Ability Explosion is a weeklong (Oct. 19- Oct. 24) series of special events held in historic Miami Beach and created for the enjoyment of the entire community. From “Lights Out Miami Beach” (A Dining in the dark experience) to the Crunch 5k Run, the mission of Ability Explosion is to celebrate the abilities of people living with Disabilities, to encourage their acceptance by the entire community and to promote innovations that will improve their lives.
Events remaining for 2010 Ability Explosion include:
Thursday, October 21st, 8pm
Comedy Festival, The Colony Theater, South Beach
The Comedy Festival will feature hilarious stand-up acts performed by disabled comics from around the country. Come enjoy some of the amusing perspectives that people living with disabilities are able to share based on how they interpret the world around them.
Friday, October 22nd, 12pm
Biz-Ability Luncheon, The Betsy Hotel, South Beach
The Business Luncheon, hosted by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, is an opportunity for disabled business owners and investors to connect with the general Miami Beach business community. The Business Luncheon is a great opportunity to network and to discuss ways to better involve people living with disabilities in the dynamic Miami Beach business community.
Friday, October 22nd
Taping of “Cooking Without Looking,” The Betsy Hotel
“Cooking without Looking” is the first TV show ever produced especially for blind/visually impaired people. Guest “chefs” who are blind or visually challenged crate their culinary specialties, giving tips on how to cool/bake, stay safe and have fun in the kitchen with visual impairment.
Saturday, October 23rd, 7:30am
CRUNCH 5K RUN, Meets at the corner of 8th Street & Ocean Drive
Everyone is invited to compete in the Crunch 5k Run taking place in beautiful South Beach and managed by Split Second Timing. Come enjoy the sun and the sites while helping people living with disabilities.
Saturday, October 23rd, 7pm – 10pm
Cocktail Party & Fashion Show, The Miami Beach Golf & Country Club
Come join in and celebrate the close of Ability Explosion at the gala cocktail reception and fashion show happening at the beautiful and centrally located Miami Beach Golf Club on the Alton Road. The Cocktail Party and Fashion Show is the climax of Ability Explosion week.
Sunday, October 24th, 1pm – 4pm
AQUABILITY EXPLOSION, Shake-A-Leg Miami, 2620 S Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove
Set sail on a wet and wild adventure at the Coconut Grove water sports center of Shake-A-Leg Miami. Celebrate freedom in the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay with youth and adults with special needs. Enjoy fun boating activities for everyone!
For more information about and opportunities to register for events, here.