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Envirofest at the Cummer

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is continuing its journey to artfully connect people and the environment by hosting on Saturday, August 9th. Envirofest is a free, eco-focused, family festival dedicated to bringing the arts and environment together to inspire all ages to have fun, creative, and healthy lifestyles. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board, the Museum is able to offer the entire event free to the public, from 10am to 4pm. The day is packed full of exciting programing for both children and adults. The ,  and  are ready to help …

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River Ruckus 2014

715 Riverside Drive, July 5th at 10am – 9pm www.riversideartsmarket.com  and the are partnering to host River Ruckus on Saturday, July 5, under the .  is a family festival that shows Jacksonville our River provides more than just a scenic view. The river is also a recreational asset for enjoyment and exploration. The day’s events include a flotilla, celebrity jump, fishing clinic, SUP board lessons, kids crafts, live music, SweetWater Brewing Co. craft beer, plus all the great art, crafts, and produce that the Riverside Arts Market offers each Saturday. The St. Johns River in the downtown area is full of …

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Hawkers restaurant – a great location, a cool factor, and good food

hawkers pad thai

After months of watching the build out, followed by a ton of social media chatter, I was very interested in checking out  for myself. After hearing so many good things about it, I was a little worried I was being set up for disappointment. However, luckily for me, it turned out to be a pretty perfect first date–from vibe to food to price. Hawkers has tapped into the three essential elements for success: a great location, a cool factor, and good food. It is perfectly situated on the corner of Park and Post, serving to expand the 5 Points dining …

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One Spark Creator – GASTROFEST 2015

Have you heard about  2015? It’s a  project with the hefty aspiration of creating a food and beer festival that will bring national attention and (over)due respect to our evolving food and craft beer scene.  (EU Jacksonville’s Food Editor) is the creative mastermind behind this project. While still early in its genesis, the mission is to create a very inclusive festival that celebrates our local talent, from fine dining to farmers, and everything in between. For the inaugural year, the festival will be a single day event, but will eventually grow into a multi-day experience. The core of the festival …

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Blooming at The Cummer

19th annual Garden Month celebration at the Cummer For more than 100 years, the magnificent gardens at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens have been associated with some of the most nationally important and globally recognized names in landscape design and horticulture: Simonds, Shipman, Meehan, Olmsted. Rare specimens join easily-recognizable springtime flowers amid canopies of beautiful centuries’ old oak trees, to complement the Museum’s fine collections. As tradition would have it, this spring the Gardens will once again come alive during the 19th annual Garden Month celebration sponsored by Community First. “We are honored to present Community First Garden …

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On the River: St. Johns River Cleanup & Celebration

There is something intriguing about participating in an activity at the same exact moment hundreds of other people are doing the same thing. Recently, the unveiling of a lighted waterfall in New York required residents to turn off their lights at the same time in order to fully experience the splendor in darkness. The waterfall installation was a glowing success, a spectacle that would not have happened without support from the city and the participation of the community. The City of Jacksonville is looking to do the same thing. It isn’t new. In fact, this is the 19th annual, and …

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Benefit Performances of The Santaland Diaries

Local producer/playwright and Swamp Radio founder Ian Mairs has announced that benefit performances of the nationally acclaimed comedy The Santaland Diaries will be held on Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m. Both performances will be held in Riverside House at 2165 Park Street. Individual tickets are $20 and can be purchased at SwampRadioJax.com. The Swamp Radio project, a cultural variety show celebrating life in northeast Florida, received startup funding via a Spark Grant from the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, a nonprofit arts organization working to increase economic vitality in downtown Jacksonville by creating an identifiable …

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Community Bicycle Couriers

Community Couriers, Ben Wilson

For all you folks with a busy lifestyle, there’s a new, sustainable way to get your groceries (and take-out). It’s called Community Couriers, and it serves Downtown, Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Springfield, San Marco and Murray Hill. Community Couriers is the brainchild of Benjamin Wilson. He’s a longtime resident of Riverside (since 1973) and a graduate of UNF. Before embarking on this endeavor, he worked for 12 years at a national grocery store chain. All deliveries are made on bicycle, so far by Wilson himself. Bicycling is something he loves, which he discovered while commuting by bike to work every day. …

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Hats Off To Dr. Seuss!

Who do you think of when you see a brimmed, red-and-white striped hat that’s a million miles tall? Dr. Seuss! Theodor Seuss Geisel (American, 1904-1991), a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, created paintings and sculpture, and collected hats that were secretly stowed away for years in a hidden closet at his home. These never-before-seen hats are part of Geisel’s private collection, along with prints and sculpture from the Art of Dr. Seuss Collection. There will be 26 original hats on exhibition, and limited editions of his artwork and sculpture will be available for patrons at Avondale Artworks (3562 St. Johns Avenue, 32205). Previews …

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