VISIONARY YOUNG ARTISTS OF A DECADE
at ArtsPark Gallery
Thursday, April 7th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join us at ArtsPark Gallery for the evening’s exhibition reception on Thursday, April 7th. An exceptional art extravaganza and journey of “Visionary Young Artists of a Decade” that will thrill you.
Artists from Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science will be on exhibition and performing alongside of renowned Art Masters for this event as part of Arts Director, Hilary Fine’s advanced art program and her Art Masters Series which brings in world renowned artists who mentor these young artists for an experience of a lifetime.
Special performing artists are Daniel Pontet with his unique “Impulse Art,” to the sounds of Grammy Musicians Federico Britos, Tommy McWilliams along with Alex Lencina and The Big Rock Band, Amir Sulton-Roth and Eddy Balzola. Truly a performance you won’t forget.
This exhibition will also honor a DECADE of Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science winning the U.S. Nationals and 12th year of winning the State of Florida. Mayor Josh Levy and Vice Mayor Caryl Shuham will join the Florida Department of Health and the American Lung Association to recognize and award the national and state of Florida winning Radon Awareness competition students. National winner will receive a $1,000 award, and state winners will receive crystal awards.
We are also expecting very special guests from Charter Schools USA, Jon Hage, David Christensen, Eddie Ruiz and Rachel Windler-Freitag to honor our students, HAAS Families and our Hollywood community.
Address: ArtsPark Gallery, One Young Circle, Hollywood
Date: Thursday, April 7th – 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Event Contact: Hilary Fine, email: email@example.com
ArtsPark Movie Night
Friday, April 8th at 8 p.m.
Join your neighbors at ArtsPark Movie Night! This Friday, Hop (PG), 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 is 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.
Food Waste Prevention Week
April 4th - April 9th
During Food Waste Prevention Week, April 4-9, join us by participating in any number of activities that raise awareness and inspire everyone to reduce food waste at home, work and in our communities. Activities include a social media bingo game for a chance to win great prizes, K-12 student engagement contests, invention marathons, presentations with special guests including celebrated local chefs, and the Save the Food Fest event at Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, April 9th.
The City of Hollywood is joining various agencies and stakeholders throughout Broward County in a collaborative effort and shared commitment to reduce food loss and waste. Download your Bad Apple BINGO card today then get ready to play starting on Monday, April 4th on the City of Hollywood Facebook page. For more information on Food Waste Prevention Week, and to take the pledge, please visit: www.SaveTheFoodFL.com. Help make Food Prevention Week in Hollywood a success! Together we can reduce food waste in Florida.
Beach Sweep is Back
This Saturday, April 9th
The City of Hollywood is pleased to announce the return of the monthly Hollywood Beach Sweep, where volunteers gather every second Saturday of the month to collect litter and cigarette butts from the sandy beach.
Hollywood Beach Sweep Clean-Up returns on Saturday, April 9th from 7 – 11 a.m. Volunteers meet at Charnow Park at Garfield Street and the Broadwalk, at 7 a.m. Volunteers are asked to complete the registration form available on the City’s website and children, ages 8 and older are welcome to participate when accompanied by an adult. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided to all volunteers along with safety instructions. Please dress appropriately, wear sunscreen and bring your completed registration form with you.
Please note: Parking passes will not be issued at the event. Vehicle information must be added to the registration system at least three days before the event.
For more information and to download the registration form, please visit www.hollywoodfl.org and search “Beach Sweep.”
Demonstration & Beginner Instruction
Saturday, April 9th
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The PADL team will be on-site at the Broadwalk paddleboard kiosk at New Hampshire Street offering complimentary paddleboard rides. Staff will also conduct demonstrations covering paddlecraft safety, beginner instruction and use, and will answer rental, membership, and PADL App questions. The Broadwalk PADL paddleboard rental kiosk is located at New Hampshire Street and the Hollywood Broadwalk. This event is FREE and open to the public, weather permitting.
Rent a Paddleboard on Hollywood Beach! New Rental Kiosk Locations
Paddleboarding has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years. The family-friendly activity is easy for anyone of any skill level to enjoy. Exploring Hollywood via paddleboard is no longer just for those with their own equipment. The City is pleased to announce a new partnership with “PADL,” a paddleboard equipment rental operation that offers hourly rentals and monthly memberships. Visitors to the beach may now access the self-service “PADL” kiosks available for public use on Hollywood Beach.
PADL rental kiosks locations on Hollywood Beach include:
- New Hampshire Street in the North Beach area
- Keating Park, 2500 S. Ocean Drive in the South Beach area
- COMING SOON: Charnow Park, 300 Connecticut Street in the Central Beach area
PADL Rental Fees are as follows:
- $19 per hour for non-members
- $24.99 monthly membership or $99.99 for a 6 month membership
- Members receive 2 hours free every day. Additional hours and boards are $10 per hour
Paddlecraft Hours of Operation on Hollywood Beach:
- Paddlecraft are allowed to utilize the entire length of the the municipal beach before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
- Paddlecraft are allowed at all hours south of Madison Street (The Keating Park kiosk is located south of Madison Street)
- Paddlecraft are allowed at all hours north of Liberty Street.(The New Hampshire Street kiosk is located north of Liberty Street)
- In the Central Beach area, south of Liberty Street and north of Madison Street, paddlecraft must remain 100 yards from shore during the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (The kiosk at Charnow Park is set to comply with the rules set forth in City Ordinance 99.02.)
With a swipe of the App, the board and paddle with personal flotation device are released and off you go on your adventure. The IOS + Android Mobile App also provides a map of PADL locations across the state, links to meetup groups, tour and lesson booking, shopping and more. There are currently 23+ PADL locations throughout Florida with plans to expand to 50 locations this year. To learn more, visit the PADL website
For links to "How To" videos from PADL and information on paddleboarding in Hollywood, including guided paddleboard options, launch sites on Hollywood Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway, and additional information on water activities, please visit the City's website.
Hollywood Salsa Festival
Saturday, April 9
12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Hollywood Salsa Festival returns to the ArtsPark at Young Circle! This free, family-friendly event features musical performances from Charlie Aponte, Melina Almodovar, Orquesta del Rey de Puerto Rico, Timbalive, Tito Puente Jr., and many more. Plus dance showcases from local salsa schools, delicious Latin food, kiosks, a kids zone, and lots of dancing and fun.
Pre-registration is closed. Come & watch the fun!
Household Hazardous Waste &
This Sunday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Broward County is hosting a household hazardous waste and electronics recycling drop-off event in the southwest quadrant of City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard for Hollywood residents on Sunday, April 10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents must provide proof of Hollywood residency by providing a photo ID with current address plus a utility bill or tax bill with matching address in order to participate.
Items accepted include:
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
Nail polish & remover
Tires (limit 5 with rims less than 25” in diameter)
*Accepted electronics include: answering machines, computer cables, cell phones, computers (including laptops), copiers, DVD and VCR players, fax machines, flash and hard drives, keyboards/mice, monitors, pagers, print cartridges, printers, radios, routers, satellite/cable boxes, scanners, speakers/stereos, telephones, televisions, wires.
Containers may not exceed five gallons; limit 25 gallons per visit.
The following items will not be accepted: business or government generated waste, explosives, biohazardous waste, appliances and microwave ovens.
Disposal Guidelines for Other Items
Chemical Disposal for Businesses and Government Agencies
Small businesses (including home-based), government agencies and non-profits that generate hazardous waste and/or electronics should not bring waste to any Broward County facility. For information, please call 954-765-4999 or 954.357.8850.
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
If you accidentally break a fluorescent bulb or tube, safely dispose of it by following EPA guidelines for Cleanup and Disposal of broken CFL's.
Do not dispose of prescription medications by flushing them down a toilet or drain, as this will contaminate our water system. For information about local medication disposal, call 954.831.8902 or visit the Broward Sheriff's Office website.
Sharps (Needle) Disposal
Sharps are considered biohazardous waste and should never be thrown directly into the trash. For information about their safe disposal and a list of sites accepting sharps, visit Florida Health Department.
Cell phones, remote control toys, laptops and power tools are just a few household items that use rechargeable batteries, which contain cadmium or lithium, both of which are considered toxic heavy metals. It is illegal to dispose of rechargeable batteries in regular trash. Visit Call2Recycle.org for a list of drop-off sites.
Regular Household Batteries
Common household alkaline batteries no longer contain mercury and are safe to dispose of in your regular garbage.
For more information please visit the Broward County website or contact the City of Hollywood Department of Public Works, Environmental Services Division at 954.967.4320 or Broward County at 954.765.4999.
Guard Hollywood Beach
Take the Test on Wednesday, April 13th
Hollywood Beach Safety continues to search for qualified candidates to join the lifeguard team. Interested applicants are invited to test their abilities on Wednesday, April 13th at 9:30 a.m. Gather at the Lifeguard First Aid Station at Madison Street and come prepared to run 500 meters and swim 500 meters in under 11 minutes. Those 18 years of age or older with a strong athletic background are encouraged to participate.
Ocean Lifeguard (Part-time) Job Posting
The City of Hollywood and the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce are once again partnering to present the annual SPARK Hollywood FL Pitch Competition. Applications are currently being accepted for entrepreneurs at any stage of development to pitch their big idea.
The ‘quick-pitch competition’ features entrepreneurs and new ventures competing for cash prizes by giving a three-minute presentation of their innovative business proposal to a panel of judges comprised of local investors and business professionals. SPARK Hollywood FL aims to bridge the gap between investors, businesses, and entrepreneurs.
Upcoming SPARK Launch Event
A SPARK Launch event will take place at the NSU Levan Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, April 13th from 5-7 p.m. with a panel discussion moderated by John Wensveen, Executive Director of the Center, and featuring experts in entrepreneurship including Chad Bernstein, who founded Guitars over Guns, David Lekach, South Florida Learning Chair with the Entrepreneur’s Organization and Chris Brisson, CEO of Sales MSG (Sales Message).
Aspiring entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply today at www.sparkhollywoodfl.com and ignite your idea! Applications must be submitted by April 14, 2022.
For more information, please visit: www.sparkhollywoodfl.com
Finalists will be selected to present during the annual SPARK Pitch Competition in person on May 26 at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe Street. The Pitch Competition will start at 5:30 p.m., with registration opening up at 5 p.m.
Save the Date
Hollywood Happy Day
Monday, May 2nd
Promoting the power of community through expressions of gratitude, friendship and joy! The City of Hollywood's Youth Ambassadors cordially invite you to Hollywood Happy Day on Monday, May 2nd from 6-8 p.m at the ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood. Join the Ambassadors for motivational and inspiring performances featuring local students. This event is free, lawn seating is available. As a reminder, this venue is single-use plastic and foam-free.
REMINDER: Hollywood is
Plastic and Foam Free
Single-Use Plastics and Foam are Prohibited on Hollywood Beach, at City-Owned Parks and Facilities, and by City VendorsThe 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.