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Amigos Night- Dining, Dancing and Dominoes for a Great Cause

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On September - 28 - 2023

One of Miami’s most highly-anticipated events, Amigos Night (formerly Miami Celebrity Domino Night) will take place on Saturday, September 30, at the Hangar in Coconut Grove.

The night promises to be filled with dancing, dining and dominoes  thanks to the support of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, title sponsor, and Bacardi USA, presenting sponsor. The best part? All of this fun benefits Amigos For Kids, whose mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Amigos Night will feature a culinary pavilion offering dinner by the bite from some of Miami’s favorite chefs. Miami HEAT DJ Irie and live entertainment by Extasy will keep the dance floor packed the whole night. Cocktails will be free flowing and the domino tables will be bustling. Be sure to take a break from the fun to bid on items from the silent auction, which will include art, sports memorabilia, jewelry, travel expeditions, and more.

“Amigos Night rallies together supporters, sponsors, and the community at large to contribute generously toward our mission. This fundraiser serves as a platform for raising awareness about the challenges families face and highlights the positive impact that Amigos for Kids has on their lives,” said Karina Pavone, President and CEO of Amigos For Kids.

For more information visit and follow @AmigosForKids on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Amigos Night

8:00 pm

Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Hangar at Regatta Harbour 

3385 Pan American Drive

Don’t Miss: Amigos for Kids Presents Domino Night

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 1 - 2018

 Amigos For Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and educating communities, will host its premiere annual fundraiser, Miami Celebrity Domino Night on Saturday, June 16 at the University of Miami Student Center Complex in Coral Gables.

Recognized as South Florida’s most anticipated charitable summer event, Miami Celebrity Domino Night is an evening dedicated to raising funds and creating awareness about child abuse prevention.  The night promises the best of the best with an exciting star-studded Blue Carpet, domino playing, open bar courtesy of presenting sponsor Bacardí U.S.A., a superb silent auction, live entertainment by multi Grammy Award winner Marlow Rosado and savory culinary fare courtesy of some of South Florida’s leading chefs and restaurants.

“We are excited to announce that our signature fundraising event, Miami Celebrity Domino Night has moved to a new location while keeping all the great fun elements that has made it an annual summer success,” said Amigos For Kids President and CEO, Rosa Maria Plasencia.  “We are fortunate to serve a tremendously generous community, and alongside hundreds of celebrities, elected officials and amazing supporters, we will host the 16th edition of Domino Night at the University of Miami.  We look forward to another memorable celebration that facilitates fulfilling our mission of child abuse prevention and helps educate millions about this national epidemic.”

The Amigos For Kids 2018 Miami Celebrity Domino Night will host more than 1,500 guests, including an array of South Florida media personalities, renowned television celebrities, elected officials and corporate leaders.  Jacqueline Bracamontes and Erica Ender are two of this year’s Celebrity Hosts, and NBC6 Anchor and Amigos honorary board member, Jackie Nespral and WPLG’s Louis Aguirre will be the night’s Celebrity Emcee Hosts.

Iconic personalities from previous years include stars such as María Celeste Arrarás, Charytín, Gaby Espino, Emilio Estefan, Lili Estefan, Laura Flores, DJ Irie, Sofia Lachapelle, Adamari López, Johnny Lozada, Alicia Machado, Justina Machado, Carlos Ponce, Zuleyka Rivera, Teresa Rodriguez, Catherine Siachoque, Pamela Silva-Conde, Sonya Smith, Juan and Maki Soler, and Felipe Viel to name a few.

Tickets to this year’s event are $150 per person in advance, $175 per person at the door, and reserved domino tables of four are available for $1,000 each, in addition to sponsorship opportunities, with all proceeds benefitting Amigos For Kids.

Funds raised aid programs including the Jose Martí Park after-school program; the Amigos Strengthens Families & Communities Nurturing Parent program; the annual back-to-school and holiday toy drives, and the Amigos For Kids yearlong There’s NO Excuse For Child Abuse!® Blue Ribbon Campaign and prevention efforts.

For more information regarding tickets and reservations, please contact Amigos For Kids at (305) 279-1155, or visit at  For media credentialing, click here and follow the detailed instructions.

The 2018 Miami Celebrity Domino Night is brought to you by Presenting Sponsor, Bacardí U.S.A.; Gold Sponsors, Academica, Allstate, Baptist Health South Florida Continental National Bank, Macy’s and República; Domino Table Sponsor, Greenberg Traurig; and Entertainment Sponsor, Dra. Maribel Santa Cruz.  Media Sponsors include Clear Channel Outdoor, Diario Las Américas, NBC 6, Selecta, Telemundo 51 and Univision 23.

Don’t Miss: Amigos For Kids 2016 Miami Celebrity Domino Night

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 17 - 2016

Amigos for Kids Miami Celebrity Domino NightAmigo For Kids 2016 Miami Celebrity Domino Night

Amigos For Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, will host the 2016 Miami Celebrity Domino Night on Saturday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Jungle Island in Miami. Referred to as South Florida’s most anticipated annual fundraiser, Miami Celebrity Domino Night is an evening dedicated to raising funds and creating awareness about child abuse and neglect. The night features the renowned celebrity blue carpet, celeb domino players, bar courtesy of presenting sponsor Bacardí U.S.A., an impressive silent auction, live entertainment, South Florida culinary fare and much more.

The event’s silent auction will include original art by local South Florida talent, weekend getaway packages, high-end spa and beauty packages, gift certificates to area restaurants and much more. Guests will enjoy live performances by the Groove Republik Band, Locos por Juana and DJ Irie.

Among the noted celebrities and local personalities expected to attend this year’s event are confirmed Celebrity Chairs Telemundo’s Al Rojo Vivo anchor María Celeste-Arrarás and Edith Gonzalez and the Miami Heat’s official disc jockey DJ Irie.

The Party of the Summer-Miami Celebrity Domino Night

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 8 - 2015

Amigos for Kids Miami Celebrity Domino NightBy: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Dubbed “the party of the summer,” the annual Miami Celebrity Domino Night, benefiting Amigos for Kids drew a crowd of 1,700 supporters to Jungle Island on June 20, for a steamy party filled with food, fun, fanfare, dancing and of course, fierce domino competitions.

The party began with a blue carpet on Jungle Island’s first level, where celebrities and television personalities, including actress Elizabeth Gutierrez, Mexican actor Khotan, Univision Network anchor Maria Elena Salinas, Venezuelan actress Sonya Smith, Primer Impacto anchor Pamela Silva-Conde, singer Pablo Argenis, and Mexican TV host Maggie Jiménez posed and mingled with guests. Throughout the first floor of the venue, food stands from various restaurants and catering firms prepared delightful treats for partygoers. Our favorite? A Joy Wallace’s buttermilk fried chicken. Other standouts included Donut Divas’ fried Oreos in red velvet donuts (don’t judge!) and the Café & Sweets Bistro by Café La Carreta and Versailles Restaurant. Presenting sponsor Bacardí U.S.A. kept guests well-hydrated with free-flowing cocktails. Read the rest of this entry »

Party of the Summer- Amigos For Kids Celebrity Domino Night

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 1 - 2014

AFK DOMINO NIGHT 1By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore 

Nearly 2,000 guests gathered in their tropical finest to raise $400,000 for underprivileged children at the summer’s hottest kick-off party- the 2014 Voya Miami Celebrity Domino Night presented by Bacardí USA, on Saturday, June 14, at Jungle Island.  This bash, which  benefitted Amigos For Kids, featured  hours upon hours of dancing, a full concert by legendary Grammy-award winning musician, Willy Chirino and limitless sips and bites.

Devoted to strengthening families and educating communities, Amigos For Kids once again partnered with title sponsor Voya Financial (formerly ING U.S.) and major corporate sponsors Bacardí U.S.A., Walmart and The Lincoln Motor Company for the highly anticipated event.  Read the rest of this entry »

campoviejoBy: Maryanne Salvat 


Campo Viejo at Cafeina Wynwood 

On Thursday, June 5, Cafeina Wynwood Lounge will host an intimate wine tasting of the Campo Viejo range from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., led by winemaker Roberto Vicente to launch their limited edition Reserva Art series bottle. Urban artists Remed and Okuda, designers of the bottle’s artwork, will be painting a mural that references the vibrancy and expressiveness of Campo Viejo wine, Rioja and Spanish culture. The mural will be unveiled following the wine tasting, and will be celebrated with an evening reception at Cafeina;






The W SpeakerBox Concert Series Presents Gaby Duran  

Gaby Duran’s powerful voice will fill the Living Room at W South Beach on Thursday, June 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. As guests mix and mingle to Duran’s musical styling, the talented mixologists at Living Room Bar will be crafting the signature artisanal libation for the evening.  Snacks from Living Room’s exclusive menu crafted by Conor Hanlon, executive chef of Andrew Carmellini’s award-winning American restaurant at W South Beach, The Dutch, will also be available.  


Kalla Pop-Up Experience at Lilac and Lilies Boutique kalla

Kalla, a one-of-a-kind, luxuriously curated bouquet service, is celebrating its Fort Lauderdale launch with a custom, month-long pop- up experience at Lilac and Lilies Boutique starting Wednesday, June 4.  Just in time for Just in time for summer, Kalla’s innovative online boutique, which has set out to revolutionize the flower industry, will spring to life; curious shoppers can enjoy the multi-sensory Kalla experience.  A modern day flower cart will showcase Kalla’s floral couture collection of bold blooms bursting with fragrant, floral notes and styled in limited edition vases of hounds tooth, polka dot and chevron patterns; For more information visit: 





Catwalk for Charity 

Catwalk for Charity the annual fundraising event will take place on Sunday, June 8 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami at 12:00 p.m.  The event will benefit Breakfast with Santa, supporting underprivileged children in Miami’s Little Haiti and neighboring cities, as well as various towns in Haiti. Joanna Krupa, supermodel will be the honorary chair and will be honored for her Nationwide Philanthropy along with other celebrities supporting the cause. Actor Brian J. White will serve as the Master of Ceremony for the third year in row. General admission tickets start at $150 and include the champagne brunch, fashion show, gift bag and silent auction access, featuring art, fashion and exclusive getaways.  A runway front row seat is available for $250 and is all-inclusive, with attendance at the Celebrity VIP Reception; For more information, visit and 





Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Hosts 2014 Man/Woman of the Year Gala in Miami lls

On Friday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m., The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosts an evening of recognition and celebration at its annual Miami Man & Woman of the Year event, a 10-week national campaign, hosted by the Southern Florida chapter to raise funds to help find cures for blood cancers at the InterContinental Miami. The candidates who raise the most funds will be awarded the title Man and Woman of the Year. Candidates run in honor of the Boy and Girl of the Year, who are local blood cancer patient survivors and sources of inspiration for all. To donate or to purchase tickets visit one of our local candidates running to help this wonderful cause, Zachary Scott; his  is link:







3underwaterrd Annual Miami Underwater Festival at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (formerly Miami Science Museum) is inviting the public to “dive into” its 3rd Annual Miami Underwater Festival on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8. The festival is being held in celebration of the global World Oceans Day, which honors the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents. This will be the first time guests will be able to access Knight Plaza, and have many opportunities to see/takes photos of the progress of the new museum. On this day, all events are free (parking fees may apply.) For more information, visit



amg_domino_night-2014_headerAmigos For Kids: Voya Miami Celebrity Domino Night

Amigos For Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, will host the 2014 Voya Miami Celebrity Domino Night on Saturday, June 14, at 8:00 p.m. at Jungle Island. Recognized as one of Miami’s most highly anticipated fundraisers, Amigos For Kids is fortunate to partner with its major corporate sponsors Voya Financial, Bacardí U.S.A. and Lincoln Motor Company for the 2014 Voya Miami Celebrity Domino Night.Domino Night 2014 will feature the renowned celebrity orange carpet, celeb domino players, bar courtesy of presenting sponsor, Bacardí U.S.A., a silent auction, live entertainment, South Florida culinary fare and much more.   This year’s Celebrity Hosts include Alicia Machado, ex-Miss Universe and Deco Drive’s Louis Aguirre, a longtime supporter of Amigos For Kids, as well as local news anchors Alina Mayo Azze and Jackie Nespral. Tickets to the 2014 Voya Miami Celebrity Domino Night are $150/person in advance, $175/person at the door, and reserved domino tables of four are available for $1,000 each, with all proceeds benefitting Amigos For Kids; For more information regarding tickets and reservations, contact Amigos for Kids at 305. 279.1155, or visit at


angelMulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill benefits Angel’s Pediatric Heart House

Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill has announced it will be donating money to Angel’s Pediatric Heart House through two fundraisers this summer.  Angel’s Pediatric Heart House, a local nonprofit, provides South Florida children with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) and Childhood Acquired Heart Disease with emergency financial assistance and raises CHD awareness in the community. As part of a 12-week fundraising series, two dates with festive themes were chosen for Angel’s Pediatric Heart House to receive a portion of the evenings’ total proceeds. The party theme on Thursday, June 5 will be “Fiesta,” and Thursday, July 10 will be “Under the Sea.” Both adults and children are encouraged to come dressed up in costumes inspired by the themes; for more information visit: