The Holidays Come Alive at Gulfstream Park’s Symphony of Lights, Nov. 24–Dec. 31


Hallandale Beach, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2017) — Gulfstream Park’s Symphony of Lights, a popular holiday tradition, will once again light up South Florida from Friday, Nov. 24–Sunday, Dec. 31! Taking place nightly from 6–11 p.m., the annual event is certain to bring out the holiday spirit in all who participate. Gulfstream Park is South Florida’s premier entertainment destination, located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, anchored by the legendary Gulfstream racetrack.

The Symphony of Lights kicks off on Friday, Nov. 24 from 5–10 p.m. during its opening night. Free fun-filled activities for the entire family will include:

  • Selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Interactive DJ
  • Stilt jumpers
  • Juggling acts
  • Face painters
  • Tattoo artists
  • Train rides
  • Symphony of Lights show, featuring thousands of lights, decorating a 50-foot tree, synchronized to holiday music, taking place every hour on the hour starting at 5 p.m.

From 6–11 p.m. each evening from Nov. 24–Dec. 31, there will be so much holiday cheer to experience at the Symphony of Lights! Attendees can take in the beauty of the 50-foot tree, and light show every hour on the hour.

Every Friday and Saturday from Nov 24 through Dec 23, the free holiday fun continues with Santa and Mrs. Claus, juggling acts and stilt walkers, face painting, and train rides who will entertain from 6–10 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.gulfstreampark.com or call 954-454-7000.

About Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park not only offers world-class thoroughbred horse racing, but is also home to an exciting array of adult and kid-friendly venues including over 15 restaurants, outdoor cafes, nightclubs, two casinos, art galleries, fashion retailers, sports bars, state-of-the-art bowling alley, and a renowned selection of signature home stores. Newly-added venues include Color Me Mine, and PlugIN — with 18 private karaoke rooms, and an upcoming expansion will include a luxury movie theater. Gulfstream Park is located at 901 South Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach, Florida, just two miles east of I-95. Valet service and complimentary self-parking are available. Gulfstream Park is open seven days a week. For hours, schedules, upcoming events and additional information, visit www.gulfstreampark.com or call 954-454-7000.

 

FLIPANY Chosen as Lucky’s Market ‘Bags for Change’ Nonprofit Partner This Quarter


Fort Lauderdale, FL (Nov. 2, 2017) – FLIPANY, Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth, was named one of three Lucky’s Markets’ nonprofit partners for this quarter’s “Bags for Change” campaign.

Starting November 5, 2017 and running through February 3, 2018, shoppers at Lucky’s Market Plantation and Lucky’s Market Coral Springs can donate one Wooden Dime to FLIPANY every time they bring their own bags to shop. At the end of the quarter, the Wooden Dimes are counted and the total is matched by Lucky’s Market. On average, approximately $1,500 can be raised per quarter per charity, said Lily Ritchie, regional marketing specialist with Lucky’s Market.

“The ‘Bags for Change’ program encourages sustainability with reusable bags,” said Ritchie. “Each time shoppers use a reusable bag, they have the option to donate a Wooden Dime to one of three-partner charities per quarter. This quarter it is FLIPANY, SOS Children’s Villages Florida and Supermoms of Broward.”

“We were thrilled to have been chosen to participate in the ‘Bags for Change’ program,” said Lynne Kunins, founder, president and CEO of FLIPANY. “Every little bit counts when it comes to raising money to support the many programs FLIPANY provides that feed and nutritionally support our community.”

When choosing nonprofit partners, Lucky’s Market looks for specific programs that support four criteria: healthy communities, youth and education, resilience and sustainability. FLIPANY was chosen for its Access to Healthy Foods program, which it plans to expand into 17 additional after-school programs throughout Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.

To support the “Bags for Change” program this quarter, FLIPANY will have staff and volunteers bag groceries periodically at each location to help spread the word. To volunteer, contact FLIPANY at (954) 636 -2388 or volunteer@flipany.org.

About FLIPANY
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY)’s mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community. FLIPANY serves youth and families, including seniors, through collaborations with community centers, parks, and other social services agencies. FLIPANY is the lead Florida partner of Cooking Matters, a program of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. For more information, visit www.FLIPANY.org.

In Celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami Presents “How to Unlock a Portal” by Photographer Jacob Felländer, Dec. 7, 2017–Feb. 11, 2018


North Miami, Fla. — Oct. 28, 2017 In celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will showcase “How to Unlock a Portal” by Swedish artist Jacob Felländer. Felländer is internationally recognized for his collections of large scale manipulated photographs of cityscapes.  This will be his first solo exhibition and debut in the U.S. The exhibition will run from December 7, 2017 – February 11, 2018. Art Basel Miami Beach will take place from December. 7–10, 2017.

This groundbreaking exhibition challenges the definition of photography and contemplates the effect of time, space, perspective and depth. In chronological order, the pieces represent Felländer’s creative journey over the past 15 years. With art methods ranging from charcoal to virtual reality technology, Felländer captures not one frozen moment in time, but rather several moments expanded in time and space. Traveling through a fusion of photography, painting, sculpture and virtual reality, the exhibition presents analogue images taken with a 100-year-old camera.

The exhibition includes multi-exposed analogue prints; mixed media prints, oil pastels and charcoal on pigment prints; projected video, 3D printed sculpture, virtual reality, and prints from the virtual reality world. In his images of cities and landscapes, Felländer captures a span of time in one frame, giving the viewer the impression of seeing space and time skipping intermittently, allowing many perspectives at once.

In his work, Felländer asks the questions: “How does the presence of a parallel digital dimension affect our lives?” “What happens when we bring objects and images from the virtual world out to the physical world?” In the piece “One World, One Negative” Felländer traveled one lap around the world to capture the world in one image. For more insight into his work, watch this short video here: http://bit.ly/MOCAFellander.

“The Brave Frontier” explores the fragility of embarking on new worlds. For two minutes and 21 seconds, the viewer is taken on a journey inside the artwork, made possible by virtual reality goggles. The artwork enters a new dimension, as the virtual universe opens up and new artistic possibilities arise. Felländer takes the process a step further and creates portal prints – images taken inside this virtual landscape and then brought back into the real world. Coming full circle, the portal print is then brought to life with a 3D printer resulting in a sculptural piece that accompanies the canvas print. Travel into “The Brave Frontier” here: http://bit.ly/MOCAvirtualreality.

Felländer’s work is featured in the collections of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Swedish royal family, the Persson Family (H&M), and several celebrity athletes. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions progressively around the world, including Hamiltons Gallery, London; Camera Work, Berlin; Grand Palais, Paris; and Fotografiska, Stockholm.

“We are very pleased to have secured “How to Unlock a Portal” by Jacob Felländer for his U.S. debut,” says Natasha Colebrook-Williams, MOCA’s Interim Director. “The artist uses traditional conventions as a springboard to explode and expand the concept of image-making. At MOCA, we are proud to embrace international artists such as Felländer, and allow our audiences to enjoy their works.”

An artist reception will take place on Wednesday, December 6, from 7–11 p.m. with an admission cost of $30 to the general public, free to Art Basel Miami Beach VIP ticket holders, MOCA members and North Miami residents.

EDITOR’S NOTE: High res images and videos of “How to Unlock a Portal” can be downloaded at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lxntxncrakygles/AADHAKh09di-QwYUwSaFMk2Ga?dl=0

About Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences – especially underserved populations – through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the best of contemporary art and its art historical influences. The Museum is located at 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161. It is open Tuesday–Friday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 1–9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed Mondays and major holidays). Admission to the museum is $5, and is free to MOCA members and North Miami residents. For more information, visit mocanomi.org, call 305-893-6211 or email info@mocanomi.org.