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April 2017

Eggstravaganza at Pinecrest Gardens

Saturday, April 8th from 10am-5pm. With over 50,000 eggs this fun filled hunt includes prizes, face painting, music, arts and crafts, balloon art, interactive games, story-telling, a petting zoo, and delicious food. Admission is $5.00 in advance or $7.00 at the gate. See their website for advanced sale information and schedule of egg hunts (categorized by age).

Zootopia at Pinecrest Gardens

Friday, April 14th at 8pm. Bring the kids to a showing of the movie “Zootopia” at Pinecrest Gardens. The fun begins with a stroll through the gardens, then indulge in fresh popcorn, soft drinks, hot dogs and more. Find out more at

Cutler Bay Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 1st from 10am until noon. Bring your children, 9 and under, to Cutler Bay’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Take a picture of your child with the Easter Bunny, enjoy music, games for the kids, a bounce house, face painting and balloons. See the flyer for more information.

March 2017

$5 Tickets to Beer and Music Festival at SMDCAC

New Traffic Pattern For Caribbean Blvd. In March

Beginning the first week in March. The town has just announced that beginning the first week in March, traffic on Caribbean Blvd will be limited to one westbound lane, and eastbound traffic will be detoured. This change in traffic pattern is expected to last for 4 months. Expect delays and plan ahead. id=9141 The town will hold an informational meeting about the project on Thursday, Feb. 16th at 7pm at town hall.

Saturday, March 25th, 8pm at the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center. Sample local brews and spirits while listening to the tunes of the New Orleans-style, world-famous Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Funky Meters. The Town of Cutler Bay has arranged for discounted $5 tickets. To purchase tickets, visit and use coupon code “CBBAM”. For more information, see the flyer.

Deering Estate Seafood Festival

Sunday, March 26th from 10am-6pm. Savor delectable fresh seafood at the Deering Estate's 13th annual Seafood Festival on the Bay. This event features food, entertainment, scenic boat rides, celebrity cooking demonstrations, and an exciting Kids Zone. Admission is $25 for adults ($15 if purchased in advance on-line) and $5.00 for Children ages 4-14. The event takes place at the Deering Estate, located at 16701 SW 72nd Ave. For more information or to purchase discount tickets in advance, call 305-235-1668 ext. 263, or visit their website.

Chicken Wing Cook-Off

March 11th, from 2-6pm at Cutler Ridge Park. Come to the 2nd Annual Wings Over the Bay, Chicken Wing Cook-off, with a competition fo the best bufallo, special grill, and parmesian garlic wings. There will also be live music, food trucks, and a wing eating contest. Join the fun!

"Bite Nite" Food Truck Festival at Cutler Ridge Park

Friday, March 17th from 6-10pm at Cutler Ridge Park. Get ready for "Bite Nite", Cutler Bay's food truck festival.

Free Ballet For Residents at SMDCAC

Friday, March 3rd from 10:30 - 11:30 am. Here's your chance to attend a free showing of Carnival of the Animals by the Miami City Ballet. This full-length ballet features over 40 dancers. The event takes place on at the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center. This free showing is for Cutler Bay residents. To attend, you must RSVP by Thursday, February 24th to Janelle Marzouka at or phone 305-238-4166. See the flyer for more information.

February 2017

Discounted Tickets To See Peking Acrobats at SMDCAC

Saturday, February 25th, at 3pm. Here's a special offer you don't want to miss. Tickets for the Peking Acrobats at the South Dade Cultural Arts Center are reduced to $5.00 each for Cutler Bay Residents. Use Promo Code CBPA16 at checkout. See the flyer and a short video of their performance.

Holy Rosary-St. Richards Carnival

Friday, Feb. 10th from 6-11pm, Saturday, Feb. 11th from 1-11pm, and Sunday, Feb. 12th from 1-10pm. Don’t miss this yearly carnival with carnival rides, food trucks, live bands and more. The fun takes place at 18455 Franjo Road. Find out more at

Palmetto Bay Zoning Hearing Items of Interest To Cutler Bay

February 13th (6pm) zoning hearing agenda at the Palmetto Bay Village Hall. A site plan for a potential new apartment/condo building is being proposed for Palmetto Bay, at US-1 and 183rd Street. This is where Perrine-Peters Church is now located. It appears that the plan is for an 8 story, 301 unit complex. (Note: We do not have our own copies of the plan, so we could not verify these numbers.) Additionally the Village Council will consider approving a site plan for a new fire rescue facility at 18198 Old Cutler Road in Palmetto Bay. Read the meeting agenda at Go to our Facebook page to see the artist renderings or to comment.

Creating A Green Master Plan Meeting

Monday, February 13th at 6pm. The town will hold a Public Involvement Visioning Session asking for ideas to "create a healthier and more sustainable living environment for our town". The meeting will take place at Town Hall – 10720 Caribbean Blvd. See the flyer for more information.

18th Annual Valentines Day Concert

February 14th, 8pm (Gates open at 7pm). Moonlight and music create the perfect Valentine's Day event at the Deering Estate. This years concert features Chloe Dolandis and Alejandro Elizondo. Gates open at 7pm. Food is available for an additional fee. Find out more or purchase tickets by visiting

Palmer Trinity’s 184th Street Entrance Opens

Palmer Trinity School had the grand opening of their 184th Street entrance this morning. Students, staff, and visitors will begin using the entrance beginning Monday morning. If you travel on 184th Street expect delays, especially during this period of transition. More information at

State of The Town Video

If you missed the State of the Town Address, Here is the video that was shown.


Sign Up For District 8 Updates

At the January 3rd Concerned Citizens meeting, District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava gave an update on recent legislation and things happening in our community. Residents can subscribe to her newsletter to stay informed on issues of interest in our District.

Palmer Trinity Construction Update

According to Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn, Palmer Trinity School's new entrance on 184th Street is expected to open in mid-February. He notes that the school "has indicated that all school buses, staff, delivery trucks and student drivers will be restricted to this entrance only." Palmer Trinity's website reports that the "Civil engineering work on-site is 65% complete." To see a video overview of the project, visit

Chili Cook-Off at Pinecrest Gardens

February 4th, from noon through 5pm. Cool weather and hot chili samples, country music, beer, line dancing, mechanical bull rides, and childrens' activities all come together for a fun-filled family event. Featuring professional chilli cooks, an amateur cook-off and local Firehouse Challenge. It all takes place at Pinecrest Gardens. General Admission is $5. Find out more at their website

Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay Meeting

Tuesday, February 7th, 7pm. The Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay will join with the town to present the second Public Involvement Meeting regarding the “Complete Streets Corridor Analysis”. Roads being looked at for improvements include: SW 97 Avenue, Franjo Road, Gulfstream Road, Marlin Road, and SW 87 Avenue. NOTE; The meetings take place at Cornerstone United Methodist Church 18301 South Dixie Hwy. Palmetto Bay. See the flyer for more information. You can also visit the Concerned Citizens new facebook page.

January 2017

150 Foot Monopole Proposed For SW 87th Ave.

January 26th, 9:30 am. The County will hold a zoning hearing to decide on whether or not to allow the fire department to install a 150 ft. monopole at their fire station located on 87th Ave., next to Whigham Elementary School and Lakes by the Bay Park. On January 23rd at 7pm, a public meeting with representatives of the fire department will be held at Cutler Bay Town Hall. To read or comment about this issue, visit our post on Facebook.

"The Merchant of Venice" at Pinecrest Gardens

January 20th and 21st at 8pm and January 22nd at 7:30 pm. Some of the best things in life are FREE. Shakespeare Miami will be presenting "The Merchant of Venice" at Pinecrest Gardens. Find out more at

The 11th Annual Chocolate Festival At Fairchild Gardens

Friday January 20th through Sunday, January 22th, from 9:30am until 4:30pm. This great event will feature chocolate treats, cooking demonstrations, informative lectures, and more. The event takes place at Fairchild Tropical Garden, located at 10901 Old Cutler Rd. For more information and for a schedule of events, visit their website at

68th Annual Homestead Championship Rodeo

January 20th – 22th. Join the fun as Homestead celebrates a rodeo tradition going back 68 years. This multi-day event features fun events for the whole family. For more information about the Rodeo and related events, or for advanced tickets, visit their website at

8th Annual Chili Day in Cutler Bay

Saturday, January 21st from 2-6pm at Cutler Ridge Park. Cutler Bay will be holding their 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off with prizes awarded for the best chili, salsa, and corn bread in Cutler Bay. There will be chili tastings and entertainment for the whole family. New this year is a golf cart contest. Read the flyer for more information or to register as a chef. Cutler Ridge Park is located at 10100 SW 200th Street(map).

Redland Riot Road Rallye

Saturday, January 21st. 10am with the event ending at 5pm. An event for car enthusiasts, history buffs, and those who enjoy a leisurely drive through rural South Miami-Dade County. Participants start at Cauley Square, located at US-1 and 224 Street and moves on to other Homestead destinations ending at Schnebly Redlands Winery. The cost is $10.00 per car at the event. For more information, visit

14th Annual Pinecrest Gardens Fine Arts Festival

January 21 - 22nd, from 10am-5pm. Visit Pinecrest Gardens for their Fine Arts Festival. This juried art show features original art from U.S. and international artists. There will be live music, great food, and other activities for the entire family. Admission is free. For more information including overflow parking areas, visit their website.

Dance Class Sign-up

Saturday, January 14th from noon-4pm. Sign up your kids ages 5-14, for dance classes at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. The classes being offered include: Beginning Ballet + hip hop (ages 5-7), Beginning Ballet (ages 8-11), and Intermediate Jazz (ages 10-14). These classes are being offered at a reduced prices and are available only to families with financial limitations. Proof of registration in the free/reduced lunch program at the students school is required at registration. Visit for more information.

Redland Heritage Festival at Fruit and Spice Park

January 14th and 15th, from 10am-5pm. Visit the Fruit and Spice Park for this annual festival featuring arts and crafts, tropical plants, delicious food, and childrens activities. Admission is $8.00 for adults, children 11 and under are free. The Fruit and Spice Park is located at 24801 S.W. 187th Avenue, in Homestead. Phone 305-247-5727 or visit their Facebook event page for more information.

One Minute Play Festival

Sunday, January 15th at 3pm and 7pm. Don't miss the 5th Annual South Florida One-Minute Play Festival at the Deering Estate. Purchase your tickets in advance at

Jump Start your Resolution 2017

January 9 - 12th at 7pm. Jump start your resolution to get in shape with these one day free classes at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. The schedule is as follows: Monday, January 9th at 7pm – Pilates With Kalyn. Tuesday, January 10th, 7pm – Yoga for Every Body, Wednesday, January 11th, 7pm – Burlesque (ages 18 and over). Thursday, January 12th at 7pm Reggae Fitness. Friday, January 13th at 7pm - Zumba with Fabi. Get your free tickets for these events at

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Beginning December 27th, your Christmas tree can be recycled into mulch by bringing your tree to one of the county’s trash and recycling centers. Trees must be free of all decorations. The nearest drop-off location for Cutler Bay residents is at 9401 SW 184th Street. Other ways to dispose of your tree is by cutting it into small pieces and placing it in your green waste cart or place it next to the cart by Monday, January 9th. Beginning in early February, the mulch will be available to residents on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about tree disposal, visit this page on the county's website.

The Peanuts Movie At Pinecrest Gardens

January 13th. Gates open at 6:30pm and the movie begins at 8:00pm. It's perfect weather for an outdoor movie and Pinecrest Gardens provides a comfortable venue. Admission is just $5.00 per person. Visit for more information and to watch the the movie trailer.

Holiday Carnival

December 16th – January 8th. Palmetto Bay is holding a Holiday Carnival with rides, games, food, and fun. The carnival takes place at 9705 E. Hibiscus Street, across from Palmetto Bay's Village Hall. See the flyer for more information.

Visions of America Concert at Pinecrest Gardens

Friday, January 6th, 8pm. Through music, listen to how different composers including Copland, Gershwin, and Dvorak interpret the American landscape, with Orchestra Miami and members of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony. The concert takes place at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave. For ticket information, visit

Florida Grand Opera Family Day

Saturday, January 7th, at 10am, The South Dade Cutural Arts Center will hold a "Florida Grand Opera Family Day. Find out how you can explore the world of opera through the FREE activities taking place by visiting