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Grab your peanuts and Crackerjack because baseball is back in #DTJax! The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have games stacked up all Summer long. Don’t miss the Shrimp facing off against Nashville next week at home!
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New and Noteworthy
A Whole Foods Market will lease the grocery space at One Riverside Center in Brooklyn (previous site of the Florida Times-Union). The is slated to include 270 apartments, waterfront restaurants, retail space, and a possible marina.
Night in #DTJax
Walk the red carpet in your most glamorous attire on Saturday, May 21 during Hollywood Opening Night presented by Dex Imaging at the Florida Theatre. Emceed by actor and comedian, Bob Wiltfong, attendees can expect a truly fabulous evening of dining, cocktails and one-of-a-kind live performances. Learn More and Purchase Tickets.
The Museum of Science and History (MOSH) released the renderings for its future location, MOSH Genesis, which will expand its capacity to serve more students and visitors at the Jacksonville Shipyards. Learn More.
Mothers Day is right around the corner! Bread & Board Provisions is accepting bouquet orders until May 5th. Pickup will be available at Bread & Board Provisions in DTJax on Friday, May 6th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn More and Place Your Order.
Tomorrow: First Wednesday Art Walk
Take a self-guided tour of Downtown Jacksonville’s arts and culture scene, with featured art hubs and lots to explore in between.
James Weldon Johnson Park
135 W. Monroe St.
Browse works by #ArtWalkJax artists and enjoy music by Jambient, food trucks, a beer garden and more.
The Breezeway at VyStar Tower
100 W. Bay St.
Enjoy a musical performance from Mandalla and shop with your favorite Vagabond Flea vendors. Grab a bite to eat from Bread and Burger, Bread and Board or Estrella Cocina, or grab a warm cup of coffee from Vagabond Coffee Co.
The Jessie (Ball duPont Center)
40 E. Adams St.
Enjoy a live painting demonstration by Ellena Ohlander and explore the Moving the Margins’ newest exhibit by Sheila Goloborotko at the Corner Gallery. Grab a bite to eat from the Abstrakt Filipino Essence food truck. Plus, don’t miss a performance by Sailor Goon at the Porch of Corner Gallery, Plus, Filipino dances by The Filipino Language and Cultural School of Jacksonville and an artist talk with Grace Bio at 6:30 p.m.
Upcoming #DTJax Events
Join Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park for a free, family friendly event featuring St. Petersburg, FL based Progressive Funk band, AJEVA and Jacksonville based favorite, Mama Blue. The event will spotlight fun games for all ages, frozen drinks, food trucks and all-around good times. Learn More.
Produced locally by the Florida Theatre, Untold Stories taps into the heart and soul of Northeast Floridian storytellers with quarterly thematic story evenings. Untold Stories features personal and transformative tales told by a diverse range of voices, both natives and residents, connected to Northeast Florida.
Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC returns May 19th! Join us to stroll the Southbank Riverwalk each Third Thursday of the month. New to May Sip & Stroll: Tiny Dock concert by Firewater Tent Revival, traveling Lets Ride Brass Band and Silent Disco After Party. Learn More.
Riverside Arts Market
Every Saturday, under the Fuller Warren Bridge, enjoy a beautiful outdoor market. Shop local produce, handmade goods and dine at your favorite food trucks.
Check out this week’s line-up!
James Weldon Johnson Park
Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month, including lunchtime musical performances and weekend festivals! View the schedule.
Activating Jacksonville’s Riverfront
The Jessie Ball duPont Fund is helping to convene a series of conversations about how best to activate our city’s downtown waterfront for the benefit of all of our residents and visitors. Visit their page to learn more.
1st Downtown Jacksonville: The Future of the Shipyards
1st DownTown Jacksonville is a platform created to help communicate, advocate and unite supporters who share the same passion for Downtown. Check out their website to learn about plans for The Shipyards, a path toward the Stadium of the Future and community investment by the Jaguars and Iguana Investments.
Updates from Downtown Vision
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Stay up to date with what’s going on Downtown and learn more about what makes #DTJax an incredible place to live, work, visit and invest!