The New Miami
Miami is going through a cultural evolution, and people are catching on. What was once known as a destination for late nights of partying is now recognized for its vibrant communities, terrific food, and artistic culture. Our city is alive all day and night, full of festivals and events. The diverse culture means many flavors of life, from music and film, to food and the arts. No matter the time of day, there is always something to do that will heighten your senses.
For starters, you can get up early for one of the many free yoga classes offered all around town. There’s no better way to start the day than to clear your mind with a view of the city.
Yoga In The Park is offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at Bayfront Park, and there are also free classes directly on the beach too.
To keep your mind moving and ears listening, there are plenty of small fairs and live performances all over the city in places you would never expect.
Wynwood Yard is a new outdoor space in The Art District and is an awesome place to hangout and check out one of the many fun events held there. Complete with permanent food trucks, a produce garden, and bar, Wynwood Yard is the perfect place to vibe while the sun sets. Just one of the many parties that takes place here is Live at the Yard, a music series by Prism Music Group.
Prism Music Group, a Miami based agency, curates an array of events around town that focuses on elevating culture through avenues of creative expression. The idea behind what Prism is doing embodies exactly how our city is changing.
One area in particular on the rise is the few blocks that connect Downtown Miami to The Art District, known as The Arts and Entertainment District (AE District). It’s reminiscent of the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, and its feel is perfect for nights like Acoustic Carpet and Movies Under The Stars, two outdoor events that invite diverse crowds to enjoy artisanal bites and experience the arts for free.
Movies Under The Stars is a monthly series where guests can bring blankets and enjoy a film screening under the Miami city lights. It’s the collaborative effort of Prism Group and The Miami Film Festival, Miami’s most prestigious festival which hosts screenings throughout the year with the 10-day mega festival in March.
The film festival is just one of many festivals to enjoy throughout the year. We have Art Basel during Winter and Miami Music Week during Spring. And while these are the most well known, there are lots of cultural festivals that pop up every week all around the county. The Asian Culture Festival takes place in Homestead during March, with Calle Ocho (a Cuban celebration) just the following week.
And of course, the best of all are the food festivals, like The Food and Wine Festival, or Taste of Haiti.
The dominant Caribbean population of Miami keeps our city vibrant and delicious. Jerk chicken, banan fri (fried plantain), collard green, rice and peas, and spicy picklies. YUM.