Hemming Park

Pajcics Give $75k Challenge Gift to Hemming Park

Hemming Park, Pajcic Donation, Steve Pajcic presents his $75,000 donation to Friends of Hemming Park CEO Vince Cavin, as Friends of Hemming Park Board President Dr. Wayne Wood looks on.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 13, 2015 – Today in Hemming Park, Jacksonville philanthropists Steve and Anne Pajcic presented a $75,000 “challenge gift,” meant to inspire others to support efforts to revitalize , to , board president, and Vince Cavin, Friends of Hemming Park CEO. “Friends of Hemming Park has done a remarkable job in turning this park from an eyesore into an energized and attractive showplace in less than one year,” said Steve Pajcic, prominent local attorney. “This park is the centerpiece of our downtown, and everyone in this city benefits from its revitalization. We strongly support the creative efforts of …

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THE ART OF ZHEN, SHAN, REN at City Hall

THE ART OF ZHEN, SHAN, REN (Truth, Compassion, Tolerance) An exquisite collection of artwork by internationally acclaimed artists is currently on display at the Jacksonville City Hall.  August 14 will be the last day of the exhibit when it will leave the area to be displayed in other cities. International Art Exhibition The Art of Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truth, Compassion, Tolerance) International Exhibition is an extraordinarily moving, intimate, and inspiring exhibition that depicts both an inner spiritual life and an outer human rights tragedy. Realistic oil and watercolor paintings by practitioners of Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) give a …

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Hemming Park Beer Festival: Drinking Great Beer for a Great Cause

  and are presenting the inaugural at Hemming Park in downtown Jacksonville on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 6-9pm. This event is being held as a fundraiser to benefit the , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Surprisingly, it will be the first major beer festival to be hosted in Hemming Park. While craft brews have played an important role in many of the events that have recently taken place there, beer has never been the primary feature of an outdoor festival in the park. With the inception of the Hemming Park Beer Festival, this omission has been rectified. The organizers will …

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Father’s Day, A Day for Dads in #DTJax

Downtown Jacksonville, FL, Father's Day, Downtown Vision, DVI

[avatar user=”Downtown Vision Inc.” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”http://downtownjacksonville.org/blog/2015/06/16/a-day-for-dads-in-dtjax/” target=”_blank” /] By Kristina Aviles, DVI Intern Father’s Day is this weekend and if you’re still figuring out what to do for your dad, look no further! has so much to offer for the wide variety of sporty, artsy or chocolate lovin’ dads out there: For the sports fan: Buy your dad some baseball tickets and take the whole family down to the ballpark, grab a hotdog and cheer on the Jacksonville Suns. For football fans, take your dad out to watch the Jacksonville Sharks or buy your tickets early for the Jacksonville …

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HOP TO IT! Pogopalooza June 5-6 at Hemming Park

Pogopalooza, Hemming Park, Jacksonville, FL

Hemming Park has played host to thousands during and transformed into a live music stage for the . On June 5-6, Hemming Park welcomes , the largest pogo stick competition in the world, to the downtown core. , the global governing body for the sport of extreme pogo, selected as one of only two cities to host tour stops for Pogopalooza 2015, the World Championships of extreme pogo. Now in its 12th year, Pogopalooza has been held in 15 cities across three countries since 2004. The 2015 US Open will be held in Jacksonville’s Hemming Park followed by the World …

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The Markets of Hemming Park

The Green Market & Jaxons Night Market Bring Fresh Downtown If you haven’t been to (formerly known as Hemming Plaza) for a few years, it’s a great time to discover the brand new vibe have brought to the space. Besides a calendar chock-full of new and exciting one-a-year events, they’re also building on existing events, such as and , and they’ve helped to introduce a new in the last month. The GreenMarket at Hemming Park Every Friday 3:30-6:30pm The sound of acoustic guitar drifts over the park, as patrons sit and eat Korean food under a string of lights, their …

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DVI reports on the State of Downtown

State of Downtown, Jacksonville, FL

Each year, Downtown Vision, Inc. publishes its “State of Downtown” report. The publication analyzes the previous year’s trends and successes, providing a snapshot of  health and progress. Today, we are pleased to release the 2014 report, which covers information on: investment + development office + employment residential culture + entertainment restaurants + retail hotels + convention clean + safe getting around The stars are aligning for Downtown. Investor interest in the riverfront; strengthened connectivity between Downtown and Riverside; and the re-imagination and launch of one-of-a-kind destinations make 2014 a year worth celebrating: The City of Jacksonville and its authorities currently …

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Art in the Park – Hemming Park, That Is

WaterSpirit Rises, Part IV Hemming Park exploded on a Saturday in early May with colorful art and cultural activities sponsored by . Events sparked creativity and participation by children and adults during a free day of fun with some of the best of the city’s cultural organizations. People of all ages came by car, bus, bicycle, skyway, river taxi and on foot. A jam-packed day of exciting events were mirrored at , where the  at  took place and around the bend of the river even more events and activities at . A key live performance and participatory event featured a …

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May 2015 Art Walk: Fiesta de Mayo

Jacksonville Downtown Art Walk

Produced by  and held each month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.—rain or shine—the monthly  spans more than 15 blocks that includes more than 40 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses, plus dozens of artists in , street performers and live music. http://jacksonvilleartwalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/MAY-Final-Flyer-WEB.pdf THIS MONTH’S Don’t Miss Venues ‘Nacho’ average fiesta! Grab your sombrero for an art-tastic twist on Cinco de Mayo. Get into the spirit(s) with tequila, piña coladas and cerveza while you shake your maracas to live music by The Chris Thomas Band. The Jalapeño Truck and Latin Soul Grille bring the heat with spicy bites, and Dance …

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GastroFest Brings Thousands of Diners Downtown

GastroFest 2015 in Hemming Park

Foodies Unite Cook it, brew it, bake it, and they will come. During our first annual , held March 21st in , Jacksonville came hungry and left happy. First, we’d like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors and people who donated to our initial campaign; without you there would not have been an event. We want to extend our thanks and appreciation to every single attendee, vendor, venue, and volunteer who helped make this dream a reality. Our goal at is to put Jacksonville on the culinary map, all while educating people on food history and culture, and GastroFest …

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