alex-lemonade-standJust in time for the summer and “lemonade season,” Philadelphia will once again prove that it’s the City of Brotherly Love by helping Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) commemorate 10 years since founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott challenged volunteers everywhere to help her raise $1 million for childhood cancer research, one cup of lemonade at a time. To continue Alex’s legacy, volunteers, sponsors and supporters across the area will join the fight against childhood cancer during the National Lemonade Days Initiative, June 6 through 8. Whether it’s hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand, attending one of the Foundation’s signature events or supporting the Foundation through visiting one of its many sponsor fundraisers, the Philadelphia area will be taken over by ways to help cure childhood cancer. 

National Lemonade Days

From Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8, thousands of volunteers will host Alex’s Lemonade Stands from coast to coast during National Lemonade Days in an effort to raise $1 million for the kids’ cancer fight. Utilizing founder Alex Scott’s original fundraising idea, the stands will provide a fun and easy way for supporters of all ages to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer while learning the important lesson of giving back. 

June 2014 will mark 10 years since Alex challenged the nation to help her raise $1 million toward finding cures for all kids with cancer, one cup of lemonade at a time. Though Alex would ultimately lose her life to the disease that same summer (August 1, 2004), she would do so with the knowledge that she had reached her goal and laid the groundwork for her mission to continue. 

For those not able to host a lemonade stand, ALSF’s website allows visitors to search for events by zip code, event name, or host name: www.AlexsLemonade.org/search/alex_search

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Great ChefsOn Tuesday, June 10, more than 40 of the world’s greatest chefs will convene in Philadelphia for the ninth annual Great Chefs Event, hosted by James Beard award winner Marc Vetri, restaurateur Jeff Benjamin, and James Beard award winner Jeff Michaud. The event will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and The Vetri Foundation for Children. More than 1,200 guests will gather at Urban Outfitters World Headquarters on Philadelphia’s waterfront Navy Yard for the foodie charity event of the year, with an exclusive VIP after party at Alla Spina for sponsors and VIP ticketholders with special guest DJ, Questlove.

Chef Vetri has hand-selected the A-list of participating chefs, calling on his renowned chef friends from around the world, including top talent from L.A., Miami, New York City, and Chicago as well as those that have been kind enough to fly in from Italy. The chefs will donate their time, talent, and food, creating delicious samplings for guests in the walk-around tasting gala of the year. In addition to fine food, representatives from the best distilleries, wineries, craft breweries, will also be present.

Sponsorship opportunities begin at $1,000.00. For information on how to become a sponsor, contact Genevieve Lynch at The Vetri Foundation for Children, 215.735.0200, genevieve@vetrifamily.org.  General Admission tickets are $350.00 per person; VIP tickets include access to the exclusive after party at Alla Spina and cost $525.00. To purchase tickets and for a complete listing of “chef-lebrities” that will be present visit: www.vetrifoundation.org or www.alexslemonade.org/campaign/great-chefs-event.

 

 

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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; RSVP@cafeinamiami.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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: www.lilacandlilies.com. 

 

 

 

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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 www.catwalkforcharity.org and www.breakfastwithsanta.org. 

 

 

 

 

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:http://www.mwoy.org/pages/sfl/mia14/zscott.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 www.miamisci.org.

 

 

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 www.amigosforkids.org.

 

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: mulligansbeachhouse.com.

shackShake Shack Philadelphia Collaboration with Chef Marc Vetri

by: Maryanne Salvat

Shake Shack’s Culinary Director Mark Rosati and Philly’s own chef Marc Vetri have joined forces for the greater good with a great burger.  From June 6 through June 15, Philly Shack patrons,  University City, Center City, and King of Prussia, can enjoy the Carbonara Burger a 100% all-natural Pat LaFrieda Angus beef patty topped with crispy bacon, pecorino cheese, a sunny-side-up egg, and black pepper ($6.75).  A $1 contribution from every Carbonara Burger sold will go to The Vetri Foundation to help further its mission to help children experience healthy living and eating. So go get your Shake Shack  on and eat a Carbonara Burger for the greater good!

alex-lemonade-standBy: Maryanne Salvat

maryannesalvat@aol.com 

Alex’s Lemonade Stand National Lemonade Days! 

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, will commemorate a milestone in their history, 10 years of fighting childhood cancer, with the return of National Lemonade Days, June 6 through 8.  This summer will mark 10 years since 8-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004) challenged the nation to help her raise $1 million for childhood cancer cures, one cup of lemonade at a time. The Foundation will once again invite volunteers across the country to host lemonade stands over the course of three days to continue Alex’s mission and bring renewed attention to the fight against childhood cancer. Following in the footsteps of Alex Scott, the Foundation encourages volunteers everywhere to participate in National Lemonade Days, including many stands held by children. During National Lemonade Days, ALSF offers support to all volunteers who sign up to host lemonade stands. In addition to having access to a member of the Foundation’s staff to help with any lemonade stand needs, Lemonade Days participants also receive a limited edition box while supplies last. The box consists of materials to assist in the fundraising process including: a 2ft X 3ft ALSF banner, thank you notes, stickers, balloons, posters, adult and child speaking points and a pre-paid return envelope for proceeds. This year the Foundation will also launch a social media campaign to encourage support across the country and world to utilize the hashtag #OneCupAtATime. All participants, whether they host a lemonade stand, visit a stand, or encourage others to do so, will utilize the hashtag to show their support for the Foundation on twitter, instagram, Facebook and more. For more information on National Lemonade Days, and to sign up to host a lemonade stand, visit: AlexsLemonade.org/LemonadeDays.  

 

 

coorsSoccer Party Presented  by Coors Light 

To celebrate the biggest soccer tournament of the summer Coors Light is throwing a lively soccer party and inviting those over 21-years-old on Saturday, May 31 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Courtyard, Shops at Midtwon.  Miami’s own artist, Lebo, will be in attendance to paint the bodies of Coors Light models in colors reminiscent of the USA, Colombia, Argentina, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Chile and Uruguay, and attendees are encouraged to take photos with the models.  Additionally, body painters will be on standby to paint party-goers their own game face. Attendees are invited to take part in games and activities, and there will be a chance for them to take home exciting giveaways throughout the night.  Super fans will also be able to sign up to win a chance at a trip to watch the final game from their favorite team’s home country.* Samba dancers are scheduled to perform at 9:00 p.m. ESPN Radio’s Dan Le Batard will host.

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Annual Claws for Kids claws

On Sunday, June 1, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will celebrate the 3rd Annual “Claws for Kids” fundraising brunch at Joe’s Stone Crab Miami Beach. The event will kick off with at 11:30 a.m. with a reception, followed by brunch at 12:30 p.m. All event proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s state-of-the-art South Beach location. Entertainment will be provided by Frank Sinatra impersonator Jeff Grainer of Sinatra Sounds Entertainment. “Claws for Kids” committee members include Goldberg, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade former Board President Olga Guilarte, Gian Traina, Judy Kramer, Kaleena Mayan, Lou Esquerdo, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Executive Board Member Mark Walker, M.D., Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Board of Directors Member Rudy Lleonart, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Board of Directors Member Susan Geiger, Vanessa M. Bertran and Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Executive Board Member Yuni Navarro. For more information about sponsorships, underwriting or tickets, contact Kati Foley at (305) 446-9910 ext. 30, or via email at kfoley@bgcmia.org.

peter of londonBy: Maryanne Salvat

maryannesalvat@aol.com 

Peter of London Celebrates 40 years of Beautiful Styling

May marks the 40th anniversary of local South Florida beauty icon, Peter of London. The salon has been running successfully for decades. As part of this year’s anniversary celebration, Peter of London has organized a “40 Years of Beauty” event on Thursday, May 22, for their most valued customers and friends. A night dedicated to beauty and fashion. During the event, attendees will enjoy a Royal Fashion Show showcasing the evolution of fashion over the past four decades. Peter of London’s stylists will select a model and give them a complete transformation featuring the look of a particular era. Guests will also enjoy live music and exciting prizes; For more information visit: http://www.peteroflondon.com.

 

 

 

FriedtrueforsponsorsFried & True at PAMM

On Tuesday, May 27, join PAMM for an exclusive dinner event on the waterfront terrace celebrating “Fried & True“, a new culinary adventure from Lee Brian Schrager with Adeena Sussman, featuring a foreword by Whoopi Goldberg with more than 50 recipes for America’s best fried chicken and sides.Preview recipes, showcased by Stephen STARR Events from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. On-site parking as available ($2/hour) / Metromover: Museum Park station / pamm.org/parking; members $175, non-members: $200 per ticket – includes tax & gratuity. Price includes dinner, sangria, live music and a signed copy of “Fried & True”Space is limited, reservations required events@pamm.org or call 305.375.1704.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Restaurant at the Setai with Veuve Clicquot Champagnesetai

The Restaurant at the Setai presents an exclusive dining experience with a four-course gourmet menu designed by Executive Chef Mathias Gervais with Veuve Clicquot Champagne pairings, hand-chosen by Chef Sommelier Dwayne Savoie. The special evening will be honoring top vintages of Veuve Clicquot Champagnes. This prestigious Champagne house, founded in 1772, is a leading innovator in the industry and continues its time-honored tradition of making “only one quality, the finest.” THE RESTAURANT – Thursday, May 29, Reception 7:30 p.m.; Dinner begins at 8:00 p.m. priced at $150 per person. Seating is limited. Reserve your wine dinner experience today by contacting 305.520.6400 or dining@thesetaihotel.com.

 

 

summer savings passSummer Savings Pass: Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, Museum of Discovery and Science, Zoo Miami

Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, Museum of Discovery and Science and Zoo Miami will be offering a ‘Summer Savings Pass’ for the sixth year in a row.  The Summer Savings Pass will give buyers unlimited admission to all four attractions throughout the summer!   4 attractions…4 months of fun…1 low price.The Summer Savings Pass will be available for purchase at each of the participating parks beginning on May 19, and will be valid for admission to each of the attractions until September 30, 2014. Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, and Zoo Miami will also have the passes for sale online at their respective websites www.LionCountrySafari.com, www.miamiseaquarium.com and www.zoomiami.org. Museum of Discovery and Science will have the passes available by phone at 954.713.0930. At $56 plus tax, per adult and $46 plus tax, per child (ages 3-12), this pass grants unlimited admission through September 30, at Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, Museum of Discovery and Science and Zoo Miami. Annual Pass holders of these attractions will be eligible to purchase this pass for only $31 plus tax, per adult, and $21 plus tax, per child. For more information on the Summer Savings Pass visit www.summersavingspass.com.

 

Photo:  CAROLINE BOWMAN (Eva); JOSH YOUNG (Che) & SEAN MacLAUGHLIN (Perón) in the National Tour of "EVITA" by TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER; the Tony Award®-winning musical directed by MICHAEL GRANDAGE and choreographed by ROB ASHFORD; PHOTO CREDIT - Richard Termine; photo call: Tuesday, September 10, 2013; 1:00 PM at the Providence Performing Arts Center; Providence, Rhode Island; Photograph: © 2013 Richard Termine 
PHOTO CREDIT - Richard TermineEVITA at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Broadway Across America are pleased to present the national tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s passionate and elegant masterpiece EVITA. The Tony Award-winning musical will play at the Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House for a limited engagement from May 27 – June 1. EVITA closes the Broadway in Miami 2013-2014 subscription season presented by Bank of America. Tickets for EVITA are on sale now and start at $26.00*. For tickets, visit www.arshtcenter.org or call the Box Office at 305.949.6722. Groups of 10 or more should call 786.468.2326. 

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