PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 3, 2020

 

Contact:        Savannah Hebert

PR/Marketing Ambassador

savannah@hemmingpark.org

 

Hemming Park Announces Events and Programming for February 2020

Celebrate African American Culture in Hemming Park

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.﹣ February 3, 2020 – Friends of Hemming Park is proud to host events in Hemming Park located at 135 W. Monroe Street in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. All activities listed below are free and open to the public.

 

WEEKLY PROGRAMMING

 

Wednesday Live Music sponsored by Jax Vision Care

Monday – Friday: Food Trucks at Charlie’s Café, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday – Sunday: Hemming Park Kids Zone, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

ArtWalk: Nonprofit for the Arts

Wednesday, February 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Join Downtown Vision and Friends of Hemming Park for the first ArtWalk of 2020. “Nonprofits for the Arts” theme, enjoy spoken word poetry, dance and musical performances from local Jacksonville nonprofits.

 

ArtWalk is presented by Downtown Vision on the first Wednesday of every month, rain or shine. More than 60 ArtWalk venues stretch across Downtown Jacksonville’s core and include galleries, museums, businesses and more. Hemming Park serves as ArtWalk headquarters and hosts a variety of artists and live performances every month.

 

Get Down (town)!

Saturday, February 15 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Mark your calendars for February 15th because we’re celebrating African American culture with Hemming Park’s third annual Get Down (town)! hosted by Henny and Gene Dot Com presented in conjunction with the Jacksonville Public Library, Ritz Theatre and Museum, MOCA Jacksonville, 93.3 The Beat Jamz and V101.5.

 

We’ll have the African Village Market and food trucks from 11 am until 9 pm.

Our food trucks include:

11 am – 4 pm

PVshack

KraVegan

4 pm – 9 pm

Soul Food Bistro

KraVegan

Monroe’s Smokehouse

 

Entertainment is from 2:30 pm to 9 pm and includes:

Ritz Voices Jacksonville

Jacksonville Arts & Music School

Nan Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble

The Groove Coalition

Stank Sauce

Let’s Ride Brass Band

 

Click here for all of the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/651564195385335/

 

WEEKDAY MUSIC

 

Friends of Hemming Park hosts live music from 11:30 to 2 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday music is sponsored by Jax Vision Care.

 

Here is the full line up of musicians for February:

 

February 3: Paul Ivey

February 5: Joe Watts

February 7: The Rip Currents

February 10: Ace Winn

February 12: Joe Watts

February 14: The Suedes

February 19: Joe Watts

February 21: The 77ds

February 24: Paul Ivey

February 26: Joe Watts

February 28: The Groove Coalition

 

About Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP)

 

Friends of Hemming Park is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming Jacksonville’s oldest public park into a modern, urban space that engages diverse communities and brings vitality to our city’s public square. To learn more about the park and upcoming events, visit hemmingpark.org or email events@hemmingpark.org.

 

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