Arts & Culture

Jacksonville Special Events July 2011

Freedom, Fanfare & Fireworks

July 4

Independence Day celebration, festivities include a majestic fireworks show over the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville and other special engagements. 

 

Jacksonville Special Events June 2011

Moonlight Movies

June 3 and 10

A classic movie is shown outdoors under the stars in Jacksonville Beach.  Visitors bring picnic blankets and baskets, lawn chairs and pets to really make an evening out of it.  Vendors set up to sell food and beverages, as well as there is a kids’ entertainment zone for families.  Event is free.  Screenings begin at 9 p.m.

 

Jacksonville Special Events May 2011

Movies in the Park

May 6

Downtown Jacksonville’s series is returning to historic Treaty Oak Park Fridays in the spring. Hosted by Downtown Vision, Inc. and JaxParks, the series features four family-friendly movies shown under the stars, each beginning at dusk (around 8 p.m.) on the land that once served as the setting for numerous silent films. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners ordered “to-go” from one of the many Downtown restaurants. Music and kids lawn games will keep moviegoers busy before each show. Vendors will also sell concessions onsite. Movie: The Wizard of Oz.

 

Jacksonville Special Events April 2011

Movies in the Park

April 8, 15 and 29

Downtown Jacksonville’s series is returning to historic Treaty Oak Park Fridays in the spring. Hosted by Downtown Vision, Inc. and JaxParks, the series features four family-friendly movies shown under the stars, each beginning at dusk (around 8 p.m.) on the land that once served as the setting for numerous silent films. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners ordered “to-go” from one of the many Downtown restaurants.  April 8 – Cars, April 15 – The Neverending Story, April 29 – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Comfort food, Syrian Style

Comfort food, Syrian Style

This story was originally posted @ golojax.com

In a brightly painted building on Main Street, Wafaa & Mike’s Cafe serves delicious Middle Eastern food in a friendly and warm atmosphere. The Cafe’s name itself adds to feeling that you are coming to dine at a friend’s home. In Wafaa & Mike’s Cafe, Springfield has another eatery which is truly a neighborhood gem. On the whole, Middle Eastern cuisine is full of flavorful dishes that are not only tasty, but pleasing to the eye. The food here does not disappoint.

City of Jacksonville Presents Commemorative Poster for 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival

City of Jacksonville Presents Commemorative Poster for 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival

The City of Jacksonville is proud to present the commemorative poster for the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival.  Each year, the City of Jacksonville chooses original artwork that is converted into the commemorative poster and as well as other promotional pieces. More than 140 entries were received for consideration.

This year’s painting, “Drop’n the Groove,” was created by local artist Pamela Miller who uses bright, rich and bold colors to interpret music through shapes in a groovy place surrounded by palm trees and blue skies. Funky, flowing shapes hit the notes in this abstract painting.

Don't Miss Rhythm of the Dance

Don't Miss Rhythm of the Dance

Finally Rhythm of the Dance is a reality.  Two hours of dance, music and song richly costumed. representing a whole new concept in Irish entertainment, using the genuine spirit of our national dances, songs and storytelling, while including modern influences like Beat, Jazz and Latin combine to give you Rhythm - Rhythm - Rhythm. Rhythm of the Dance will be in Jacksonville at the Times Union Center’s Moran Theater on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 7:00pm for one performance only!