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Miami DDA
200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 2929
Miami, Florida 33131

An Urban Sketch Tour

Come explore Miami’s historic downtown like an architect! See our city’s landmark buildings through an architect’s eyes, using a sketchbook and pen. Learn to draw by sketching some of downtown Miami’s historic landmarks, like the Dade County Courthouse and others! This 2-hour course is open to beginners and novices of all ages. You will be introduced to basic drawing techniques and lead you on the urban adventure brief sketching tour of downtown Miami. Bring walking shoes, a hat, a sketchbook and drawing implements. Tours are limited to 12 participants. Tours are held on the last Saturday of each month.

> For schedules, tour cost and to register, please click here.

Music in Miami @ Trinity Cathedral

Music in Miami presents a classical chamber music series on Sundays, July 26 & August 2. Features: 7/26 - Music in Miami's Wind Quintet performs Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and music from Star Wars; 8/2 - A grand finale of Latin contemporary music. Concerts are held at Trinity Cathedral, begin at 6 p.m. and are free with no tickets required. Trinity Cathedral -464 NE 16th St.

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Iron Fork/Miami Spice Kickoff Event

Join Miami New Times and the Miami Downtown Development Authority for the 8th Annual Iron Fork, the official Miami Spice Kickoff Event with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. Enjoy samplings from over 60 restaurants and catch a fierce fight to the culinary finish between Miami chefs, Eileen Andrade of FINKA Table & Tap and Dena Marino of MC Kitchen for the Fork Off Chef Competition, hosted by Chef Allen Susser. Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE 2 Avenue, 6-10pm.

> To purchase tickets and for more information, click here!

Miami SPA Month is Back!

Greater Miami and the Beaches is renowned for luxury spas that rank among the “Best Spas in America,” and are beloved by spa connoisseurs around the world. Indulge in the highest standards of pampering and relaxation during the seventh annual Miami Spa Month throughout July and August. Enjoy rejuvenating special treatments for as low as $99 at Miami’s premier spas.

> For a list of participating spas, special wellness events and much more, click here.

Biscayne Green

The Biscayne Green project proposes to establish a new public green space and enhance tree coverage by converting the median parking on Biscayne Boulevard (SE 2nd Street to AmericanAirlines Arena) into a linear park open/green space area.

> Please click here to see everything related to Biscayne Green.


Digital Communications RFQ No. 14-15-04

The Downtown Development Authority of the City of Miami, Florida (“Miami DDA”) is soliciting qualification packages to identify a pool of web-design and development firms for a variety of potential services and projects on an as needed basis. Out of this pool of providers, Miami DDA intends to immediately select one proposer to develop a new website. The deadline to submit proposals is August 10, 2015 at 12:00pm.

> For detailed information on this RFQ, how to apply and important deadlines, please click here.

Take the Survery!

The Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a strong proponent of technology development in Miami. If you're involved in tech, tell us what resources in Miami are helpful and what you'd like to see in the future. Results will assist the Miami DDA in strategizing its continued engagement in and promotion of the technology community.

In addition to getting your voice heard, you will also have the opportunity to win one year of free desk space in Downtown Miami - courtesy of CityDesk Miami at 350 S. Miami Avenue. CityDesk Miami is a modern workplace that provides for a range of business needs from dedicated desks to private executive suites. Located in the heart of Downtown Miami, CityDesk has easy access to I-95 and two MetroMover stations.

ICSC Next Generation National Conference

Designed for the next generation of talent and thinking in the retail real estate profession - this is the first year this conference will take place in Miami. And for good reason, with two huge retail developments on the way in Downtown there is a lot to see and talk about. Speakers include leaders from both Brickell City Center and Miami Worldcenter. Early registration is $400. July 26-28.

> For more details and to register, please click here.

Transportation & Infrastructure Projects Interactive Map

The Miami DDA has created an interactive “story map” of key transportation & infrastructure systems and projects in Downtown Miami. To use this feature, please click here.