Calendar of community events for August / September 2021
Our Local 10 community calendar is back! It’s your one-stop-shop for information on free or low-cost events happening in your community. From music festivals to museum exhibits and everything in between, find out why South Florida is the place to be any day of the week.
Saturday August 14
Family Fest – AYITI: Stories and Songs of Haiti
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132
Time: 1:30 p.m.
As part of its Free Family Fest series, the Adrienne Arsht Center presents this in-person celebration of Haitian culture led by artist and Miami native Inez Barlatier.
Cost: Free, but tickets must be obtained before the show.
For tickets, visit arshtcenter.org.
Virtual Impact Week
Join the Miami Marlins for a fun and interactive way to stay active and fundraise for a great cause. The 5km virtual run / walk can be completed at your leisure from 23-29 August.
5K Run: $ 45, includes Mysterious Marlins figure, 5K run t-shirt and medal
1K run: $ 35, includes 1K run t-shirt and medal
Kids run / walk: $ 25, includes 1K run t-shirt, medal, sunglasses, youth sweater and drawstring bag
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Miami Marlins Foundation Youth Baseball and Softball Wellness, Empowerment, and Youth Programs.
To register, visit https://www.mlb.com/marlins/community/foundation/impact-week?bt_ee=JAi4iKMVh9EMY7XvHFxAOSmtubxNHCd1Cg3bHAmwU6ZXLgusuf6n0cQyL2Bn7hnn&76_ts76002
Until August 31
Free haircuts for teachers and students
McDougle Technical Institute
1901 Northern Federal Highway # 201
Pompano Beach, Florida
Schedule: Tuesday to Friday (by appointment only)
McDougle Technical Institute offers free back-to-school haircuts for kids and teachers. Services include shampoo, haircut and barber services. This special is available Tuesday through Friday during the month of August by appointment only.
For appointments, contact Ms. Kendra or Ms. Perez at (954) 972-0635.
August 28 and various dates, locations in September
The Children’s Trust 2021 Family Show
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Children’s Trust Family Expo returns this year with four pop-up style events in Miami-Dade County. Partnering with existing community events, the family exhibit will feature exhibitors highlighting child care, after-school programming, arts / sports, STEM, health and wellness, special populations, family services and more. There will also be plenty of entertainment, character appearances, animal shows, games and other surprises. All CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 will be followed. The venues for this year’s Family Expo are:
South Miami-Dade (Cutler Bay) – August 28 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Children’s Trust Family Expo at Sweet Home Community Campus, 10701 SW 184th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33157
North Miami-Dade (Miami Gardens) – September 11 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Children’s Trust Family Expo at the PK People Matter Pop-up, 3000 NW 199th Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Central Miami-Dade (HistoryMiami Museum) – September 18 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Children’s Trust Family Expo on Family Fun Day at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33120
West Miami-Dade (Doral) – September 25 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Children’s Trust Family Expo at Jackson West Medical Center, 2801 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, FL 33122
For more information visit TheChildrensTrust.org/FamilyExpo
Until September 30
Restaurants throughout Miami-Dade County
Time: Lunch and dinner
Now in its 20th year, Miami Spice showcases the best of the diverse cuisine of Greater Miami and Miami Beach and invites locals and visitors to enjoy reasonable rates among local favorites and hidden gems. With over 150 participating restaurants spread across every neighborhood in Greater Miami, there are endless opportunities to explore the vibrant destination through food.
Cost: $ 28 (lunch), $ 42 (dinner)
For participating restaurants and more information, visit https://www.miamiandbeaches.com/offers/temptations/miami-spice-months?filter=dining&orderBy=Random&pageNum=2
Saturday August 14
Back to school neighborhood party
11350 Street SW 216
Miami, Florida 33170
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This community event will feature local leaders and a giveaway of back-to-school supplies. Over 700 bags of books will be donated and entertainment such as music, kid-friendly games and food will be provided.
You must register before August 13 to receive a free binder with school supplies. Visit betrongintl.org/backtoschool for more information.
Saturday August 14
4th Annual Sandrell Rivers Day
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33127
Time: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
This is an event open to the South Florida community that honors the legacy of Miami’s African American chef, Chef Sandrell Rivers. The event will honor LaTousha Daniels, President and CEO of the Miami Children’s Initiative, with the 2021 Chief Sandrell Rivers Humanitarian Award. There will be many participating artists, including Jesse Jones Jr., Quartet; The Harden project; dancers Alia and Emily Ricca; speech artist Quesha Willis; and rap, spoken word artist, community activist Blaze Carter.
Cost: $ 10
To purchase tickets, visit tickets.ftfshows.com or call the FTF Box Office at (305) 284-8872.
Saturday September 18
World Cleanup Day 2021
On this day, your organization, school, business, church or social group can volunteer to clean up our waterways. There will be several events in South Florida.
To register and learn more, visit https://www.volunteercleanup.org/.
Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19
10th anniversary of the Brazilian festival
1005 Seabreeze Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Time: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The annual Brazilian festival is perhaps the largest and most unique multicultural entertainment experience on the Southeast Coast. You will not only experience the best of Brazilian rhythm and passion, but also international artists, tasty food and a myriad of musical genres suitable for families.
Cost: $ 10
To purchase tickets and find out more, visit https://www.brazilianfestival.org/
Sunday September 26
Pink March 2021
Miami Dade College North Campus
11380 NW 27 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33167
Time: 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
You and your circle of friends are invited to participate in the 5th Annual Pink Walk. This year’s event is both an outdoor and virtual 5K walk / run to benefit the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative, an organization that is saving and changing lives while providing women at risk with prevention and the early detection needed to overcome the risks of breast cancer and heart disease.
Cost: $ 25 per person
To register, visit thepinkwalk.com.
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