Find out at a Town Hall meeting with Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7 PM at the Pinecrest Library (5835 SW 111 Street, Pinecrest, FL 33156)
Back by popular demand, Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens welcomes Venezuela’s premier contemporary vocalist, Maria Rivas. She interprets her music in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, and performs her own blend of traditional jazz standards as well as music and lyrics she has composed herself. Her unique sound is an intoxicating combination of indigenous, Caribbean, European, and African strains, with just the right splash of Brazilian and Latin jazz. Since 1990, Maria has recorded a total of 8 albums, where her most recent hit the Number 1 spot on the “Billboard” Venezuelan charts and stayed strong on the Top 10 for almost a year.
The South Dade YMCA Family Center located in Pinecrest near The Falls is presenting a free educational seminar titled “Healthcare Reform and You … What you need to know” sponsored by Humana. Join us for this free educational seminar and get the facts about Health. Free prizes.
The Village of Pinecrest Police Department is conducting its second annual Holiday Toy Drive to benefit the Kristi House of Miami-Dade and the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. The Kristi House provides a healing environment for all child victims of sexual abuse and their families, regardless of income, through prevention, treatment and coordination of services with community partners. Kristi House is dedicated to ending the epidemic of child abuse in Miami-Dade County by healing those who have been victims and breaking the cycle of abuse for future generations.
Pinecrest Gardens celebrates the return of the Masquerade Ball - this year, celebrating the passion of Brazil’s Carnival! Experience a breath-taking ambience and a magical backdrop for an evening filled with delicious food, excitement and too many surprises to describe. Indulge in Cocktails by Bacardi and fine wines, feast on a buffet of gourmet entrees and dessert, and dance the night away to the music of “Mr. Nice Guy.” Be a part of a captivating event you will not soon forget. Proceeds from this charitable event provide support for Historical Pinecrest Gardens.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz exhibit features larger than life pop-up books that dazzle the eyes and stimulate the mind. Each section of this exhibit is an over sized three-dimensional page from the original story. This innovative, interactive, literacy-based traveling exhibit allows children to delve into art, history and science through the magic of this timeless story, as a love of reading and storytelling is instilled. The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz movie will be shown at the opening; children will be invited to come dressed as their favorite Wizard of Oz character. Lisa Ann Watson Children’s Discovery Museum opens at Noon. Exhibit runs January 5 – March 23, 2014
One of Florida’s premiere juried art shows where patrons can enjoy an afternoon surrounded by spectacular visual arts in the most lush and luxurious setting. Amongst a generous representation of the best artists and artisans in this area and beyond—you will find the perfect piece of art for your home, original jewelry for yourself or significant other, a great selection of delicious food, live music, and other activities for the entire family.
On Sunday January 12th from 1 to 4 p.m. there will be a big party in the Kendall Breeze Shopping Center on 124th street and 127th Avenue. There will be free entertainment, food and fun. Help us celebrate the 25 years of volunteer services to the Miami Community. We will have gifts and a free Raffle to add to the festivities. Call 305 235 8855 for further information
Come and sing along to the fun and playful music of Susan Shane-Linder and Company. Susan is a Miami-born award winning, published singer/songwriter and children’s recording artist. She has been performing professionally and teaching music for over 30 years and is well-known throughout South Florida in preschools, elementary schools, summer camps, hospitals, retirement homes and many other organizations. She can frequently be found entertaining people of all ages throughout the tri-county area. Birthday parties for children 1-7 years of age are a town favorite. She was nominated for a 2009 Nickelodeon Parents’ Picks Award for best party entertainer in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, and in 2010 she won that award. $7 per person, $10 for both The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 1/5 and Singin’ With Susan 1/19
Come to compete or come to eat! Pinecrest Gardens is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off. Prepare your taste buds for an encounter with some of the most delicious chili in Miami-Dade County. Restaurants, caterers and novices compete for the title of “Best Chili in Town”. Enjoy great live music by the 18 Wheelers, good food, and good brew as you take part in activities for the entire family. There will be line dancing, mechanical bull rides, chili sampling, and much more! This is an amateur-friendly cook-off – so dust off your apron, grab your spices, and let’s get cookin’!
The JCC is excited to welcome back this hilarious comedian! Elayne Boosler has been a touring standup comedian since 1973; doing open mic nights with her cohorts Andy Kaufman, Freddie Prinze, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams, Richard Pryor, and Lily Tomlin. Come see Elayne Boosler in this rare small appearance. Before the performance, at 6:30 refreshments will be served with opening of Evolution of the Kibbutz by the Israeli Quilters’ Association showing the work of 21 quilt artists. $30 JCC Member / $35 Admission / $50 Preferred
The Maccabeats are one of the world’s premier a cappella singing groups. Originally formed in 2007 as Yeshiva University’s student vocal group, the Maccabeats have recently emerged as both Jewish music and a cappella phenomena. They have entertained and inspired hundreds of audiences worldwide. Using nothing more than the unadulterated human voice, a clean-cut presentation, and a little Jewish humor, this unique group of singers is able to connect with fans of all backgrounds and ages.
Celebrate springtime, celebrate children and celebrate the joy of Easter at Pinecrest Gardens’ signature event, Eggstravaganza. Stroll through our magnificent winding paths with our very own Spring Bunny and enjoy a cast of cute and cuddly characters to entertain you along the way. The day will be filled with “eggciting” activities for the entire family including egg hunts, face painting, balloon art, interactive games, music, arts and crafts, our petting zoo, and so much more. This is the event that every child will want to attend. Mark your calendar today!
Pinecrest Gardens is going green at our annual Earth Day Festival. Celebrate the beauty of our planet, with eco-friendly activities for the family. It is a full fun-filled day of entertainment on stage in our outdoor amphitheater, informative workshops and demonstrations on a variety of relevant ecological topics, interactive and environmental educational opportunities, garden tours, delicious food, music, massages, and so much more! Don’t miss this festival for the whole family in the lush surroundings of South Florida’s most beautiful botanical garden.