Easter 2014 at Miami

April 16th, 2014

Easter 2014 at Miami

 

Easter is an exciting time of the year when families get together to observe a special religious tradition on a beautiful spring season. Children are excited to have all the goodies from Easter Bunny. The city of Miami offers exciting Easter egg hunt for the residents and visitors to enjoy. These events will not only be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Hop on these suggested spots to hunt for your goodies:

 


Easter 2014 miami Bunny Palooza at the Miami Seaquarium

Bunny Palooza at the Miami Seaquarium 

Miami Seaquarium
400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-5705
www.miamiseaquarium.com

Date: April 18-20, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bunny Palooza at the Miami Seaquarium is great for parents who need flexibility or for children who can’t enough of a good thing. The event last three days and features multiple daily egg hunts, five acres of rides and activities, live shows starring Lolita and Flipper and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. The highlight of the event is South Florida’s largest Easter Parade, which runs at 12:30 p.m. daily. It’s an Easter event that has everything.

Egg Hunt and International Multi-Ethnic FestivalEaster 2014 at Miami Egg Hunt and International Multi-Ethnic Festival

Robbins Lodge
4005 Hiatus Road
Davie, FL 33330
(954) 797-1000
www.davie-fl.gov

Date: April 19, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

South Florida has a booming Hispanic and Haitian population and in celebration of that fact, the City of Davie is holding its 34th Annual Egg Hunt and International Multi-Ethnic Festival. The event is for the whole family but features free kid-friendly events like a hay ride, animal farm, bounce houses and a 30-foot slide. Parents can choose to pay for a picture with Peter Cottontail who will be arriving in style in a fire truck. The hunt begins at 10 a.m. and all children participating from ages eight and under will receive free candy. Concessions and multi-ethnic art displays are also part of this great family activity so your child can learn and play as well.

Easter 2014 at Miami Pinecrest Gardens EggstravaganzaPinecrest Gardens Eggstravaganza

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156
(305) 669-6990
www.pinecrest-fl.gov

Date: April 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Pinecrest Gardens Eggstravaganza is presented by the Miami Herald and Williamson Cadillac Buick GMC and features a full day of kid-approved events. General admission is only $5 with members attending for free and parking is available at Pinecrest Elementary, Pinecrest Middle School and Miami Palmetto Senior High School. Once there, the Pinecrest People Mover will shuttle you and your children off for a day of Easter egg hunts, wildlife shows, face painting, magic shows and more. It’s money well spent for an organized event and concessions will be on hand so you won’t have to pack a lunch.

Easter Brunch At FairchildEaster 2014 at Miami Easter Brunch At Fairchild

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
10901 Old Culter Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156
(305) 256-8399
www.fairchildgarden.org

Date: April 20, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Not all Easter activities are jam-packed with activities. The Easter Brunch at Fairchild is for the family that wants to celebrate the holiday sans Easter Bunny and appreciate time together. The event is held in the Visitor Center Ballroom and features food prepared by Creative Tastes Catering and Events Productions. Reservations are required and you have to call ahead for menu and pricing. Spaces fill up quickly so book early to have a positively peaceful Easter Sunday morning.

The Great Zoo Miami Egg Safari

Easter 2014 at Miami  - The Great Zoo Miami Egg Safari

Zoo Miami
12400 S.W. 152nd St.
Miami, FL 33177
(305) 251-0400
www.miamimetrozoo.com

Date: April 19-20, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Zoo Miami took the hunt part of Easter egg hunt literally and decided to throw its annual Great Zoo Miami Egg Safari. For the cost of regular admission, your child can hunt for eggs among the wildlife and enjoy other activities like a rock wall and giveaways. Then they can peruse the rest of the park and marvel at crocodiles, lions, tigers, bears and more. Of course, the real animal they’ll want to see is the Easter Bunny. So stop in for a roaring good time.

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St. Regis Bal Harbour

April 14th, 2014

St. Regis Bal Harbour

9703 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL

St. Regis Bal Harbour

Experience an elegant beach side lifestyle offered by The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort & Residences. Glam and luxury awaits the resident of St. Regis Bal Harbour with the distinct services in the legendary address and the most comfortable location. Located in the Collins Avenue, across Bal Harbour Shops and direct access to the beach. Beautifully created by the famous design firm Yabu Pushelberg and developed by The Sieger Suarez Architectural Partnership.

St. Regis Bal Harbour

Choose from among the offered beautifully designed one to five bedroom condominium residences with a terrace on each unit to experience the great view of the ocean. (Click here for floor plans). As a resident, you get to take advantage of the Regis Butler Service, a Remède® Spa, world-class gourmet dining envisioned by renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at J&G Grill, full-service fitness center, swimming pools and nine lushly landscaped acres on the Atlantic. Be privileged to experience exclusive pampering and luxurious lifestyle offered solely for the residents of St. Regis Bal Harbour Residences. Exceptional services are offered for the comfort of every resident along with top of the line amenities.

St. Regis Bal Harbour

Services and amenities include:

Private Residents’ pool

Exclusive concierge and check-in for Residents

Exclusive fitness facilities for Residents

24-hour in-room dining service

Housekeeping service

Dry cleaning and laundry services

In-room catering and personal chef

Pre-arrival provisioning, grocery shopping and delivery

Pet services

Nanny and childcare services

Bag pick-up service from the Bal Harbour Shops

St. Regis Bal Harbour

Discover the ultimate luxury at the top tourist destination and be privileged to have the best of life has to offer only at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Residences. For more information, visit their website.

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A.D. Barnes Park – Miami

April 11th, 2014

A.D. Barnes Park – Miami

A.D. Barnes Park – Miami 

3401 SW 72 Avenue, Miami, FL

What a better way to spend a lazy weekend on a spring season, is to get out and enjoy the nature on its bloom. Within the busy city of Miami, peace and tranquility has its space with nature. The A.D. Doug Barns park is one of the “little big” parks in Miami as most define it with kid friendly facilities and a swimming pool.

A.D. Barnes Park – Miami

A.D. Barnes Park had been open since 1977 and is named after the first Director of the Parks and Recreation Department, who viewed recreation as an important part of the life of the citizen of Miami – Dade. In addition to the facilities in the park, they have activities that are also convenient for the physically challenged people. The 65-acre park sets the park's swimming pool, camp sites, bird and wild animal sanctuary, Fishing lake, playground, jogging trails, picnic shelters and restrooms. Check out their available program such as nature study and outreach programs fit for all ages. Guided tours and nature camps are also offered. Special events such as birthday parties can be celebrated in this park. 

 

Hours of Operation
Sunrise to Sunset
Office Hours
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday

Phone Number – 305-666-5883

Swim Fees
Child/Adult: $2.50
Senior: $1.50

Summer Public Swim Hours
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m., Mon, Wed, Fri
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday

Non-Summer Public Swim Hours
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m., Mon, Wed, Fri
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Mon, Wed, Fri
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday

A.D. Barnes Park – Miami

It will be such a great idea to spend the weekends at A.D. Barnes Park – Miami for some nature tripping or just to find some quiet hang out place. More information is found on their website (click here) or call the park office at 305-666-5883.

Source: http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/ad-barnes.asp

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Family Fun Fest 2014 at Biscayne National Park

April 9th, 2014

Family Fun Fest 2014 at Biscayne National Park

Make your weekend a fun family bonding time. Biscayne National Park is the venue for the Family Fun Fest 2014 this coming Sunday, April 13, 2014. It is a free, fun and education program for the kids and adults alike within the bounds of nature.

Family Fun Fest 2014 at Biscayne National Park

This is the last Family Fun Fest program for this season so better not miss this chance to join a fun-filled free program that kids and parents both enjoy. This month’s program is A Sesame Street Salute with the lively characters that lived on Sesame Street. Surely, even parents grew up with the Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert, and more. They’re all back as the National Park Service salutes a kids TV classic. This event is made possible by the Park Visitor Donations and the Bobby Duryea Memorial Fund at the South Florida National Parks Trust, Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves and a host of dedicated volunteers to provide a quality program for the youth.

Family Fun Fest 2014 at Biscayne National Park

Family Fun Fest 2014 at Biscayne National Park

Come join this free educational program and make your weekend exciting with your kids. Be at Biscayne National Park – Dante Fascell Visitor Center this Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Visit their website for more details. Don’t miss this fun because in Miami Dade, family matters most.

Source: http://www.nps.gov/

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City of Hialeah Florida – Miami Dade County

April 7th, 2014

City of Hialeah Florida – Miami Dade County

City of Hialeah Florida – Miami Dade County

 

The City of Hialeah is The fifth largest municipality in Florida with over 231,941 residents on its 21.45 square mile land (census 2012). The city is a family oriented community with various recreation and low-cost programs that enriches culture and community life. These make the city a preferable city to reside.

The City of Hialeah is an Indian name, meaning “High Prairie”. It was once a grassy plain that has caught the attention of aviator Glenn Curtiss and Missouri cattleman James H. Bright in 1921. Since the incorporation in 1925, Hialeah has been linked to many historical events and landmark. The famous Hialeah Park opened in 1925 brought the attention of the Media for the historical sport event in Miami that has brought grandeur to the city. From then on, the city progressed from the grassy plain to a remarkable city of Hialeah. “All Ways Lead to Hialeah” is the first slogan of the city. (Read Full History)

Places to visit in Hialeah:

Hialeah Park

Babcock Park

Bright Park

Veterans Park

Bucky Dent Water Park

Cultural Arts

Soccer leagues

Amelia Earhart Park

City of Hialeah Florida – Miami Dade County

The city has a full service of Police, Fire, Water & Sewer, and Public Works provided in an amiable place to live. More to it the City of Hialeah has 15 fully-staffed parks, 7 pools, 2 tennis centers, sport leagues, a cultural arts theater, and an Early Prevention & Intervention program for youth. The City of Hialeah is a city of culture and history and further cultivation the younger generation to be proud of its ethnicity and its neighborhood. Invest in a home in this excellent city of Hialeah. For more information, check on their website http://www.hialeahfl.gov

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Tower Theater Miami

April 4th, 2014

Tower Theater Miami

Tower Theater Miami

1508 SW 8th St, Miami, FL

The history of Miami is marked at the famous Calle Ocho of Miami. Find interesting spots in the little Havana like Cuban restaurants, art galleries and stores, but one should not miss the oldest cultural landmarks, The Tower Theater Miami. All these years, this is the only theater in Miami that screens International Indie Films, Miami history documentaries, English-language movies with Spanish subtitles and revived classic movies.

The tower theater Miami is open to the public in December 1926 and is the finest state-of-the-art theater in the South since. The Cuban sees the Tower Theater as an introduction to American culture, in terms of entertainment and soon the Tower Theater programmed to include English-language films with Spanish subtitles and Spanish movies. After sixty years, the theater is closed until 2002 under the management of the Miami Dade College and the Cultural Affairs Department. The Tower Theater now serves as a historic gathering place for cultural connections in Little Havana. Film Festivals are held in this theater as well as culturally specific exhibitions and performances, free educational lectures given by MDC faculty and other scholars in our community, and both Spanish-language films and English-language films, subtitled in Spanish.

Tower Theater Miami

The Tower Theater Miami cheapest ticket price, but an unparalleled entertainment experience with the friendly staff and affordable foods and drinks. After the movie, you may stroll along the street and find places to dine or shop. For information regarding showing schedule, venue reservation and other queries, you may visit their website at http://www.towertheatermiami.com or contact them at 305.643.8706 or email them at towertheater@mdc.edu.

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10 BIGGEST SALES IN NORTH MIAMI BEACH 04-01-14

April 2nd, 2014

10 BIGGEST SALES IN NORTH MIAMI BEACH

*as of 04/01/14

 

PROPERTY ADDRESS LIST PRICE SALE PRICE CLOSING DATE
BED BATH SQ.FT
16461 NE 34 AV $2,125,000 $1,950,000 02/28/14
4 5 / 1 4,048
19550 NE 14 CT $1,520,000 $1,420,000 03/21/14
5 4 / 1 4,135
16475 NE 32 AV $1,275,000 $1,085,000 02/18/14
4 3 3,182
1668 NE 196 ST $950,000 $910,000 02/28/14
3 3 2,998
3160 NE 164 ST $950,000 $850,000 01/10/14
4 4 3,610
1946 N OAK HAVEN CR $899,000 $825,000 03/17/14
5 4 / 1 3,541
3305 NE 167 ST $720,000 $726,000 01/27/14
4 3 3,159
3303 NE 166 ST $775,000 $725,000 01/13/14
3300 NE 165 ST $1,100,000 $675,000 03/07/14
9,200
2320 NE 199 ST $625,000 $565,000 03/17/14
5 3 2,777
*Information obtained from SEF Southeast Florida Multiple Listing Service is believed accurate but is not warranted.

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10 BIGGEST SALES IN NORTH MIAMI 04-01-14

April 2nd, 2014

10 BIGGEST SALES IN NORTH MIAMI

*as of 04/01/14

PROPERTY ADDRESS LIST PRICE SALE PRICE CLOSING DATE
BED BATH SQ.FT
2095 NE 121 RD $2,999,000 $2,500,000 03/14/14
4 3 3,530
13290 KEYSTONE TE $1,749,900 $1,525,000 01/31/14
5 4 / 1 3,871
1855 NE 117 RD $1,375,000 $1,350,000 01/23/14
3 3 2,552
2190 ALAMANDA DR $1,275,000 $1,270,000 02/28/14
3 2 / 1 2,601
12914 BANYAN RD $1,300,000 $1,200,000 01/24/14
4 4 2,993
2263 KEYSTONE BL $1,150,000 $1,090,000 03/21/14
3 3 2,520
13040 CORONADO TE $1,199,000 $1,062,500 01/03/14
4 2 / 1 2,631
2105 ARCH CREEK DR $999,999 $950,000 02/20/14
4 3 2,791
2006 S HIBISCUS DR $850,000 $818,000 03/25/14
3 3 1,600
1912 NE 118 RD $775,000 $800,000 01/28/14
4 3 2,854
*Information obtained from SEF Southeast Florida Multiple Listing Service is believed accurate but is not warranted.


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Il Villagio Miami Beach

March 31st, 2014

Il Villagio Miami Beach

Il Villagio Miami Beach

1455 Ocean Drive Miami Beach Florida

Miami Beach has long been a desirable location for tourists for its convenient location close to the fabulous Art Deco, trendy restaurants and the ocean just a few steps away. An oceanfront condominium is a perfect option who is on the lookout for great sunshine all year round, cool ocean breeze and a perfect view. Il Villagio is a perfect choice. Located at 1455 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Florida.

 Il Villagio Miami Beach

Il Villagio Miami Beach is one of the many oceanfront condominiums in the South Beach that offers comfortable and luxurious living close to active day and night life. This condominium is built in 1998 by the renown architects Revuelta, Vega and Leon. The structure is designed with balconies on each unit that offers a flow of sunshine and sunset. Enter the marble lobby with a warm welcome by the friendly attendants and enjoy the full use of the condominium facilities. Living in Il Villagio Miami Beach is all worth the investment for its 24 hour concierge, safe and amiable environment and an accessible location.

 Il Villagio Miami Beach

Il Villaggio – Building Amenities

  • Impressive four-story glass and marble lobby

  • Heated, infinity-edged swimming pool

  • Beach lounges with towel service

  • Community room for cards, billiards, social functions and meetings

  • Picnic area

  • 24-hour security

  • Valets for personal assistance

  • Full-time concierge staff

  • Eleven private elevators with private foyers

  • Fabulous restaurants

  • Fully-equipped fitness center

Il Villaggio – Residence Features

  • Miele and Sub-Zero kitchen appliances

  • Kohler bathroom fixtures

  • Floor-to-ceiling large glass windows

  • Marble floors

  • Some floorplans offer flow-through sunrise and sunset balconies

  • Penthouses have rooftop decks and jacuzzi

Find out more about Il Villagio Miami Beach by checking on their website (click here). Take a tour of the Miami Beach and experience an exceptional living only at Il Villagio Miami Beach.

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National Tropical Botanical Garden – The Kampong

March 28th, 2014

National Tropical Botanical  Garden – The Kampong

National Tropical Botanical Garden – The Kampong

4013 Douglas Road, Coconut Grove

(305) 442-7169

The spring season is the loveliest season of the year. This is the season when flowers are greatly appreciated in its full bloom and is the great time to visit botanical gardens and enjoy the beauty of nature. The Dade County is proud to have The Kampong, one of the fascinating gardens of the National Tropical Botanical Garden.

 National Tropical Botanical  Garden – The Kampong

The 4 hectare land of The Kampong was not planned as a botanical garden, but a personal collection of plants by Dr. David Fairchild and his wife Marian, daughter of Alexander Graham Bell. Marian Fairchild named the garden as The Kampong which is a Malay or Javanese word for a village or cluster houses. It was only until Dr. Catherine Sweeney “Savior of The Kampong” developed and preserved Fairchild’s collections, transforming the place into a botanical garden. The Kampong is registered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

 National Tropical Botanical  Garden – The Kampong

The Kapong has an array of botanical from Southeast Asia, Central and South Americas, the Caribbean and tropical locals, including exotic fruits like candle fruit, peanut butter fruit, egg fruit, coco plums, over 50 varieties of mango and more. The botanical garden is now primarily developed for educational purposes. Tours are also available by appointment. They are also holding events in the garden like wedding and parties.

Visit The Kapong and be enthralled by the charming and refreshing environment. The Kampong is located at 4013 Douglas Road, Coconut Grove. For further information, you may call them at (305) 442-7169 or check on their website.

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