The following City-sponsored services, classes, and activities are offered by the Cultural & Human Services Department. For dates, times, and more information check the quarterly Calendar of Programs and Events. Most classes are offered in 4 week sessions. You may pick up a copy of the Calendar of Programs and Events at the Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue, or Pelican Community Park, 18115 North Bay Road.
AARP Tax Preparation Services. (Free.)
Tax preparation services offered by AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) each year from February to April for taxpayers with low and middle incomes with special attention to ages 60+.
AARP Driving Safety Course. (Fee-based.)
Offered once or twice yearly in the winter season at the 1st Floor Meeting Room in the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Brush up your driving skills and apply for an insurance discount with successful completion of the class.
Call 305.792.1706 for details.
Annual Anniversary Party. (Free.)
A City celebration held annually in June at Samson Oceanfront Park with fun, games, offshore boat races and entertainment for the entire family.
Bingo held on the 1st and 4th Wednesday of the month. Join your neighbors for fun and prizes. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.
Call 305.792.1706 to reserve your spot.
Classes and programs (Fee-based.)
Offered year round are programs including, ballroom dance, bocce league, yoga, English as a second language, Fine art for adults, Intro to Computer & Internet, MS Office, and Spanish.
Community Shuttle Bus Service. (Free.)
Easy, clean, comfortable, and handicap accessible bus service offered 7 days a week around town and to Aventura and Intracoastal Malls. This service also connects to North Miami Beach and Aventura shuttle buses at the Bus2Bus signs. Community Shuttle Bus schedules are available for pick up at Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue or at Pelican Community Park, 18115 North Bay Road or on-line.
Cultural Event Trips. (Fee-based.)
Discounted tickets with transportation included to a variety of events: plays, operas, major league sports, etc. Reservations are required and may be made in person at the Pelican Community Park, 18115 North Bay Road,
- M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and
- Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.;
- or at the SIB Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue,
M – Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Cultural Series. (Fee-based.)
The best-kept secret in town! Classical music, jazz and dance performances four times a year. Brought to your City in an intimate setting at very affordable prices. Individual and series tickets are available.
Golden Era Film Series. (Free.)
Classic movies on a week day morning in a comfortable indoor setting. Pre-registration required.
Get a new, duplicate or renewal for your Florida ID Card or a duplicate or renewal of your Florida Driver’s License. This service is offered every other month on the first Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and is conveniently located in the 1st Floor Meeting Room at the Government Center. There are no reservations required and standard state licensing fees apply.
Mobile Library Services from Miami-Dade County. (Free.)
The mobile library comes to your neighborhood in Sunny Isles Beach:
- Tuesdays, Noon – 1:00 p.m. at Winston Towers 100, 250 -174 Street.
- Wednesdays, Noon – 1:00 p.m. at Arlen House, 100 Bayview Drive (158 Street).
- Fridays, Noon – 1:00 p.m. at Ocean View, 19390 Collins Avenue.
Mount Sinai Blood Pressure, Cholesterol & Glucose Screening. (Free.)
A service provided each second Thursday of the month from 9:00 a.m. – noon at the 1st Floor Meeting Room in the Government Center. No reservations required; just show up.
Mount Sinai Lecture Series. (Free.)
An educational lecture series presented by experts from Mt. Sinai held the first week of every month on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Pre-registration is required with Mt. Sinai at 305.674.2600.
Mount Sinai Transportation Services. (Free.)
Transportation provided to and from Mount Sinai Medical Center at 4300 Alton Road on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays pick up at 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. and returning Noon and 3:00 p.m. Reservations required at 305.792.1706.
SIB Helpers Program. (Free.)
The SIB Helpers program is a free service intended to add to the quality of life of seniors in our community with “friends helping friends” finding solutions to problems. This service offers opportunities for seniors to sit down with a City employee to get the kind of help expected from a friend or favorite nephew or niece.
- Appointments with a Helper are available Tuesday afternoons beginning February 9, 2010 at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue.
- To make an appointment, call M – F, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 305.947.0606. Press 0 and ask to speak with a Helper.
- Seniors who need referral information can stop by the Information Center in the 1st Floor Lobby of the SIB Government Center at 18070 Collins Avenue.
Sunny Serenade Concerts. (Free.)
Good music and good company under the stars at Samson Oceanfront Park on designated Wednesday evenings during the fall, winter and spring seasons.
Walking Club. (Free.)
During the winter season. Open to all ages, the club meets at 8:00 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Town Center Park and walks for an hour. Must register at Pelican Community Park, 18115 North Bay Road. Direct questions to 305.792.1706.