Mayor's Chess Challenge

Join the City of Miami Beach Mayor and Commission for a fun and friendly chess event as part of the eighth annual Mayor's Chess Challenge.

Sunday, May 21
10 AM - 12 PM
Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue

Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Free instruction and light refreshments provided. Game room and ice skating rink also available for free during the event.

Complimentary parking is located at the main entrance of the facility.
Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

Enjoy live music by the ocean featuring composer, ethnomusicologist, educator, and multi-instrumentalist Zisl Slepovitch at the Ocean Drive Association’s free weekly music series. In honor of Jewish Heritage Month, Zisl will be performing a program of traditional Klezmer music.

Sunday, May 21
6 PM
Lummus Park, between 14 Street & 14 Place

Pack a picnic blanket or lawn chair to save your seat on the lawn. Rain location is inside The Betsy Hotel lobby.
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, May 21
11 AM - 3 PM
6475 Collins Avenue
Beach days will run through November on every third Sunday of the month.
Click here to register as a participant or volunteer.
City Commission Presentations & Awards Meeting
The City of Miami Beach will hold a hybrid City Commission Presentations & Awards meeting on Monday, May 22 at 5 p.m., aired live on MBTV and Facebook.
1.301.715.8592 or 1.888.475.4499
Access ID 81392857671#
North Beach Compost Hub Pick Up & Workshop
Turn the Community Compost Hub into a pollinator paradise!

Saturday, May 27
8 AM - 12 PM
8440 Collins Avenue

Remember to bring a gallon-size or smaller container to collect compost.
Teen Night
Teens in grades 6 - 12 are invited to enjoy a free night of bowling, laser tag, ice skating and games. Free food and refreshments will be provided.
Friday, June 2
6 PM - 9 PM
2700 Sheridan Avenue
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off & Paper Shred-A-Thon
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 at our Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off & Paper Shred-A-Thon!

Sunday, June 4
8 AM - 3 PM
40 Street & Chase Avenue (in the parking lot behind the bank)

For a full list of accepted items, please visit
Peter London Global Dance Company Presents Rhythmic Earth

You are invited to the 2nd annual Peter London Global Dance Company (PLGDC) performance at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. This festive Garden soirée will feature vibrant and colorful dances, powerfully punctuated by electrifying rhythms of Carnival, Rhumba, Salsa, Tango and Caribbean Dance.

PLGDC’s dynamic performance will take place on the Garden’s Great Lawn. Visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Some seating will be provided. In the case of rain, the performance will be moved under cover.

Sunday, June 4
5 PM - 6:30 PM
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive

The event is free to attend. RSVP to reserve your seat. Donations are welcome.
Celebrate World Ocean Day
Please join the Miami Beach Human Rights Committee and Ad Hoc Neighborhood Resiliency Projects Advisory Committee for a panel presentation on World Ocean Day. 
Thursday, June 8
1 PM
Miami Beach Police Department Community Room
1100 Washington Avenue
On World Ocean Day, they will rally the community to remember the importance of protecting our oceans and climate. The panel will be an informative session promoting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and ocean protection.
Training for Existing Building Recertification
The Building Department is hosting a hybrid (in person/virtual) informative session to discuss the new requirements for existing building recertification.
Wednesday, June 14
10 AM - 12 PM
Building Department Conference Room
1700 Convention Center Drive, 2nd Floor

Weekend Markets

Stop by one of our weekend markets where vendors offer specialty items, along with fresh fruit, refreshing smoothies, baked goods, florals, plants and more.

The Lummus Park Artisanal Market is on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. between 6 - 8 streets in Lummus Park.

The Collins Park Market is at 22 Street & Liberty Avenue every Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The 41 Street Market is on pause until further notice.
SoundScape Cinema Series

The 13th SoundScape Cinema Series runs through the end of 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. 

8 PM
SoundScape Park
Washington Avenue & 17 Street

Click here to see this season's movie lineup.
Smorgasburg Miami on Lincoln Road

Presented by the Lincoln Road Business Improvement District (BID), Smorgasburg Miami hosts a weekly market every Friday from 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. until May 26 in the Lincoln Road District, featuring a lineup of best-in-class food trucks and tent vendors.

5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
1100 Block of Lincoln Road

Lenox Avenue will be closed for the event, allowing families and attendees a place to walk and enjoy their food.
Memorial Day Weekend Events

Memorial Day weekend jets into Miami Beach this year with the return of the popular Hyundai Air & Sea Show on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. View our full guide so you can be aware of the traffic impacts and enjoy all of the weekend's events safely.
Virtual Community Meeting

In preparation for the holiday weekend, the city has been planning diligently to implement a comprehensive and coordinated plan to ensure residents and visitors are able to enjoy the beach and various events, while maintaining safety and resident quality of life.

The city will host a virtual community meeting on Wednesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. to discuss preparations for the holiday weekend. Click here for the Zoom webinar link.
Hyundai Air & Sea Show

“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 27 - Sunday, May 28
Miami Beach residents are eligible for a 10% discount on tickets. Just enter the promo code "MBVCA23" at checkout.
Click here to purchase tickets.

The U.S. Army SaluteFest will also take place on Saturday, May 27.
South Beach Seafood Festival

The South Beach Seafood Festival returns October 18-21, 2023. Join us to celebrate our local leading chefs.

As a thank you to our community, the festival organizers are offering 50% off General Admission Tickets for Saturday, October 21 with the code "MIAMIBEACHRESIDENT" and 20% off all tickets with the code "MIAMIBEACHVIP".

Codes are valid until August 31 at

Valid proof of address is required for entry.
From homeowner assistance to tax preparation, the City of Miami Beach is here to help. Watch the video below to learn about all of the resources our Office of Housing and Community Services has to offer.
Free Legal Assistance for Tenant Housing Defense

Miami Beach residents can make in person appointments to speak with a legal professional for free legal advice on housing matters.

Every Thursday
10 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 3 PM
765 17 Street

Call 305.673.7491 or email to register for an appointment.
Operation Gratitude
Thank those who protect and serve our country by joining our after-school participants in writing thank you letters to the brave men and women serving in the military.
You can drop off your letters at one of our recreational facilities by Wednesday, May 31.
Learn to Swim Classes

Learn to swim with #MBParks!

Summer Session Dates (Weekend Classes):
  • June 10 - June 24
  • July 8 - July 22
  • August 5 - August 19
  • September 2 - September 16

Session Fee: $42 residents / $69 nonresidents
(5 classes per session)

  • Infant-Toddler
  • Pre-School
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3/4
  • Teen/Adult

Flamingo Park Pool, 999 11 Street
Normandy Isle Pool, 7030 Trouville Esplanade

Registration is now open for Miami Beach residents and opens on May 23 for nonresidents at
Summer Camp Recreation Review
Learn more about all of our summer camp programs with the 2023 #MBParks Summer Camp Guide!

Sign Up for Our Specialty Camps
Specialty summer camps focus on specific interests and provide an opportunity to pursue a hobby, develop a craft or learn something new.

Rhythmic Gymnastics Summer Camp
Learn body flexibility and strengthen your core through fun.

Contact 305.399.7694 or register online at
Now Hiring: Inclusionary Aide
Join the #MBParks team as an Inclusionary Aide!

This position provides one-on-one assistance to children with moderate to severe special needs participating in recreational programs.

Part-time/seasonal positions starting at $19+ an hour.

Group Fitness Classes
Join Elevation Health for group fitness classes in Lummus Park at 14 Street.

Class schedule:
Tuesday at 7 AM - Total Core
Thursday at 7 AM - Vinyasa Yoga
Friday at 7 AM - H.I.I.T.
Sunday at 8 AM - Power Yoga

First class is only $8 with code “NEW8”.

Visit the "Adult Fitness" tab on to learn more.
Musical Theater Classes

Join #MBParks for musical theater classes!
Private and group lessons are available at Scott Rakow Youth Center at 2700 Sheridan Avenue.

Register at

Email or call 310.902.2910 for more information.
Martial Arts

Participate in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling classes!
Flamingo Park
999 11 Street
North Shore Park
501 72 Street
For more information, contact instructor William at 305.859.1624.

Snapology engages children ages 2-14 using LEGO® bricks, K'Nex and technology. While the kids are having fun with familiar toys, laptops and iPads, we sneak in the educational concepts.

Shhh, don't tell them it's educational!

For more information, visit
Adaptive Ice Skating

#MBParks offers Adaptive Ice Skating on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month!

10 AM - 12 PM (Ages 5+)
Scott Rakow Youth Center
Barbara Medina Ice Rink
2700 Sheridan Avenue

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
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.
Fertilizer Ban

Biscayne Bay provides recreational, cultural and economic well-being for our entire community. Show our bay some love by keeping it fertilizer free.
Biscayne Bay has suffered recent fish kills from degraded water quality. Fertilizer application is banned in Miami Beach and broader Miami-Dade County from May 15 through November 1.
As a homeowner, property manager or landscaping professional, you can help protect our natural habitats by following the guidelines and restrictions on our fertilizer ordinance. 
For more information on fertilizer application outside of the restricted period visit
Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and runs through November 30. Now is the time to make sure you have a plan, build a kit and stay informed this hurricane season.

The City of Miami Beach wants to ensure the safety of all its residents, businesses and visitors. Visit our hurricane webpage for tips on how to stay safe this hurricane season and watch our hurricane special below, which will air regularly on MBTV (Channel 660 on Breezeline or Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse) through the end of November.

Please ensure you’re registered to receive emergency alerts via text notifications from the city by texting MBAlert to 888777. 
Sea Turtle Season Continues

Sea turtle season runs through October 31. Multiple city departments are collaborating to help protect our favorite marine friends.

To minimize the disturbance to sea turtles and their nests, the city requires the reduction of artificial light sources from properties that may be visible from the beach.

Join the Miami-Dade 2023 Solar Co-op

At home watching your electric bills go up? We have great news! We’ve teamed up with Solar United Neighbors to bring you the Miami-Dade 2023 Solar Co-op.
By joining, you’ll learn how solar works and what it takes to go solar. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to go solar at the group rate, alongside your neighbors!
The co-op is free to join. Sign up.

You may have noticed a heavier influx of sargassum (seaweed) along our shoreline. The city continues to coordinate with Miami-Dade County Parks to safely remove excess seaweed from our beaches. Clean-up crews operate on a daily basis to collect, remove, cut and turn the buildup of seaweed on the water line across our 7.5-mile beach.

Prior to operating heavy machinery, a team surveys for sea turtle nests and hatchlings each morning. Once the survey is complete, beach operations crews proceed to clean the beach until sunset, regardless of tidal conditions. 

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.

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!
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 31, 2023. Full enforcement will commence on August 1, 2023.

Click here to learn more.
Stella Awards 2023: Vote for the Miami Beach Convention Center

Help the Miami Beach Convention Center win a prestigious Stella Award with your vote!

Once you vote, you’ll be entered to win one of 15 American Express gift cards from Northstar Meetings Group, which will be awarded to individuals after the voting period ends.

Current Beach Conditions

Visitors and residents can get a head start on their beach outings with the Miami Beach Ocean Rescue Safety & Weather Condition Report site updated daily, including weekends and holidays. 
Available information includes the current beach warning flags being flown outside lifeguard towers on Miami Beach along with what they mean, low- and high-tide information, ocean water temperature, wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, lifeguard duty hours, sunrise and sunset times as well as surf conditions and any beach advisements.
Fair Housing Spotlight

Under federal, state, and local law, being treated differently in any housing situation because of your race or color is illegal.
If you are facing discrimination, please take action by calling Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE), Inc. at 305.651.HOPE (4673).  
Be Part of the Solution
Report street light outages, potholes, cracked sidewalks, illegal dumping and more on the MB eGov app in just a few simple steps.

  1. Download the Miami Beach e-Gov app in the Apple App Store or via Google Play.
  2. Tap "Report a Concern."
  3. Provide details and submit.

For immediate assistance, please call our 24/7 Control Room at 305.673.7625.

In the event of an emergency, please always call 911.
Events Calendar

Make sure you never miss a meeting or event with our 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.
Iguana Remediation Program
Iguanas are considered an invasive species in the state of Florida. Without natural predators, these animals have been able to multiply in record numbers — causing significant damage along the entire Florida coastline. Iguanas can destroy residential and commercial landscape and vegetation as well as threaten our native and endangered species. They can also transmit the infectious bacterium Salmonella to humans through contact with water or surfaces contaminated by their feces.
To further enhance remediation efforts, the city has hired several iguana removal contractors to provide removal services on public property, including parks, greenspaces and near waterways, seven days a week in South, Mid, and North Beach areas. Vendors will be posting signage in the vicinity of their work. 
Our city will continue to prioritize curbing the iguana population as well as developing strategies for a long-term remediation program. Visit our Iguana Information webpage for more information. 
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.

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.


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

  • MB text alerts.
  • E-newsletter sign-ups.
  • Latest issue of MB magazine.
  • Much more!

Visit our Engagement Toolbox for details and start to connect!