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The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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Instagram of the Week 

 

Photo by @tattythinks
 

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, February 5
Wednesday, February 6
Thursday, February 7
Saturday, February 9

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, February 5
Wednesday, February 6
Thursday, February 7
Friday, February 8
Saturday, February 9

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

515 N. Newman St.
Now Open!
Karma Beauty Spa and Store
45 W. Bay St.
Now Open!
The Manhattan Sports Bar & Lounge
345 E. Bay St.
Now Open!
225 E. Coastline Dr.
Now Open!
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
112 W. Adams St.
Coming Soon
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Brooklyn Station
Announced
Panera Bread
Brooklyn Station
Announced

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#DTJax News

 

 

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Downtown Vision Updates:

 

Black Excellence: Past, Present, Future at #ArtWalkJax!
 
Celebrate Black History Month in #DTJax! Enjoy local art, delicious food, live music and performances, and 35+ venues on Feb. 6 from 5-9 p.m. Details.
Highlights:
  • Headquarters at Hemming Park: Enjoy readings by award-winning Poet, Ebony Payne, live performance by Shake Culture Crew and Jacksonville University Greek Life.
  • Kid Zone at Hemming Park: Enjoy bounce houses, a magic show by Crossroads Magic and activities by MyGym Jacksonville.
  • Vagabond Flea at Hogan Street: Check out this creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage and antique sellers, and more!
 
 
 

 
Hey Jacksonville, show your love for our Bold City! 
With help from Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR)Riverside Avondale Preservation and  LISC Jacksonville, we commissioned this killer design from local designer Alex Songcuan to show our love for Jacksonville. Get yours today!
Proceeds benefit Downtown Vision as we work to create and support a vibrant Downtown and promote #DTJax as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest.

 
 
 
 

Limited tickets remain for the 4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights
Who says you can’t party for a good cause? Join us on Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m. and enjoy the world-renowned nightlife of Havana, Cuba – with a #DTJax flair.
Help us raise funds for the Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks initiative! Last year we raised nearly $40,000 with the help of our amazing sponsors.
  • General Admission: $125
  • Young Professionals (21-35): Individual: $75 | Couple: $125
  • VIP: $250, includes access to VIP Lounge and private bar.

Sponsorship opportunities still available.

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Get Involved

 

If you live or work in #DTJax (Northbank, Southbank, Brooklyn/Riverside, LaVilla or the Stadium District) we want to hear from you! Complete our survey and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Downtown restaurant or retailer of your choice. Two winners will be chosen and contacted via the email address provided.

 
 
 

The Future of Transit and Autonomous Vehicles: Public Perception Survey
 
Help the University of Florida Transportation Institute and Department of Urban and Regional Planning understand perceptions on automated transportation systems and efficiency, mobility, accessibility, safety, and equity in Jacksonville, FL. Take the survey here.
Questions about the survey? Email siva@ce.ufl.edu.
City Council Meeting
 
Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, February 12, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers, City Hall, 117 W. Duval St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

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About Downtown Vision:

 

2017-2018 Annual Report
 
Have you ever wondered, “what exactly does DVI do in a year?” 
 
From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” installation to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
2017 State of Downtown Report
 
It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville! As we watch Downtown potential turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment, and residential trends in this 12-month look at Downtown Jacksonville’s progress. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
 
 
 
2019 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

 
Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars, and businesses. In its 15th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers, and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.



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