Tuesday, March 16, 2021
We continue to provide our residents and businesses with the latest updates from the City of Miami Beach during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the latest news and updates below.
COVID-19 Updates
North Beach Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office will host their weekly food distribution in North Beach tomorrow, March 17.

Wednesday, March 17
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
COVID-19 Testing
Drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing continues on 17 Street and Convention Center Drive. We encourage you to pre-register for the walk-up site by clicking here or make your appointment for the drive-thru site here.

Visit our 'Testing' tab to view detailed testing information.

COVID-19 Vaccines
Miami-Dade County continues to work with hospital and healthcare partners to vaccinate members of our community against COVID-19 as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Appointments can be made through a scheduling tool, as more vaccines become available, at miamidade.gov/vaccine. The website is also available in Spanish at miamidade.gov/vacuna. The site also includes information on federally-run and state-run vaccination locations as well as private locations (CVS Health, Publix, Walmart, Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Mas, etc).

For updated information about where vaccines are currently available and to answer frequently asked questions about the vaccine, please click here. Visit our 'Vaccine' tab to view additional vaccine information.

What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
Click here to learn more on what you can expect post vaccination and some helpful tips.
General City Updates
Town Hall with Commissioner Meiner
Commissioner Steven Meiner will host a virtual Town Hall meeting tonight, March 16 to discuss policing spring break, the City Manager selection, heritage landscaping, an update on the Deauville, celebrity soccer match, the Byron Carlyle and a preview of the March 17 Commission meeting.

Tuesday, March 16
5:30 PM

To participate/provide comments, join via the webinar link here: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/82929639444. To call in: 301.715.8592 or 877.853.5257 (toll free). The Webinar ID: 829 2963 9444.
Commission Meeting / Presentation and Awards
There will be a Commission/Presentation and Awards Meeting hosted virtually tomorrow, March 17 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom here: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/81392857671The 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 929.205.6099 or 888.475.4499 (toll free).  The Webinar ID is 813 9285 7671. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Design Review Board Meeting
There will be a Design Review Board Meeting hosted virtually on Thursday, March 18 at 9 a.m. via Zoom here: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/82273941924The 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 929.205.6099 or 888.475.4499 (toll free).  The Webinar ID is 822 7394 1924. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Culture Crawl - This Thursday!
It's that time of the month, where we open up the doors to some of the world’s best cultural institutions to provide you with a night of free, unique, unforgettable and safe experiences! Join us this Thursday, March 18 for another edition of Culture Crawl.

Thursday, March 18
6 PM - 9 PM

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. The majority of the programming is accessible by foot and by bike, but we will also offer one dedicated free trolley (the white ones) that will drop you off and pick you up at our dedicated Culture Crawl stops.

Click here to view the listings and check back regularly for updates, see you on the crawl!
Flamingo Pool Playground Project
The Parks and Recreation Department will be temporarily closing the children's pool playground at the Flamingo Park Pool Facility. The improvements at this facility will include the replacement of the pool playground equipment.

This project is expected to begin on Monday, March 22 and should be completed by Monday, May 31, weather permitting.
41 Street BID Public Meeting
Please join the City of Miami Beach for a public meeting on the creation of a Business Improvement District (BID) within the 41 Street Corridor. This is a public meeting for informational purposes only.

Tuesday, March 23
6 PM
Join the virtual public meeting: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/97073380429 Via phone: 301.715.8592. The Webinar ID: 970 7338 0429.

Meeting attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the formation of a BID and speak to the Executive Directors of the Lincoln Road BID and the Washington Avenue BID. For more information, please contact the Economic Development department at mbbiz@miamibeachfl.gov.
Summer Camp Registration is Open
Summer break is around the corner and it's time to think about how your kids will be enjoying their summer!

Summer camp online registration is open for Miami Beach residents at register.miamibeachparks.com. View the schedule of registration below:

Summer Camp
  • Nonresidents: March 29
Specialty Camp
  • Miami Beach Residents: March 29
  • Nonresidents: April 12
Camp for Tots
  • Miami Beach Residents: March 29
  • Nonresidents: April 12

Learn more about our summer camps here and register today!
Register for Spring Camps Today!
Spring into the new season with Parks and Recreation camp! From March 29 through April 2, we will be offering spring camp for Miami Beach residents in grades K-12 and spring camp for tots for Miami Beach residents from 3 to 4 years old.

Both camps will be offered Monday through Friday at a cost of $106 for Miami Beach residents. Spring camp is available for children that are not currently enrolled in our after school programs.

Registration is now open, register today at register.miamibeachparks.com.
Camp will be offered Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM at:
  • Flamingo Park
  • Scott Rakow Youth Center
  • North Shore Park Youth Center
Camp will be offered Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM at:
  • South Pointe Park
Sweet Treats for Every Bunny
Send your family and friends a sweet basket filled with surprises this spring!

Small and deluxe baskets made by our entrepreneur Teen Club program are available for sale now through Wednesday, March 31 on register.miamibeachparks.com

Quantities are limited and baskets range in price from $10 to $15. Deliveries will take place on April 2 to Miami Beach households only.
South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Celebrate 20 years on the sand with SOBEWFF®! Miami Beach residents have the opportunity to purchase select tickets to the 2021 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One events at a discounted rate NOW during the pre-sale period. Tickets will open to the public on March 22. The Festival has raised more than $31.8 million to date for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.

Residents are eligible to redeem a 15% Discount, applied to the purchase of two (2) tickets maximum, to one single event of their choice selected from the below list. All tickets must be purchased with a billing address to a Miami Beach zip code – 33139, 33140 or 33141.
  • Thursday, May 20 - Italian Bites on the Beach sponsored by Havas House hosted by Giada De Laurentiis
  • Friday, May 21 - Heineken Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons® hosted by Bobby Flay
  • Friday, May 21 or Saturday, May 22 - Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best
  • Saturday, May 22 - Bootcamp & Bites hosted by Robert Irvine
  • Saturday, May 22 - Champagne BubbleQ® hosted by Guy Fieri
  • Saturday, May 22 or Sunday, May 23 - Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village featuring Grand Tasting Tents & Publix Culinary Demonstrations sponsored by Sub-Zero Group Southeast
  • Sunday, May 23 - BACARDI’s Best of the Fest hosted by Andrew Zimmern

The offer cannot be combined with any other pre-sale promotions that the Festival may be running during this period. The 15% Discount is applied to the base price of a ticket, and is not applied to any applicable taxes or fees.

To take advantage of the promotion, residents of City of Miami Beach must call 305.627.1173 during business hours, Monday to Friday (9:30 a.m. EST – 4:30 p.m. EST), for the duration of the promotion, and provide payment using a credit card with a Miami Beach billing zip code. Online ordering is not available for this pre-sale promotion. Orders must be placed via phone no later than 4:30 p.m. ET on March 19, 2021.
Parks & Rec Corner
Get moving with the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department with tai chi and pickle ball!

Visit register.miamibeachparks.com and let's create memories together!
Enjoy free yoga sessions after work throughout the week!

Mondays & Wednesdays at 6 PM
Collins Park | 2100 Collins Avenue

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6 PM
North Shore Park Bandshell | 7275 Collins Avenue
Each Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. to start your morning right!

On the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month: Scott Rakow Youth Center | 2700 Sheridan Avenue
On the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month:
Stillwater Park | 8440 Hawthrone Avenue
Get moving with African Dance & Drums classes.

North Shore Park Youth Center
2nd & 4th Saturday of each month at 11 AM
Let your moves fly with Zumba.

North Shore Park
M/W/Th/F at 6:30 PM & Sat 9:30 AM

Scott Rakow Youth Center
Tues/Th at 10 AM
Family Cooking Classes
The Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Common Threads has brought back family cooking classes!

These Sunday classes focus on family participation, healthy ingredient substitutions and convenient cost-saving recipes. Their goal is to teach families how to cook together and incorporate healthy habits at home, while maintaining their existing traditions.

Sessions are on going on select Sundays now through May with two time slots, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Scott Rakow Youth Center.

To register, visit register.miamibeachparks.com. Registration is ongoing based on availability, space is limited!
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).