Resolution #1: Spend More Time with the Family | Miami on Ice
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, Florida 33131
12:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Adults are $15 per hour; Children 12 and under are only $10.
The InterContinetal Miami hotel has partnered with IHG Coca-Cola and the World Class Beverage Programs to create a frozen arena for ice-skating through the holidays. Known as Miami on Ice, this seasonal attraction merged onto the Miami scene, becoming a favorite of the South Florida area. Admission includes ice skate rental and discounted valet parking. Ice skating packages are available with discounts and many perks.
Resolution #2: Get "In Tune" with History and Embrace Love | The Sound of Music
The Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33132
8:00 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. Tickets range from $29 to $115.
Not only was "The Sound of Music" a three-time Tony Award-winning box office hit, and not only was it known for its Grammy and Academy-award winning music, it was also a true story. The story was based on the Trapp Family Singers and the true story of an Austrian woman who transitioned from an aspiring nun to governess during the time of war, living with a retired navy officer and his seven children. A musical and a love story, you will have the chance to embrace history with your loved ones this New Year's Day, allowing you to make a history of your own!
Resolution #3: Embrace Multicultural Experiences | Cuisines & Poetry
Midtown Art Gallery
1033 Sistrunk Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Eccentrich Displays, Inc. brings the Cuisines & Poetry Event to the Midtown Art Gallery every first Friday; but this New Year's Day marks the beginning of a new year and a chance for you to start embracing multicultural experiences in a global reality. With international cuisines, great music, interesting conversation and of course, poetry and networking, you will be among the elite, the classy and the inspiring. The costs include only $10 a couple before 9 p.m., or $10 a person after that, and a fee of $10 a plate.
Resolution #4: Get In Shape | Moon Joggers
Miami, Florida 33152
This is an awesome way to start the new year: keeping in shape and supporting a cause. Moon Joggers is an organization that has found its way into many communities around the United States. They have a centralized website where each community competes against one another in the name of a cause and with pride of their city. Miami's cause for the month of January kicks off on New Year's Day and is being done in the name of glaucoma. The "Eyeball Run for Glaucoma" is a fundraiser that supports The Glaucoma Research Foundation. Participants may run for free. But in order to win an award, they must donate at least $5 to the organization, and registration will cost $20. But it's your run: you select your own course. Opt to sightsee a new area. Start a secondary resolution, and get to know your community!
Resolution #5: Be More Creative | Transformation of Echo: World of Dreams by Leah Brown
Young At Art Museum
751 SW 121st Ave.
Davie, Florida 33325
Open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., the Young At Art Museum of Davie will be showcasing sculptures by Miami-based artist, Leah Brown, as she manifests a "dream-like" wonderland from fiberglass and plastercasting. For the last few months, this exhibit has been a favorite of many traveling to the museum. This will be your last chance to experience this creative landscape before it leaves the museum's walls. Large figures are draped in white, blending in with a fabric landscape, illuminated by video projection that enhances the illusion that you are actually a part of the illusion. Capturing an abstract state of mind that meshes reality with imagination, you become one with the art, which is a perfect way to embrace creativity in the New Year!
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