November Festivals in Florida

Let the family fun begin with the Palm Beach Post’s list of the top 3 November Festivals in Florida!! 1) COCONUT GROVE The Great Grove Bed Race. Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.; South Bayshore Drive at McFarlane Road, near Peacock Park. Are you ready for some mattress mayhem, or perhaps a bed-on collision? You may see both at this humorous race, as costumed five-member teams barrel their homemade beds on wheels through the streets. Awards will be given for the fastest,…
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Fashion Art and Music Night In The Grove

Repost from Miami New Times by Hannah Sentenac. Anyone familiar with Coconut Grove’s rich history knows that the lush community started as a thriving artist’s enclave. Despite the commercialization of Starbucks and Chili’s, the Grove was born out of creativity and eclectic charm. Now, the waterfront neighborhood is rediscovering its roots with the return of Fashion Art + Music (F.A.M.) night. The monthly event will feature arts, eats, fashion shows, and other right-brain recreation — all kicking off this weekend, on…
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FAM Night Is Back This Saturday!!

  Posted by Stephanie Alexis- Repost from Grapevine, FAM Night is back, Saturday, October 3 in Coconut Grove. Where Fashion + Art + Music will collide for its third season from 6 to 9 pm. Art galleries and boutiques will offer special things along with local bars and restaurants. Several Coconut Grove restaurants will offers pecial FAM food deals like a $9 Nitro Cold-brew Float exclusively sold at Panther Coffee. La Gamba and Spartico restaurants are offering live Flamenco music…
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Grove Is On An Upward Trend

Posted by Yasmin Uribe – Repost from Miami Today by Carla Vianna Anecdotally, there’s no shortage of tourists stepping off the big red bus touring through Coconut Grove. There’s also no shortage of visitors dining at the Grove’s restaurants, shopping at its stores, staying at its hotels and attending its events, locals say. It was a Monday afternoon and GreenStreet Café was bustling with patrons, owner Sylvano Bignon said. “It’s been a phenomenal summer,” Mr. Bignon said. “Miami used to…
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Try Our New Coconut Grove Bike Share Program

Repost from Bicycling.com | Cruise the palm-lined bike lanes in this cycling-crazy city | By Stephen Edwards The weather isn’t the only thing that’s hot in Miami. The city’s revitalized downtown is packed with trendy boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants, making it one of America’s most desirable neighborhoods. Thanks to a growing network of bike lanes and paths that connect the urban core to nearby beaches and residential communities, bike commuting has doubled since 2008. It spiked further upward last…
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THE GROVE IS ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE … THE GROVEITES

Repost from The Miami Herald | By: Andres Viglucci Once upon a distant time, the village center of old Coconut Grove was so anything-goes mellow that a blind man — folk-rock star Jose Feliciano, to be specific — could pedal a bicycle a short way down the street without fear of running into anything. That was long ago, during a near-mythical age when hippies, artists, writers and folk singers mixed in the streets, the cafes and the jungly neighborhood cottages…
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SUPtheworkout Opens The First Ever Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Indoor Studio

By iCoconutGrove | Repost – Press Release Miami, FL – July 2, 2014 – SUPtheworkout announces its first ever indoor stand up paddle (SUP) studio located at 3096 Fuller Street, Coconut Grove, Florida. SUPtheworkout offers the ultimate total body strength and conditioning experience. The workout itself is done in a group setting in interval form. While half of the participants are on the SUP ergometers paddling, the other half is doing functional training and body weight exercises. The SUP Ergometer…
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The Mango Strut Parade’s unofficial “ROYAL” results

By Jonathan Welsh for iCoconutGrove The 2013 King Mango Strut parade in Coconut Grove definitely put the NUT in CocoNUT Grove. This particular tongue-in-cheek parade is designed to be a social commentary on the year’s biggest news stories starring locals. The event entails and afternoon spent surrounded by friends and sharing laughs watching a parade go by in a city that too often takes itself too seriously. The parade was started in 1982 as a parody of the annual King Orange…
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Get Ready For The 32nd Mango Strut !

By iCoconutGrove     Here’s an event you can’t miss ! The yearly awaited , 32nd annual King Mango Strut Parade will take place this Sunday, Dec. 29 at 2pm, at Commodore Plaza and Main Hwy. The Mango madness  features the Little Miss Mango float, groups spoofing national and local events, satirizing the people and events that made news during the year, as well as the Grand Marshall, and celebrity guest.  We can’t wait to poke fun at any and everything…
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Coconut Grove Waterfront Plan Goes To Miami Voters

By iCoconutGrove | Repost from ANDRES VIGLUCCI AND CHARLES RABIN | The Miami Herald     On the picturesque but cluttered Coconut Grove waterfront, a ramshackle marina, a seafood restaurant well past its prime and a funky if beloved watering hole known as Scotty’s Landing today occupy seven acres of choice public land next to Miami City Hall. Now their leases are up and their long run is over. And what’s in the offing to replace them could forever change the…
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