Aspen Ideas: Climate
 
Join climate thinkers, doers and problem-solvers for the first-of-its-kind event in Miami Beach taking place next week from May 9 through May 12.

Click here to learn more.
Aspen Ideas: Climate - Free Activations
 
The City of Miami Beach has partnered with the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs to launch the Arts Resilient305 | Aspen Institute initiative. Local artists were invited to commission new and repositioned site-specific temporary public art installations and performances highlighting issues related to climate change and sea-level rise.
 
The outdoor art activations and performances are free and open to the public
 
In addition, Aspen Ideas: Climate will stream replays of the evening speaker sessions onto the New World Center’s WALLCAST facade beginning around 7:30 p.m. each evening for free public viewing. The film programs will follow immediately after, at approximately 9:30 p.m. each night.
 
Speaker Sessions
On View May 9-11
7:30 PM
New World Center, SoundScape Park
500 17 Street

Click here to view all free activations.
FTX Off the Grid

You're invited to FTX Off The Grid - a three day event on Miami Beach, taking place this Formula One weekend, May 6 through May 8.
 
There will be live performances, gaming, food, culture, motorsports and much more across the entire Miami Beach race weekend, all happening on the sands of South Beach.
 
Make sure you don’t miss the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team LIVE car run on Ocean Drive on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
 
To register for free entry, visit ftxoffthegrid.com.
 
See you Off The Grid - and on the Beach at 10 Street & Ocean Drive.
History of Auto Racing

Learn about the rich history of auto racing in South Florida by checking out Miami Design Preservation League’s exhibition.

“The History of Auto Racing in South Florida”
Through May 9
1001 Ocean Drive

The exhibition features information and visuals of Carl Fisher’s work as he built the first race track in North Miami Beach, the actual Spirit of Miami racing car that Emerson Fittipaldi drove to win the first Grand Prix of Miami and more.
Bulk Waste Weekend

Residents may take bulk trash to one of the locations listed below from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 2022.
 
Proof of Miami Beach residency is required (formal identification with a Miami Beach address and/or a utility bill accompanied by a photo identification).
 
Please DO NOT dispose of chemical or hazardous materials, tires, paints, or car parts into the dumpsters. Contact the Sanitation Division at 305.673.7616 for more information.

Free bulk drop-off locations:
  • 140 McArthur Causeway (Terminal Isle)
  • 75 Street and Dickens Avenue
Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

Join the Ocean Drive Association for a performance by the South Beach Chamber Ensemble.

Sunday, May 8
5 PM • FREE
Ocean Drive, between 14 Street and 14 Place

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



Boleros Concert for Mother's Day

Come and celebrate the Normandy Fountain Business Association's final event of the season with a beautiful night of food, dancing and music at Normandy Fountain!

Sunday, May 8
6:30 PM
Normandy Fountain
7802 Rue Vendome

Click here to learn more.
Miami Beach Business Academy

We are pleased to present the Miami Beach Business Academy — a free, virtual and in-person technical assistance program to assist and build the capacity of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Attend our informational webinar where we will introduce small businesses to upcoming monthly training and capacity-building programming.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
English Session: 5 PM – 6:30 PM
Spanish Session: 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Join via Zoom:
Or by phone: +1.646.558.8656
Webinar ID: 844.0443.3796
Stella Awards

The Miami Beach Convention Center has been nominated for a Stella Award. The Stella Awards honor organizations that have a proven track record of excellence.

Vote here by Friday, May 13.
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
Block Party for Teens

Join #MBParks for a block party featuring laser tag, games, rides, music and more.

Sunday, May 15
5 PM - 9 PM • FREE
Flamingo Park Softball Field
13-14 streets & Meridian Avenue
Grades 6-12

Click here to register.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join us for a ribbon cutting at our new three-acre public park, designed by ArquitectonicaGEO, which sets a new standard for what a park can contribute to a community.

Park-goers of all ages, abilities and interests can enjoy the outdoor gym, dog park and a whimsical playground designed by world-renowned Danish firm MONSTRUM. There are a number of key elements within the park that further Miami Beach’s resiliency goals, including a collection of tree and plant varieties that creates a natural canopy in the park, and innovative drainage techniques.

The park will also be home to hundreds of vibrant, native orchids as part of The Million Orchid Project, a partnership with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

Monday, May 16
4 PM • FREE
600 Alton Road

Contact laurenfirtel@miamibeachfl.gov for more information.


Mixed-Use Development Near 41 Street

Please join the City of Miami Beach and the Mayor’s Ad Hoc 41 Street Committee for an in person meeting to discuss mixed use development on city owned property near 41 Street. The purpose of this meeting is to gather community feedback for a forthcoming Request for Letters of Interest.
 
Wednesday, May 18 at 6 PM
Miami Beach Golf Club
2301 Alton Road

For more information or to request special accommodations for these sessions, please contact Dexter Peralta at dexterperalta@miamibeachfl.gov.
Tango on Lincoln Road

Tango under the stars on Lincoln Road & Jefferson Avenue!

Wednesday, May 18
6 PM
845 Lincoln Road

Click here to learn more.
Special Commission Meeting

The City of Miami Beach will hold a special commission meeting to discuss the West Avenue Neighborhood Improvement Project, aired live on MBTV and Facebook.
 
Wednesday, May 18
3:30 PM

1.301.715.8592 or 1.888.475.4499
Access ID 81392857671#
Esports Gaming Tournament

Level up and join #MBParks for an esports tournament.

Saturday, May 21
9 AM
North Shore Park Youth Center
501 72 Street
Game $5

Click here to register.
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, May 19
6 PM - 9 PM
 
Click here to see what's in store at this month's Culture Crawl.
TEDxMiami

Join thought leaders in innovation, technology, education and science for a TEDxMiami event.

Thursday, May 19
New World Center
7 PM

Miami Beach residents are eligible for discounted tickets when using the code "special" at checkout.

Click here to purchase tickets.
Free Summer Camp

The Office of Housing and Community Services' grant funded All Stars Program has begun registration for this year's 2022 Summer Camp.

Camp Dates:
June 13 - August 12

Fill out the interest form below to receive an application. Fully completed applications will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

Click here to fill out the interest form.
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.

Wednesdays
8 PM • FREE
SoundScape Park
 
For more information and to see a list of upcoming films, please visit: www.mbartsandculture.org.
Take Care of Our City
 
Take care of our city, and it will take care of you!
 
If you see our campaign on bus shelters, pole banners, trolleys or anywhere else around the city, scan the QR code to learn about our laws, safety tips and more.
 
Click here for more information.
Heat Season
 
May marks the start of heat season in Miami-Dade County, and if you have ever noticed that it was hotter in a heavily developed area compared to a mostly natural, nearby area, then you have experienced the “heat island effect.” The heat island effect mostly occurs in cities, where the built environment absorbs sunlight and radiates heat back into the environment. In 2019, the City of Miami Beach passed the Urban Heat Island Ordinance which requires new construction to install a sustainable roofing system, reducing the impact of the heat island effect.

The heat island effect can have an impact on public health due to extreme heat. Extreme heat can cause heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps, among other health impacts.

Click here to learn how to protect yourself from the heat.
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 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.
Sea Turtle Season

Multiple city departments are collaborating to help protect our favorite marine friends. Sea Turtle season runs from April 1 through Oct. 31.
 
The community is encouraged to reduce the impacts on sea turtles by switching to sea turtle-friendly lighting, closing blinds or curtains at night, and keeping a distance from sea turtles and their nests.

Click here to learn more about how you can watch out for the little one.
Sargassum (Seaweed)
 
Have you noticed additional brown seaweed along our beaches recently? This is referred to as sargassum.
This seaweed, which is abundant this time of year in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, is not dangerous, but can cause skin irritation from the tiny sea creatures that live in it. While this is a natural occurrence, the city is working with the county to do everything possible to minimize the inconvenience to our residents and visitors.

The highest concentrations of sargassum are found in Miami Beach between March and October. Please note, to protect nesting and hatchling sea turtles our team takes extra precautions prior to any heavy equipment being operated on the beach since sea turtle season runs concurrently with the influx of sargassum.

Click here or watch the video below to learn more.
Gas-Powered Leaf Blower Ban
 
The Miami Beach City Commission voted unanimously on Thursday, Jan. 20 to phase out gasoline-powered leaf blowers as part of the city’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. 

Similar to the city’s regulation on polystyrene and plastic straws/stirrers, the new ordinance will follow a phased implementation approach. This includes a nine-month educational period from Feb. 1 – Oct. 31 followed by a nine-month warning period from Nov. 1 to Jul. 1, 2023. Full enforcement will commence on Aug. 1, 2023.

Click here to learn more.
Tennis Ball Recycling
 
Help the Miami Beach Tennis Academy save the planet, one ball at a time!

Recycle your old tennis balls at the Miami Beach Tennis Center at 501 72 Street.
Seawalls
 
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.
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 checkout.

Click here to purchase tickets.
SAT/ACT Prep Program
 
Register for the city-funded free SAT/SAT prep program this summer.

A parent/guardian and youth information session for summer 2022 access has been scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, May 18
6 PM
Zoom meeting ID: 574 796 9101
Passcode: 2oyB5P
Call in: 929.205.6099 Access code: 401682#
Emergency Sewer Force Main Replacement

Following multiple ruptures last year, the city is performing emergency repair work to replace the sewer main along Dade Boulevard from Belle Isle to Jefferson Avenue.

Work is in progress and will be completed in two phases:
  • Phase I includes the replacement of the pipe between Belle Isle and the 17 Street bridge.
  • Phase II includes the replacement of the pipe from the 17 Street bridge to Dade Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue.

The Venetian Way Bridge connecting to Belle Isle remains open.

For more project information, click here.
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 www.miamibeachfl.gov/meters.
 
Operation Gratitude

Thank those who protect and serve our country by joining our #MBParks 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 Tuesday, May 31.
Seniors Soccer Champions

Seniors can enjoy an outdoor soccer recreation program to stay active, foster friendships and improve mental and physical health.

Every Tuesday
10 AM - 11 AM
Flamingo Park Football Stadium
999 11 Street


Click here to preregister.
Summer Specialty Camps

Register your child for summer camp with #MBParks!

Registration is now open for Miami Beach residents. Registration opens Monday, May 16 for nonresidents.

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

Click here to learn more.
Cardio & Calisthenics Fitness Classes

Join #MBParks for free fitness classes.

Saturdays
9 AM • FREE
Collins Park Garage
340 23 Street City Center

Click here to learn more.
MLB Jr. Home Run Derby

Showcase your hitting skills to earn a spot to compete at the National Finals.

Sunday, June 5
10 AM - 2 PM
Flamingo Park Baseball Stadium
1435 Michigan Avenue

Registration begins Tuesday, May 10 for residents and Tuesday, May 24 for nonresidents.

Click here to register.
Singing Lessons

Take singing lessons with #MBParks!

Wednesdays
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.
Teen Skate Nights

Join #MBParks for a teen skate night.

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

Click here to register.
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.
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.
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 Jennie@swimgym.net.
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.
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 www.goodnation.io/odessa-peace-fund 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.
Emergency Rental Assistance
 
Qualifying Miami Beach residents are eligible to apply to the Miami-Dade County Government Emergency Rental Program 2.4 (ERAP 2.4) to cover the difference in rent increase for 3 months.

Click here to find out if you qualify for assistance.

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

Keeping you out of housing because of your gender identity or gender expression is against the law! This includes both rentals and sales.

If you are facing discrimination, please take action by calling Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE), Inc. 305.651.HOPE (4673).
Report a Concern
 
There are a few simple ways to report an issue.

We’re available 24/7 for residents to report a concern at any hour online, on the phone or via our e-Gov app.

Download the Miami Beach e-Gov app in the Apple App Store or via Google Play.

For immediate assistance, please call 305.604.CITY(2489) or our Police Non-Emergency line at 305.673.7900 – these lines are available 24/7.
In the event of an emergency, please always call 911.
ADA Beach Access
 
The City of Miami Beach offers ADA Beach access points so those needing modified mobility access can safely and easily get to our beautiful beaches.
 
In addition, both manual and motorized beach wheelchairs are available for FREE to assist those who need them.
 
To see the full list of ADA Beach Access locations and learn how to rent a wheelchair, click here.
PulsePoint
 
PulsePoint is a smartphone app that alerts users who are trained if someone nearby in a public place has called 9-1-1 with an emergency that requires CPR. Only users within a .25 mile radius are notified. Only incidents that happen in a public place trigger a notification.

Click here to learn more and download the app.
Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Return
 
Volunteers needed! The City of Miami Beach is looking for volunteers to help homeless, free roaming community cats through the Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Return method.

Contact info@sobecats.org for more information.
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

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 vaccinations@ilshealth.com to schedule an appointment at home to be vaccinated. Homebound individuals may call 305.614.1716 (Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to schedule a homebound COVID-19 testing appointment.

To view other testing locations across Miami-Dade County, click here. To view the vaccine locator click here.

For more information, please visit: miamibeachfl.gov/coronavirus.
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