Posts tagged summer
Picasso: Art & Arena Exhibit – An exhibition featuring dozens of Picasso originals, including many that have never been seen previously in the United States. Both famous and rare, these pieces were produced in different styles, techniques and media; providing unique insights into one of Picasso’s main themes: bullfighting. The exhibition is at the Visitor Information Center,10 Castillo Dr. in St. Augustine. Admission: Adults $10; Seniors $8; Kids 6 & Under – Free; Kids 7 – 12 – $5; Family of 4 – $20; Military in Uniform – Free; Flagler College Student with ID – Free. The Picasso Exhibit is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily. www.picassoartandarena.com 904-825-1000
Tours of El Galeón – El Galeón, a unique replica of the 16th century Spanish galleons that sailed to and from newly-discovered Florida, will be open for tours at the St. Augustine City Marina thru June 9. Tickets are $15 for adults/$8 for children; Children 5 and under are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Tickets are available at Ripley’s Red Train Ticket boothas and at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, 10 West Castillo Drive. The tours aboard El Galeón take place daily from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Marina, 111 Avenida Memendez http://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/listings/view/23303
StarTrek Into Darkness: An IMAX 3D Experience – A 3D screening of the sequel to Abrams’ 2009 hit film that redefined the Star Trek universe for a new generation. Daily shows are at 1, 3:50, 7:00 and 9:45 p.m. at World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre, One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-840-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
Tuesday: June 4
Wine Class and Tasting at TPC Sawgrass – “Anything But Chardonnay” is the theme for this wine class and tasting at Nineteen at TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, 110 Championship Way Ponte Vedra Beach. The class is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 per person. Reservations are required. 904-543-5105 DanielleDavis@pagtourtpc.com
Taj Mahal and His Trio Band – Two-time Grammy Award winner Taj Mahal and His Trio Band will perform at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North. Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Tickets are $55 and $65. 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com
Wednesday: June 5
River to Sea Preserve Trail Walk, Marineland – Visit the GTM Research Reserve at 9 a.m. for a free, guided hike in Flagler County’s “River to Sea Preserve.” Stroll along a mile-and half trail through wooded coastal hammock to the Matanzas River. Meet the guide in the parking lot of the River to Sea Preserve located on the west side of A1A at the southern end of the town of Marineland. A directional “NERR” road sign will also be placed at the entrance. Be sure to wear comfortable, closed toe shoes. http://gtmnerrmarinelandtrail.eventbrite.com
Lightner Museum Curator Tours – Lightner Museum curator provides a themed interactive tour designed to give participants an opportunity to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays. The tour, which is included in admission, takes place at 10 a.m. on the second floor of Lightner Museum, 75 King Street in St. Augustine. $10 adults; $6 for active duty military; $5 college student and youth ages 12-18; under 12 are free. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
School’s Out Eco Tour – Start the summer off right by getting the kids out on the water with an expert naturalist from the St. Augustine Eco Tours. See beautiful shorebirds, learn about dolphin behavior and enjoy the fresh air! Underwater microphones provide opportunities to listen for dolphin chatter. Departs at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m. from the Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, $35 per adult, $30 kids 12 and under. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com
Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 – Live concert with the band Amy Alyssia & the Soul Operation playing Motown R & B take place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free and local restaurant Amici’s Italian will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair. 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org
Free Movies By The Bay – Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. The family fun feature, Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, will bed shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. 904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
Thursday – Sunday: June 6 – 9
Limelight Theatre Presents: Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? – A hysterical musical comedy set in a 1950′s Catholic School. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Limelight Theatre, located at 11 Old Mission Ave. in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military. 904.825.1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
Thursday: June 9
Brew With a View – Low country boil, local craft beer and live music at St. Augustine Lighthouse 7 – 10 p.m. See the sunset from the top of the tower and the latest artifacts recovered by the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program’s archaeologists. The lighthouse is located at 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $30 for non-members and $25 for members. 904-829-0745 www.StAugustineLighthouse.org
Concerts in the Plaza – Lis & Lon Williamson with Rick Kuncicky offer up their folk, country and swing. In addition, the evening will feature a screening of an episode of the popular television show Route 66, which was shot on location at the then Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagler College.7-9 p.m. in St. Augustine’s historic Plaza de la Constitucion, 1 King St. 904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: June 7 – 9
Marineland Film Festival and World Oceans Day Celebration – A weekend celebration of Marineland’s history on film and of the evolution of the film craft in the aquatic realm. Special screenings ofTiger Shark Express; Revenge of the Creature; Jonathan Bird’s Blue World; and Turtles: The Incredible Journey. Ticket packages start at $13.95 for adults and $9.95 for children. Marineland Dolphin Adventure is located at 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland 904-471-1111 www.marineland.net
St. Augustine Art Association Annual Honors Show – Features new works by artists who have won awards at association exhibits during the previous three years. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St., St. Augustine and is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. 904-824-2310 http://www.staaa.org
Dog Days Art Exhibit – Opening reception for artist Sarah Emerson’s Dog Days exhibit is from 5-11 p.m. at St. Augustine’s space:eight Gallery, 228 West King Street, St. Augustine. Dog Days refers to the belief that these days of summer inspire evil. Emerson uses a candy-like palette to depict battlefields, natural and manmade disasters, barren landscapes inhabited by forest creatures and much more. Dog Days runs thru July 26. 904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com
Friday: June 7
Kings of the Mic Tour LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy & De La Soul – Hip-hop recording artist LL Cool J will perform with DJ Z-Trip at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre as the headliner for the “Kings Of the Mic” Tour. Joining him will be legendary artists Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340 A1A. Tickets range from $85 – $45. Gates open at 5 p.m. and concert starts at 6:30 p.m. www.staugamphitheatre.com 904-471-1965
First Friday Art Walk – Join one of St. Augustine’s most popular cultural events from 5 – 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at over 20 participating galleries. Tours begin at San Sebastian Winery, 157 King St. St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolleys offer attendees a complimentary shuttle service to most of the galleries. Shuttles run on a continuous loop every 30 minutes. 904-829-0065 www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com
Parents Night Out: Kids Night at Alligator Farm – Give the kids have an evening of educational adventure at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. The Alligator Farm will entertain kids 5 – 12 with hands-on animal presentations, a twilight zoo tour, crafts, nighttime games and pizza from 6 – 10 p.m. Cost is $25 per child for members and $30 for non-members. 904-824-3337 www.AlligatorFarm.com
Free Movies By The Bay – Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. The classic film Sleepless in Seattle will be shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. 904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
Saturday & Sunday: June 8 & 9
The Dance Company presents “Jubilee! Celebrating 20 Years of Dance” – Celebrate 20 Years of Dance at the Spring Recitals. The Performance Ensemble Concerts take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 149 Cordova St.,St. Augustine. Tickets are $15 each 904-471-4946 www.thedanceco.com
Saturday: June 8
World Ocean’s Day Kayak Tour – Paddle into a beautiful marine habitat in search of white and snowy egrets, great blue herons, terns, pelicans and maybe even a rare roseate spoonbill with the St. Augustine Eco Tours. Dolphins may cruise through the area and mullet fish may leap around you – it’s a different experience every time! Safe family enjoyment is the standard for these tours. Stable tandem kayaks allow you to snap photos and get some exercise without overexerting yourself. $40/adult with mention of this ad with your reservation. Tour time is 10 a.m. – noon. Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com
National Garden Week at Washington Oaks Garden – The Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection’s Washington Oaks Gardens State Park celebrates National Garden Week with a special guided tour at 11 a.m. The formal gardens and restored 1940s greenhouse are included in the tour. Regular park entrance fee of $2 per person on bicycle; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $5 per vehicle, up to eight people applies. 6400 North Oeanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, 386-446-6783, www.FloridaStateParks.org
Greek Food Fair – From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church presents a Greek Food Fare featuring dancing and exceptional Greek food. Admission is free. The cost of the dinner being served from 4 – 7 p.m. is $16. 2940 County Road 214, 904-829-0504; www.holytrinitygoc.com
Unveiling of Corazon de Madre – Old Florida Museum’s Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine will unveil their newest attraction, a 70′ double mast 16th century replica ship named Corazon de Madre at a 4 p.m. ceremony. The original ship was commissioned by King Philip II of Spain in 1571. The museum is open 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children age 3 to 18. Ages 2 and under are free. 904-824-8874 www.oldfloridamuseum.com
GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike – Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a 1.5 mile guided walk through the Guana Trail. After the walk, visit the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center (EEC). The EEC is located at 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. There is a $3 parking fee. 904-823-4500 http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com
Musket Firing Demonstrations at Fort Matanzas – Reenactors fire flintlock muskets at Fort Matanzas National Monument 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Admission is free including the ferry ride to and from the island. Fort Matanzas is located at 8635 A1A, 15 miles south of St. Augustine. www.nps.gov/foma 904-471-0116
St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation Family Fun Day – Model boat building and races, shipwreck artifacts, tug-o’-war contests, cannon firings, youth sail rigging, boat safety, food, the on-going construction of a 16th century Spanish boat and much more will be featured at the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine. Event is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is included in the regular park admission of $12 adults, $6 for children ages 6-12. 904-599-3800 www.staugmaritimeheritage.org
National Garden Week at Washington Oaks Garden – The Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection’s Washington Oaks Gardens State Park celebrates National Garden Week with a special guided tour at 11 a.m. The formal gardens and restored 1940s greenhouse are included in the tour. Regular park entrance fee of $2 per person on bicycle; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $5 per vehicle, up to eight people applies. 6400 North Oeanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 386-446-6783 www.FloridaStateParks.org
The St. Augustine Mariner’s Ball – The Pioneer Barn will host a Costume Ball celebrating 450 years of Maritime History in St. Augustine. Held 6-11 p.m. on the magical grounds of Fort Menendez, there will be a scavenger hunt, costume contest (cocktail attire can also be worn) and entertainment provided by “Mid Life Crisis” and the “Bilge Rats.” This is a fundraising event to benefit Lighthouse Maritime Camp and the “School of the 16th Century” presented in January by the Historic Florida Militia. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. A cash bar will be available. The Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez is located at 259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. 904-823-9852 www.oldfloridamuseum.com
Sunday: June 9
Second Sunday Solarium Teas – The newly restored Solarium in Flagler College’s former Hotel Ponce de Leon, also known as 400 Rotunda, will host two daily teas on the second Sunday of each month. Guests have a choice of three teas (one specially blended for the Hotel Ponce de Leon), a selection of traditional tea sandwiches and sweets. The teas take place at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Reservations required. 904-823-3378 www.legacy.flagler.edu
Fantasy Flutes Concert – Concert flutist Melissa Lucia will be joined by pianist Michael Clark and flutist Christine Alicot for an afternoon of Vivaldi and more at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine Street. The free concert is from 2-3 p.m. Reservations required. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
Murder in The Old City – A murder mystery in the nation’s oldest city, combined with great dining, creates a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment. Tickets to this five-star dinner theatre experience at the Raintree Restaurant are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m. The Raintree is located 102 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine. 904-824-7211
Local Resident Specials
NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, and the Legacy Tours at Flagler College. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed). Many other local attractions offer discounted admissions to St. Johns County residents with valid ID.
For more information on events and activities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com or call 1-800-653-2489.
To submit events to be included on the VCB Events calendar and website, please submit details to FHCeventlist@gmail.com.
Source: Visitors and Convention Bureau
What was planned as a free day of swimming as part of the grand opening for St. Augustine’s Willie Galimore Center Community Pool last Friday turned into a whole summer of free swimming with a surprise gift from the Jaguar Foundation.
Mark Lamping, Jacksonville Jaguars President, and Peter Racine, Jaguars Foundation President, participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 24 for the new Galimore Community Pool in Lincolnville as a show of support for the center’s new pool. The Willie Galimore Center is named for the St. Augustine native and Chicago Bears running back Willie Galimore, an NFL Star in the late 50’s and early 60’s.
When invited to offer remarks by St. Augustine City Manager John Regan, Lamping made a surprise announcement that the Jaguars Foundation would underwrite general swimming entrance fees for the entire summer. The city had planned to charge $1 for children and $2 for adults. Additionally, Lamping announced that the foundation would donate additional funds allowing the pool to extend its hours of operation.
First opened a quarter century ago, the pool was originally operated as part of the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department, but in 2009, faced with increasing demands, St. Johns County closed the pool. Last year, using funds provided by St. Johns County, the city removed the old pool and replaced it in just five months of construction. The new pool, which will be open through Labor Day, is operated by the St. Augustine Family YMCA.
Source: City of St. Augustine
The film records St. Augustine’s acknowledgment of its conflicted past through special events conducted during the summer of 2011 and organized by The City of St. Augustine, The St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Remembrance Project and the St. Augustine 40th Accord. The efforts of activist Andrew Young, the foot soldiers, and beach protestors are chronicled to acknowledge history and foster reconciliation.
Barbara Vickers, president of the Foot Soldiers Remembrance Project, also appears in the movie and will be at the Feb. 21 screening for discussion.
Huelsbeck earned an M.F.A. from The University of Iowa with a focus on film and video production and has a B.A. in Religious Studies from The University of Iowa.
The Excelsior Museum is located at 102 Martin Luther King Ave. in St. Augustine. For more info, call 904-819-6421.
Flagler College is an independent, four-year, comprehensive baccalaureate college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 24 majors, 29 minors and two pre-professional programs, the largest majors being business, education and communication. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost; tuition is $23,690, including room and board. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for the historic beauty of its campus. The main building is Ponce de Leon Hall, built in 1887 as a luxury resort by Henry Flagler, who co-founded the Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu.
Source: Flagler College
Larimer Square on a warm summer evening
“For a project in the class, we worked with World Relief of Jacksonville, who resettle refugees,” said Carr. “After we put together a documentary about African refugees, Dr. John Young suggested we put on an event with local refugee organizations.”
And that is just what they’ve done. On October 18th, Carr and Cogley will host a series of events in the Gamache-Koger Theater in the Ringhaver Student Center at Flagler College for a community-wide refugee awareness day.
“Very few people realize we have significant refugee populations here in north Florida,” Carr explained. “They are becoming our neighbors and fellow American citizens. Their stories are incredible and they are part of a greater American story.”
Through the event, Carr and Cogley hope to provide Flagler the opportunity to build relationships between the college and local organizations that reach out to refugees.
“As a college, we should devote our time to bringing people out of crisis and into new lives here in Florida,” said Carr.
The events in the Gamache Theater will be as follows:
1:30pm – Administrative leaders and refugees from Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and World Relief will speak and share problems of refugee resettlement with Flagler students and the public
3:30-6:30pm – A screening of the documentary “The Last Survivor,” will be featured, along with an exhibit of Flagler clubs such as Model UN, Political Guild, Phi Alpha Theta/History Club and Human Rights
7:30pm – A faculty panel on accountability in the global refugee crisis, with Dr. Vanden Houten (mediator), Dr. John Young, Dr. Brenda Kauffman, Dr. Rachel Cremona and Dr. Tina Jaeckle
The event is free and open to the public. The Ringhaver Student Center is at 50 Sevilla St. For more information, contact Ron Carr at RCarr146@flagler.edu.
Source: Flagler College