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Summer Camps in #DTJax

The wait is over because Summer is here! A time for relaxation but also wanting our kids to stay active and engaged. Here is a list of a few summer camps that are going on in the Downtown Jacksonville area.

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, May 28
Wednesday, May 29
Thursday, May 30
Friday, May 31
Saturday, June 1
Sunday, June 2

 

Community Engagement

Tuesday, May 28
Friday, May 31

 

Family Fun 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, May 28
Wednesday, May 29
Thursday, May 30
Friday, May 31
Saturday, June 1
Sunday, June 2
Monday, June 3

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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Downtown Vision Updates:

 

Thanks for attending the Jacksonville Jazz Festival and Jazz Fest After Dark!
We hope you enjoyed the Jacksonville Jazz Fest, presented by the City of Jacksonville, and Jazz Fest After Dark in The Elbow!
Let us know what you thought was the best act and post your photos with #DTJax for a chance to be featured on our social media!
YMCA Group Workout Classes at Corkscrew Park!
Just in time for the summer fitness crunch, we’re partnering with the Winston Family YMCAand 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.
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 fountain on site.)
Celebrate Summer at Art Walk Next Week!
Join us for the 6th Annual Bold City Brewery Summer Sizzle featuring the release of Big John’s Apricot Wheat Ale, available for purchase.
Headquarters at Hemming Park:
  • Stroll through Hemming to view art and works from the vendors of Trash Panda, a local flea market.
  • Enjoy a live performance on the Main Stage by The Firewater Tent Revival from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The Oasis @ Art Walk:
  • Find your chill at our summer placemaking experience in Hemming Park on June 5th.
  • Check out details on this and other placemaking initiatives here.
Kids Zone on Adams Street:
  • Enjoy bounce houses, face painting, jump-roping by Jump 4 Jax, magic by Crossroads Magic and mural painting by Jax Kid’s Mural Project.
  • Stick around for a performance by The Johns Twins from 5:30-8:30 p.m. They’ll be located in front of The Carling on 31 E. Adams St.
Adam Street Eats:
  • Be sure to grab a bite from Gili’s Kitchen, Kazu Sushi Burrito, Breezy Jazz Club or De Real Ting during your time on Adams St.
  • Pick up discount flyers at participating locations or at the Art Walk Tent at Hemming Park.
Fashion show on Laura Street:
  • Enjoy music by DJ No Fame from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Fashion show begins at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Regions Bank in partnership with Fashion Group Int’l and Paul Mitchell The School.
Want more? Find out everything going on at June’s Art Walk here.

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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 @megankilis

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, May 21
Wednesday, May 22
Thursday, May 23
Friday, May 24
Saturday, May 25
Sunday, May 26

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, May 21
Wednesday, May 22
Thursday, May 23
Friday, May 24
Saturday, May 25
Sunday, May 26
Monday, May 27

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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Downtown Vision Updates:

 

Jacksonville Jazz Festival and Jazz Fest After Dark return to Downtown Jacksonville!
The City of Jacksonville presents the Jacksonville Jazz Fest, a FREE, multi-day music festival highlighting the best of Jazz in the heart of the city, May 23-26. Information on the lineup, VIP tickets and road closure information can be found here.
The party continues as we team up with nine venues for more FREE music during Jazz Fest After Dark in The Elbow. The weekend includes 20+ acts featuring headliners Ania Uwanda, Groove Coalition, LPT, Stank Sauce and more! Lineup information can be found here.
YMCA Group Workout Classes at Corkscrew Park!
Just in time for the summer fitness crunch, we’re partnering with the Winston Family YMCAand 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.
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 fountain on site.)
The Oasis @ Art Walk Coming Soon!
Find your chill at our summer placemaking experience in Hemming Park on June 5th.
Check out details on this and other placemaking initiatives here.
Find out everything going on at June’s Art Walk here.
Congratulations to DVI Board Member, Lori Boyer!
Congrats to Council member Lori Boyer for being selected as Downtown Investment Authority‘s next CEO.
One of Boyer’s top priorities is to continue pushing more residential Downtown.
“I’m an absolute believer in residential first,” she said.
Read the full Jacksonville Daily Record article here.

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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 @kevin.otoole

 

 

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, May 14
Wednesday, May 15
Thursday, May 16
Friday, May 17
Saturday, May 18
Sunday, May 19

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Wednesday, May 15
Friday, May 17
Saturday, May 18
Sunday, May 19
Monday, May 20

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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Downtown Vision Updates:

 

YMCA Group Workout Classes at Corkscrew Park Start Today!
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.
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 fountain on site.)
The Oasis @ Art Walk Coming Soon!
We’re excited to bring you a little something extra special to kick off Summer at the June 5th Art Walk. Details coming soon!
In the meantime, check out everything going on at June’s Art Walk here.
Downtown Vision’s VP of District Services recognized as one of Void Magazine’s 35 Under 35!
Congratulations to our VP of District Services, Eric Miller, on being recognized by Void Magazine as one of 2019’s 35 Under 35!
He’s played a vital role in growing our Downtown Ambassador program & developing our LABS (Lively And Beautiful Sidewalks) initiative.
We also want to give a shoutout to our previous Events Manager, Elizabeth Grebe, who was also recognized. Liz, we’re super proud of all you did for DVI and what you do for #DTJax everyday!
Read the latest issue here.
DVI’s Social Services Outreach Specialist Honored at State of Homelessness last week!
Thanks to Changing Homelessness for recognizing our Social Services Outreach Specialist, Cindy Ray, at the State of Homelessness Breakfast!
We’re proud of all that Cindy does, going above & beyond to serve the homeless community in Downtown Jacksonville.

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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 @chromodrone

 

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, May 7
Wednesday, May 8
Thursday, May 9
Friday, May 10
Saturday, May 11
Sunday, May 12

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, May 7
Wednesday, May 8
Thursday, May 9
Friday, May 10
Saturday, May 11
Sunday, May 12
Monday, May 13

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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Downtown Vision Updates:

 

YMCA Group Workout Classes at Corkscrew Park
Just in time for the summer fitness crunch, we’re partnering with the Winston Family YMCAand 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.)
Downtown Vision’s Jake Gordon on Completely Booked Podcast!
Jake sat down with Jacksonville Library’s Completely Booked to talk about what DVI is currently working on, and some updates on big projects like the future of the Jacksonville Landing and the Laura Street Trio renovation. He also shared some book recommendations from his kids!
Listen to the podcast here.
Thanks for going on A Journey Through Jacksonville at #ArtWalkJax!
Thanks to everyone that came Downtown for #ArtWalkJax!
Check out next month’s Art Walk: 6th Annual Bold City Brewery Summer Sizzle on
June 5 featuring the release of Bold City Brewery’s Big John’s Apricot Wheat Ale, Green Makers Market by Jacksonville Main Library and Trash Panda, live music, local art, 35+ participating venues and more! Details.
NEW! Adam Street Eats: Visit featured restaurants on Adams Street during Art Walk like 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.

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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.

 

 

By: Brooke Lasky, intern

It goes without saying that being a mom is one of the toughest, most rewarding jobs out there and not a day goes by where we aren’t grateful for all the hard work and sacrifices that moms across the world make for their families. Mother’s Day is a special chance (but c’mon… every day is a new opportunity!) to say “THANK YOU MOM”.

Whether it’s a weekend with the whole family or just a girls trip, here’s some activities you can do in #DTJax with your mom to make her feel special this mothers day weekend!


Breakfast of Champions

Grab a fantastic brunch with mom to start off your day! Check out:

20 West
Café Nola
First Watch
Juliette’s Bistro (Omni Hotel)
MLG Jax
River City Brewery
SHOR Seafood & Grill (Hyatt Hotel)


Shopping & Beauty: #TreatYourself

Give your mom the day off by sending her to the spa, shopping and grabbing a sweet treat!

Sweet Pete’s Candy
Wolf & Cub– vintage finds including jewelry, clothing and more!
Bellezza Nails Spa


Fun Around #DTJax: You Only Live Once

Mother’s Day is a fine time to take your mom on a guided boat tour of Jacksonville’s St. John’s River. If she’s adventurous, she might love to spend the day kayaking, sailing or fishing!

Museums

o Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
o Museum of Science and History (MOSH)

Self-guided tours of #DTJax Murals

Water Activities
o St. Johns River Taxi
o Kracken Cycle BoatsGo Tuckin’ Tours
 

Nightlife & Events: Leave the Kids at Home

 

7th Annual Jacksonville Dance Theatre in Concert
Saturday May 11th at 8 p.m.

Jacksonville’s own critically acclaimed professional modern dance company returns to present its 7th annual dance concert at The Florida Theatre! It’s a show you won’t want to miss! Tickets available here.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Sunday May 12th at 7:30 p.m.

Be sure to enjoy a great performance from Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet at Daily’s Place and rock out to some great hits! Get your tickets here.



Here’s to all of the moms out there! May we humbly say that you’re simply the #BESTMOMEVER. Thank you all for everything you do every day.

Don’t forget to check out our Events Calendar for everything going on in #DTJax as well as our Directory to learn more about all the restaurants, shops and nightlife spots to enjoy. And of course, if you’re coming downtown and don’t know where to park don’t worry! Check out parkdtjax.com for helpful information!