximity to each other such as in kennels, dog parks or grooming facilities.

For more information, please visit or call 311.
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.
Free GED® and ESOL Classes

The City of Miami Beach is funding one class of either
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) or GED® (General Educational Development, available in English or Spanish) for Miami Beach residents.

Classes are offered virtually by the Miami Beach Adult and Community Education Center, and are offered Monday through Thursday in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Click here to register.

When prompted, enter your City of Miami Beach address to be awarded the
$30 cost of class. Only addresses with ZIP Codes 33139, 33140, or 33141 will be eligible. If you have any questions, please call 305.531.0451 to speak to a Registration Specialist for assistance.
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.
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, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 305.673.7575 ext. 22112 or visit
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 for more information.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a FEMA-funded program offered free of charge to interested residents, organizations, faith-based, as well as many others. CERT training provides disaster preparedness skills for the hazards that may impact your area. Sixteen hours are offered online and 8 hours are an in-class skills check. You are trained in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. You will acquire the skills needed to assist others in your neighborhood or workplace after an incident when professional responders are not immediately available to help. As a CERT member, you support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in your city.
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. Sixteen hours are offered online and 8 hours are for an in-class skills check. Employees are trained in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Participants will acquire the skills needed to assist others in their workplace after an incident when professional responders are not immediately available to help. For information and to register, email or call 305.673.7736.
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

As of Feb. 11, masks are optional in city facilities, but are still encouraged.

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 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:
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!