Families

Best Buddies Inagural Friendship Walk Today!

Best Buddies Inagural Friendship Walk Today!

Best Buddies Jacksonville hosts inaugural Friendship Walk, a Walk-a-Thon and Friendship Festival, featuring carnival-style festivities, delicious food, and entertainment today, April 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the University of North Florida Amphitheater

Chabad @ the Beaches Cteen April Event

Chabad @ the Beaches Cteen April Event

The timeless secrets of life will be available at Chabad @ the Beaches. On Wednesday April 6th at 5:00 PM, come see for yourself how much wisdom and wit the elderly have to offer. Hear what life is really all about from those who lived and loved it most. Let’s finally turn the tables and reward those who laid such a solid foundation for us all.

UNF English Department Presents Second Shakespeare-in-the-Park Season

UNF English Department Presents Second Shakespeare-in-the-Park Season

The University of North Florida’s Department of English, in conjunction with the City of Atlantic Beach, will present “The Tempest” outdoors and under the stars on the UNF Green Friday, April 8, through Sunday, April 10. All performances begin at 8 p.m. with music beginning at 7: 30 p.m. Participants are invited to bring chairs and a picnic supper for the outdoor performances.

BEAM Income Tax Preparation Program

BEAM’S income tax preparation team is scheduling appointments for free tax prep for two final weekends: April 8th and 9th, and April 15th and 16th.  This year’s Tax Day was moved forward one business day to Monday, April 18th, in observance of a District of Columbia holiday.  Emancipation Day, the anniversary of the day that President Lincoln freed 3100 slaves in the District, is being celebrated on the 15th, a day earlier than normal, because the 16th falls on a Saturday.  In 2005, Emancipation Day was made an official public holiday in D.C. 

Jacksonville Special Events July 2011

Freedom, Fanfare & Fireworks

July 4

Independence Day celebration, festivities include a majestic fireworks show over the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville and other special engagements. 

 

Jacksonville Special Events June 2011

Moonlight Movies

June 3 and 10

A classic movie is shown outdoors under the stars in Jacksonville Beach.  Visitors bring picnic blankets and baskets, lawn chairs and pets to really make an evening out of it.  Vendors set up to sell food and beverages, as well as there is a kids’ entertainment zone for families.  Event is free.  Screenings begin at 9 p.m.

 

Jacksonville Special Events May 2011

Movies in the Park

May 6

Downtown Jacksonville’s series is returning to historic Treaty Oak Park Fridays in the spring. Hosted by Downtown Vision, Inc. and JaxParks, the series features four family-friendly movies shown under the stars, each beginning at dusk (around 8 p.m.) on the land that once served as the setting for numerous silent films. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners ordered “to-go” from one of the many Downtown restaurants. Music and kids lawn games will keep moviegoers busy before each show. Vendors will also sell concessions onsite. Movie: The Wizard of Oz.