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Bayfront Park’s Holiday Tree Lighting

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Bring the whole family to Bayfront Park’s Tree Lighting and join us in kicking off the holiday season! This FREE event, held annually the day after Thanksgiving, marks the start of the holiday season. The tree, created by Christmas Designers, Inc. (with over 25 years of experience throughout South Florida), is a striking, artificial, 50 foot, Rocky Mountain Pine Tree — adorned with a custom lighting package. It will stay lit every night and remain in the park through the new year.

To add to the holiday spirit, Bayfront Park’s Holiday Tree will relocate to the La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel area this year, making it the perfect destination for the whole family to eat, drink and have a merry holiday shopping experience. The official tree lighting ceremony will be held on Friday, November 27 at 7 p.m.— free and open to the public. In addition, La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel will open an adjacent Holiday Market on Friday, November 27 running through January 6, 2016.

The Holiday Market of La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel will feature a variety of booths vending holiday gifts and trinkets, such as art, fashion, jewelry, toys, plants/flowers, hot chocolate, warm cashews and nuts, local produce, coffee and artisan baked goods.

Bayfront Park’s Holiday Tree Lighting
November 27, 2015
FREE ADMISSION
Lighting of the tree – 7:00 PM
Bayfront Park – 301 N. Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132, 305-358-7550
The tree is located at NE 3 ST and Biscayne Boulevard, adjacent to La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel

4th Annual Turkey Giveaway at Little Haiti Soccer Park

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url(Miami, FL November 20, 2015) – The City of Miami Little Haiti NET, City of Miami Parks, and City of Miami Police Department in conjunction with Cash Money Records will, for the fourth year in a row, hand out turkeys to the community. The event is sponsored by The Johnny and Gladys Williams Foundation, honoring the parents of the label’s co-founders Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Baby” Williams.

Walmart will provide the turkeys at a discount. The Little Haiti Optimist Club, as the organizing partner, will organize the logistics, the health component and the volunteers. In addition, the Little Haiti Optimist Club and Western Union are providing the Thanksgiving meal side dishes. Chef Creole Restaurant is preparing more that 50 free meals for the volunteers, police and health vendors. There will also be free health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, BMI and dental through health partner Jessie Trice Community Health Center. Walgreens will be on-site with flu vaccinations and giveaways, and Med Plan Health Exchange will provide information on affordable healthcare programs. Attendees may sign up for health insurance and Medicare with Florida Blue. Euphoric Healing will provide on-site chiropractic and massage services.

WHO: City of Miami Little Haiti NET, City of Miami Parks,
City of Miami Police Department, Cash Money Records co-founders
Ronald “Slim” Williams and Brian “Baby” Williams, along with various artists

WHAT: Cash Money’s 4th Annual Turkey Give-A-Way

WHEN: Friday, November 20th, 2015 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

WHERE: Little Haiti Soccer Park
6301 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33138

Street Closures for Cisco Sales Championship

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Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 4.13.25 PM(Miami, FL November 17, 2015) – The following road closures will be in effect for the Cisco Sales Championship on November 18, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm: NW 21st Street between 1st Avenue and NW 1st Court.

Flagami NET Seniors Thanksgiving Event at Antonio Maceo Park a Great Success

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Commission Chairman Wifredo “Willy” Gort with Ana M. Rodriguez NET Administrator and the members of the In Blue Band.

(Miami, FL November 10, 2015) – City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Commission Chairman Wifredo “Willy” Gort in conjunction with City of Miami Flagami NET, and the City of Miami Police Department  hosted  a Thanksgiving event for the seniors of Antonio Maceo Park. The City of Miami Police Officers “InBlue” band  provided music and entertainment for the seniors. Turkeys for seniors were raffled.

The Swearing-in Ceremony for District 1 Commissioner Wifredo “Willy” Gort.

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(Miami, FL November 11, 2015) – Surrounded by elected officials, family and friends, Commissioner Wifredo “Willy” Gort sworn in as the District 1 Commissioner on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. The ceremonial swearing took place at Miami City Hall, located at 3500 Pan American Drive at 12:00 pm.

Commissioner Wifredo “Willy” Gort to be Sworn In on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

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428326_119436118231908_1013867921_n(Miami, FL November 10, 2015) – Surrounded by elected officials, family and friends, Commissioner Wifredo “Willy” Gort will be sworn in as the District 1 Commissioner on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. The ceremonial swearing in will take place at Miami City Hall, located at 3500 Pan American Drive at 12:00 pm.  Read the rest of this entry »

City of Miami First Time Homebuyer Program Now Open

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Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 2.39.24 PMThe City of Miami now has funding available to help eligible low-income persons buying a primary home within city limits. If you meet certain guidelines, you may be eligible for assistance towards the purchase of your home! Pick up a first-time homebuyer application package at the Department of Community Development, 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 2nd Floor or download it from the web at:www.miamigov.com/communitydevelopme…/pages/applicationsforms.
For additional information, please call 305-416-2080