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Save the Date!

  • AUGUST 10: Maximize Your Membership :: 8am-9am @ e|spaces
  • AUGUST 19: Third Thursday :: 5pm-6:30pm @ CI Group
  • AUGUST 25: Lunch and Learn - Social Media Strategy :: 11:30am-1pm @ e|spaces
  • SEPTEMBER 1: Lunch + Learn - Women in Wealth and Financial Health :: 11:30am-1pm @ Gambin Financial Group

In addition, please save the date for our DOP signature events:

  • OCTOBER 29: 60th Anniversary Golf Scramble :: 8am @ Dubsdread Golf Course
  • DATE TBD: State of Downtown with Mayor Buddy Dyer

The Greater Orlando Sports Commission is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Celebrating Women in Sports Luncheon presented by Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Registration and networking will begin at 11:30am and the luncheon will begin at noon. To purchase a table for the event or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Michael Kalinich at Individual tickets may be purchased at

Florida Prize in Contemporary Art
The Florida Prize in Contemporary Art is organized by the Orlando Museum of Art (OM°A) to bring new recognition to the State’s most progressive artists. Each year, the OM°A surveys artists working throughout the State before inviting ten to participate, with one receiving a $20,000 monetary award.  This year's prize recipient is Robert Rivers and the People's Choice recipient is Matthew Cornell. Artists range from emerging to mid-career, often with distinguished records of exhibitions and awards that reflect recognition at national and international levels. In all cases, they are artists who are engaged in exploring significant ideas of art and culture in original and visually exciting ways.

Mennello Museum of American Art Virtual Lecture 
Please join the Mennello Museum of American Art in welcoming Dr. Katherine Jentleson, the Merrie and Dan Boone curator of folk and self-taught art from the High Museum of Art (High) in Atlanta, GA, for a virtual lecture highlighting the significant contributions of self-taught artists on the 20th Century American Modern Art World this Thursday, July 22 at 6 p.m. ET.

Purchase tickets here to garner intriguing insights from a foremost expert of 20th Century Folk Art and then delve deeper into discussion during the Q&A session that follows the virtual lecture with Dr. Jentleson. The virtual lecture is $10 for future museum members and free for current museum members. Join Dr. Jentleson’s virtual lecture here.

Gatsby's Grand Opening
Next Thursday, July 29th from 9 PM - 2 AM, it'll be time to put on your ice and glad rags and walk those gams over to the Gatsby's Grand Opening! Mark your calendars, click here to grab your ticket ($20 cover charge), and here we go!

Downtown Parklets 
Given the success of the parklet program and following other programs nation-wide, the City of Orlando and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) have repositioned the parklet implementation to a 3-year program. Parklets allow downtown businesses to expand their retail sales and restaurant seating operations into adjacent on-street public parking spaces. As part of this transition, additional reviews and permitting procedures will be added, including a minor Right-of-Way Encroachment Agreement and approval criteria. Existing and new CRA businesses interested in applying for the parklet program will be able to apply starting August 15. For any inquiries, please contact Mary-Stewart Droege, DDB/CRA Project Manager, at

Sponsorship and Tickets Available for Kids Beating Cancer Hats and Heroes Ball
Defy the Odds and Let Cancer Go: Raising the critically needed funds to provide access to life-saving treatments for children with cancer, The Kids Beating Cancer Hats & Heroes Ball will move closer to bringing an end to childhood cancer. This award-winning gala features a special live performance by Idina Menzel, gourmet cuisine with an open bar, exquisite silent and live auctions, and the Healing Heroes of Excellence Awards.

Saturday, September 25
5:00pm VIP
5:30pm General Admission
Waldorf Astoria

Learn more about sponsorship and ticketing information here.

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