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Multicultural Miami
 
October 2021
 
 
Welcome to our GMCVB Multicultural Tourism and Development e-newsletter! This newsletter consists of GMCVB collaborations, business relief efforts and resources available on a local and national level. In addition, it contains past department activities and upcoming in-person and virtual events in Greater Miami and Miami Beach. 
 
 
 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 
 
What's New
 
 
Miami Entertainment Months
 
There is something for everybody in Greater Miami. With no shortage of things to do and see across Greater Miami and Miami Beach, Miami Entertainment Months showcases the entertainment scene that locals already love, and visitors can’t wait to explore. Browse through deals and events like concerts, theater shows, sporting events, performances at art centers and much more during Miami Entertainment Months.
 
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The 15th Annual Best of the Best Music Fest Returns to Miami
 
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau invites everyone to attend the Best of the Best Music Fest as it celebrates its 15th Annual concert on Sunday, October 10th at Miami’s Bayfront Park. One of South Florida’s highly anticipated and highly attended Caribbean stage shows, this festival hosts Dancehall, and Reggae artists, including Koffee, Spice, Lady G, Tanya Stephens and more. The GMCVB is a proud sponsor of this annual heritage festival that continues to be a rich cultural backdrop of the cultural diversity Miami has to offer to positively highlight the Caribbean music influences that are uniquely Found in Miami. For tickets and general information, please visit the Best of the Best Concert.
 
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GMCVB Annual Meeting
 
Join our new President & CEO, David Whitaker, and our Chairman of the Board, Bruce Orosz, as we share highlights from the past year and our vision for the future. We will also celebrate GMCVB past President & CEO, William D. Talbert, III, CDME. Thursday, October 28 at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa - Majestic Ballroom.
 
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month - Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
 
What does Miami have in common with Hispanic Heritage Month? Miami has the largest melting pot of Hispanics in the country, totally influencing its culture and its Latin vibe throughout almost all of Miami’s intricate neighborhoods and streets! Experience the lively and vivacious cultures of more than 20 Hispanic and Latin countries from Spain, the Caribbean, Central and South America. There’s something for everyone!  Click here to explore one of the many Hispanic Heritage events happening in Miami!
 
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Nuestro Fest - Live from Miami!
 
Atlantino and Brilla Media will produce Nuestro Fest, a National Hispanic Heritage Month-themed virtual festival that will be hosted live from Miami October 2nd from 8-10pm EST, on national broadcast TV and through various streamers and online platforms.  The two-hour broadcast and live stream experience will feature a jam-packed line-up of iconic and emerging Latin music artists, celebrity co-hosts, a fashion show, mixology segments, fashion, Latino culinary recipes, and other creative surprises. Click here for full details of Nuestro Fest.
 
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Native American Indian Day
 
This year Native American Day is observed on Monday, October 11. It's an opportunity to celebrate and learn about the traditions, culture, and background of Native Americans.  While it's not a a public holiday, it has been steadily growing in both scope and popularity. Some states celebrate it on the second Monday of October, while others have moved the celebration to different dates. To learn more about Miami's Native American heritage and the history of the Miccosukee Tribe click below.
 
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The 37th Annual Miami Carnival
 
The annual Miami Carnival returns to the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds October 8-10 with Covid 19-protocols in place. The safety and health of the Miami Carnival's masquerade bands, steel bands, vendors, volunteers, performers, sponsors, and patrons are at the forefront of this year's planning and production of the 37th annual Miami Carnival Celebration. The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to be the Host Sponsor, with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, and the Board of County Commissioners. For details and tickets, please visit the Miami Carnival website.
 
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ART OF BLACK MIAMI
 
 
Art of Black Miami
Mural by DVCAI Wall’N Mural Collective on view at HistoryMiami through January 2022
 
Art of Black Miami: Celebrating Arts Culture and Diversity During Miami Art Week & Beyond
 
Promote your upcoming virtual or in person exhibition, art event or program on the Art of Black Miami Calendar of Events. If you are producing an art event which highlights the artistic and cultural landscape found in Miami's heritage neighborhoods and communities, celebrating the black diaspora, we want to here from you! The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau has a dedicated website where your event can be marketed and promoted globally during Miami Art Week and beyond. Submit your event here,, deadline is Wednesday, October 20. The GMCVB reserves the right for all final approval and content uploaded to the website.
 
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RELIEF GRANTS, LOANS AND RESOURCES
 
 
Relief Grants, Loans and Resources
 
Rental Assistance Available to Miami-Dade County Residents
 
As our community continues to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Miami-Dade County presses on to assist residents experiencing hardships. Among the available aid programs is the new Emergency Rental Assistance Program 2.3 (ERAP 2.3).  Qualifying Miami-Dade County residents whose families are experiencing difficulties paying their full monthly rent may receive rental assistance based on family size, bedroom size of the housing unit, the rent owed, and current household income.
 
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COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
 
 
Art of Black Miami
 
Historic Hampton House Legacy Day - Honoring Dr. Pinkney’s 90th Birthday
 
The Board of Trustees and the Host Committee of ‘Legacy Day’ at the Historic Hampton House invites you to join us as we celebrate the Legacy of the Historic Hampton House by Honoring an individual whose contributions have been instrumental to preserving, honoring, and restoring the continued Legacy of the Historic Hampton House, our own Historian and Preservationist Dr. Enid Pinkney on her 90th Birthday.
 
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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
 
 
Business Development
 
The Comcast RISE Investment Fund Will Award $1 Million in $10,000 Cash Grants to 100 Minority-Owned Small Businesses
 
The Comcast RISE Investment Fund provides monetary grants to help small, minority-owned businesses grow as thy navigate the challenges of the pandemic.  The investment Fund is the latest extension of Comcast RISE (Representation, Investment, Strength, Empowerment), the multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched in 2020 to provide small businesses owned by entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds the opportunity to apply for marketing, technology and capital resources.
 
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HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY & EDUCATION
 
 
Hospitality Industry & Education
 
Webinar Premiere of Vistas Latinas: A Landmark Study on U.S. Travelers of Hispanic Descent
 
Join Danny Guerrero, VP, North America Strategy, MMGY Global, Chris Davidson, EVP, MMGY Travel Intelligence, Roni Weiss, Executive Director, Travel Unity and other Industry experts as they discuss the findings from Vistas Latinas: A Landmark Study on U.S. Travelers of Hispanic Descent.  Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 2 pm  Register here for the webinar.
 
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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
 
 
Calle Ocho
 
Celebrate ORGULLO!

Celebrate ORGULLO’s 2021 Festival explores the ART of ILUSIÓN – How the Art of Drag, Creativity, Talent and self-Expression influence our daily lives. The history of Drag is an evolution from a common theater practice to an award-winning form of entertainment that has gained legitimacy both on a national and international stage. The first person to describe himself as "the queen of drag" in the U.S. was William Dorsey Swann, born enslaved in Hancock, Maryland, who in the 1880s started also hosting drag balls in Washington, DC attended by other men who were former slaves, and often raided by the police, as documented in the newspaper.  To purchase tickets for the October 1-15 events, visit Celebrate ORGULLO!

 
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CONVENTIONS, LEISURE & TRAVEL
 
 
Conventions, Leisure & Travel
 
NABHOOD Summits & Trade Shows
 
The National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD) will host is 25th Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show this year from October 6-8.  Followed by the 8th Annual International Multicultural and Heritage Tourism Summit and Trade Show on October 8-10 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel. Both conferences educate attendees through workshops and networking activities on hotel ownership and the value of the multicultural tourism market.  To view the full schedule and to register, visit NABHOOD to learn more.
 
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Miami Shines Safely
 
The GMCVB is showcasing its Miami Shines Safely Destination Pledge with amazing Partners working to make visiting Miami a safe and enjoyable experience, along with testimonials from their guests. Click here to view this week's feature. Thanks to the careful measures undertaken by our Partners and the strict following of sanitation and health guidelines, the destination remains open to visitors from across our state and beyond. The commitment to the safety of all visitors by the GMCVB and its Partners is further outlined in the Miami Shines Safely Destination Pledge. Enjoy Miami, safely. Click here for more information.
 
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#MiamiMondays with Caro the Tour Guide
We've partnered with @CaroTheTourGuide to help us celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth! All month, she's bringing her #MiamiMondays series to our channel to help you learn about the amazing culture #Miami has to offer.
This week, travel with her to @sanpocho and @eparepaus for episode 43 and taste the difference between Colombian and Venezuelan arepas and vote on your favorite!

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Enjoy celebrity @cheflorena's amazing #MiamiSpice menu, with influences from Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, among many others! This menu will have your tastebuds begging for more!

 
 
THE MULTICULTURAL TOURISM & DEVELOPMENT TEAM
 
 
 
Connie Kinnard
Vice President,
Multicultural & Tourism Development
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Herlinda Lombardi
Coordinator,
Multicultural Tourism and Development
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Petra Brennan
Director,
Tourism Business Enhancement
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