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.
Taste of the Island is an evening of food and libation featuring local elite food and beverage establishments and spotlighting their culinary and beverage specialties at Wilton Manors’ acclaimed outdoor tasting event. Now in its 11th year, “Taste” welcomes everyone in our community and South Florida to join together to explore the wide range of culinary delicacies available in our area. The event is held at the beautiful Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, 33305.
The first Taste of the Island was in 2006 and we have grown to over 700 attendees in subsequent years. Tickets are limited due to the popularity of the event.
Taste of the Island is a rain or shine event – sorry, no refunds.
BUY TICKETS at a location below:
The Festival presents exhibitors from many different aspects of wedding and event planning. From wedding gowns and tuxedos to music, photographers, reception halls, limos and more.
These professional Gay-friendly vendors from many categories are there to give our community the very best of their specialized talent and service.
This Festival is free admission to all. Please mark your calendars and enjoy an afternoon of information, prizes, laughter, and most of all fun.
The original Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus presents our seasonal holiday show "My Favorite Things" held at the All Saint's Episcopal Church 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale 33301, Saturday, November 19, 2016. Come and enjoy some of OUR favorite things featuring classic holiday songs. After all It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year; its the time to get in The Spirit of the Season.Thank you for supporting the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus and hope to see you there!
Purchase Tickets here: http://www.thefortlauderdalegaymenschorus.org/portal/tickets
The following is a sponsored listing
Paul Rolli, president of Central Area Neighborhood Association of Wilton Manors (CANA), the former chairman of the Wilton Manors Budget Review Committee, and the first-ever recipient of the Community Spirit Award from the Wilton Manors Community Affairs Advisory Board, has officially announced his candidacy for Wilton Manors City Commission.
When asked why he decided to run for Wilton Manors City Commission, Rolli responded, “As one city and one community we share a wonderful quality of life. We all have so much to be proud of and to protect. The best way of doing that is to effectively plan for our future. I believe I have the experience and knowledge to do the job.”
Rolli’s campaign will focus on controlling taxes though fiscal responsibility and accountability, keeping residents and their homes safe, striking a balance between development and neighborhood quality, and safeguarding residential property values.
“There are some that love our city as much, but no one who loves Wilton Manors more than Paul Rolli,” said Wilton Manors resident and community leader M.E. DePalma. “He has taken on tough jobs in our community already. He has been a uniting leader. He sees Wilton Manors as one city and one community. We need people with his passion, knowledge and skills on the Wilton Manors City Commission.”
Since his retirement from the Department of Treasury in 2010, Rolli has been very active in the community. He serves as the president of the Central Area Neighborhood Association of Wilton Manors (CANA), as former chairman of the Wilton Manors City Budget Committee, a director of the Wilton Manors Taste of the Island, and on the senior advisory council and finance committee of the Pride Center at Equality Park. Rolli is a member of the Wilton Manors Historical Society, the Westside Neighborhood Association, the East Neighborhood Association, SunServe, the Stonewall National Museum and Archives, Our Fund, the AIDS Museum, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida. Rolli took the lead on the creation of the Richardson Park Carriage House Fundraiser Event. He has also hosted an event for the Police National Night Out Against Crime.
The election for Wilton Manors City Commission will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
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!
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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When you visit Le Patio, you're in for a treat. Experience our famous French onion soup, house made Lasagna oven baked to perfection, or scrumptious Shepherds pie and any of our other mouthwatering dishes. Vero and Jean are renowned for their creative combinations of spices and sauces. Our warm and charming atmosphere will instantly relax you while we spoil you. Weekly menu specials offer unique flavors and pairings,and our menu is very vegetarian friendly !
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