Today, the City of Miami Beach has unveiled Miami Beach Gov — a new, mobile app that brings the resources of city government directly to residents and businesses. Key features include the ability to report concerns, check current beach conditions, track the free citywide trolley, pay fees, stream MBTV live, stay current on city news and view a comprehensive calendar of meetings and events.

“We always strive to be as accessible and responsive as possible,” shared Miami Beach City Manager Alina Hudak. “This new tool will allow each and every home and business to quickly share concerns and easily access important information.”

Residents and businesses are encouraged to use the app to report issues such as potholes, graffiti and more with photographs and location mapping. In addition, app users can find information on the city’s many parks, recreational facilities as well as arts and cultural venues.

The new mobile app replaces the Miami Beach eGov app that was released in 2014. Current eGov users will automatically receive the Miami Beach Gov app via a software upgrade without the need to create a new account.

For new users, the Miami Beach Gov app is available via a free download in both the Apple and Google app stores.

The new mobile app was developed by the city’s Information Technology Department.



— “Find Your Voice Miami Beach” is a digital and social media campaign inspired by Sony Music Latin’s award-winning series “En Letra de Otro”, that aims to inspire travel and connection with the Miami Beach brand through music —

The City of Miami Beach announces a partnership with The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) and Sony Music Latin that will pave the way for the launch of the “Find Your Voice Miami Beach” digital experiential campaign. The dynamic collaboration is set to resonate with music and travel enthusiasts alike and provides viewers with an immersive journey that brings together the vibrant sounds from Sony Music Latin’s roster of artists and the iconic allure of Miami Beach. Follow the campaign and exclusive content on and/or @VisitMiami, @MiamiBeachNews and @SonyMusicLatin via Instagram.

The “Find Your Voice Miami Beach” episodes are based off Sony Music Latin’s award-winning “En Letra de Otro,” an original content series featuring performances and interviews where artists share their story through the songs that shaped their lives. This Miami Beach-based iteration includes collaborations with globally acclaimed artists including Fonseca, Kany Garcia, Gale, Boza and Bomba Estereo – all who have found inspiration within Miami Beach. In each episode, one artist will take viewers on a personal journey, delving into how the city has fueled their music and influenced their favorite songs. Through intimate interviews, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and breathtaking visuals, audiences will gain unprecedented access to the artists’ creative processes and their deep connection with Miami Beach.

As part of the larger “Find Your Wave Miami Beach” program, the series aims to showcase Miami Beach as the ultimate destination for both leisure and business travelers. By merging the magic of music with the enchantment of Miami Beach, “Find Your Voice Miami Beach” will captivate audiences worldwide and offer a unique perspective on the city’s rich cultural tapestry.

The campaign will include immersive videos, live performances, and interactive features as part of the “Find Your Voice Miami Beach” digital experience, set to run through the beginning of 2024 for locals and visitors alike.

“Our partnership with Sony Music Latin is a testament to Miami Beach’s enduring appeal as a destination that inspires creativity, fosters cultural connections, and leaves an indelible mark on the artists who visit,” said David Whitaker, President and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We are excited to embark on this musical journey together, celebrating the fusion of Latin music and Miami Beach.

“We are honored to partner with the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Miami Beach on this next chapter for the En Letra de Otro series,” said Ruben Leyva, SVP of Artist Services and Premium Content at Sony Music Latin. “Miami Beach is a source of inspiration for countless artists in the Latin music industry and we look forward to seeing how fans enjoy hearing our artists’ unique stories, melodies and connections to this incredible city throughout the campaign.”

“Find Your Voice Miami Beach” will premiere this fall, inviting you to embark on a musical journey like no other. Discover the harmonious blend of Miami Beach’s stunning landscapes and the melodies that have shaped Latin music history by visiting

Commissioner Alex Fernandez of the City of Miami Beach expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “This collaboration between the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and Sony Music Latin perfectly encapsulates the spirit of Miami Beach — a place where creativity knows no bounds and where music and culture converge. ‘Miami Beach Find Your Voice’ is an exciting initiative that will not only showcase the beauty of our city but also the artistic energy that flows through its veins. We welcome this partnership with open arms and look forward to the world discovering the vibrant soul of Miami Beach through this digital experiential campaign.”

Stay tuned for updates and announcements by following the campaign on social media with the hashtag #FindYourVoiceMiamiBeach.


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Join the City of Miami Beach on Tuesday, Nov. 28 starting at 11 a.m. as officials welcome a new mayor and three new commissioners. A swearing-in ceremony will be held in the temporary commission chambers at the Miami Beach Convention Center in meeting rooms 222-225.

“I am eager to hit the ground running,” shared Mayor-elect Steven Meiner. “The residents have high expectations for public safety and quality of life, and I won’t let them down.”

Officials will also bid farewell to outgoing Mayor Dan Gelber and commissioners Ricky Arriola and David Richardson at the Nov. 28 meeting starting at 9 a.m.

“It’s been my great privilege to serve the only hometown I’ve ever known,” said Mayor Dan Gelber. “I’m proud of our accomplishments over the last 6 years, and have great confidence that Mayor Meiner and his Commission will continue to make Miami Beach a more livable and special place for residents and visitors alike.”

In addition to the new mayor, Miami Beach commissioners-elect include Tanya K. Bhatt in Group IV, David Suarez of Group V and Joseph Magazine from Group VI. Each of the candidates were elected by a citywide ballot.

The Miami Beach Convention Center is located at 1901 Convention Center Drive.


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Art collectors, artists and celebrities from around the world will again descend on Miami Beach as the city welcomes Art Week Miami Beach from Monday, Dec. 4 to Sunday, Dec. 10. The week features dozens of glamorous events, public art pieces and one-of-a kind exhibitions amid the city’s seven miles of pristine beaches, chic hotels and award-winning culinary offerings.

“Miami Beach will once again become the center of the arts universe, and we couldn’t be prouder,” shared Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. “Hosting this incredible gathering of top contemporary artists, galleries and collectors every year has helped transform our city into one of the true arts and culture destinations in the world.”

Art Basel Miami Beach will feature 277 leading international galleries, starting with Preview Days on December 6 and 7, followed by Public Days on December 8 to 10, 2023 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Nearly two-thirds of this year’s galleries hail from North and South America, joined by an array of exhibitors from Europe, Asia and Africa. Free to the public, Art Basel’s Conversations program will return with a series of live debates among thought leaders on the key topics shaping the world of art and culture, with a focus on celebrating Latin America.

The City of Miami Beach will also curate its own public exhibitions during Art Week Miami Beach, including along the 41 Street corridor, Española Way and in 12 hotel lobbies across the city.

The temporary installation along the 41 Street corridor, “Run run run like the wind” by Miami-based artist Edison Peñafiel, will be presented on Monday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. at Harry Liebman Square at the corner of Pine Tree Drive and 41 Street. The work is a selection of brightly colored banners that use lyrics from Latin American protest songs from the 1960s and 70s, including Victor Jara’s “El Aparecido” and “Run run se fue pa’l norte” by Violeta Parra. The installation tells a story of migration, and the push and pull of leaving behind what’s known for a new, uncertain future.

Elevate Española will present “Adora Vanessa Athena Fantasia,” a newly-commissioned art installation by Brazilian artist Eli Sudbrack of collective assume vivid astro focus (avaf) on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Española Way. The work features five suspended large-scale portraits printed on both sides in avaf’s distinctively vibrant style paying tribute to Miami Beach area drag artist icons.

The piece is the third installment of Elevate Española, a temporary public art program launched by the city in 2022, which aims to enhance the corridor and encourage pedestrian connectivity to Ocean Drive.

Other highlights of Art Week Miami Beach include the fourth edition of the city-produced and curated No Vacancy, Miami Beach, which matches 12 artists with 12 iconic Miami Beach hotels. Funded in partnership with the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority, this year’s art competition features $35,000 in prize money, including a $10,000 public prize by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and a $25,000 juried prize to be decided by nationally-recognized art experts. Each artist will also receive a $10,000 stipend. The installations are available for viewing now through Dec. 14.

The popular Art Basel Legacy Purchase Program will return for its fifth year with previously acquired works by artists Sanford Biggers, Amoako Boafo, Ebony G. Patterson, Farah Al Qasimi and Juana Valdes on behalf of the residents of Miami Beach.

The City of Miami Beach has also commissioned a sand sculpture to mark 2023 Art Week Miami Beach at Lincoln Road beachfront for resident and visitor photo ops.


With large numbers of visitors expected to attend Art Week Miami Beach 2023, the city encourages eventgoers to take advantage of the free citywide Miami Beach Trolley, public transit, ride-sharing options, and the recently completed Beachwalk that spans the entire 7-mile length of the city’s oceanfront for those that prefer to bike or walk.

Biking and micro-mobility enthusiasts will also find miles of green bike lanes and convenient bicycle parking throughout Miami Beach. View the city’s bicycle parking maps for more information. Additionally, Citi Bike offers more than a thousand bicycles, including electric-assisted bikes, at conveniently located bicycle sharing stations throughout the city.

Miami-Dade Transit offers Metrobus service to and from the mainland while the closest ride-sharing location to the Miami Beach Convention Center will be on the east side of Convention Center Drive north of 18 Street.

The citywide trolley service will place additional vehicles into service on all trolley routes from Wednesday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. to reduce average passenger wait times to approximately every 10 minutes during the enhanced service times. Trolleys will continue to operate at regular service levels outside of enhanced service times from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day. Download the city’s free app to track specific trolleys in real-time.


The heaviest periods of traffic congestion during Art Week Miami Beach are typically on weekday afternoons with congestion increasing closer to the weekend. Traffic congestion leaving Miami Beach can be exacerbated by traffic or incidents on major thoroughfares outside of the city, including I-395, I-195 and I-95. The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) ongoing road work and lane reductions near the Biscayne Boulevard off-ramp in Downtown Miami is expected to impede westbound traffic leaving Miami Beach along the MacArthur Causeway. A citywide construction moratorium will suspend all construction-related activities within the public right of way throughout the week — prohibiting road, sidewalk and lane closures.

To reduce congestion along the Venetian Causeway connecting Downtown Miami and Miami Beach, the east Venetian Causeway drawbridge will be on lock-down and will not open to vessels from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 6-8 and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 9-10, except emergency vessels and tug/tows.

The city plans to implement special event signal timing changes and other traffic management measures along all major thoroughfares with an enhanced level of traffic monitoring for Art Week Miami Beach. This will include 14 hours of traffic monitoring each day and coordination with the Miami Beach Police Department to enforce traffic regulations at intersections while keeping motorists informed of delays through digital message signs. The city will proactively communicate with Waze, Google and Inrix to accurately reflect all street closures on their respective mobile platforms in real-time.

In addition, the city will issue traffic text alerts as warranted to notify the public of major roadway incidents. Subscribe to receive traffic text message alerts by texting MBAlert to 888777. City staff will work closely with the FDOT SunGuide Traffic Management Center to program traffic messages on overhead digital message signs along I-95, SR 112/I-195 and SR 836/I-395 regarding any major incidents on Miami Beach causeways.

Here is a list of cultural anchor events for Art Week Miami Beach 2023:

No Vacancy, Miami Beach | Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach | Noon – 9 PM | Daily, self-guided tours

The City of Miami Beach presents the fourth edition of No Vacancy, a juried contemporary public art competition that celebrates 12 artists in 12 of Miami Beach’s famed hotels. Funded in partnership with the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority, the program will run through Dec. 14.

Art Outside | Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach | Daily, self-guided tours

Art Outside is a public art exhibition presented by The Bass, in collaboration with City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places, that offers residents and visitors the opportunity to see and experience a network of public artworks throughout Miami Beach.

The Bass | 2100 Collins Avenue |

Visitors are welcome daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (on Wednesday, Dec. 6 the museum will close at 5 p.m.). The Bass will be exhibiting Hernan Bas – The Conceptualists, Anne Duk Hee Jordan – I Will Always Weather You, Etel Adnan- Painting Into Space, Nam June Paik – The Miami Years, Social Assembly – Welcome to the Museum, and We Are in this Together – Selections from the Collection.

Special programing at The Bass includes:

  • Curator Culture – A Conversation with Stuart Comer, Barbara London and Legacy Russell

Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 10 AM
Coinciding with the launch of The Bass’s exploration of the concept of “networks,” this conversation offers an opportunity for audiences to look back—and forward—with leading voices in contemporary art at milestone moments in art and technology, and the impact the contemporary exhibition has on writing art history through the production, presentation and distribution of the moving image—video, digital, Internet, augmented and virtual reality.

  • The Bass Highlights Tours

Sunday, Dec. 3 – Sunday, Dec. 10 | 2 PM
Enjoy free daily guided tours during Art Week Miami Beach and explore the museum’s exhibitions, public art projects and architecture. Tours are included with the cost of admission and last about 45 minutes.

  • Free Community Day

Sunday, Dec. 10 | 10 AM – 6 PM
Celebrate Art Week Miami Beach and the launch of The Bass’s 60th Anniversary Season with FREE museum admission all day.

Miami Beach Bandshell | 7275 Collins Avenue |

On Friday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m., watch a special performance from Action Bronson and his full live band. On Saturday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m., Blockparty & MetaMask Present: INTERTWINE – An Interactive Digital Art Pop-Up on the Beach. Visit the Miami Beach Bandshell website for tickets.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden — Collins Canal Walking Tour | 2000 Convention Center Drive | | Daily, self-guided tours

This free self-guided audio tour takes you along the Collins Canal from the botanical garden to the beach. Pick up a guide card at the facility entrance on Convention Center Drive.

Miami Design Preservation League | 1001 Ocean Drive |
Daily | 9 AM – 5 PM
Explore featured exhibit Radio Waves: Miami Beach and the Golden Age of Radio and on Dec. 10 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., join the free 14th Annual Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Art.

Holocaust Memorial |1933 Meridian Avenue |
Daily | 9 AM – 9 PM

Guests are invited to explore the moving artistry of the Holocaust Memorial for reflection and contemplation.

Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU | 301 Washington Avenue |

Wednesday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 10 | 10 AM – 4 PM

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU presents two colorful exhibitions on view during Art Week Miami Beach 2023. Seeing Torah by Anita Rabinoff-Goldman is a colorful collection of 54 handmade quilt designs based on the artist’s interpretation of weekly Torah readings. Raymond Elman: The Portraits features 25 large-scale, mixed-media portraits documenting Elman’s life and relationships with interesting and influential people. The exhibit includes portraits of Richard Blanco, Lourdes Lopez, Campbell McGrath, Robert Zuckerman, Winston Scott, Gary Burton, Michele Oka Donor and others.

Special programing at the Jewish Museum of Florida- FIU includes:

  • Annual Art Basel Open House
    Sunday, Dec. 10 | 10 AM – 12 PM

    Visitors can enjoy complimentary refreshments, view the exhibitions and meet artist Ray Elman.

Oolite Arts | 924 & 928 Lincoln Road |

Daily | 12 PM – 5 PM

Special programing at Oolite Arts includes:

  • Saturday, Dec. 9 | 10:30 AM – 12 PM

The Open Studios, Brunch and Tour event will present a tour of the exhibition “Bounce,” a group show curated by Storm Ascher. Enjoy a brunch in the company of the resident artists and explore their studios.

Miami Beach Urban Studios — FIU |1618 Washington Ave. |

Monday, Dec. 4 – Friday, Dec. 8 | 9 AM – 5 PM

Special programing at the Miami Beach Urban Studio- FIU includes:

  • Washington Gallery

Opening Reception, Nov. 30 | 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Work Table(au) is an architectural exhibition presenting the recent work of Associate Professor Jason R. Chandler, FAIA. 10 projects, six of which have been built and four of which are in progress or unbuilt are displayed on a single “work” table 3-foot-wide by 33 feet long. Each project is represented with design and working drawings, photographs, renderings and models. Seen in its totality, this display is a calculated but picturesque arrangement of the production of architecture.

  • Lincoln Gallery (4th Floor)

Opening Reception, Nov. 30 | 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Presenting a collection of recent works by Pip Brant. The paintings reference gestural elements, focusing on figures and rabbits as central motifs. The artist’s use of expressive strokes and imagery unveils a captivating narrative, inviting viewers to delve into the dynamic interplay of form and subject matter.

  • Design Gallery (4th Floor)

Opening Reception, Nov. 30 | 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Student Exhibition Fiber Art Class organized by Professor Kerry Phillips

The WolfsonianFIU |1001 Washington Avenue |

Daily, Free Art Week Miami Beach Admission

Monday, Dec. 4 – Thursday, Dec. 7 | 10 AM – 6 PM

Friday, Dec. 8 | 10 AM – 5 PM

Saturday, Dec. 9 – Sunday, Dec. 10 | 10 AM – 6 PM

Exhibitions include:

  • The Big World: Alternative Landscapes in the Modern Era
  • Harry Clarke and the Geneva Window
  • Silhouettes: Image and Word in the Harlem Renaissance
  • All the World’s a Stage: The Sketchbooks and Theatrical Designs of Albert Wainwright
  • Bridge Deconstruction Site
  • The Breath Eaters

Here’s a list of fairs and partners for Art Week Miami Beach 2023:

Art Basel Miami Beach | Miami Beach Convention Center |

Friday-Sunday, Dec. 8-10 (Public Days) | 11 AM – 6 PM

Design Miami | Pride Park |

Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 1 PM – 7 PM

Thursday, Dec. 7 | 11 AM – 7 PM

Friday-Sunday, Dec. 9-10 | Noon – 8 PM

Untitled Art | Ocean Drive and 12 Street |

Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 6-9 | 11 AM – 7 PM

Saturday, Dec. 10 | 11 AM – 5 PM

SCOPE Art Show | Ocean Drive between 8 – 9 streets |

Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 6-10 | 11 AM – 8 PM

Aqua Art Miami | 1530 Collins Avenue |  
Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 11 AM – 6 PM

Thursday, Dec. 7 | Noon – 9 PM
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9 | 11 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, Dec. 10 | 11 AM – 6 PM

Satellite Art Show | 700 Lincoln Road |

Tuesday-Saturday, Dec. 5- 9 | Noon – 10 PM

Sunday, Dec. 10 | Noon – 5 PM

Ink Miami Art Fair | 1850 Collins Avenue |

Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 9 AM – 7 PM
Thursday, Dec. 7 | 10 AM – 7 PM
Friday, Dec. 8 | 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, Dec. 9 | 10 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, Dec. 10 | 10 AM – 3 PM

Jada Art Fair | 4221 Pine Tree Drive |

Daily | 9 AM – 7 PM

Lincoln Road District | Lincoln Road |
The iconic outdoor shopping, dining and cultural destination situated in the heart of Miami Beach has a variety of activations, including:

  • R-Evolution by Marco Cochrane
    Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023  – Tuesday, April 30, 2024 | 420 Lincoln Road 
    Lincoln Road will display a monumental 45-foot-tall, 32,000-pound kinetic sculpture during Art Week Miami Beach named ‘R-Evolution’, that will glow in the sun and illuminate at night. The towering nude female sculpture, which will be showcased on the East Coast for the first time ever, first debuted at Burning Man and was designed by Marco Cochrane, the artist behind monumental sculptures seen at the Smithsonian Art Museum and the $4.3 billion Resorts World. The ‘R-Evolution’ sculpture symbolizes feminine strength and liberation, featuring 16 motors in her chest to simulate breathing and demonstrate how her energy radiates into the world by involuntary forces.
  • Living Art Festival
    November 2023 – April 2024 | Lincoln Road, between Meridian and Washington Avenue
    Lincoln Road presents “Living Art,” a botanical installation. Prepare to be enchanted by a unique celebration that seamlessly blends nature, creativity and imagination. This extraordinary festival is a captivating fusion of artistic expression and the natural world, where every corner holds a delightful surprise. Stroll and enjoy the reimagined landscape planters from Meridian Avenue to Washington Avenue on Lincoln Road. Five local landscape designers provide their creative touch to these lush areas. From orchids to art installations, you will be enchanted with the natural footprint along Lincoln Road’s pedestrian walkway.
  • Javier Garcia Band Live on Lincoln Road

Saturday, Dec. 9 | 7 PM – 9 PM | Euclid Oval, 690 Lincoln Road
Get ready for a musical journey like no other as the Javier Garcia Band takes over Lincoln Road. Born in Spain to a Cuban father and Irish mother, Javier’s music is a fusion of soulful sounds with elements of Funk, reggae, world and Cuban rhythms, creating a unique and unforgettable pop experience.

The Betsy Hotel | 1440 Ocean Drive |

Daily | 10 AM – 10 PM

The Betsy Hotel’s initiatives for Art Week Miami Beach include a large-scale exhibition celebrating Moroccan Culture, Art and Fashion with Hicham Benohoud, Idriss Karnachi, Mahi Binebine – and additional Moroccan fashion and jewelry designers. Works by Paul Loughney, Gaia Adducchio, Sonia Hamza and Akshita Gandhi’s are curated by Sophie Lefevbre with Amanda Mullen curating iconic photographs by Bert Stern. Paul Dreq and Ed Cristin curate an Andy Sweet collection.

The Betsy’s growing permanent collection and long-term artist partnerships are celebrated with Betsy Principal Curator Lesley Goldwasser highlighting work by Tamary Kudita, Charlie Spot, Nadia Huggins, Bunny Yeager, Carlos Andres Cruz, Robert Zuckerman, Val Kilmer, Robin Hill, and Ray Tenorio – on walls and in halls throughout the property. The Betsy Poetry Rail – a poetically-inspired installation, designed by architect Allan Shulman – is illuminated nightly, with artist Carlos Betancourt projecting film and images onto The Betsy Orband environs in a project commissioned by the City of Miami Beach No Vacancy program.

The Betsy’s exhibitions will be open for self-guided tours starting on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. The Betsy’s art opening hosted by the Audace Initiative Morocco on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Faena | 3201 Collins Avenue |
Daily | 10 AM – 6 PM

This year, Faena Art features newly commissioned site-specific installations throughout the Faena District from Sunday, Dec. 5 – Friday, Dec. 10. Monumental works and exhibitions will set the stage at Faena Beach, Cathedral and Faena Art Project Room where internationally renowned artists create installations that serve as a testament to the belief that art has the incredible power to foster a sense of belonging, spark meaningful dialogues and forge connections that transcend boundaries engaging guests from all over the world who visit Miami Beach for this incredible time of year with art at the core.

Washington Avenue Business Improvement District | Saturday, Dec. 9 | 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. | Washington Avenue from 5-17 streets |
Go on the ultimate tasting adventure at the Washington Avenue Wine, Beer and Martini Taste. This event offers a tantalizing selection of wines, beers, and martinis across 12 venues. Tickets include access to the Washington Avenue Live Music Series so attendees can also enjoy a diverse lineup of live music along the way across different genres that include Latin, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Symphonic and Pop. General admission starts at $25, click here for tickets.

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The City of Miami Beach broke ground yesterday on a Real Time Intelligence Center, which will integrate approximately 850 cameras and 1,600 camera views around the city along with other advanced technology. The $2 million project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2024, with partial funding from the 2018 voter-led General Obligation (G.O.) Bond.

“The Real Time Intelligence Center is a crucial investment in Miami Beach’s safety,” said Mayor Dan Gelber. “With hundreds of cameras and cutting-edge technology, this project enhances our ability to respond swiftly and preemptively to incidents. Supported by the 2018 voter-led G.O. Bond, it reflects our commitment to leveraging innovation for the safety of the community.”

The Real Time Intelligence Center will be staffed by a team of crime analysts and officers to help the department solve crimes with cutting-edge technology. In addition to being a force multiplier, the technology may also help police thwart possible crimes before they happen, particularly during high-impact events that draw large crowds to the city. The build-out will be performed by Harbour Construction inside MBPD headquarters at 1100 Washington Ave.

“I am so proud to have sponsored legislation to help advance the Real Time Intelligence Center,” shared Commissioner Alex Fernandez. “Miami Beach continues to stand at the forefront of safety innovation — leveraging technology and a dedicated team to ensure a proactive, vigilant approach to ensuring our community’s security.”

The center will give crime analysts and officers the capability of monitoring additional camera feeds in the future along with MBPD’s existing 22 license plate readers, multiple drones operated by a team of licensed police pilots, various social media platforms and the city’s internal public safety communications network.

“The Real Time Intelligence Center opens a new chapter in Miami Beach’s safety,” added Commissioner Steven Meiner. “This advanced technology delivers an extra layer of protection and adds more vigilant eyes on the beat, fortifying our city for the future.”


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Artists to Create Site-Specific Art Projects and Installations in 12 Miami Beach Hotels

Total of $35,000 in Prizes Awarded to Artists During Miami Art Week

On View November 16 – December 14, 2023

The City of Miami Beach, in collaboration with the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), is pleased to announce the 2023 edition of No Vacancy, Miami Beach. No Vacancy is a juried art competition that supports and celebrates mainly local artists, provokes critical discourse, and encourages the public to experience Miami Beach’s famed hotels as temporary art destinations in their own right. No Vacancy 2023, the fourth edition of this competition, will include 12 participating artists. Each artist will create site-specific works at 12 different hotels throughout Miami Beach, which will be on view from November 16 through December 14, 2023.

Each selected artist or collective will receive $10,000 to create their installation at their respective hotel. Artists were selected from a call for submissions issued by the city and selected by representatives from the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places Committee, Cultural Arts Council and MBVCA.

For the fourth edition of No Vacancy, $35,000 will be awarded in prizes to two selected artists, including a $10,000 Public Prize by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and a $25,000 Juried Prize awarded by a jury of art world professionals. The 2023 jury will consist of Nate Freeman, columnist, Vanity Fair and D.J. Hellerman, Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

A complete list of Miami Beach hotels, participating artists and collectives, and exhibition titles is as follows:

  • Avalon Hotel Miami: Gonzalo Fuenmayor, The Happy Hour
  • The Betsy South Beach: Carlos Betancourt, The Future Eternal
  • Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club: Christina Pettersson, The Garden of Evil
  • The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club: Samantha Modder, Source of All Hair, Wearer of All Socks
  • Hotel Croydon Miami Beach: Marco Inzerillo, SOBEautiful
  • Esmé Miami Beach Hotel: Leo Castañeda, Machine Mangrove Lobby
  • Faena Miami Beach: Liene Bosquê, Before Miami Design Preservation League
  • International Inn on the Bay: Alette Simmons-Jimenez, The Rain Room
  • Riviera Suites South Beach: Carola Bravo, Yield to Immigrants
  • Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel: Haiiileen (aka Aileen Quintana), Get Haiii All the Tiiime
  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach: Federico Uribe, Extravagant
  • Royal Palm South Beach: Laura Paresky Gould, Miami Beach Color Theory

Funding for this project is provided by the City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. For additional information, please visit


About the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council
The Cultural Arts Council (CAC) is an eleven-member council created in 1997 for the purpose of developing, coordinating and promoting the performing and visual arts in the City of Miami Beach. The CAC serves as arts advocates before governmental bodies, coordinates collective marketing initiatives for the local arts community and funds not-for-profit arts organizations. Since the program’s inception, the CAC has awarded approximately $18 million in cultural arts grants, supporting thousands of performances, exhibits, and other cultural activities in Miami Beach.

About the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA)
The MBVCA is a seven-member authority, appointed by the City of Miami Beach Commission, with the goal of encouraging, developing and promoting the image of Miami Beach locally, nationally and internationally as an outstanding tourist destination. To this end, the MBVCA strategically focuses its funding investments in a balanced manner, fostering outstanding existing programs, stimulating new activities, and encouraging partnerships. The MBVCA is committed to a careful, long-term plan for allocation of resources to help Miami Beach thrive as a destination with something for everyone.

About the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited, independent not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami & Miami Beach for leisure, business, meetings and conventions. For a vacation guide, visit our website at or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000. Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit To get further engaged with Greater Miami & Miami Beach, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at and

Join the City of Miami Beach for the 15th annual Veterans Day parade and celebration at 11:11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. The event features veteran and military groups, marching bands, an F-16 flyover, local businesses and community organizations along iconic Ocean Drive beginning at 5 Street.

The start time of the event coincides with the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, which was originally intended to commemorate the armistice ending World War I. Veterans Day was later expanded to honor American veterans of all wars.

“Veterans Day is the time Miami Beach thanks the men and women who proudly served their country in uniform,” shared Miami Beach City Manager Alina T. Hudak. “It’s also a moment to reflect on the city’s history of support for our armed forces.”

During World War II, the beaches and hotels in the City of Miami Beach served as a training center for military troops. Many service members fell in love with Miami Beach and returned after the war. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion organized parades for more than 50 years to salute the troops who sacrificed so much to defend our nation’s freedom. The city has continued this tradition for more than a decade, even holding a virtual celebration in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic made it impractical to hold the usual celebration.

The largest parade of the day in South Florida takes route on Ocean Drive from 5 to 15 streets. At noon, the festivities move to Lummus Park as the All Veteran Parachute Team takes to the skies over South Beach for a demonstration. The event continues in Lummus Park with a wreath-laying ceremony and a free family picnic courtesy of CJ’s Crab Shack, Raising Cane’s and Starbucks. Dippin’ Dots ice cream and popcorn will be available for purchase at the event.

Parade participation has grown from approximately 50 people to more than 2,000 over the years — including students, organizations, businesses, military groups and public officials. The event includes a presentation of the colors by the Miami Beach Police and Fire Department Honor Guards, a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance, the national anthem and a moment of silence in honor of our First World War Armistice Day tradition. There will also be addresses by military officials from Southern Command and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Other activities include MBPD Honor Guard’s 21-gun salute, a performance by a Taps bugler and a recognition of Girl Scout Troup 1239 for their service as flag guardians.

The city would like to extend special thanks to its radio partner, EASY 93.1 (WFEZ-FM).


WHAT: 15th Veterans Day parade and celebration

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 at 11:11 a.m.

WHERE: 5 Street and Ocean Drive

WHO/WHAT:             Join the City of Miami Beach on Monday, Nov. 6  between 9:30-10 a.m. as eight city firefighters deploy to war-torn Israel to fill in for some of the country’s first responders who have been called into military service following the Oct. 7 surprise attack by Hamas-led militants.

The Miami Beach firefighters, who volunteered for the two-week deployment, will receive well wishes from their fellow first responders, elected officials and residents before traveling to Tel Aviv on Monday. They may be stationed in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or Haifa as needed through the Emergency Volunteers Project, which provides assistance to the State of Israel during times of emergency. The firefighters will receive one day of training with Israel’s National Fire and Rescue Authority prior to their assignments.

Airfare and travel expenses are being paid for by Temple Beth Sholom and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Deploying first responders will sleep in the fire stations to which they are assigned.

The Miami Beach Commission voted unanimously on Oct. 18 to authorize the international travel for any firefighter wishing to volunteer, something officials have done in the past in the case of human-made and weather-related disasters. This is the first-time city firefighters will be traveling to an active war zone.

WHEN:                        Monday, Nov. 6 from 9:30-10 a.m.

WHERE:                     Outside Miami Beach Fire Headquarters at Fire Station 2
2300 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach



As the pickleball frenzy continues to sweep the nation, the City of Miami Beach in partnership with Fisker is aiming to position the city as the pickleball capital of South Florida by offering FREE registration for the first-ever South Beach Slam tournament on Nov. 17–19. The amateur doubles tournament will take place on world famous Lincoln Road and boasts a total of $12,000 in prize money.

“Our city is well known for glamorous arts and cultural events,” said Miami Beach City Manager Alina T. Hudak. “We want to build on that reputation with our very own South Beach Slam and highlight our city as the home of sports-related events in the future.”

Considered one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel industry, sports-related tourism is a natural fit for Miami Beach’s pristine beaches, beautiful hotels, plentiful recreational amenities and elevated cultural experiences. The inaugural event is made possible thanks to generous support from Fisker, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau as well as the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.

The debut weekend gets underway on Friday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. with free community programming including lessons and clinics for all skill levels and will include a surprise visit from an internationally known sports legend.

Players of all ability levels who sign up for the Saturday and Sunday 10-court, men’s, women’s and mixed doubles tournament will be paired with another registrant of a similar skill level or they can sign up with a teammate. Please note that a $20 fee will be charged to all registrants, but will be refunded once the player arrives on site. All registrants who previously paid a tournament registration fee will be refunded to their original form of payment.

Each player will receive a registration kit, which includes a custom South Beach Slam tote bag, branded towel, Joola and Diadem pickleballs, and a water bottle courtesy of Nike South Beach, where registration packages will be picked up. Participants will also be able to use their wristbands for discounts and promotional offerings at additional Lincoln Road stores and restaurants like Salt and Straw ice cream.

Miami Beach residents and visitors are invited to watch the tournament in the municipal parking lot at 1665 Lenox Ave free of charge.

Co-founded by designer Henrik Fisker, the California-based electric car startup, Fisker Inc., is the official sponsor of the South Beach Slam. Fisker is particularly excited to partner with Miami Beach since one of the company’s brand pillars is sustainability and Miami Beach has committed to reducing its environmental impacts and promote sustainability initiatives.

“Fisker is incredibly excited to be the official sponsor of the South Beach Slam and to support this event at a time when pickleball has reached new levels of enthusiasm,” said Fisker spokesperson Matthew DeBord, adding that the company will display Fisker Ocean all-electric SUVs at the event, each of which contain more than 100 pounds of recycled material. “Miami Beach is also a fantastic location and a great community. Of course, with our headquarters in Manhattan Beach, CA, we already have a lot in common.”

The Loews Miami Beach Hotel serves as the official host hotel and is offering participants and attendees a special promotional rate of $249 per night while inventory lasts. Players can also stay well hydrated and fueled throughout the weekend at “The Kitchen” by Yard House.

To register for the tournament or for additional information, visit


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The Aspen Institute and the City of Miami Beach will today preview Aspen Ideas: Climate 2024 at a discussion taking place at the New World Center. With plans well underway for next year’s three-day event in Miami Beach, Aspen Ideas: Climate has established itself as an essential solutions-focused convening that brings together leaders from policymaking, science, business, technology, art, education, food, journalism, and the public, to jointly tackle one of the most vital issues of our time.

The third Aspen Ideas: Climate will take place from March 11-13, 2024, with “Early Bird” tickets on sale from today until the end of 2023, and press registration open now. The Future Leaders Climate Summit takes place from March 9-11, bringing together hundreds of the next generation of climate leaders to discuss policy, communications, advocacy, and individual action with climate and energy experts.

Today at 11:30am, a preview discussion at the New World Center will feature Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber and Aspen Institute President and CEO Dan Porterfield sharing updates on Aspen Ideas: Climate 2024, followed by a conversation on the future of climate resilient housing, with a specific focus on South Florida. Speakers include:
• Alexis Pelosi, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Climate, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
• David Martin, CEO, Terra Group
• Josh Sawislak, Managing Director, Sustainability and Climate Solutions, Deloitte Consulting LLP
• Destini Smith, Leadership Program Manager, Catalyst Miami & 2023 Aspen Institute Future Climate Leader
• Alex Harris, Lead Climate Change Reporter, Miami Herald (Moderating)

For those unable to attend in-person, a livestream will be available here and high quality footage will be available afterwards.

“Our third annual Aspen Ideas: Climate conference is just around the corner,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. We look forward to hosting once again this premier convening of problem solvers and doers who are eager to address the world’s significant climate challenges.”

“While many pressing issues demand the world’s attention, we cannot lose sight of the need to make meaningful progress to address climate change,” said Dan Porterfield, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute. “I continue to be inspired by the creativity and enthusiasm of countless individuals from all backgrounds, who come to Aspen Ideas: Climate with the shared goal of protecting our planet. This convening has established itself as an essential global forum for advancing solutions, and we look forward to returning to Miami Beach next year with the spirit of hope for what’s possible.”

Aspen Ideas: Climate 2024 will feature a dynamic combination of main stage events, breakouts, roundtables, excursions, and arts programming focused on mitigating and adapting to climate change. In 2024, programming will explore five key themes: cutting edge climate technologies; innovative design; strategies and tools to finance a sustainable future; elevating grassroot strategies created by communities directly touched by the climate crisis; and narratives of change: captivating stories that inspire change from some of the most unanticipated sources. Speakers already confirmed include Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe; and Hilton Kelley, Founder & Director of Community In-Power and Development Association Inc., and a leading figure in the battle for environmental justice on the Texas Gulf Coast.

The Future Leaders Climate Summit will also return, gathering a diverse group of 200 young leaders for three days ahead of Aspen Ideas: Climate to discuss policy, communications, advocacy, and individual action with climate and energy experts. Attendees will then remain in Miami Beach for Aspen Ideas: Climate. Last spring, Vice President Kamala Harris hailed the 2023 cohort of Future Climate Leaders, saying “you make me so excited because you’re going to leapfrog over all of this.”

Aspen Ideas: Climate will also host the Climate Innovation and Technology Expo, which will showcase startups, public and private companies demonstrating climate solutions, and accessible arts program. And, ahead of the main event’s opening on March 11, members of the media will be invited to attend a series of roundtable discussions to explore engaging and inclusive approaches towards reporting on the climate crisis.

The inaugural Aspen Ideas: Climate took place in May 2022, followed by a second in March 2023, with both making headlines and establishing the annual event as the premier convening for multigenerational, multi-sector leaders from around the world to engage on climate solutions. Aspen Ideas: Climate has previously hosted speakers such as Vice President Kamala Harris, Gloria Estefan, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Bill Nye, Al Roker, Reverend Lennox Yearwood, and Utah Congressman John Curtis, among others, to represent a wide range of expertise across policy making, science, business, technology, art, education, food, journalism, and more. Watch a recap of 2023’s event here.

As part of organizers’ commitment to sustainable programming, Aspen Ideas: Climate has partnered with ClimeCo to offset the event’s carbon emissions, funding greenhouse gas abatement projects in Florida. Aspen Ideas: Climate is supported by title sponsors John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Related Group, and the Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation. Additional sponsors include Howard and Caroline Draft, Ami and Jack Glottman, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lennar Foundation, LSN Partners, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.


The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization whose purpose is to ignite human potential to build understanding and create new possibilities for a better world. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve society’s greatest challenges. It is headquartered in Washington, DC and has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, as well as an international network of partners. For more information, visit

World-famous Miami Beach welcomes millions of visitors each year to its white, sandy beaches, turquoise waters and vibrant cultural scene. Known for its colorful art deco and MiMo architecture, the 7.2-square-mile island offers some of the finest dining and hotel experiences anywhere along with a beautiful oceanfront promenade that connects South Beach to North Beach. Steps away from the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach is also at the forefront of identifying workable solutions to meet the challenge of sea level rise.

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