Epic Everglades Symposium this Weekend

Our Everglades are a rare and precious resource. We’ve all taken the day trip to Shark Valley to hobnob with gators and spot the ospreys. How much, however, do we consider the priceless and essential impact the Everglades have on our way of life?

This Saturday and Sunday, at FIU South Campus, a free symposium by Love the Everglades will feature all things wetlands, from advocacy to art, and from film to food. Find out the science behind our water table and why we need to protect it.

You can even take an airboat ride!

See the itinerary below for more details.

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Our Libraries are Indispensable

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A library is an indispensable resource in any community, and often times it is the only resource for underserved populations. In Miami Dade County, our libraries are grossly underfunded and the budget allocated for these facilities has been consistently cut over the past 4 years. In a region where both literacy and graduation rates are well below the national average, there is simply no better reason to invest in a resource that will unequivocally result in a better served public. When we consistently diminish library funds, we are also erasing the chance to provide a much needed service to a population that will profoundly benefit from it.
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Emerge Miami presents 5th Annual Sweet Treats Ride

July12,201410:00 am


Bring your sweet tooth and join us for our regular Second Saturday Ride starting at Dadeland North Metrorail Station. We will tour the Coral Gables and South Miami area visiting Baklava & Coffee, Buttercream Cupcakes and Whip’n Dip Ice Cream Shop. These local, independent snack shops are some of Miami’s  tastiest!

The ride will depart from Dadeland North Station and ride to Miracle Mile in the Gables, then on to South Miami. The route will be about 15 miles, with two stops along the way.

Note: if you wish to purchase items at these sweet shops, please note that Whip’n Dip is cash only, we recommend budgeting $10-$15 if you wish to sample something at each stop.

RSVP on Facebook or Meetup.

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What’s Next for Miami’s Critical Mass?

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Critical Mass: Celebration or Demonstration?

As Americans, we do in fact have the right to “go party and ride together,” contrary to an opinion held by Miami Police Chief Manuel Oroso. The Beastie Boys informed me in 1986 of my fundamental right to party. Further, Florida Statute §316.2065 provides that every person propelling a vehicle by human power has all of the rights and all of the duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle.” The above authorities taken in conjunction lead me to believe that I am secure in my right to congregate on a human-powered vehicle in a celebratory manner. I, by no means, speak for all cyclists. I speak only as a single member of Emerge Miami, a community group that supports civic engagement and community-building.

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5th Annual Bike Prom Recap

The 5th Annual Emerge Bike Prom this past Saturday was a RAGING SUCCESS! Folks showed up dressed to the nines and were treated to a multi-location, roving-dance-party-bike-ride (crazy sounding, we know – it was!). We tripped the light fantastic in the most stylish way possible.

Stops included the mysterious Miami Circle, the newly completed Museum Park and Margaret Pace Park. The after party at Gramps was equally enjoyable and the dance party kept on going late into the night. We can’t post photos from the after party though, so you’ll just have to take our word for it. Instead, enjoy a few pictures that captured the spirit of the night’s festivities below.

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Magic City Bike Collective Celebrates 2 Years with A Downtown Block Party

June28,20146:00 pm

MCBC 2 Year Anniversary
Let’s celebrate Miami’s only bicycle co-op!  Folks can go to the MCBC to get their bikes repaired and more importantly to learn how to fix their bikes.  MCBC serves as a social hub for cyclists, gear-heads and hobbyists alike.  Come out and support!

Starting at 6pm right after normal shop hours on Saturday, June 28th, MCBC will have a night of celebration including: 
• GoldSprints by Bike Tech
• Complimentary Beer from Becks with drink specials from our biggest supporter, The Corner.
• Food, snacks and beverages thanks to Pollo Tropical, Sear’N Gears, Red Bull, Pretzel Crisps and Vita Coco.
• Music and entertainment by a TBD Local DJ and New World Symphony
• Games, Prizes and much more…

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MCBC 2 Year Anniversary Block Party

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Love the Libraries? Help Save Them!

For the second year in a row, Miami-Dade libraries risk losing their funding. This could lead to staff cuts, reduced hours, closed branches, and lost resources.

The county commission has several sessions on the budget coming up, the most immediate on July 15. Please come and show your support for our libraries.

See the attached flyer and feel free to share!

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