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Travelling to Miami? Here’s what’s Happening in June

May 28, 2015
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Business can take you just about anywhere, and while you may not always look forward to your next destination with large amounts of anticipating, whenever Miami is on the docket you can’t help but get excited. Understandably so, as the city always has so much to offer visitors of every sort, and the month of June is no exception.

Aside from the regular attractions Miami has to offer, June will bring along tons of festivities for the business traveler. Lovers of food, film, and art will have no shortage of events to check out, making for an exciting business trip no matter what time of the month you visit. Be sure to be close to all of the major events in June by staying in one of Corporate Stays’ furnished apartment, which will conveniently place you in the centre of all the cultural action.

 

See what’s in store for you in June below.

 

Cuba Out of Cuba: Through the lens of Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte

  • Where: Everyday @ 4pm ’til August 30th
  • When: 600 Biscayne Blvd. (Miami Dade College’s Freedom Tower)

Cuba and Miami, along with the entirety of Southern Florida, have a long history. Many Cuban immigrants began new lives in the Sunshine State, and the new exhibit at the MDC Museum of Art + Design focuses on their experiences and contributions to the world of arts and culture. A pseudo-history lesson through photography, Cuba Out of Cuba will be both informative and engaging.

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Summer Shorts Festival

  • Where: 44 Brickell Avenue, #229
  • When: Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 28

Get a year’s worth of theatre in a single night during the Summer Shorts: America’s Short Play Festival, featuring the country’s most entertaining and innovative 10 minute plays all in one night. The official start of Miami’s summer theatre season, the Summer Shorts Festival has been going on for 20 years and has not lost any of its original energy. Expect a night of laughs you won’t soon forget.

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Redland Summer Fruits Festival

  • Where: 24801 S.W. 187th Avenue (Fruit & Spice Park)
  • When: Saturday, June 21st & Sunday, June 22nd

Food-lovers visiting Miami can’t pass up this chance to experience the city’s (and the state’s) unique agricultural scene. A two-day showcasing of the local produce and tropical fruits of the area, the Redland Summer Fruits Festival will have local wines, rare fruit tasting, and tons of food to eat. If you’re from anywhere in the north, this’ll be your chance to taste what the south side grows every year.

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Miami Film Month

  • Where: Various Locations
  • When: June 1st to 30th

June is the perfect time to visit Miami for any film-lovers, as the annual city-wide cinema event known as Miami Film Month will be taking over the city. A score of film events, parties, contests, and screenings will occur in a variety of venues, some being housed in genuine historic art cinemas. Even if you’re not particularly into film, the sheer amount of genre-specific film festivals to be featured during the month-long event all but guarantees you’ll find a movie that’ll fit your niche interests.

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FIU Media Arts Festival

  • Where: 400 NW 26th St   (LAB Miami)
  • When: June 27, 2015, 5:30pm-9pm

Want to see what the future minds of media production have in store for the world? Then take a night to check out the FIU Media Arts Festival, an extension of Miami Film Month that specifically showcases the work of the FIU community, from students to alumni. The theme for 2015 is “Fresh From Miami” which will certainly make for an interesting amount of various interpretations.

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Coral Gables Restaurant Week

  • Where: Various Restaurants
  • When: June 8th to June 28th

Over 40 restaurants will be participating in the annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week (which goes on much longer than 7 days) with each offering a special 3-course lunch and dinner menu every single night. Special cocktails and wines will be paired with every meal, making for a food event you won’t want to pass up.

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10th Annual Florida Supercon

  • Where: 1901 Convention Center Drive (Miami Beach Convention Center)
  • When: June 25th to June 28th

When travelling for business, you don’t usually get a chance to unleash your inner geek, but thankfully you’ll have the chance when visiting Miami in June, thanks to the 10th Annual Florida Supercon. The largest comic book convention in Miami, Florida Supercon is a celebration of all things nerdy, with tons of exhibitions, celebrity guests, film screenings, and so much more that will have you geek-ing out with glee.

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Summer Cabaret Concert

  • Where: 16701 SW 72nd Avenue ( Deering Estate at Cutler)
  • When: June 20th at 7pm (show at 8pm)

All summer long, the Deering Estate at Cutler’s hosts a series of Cabaret concerts within the majestic Stone House Ballroom. The season will begin on Saturday, June 20th, which will undoubetly start the summer off right with an amazing musical experience. Be sure to get there a bit early as seating is not reserved, and feel free to bring along snacks and beverages too.

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Book your beautiful vacation rental in South Beach for the month and make the best of all the June events !

 

 

January in Miami – Don’t miss these events!

January 4, 2015
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Christmas and New Year celebrations may be all over, but the sun is still shining in Miami, and if you’re holed up in a snowy northern city, this warm, welcoming corner of Florida may be just what you need to cure those seasonal blues. Here’s what’s happening this month – why not book a flight and join in the fun!

 

Art Deco Weekend – Jan 16-18 

What began as a grassroots festival to bring awareness to South Beach’s movement to preserve its plethora of neglected Art Deco buildings and hotels, has grown into the largest celebration of historical structures from the 20s, 30s and 40s-era. Today, Art Deco Weekend has evolved to include musical performances, fashion shows, walking tours, movie screenings, lecture series and antique cars. Over 400,000 people attend annually and it’s a must-see event for locals and tourists alike. Art Deco Weekend is a uniquely Miami style soiree, and with the road closed to traffic, you can expect to see drag queens, stilt walkers, musicians and other performers on the beachfront and boardwalk. There is a happy vibe that permeates the entire weekend. It’s considered one of the major highlights on South Beach’s annual calendar, and for good reason.

 

Martin Luther King Parade – Jan 19th 

On the third Monday of January every year, Miami joins the rest of the country in saluting MLK jr. The parade takes place along NW 54th Street on a route from NW 12th Avenue to NW 32nd Avenue. It ends with a celebration at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park. Parade goers can expect high school marching bands, athletes, and cheerleaders on foot, floats, cars, and fire trucks bearing local politicians, union leaders, and activists—and, for a Caribbean Miami twist, Carnival dancers taking it to the streets in a colorful dance and music performance. Once the parade reaches the park, revelers can enjoy food, activities for kids, and a variety of vendors and entertainment.

 

Yoga in The Park – Every Wednesday

If you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to get fit, then why not ease yourself into it with a gentle Hatha Yoga class, and channel your inner Buddha amid the lush foliage of the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. . The all-ages class combines strengthening, stretching, and relaxation on the terrace. Instructor Terra-Nova begins the class with a mini-meditation and offers new themes each week, many of which revolve around our relationship to nature. Mats are first-come, first-served, so maybe bring your own. All donations given at the class support the garden; suggested donations are $5 for garden members and $10 for nonmembers. The class begins at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

 

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Find the spirit of Christmas in Miami this year

December 8, 2014
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So you’re in Miami for Christmas? Sweet! And we’re guessing you’re searching for something special to do over the holidays, because when you’re looking for that Christmassy spirit – sandy beaches and mojitos don’t always do the trick…!

 

We recommend you wait till the sun goes down and then head to Miami-Dade’s Tropical Park, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland of lights and displays for the holiday season. Santa’s Enchanted Forest boasts a spectacular 90-foot Christmas tree, a traditional ‘meet santa’ experience (maybe leave this one for the kids),  a carnival with 100 rides, a petting zoo, and fun live shows. Food tents offer traditional carnival fair like candy apples and funnel cake as well as international cuisine from Greece, Mexico and Italy. Carnival games give you the chance to win souvenirs to take home or to give your special Christmas someone. Talk about a great night out!

 

Looking for something a little more sophisticated? For a Christmassy hit of culture, why not get dressed up and go see The Nutcracker at the Miami City Ballet? You can’t not get in the spirit when faced with sugar plum fairies, toy soldiers and dancing snowflakes! And if you’re looking for something for the little ones, Miami Children’s Museum hosts theatre performances like “how the Grinch stole Christmas”, “Polar Express Storytime” and the Tropical Christmas Eve event.

 

And for those who are just focused on getting that traditional turkey dinner experience?

Check out opentable.com for advance and last-minute reservations. South beach restaurants are offering something for everyone on the 24th and 25th – you’ll find winter-themed brunches, christmas cocktails, holiday buffets, and even “seasonal sushi”!


Happy holidays!