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Downtown Weekly | January 28, 2022

Bridge or tunnel? What does it really mean and why should it matter? Come learn about the options on Monday, January 31st at 6:30 p.m. Ask questions and provide your feedback in advance of the vote anticipated to occur by the Broward County Commission in late February. 

Broward Commuter Rail Public Workshop – Monday

The Florida Department of Transportation & Broward County are hosting an in-person Public Workshop for the Broward Commuter Rail Project. Registration for the January 31, 6:30 p.m. workshop is available by visiting the project website:

Bike & Ride in DowntownFTL

Love art, culture and bikes? ? Don’t forget to stop by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s last Bike & Ride in DowntownFTL this Saturday, January 29th at 4 p.m.
The 4-mile bike ride will start at Esplanade Park and explore downtown arts & culture- including Flagler Village, Sistrunk, and MASS District! Registration is required & a limited number of Broward B-Cycle bikes will be available to borrow at no cost. Visit for details, route maps, and to complete the registration form.

“60 Years of Black Art” Black History Month Exhibit Opens at History Fort Lauderdale Feb 1

In celebration of Black History Month, History Fort Lauderdale will present “60 Years of Black Art,” a fine art exhibit featuring works for show and sale from Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) students, from February 1 – 28. The exhibit, curated by instructor Celestin Joseph, represents historical and contemporary themes of equality from the perspective of students at the very school that was instrumental in overturning segregation laws in the City of Fort Lauderdale 51 years ago. The exhibit will be open at the New River Inn and as a digital experience on History Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel.

South Florida Business Journal’s Inno Madness Awards

Know of an innovative local startup that deserves some recognition?

Inno Madness is South Florida Business Journal’s annual bracket challenge designed to generate awareness and excitement for the city’s ecosystem, and those that are driving it forward.

So, how does Inno Madness work? Nominate a local startup. (They are looking for private, tech-enabled businesses or companies who support innovation) The Inno team will assemble brackets of private, fast-growing, tech-enabled local businesses. The brackets will be revealed in March for 6 rounds of head-to-head voting!

Want to nominate a business? Click here! We would love to see some DowntownFTL companies make the list! The deadline to submit is February 6, 2022.

The Week Ahead
Public Meetings & Events in DowntownFTL

Friday, January 28, 2022
4:00 p.m. – Ignite Broward Art + Tech Talk with Susan Narduli (info)
6:00 p.m. – Lauder Night Market (info)
6:00 p.m. – Finally Friday on Sistrunk (info)

Saturday, January 29, 2022
9:00 a.m. – Las Olas Oceanside Park Market (info)
10:00 a.m. – Screening of Asteroid Hunters w/ Producer/Writer (info)
12:00 p.m. – Indie Craft Bazaar (info)
4:00 p.m. – Bike & Ride in DowntownFTL (info)
6:00 p.m. – Fort Lauderdale Artwalk in MASS District (info)
6:00 p.m. – FATVillage Artwalk (info)

Sunday, January 30, 2022
9:00 a.m. – New River Open Air Market (info)

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
9:00 a.m. – Construction Management Development & Bond Guarantee Program with Broward’s OESBD (info)
1:30 & 6:00 p.m. – City Commission Conference & Regular Meetings (info)

Friday, February 4, 2022
6:00 p.m. – Lauder Night Market (info)

Saturday, February 5, 2022
9:00 a.m. – Las Olas Oceanside Park Market (info)
1:00 & 6:00 p.m. – Fort Lauderdale Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival (info)

Sunday, February 6, 2022
9:00 a.m. – New River Open Air Market (info)
11:00 a.m. – Sunday Jazz Brunch (info)
12:00 p.m. – Sunny Side Up Market (info)

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