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Hearts & Stars Gala 2024

A Tokyo Night to Remember in Miami

The Little Lighthouse Foundation Announces 

The 14th Annual Hearts & Stars Gala: Tokyo Nights with Special Performance by Busta Rhymes Saturday, March 16th

LLF’s annual event will feature special live performances, video games, and much more

Under the glittering skies of Miami, the Little Lighthouse Foundation (LLF) is set to host an evening filled with glamour, entertainment, and philanthropy at the 14th annual Hearts & Stars Gala. This year, the event is whisking guests away to the vibrant streets of Tokyo without leaving the lush landscapes of Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza. Scheduled for Saturday, March 16th, from the stroke of nine in the evening until the early hours, this gala isn't just an event; it's a journey into the heart of Japanese culture, all while supporting a noble cause.

A Star-Studded Affair

Graced by the presence of Jenise Fernandez, the six-time Emmy award-winning anchor from Local 10 ABC News, the gala promises an unforgettable night with live performances that will keep the energy soaring. Adding to the excitement is the anticipation of a special celebrity guest whose identity remains shrouded in mystery, sparking curiosity and buzz among attendees.

Music to Move You

This year's gala will feature electrifying beats from Ibiza's own DJ Jordi Ruz, ensuring guests dance until the very last note. His music, alongside the thematic Tokyo Nights atmosphere, promises to transport attendees to a world where East meets West in a spectacular fusion of sound and style. Adding to the excitement, the gala will showcase live performances by the renowned artist, songwriter, producer, and actor Busta Rhymes, making it an unforgettable blend of global music and cultural fusion..

Culinary Delights and Premium Beverages

In true Tokyo fashion, the gala will showcase an array of culinary masterpieces from some of South Florida’s finest establishments, such as Kissaki, Pubbelly Sushi, Suviche, and more. These mouthwatering offerings will be accompanied by an open bar featuring a selection of premium spirits and beverages, ensuring that the night is as delicious as it is fun.

Unique Attractions and Auctions

Attendees can look forward to a night filled with unique attractions, including a video game activation that promises to be a hit among gaming enthusiasts, a Samurai Lounge for those seeking a moment of Zen, and even drift cars for the adrenaline seekers. The excitement doesn't stop there; the gala will also host a live auction with once-in-a-lifetime experiences like the Zero-G Experience and a luxury yacht package, among other treasures.

Honoring the Heroes Among Us

In a moment of reflection amid the festivities, LLF will honor Harley Lipman, CEO & Founder of Genesis10, with its Shining Light Award, and celebrate Aaron Lucus as its Volunteer of the Year. These recognitions highlight the foundation's appreciation for those who have significantly contributed to its mission.

Join the Cause

With tickets and VIP tables available for purchase, attendees are encouraged to secure their spot at this exclusive event. Whether you opt for general admission or the VIP experience, your contribution supports LLF's tireless efforts to aid children and families in South Florida.

Produced by Live It Productions International, known for its work on some of the world’s most prestigious events, the Hearts & Stars Gala is more than just a party; it's a testament to the power of community, generosity, and the spirit of giving. So, mark your calendars for an evening where Tokyo lights meet Miami nights, all in the name of a good cause. Dress to impress, and get ready for a night that promises to be nothing short of spectacular.


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