Photowalk at Calle Ocho in Little Havana

The repetitive, rump-shaking beats of salsa and merengue pour out of storefronts and restaurants, sometimes joined by the staccato crowing of a rooster in a neighboring backyard. The street is lined with cigar stores and a delightful Domino Park, coffee counters, beauty salons and barber shops, little food markets, art galleries, dollar stores, botanicas filled with candles and statues that are part of the Santeria Afro-Caribbean religion, cafes, Cuban nostalgia shops, and bakeries offering racks of crusty Cuban bread and guava pastries.


This will be our backdrop as we stroll thru the streets of Little Havana.

Parking:

Enter one of two local public lots from 14th Ave (between SW 8th and 9th Streets) (here parking is free); the other lot is located on 16th Ave. (near our office) between SW 7th and 8th Streets. Additional parking can be found (for free) along SW 8th Street and local residential streets, and local businesses between SW 13th and 14th Avenues often offer parking in their lots for a small fee.

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  • Marlen L.

    Wow everyone got GREAT shots! Sorry I missed coming - don't say you had lunch at Versailles cuz then i'll really be sad! :)

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Ellen

    Had a great time taking photos and meeting new people!

    March 31, 2014

  • Miriam K.

    What a wonderful trip!

    March 31, 2014

  • Bonnie A.

    the best trip i ever had never there before so much to explore and sooo many very warm welcoming nice folks easy to move about and create photo opportunities also made friends with other meet up folks...Bonnie Ackerman

    2 · March 30, 2014

  • Bonnie G.

    A great day. No weather issues except for the white sky. Thank you to the organizers. I even got to dance. Hope to see you all at another meet up March 2015

    March 30, 2014

  • Flora Z.

    I have been to Calle Ocho before, but each time is unique and a great opportunity!

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Marvin B.

    A wonderful venue with fabulous friendly people

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Janis E.

    Despite the weather forecast, it was a great meetup with friendly people who loved having their pictures taken. Calle Ocho is fabulous. We're so lucky to have this treasure in our backyard. Can't wait to return.

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Kit S.

    There are so many things to photograph that you don't know where to start. Ive been there before and it is always a treat. Nice choice for a meet-up.

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Irene H.

    A lot of eager, dedicated photographers braved a rainy forecast and found a lively, rain free venue with great photo ops, a lot of fellow photographers and a busy, colorful local scene.

    March 29, 2014

  • Adrienne B.

    Never been before, great photo ops

    March 29, 2014

  • Adrienne B.

    I learned years ago, after missing a wonderful meet up, never to trust Florida weathermen. The moving radar map on Weather.com was totally accurate. We drove through some showers on our way down, but when we got there at 10 there was no rain just grey skies. By noon there was a little sun and when we left at 2 it was a little grey again. Great photo ops..can't wait to see everyone's pictures. I was the one who left her camera home, not sure if I got anything with a borrowed iPhone..we shall see

    March 29, 2014

  • David K.

    Had a great time experiencing the colorful area of Little Havana. Lots of picture ops and friendly meet-uppers.

    March 29, 2014

  • Russell Levine P.

    Perfect weather, wonderful people..lots of fun = great images

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Ellen

    I'm going to go also. I'm bringing rain gear for my camera just in case of a down pour.

    March 29, 2014

  • Fran S.

    Nubia Richman and I just decided to pass today but would love to do it another time. Miami weather says showers this morning and heavier after 2PM.

    March 29, 2014

  • Michele K.

    Because of the uncertainty of the weather, I will pass this time. I was excited to meet you all. I guess, will have to wait until next time.

    March 29, 2014

  • Bonnie G.

    I'll be going. Thanks

    March 29, 2014

  • Irene H.

    The weather looks better for Miami but no guarantees. I will be there

    March 29, 2014

  • Adrienne B.

    If you look at the hourly and believe it (big but for Florida weathermen) it looks like we will have a few hours with no rain

    March 29, 2014

  • Bonnie G.

    Good Morning. What's the take on pouring rain in Delray. 60% chance of rain in Miami for the next 4-5 hours.???

    March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm visiting from DC and think this is a fantastic idea!

    March 28, 2014

  • Nubia R.

    Hi Bob,
    So glad to hear the good news of your recovery. I can only admire your incredible resilience and positive attitude, we never heard you complain or give up and kept on going in spite of the obvious limitations and, for sure, pain you were feeling.
    Enjoy your recovery and THANKS for the inspiration!

    March 28, 2014

  • Connie

    I will meet the other car full of people in Delray and I can take 3.

    March 25, 2014

    • Robin Z.

      I can meet you anywhere that you suggest.

      March 26, 2014

    • Connie

      Ok, I sent you a confirmation email

      1 · March 27, 2014

  • Steve G.

    Can anyone offer suggestions on where to park?

    March 20, 2014

    • Beatriz C.

      Because it is in the morning there should be plenty of parking in the streets, however there is a paid parking in the southwest corner of SW 7th St and SW 16th Ave. From there to the Tower Theater is just one block away. I just looked at Google maps (satellite) and counted around 28 to 30 parking spaces. There is a pay booth right there. Be sure to place the payment stud in the dashboard. See you all there.

      March 27, 2014

  • Stuart

    Anyone in north Broward or Boca areas who wants to share a ride?

    March 24, 2014

    • Mildred V.

      I live in Plantation and would like to share a ride

      1 · March 25, 2014

    • Stuart

      Mildred,
      Do you have a ride yet? If not call me or text me at[masked]-5703.
      Stuart

      March 27, 2014

  • Robin Z.

    Connie

    Any space available in your car pool? I live in Highland Beach?

    Robin

    March 25, 2014

  • maxi

    Dave,
    I live two miles north of you and could pick you up.
    Maxine Horowitz
    Cell[masked]

    March 25, 2014

  • Jane C.

    David: I am waiting to hear from two women, Carmen and Mila. My car can hold five. I have myself and the two Bonnies. Whomever responds to me first will secure a spot. Phone me at[masked]-1277. Jane Coelho

    March 25, 2014

  • David K.

    Hi all,
    Any chance of getting a ride to Little Havana this Saturday? I live in Delray at intersection of Atlantic and Via Flora. (close to GGG's ) I can get a ride to meet you.

    Dave Kirsh

    March 24, 2014

  • Jane C.

    Going from Delray in my car are Bonnie G. and Bonnie A. We can add two more. If Carmen wants to join us, please call me at[masked]-1277. Also, Mila we would have room for you, too. That would make five of us. Very efficient!! However, I need confirmation from Carmen and Mila so I can give info. on our meeting place/time in Delray. Jane

    March 24, 2014

    • CARMEN

      Thanks Jane. Confirmed, will call or text you in a minute

      March 24, 2014

  • Jane C.

    I have a car available and would be happy to drive. I live in Delray off Jog Road and we could meet at the Walgreens or one of the Publix parking lots and go from there.

    March 12, 2014

    • Jane C.

      I am home now. Give me a call. There are with you four in my car and that's fine.

      March 24, 2014

    • CARMEN

      Hi, I am Carmen, Irene's student. Could I go with you? I live in Lake Worth and can meet you there on Saturday. Please let me know. thanks

      March 24, 2014

  • Richard L.

    Regarding parking: I was at Calle Ocho on 3/9, got there at 10:30 (admittedly early), but I was able to find a spot on the street at 20th Ave and 10th St. The streets south of 8th street are good places to park.

    March 21, 2014

  • Bonnie G.

    Good question. 98 cars??? I have no idea!!! Never been there.

    March 21, 2014

  • Bonnie G.

    Thanks Bonnie Ackerman. BTW...I am Bonita as well as Bonnie. I just spoke to Jane and look forward to meeting you both and spending the day. Thanks.

    March 20, 2014

  • Jane C.

    Bonnie G: Call me to make arrangements. I have made arrangements with Bonnie Ackerman to go. You are welcome to join us. Phone listed below. Jane C.

    March 18, 2014

    • Bonnie G.

      I may have someone for my tk. Thanks for your offer. I'll let you know soon

      March 18, 2014

    • Bonnie G.

      Hi Jane..In case you didn't get my last message, I will go with you. Call me at[masked] 0533. Thanks Bonnie G

      March 20, 2014

  • Bonnie A.

    S-O-S
    I WOULD LIKE TO CAR POOL WITH SOMEONE I LIVE IN KINGS POINT BECAUSE OUR 20 YEAR OLD CAR DOES NOT GO THAT FAR...PLEASE RESPOND TO
    [masked]
    LETS GO AND HAVE UN DIA GRANDE!

    February 23, 2014

    • nancyb926

      I'll be happy to join a car pool. I'm coming from Palm Beach Gardens!

      March 12, 2014

    • nancyb926

      I may have to work....so my seat in the carpool is up for grabs. I'll get there on my own if I'm not working!

      March 18, 2014

  • Jane C.

    Nancyb926 and others; Call me at the phone number listed below and we can make our arrangements.
    Jane Coelho

    March 15, 2014

  • Flora Z.

    Looking forward to shooting at this wonderful, lively and colorful area.....
    There is a surprise around every corner......

    2 · February 21, 2014

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