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Upcoming Events

City Commission
The City Commission will meet on Tuesday, 
April 7, 2015. 
100 N. Andrews Ave. 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Conference Meeting- 1:30 
Regular Meeting- 6 p.m.
Click here to review Commission Meeting agendas. 
Neighbor News

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Send an email to 

Ryan Henderson, 

Neighbor Support Office,

or call (954) 828-5213. 


City Commission Sworn-In

The City of Fort Lauderdale held a Swearing-In Ceremony for newly elected officials at City Hall on March 17, 2015. Visit the links below to learn more about our elected officials, and catch the next Commission Meeting on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. 

Nominations Open for   

Walk of Fame

Applications Due April 3


The City established the Walk of Fame in 2010 at the inaugural Great American Beach Party to pay tribute to the legendary Connie Francis on the 50th Anniversary of "Where the Boys Are." That 1960 film made Fort Lauderdale an overnight sensation and a "must see" destination for visitors. Walk of Fame Honorees are recognized for distinguishing themselves in their respective fields, while making lifelong, positive contributions to the City of Fort Lauderdale.


Walk of Fame Honorees are announced at the Great American Beach Party scheduled for Saturday, May 23. If you would like to submit a nomination for the 2015 Great American Beach Party Walk of Fame, please complete the application. The deadline is Friday, April 3. If you have any questions, please send an email to Tim McGovern.

Free Tax Prep 

Carter Park

1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program provides FREE tax preparation services for qualified individuals with an income of less than $53,000. Services are available at Carter Park on Tuesdays, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information, please click here 

Turtle Season 

The Florida coast is the second most popular nesting area in the world for Loggerhead Turtles. About six weeks after females make their nests in the sand, hatchlings make their way to the ocean using the reflection of the moon on the water as a guide.  Unfortunately, these hatchlings can become disoriented by artificial light.  The City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to protecting endangered sea turtles on the beach and seeks to reduce the impact of artificial lighting during turtle season, from March through October.During the 2014 season, 924 sea turtle nests were identified on Fort Lauderdale Beach and 36,792 hatchlings reached the ocean.  Click here to learn about Fort Lauderdale's Sea Turtle Nest Monitoring Program and local conservation efforts. 

March Featured Artist 

Fort Lauderdale proudly displays original artwork from local artists each month on the first floor of City Hall. For the month of March 2015, Fort Lauderdale was fortunate to partner with the Ann Storck Center, which is a private 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving children and adults with developmental disabilities.   Click here to read about the Ann Storck Center's Fine Arts program and be sure to stop by City Hall to see the extraordinary work of the talented artists on display through the end of the month.  

FridayNightTunesFriday Night Tunes


Friday, March 20

7-10 p.m.

Carter Park

1450 W. Sunrise Blvd

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Friday Night Tunes is back! Enjoy a free concert series with a broad range of musical varieties featuring a different live performer each month! Friday Night Tunes takes place on the third Friday of each month from 7 to 10 p.m. at Joseph C. Carter Park, located at 1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard. The next concert will take place on Friday March 20, bring your chairs, picnic blankets, and snacks to relax under the stars. From jazz to pop, Friday Night Tunes has it all.  For more information, click here. 

EggstravaganzaSpring Eggstravaganza


Children will enjoy finding hidden treasure in bright, colorful eggs, meeting the Spring Bunny, and much more!

Saturday, March 21

10 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Osswald Park

2220 NW 21st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Saturday, March 28

10 a.m.

Mills Pond Park

2201 N.W. 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311


Saturday, March 28

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Riverland Park

950 S.W. 27th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Saturday, April 4


Croissant Park

245 W. Park Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315


Saturday, April 4

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Holiday Park

1150 G. Harold Martin Dr., Fort Lauderdale, 33304

For details, call (954) 828-7275 or click here

FunRideFamily Fun Ride


It's Florida Bike Month and the City of Fort Lauderdale, in partnership with the Victoria Park and Lake Ridge Civic Associations, invites you to celebrate with us at the free Family Fun Ride and Moonlight Movie in the Park event. Bring your family, friends, bikes, picnic baskets, chairs, and blankets to Holiday Park on Saturday, March 21st from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and join us for a fun night of outdoor activity. Event highlights include:
  • A leisurely 5-mile bike ride from Holiday Park through the Victoria Park neighborhood led by Fort Lauderdale Police officers.(Helmets and bicycle lights required.)
  • Disney TM Pixar's family-friendly movie "UP" on the outdoor big screen with free popcorn and shaved ice
  • Free bicycle registration and helmet fittings (Click here to learn more about the City's bicycle registration program.)
  • Bike Rodeo and bicycle safety activities
  • Recycled bike and new helmet giveaway

Recyclable Bicycle Exchange will also be collecting used, unwanted bicycles at the event. Volunteers will fix up the bikes and donate them to local children in need.

The City of Fort Lauderdale thanks the following sponsors for making it possible for us to offer this great event for our neighbors: Victoria Park and Lake Ridge Neighborhood Associations, Broward B-cycle, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (Walk/Bike Safe programs), Florida Department of Transportation, South Florida Commuter Services, Broward MPO, Urban Health Partnerships, and Recyclable Bicycle Exchange.

For more information, please call (954) 828-3798 or email

BassBass Music Festival


Saturday, March 21 

7-10 p.m.

Bass Park

2750 NW 19th Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Local artists showcase their talents while promoting community togetherness! Don't miss amazing dance performances set to the sounds of hip hop, jazz, and more. For more information, call (954) 828-8498 or click here
TownHallTelephone Town Hall 


Mayor John P. "Jack" Seiler kicks off the 2015 Telephone Town Hall Meeting series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. It's your chance to share your thoughts with the Mayor regarding City services, initiatives and events.  Mark your calendar for the upcoming meetings, which will all take place at 7 p.m.:

  • District I Commissioner Roberts- April 16
  • District II Commissioner Trantalis- May 13
  • District III Commissioner McKinzie- June 18
  • District IV Commissioner Rogers- Sept. 10 
Neighbors with listed phone numbers will receive a phone call at the beginning of the meeting.  Those that wish to participate may stay on the line to share their ideas or listen to the discussion.  Alternatively, residents can also call the toll free number (888) 409-5380 from their home or cell phone to join.  Click here to learn more about the meetings and how to participate.

NoonTunesNoon Tunes


March 25 - May 27 Wednesdays

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Huizenga Plaza

32 E. Las Olas 

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Enjoy a free concert series at lunch! Breathe in the fresh air as you listen to live music from some of Fort Lauderdale's favorite musical talent. Bring your bagged lunch or enjoy luncheon treats from the Riverwalk Gourmet Delights food kiosks stationed along the Riverwalk. And don't forget to use the free Riverwalk Water Trolley to get you there! For more information, click here.

EarthEarth Hour


The City of Fort Lauderdale proudly supports Earth Hour 2015 and its mission to create a sustainable world.

On Saturday, March 28, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., communities everywhere will switch off lights for one hour to celebrate a commitment to the planet by leading a more sustainable lifestyle.

The City of Fort Lauderdale plans to participate by turning off non-essential lighting at City Hall. Where possible, we invite our neighbors to join us in an effort to preserve our planet for future generations.  Click here for more information.

MockingbirdMockingbird Trail

You're invited to a public workshop that will embark on the development of an urban art trail for Flagler Village. The Mockingbird Trail seeks to promote walkability, neighborhood
identity and habitat awareness in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The community placemaking workshop, which will take place Saturday, March 28, kicks off with a scavenger hunt at 6 p.m.  Meet at Cadence, located at 435 N. Andrews Avenue. Space is limited, please R.S.V.P.


Tortuga Meeting 


Tuesday, March 31, 6 p.m.
FL Aquatic Complex
Dive Team Room
501 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Produced and promoted by HUKA Entertainment and created with the Rock the Ocean Foundation, the Tortuga Music Festival returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach April 11-12, with
award-winning recording and performing artists including Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band. 


Last year's event raised more than $60,000 for the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and other marine conservation organizations. HUKA Entertainment will host a public meeting to discuss the pedestrian access plan for the 2015 Tortuga Music Festival. 

Championship3rd Annual Track & Field City Championships


Wednesday, April 1

2 p.m.

Orange Bowl Field at Carter Park

1450 W. Sunrise Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Catch some of the best student athletes in the City at the 3rd Annual Track & Field City Championships! Participating schools include Calvary Christian, Cardinal Gibbons, Fort Lauderdale, Pine Crest, South Florida HEAT, St. Thomas Aquinas, Stranahan, Westminster, and Upperroom Christian. For more information, please click here. 



The City of Fort Lauderdale is providing residents with a responsible way to dispose of hazardous waste, electronics and medications.  The next hazardous waste drop-off event is Saturday, April 11
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mills Pond Park which is located at 2201 NW 9th Avenue - that's Powerline Road.  Proof of residency is required.

TreeTree Giveaway


Days will be cooler, greener and more beautiful when the City of Fort Lauderdale reaches our goal of a 25% tree canopy cover by 2018.  Residents are invited to help reach that goal by participating in our free tree giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Florence C. Hardy Park.  The park is located at 25 SW 9 Street, Fort  Lauderdale, FL 33315.  With proof of residency, all Fort Lauderdale residents may receive up to two trees per household.  Come early if you want to participate in our Annual Arbor Day Program starting at 9 a.m.
Sister Cities

Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International proudly participated in the 2015 St. Patrick's Parade. GFLSCI is a non-profit citizen diplomacy network dedicated to creating and strengthening partnerships between Fort Lauderdale and cities around the world in an effort to increase global cooperation on many levels. This Passport to the world promotes cultural understanding and humanitarian programming and stimulates economic development.

City of Fort Lauderdale