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What Miami is talking about

What’s been one of the biggest post-Dorian discussions beyond the devastation in the Bahamas? Sharpies and storm maps.

After President Trump’s claim that Alabama would be impacted by Hurricane Dorian was debunked by Birmingham’s National Weather Service branch, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration defended the president’s statement.

That defense, and a doctored map indicating the storm’s cone of uncertainty would extend to Alabama, is still sending shockwaves through the scientific community. Some Florida and SoFla-based meteorologists and experts are calling the incident “crazy.”

NOAA’s chief scientist is also calling for an investigation into the agency’s response, and reports say top NOAA staffers may have been threatened with being fired.

But shifting back to the people of the Bahamas, here’s where you can donate supplies and here’s info on where you can volunteer to help sort donations across the 305.

In other news…

Speaking of Bahamas aid… Gov. Ron DeSantis reported that Floridians — and corporations  like Verizon, Delta Airlines and Publix — donated more than $11 million to relief efforts for the country after Dorian. (Miami Herald)

Island nations like the Bahamas are used to dealing with storms. Hurricanes have passed through over the years, but many longtime residents say they’ve never seen anything like Dorian. And as the country struggles with recovery, they’re hoping to continue improving coordination with the U.S. before the next big storm. (WLRN)

This ain’t a scene, it’s a concert announcement. Rock bands Fall Out Boy, Green Day and Weezer are coming together for a generation-spanning rock showcase at Hard Rock Stadium. But the show isn’t happening until next summer. Tickets go on sale next Friday and the long wait will give you plenty of time to find your Vans and torn cargo shorts. (Sun Sentinel)

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You said it

We’ve got some pretty sweet neighborhoods in Miami. But what if they were sweeter? Well, we decided to add a little more sugar by comparing some of them to classic donut flavors.

Let’s be real: doughn’t you wish the Salty Donut would prep a baker’s dozen of West Kendalls and South Beaches for you?

We’ll be creating more images like this one, so if there’s an item you’d like to see compared to other Miami neighborhoods, send an email to our illustrator, Haley Weaver!

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Let’s get together

The New Tropic is working on a lot of events this month, and we don’t want you to miss out!

We are also working on our first-ever Miami Women’s Summit next month, if you’re really looking to plan ahead!

And members, check the member section for your code that will work across all events with varying discounts.

Celebrate the Full Moon Festival on the Beach at The Miami Beach EDITION with VIP entrance to the "full moon after party" at Basement on Sat. 9/14! Learn More ».
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Things to do

Our partner events

🎥 Tomorrow: Watch a free documentary screening of “Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage” (Coral Gables)

💭 Tuesday, Sept. 17: Start your morning with guided meditation at The New Tropic’s Monthly Meetup at Zen Motel (Upper East Side)

💃 Thursday, Sept. 19: Join former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire and Hillel at FIU to celebrate the launch of the Diversity University (South Beach)

🗣️Tuesday, Sept. 24: Grab a cocktail and talk about the future of Miami’s art scene at Setting the Table (Upper East Side)

Want to partner with us? Here’s how that works.

Around town


🎤 Jam at a long-running poetry and music open mic at Las Rosas (Allapattah)

🐕 Sip and stroll with your pups at this yappy hour (South Miami)

🏃 Make some new friends on this three-mile trot across the Venetian (South Beach)


🧘 Glow up with this full moon party and yoga class (Coral Gables)

💃 Dance with the Tropical Virgo DJs at Las Rosas (Allapattah)


😋 Nom on Cuban food and jam to the sounds of Cortadito (Brickell)

💃 Dance to ’80s new wave tunes at this throwback jam (Little Havana)

👻 Spot a ghost on a tour of Coral Castle led by a paranormal research team (Homestead)

🖼️ Check out Miami-based artist Jared McGriff’s debut solo show (Allapattah)


🗣️ Learn more about the Miami Climate Alliance at their general meeting (Downtown)

📽️ Catch a screening of “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” (Coral Gables)

🎶 See J Balvin live at the AmericanAirlines Arena (Downtown)

🎹 Check out a piano tribute to Amy Winehouse (South Beach)


😂 Catch comedian Kyle Grooms at the Miami Improv (Doral)

🎥 Watch a collection of short films focused on the environment (Palmetto Bay)

🗣️ Join a conversation on how art meets activism at the Bass Museum (South Beach)

🇲🇽 Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at the Wharf (Downtown)

Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag @thenewtropic on Instagram. 

Don’t miss One Community One Goal’s free community breakfast event with Marcelo Claure on the future of innovation in Miami on 9/16 @Jungle Island! Learn More ».
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One more thing

We launched a new Civics 101 series earlier this week with a story all about how to make your voice heard at meetings around town. The next entry is coming out tomorrow, and it’ll be a dive into a sort-of wonky topic (think this Schoolhouse Rock! video but on a local level).

So make sure to check your inbox tomorrow morning! Have a great Hump Day, Miami.

– The New Tropic

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