E-NEWS: Oct. 19, 2022
Mark your calendar: Halloween weekend roundup
Trick or Treat on Miracle Mile
Join us on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 3 to 8 p.m. as you stroll through the City Beautiful's most iconic street. You'll be able to listen to scary stories, participate in games and costume contests, take a selfie,and of course, trick or treat for goodies. Look out for balloons to locate candy stations.
Day of the Dead celebration
The Consulate General of Mexico in Miami and the City of Coral Gables present the third annual celebration of Day of the Dead on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 4 to 9 p.m. on Biltmore Way, across from City Hall. Attendees will enjoy music and dance from different regions of Mexico at this outdoor community celebration.

Catch a thriller at the cinema
Commissioner Kirk Menendez invites residents ages 40+ to join him for an afternoon at the Coral Gables Art Cinema to watch the 1976 supernatural horror film “The Omen,” on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the Adult Activity Center or online at www.playgables.com. Tickets may be available at the door.
Watch pumpkins float at the Venetian Pool

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. as we light up the dark waters of the historic Venetian Pool and watch your spook-tacularly carved pumpkins float. Family tickets for four include pumpkin, carving tools, treats, and a trick-or-treat zone for kids.


Seek the heat


The Rotary Club of Coral Gables Chili Chillin’ Cookoff returns just in time for Halloween. Twenty chefs will cook up their favorite recipes on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park, 2810 Ponce de Leon Blvd. There will be games, a bounce house, music, and a costume contest. Cost is $10 per entry.
Nightmare at 405 Haunted House
Join us on Halloween, Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m. for a night of terror as you walk through the scare zones at the War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive. Those who dare to enter will receive a treat after being tricked. Not suitable for children younger than 5 years.

News and Updates
National Arts and Humanities Month
Mayor Vince Lago proclaimed October as National Arts and Humanities Month in Coral Gables. Mike Eidson, founder of Coral Gables’ newest art organization, Sanctuary of the Arts, accepted the proclamation on behalf of the many artists and arts organizations that enrich the cultural life of the City Beautiful. During the presentation there was a performance by cellist Javier Hernandez.

“I salute Mr. Eidson for his work in establishing the Sanctuary of the Arts in our city,” said Lago. “This art-led institution will provide residents and visitors the opportunity to experience events, performances, and activities in our downtown.”
Harvest market returns
The North Gables Harvest Market reopens for its second season on Saturday, Oct. 22. The market will be open every Saturday through Dec. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. along the 100 block of Minorca Ave. The market will feature locally grown produce, artisan foods, local Gables’ restaurant delights, handmade arts and crafts, specialty products, and more. There will be music and kids' activities, as well as alfresco dining available.
Photo contest opportunity
The city will be hosting its annual photo contest in celebration of Florida City Government Week. To enter for a chance to win a family day pass to the Venetian Pool, submit a photo, graphic, or video clip that showcases your pride to be #PartofGables on the city's Instagram page. Share photos with the hashtags #PartofGables and #FLCityWeek through Oct. 23, 2022.
Celebrate inclusivity for all

Adventure Day for All takes place this Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Salvadore Park. This annual event celebrating disability awareness and inclusion is designed for all ages and abilities. The festival will feature a build and race zone, interactive drumming with South Florida Center for Percussive Arts, a misting station, a demonstration by US National Power Soccer Team, food vendors, and much more. For additional information, contact parks@coralgables.com.
Air Potato Patrol
The Air Potato Patrol continues its work through the City Beautiful as it stops at the Merrick House. Watch Air Potato Patrolman Tommy Pozo pull the invasive vines from the historic site's gardens.

Join the effort and bring air potato bulbs to the Adventure Day for All celebration this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and for every pound of bulbils collected, receive a $10 gift certificate to Books & Books courtesy of Commissioner Rhonda Anderson.
Why Coral Gables? continues
Tune in for the second installment of Why Coral Gables? campaign featuring Amerant Bank. The LinkedIn video series showcases some of the largest multinational companies that have chosen the City Beautiful as their home. Tune in over the next four Thursdays as we learn why these companies selected Coral Gables and follow us on LinkedIn to hear the latest news from the City of Coral Gables.
Stay informed
Upcoming Sunshine Meetings
A walk-through Sunshine Meeting will take place on Friday, Oct. 21 at 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Venetia Terrace and Columbus Blvd. for the purpose of discussing sidewalks.

A Sunshine Meeting regarding solid waste will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. at City Hall, Commission Chambers. Join members of the City Commission as they discuss this important topic.
Upcoming Public Events
Oct.
19 - 26
Historic Preservation Board with
Landmarks Advisory Board: Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m.
Historic Preservation Board: Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Youth Advisory Board: Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.
Board of Architects: Thursday, Oct. 20 at 9 a.m.
School Community Relations Committee: Friday, Oct. 21 at 8:30 a.m.
Walk-through Sunshine Meeting re: sidewalks: Friday, Oct. 21 at 8:30 a.m.
City Commission: Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 9 a.m.
Budget/Audit Advisory Board: Thursday, Oct. 26 at 8 a.m.
Sustainability Advisory Board: Thursday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.
Parking Advisory Board: Thursday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m.
City Commission
Mayor
Vince Lago
Vice Mayor
Michael Mena
Commissioner
Jorge L. Fors, Jr.
Commissioner
Rhonda Anderson
Commissioner
Kirk R. Menendez
City Manager
Peter Iglesias
City Attorney
Miriam Soler Ramos
City Clerk
Billy Urquia
City of Coral Gables
2151 Salzedo Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tel: 305-446-6800
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