Thursday, June 12, 2014

USCGC Eagle To Visit FEC Slip, Marc Sarnoff Invites You To the Park Opening and Ship Arrival. By Geniusofdespair

Come Join Us to Celebrate A Soft Opening of Museum Park! By Marc Sarnoff

On Saturday June 14, the iconic United States Coast Guard Cutter Eagle will visit the FEC Slip next to Museum Park. The vessel, used to train future coast guard officers, will dock at 10:45 a.m. followed immediately by a welcome ceremony and press conference. Please come and help us give the Coast Guard a warm reception and to celebrate a soft opening of Museum Park, which is nearing completion.

After the welcome ceremony on the pier, the ship will be open to touring by the public from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. If you cannot make it on Saturday, the ship will host public tours on Sunday and Monday from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. before departing Tuesday morning, June 17th.

June 14th is also Flag Day, a day set aside to acknowledge and pay respects to our national flag. I cannot think of a more patriotic soft opening of Museum Park than to host the Coast Guard's premier training vessel for four days, including Flag Day, at the FEC Slip.

This is what we envisioned the only deep water slip in Miami could be used for: to attract historic ships for our citizens to discover and enjoy. We look forward to this event and to the separate grand opening of the park that will occur in the near future. Please come out and experience a fun-filled morning and afternoon for the whole family.

Here is the schedule of the USCGC Eagle at the FEC Slip for reference:

June 14th:

10:00 a.m.: Moor starboard side to Museum Park
10:45 a.m.: Arrival
11:30 a.m.: Welcome Ceremony and Press Conference
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Public Tours
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Coast Guard Foundation Reception

June 15th:

1 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Public Tours

Commissioner Mark Sarnoff told the Beckham Group the slip was off the table before the press conference Tuesday, because of events just like this one.  Let's be polite here, I mean it.


Anonymous said...

So for Beckham, it was all fun and games until the ship came in...

Anonymous said...

Maybe Mickey can bring down one of his super yachts? He still only has the two, right?

BTW That guy you'll see in the slip drowning Saturday is Carlos Gimenez, he's in over his head. He just doesn't know it yet.

In his defense it's tough to swim with no legs because the sharks have cut you off at the knees.

and trust me, Mickey Arsion, is a shark. and if you thought Mickey was sharp, Stephan Ross is about to have Carlos for lunch.

Did this one time fireman and career bureaucrat really think he could out haggle some of the best businessmen on the planet?

Judging from the recent developments at the NBA my guess Carlos left about $100 million on the table with the Heat, he CERTAINLY pulled the trigger at least a year too early and for no apparent reason other that Mickey asked.

Now let's see how many millions he gives Ross then has to go back and beat up his employees with another round of library and park closings, labor concessions and layoffs.

Remember the mantra, hotel bed taxes aren't really taxes.

Anonymous said...

Sarnoff was asked numerous times to speak up publicly and tell the Mayor and City Manager to stop pandering to Beckham and John Alshuler and Sarnoff refused. Sarnoff only spoke up AFTER the Mayor had told Alshuler in a meeting the site was a no-go. Mayor Regalado deserves our thanks for finally protecting Bicentennial Park and the slip.

Anonymous said...

Sarnoff is such a creep. The City has received numerous invitations to moor big historic ships like the Queen Elizabeth 2 and a WWII battleship memorial.

Anonymous said...

Agreed that Sarnoff waited way too long to take a stand on this issue. It was a no-brainer that would have won him significant support from the constituency that he (and now his wife) covet in upcoming elections, the DNA (Downtown Neighborhood Association), a newly created citizen activist group that is asserting themselves into the discussions impacting their neighborhood and quality of life . It's about time that we see a new neighborhood-based activist group to counter the business driven influence of the DDA (Downtown Development Authority) which panders to the development community and whose members (the majority) don't even live in downtown. We need more parks in downtown. We need more trees for a shaded pedestrian experience. We need shuttles to move people efficiently through the city. We need a visionary leader with the courage to step up and articulate these needs and to identify ways to make it happen.

miaexile said...

Ok, cant say anything NiCE about Sarnoff AT ALL, so i'll just say I am looking forward to visiting the park soon and that i will not hold my breath that the clown car that passes for leadership in MD isn't getting ready to pull a sneaky underhanded surprise on everyone.

Anonymous said...

Go to Commodore Plaza in Coconut Grove and see for yourself trees are being cut one by one and politely replaced at a cost of around $17,000 each.

Anonymous said...

Sarnoff is a creep. He sat on his hands as Beckham's handlers tried to steal our park. (Does he really have a wife?)