2013/2014 Social Season Preview

SocialMiami’s Social Season Preview will give you a quick overview of what to expect during the 2013-2014 season. Non-profits can also use the Preview as a tool to help plan their important events during the year.

If your event is not listed, just send the information to Melanie when details are confirmed. The Social Season Preview will be continually updated, redistributed and archived on SocialMiami’s homepage.

SocialMiami’s 7th Annual Gala Guide, the industry standard for pre- and post-event publicity, will be published in early September. The deadline to add your event to the guide is August 23. Call 305-981-0101 or email Melanie for Gala Guide information or to inquire about producing a promotional or event video for your organization.

August – September

August 4 Summer Pool Party for Friends of Israeli Defense League
August 10 A Night in Havana for Pridelines Youth Services
August 11 Solomon Garazi Memorial Day at the Races for MJHS 
August 16 Hispanic Women of Distinction Luncheon
August 23 MOCA’s Optic Nerve Film Festival 
August 24 Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop for Jessica June Children’s Cancer Fndn
August 24 The Children’s Trust 2013 Family Expo
August 27 Latin Auxiliary Women of the Year Luncheon for MJHS
August 29 The Women of Influence hosted by YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade
September 7 AEA Miami’s A Gala in the Tropics
September 8 8th Annual Poker & Casino Night for FIDF Young Leadership
September 18 Miracle Jeans Day for Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation
September 18 Adrienne Arsht Center’s Green Room Society Kick Off
September 19-22 Phil Peterson’s 41st Annual Key West Poker Run for DRIF
September 21 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Miami Children’s Hospital 5K
September 21 Donna End-of-Summer Disco Party at Coral Gables Museum
September 22 Annual Burger King® 5K Walk/Run – Burger King McLamore Foundation
September 22 Dolphins v. Atlanta Falcons Opener– Tickets from Kristi House
September 27 8th Annual Go Red for Women Luncheon
September 27 20th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting for Ann Storck Center
September 28 Hispanic Unity’s Gala for Hispanic Unity
September 28 UAspire’s Cap & Gown Gala
September 28 2013 Global Literacy Dinner for Alfalit International, Inc.
September 28-29 Taste of the Beach
September 29 3rd Annual Jazz Bridge – Miami Council for International Visitors
September 30 28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner for Buoniconti Fund


Oct 1 – Nov 1 Festival Miami 30th Anniversary presented by UM Frost School of Music
October 3 Eat Your Heart Out – A Wine & Food Extravaganza
for Heart Gallery of Broward County
October 5 It’s All About the Kids for Friends of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
October 5 Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club’s Gala
October 5 The Edge Casino Night
October 5 3rd Annual Puzzle Pieces of Our Community Gala – Autism Speaks
October 9 21st Annual South Miami Hospital Golf Classic
October 10 Cancer Link’s “Sea of Pink” Luncheon
October 10 Bids for Kids – Dade County Bar Assn. Young Lawyers Section
October 11 Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Golf Classic
October 12 2013 Diamond Ball: A Brazilian Carnival Masquerade Affair MCHF
October 12 Alzheimer’s Association’s 5K Walk to End Alzheimer’s
October 12 The Return of WigOut – Tigertail Productions
Oct 13 – Nov 15 Alper JCC Book Festival
October 14 Children’s Home Society’s Claws for a Cause
October 17 South Beach Seafood Fest VIP Dinner
October 17 Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Fashion Scene Miami
October 18 12th Annual Gala to Benefit Chapman Partnership
October 18 Children’s Hero Awards Gala – Family Resource Center of South Florida
October 18-19 Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic
October 19 South Beach Seafood Festival
October 19 Monster Masquerade at Zoo Miami
October 19 Deering Estate’s Wine on Harvest Moon
October 19 Viva Las Vegas Gala – Coral Gables Community Foundation
October 19 Lantern Festival: In the Spirit of Obon at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
October 20 Miami Children’s Museum’s Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash
October 20 Miami Symphony Orchestra’s 25th Anniversary Season Opening Concert
October 21 Tee Off Fore Wellness Golf & Tennis Tournament
for Cancer Support Community
October 22 Miami Jewish Health Systems NOTABLES Dinner
October 25 2nd Annual “All Star” Non-Profit Awards Luncheon – Switchboard of Miami
October 25 Archbishop’s Church for the Poor Gala – Archdiocese of Miami
October 25-27 Inaugural Miami International Children’s Film Festival
October 26 Miami Heart Walk
October 26 2013 Emerald Gala for American Nicaraguan Foundation
October 26 The Vizcayans’ Halloween Sundowner
October 26 15th Annual Safewalk-Run 5K for Women in Distress
October 26 Poker Casino Party for Friends of Israeli Defense Funds
October 26 The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Nightmare on the Beach
October 26 Smoke & Mirrors – A Celebration of Deborah Voigt hosted by Florida Grand Opera
October 26 Locust Projects’ Smash and Grab
October 27 Jazz at Joe’s – Women’s Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters
October 27 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – American Cancer Society
October 28 American Cancer Society Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon


November 1 Party for Young Associates of Coral Gables Museum
November 1 Kristi House Touch A Heart Dinner & Auction
November 2 Young Patronesses of the Opera 2013 Gala
November 2 Make-A-Wish Gala
November 2-3 Dolphins Cycling Challenge for Sylvester Cancer Clinic
November 6 25th Annual Festival of Chefs – Easter Seals South Florida
November 7 Alper JCC Women’s Day Luncheon
November 7-8 2013 Golf Classic hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami
November 8 Florida Heart Research Institute Limo to Lunch
November 8 FedEx Waterford 5K – Miami Children’s Hospital
November 8-10 73rd Annual Ramble Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
November 8–15 Miami Short Film Festival
November 9 Junior League of Miami’s Annual Miami Magic
November 9 7th Annual Wild About Kids Gala for Boys & Girls Clubs
November 9 17th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner – National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
November 10 At Home in the Garden Fundraiser for Coral Gables Museum
November 12 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon Miami– Association of Fundraising Professionals
November 13 Homestead Hospital’s Chef’s VIP Table at Championship Taste
November 13 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon Broward Chapter AFP
November 14 See the Light Luncheon – Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired
November 14 I Have a Dream Foundation Miami Gala
November 15 Beastkeeper Passport Kick-Off for Zoological Society
November 15-17 Ford Championship Weekend – Homestead Speedway Miami
November 16 10th Annual Mariners Hospital 5K Walk/Run
November 16 2nd Annual Florida Blue Green Event hosted by Wildlife Foundation of Florida
November 16 2013 Miami-Dade Light The Night® Walk – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
November 16 Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s An Evening of Hope
November 16 Savor the Season Food and Wine Festival – Brickell World Plaza
November 16 MAD for MODS Gala – Museum of Discovery and Science
November 16 Fairy Tale Ball: The Wizard of Oz – Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
November 17-24 Miami Book Fair International
November 20 Give Miami Day 2013 – The Miami Foundation
November 23 40th Annual Love & Hope Preview Party for DRIF
November 23 Steps for Healing 5K Run/Walk for Children’s Bereavement Center
November 23 2013 Diamonds are Forever Gala for Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
November 23 Pinecrest Gardens 2nd Annual Gala – A Brazilian Carnival Celebration
November 23 The Vizcayan Ball
November 26 Greater Miami Jewish Federation Women’s Event


December 2 50th Anniversary Gala for Bass Museum of Art
December 3 MOCA & Vanity Fair International Party
December 5 – 8 Art Basel Miami Beach
December 6 9th Annual Children’s Classic Golf Tourney for Baptist Childrens Hospital
December 7 10th Annual Home for the Holidays for Ronald McDonald House Charities
December 7 Inaugural PAMM Ball
December 8 20th Annual Holiday Music at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
December 8 The Nutcracker Gala – Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
December 8 Winter Wonderful hosted by UM Frost School of Music
December 8 Miami Jewish Health Systems FOUNDERS Gala Dinner
December 10 Swirl: A Wine Tasting Event – The Lymphoma Research Foundation
December 12 Camillus House Gala
December 15 Amigos for Kids Holiday Toy Drive
December 19 Greater Miami Jewish Federation Pacesetter Event
December 20 Sea What a Difference Luncheon hosted by Children’s Harbor


January 9 Gala Opening Night for GableStage’s Antony & Cleopatra
January 11 YoungArts Gala
January 17-19 Art Deco Weekend
January 18–19 Beaux Arts Festival
January 23 Splendor in the Garden Fashion Show – Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
January 23-25 Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Big Cypress Reservation’s 118th Anniversary
Jan 23 – Feb 3 17th Annual Miami Jewish Film Festival
January 24 Pawpurrazzi for Greater Miami Humane Society
January 24-26 International Chocolate Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
January 25 Mariners Hospital Bougainvillea Ball
January 25 4th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo


February 1 Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Gala in the Garden
February 1 MOCA’s Mystery Dates
February 1 3rd Annual Fundraiser for Coral Gables Art Cinema
February 1 6th Annual Marissa Nestor Tennis Invitational
February 8 Baptist Children’s Hospital Hall of Dreams Gala
February 8 Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day for American Heart Association
February 8 New World Symphony Gala
February 8 Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services’ Gala
February 13 Designed for a Cure for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
February 14 Valentine’s Day Concert at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
February 14 Miami City Ballet 2014 Gala
February 15 40th Annual Love & Hope Ball for Diabetes Research Inst. Fndn.
February 15 Be a Voice Gala for Voices for Children
February 15 – 17 Coconut Grove Arts Festival
February 20 Greater Miami Jewish Federation Main Event
February 22 32nd Annual American Red Cross Ball
February 22 Comedian Elaine Boosler Performs at Alper JCC
February 25 The Preservation Luncheon hosted by The Vizcayans


March 1 Be a Kid Again Gala for Miami Children’s Museum
March 1 The Big Event hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami
March 1 54th Annual South Miami Hospital Mercury Ball
March 1 Miami Coalition of Christians & Jews Humanitarian Dinner
March 1 Community Garden Charitable Fund’s 8th Annual Soiree
March 1 Harbor Lights Gala hosted by Children’s Harbor
March 6 AI Justice 18th Annual Dinner hosted by Americans for Immigrant Justice
March 7 Feast with the Beasts for Zoological Society
March 7-9 International Orchid Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
March 8 Broward Heart Walk
March 8 Women of Tomorrow’s 2014 Gala
March 8 Children’s Bereavement Center Rockin’ on the Green
March 8 FIU Alumni Gala
March 9 Alper JCC’s Special Needs Auction & Recepton
March 12 A Night at the Museum – Bass Museum of Art
March 15 2014 Galaxy Gala for Patricia & Philip Frost Museum of Science
March 15 The Victory Center Gala XIV – Victory Royale Casino Night
March 16 Bark for Your Heart hosted by Florida Heart Research Institute
March 21 Rising Stars Showcase – New World School of the Arts
March 30 Deering Seafood Festival


April 3 Heart & Star Awards Dinner – Cancer Support Community
April 4 2014 Branches Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction
April 4 American Fine Wine’s Charity Wine Gala Benefiting Deliver the Dream
April 5 American Cancer Society Annual Gala
April 5 36th Annual Children’s Resources Gala 
April 9-12 VeritageMiami Wine & Food Festival hosted by United Way of Miami-Dade
April 12 Florida Heart Research Institute Driven to Dine
April 12 Actors’ Playhouse Auction
April 18 Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation Gentlemen’s Night Out
April 19 MCHF 31st Annual Corporate Golf Invitational
April 24 Miami Jewish Health Systems Classic Day of Golf, Cards & Spa
April 24 Miracle Makers Luncheon & Fashion Show – Women Committee BBBS
April 24 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run (portion of proceeds benefit United Way)
April 26 Broward Heart Ball
April 29 Ronald McDonald House Charities’ 12 Good Men Luncheon


May 3 7th Annual Pineapple Saute & Sip Dinner for Baptist Health Breast Center
May 3 Communities in Schools’ 25th Anniversary Silver Ball
May 3-4 Arts Ballet Theatre’s Spring Ballet Gala
May 6 Honey Shine 12th Annual “Hats Off” Luncheon
May 10 The Auction, an Evening in Support of Camillus House
May 12 Informed Families Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab (date tentative)
May 14 2014 Power of the Purse Luncheon and Auction for Women’s Fund
May 17 3rd Annual Doctors Hospital Ball
May 17 46th Annual Miami Heart & Stroke Ball
May 30-June 1 Los Quinces Performance and Gala Reception for Miami Gay Chorus
June 14 Amigos for Kids Miami Celebrity Domino Night
June 14 Colors of the Caribbean – Caribbean American Heritage Florida

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