5/20/2014

Events This Week in St. Augustine (May 19-26) Ending with Memorial Day Holiday Weekend!

 May 19, 2014
Monday - Monday: May 19 - 26
The Award-Winning Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience - Recognized by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation as  an outstanding heritage education program, Journey: 450 Years of the African American Experience covers the long and storied history of African-Americans in St. Augustine. The story of African-Americans begins in St. Augustine with the first Africans both free and slave among founding colonists in 1565. The exhibition is designed for cultural and heritage visitors interested in the full history of America and its beginnings and comprises four themes: Genesis of the African-American Experience; Fortress of Freedom; Breaking the Chains; and Crossroads of Change.  Tickets are $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; $3 for youth 7-12; under 7 free. Free admission for military in uniform. Located at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, 10 West Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. www.Journey2014.com 
 
El Galeón and Nao Victoria Tour - Tour full-sized replicas of 16th and 17th century Spanish tall ships. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, El Galeón Andalucia and Nao Victoria are both open for daily tours. El Galeón is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire.  Built in Spain, it is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world commanded by Ferdinand Magellan in the 16th century. The ships are available for tours beginning at 10 a.m. daily. El Galeón admission is $15 for adult and $8 for youth. Nao Victoria admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. A combo ticket for both ships is available for $20 for adults and $10 for youth. 111 Avenida Menendez. 904-824-1606 www.elgaleon.org
 
Miniature Marks - Through June 1 the St. Augustine Art Association hosts a juried open media and subject exhibit of artists making their personal mark in this installation of works no larger than 12 inches.  Small, but mighty, the individual pieces explore a wide range of subjects, ideas and materials.   The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. Admission is free.  22 Marine St. St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org 
  
Amiro Art & Found  "By the Sea" - Through May 30,  Amiro Art & Found features a collection of ocean-inspired artwork, which includes artwork by Miami-based artist, Jeanine Maleno, as well as local artists Jim Macbeth, Nancy Hamlin-Vogler, Deane Kellogg, and Wendy Mandel McDaniel.  The Gallery is open Thursday-Monday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 7 p.m.  9C Aviles St., St. Augustine. 904-824-8460 www.amiroartandfound.com 
  
Florida Artists Group Juried Exhibition - Through June 1, the St. Augustine Art Association hosts the annual symposium and exhibition of the FLORIDA ARTIST Group (FLAG).  The exhibition contains a diverse collection of work by the many active painters, photographers, sculptors and mixed-media artists that make up that prestigious group.    The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. Admission is free.  22 Marine St. St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org 
  
Honoring the Legacy: A Tribute to African-Americans in Golf - The World Golf Hall of Fame opens a new, permanent exhibit titled "Honoring the Legacy: A Tribute to African-Americans in Golf." The exhibit details the long, rich history of African-Americans in golf, from the difficult beginnings in the late 1800s for pioneers like John Shippen, to the progress and challenges of today.  The exhibit also highlights the struggles and successes of notable golfers like Hall of Fame member Charlie Sifford and major personalities such as Althea Gibson, Joe Louis and Tiger Woods.  The World Golf Hall of Fame is open daily except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Induction Day.  Hours are Mon.- Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays noon - 6 p.m.  Admission is $19.50 adults; $18.50 seniors, military and Florida residents; $10 students ages 13 and over; and $5 for children ages 5-12.  One World Golf Place (i-95 exit 323), St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfhalloffame.org 
  
For a complete list of  eco/kayak, food, and history tours, and other special tours taking place on Florida's Historic Coast this week, visit Florida'sHistoricCoast.com/events 
Monday:  May 19
Schooner Freedom Privateers and Pirates Set Sail - Set sail on the Schooner Freedom and learn all about the privateer and pirates who sailed the waters of St. Augustine and the coast of Florida.  The schooner's captain and crew are joined by an educator from the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum to present tales of adventure beneath the Jolly Roger banner.  Plus, passengers get a chance to hoist the sails, see some artifacts and enjoy complimentary soda, water, beer and wine.  The schooner departs at 2:15 p.m. and returns at 4:15 p.m.  Tickets are $50 adults; $30 for kids 16 and under. Reservations suggested. 111 Avenida Menendez  904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com
Monday - Thursday: May 19 - 22
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at the IMAX Theater - Spider-Man 2 plays at the IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame through May 15.  Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead and realizes that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.  This IMAX theater features the largest 3D screen in the Southeast.  Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for show times. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
Tuesday: May 20
Jack Johnson Concert -
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre hosts Jack Johnson in his current tour's only Florida appearance.   Jack Johnson's sixth album "From Here to Now to You" debuted #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Johnson's fourth chart topping album to date.  The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) with special guest performer ALO. This sold out concert will be a paperless entry as the Johnson tour continues to pave the way in green touring practices and community engagement initiatives.  1340 A1A South St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Wednesday:  May 21
Farmer's Arts and Crafts Market - Farmer's Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park featuring selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com 
 
Music by the Sea Concert - This live performance featuring Sam Rodriguez Project playing jazz and Motown music takes place from 7 - 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion. Amici's Italian Restaurant will offer signature dinners for $10.  Admission is free.  For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair. Go to the website for a listing of the band and restaurants for each Wednesday.  350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org

 
Friday: May 23
Grand Opening of Python Challenge at St. Augustine Alligator Farm  Zoological Park - From 10 a.m. until noon, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park hosts a grand opening for the new addition to Crocodile Crossings -- the Python Challenge!  Watch their special guest jump from 40 feet, and if you dare, try Python Challenge yourself.  Admission to the grand opening is free.  Admission to the Alligator Farm Zoological Park is $22.95 (adults, ages 12 and up) and $11.95 for ages 3-11.  999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. 904-824-3337 www.alligatorfarm.com
 
Styx and Foreigner Concert - The St. Augustine Amphitheatre hosts legendary rock bands Styx and Foreigner in concert.  The monumental hits created by these two bands made them rock icons of the 1970s and 1980s.  For this performance, they will be joined on stage by former Eagles guitarist Don Felder. Tickets are $99.50, $89.50, $75, $49.50 and $39.50. The concert starts at 8 p.m. (gates open 7 p.m.)  1340 A1A South St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
 
Saturday:  May 24
Old City Farmers' Market - Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Open 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733
 
Behind the Scenes Lighthouse Tour - Discover the history behind the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum on this one-hour guided tour of the Victorian-era keepers' house and maritime archaeology center.  Find out what life was like as a lighthouse keeper and learn what secrets archaeologists have uncovered from shipwrecks off the St. Augustine coast.  Tickets are $14.95 each.  Call or go online to reserve tickets in advance.  81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org
 
Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve - Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net, collecting species of fish, crabs and more.  Learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat.  Waders and boots will be provided. The program is included with regular admission to the Reserve and takes place in the Environmental Education Center.   505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 gtmnerrfamilyseine-eorg.eventbrite.com
 
Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour - St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours Inc. offers a free historic walking tour at 4 p.m. Learn about St. Augustine's historic role in black history and events leading up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Tours depart from the Tour Saint Augustine office, 4 Granada Street and encompass several blocks over the course of an hour. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. 904-825-0087 www.StAugustineBlackHeritageTours.com
 
Saturday & Sunday:  May 24 & 25
42nd Annual National Beach Paddle Tennis Tournament - More than 100 men and women from California, New York, the Carolinas, Virginia and Florida compete for top honors in seven divisions with $1000 in prize money awarded to winning teams in the top pro divisions.  Entry fee for amateurs is $45 per player and includes tournament shirt and admission to parties.  The main beach venue is Butler Beach, eight miles south of St. Augustine on A1A.  800-727-4656 
Sunday: May 25
Lincolnville Farmers Market - Eddie Vickers Park hosts this farmer's market with farm-fresh vegetables, meats/fish, cheese, bread, treats, arts & crafts, prepared food, jewelry, picnic areas, playground and more! Live music by The House Cats. Every Sunday from noon - 4 p.m.  399 Riberia St., St. Augustine.  www.facebook.com/lincolnvillefarmersmarket
 
Plant-A-Poem Workshop and Reading - Arrive with a poem seed and cultivate it in an hour with miracle grow from the Ancient City Poets.   The workshop is 1:45-3 p.m. at The Gallery Cafe in St. Augustine. $10 per person includes endless coffee and sweet treats. From 3-5 p.m., there is a free open mic poetry reading.   1280 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. 904-501-0043 www.bodor.org  
****ST FRANCIS INN LINK**** Long-time guests of the Inn will remember Carolee who worked in our kitchen and dining room.  She always had a smile!  Carolee now owns and runs The Gallery Cafe - just a short drive from downtown.  So you know the coffee and sweet treats are delicious!
 
Old Crow Medicine Show Concert - The St. Augustine Amphitheatre hosts Grammy Award winner Old Crow Medicine Show in concert.  Tickets range from $29.75 to $39.75. The concert starts at 7 p.m. (gates open 5:30 p.m.)  1340 A1A South St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com 
 
Lucinda Williams Concert - The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall hosts three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams at 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.)   General admission is $38 for standing room only.   1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com
 
Memorial Day Pub Crawl (free for military!) - Celebrate Memorial Day with the original, world famous St. Augustine City Walks Pub Crawl! Amble with your City Walks Pub Scout and visit some of the city's most interesting taverns.  Enjoy tales of the city's history mixed with traditional "pub lore," plus find out how beer is made and how to distinguish different types.  All premium beers - ales, wines and sangria (and some snacks) are included at each quaint watering spot on the tour. The tour is from 8:30 to 11 p.m. and tickets are $39 per person (retired or active duty military free with one paid guest). Reservations required.  904-825-0087 www.StAugustineCityWalks.com  
Monday: May 26
Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Cemetery - From 10 - 11 a.m., the Military Officers Association of America, the Florida National Guard and the Veterans Council present a Memorial Day ceremony featuring a massing of colors, field music by pipes and drums, and remarks at the St. Augustine National Cemetery.  104 Marine St., St. Augustine 

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