Friday, December 3rd at 8 p.m. Join your neighbors at ArtsPark Movie Night! This Friday, Jungle Cruise (PG-13), will be featured on the big screen at the Amphitheater in Downtown Hollywood. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and admission is free. Lawn seating available.
Catch a new movie every Friday night at 8 p.m. at the ArtsPark, which is located at US 1 and Hollywood Boulevard. Visit the City's website event calendar at www.hollywoodfl.org for the complete movie schedule.
Single-use plastics and Styrofoam containers are prohibited at the ArtsPark, including plastic bottles and bags.
65th Candy Cane Parade on Hollywood Beach
This Saturday at 7 p.m.
The 65th Annual Candy Cane Parade along the world-famous Hollywood Beach Broadwalk takes place this Saturday, December 4th at 7 p.m. The parade begins at Missouri Street, heads south along the Broadwalk to Harrison Street. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for top-notch viewing of the parade, or reserve a table at one of the many seaside restaurants.
Due to the high demand for parking on the barrier island, beginning at 5 p.m., parade goers are encouraged to park in one of the downtown parking garages and take the free shuttle to the beach. Garages are located at 19th Avenue at Polk Street and 20th Avenue at Van Buren Street. Shuttles will circulate non-stop throughout the evening with the last shuttle leaving the beach at 10 p.m. Downtown parking rates apply. In light of the recent deadly events in Waukesha, Wisconsin, modified security protocols will be in place for the duration of the event. Participant patience is appreciated.
Parade participants can “Help Keep Hollywood Beautiful” by handing out candy to parade goers, rather than throwing it from floats to help reduce waste on the Broadwalk and sandy beach. Parade attendees are encouraged to bring their reusable water bottles.
Hollywood’s signature holiday event, the Candy Cane Parade is presented in partnership with the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts. For more event information, visit the Special Events webpage.
December 2 - 7 Unusually high tides, also known as King Tides, are expected through December 7th. Flooding in low-lying areas is more likely during this time of the year due to the close proximity of the moon which creates King Tides. These seasonal high tides, combined with rising sea levels and inclement weather conditions, exacerbate flooding risks. Rainfall and wind strength and direction also have a significant impact on the height of the tides causing them to come in higher or lower than predicted. With seven miles of shoreline, 7.9 miles of canals, and a flat topography, Hollywood is vulnerable to the effects of sea level rise and tidal flooding.
High seasonal tides can cause low-lying coastal areas to flood. Motorists are urged to use caution and seek alternate routes to avoid traveling on flooded streets. Coastal roads, parking lots and docks in vulnerable areas could flood during the times of high tide.
Seasonal tides could raise the water level by more than 2 and a half feet during high tide.
The City continues working on both short and long-term solutions to minimize the impacts of tidal flooding and has completed the installation of flap gates in the stormwater system to help prevent tidal water from flowing back through the stormwater drains. Additionally, auxiliary pumps are stationed in high risk areas to help clear flooded streets as quickly as possible.
Calling all Volunteers
Boulevard Heights Elementary School Clean-Up & Gardening Event
Saturday, December 4
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Boulevard Heights Elementary School (7201 Johnson St.) is seeking volunteers this Saturday (December 4th) from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The day will consist of some light gardening and maintenance around the school. The clean-up includes planting perennials, mulching and adding soil to walkway areas. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening tools like small hand shovels, rakes, and bags with them. Please dress comfortably. Volunteers are asked to email Omar A. Quijada.
Dream Car Classic Sunday, December 5th at 10 a.m.
Dozens of classic cars, trucks and other vehicles of interest will be featured from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 1900 block of Hollywood Boulevard. There will be a special appearance by International Face Art artistic face painting and glitter tattoos! Admission is free and vehicle registration is $20. The Dream Car Classic takes place on the first Sunday of the month.
Remember, Hollywood is plastic and foam free! Please consider bringing a reusable water bottle and leave plastic bags and other single-use plastics at home.
Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: The Wood Brothers
Sunday, December 5 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency and the Rhythm Foundation present the latest ArtsPark Experience - the Wood Brothers this Sunday at the ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood.
Admission is free. The ArtsPark Amphitheater is located at 1 Young Circle in downtown Hollywood. This venue is plastic and foam-free. Single-use plastic bottles, bags and foam containers items are prohibited.
Hollywood City Commission Redistricting Public Meetings
Florida Atlantic University will be presenting redistricting options for the City of Hollywood Commission districts (not congressional, state, or county districts) at two community meetings. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 7th at 7 pm at the Driftwood Community Center, 3000 N 69th Avenue in west Hollywood. The second meeting will be held on Monday, December 13th at 7 pm at Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd, room 219. Options will be based upon information from 2020 census data, comments from Commission members and residents.
Single-use plastics and Styrofoam containers are prohibited at the Community Center and at City Hall, including plastic bottles and bags.
Neighborhood Clean-Up Event
Join your neighbors and other volunteers to clean-up and delitter North Beach Park on Hollywood Beach on Tuesday, December 7th. All supplies and drinking water will be provided by the event organizers. Please bring your reusable water bottle with you. Register your attendance here.
City Commission Workshop Tidal Flood Protection & Sea Walls
Wednesday, December 8th at 3 p.m. Join us at Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, room 219 for a presentation by Gus Zambrano, Assistant City Manager for Sustainable Development regarding adoption of a tidal flood barrier protection (sea wall) ordinance that accounts for projected sea level rise.
2021 Holiday Give Away Event
Thursday, December 9 from 4-8 p.m.
MLK Community Center, 2400 Charleston Street
This free event is for families who pre-register to participate. Highlights will include free food, special NFL guest players, music, games, arts and crafts, and foam "snow." Mrs. Clause and her elf are also scheduled to appear. Those interested in attending should pre-register here.
Single-use plastics and Styrofoam containers are prohibited at the MLK Community Center, including plastic bottles and bags.
Shop Small this Holiday Season
Shop Local! Support your favorite local Hollywood businesses, both in-store and online this holiday season. These small businesses serve as the backbone of our economy and represent over 89% of Broward County's business community. Remember, Shop Small in Hollywood this holiday season.
Call or Log On and Report It
There are lots of visitors coming for the holidays and they may not be aware of our Noise Ordinance & Vacation Rental policies. Residents are encouraged to report a problem with a short-term/vacation rental property anytime, day or night, by calling our live customer service telephone operator or via the real-time website.
For Police and Fire non-emergency situations, please call 954.764.HELP (4357)
Emergency situations: call 9-1-1
TEDx Young Circle Park
Innovate & Ideate
Saturday, December 11
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TEDTalk experience. At the TEDx Young Circle Park event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group setting.
Reserve your seat today for the next TEDx Young Circle Park event, scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 11th from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe Street in downtown Hollywood. Speakers at this event will focus on the theme "Innovation and Ideation."
Caribbean Food & Rum Festival Artspark at Young Circle December 12th 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
TIERS 1 & 2 Tickets SOLD OUT. NOW SELLING TIER 3. BUY TICKETS
90-Day Appeal Period for FEMA Flood Maps Now Open
The 90-Day Appeal Period for the Preliminary Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Zone Maps (dated 12/31/2019 and 02/25/2021) opened on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
The Proposed Flood Hazard Determination Notice has been published and is available for viewing here.
To view the latest FEMA Flood Zone Map, please visit the FEMA Flood Map Service Center website here.
During the appeal period, any scientific or technical data can be challenged as well as street names, typos or omissions by any community, agency or interested parties. If you have information that needs to be corrected, the opportunity to do so is now.
For additional information or to request an update, please contact City of Hollywood Floodplain Administrator, Alicia Verea-Feria, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet and Chat with BCPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright Hosted by Broward County School Board Members
Parents, students, teachers, administrators, staff and community members are invited to Meet and Chat with Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Interim Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright. On Thursday, December 16th, Ann Murray, School Board Member, District 1 will host the Meet and Chat at the Hollywood Hills High School Auditorium, 5400 Stirling Road in Hollywood from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Questions may be submitted starting at 5:30 p.m. This, as with all the Meet and Chat events, is being live-streamed at becon.tv/MeetandChat. For the entire event schedule, please visit the BCPS website.
Hollywood Marina Master Plan Take the Survey Today
Thank you to all who participated in the first and second rounds of Marina Master Plan Public Input Sessions. Those sessions were very well attended and served as an important opportunity for the team to present concepts for a Marina Master Plan, and to hear from the public on what their suggestions, concerns and ideas were. The team heard you, and now the ideas gathered will be considered for inclusion in the proposed plan. If you missed the public sessions, there is still time to add your suggestions for the plan! Take the survey on the project website.
About the Plan:
The Marina Master Plan will serve as a comprehensive guide for future in-water and landside capital improvement investment projects. The Plan will address public launching sites, dry slip parking, wet slip dockage, competitive docking feeds, ADA accessibility enhancements, traffic, public safety concerns, the public Right-of-Way, and a unified shoreline. All are encouraged to visit the Hollywood Marina Master Plan website at www.PlanHollywoodFLMarina.com.
Hallandale Beach Blvd. Closed at Railway Crossing West of I-95
Through December 8th
The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) will close Hallandale Beach Boulevard at the railway crossing just west of I-95 beginning through Wednesday, December 8th at 6 p.m. If necessary to complete the scheduled work, this closure will extend to 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 9th.
The closure is part of the SFRTA Railway Grade Crossing Rehabilitation Project and will allow for crews to safely perform necessary repairs to the railway, including repairing rails and replacing the crossing surface. Traffic detours will be in place directing motorist to the following:
Hallandale Beach Blvd Eastbound: Traffic heading eastbound on Hallandale Beach Blvd (SR858) will be directed as follows:
• Traffic on Hallandale Beach Blvd eastbound will be directed to turn left (North) at USR7/US441
• At Pembroke Rd, traffic will be directed to turn right (East) to I-95
• At I-95, traffic will be directed to turn right (South)
• On I-95, traffic will be directed to exit right to Hallandale Beach Blvd (Exit 18)
Hallandale Beach Blvd Westbound: Traffic heading westbound on Hallandale Beach Blvd (SR858) will be directed as follows:
• Traffic on Hallandale Beach Blvd westbound will be directed to turn right (North) at I-95 to Pembroke Rd Exit
• On I-95, traffic will be directed to exit right to Pembroke Rd (Exit 19)
• At Pembroke Rd, traffic will be directed to turn left (West) to USR7/US441
• At USR7/US441, traffic will be directed to turn left (South) to Hallandale Beach Blvd
Traffic on I95 Southbound heading westbound on Hallandale Beach Blvd (SR858) will be directed as follows:
• Traffic on Southbound I95 will be directed to exit at Pembroke Rd (Exit 19)
• At Pembroke Rd, traffic will be directed to turn right (West) to USR7/US441 At SR7/US441, traffic will be directed to turn left (South) to Hallandale Beach Blvd
Traffic on I95 Northbound heading westbound on Hallandale Beach Blvd (SR858) will be directed as follows:
• Traffic on Northbound I95 will be directed to exit at Pembroke Rd (Exit 19)
• At Pembroke Rd, traffic will be directed to turn left (West) to USR7/US441
• At SR7/US441, traffic will be directed to turn left (South) to Hallandale Beach Blvd
Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek an alternative route to avoid anticipated traffic delays.
S. 20th Avenue & Alleyway Closure
Through December 3rd, S. 20th Avenue between Harrison Street and the Boulevard will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. One lane will be open to vehicular traffic from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. It is anticipated, after December 3rd, one lane will then remain open. Sidewalks will remain open during the construction period. This closure will allow for the installation of permeable concrete in the alleyway that runs parallel between Harrison Street and the Boulevard. The alleyway will be closed to the east and west of 20th Avenue for the duration of the construction project, which is expected to last for approximately 3 months.
N. 56th Avenue Closure from Sheridan Street to Stirling Road
N 56th Avenue, between Sheridan Street and Stirling Road will be closed to traffic beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 12th through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, December 13th for paving operations. To minimize impact to motorists, only one direction will be closed at a time. During the southbound closure, traffic will be detoured via SR-7/US 441. During the northbound closure, traffic will be detoured via N 46th Avenue. Access will be maintained to local residents, at all times.
This work is a part of the Southwest Broward Mobility Improvements Project, and is being done in partnership with the Broward MPO. Project improvements include widening the roadway to accommodate 7-foot buffered bicycle lanes and adding sidewalks to create a continuous facility in each direction of SW 56th Avenue; adding shared lane pavement markings in each direction along SW 62nd Avenue and North 64th Avenue to enhance the safe travel of bicycles and motor vehicles in the same traffic lane; and adding sidewalks to create a continuous facility in each direction of SW 62nd Avenue.
Lane Closure on N. 35th Avenue at Johnson Street
Crews will be on-site at N. 35th Avenue just north of Johnson Street on Monday, December 13th from 7 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. directing traffic around the lane closure. The closure will allow for the delivery of an MRI machine to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
N. 22nd Avenue between Johnson & Sheridan Streets
Contractors for Florida Power and Light, Concurrent, is closing N. 22nd Avenue at numerous locations to install new concrete poles in conjunction with their Citywide hardening project. The closures along N. 22nd Avenue have begun and continue for approximately two months. Various streets and alleys adjacent to the corridor where closures will be implemented will also be impacted. The construction schedule may be adjusted due to inclement weather.
Southwest Broward Mobility Improvements Project
One lane in each direction of N 56th Avenue from Pembroke Road to Douglas Street will be closed 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for sidewalk construction, swale improvements, and asphalt placement. Detours might be implemented through adjacent roads if necessary, to improve safety. Flaggers will be present and detour signs will be in place to direct motorists around the work zone. Additionally, pedestrian signal improvements will take place at the intersections of S 56th Avenue/N 56th Avenue with Pembroke Road, Washington Street, Hollywood Boulevard, Johnson Street, Taft Street, Sheridan Street, and Stirling Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Workers will be present and lane closures will be place in the vicinity to direct motorists around the work zone. Work is underway through spring 2023.
Help Fill the Collection Boxes
The holidays can be a very tough time for people facing food instability. Did you know:
There are 222,100 people in Broward County facing hunger issues and 66,810 of them are children
51% of food bank assisted households eat food past the expiration date
69% of food-insecure households choose between food and utilities
63% of senior households are forced to choose between food and medical care
Consider making a food donation by dropping off a canned good, baby food or formula at an area collection box. Most needed items also include toiletries.
Collection Box Locations:
Downtown Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Government Center West, 1 N. University Drive, Plantation
Main Courthouse, 201 S.E. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale
North Regional County Courthouse, 1600 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach
South Regional County Courthouse, 3550 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
West Regional County Courthouse, 100 N. Pine Island Road, Plantation
Port Everglades, 1850 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale
Broward County Main Library and all branch libraries
All funding has been committed for the City of Hollywood's CDBG Eviction Prevention & Rental Assistance Program. New applications are no longer being accepted.
If you have applied for the program and have not completed the income certification process or have not submitted an application and are in need of rent assistance, you may apply to Broward County's Emergency Rental Assistance Program on their website.
REMINDER: Important Information about Your Utility Rates
Effective your first utility bill in November, the average water customer can expect to pay $25.62, an increase of $0.30 a month. The average water and wastewater customer will pay $77.58, an increase of $0.87 a month. The new stormwater rate of $7.62 is an increase of $1.50 a month, based on the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) Annual Price Index. As a reminder for seasonal customers who live here less than 12 months a year, a minimum monthly base rate is charged regardless of use. For additional information, please visit the City’s website or call Utility Billing Customer Service at 954.921.3938.
Sanitation Fee For Single Family Homes and Duplex Apartments Effective October 1st, single family homes and duplexes who receive solid waste and recycling collection services from Waste Pro, USA saw a new monthly rate of $45 for twice-weekly garbage collection, weekly recycling and yard waste collections, monthly bulk collection, processing and disposal. Annual increases to the rate will be determined based on contractual obligations and program administrative costs. For more information please visit the City website.
Reinstatement of Disconnections for Past Due Balances Have Resumed
Single-Use Plastics and Foam are Prohibited on Hollywood Beach, at City-Owned Parks and Facilities, and by City Vendors
The City of Hollywood is committed to reducing our environmental impact and becoming more sustainable. One step the City has taken in achieving this goal is to ban the use of nonbiodegradable containers, like plastics and expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), for serving food products.
If you're planning on going to the beach or park or attending an event or meeting at City Hall, a community center, park, ArtsPark at Young Circle, or other city facility, please don't bring plastic bottles, bags and other single-use plastics and foam containers.
Several fixed vaccination sites are operating in Broward County offering the Pfizer vaccine to residents ages 12 and older. No appointment is required. No insurance necessary. Use the VACCINATION SITE LOCATOR to find a site near you.
HOLLYWOOD Broward Community Health Center, 5010 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 100B. Refer to the website for appointment/walk-in availability.
Hollywood VA Clinic, 3702 Washington Street, Suite 201. Veterans and spouses/caregivers only. Refer to their website for more information.
The Florida Department of Health in Broward County, in partnership with the City of Hollywood hosts a free COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing Site at the Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield Street in West Hollywood from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. This site is closed on Sundays and Mondays. No appointment is necessary, however if you would prefer to schedule an appointment, please call 954.412.7300. Priority is given to school children and staff. Please be sure to wear a facial covering when arriving for testing.
Free COVID-19 Testing for K-12 Students Only
South Regional Health Center 4105 Pembroke Road in Hollywood Walk-Up testing for K-12 students only
Free Indoor COVID-19 Testing Site at David Park Community Center
Schedule an appointment at cur.tv/hollywood Walk-ups are also welcome David Park Community Center 108 N 33rd Court Sunday - Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Test results are delivered electronically within 24-48 upon receipt of the sample at the lab.