By Bari Auerbach….
The Sunny Isles Beach Cultural and Human Services Department has gone “all-fallout” to plan the city’s 2010 Fall Calendar of Programs and Events featuring concerts, classes, sports activities, cultural event trips, plus special events for all ages the whole community is invited to enjoy.
The entire calendar can be viewed on the city’s website sibfl.net – but the following synopsis can help you start getting in on all the action ensuring everyone in Sunny Isles Beach will have a ball this fall!
SUNNY SERENADE, SEPT. 15 – FREE!
The Sunny Isles Beach Orchestra will kick off the city’s Sunny Serenade concert series with the season opener 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Samson Oceanfront Park.
Led by Eugene Muchnik, a resident of Sunny Isles Beach for over 20 years, the SIB Orchestra is comprised of local “musical soul mates determined to bring the beauty of live music back to those who appreciate the genuine article and experience.” The group, also featuring award-winning vocalists, delights audiences with performances influenced by American, Latin and Russian pop culture. To view the SIB Orchestra’s latest video visit siborchestra.com/prime/entertainment/
The city will host the Sunny Serenade Concert Series from Sept. through May, typically on the third Wednesday of the month. The free concerts are open to the public and include live musical entertainment and refreshments for sale. Parking is available along the north side of 174th Street and in the municipal parking lot located at 175th Street and Atlantic Avenue. The city shuttle bus will also be running the special events schedule.
BINGO, OCT. 6, NOV. 3 – FREE!
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Sunny Isles Beach Government Center Commission Chambers Reservations required, call 305-792-1706
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, OCT. 2, NOV. 6 – FREE!
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Town Center Park
GOLDEN ERA FILM SERIES, NOV. 9 – FREE!
10 a.m. to noon at Pelican Community Park Free movie, popcorn, coffee, water and boxed lunch Reservations required, call 305-792-1706
BOOOGIE BY THE BEACH, OCT. 30-31 – FREE!
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Pelican Community Park The city’s “spooktacular” two-night Halloween celebration will feature games, rides, music, fun foods, contests and the spookiest haunted house in town!
3RD ANNUAL SUNNY ISLES BEACH JAZZ FEST, OCT. 15-17
The third annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest will once again celebrate the extraordinary sounds of jazz music throughout the event weekend. The events feature top Miami jazz artists and will benefit Joshua’s Heart Foundation and Miami Children’s Hospital. Friday evening, Oct. 15: Acqualina Resort; Saturday evening Oct. 16: Samson Oceanfront Park; Sunday, Oct. 17: Jazz brunch at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort. For more details, visit sunnyislesbeachjazz.com
FOUR SEASONS CULTURAL SERIES, NOV. 17
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sunny Isles Beach Community School featuring pianist Kemal Gekic, residents $10, non-residents $20
CULTURAL EVENT TRIPS
The fall calendar features trips to smash hits and great attractions:
SEPT. 30, 11:15 A.M., STEEL MAGNOLIAS, BROWARD STAGE DOOR THEATRE
Revolving around Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, Steel Magnolias is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. Theatre 2 Row F (includes lunch at Flavors of Italy, Coral Springs). Including lunch, residents $65, non-residents $70
OCT. 14, 10 A.M., TRIP TO VILLAGE AT GULFSTREAM PARK
Enjoy a fun-filled shopping day with neighbors and friends at The Village at Gulfstream Park. Try your luck at the casino or sample the local fare at fabulous new restaurants. The city’s shuttle will leave at 10 a.m. from Government Center and pick up residents at 3 p.m. at the casino entrance area. Residents $5, non-residents $10
OCT. 21, 7 P.M., DREAMGIRLS AT ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Direct from the world famous Apollo Theatre in New York City, a brand new, sensational stage production of Dreamgirls. Dreamgirls tells the rags to riches story of a 1960s Motown girl group and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. Ziff Ballet Opera House, seats in Lower Orchestra. Residents, $71, non-residents $76
NOV. 4, 12:30 P.M., ON THE TOWN, BROWARD STAGE DOOR THEATRE
The story of a 24-hour adventure involving three sailors on leave from their ship. This exhilarating Broadway show was also made into one of MGM’s biggest movie musicals starring Gene Kelley and Frank Sinatra. Theatre 1. Residents $41, non-residents $46
NOV. 12, 1 P.M., TRIP TO EGYPTIAN GALLERY BASS MUSEUM OF ART
The new Egyptian Gallery presented by the Kaiser and Kosh Family Gallery will showcase the sarcophagi, mummy and objects of Egyptian antiquity on long-term loan from the Brooklyn Museum, Lowe Art Museum and Private Collections. Price includes guided tour and museum admission. Residents $20, non-residents $25
‘SOMETHING FUN FOR EVERYONE’
The city’s 2010 Fall Calendar features a long list of programs and activities including:
JUST FOR YOUTH
After School Programs; Afternoon and All-Day Fun Zones during teacher planning days; After School Storytelling; Ballroom Dancing; Capoeira; Chess; Fine Art; Guitar Classes; Hip Hop; Karate; LEGO Robotics; Musical Theatre; Stop Motion Animation
YOUTH PROGRAMS & ATHLETICS
Instructional Baseball (Co-ed); Recreational League Soccer; Pe-Wee Instructional Soccer (Co-ed); Girls Soccer; Cheerleading; Basketball Tournament 4 on 4;
ADULT & SENIOR PROGRAMS & ATHLETICS
Ballroom Dancing; English as a Second Language – Beginners and Intermediate; Fine Art; Computers & Internet; Spanish, Beginners & Intermediate; Yoga – mornings or evenings; Adult League Soccer: 7 vs. 7; Adult League Basketball: 5 vs. 5; Adult League Basketball: 4 on 4
FREE FOR SENIORS
SIBinformation; WiFi Hotspots; Visitor Center
OTHER SERVICES & ACTIVITIES
Blood Drives; Mini-FLOW (Florida Licensing on Wheels); Mount Sinai Blood Pressure, Cholesterol & Glucose Screening; Mount Sinai Lecture Series; Mount Sinai Transportation; Mobile Library Services; Wellness Workshop for Seniors; Memory Screening for Seniors; Sib Senior Helpers.
The City also offers memberships to the Community Center at Pelican Community Park with benefits including priority registration, discounts and use of the facilities (computer lab, fitness center, and gymnasium) with certain guidelines.
For assistance with Pelican Community Park’s community programs, phone: Inna Kartunova, Community Center Coordinator, 305-792-1801 or email email@example.com. For more information about the city’s special events and cultural programs, phone: Stephanie DeThomas, Public Information/Events Specialist, 305-792-1759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive email notifications about city sponsored concerts and events, youth programs, adult and senior activities, cultural event trips and more, subscribe through eSIBi on sibfl.net. For more information about any of the programs and event offerings, or to receive information about upcoming events through the mail, call the Cultural and Human Services Department: 305-792-1706.