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Changing Communities: Caribbean Cooking Demonstrations and More at Free MIAMI Realtors Event for Miami Shores Community

by | May 31, 2019

Caribbean Cooking Demonstrations and More at Free MIAMI Realtors Event for Miami Shores Community

--- The MIAMI Realtors hosted another successful event, Caribbean Night, at the Plaza 98 community destination in Miami Shores on Feb. 9, 2019.


The event featured Caribbean cooking demonstrations and tastings. It also featured mojitos and live music. We celebrated under the stars with Barry University's Caribbean Dance team and their mascot Bucky.


The Miami Shores Plaza 98 destination hosts community events on every second Saturday from December to April. Plaza 98 is located on the corner of 98th St. and NE 2nd Ave. The events are open to all ages and feature family entertainment and games and food and drink for purchase.


MIAMI, sponsors and volunteers created the pedestrian-friendly space last year. The groups sought zoning approval and painted 10 multi-colored, intersecting pineapples on Plaza 98's asphalt to create the new Downtown Miami Shores destination for community gatherings.


MIAMI Realtors partnered with the following entities for Plaza 98 events: Miami Shores Village, Miami Shores Community Alliance, Greater Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce, Miami-Dade Quick Build Program, Streetplans, and Don’t Look Down Productions.


Miami Realtors Changing Communities Initiative
Plaza 98 is part of MIAMI Realtors Changing Communities initiative, which launched in 2017. In 2018, MIAMI Realtors invested more than $175,000 in grant funds from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to improve our South Florida communities.


Through member engagement and feedback, MIAMI developed a list of local community projects that could have the most impact. MIAMI invited its 46,000-plus membership for a brainstorming session and more than 200 members contributed ideas and volunteered to help.


In 2018, MIAMI led more than 18 local community initiatives, including a dinner for the homeless at Chapman Partnership in Miami, partnering to install a Jupiter dog park, creating a shaded Doral trolley stop and more. Each project was led by the Realtor who proposed it and supported by a team of fellow Realtor volunteers and a Realtor partner (usually an elected official).


More MIAMI Realtors Changing Communities initiatives are planned for 2019.


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