June Events

Thursday, June 01, 2023

June is about nature, food and music.  One of my favorite events combines nature and a good deed to marine life.  So while it may get warmer outside for some activities, the ocean is right there to take a dip and cool off. Read on!

June 3, World Ocean Day, W Hotel South Beach
The United Nations, in 1992, declared June 8 as the official World Ocean Day. The goal was to remind us how the oceans sustain life on the planet. First more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere comes from the ocean (primarily from phytoplankton). Second it regulates global climate and patterns. Third, it feeds 3.3 billion people and many economies depend on it. Up to 80 percent of the life on the planet is found in the ocean, and 10 percent of its species are thought to be at risk of extinction. 

The goal is to get people to work together to create a new balance with the ocean that no longer depletes it but instead restores its vibrancy and brings it new life.

8am- 12pm  a variety of activities from open water exhibition swim, beach pilates, a ceremonial paddle-out, and beach cleanup offers something for everyone. 

Join us at Collins Avenue beach in front of the W Hotel FREE!

5pm-7pm On Saturday evening, the celebration continues in W South Beach’s Great Room with the Sheroes of the Ocean panel discussion beginning at 5PM, followed by a cocktail reception and film screening of the San Francisco-based International Ocean Film Festival at 7PM. The Sheroes panel will highlight the stories of inspiring women from the activist, scientific and creative space, who are engaged with the preservation of our ocean. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here

June 4, Frost Museum of Science Celebrates Ocean Day
11am-4pm Visit the Frost Museum to learn what conservationists are doing to save our coral reefs, and protect our coastlines. You'll hear scientists share amazing stories about marine animals and plants, how to clean plastic from the oceans, and much more. 

June 11, South Beach Chamber Ensemble with Award Winning Cuban Poet, Carlos Pintado
Every week the Ocean Drive Association hosts free music concerts to the public. Truly. It doesn't get any better than this.

As adept in contemporary as well as classical music, the South Beach Chamber Ensemble promotes and performs chamber music in all its diverse forms. 

Carlos Pintado is a Cuban American writer, playwright and award-winning poet. His book "Autoretrato en Azul" received the prestigious San Jordi International Prize for Poetry. His book "El Azar y los Tesoros" was a finalist for Spain's Adonais Prize in 2008. His work has been translated into English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish and German.

WHERE: Lummus Park, South Beach, between 14th Street and 14th Place. Bring your chair, blanket and picnic. 

Rain location: inside the Betsy Hotel lobby
Best of all it's FREE!

June 17, World Sea Turtle Cleanup Day in Miami Beach
While June 16 is the official day, on Saturday the 17th, turtle and nature enthusiasts will gather to help clean up the beaches to protect sea turtles.  This year's observance is particularly important as it commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act.  This landmark legislation protects more than 160 marine species including sea turtles. 

A number of factors are leading to their decline including climate change, warming conditions, sea level rises, marine debris, vessel strikes and fishing gear entanglements. Conservationists have created a framework to address these threats and help protect sea turtles. You can be a part of the solution.

At Haulover Beach in partnership with Miami Dade County Parks, the events starts with registration at 8:30am.  At 9am armed with provided gloves and garbage bags and a sense of purpose, participants will tackle cleanup at the shoreline.

Around 10am, the beach transforms into a hub of celebration and education. The beach wakes up with the waft of food trucks and delicious treats.  Meet marine biologists and conservation experts to expand your knowledge about these magnificent creatures through interactive displays workshops, and presentations. 

But wait! There's more. An auction with remarkable prizes from turtle inspired artwork to nature tours is another way to contribute directly to conservation efforts and have a special keepsake. 



It's the opening weekend of Regatta Grove, the newest trio setup of restaurant, bar and music on the waterfront in Coconut Grove (just south of downtown Miami).

Situated along Biscayne Bay this community gathering spot will come to life with exceptional activations, groovy music and lofty waterfront views for a relaxed yet elevated experience.  A star-studded lineup of culinary outposts by Michelin-starred and James Beard Award -nominated chefs will line the perimeter of the city's next hotspot.

To RSVP for the opening weekend and receive a complimentary drink, click here

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