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Multicultural Miami
 
june 2022
 
 
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
 
 
The American Black Film Festival Celebrates in Miami Beach
 
The American Black Film Festival will celebrate its 26th anniversary on Miami Beach from June 15-19. The ABFF brings together Black culture enthusiasts, artists, executives and filmmakers from around the world for five days of screenings, talk events, exclusive parties and high-powered networking.  The event is considered the nation’s largest gathering of Black film and TV enthusiasts. Additionally, in partnership with the GMCVB, on Sunday, June 19, the festival will end with a ABFF Community Day.  Held at the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater, this is a free event filled with fun and entertainment curated for family audiences and will showcase the Spring Hill Company’s After Jackie.
 
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June a Month of Culture, Celebration and Appreciation

June not only marks the beginning of the summer but also celebrates different cultures.  The month of June celebrates the African American musical influences during National Black Music Month, which is a huge part of our nations cultural fabric. It also honors Caribbean-American Heritage Month recognizing the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States. From a historical perspective, Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating June 19, 1865 – the day enslaved Black Americans in Texas were informed that slavery had been abolished two years earlier and that they were free, is now a day to celebrate Black history and culture. Greater Miami celebrates these important cultures that make up our heritage communities on our Multicultural Miami page.

 
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TSU National Alumni Association Convention Comes to Miami

The 66th Annual Tennessee State University Alumni Association National Convention will be held on June 9-12 and the Kimpton Epic Hotel.  The event will bring over 200 TSU Alumni together in Miami for a long weekend of meetings, networking and celebrations.

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The GMCVB'S Miami Hotel Months

Get More Vacation With Amazing Hotel Deals! Do you prefer beachfront or boutique accommodations? All-inclusive resorts or cozy rooms in the heart of Greater Miami and Miami Beach's most exciting experiences? Luckily, Miami Hotel Months features a host of amazing deals on stays at top hotels. Take advantage of special family packages, earn resort credits, enjoy luxury amenities, complimentary meals, and more. Widely popular among locals and visitors, Miami Hotel Months returns June 2022 to September 2022. Click here for a complete list of offerings and program details and learn more about our many Miami Temptations.

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ART OF BLACK MIAMI
 
 
Art of Black Miami
 
Veo Veo, I See I See, Mwen wè Mwen wè, an Interactive Mural & Oral History Project Celebrating Black Miami History
 
On June 17, Miami MoCAAD and Hampton Art Lovers will co-host a Juneteenth celebration and #CreativeConversation at the Ward Rooming House. Veo Veo, I See I See, Mwen wè Mwen wè, the mural project begins at 1021 NW 2nd Avenue in Miami, the office building of the late Judge Lawson E. Thomas. Thomas was Miami-Dade County's first Black judge, who presided over the only purely racially segregated court system in the United States known as the “Negro Municipal Court.” The mural will be created by artist Anthony Reed II, known as "Mojo," and will pay homage to this important place and its history. The moderator, Charlton Copeland, and panelists James McQueen, Donnamarie Baptiste, Corbin Graves will participate in a lively conversation about Overtown and the mural project. Click here to learn more.
 
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RELIEF GRANTS, LOANS AND RESOURCES
 
 
Relief Grants, Loans and Resources
 
Driving Small Business Forward Grant Program for Hispanic-owned Businesses
 
Apply for a $25,000 grant for use toward purchasing a commercial vehicle for your business. Applicants must be majority (51%+) owned and operated by Hispanic-identifying entrepreneur(s), have 10 or fewer employees and less than $5M in annual gross revenue and a demonstrated need for a commercial vehicle to run your business. The application deadline is June 17, 2022. Click here to learn more.
 
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COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
 
 
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MOCA North Miami Celebrates Pride Month and Caribbean Heritage Month with Robust Public Programming in June
 
In celebration of Pride Month and Caribbean Heritage Month, the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami is offering a robust series of education and public programming throughout June.  The museum is also starting a series of public activations, “Under the Electric Tree,” at Griffing Park. Programming will include site-specific performances, live music, hands-on art activities, and more, in conjunction with the recently restored public artwork "Electric Tree" by international renowned artist, Mark Handforth.
 
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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
 
 
Business Development
 
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Miami Dade College
 
Dedicated to helping small businesses from South Florida to around the globe succeed, the world-class Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Miami Dade College is a top-rated accelerator empowering small business leaders. We understand your need to grow and the importance of elevating your business to the next level. Through a stimulating 9-session program of workshops, small business events, coaching sessions and more, participants gain powerful knowledge and expert insight, giving them the tools needed for real-world success. Applications are due by June 16, for classes beginning September 13. Learn more here.
 
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HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY & EDUCATION
 
 
Hospitality Industry & Education
 
Construction of Grand Hyatt Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel Set to Begin This Summer
 
With construction set to begin this summer on the Grand Hyatt Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel, the city’s convention center campus will continue to evolve into one of the most sought-after meeting and convention destinations in the world. Designed by Arquitectonica, the 800-room hotel will enhance Miami Beach’s Convention Center District with new public spaces, improved connectivity, and privately-funded infrastructure and resiliency upgrades. The project will create an estimated 1,909 on-site construction jobs, 724 full-time jobs and 225 indirect jobs.
 
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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
 
 
North Beach Bandshell Sunset
 
The Return of Goombay

Celebrate the Grove's Bahamian heritage with two days of festivities at the return of the Goombay Festival. This special edition of Goombay is hosted by The City of Miami to highlight the festival’s return from hibernation. For its 2022 edition, the festival kicks off on June 11, at Elizabeth Virrick Park with live performances by singer/songwriter Mr. Julien Believe and Melodic Vibrations Band. Sunday's lineup features popular Bahamian DJ, Selecta Chronic with additional entertainers to be announced. There will also be Junkanoo performances on both Saturday and Sunday.  If you're excited by the prospect of filling up on fresh Bahamian conch salad, there will be plenty of that as well as food vendors serving a wide selection of authentic Bahamian cuisine.

 
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CONVENTIONS, LEISURE & TRAVEL
 
 
Black Travel Summit
 
Voyage in Color a Global Summit
 
‘Voyage in Color’ will be a multi-day in-person & virtual summit celebrating Black culture in travel. Join the Black Travel Summit on their first annual global summit taking place on Juneteenth weekend, June 17-19 in Miami or online.  Connect with other Black travelers and professionals during their speaker series, global bazaar & expo, exclusive gala and awards show, the Black AF (and flossy) tour, and luxury yacht brunch. Join in and celebrate Black excellence in the travel and tourism industry. Register and learn more.
 
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Miami Attraction & Museum Months

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This Caribbean Heritage Month, we're learning all about the history of #CoconutGrove! Beginning in the 1870s, immigrants from the Bahamas arrived in the U.S. to seek new lives and bright futures. Many of them settled in at their new home of Coconut Grove and the rest is history! 📸: @beyondsouthbeach, @sarahplacensiaart

Miami Hotel Months

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#Miami Hotel Months are finally here! @SLSBrickell is welcoming locals to escape the ordinary and enjoy a luxurious vacation with a special offer through #MiamiHotelMonths! Start planning your perfect get-away (or stay-cation) at the #linkinbio. 📸: @slsbrickell

 
 
THE MULTICULTURAL TOURISM & DEVELOPMENT TEAM
 
 
 
Connie Kinnard
Vice President,
Multicultural & Tourism Development
305/539-3123
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Herlinda Lombardi
Coordinator,
Multicultural Tourism and Development
305/539-3128
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Petra Brennan
Director,
Tourism Business Enhancement
305/539-3126
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