A weekend filled with festivities including beach cleanups, immersive art activations, inspiring conversations and films organized in collaboration with the SF-based International Ocean Film Festival, and much more.
WORLD OCEAN DAY - TRAVEL EXPERIENCES
Nikki Beach is celebrating World Ocean Day on June 8th from 12-4 pm with Repêchage, a health and beauty brand that uses treatments and products that are based on
sustainably harvested seaweed since 1980
Nikki Beach is celebrating World Ocean Day on June 8th from 12-4 pm with Repêchage, a health and beauty brand that uses treatments and products that are based on sustainably harvested seaweed since 1980. Guests can experience an instant radiance boost with complimentary professional treatment-based sheet masks with LED Light Therapy, EMS Skin Tightening, or Silver Ball Massage for every skin concern.
Third Annual World Ocean Weekend Celebration at W South Beach
WHEN: Saturday, June 3 from 8AM-12PM and 5PM-7PM
WHERE: W South Beach
8AM – 12PM – Collins Avenue Beach (in front of W South Beach)
W South Beach has partnered with Blue Scholars Initiative and ARTSail to create an exciting roster of programming to spread ocean awareness through community engagement and volunteer impact. Free and open to the public, attendees can participate in an open water exhibition swim with Full Circle Coaching; beach pilates with Pilates for the People; a ceremonial paddle-out with Surfrider; Citizen Science Beach Blitz with The International SeaKeepers Society and GEN2050; beach cleanup with Clean Miami Beach and special remarks by City of Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. Register here.
5PM-7PM – W South Beach
On Saturday evening, the celebration continues in W South Beach’s Great Room with the Sheroes of the Ocean panel discussion beginning at 5PM, followed by a cocktail reception and film screening of the San Francisco-based International Ocean Film Festival at 7PM. The Sheroes panel will highlight the stories of inspiring women from the activist, scientific and creative space, who are engaged with the preservation of our ocean. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.
Come enjoy one of the many benefits the ocean has to offer through these seaweed-based products while enjoying the sea and the sand at Nikki Beach.
The Marker Key West’s Dedication to Ocean Conservation
The Marker Key West Harbor Resort, ideally located on the Key West Historic Seaport, recently partnered with local nonprofit Reef Relief and sustainable sun care brand Raw Elements to install two public sunscreen dispensers on property to encourage the use of mineral sunblock.
This initiative not only benefits skin health but also works toward preserving coral reefs and supporting ocean conservation.
The Gabriel South Beach’s Art Deco Beachfront Oasis and Coastal Spirit
The Gabriel South Beach is a boutique property on
Ocean Drive in South Beach.
The Gabriel South Beach is a boutique property on Ocean Drive in South Beach. To show its support for ocean conservation, The Gabriel South Beach recently partnered with Clean This Beach Up to sponsor a quarterly beach clean-up with the local non-profit organization.
SUSTAINABLE DINING EXPERIENCES
Frost Science + Constellation Culinary Group
On June 4, get an early start to World Oceans Day by diving into the work Frost Science and local conservationists are doing to save our coral reefs, protect our coastlines and raise awareness about the importance of clean, healthy oceans.
You’ll hear from some amazing scientists about marine animals and plants, cleaning plastic from the oceans and more. Food@Science, the cafe at Frost Science, will serve Lionfish Ceviche, a flavorful mixture of red onion, aji amarillo, green pepper, lime juice and cilantro. The culinary team at Constellation Culinary Group will also set up a special grill station and bar within the museum’s Dan Bell Atrium. Sustainable menu items to be served on sustainable dishes/flatware include Shrimp Tacos, with chipotle sauce, avocado mousse, corn salsa and cotija cheese, and Salmon Poke, with brown rice, salmon, edamame, radish, carrots and sesame soy dressing.
When Orno, the new restaurant by Chef Niven Patel, opened in 2021, a standout dish was the Bucatini, which is served with rare sunray venus clams, typically found
in Italy but rarely seen on menus in the US.
With a strong focus on sustainability and quality and inspired by his time cooking in Europe, Chef Niven was determined to serve the beautiful and rare clam dish and have the clams grown and sourced in South FL. Turning this dream into a reality was quite a process for Chef Niven. The sunray venus clam, known as Macrocallista nimbosa, is a large, attractive clam distributed from the Carolinas to Florida and Gulf of Mexico states. During the 1960-70s, the clams were commercially harvested off the northwest Florida coast. In the 2000’s, they were wiped out of the west coast due to the Red Tide. This predicament meant that there were no sunray venus clams to be found - until chef Niven began serving them last year.
Mamey, the Caribbean-influenced eatery located in the heart of Coral Gables at the THēsis Hotel, boasts a menu full of vibrant flavors and spices commonly found in tropical cuisine by James Beard nominated and Food & Wine Award-Winning Chef Niven Patel,
alongside hand-crafted cocktails.
The restaurant offers an eclectic array of sustainable seafood dishes influenced from Chef Patel’s travels through Asia, Polynesia, and the Caribbean, featuring plenty of produce from Patel’s own two-acre Homestead farm, Rancho Patel. On World Ocean Day, guests can celebrate the seafood holiday and indulge in Mamey’s one-of-a-kind Local Wahoo Ceviche ($17), with Coconut Leche de Tigre, Cachucha peppers, red onion, avocado, and cilantro.