Miami Worldcenter is proud to be part of a burgeoning area that has already benefitted from major public and private investments. We will be active members of our community, helping to continue its growth and prosperity.
Last month, we had the pleasure of attending Girl Power‘s 2nd Annual Day Party and contributing $5,000 towards their STEAM Summer Camp.
Girl Power is a nonprofit prevention and intervention social change program that promotes positive behavior, enhances social skills and improves academic performance in at-risk girls, ages 11-17. Established in 2000 by the World Literacy Crusade (WLC) of Florida – an international, non-profit, community literacy program – Girl Power encourages young girls to build confidence, competence and pride within themselves.
Girl Power’s STEAM Summer Camp is a free, hands-on learning opportunity for middle school girls in Overtown with a special emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. The six-week program takes an active role in shaping education by incorporating problem-solving, creativity, collaboration, presentation, prototyping and response to critique. The summer camp introduces these girls to the idea of college life and stimulates their interest in potential career paths in science and engineering while incorporating summer fun activities.
We were so excited to surprise Thema Campbell, Girl Power’s CEO, with our donation to help cover the cost of STEAM Summer Camp for 30 Overtown girls.
Summer is among us – it’s time to bring out the bikinis, denim shorts and dancing shoes. We’ve compiled the fifteen hottest concerts in Downtown Miami happening this summer.
June 10th – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert
Photo via Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score conducted by John Jesensky. Purchase tickets to a 2:00pm or 8:00pm show for Saturday, June 10th, in the Knight Concert Hall at Adrienne Arsht Center here.
Don’t miss three-time Grammy winning Chicago rapper’s first ever arena headline tour. Purchase tickets to Chance the Rapper’s 8:00pm show on Tuesday, June 13th, at AmericanAirlines Arena here.
Raise the roof to the flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop tunes by The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo. Purchase tickets to the 8:00pm show on Wednesday, June 14th in the Ziff Ballet Opera House at Adrienne Arsht Center here.
“I’m Coming Out” to see the queen of Motown live! Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, and lead singer for The Supremes, Diana Ross, will be performing live in the Zip Ballet Opera House at Adrienne Arsht Center. Purchase tickets to the 7:30pm show on Sunday, June 25th here.
July 7th – Paul McCartney
Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage
Paul McCartney opens his One On One tour at AmericanAirlines Arena! Jam to nearly three hours worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music. Purchase tickets to the 8:00pm show on Friday, July 7th, at AmericanAirlines Arena here.
“We are going to take a new show on the road, the content is very secret,” said Roger Waters. “It’ll be a mixture of stuff from my long career, stuff from my years with Pink Floyd, some new things. Probably 75% of it will be old material and 25% will be new, but it will be all connected by a general theme. It will be a cool show, I promise you. It’ll be spectacular like all my shows have been.” Purchase tickets to the 8:00pm show on Thursday, July 13th, at AmericanAirlines Arena here.
K-pop superstar, G-DRAGON, is back for his third solo tour: G-DRAGON 2017 WORLD TOUR <ACT Ⅲ, M.O.T.T.E>. As the leader and producer of Korea’s hottest pop group, BIGBANG, he’s not only produced their cult songs, “Fantastic Baby“, “Bang Bang Bang“, and “BAE BAE“ but also his hit song “Crooked“. Purchase tickets to the 7:00pm show on Tuesday, July 25th, at AmericanAirlines Arena here.
Bachata your way to Bayfront Park Ampitheater and move to the sounds of Prince Royce and his special guest, Luis Cornell. Purchase tickets to the 7:30pm show on Sunday, July 30th here.
J. Cole is touring in support of his fourth album, 4 Your Eyez Only, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in December. Each of its ten tracks has notched a place on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Don’t miss his 8:00pm show on Monday, August 14th at AmericanAirlines Arena. Purchase tickets here.
The evening of August 26th will be full of Mexican hits brought to you by five time Latin Grammy Awards winner, Marco Antonio Solis, and three time Billboard Award winners, Camila. Purchase tickets to the 8:00pm show on Saturday, August 26th, at AmericanAirlines Arena here.
Ed Sheeran returns to AmericanAirlines Arena with special guest James Blunt to celebrate Sheeran’s landmark third studio album, “÷” (pronounced “divide”). Purchase tickets to the 7:30pm show on Wednesday, August 30th, at AmericanAirlines Arena here.
Kung Fu Kenny added dates to sold out THE DAMN. TOUR , including Miami in the second leg of the tour. The Miami show will feature D.R.A.M. and YG who’ll both open Kendrick Lamar’s show in support of his platinum selling number one album, DAMN. Purchase tickets to the 7:30pm concert on Saturday, September 2nd, at AmericanAirlines Arena here.
Depeche Mode brings their Global Spirit Tour to Miami in support of their 14th studio album, Spirit. Don’t miss the release named “the most energized Depeche Mode album in years” by Q Magazine. Purchase tickets to the 7:30pm concert on Friday, September 15th, at AmericanAirlines Arena here.
Catch the dynamic duo that collaborated on the classic “If I Ruled The World” track, perform together at Bayfront Park Amphitheater. The show will be opened by reggae singer, Chronixx on Friday, Septemer 22nd, at 6:30pm. Purchase tickets here.
Multi-platinum selling and multiple Grammy Award-winning global superstars Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull reunite for a co-headlining tour featuring Latin American pop group, CNCO, as support. Purchase tickets to the 7:30pm show on Saturday, September 23rd, at AmericanAirlines Arena here.
The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is finally open and we have to admit, it’s pretty impressive. With four buildings and 250,000 square feet to explore, conquering the entire museum can be a feat. That’s why we’ve rounded up the top five things you won’t want to miss when visiting the new Frost Science Museum.
1. LASERsHOW: Light, Color and Geometry
Encounter light in an entirely new way through an engaging experience in this four station gallery. Each station offers laser demonstrations that show you how light is bounced, bent, diffracted or recombined.
Exercise your senses in the most interactive space of the Frost Museum of Science. The entire family can get a MeLab card, choose an avatar and collect stamps as they come across the different learning stations in the lab. Or, just moonwalk across the interactive dance floor – that works too!
3. The (stunning) Aquarium
You’ve probably already seen this on your Instagram feed but trust us when we tell you – the 13 foot wide oculus lens at the bottom of the 500,000 gallon Gulf Stream Aquarium is a sight you won’t want to miss. Take note, people tend to camp out under the oculus. So, consider a membership and plan your visit during member-only hours!
4. Feathers to the Stars
From animal flight to humans going airborne and space exploration, this exhibition covers everything aerodynamic. Learn about birds’ biomechanics, use a launcher to fly a paper airplane and land a spacecraft on Mars. Oh, there’s also a 30 foot dinosaur!
5. The Rooftop
Pet stingrays, hang out with rescued birds and check out the top of the immense Gulf Stream Aquarium. While you’re up here, be sure to take in the spectacular views of Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay. They even have viewing scopes!
As Miami Worldcenter construction continues, additional lane closures on NE 1st Avenue is scheduled to start May 22nd to May 27, 2017 from 8pm to 5am. Please see the below map for re-routing information:
A two-day road closure of NE 8th Street is scheduled for May 27th and 28th, 2017 from 6am to 6pm each day. The streets will be re-opened each evening. Road closure and re-routing information can be found in the below map:
For your information, the following is a list of “key” activities that will be occurring around the site over the next couple of weeks.
a. Concrete pours on continue on level 7.
b. Concrete Pour Level 8 to Start
c. MEP rough in 3rd floor.
d. Masonry block walls to start.
e. 2 day Full Street Closure on May 27th and 28th – to jump up the crane – NE 8th Street Between NE 1st Ave. and NE 2nd Ave.
f. Digging parking garage at north side and installing grade beams.
g. Buck Hoist to be installed.
2. 7th Street Apartment Project:
a. Concrete pour on level 12 and 13.
b. Concrete pour on Level 9 core.
c. Drywall Framing on Level 2 and 3.
d. Jumping up the Tower Crane.
e. Jumping up the Buck Hoist from Level 5 to Level 10.
f. Laying block in Garage and on Level 6 of tower.
g. Windows delivery.
3. Retail at Miami Worldcenter:
a. Placing concrete for foundations.
b. Begin to go vertical with columns and deck forming.
c. Ongoing rebar deliveries.
NOTE: All Concrete pours anticipated to start at 1am.