Mar
8
Wed
Searching for Identity Through the Lens of the Second Generation Holocaust Survivor @ Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church
Mar 8 – May 1 all-day

A multi-media exhibit that highlights essays authored by Jacksonville second generation Holocaust survivors in collaboration with maquettes hand built by the Bolles School AP art students and portraiture by Jacksonville photographer Chad Dennis. Location: Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church. Free admission. Sponsored by Searching for Identity and Jewish Family & Community Services.

Apr
11
Tue
FSCJ Nassau Center Escape Room Event @ FSCJ Nassau Center
Apr 11 – Apr 29 all-day

Do you have what it takes to escape the FSCJ Escape Room? Professor of Mathematics Matthew Simmons created a room at the Nassau Center that takes logic and reasoning to complete. The room is open to the community, students, faculty and staff, and is free to use. If you are interested in putting your skills to the test, follow this Eventbrite link http://bit.ly/2oRwxK8. Sign up slots started April 11 and are available through April 29.

Apr
25
Tue
Career Launch @ FSCJ Advanced Technology Center
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us on April 25 for Career Launch — a showcase of dynamic information sessions that will help you take control of your future. Whether you’re starting college for the first time or coming back to finish what you’ve started, FSCJ has programs and resources in place to help you achieve your career goals.

 

Stop by between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. to learn more about FSCJ Promise, dual enrollment, bachelor’s degrees, financial aid literacy and Career Coach, a self-guided resource that provides the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.

 

To learn more and to register, visit fscj.edu/careerlaunch

Apr
26
Wed
Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest
Apr 26 – Apr 30 all-day

The 15th annual festival includes 140 birding and photography events, field trips, workshops and classroom sessions with world-class photographers. Beginner and advanced photographers can partake in hands-on workshops at various locations. Headquarter location: GTM Research Reserve, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra, 32082. For more information, call (904) 209-4422 or visit www.floridasbirdingandphotofest.com.

Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest
Apr 26 – Apr 30 all-day

The 15th annual festival includes 140 birding and photography events, field trips, workshops and classroom sessions with world-class photographers. Beginner and advanced photographers can partake in hands-on workshops at various locations. Headquarter location: GTM Research Reserve, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra, 32082. For more information, call (904) 209-4422 or visit www.floridasbirdingandphotofest.com.

Apr
27
Thu
Lemon Bar Luau @ Lemon Bar
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Live music and complimentary food.

Fourth Thursday of each month.

Apr
28
Fri
$5 Fridays at MOSH @ Museum of Science and History
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

moshCome out for an educational night of fun at the museum! Fun for all ages! MOSH will be open extended hours until 8pm on Fridays.

2017 FSCJ Jazz Festival: Master Class Event @ FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
Apr 28 @ 4:30 pm

Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is proud to present the 2017 FSCJ Jazz Festival. This is a free event for the community, students, and faculty and staff. The event will feature a Master Class taught by Mark Pender. Mark is the lead trumpet player for the Conan O’Brien show band.

 

Check out this link for more information.

https://www.fscj.edu/news-events/events/events-detail/2017-jazz-festival-master-class

Apr
29
Sat
FSCJ 2017 Jazz Festival: Jazz Ensemble Event @ FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm

Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is proud to present the 2017 FSCJ Jazz Festival. This is a free event for the community, students, and faculty and staff. The event will feature our Jazz Ensemble I including Director John Thomas and special guest artist Mark Pender on the trumpet. Mark is the lead trumpet player for the Conan O’Brien show band.

 

Check out this link for more information.

https://www.fscj.edu/news-events/events/events-detail/2017-jazz-festival-jazz-ensemble

Apr
30
Sun
African Village Bazaar @ The Ritz Theatre & Museum
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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The African Village Bazaar is a continuation of the excitement from the African Village at World of Nations Celebration. Showcasing local vendors and small businesses at the historic Ritz Theater and Museum in Jacksonville, the organization is proud to bring this event to the community on the last Sunday of the month. Our exhibitors range from speakers to painters designers to authors, all small businesses – bringing a significant  enrichment to the community at large.

About African Village – For more than 20 years the founders of African Village worked collaboratively to organize the African Village at the World of Nations Celebration in Jacksonville, Florida. Beyond World of Nations the founding members work in diverse fields encompassing business management, social services, entertainment, education, and finance. These dynamic individuals share a passion for community and a commitment to broadening opportunities and horizons.

African Village was conceived out of a desire to bring the excitement of the village to more people, expand to a year round calendar, and engage in larger project for the benefit or more people. African Village now provides unique educational opportunities, engaging events, and has an exciting strategy to develop a host of programs that promote peace and understanding. Our goal is to build local, national, and international connections between communities and create meaningful exchanges that have economic and cultural benefits.

Media Contact: Vanessa Davis

africanvillageinc@gmail.com

904-861-7104

May
3
Wed
Lightner Museum Curator Tours
May 3 all-day

The Lightner Museum offers special behind-the-scenes Curator Tours at 10 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. The themed, interactive tours give participants an opportunity to see artifacts that aren’t on public display. The tour offers guests an intimate encounter with a select few of the Lightner’s eclectic relics. Location: Lightner Museum, 75 King Street, St. Augustine, FL. For more information, call (904) 824-2874 or visit www.lightnermuseum.org.

First Wednesday Art Walk @ Downtown Jacksonville
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI), Art Walk is on the first Wednesday of every month from 5 – 9 p.m., rain or shine. More than 60 Art Walk venues stretch across Downtown Jacksonville’s core and include Hemming Park, galleries, museums, cultural and educational venues, restaurants and bars, Downtown businesses and more. The First Wednesday Art Walk is a great way to meet fellow artists, buy and appreciate their work, and be part of the rapidly growing art scene in Jacksonville, Florida. We estimate that, on average, 10,000 art enthusiasts attend each month to see more than 250 artists exhibiting at Art Walk.

Website: http://iloveartwalk.com/

May
5
Fri
Go Figure
May 5 – May 28 all-day

Interpretations of the human form lend personality to this juried exhibition of gesture drawings, anatomy studies, formal portraits, statuary and figures in the landscape and interiors at the St. Augustine Art Association. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Location: St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine Street, St. Augustine, 32084. For more information, visit www.staaa.org/.

St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of the Arts
May 5 – May 14 all-day

An extraordinary celebration of arts and culture. The Festivale showcases St. Augustine’s music, dance, theater, art, cuisine, heritage and romance. Featured are headliners, street fairs, the Romanza Parade, concerts, plays, re-enactments, exhibits, lectures, workshops, tours, exquisite dining opportunities and much more. Location: various events at unique venues around the city. For more information, visit www.romanzafestivale.com.

$5 Fridays at MOSH @ Museum of Science and History
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

moshCome out for an educational night of fun at the museum! Fun for all ages! MOSH will be open extended hours until 8pm on Fridays.

St. Augustine First Friday Art Walk @ Downtown St. Augustine
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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The Art Walk is a free, fun, and educational event.

May
6
Sat
Community First Saturdays @ Northbank Riverwalk
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Community First Saturdays  @ Northbank Riverwalk  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Offered the first Saturday of every month, this event includes fitness classes, bike tours, and some of the best Food Trucks around town!

Ca$h For Tra$h @ Everbank Field Lot J
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
May
7
Sun
Jewish Food Festival @ Congregation Ahavath Chesed
May 7 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

“ESS! ESS!” (EAT! EAT!) AT JACKSONVILLE’S JEWISH FOOD FESTIVAL

JACKSONVILLE, April 11 – Congregation Ahavath Chesed (“The Temple”) will hold its sixth annual Jacksonville Jewish Food Festival on Sunday, May 7th. The event will take place at The Temple from 11:30am-2:30pm at 8727 San Jose Boulevard.​

“The festival will feature an All You Can Nosh (Eat) format that is sure to entice the community’s collective taste buds with delicious Jewish food. This year’s event tastings will focus on traditional, Israeli, Jewish holidays and desserts” said Sarah Fraden, chair of this year’s event.

Brisket, corned beef, matzah ball soup, latkes (potato pancakes), bagels, hummus, falafel, kugel and macaroons will be available for sampling by all attendees. Other types of Jewish foods will also be available. Jewish cooking combines the cooking styles of the many places that Jews have lived throughout the ages, especially eastern Europe, Germany, Spain and the Mediterranean. The constellation of these varied cuisines into one is uniquely Jewish.

The event will include the 6th annual Jewish baking contest, Bubbe’s Bake Off – “bubbe” is Yiddish for “grandmother” – with expert judges including food bloggers and recipe book authors. There will be a children’s division for younger bakers to participate in as well. This year’s event will also feature the “L’Chaim Wine Wall,” where for $18 attendees purchase a ticket and get to pick a mystery bottle of wine from the wall.

Individual tickets to the Jewish food festival cost $25, and family passes for up to two adults and their children 16 and under are $75. Kids three and under are free with a paid individual admission. For more information and to purchase tickets online, go to thetemplejacksonville.org.

Congregation Ahavath Chesed, which was established in 1882, is northeast Florida’s largest and oldest Reform Jewish congregation.

May
9
Tue
THE PLAYERS Championship @ TPC Sawgrass
May 9 – May 14 all-day

THE PLAYERS Championship annually combines the best field in golf with the world-class venue that is THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Morgan Stanley, PwC and Optum are the exclusive Proud Partners of THE PLAYERS. Proceeds from THE PLAYERS benefit Northeast Florida charities and have totaled more than $84 million since the event moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1977, including a record $8.5 million generated in 2016.

 

Ticket Information:

Stadium passes are $25 for Tuesday;  $20 Wednesday; $60 Thursday and Sunday; and $65 Friday; and $70 for Saturday. Fans can also purchase a weekly Stadium pass for $225, which includes admission Tuesday-Sunday. Stadium pass prices are exclusive of sales tax and do not include parking.

Four of More Park for FREE:

Tuesday & Wednesday: Parking is FREE for everyone in the general lot.

ThursdaySunday: Fans with four or more guests in a vehicle can park for FREE, in the general lot, with the “Four for Free” parking voucher. A print-at-home voucher is required at the general lot upon entry. Limited quantity available.

 

The “Four for Free” voucher can be downloaded via https://theplayersparking.clickandpark.com, which is the same site where general and preferred parking can be purchased.

 

Parking MUST be purchased in advance!

As part of THE PLAYERS efforts to plan efficiently for the number of parking spaces needed per day, parking must be purchased in advance for ThursdaySunday (Thursday and Sunday, $30 per day; Friday and Saturday, $35 per day). Limited quantity available.

 

For ticket information visit: THEPLAYERSChampionship.com