Bal Harbour Village 70th Anniversary Celebration
Bal Harbour, FL – February 12, 2017 – Seventy years of Bal Harbour’s history was celebrated with a concert and fireworks show attended by over two thousand guests. The beach area behind the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour Hotel was packed with residents and guests who enjoyed live performances by the Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra, Carlos Oliva & Los Sobrinos del Juez, and the New Century Dancers. The crowd was treated to a perfect night of weather including a soft, warm breeze along the Haulover Cut. Mayor Gabriel Groisman was joined by NBC6 Meteorologist Angie Lassman as co-masters of ceremony for the evening. The Mayor recognized his fellow elected leaders for their commitment to public service, including Assistant Mayor Seth Salver, Councilwoman Patricia Cohen, Councilman David Album, and Councilman Jeffrey Freimark, as well as The Village Manager Jorge Gonzalez and all village staff. He also recognized previous elected officials in attendance including former Mayors Martin Packer, Jean Rosenfield, and Sy Roth. Many residents received “selfie sticks” from the village to help capture the fun of the evening on their smart phones. The village communications team was on hand to help several hundred residents follow Bal Harbour’s official social media platforms. Residents were encouraged to use the hash tag “#BALHARBOUR70” to share their images and videos from the event.