📈 No more cutting quarantine corners

📈 No more cutting quarantine corners

Tune into Books & Books' Mitchell Kaplan's virtual chat with 'Memoirs and Misinformation' co-authors Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon on Thursday.

💧What Miami is talking about

Hope you’ve enjoyed the last three-odd months indoors, because there’s more where that came from: Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced much of Miami-Dade County is closing down again due to the latest COVID-19 numbers. The order, which takes effect tomorrow, applies to gyms, restaurant dining rooms, and other public spaces we took for granted. Who needs words when a simple 🙃 will suffice?

As long as you’re stuck at home, why not spruce up the place and support ocean conservation efforts at the same time? You can do that by purchasing new prints from Miami-based art collective and environmental advocates Coral Morphologic. All sales help further the group’s mission of celebrating and preserving Miami’s aquatic wonders through projects like Coral City Camera.

Proud Miami Beach native and Books & Books founder Mitchell Kaplan is hosting a chat with none other than Jim Carrey Thursday night. The two will be joined by Judy Blume —yes, of Superfudge fame — and Dana Vachon, who co-authored the recently released book Memoirs and Misinformation alongside Carrey. Tickets for the online talk can be bought via Eventbrite.

Even mid-pandemic, Miami is still a hotspot for filming scenic sights. Miami New Times has compiled seven music videos that were shot in the city within the last few months. If you’ve been hunkered down inside and forgotten how picturesque the outside world can be, look no further.

The New Tropic member Lauren Triana enjoys a staycation at The Carillon.

👋 Meet the Member: Lauren Triana

🗣 Today, we’re continuing our series on the people who make what we do possible — our supporting members.️ Next up, from Belle Isle/Sunset Harbor is Lauren Triana…

Who’s in your quarantine squad? Just you, family members? (Pets count too!)

Family and closest friends/ my bff

What made you decide to become a member of The New Tropic?

All the cool stuff! Interesting local news, events etc. I like the format too, easy to read.

What’s something you’re working on — in big ways or small — that you could use help with?

Starting a door to door service for Botox treatments! I’m a dentist that has been without work during quarantine and focusing on the fun stuff.

What local business do you think deserves a shout out during the shutdown and why?

Teachers on Zoom for sure! Teachers already do so much, I can’t imagine having to keep kids focused on Zoom.

What’s a local streaming event you went to recently that you loved?

Wine tasting with Abaco Wines in the Design District.

What’s a recent story you’ve read about Miami that you wish more people cared about (and why)?

Keeping the streets clean: Not throwing away masks and gloves on the streets.

⬆️ Looking to give your face a lil’ boost? Hit up Lauren on IG @lolainthecity. And if you want to share your story with us, fill out this form to be our next member feature.

Beyond her new business, being a member of The New Tropic makes Lauren feel more connected to Miami and lets her have a chance to win dinner from Le Petite Maison in Brickell (dine-in or delivery, your choice!) Get your own member spotlight right now and enter to win our giveaway by joining Lauren on our member squad. You can sign up and join the community here.

RSVP for the 7/15 micro-film festival organized by Oolite Arts.

Film Festival: Close Quarters Commissions

Three months of social distancing in Miami ended abruptly with people organizing and protesting in response to the murder of George Floyd.

One Miami filmmaker is sharing this historic series of events through the lens of Instagram stories.

The film is part of Close Quarter Commissions, a free micro-film festival organized by Oolite Arts. Oolite commissioned 12 Miami filmmakers to each make a three-minute piece while observing social distancing and using the limited resources available to them during quarantine.

The stories on display range from COVID conspiracy theories to the challenges of managing both unemployment and trying to work at home with young children.

All 12 films will premiere on July 15.

RSVP here to watch Miami filmmakers share what they’ve captured during this unprecedented time.

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South Florida's favorite Jazz Duo is Back

Two of South Florida’s most enduring and favorite performers, vocalist Wendy Pedersen and pianist Jim Gasior, present an evening of jazz.

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Make sure to check out YWCA South Florida’s 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge below.

📖 Learn About Racial Inequity in our Educational Systems Today

Think about this – what are our schools really teaching us?

Did you know that more than 65 years ago the landmark ruling in the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case declared racial segregation unconstitutional, yet today we see our schools just as segregated, if not more, than in 1954?

In week two of YWCA South Florida’s 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge, you’ll dive into intriguing and educational content themed around how the vast impact of inequity has been ingrained in our community’s educational systems.

For the next five days, discover and explore the history of our harsh reality – continued segregation has perpetuated lasting negative effects on children and communities of color.

Join YWCA South Florida in their ongoing fight to eliminate racism, empower women and stand up for justice. Sign up for the challenge today at www.ywcasouthflorida.org or contact Angelica Ramcharran at [email protected].

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💉 Give blood and get tested for COVID antibodies (Miami Springs)

🐦 Learn about the nesting habits of sea birds with Audubon Florida (Online)


🗣️ Join a live talk about inspiration with artist, David LaChapelle and PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans (Online)

🗣️ Chat with Transit Alliance Miami and Miami Voices on how we move pre and post COVID (Online)

😷 Pick up a free cotton mask at this distribution drive-thru (Brickell)

🔒 Learn how to keep your data safe during this free cyber-hygiene workshop (Online)


🎸 Groove to songs about change during this live stream by Guitars Over Guns (Online)

🎨 Get a behind the scenes tour of Monica López De Victoria's art studio (Online)


😅 Stretch at home with this free beginner friendly yoga class (Online)

🤓 Test your smarts at this virtual game night (Online)

✌️That’s all for this Tuesday

Until next time,

— Zach and The New Tropic

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