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For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2018
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Melonie Burke
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Commissioner Monestime presents 2nd Annual Uptown Avenue 7 Arts & Culture Festival

MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime and the NW 7th Avenue Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), will present the 2nd Annual Uptown Avenue 7 Arts & Culture Festival on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Arcola Lakes Library, 8240 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33150.

The festival brings a dynamic day of visual art, entertainment, vendors and cuisine to the 7th Avenue Corridor to promote the CRA’s vision and mission of repositioning 7th Avenue as a vibrant commercial, residential and cultural center. Festival goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to experience the best of Uptown Avenue 7. Vendors will have unique items for sale and great discounts for the early holiday shopper.

Art lovers can venture into MUCE’s iconic Pop-up Art Exhibition featuring artists from heritage neighborhoods and surrounding areas. Live musical performances will be in full swing throughout the event. Other offerings will include a vintage car show by Classic Cars, a try-before-you-buy vendors’ expo, culinary demonstrations alongside a Lunch & Learn session hosted in the CRA Lounge, and a Kids Zone with interactive art and reading stations hosted by the Arcola Lakes Library.

“This is going to be a great event, and I encourage residents to bring their families for a day of fun while supporting the CRA’s mission to revitalize the 7th Avenue Corridor as a vibrant place to live, work, play,” Commissioner Monestime said.

About Commissioner Jean Monestime

Commissioner Jean Monestime serves as the Chairman of the Miami-Dade County Board of Commission and Commissioner of District 2. He believes that there is no greater gift than the gift of service to others. Mr. Monestime was first elected to District 2 on November 2, 2010. After 30 years as a resident of Miami-Dade County, he became the first Haitian-American to ever serve on the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. Learn more about his initiatives here.

About Uptown Avenue 7 CRA

Uptown Avenue 7 is a Community Redevelopment area, poised for new investment, expansion and growth. With a new brand, incentive programs and critical community partnerships, Uptown is ready to support the growth, expansion, or launch of your new business, and emerge as one of the region’s most significant employment and business innovation centers. Click here for more details.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime
2nd Annual Uptown Avenue 7 Arts & Culture Festival
November 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Arcola Lakes Library, 8240 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33150