The Porch 2015

The Fair transforms the space outside The Swamp (the southeast corner of NE 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue) into the ultimate urban hangout/meet and greet/eat space. Picnic tables and loungey vibe? Check. Food trucks? You bet. DJs? Oh yeah. Pop-up bookstore? But, of course. Poetry on demand? Uh-huh. Local craft beer? Yep. It’s all happening on The Porch. So, pull up a chair, grab a bite, listen, have a drink, people-watch, gossip, meet up, and hangout.

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Past Events

September 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015 @ 4:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

AIRIE Billboards Over The Porch

This season, artists will begin re-wilding Miami through AIRIE’s Wild Billboards project, initiated with support from the Knight Arts Challenge just in time for the National Park Service’s centennial year. Porch denizens will get to experience some of these billboards close up – they will be installed on the perimeter of the space.  The billboards—photographs by AIRIE fellows Franky Cruz and Rebecca Reeve, demonstrate responsible stewardship for our local and global communities. Reeve used curtains to represent our “social fabric,” which served as visual connectors to the familiar when photographing landscapes in the Everglades.…

November 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 11:30 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Giants in the City by Irreversible Projects

You won’t be able to miss Giants in the City on The Porch! Come snap a selfie in front of large-scale inflatable sculptures created by local artist Alejandro Mendoza. Giants in the City transforms communities through art, fosters urban vitality, promotes cultural exchange and inspires individuals to build more prosperous communities.…

Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 11:30 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Outdoor Games

Wind down after work on The Porch every day during Miami Book Fair and play some games! The New Tropic is bringing giant outdoor games for happy hour fun during the week and throughout the street fair weekend! Come make new friends and challenge them to giant Jenga, Connect Four, a beanbag toss and more! Bring your pals out for a game of bocce ball while you sip a beer from Biscayne Bay Brewing and wait for your next author presentation.…

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Outdoor Games

Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 12:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Kick-off Party – Miami Book Fair 2015

Now it’s official. Members of the Book Fair Board of Advisors, Board Chair Mitchell Kaplan, President of Miami Dade College, Dr. Eduardo Padrón, and Book Fair staff kick off the 32nd Fair with music from DJ Patrick Walsh, poetry on demand from Miami Poetry Collective, Biscayne Bay Brewing beer and a community BBQ!…

Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 12:45 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Arts & Drafts with The New Tropic on the Porch

Join The New Tropic for a crafty night with delicious beverages on The Porch.  A local artist will lead a creative workshop, teaching the tricks of the trade.  You’ll walk away with a finished piece of artwork! Space is limited and requires a ticket. Info at miamibookfair.com and thenewtropic.com…

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

DJ Lolo, Bookleggers and games on The Porch!

Scene-maker and SWEAT Records owner, DJ Lolo, sets the groove for a dance party on The Porch, as Bookleggers set up their mobile library/exchange. Your first book is free, exchange a book for another, or buy extras for just $2!   …

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

A Man and His Typewriter

Oscar Fuentes (a.k.a The Biscayne Poet) writes improvisational poetry on his antique typewriter, at your request on The Porch.   …

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Beer Pairing and Bites with 180º Bistro on The Porch

Beer and bar bites go hand-in-hand, like your morning croqueta and café. Chef Ryan Martin of 180˚ Bistro prepares small bites that pair perfectly with the refreshing beers from Biscayne Bay Brewing.…

Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Miami Against Humanity with The New Tropic

As much as we love Miami, we know it can also be pretty awful. Join The New Tropic for an evening of group games with their Miami version of Cards Against Humanity  – a celebration of our shared awfulness. Submit your card ideas! thenewtropic.com…

Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Urban Oasis Farmer’s Market

Urban Oasis Project’s Farmers Market features local food artisans and the best of locally grown fruits and veggies, including the certified organic produce of Verde Farm, Paradise Farm, Bee Heaven Farm and more. EBT benefits are accepted and doubled up to $20 per day, putting the finest fresh food in everybody’s price range. Along with veggies, you’ll find honey, smoked fish, vegan treats, fresh breads, jams, juices and more! Come to the Verde Café – Miami’s farm-to-fork destination in the Swamp!…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 5:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

It’s a Type-In on The Porch!

Do you love your computer, but just can’t get enough of the distinct click of the typewriter? The digital age may have arrived, but the nostalgic desire for the typewriter remains strong. Come together with fellow typing enthusiasts on The Porch and bring your typewriter for a celebration of its beautiful machinery and what you create with it.  Join us on social media for times – get your typewriter tuned up!…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 8:30 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Doodlers Anonymous on The Porch

From your younger days catching a glimpse of the coveted Crayola 64-pack, all the way through to adulthood, most people can’t deny the call of the crayon.  The adult coloring book trend is sweeping the nation and Miami is answering its call and bringing color to the page with Rony Tako and Hugo Seijas, the Miami-based founders of the very popular website, Doodlers Anonymous. Their new book, Doodlers Anonymous: An Extraordinary Mashup of Doodles and Drawings Begging to be Filled in with Color is calling you to color in and out of the lines!…

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