Mid-May 2019 Newsletter
Vol. 7 No. 9
Thank you to our map sponsors
Members News
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Surfside Events

Surfside Third Thursdays
Energize with Zumba
05/16: 6-9pm
95th St between Collins & Harding Ave

Be sure to join us for Zumba, health and wellness activities, live music and more!
Lincoln Road

Yoga on Lincoln Road; Offered 10 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Euclid Avenue and Lincoln Road. Yoga classes are free and dog-friendly, and kids are encouraged to join in on the fun.
05/01 Gary Figler, 1Hotel
05/01 Emmanuel Bencosme, Surf Club
05/01 Camilla Sumrall, Surfcomber
05/06 Maria Atehortua, W South Beach
05/07 Priscilla Mendonca, St. Regis Res.
05/10 Orlando Marquez, Fontainebleau
05/11 Marjorie Sabbat, MarriottBiscayne
05/12 Gabriela Quiones, EAST Condo
05/13 Pedro Alvarado, Riviera Hotel
05/17 Damion Richards, Four Seasons DT
05/18 Amber Arias, Fontainebleau
05/22 Freddy Frances, SLS South Beach
05/24 Katalina Calderon, Williams Island
05/29 Boro Nikoloski, Mandarin Oriental
05/31 Karla Ferrer, Four Seasons DT
Redland International Orchid Festival
May 17-19
Fruit and Spice Park
Homestead, FL

Head to the lushly landscaped Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead for one of the largest annual orchid shows in the country. The Redland International Orchid Show is a three-day event open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and featuring more than 50 booths of orchid vendors, classes and a lecture series. Tickets are available at the door for $10 per person or purchase a three-day pass for $25.
Haitian Compas Festival
May 18
Mana Wynwood
Wynwood, Miami, FL

Celebrate the sounds of Haiti at the annual Haitian Compas Festival, featuring dozens of the best musicians from Haiti. Tickets start at $45 for the concert, plus there are special packages that include access to official parties.
Sizzle Miami
May 23-27
Various Locations
Miami, FL

One of the hottest events on the LGBT+ party circuit, Sizzle Miami features five days of day and night events. Whether in a dance club, on the beach or aboard a yacht, there are a variety of venues to party with a cause. Ticket prices vary depending on the event.
Out In The Tropics
May 24 - June 24
Various Venues
Miami, FL

Enjoy a month of presentations by artists addressing issues ranging from politics to sexuality. The 10th season of Out in the Tropics presented by FUNDarte will feature a variety of performances at venues such as Centro Cultural Español, The Gleason Room at The Fillmore, The Miami Beach Botanical Garden and more. Tickets start at $25.
Coconut Grove Food & Wine Festival
May 25
Regatta Park
Coconut Grove, FL

Celebrating its 25th edition, the Coconut Grove Food & Wine Festival is happening at waterfront Regatta Park on Saturday May 25, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sample some of the best eats from the Grove’s most popular restaurants, as well as plenty of fine wine and cocktails. Plus, there will be live music. General admission tickets start at $25 and VIP access (including unlimited drinks) is $75 per person.
Air & Sea Show & The Musical Explosion
May 25-26
Lummus Park between 11th & 14th St
Miami Beach, FL

Happening on Memorial Day Weekend, the Air & Sea Show is a two-day event presented by Hyundai on Miami Beach that will showcase and salute all five branches of the United States military with jet flyovers and stunts, extreme water sports and more. Dubbed “The Musical Explosion,” there will also be a concert as well-known artists perform on stage while jets fly overhead. Expect fireworks, sand sculpting, lumberjack shows, motocross exhibition and a kids fun zone. The event is free and open to the public.
Best of the Best Music Fest
May 26
Bayfront Park
Downtown, Miami, FL

Featuring local and national acts, the annual Best of the Best Music Fest showcases bands across a range of genres including hip-hop, reggae, pop and more. The concert takes place on the waterfront at Miami’s Bayfront Park. General admission tickets are available for $30 and VIP tickets start at $120.
Memorial Day
May 28
Various Locations
Miami, FL

Not only is Memorial Day a federal holiday dedicated to remembering those who gave their life while serving in the armed forces, it’s also the unofficial kick-off for summer vacation season. In Miami, there are a variety of ways to commemorate the three-day weekend. Check out some of our recommendations on how to spend Memorial Day Weekend in Miami.
Thank you to our Index sponsors
Miami Marlins
vs. Tampa Bay
05/15: 7:10pm

vs. New York
05/17: 7:10pm
05/18: 4:10pm
05/19: 1:10pm

vs. San Francisco
05/28: 7:10pm
05/29: 7:10pm
05/30: 1:10pm

Arts & Concerts
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
Featured Restaurants
Palme d'Or
1200 Anastasia Ave
Coral Gables, FL 3134

At Palme d’Or, guests receive a delicious meal prepared by Michelin starred and James Beard “Rising Star” Chef Gregory Pugin. With a farm to table approach, Pugin brings together fresh, local and sustainable ingredients and utilizes modern techniques to ensure every guest feels something both new and nostalgic—something that is lacking among the newly constructed dining rooms and modern menus of today.
(inside St. Roch Market)
140 NE 39th Street
Suite 241
Miami, FL 33137

ITAMAE, located at the St. Roch Market in the Miami Design District, is a Nikkei-inspired restaurant. Chef’s Fernando, Nando and Valerie Chang create dishes rooted in Peruvian-Japanese flavors and traditions, while also celebrating local and seasonal ingredients.
Time Out Market
1601 Drexel Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Like in Lisbon, Miami follows a simple rule when it comes to curation: if it’s good, it goes in the magazine; if it’s great, it goes in the market. Truly, a meal at Time Out Market Miami means you’re digging your collective forks into the most delicious dishes in Miami, cooked by the utmost talents in the city. What you’ll find inside is a hand-selected sample of everything you’ll want to eat, drink and see in the 305 all under one roof.
Wall of Fame
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St. Regis Bal Harbour
Jennifer Brody

I am thankful for Jennifer, Concierge. She secured us a very hard to come by reservation at Thomas Keller’s new restaurant Surf Club.
1 Hotel
Rosa Rosario

Special thanks go to Rosa at the concierge desk and Geoffrey at reception. Rosa recommended an incredible restaurant that was able to meet the diverse needs and wants of everyone in my family, and she and Geoffrey worked to secure a late checkout for us when we were in a bit of a bind, even though the hotel was booked for a busy upcoming weekend.
Eddy Bellbay
The concierge Eddy Bellbay was so helpful and efficient getting our luggage together and getting us a car to get us to the airport on time when we left!

SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
Editor: Joey Oros

We hope that you enjoyed this edition of Maestro.