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Miami Gardens Observer
Wishes
Jamaica A Happy 50th
Independence
August 6, 1962 - 2012


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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BUSINESS /CHAMBER EVENTS
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  OCTOBER EVENTS 2012
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2nd, 2012

Join us for our DAC
Networker & Membership Meeting,
 "When Artists Meet", Arts & Appetizers: Tuesday, Oct. 2nd, 7:30p - 9:30p @ the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse in the Wynnwood Design District, 404 NW 26th Street, featuring trhe M Ensemble's "New Play Series".  For info: email us or call 786-237-5079.... $5.00 for Members/$10 Non-Members. 


 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 2012

CARNIVAL WEEKEND KICK-OFF!!! 
FIRST FRIDAYS "Mardi Gras"
Friday October 5, 2012 -
10 PM @ Grand Palms Resort, Pembroke Pines, FL

For More Info: www.firstfridaysweb.com

954.333.3738 | www.facebook.com/firstfridays


 

  SEPTEMBER EVENTS 2012

EVERY THURSDAY, 2012

SOCA Thursdays, 2012
GINGER BAY CAFE
FREE Admission

Hosted/Presented by Foxx Creations Entertainment

     

1908 East Hollywood Blvd. Downtown, Hollywood
For more info call:
 954-924-1844, 301-213-1475 or 954-397-3618
 

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 

For Tickets and information: www.missmiamicarnival.com


For Tickets and information:
www.missmiamicarnival.com or call 786-356-0869

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2012

FIRST FRIDAYS "All White Soiree"
Friday September 7, 2012 - 10 PM
@ Grand Palms Resort, Pembroke Pine, Fl
For More Info:
www.firstfridaysweb.com
954.333.3738 |
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2012

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2012

Call for tickets: 954-895-8384

MIAMI BROWARD CARNIVAL LAUNCH POSTPONED
 DUE TO WEATHER

Carnival Celebrations Will Now
 Take Place on Saturday September 8th at Hialeah Park

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THURSDAY AUGUST  16, 2012

Special Invite to the Screening of 
THE HEART OF SUMMER 
Starring

TESH BECKHAM
LEX KELLY-MEADE
&
PAUL CAMPBELL
THURSDAY AUGUST  16, 2012 | 8: 00 P.M.
5th Annual South Florida Film Festival
HOLLYWOOD CENTRAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
1770 MONROE ST. HOLLYWOOD, FL 33020
*Tickets Available @ www.Hc-Pac.org *
For more info call 866-811-4111

WATCH TRAILER TO THE HEART OF SUMMER
WATCH TRAILER TO THE HEART OF SUMMER
 

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

 Free Admission
NEGRIL ON THE GREEN- JA 50th- Children's Jamboree
August 3 & 4, 2012 @
Negril on the Green
315 S. 62nd Ave | Hollywood FL

For Info: 954.382.4345
FREE Admission
Gray


 

 

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

FIRST FRIDAYS "GOLD" Celebrate Jamaica & Trinidad 50
with VP Records, GRACE & jetBlue!!!

Friday August 3, 2012 - 10 PM @ Grand Palms Resort  Pembroke Pines, FL

For More Info: www.firstfridaysweb.com | 954.333.3738  www.facebook.com/firstfridays


 

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

City of Doral New Government Center Family Open House

FREE to the Doral Community


 

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

JURA - Jamaica 50th Celebration
Renaissance Hotel
1230 South Pine Island, Plantation Fl

RSVP 954-534-7640


 

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Monday, August 6th, 2012


 

Friday 10th & Saturday, 11th
August, 2012

 

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

JAMAICA DIASPORA TO CELEBRATE NATION’S 50th ANNIVERSARY  SOUTH FLORIDA JUBILEE GALA EXPECTED TO BE GRANDEST OF ALL 

            On Saturday, August 18, 2012 the Jamaican communities in greater Miami, Atlanta, New York City and elsewhere will hold official galas to commemorate Jamaica’s 50th year as a nation.

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 JULY EVENTS 2012

Friday, July 27th, 2012

MIX & MINGLE in support of Adopt-A-Student
 Hosted By AFUWI & UWIAA-FL
 Fri Jul 27, 2012 - 6PM @
Golden Krust 5711 N University Dr. Tamarac, FL 33321

For Info: 212.759.9345 or 954.242.2529
 Sponsored By: Golden Krust & Grace


 

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
  Lunch & Learn Cinema Saturdays


 

Saturday, July 28th, 2012


 

Friday, July 6th, 2012

 Call for Young Jamaican Leaders
hosted by the Honorable Lisa Hanna
Jamaica's Minister of Youth & Culture

Minister Lisa Hanna Looking for
50 Young Jamaican Leaders

for 'Leaving A Cultural Legacy' Brucheon

Friday, July 6 at 10:30am

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Friday, July 6th, 2012

FIRST FRIDAYS "R&B Meets Reggae Welcome Party" Your Chance to WIN FREE TICKETS!!! Friday July 6, 2012 - 10 PM
@ Grand Palms Resort | Pembroke Pines, FL
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954.333.3738 | www.facebook.com/firstfridays

 

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Caribbean Americas Soccer Association (CASA) presents:
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUETTE AT THE ELKS LODGE
8900 W. 44
th Street, Sunrise, Florida
ON SATURDAY, JULY 7TH, 2012 @ 8:00 PM

Caribbean Americas Soccer Association (CASA) is getting ready to celebrate the end of another successful soccer season.  Please join us as we celebrate the achievements of the Super and Master’s Leagues.  The awards dinner is scheduled for July 7th, 2012, at 8:00 PM to be held at Elks Lodge, 8900 W. 44th Street, Sunrise, Florida. 

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Sunday, July 8th, 2012

 CLICK THIS LINK FOR "RHYTHM & BLUES MEETS REGGAE CONCERT" JULY 8TH

 

Saturday, June 30th
&

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

 

 JUNE EVENTS 2012

Friday, June 29th, 2012

POWERHOUSE GROUP OF 100 SOUTH FLORIDA CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN ACHIEVERS TO BE HONORED AT ‘ICABA SALUTES’ EVENT JUNE 29 

MIAMI – In the first event of its kind, ICABA Media Holdings, LLC, (ICABA) will celebrate some of South Florida’s most accomplished professionals and entrepreneurs with heritage spanning 14 different Caribbean nations.  One hundred corporate executives, educators, entrepreneurs, entertainers and community leaders will be honored at the ICABA Salutes South Florida’s 100 Most Accomplished Caribbean Americans program, Friday, June 29, 2012, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts: 201 Southwest 5th Avenue in Ft. Lauderdale.

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Diaspora Vibe Gallery in partnership with
Miami-Dade College (MDC) Art Gallery Systems and MDC Live! Performing Arts Series

presents
MILAGROS: Portal Culture

Felici Asteinza

On-site exhibition and live performance date
Thurs. 6.28.12
6 - 9 pm

Artist Talk
Fri. 6.29.12, 1:00 pm

Diaspora Vibe | VAN Residency Dates
6.24.12 - 6.30.12

Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College
600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Parking is available at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Bldg 7, 500 NE 2nd Ave. Entrances to the parking garage are on NE 6th St and NE 5th St.

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Saturday, June 9th, 2012

GOSPEL ACTS FRED HAMMOND, MARVIN SAPP HEADLINE ALL-DAY MUSIC FEST AND FAMILY FUN DAY

Double Platinum achiever Sapp to open, Grammy Award-winner
Fred Hammond to close show

Plantation, FL - (May 14, 2012) - Gospel in the SON Outreach today announced the official line up of artists who will perform during its 12-hour Music Fest and Family Fun Day, Saturday, June 9th, 2012 at the Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium.


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THOUSANDS OF MOTHERS, BABIES AND CHILDREN TO ATTEND HEALTHY START COALITION OF MIAMI-DADE AND THE EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF
 MIAMI-DADE/MONROE’S

FAMILY SUMMER KICK-OFF EVENT JUNE 9
 

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Saturday, June 9th, 2012



The Anancy Festival 2012 Kicks Offs

 Caribbean American Heritage Month in June

 Four cities, Four events, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Washington D.C. and Kingston – June 9th, 2012  

Pembroke Pines, FL – May 7, 2012 –The Anancy Festival 2012 will be held  in four cities  from the USA to Jamaica on Saturday, June 9th, 2012.. The event takes place in the following for cities: Pembroke Pine, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Washington D.C.; Kingston, Jamaica. The event will be simulcast between each city giving attendees an opportunity to see performances at different locations.

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Sunday, May 13th, 2012

 

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012


 

 MIAMI GARDENS EVENT

Taste of the Gardens TODAY
 7pm-10pm @ Mercedes Benz of Miami, special performance by Nicole Henry!

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

 

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

FILM FESTIVAL EVENT



FLAGSHIP CINEMAS. Saturday, April 28th, noon to 3 PM

The mini festival will be held SATURDAY APRIL 28TH FROM NOON to 3 PM at the Flagship Cinemas
In Homestead, 2250 NE 8TH STREET Homestead, Fla. 33033

We will be featuring our new full-length mystery suspense thriller,
THE TEST

which is the story of a woman who outwits a psychopath.
We will also feature award winning short films from around the world.

Judge Alex (http://www.judgealex.com/) helped finance The Test and it stars actors from Burn Notice and Rock of Ages.

See one the the most exciting and suspenseful movies ever made, along with great short films.

The cost of admission is $10. (Ten Dollars).

We look forward to seeing you!

WWW.MOVIETHETEST.COM
 

MAY EVENTS 2012

SUNDAY, MAY 06 @ 4:30PM


 

JOIN VICE MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT & COUNCILWOMAN FELICIA ROBINSON FOR AN EASTER FAMILY PICNIC EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 7th, 2012


 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4TH, 2012 

MARTIN LUTHER KING RECLAIM THE DREAM CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL SERVICE

(Miami, FL) – The Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation will host the 9th Annual Reclaim the Dream Candlelight Memorial Service commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, the 44th Anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination.

The event is free to the public. There will be a unity march, candlelight prayer, and gospel concert. This year’s unity march is dedicated to Trayvon Martin – the Trayvon Martin March for Justice will be led by his parents, Tracy Martin and Sabrina Fulton. The gospel concert will feature James Fortune & Fiya, Vickie Winans, the Wardlaw Brothers, and Sensere.

For more information, please contact the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation at (305) 757-7652.

 

FIRST FRIDAYS is a GOOD FRIDAY
 w/ DJs Gavin T & Peter T

Friday April 6, 2012 - 10 PM @ Grand Palms Resort
 Pembroke Pines, FL

For More Info: www.firstfridaysweb.com | 954.333.3738  www.facebook.com/firstfriday

 

 MARCH EVENTS 2012

SATURDAY, MARCH 31ST, 2012

Peacock Soiree
The AFJ is a non-profit organization which was established to assist Jamaicans in need.  To learn more about the AFJ, visit   www.theafj.org

 

2nd Annual Miss Overtown USA and Teen Miss Overtown USA Pageant to be held March 24, 2012 at Booker T. Washington Senior High School

Miami, FL March 22, 2012 – Young women from Overtown will once again have the opportunity to compete for the title of Miss USA by participating in the 2nd Annual Miss Overtown USA and Teen Miss Overtown USA pageant, brought to the community by the Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival, the Miami Dade Public School Systerm, the City of Miami Office of Commissioner Spence- Jones and the Community Redevelopment Agency of Miami (“Miami CRA”).

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SUNDAY, MARCH 25th, 2012
HELLSHIRE
2pm to 10pm

Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street, North Miami
FREE ADMISSION B46 PM

The Hellshire vibes comes to South Florida with the launch on Sunday, March 25 at Oleta River State Park - 3400 N.E. 163rd Street, North Miami Beach, 7 minutes from Aventura Mall.

Food, Fun, Music and Good Vibez.  Come early and beat the rush, enjoy the music of Merritone, Pluto, Jazzy T and HMV Soundz.


 

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

VICTORIA MUTUAL AND JAMAICA USA CHAMBER TO HOST WINE AND CHEESE MIXER 

March 21, 2012 - FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA: The Victoria Mutual Building Society’s (VMBS) Florida Representative Office, in partnership with the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting their ‘Wine and Cheese Mixer’, a corporate and small business networking event.

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

RETURNING HOME TO THE CITY OF
OPA-LOCKA NFL PLAYER CONDUCT FOOTBALL & CHEER CLINIC

OPA-LOCKA - Cleveland Brown’s #9 Quarterback, Thaddeus Lewis and Chicago Bears #25 Running Back, Armando Allen, Jr., will return HOME to partner with the City of Opa-locka Parks & Recreation Department to conduct the Off-Season Training, Development Skills and Enhancement FIRST ANNUAL FOOTBALL and CHEER CLINIC from 10:00AM to 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Sherbondy Park Village, 390 Bahman Avenue in “The Great” City of Opa-locka.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 11th, 2012

Celebrate 50 Years of
 Jamaican Music and Independence
ICONS OF REGGAE

Tickets available at selected Caribbean Outlets
visit: www.iconofreggae.com

 SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH
&
SUNDAY, MARCH 18TH, 2012

THE 7TH ANNUAL “JAZZ IN THE GARDENS” SPOTLIGHTS LOCAL ARTISTS IKE AND VAL, SENSERE, JODY HILL & THE DEEP FRIED FUNK BAND AND OFFICIAL D.Js THE BRASS KING AND AL JOHNSON

- March 17 & March 18 at Sun Life Stadium -

– MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Three of the most gifted and popular local artists join the 2012 out of this world line-up at the 7th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens”  taking place at Sun Life Stadium on March 17th and March 18th. Emerging artists Ike and Val, Sensere and Jody Hill & The Deep Fried Funk Band,  along with official DJs The Brass King “The Rare Grooves Selector” and Al Johnson will be joining festival host MC Lyte and headliners Mary J Blige, Patti LaBelle, Jill Scott, Kenny G, Kem, Ledisi, Doug E Fresh, Ramsey Lewis, Kevin Eubanks and Nicole Henry. 

 

      FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND, 2012


 

FEBRUARY EVENTS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, 2012

A SPECIAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH EDITION OF

LUNCH & LEARN: CINEMA SATURDAYS

COMMISSIONER ROSE TYDUS BRINGS FREE QUALITY MOVIES TO THE CITY OF OPA-LOCKA 

OPA-LOCKA – “Living the American Dream… A Reality or an ‘Inside Job?’”  A astounding topic of exploration, to be examined at the FREELunch & Learn: Cinema Saturday”  on February 25, 2012 from 10:00 AM– 2:00 PM, at the Opa-locka Municipal Complex, 780 Fisherman St., 2nd Floor in Opa-locka, as Commissioner Rose Tydus, along with the Mayor and Commission, continue a mission of setting goals to educate, unite and empower residents in the City of Opa-locka through programs and initiatives which are designed to enlighten and increase awareness of the conscience minded.  

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th, 2012

Classic Cars South Florida

Free Family Fun Day

Come out and enjoy a great day with your friends and family this Sunday, February 26, 2012 (11AM-5PM). Free admission, free activities for the children and great music for the entire family. Food on sale.

Bring your chairs & blankets

For more information about the event or how to
 register your classic car or truck free of charge,
please call 954-773-1955.
 

Information provided by Pat Montague
Princess PM Productions

STARTING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 2012

The 4th Annual immaculate DJ Griot Celebration will again be held in
Miami, Florida on
February
16th, 17th, and 18th, 2012.



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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 2012

Go out, have fun and support a worthy cause


 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 2012

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24th, 2012

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
of Miami-Dade County presents

REGGAE JAM

featuring Legendary Bands

THIRD WORLD & INNER CIRCLE

Award-winning reggae pioneers make their
Arsht Center debut with a special tribute to
Jacob “Killer” Miller!

Hosted by

Lance-O of Kulcha Shok Muzik
 

February 24, 2012 at 8 p.m.
Tickets $25 - $40

John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132

The $40 VIP Ticket includes a post-show meet and greet with Third World and Inner Circle, plus a limited edition signed copy of the “Reggae Wave” compilation. 

For reservations, visit www.arshtcenter.org or
call the box office at (305) 949-6722.

MIAMI, FL January 3, 2012 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce REGGAE JAM, a one-night-only 2011-2012 World Music Series concert featuring performances by the legendary, award-winning reggae bands THIRD WORLD and           INNER CIRCLE on February 24, 2012 at 8 p.m.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 2012
5pm -7pm

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2012
 LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENT

Miss Lou Reading Festival Celebrates
Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary
with Pantomime

                Persons attending the fifth annual Louise Bennett-Coverley Reading Festival will enjoy an evening of rich cultural performances to be staged on Saturday (February 11, 2012) at the South Regional Broward College Library in Pembroke Pines.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2011

The Chinese Cultural Foundation, Inc.
Proudly Presents Our

24th Annual Chinese New Year Festival
Sunday, February 12th, 2012 — 11:00 a.m. —  6:00 p.m.
Show Times: 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate
 4710 Year of the Dragon
.
Exotic Asian Foods Cultural Shows Arts & Crafts Games & Rides

www.ChineseNewYearFestivalMiami.org

FEATURING: Sinoelite Acrobats * Matsuriza Taiko Drums of Disney , Epcot * CASEC Dancers *Jessica Yap, the Amazing Violinist *
Lion and Dragon Dance *Jinglu Cao Soprano *
Zhang Yuan Dance Ensemble.

ACTIVITIES: Children’s Playground Rock Climbing Bounce House Chute Slide Table Tennis

ADMISSION:
Adults: $10:00; Children (under 12) $5:00;
 Children (under 5) FREE

 PARKING: FREE

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6th, 2012
Free Concert  - Chinese Traditional Orchestra Performing at
Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus

Starts at 7pm - 9pm
Room 6120

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2012

FIRST FRIDAYS "Trinidad Carnival Edition" 
w/ DJs Radcliffe & Dorenzo

Friday Feb 3, 2012 - 10 PM
@ Grand Palms Resort | Pembroke Pines, FL

For More Info: www.firstfridaysweb.com  954.333.3738 www.facebook.com/firstfriday

 

 
 

 


              

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