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 @uqt

 

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, April 30
Wednesday, May 1
Thursday, May 2
Friday, May 3
Saturday, May 4
Sunday, May 5
Monday, May 6

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, April 30
Wednesday, May 1
Thursday, May 2
Friday, May 3
Saturday, May 4
Sunday, May 5
Monday, May 6

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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Downtown Vision Updates:

 

TOMORROW: A Journey Through Jacksonville at #ArtWalkJax!
Make your way Downtown for May’s Art Walk: A Journey Through Jacksonville featuring the Folk It Up music festival in Hemming Park & the Jax Makerspace in the Main Library, MOCA Jacksonville’s screening of “El Desencanto,” a performance by a Jacksonville Symphony ensemble from 6-7 p.m., and Southlight Gallery’s “Now & Then: Our 10 Year Journey Thru Downtown” art show.
NEW! Adam Street Eats: Visit featured restaurants on Adams Street during Art Walk! This month, visit Breezy Jazz Club, Gili’s Kitchen and Kazu Sushi Burrito. Pick up discount coupons at participating venues as well as the Art Walk tent on the corner of Laura and Monroe St. at Hemming Park.
Plus, don’t forget about the Vagabond Flea, local artists, 35+ participating venues and 15+ block of programing in #DTJax. Details.

 

 
 

YMCA Group Workout Classes at Corkscrew Park
Just in time for the summer fitness crunch, we’re partnering with the Winston Family YMCA and City of Jacksonville to bring you FREE group workouts at The Corkscrew – #DTJax’s new outdoor public gym located on the Northbank Riverwalk in the shade of the Acosta Bridge.
Starting on May 14, these certified personal trainer-led classes take place each Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. so bring yourself and a friend and get your sweat on. (Bathrooms & water fountains on site.)
Congrats to our VP of Marketing – Kat Hardwick!
Kat was recently honored as a 40 Under 40 Awardee by Jacksonville Business Journal on Thursday, April 25.
Congratulations, Kat! We’re proud to have you in DVI’s corner and are grateful for the experience, passion and dedication you bring to Downtown Jacksonville every day.

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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.

 

 

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 @melina_reagan

 

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Wednesday, April 24
Thursday, April 25
Friday, April 26
Saturday, April 27
Sunday, April 28

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, April 23
Wednesday, April 24
Thursday, April 25
Friday, April 26
Saturday, April 27
Sunday, April 28
Monday, April 29

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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Downtown Vision Updates:

 

Thank you for attending the Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting!
Thanks to Joy Young, the new Executive Director of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, and Glenn Weiss, Director of the Public Art Program for speaking to #DTJax stakeholders at our April Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting today.
Missed today’s Stakeholder Meeting? Sign up to get information on upcoming meetings and more from DVI!

 
 

A Journey Through Jacksonville at #ArtWalkJax!
There’s only ONE WEEK until May’s Art Walk: A Journey Through Jacksonville featuring the first ever Folk It Up Music Festival featuring four stages and live performances by local musicians.
Plus, don’t forget about the local artists, 35+ participating venues and 15+ block of programing in #DTJax. Details.

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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.

 

 

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 @thatdopemom

 

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, April 16
Wednesday, April 17
Thursday, April 18
Friday, April 19
Saturday, April 20
Sunday, April 21

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, April 16
Wednesday, April 17
Thursday, April 18
Friday, April 19
Saturday, April 20
Sunday, April 21
Monday, April 22

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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Downtown Vision Updates:

 

Join DVI for the Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting!
When: Tuesday, April 23, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Ed Ball Building, First Floor Training Room (across from The Brick Coffee House)
For more information and to RSVP, email Eric Miller, VP of District Services.
A Journey Through Jacksonville at #ArtWalkJax!
There’s only two weeks until May’s Art Walk: A Journey Through Jacksonville featuring the first ever Folk It Up Music Festival featuring four stages and live performances by local musicians.
Plus, don’t forget about the local artists, 35+ participating venues and 15+ block of programing in #DTJax. Details.

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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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By Brooke Lasky, Intern

Spring has sprung, which means Easter is finally here! Discover the perfect brunch location or festive event to celebrate the holiday and create memories with your family in #DTJax!

Jacksonville Passion Play

Friday April 19-22 at 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by Jax Passion Play and First Baptist Church of Jacksonville

The 2019 Passion Play features a choir, cast and orchestra of over 400. “The Well” tells the story of 4 women’s adventure in Jerusalem and the transforming power of encountering Jesus face to face.

Make plans to come early and enjoy the whole Passion Play experience including the marketplace, petting zoo, and art show! All activities open 1 hour prior to the performance.

There are 5 different show times, all free and open to the public
Click here for more details on showtimes!

Learn more at fbcjax.com/passionplay or send us a message at Jax Passion Play.

Easter Keg Hunt – Adult Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, April 20 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Meet at Crispy’s in Springfield

Jacksonville’s most popular, adult scavenger hunt, The Easter Keg Hunt, will take place on Saturday, April 20th in Historic Springfield. Solve clues, learn history about what made Jacksonville the Bold City of the South, and embark on Jacksonville’s Best Adult Scavenger Hunt with your friends and coworkers.

Teams will compete for their chance to win over $2,000 in beer, prizes, and trophies! The top 10 teams will win prizes and trophies. Costumes are encouraged. “Best Team Name” and “Best Dressed Team” also receive prizes. Teams this year can consist of up to 8 people.

Running shoes are encouraged. The scavenger hunt will take place on foot in a 20-30 block radius.

For questions and sponsorship inquiries, email charles@904happyhour.com

Easter Brunch Buffet

Sunday, April 21 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
River City Brewing Company

 

Reservations are recommended and seating is limited.
Reservations are not available to be made online
and can only be reserved by calling (904) 398-2299.

 

 

 

Easter Brunch at The Lex
Sunday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m.

Lexington Hotel & Conference Center

Gather friends and family for food and fellowship with our regionally inspired Easter Brunch at Pier 1515 Restaurant, located inside the newly renovated Lexington Hotel on the Southbank of Downtown, near San Marco.

View the food & drink menu here.

Reservations suggested, but not required:
904.396.5100 x7165

 

NOLA MOCA’s Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 21 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
MOCA Jacksonville

Get some brunch this Easter Sunday at NOLA MOCA. Museum admission is included with brunch purchase. Call 904.224.0113 to make your reservation today!

Members receive 10% discount.
$30 Per Adult / $9 Per Child Under the age of 10
Check out the menu here!

 

Other Ideas:

Looking for some Easter goodies? Check out some of these sweet shops to satisfy your taste buds!
Mocha Misk’i
Peterbrooke
Sweet Pete’s Candy

Or, if you’re wanting to visit more Downtown locations on Easter with the family, you can explore these places:
Friendship Fountain
Hemming Park
Jacksonville Main Library
MOSH
Riverwalk

Meaningful Easter traditions create lifelong memories. Start your new Easter tradition in #DTJax!

If you are worried about parking this holiday weekend, don’t be! We’ve got a list of available parking spaces in Downtown Jacksonville. Plus, there’s plenty of other events, dining and nightlife to explore! Check it all out in our Directory.

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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 @cre8jax

 

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, April 9
Wednesday, April 10
Thursday, April 11
Friday, April 12
Saturday, April 13
Sunday, April 14

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, April 9
Wednesday, April 10
Thursday, April 11
Friday, April 12
Saturday, April 13
Sunday, April 14
Monday, April 15

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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Downtown Vision Updates:

 

Thanks for celebrating Poetry Month at Art Walk!
Thanks to everyone that came Downtown for #ArtWalkJax!
Check out next month’s Art Walk: A Journey Through Jacksonville on May 1 featuring the first ever Folk It Up Music Festival featuring four stages and live performances by local musicians. Plus, don’t forget about the local artists, 35+ participating venues and 15+ block of programing in #DTJax. Details.
Join DVI for the Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting!
When: Tuesday, April 23, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Ed Ball Building, First Floor Training Room (across from The Brick Coffee House)
For more information and to RSVP, email Eric Miller, VP of District Services.

 

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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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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.

___________________________________________________________________

Instagram of the Week 

 

 

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, April 2
Wednesday, April 3
Thursday, April 4
Friday, April 5
Saturday, April 6
Sunday, April 7

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, April 2
Wednesday, April 3
Thursday, April 4
Friday, April 5
Saturday, April 6
Sunday, April 7
Monday, April 8

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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Downtown Vision Updates:

 

Celebrate Poetry Month at Art Walk TOMORROW!
Join DVI and Hope at Hand to celebrate the kickoff of Jax Poetry Fest at Art Walk!
Enjoy poetry performances, open-mic sessions and more on the Main Stage in Hemming Park and at the Main Library. Plus, check out works from local artists, vendors and businesses.
Be sure to visit 35+ participating venues for more fun programming throughout the night.
Join DVI for the Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting!
When: Tuesday, April 23, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Ed Ball Building, First Floor Training Room (across from The Brick Coffee House)
For more information and to RSVP, email Eric Miller, VP of District Services.
Downtown is the city’s economic engine
Duval County averages $74 million in taxable value for each of its many square miles. But in Downtown, our half-square-mile business improvement district averages $1.9 BILLION in taxable value per square mile, over 25 times more valuable!
Read our CEO Jake Gordon‘s piece on making a better Downtown for all of Jacksonville. Also out in the Spring issue of J Magazine (The Florida Times-Union).

 
 

 
 

DVI has another Emerging Leader on its staff!
Congratulations to our very own VP of District Services, Eric Miller, for being selected for the 2019 Emerging Leaders Fellowship (ELF) program by the International Downtown Association (IDA)!
The Emerging Leader Fellowship is a week-long program taught in New York City, that brings together IDA professionals from within the urban district management industry to learn valuable skills in place-making, economic development and public-private partnerships.
We are very proud to have Eric on our team and are very grateful for his dedication to Downtown Jacksonville. Congrats, Eric!

 

 

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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.