Urban Beach Weekend - Day 1

  • Hydraulic police 'watchtowers' were set up on Ocean Drive to give police a bird's eye view of large crowds gathering for Urban Beach Weekend on Friday, May 24, 2013. Gregory Castillo / Miami Herald Staff

  • Random dancing, or 'grinding' broke out on Ocean Drive during the first night of Urban Beach Week on Friday, May 24, 2013. Gregory Castillo / Miami Herald Staff

  • Barricades set up on Collins helped keep pedestrian and vehicle traffic separate as crowds filled into South Beach for Urban Beach Weekend on Friday, May 24, 2013. Gregory Castillo / Miami Herald Staff

  • Crowds filled late into Ocean Drive, which has been closed for vehicle traffic, for the first day of Urban Beach Week on Friday, May 24, 2013. Gregory Castillo / Miami Herald Staff

  • Sergio Garcia, 14, a member of a local break dance crew, performs on Ocean Drive late during Urban Beach Week on Friday, May 24, 2013. Gregory Castillo / Miami Herald Staff

  • Police on ATVs patrolled the crowds, representing an increased presence at this year's Urban Beach Week. Ocean Drive was closed to cars, with barricades lining areas to keep crowds at a controlled level on Friday, May 24, 2013. Gregory Castillo / Miami Herald Staff

  • Crowds filled Ocean Drive, which has been closed for vehicle traffic, for the first day of Urban Beach Week on Friday, May 24, 2013. Gregory Castillo / Miami Herald Staff

  • Kyle Hodsoll, (left corner) Bermuda, Jay Holding, (center) from North Carolina, and Shaki Easton, (right corner) from Bermuda, enjoy a drink at the bar by the pool at the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, on Miami Beach. They all will be attending the Urban Beach weekend, this was shot Friday, May 24th, 2013. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • Tiffany Dorrough, who is from Detroit, cools off in the pool at the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, on Miami Beach, she is attending the Urban Beach weekend. This was shot Friday, May 24th, 2013. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • Stacy Scott, who is from New York, cools off by the pool at the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, on Miami Beach, she is attending the Urban Beach weekend. This was shot Friday, May 24th, 2013. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • Vacationers Glen Winbush and Aminia Cole from Atlanta, GA cozy up at a South Beach crosswalk on their way to the beach Friday, May 24, 2013. They are in South Florida for the long Memorial Day weekend. It's their first visit here. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Out-of-towners descend on South Beach for the long Memorial Day weekend, starting Friday, May 24, 2013. Miami Beach police officers, center, stroll past The Carlyle hotel on Ocean Drive. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Out-of-towners descend on South Beach for the long Memorial Day weekend, starting Friday, May 24, 2013. Miami Beach Police put up two lookout towers along Ocean Drive; this one is at Ninth Street and Ocean Drive. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Tracey Jean-Baptiste, left, and Freddy Lhérisson Jr. from Brooklyn, New York, savor a sangria and a cold beer with their lunch at Medi South Beach on Friday, May 24, 2013 -- the start of the long Memorial Day weekend. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • South Beach resident Janier Rodriguez walks to a bus stop Friday, May 24, 2013, on his way to Miami International Airport for a flight to Atlanta. "I'm getting away from it all," said Rodriguez, who plans to spend the long Memorial Day weekend in Atlanta. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Out-of-towners descend on South Beach for the long Memorial Day weekend, starting Friday, May 24, 2013. Here, Londoners Stephanie Yeboah, left, Sharona Hattersley, and Carol-Ann Bondoc have fun in the sun with new friends they've made in South Beach -- New York City residents Darryl Alexander; Stevie Gayle; and Kevin Cameron. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff