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200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 2929
Miami, Florida 33131

Rising Stars 2017 @ the Olympia Theater

New World School of the Arts, Miami's premier arts conservatory will once again present Rising Stars, one of its most acclaimed events of the year. ‚ÄčThis high-energy, Broadway-style extravaganza will be the perfect venue to celebrate New World School of the Arts' 30th Anniversary as well as an unmatched platform to highlight distinguished alumni who have returned home to recognize the school's success and to share their own career achievements in Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts. Friday, March 31 @ 7pm.

> To purchase tickets for this event, click here.

Hands-On-History: Celebrating Women's History Month

Join a Museum Educator every Saturday for a literary experience followed by an art activity related to a monthly theme at 11AM and 2PM. Free for participating children. Caregivers must pay general museum admission. March 25 – Hear the story of Malala Yousafzai an amazing woman and help us create a paper mosaic inspired by the architectural wonders of Pakistan. March 25, 11am to 2pm.

> For more information on this event, please click here.

PAMM ARTworkOUT Series

Join PAMM and Equinox for the third program of the new series merging art and fitness. Featured on Good Morning America, Vogue, The Daily Front Row and POPSUGAR Fitness, unleash your fighter spirit with Equinox's The Cut - a primal, powerful, music-driven workout that takes boxing to a whole new level. Free and open to the public. Space is limited, RSVP required. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins, bring yoga mat, towel and water bottle. March 25 - 10am - 11am.

> For additional information and to RSVP, please click here.

Before Night Falls @ the Arsht Center

Based on the famous memoir of Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas, Before Night Falls follows Arenas’ life from childhood poverty in the Cuban countryside to his emigration to the United States in the 1980 Mariel boatlift and his last decade in New York City. The opera follows his trials and tribulations as a political prisoner disillusioned by the Cuban Revolution and persecuted by the Castro regime as a dissident writer and homosexual who was forced to smuggle his manuscripts abroad for publication. In 2000, Before Night Falls was made into an award-winning feature film. March 18,19, 21, 24, & 25.

> For more information on this event and to purchase tickets, please click here.


2017 Greater Downtown Annual Residential Real Estate Report

Integra Realty Resources (IRR) provides an update of the Downtown Miami condo market. The 2016 report shows a return to a moderate pace of development which reflects the strong U.S. dollar, a tightening lending environment, and the belief among developers that absorption will remain level for the foreseeable future.

> To download a copy of the full report, please click here. Adobe

American Express Grow Global Event

Join us for American Express Grow GlobalSM, a program that brings global trade experts, exporting officials and business leaders together to help U.S. small and middle market companies expand globally. Gain insights from successful exporters and top industry experts throughout the program and participate in "Global Connections" where you'll receive mentorship on a range of exporting topics from agents, distributors, government and industry officials, and business leaders who are successfully exporting their goods and services.

Check out the agenda for more information on sessions taking place at the event. This event is FREE and open to the public but space is limited and is offered on a first come, first-served basis. Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 8am / JW Marriott Miami - 1109 Brickell Avenue.

> For additional details on this event and to register, please click here.

Downtown Projects Funding Request (DPFR) Spring 2017

The Miami DDA provides grants/funding to special events and/or projects that take place in Downtown, have an economic impact on the area, and strengthen Downtown Miami's recognition as a vibrant and exciting destination for residents and visitors. The Spring cycle of the grant covers events happening May-October 2017. The deadline to submit application is April 3, 2017 @ 12 noon.

> For detailed information on this funding program, application and important deadlines, please click here.

Miami DDA Property Improvement Program 2016 - 2017

The Miami DDA Property Improvement Program (“Program”) provides funding for eligible exterior improvements. The goal of the program is to improve the physical environment (“curb appeal”) and enhance the overall safety and perception of the Downtown District, while supporting increased economic activity and investment. The program is designed to attract and retain retail businesses and restaurants and increase the customer base of businesses located in this area. The Program is funded and administered by the Downtown Development Authority (“DDA”) of the City of Miami. Apply NOW while funding is available!

> Download Program Guidelines Adobe
> Download Program Application Adobe

City of Miami Invitation to BID

Bid (ITB) No. 16-17-022 Downtown Miami Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility Improvements

The City of Miami has issued a solicitation to BID for the Downtown Miami Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility Improvements. The Work consists of furnishing all materials, labor, and equipment necessary for the installation of bicycle and pedestrian improvements such as bicycle lanes, shared use lane markings, pedestrian signalization improvements, crosswalks and ADA ramps throughout the Omni, Downtown and Brickell Areas. Bids are due March 20, 2017 @ 2pm.

> For detailed information on this BID, documents, forms, and important dates, please click here.

Miami Dade Transit - EASY Perks Program

The EASY Perks Program was established as a way to say “Thank you!” and “Ride on!” to Miami-Dade Transit loyal riders. The way the program works is businesses an vendors join forces with the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) in order to offer EASY card holders unique discounts and offers.

Here’s what the EASY Perks Program offers participating business/vendors:

1. We'll give your business a shout out across our social media platforms!
    Benefit: Over 20,000 combined followers across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@GoMiamiDade)

2. We’ll place your business name on our website!
    Benefit: Over 73,000 monthly pageviews on our website,

3. We’ll let our riders know about you via our Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app! 
    Benefit: Over 400,000 downloads (across 133 different countries/territories)

4. We’ll let our riders know how cool you are!
    Benefit: Over 350,000 EASY Card holders out there that your brand can reach

Participating vendors include: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Actor’s Playhouse, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Food and Music Festival (FM Festival), Coconut Grove Arts Festival – coming soon, Shorty’s BBQ – coming soon.

For more information on this program, please contact Mr. Charles Devine at 786-469-5382 or via email at

Miami DDA Sunshine Meetings

April 2017

 Date/Time  Committee Agenda
04/03/2017 @ 9am Flagler Task Force  
04/05/2017 @ 9am Business Development & Marketing  
04/06/2017 @ 9am Quality of Life  
04/06/2017 @ 10:30am Arts, Culture & Entertainment  
04/11/2017 @ 4pm Urban Placemaking  
04/12/2017 @ 9am Transit, Connectivity & Mobility  
04/14/2017 @ 9am Executive Committee  
04/20/2017 @ 8:30am Board Meeting