Category: Special Events

Celebrating Black History Month in Miami

February is Black History Month, created to focus attention on the numerous untold contributions of African Americans to the United States. Also known as African American History Month, it honors Black people from the enslaved humans brought from Africa to African Americans living in the United States today.

This year’s theme, “Black Resistance,” explores how “African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms, and police killings” since the country’s earliest days.

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Historic duPont Building Hosts Nicole Martin’s Engagement Party

The rich and famous keep coming to the Historic Alfred I. duPont Building in downtown Miami when they want to throw impressive galas.

The most recent such event was the Vegas-themed engagement party of “Real Housewives of Miami” star Dr. Nicole Martin and fiancé Anthony Lopez.

The love story

Martin and Lopez, a successful trial attorney, met separately through friends in Las Vegas

Get Ready for the Gay8 Festival, aka Gay Ocho

One of the many great things about Miami is the many festivals that we can have here all year ‘round. Upcoming example: the Gay8 (Gay Ocho) Festival on Sunday February 19, held annually in the heart of Little Havana along the iconic streets of Calle Ocho (Southwest 8th Street).

The Hispanic street fiesta, dedicated to LGBTQ+ art, music, dance, food, and culture, is the largest Hispanic diversity and inclusion festival in the U.S., attracting more than 80,000 visitors.

What to expect

From noon to 8 p.m. between Southwest 14th to 17th avenues, Calle Och

Best Miami Golf Courses for Your Corporate Event

There’s something about the slow, easy-going pace of 18 holes of golf that promotes teamwork, fosters deals, and facilitates networking.

That must be why so many companies plan their off-site events to be near at least one golf course. If you hold your corporate event in or near Miami, your attendees will have dozens of choices to suit every level of golf expertise.

That’s because Florida is the mecca of golf, due to the spectacular weather we enjoy here year-round. The state boasts over 1,200 public and private courses, from nine-hole courses to the most demanding 18-hole courses.

PartySlate Features the Historic Alfred I. duPont Building

When wealthy and connected A-listers want to party, many of them come to the Historic Alfred I. duPont Building in downtown Miami. So says PartySlate, in their article this month, “The 23 Top Celebrity & Influencer Weddings and Parties of 2022.”

PartySlate, the first digital platform designed specifically for event professionals, inspires people planning events and connects them with the leading event professionals and venues across the

Tickets Going Fast for Miami’s Great Gatsby Party

“Remember how much fun we had? I don’t know why we can’t just have fun like that again.” - Daisy Buchanan in “The Great Gatsby”

If the fictional Daisy were alive today, she’d no doubt be delighted to learn that the kind of fun she had at neighbor Jay Gatsby’s extravagant parties will be available next month, January 13 and 14 at The Historic Alfred I. duPont Building in downtown Miami. 

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How to Plan an Elegant New Year’s Eve Party

Ten . . . nine . . . eight . . . seven . . . Time is running out, not only on 2022, but on the time you have left to plan a fabulous, unforgettable New Year’s Eve party. So we’re here to help you out.

The vibe

To set your gala apart from every other New Year’s bash, you’ll need a theme for your party. This is the fun part, where you let your imagination run wild an important first step to plan your New Year's Eve party.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

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Planning a Memorable Company Holiday Party

Lucky you! You’ve been tasked with planning your company holiday party. So how do you make this year’s celebration stand out and—more important—make everyone want to come?

Here are a few tips to make your job a little easier.

Don’t go it alone

Even if you’re bursting with terrific ideas, have boundless energy, and are dynamite at details, get some help. A planning committee can help you make decisions and handle myriad tasks.

Know your budget

One way to lose points with management is to go over budget.

How to Throw a Glamorous Halloween Party

Decades ago, Halloween celebrations were almost exclusively kid-centered. Recently, however, the adults have begun to claim the popular fall festival for themselves.

Let’s face it, though: Many of them never updated the tackier decorations and traditions of their childhood days (except to add copious amounts of alcohol).

But that doesn’t mean your Halloween party has to feature cheap cardboard cutouts of dangling skeletons, swooping bats, formidable black cats, and warty witches, all arrayed against a backdrop of orange and black crepe paper garlands.

There’s nothing wrong with kitsch, but if your tastes run a bit classier, here’s how to throw a glamorous Halloween party.

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Tips for Planning a Family-Friendly Work Conference

While the pandemic may not have changed everything, it did have a major impact in several areas, one of which was the traditional expectation of employees devoting every waking hour to the job. 

Savvy corporations are taking notice, and are trying to adjust to new thinking regarding work-life balance. One of these new post-pandemic trends in the corporate world is the family-friendly work conference or meeting.

This type of event not only solves the sitter problem for out-of-town meetings, but also allows kids to have a glimpse of the mysterious world of “work” that Mommy and Daddy go to every day.