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Burgerfest 2018

Indulge in a day filled Sun, Buns, & Fun! New Times First Annual Burgerfest is just around the corner, and we're excited to extend to you the Bun & Fun 4-Pack!

Join us on Saturday, July 7th for a Miami Burger Festival! Guests will enjoy unlimited burger samples, live entertainment, and access to cash bars.

Round up your Saturday troop and save $40 on tickets with the Bun & Fun 4-Pack! * While Supplies last. For more information, go to ww.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1662018.

Race to the 4th

Get ready for Homestead’s Annual “Race to the 4th!” Independence Day Bash!

Fireworks, food trucks, kids’ activities and live music at South Florida’s most exciting attraction! The Homestead-Miami Speedway located at 1 Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd, Homestead will be awash in a sea of reds, whites and blues for the annual “Race to the 4th!” Independence Day Bash Wed July 4 6-10pm.

Guests will enjoy rocking out to Hangar 5, a thrilling Miami rock cover band. Food trucks will be onsite and kids will enjoy midway style amusement rides and games. This salute to all things America will culminate with the best fireworks show in South Florida—a dazzling display of pyrotechnics synced to a mix of pop hits and patriotic tunes.

Please note that security checkpoints will be in use at this year’s event. All bags are subject to search and all guests must pass through a metal detector.

For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (305) 224-4570.

Discover Broward Parks

Make 2018 your year of discovery. Parks' countywide network of regional parks, nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas foster preservation and offer recreational and educational opportunities for all ages. Glide on the river of grass, give back to the community, learn about endangered sea turtles, take a class, train on a mountain bike trail, and go to a festival or concert. Discover Broward County Parks at http://bit.ly/BCPR_ThngsTodo.

The Book of Moron

Robert Dubac’s newest Off-Broadway hit, THE BOOK OF MORON, has been described as one of the most “Hilarious” “Intelligent” and “Scorching” satirical attacks on idiocracy since Mark Twain. (And “idiocracy” isn’t event a word, How dumb is that?) The New York Times raves, “Riding shotgun with intelligence and absurdity, THE BOOK OF MORON crashes head first into the barriers of sex, race, religion, politics and the media. It may be offensive to some but there’s laughter for all!” Contains ADULT content and is intended for Mature Audiences only. For more information, go to www.kravis.org/events/moron/

International Mango and Tropical Fruit Festival

Join us on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, 2018 for Miami's most celebrated summertime event. This year features the mangoes of Haiti along with other tropical fruit, many of which are not commonly available. The weekend is packed with tropical gardening fun, including mango and fruit trees for sale; classes and advice on how to grow them; cooking demonstrations on how to use fresh Florida fruit in your own dishes (especially the MANGO); our ever-popular mango tasting; sellers of all kinds of garden-related goodies, jewelry, candles, soaps, crafts, and more; vendors with food of all kinds; beer tasting; live music; activities for kids and so much more! Use the code: NTMango2018 and enjoy $5 off adult admission; $2 child, $2 seniors! www.fairchildgarden.org

Bayfront Bash

The best place to celebrate the 4th of July for FREE is in the heart of downtown Miami at Bayfront Park! Bayfront Park offers a FREE kids' zone, food & beverages and the largest FREE fireworks show in South Florida! www.bayfrontparkmiami.com

The Deerfield Beach 4th of July Celebration

The Deerfield Beach 4th of July Celebration sponsored by the Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency takes place Wednesday, July 4th at the Main Beach Parking Lot (149 SE 21st Ave). Come enjoy food, arts and crafts, the JM Family Kid’s Zone and free entertainment from 12pm to 9:00pm with fireworks beginning at 9:05pm. Should you have any questions regarding the event please visit www.deerfield-beach.com/4thofjuly or call the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429.

Red, White, & View!

Get the best seat in the County and view fireworks atop the hill at Vista View Park on Wednesday, July 4 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Depending on weather conditions, Independence Day viewers may be able to see the patriotic displays from Davie, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Sunrise, and possibly Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. Most of those shows are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. when the sun goes down. Get to the park early to reserve your spot. Viewers are encouraged to bring beach chairs, blankets, food, and beverages. No fireworks are launched from the park. Fees are $1.50/person until 7:30 p.m. and $2/person after 7:30 p.m. For details, call 954-357-8898.

Libraries ROCK This Summer

Summer at Your Library Registration is Open Now! Stanley C. PantherEveryone from babies to seniors are invited to read, learn, attend great events and win prizes. We’ll have free events that include everything from films to festivals, video games to virtual reality and science labs to storytimes.

This year’s Summer at Your Library sponsors, the Florida Panthers, will tour Broward County Libraries providing games and an opportunity for children and families to meet Panthers guests, alumni and personalities. Please visit nhl.com/panthers/community/readingtour for locations, dates and times of visits.

Cirque du Soleil Crystal

For the first time Cirque du Soleil® pushes the boundaries of performance, redefining the artistic possibilities of ice. Watch as world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their frozen playground with speed and grace, challenging the laws of gravity with daring acrobatics. Cirque du Soleil Crystal™ coming to Sunrise at The BB&T Center from July 18th-29th!


During Joe Matarese’s 30-year comedy career, he has landed appearances on the most sought after TV and radio shows including THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (where he received a standing ovation from all 4 celebrity judges and the 2000 person crowd), CHELSEA LATELY, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS (his very own 1/2 hour special), THE HOWARD STERN SHOW, and 2 One-Hour Specials entitled “MEDICATED” and “THE POSTER’S WRONG.” You may also recognize him from Bravo’s reality series BETTER HALF, where he taught his wife to perform stand-up and she brought home the $20,000 prize.

Joe has hit the stage four times at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, leading to two development deals with major television networks. Joe was also the creator and star of a 13-episode web series funded by Official Comedy, “Fixing Joe,” a scripted comedy based on Joe’s first podcast of seven years with the same name. Look for Joe’s brand new podcast, “Stand Up Lie Down,” with Dr. Keith Ablow coming out in Fall 2017, as well as his performance live at the Mizner Park Cultural Center!

GEN-X Summer Tour

GEN-X Summer Tour with Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit, and Alien Ant Farm at The Miramar Amphitheater July 3. Don’t miss the only South Florida date. What better way to kick off the 4th of July!!!

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