💪Work out at Miami’s “mind gym”
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💪Work out at Miami’s “mind gym”

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CIC’s celebrating its second birthday with a bash featuring community partner activations, drinks and bites, and some special treats — including a “mind massage” from Pathwaves, a CIC client.

Pathwaves has created a program that integrates neuroscience, technology, mindfulness, meditation, psychology, and cognitive behavior techniques to help people overcome anxiety, mood issues, sleep challenges, lack of focus, poor memory, anger, and physical manifestations of stress. Ryan Landau, chief health integrator at Pathwaves, describes it as a “mind gym” to help you stay mentally and emotionally fit.

And just like the gym, it takes practice to find peace of mind. “If you’re in charge of how you function,” Landau says, “then your past isn’t, the world around you isn’t, and you’re pretty free to do what you want.”

Ready to find some zen? You can try Pathwaves’ tech-enabled meditation “mind massages” at CIC’s anniversary event, on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. As Landau says, “It’s like meditating with training wheels.” Om yeah.

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So long, Dr. Snipes. Brenda Snipes, the Broward supervisor of elections, became a household name for all the wrong reasons during Florida’s recount mania. And now she’s planning to step down from her position on Jan. 4 before her term ends in 2020. The county’s elections department missed state deadlines, misplaced and miscounted ballots, and faced heated criticism from Democrats and Republicans. It’s unclear who will replace Snipes but hopefully they won’t miss their deadline in making that decision. (Sun Sentinel)

A new North Beach. Last week Miami Beach commissioners approved long-discussed plans for a “Town Center” in North Beach along 71st Street. The new laws set the table for developers to build taller buildings, up to 200 feet, with trade-offs like creating affordable housing or paying into a pool of money that would fund other improvements in the neighborhood. The plans also pave the way for micro housing units, and more spaces for creatives to make and sell their own craft products. (Miami Herald)

Some suspicious numbers. For the second year in a row the Miami-Dade Police Department, which oversees more than 2 million people, has reported a surprisingly low number of hate crimes to the FBI. According to the FBI’s report, Miami-Dade reported that only one hate crime occurred in 2017– the same number the department reported for 2016. And in general, most agencies in Florida reported very few hate crimes despite reports showing an increase across the nation.  (Miami New Times)

A petty party. The latest chapter in City of Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo’s war with a local businessman is now focused on a Friday night staple in Little Havana. The Viernes Culturales event has been a mainstay in the neighborhood for more than a decade and Bill Fuller, a co-owner of Ball & Chain who supported Carollo’s opponents in the past, is chairman of the event’s board. So Carollo has decided to host his own cultural event on the same night that Viernes Culturales happens. Why? to “bring Little Havana back alive again,” says Carollo. And it turns out that this month Carollo’s event will replace Viernes Culturales because it didn’t have the proper permits. (Miami Herald)

Our Partner Events

🦃 Tomorrow: Celebrate a Big Phat Thanksgiving at the Yard (Wynwood)

🎅Friday: Deck the halls with us at Lincoln Road’s tree lighting ceremony (South Beach)

🎉Wednesday, Nov. 28: Party with CIC as they celebrate their two-year anniversary. (Wynwood)

🗣️Friday, Nov. 29: Meet and listen to some Miami makers at TEDxWynwoodWomen (Wynwood)

📹Friday, Nov. 30 – Thursday, Dec. 6: Learn from innovators and experts in media, technology, and art at the FilmGate Interactive Media Festival (Downtown)

🎭Friday, Nov. 30 – Sunday, Dec. 23: Immersive theater meets historic motels, during Miami Motel Stories (MiMo)

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Around Town


🏳️‍🌈Join this Transgender Day of Remembrance gathering (Miami Shores)

🥤Learn how to make kombucha (Edgewater)

🔥Watch the Heat take on the Brooklyn Nets (Downtown)

🎶Catch some of the best world music acts at the Yard (Wynwood)


💃Party to reggaeton tracks all night at El Perreo Tropical (Downtown)

🎵Check out a Radiohead tribute night at Churchill’s (Little Haiti)
🎤Celebrate Thanksgiving Eve with some karaoke (Little Havana)

🔥Catch Playboi Carti at the Fillmore (South Beach)

🥫Bring a canned good and get a free drink at this Friendsgiving party (Little Havana)

🕺Dance the night away at the ‘80s Prom at Gramps (Wynwood)


🧘Get in a little meditation before Thanksgiving dinner (South Beach)

🏃Run, jog or just watch at the Turkey Trot (Tropical Park)

🎶Catch some live music at The Betsy (South Beach)

🏈Join in a family-friendly Turkey Bowl (Tamiami)

⛵Check out a behind-the-scenes tour of the Pelican Harbor Marina (Upper East Side)


🎧Shop for vinyl, videos and more at Technique Records (Upper East Side)

🌕Meditate on the beach under a full moon (South Beach)

🌳Head to the opening night of Fairchild’s new NightGarden (Coral Gables)

🥁Feel the vibes at this full moon drum circle (North Beach)

🕺Dance off that Thanksgiving dinner at Las Rosas (Allapattah)

🤣Catch a night of raunchy comedy with drag legend Shelley Novak (Wynwood)


🍷Eat and drink your way through the Grove’s best at the Food & Wine Festival (Coconut Grove)

🍯Jam at “Honey” a funk and soul party at Las Rosas (Allapattah)

🌼Shop for produce, flowers, and other goods at this farmer’s market (Miami Lakes)

🏛️Take a tour of Downtown Miami’s historic architecture (Downtown)

🚀Watch a screening of the anime classic “Cowboy Bebop: The Movie” (Coral Gables)

🎧Go digging for vinyl at the Miami Record Fair (Wynwood)

🎶Check out the Black Saturday R&B Jam featuring Tank and Monica (Downtown)

🎸Catch Roosevelt Collier and Ultimate Devotion at a Grateful Dead tribute (Brickell)

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.


We’ll see you on Thanksgiving Eve! 🦃

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