August 2018 Newsletter
Vol. 6 No. 15
Summer Greetings-

We trust you have has an enjoyable summer.

Today is the official start to Miami Spice. Get out and try some really great restaurants at a fraction of the price.
Miami Spa month campaign is also a personal favorite.

Take advantage and treat yourself. You deserve it!

Warm Regards,

Miguel Pena - President and Chief Executive Officer
Thank you to our map sponsors:
Surfside Events

First Fridays Beach Gathering:
Savasana On The Sand

August 3, 4-7pm
On the beach at 93rd Street

Tap into your third eye with August’s celebration of all things wellness. First Fridays brings the zen to the beach with yoga and meditation, crystal healing sessions, all ages drum circle at 4:30, mini massages and complimentary yoga class from Exhale Spa Bal Harbour (5 - 7), sound bowl demonstrations, beauty giveaways courtesy of STARSKIN BEAUTY, as well as organic juices and smoothies by Maison Meneau USA. RSVP link:
Aventura Mall Happenings

The Aventura Market: Farmers & Artisans

August 5th & 12th
Upper level of the new wing, next to Zara

Every Sunday during mall hours, The Aventura Market - Farmers & Artisans, features an array of fresh products from more than 25 local vendors. Visitors enjoy perusing The Aventura Market’s artisan breads, exotic fruits and juices, nuts of all varieties, teas, fresh cut flowers and succulents, hand crafted jams and jellies, homemade baked treats, international cuisine, and much more.
08/03 Jonathan Ospina, W Residences
08/09 Chauncey Sullivan, One Ocean
08/10 David Castro, Mandarin Oriental
08/13 Rommel Velez, Holiday PortMiami
08/13 Pedro Ortega, Diplomat
08/14 Alex Lopez, Loews
08/14 Frederik Mate, Acqualina
08/15 Carlos Berrera, SFCA
Miami Spa Month
August 1 - August 31
South Florida

Spend some time relaxing this summer and take advantage of deals on spa treatments throughout  Miami Spa Month . Luxurious spas across the city are cutting prices on signature services throughout the months of July and August. Whether a solo retreat or a group outing, booking a discounted spa day is a no brainer during the summer holiday.
Miami Spice
August 1 - Septemmber 30
South Florida

Calling all foodies! Miami Spice is an annual showcase of Miami’s hip culinary scene. Enjoy three-course, prix-fixe menus prepared by Miami’s hottest chefs at the best restaurants in the city for a great price (brunch $23, lunch $23 and dinner $39).
African Diaspora Dance and Drum Fest
August 3 - 5
Little Haiti Cultural Complex
212 NE 59 Terrace, Miami, FL 33137

Enjoy African and Caribbean dance, drum and music workshops at the African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida presented by Delou Africa Inc. Bring the whole family to this multicultural arts festival and enjoy festivities such as African folklore storytelling, face painting, drum circles and more. Try your luck with a $20 raffle ticket for a chance to win a trip to South or West Africa. General admission concert tickets start at $35 per person.
International Ballet Festival
August 1 - August 19
Various Theaters

Showcasing the works of more than 200 ballet artists from 20 companies from around the world, the International Ballet Festival returns to Miami in 2018. Performances will take place at venues like Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater , Lehman Theater at Miami Dade College North Campus and Colony Theater . Ticket prices vary.
South Beach Mango Festival
August 5
Lummus Park at 12th St & Ocean Dr
Miami Beach

In celebration of Miami’s mango season, Robert Lansburgh and Chef Allen Susser are launching the first annual South Beach Mango Festival to benefit Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Miami. Taking place at Lummus Park at 12th Street and Ocean Drive, the festival will feature live music, cooking classes, a mango eating contest and lots of yummy mango-inspired dishes. Tickets start at $20.
National Rum Day Fest
August 16
Confidante Hotel, Miami Beach

Join a variety of rum brands and experts at the Confidante Hotel in Miami Beach for the second annual National Rum Day Fest. Savor a glass of rum poolside and listen to live music with fellow enthusiasts. Tickets start at $25 per person and you must be 21 or over to attend.
Thank you to our index sponsors:
Florida Track Days
August 12
Homestead-Miami Speedway

The Homestead-Miami Speedway is hosting Florida Track Days, an annual event giving motorcycle riders the opportunity to ride their bikes in a safe and controlled environment. There will also be a new track rider school with free gear rental for novice riders. Admission for the novice group is $205 per person.
Miami Marlins
vs. St. Louis
08/06: 7:10pm
08/07: 7:10pm
08/08: 7:10pm

vs. NY Mets
08/10: 7:10pm
08/11: 7:10pm
08/12: 1:10pm

Adrienne Arsht
Performing Arts Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
South Florida Concert Venues
AmericanAirlines Arena
BB&T Center
Cruzan Amphitheatre
Bayfront Park
Fillmore Miami Beach
Hard Rock Stadium

17315 Collins Ave
Sunny Isles, FL

A beloved Miami destination returns to Sunny Isles on August 8, 2018. Worth the decade-long wait, BALEENkitchen reintroduces itself to the city of Miami as the globally-inspired, locally-sourced dining outpost at Sole on the Ocean, a Noble House Resort.
Mason Eatery

3470 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

This all-day and all-night diner from Brian Nasajon, the chef behind the popular eatery, Beaker & Gray, eature a menu of diner cuisine with new spins and Jewish and Latin influences. Think “piled-high” sandwiches from the traditional Rueben to the not-so-traditional medianoche, Belgian waffles, pancakes and challah French toast. To wash it all down, guests can sip on beer and wine based cocktails by Beaker & Gray’s Ben Potts, plus juices, and wines and beers by the glass.
Jackson Hall

1050 NW 14th St
Miami, FL 33136

This “health focused” food hall, just a stones throw away from Jackson’s Medical District, offers up a choice of six different counter-service eateries including a Middle Eastern spot, a Hawaiian poke bowl restaurant, a deli, a market with grab-and-go items; and a second outpost of della bowls and Charcoal, plus a central bar to wash all those good-for-you bites down with.
Florida Wildlife Adventure

Florida Wildlife Adventure gives you the opportunity to plan a Hunting or Outdoor Florida vacation. By adding an activity to the Adventure Cart you are creating a custom package for quote. We will personally contact you with pricing and availability for all activities from a day hog hunt to a full 10 day adventure vacation package.
Super Flight: Jungle Island

Perfect for your first time experience. Get suited up and go through flight training with our experienced crew. Warm up and stretch pre-flight, then hop aboard and experience your 2-minute flight with the help of an instructor.
Special equipment provided: Flying suit, helmet, goggles, gloves, and earplugs.
The Bass (Renovated)

The Bass is Miami Beach's contemporary art museum. Focusing on exhibitions of international contemporary art. The exhibition program encompasses a wide range of media and artistic points of view that bring new thought to the diverse cultural context of Miami Beach.
Top Golf Miami Gardens

Topgolf is the premier golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favorite local hangout. Score even bigger with Topgolf's extensive food and beverage menu that is sure to impress even the pickiest foodies. It's not golf - it's Topgolf. Give it a shot!
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Diplomat Beach Resort
Charlie Phynes Garcia

The Diplomat and the staff was very great in helping me plan my proposal. Charlotte was the one who got everything organized and made sure everything went as planned. Charlotte responded to all questions very quickly and made our proposal a dream come true to remember and cherish forever. Without her help it would not have turned out as beautiful as it did. Special thanks to Charlotte...who made our special day so memorable.

SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
Editor: Joey Oros

We hope that you enjoyed this edition of Maestro.