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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.

Hanukkah events in South Florida

Hanukkah fairs and other events enhance the holiday with fun and yummy food in South Florida.  Palm Beach County Hanukkah festival Latkes and other traditional holiday favorites are featured at Hanukkah Festival 5:30 p.m. November 28 at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach 33444, website Menorah lighting  Menorah lighting 5:30 p.m. November …

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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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Free WALLCAST at SoundScape concert series: New season announced!

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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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.  To …

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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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What has reopened in Miami – UPDATED

Keeping track of what’s open or closed throughout Miami-Dade County can seem like a daunting task. So we’ve compiled a list to help you out! Keep in mind that the status of places may suddenly change, so we always advise checking with a venue (when possible) for official confirmation. We’ll be updating this list, so …

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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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Summer Reading Challenge for students of all ages

The Miami-Dade Public Library System has announced the details of its 2021 Summer Reading Challenge. Set for June 5-Aug. 7, this year’s event features the theme: “Tails and Tales.” The Summer Reading Challenge was established to keep students of all ages reading during the summer months, in an effort to retain and enhance their skills. …

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Free pet food: See if you’re eligible

If you’re struggling financially at this time and are in need of pet food, you can find help from ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Miami. It is now offering free pet food to Miami-Dade County residents affected by the current times, with a few provisions to follow. To keep up …

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