46th Annual Art Deco Weekend

Starting today, enjoy Art Deco Weekend a free community cultural festival celebrating Miami Beach’s architecture, history, arts and culture. Organized by the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) with major support from the City of Miami Beach and the Original Miami Beach Antique Show, the festival is celebrating its 46th year with the theme: Art Deco Worldwide, in honor of the upcoming 16th World Congress on Art Deco, taking place April 18-30 in South Florida.
 
MDPL started Art Deco Weekend in 1977 to bring attention to the beautiful Art Deco architecture along Ocean Drive and throughout Miami Beach. This signature event is MDPL’s largest educational outreach program of the year and a major part of the organization’s initiative to preserve, protect, and promote historic preservation in the Art Deco District and greater Miami.

Friday, January 13 | 12 PM - 10 PM
Saturday, January 14 | 10 AM - 10 PM
Sunday, January 15 | 10 AM - 8 PM
Ocean Drive from 5 - 13 streets

Art Deco Weekend Road Closure
 
During Art Deco Weekend, Ocean Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5 to 13 streets beginning today, January 13 and will reopen at 1 a.m. on Monday, January 16.
Lummus Park Artisanal Market

The Lummus Park Artisanal Market will not be activated on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15 due to Art Deco Weekend events.
Miami Jewish Film Festival

Celebrate the 2023 Miami Jewish Film Festival and experience movie magic, unforgettable memories, and discover the best in world cinema with 105 film premieres presented in theaters on the big screen and virtually from the comfort of your home over 14 days, featuring the world's largest Jewish film program!
 
Film screenings will be shown at various locations now through Thursday, January 26. Be sure to visit Miami Jewish Film Festival's website for complete listings, locations, and showtimes. 
Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

Enjoy an oceanside concert featuring the Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival at the Ocean Drive Association’s free weekly music series.

Sunday, January 15
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.
Floral Design Workshop

Miami Beach Seniors 55+ are invited to enjoy a free floral design workshop where they can make a beautiful bouquet.

Sunday, January 15
1 PM - 2 PM
Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue

Space is limited and registration is required. Register online or contact 305.861.3616.
Miami Beach Town Hall Meeting with Commissioner Eileen Higgins

Miami Beach residents are invited to come connect with your neighbors and learn about Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins' 2023 priorities.

Wednesday, January 18
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Miami Beach Woman's Club
2401 Pine Tree Drive

Free and open to the public. Space is limited. Register online.
Public Webinar: Ocean Drive Temporary Marketing Installation

Join the City of Miami Beach for a public webinar as we present a temporary marketing installation that will be unveiled on Ocean Drive in February 2023. City staff will present the plan, visuals and will be available for comments and questions.

Thursday, January 19
11 AM
North Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Office Opening

Join us for the opening of the North Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.

Thursday, January 19
3 PM
962 Normandy Drive

For more information, call 305.673.7090 or email nbcra@miamibeachfl.gov.
"Cuba de mi Amor" Seniors Concert

Join the City of Miami Beach for a seniors event concert “Cuba de mi Amor.”

Thursday, January 19
6 PM - 8:30 PM
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive

To register, call Gloria Campos at 305.673.7030.
Winter Kite Festival Family Fun Day

Have some fun in the sun at our 1st Winter Kite Festival. Enjoy a free, fun-filled day of music, rides, games, kites flying high in the sky, and more!

Sunday, January 22
12 PM - 3 PM
Lummus Park
12 Street & Ocean Drive

Kites and concessions will be available for sale. For more information, please call 305.673.7767.
Paw-Palooza

Head over to the Normandy Fountain for a pet-centric celebration complete with live music.

Sunday, January 22
5 PM - 8 PM
Normandy Fountain
7802 Rue Vendome
Public Community Workshop: Park View Island Water Quality

The City of Miami Beach will host an interactive, in person public community workshop to review the findings and recommendations from the water quality assessment of the Parkview Island Canal. University of Miami water quality experts will present their results and community feedback will be gathered for the action plan.

Tuesday, January 24
6:15 PM
North Shore Park and Youth Center
501 72 Street
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Dexter Peralta at DexterPeralta@miamibeachfl.gov.
José Martí Celebration

Join the City of Miami Beach to celebrate the birth of José Martí in Collins Park, near the José Martí monument.

Thursday, January 26
10 AM
Collins Park
21 Street & Collins Avenue

"Cafecito y Pastelitos" at 11 a.m. courtesy of Parks and Recreation.
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
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
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.

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.

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

Frontline
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!
State of the City Address

Join us in person for Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber’s 2023 State of the City address.

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

Click here to see this season's movie lineup.
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, for a limited time. Click here to purchase tickets.
MB Magazine Winter 2023 Issue Out Now!
 
The latest edition of MB magazine is out now! 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.

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 combstepchallenge.thrives.app and connect your smart device to track your steps for the entire month.
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

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.
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 recreation@miamibeachfl.gov.
Adopt-A-Bench

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 adoptabenchmiamibeach.com.
 
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 miamibeachparks.com or contact recreation@miamibeachfl.gov.
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.
Ceramics

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
FREE

Grades 4 - 12. Email enockvalerus@miamibeachfl.gov 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 miamibeachparks.com.
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 Jennie@swimgym.net.
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.

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

Sundays
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.
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.
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 MBRisingAbove.com/seawall.
#NoFilter

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!
Protect Biscayne Bay Specialty License Plate
 
Add Biscayne Bay to your New Year’s resolutions by supporting education and restoration with the “Protect Biscayne Bay” specialty license plate.

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 www.mdpls.org 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 www.miamibeachfl.gov/parking.

For more information, please contact Customer Service at 305.673.7505 or email ResidentialParkingPermits@miamibeachfl.gov.


 
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.
Brightline Offers Miami Beach Resident Discount

Need a ride? Explore South Florida with Brightline. Whether you're coming from Fort Lauderdale or West Palm beach, enjoy a carefree, car free ride and add on Brightline+ or take the free Miami Beach Express shuttle to get you to and from the MiamiCentral Station to Miami Beach.

For a limited time, Brightline is offering Miami Beach residents a 15% on SMART fares with promo code: MIAMIBEACH15.

Brightline+ Miami Beach Express shuttles drop-off stops include:
  • 5 Street & Washington Avenue
  • 10 Street & Washington Avenue
  • Lincoln Road

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 PaulJohnson@miamibeachfl.gov or call 305.673.7000 ext. 22834 to make an appointment.
 

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.
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 more information, email DEM@miamibeachfl.gov 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 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.
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.
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 info@sobecats.org for more information.
National Health Survey
Is Now in Miami-Dade County, FL

The nation’s most comprehensive study on the health and nutritional status of people living in the United States is now in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Through January 23, 2023, approximately 786 randomly selected area residents will have the opportunity to participate in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) when representatives of the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention visit their homes.

The data collected in NHANES will help determine the number of people in the United States who have a range of health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and other conditions.

Public health officials, lawmakers, and physicians use this information to develop sound public health policies, direct and design health programs and services, and expand health knowledge for the nation. The information from the survey will also help you learn more about your health. Please participate if you are contacted.

For more information, click here.
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!