Tag Archives: Unity Plaza

Complicated Animals Go West!

The local musical duo always planned to move to the West Coast someday, where music and film coexist. For and , that someday is now. “We’re really excited. We’re going to be leaving at the end of February to move out to LA. I have quite a few friends and contacts that I’ve made over the years there, and I think it will just be really good for us to be near them and more personal for everyone. I’ve been dealing with people from afar. I really realize how important it is to have a personal connection with people, so …

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State of Downtown, Jacksonville, FL

DVI reports on the State of Downtown

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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Unity Plaza Annual Events 2015

The mission to unify and uplift Jacksonville through thoughtful wellness activities, community classes and performing art experiences is exemplified in the annual events schedule for 2015. Partnering with non-profit organizations and sponsors like Gen W, , , , , and many others will produce experiences which will ignite new and powerful interpersonal and professional connections within the Jacksonville community at large. Beginning in February, Unity Plaza set the stage with Orender Unlimited’s Gen WOW to found “Community Stewardship Day” – now officially recognized annually as the first Saturday in February by the City of Jacksonville, followed by the formal dedication …

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UNITY PLAZA UPDATE: UP Community Spotlight Series

has a major dog in the fight when it comes to shoring up our city’s collective understanding of what makes Jacksonville nationally important and truly amazing. It is my fervent belief a critical element maintaining our national lag behind has been our own non-understanding of our roots. Enter in the presented by and several other sponsoring organizations. On a bi-weekly rotation throughout the year, the MJ and UP teams, as well as professors and talent from , and , executive directors from our five county-area historic archives, and community spokespersons, will stand in the Unity Plaza Amphitheater and deliver our …

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14 Best Things of 2014

The 14 Best Things that Happened in Jacksonville in 2014

Now that it is possible to fully reflect on the year that was 2014 it is safe to say it was the most energized and productive 12 months seen in Jacksonville in decades! EU Jacksonville invites you to be inspired by our listing of the 14 Best Things of 2014. And by all means share your own opinion: if you think there is something monumental we overlooked, if you truly disagree that our choices are worthy or if you want to compliment us on our taste, please do so at our Facebook page. 14. Street Food Makes a Home in …

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Change Keeps Downtown Fresh

Barroom conversations and threads among Jacksonville’s urban cultural creatives over the past years have abounded with pessimistic rants, open wishes, and pleading prayers for a more conscious, vibrant, and progressive city. Over the years, that energy has been randomly dispersed in grassroots campaigns and DIY-style events. A growing army of younger energy has single-handedly made it their mission to be the change they want our city to be. These individuals, typically operating on shoestring budgets, rely heavily on their networks, fans, and a hope and a prayer, to spark a notion in others that, “if we can dream it, we …

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BROOKLYN health and wellness at Unity Plaza

Unity Plaza: Wellness for Brooklyn Neighborhood

Neighborhood  Wellness department is spearheading a movement to bring year-round events, as well as daily activities, to address the root cause of our health and wellness concerns. By bringing these personal development resources to the forefront of our community, we hope to help shift the health paradigm from a reactive care model to a more preventative and whole-person focused system. Unity Plaza’s custom-designed programming will feature the best of evidence-based practices in health and wellness, alongside cutting-edge programs that challenge the current perception of possibilities. These are the four pillars we use to design programming: MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT This …

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One Spark Creator-Unity Plaza

 will come alive at ! As we establish the beginning stages of Jacksonville’s first, modern-day, large-scale outdoor gathering space programmed with incredible year round events, we invite the community to come and receive a sneak peek of what’s right around the corner. Curated by JAX2025 at the Juice–a Unity Plaza gallery located on the first floor of the , the Unity Plaza team will showcase the multidisciplinary event programming through live presentations, interactive and stunning visual displays, community participation, and much more. Unity Plaza, a Life Enhancing Urban & Performance Park set to open Fall 2014 in the rising Jacksonville, …

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Unity Plaza Update: March 2014

Jacksonville , Inc. is an under-construction, not-for-profit, urban park, participating in crowd-funding at  to bring this outdoor gathering and entertainment venue to our urban core. The utmost of site amenities and 365 days of electrifying and exciting events with expert managers will maximize the visitor experience. Unity Plaza at 220 Riverside opens in November 2014. Stay tuned for major grand opening festivity announcements. Originally inspired by our community’s desire for programmed, fun, open-air spaces and the acknowledgement of the need for a centralized park in the , Unity Plaza was envisioned in 2005 by long-time Jacksonville advocates  and  and executed …

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For anyone who is interested in the future of the city, the northern stretch of the Riverwalk and its adjacent Riverside Avenue, recently dubbed the Riverside Corridor, is an important piece of Jacksonville to watch. Not only is it bringing innovative cultural, health, environmental, and educational improvements to our center, it is also showing the city a new form of community development. Attracting serious plans for new buildings and renovations, this area has been quite successful in grabbing the attention needed to unite a wide variety of players from across the city. Unity Plaza One of the major pieces of …

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