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King Tides Expected Oct. 24-31 
Fort Lauderdale continues to experience King Tides. Flooding in low-lying areas is more likely in the fall months, as the close proximity of the moon, high tides, rising sea levels and inclement weather conditions can combine to exacerbate flooding risks. As a coastal community with numerous low-lying areas and 300 miles of canal coastline, Fort Lauderdale neighbors are advised to be especially vigilant from October 24 through Halloween and again from November 24 to 27, when tides are expected to be at their highest levels of the year.
While the City maintains an extensive stormwater master plan and is instituting both aggressive maintenance and innovative adaptation solutions to address drainage- including the installation of tidal valves- the location and natural topography of the City makes neighborhoods susceptible to flooding. Remember that flooded streets may be covered in either fresh or saltwater. Please take caution whenever driving on flooded streets. When in doubt, turn around.
Downtown's First Pink Drive!

The City of Fort Lauderdale was proud to partner with AutoNation to mark the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and help kick off the company's "DRIVE PINK" campaign, a national effort to raise millions of dollars for breast cancer research. The event was highlighted by the unveiling of Fort Lauderdale's first "Pink Drive" (a.k.a. S.W. 2 Street). The bright pink downtown street stretches five city blocks and is a visual reminder about our community's commitment to support this cause and help find a cure. Watch the NBC6 coverage of the event. 
City Receives $42,000 Art of Community Grant 

The Transportation and Mobility Department secured a $42,000 Art of Community grant from the Community Foundation of Broward to install three painted intersections on Breakers Avenue at Belmar Street, Windamar Street, and Riomar Street. 

This Complete Streets project, which requires neighbors to actively participate in the process, will provide a safer mobility experience, create a sense of place that reflects the character of the area, promote civic engagement, encourage traffic calming, and add to the City's ever-growing public art displays. 

Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward provides leadership on community solutions, and fosters philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. With more than 450 charitable funds representing $173 million, the organization has distributed $72 million during the past 30 years to create positive change. The Foundation convenes citizens around critical issues, and builds the capacity of our community. 
October Artist Sandy Hill   

Fort Lauderdale proudly displays original artwork from local artists each month on the first floor of City Hall. For the month of October 2015, Fort Lauderdale selected Sandy Hill, a local resident for the past 37 years, breast-cancer survivor and mom to six rescue animals. Sandy's work was so well received in January 2014 that she was invited back to City Hall to showcase her fantasy animals collection. Read Sandy's full bio and be sure to stop by City Hall to see her art on display through the end of the month. 
Chill Out at Friday Night Tunes

Friday Night Tunes is back! Enjoy a free concert series with a broad range of musical varieties, featuring a different live performer each month. Join us on Friday, October 16 as the Ladies of Soul indulge the crowd with favorite R&B, soul, and funk hits. Friday Night Tunes takes place on the third Friday of each month from 7 to 10 p.m. at Joseph C. Carter Park, which is located at 1450 West Sunrise Boulevard. Bring your chairs, picnic blankets, snacks and friends to jam the night away!  
Make A Difference Day Oct. 24

Join your fellow neighbors and come together on Saturday, October 24 for Fort Lauderdale Make a Difference Day! This citywide day of service will show our neighbors how much we care by offering 25 different volunteer projects to enhance our community. Participants can select from a wide range of options including: residential painting, beach cleanups, landscaping and mulching, and numerous Adopt-A-Street beautification initiatives. Just pick a project and lend a hand! For more information or to sign up for a project, please contact Jorg Hruschka in the City's Neighbor Volunteer Office
at 954-828-5568 or
Have a Spooktacular Halloween

The City of Fort Lauderdale will transform into a world of folklore as princesses, superheroes, pirates, ghosts, goblins, and more fill the streets celebrating Halloween at one of
our events suitable for the entire family! For more information, please call 954-828-7275 (PARK) or visit

October 24, 3 - 6 p.m. | Mills Pond, 2201 NW 9th Ave. (Free)
October 28, 6 - 8 p.m. l Riverland Park, 950 SW 27th Ave. (Free)
October 29, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.| Bass Park, 2750 NW 19th St. (Free)
October 31, 1 - 5 p.m.| Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2nd St. (Free)
October 31, 4 - 6 p.m. | Croissant Park, 245 W Park Dr. (Free)
Relax at JM Lexus Sunday JazzBrunch November 1  

Join us the first Sunday of every month on the scenic Riverwalk for the JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch. This free outdoor concert series takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features the best local jazz artists on three stages from Esplanade Park to Riverfront. The performers for November 1 will include: Ed Calle, the Martin Hand Quartet and the Bill Scott Band. The monthly event is sponsored by JM Lexus, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, News Radio 610 WIOD, Beck's Sapphire, and Bud Light Platinum. For details, call 954-828-5363 or visit the City website.
Fort Lauderdale to Recognize 
Outstanding Citizens Nov. 3
Join the Fort Lauderdale City Commission and the Citizens' Committee of Recognition for the 41st Annual Citizens Recognition Awards on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at Fort Lauderdale City Hall, 100 N. Andrews Avenue. (click here to view the event invitation.)
The Citizens Recognition Awards recognize Fort Lauderdale citizens whose efforts and achievements foster civic pride and responsibility, encourage public service, develop appreciation of the City's heritage, and significantly contribute to the development of this community.
Since the program's inception in 1972, Fort Lauderdale has recognized 126 outstanding citizens.  Congratulations to this year's honorees:
Citizen of the Year - Sharon Major-Hughes
Distinguished Citizen - Donald Singer
Honored Founder - Stanford K. Smoker
Exemplary Former Employee - Greg Brewton
For more information about the 41st Annual Citizens Recognition Awards or to RSVP for the event, please email or call 954-828-4750.
Boat Show Nov. 5-9  

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
cruises into town November 5 through November 9, 2015. For more than 50 years, this global event has been a driving force behind the tremendous growth and development of our marine industry, as well as a fundamental contributor to our economic expansion. Thousands of exhibitors, marine enthusiasts and boat lovers from around the world will descend upon Fort Lauderdale to see an impressive display of the most spectacular water vessels on earth. The show will encompass more than three million square feet of space spread across Bahia Mar, the Aquatic Complex, Las Olas Marina, the Hilton, the Sails, Pier 66, and the Convention Center. Generating tens of millions of dollars in marine commerce and new business development, the Boat Show showcases Fort Lauderdale to a worldwide audience, and is a substantial economic catalyst for our hotels, restaurants, retail, and entertainment establishments. Its total economic impact to our City now exceeds half a billion dollars, which is greater than any other event in Florida including the Super Bowl. 
Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Drop-Off Event Nov. 7

The City of Fort Lauderdale has partnered with neighboring communities to provide more options for residents to dispose of household hazardous waste and electronics (proof of residency required with driver's license or utility bill).
Fort Lauderdale residents are invited to the November 7th HHW Event to be held from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 1660 NE 10th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33306. 
The next drop-off event in Fort Lauderdale is scheduled to take place on January 30, 2016 at Mills Pond Park. For more information, visit
Big Toy & Truck is Back Nov. 14

Don't miss our annual free Big Toy & Truck event on November 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Holiday Park, which is located at 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive. 

Children, teens and adults can view, climb aboard and operate a variety of fire-rescue and police vehicles, a front loader, bucket trucks, a school bus, an electric cart and more. 

For details, call 954-828-5363 or visit
Play in the Street Nov. 22 
Ditch your car and use your feet to get to Open Streets Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, November 22nd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on E. Las Olas Boulevard. Open Streets Fort Lauderdale, taking place again this year in partnership with Winterfest Family Fun Day, is a free event that offers people of all ages an opportunity to "play" in the street without cars.
In addition to walking, jogging, skating, and biking, this year's Open Streets event includes a variety of recreational activities such as yoga, Zumba, spinning, dancing, street hockey with the Florida Panthers, line dancing, and much more!  There will also be bike and pedestrian safety activities, cultural experiences and entertainment, and healthy living demonstrations for everyone to enjoy.
Open Streets events, also known as Ciclovías, temporarily close streets to vehicles and transform them into car-free "playgrounds" that bring together families and neighbors to promote healthy living and sustainable transportation alternatives. They also enable the City and its partners to connect neighbors with their community and get them to think more about healthier choices. For example, instead of driving a car to Open Streets Fort Lauderdale, the City encourages everyone to bike, walk, skate, jog, or ride the Sun Trolley, Riverwalk Water Trolley, bus, or the train to get to the event. Not only is this a heart-healthy choice, it's a more sustainable, environmentally friendly choice.
Click here to learn more about Open Streets Fort Lauderdale and here to join the Open Streets Facebook event page. 
Get Ready to Trot Nov. 26 

Burn some calories and work up a hearty appetite by participating in the 5th Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot & Paddle on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. from DC Alexander Park on A1A and extends north to Sunrise Boulevard and back to Las Olas Boulevard. 
Since its inception in 2011, the Turkey Trot & Paddle has grown from a few hundred participants to thousands of 'chip-timed' walkers, joggers, runners, and paddle boarders who are making this event a Thanksgiving tradition.
It doesn't matter whether you are a first timer, experienced, or a seasoned "trotter," the Turkey Trot & Paddle is perfect for anyone. Participants have the option to walk, run, paddleboard, or participate "virtually." There is even a Kids' Dash and, to add to the fun, Thanksgiving-themed costumes are encouraged!
In addition to having a great time and doing something healthy for yourself, participating in the Turkey Trot is a great way to give back to your community. One hundred percent of the race proceeds are split between two local organizations - Leadership Broward Foundation and iTrace Foundation - committed to developing leadership, inspiring community service, and encouraging health and wellness.
Bring the whole family, come dressed for the part, and make your Thanksgiving even more fulfilling because "It Feels Good, To Do Good" for yourself and your community.
For more information or to register for the Turkey Trot, click hereThe deadline to register online is November 22. If you have unexpected or out-of-town guests that want to participate, they can register onsite beginning at 6 a.m. on race day. 
Become a CERT Volunteer 

As a volunteer CERT member, you will learn life-saving skills for major emergencies including hurricanes, floods, and/or fires. You will also learn fire suppression and injury care for everyday situations. As a CERT graduate, your skills will be valuable to you, your family, and your community in the event of a major disaster. CERT members may be assigned to a team in their neighborhood where they will play an important community safety role, as well as assist Fire-Rescue professionals in the event of an emergency.

Classes will take place on two Saturdays, January 23 and 30, 2016. Space is limited. Register now by calling 954-828-6700. 
Mark Your Calendar For These Upcoming Events
Fort Lauderdale Fire Expo 
Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor Robert L. McKinzie, Commissioner Romney Rogers, and Commissioner Dean J. Trantalis welcomed the International Delegation of firefighters from Argentina, Guatemala and Panama at the Opening Ceremonies of the 7th Annual Fort Lauderdale Fire Expo.

Also in attendance were Deputy Consul of Argentina Gustavo Marcelo Terra, Honorary Consul of Guatemala John Bauer, and Trade Commissioner of Guatemala Dunia Miranda-Mauri. The 2015 Trade Mission from Barcelona was also present, along with friends, staff, and members of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities Board of Directors, Fort Lauderdale Fire Chief Robert Hoecherl, and several members of the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue department. 
Imperial Point Fall Harvest Oct. 17

Imperial Point Association's 15th Annual Fall Harvest Picnic is coming and you're invited to join the fun!

Saturday, October 17, noon to 3 p.m.
Dottie Mancini Park, behind Broward Health Imperial Point

Admission is free for all Imperial Point Association members and family. Visitors and non-members pay only $10 per person or $25 per family, which includes a 2015 membership! The event will feature pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo, raffle prizes and more. Visit the Imperial Point website for more information. 
Mockingbird Trail Launching Oct. 17

In Flagler Village, the search is on for the giant Mockingbird. Have you seen it? Elusive to the human eye, the only hints of its existence is the evidence left behind, visible along the 2-mile trail. Come explore the Trail to discover all the proof you'll need to create your own story about our neighborhood's mythical bird.

The official launch of Mockingbird Trail will be held during the sixth annual Art Fallout hosted by ensemble member, Girls' Club on October 17th, from 5-9 p.m. Celebrated during National Arts and Humanities Month, Art Fallout unites the contemporary art spaces in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

While hitting the Trail, stop by Cadence Pop-up Gallery for a behind-the-scenes exhibit of the progress of the past 17 months of production. Cadence Pop-up Gallery will be an official trolley stop on the evening's gallery route for this art-filled event. Knowledgeable Mockingbird Trail volunteers will be stationed at each sculpture site to assist in guiding those who explore the neighborhood through Mockingbird Trail. Make sure to pick up a printed Field Guide available at each trail stop and online for download at

true heART SHOW Oct. 17

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television 

The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is proud to present "Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television." This is the first exhibition to explore how avant-garde art influenced and shaped the look and content of network television in its formative years from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. The exhibition includes art and graphic design by Saul Bass, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Allan Kaprow, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Eero Saarinen, Ben Shahn, and Andy Warhol, as well as ephemera, memorabilia and clips from such shows as Batman, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Ernie Kovacs Show, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In and The Twilight Zone. The Revolution of the Eye exhibit will be on display at the NSU Art Museum from October 25 through January 10, 2016.  

Other upcoming museum exhibits include: 
Pablo Picasso: Painted Ceramics and Works on Paper, 1931 - 71 
War Horses: Helhesten and the Danish Avant-Garde during World War II 
William J. Glackens: A Modernist in the Making 
The Indestructible Lee Miller 
ISPS World Championships

The International Slow Pitch Softball World Championships are coming to Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale, November 6-8, 2015.