It’s the season filled with red bows, tissue paper, giftwrap and cash. An average of $855 will be spent during the holidays, and most people will spend about a paycheck according to GoBankingRates.com. Here’s some ideas on how to cut down on the costs. Sell your stuff Offerup and Letgo
When Kimberly Lucien was young girl, she would walk across the street to her father’s friend house in Boston and watch her father and his Haitian-band rehearse in the basement. This, she said, was the beginning of her love for music. Lucien, 25, has released a new single “No Pressure”
Miami Beach officials are pushing to get more businesses on board with the city’s plastic-free pledge which they say will protect the environment. According to a press release sent by city officials, nearly eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year and which kills 100 million marine animals annually.
The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has transformed itself into an immersive and illuminating experience after the sun goes down with the debut of the NightGarden, which runs through Jan. 6. The garden features a 23-acre exhibit with light displays, motion-sensing technology, special effects and holograms, among other features. Erika Diaz,
The Haulover Skate Park and Pump Track, which opened earlier this year, was a passion project spearheaded by Surfside Mayor Daniel Dietch. Surfside officials collaborated with Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Bay Harbor Islands, and Sunny Isles Beach to fund and build the park, which opened on Aug. 7. -- Karen Morales
Young voters and college students around South Florida crowded the MTV-transformed gym at Miami Dade College in Kendall after polls closed for the midterm election Tuesday night. The free event kicked off at 7 p.m., and was hosted by Liza Koshy. The event also featured musical performances from Fat Joe, Ashanti and Lauren Jauregui. Reporter
The Ninth Annual Day of the Dead Festival was celebrated Friday in Fort Lauderdale by a widely diverse crowd. Although the tradition of Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos, owes its cultural roots to Mexico, people from many cultural backgrounds came to enjoy the festivities and embrace
“Havana Music Hall,” a new musical based on the Cuban Revolution, is now performing at Actor’s Playhouse on Miracle Mile. The show chronicles the story of a couple, Ramona and Rolando Calderon, as they begin to break into the Cuban music scene in 1958. It follows the couple to modern times, detailing struggles still
The Ninth Annual Day of the Dead celebration in downtown Fort Lauderdale is happening today, Nov. 2, from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. The celebration starts with the Ofrendas exhibit at the New River Inn Fort Lauderdale History Center from 3 to 8 p.m. The “Azteca Stage” at the Huizenga
In the third episode of The South Florida Access, Yuselys Solis sits down with John Capurso, CEO of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation is based in North Miami and serves the South Florida area. According to Capurso, the foundation is dedicated to ending breast cancer through advocacy, education, and research.