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For Immediate Release:
November 01, 2011

Media Contact:
Edith Torres
etorres@miamidade.gov
305-755-7862



Fashion and food featured at SoMi Talk of the Town rooftop party


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
South Miami's favorite fashion boutiques and restaurants are coming together all in one location for another rooftop party - SoMi Talk of the Town, showcasing great food and fine fashion, benefitting the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and the Million Trees Miami Project.  SoMi Talk of the Town will be on Saturday, November 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on the rooftop deck of the parking garage, located at 5829 SW 73 Street (above RA Sushi and across from Bougainvillea's).

Guests will enjoy live music by popular local bands the Mojo Scoundrels, Cat Shell and the Vibe, sample some of the finest foods from area restaurants, and enjoy a fashion show by local fashion boutiques competing for "Best of" in four categories - SoMi Chill (Casual), SoMi Style (Chic), SoMi Exclusive (Most Unique), and the coveted "SoMi Talk of the Town" award.

Zoo Miami's very own Ron Magill returns as master of ceremony for the evening.

Advance ticket costs are $30 general admission per person, $50 general admission per couple, and $50 VIP per person for the VIP Package which includes a special seating area and complementary cocktails, in addition to the samplers and beer and wine.  To pre-purchase tickets online, please visit www.mdparks.org. There will be an additional surcharge of $10 at the door the night of the event.

Parks Foundation members can receive one free general admission ticket to the event, or a $30 credit towards an upgrade to a VIP ticket, but must RSVP online at www.mdparks.org and enter their membership code to receive their ticket.   

"We are excited to host another great evening event after the overwhelming success of the July 9 SoMi Taste of the Town where restaurants competed for the Taste of the Town award," said Allison Diego, Executive Director of the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade.  "This time around the restaurants will be supporting the area merchants that will showcase their latest in fashion and accessories competing for the Talk of the Town award. The evening promises to be bigger and better than the first, and all for a worthwhile cause."

Sponsors include Big Cheese, Casa Lario's, Chamber South, Community Newspapers, Fox's Lounge, Red Sunset Merchants Association, Miami Disc Golf Association, South Miami Hospital, SoMi Magazine, and United HomeCare.

Participating restaurants and retailers include Casa Lario's and Fox's Lounge hosting the VIP tent, A Venue Boutique, Aurum Collections, Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern, Cervezas, Co-Sign of the Times, D Find at Sunset, Fresh Beer, Gardner's Market, Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, Massage Envy, MD Ageless South, Outback Steakhouse, Roaster's n Toaster's, Secret Vanity Boutique, Shula's 347, Si Belle, Sports Grill, Swensen's, Tastie Treats Café, Teleboro Wireless, The Boston Beer Company, The Irish Times, Wok Master, and more. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and the Million Trees Miami Project.

About the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade
The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.

Monies raised through membership and fundraising efforts help fund: scholarships for disadvantaged children to attend after-school and summer camp programs; recreational and community programs, such as disability services and health and wellness initiatives for people of all ages; and Parks Open Space Master Plan initiatives, such as the development of trailways, bikeways and safe access to parks and open spaces throughout Miami. For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit www.parksfoundationofmiami-dade.com.

About Million Trees Miami Project
Million Trees Miami Project Campaign is a community-wide effort to plant one million trees by 2020 in order to achieve a thirty-percent tree canopy cover for Miami-Dade County.  The campaign was developed by the Miami-Dade Community Image Advisory Board and was born of the idea that a healthy and sustainable urban forest provides significant social, economic, and environmental benefits that foster a high-quality, livable, vibrant, and beautiful community.  In order to reach our urban tree canopy goal of 30%, everyone needs to participate.


 

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MIAMI-DADE PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACES DEPARTMENT
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(305) 755-7842