Local nonprofit that empowers girls affiliates with national organization

A Miami-based nonprofit that seeks to empower girls is now has a louder voice. Founded by attorney and human rights advocate Virginia Akar in 2017, Strong Girls Inc., “provides girls in Miami with the resources and support to grow up healthy, educated, and independent.” Through after-school programming, about 180 girls in the county’s Title 1

Pinecrest Gardens wraps up concert series this spring

Pinecrest Gardens is known as a local performance destination for world-class jazz artists. In the midst of COVID-19, the attraction has widened its borders with a virtual concert series, which finishes this May. Pinecrest Gardens’ JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl series features livestreamed concerts from the Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens. The 11th annual

Save the Date: A Virtual Wine Tasting & Talk with Dan Marino

Two former quarterbacks are hosting a virtual meet and gree to talk wine and football. Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and former NFL quarterback Damon Huard, co-owners of Passing Time Wine, will participate in Passing Time: A Virtual Wine Tasting & Talk, which benefits the Dan Marino Foundation. During the virtual meet and greet, Marino

Spring theater at Levis JCC Sandler Center

The West Boca Theatre Company at the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC Sandler Center continues its Courtyard Series this month with two shows. The shows, performed at the center’s Greenberg Courtyard, are perfect escapes for those seeking socially distanced and safe theater excursions. “Even with a limited capacity, performing live has been a huge inspiration

Fort Lauderdale wholesaler pledges $250,000 to Joe DiMaggio

A Fort Lauderdale company’s recent donation shows the power of corporate social responsibility. United National Consumer Suppliers recently pledged $250,000 to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation through its new 501(c)(3) nonprofit UNCS Cares Foundation. The wholesale distribution company is led by founder Brett Rose, who is relearning to walk after a mosquito bite led

Brett Rose, Mackenzie, Parker
Gulfstream Park hosts a drive-in laser show

Gulfstream Park is already known as one of South Florida’s most popular entertainment destinations. Now, it’s added another reason for South Floridians to visit. This week, Gulfstream Park hosts Drive-In Laser Light Show, which it describes as “an immersive laser light show experience” that features “action-packed laser lights and exciting graphic effects, all set to

New exhibit celebrates Broward’s women trailblazers

A new exhibit at  The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale celebrates South Florida’s prominent women of yesterday and today. “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change —Broward County,” features 40 images of women currently making history in the area such as Kareen Boutros, executive director of Broward Workshop; Lori Chevy, market president of Bank of America; Heather Havericak,

Wynwood Marketplace opens March 4

Miami-based event agency SWARM has announced that “the magic of Wynwood is back” with the grand re-opening of Wynwood Marketplace on March 4 at 4 p.m. “It’s been a long journey with the reopening of the Wynwood Marketplace—we wanted to be extra cautious given the current climate and make sure to re-develop the venue to best

Kreps PR merges with BrandStar

What do you get when you combine the power of PR and the excitement of video production? A powerhouse. Kreps PR & Marketing recently announced its merger with BrandStar. Based in Pompano Beach, BrandStar creates award-winning television programs that air on FOX Business, Lifetime Television and Bloomberg, including audience favorites such as Designing Spaces and

Save the Date: Virtual Historic Hunt

Go back in time 100 years ago with The Villagers. Miami-Dade County’s oldest historic preservation organization hosts a virtual historic hunt, The Roaring Twenties, The Era of Change. Open to all ages, the hunt invites participants to gather their wits to “solve challenging clues and correctly identify historic sites, events, and/or people” who lived in

The Underline arrives

The beginning of the long-awaited Underline project is finally here. Phase 1 of the 10-mile project is officially open in Brickell. Called the Brickell Backyard, it’s the first phase of the planned 10-mile linear park The Underline, which will become an urban trail and public art destination across 120 acres, stretching from Downtown Miami to

Mira Lehr’s aerial art collection coming to Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Art lovers in South Florida will soon have a new collection to admire. New York art collector Dr. Robert B. Feldman recently promised to donate an installation by Mira Lehr to the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Worth $300,000 the installation Sacred Dreams includes more than 180 aerial sculptures that descend from the ceiling that are