Our Local 10 Community Calendar is back! It is your one-stop shop for information about free or low-cost events in your community. From music festivals to museum exhibitions and everything in between, find out why South Florida is the place to go any day of the week.
Saturday August 14th
Family Festival – AYITI: Stories and Songs from Haiti
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard.
Miami, FL 33132
Time: 1:30 p.m.
As part of its Free Family Fest series, the Adrienne Arsht Center is showcasing this personal celebration of Haitian culture, led by performer and Miami-born Inez Barlatier.
Cost: Free, but tickets must be purchased prior to the show.
Tickets can be found at arshtcenter.org.
Now through August 31st
Free haircuts for teachers and students
McDougle Technical Institute
1901 North Federal Highway # 201
Pompano Beach, Florida
Time: Tuesday – Friday (by appointment only)
The McDougle Technical Institute offers free back-to-school haircuts for kids and teachers. Services include shampoo, haircut, and hairdressing services. This offer is only available by appointment from Tuesday to Friday in August.
For appointments, contact Ms. Kendra or Ms. Perez at (954) 972-0635.
August 28th and various dates, locations in September
The Children’s Trust Family Show 2021
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Children’s Trust Family Expo returns this year with four pop-up-style events across Miami-Dade County. In partnership with existing community events, the Family Expo will feature exhibitors highlighting childcare, after-school programs, arts / sports, STEM, health and wellness, special populations, family services, and more. There’s also tons of entertainment, character appearances, animal shows, games, and other surprises. All CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 are being followed. The locations of this year’s Family Expo are:
South Miami-Dade, Cutler Bay – Aug 28, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Children’s Trust Family Expo on the Sweet Home Community Campus, 10701 SW 184th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33157
North Miami-Dade (Miami Gardens) – Sept. 11, 10 am-3pm The Children’s Trust Family Expo at the PK People Matter Pop-up, 3000 NW 199th Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Central Miami-Dade (HistoryMiami Museum) – September 18, 10 am-3pm The Children’s Trust Family Expo at Family Fun Day at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33120
West Miami-Dade (Doral) – September 25, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Children’s Trust Family Expo at Jackson West Medical Center, 2801 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, FL 33122
More information is available at TheChildrensTrust.org/FamilyExpo
Now through September 30th
Restaurants across Miami-Dade County
Time: lunch and dinner
Now in its 20th year, the Miami Spice showcases the very best of the diverse cuisine of Greater Miami and Miami Beach, inviting locals and visitors alike to indulge in great value dishes featuring local favorites and hidden gems. With more than 150 participating restaurants in each neighborhood in the greater Miami area, there are endless ways to experience the vibrant destination through food.
Cost: $ 28 (lunch), $ 42 (dinner)
For participating restaurants and more information, visit https://www.miamiandbeaches.com/offers/temptations/miami-spice-months?filter=dining&orderBy=Random&pageNum=2
Saturday August 14th
Back-to-school block party
11350 SW 216 street
Miami, FL 33170
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This community event offers local executives and a giveaway for school supplies. More than 700 book bags will be donated and entertainment such as music, kid-friendly games and food will be provided.
You must register before August 13th to receive a free book bag with school supplies. Visit betrongintl.org/backtoschool for more information.
Saturday August 14th
4th Annual Sandrell Rivers Day
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
This is an event open to the South Florida community that honors the legacy of Miami African American leader Chief Sandrell Rivers. At the event, LaTousha Daniels, President and CEO of the Miami Children’s Initiative, will receive the Chief Sandrell Rivers Humanitarian Award 2021. Many artists will participate, including Jesse Jones Jr., Quartet; The Harden Project; Dancers Alia and Emily Ricca; Spoken word artist Quesha Willis; and rap, spoken word artist, community activist Blaze Carter.
Cost: $ 10
To purchase tickets, visit tickets.ftfshows.com or call the FTF box office at (305) 284-8872.
Saturday, September 18
World cleaning day 2021
On this day, your organization, school, company, church or social group can volunteer to clean our waterways. There will be several events across South Florida.
To register and learn more, visit https://www.volunteercleanup.org/.
Saturday, September 18 – Sunday, September 19
Brazilian festival for the 10th anniversary
1005 Seabreeze Boulevard.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The annual Brazilian festival is perhaps the largest and most unique multicultural entertainment experience on the southeast coast. Not only will you experience the best of Brazil’s rhythm and passion, but also international acts, delicious food and a variety of family-friendly music genres.
Cost: $ 10
To buy tickets and learn more, visit https://www.brazilianfestival.org/
Sunday, September 26th
Pink Walk 2021
Miami Dade College North Campus
11380 NW 27 ave
Miami, FL 33167
Time: 6 a.m. – 11 a.m.
You and your friends are cordially invited to take part in the 5th annual Pink Walk. This year’s event is both a live outdoor and a virtual 5K walk / run in aid of the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative, an organization that saves and changes lives while providing women at risk with the prevention and early detection they need to reduce the likelihood of Overcoming Breast Cancer and Heart Disease.
Cost: $ 25 per person
To sign up, visit thepinkwalk.com.
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