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Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine, Miami.com, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

South Florida Adventure Pass offers entry to several attractions

Snag unlimited entry for several South Florida attractions with a summer package deal. For one price, you’ll receive access to participating attractions as often as you want. South Florida Adventure package The South Florida Adventure Pass includes Sawgrass Recreation Park in west Weston, features airboat rides in The Everglades & reptile exhibits Flamingo Gardens in …

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Free PAMM admission for students & educators

Here’s a great deal for students and educators who like art: free passes to Perez Art Museum Miami! PAMM Student Pass holders receive free admission, along with an adult guest, anytime they wish to visit the museum, at 1103 Biscayne Blvd.  Additionally, all Florida K-12 educators with identification receive free admission to the museum.  The …

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Doral Yard features entertainment & events

Open-air venues are a welcome site nowadays, and the City of Doral now has one. Doral Yard offers “a community gathering concept with innovative culinary offerings and socially-distanced live music, fitness and cultural events.” Located in the downtown area at the corner of Main Street and Paseo, the white tents will let you know when you …

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Experience New World Symphony outdoor show for free

Experience the music of the New World Symphony in a larger-than-life format during outdoor WALLCAST concerts at Miami Beach’s SoundScape Park. You’re invited, free of charge, to enjoy the sights and sounds of the symphony – just bring a blanket, some snacks and pick a spot! SoundScape Park, at 500 17th St., features the latest …

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Perez Art Museum Miami offers free Saturday admission

The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) offers fun for the family during its “Free Second Saturdays.” Visitors can enjoy free admission all day, as well as an art-making workshop, on the second Saturday of the month. On Saturday, Jan. 8, for example, a workshop is planned inspired by the works of Haitian artist Viktor El-Saieh. Children …

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Touring vintage Miami while maintaining social distance

Despite Miami-Dade County’s modernization, historic buildings can still be found throughout the region. Look closely and these buildings have stories to tell – and you can enjoy them while social distancing! Map out your route and take a drive to these points of interest. They provide a history lesson via architectural design and structure. By …

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Gold Coast Railroad Museum offers free admission

All aboard! The Gold Coast Railroad Museum offers free admission on the first Saturday of every month, so get the family together and head on out! The museum, at 12450 SW 152nd St. (next to Zoo Miami) houses historic trains as well as a number of interactive displays. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. …

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Farmers markets throughout Miami – VIDEO

Farmers markets can be found throughout the nation, providing farm-to-table goods for consumers. It’s a win-win operation that helps families eat fresh and local farmers and growers obtain sales. Miami-Dade County currently has some markets that are still operating. We are regularly updating these listings but recommend you check with each venue before heading out. …

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Miami-Dade bike trails: See where you can ride

Miami-Dade is filled with great trails that allow you to be active with your bicycles on a budget. Whether you want to mountain bike or just take a nice cruise, here are 13 free and cheap bike trails in Miami-Dade County that you and your family can enjoy. Remember to always take sunscreen, a water …

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Things to do in Miami: Touring the Magic City

Miami, you’re beautiful. From your beaches to your gardens, public artworks, bike trails and more, you shine and sparkle – and give us so much to do. Here are some ideas to get you touring the Magic City. Make sure to check the links to learn about any social distancing regulations or health guidelines.  To …

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