For those of you who attended Booogie by the Beach, Friday evening was record-breaking! Costumed families enjoyed rides, creepy critters, games, food and of course the haunted house. The weather cooperated for a beautiful evening. See photos of the spooky event inside this issue. The weekend before Booogie, the re-scheduled Sunny Serenade at Samson Oceanfront Park featuring The Jersey Wiseguys had people dancing to a brisk ocean breeze. The first Family Movie Nights are behind us as well and another Golden Era movie; so what is left to do? Plenty!
This coming weekend, the 8th Annual SIB Jazz Fest takes place. The theme is A Moment In Time. For online ticket sales go to sunnyislesbeachjazz.com. The weekend will unfold as follows:
Beginning Friday, November 20 at AQ in Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach (17875 Collins Avenue) Brenda Alford will perform at 8:00 pm. Reservations are offered beginning at 7:30 for a 3-course prix fixe menu priced at $65. A $25 cover may be paid to enjoy the performance from the bar. For tickets and information please call the venue at 305.918.6860.
Saturday, November 21 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at Heritage Park (19200 Collins Avenue) the main event will feature Maryel Epps, Shenita Hunt, Lisanne Lyons and Carole Ann Taylor. General Admission Lawn Seating is $15 ($10 with SIB Resident ID), bring your own blanket or chair. VIP Seating includes food and drink for $50. Tickets for the main event are on sale at Pelican Community Park (7 days a week), at SIB Government Center Monday – Saturday and at the event, which gate opens at 6:00 pm. For questions contact 305-792-1706.
Concluding the weekend on Sunday, November 22, the Trump International Beach Resort (18001 Collins Avenue) will offer a Jazz Brunch with entertainment by Quintana Productions’ Jazz Trio from noon – 4:00 pm for $40 per “Jazz Fan” or brunch with unlimited mimosas $48 per “Jazz Fanatic”. To make reservations at Neomi’s Grill call 305-692- 5600.
December opens up with Bingo, the Medical Lecture, MiniFLOW, Winter Fest with Ice Skating and the first winter cultural trip, A Christmas Carol. All of that by December 6! The month continues with Blood Pressure, Holiday Ball, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, more bingo and then before you know it, Happy New Year!
2016 is filled with car shows, movies both indoor and out, concerts in the parks, trips and family activities. Please find flyers and listings on the event page in this newspaper for upcoming events. Make a selection and buy your tickets now. Smaller venues sell out quickly. Registration for residents for the winter events is ongoing and non-resident registration begins November 23.
To stay informed about this and other events go to the official City website at sibfl.net, watch SIBTV, read the Living Magazine & Islander mailer, or follow the City on Twitter & Instagram (@CityofSIB), and on Facebook (City of Sunny Isles Beach). For information, call Cultural and Community Services at 305-792-1706.