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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 1:50pm

Dania Beach, FL -- It’s that time of year again to mark your calendars to Catch the Wave of the Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration. The Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) proudly presents the award winning, fourth annual Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, April 2nd and 3rd, 2016 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday and 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Sunday in Frost Park, located at 300 NE 2nd Street in Dania Beach. This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better with the addition of a national Grammy award winning act soon to be announced. This free event is filled with beautiful art, delicious seafood, exciting interactive creative experiences and live entertainment.

Local volunteers are very proud to be affiliated with the creative arts and economic development initiatives in Dania Beach and community members are rightfully proud of being the recipients of the 2014 Florida Redevelopment Association, Roy F. Kenzie Award for Cultural Enhancement. “We have a very special feeling for the town, for its past, and for its future and we are very proud of that,” said Bo Donly, Chair of the Dania Beach Creative Arts Advisory Board. In light of the city’s legacy as the “first in Broward” and the success of this event over the last three years, the DBCRA is determined to offer an experience that is “second to none” for the visitors that attend this uniquely designed event.

Some of the exciting news to announce is the role of the Casino at Dania Beach as the presenting sponsor of the 2016 Art and Seafood Celebration. In return, the Casino will provide the bands Ragdoll and Good Vibrations accentuating the show leading up to the headline National act that will be disclosed within the month! Also exciting is the return of several local Dania Beach musicians including the Whipping Post, Speakerbox and Nikki Kidd. Another returning feature is the massive Sand Sculpture. This year the sculpture will be created with over 100 tons of sand and will take several days to complete. You won’t want to miss this exciting creative process with the finished masterpiece revealed on Sunday afternoon.

Plan to stay for the day, patronize our artists and food vendors – bring your lawn chairs and blankets; relax and enjoy exciting entertainment and great food; and stroll through the Fine Arts Treasure Cove and Crafters Island. With activities for all ages, there will be something fun for everyone in the family. The artist committee anticipates that the event will double in size with creative art vendors and anticipate hosting over 100 art and artisan booths for you discover. Whether you’re a collector of fine art or a new lover of art, you can expect to find something

Contact: Sarah Blake
Marketing Consultant
Dania Beach CRA

Event Highlights:

  • Fresh Delicious Seafood
  • Live Music at Jimbo’s Sandbar Stage
  • Fine Arts, Crafts
  • Sponsored Food Competitions
  • Local Retailer Booths
  • Culinary Delights from Top Local Restaurants
  • Beer and Wine Garden
  • Magnificent Sand Sculptures
  • Nautical Arts and Crafts
  • Family Activities and More

For more information about volunteering, sponsoring or vending and to keep abreast of event details regarding the entertainment line-up, participating art and food vendors and sponsors, please visit and follow us on Facebook at


BANANA WAVE® Product Launch - Exclusively at the PATCH!

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 12:00am

Dania Beach, FL- On Saturday January 16th, 2016 from 9AM – 3 PM, The PATCH Urban Farm and Market will host its ‘Get Fit for the New Year’ Event to foster healthy food access and lifestyles within the Dania Beach community.  As part of the celebration, BANANA WAVE®, a gluten and dairy-free bananamilk beverage will officially launch their revolutionary product in support of healthy New Year resolutions. “It is no coincidence that Banana Wave has chosen to launch at The PATCH. As a black owned business, Neter has truly shown his commitment to the African American community and hopes to inspire folks to change eating habits and empower change and pride within the community.  What a fitting message to honor Dr. King on this important weekend,” states Rachel Bach Executive Director of the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.

The PATCH is located at 1201 West Dania Beach Blvd and event activities will include:

  • PATCH Market (open from 9AM – 1PM; always providing 50% off on all EBT sales)
  • FREE Samples and Giveaways from BANANA WAVE®
  • BANANA WAVE® Ribbon Cutting and Product Launch Party
  • Fitness Activities from Various Local Businesses
  • Music
  • PATCH Farm Tours
  • Healthy Cooking Demonstrations
  • Delicious BBQ
  • Y-Fit Activities
  • And Much More!

BANANA WAVE® is the only all-natural, 5-in-1 superfood made from bananas, grains and seeds and is packed with heart healthy ingredients, an abundance of vitamins and minerals, sufficient protein and fiber, along with more potassium than most alternative milk beverages. “The PATCH is our go to place for food, fun, farming and festivities and shares some very important core values that we embody at BANANA WAVE®. We are honored to have The PATCH Garden on this very important mission with us to ‘Make HUMANITY, HEALTHY, HAPPY & STRONG!’ and look forward to a lasting partnership,” states Neter “Nature” ­­­­­Alkebulan, founder of BANANA WAVE®. Bananamilk is low glycemic, low in sodium, has no cholesterol, 5 grams of healthy fat and is only 150 calories and unlike any other non dairy beverage on the market.

“Dedicated to promoting healthy living and environmental responsibility, we here at the PATCH are excited to get this product to the local community and begin selling BANANA WAVE® at the market regularly,” states Dion Taylor, Manager of the PATCH.

The name says it all: So join the wave at the PATCH on Saturday January 16th and feel the BANANA POWER! Come decked out in the color yellow and 12 lucky people could win their very own BANANA WAVE® bananamilk beverage, among other items!

More about The PATCH™ Urban Farm and Market can be found at

To learn more about Banana Wave visit


Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 12:53pm

City of Dania Beach officials along with community leaders and development partners celebrated the ground breaking of the first Hotel Morrison in the U.S. on November 10th, 2015.  The Hotel Morrison, a boutique style facility, is the newest major redevelopment project in Dania Beach.  Located in the heart of downtown it is designed to complement the growing city center urban design.  Developers say Dania Beach was selected for its unique charm, central location and outstanding vision. 

Dania Beach Mayor Marco A. Salvino Sr. kicked off the ceremony discussing the impact this development will have on the community.  “This is an exciting day for Dania Beach. In breaking ground, we are opening a new chapter in the redevelopment of the City while creating jobs and revitalizing our economy,” he said.

The Hotel Morrison is a seven story building with 143 rooms located at 28 South Federal Highway which is at the center of Dania Beach’s downtown business district and civic campus. The hotel will also feature a lobby lounge and restaurant.  The exterior of the building is contemporary and the materials, colors and finish selections are evocative of South Florida’s lifestyles. “The design inspiration came from daydreaming of a lovely sky surrounded by sea grass blowing in the beach breeze. It was a lovely, comfortable, and relaxing experience that we want to share with every guest,” states architect David Miller. “Our focus and attention to detail will make the Hotel Morrison an icon in Dania Beach for years to come.”

According to Dania Beach CRA, Executive Director, Rachel Bach, “As a major redevelopment project, and with currently over $200 million in investment in Dania Beach underway, the hotel will help usher in additional redevelopment projects and activities.  Hotels are an all day, every day hub of activity, and the Hotel Morrison will be a stabilizing anchor for the heart of Dania Beach.”

Hotel Morrison was designed to be environmentally responsible and utilizes renewable resources in construction, materials and energy efficient building systems. The urban location allows hotel guests the opportunity to embrace the culture and people of Dania Beach during their stay.

Construction will be started in the next few months and the hotel is expected to be completed by the end of next year.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 12:53pm

Dania Beach, FL. – On Tuesday November 10th, 2015, Mayor Marco A. Salvino Sr. proclaimed November 18th – November 24th as Farm-City Week in the City of Dania Beach. “I call upon all citizens to acknowledge and celebrate the achievement of all those who, working together, produce and supply our community, our nation and the world with an abundance of agricultural products,” states Salvino.

Each year during the week before Thanksgiving agricultural producers join with urban residents to celebrate their mutual relationships. Farm-City Week, a national observance, also emphasizes the importance of domestic agricultural production for our quality of life as well as the availability of a safe, abundant domestic food supply. Rural and urban communities working together have built the nation’s rich agricultural resources and contribute to the health and well-being of the country and to the strength of the economy.

“Farm-City Week offers a way of reminding both agricultural producers and consumers that we depend upon each other for the stability of our way of life. It also gives us an opportunity to thank someone who helps make the bounty of our food supply possible,” states Dion Taylor, manager of the PATCH Urban Farm and Market located in Dania Beach.

In acknowledgment and in celebration of Farm-City Week, the PATCH is hosting a Fall Harvest Festival and Healthy Community Zone Launch on November 21st, 2015 from 9AM – 2PM. Located at 1201 West Dania Beach, Blvd., this free event’s activities will include:

The PATCH (People’s Access to Community Horticulture) is a 1.7 acre urban farm and market located in Dania Beach, Florida. For more information on the PATCH, visit or