Just two weekends of summer remain before school starts, making mornings more hectic and evenings less free for entertainment. A free wellness day at the James Royal Palm is one way to unwind before it all begins.
If you want to get in shape or are a fitness buff get a workout on 73rd Street and Collins on Miami Beach any Thursday at 6 p.m. or Friday at 9 a.m. at the Free FitCamp. Or, channel your zen in downtown Miami with Bayfront Park’s free yoga classes on Saturdays at 9 a.m. hosted by TeamFootWorks.
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Tunes under the stars in North Miami
Downtown North Miami has become a hot spot for monthly musical events. The latest incarnation is NoMi Musical Nights one Friday a month. The Aug. 8 concert at 7 p.m. features DJ Lumoney, singer/songwriters Kawan DeBose and Kevin Lyttle and hip-hop artist Jaheil giving it their all on the stage during the end-of-summer celebration performance. The event is free and food will be available for purchase.
Get moving and relax at James Royal Palm
The James Royal Palm Hotel on Miami Beach is giving those Miami Spa Month deals a run for their money by offering a Free Wellness Day at the oceanfront resort. On Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon, it’s a blend of both fitness and spa wellness with a pop-up Zumba class in the Great Room and mini spa treatments at Renew, the spa. They’re also serving up lite bites in the James Club and complimentary lounge chairs and access to their beachfront area. RSVP is required.
Discounted entry to Fairchild
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is an 83-acre wonder of tropical palms, cycads, flowering trees and abundant picturesque vistas. Highlights at Fairchild are the Whitman Fruit, the Madagascar Spiny Forest with its bizarre collection of plants and the Wings of the Tropics conservatory, brimming with colorful butterflies. Visit on Sundays in August and adult admission is cheaper at $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and older and $7 for kids ages 6-17.
Catch a cheap flick
Reminisce and get nostalgic with the most popular movies from the '80s and '90s during Classic Series at Sunset Place. For $6 you can sit back and relive all the funny moments in the action comedy classic Beverly Hills Cop starring Eddie Murphy as a Detroit cop who stirs up trouble in ritzy Beverly Hills. The movie shows on Sunday at 2 p.m. and next Wednesday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Join the frenzy at Wynwood Art Walk
The Wynwood Arts District has gained some major national attention, regularly making it on to national lists as one of the best areas in the country to view graffiti and street art. Become part of history and take in the area on Saturday night from 6-10 p.m. during the free monthly Wynwood Art Walk. Wear comfortable shoes because the area doesn’t stretch very far but features wall art and galleries on virtually every block.
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Second Saturdays in Wynwood is a free gallery walk that draws many young people out to the various art venues. Photo: Al Diaz.