November 2018 Newsletter
Vol. 6 No. 22

Thank you to our map sponsors:
Miami Cross Bay Express

  • Fare: $5 fare (each direction) 
  • Frequency: every 30 minutes
  • Hours: Noon to Midnight, 7 days a week
  • Capacity: 66 passengers per vehicle
  • Miami Stops: Bayside Marketplace, Frost Museum
  • Miami Beach Stop: Washington Avenue and 5th Street
Jeter Unveils New Marlins Logo

"So out goes the orange uniforms introduced by previous owner Jeffrey Loria when the team moved into Marlins Park in 2012..."

Visit Frost Science on Thanksgiving weekend to experience the  “Science Circus: The Physics of Fun!”  From  Friday, November 23 to Sunday, November 25 , comic and science educator Rhys Thomas will be hosting his popular live show that blends science, comedy and circus acts while exploring Newtonian physics. Be prepared for a surprising and thrilling exploration into gravity, gyroscopics and more through bowling ball juggling, glass bowl spinning and other acrobalance show acts. Add the irresistible force of levity and that’s what the Science Circus is all about!
Shows will take place at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily on the MeLaβ exhibition stage inside the Baptist Health South Florida Gallery from Friday, November 23 to Sunday, November 25. Included with museum admission.
The Polar Express Train Ride

This is an event you don’t want to miss! Enjoy the re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a Brightline train. Guests will enjoy hot chocolate, treats by dancing chefs, a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa boards the train to greet families. Attendants lead guests in caroling and fun holiday activities on the return trip to the station. Visit  to book your tickets.
Buzzer Beater Train to Miami Heat Games

The Miami HEAT season is back and as the official train partner we are offering $10 rides on trains from both West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale on game days.
Surfside Events

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 24

Support and patronize Surfside’s small businesses. Mark your calendar for the Saturday after Thanksgiving to pound the pavement down Surfside’s Harding Avenue alongside an estimated 108 million consumers who last year shopped or dined during Small Business Saturday in their communities. To learn more about businesses in the Surfside area, please visit
Aventura Mall Happenings

Santa's Arrival
November 17: 5pm

Celebrate the holiday season and be among the first to welcome Santa to Aventura Mall on Saturday, November 17 beginning at 5 p.m. A parade beginning on the Upper Level, New Wing, featuring holiday characters will guide guests to the Santa Set located next to the Apple store from 5:30 pm-6 p.m., which will immediately open for pictures. Upper Level, New Wing at 5:00 pm
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.
New Hours of Operation

Wednesday to Sunday: 10am to 5PM
Monday & Tuesday: Park Closed.

*Note that VIP Tours and SuperFlight are still operating Monday and Tuesday. VIP’s are available at 10am and 1PM and SuperFlight from 10am to 8PM
11/02 Hanoy Robertson, Hyde Resort
11/06 Wendy Finot, Dream Hotel
11/07 Tatiana Rengifo, Fontainebleau
11/09 Ulrike von Gerlach, Continuum
11/11 Tatiana Echeverri, Penninsula
11/12 Sanya Blumberg, Nobu Eden Roc
11/13 Fernando Valverde, Continuum
11/13 Richard Montenegro, Mondrian
11/14 John Durham
11/15 Julio Rivera, Delano Hotel
11/19 Juan Carlos Gonzalez, MB Resort
11/22 Ken Paul Agravante, Shoreclub
11/23 Yuri Nacimiento, Grand Beach
11/25 Martin Padro, InterContinental
11/27 Luis Pagan, Echo Brickell Residence
11/27 Nelson Llama, Four Seasons Res.
11/28 Mariano Carron, Sagamore
Miami Live Month
November 1 - 30
South Florida

During the entire month of November, Miami Live Arts Month features special access to concerts, dance performances, comedy shows, poetry readings and lots of great live entertainment.
Santa's Enchanted Forest
November - January 6
Tropical Park, Miami, FL

The largest holiday theme park in the world, Santa’s Enchanted Forest is happening again this season at Miami's Tropical Park. Enjoy carnival rides, shows, games, a 92-foot tall Christmas tree and more than three million Christmas lights. Ride the ferris wheel, a roller coaster or play in a fun house. Single day and season passes are available. Children ages 2 and under are free. The park is open from November until the beginning of January 2019.
NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend
November 16-18
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Homestead, FL

Rev up your engines for the NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Who will be this year's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion? It all comes down to the 2018 Ford EcoBoost 400 on November 18th. Tickets start at $75 per person for two-day general admission and go up to $400 for the 2018 Speedway Club Package.
Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest
November 14-18
Gateway Park
Sunny Isles, FL

The 11th annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest will feature talented jazz musicians at Gateway Park on Saturday, November 17. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Mix and mingle with the crowd and enjoy smooth sounds by your favorite musicians in this scenic outdoor performance area. General admission is free and VIP is $50 per person.
Celebrity Beach Soccer Match
November 17: 11am - 3pm
W Hotel South Beach
Miami Beach, FL

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit and GACP Sports are hosting their first annual Celebrity Soccer Match on Saturday, November 17 on the beach at W Hotel South Beach. Models, athletes, influencers and comedians will compete in the match, with proceeds benefiting Best Buddies. The fun continues later that evening at th e World Futbol Gala, at the Miami Marine Stadium at 9 p.m., raising funds for the Little Lighthouse Foundation. The evening will feature 15 food stations with cuisine from around the world, artisanal cocktails, bubbly and wine, in addition to live entertainers, DJs and interactive booth activations. Early bird tickets for the soccer match start at $50, and general admission to the gala is $250 per person.
Chamber South Miami Art Festival
November 17-18
Sunset Drive
Between US 1 & SW 57th Ave
Miami, FL

Hosted by Chamber South, the annual South Miami Art Festival is scheduled to take place along Sunset Drive between U.S. Highway 1 and SW 57th Avenue. The event will include more than 100 artists from around the world representing art forms ranging from ceramics and clay to jewelry and metalwork, as well as painting and photography. Admission is free.
Thank you to our index sponsors:
Miami Dolphins
vs. Colts
11/25: 4:25pm
Florida Panthers
vs. Chicago
11/24: 7:00pm

vs. New Jersey
11/26: 7:00pm

vs. Anaheim
11/28: 7:00pm

vs. Buffalo
11/30: 7:00pm

vs. Tampa Bay
12/01: 7:00pm

Miami Hurricanes
vs. Pittsburgh
11/24: 3:30pm
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
90 NE 39th Street
Miami, FL 33137

Swan is the perfect addition to bustling city Miami. The Ken Fulk-designed restaurant features executive chef  Jean Imbert’s  Modern Chic cuisine , a menu that focuses on local ingredients and clean eating with a global influence.
The Jim and Neesie
3120 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

Located inside the new Generator Hostel, The Jim and Neesie serves up plenty of frozen drinks and low ABV cocktails along with dishes like ceviche, burgers, pastas and more, all in a hip yet approachable setting.
Ono Poke Shop
2320 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

Poke shops are becoming a dime a dozen in this town, but Ono Poke stands out from the pack. Led by a Makoto vet, it features a selection of poke bowls plus create-your-own varieties in a fast causal, Hawaiian themed setting.
Knausberry Farm: OPEN

Over the years—along with the strawberries—assorted baked goods, vegetables, and ice cream have become available for sale at Knaus Berry Farm.
Knaus Berry Farm also has U-Pick strawberries and tomatoes
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.
Spearfishing in Miami

The sea of Miami is characterized by clean waters and variety of fish that inhabit coral reef and shipwrecks. Learn with Jorge Mario, Cuban spearfishing national champion and expert guide.
Santa's Enchanted Forest

The largest holiday theme park in the world, Santa’s Enchanted Forest is happening again this season at Miami's Tropical Park. Enjoy carnival rides, shows, games, a 92-foot tall Christmas tree and more than three million Christmas lights. Ride the ferris wheel, a roller coaster or play in a fun house. Single day and season passes are available. Children ages 2 and under are free. The park is open from November until the beginning of January 2019.
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The Diplomat
Charlie Phynes Garcia

What made this stay so special was Charlotte from the Concierge at the Diplomat. I received a text from Charlotte literally as I was getting off the plane at the Ft Lauderdale airport. She asked me what she could do to help during my stay. I was looking for an early check in for a special occasion. Charlotte really went above and beyond to make this stay incredible for this special occasion.

SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
Editor: Joey Oros

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