6/02/2014

Busy Week Ahead: BOSTON Concert, Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration, Flagler Solarium Tours, Weezer, Beach Bash, Drake's Raid, Drive-By Truckers and MORE!

  June 2 - 8, 2014
Monday - Sunday: June 2 - 8
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
 
Honoring the Legacy: A Tribute to African-Americans in Golf - The World Golf Hall of Fame's new, permanent exhibit titled "Honoring the Legacy: A Tribute to African-Americans in Golf" 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 
 
"Islands of Lemurs: Madagascar" at IMAX Theater - "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" opens at The IMAX Theatre at World Golf Hall of Fame. This film takes audiences on a journey to the remote island of Madagascar to explore the diverse species of highly endangered lemurs that live there. 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 Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com 
 
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 - Thursday: June 2 - 5
Maleficent: An IMAX 3D Experience - In Maleficent: an IMAX 3D Experience, a vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace. Maleficent plays through June 5. 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 Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com

Wednesday:  June 4
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
 
Music by the Sea Concert Series 2014 - Every Wednesday night through September 24, live concerts take place from 7 - 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion. This week's band is Rob Peck & Friends playing jazz.  The Caribbean Sol 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
Thursday:  June 5
Navigating By Sail - Join St. Augustine Lighthouse historians aboard the Schooner Freedom for a two-hour cruise and discussion of how waterways influenced the history and settlement of St. Augustine.  Sit back and relax, enjoy the sun or help the crew set sail.  The cruise departs the St. Augustine City Marina at 12:15 p.m.  Tickets are $50 each and include admission to the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum plus complimentary soda, water, beer and wine.  Tickets must be purchased through www.staugustinelighthouse.com  111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com
 
2014 Concerts in the Plaza - The 24th season of Concerts in the Plaza continues with a free live performance every Thursday night from 7 - 9 p.m. in St. Augustine's Plaza de la Constitucion.  Bring a chair or blanket for seating. This week's performers are the House Cats playing jazz, swing & jump blues. 904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com
Friday:  June 6
First Friday Art Walk - From 5 - 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, the Art Galleries of St. Augustine feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music at more than 20 galleries.  The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour (tour maps available at participating galleries).  Plus, free Art Walk Trolleys and Trains provided by St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolleys, provide free transportation throughout downtown for the art walk.   832-779-2781 www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org
 
Meet The Treasure Hunters - From 6 - 8 p.m., The St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum hosts Mark Anthony, a treasure diver and collector known worldwide, and founder of St. Augustine's 'Treasures by Mark Anthony'.  To have an item appraised by Anthony, send a photo of it along with a brief description to tracy@thepiratementmuseum.com in advance.  The event is free.  12 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 877-467-5863 www.thepiratemuseum.com
 
Weezer Concert - Nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Song "Beverly Hills" and Grammy winner for Best Short Form Music Video, rock band Weezer performs at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.  Their debut album, "The Blue Album," has been certified triple platinum.  Their 2005 album "Make Believe" also went platinum and made it to number one on the charts in Canada and number two in the States.  Weezer's single "Pork and Beans" topped the Billboard Modern Rock chart for 11 weeks.   The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.).  Tickets range from $49.50 to $75.  1340 A1A South St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
 
Drive-By Truckers Concert - Athens, Georgia's Drive-By Truckers perform at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. DBT formed in 1996 and their 2001 double album Southern Rock Opera received a 4-star review from Rolling Stone.  Their 14 and latest album, English Oceans, was released in March. General Admission Standing Room Only tickets are $30 each.   1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com
Friday - Sunday:  June 6 - 8 
St. Augustine Art Association Annual Honors Show - St. Augustine Art Association's Annual Honors Show will feature new works by artists who have won awards at association exhibits during the previous three years. 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
 
Katherine Parker Retrospective - The St. Augustine Art Association features a special, solo retrospective of the works of the late Katherine Parker.  The artist lived in St. Augustine for 30 years where she developed a unique technique creating monotype serigraph silkscreens overlaid with gouache, pencil and gold leaf.  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
Saturday:  June 7
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 
 
Drake's Raid  - The English corsair, Sir Francis Drake and his raiders return to St. Augustine in an authentic re-creation of the 1586 sack of the city.  Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the raiders' camp at the Fountain of Youth Park features the arms and armor, craft skills and lifestyles of the period explained by costumed interpreters.  In the late afternoon, Drake and his followers descend on the city's historic district.  At 7 p.m., the battle between the English privateers and the brave defenders of St. Augustine begins at the Santo Domingo Redoubt, near the City Gate, proceeds down St. George Street and ends in the Plaza de la Constitucion.  904-824-9823  www.DrakesRaid.com 
 
Beach Bash at Anastasia State Park - From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Anastasia State Park hosts a day of fun activities starting with a scavenger hunt and ending with a spectacular sandcastle/sculpture contest.   Come enjoy the park and kick off summer with a trip to the beach.  The day features interpretive programs, a geo-caching event, many interactive and informative table displays from community organizations, and thanks to the donations of local businesses, lots of great prizes.  Everyone leaves a winner.  Regular park  entrance fees apply at $4/single-occupant vehicle, $8/vehicle with 2-8 occupants, and $2/bicyclist. 1340-A State Road A1A South, St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
 
Living History Day at Fort Matanzas  - From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., authentically clad reenactors demonstrate Spanish cannons at this fortress that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine.  Admission is free including the ferry ride to and from Rattlesnake Island.  Fort Matanzas National Monument is located at 8635 A1A, approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine. 904-471-0116 www.nps.gov/foma
 
Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration - A celebration of a spectacular sunset across the bay featuring dozens of market vendors, live music, local arts and crafts and more at the Vilano Pier on the Intracoastal Waterway.   Activities are from 3 p.m. - dusk.  Admission is free. 260 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine 904-540-0402 www.vilanobeachfl.com
 
The Raintree's Upstairs Supper Club    -  The Raintree's Upstairs Supper Club  hosts "A Taste of Broadway" starring Blake Michael Osner.  Great songs from your favorite Broadway shows paired with a sumptuous dinner.  Tickets are $35 plus tax and gratuity with limited seating.   Reservations required by calling any day after 1 p.m.  102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. 904-824-7211 www.raintreerestaurant.com
 
Boston Concert - The St. Augustine Amphitheatre hosts one of American rock's classic bands, Boston.  Their "More Than A Feeling", "Peace of Mind" and many others are unforgettable contributions to 1970's rock. Their latest album, "Life, Love and Hope" was released in December 2013.   Tickets range from $39.50 - $125. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. (gates open 6:30 p.m.)  1340 A1A South St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com  
Saturday and Sunday: June 7 & 8
Flagler College Solarium Tours - Following a $2.3 million restoration, the magnificent Solarium of Henry Flagler's Hotel Ponce de Leon is now open for public tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m on Saturdays and Sundays.  Closed for decades, the Solarium was one of the outstanding amenities of the hotel when it opened in 1888.  Now Flagler College, the former hotel was one of the world's most exclusive destinations during America's Gilded Age.  The Solarium is a fourth-floor parlor above the Rotunda and boasts a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.  Tickets are $6 per person.  74 King St. St. Augustine 904-823-3378 http://legacy.flagler.edu
Sunday: June 8
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
 
Schooner Freedom World Ocean Day - Celebrate World Oceans Day with a gorgeous sailing trip aboard the tall ship Schooner Freedom. Two hours at sea provide opportunities to see dolphins, sea birds and other wildlife.  The afternoon sail departs the St. Augustine City Marina at 12:15 p.m. (tickets $35 for adults; $25 for kids) and the evening cruise casts off at 6:15 p.m.(tickets $45 per person).  Complimentary beverages provided on each cruise, plus you can bring your own picnic. 111 Avenida Menendez 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com

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