A special book signing event, planned for June 12th

On Tuesday, June 12 at 11:00 am the City of Sunny Isles Beach invites you to join us for a special book signing event in the Miami-Dade SIB Branch Library at the SIB Government Center located at 18070 Collins Avenue. Author Ellen J. Uguccioni and Photographer David Gartner will be present to sign previously purchased copies of the new book.

A Source of Community Pride: The Architecture of Sunny Isles Beach will be available for sale at the Sunny Isles Beach Visitor Center at 18070 Collins Avenue, Monday to Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm. The book is a celebration of the architectural design of buildings constructed since incorporation in 1997. Some of South Florida’s most celebrated architects designed visually stunning structures that many residents now call home.

The book will retail for $39.99 plus tax and is now available as a first edition printing while supplies last. Residents can purchase one copy per household at the discounted rate of $20 per book with the coupon postcard mailed to every home. Additional copies and those without the coupon postcard will be sold at the retail price.

FREE OR $5? YOU DECIDE! THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WRISTBANDS ARE HERE! COME AND GET THEM!
Make Sunday, June 17, 2012 a real breeze for you and your family by getting your Celebration Wristband ahead of time and avoid the lines. They are here just waiting for you to come pick them up. You can get yours by stopping by Pelican Community Park or the Visitor Center. They are FREE to Resident ID Cardholders and $5 each for non- Resident ID Cardholders.

What? You don’t have your Resident ID Card? Well get that too while you are at Pelican Community Park or the Visitor’s Center! All you need is your photo identification and valid proof of residency: an electric, phone or cable bill; or a copy of lease with letter from the condo office.

Celebration Wristbands are only needed for the main event on Sunday, June 17, 2012. Wristbands are available per household family members registered with the Resident ID program. One wristband is available per registered member.

Wristbands will be available the day of the event, but lines may be long on June 17th. No Resident ID cards will be produced the day of the event. And only wristbands either purchased for $5 per plate or picked up with Resident ID will get you into the food line. For more information call 305.792.1706.

Enjoy the smooth jazz sounds of Nicole Henry at this Sunday event as you partake of the All-American BBQ, get involved in activities and rides for the kids and experience the gentle ocean breezes on a summer day. Save your energy for the fun and take the Special Events Community Shuttle Bus to and from the event.

THE 15 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BEGINS JUNE 10 WITH THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPICS
Join your neighbors in the spirit of friendly competition at our own Sunny Isles Beach International Olympics from 2:00 – 6:00 pm at Pelican Community Park 18115 North Bay Road. Form your teams of 4-6 people and give your best effort competing in Bocce, Bean Bag Toss, Mini Golf, Dominoes, Chess and more! The winning team will be recognized at the end of the day for the most points accumulated. Also, teams wishing to compete in the World Class Scavenger Hunt will sign up and receive their first clue at this event. Parking is available on the street and in the Government Center parking garage or take the Special Events Community Shuttle Bus to and from the event.

JUNE 14 BRINGS THE HISTORY OF INCORPORATION PRESENTATION AND A HISTORIC GROUNDBREAKING
Our Sunny Isles Beach Social Seniors are hosting at their meeting on June 14th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm a special presentation by Mayor Norman S. Edelcup and other community leaders. The history of what led to the incorporation of a Motel Row area called “Sunny Isles” will be discussed. To accommodate a larger crowd of residents this meeting will be held in the Norman S. Edelcup SIB K-8 School cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of incorporation. Parking is available in the school garage.

Thursday evening from 6:30 – 7:30 pm there will be a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunny Isles Boulevard for Gateway Park. This newest park will have large open green space, a performance stage, a butterfly garden, a walking path and an interactive water play feature. Join your elected officials and neighbors in continuing to celebrate 15 years as a World Class City. Parking is available on site.

BRING YOUR APPETITE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 16 TO HERITAGE PARK FROM 6:00-9:00 PM
There is the expression, “there’s something for everyone” and that is so true this week of the 15th Anniversary Celebration. The Heritage Park ‘Taste of Sunny Isles Beach’ will take place on a summer evening from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at 19200 Collins Avenue. Those of you who choose to avoid the sun will have a chance to hear some great big band tunes played by our local Florida International University ensemble. Neighborhood restaurants will have international food for sale; so get out of the kitchen and bring the family for an enjoyable evening of music in our beautiful park. Free parking is available in the garage and under the Lehman causeway or take the Special Events Community Shuttle Bus to and from the event.

For any questions about these 15th Anniversary events, call the Department of Cultural and Community Services at 305.792.1706.


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