The evening will begin with a screening of the first Visual Memoirs video â€œIt was paradise and we didnâ€™t even know itâ€: The story of Miami Beach as told by those who lived it. That will be followed by a present presentation of the projects second year production. This video is based on an oral history of Marvin Baumel, a.k.a., Rey Mambo, bandleader of a group featuring Latin music. Mr. Baumel will speak and answer questions following the video presentation. The video was created in conjuction with a teacherâ€™s guide to be used in middle schools. Reyâ€™s story was chosen as the subject of the video for this age group because he arrived on Miami Beach when he was middle school age and embraced cultural differences, which allowed him to create a new identity for himself. Mr. Baumel came to Miami Beach in 1938 at age 13. He attended junior high and high school on Miami Beach. Rey was interviewed as part of the Miami Beach Visual Memoirs Project. His full interview will be available online in Florida International Universityâ€™s Digital Library. This project is brought to you by: Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, Miami Design Preservation League, and Close-Up Productions.
Wednesday, May 29, 5-7pm – Essensia Restaurant at the Palms Hotel & Spa, 3025 Collins Avenue,Â Miami Beach Celebrate the end of South Floridaâ€™s growing season and help make Miami a greener place.Â Join Chef Julie for a special end of the growing season Garden Party benefiting the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches (ECOMB). […]
Tuesday, June 2, 6:30pm-11:00pm – Deauville Beach Resort,Â 6701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach Join toÂ kick-off Miami Film Month with 10th Annual Festival & Conference. As part of the Miami Beach Centennial Celebration, The festival will be held at the Deauville Hotel which has a long history of hosting some of the world’s best entertainers, including The […]
Tuesday, February 11, 8pm – Art Angels Miami, 127 NE 40th Street, Miami Design District Join Art Angels Miami for the opening reception of “The Urban Cubist,” a solo exhibition by New York Artist, FLORE. Enjoy drinks by Bacardi, and special guest DJ. RSVP to: email@example.com 0