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#DTJax Weekly Update: November 2-8, 2021

Instagram of the Week

@vitaminseaphotography1¬†captured this beautiful sunset view of Riverfront Plaza and some of our iconic skyscrapers. ūüĆÜ

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New and Noteworthy

Manifest Made Official Distillery of Icemen

Manifest Distilling is located one block from Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, making it a perfect pregame destination for Icemen fans heading to the game. In addition, Manifest Distilling beverages will be available in the Icemen’s VIP Room, luxury suites and the Center Ice Club Bar located inside the arena. The season kicks off this Saturday, November 6. Learn more.

2021 North Florida Safe Streets Summit

This Friday, November 5th, attend¬†The¬†North Florida TPO’s¬†third annual¬†North Florida Safe Streets Summit:¬†Connecting our Communities from the Inside Out, at the¬†Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Tour the¬†Cathedral District, and attend panels and talks from local leaders on the future of our community, urban parks, and transportation equity.¬†Grab tickets.

Activating Jacksonville’s Riverfront: Public Input Summary

Thousands of Jaxsons¬†across the city gave their input on the future of Jacksonville’s riverfront, and they expressed a desire for a¬†fun and functional waterfront with high-quality design, parks and open space, a variety of food options, and ways to connect to nature and learn together.¬†View the summary.

Customer Satisfaction Survey for E-Scooters

Please share your feedback on your experience with the City of Jacksonville’s¬†Dockless Mobility Program, which has brought e-scooters to Downtown Jacksonville for a one year pilot program. Your input in this short survey, created by the¬†Downtown Investment Authority, will help to determine the future of the program.¬†Take the survey now.


Tomorrow: First Wednesday Art Walk

Wednesday, November 3rd from 5-9 p.m.
Downtown Jacksonville

First Wednesday Art Walk¬†takes place in #DTJax¬†every month,¬†rain or shine! This art-centered, community-building event takes you on a self-guided tour of Downtown Jacksonville’s arts and culture scene.¬†Explore the main art hubs and stop into the participating¬†businesses along the way for local art, live music, delicious food and more!

Explore the Art Hubs: 

James Weldon Johnson Park
135 W Monroe St.
Browse works by #ArtWalkJax artists, grab a bite at one of the food trucks, 904 Burgers, Chubby Burrito, Hibashi Party and San Marco Chz Fry Co., and listen to live performance from Big Papa Fish while sipping a brew in the Beer Garden.

The Jessie (Ball duPont Center)
40 E Adams St.
Enjoy a film screening from LOL Jax Film Festival, performances from Jump4Jax and Cultural Council artist Grace Bio and musical sets from DJ Nate and Moonchyldd. Grab a bite from local food trucks Kravegan and Viva La Familia, and shop with local artists and vendors.

The Breezeway at VyStar Tower
100 W. Bay St.
Enjoy a musical performance from EnerJi and shop with your favorite Vagabond Flea vendors.

Sip and Stroll Presented by PNC Launches this Month

Third Thursdays, 5-8 p.m.
Southbank Riverwalk from the DoubleTree Hotel to the Southbank Hotel

You‚Äôre invited to experience an evening of musical performances, custom craft cocktails and delicious local eats – all with a sunset backdrop.¬†‚Ā£

November’s¬†event¬†will feature live music from¬†Honey Hounds¬†and¬†Kalani Rose, delicious eats from¬†904 Burgers,¬†Dos Vatos Tacos, Lazy Days HotDog Cart, and¬†Seafood in Motion, and the bars will be stocked with cocktails from¬†Manifest Distilling, beer and wine.

Sip and Stroll is Presented by PNC in Partnership with the Downtown Investment Authority.


Upcoming #DTJax Events

Farah & Farah‚Äôs ‚Äú4 the Pups, Man‚ÄĚ Beer Launch
November 2nd from 5-6:30 p.m.
@ Intuition Ale Works

The proceeds from the ‚Äú4 the Pups, Man‚ÄĚ beer will be donated to Paws and Stripes, a partnership between the Jacksonville Humane Society and Five STAR Veterans Center that provides a volunteer opportunity for veterans to enhance the lives of shelter dogs. This year‚Äôs ‚Äú4 the Pups, Man‚ÄĚ brew will be a Czech-style Pilsner.

Fiddler on the Roof
November 2-7 at Multiple Times
@ Times-Union Center

FSCJ Artist Series¬†is proud to present¬†Fiddler on the Roof¬†at the¬†Times-Union Center¬†from¬†Nov. 2-7, 2021.¬†The original production won ten Tony Awards ‚Ästbe there when the sun rises on this new production, where a wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of family and faith.

Be The Light Gala
November 7th at 5 p.m.
@¬†St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral

Support the Cathedral District by attending this exceptional event, which includes a concert featuring a Jacksonville Symphony Ensemble performing with synchronized light dancing across the of the stained-glass windows of the sanctuary, heavy hors d’oevours, drinks, and dessert, as well as an auction with angelic gifts, trips and tours.

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.

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Get Involved

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.


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