Read about some of the most exciting new occurrences in Miami in our OPTIMAR Observer.

     

    Breakthrough for MLS Stadium in Miami

     

    Miami-Dade County commissioner Audrey Edmonson has given David Beckham’s Overtown stadium deal the green light by sponsoring the legislation that’d allow the county to sell Beckham the final three-acres needed to build his 25,000-seat MLS stadium (with no parking), according to the Miami Herald. Beckham still needs the city council to approve building the 25,000-seater stadium. But the latest move is seen as a massive boost to the icon’s Miami MLS dream, announced amid fanfare in 2014.

     

     

    MLB and Miami Marlins’ Generous Donation

     

    Major League Baseball and the Miami Marlins announced today the contribution of more than $5 million towards the 2017 All-Star Legacy initiative to fund community improvement projects designed to leave a lasting impact throughout Greater Miami and beyond and support national charitable organizations. Click to read more about what they are doing.

     

     

    Catwalk for Charity – Miami 2017

     Catwalk for Charity is an annual event whose mission is to increase awareness of and promote solution to the challenges faced by impoverished children in Haiti. This year’s event will take place in Sunday, June 11, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the luxurious Turnberry Isle Hotel in Aventura. The event includes a one-hour cocktail reception with celebrity guests and a highly anticipated silent auction. The reception will be followed by a fabulous champagne brunch where international models will showcase world renowned celebrity fashion designer RACHEL ROY’s latest collection. Visit www.catwalkforcharity.org to secure your tickets today.

     

     

    Frost Science Museum’s New Laser Light Shows Among World’s Best

     

    Flying through the stars at warp speed, you see the shining blue lights vanish in the rearview. Flashes of neon beam out all around you. It’s a Space Odyssey head trip with a Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon soundtrack. It’s an extrasensory experience the whole family can enjoy. The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, which opened last month, will continue the traditional Friday-night musical laser light shows that ran for decades at the old location near Vizcaya. Laser show tickets cost $10 and combo tickets including museum admission cost $27.25 via frostscience.org.

     

     

    Featured Restaurant Of The Week: Lulu In The Grove

     

    Lulu is the image of what an outdoor sidewalk restaurant should be, where Commodore meets Main Highway in the center of Coconut Grove, Miami; a funky neighborhood joint with a sophisticated vibe, a place that will inspire you to connect with people and start a conversation, a meeting venue that will bring people together. Lulu is the combined effort of individual strengths coming together to create a rhythmic, interplaying, and improvisational masterpiece where each player riffs off his or her own talents and history to bring a fresh, new perspective to the ongoing story. For more information on Lulu In The Grove, log onto their website http://www.estefankitchen.com.