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FOR ART’S SAKE
Come toast the work of the city’s evolving startup scene and celebrate CIC Miami’s two-year anniversary on Nov. 28. To mark the occasion, CIC will host talks and activations on topics like sustainability, life sciences, and the arts. Register today to get on the guest list.
CIC (home to the good old New Tropic!) is passionate about helping grow the local artist and creative community. Art in Miami is a $1.4 billion dollar industry. (You read that right. Billion with a “b.”) But many local artists and creatives are still struggling and not seeing much of that money. And that’s why CIC established the Creator’s Lounge.
In the Creator’s Lounge, CIC has built a collective of artists, creatives, and makers focused on offering the creative community practical resources. They believe that artists are all intrinsically entrepreneurs but just need the right resources to help them succeed. Check out a few Miami organizations CIC has partnered with to support the 305 creative community.
DEAR WYNWOOD YARD …
Wynwood Yard, you offer so much to love – like Reggae Sundays, the food trucks, the many, many events, the community fundraisers, the refreshing cocktails, and the overall atmosphere. And while we’re sad to see you close in a few months, we’re glad we can still create memories with you through the spring. We’re even more excited to see what you come up with at North Beach Yard.
You’ve been a place for Miamians to gather around a table with our friends (old and new) to celebrate what’s best about living in the Magic City.
We chatted with a few people you’ve had an impact on – those you work with, community leaders, and Wynwood Yard regulars – for a celebration of the community you’ve helped build. Enjoy this video love letter.
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WHAT'S NEW IN THE 305
Ultra on the Key? After City of Miami leaders voted against keeping the Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park, the organizers are considering moving it over to Virginia Key. City officials and the fest’s planners are working on a contract to move the three-day event to two spaces in Key Biscayne: one near the Miami Marine Stadium, home to the Miami International Boat Show, and another in historic Virginia Key Beach Park, where the House of Creatives music fest is happening this weekend. (Miami Herald)
An influx of early voting. Early voting has proven to be popular among local college students, with more than 10,000 people casting ballots at three college campuses across Miami-Dade County during early voting. A ban on campus voting was overturned by a state court earlier this year, but the ACLU of Florida and other local advocacy groups still had to push county officials to get the system up and running in time for this election. (WLRN)
Water, water everywhere. Coastal development and sea level rise are putting more Miami-area homes at risk during major storms, according to a new study that analyzed impacts of Hurricane Irma. The analysis, from First Street Foundation, concluded that storm surge from last year’s storm flooded 57,000 more homes than it would have if the waters around South Florida had remained at 1970s levels and development had slowed in the decades since then. (Miami Herald)
An international destination. We certainly don’t need to tell you that Miami is a pretty special place. But the secret is out with Lonely Planet’s new list of “Best Travel Cities.” The authors point to the Magic City’s lively arts scene, foodie-centric eateries, and urban design innovations as attractions for those who don’t fit into the the beach-going, party life that we put on the map. (Lonely Planet)
A chill-pill for cars. It’s human nature to try and avoid traffic, but the people dodging gridlock are getting so bad in residential areas around Miami that traffic engineers are now going on the defensive. From speed bumps to traffic circles, communities are installing various “traffic calming” features that aim to slow down drivers and encourage them to stick to larger roads and highways. (Miami Herald)
🚆Weigh in on the Miami-Dade SMART Plan for transit at meetings this Thursday and on Nov. 14. The charrettes will focus on the Northeast corridor of the plan. You can find more info here.
🌊Radical Partners is launching their next 100 Great Ideas campaign, focused on climate resilience and sustainability. They’re teaming up with The CLEO Institute to brainstorm ideas and learn more about climate change at a workshop this Thursday before the campaign starts on Nov. 12. If you wanna get a head start on the convo, join the 100 Great Ideas Facebook page.
🏈If you’re a local business owner who wants more info about how to get in the game for Super Bowl LIV in 2020, RSVP for this info and networking session coming up Wednesday at Hard Rock Stadium.
🏢Attention, Miami Beach millennials. If you’ve been involved in local organizations and are looking for a way to make an impact on city government, then the Miami Beach chamber of commerce is looking for folks like you to join its millennial action council. The council is an advisory board for the city commission. Members must be between 18 and 36 years old. Head to this pdf for more information. (Note: You’ll need to scroll on down to page 35 to find the info.)
Got an opportunity, workshop, scholarship, grant, etc. you want other curious locals to know about? Hit us up at [email protected] (subject line: “Bulletin Board”) to have it listed here.
OUR PARTNER EVENTS
🧘Through Sunday, Nov. 11: Check out the Cushion Crawl challenge (it’s like a Pub Crawl, but for 21 days of Mindfulness) (Multiple Locations)
🌱Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 11: Eat, drink, and live well at the Seed Food and Wine Festival. – Use code NEWTROPIC10 for 10% off tickets. (Multiple locations)
🎵Thursday: Celebrate and empower women through music at Femme Fest (Wynwood)
🎻Friday: Late night club meets orchestra at Pulse (Miami Beach)
🎉Friday: The Yard is turning three and they’re celebrating with a folk and indie festival (Wynwood)
🍻Saturday, Nov. 10: Innovation meets brews at this beer festival (North Miami)
💃Saturday, Nov. 10: Celebrate 10 years of Guitars Over Guns with special performances, silent auctions, and special eats and drinks (Coral Gables)
💻Tuesday, Nov. 13: Join a discussion between LinkedIn Local and FIU and connect with the humans behind the online profiles and job titles. (Miami Beach)
💻 Wednesday, Nov. 14: Learn about the future of logistics at this tech summit (Overtown)
🎤Wednesday, Nov. 14: Head to Vizcaya for a night of poetry and enchantment (Coconut Grove)
🎉Friday, Nov. 16: Celebrate Venture City’s Miami Launch Party at their new Little Havana campus (Little Havana)
📽️Friday, Nov. 16: Catch the film, “Lumumba,” and join a discussion on his contribution to the African Diaspora (Overtown)
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🎤Sing karaoke at Hotel Gaythering and support affordable housing programs (South Beach)
🏠Party and support historic preservation efforts at Ball & Chain (Little Havana)
🍺Learn about brews and play some Beer Jeopardy (Wynwood)
🍸Take it back to the Prohibition Era at this pop-up speakeasy (Cutler Bay)
🔬Bring the kids to a sci-fi camp at the Frost Museum (Downtown)
🎬Catch “Gladiator” on the big screen (Brickell)
🎥Catch some flicks at the Miami Short Film Festival – through Sunday (Downtown)
🎨Learn all about the art of lithography (South Beach)
🎸Rock out with The Ataris at Gramps (Wynwood)
🎤Watch some locals jam at an open mic night (Opa-locka)
📷Catch the opening of a photo exhibit capturing 1981, when narcotics, crime, and immigration transformed the 305 – exhibit runs through April (Downtown)
🎥Watch a screening of the documentary “Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution” (Allapattah)
🍽️Enjoy Cuban food and a show from the Spam Allstars (Key Biscayne)
🗣️Discuss solutions for addressing homelessness in Miami (Allapattah)
🎉Party to celebrate the end of election season (Wynwood)
🎨Learn from artists Ebony Patterson and LeRonn Brooks at this talk (Downtown)
🎶Celebrate our homegrown talent at the Miami Folk and Indie Fest (Wynwood)
💤Have a slumber party at Frost and explore the world of light (Downtown)
🕺Jam to some house and groove tunes with Rich Medina (Wynwood)
🎼Hear a mix of genres at the FIU Music Festival (Sweetwater)
🤓Geek out at the Gamer Comic Expo – through Monday, Nov. 12 (Blue Lagoon)
Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag @thenewtropic on Instagram. See more upcoming events on our events page, and add your own events with a New Tropic membership.
AND THE WINNER IS…
Caity Rad! She won our Espanola Way giveaway, which includes morning yoga with Synergy Yoga, an overnight stay at El Paseo Hotel, free passes to the Bass Museum, and $100 to spend on dinner at Havana 1957.
And since November is a month of giving, we’re giving away even more awesome local experiences every day this week! Stayed tuned starting tomorrow for details on how you can enter to win.
– The New Tropic