Taste Of The Grove is Less Than 3 Weeks Away !

By: iCoconutGrove The Taste of the Grove is now less than 3 weeks away! Their Idea: Eat, Drink, Rock and Stroll! The Taste is expecting large crowds to do just All That! 8 Live concerts, 1 giant kid zone, and 20 of your favorite restaurants will be there to enjoy; One, GreenStreet Cafe will be present for the first time this year, while supporting and donating all proceeds of The Taste to a local charity organization named Act4Me, helping children with neurological disorders and…
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Possible Deal To Save The Playouse

By iCoconutGrove | Repost From Andres Viglucci | Miami Herald   Florida International University and Miami-Dade County have joined forces in an effort to resuscitate the shuttered, historic Coconut Grove Playhouse under a proposal submitted to the state of Florida, which took back ownership of the landmark theater last year. The 13-page proposal, which is not yet fully fleshed out, could represent the last, best hope to keep the historic theater property in public hands and avert a sale by…
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Coconut Grove BID Joins Bike 305

iCoconutGrove It’s officially a great time to bike in Coconut Grove! The Coconut Grove BID (Business Improvement District) has partnered with the Miami-Dade Park, Recreation and Open Spaces Department to promote the “BIKE305” county initiative. BIKE305 is a fun, healthy way to explore, experience and connect with Miami-Dade County and its surrounding communities.  Our level terrain and fabulous weather make it the ideal place to leave the car behind and make true connections with friends and neighbors as you bike,…
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Psychedelic Laser Lights in Coconut Grove’s Decadent Home and Gardens

By iCoconutGrove | Repost – The Examiner   Coconut Grove is one of Miami’s most striking areas filled with gems for the explorer. This quirky neighborhood is populated with bohemian, eco-friendly residents known for constantly being out and about. With the pulse of a free spirit and all the fine trimmings of a city, there is an array of activities for the snazzy vacationist. Here are two essential Coconut Grove experiences: The Miami Science Museum’s famed laser show is every…
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Abrakadoodle Brings Young Miros and Picassos to the Festival

iCoconutGrove | Repost from  Erin Jester | Miami Herald While the professional artists sales their wares, Abrakadoodle invites children to learn how to create in the style of Miro and Picasso. The paintbrush hovered for a moment, clutched firmly in the grasp of a tiny artist. Then the boy slapped it down with a splat, and a bright blue splotch appeared on the white construction paper. He smiled with delight. Brendan Brown, 2, was the first artist to visit Abrakadoodle, a mobile…
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Charlie Cinnamon’s Grand Scheme Celebrates Half a Century Today!

iCoconut Grove | Repost | Howard Cohen – Miami Herald   Most publicity gimmicks, if they succeed, endure in memory about as long as opening night. This weekend, Charlie Cinnamon‘s grand scheme celebrates half a century. Saturday brings the start of the 50th edition of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, and more than 500,000 are expected to line South Bayshore Drive and McFarlane Road over the course of the three-day event. In terms of publicity stunts, Charlie Cinnamon’s was inspired. Tasked…
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Top Five Things To Do At The Coconut Grove Arts Festival

iCoconutGrove | Repost from Amy Reyes for the Miami Herald Coconut Grove Arts Festival celebrates 50 years of art, food and music. Very few events in Miami can boast that they have been around for 50 years but the Coconut Grove Arts Festival hits that milestone this year, offering South Florida another chance to celebrate art, food and music in front of a glorious bay view under the Miami sun. Here are some highlights: 1. Take an art walk In…
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Gifford Lane Art Stroll Celebrates, Gives Back to the Community It Loves

It’s free. It’s fun. It’s the Grove the way the Grove once was. The 15th annual Gifford Lane Art Stroll will take place on Sunday, March 3rd from 12 noon to five p.m.  It’s the Grove’s other art festival. You will find it in Coconut Grove near the Kirk Munroe tennis courts, rolled out along one sleepy little block of Gifford Lane between Oak and Day Avenues (3200 block). “The thing is,” says Trina Collins one of the founders of…
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Coconut Grove’s “other” Art Show Unveils Poster

The poster for the 25th annual St. Stephen’s Art Show was unveiled on Thursday evening, February 7, 2013, at a gathering in the church’s Nepenthe Garden. The show will take place during Presidents’ Day weekend, February 18-20. This year’s poster artist, Rasa Saldaitis, created an impressionistic upward-looking image of a coconut palm. Saldaitis lives and works in St. Petersburg, Florida. Florida Frame & Art in Tampa displays her art. “My oil and acrylic paintings represent my love for color and the…
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Coconut Grove Arts Festival turns 50 and Only Gets Better with Age!

By iCoconutGrove   Only a week till the festivities of The Coconut Grove Ars Festival. It Only Gets Better with Age! Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival ® is the nation’s top outdoor fine arts festivals. The three-day festival showcases the works of over 360 of the finest artists and craftsmen in the world. A signature event of the South Florida cultural calendar, the Arts Festival is a true “Celebration of the Arts” offering visitors…
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