Instagram of the Week
Saturday yoga is coming to #DTJax! The Winston @firstcoastymca is holding free classes on the grass at Riverfront Plaza. Join Ron, a certified personal trainer next Saturday, March 20th. Learn more and register by texting “YRIVERCLASS” to 41444! 📸: @904happyhour
Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured.
New and Noteworthy
Bento Opens in Brooklyn
Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi has opened a new location in Brooklyn! Located at 50 Riverside Avenue, they are currently open daily between 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Delivery, take-out and dine-in available. Learn more.
James Weldon Johnson Park Quarterly Survey
Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park would appreciate receiving your opinion on the level of service provided by their staff, and if James Weldon Johnson Park is welcoming, attractive, safe and clean. Learn more.
Contribute to the Future of Downtown Parks
The DIA is working with GAI Consultants to plan the future of Downtown Jacksonville Parks. They’re taken a look at what’s currently provided in the parks located in #DTJax and are ready to hear from you! They will begin to work on prioritizing improvements, including where and how capital dollars should be invested. Join one of the virtual meetings: March 16, 17 and 18 at 3 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom Passcode for your preferred day. Learn more.
Manifest Distilling Bottle Club
Manifest Distilling is excited to introduce its first-ever Bottle Club. This exclusive club, limited to only 100 members, is for those who appreciate and admire the finest of spirits. Manifest is constantly experimenting with new products and oftentimes creates special, unique bottlings that aren’t large enough for distribution. Through the Manifest Bottle Club, they are now bringing those spirits to you. Learn more.
Lineup Announced for Jax River Jams
Presented by VyStar Credit Union
Save the dates for the Jax River Jams Concert Series Presented by VyStar Credit Union. The series will run Thursdays April 8-29 at the scenic Riverfront Plaza (former site of the Jacksonville Landing). Enjoy country, rock/alternative and Hip Hop jams from national headliners and local openers, plus a Small Business & Artist Market and local food and drink favorites. This outdoor event will be held in accordance with CDC guidelines.
April 8: Country Singer-Songwriter Chase Rice
With local opener Firewater Tent Revival
April 15: Punk Pop band New Found Glory
With local opener Universal Green
April 22: Hip Hop artists and Jacksonville natives Quad City DJ’s
With local opener LPT
April 29: Rock band Sugar Ray
With local opener Honey Hounds
Give the Gift of the Downtown Experience
Check out the #DTJax e-Gift Card – good at 30 of your favorite #DTJax businesses and counting! Purchase for friends, family or colleagues and invite them to enjoy the best in Downtown dining, shopping and entertainment.
These digital gift cards can be purchased at dtjaxegiftcard.com, anytime, anywhere and for any amount between $5 and $250. They can be used multiple times at multiple participating locations and the balance is always available on your smartphone.
Upcoming #DTJax Events
Watch local artists create chalk masterpieces right before your very eyes and vote on your favorites, with prizes given to the best in their categories. Food trucks and a killer DJ will help set the festive mood!
Broadway and Symphony star Capathia Jenkins returns to Jacksonville for a weekend of Gershwin classics including “Summertime” and “The Man I Love.” Jenkins, who has been called, “…an immense musical presence” will also bring you songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Duke Ellington, and songs from the Broadway hit Dreamgirls.
Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month! Learn more.
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