Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Yesterday, an appellate court ruled to allow Miami-Dade County to enforce the midnight to 6 a.m. curfew.

The curfew will once again be enforced in the City of Miami Beach for residents and businesses beginning tonight. 

Read the County Mayor's statement here.

COVID-19 Updates
North Beach Food Distribution
South Florida Seniors in Action and Commissioner David Richardson will host their weekly food distribution tomorrow, October 21 in North Beach.

Wednesday, October 21
9 AM - 11 AM
8700 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL

The food distribution is on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Please remain in your car and open the trunk when it's your turn in line.

If you do not have a car and would like to qualify for food assistance, please call or register online. Phone: 305.604.CITY (2489) or www.miamibeachfl.gov/food
Low Cost Internet
Atlantic Broadband is offering low cost internet to assist qualified households in providing students with access to the internet for online learning.

For more information click here or call 855.594.1249.

To view the flyer in Spanish, click here.
General City Updates
Election Season
With election day exactly two weeks away, it's time to get to the polls! Visit our City webpage for more information on the November 3 General Election and view our bilingual Voter's Guide with information on the six city questions that will be on the ballot.

Early voting is underway now through November 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can vote early at any Miami-Dade County Early Voting site, including the two sites located in the City of Miami Beach:
  • Miami Beach City Hall (First Floor Conference Room) | 1700 Convention Center Drive
  • North Shore Branch Library | 7501 Collins Avenue

The deadline to request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot is 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 24. To view important dates and deadlines, click here.

It is our civic duty to vote in not just national elections but, on the local level too! Make your voices be heard and vote.

Click here to view the voter's guide video in Spanish.
Miami Beach Open House
The City of Miami Beach is investing in the revitalization of its commercial corridors with an experiential cultural artist residency within vacant spaces. The “Miami Beach Open House” program aims to activate empty spaces in Miami Beach commercial districts while at the same time supporting the revitalization of the arts community. Privately owned vacant spaces will serve as free workspaces, studios, exhibition space and communal areas that encourage dialogue and collaboration.
 
The residency program will provide free space and financial support to qualifying artists and nonprofit cultural organizations. A stipend of $2,500 will accompany each occupancy. Artists will be encouraged to sell their works, build networks, collaborate with Miami Beach institutions and exhibit their creations. Through this project, property owners will bring innovative cultural business to Miami Beach by creating a place for cultural tourism.
 
Artists and cultural organizations may submit applications of interest beginning today through Friday, November 13, 2020 by clicking here. Property owners with vacant spaces who wish to participate in the program should contact Rickelle Williams, director of the city’s economic development department at 305.673.7572 or via email at rickellewilliams@miamibeachfl.gov.
Halloween with Parks & Rec
The city's Parks and Recreation team is celebrating Halloween all month long!

From virtual happenings to a drive-in movie, we're having some fun this Halloween.

Drive-In Movie
Enjoy a Halloween drive-in movie with your family and friends. Get in the spirit and also participate in our Halloween Car Decorating Contest. Those with the most creative decorations will be judged and prizes will be given.
  • Drive-in Movie & Car Decorating Contest |Thursday, October 22, movie begins at 8 PM, parking lot opens at 7:15 PM | Located at the Convention Center Roof Top Parking at Washington Avenue and 20 Street, $10 per vehicle

Virtual Face Painting Class
We're offering a FREE virtual lesson to learn how to face paint, so you can look your spooky best.
  • Virtual Child Face Painting Class | Friday, October 23 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | City of Miami Beach Facebook Live
Drive-Thru Trick or Treat
Jump in your vehicle with your little supermans or witches and make your way over to the Scott Rakow Youth Center for our drive-thru trick or treating and haunted house avenue!
  • Drive-thru Trick or Treat Street & Haunted Avenue |Saturday, October 31 from 3:30 PM - 5 PM & 6:30 PM - 8 PM |Scott Rakow Youth Center, $5 per vehicle
  • From 3:30 PM - 5 PM (for children ages 3-5): Journey through our drive-thru "Trick or Treat Street" at the Scott Rakow Youth Center parking lot where children ages 3-5 will be greeted by their favorite characters and receive candy.
  • From 6:30 PM - 8 PM (for children ages 6-17): Enter if you dare! Wear your favorite scary costume as you drive through our Haunted Avenue at the Scott Rakow Youth Center parking lot.

Limited tickets are available for the drive-in movie and the drive-thru trick or treating events, they're being sold at: register.miamibeachparks.com.

View all events and share with your friends on Facebook here.

Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. Above we've created several safer, alternative ways to participate! Learn more from the CDC here.
Finance & Economic Resiliency Committee Meeting
The Finance and Economic Resiliency Committee will meet Friday, October 23 at 8 a.m. virtually via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82994124436 The meeting will be streamed live on MBTV Channel 660 on Atlantic Broadband or 99 on AT&T U-Verse.

How to provide spoken public comment during the meeting: The public may provide spoken comment by dialing telephone 301.715.8592 or 888.475.4499 (toll free).  The Webinar ID is 829 9412 4436. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
West Avenue Neighborhood Enhancement
The West Avenue Neighborhood Enhancement Virtual Presentation is now available online at www.miamibeachfL.gov/WestAvenueProject.

Visit the project page to view and download the virtual presentation. Please send us your initial questions and comments on this video’s content via the comment form on the page.

Please submit all questions and comments via the contact form located on the project page by Sunday, October 25 at 5 p.m. Click here to learn more.
Mondays with Micky
Join Commissioner Micky Steinberg for a conversation with our Inspector General Joseph Centorino on Monday, October 26 at 6 p.m. during a virtual Mondays with Micky.

Monday, October 26
6 PM

To join the webinar, click here:

Or call-in 301.715.8592 or 888.475.4499 (Toll Free), the Webinar ID is 859 3549 1028.
COVID-19 Testing
The COVID-19 active virus test and antigen tests (“rapid tests”) continue to be offered at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This antigen test is a nasal swab test with results reported to the patient within 4 hours or less. It is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily or until the site reaches the maximum 350 daily allotted tests. 

The Miami Beach Convention Center testing facility is located on 17 Street and Convention Center Drive. The COVID-19 drive-thru and walk-up testing site is available daily, including weekends, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., except for Thursdays where the site closes at 3:30 p.m. Testing is available for ages 5 and up. Visit our 'Testing' tab to view detailed information on all testing locations, including testing at the Hard Rock Stadium and homebound testing and further details.
Stay Informed
Visit our dedicated, city-related coronavirus webpage at www.miamibeachfl.gov/coronavirus for the most up-to-date information, including important resources, impacts to city services and more.

Our city hotline at 305.604.CITY (2489) is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. You can also email your questions to MBCovid@miamibeachfl.gov. Or connect with us through social media via email, Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter and via text message (text MBAlert to 888777).