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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 @dvision4

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Live Music & Nightlife

Sports, Health + Fitness

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Get Involved

 

Downtown Monthly Street Count








When: Tuesday, May 22 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Hemming Park

Join friends of Hemming Park as they talk with people who are homeless downtown and guiding them to begin or continue a housing plan. There is a coordinated entry site for all housing assistance, but individuals can need encouragement and support to follow a plan to housing success.

JRTC Public Meeting


When: Thursday, May 24 from 4:30-7 p.m.
Where: FSCJ Downtown Campus Room T140/141

JTA invites you to attend a public information open house to view the final design plans for the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC). The JRTC will be located in the historic LaVilla District of Downtown Jacksonville and will integrate key local, regional, and intercity services in one location. Please join to discuss the planned construction for this state of the art facility. Learn more here.

DIA Urban Arts Project Phase Stakeholder Survey










More public art is coming soon to The Elbow thanks to the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Downtown Investment Authority’s Urban Arts Project! Tell them what you want to see by taking this quick survey.

Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
 










Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.

 

 

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#DTJax News


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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

20West

FSCJ’s 20West Cafe
20 W. Adams St.






 
Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.








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Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown
11 N. Ocean St.

 

 

Justice Pub logo


The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.









Live Bakery

Live Bakery
327 E. Bay St.








Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.



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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 

DVI in the News

 










Downtown Vision announces expansions for its Downtown Ambassadors program, including several new members and a brand-new street cleaner joining the clean and safe program. Read more here.


2016-2017 Annual Report

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Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

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It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.


2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

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Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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.

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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

Live Music & Nightlife

Sports, Health + Fitness

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Get Involved

 

Jacksonville’s Car Free Week
 

When: May 14-18, 2018

A personal motorized vehicle can be a costly dependence, both for our wallets and the environment. For one week in Bike Month, the Jacksonville BPAC is encouraging you to try other options – for just one day, or all week. Find more information here.

International Gator Day Riverwalk Cleanup


Where: Meet at the Times-Union building
When: Saturday, May 19th from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This event is recognized around the world as an opportunity for the Gator Nation to join forces to positively impact their communities. Join in on International Gator Day to help keep the community beautiful by cleaning up the Riverwalk. Find more information here.

 

Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
 
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.

 

 

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#DTJax News

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

20West

FSCJ’s 20West Cafe
20 W. Adams St.





 

 
Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.







 

Island-Girl_Logo-3x_wh

Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown
11 N. Ocean St.

 

 

Justice Pub logo


The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.








 

Live Bakery

Live Bakery
327 E. Bay St








Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com


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DVI Updates:

 

DVI in the News

 

Downtown Vision announces expansions for its Downtown Ambassadors program, including several new members and a brand-new street cleaner joining the clean and safe program. Read more here.







2016-2017 Annual Report

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Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

State of Downtown thumbnail

It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.


2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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.

__________________________________________________________________________

Instagram of the Week

 

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

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Family Fun
 

Live Music & Nightlife

Sports, Health + Fitness

__________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Get Involved

 

City Council Meeting
 
When: May 8, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Where: City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber

The City of Jacksonville will hold a public council meeting Tuesday evening addressing land use and zoning in downtown. Find more information on the topic agenda here.



DIA Urban Arts Project
 
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Art in Public Places and the Downtown Investment Authority announce a Call to Artists for a Request for Qualifications for Phase II of the DIA Urban Arts Project. The call solicits artists who can address streetscape aesthetics with functional and interactive public art that serves to draw attention to an outdoor urban area utilized during both daytime and nighttime. Sign up here.
 




Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
 
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.

 

 

 __________________________________________________________________________ 

 

#DTJax News

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

20West

FSCJ’s 20West Cafe
20 W. Adams St.




 

 
Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.






 

Island-Girl_Logo-3x_wh

Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown
11 N. Ocean St.

 

 

Justice Pub logo


The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.







 

Live Bakery

Live Bakery
327 E. Bay St








Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com


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DVI Updates:

 

DVI in the News











Downtown Vision announces expansions for its Downtown Ambassadors program, including several new members and a brand-new street cleaner joining the clean and safe program. Read more here.


2016-2017 Annual Report

Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

State of Downtown thumbnail

It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.


2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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.

Mother's Day

Show your mom you really love her by celebrating Mother’s Day in Downtown! Here’s a list of places hosting special Mother’s Day events starting this weekend!

 

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Candy Apple Café | May 5

Celebrate Mother’s Day early at The Candy Apple Café and Cocktails! The Joys of a Healing Spirit and Moriah’s Gourmet Popcorn will host a special brunch to honor ALL mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends on Saturday, May 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Special at Beautifully Divine | May 5 -6 and 12-13

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Beautifully Divine Custom Design Studio at The Landing! Choose from four different dates to spoil your mom! What do you get with your ticket purchase?

  • Entry into a DIY Painting Workshop
  • A custom designed wood sign
  • 2 ½ hour guided instructions
  • Complementary mimosas and wine
  • Complementary hors d’oeurves

 

 

Mother’s Day Bash at Mavericks | May 12

Looking for something a little different to celebrate Mother’s Day? Head to Mavericks Live for a special Mother’s Day Bash on Saturday, May 12 at 10 p.m.. Enjoy music by DJ Pretty Ricky & others. 21+ ladies enter free until 11:30 p.m.

 

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NOLA MOCA’s Mother’s Day Brunch | May 13

Celebrate mom at MOCA Jacksonville this year with a beautiful brunch and stroll through the galleries. NOLA MOCA’s special Mother’s Day Brunch menu features a buffet of fresh salads, pastries, and hot small bites to enjoy as well as a selection of delicious entrees. Price includes complimentary gallery admission.

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch Buffet at RCBC | May 13river-city-brewing-company

Celebrate Mother’s Day with River City Brewing Company! Enjoy a Sunday brunch buffet with a special Mother’s Day twist. There will be limited seating available, reservations are not available to be made online and can only be reserved by calling (904) 398-2299.

 

 

 

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Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch at the Lexington Hotel – Jacksonville Riverwalk! Enjoy a hand-crafted menu, bottomless mimosas, completed with a nice stroll along the South Bank Riverwalk. The hotel offers three brunch seatings: 10 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. Make your reservations by calling (904) 396-5100.

 

 

For more great locations to celebrate Mother’s Day in #DTJax, visit our full listing at www.downtownjacksonville.org

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 @jaxlanding


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

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Family Fun
 

Live Music + Nightlife

Sports, Health + Fitness

 

__________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Get Involved

 

2018 Give and Go Kickoff
 
When: May 3, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: EverBank Field
The Give and Go program has raised over $750,000 for local nonprofits. Building on the momentum of the incredible 2017 Jaguars Season, Give and Go is back to help you raise even more money! You can find more information here.
 
 




DIA Urban Arts Project
 
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Art in Public Places and the Downtown Investment Authority announce a Call to Artists for a Request for Qualifications for Phase II of the DIA Urban Arts Project. The call solicits artists who can address streetscape aesthetics with functional and interactive public art that serves to draw attention to an outdoor urban area utilized during both daytime and nighttime. Sign up here.
 





Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
 
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.

 

 

 __________________________________________________________________________ 

 

#DTJax News

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

20West

FSCJ’s 20West Cafe
20 W. Adams St.






 
Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.







Justice Pub logo


The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.









Live Bakery

Live Bakery
327 E. Bay St








Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.






 

Island-Girl_Logo-3x_wh

Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown
11 N. Ocean St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 

First Wednesday Art Walk – Crossing Bridges with the Jacksonville Symphony









Enjoy live performances by the Jacksonville Symphony throughout the evening at three exclusive locations. Pick up a passport at any of these three locations and attend all three spots for a chance to win tickets to an upcoming performance!

Jacksonville Main Library, Jax Makerspace – Jacksonville Symphony Woodwind Quintet at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

MOCA Jacksonville, Atrium – Jacksonville Symphony Double Bass Quartet at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

Candy Apple Café & Cocktails – Jacksonville Symphony Bass Quintet at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Visit iloveartwalk.com for more information.

 

2016-2017 Annual Report

Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

State of Downtown thumbnail

It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.


2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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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Easter is only a few days away! That means that it’s time to make plans, find a delicious brunch location or festive event for the whole family to enjoy. #DTJax has plenty of family-friendly options to celebrate the holiday and make lasting memories.

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Easter Sunday Brunch at NOLA MOCA | 333 N. Laura St.

From 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m., brunch will include a buffet of fresh salad greens, pastries and an entree from the menu. Cost of tickets also includes admission into MOCA’s art galleries. You can call to make a reservation at 904-224-0113 and purchase your ticket here.

 

 

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Easter Brunch Buffet at River City Brewing | 835 Museum Circle

River City Brewing will be holding their Easter Sunday Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They will be offering a breakfast station, a seafood station, a cold station with fruits and veggies, a carving station, hot entrees and assorted desserts. You can find more information by visiting their website and make reservations by calling 904-398-2299.

 

 
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Easter Bash at Sweet Pete’s Candy | 400 N Hogan St.

Sweet Pete’s highly anticipated Easter Bash has been extended another day! Easter Bash Day 2 will commence on March 30 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Activities will include an appearance from the Easter Bunny, story time with Mother Goose, marshmallow decoration, style crafts and taffy pulls. You can purchase tickets here.

 

 

Other Tasty Options

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Bay Street Bar and Grill | 119 E Bay St.
Bay Street Bar and Grill opens at 1:00 p.m. and offers a laid-back atmosphere with traditional pub meal options, plus some choices that lean more toward fine dining for a fantastic dinner.

Breezy Jazz Club | 119 W Adams St.
“Jacksonville’s Coolest Breeze” is open from 12 to 4 p.m. for Sunday brunch, serving up a unique atmosphere full of music and delicious tastes.

Juliette’s Bistro (inside the Omni Hotel) | 245 Water St.
Juliette’s Bistro is open from 11-2 for Sunday brunch! Enjoy a variety of brunch favorites including southern-style plates like chicken and waffles, and bottomless mimosas.

You can also check out our latest blog post that lists many unique chocolatiers around #DTJax that also offer yummy and festive Easter treats!

by: Admin in Events, Weekly Update No Comments  

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 @904happyhour

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

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture