South Florida Center for Percussive Arts is bringing together West Kendall locals for coffee and drumming to connect those that share a goal of bringing more arts events to our area’s public spaces. West Kendall's lack of programming forces its residents to engage with the arts far away from home, missing out on the community-building effects of cultural events. We will discuss past and current efforts, projects in the works, and ongoing opportunities for advocacy over coffee and drumming.
Step outside of your food comfort zone! Join Vismaya Rubin (Living in GRATITUDE Today) and Sandra Hanesworth (FunNapped) for an evening of FunVersations, connecting with local South Florida people, and creating community. Break bread with some new friends and try some local Jamaican food for your first time! Our goal is to bring people together who don't know each other, so feel free to bring a friend or two. Step outside of yourself and learn something new about YOU and the people in our community! Food and drinks are available for purchase. Please come hungry!
As a community, we must take steps towards normalizing the inclusion of athletes of diverse abilities in the various sporting events and activities taking place in Miami. One way to include athletes in the narrative is by making events as inclusive as possible. ThumbsUp International, together with the Baptist Health Run Club of South Beach, is bringing together walkers and runners of diverse abilities to participate in a community running event that takes place every Thursday evening starting at the Nike Store on Lincoln Road. This event will be done with a focus on inclusivity, so please come as you are and run/walk/wheel with us!
The Friends of the Stirling Road Library Group is bringing together South Florida locals for an evening of swapping stories. Come listen to ten participants of all ages tell a story from the heart and discover the themes that connect us.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be without a home? Did you know that there are 7,057 homeless people in Miami-Dade and over 4,000 living on the streets on an average night? United Way of Miami-Dade and the Community Justice Project are bringing together South Florida locals to walk in the shoes of some of our communities most vulnerable people. United Way has developed a community simulation activity that shows different scenarios and issues that can contribute to homelessness. This activity will inform and suggest the proper level of care and service needed to support those facing homelessness.
Join our political party! The twist? Leave your debating chops at home. This party is all about finding common ground with your neighbors, enjoying drinks and light bites, and breaking the ice with fun games and conversation! May 2nd from 6 - 9 p.m., head over to Ball & Chain on Calle Ocho for a Connection Experience filled with lively discussion, new friendships, and live music on the iconic Pineapple Stage!
The Children's Movement of Florida, in partnership with Miami Children's Initiative, invites all South Florida locals to connect on a deeper level and share the challenges Miamians face in giving children the best start possible. We will watch excerpts of the No Small Matter documentary and share our different experiences and perspectives on the importance of the first years of a human life.
Anti-Defamation League is bringing together the Miami Beach community for a night of celebration to honor the work that all their public schools did this year to combat bullying, promote respect and inclusion. The evening will include spoken word, student performances, and schools will receive the ADL No Place For Hate designation.
Stirling Library Friends and Cinema Paradiso, a Hollywood landmark, is bringing together South Florida locals for a showing of Ramen Shop, a film focused on a young ramen chef who leaves his hometown in Japan to embark on a culinary journey to Singapore to find out the truth about his past. A discussion for all the foreign film lovers across Broward County will be held after the showing. Admission is $9 (comes with free popcorn for Friends of the Stirling Road Library.
We will have free ramen noodles from 12:45-1:30 so come and grab a bite to eat before the movie!
Art and Culture Center is bringing together Broward locals for a brown bag lunch filled with an immersive video and sculptural installations with Curator, Laura Marsh. We will share and explore the love of the arts and build new relationships
South Florida, due to its transient nature is a place which has a weak relationship between military members, veterans and the community. The veteran community is seen as mentally ill, incapable or is misunderstood as a whole. Act-2 wants to disperse these thoughts and narrative with this event. Act 2 wants to bring together combat veterans, entrepreneurs and local community leaders to have a simple sit down lunch and begin a new dialogue with one another.