Upcoming Events

Every Third Thursday, 5pm-9pm, RAIN or SHINE!

North Beaches Artwalk is a free event held the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 pm. Featuring many local visual artists and live performers. Artwalk is held at the Atlantic Beach & Neptune Beach Town Centers.  Also at Adele Grage Cultural Center with a different featured artist every month. With over 55 participating artists, Artwalk is a diverse art destination & shopping experience for the entire family. Local venues set the backdrop for this great monthly destination and community gathering.

The overall mission of Art Walk is to expose the community to the vast number of local artists right here at the Beaches and we thank all the local shops & restaurants for making it possible!  We welcome talent from all over Jacksonville to join North Beaches Art Walk. Always a great time....come see what's going on at Artwalk!

www.nbaw.org

 

Tuesdays are For The Jay Fund at Southern Grounds

Do some good with your daily brew. Starting this month, the 4th Tuesday of every month will be known as Jay Fund Tuesday at Southern Grounds! With every purchase made, 10% of proceeds made will go directly to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation to help local families tackling childhood cancer! Help Southern Grounds BE THERE for the Jay Fund so they can continue to BE THERE for families in need!

For more information on the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, click here.

Deck the Chairs
Exhibit Lights on 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM Every Night November 25 through January 1.
             CREATE JOY Light Show at 7 PM, 8 PM and 9 PM Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Now in the sixth season, the Courtyard at 200 First Street has sponsored this program since the beginning!  It was become a nationally recognized event that engages a diverse audience in the spirit of creativity and promoting community. Our annual JBDTC sponsorship and the lifeguard chair decorating efforts fund a unique holiday experience that draws thousands of visitors to the area while providing a public showcase for young artists and musicians who perform regularly throughout the event.

The Courtyard at 200 First Street businesses partnered with the Fletcher Middle School Art Teacher and her students to produce a “Santa’s sleigh crashing into a lifeguard chair” display at Deck the Chairs.

At the end of the day, support of JBDTC also helps sustain the Jacksonville Beach Volunteer Life Saving Corps which remains the only organization of its kind in the U.S.
Deck The Chairs (DTC) promotes the arts and fosters community pride and involvement through a creative display of public art, featuring lighted iconic lifeguard chairs. Free and open to the public, the light displays and park activities provide a wholesome and festive downtown experience during the holidays. DTC has received national recognition from People Magazine, INSIDER, and Coastal Living, and recently won five awards from The Florida Festivals & Events Association. All net proceeds from DTC benefit the historic Volunteer Life Saving Corps of Jacksonville Beach. Deck The Chairs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.

Visit www.deckthechairs.org to learn more.


Beaches Go Green is working with the Cities of Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and working outward to Jax Beach and Ponte Vedra and beyond to make positive changes in our beach communities. They hope to encourage residents, local businesses and the cities to be more conscious of the choices that they make when it comes to what they buy, how they handle their waste & recycling, etc.
 
We are conducting a survey available at www.beachesgogreen.org/survey. The data by city will be used to compel the local cities of AB, NB and beyond and the local businesses to be MORE environmentally aware and make changes where they can!

 PLEASE help get this survey out to as many beach residents as possible! We need lots of responses to show our local cities and businesses to show them that we are ready for change and want better options for taking care of our beach environment. The survey will be live until 12/31/18. It only takes 5 minutes to complete!  We cannot do this alone. This is for ALL of us and our beach community!