SPRING 2014 • VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2
Once the City founders assembled a top notch Police force, established zoning laws and a Building, Planning and Zoning Department to guide and monitor new development, and created a Public Works Department
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Blood Pressure and
Computers & Internet
English as a Second Language Fine Art: Acrylics & Watercolor
Spanish: Beginner to
For Your Safety
Welcome! Cultural and Community Services
components of a world class city. Yet we understand the limitations that
Community Center Membership,
Spring Fling Adult Athletics
Parks Map Youth Programs
Policies and Information
After School Care & Camps
Yoga, Evenings, Mornings,
French: Beginners to
On the Beach
City Events 2014 City Spring Events
Alliance for Aging: Balance,
Golden Era Movies
Diabetes, Healthy Living
the City. It will be funded through grants, donors and sponsorships.
Their primary purpose will be to advance the arts and education, civic
Lego Movie Makers & Robotics
leadership, environmental awareness and the evolution of the progressive
Beethoven on the Beach
FTRI Phone Distribution
Video Game Design
The Poets & Writers Forum
Car Show & Farmers Market
I invite you to join me in supporting the Sunny Isles Beach Foundation
Norman S. Edelcup
City Cultural Event Trips
Event Calendar and Policies This Season in South Fla
Spring Activities Community Shuttle Bus
Karate: Teen & Adult
Family Movie Nights
The Sunny Isles Beach Foundation will work independently of
and the programs that are sure to benefit our entire community.
Information on Our Parks Parks by name and location
life issue to the next level. All forms of art and arts education are critical
urban space and infrastructure.
Medical Lecture Series
to continue the great work that the City has established.
Egg Scramble pg 21
taking a proactive approach and forming a not-for-profit, 501c3 foundation
George ‘Bud’ Scholl Commissioner
AARP Tax Return Help
dollars are being budgeted. It is primarily for this reason that the City is
Jennifer Levin Commissioner
As the City has grown, the Commission has endeavored to maintain
may be placed upon your government to provide those services when tax
Jeanette Gatto Commissioner
In this Issue: Contents
These programs must evolve and the time has come to bring this quality of
Isaac Aelion Vice Mayor
to manage the infrastructure, they pursued programs for the community.
a variety of culturally rich programs for our residents and visitors.
Norman S. Edelcup Mayor
Ongoing Services & Activities 27
Spring Break Camps! pg 30
Miami presents Beethoven on 40
Everything About SIB
March 30th as Orchestra
Join us on
the Beach… see page 21
City of Sunny Isles Beach Visitor Center LOCATED IN THE GOVERNMENT CENTER FIRST FLOOR LOBBY
SPRING 2014 • VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2
news • events • programs
Free Tourist Information Souvenirs for Purchase
PUBLISHED BY CITY OF SUNNY ISLES BEACH CULTURAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES 18115 North Bay Road • Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Mayor Vice Mayor Commissioner Commissioner Commissioner City Manager City Attorney City Clerk Director, Cultural & Community Services
Norman S. Edelcup Isaac Aelion Jeanette Gatto Jennifer Levin George “Bud” Scholl Christopher J. Russo Hans Ottinot Jane A. Hines Susan Simpson
EDITORIAL AND DESIGN Editor Managing Editor Managing Editor of Programs Creative Services Art Director Associate Designer
Susan Simpson Alayne Yeash Sylvia Flores Bonnie Bennett Creative LLC Bonnie Bennett Marcus Alonso
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Sunny Isles Beach Government Center 18070 Collins Avenue Hours of operation: Mon–Sat, 10:00 am–4:00 pm www.sunnyislesbeachmiami.com 305.792.1952
Cover Peter Gardner City Photographers: Video Production Specialist Mike Tribby Web and Social Media Specialist Leah Einwalter Contributing Photography: thinkstock.com hotel interior & beachside: Scott Baker throughout: Aleksandr Bezgin, Joel P. Black, David Gartner Peter Gardner, Greater Miami CVB, Valentino Leidi, Pablo Mesa Sonny Sabatto, Fred Singer, Ilya Taran, Alex Vinokur
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Sunny Isles Beach Living will occasionally include short excerpts from interesting information found in a variety of locations. These excerpts are considered easily accessible general public information. ©City of Sunny Isles Beach • February 2014
At our Government Center, residents can tend to building permits, police reports, mail, library services and more
he 54,000 square-foot Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, opened in January, 2005, is located in a pedestrian friendly area at the heart of the City. The Government Center presents its most public expression toward Collins Avenue and is represented by the Commission Chamber that is surrounded by a civic plaza combining landscape, water and contrasting building materials. This is where the serious business of running the City is conducted. Meetings are generally held the third Thursday of each month. But what is housed inside this vision? Through inter-governmental partnerships, the first floor is primarily dedicated to services not under the City’s administration. Through the Federal Government, a satellite branch of the United States Post Office is open Monday– Friday. In cooperation with Miami-Dade County, the Sunny Isles Beach branch library is open Monday–Saturday and offers many classes and programs utilizing the City’s meeting room on the first floor. With support from the Sunny Isles Beach Tourism and Marketing Council, the Visitor Center completes the first floor, offering a wealth of information for tourists or residents looking to find “something to do” in South Florida.
The Center also issues SIB Resident ID Cards for those with a picture ID and utility bill as proof of residence. Tickets to Cultural Events may be purchased there along with branded merchandise depicting SIB, florida’s riviera or Sunny Isles Beach, Miami. The second floor houses the SIB Police Department which is open 24/7. During regular business hours, elevators from the lobby take customers to the 2nd floor. After hours, the police department can be accessed via the 2nd level of the parking garage. Accident and crime reports may be requested at the records department. The third floor of the Government Center is the place for residents, visitors and contractors to visit and address issues of code enforcement and parking, apply for building permits or obtain business licenses. Fire plan reviews from MiamiDade County are also offered on Tuesdays at this location. The fourth floor houses the city commission, the offices of the city attorney, clerk and manager along with human resources and finance departments. Constituents may make appointments to meet with their elected officials over matters that concern them. Public record requests are handled here by the City clerk.
Contact Information For Government Services Beach Condition Hotline Building Permits and Inspections City General Information Code Enforcement & Business Licensing Community Planning & Zoning Cultural Arts, Sports Programming, Concerts & Other Events Emergencies and Fire Miami-Dade County Call Center Police Protection Sports Hotline Stormwater and Street Maintenance Visitor Center
305.792.1940 305.947.2150 305.947.0606 305.792.1705 305.792.1710 305.792.1706 911 311 305.947.4440 305.792.1944 305.792.1711 305.792.1952
Sunny Isles Beach Government Center 18070 Collins Avenue • Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 City Hall Police Station
M–F 8:30 am–5:00 pm 2nd Floor, Open 24/7
Miami-Dade County Library For hours, please call 305.682.0726 Building Department, Third Floor M–F 7:30 am–3:30 pm Code Enforcement Department, Third Floor M–F 8:30 am–3:30 pm Visitor Center
M–Sat. 10:00 am–4:00 pm
United States Post Office M–F 8:45 am–4:15 pm Government Offices are closed on holidays.
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20,000 residents, and visitors topping 1 million, effective communication is essential to keep all informed of available services, upcoming events and City policies. Here you
the various methods used in Sunny Isles Beach to keep everyone up to date. Printed materials are always available at the Government Center located at 18070 Collins Avenue.
New features added to sibfl.net SIBislander NEWSLETTER – Mailed
With a City of more than
will find an overview of
GET & STAY CONNECTED
ASK CITY HALL – An interac-
tive section on our City’s website, sibfl.net, which lets residents send inquiries directly to the appropriate department. Suggestions, compliments and complaints are all handled in a timely manner. SUNNY ISLES BEACH LIVING – Our newest publication, this quarterly magazine, covers City Services, information on parks and beaches and our entire Calendar of Programs and Events, inclusive of three months of classes, events, youth and adult activities including sports teams for all ages. These activities are held in the Pelican Community Park and in other City Parks (detailed on pages 28 and 29).
Nearby hotels, services offered and information which new residents and tourists can use to answer questions are included. This publication is also a great marketing tool for the City used by realtors and travel planners promoting our City to the world. EMAIL – To get the most current information conveniently delivered to your inbox, sign up for our free eSIBi notification service, or electronic Sunny Isles Beach information. Unsubscribing is
easy if the information is no longer needed. Select the eSIBi link on the home page of the City’s official website, sibfl.net.
to every household, this publication comes out four times a year announcing a new season of Programs and Events offering a glimpse of City services and updating important resident information. RADIO – Our newest stream of information is found at 1120 AM. Listen for information about events, City services and City parks. SIB Sun Community Newspaper – Look for things to do and pictures of your neighbors in this information-filled publication circulated twice a month and distributed to condos, businesses and single family homes. This is the original source of City information since 1998. SIB TV, 77 – This is a 24/7 broadcast on your local cable channel 77. Beach access, parks, cultural events and City sponsored concerts, calendar of events and meetings, library programming, traffic information and Community Shuttle pick up locations are found here. City Commission scheduled meetings and tape delay broadcasts are also available. WEBSITE – Online 24/7, for your convenience, all City information can be found at www.sibfl.net with links to other government services such as Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida. A calendar of events and information about City services is available at your fingertips.
Visit our website to see what is
Users can now view and down-
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or outdoor plans appear on the
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NEWS ALERT on the home page.
Additionally, your favorite organi-
The rotating slide show highlights
zations have their own section,
special events and timely services
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that the City offers for residents
which provides information about up-
and their families. The website has
coming meetings and events for local
also been recently updated with
non-profits at www.sibfl.net/category/
some new features to better serve
the whole community.
Visit www.sibfl.net and see for yourself!
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NEARBY AT TRACTIONS Sunny Isles Beach is exquisitely positioned on the east coast, centrally located between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, making it possible for residents and visitors alike to enjoy everything that both metro areas have to offer. Visit the Sunny Isles Beach Visitor Center located in the Government Center lobby for area information, specials, coupons and wonderful gifts and souvenirs!
Adrienne Arsht Center Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, is Florida’s largest performing arts center located in Downtown Miami and is the home of the Florida Grand Opera and Miami City Ballet. For more information please call 305.949.6722 or visit www.arshtcenter.org. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center This elegant high-tech facility provides a wide range of performing arts and cultural programming options for patrons of all ages. Set amidst a spectacular waterfront setting in the heart of Aventura, this exciting new landmark brings an extraordinary new world of cultural opportunities. Visit www.aventuracenter.org or call 305.466.8002. Aventura Mall South Florida’s largest regional super-mall is home to Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, JCPenney, and Sears, 300 specialty stores and restaurants and a 24-screen movie theater. The mall is accessible via the City’s free community shuttle bus service. Visit www.aventuramall.com for more information. Bal Harbour Shops This “Shopping Hall of Fame” is home to 100 world-class fashion and jewelry boutiques and flagship stores. The Bal Harbour shuttle bus provides free shuttle bus service between Sunny Isles Beach and Bal Harbour. For more information visit www.balharbourshops.com Bill Baggs State Park Explore the history of Florida with a free guided tour of Cape Florida Lighthouse, the oldest standing structure in MiamiDade County. Thursday–Monday 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, year-round. The park is located on the island at 1200 S. Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. Phone: 305-361-5811 or visit www. floridastateparks.org/capeflorida/ 8
Bill Bird Marina at 10800 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. For information call 305.947.3525 or visit www.miamidade.gov/ parks/parks/bill_bird.asp. Full service marina, boat ramps, open 24 hours, 365 days a year, south end of Haulover Park (open sunrise to sunset). Broward Center for the Performing Arts Located in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, the center has hosted operas, ballets, concerts, plays and lectures. Steps away from your theatre seat, there is pre-show dining located in the downtown riverfront area. www.RiverwalkAE.com. For more information please call 954.522.5334 or visit www.browardcenter.org. Crandon Golf Key Biscayne Redesigned by Von Hagge in 1993, this 18-hole championship course is considered one of the most beautiful and challenging public par-72 courses in Florida and is located at 6700 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. For tee times call: 305-361-9129 or schedule online at: www.golfcrandon.com/ tee-times.html. Design District The Miami Design District is home to over 230 art galleries, showrooms, creative services, architecture firms, stores, antique dealers, eateries and bars. Every 2nd Saturday of the month, a community-wide Art and Design Night is held from 7–10:00 pm. At this popular event, Art Galleries and Design Showrooms open their doors to the public for a good time surrounded by art, music, fashion, design and culture. www.miamidesigndistrict.net. Gulfstream Race Track & Casino and The Village at Gulfstream Park This outdoor shopping and entertainment destination, features a sizzling collection of fashion
Our top selections of this season’s
Activities Throughout South Florida can be found beginning on page 24
boutiques, home accessory shops, signature restaurants, outdoor cafes and nightclubs. Gulfstream Park is the home of Thoroughbred racing and Casino, offering seasonal racing, slots, poker and concerts. For more information, call 954.454.7000 or visit www.gulfstreampark.com. Intracoastal Mall An open-air mall located less than one mile from Sunny Isles Beach, this venue is set in an exclusive stretch of waterfront featuring a shopping center and Frank Theaters Intracoastal 8. The center has waterfront restaurants offering panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway accessible by land and water. For movie information, call 305.949.0064. www.intracoastalmall.com Las Olas Boulevard This trendy, upscale retail district is famous for great dining, boutique shopping and chic nightlife. Every weekend, visitors and residents enjoy the elegant thoroughfare, and taking in the sights and sounds of Fort Lauderdale’s most elegant mile. Visit www.lasolasboulevard.com. Lincoln Road One-of-a-kind boutiques, art galleries and trendy home design shops make Lincoln Road a retail adventure. Best of all, stores and cafes stay open late for a crowd that never sleeps! For more information, please visit www.shoponmiamibeach.com Mardi Gras Casino & Dog Track From Vegas-style showgirls, to Bourbon Street atmosphere, Mardi Gras is unlike any South Florida casino you’ve ever seen, featuring heart-pounding slots, historic greyhound racing, and the best poker room in the state. Located in Hallandale Beach, just minutes from the fabulous beaches and legendary nightlife that makes South Florida famous. Visit www. playmardigras.com or call 954.924.3200. Miami Shores Country Club Golf This lush, tropical 18-hole championship golf course is open to the public daily and includes a driving range open from 7am–9pm, conveniently located at 10000 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami Shores FL 33138. Call for tee times to: 305-795-2366. For more information go online to www.miamishoresgolf.com/. Oleta River State Park Florida’s largest urban park, Oleta River is located on Biscayne Bay in the busy Miami metropolitan area, and just across the Intracoastal Waterway from Sunny Isles Beach. It offers a variety of recreational opportunities including miles of off-road bicycling trails, beautiful mangrove forest preserves, native South Florida plants and wildlife, canoeing and kayaking, swimming, fishing, hiking, picnic areas and camping. Call 305.919.1844 for more information. www. floridastateparks.org/oletariver South Beach In both daytime and at nightfall, the South Beach section of Miami Beach is a major entertainment and event destination with hundreds of nightclubs, restaurants, boutiques and hotels. For more information please visit www.miamiandbeaches.com Sun Life Stadium This multi-purpose sports and entertainment facility is home to the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami football, Discover Orange Bowl and other world class events. For more information, please visit www.sunlifestadium.com or call 305.623.6100. Turnberry Isle Turnberry Isle received North America’s Top 2012 Golf Resort of the Year Award by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. World Golf Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd completely redesigned two championship courses and the results are nothing short of spectacular. A beautiful 64-foot waterfall provides an unforgettable finish on the Soffer Course’s 18-hole Island Green, while colorful indigenous flora and tropical trees surrounding each hole serve as a natural privacy barrier so every foursome feels like they’re the only players on the course. For more information, please call 1.888.721.3984 or visit www.turnberryislemiami.com sibfl.net
City Manager’s Quarterly Report
Looking Toward 2014
Developing and Maintaining A World Class City
As the City Manager, I am continuously focusing on the City’s goals by
embracing new concepts and approaches so the City of Sunny Isles Beach advances with the times. The two main areas that the Commission and staff are currently focused on are Beach Sand Renourishment and Capital Projects.
Christopher J. Russo City Manager
“…the continuation of a renourishment plan is one that has been sought after for many years…”
BEACH SAND RENOURISHMENT PROJECT I am excited to inform the residents that the health of our Beach will be improved with the commencement of placing over 65,000 cubic yards of sand on our Beach. This project will be the first step of what we hope will be a continuing effort to restore sand and renourish our Beach. Approved by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and beginning January 13, 2014, trucks are hauling sand in what is commonly called a “truck haul nourishment project” which consists of the placement of beach sand in the most vulnerable areas of our City. Heavy equipment is operating on the Beach during daylight hours, Monday through Friday. The beach sand placement work will progress at a rate of 100-200 feet of shoreline per day. Access and staging for this project will be at the Jade Signature Development site at 16901 Collins Avenue. This stage of the beach sand placement will take approximately 90 days. The City of Sunny Isles Beach, although not the permitting agency for this project, is providing Public Safety Services to guide the operations on the Beach to ensure the safety of our residents and guests. This process may cause some inconvenience, but the continuation of a renourishment plan is one that has been sought after for many years since the last major renourishment in 2001. An informational meeting was held by the City of Sunny Isles Beach, on January 6, 2014, with project managers, representatives of the City, and many of the hotel and condominium managers along the beach in the affected area. Please check the City website (www.sibfl.net) for further updates concerning this project over the next several months. CAPITAL In the last few months, artificial turf and lighting were installed on the soccer field at Senator Gwen Margolis Park, on the playground area of Town Center Park and throughout Pelican Community Park. In 2014, the City will be able to complete major Capital Projects such as Gateway Park and Intracoastal Park, commence construction of the Emergency/ Pedestrian Bridge between 172nd Street and 174th Street and City Hall
Renovations, and hopefully start on the Pedestrian Overpass on Sunny Isles Boulevard, which will safely get our children to the new Gateway Park. There is movement with all of these projects: 1) Gateway Park has received its foundation permit and work has commenced. 2) Intracoastal Park drainage installation has started, and by early February, the columns and fencing along the Intracoastal Waterway will be installed along with the foundation for three sculptures which will adorn this Park. 3) The Emergency/Pedestrian Bridge has just about cleared all environmental permitting and bidding and contracting for this project is expected to occur in 2014. 4) City Hall will have its generator upgraded to handle an emergency in the event of a natural disaster, and interior space planning is underway to reconfigure the third floor of City Hall where space is at a premium due to the expansion of the Building Department personnel to keep up with the surge in new development. Commission Chambers technology has been upgraded with new video equipment and monitors. 5) A Pedestrian Overpass, to safely bring children and adults from the North Bay Road area across Sunny Isles Boulevard to Gateway Park, is in the design criteria phase. We are pending legal access for an easement to land the Overpass on the north side of Sunny Isles Boulevard, which is private property. With these projects completed, our reputation as a world class city and “Florida’s Riviera” will be heightened to a new level. I wish all our residents and guests a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. sibfl.net
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1 HERITAGE PARK 19200 COLLINS AVENUE 2 GOLDEN SHORES PARK 201 191 TERRACE 3 PELICAN COMMUNITY PARK 18115 NORTH BAY ROAD 4 SEN. GWEN MARGOLIS PARK 17815 NORTH BAY ROAD 5 SAMSON OCEANFRONT PARK 17425 COLLINS AVENUE 6 TOWN CENTER PARK 17200 COLLINS AVENUE AND SKATE PARK WEST END OF TOWN CENTER PARK
LOCAL HOTELS also shown on pages 40, 41 A MARCO POLO BEACH RESORT–RAMADA PLAZA 19201 COLLINS AVENUE
7 GATEWAY PARK coming soon 151 SUNNY ISLES BOULEVARD
B MARENAS BEACH RESORT & SPA 18683 COLLINS AVENUE
8 PIER PARK 16501 COLLINS AVENUE
C THUNDERBIRD BEACH RESORT HOTEL MIAMI 18401 COLLINS AVENUE
9 BELLA VISTA PARK 500 SUNNY ISLES BOULEVARD
D TRUMP INTERNATIONAL BEACH RESORT 18001 COLLINS AVENUE
10 OCEANIA PARK 16320 COLLINS AVENUE
E GOLDEN STRAND OCEAN VILLA RESORT 17901 COLLINS AVENUE
11 INTRACOASTAL PARK SOUTH OF OCEANIA PARALLEL TO COLLINS AVE
F ACQUALINA RESORT & SPA ON THE BEACH 17875 COLLINS AVENUE
G TRAVELODGE MONACO BEACH RESORT 17501 COLLINS AVENUE H DOUBLETREE BY HILTON OCEANPOINT RESORT & SPA 17375 COLLINS AVENUE I SOLE ON THE OCEAN 17315 COLLINS AVENUE J NEWPORT BEACHSIDE HOTEL & RESORT 16701 COLLINS AVENUE
AND LOCATED IN AVENTURA…
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for your safety Guidelines to ensure a risk-free experience Because your safety is very important to us, we ask you to become familiar with some of our traffic and pedestrian regulations presented here.
WHAT THOSE PEDESTRIAN SIGNALS MEAN Walking person symbol Stays on about 7 to 15 seconds ACTION: Walk briskly across the crosswalk.
Flashing hand symbol Counts down by seconds ACTION: Consider where you are before you take action. If you are in the middle of the crosswalk, keep walking briskly. If you are standing on the curb, stop. DO NOT start crossing and wait for the next walk signal. The flashing red hand tells you there is not enough time to begin walking.
NON-flashing hand symbol ACTION: DO NOT WALK Wait for the Walking Person signal to flash. Your safety is worth a few seconds more of wait time.
Police Department Due to the geographic design of the City, the Police Department is able to respond to emergency calls within two minutes. Both the 911 call centers and the direct line to City dispatch are open 24 hours to handle all calls for service, both emergency and routine. The agency is known for its strong emphasis on community policing and involvement in city events. The police department has been recognized at both a national and state level for award winning programs and life safety rescues. The department prides itself on its delivery of customer service through its motto of “making a difference, one call at a time.” Police Department (for emergencies dial 911), SIB Government Center, 18070 Collins Aveue, 24/7 access on 2nd floor parking, 305.947.4440. Parking Lots Take care when driving or walking in and out of parking lots. Pay special attention to the blind spots on the sides of cars where it is difficult for drivers to see pedestrians. Beach parking is available in public parking lots. For a list of lot locations, visit www.sibfl.net, or see pages 12 and 13 of this magazine. Parking in private lots is for customers only and others are subject to towing. Daytime On sunny days, drivers often experience glare. Pedestrians should wear bright colors to be seen more easily. Do not rely on drivers to see you, but rather, be aware of vehicle presence. Nighttime At night, even with streetlights, it is difficult for pedestrians to see vehicles and judge how fast they are going. Pedestrians should wear light colors to be seen by drivers. Be extra cautious. See and be seen. Seat Belt Law Florida law states that the driver and front seat passengers must wear seat belts. Seat belt laws apply to all vehicles operated on Florida roads. In addition, all passengers under 18 years old must wear a seat belt or be otherwise restrained by a child car seat. It is against the law to operate a vehicle if all the passengers do not meet these standards. Speed Limits The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department strictly enforces the following speed limits: 35 miles per hour on Collins Avenue (A1A) and Sunny Isles Boulevard (SR 826); 20 miles per hour on all other streets in the City. Pedestrian Crossings on Collins Avenue For your safety, walk on sidewalks, not on streets and do not leave the curb suddenly. Cross at the corners, looking both ways before crossing. Hedges and fences in the medians of Collins Avenue are intended to discourage unsafe crossings. Jaywalking on busy city streets is very dangerous as well as illegal. Watch for turning vehicles. Cross at intersections where there are traffic lights. At most traffic lights, there are buttons to push to get the walk signal, which is a lighted ‘walking person’.
his time of year, as the cold and snow gets tiresome for our neighbors to
the north, South Florida becomes a destination of choice for those wishing to escape without a passport. And we welcome them as we see an increase in tourist traffic, more retail sales, and more bodies on our beaches. As wonderful as Sunny Isles Beach is, we recognize our limitations geographically and understand that we cannot be everything to everyone. We are proudly a small gem in the greater Miami area and appreciate all that Miami-Dade County has to offer. Of course there are those “hot spots” that everyone knows about; South Beach, Adrienne Arsht Center, the Miami Heat! But there is so much more. So many options that we can’t fit them all in this magazine! Each quarter we offer you some of the highlights
“ We are proudly a small gem in the
that you can find within driving distance. Be sure to read about Nearby Attractions on pages 8 and 9, and for Activities Throughout South Florida, pages 24 and 25 include our special selections of the season. Through the Visitor’s tab on our website, sibfl.net, you can easily link to all the events and attractions listed for the greater Miami area. Whether you live here year round, for a season, or just a quick vacation, our Visitor Center (see page 4) located in the Government Center welcomes
greater Miami area,
and appreciate all that Miami-Dade has to offer.”
all of you to stop in and find something new to do in South Florida. And then of course, come home to Sunny Isles Beach!
Susan Simpson, Director
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The benefits of membership
individuals and families with use of state of the
City of Sunny Isles Beach
Community Center at Pelican Community Park
Membership and Program Registration
art facilities, priority program registration as well as discounts.
COMMUNITY CENTER MEMBERSHIP FEES FAMILY, parent/child in the same household, up to 6 total Residents
12 Month $ 200
6 Month** $ 150
Non-Residents 12 Month $ 300
6 Month** $ 225
ADULT, individual—18 years of age and older Residents
12 Month $ 100
6 Month** $ 75
Non-Residents 12 Month $ 150
6 Month** $ 115
CHILD, individual—under the age of 18 Residents
12 Month $ 50
6 Month** $ 35
Non-Residents 12 Month $ 75
6 Month** $ 55
SENIOR, individual—over 65 Residents
12 Month $ 75
6 Month** $ 55
Non-Residents 12 Month $ 100
6 Month** $ 75
STUDENT, individual* Residents
12 Month $ 75
6 Month** $ 55
Non-Residents 12 Month $ 100
6 Month** $ 75
* Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, and must present a valid student ID at the time of registration. ** At time of expiration, 6 month memberships cannot be extended into 12 month memberships (i.e. paying the difference to extend the membership another 6 months). Memberships can only be renewed for a full 6 or 12 month fee.
GUEST POLICIES A member may bring a guest to the Community Center to use the gymnasium only (not the computer lab or fitness center) according to the following rules: ❏ The guest must check in with the front office, present photo ID and sign a waiver. ❏ A member may bring only one guest per visit. ❏ The guest will be charged a $5 fee per visit. RESIDENCE QUALIFICATION In order to receive the resident rate, proof of residence is required at the time of registration. ❏ Adults are required to show proof of residence. ❏ Children must have the same residence of the parent or legal guardian. ❏ A photo ID must be presented for identification purposes, in addition to one of the following documents: ■ Current vehicle registration. ■ Current voter’s registration card. ■ Current utility bill displaying both name and address of Sunny Isles Beach property. Examples are phone, cable, FPL, water bill.
Current lease agreement identifying tenants residing in a SIB residence, plus a condo office letter. ❏ Children ages 13 and under must be enrolled in a supervised program unless under the supervision of an adult. MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND INFORMATION 12 and 6 month memberships to the Community Center at Pelican Community Park offer many advantages, including: ❏ Priority registration in most programs, athletic leagues and lessons held at the Community Center. ❏ Discounts of up to 30% on most programs, athletic leagues and lessons held at the Community Center. ❏ Use of the following when available: ■ COMPUTER LAB Open to all members (no guests). ■ FITNESS CENTER Open to members 18 years and older (no guests). GYMNASIUM Open to all members. For a listing of availability, check with the Community Center front office. ■
Program Registration Registration for all programs, classes and activities offered by Cultural & Community Services is held in the Community Center, Pelican Community Park, 18115 North Bay Road. For programs held at Pelican Community Park, except for after school programs or summer camp, registration dates are based on membership. For programs held at a facility or park other than Pelican Community Park, in addition to after school program and summer camp, registration dates are based on residence. Registration for members/
Places Our recently upgraded sports and recreation fields are now available to rent. Please contact us at 305.792.1799
residents begins on Monday, February 10, 2014 and Monday, February 24, 2014 for nonmembers/non-residents. The deadline to register for a course is two days prior to the course start date; however, it’s best to register early. Payment is accepted by cash (bills no larger than $20), credit card (VISA/MasterCard) and checks made payable to the “City of Sunny Isles Beach.” For information about program content and instructors, call 305.792.1706.
for pricing and availability.
z As is the Sunny Isles Beach tradition, there is a truly packed agenda of activities year round. We continue to provide exciting and interesting opportunities throughout 2014 that many residents and visitors have come to know well. Here is a brief look at City sponsored events for the year by month. Our Cultural Event Trips for this spring season and full policy information follow on pages 22 and 23. Activities for this season throughout South Florida can be found on pages 24 and 25. MARCH
7, 8 Family Movie Nights
Golden Era Movie
Car Show and Farmers Market
Golden Era Movie
Golden Era Movie
Car Show & Farmers Market
Beethoven on the Beach
FEBRUARY DATE EVENT
Four Seasons Cultural Series:
Musical Theatre Scenes
7, 8 Family Movie Nights 18 sibfl.net
APRIL DATE EVENT
JUNE DATE EVENT
Kemal Gekic Piano Concert
Summer Camp Parent Orientation
Egg Scramble: our annual egg hunt event
CITY’S 17th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Four Seasons Cultural Series:
Golden Era Movie
Battle of the Bands
Summer Camp Talent Showcase
City events connect the community and
Golden Era Movie
Back to School Picnic
SEPTEMBER DATE EVENT
Golden Era Movie
Sunny Isles Beach Talent Show
enrich the lives of residents. Mark your own calendar
Four Seasons Cultural Series:
FIU Jazz Band
24, 25 Booogie by the Beach:
JANUARY 3, 4 Family Movie Nights
our annual Halloween festivities
NOVEMBER DATE EVENT
Family Movie Nights
Veterans Day Celebration
7th Annual Sunny Isles
Beach Jazz Fest
Golden Era Movie
now to join us for the events that interest you most!
DECEMBER DATE EVENT
Holiday Ball sibfl.net
Family Movie Nights
z Playtime! Every bit as important as the serious business of work and education, play is healthy for the soul. We have plenty to entertain you with this spring! Let the good times roll...
DATES DAYS TIME LOCATION FEE
DATE April 16 DAY Wednesday TIME 7:30 pm LOCATION Norman S. Edelcup K–8 FEE Free with SIB Resident ID Card, $5 without
Golden Era Movie
A Hollywood classic, followed by lunch, presented in the Pelican Community Park’s spacious multipurpose room. Reservations are required. DATE March 11 DAY Tuesday LOCATION Pelican Community Park TIME 10:00 am—1:00 pm FEE Free with SIB Resident ID Card, $5 without
ALSO save this date for May
DATE May 13 DAY Tuesday LOCATION Pelican Community Park TIME 10:00 am—1:00 pm FEE Free with SIB Resident ID Card, $5 without
Join your friends and neighbors for a laughter-filled, themed dance experience. Get your tickets early; the event is always a sell-out! DATE March 15 DAY Saturday TIME 6:00—9:00 pm Pelican Community Park LOCATION FEE $10 with SIB Resident ID Card, $20 without
The audience will enjoy a special performance from this internationally, renowned pianist in residence from Florida International University.
March 7, 8 Friday, Saturday 7:00 pm Fri: Heritage Park Sat: Town Center Park Free
Four Seasons Cultural Series: Kemal Gekic
The last movie night of the season will feature Monster University. Food and drinks for sale; bring your own blankets or rent one!
Our annual event combines a traditional egg hunt with elements unique to a beachside community.
Free outdoor concert. Food and drinks for sale. DATE March 19 DAY Wednesday TIME 7:30 pm LOCATION Heritage Park FEE Free
ALSO save this date for May DATE May 21 DAY Wednesday TIME 7:30 pm LOCATION Heritage Park FEE Free
Beethoven on the Beach
DATE April 19 DAY Saturday TIME 10:00 am—2:00 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Free entrance and parking Wristbands required for rides. Free with SIB Resident ID Card, $5 all others.
Car Show & Farmers Market
View classic and muscle cars from various collections and stock up on fresh produce and organic goods. DATE May 31 DAY Saturday TIME 4:00—9:00 pm LOCATION Heritage Park FEE Free entrance and parking
Relax to the smooth strains of classical music at this special outdoor concert performed by Orchestra Miami. DATE March 30 DAY Sunday TIME 6:30 pm LOCATION Heritage Park FEE Free admission & parking sibfl.net
Cultural Event Trips Spring 2014 Lineup March 14 Friday 6:15 pm
March 23 Sunday 12:45 pm
Broward Center for Performing Arts Ft. Lauderdale, FL Named Best Dinner Theatre by Gold Coast Magazine and The New Times, and a recipient of the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from Trip Advisor, Laffing Matterz returns to the Broward Center for another hilarious season. Enjoy a delicious meal that surpasses any dinner theater fare you’ve tasted before, and a performance of original satirical songs and creative skits. Showtime is 7:30pm. Bus will return approximately at 10:00 pm. Show is located in the Abdo New River Room. Moderate walking required.
Adrienne Arsht Center Miami, FL Sunrise, FL Experience the Broward Center for Come join us at Ft. Lauderdale, FL phenomenon. Blue Performing Arts the only place Built in 1920 and where you can listed on the National Man Group is best Ft. Lauderdale, FL known for its wildly get hundreds of Register of Historic Miami City Ballet brings back its joyous designer brands for Places, Bonnet House popular theatrical less. With over 300 Museum & Gardens shows that combine full-length produccomedy, music and tion of Don Quixote, stores, 2 food courts, is a 35-acre estate technology to several restaurants, and museum. The set to the irresistible a game room and Main House is filled produce a unique Minkus score, with form of entertainment. a movie theater with a collection of its oom-pah-pah Although it is art and treasures rhythms and Spanish there is something for everyone. while the surrounding impossible to accents. Skirts will grounds of the estate describe, people of swirl, fans will flutter, Outlets include JC all ages agree that range from a and the stage will be Penney, Saks Fifth mangrove swamp to Blue Man Group is overrun with macho Avenue Off Fifth, and Burlington a coastal hammock, an intensely exciting bullfighters and Coat Factory, as providing habitat for and wildly outrasensual gypsies in well as several a variety of wildlife. geous show. With no this all-time popular spoken language, more specialty and Following a guided work. Showtime is Blue Man Group is tour of the main 2:00pm. Bus will re- designer stores. house, a nature trail perfect for people of turn approximately at Price includes driver will take us on all ages, languages 4:30pm. Tickets are transportation. and cultures. Tickets a tram tour around located in Orchestra Patrons will meet are located in Third the property. Tour Left, Rows EE, FF, and at designated spot Tier, Row C. Show GG. Moderate walk- at 4:00 pm and the begins at 2:00 pm. begins at 2:00 pm. bus will return at Bus will return at ing required. RESIDENT $45.00 Bus will return at approximately approximately NON RESIDENT $50.00 approximately 5:00 pm. Heavy 5:00 pm. Heavy 4:30 pm. Moderate walking required. walking is required. RESIDENT $5.00 RESIDENT $20.00 walking required.
RESIDENT $70.00 NON RESIDENT $75.00
Miami City Ballet presents: Don Quixote
April 8 Tuesday 9:30 am
Sawgrass Mills Mall
NON RESIDENT $10.00
April 17 Thursday 12:45 pm
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Tour
NON RESIDENT $25.00
May 18 Sunday 12:45 pm
May 29 Thursday 6:45 pm
Blue Man Group Evita
RESIDENT $58.00 NON RESIDENT $63.00
Adrienne Arsht Center Miami, FL Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as first lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world. Evita tells Eva’s passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater’s most beautiful songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying, Adored.” Showtime is 8:00pm. Bus will return approximately at 10:30pm. Tickets are located in Third Tier, Row C. Moderate walking required. RESIDENT $50.00 NON RESIDENT $55.00
PLEASE JOIN US FOR
Evita Thursday, May 29 6:45 pm Adrienne Arsht Center see details on page 22 Reservations required
CULTURAL EVENT TRIPS
Reservations Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis when full payment is made. Reservations are NOT accepted over the phone. Reservations can be made in person at Pelican Community Park Community Center, Monday to Saturday, 8:30 am to 8:30 pm and Sunday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; or at SIB Government Center. Registration for these events begins Monday, February 10 for residents and Monday, February 24 for non-residents. The Cultural Event Trips Registration and Waiver forms are available at the Government Center and the Community Center and as a pdf download. Go to sibfl.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Activity_ Reg_form_ADULT.pdf
Payment Payment is accepted in person by cash (bills no larger than $20), credit card (MasterCard/Visa) or checks. Residence verified at the time of reservation (e.g., utility bill—electric, phone, cable). Payments by check sent in the mail must be accompanied by proof of residence (e.g. copy of utility bill). Make checks payable to the “City of Sunny Isles Beach.” Please complete the appropriate payment method information on The Cultural Event Trips Registration Form and complete and sign the Waiver.
Refunds Full refunds can only be made when a reservation is cancelled at least 7 days prior to the event trip. When the cancellation is made less than 7 days prior to event, a refund of ticket price will be considered only if a replacement has been found to purchase the ticket.
Limited Ticket Purchase
For more information call 305.792.1706
Leave the driving to us
When making a reservation for a cultural event trip, upon verification of residence, a maximum of 4 tickets may be purchased by one participant. For more information on any particular event, please call Cultural & Community Services at 305.792.1706. sibfl.net
this season z We want you to explore! The spring season in South Florida has much to offer…here are some events you won’t want to miss!
Activities Throughout South Florida March — April
Come out for the games played in Miami and watch the two-time champions compete. American Airlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 Visit the NBA site for dates: nba.com/heat/schedule
Oleta River State Park 3400 NE 163 Street North Miami Beach FL 33160 305.919.1846, spartanrace.com
Miami Heat at home games
9th Annual South Beach Comedy Festival
For those who are not afraid to laugh. The Fillmore Miami Beach 1700 Washington Avenue Miami Beach FL 33139 305.673.7300, southbeachcomedyfestival.com
Florida Super Spartan Extreme Obstacle Course Race
Miami International Piano Festival
Presenting four new artists that know the meaning of Art. Colony Theater 1040 Lincoln Road Miami Beach FL 33139 305.674.1040, miamipianofest.com
Everglades National Park
Sunny Isles Beach Social Seniors Events, Inc. Ocean Drive, South Beach. Courtesy of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
A non-profit, educational organization with trips created to help seniors learn while they have fun. Participants will sample local cuisine, art, history, culture, architecture, scenic beauty and events, becoming happier and healthier because of participation in our organization. For information and to purchase tickets contact: Former Commissioner Roslyn Brezin 305.949.1522 or Dennis Stubbolo 305.936.0986. $10 Membership Fee is active from November 2013 to November 2014 and required for all participants.
spring 2014 March 2 5:00—9:00 pm
March 9 10:00 am—7:00 pm
Ticket includes unlimited samples of food, live music with an art sale and auction. The fundraiser benefits The Kiwanis Club of NMB/Sunny Isles Beach and The Sunny Isles Beach School Trust. Tickets are $39 in advance, $59 at the door. Pelican Community Park, Sunny Isles Beach 888.302.5440 or sunnyislesfeast.com
The largest street festival in Miami. Southwest 8th Street, in Little Havana, Miami, FL 33130 carnavalmiami.com
A Feast for the Senses
Calle Ocho Festival
Sony Open Tennis
Tennis at its best on beautiful Key Biscayne, minutes from downtown Miami. Crandon Park Tennis Center 7300 Crandon Park Boulevard Key Biscayne, FL 33149 305.442.3367, sonyopentennis.com
Trip to Fruit & Spice Park Asian Cultural Festival
Saturday, March 1 Departs from SIB Government Center, 8:30 am $25.00 for Residents $30.00 for Non-Residents Price includes: Transportation and admission to event; food is on your own.
Trip to Miami Beach Stage Door
Sunday March 16 Departs from SIB Government Center, 1:15 pm $45.00 for Residents $50.00 for Non-Residents Price includes: Transportation and tickets to Crimes of the Heart
Trip to Everglades National Park, Shark Valley
Thursday, March 20 Departs from SIB Government Center, 8:00 am $50.00 for Residents $55.00 for Non-Residents Price includes transportation, admission to park, tram tour and lunch.
Trip to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Thursday, April 3 Departs from SIB Government Center, 8:30 am $35.00 Residents $40.00 Non-Residents Price includes transportation, admission to garden and lunch in the Glass House Cafe.
Trip to Jungle Queen Riverboat Dinner Cruise
Saturday, April 26 Departs from SIB Government Center, 4:00 pm $65.00 Residents/$70.00 Non-Residents Price includes transportation to Ft. Lauderdale, tour and buffet dinner.
Trip to Friends of the Japanese Gardens
Sunday, May 4 Departs from SIB Government Center, 9:15 am $25.00 Residents $30.00 Non-Residents Price includes transportation and admission to the garden. Lunch on your own. sibfl.net
services & activities GET TING THERE For the convenience of our residents and visitors, mobile services such as the Miami-Dade County Mobile Library, Florida Licensing on Wheels and OneBlood provide regularly scheduled visits to Sunny Isles Beach
Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening
FREE City of Sunny Isles Beach Community Shuttle Service 7 days a week! Easy, clean and comfortable travel around town as well as to several key destinations. Our
convenient bus services expand our boundaries by connecting with city shuttles from Aventura, Hallandale and North Miami Beach. Call for times and locations: 305.792.1706. Community Shuttle schedule and map available at: ❏ Sunny Isles Beach Gvmt Center ❏ Community Center at Pelican Community Park ❏ hotel concierge desks ❏ Aventura Mall ❏ www.sibfl.net. The City’s buses are wheelchair accessible. Please specify handicapped requirements when making your reservation. The City of Sunny Isles Beach Community Shuttle is funded in part by the Miami-Dade County People’s Transportation Trust.
Mount Sinai Transportation The City provides free transportation to and from the Mount Sinai Medical Center, 4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, from these residential buildings: Arlen House, Coastal Towers, Marina Del Mar, Winston Towers, Marian Towers and Oceanview: DAYS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday TIME: Pick up, 9:00 am and noon Return, 12:30 and 4:00 pm City recognized holidays excluded. Make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance by calling Cultural and Community Services, 305.792.1706.
AARP Tax Return Preparation & Filing
DATES February 5—April 9 DAY Wednesday TIME 10:00 am—2:00 pm LOCATION SIB Government Center 1st floor meeting room FEE Free For taxpayers with low and middle income, with special attention to ages 60+. Taxes prepared by trained volunteers provided by AARP Tax-Aide Foundation on a first come, first served basis.
Win cash prizes, gift cards and merchandise. DATES March 5, 26 April 2, 23 May 7, 28 DAY Wednesday TIME 3:00 pm—4:00 pm LOCATION SIB Government Center Commission Chambers FEE $2 per 8 game session
Provided by OneBlood DATE March 4 May 6 DAY Tuesday TIME 10:30 am—4:00 pm LOCATION SIB Government Center 1st floor meeting room Free FEE
Provided by Mt. Sinai DATE March 13 April 10 May 8 DAY Thursday TIME 9:00 am—noon LOCATION SIB Government Center 1st floor meeting room FEE Free
MiniFlow: Florida Licensing on Wheels NEW! Auto tag and disabled parking placard renewal service.
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. License renewal, duplicate licenses, first time and duplicate ID cards, CDL license renewal. For required documents go to GatherGoGet.com or call 1.850.617.2000. DATES March 7 April 4 May 2 DAY Friday TIME 9:30 am—2:30 pm LOCATION SIB Government Center 1st floor meeting room FEE Varies by service
Mobile Library Services
The Miami-Dade Public Library System provides Mobile Library services once per week, at the location, day and time listed. DATES weekly DAY Tuesday TIME noon—1:00 pm LOCATION Winston Towers 100 250 174 Street Parked in the driveway
Medical Lecture Series Provided by Mt. Sinai Thursdays March 6 April 3 May 1 10:00 am—noon Sunny Isles Beach Government Center Commission Chambers Free. Reservation is required. Call 305.674.2600
Parks provide a chance for people to connect. They are where lifetime friend-
Bella Vista Bay Park 500 Sunny Isles Boulevard
Small park on the intracoastal waterway. Dock space available for lease for vessels less than 50 feet. Fishing is allowed. For more information, call 305.792.1706.
Bone Zone North end of Senator Gwen Margolis Park 17815 North Bay Road
A fenced in leash-free dog area open every day from 7:30 am to 8:30 pm. Dogs must be on a leash until in the Bone Zone. Dogs are not allowed in other areas of Senator Gwen Margolis Park.
Gateway Park CITY OF SUNNY ISLES BEACH GOVERNMENT CENTER NORMAN S. EDELCUP K–8 SCHOOL PELICAN COMMUNITY PARK AND COMMUNITY CENTER ADDITIONAL PARK LOCATIONS SEE NUMBERED LISTING PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS LOCATIONS
151 Sunny Isles Boulevard
This flagship park is under construction at the entrance of our City. Look for an opening next winter!
The ‘Gateway to Heritage Park’ includes playground area, picnic table and a bench swing.
4 acres of park and play space including 2 playgrounds, Memorial Wall and fountains, water play area, stage, basketball court, dog park, large open lawn and public parking. Open 7:30 am to 8:45 pm except Friday, noon to 8:45 pm.
7 GATEWAY PARK coming soon
8 PIER PARK
Collins Avenue, 159 to 163 Street
9 BELLA VISTA BAY PARK 10 OCEANIA PARK 11 INTRACOASTAL PARK
A linear passive park and playground is currently under construction.
Oceania Park 16320 Collins Avenue (south of Sunny Isles Blvd)
Landscaped with seating areas. 28 sibfl.net
sunrise to sunset. All parks are equipped with a Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System that provides advance notice of lightning conditions. When activated, here is how the system works:
1 2 3
ONE long horn blast indicates possible lightning in the area
Get TO a safe indoor area quickly THREE shorter horn blasts signal that it is safe to return to the park
18115 North Bay Road
19200 Collins Avenue
6 TOWN CENTER PARK AND SKATE PARK
commercial free. Unless otherwise indicated, City parks are open every day from
201 191 Terrace
2 GOLDEN SHORES PARK
5 SAMSON OCEANFRONT PARK
All City parks are Wi-Fi Hotspots where wireless internet access is free and
Golden Shores Community Park
4 SEN. GWEN MARGOLIS PARK
Pelican Community Park and Community Center
1 HERITAGE PARK
3 PELICAN COMMUNITY PARK
ships are formed. They are where the gap between generations is bridged and people discover what they have in common. Parks are where a sense of community is established and are a vital component of A World Class City.
Amenities: little league baseball field, indoor basketball gymnasium, playground and a two-story Community Center with classrooms, a fitness center and administrative offices for Cultural & Community Services. Memberships available and facilities available for rent. Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday 8:30 am—9:00 pm Sunday, 8:30 am—5:00 pm Registration Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am—2:00 pm and 6:00 —8:30 pm Saturday, 9:00 am—8:30 pm
Community Center Membership Benefits and Information
Please see pages 16 and 17.
SIB Government Center
16501 Collins Avenue
18070 Collins Avenue
Amenities: metered public parking, restrooms, showers, fishing pier, restaurant and beach access with lifeguard station. Pier is open 24/7; small admission fee.
Government offices, including Commission Chambers, meeting rooms, Visitor Center, Police Dept., Post Office and Miami-Dade Public Library.
Samson Oceanfront Park
Town Center Park
17425 Collins Avenue
17200 Collins Avenue
Amenities: pavilion with tables and benches, boardwalk, showers, restrooms, water fountain, playground area, volleyball court (on the beach) and vending machines. Playground area is currently under renovation and scheduled to reopen in late 2014.
Senator Gwen Margolis Park 17815 North Bay Road
Amenities: playground area, picnic tables, seating, soccer field. Includes leash-free area for dogs; see Bone Zone. 7:30 am—8:30 pm daily. Soccer field: 9:30 am—8:00 pm daily except when City programs in session.
Open 7:00 am—9:00 pm except Wednesday, 10:00 am—9:00 pm. Amenities: fitness trail, gazebo, restrooms and play field. The entry for the Skate Park resides inside Town Center Park.
Skate Park West end of Town Center Park
There is a fee to use the Skate Park. Operated by Sugars Drop Shop, 786.537.3372. Waivers are required and must be signed by a parent for patrons under the age of 18. Helmets are required. Equipment for rent. sibfl.net
Cultural & Community Services information: 305.792.1706
* No programs or activities on April 19 and May 26
**Excluding spring break Registration for Programs: For Residents begins on February 10 and NonResidents, on February 24. Students must sign up and pay for a full session at a time. Fees must be paid based on the number of weeks in a session. Fees will NOT be prorated. A session must be paid in full one week prior to the start of that session. If the program is full, a waiting list will be started.
Cancellations and Refunds
Register early. Courses will be cancelled by the City 3 days prior to the first class if enrollment is insufficient. Cancellations by participants are allowed only prior to the session and must be received at least seven (7) days in advance (in writing) in order to receive a refund.
Spring Break Camp
After School Storytelling Hour
Open to ages 5—12
Open to kindergarten and 1st grade students of NSE/SIB K–8 School only.
Open to ages 7—13
DATES March 24—March 28 DAYS Monday—Friday TIME 8:00 am—6:00 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE: per week Residents $125, Non-Residents $190 Campers will participate in various activities throughout the week, including field trips, arts & crafts, games, sports, and more! Fee includes daily snack, two field trips and one lunch.
Sports Camp Open to ages 6—12
DATES March 24—March 28 DAYS Monday—Friday TIME 8:00 am—6:00 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE: per week Residents $125, Non-Residents $190 Campers will be exposed to a different sport each of three days (indoors & outdoors) and go on two field trips the remainder of the week. Fee includes daily snack, two field trips and one lunch.
Afternoon Fun Zone Open to students of the NSE/SIB K–8 School only.
DATES** March 3—April 4 April 7—May 2 May 5—May 30 June 2—June 5 DAYS Monday—Friday TIME 1:50—6:00 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE: One time non-refundable school year Residents $30, Non-Residents $50 FEE: weekly Residents $40, Non-Residents $60
DATES** DAYS TIME LOCATION FEE: school year FEE: weekly
March 3—April 4 April 7—May 2 May 5—May 30 June 2 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 1:50—3:05 pm Pelican Community Park One time non-refundable Residents $30, Non-Residents $50 Residents $15, Non-Residents $25
All Day Fun Zone Teacher Planning Days Open to ages 5—12
DATES March 21 April 18 DAYS varies by date TIME 8:00 am—6:00 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE: per day Residents $25, Non-Residents $40 Fee includes all activities, lunch and a snack.
Chess Open to ages 6—12
DATES* April 5—May 31 DAY Saturday TIME 9:00—10:30 am LOCATION Pelican Community Park Members $70, Non-Members $105 FEE Chess Tournament May 31, 9:00 am.
Fine Art: Painting in Acrylics Open to ages 8—14
DATES* April 5—May 31 DAY Saturday TIME 9:30—11:00 am LOCATION Pelican Community Park Members $110, Non-Members $165 FEE Material fee $20
French: Beginners to Intermediate Open to ages 6—12
DATES* April 5—May 31 DAY Saturday TIME 11:15 am—1:15 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park Members $110 FEE Non-Members $165
Guitar Open to ages 7—14
DATES* April 5—May 31 DAY Saturday TIME 1:30—2:30 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park Members $110 FEE Non-Members $165 Students must bring their own guitar.
Gymnastics: Rythmic Open to ages 4—13
DATES* March 4—March 27 April 1—April 29 May 1—May 29 DAYS Tuesday and Thursday TIME 5:30—6:30 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park Gym Members $100 FEE Non-Members $150 FEE: material $20 due once a year at registration, for rope, hula hoop, ball, stick & ribbon. Uniform (leotard and half shoes) can be purchased for $50 at registration.
Karate Open to ages 5—14+
DATES* March 1—March 29 April 1—April 29 May 1—May 31 DAYS Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday TIME 4:45—5:45 pm, ages 5 to 7 6:00—7:00 pm, ages 8 to 13 7:15—8:15 pm, ages 14+ DAY Saturday TIME 11:00 am—noon; ages 5 to 13 12:15—1:15 pm, ages 14+ LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Members $75, Non-Members $110 Uniforms available for purchase from instructor at additional cost.
Lego Robotics Open to ages 6—12
DATES* April 1—May 20 DAY Tuesday TIME 5:00—7:00 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Members $100, Non-Members $150
Movie Makers with Legos: Stop-Motion Animation
DATES* March 31—May 21 DAYS Monday and Wednesday TIME 4:30 – 6:00 pm LOCATION SIB K–8 Cafeteria FEE Members $160 Non-Members $240 FEE: material $25 due at registration Dress rehearsals: May 6, 19, 20. Show: May 21.
Piano Open to ages 4—12
DATES* April 2—May 21 DAY Wednesday TIME 4:45—5:45 pm; ages 4 to 6 6:00—7:00 pm; ages 7 to 12 LOCATION Pelican Community Park Members $110, Non-Members $165 FEE Students must bring their own keyboard.
Video Game Design Open to ages 7—13
DATES* April 3—May 22 DAY Thursday TIME 5:00—7:00 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Members $100, Non-Members $150 Using innovative game designing software and applying math and computer skills, students will learn 3-D modeling and create their own interactive video game complete with characters, settings, music, art, obstacles and controls.
Open to ages 6—12
DATES* March 31—May 19 DAY Monday TIME 5:00—7:00 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Members $100, Non-Members $150 Students will make their own animated movies with Lego pieces, a video camera and a computer.
Open to ages 8—14
DATES* April 2—May 21 DAY Wednesday TIME 7:00—8:00 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park Members $60, Non-Members $90 FEE All skill levels welcome.
Don’t miss out on our Spring Break Sports Camp! Details on page 30. Register early, it sells out fast!
Baseball Skills Training Open to ages 6—10, co-ed
DATES* March 8—April 12 DAY Saturday TIME 11:00 am—noon LOCATION PCP Chief Fred Maas Field FEE, daily Members $30 Non-Members $60
Basketball, Pee Wee Open to ages 5—7, co-ed
DATES* April 26—May 31 DAY Saturday TIME 9:15—10:15 am LOCATION Pelican Community Park Gym Members $60 FEE Non-Members $90
Cheerleading & Dance Academy Open to ages 6—10
DATES* ** March 11—May 22 DAYS Tuesday and Thursday TIME 4:30—6:00 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park Members $130 FEE Non-Members $195 Does not include uniform.
NEW! Field Hockey Open to ages 7—14, co-ed
DATES* ** March 31—May 28 DAYS Monday and Wednesday TIME 5:45—6:45 pm, ages 7 to 10 6:50—7:50 pm, ages 11 to 14 LOCATION Senator Gwen Margolis Park FEE per month: Residents $60 Non-Residents $90
Flag Football Open to ages 8—14
DATES* April 24—May 29 DAY Thursday TIME 4:30—6:00 pm LOCATION Senator Gwen Margolis Park FEE Residents $10 Non-Residents $15
Soccer, Instructional Open to ages 6—10, co-ed
DATES* ** March 11—May 22 DAYS Tuesday and Thursday TIME 4:00—5:30 pm LOCATION PCP Chief Fred Maas Field Members $110 FEE Non-Members $165
Spring is the perfect time of year to get in the game! We have terrific sports programs and many of them are co-ed.
Soccer, Pee Wee Open to ages 3—6, co-ed
DATES* March 8—April 12 DAY Saturday TIME 9:15—10:15 am LOCATION Town Center Park Residents $80 FEE Non-Residents $120
NEW! Soccer: SEAS Recreational League Open to ages 6—12, co-ed
DATES* ** March 3—May 16 DAYS Monday, Wednesday, Friday TIME 4:30—6:00 pm LOCATION Senator Gwen Margolis Park FEE Residents $160 Non-Residents $240
Soccer: Travel Open to ages 7—17
DATES* ** August—May DAYS Tuesday and Thursday TIME 4:00—5:30 pm LOCATION Senator Gwen Margolis Park Tryout required, call Soccer Paradise, 786.873.1917.
Volleyball, Recreational Open to ages 10—14, co-ed
DATES* ** March 11—May 22 DAYS Tuesday and Thursday TIME 5:30—6:30 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park Gym Members $120 FEE Non-Members $180
Cultural & Community Services information: 305.792.1706
* No programs or activities on April 19 and May 26
**Excluding spring break Cancellations and Refunds Register early. Courses will be cancelled by the City 3 days prior to the first class if enrollment is insufficient. Cancellations by participants are allowed only prior to the session and must be received at least seven (7) days in advance (in writing) in order to receive a refund.
It’s a colorful life! “Saturation is how pure a color is, so Kelly green is more saturated than a khaki green,” says Sally Augustin, an environmental psychologist. Saturated colors increase energy levels, she says, and bright colors provide more pleasure. –healthyliving.msn.com
Cultural & Community Services information: 305.792.1706 * No programs or activities on April 19 or May 26
Computers and Internet: Beginners to Advanced
English as a Second Language: Beginners to Intermediate
Open to ages 18+
Open to ages 18+
DATES* DAYS TIME LOCATION FEE
April 8—May 1 Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am—noon Pelican Community Park Members $60, Non-Members $90
English as a Second Language: Advanced Open to ages 18+
DATES* April 2—May 21 DAY Wednesday TIME 6:00—8:00 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Members $60, Non-Members $90 Students will use Internet-based language programs in class and practice language at home.
DATES* April 5—May 31 DAY Saturday TIME 9:00—11:00 am LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Members $60, Non-Members $90 Students will use Internet-based language programs in class and practice language at home.
Fine Art: Painting in Acrylics Open to ages 18+
DATES* April 2—May 21 DAY Wednesday TIME 10:00 am—noon LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Members $50, Non-Members $75 MATERIALS Bring your own supplies: acrylic paint set, palette, 2 canvases, 2 acrylic/oil brushes.
Fine Art: Painting in Watercolors Open to ages 18+
DATES* April 4—May 23 DAY Friday TIME 10:00 am—noon LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Members $50, Non-Members $75 MATERIALS Bring your own supplies: watercolors, brush and watercolor pad.
Spanish: Beginner to Intermediate Open to ages 18+
DATES* DAYS TIME LOCATION FEE
April 8—May 29 Tuesday and Thursday 9:00—10:00 am Pelican Community Park Members $70, Non-Members $105
Be sure to join us!
Spring Fling Our annual spring event is an evening like no other with dinner and dancing…and free raffles! March 15, 2014 Saturday at 6:00 pm Pelican Community Park Resident $10 • Non-Residents $20
This event is open to ages 18 and above.
Spring Fling Open to ages 18+ Welcome the season with an evening of free raffles, dinner and dancing.
DATES* March 15 DAY Saturday TIME 6:00—9:00 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park Residents $10, Non-Residents $20 FEE
Karate for Teens & Adults
Open to ages 14+
Open to ages 18+
DATES* March 1—March 29 April 1—April 29 May 1—May 31 DAYS Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday TIME Tue & Thur: 7:15—8:15 pm Saturday: 12:15—1:15 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Per month: Members $75 Non-Members $110 Uniforms are available for purchase from instructor at additional cost.
SOW BEAUTIFUL There are many reasons to grow from seed: It’s more affordable than buying plants. You can find a greater variety in seed catalogs than what’s typically available at a nursery. And more compelling, watching those first shoots emerge from the soil never ceases to delight!
Soccer League Open to ages 17+
DATES April 13—May 18 DAY Sunday TIME 9:00 am—5:00 pm LOCATION Sen. Gwen Margolis Park FEE Per team: $375 Each Non-Resident team member is $10 additional Games are scheduled each Sunday based on number of teams registered. Age divisions are 17 to 34 and 35 and up.
Volleyball: Beach 6v6 Tournament Open to ages 17+
DATES April 26 and 27 DAYS Saturday and Sunday TIME 10:00 am—1:00 pm LOCATION Samson Oceanfront Park FEE Per team: $180 Each Non-Resident team member is $10 additional Single elimination volleyball tournament open to all levels of experience.
March 3—March 31 April 1—April 30 May 1—May 29 Pelican Community Park
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00—10:00 am
DAYS Monday and Wednesday TIME 6:15—7:15 pm FEE Per month: Members $50, Non-Members $75 FEE, per class Members $10, Non-Members $15 MATERIALS Participants bring their own mat.
Yoga: Outdoor Open to ages 18+
March 2—March 30 April 2—April 30 May 4—May 28 Samson Oceanfront Park
Cultural & Community Services information: 305.792.1706 * No programs or activities on April 19 or May 26 Cancellations and Refunds Register early. Courses will be cancelled by the City 3 days prior to the first class if enrollment is insufficient. Cancellations by
allowed only prior to the session and must be
Sunrise Yoga on the beach
received at least seven (7)
DAY Wednesday TIME 7:00—8:15 am FEE Free
writing) in order to
receive a refund.
Sunset Yoga on the grass
DAY Sunday TIME 6:30—7:30 pm FEE Per class: $10 Advanced registration required for both classes. MATERIALS Participants bring their own mat; parking pass provided at registration.
A Matter of Balance
Managing Concerns About Falls for Ages 60+ Award winning, evidence based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels of older adults. Trained volunteer coaches teach 8 sessions. Limited space: registration required in person at Pelican Community Park. Provided by Alliance for Aging. Healthy snack provided. DATES April 9—May 28 DAY Wednesday TIME 9:30—11:30 am LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Free. Advanced registration required, 305.792.1706, or 305.671.6325.
NEW! Bridge Club
Master your bridge skills and learn to develop game strategies from experienced players, meet new people and of course…have fun.
“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, ‘It might have been.’”
DATES March 4—April 24 DAYS Tuesday and Thursday TIME 10:30 am—12:30 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Free for Residents, $5 per day for Non-Residents Pre-registration is required. Tournaments: March 30 and April 27; 11:00 am– 3:00 pm. Call 305.792.1706 for information.
Computers: Level 1, Basic DATES DAYS TIME LOCATION FEE
March 3—March 17 Monday and Wednesday 9:30—11:30 am Pelican Community Park Free for ages 60+. Advanced registration required; 305.792.1706.
Computers: Level 2, Intermediate DATES DAYS TIME LOCATION FEE
April 7—April 21 Monday and Wednesday 9:30—11:30 am Pelican Community Park Free for ages 60+. Advanced registration required; 305.792.1706.
Diabetes Self-management Program for Ages 60+
Participants will learn techniques to manage their symptoms, blood glucose and day-today activities better. Learn ways to balance food, exercise, medication and working more effectively with health care providers. Limited space: registration required in person at Pelican Community Park. Provided by Alliance for Aging. Healthy snack provided. DATES April 7—May 12 DAY Monday TIME 9:30 am—noon LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Free. Advanced registration required, 305.792.1706, or 305.671.6325.
FTRI Telephone Demo and Distribution Open to eligible residents with certified hearing loss. Provided by Hearing and Speech Center of Florida.
DATE April 14 DAY Monday TIME 11:00 am—noon LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Free. For eligibility requirements and to RSVP call 786.406.7426.
Living Healthy Workshops
Put Life Back in Your Life for Ages 60+ Take charge of your life, get support, find practical ways to communicate better about your health. Limited space: registration required in person at Pelican Community Park. Provided by Alliance for Aging. Healthy snack provided. DATES April 11—May 16 DAY Friday TIME 9:30 am—noon LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Free. Advanced registration required, 305.792.1706, or 305.671.6325.
Poets and Writers Forum Do you like to write poems or literary compositions (short stories) which express your feelings, sentiments, and emotions? Even if you are not a writer or poet, you are invited to share a free delightful and cultural Saturday afternoon with talented people from our City as well as the neighboring areas who offer presentations designed to encourage audience feedback.
DATES March 22 April 26 May 17 DAY Saturday TIME 1:00—4:00 pm LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Free. Reservations required; call 305.792.1706.
NEW! Music Therapy Let music work its magic as you move and sing along to popular tunes.
DATES March 5 March 19 April 2 April 16 DAY Wednesday TIME 10:00 am—noon LOCATION Pelican Community Park FEE Free for Residents, $5 per day for Non-Residents For more information and to RSVP call 305.792.1706.
AVOCADO SMOOTHIE For a luscious, creamy smoothie, blend 1/2 cup avocado (full of healthy fats and potassium) with lemon juice, honey, ginger and 1 cup each ripe mango and ice. –marthastewart.com/smoothie-recipes
Beachside Guide If you’re looking for things to do outdoors, here are several options:
Beach Volleyball—Bring your own ball Samson Oceanfront Park On the beach at 17425 Collins Avenue 305.792.1706
Come in to the Sunny Isles Beach Visitor Center for information, gifts, souvenirs and more! Located in the lobby of the City of Sunny Isles Beach Government Center at 18070 Collins Avenue. Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 305.792.1952
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach
17875 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Tel: 305.918.8000 Fax: 305.918.8100 www.acqualinaresort.com Doubletree by Hilton Ocean Point Resort & Spa
17375 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Tel: 866.623.2678 Fax: 786.528.2519 www.oceanpointresort.com Golden Strand Ocean Villa Resort
17901 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Tel: 305.931.7000 Fax: 305.935.4183 www.goldenstrandresort.com
Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort 16701 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Tel: 305.949.1300 • Fax: 305.749.2130 www.newportbeachsideresort.com
Haulover Rentals 15000 Collins Avenue North Miami Beach FL 33160 305-604-3456 www.hauloverrentals.com Renting wave-runners and boats on an hourly or daily basis.
Solé on the Ocean
17315 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Tel: 786.923.9300 www.soleontheocean.com Thunderbird Beach Resort Hotel Miami
18401 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Tel: 305.931.7700 • Fax: 305.932.7521 www.thunderbirdresortmiami.com Travelodge Monaco Beach Resort
17501 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Tel: 305.932.2100 • Fax: 305.931.5519 www.resortmonacobeach.com
Newport Fishing Pier 16501 Collins Avenue Bring your Resident ID for a discounted admission. 305.949.1300
bicycle rentals (over the bridge) Oleta River State Park 3400 N.E. 163 Street North Miami Beach 33160 305.919.1846 Buddy Bike 2775 163 Street #118 North Miami Beach 33160 786.489.2453
Free Spool Too Captain Dennis Forgione Sailing from Haulover Marina 10800 Collins Avenue Cell: 305.582.5445 email@example.com www.freespoolsportfishing.com Half day & full day trips available Available for local fishing tournaments
water sport rentals
Atlantic Beach Club Water Sports On the beach at 18001 Collins Avenue Wave runners, ocean kayaks, Hobie catamarans, SeaDuction floats, inner tubes, rafts, boogie boards 305.692.5600
Trump International Beach Resort
Jet Ski King On the beach at 16701 Collins Avenue Jet Ski rental, guided tours available 305.218.2764
19201 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Tel: 305.932.2233 • Fax: 305.935.5009 www.marcopolobeachresort.com
18001 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Tel: 305.692.5600 www.trumpmiami.com
Turnberry Beach Sports On the beach at 18401 Collins Avenue Jet Ski, kayak, snorkeling, paddleboards 786.728.4170
Marenas Beach Resort & Spa 18683 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Tel: 305.503.6000 www.marenasresortmiami.com
Turnberry Isle Miami
Marco Polo Beach Resort— Ramada Plaza
19999 West Country Club Drive Aventura, FL 33180 Tel: 305.932.6200 • Fax: 305.933.6554 www.turnberryislemiami.com sibfl.net
Alba at Sole 17315 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 786.923.9316 www.albamiami.com Cuisine: Italian & Seafood Azzurro Italian Restaurant & Bar 17901 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 305.792.5500 Cuisine: Italian
Beach Bar at Newport Pier 16501 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 www.beachbarnewportpier.com Cuisine: Sushi, Steak and Seafood Bourbon Steak at Turnberry Isle 19999 West Country Club Drive Aventura, FL 33180 786.279.6600 Cuisine: Steakhouse Caracol Restaurant at Marenas 18683 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 305.503.6000 Cuisine: Mediterranean-inspired Cascata Grill at Turnberry Isle 19999 West Country Club Drive Aventura, FL 33180 305.932.6200 Cuisine: Mediterranean-inspired Chayhana Oasis 250 Sunny Isles Boulevard Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 305.917.1133 Cuisine: Uzbek, Russian, and Mediterranean Costa Grill at Acqualina 17875 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 305.918.6910 Cuisine: Upscale Casual Gili’s Beach Club at Trump International 18001 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 305.692.5777 Cuisine: Mediterranean Style 42 sibfl.net
Il Mulino New York at Acqualina 17875 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 305.466.9191 Cuisine: Italian Kitchen 305 at Newport 16701 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 305.749.2110 Cuisine: American-eclectic Lula Kebab House 18100 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 305.792.0151 Cuisine: Russian-Mediterranean Neomi’s at Trump International 18001 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 305.692.5770 Cuisine: Contemporary American Bistro Red Velvet Delights 17100 Collins Avenue, #105 Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 305.944.4200 Cuisine: Gourmet Café, Patisserie and Frozen Yogurt Sumo Sushi Bar & Thai 17630 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 305.682.1243 Cuisine: Japanese, Thai, and Chinese The View Restaurant at Doubletree 17375 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 786.528.2500 Cuisine: American Cuisine Tony Roma’s 18050 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 305.932.7907 Cuisine: Signature Ribs and Steaks Werner Staub’s Peppermill Restaurant & Bar 350 Bayview Drive (Arlen House) Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 305.944.2224 Cuisine: Continental sibfl.net
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QUALITY OF L I FE Once visitors find this wonderful vacation
spot that we call home, they return again and again. Sometimes, the visitors become residents, drawn by the walkable space, the family-friendly atmosphere and the plethora of outdoor activities.
he quality of life is enhanced by many factors such as high-end homes, conveniently located retail stores, a variety of community and recreational programs, a complimentary shuttle bus service, and an active senior population. These, as well as the award winning Police Department, our A-rated schools and quality healthcare, are important factors that draw buyers to purchase here in Sunny Isles Beach. As you can see, the city offers a variety of quality community and recreational programs. Working closely with the schools and other community organizations, we believe in developing the entire student; mind, body and soul. The City’s High School Graduates College Scholarship Program encourages students to continue to a University after high school.
The following public schools are available to Sunny Isles Beach students as well as several private and religious schools nearby: 44 sibfl.net
KINDERGARTEN—GRADE 8 Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8 School 201 182nd Drive, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Phone: 305.933.6161 Fax: 305.933.6162 Website: www.sib.dadeschools.net/ MIDDLE SCHOOL, GRADES 6-8 Highland Oaks Middle School 2375 NE 203rd St, North Miami Beach, FL 33180 Phone: 305-932-3810 Fax: 305-932-0676 Website: www.hom.dadeschools.net/ HIGH SCHOOL, GRADES 9-12 Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus 2601 NE 151 St, North Miami, FL 33181 Phone: 305.919.2000 Fax: 305.919.2001 Website: www.atmourning.dadeschools.net/ Dr. Michael M. Krop High School 1410 N.E. 215 St, Miami, Florida 33179 Phone: 305.652.6808 Fax: 305.651.8043 Website: www.mkhs.dadeschools.net/ For more information about public schools, special and magnet programs, contact the Miami-Dade County Public Schools at: Miami-Dade County School Board 1450 N.E. 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33132 305.995.1334 For schools in this area: 305.883.5651 Website: www.dadeschools.net/
Sunny Isles Beach:
We’re So Glad You Asked! Higher Education Florida International University – Biscayne Bay Campus 3000 NE 151st St, North Miami, FL 305.919.5700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.fiu.edu University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida 33124 305.284.2211 Website: www.miami.edu/ Miami-Dade College 300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132 305.237.3000 Website: www.mdc.edu/main/ Barry University 11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33161 305.899.3000 Email: email@example.com Website: www.barry.edu/
Sunny Isles Beach is well known for its ultra-luxury high rise condos with ocean and city views with unique developments priced in the millions. But equally as impressive are the two single-family home enclaves at each end of the city as well as luxury apartments and condos with breathtaking views to the west and the Intracoastal Waterway. Considered a walkable community, the free shuttle bus means you can leave your car in the garage.
Police in your Community
The Police Department believes in proactive community policing. They are in the schools, on the streets, in the parks and always there for you. They are often at
City events providing helpful safety tips and promoting safety programs such as:
Car seat installations
Schedule an appointment at the Police Station and a Certified Car Seat installer will install your car seat into your vehicle at no charge. This ensures proper use and saves lives. Bike helmet fittings
Don’t have a bike helmet? In this bike friendly community, the police department will provide one for you and ensure that it fits properly before you leave the station. They also provide helpful bike safety tips and reflective gear for walking and biking at night to keep you safe. Shred-a-thons
As is all over the country, ID theft is on the rise. Protect yourself from the risk of someone capturing your personal information by visiting the SIBPD semi-annual Shred-a-thon. It is free and insures complete shredding of your personal documents to keep you safe from the criminals you don’t see. Contact Sandra Block at the Police Station at 305.792.1839 for these programs and so much more.
This area boasts two of the finest medical facilities in the South Florida region. Aventura Hospital is run by one of the nation’s first hospital companies, which was founded by physicians. This Aventura location has served the region for more than 37 years and is a fully
accredited 407-bed acute care facility which provides award-winning inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, medical, surgical and cancer services. Mount Sinai Medical Center is the largest private independent notfor-profit teaching hospital in South Florida, combining technology, research and academics to provide innovative and comprehensive care in cardiology, neuroscience, oncology and orthopedics. The Center is committed to quality and is the hospital of choice for those who seek the level of expertise and care that only a teaching hospital can offer. In addition to quality hospital care, Mt. Sinai goes the extra mile to keep you out of their facility. They offer free monthly blood pressure and blood glucose screening as well as a lecture series on a different topic each month. They are committed to a healthy lifestyle and encourage residents to be involved no matter what their age. But when you are in need, they will be even closer with new offices right in Sunny Isles Beach coming in December, 2014. Aventura Hospital 20900 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180 305-682-7000 Mount Sinai Aventura 2845 Aventura Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180 305-932-2099 Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Heart Institute 4300 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 305-674-2121 sibfl.net
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Visitors from around the world come to Sunny Isles Beach to enjoy
the weather, our beautiful beaches and the ocean. Our guests–much like our residents–especially our children, enjoy swimming in the ocean. No one wants to swim in polluted water. And polluting our water is against the law.
“Our responsibility for clean water begins at home…continues in the workplace… and the public spaces we enjoy.” Compliance The EPA conducts yearly reviews of the city’s efforts and results in preventing stormwater pollution. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep the waters clean. Water Rain water makes everything fresh and clean including our streets. And after a heavy rain, stormwater in our streets rushes into storm drains. These storm drains are important in providing a place for stormwater to go and help prevent our streets from flooding. But it isn’t only rain water that rushes into storm drains. Stormwater Pollution Say “pollution” and many people think of a factory pipe spewing pollutants. The federal Clean Water Act and similar state laws MAIN STORMWATER POLLUTANTS
DO THE RIGHT THING
LITTER: Cans, paper and plastic bags and cigarette butts.
Put these in garbage bags; recycle when possible.
CHEMICALS: Detergents, automotive fluids and fertilizers.
Dispose of these according to container and local laws. Use earth-friendly products.
ORGANIC WASTE: Leaves, lawn and garden clippings and animal excrement.
Bag it or compost it.
limit this type of pollution. Today, we know that even neighborhoods without factories add pollutants to our water. How? In urban areas, like Sunny Isles Beach, stormwater carries with it everything from our modern, urban lives, including cigarette butts, litter, lawn chemicals, pet waste, grease and motor oil. Everything that goes into storm drains impacts our oceans, canals and lakes. 46 sibfl.net
For the most part, water entering storm drains, unlike water entering sanitary sewers, does not get treated before entering Biscayne Bay, the Intracoastal Waterway, the Atlantic Ocean, and our canals, rivers and lakes. Impact of Stormwater Pollution Polluted stormwater draining into our waterways is harmful to plants and animals. There are three main types of stormwater pollutants that impact marine life as follows: litter, chemicals and organic waste. Collection Centers Miami-Dade County has Permanent Home Chemical Collection Centers that accept oil-based paints, the liquid form of latex paints, pesticides, solvents, pool chemicals, unbroken fluorescent light bulbs and other household items. The centers are free and available to non-commercial residents only. The centers are located in west Dade and south Dade. For specific questions regarding waste disposal, call Miami-Dade County’s Answer Center at 311. To report stormwater violations of an immediate nature, call the Complaint Desk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 305.372.6955. Residents can also report illegal dumping to the City of Sunny Isles Beach Public Works Department at 305.792.1711 during business hours, Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Resources: City of Sunny Isles Beach, Public Works Department 305.792.1711 Miami-Dade County, Answer Center 311 or 305.468.5900 Miami-Dade County, Complaint Desk 305.372.6955 Miami-Dade County, Stormwater Regulations www.miamidade.gov/derm/pollution_stormwater. asp. South Florida Water Management District www.flwaterpermits.org Federal Environmental Protection Agency Best Management Practices: www.epa.gov/npdes/menuofbmps
There are many great ideas about preventing water pollution available on the internet, search using key words like “prevent water pollution.”
Contact Information for SIB Government Services Beach Condition Hotline 305.792.1940 Building Permits & Inspections 305.947.2150 City General Information 305.947.0606 Code Enforcement & Business Licensing 305.792.1705 Community Planning & Zoning 305.792.1710 Cultural Arts, Sports Programming, Concerts & Other Events 305.792.1706 Emergencies 911 Fire 911 Miami-Dade County Call Center 311 Police Protection 305.947.4440 Stormwater & Street Maintenance 305.792.1711 Contact Information for Government Offices 18070 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 SIB Government Center 305.947.0606 Fax 305.792.1563 Elected Officials Mayor Norman S. Edelcup 305.792.1700 Vice Mayor Isaac Aelion 305.792.1700 Commissioner Jeanette Gatto 305.792.1700 Commissioner Jennifer Levin 305.792.1700 Commissioner George “Bud” Scholl 305.792.1700 City Departments Office of the City Manager 305.792.1701 Office of the City Attorney 305.792.1702 Office of the City Clerk 305.792.1703 Building Department 305.947.2150 Community Development 305.792.1705 Cultural and Community Services 305.792.1706 CCS Fax 305.792.1566 Finance Department 305.792.1707 Human Resources 305.792.1708 Information Technology 305.792.1709 Planning and Zoning 305.792.1710 Public Works 305.792.1711 Police Dispatch 305.947.4440 Police TTY Line 305.792.1589 Police Records 305.792.1743
Police Detective Bureau 305.792.1714 Pelican Community Park 305.792.1706 Pelican Community Park Community Center 18115 North Bay Road Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Visitor Center 305.792.1952 Visitor Center Fax 305.792.1672 Other Useful Numbers: Miami–Dade County Departments Miami-Dade Public Library System SIB Branch Library 305.682.0726 Miami-Dade County Fire Station #10 305.947.1551 Miami-Dade County Clerk of Courts 73 W Flagler St 305.275.1155 North Dade Justice Center 15555 Biscayne Blvd 305.354.8793 Miami-Dade County Property Tax Collector 140 W. Flagler Street, Room101 305.270.4916 Miami-Dade County Solid Waste Department 305.594.1500 Miami-Dade Transit (Bus service information) 305.770.3131 North Miami Beach Water Management 305.948.2960 Team Metro 658 NE Miami Gardens Dr. 305.947.9858 Norman S. Edelcup SIB K–8 201 182nd Drive 305.933.6161 Public School Citizen Information 305.995.1128 Other Government Services US Post Office 800.275.8777 Social Security Administration 18475 N.W. 2nd Avenue 800.772.1213 Driver’s License Office North Miami Justice Center 15555 Biscayne Blvd 305.229.6333 Auto Tag Agency in North Miami Beach 313 NE 167th Street 305.770.1900 Water Management 305.948.2960 Water Laboratory 305.654.7137
SIBinformation The City of Sunny Isles Beach distributes information about City events, services and Commission meetings on its website, cable television and in the newspaper. An overview of the contents of each is listed below. Website: www.sibfl.net The City of Sunny Isles Beach maintains its official website with up-to-date information. • Want to know what’s happening this week? Check the Calendar of Events. • Want to know if it’s a beach day? Check the Beach Conditions that are updated daily by the lifeguards. • Want to know what’s on the agenda for an upcoming City Commission Meeting? Look for it under Commission Meetings. • Want to comply with sign regulations? Check the Code of Ordinances Online. You can also find: News, Community Shuttle Schedule, Cultural Event Trips, Traffic Alerts, Photo Contest Winners, Parks and Recreational Programs, Commission Meetings Broadcast, GovQA and eSIBi. For links to other government services go to: http://www.sibfl.net/main_resident.asp Government Access Cable Channel SIB TV, Channel 77 The Sunny Isles Beach Government Center houses the government informational channel—SIB TV. This cable channel is available on Channel 77 to Atlantic Broadband subscribers that reside within the city limits. Watch SIB TV for City information about lane closures, recreational programs, summer camp, community shuttle bus service, delayed cablecast commission meetings, cultural events, hours of operation, etc. Sunny Isles Beach Sun Community Newspaper, published twice monthly. The City of Sunny Isles Beach publishes City-related news, events, meetings, announcements, and happenings in every edition. Distributed within the City to condos, hotels, private homes and the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center.
MOUNT SINAI IS COMING TO SUNNY ISLES BEACH This Fall, Mount Sinai Primary & Specialty Care Sunny Isles Beach will open at the new One Netanya Building located at 323 Sunny Isles Boulevard. Our new state-of-theart center will offer cardiology, urology and internal medicine services. We are also pleased to offer a Russian speaking primary care physician. Mount Sinai Aventura
North Miami Beach
N.E. 163rd Street
Mount Sinai Sunny Isles Beach
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Mount Sinai Hialeah 2150 W. 68th Street Hialeah, FL 33016 Phone: 305.558.8700
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High quality healthcare is currently available at Mount Sinai Aventura, located at 2845 Aventura Boulevard, where patients have access to Mount Sinai doctors in a variety of specialties, a diagnostic and cancer center, as well as an emergency room.
305.674.CARE (2273) • msmc.com
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