Join Emerge Miami Critical Mass on a rolling tour of empanada eateries. These local stops may give your abuela a run for her recipes with cheese, sweet plantains, beef and more. If you plan to eat at every stop, bring about $10-$15 depending on your appetite!
The Front Yard Theatre Collective, Emerge Miami and the Magic City Bicycle Collective invite you to Miami’s first ever interactive theater bike ride. The theme? Alice, of course! The price? FREE!
What would happen if Lewis Carroll had set his story in Miami? Prepare to meet wonderful characters, while enjoying skits, music and crazy surprises in every stop!
We will meet at the Omni Metro Mover station at 6 pm (look for the castle doors!) to start our ride into magical, mystical Wynwoodland!
Don’t miss out on this chance to ride around town wearing your best Alice in Wonderland costumes!
At the end of the ride, it’s party time at a surprise location, where we will dance till we drop…. and hold our best costume contest!
We’re all a little mad……. ♥
Emerge Miami is thrilled to join Philanthrofest 2013, celebrating community-building and civic engagement throughout South Florida. We were equally thrilled to join this enormous group of local change makers and advocates last year, when Philanthrofest kicked off this innovative societal happening.
On Saturday, April 6, from Noon to 6, Emerge will join over 100 local organizations, businesses, nonprofits, and engaged entities for a day of promotion, advocacy, and the celebration of community involvement. Philanthrofest will be held at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. Come and meet the various groups who cater to all interests in South Florida, from civic involvement to social activities. Philanthrofest is as much a celebration of good spirit as it is a chance to network and support wonderful endeavors in our city.
See you there!
The long awaited Purple Transit Line has finally come to Miami, significantly expanding the public’s access to critical hubs within the city. The completion of this line has been possible due to unprecedented collaboration and cooperation between community stakeholders and local and state government. Increasing public transit infrastructure is of vital concern to all in Miami for a multitude of reasons. Currently we sit at over 2.5 million in population and are expected to grow to a city of 2.7 million in just 8 short years; our streets are already over-burdened by cars, so efficient, reliable public transportation is a must.
Over the course of time, community leaders, citizen, and local business owners have made clear to the local and state governments the many reasons why increased public transportation is necessary. It will provide more equitable transportation opportunities, increased business activity via foot traffic, a reduction of our shared carbon footprint, and encouragement for a more active lifestyle amongst Miamians. Our hard work and persistence has paid off and we are pleased to launch the opening celebration for the Purple Line on March 8th at 12:00 PM with celebrations and events continuing through March 9th.
Join the celebration at the opening of the Purple Transit Line. A multitude of cafes, stands, a farmer’s market, a comic book stand, and other businesses normally associated with transit stations will be open and ready for business, and there will be musicians and artists present. You will have the opportunity to learn more about what increased public transportation will do for you and our city. This transit line is but a first step in providing a forward thinking public transit system that puts Miami on the map as a truly modern, global city.
The Purple Line is coming! Some of our finest locals are following up on last June’s Build a Better Block program by putting together a collaborative urban installation that makes an impactful statement about the need for improved transit and better connectivity in Miami. Currently we sit at over 2.5 million in population and are expected to grow to a city of 2.7 million in just 8 short years; our streets are already over-burdened by cars, so efficient, reliable public transportation is a must.
In comes the Purple Line
The Purple Line is a community-driven, collaborative, transit-oriented initiative. As a temporary installation, it will be popping-up under the I-95 underpass at one of the busiest stretches of Biscayne Boulevard, and feature many of the activities and uses common to the busiest transit stations. The project will transform an underpass space into a full urban place with scheduled events. Cargo containers will create additional “structure” which will contain pop up stations from local vendors, bakery, a news stand, numerous gathering spaces, and a bike-friendly rental kiosk.
Help Purple Line reach its fundraising goal
The Kickstarter for Purple Line has officially been launched, and needs your help to reach its goal of raising $2000 by Monday February 18th. All funds raised from Kickstarter will go directly towards the installation – that means supplies and rental equipment such as paint, canvas, wood, a generator, audio equipment rental and the like. Please spread the good word around and every little bit helps the project reach its fullest potential.
Check out the full plans: Purple Line – Miami’s New Transit Station
You don’t want to miss this! Graffiti artists will be painting live, street performers are on hand, and Talib Kweli will be playing in earshot at The Stage on Saturday night. Come out, get involved, and experience what expanded transit options can do to help bring Miami into the next century.
Friday March 8th
Noon to Midnight
Saturday March 9th
9 a.m. to Midnight
Our regular Second Saturday ride kicked off the new year with a visit to the Farmer’s Market at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in South Miami. The market is a class act, and we recommend you check it out- they are open Saturdays from 9-2.
Take a look at our highlights for the ride in this Emerge Miami QuickDoc!
Emerge hosts community bike rides the second Saturday of every month. You can find out all about them on our Meetup Page.
We are walking again for pedestrian safety after our successful action in October. We got many requests to walk different intersections, demonstrating how unsafe people feel crossing the street, and we ultimately decided to walk the intersection of Brickell and SE 15th Rd due to its proximity to the crash that sent a female jogger to the hospital last October.
We will be walking this intersection on January 21st, beginning at 1:00 PM and we will go till about 2:00 PM. We will be carrying educational signs and information on pedestrian rights, which we will be handing to interested drivers and passersby.
Please join us as we educate drivers and work to make Miami a more walkable, safer city!