We are a 2 Day Ride, 165-Mile Ride from Miami to Key West, November 18th and 19th, 2016
Like many things that change us and the world in some way, it starts with a dream, a vision, and an idea. The SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride) is no different. It was born out of a dream to make a real and significant difference in the lives of those infected, affected and at risk for HIV/AIDS. In 2002, the idea was a welcome change to this kind of fundraising, but met much skepticism about the reality of meeting these goals of 100%. The ride became a reality one year later in November of 2003 with less than 100 riders and about 100 crew. Miraculously, we raised $169,000 and returned it all to AIDS Service Organizations. Twelve years later,
$7.3 million has been distributed throughout Florida, making SMART Ride the 2nd largest AIDS bicycle ride in the country and the only one of its size to give back 100%.
Our participants come from across the State of Florida. From as far south as Key West, as far North as Jacksonville, and from Tampa to Palm Beach. Nationally, participants come from as far as Hawaii to as close as our neighboring state of Georgia, not to mention Internationally. We attract between 400-500 participants with each event, but we touch thousands more on the road as we travel between cities and towns, and with each donation that is made. Last year, close to 10,000 people donated to our efforts – that’s quite an impact! Riders and crew range in age from 18 to 73. They are involved because:
Our sponsors are Independent/Family Owned Businesses, Regional and National Companies. All believe that being involved is a life changing experience and want an opportunity to give back to the community. Sponsors donate cash, products, services and also put together riding teams. Thanks to them, we are able to produce a safe event and donate 100% of the pledges raised back to the community. So whether you ride, crew, sponsor or donate, it takes all of us to make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Yes, it’s that time of year again! City Theatre and Island City Stage present Shorts Gone Wild 4 – DECISION ’16 This is Going to be YUUUUUUUGE!
This year we have 8 brand new edgy and funny politically-themed 10-minute plays guaranteed to Make America Great Again!!!
8 nationally recognized playwrights, 5 of whom are local, have created a TREMENDOUS collection of WINNERS that cannot be MISSED! ORDER NOW!!!
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The South Beach Comedy Festival is one of the premiere entertainment events in the country. Now in its 10th Year, SBCF is a comedy extravaganza taking place in the iconic Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre . SBCF features an extensive variety of acts from the top performers in the world to up and coming and new, emerging stars. There is literally something for every one! Live Nation, the world’s largest live performance promoter, acts as the producing partner of the festival. Treat yourself to a laugh a minute experience at the South Beach Comedy Festival!
Women in Network (WIN) was launched in 1987 and is one of the oldest Lesbian organizations in Florida.
WIN provides professional and business networking opportunities, social and recreational events, advocacy efforts, health and educational programs, and philanthropic and scholarship support.
Women in Network is a not-for-profit corporation within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Latinos Salud was founded in 2008 to create a safe space for Latino gay guys and their partners to find friends, support, and resources. Our 16 staff members hail from Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Turkey, and Venezuela. Whether they’re meeting one-on-one or staging a community event, our staff members work to make a stronger community!
Latinos Salud has been providing “Rapid” access to care for any persons living with HIV/AIDS since 2008. Clients can receive free rapid HIV screenings, STI screenings, information and referrals, navigation services, behavioral health and substance abuse counseling, social groups, community leadership training, HIV+ support services, as well as research studies in one convenient location. Latinos Salud provides services to thousands of clients annually and provides HIV/AIDS counseling and testing for numerous individuals each year.
Latinos Salud has demonstrated excellence in the field of HIV/AIDS within the Latino community and works to fulfill its mission and have a positive impact on Broward and Miami-Dade gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Our work in the community has earned us the confidence of our clients and funding sources at local, state and federal levels. Fundraising activities and hundreds of invaluable volunteers help raise awareness, bring hope and build a sense of community.
Through education, prevention, research, linkage to care and support services, Latinos Salud improves upon the health and overall quality of life in the Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities of South Florida. Please visit us in Wilton Manors, or one of our other locations listed below:
55 Washington Ave, Ste. 235
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
We’re located on the northeastern corner of Fifth Street and Washington Avenue in Miami Beach behind Equinox Health Club.
9580 SW 107 Avenue
Kendall FL, 33176
What do Kim Kardashian, LeBron James, the entire cast of The Jersey Shore, Diddy, Usher, and countless of people have in common? You guess it --- they've ALL partied at Dream Nightclub Miami!! Since opening our doors in 2007, Dream has become a staple in the South Beach nightlife scene. Featuring a state-of-the-art sound and LED lighting system, we've showcased some of the World's most notable Electronic Dance Music DJ's and have provided the backdrop for many astonishing impromptu performances by some of today's hottest artist. Regardless of the event, we strive to thoroughly impress. Our attention to detail and commitment to exemplary customer service has garnered national recognition, as Nightclub & Bar Magazine named Dream one of the nations Top 100 Nightclubs in 2012. Exclusive yet unpretentious, sexy yet sinful, classic yet very contemporary, Dream Nightclub embodies the true sophistication of premium nightlife. So whether you're a jet setter, celebrity, socialite, or trendsetter, Dream Nightclub is your dynamic destination to shine. We're ready to provide the memorable South Beach experience you've come to seek.
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The LGBT community is rich with history, with characters, with stories. And, at Island City Stage, it has found a place where a strong and vibrant voice is being given to those stories—ones of love and loss, of struggle and humor, of fear and courage.
Island City Stage was created by members of the Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT community who saw a need for a local, professional theater that explored all aspects of the LGBT experience—accurately, creatively, and compassionately. And it was also important that the plays presented spoke to both LGBT individuals and heterosexuals. Plays that fostered interaction, understanding and acceptance of every individual’s unique perspective.
Founded in 2012, Island City Stage has gained the reputation of being a multi-award winning professional theater that provides stellar performances for those in the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Wilton Manors/Oakland Park communities. We specialize in developing new work in addition to featuring the works of playwrights who expose audiences to different voices and experiences. These works are brought to life on stage through the talents of professional artists, both union and non-union, whose credits include Broadway, Off Broadway, National Tours, major regional theatres, film and television.
Island City Stage is a place where you will laugh and cry and cheer. It’s a place to call our own—with plays to call our own. We look forward to seeing you when the curtain goes up!