Free on-demand rides around the Grove

Use "Freebee" to get around the Grove


Trolleys, scooters, Uber and now an expanded free Freebee ride are all part of the Grove experience now.

Freebee is a  free ride service which you have probably seen around the village. They  operated mostly in the Center Grove since March but now they have  expanded their route and their hours. They will start to operate 7 days a  week.

They now run from Coco Plum circle to the South; Le Jeune to the West and Alice Wainwright Park to the North. See the map below.

In a few weeks, the service will also be offered daily.

Sunday-Wednesday 11 am - 8 pm / Thursday-Saturday 11 am - 11 pm

Riders can request on-demand door-to-door transportation to and from the Grove. The program is funded through advertising.

You can hop on at any place or download the app and summon them for free. They are also Grove Ambassadors who will recommend places to visit or places to eat in the Grove 

The Isle

Our Welcoming Committee

  • As of May 1st, new residents will be given the opportunity to be greeted  by a volunteer Ambassador of Grove Isle.  Each  building will share information with our new neighbors about the  island's amenities, encourage them to keep up-to-date by attending  committee meetings, or get to know other residents through social  activities. Handy packets with important contact information as well as  ideas for becoming acquainted with Coconut Grove will be available.
     
  • Should an existing resident be interested in a visit by an Ambassador,  please call the Building Two Manager Claudia Perez at (305) 858-4186 for  an appointment.
     
  • The Ambassadorship Program reports to the Social Group of Grove Isle.
    Our Ambassadors for 2018/19 are:
    One:  Sheila Goodman, Damaris Gibb
    Two:  Dan Brown, Johnnie McDonald
    Three: Skeeter King, Sue Steinbook
     

Swimming

 

As of Feb 26 Pool 2 will be closed.  You have two other pool options

The Club Pool

  • This pool is part of our membership and available to all residents.
  • Enter through the hotel lobby
  • Weekends there are pool attendants for towels and chair pads. You will be asked for you club membership to use the towels.
  • No services on weekdays but if you ask at the reservation deck, towels and chair pads will be brought out.

Pool One   (located between buildings 1 and 2)

Option 1

  • Walk to Building 1
  • Take the elevator to the second floor and use the door out to the sculpture deck to reach the pool.
  • NOTE: The common area keys from Buildings 2 and 3 will not work on  Building 1’s doors. To return via the second floor of Building 1, use  the buzzer next to the door to contact security. Provide your name and  apartment number. Building 1’s security guard will look you up in the  computer system and when confirmed, buzz you back in.

Option 2

  • Walk up Building 2’s parking ramp located between Buildings 1 and 2.
  • Please be careful walking up the ramp as it is a blind curve.
  • At the top of the ramp, head to the left and walk to the gray  plastic sheet that is hanging at the beginning of the covered portion of  the garage. 
  • Behind the sheet is an open doorway leading directly to the pool.
  • Please do not jump the fence from the parking garage.

Option 3

  • From inside Building 2, you can use the steps to get to the second  floor of the parking garage. Walk to the pool side of the garage and  use the doorway described above.

Option 4

  • Use the steps to Pool 1 from the grass/walkway behind Building 1.

Exercise (Gyms, Pools & Tennis)

Two Gym Options


Building 1 - Enter by a door code which can be obtained from your building manager. 

  • We have spruced it up and will be adding more equipment in the coming months.
  • The gym is closed from 1-2PM daily for cleaning.




Club Gym - Enter with a door code which can be obtained from the hotel receptionist.

  • Available to all club members
  • A/C has been fixed
  • Great views to enjoy while exercising


Water Aerobics


WHERE: POOL 1

WHEN: MONDAY WEDNESDAY FRIDAY

TIME:  9:30-10:30     10:30-11:30


An earlier class can be added if there is enough interest


COST; $20,00 Per class per person. The instructor is willing to lower the cost if enough people are interested in the course.


Reply to GI.SOCIAL.GROUP@GMAIL.COM


 

Exercise Classes

 

Exercise Classes available to all In Building Three


We have daily exercise classes in Building three's fitness room. 

  • You can try the first class for free and get answers to any question by contacting Sue Steinbook at s.srsuzanne@gmail.com.


From 8AM to 9AM  we have:

  • Monday: Aerobics & Weights
  • Tuesday: Pilates
  • Wednesday: Aerobics & Weights 
  • Thursday: Pilates
  • Friday: Aerobics & Weights 

From 9AM to 10AM we have:

  • Wednesday: Yoga

 

Tennis

  • As a member of the club you are entitled to use the courts but you do need to call to reserve 305-860-4360
  • If you have guests playing independently, this is a small charge.

Cards

 Canasta

  • There is a regular game on Wednesday's at 7:15PM but they welcome everyone.
  • In fact some time ago they even gave some of us lessons.  
  • So if you  enjoy playing Canasta, pop in any Wednesday evening.



In the neighborhood

Learn About the Ocean (or enjoy a museum)

  

University of Miami School of Marine Biology

  • The University of Miami Rosenstiel School has been presenting a series  of lectures about today's Global challenges from climate change to ocean  conservation. 
  • Two lectures remain in the six-part series. 
  • All lectures  take place at the UM Rosenstiel school and are free and open to the  public. 
  • Seating is limited and RSVPs are required. Click this link for  the brochure on the program: http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/outreach/sea-secrets/ 

  To reserve for April 3 use this link

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-secrets-2018-5-maureen-raymo-phd-climate-and-sea-level-rise-what-can-you-do-about-it-tickets-40245671888

To reserve for May 15 use this link

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-secrets-2018-6-david-gruber-phd-the-blue-ocean-perspectives-from-marine-creatures-tickets-40251468225


Frost Science Museum 


The highly anticipated Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in downtown Miami’s Museum Park overlooking beautiful Biscayne Bay officially opened on May 8th. The museum rests on four acres of land with four state-of-the-art buildings  across a 250,000 square-foot campus that includes a world-class  planetarium and aquarium. 

The North Wing and  West Wings provide six floors of interactive exhibitions dedicated to  the ecosystem of the Everglades, the evolution  of flight, human biology  and more, with rooftops boasting both a lunar  terrace with a telescope  for stargazing and a solar terrace with an  urban farm.


 

The Perez Art Museum

http://www.pamm.org/ 

Near the Frost Science Center is the Perez Art Museum (PAMM) Jorge M. Pérez, longtime trustee and collector of Latin American art led the drive to fund the wonderful new building. In addition to its exhibitions, PAMM shows that the museum experience can be informal and inviting with its Adirondack chairs scattered across the verandah. PAMM is a wonderful place for drinks, movies, music or just enjoying the view after touring the museum 


 

The New World Symphony

http://www.nws.edu/

The New World Center is a wonderful addition to Miami Beach. An” intimate” 756-seat concert hall which was designed by Frank Gehry, it is home to The New World Symphony.  The symphony is an acclaimed orchestral academy, which grooms select young musicians fresh from colleges and conservatories, this $154 million center also contains a performance space and anchors an public arts complex. 

Many of the concerts held in the hall are broadcast to the the outdoor (and free) listening area. The park in front of the building highlights a wall screen surrounded by 167 high-quality speakers tucked neatly into a rectangular network of horizontal and vertical tubes. The resulting sound is the best outdoor amplification you’ll ever have heard. 

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Theater and Music Frost School of Music


Gable Stage


I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard

June 9 -  July 8, 2018

 Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress whose sole aim in  life is making her famous playwright father, David, proud. Over the  course of a boozy evening, Ella and David deliberate over whether to  read the reviews of her Off-Broadway debut… and things unravel from  there. Halley Feiffer’s dark, probing and very funny new play pulls the  audience into the middle of a deeply complicated relationship and sheds  new light on the eternal struggles of parents and children to find  common ground. 



 

Frost School of Music

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has performances throughout the the school year in a variety of  musical styles.   Support arts in our neighborhood and avoid the traffic of downtown.


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