The TikiMarket at Riviera Beach Marina Reopens June 20, 2020


Island Eats, Exotic Treats, Calypso Beats, and an All-New Summertime Saturday “Fresh & Green Morning” Caribbean-Style Farmers’ Market


June 16, 2020, RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – The TikiMarket at Marina Village in Riviera Beach is reopening on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 9am to noon. This weekly family-friendly outdoor destination of live music, vendors, fresh food, and fresh seaside air is adding to the attraction this season with a morning farmers’ market—Caribbean style.

At Summertime Saturdays, attendees will be treated to farm-fresh, locally and regionally grown fruits and vegetables, exotic plants, creatively prepared vegan dishes, fresh-squeezed juices, coffee, mimosas, fresh coconut milk, and more.

TikiMarket favorites include an array of breakfast cuisines, conch fritters, jerk chicken, and barbecue to go, and don’t forget to peruse the island-style fashions, t-shirts, jewelry, hats, and totes.

“There’s a renewed sense of people wanting to get out and about these days,” says Scott Evans, Interim Executive Director of the Riviera Beach CRA. “So, we’re being very careful as we selectively open the various CRA-related public hubs in accordance with local and state guidelines. Masks and social distancing at the outdoor venue are required.”

So don’t sleep in this Saturday, June 20, 2020. Get up, get out, and kick off your weekend to a fresh and healthy start at Summertime Saturday at the TikiMarket at Marina Village. 190 East 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404. Parking is free.

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within its district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances new and improved infrastructure; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area.

The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents.

Stay informed on all developments in the Riviera Beach CRA by following the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or by visiting www.rbcra.com.


$60 Million on the Way for Palm Beach County Businesses

The Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners Approved the CARES Restart Business Grants Program to Assist Businesses Hardest Hit by Covid-19

May 21, 2020, RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – On May 15, 2020, Palm Beach County made available $60 million of its $261 million Federal Cares Act allocation to Palm Beach County businesses adversely affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. This first-come, first-serve program dedicates $50 million to businesses with 25 employees or less and $10 million to businesses with greater than 25 employees.

The Riviera Beach CRA and the City of Riviera Beach urge all interested District-area businesses as well as Riviera Beach businesses to apply as soon as possible as the limited funding is expected to run out quickly. For eligibility and guidelines to apply, visit http://pbcgov.com/hes. Individual grants of up to $25,000 are available to Palm Beach County businesses forced to close or limit their operations that are planning to “restart” based on the county’s phased re-opening plan.

Documents required to apply include: a fully executed application from the county’s online portal, certifications, affirmations and acknowledgements, tax returns, payroll reports, an active Palm Beach County Business Tax Receipt, and an active registration on SunBiz. These documents will be required to be uploaded into the system by the applicant. The county’s online application process is expected to launch on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 8 am.

Stay informed on all developments in the Riviera Beach CRA by following the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or by visiting www.rbcra.com.


Neighborhood RECLAIM Project Tour

Media Advisory of Neighborhood RECLAIM Project Tour with Florida State and Local Riviera Beach Officials

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the Neighborhood RECLAIM project tour on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 950 West 1st Street, Riviera Beach, Florida 33404.

AUGUST 7, 2019, RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA — The Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation (CDC), Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and others have partnered with the City of Riviera Beach Reentry Center in a new neighborhood revitalization effort called Neighborhood RECLAIM. The partnership’s first project will be the rehabilitation of a home at 950 West 1st Street in Riviera Beach, FL 33404, that will be sold to a low-income, first-time homebuyer.


The residence tour on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. will be attended by officials from the Florida Department of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice, Palm Beach County Department of Public Safety, the City of Riviera Beach Reentry Program, Riviera Beach CDC and CRA, and Urban Farmers. At this convening, officials will describe the unique program’s purpose, goals, and initial action plan.

Lead by the Riviera Beach CDC, this community reintegration and affordable housing effort is a pioneering program for the area. To learn more about the rehabilitation and affordable housing efforts taking place in Riviera Beach, visit the Riviera Beach CDC website by clicking here.

For information regarding the Reentry Program, visit the City website by clicking here.

Stay informed on all developments in the Riviera Beach CRA by following the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or by visiting www.rbcra.com.


Kids on the Beat, Second Edition, Sept. 2019

Kid Assistant Derron Blake Interviews Riviera Beach Leader, Pastor & Community Advocate, Apostle Teresa Nelson.

Teresa-NelsonADULTING is Apostle Teresa Nelson, Executive Director of Nelson’s Outreach Ministry. Apostle Nelson provides outreach services through her Riviera Beach ministry to the people of the CRA District and surrounding communities via worship, concerts, camps, retreats, interventions and more. Her outreach services include: food and clothing distribution; vocational skills training; distribution of school supplies; intervention for domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse, teen pregnancy; and more.

KID-ASSISTING is Derron Blake, Junior. Derron is 8 years old, in the third grade and attends Northboro Elementary Montessori Magnet School. He enjoys spending time with his younger brother and grandparents; the Cub Scouts; playing golf, tennis and Legos; learning about aviation and robotics; and public speaking as a tool for change. His favorite local hangouts are Rafiki Tiki, the Splash Pad and Peanut Island. Derron is particularly interested in Black History. After receiving a copy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech from his Sunday school teacher in 2015, the subject was never the same for him again..

Derron-blakeDERRON: What’s the biggest way you help people?
APOSTLE NELSON: Our weekly food distribution on Wednesdays.

What can regular people do to help their friends and neighbors? Just lend a helping hand wherever the need is, and always keep smiling.

What is your best advice for a kid growing up in Riviera Beach? Stay in school. Stay out of trouble. Be positive. Write down your short- and long-term goals. And keep FOCUSED, and you will SUCCEED!

How do you spend your free time? I enjoy sitting outside just relaxing with family and friends, and weekly on Fridays, going out to eat at Cooking From The Heart with Ms. Ann Teague, a small business entrepreneur here in Riviera Beach.

Know a Riviera Beach kid or adult candidate for this column?
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rbcra winter wonderland 2019

Winter Wonderland at the Marina Holiday Tree Lighting

rbcra winter wonderland

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (Sep. 9, 2019)

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (RBCRA) in conjunction with the City of Riviera Beach, will be hosting the second annual Winter Wonderland at the Marina on Friday, December 6th at the Riviera Beach Marina Village. Over 3,000 Palm Beach County residents and residents from surrounding counties attended last year’s inaugural event.

This year’s event will include musical performances by local choirs and youth, TikiMarket vendors, and a free photo booth. Children will have a chance to take photos with Santa, explore Winter Wonderland in several trains and enjoy free cookies and cocoa. A hospitality tent offering light hors d’oeuvres, wine, and live Jazz music will be available for adults.

The main highlights of the evening will be the countdown and lighting of the magnificently decorated 24 foot tall tree, holiday snow, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a fire truck parade by the Riviera Beach Fire and Police departments.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Riviera Beach Marina Village
190 E. 13th St.
Riviera Beach, Fl
More Info: 561-844-3408