This Week in St. Augustine

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monday - Sunday: June 16 - 22
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. 

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.

"Islands of Lemurs: Madagascar" at IMAX Theater - 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. the film shows through July 31. 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

St. Augustine Art Association Annual Honors Show - St. Augustine Art Association's Annual Honors Show through July 6 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. andSunday 2 - 5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310

Katherine Parker Retrospective - The St. Augustine Art Association features a special, solo retrospective of the works of the late Katherine Parker through July 6.  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

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Monday: June 16
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
Monday - Friday: June 16 - 20
Pastel Society Member Exhibition -The First Coast Pastel Society's 2nd Annual Juried Member Show will be on display at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach through June 26.  The exhibition features more than 50 paintings.  The Gallery is open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Admission is free.  50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614 ext. 203

Under the Tall Sky Exhibition - Under the Tall Sky, an exhibition of the mixed-media work of Barbara Holmes-Fryefield and the ceramic sculptures of Fay Samim is on display at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.  The exhibit will be on display Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614 ext. 203
Tuesday: June 17
Panel Discussion With Arrested Rabbis - The largest mass arrest of rabbis in the United States took place in St. Augustine on June 18, 1964. To mark the 50th anniversary of this event, six of the arrested rabbis will participate in a panel discussion of their participation in the civil rights movement and their resulting arrest in St. Augustine. The 7 p.m. event takes place in the Flagler Room of Flagler College. Admission is free. 74 King Street, St. 

GTM Research Reserve Marineland Lecture - This lecture series is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10 - 11 a.m. at the GTM Research Reserve Marineland Field Office.  The series is designed to help inform the public about their coastal natural world.  The lectures are free so space is limited and reservations are suggested.  9741 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland  904-823-4500
Wednesday June 18
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 The Committee playing pop rock music.  La Strada Restaurant will offer signature dinners for $10.  Admission is free.  For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007

Movie by the Bay - Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday throughout the summer.  The movies are 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
Thursday:  June 19
Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry Concert The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry (four Grammy nominations and four No. 1 Top 40 hits) perform at the St, Augustine Amphitheatre.  Plus, they will be joined by Plain White T's to create a special summer night of great American rock music. The concert begins at 6 p.m. (gates open at 4:30 p.m.)  Tickets range from $49.50 to $79.50 (seated pit). 1340 A1A South St. Augustine 904-209-0367

 2014 Concerts in the Plaza - The 24th season of Concert in the Plaza continues with a 7- 9 p.m.performance by Bob & Joline and the Friends of Mine Band. Bring a chair or blanket for seating.  904-825-1004
Thursday - Saturday:  June 19 - 21
St. Augustine Music Festival - The Eighth annual music festival features free, classical music concerts including returning internationally-acclaimed guest artists The Diaz Trio, pianist Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando and violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen.   All concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place.
Thursday - Sunday:  June 19 - 22
U.S. Women's Open Championship at Hall of Fame - Watch the Championship in the Bob Hope Theater, get a photo taken with the U.S. Women's Open Trophy, and go on a special scavenger hunt. The World Golf Hall of Fame is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $19.50/adults; $18.50/seniors; and $10/students. 904-940-4123
Limelight Theatre Presents "Oliver!" - The well-loved musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale comes to the stage of the Limelight.  Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday through July 6.  Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164
Saturday June  21
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 

Guided Beach Exploration Guana South Beach - Join GTM Research Reserve Docents from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. for a beach walk at the Guana South beach location on A1A, South Ponte Vedra Beach.  Learn about the animals that call the beach home as well as seashells and other interesting facts.  This is a "Beaches 101" experience that the entire family will enjoy.  There is a $3/per vehicle parking fee.  1768 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500

Photography Challenge Event - Photographers, from beginners to professionals, compete to take the best photo at three designated locations within Washington Oaks Gardens State Park.  Maps to the featured locations can be obtained from the Ranger Station or from volunteers in the main parking lot. Each month, park volunteers will select the winning photo which will then be displayed at the Visitor Information Center kiosk and the park's gift shop.  There is no cost to compete.  Park admission is $5 per vehicle; $2 per pedestrian/bicyclist.  6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 609-247-8146

Children's Arts Festival - The Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (FOSAA) will host an interactive event for children to explore their own creativity while showcasing the diversity of the local arts community.  Each artist or art organization has a designated space to offer a unique interactive experience. Children will be introduced to a variety of art forms including drumming, creating a collage, painting, playing an instrument and storytelling that will hopefully inspire and encourage them to pursue new interests. It all takes place from 2 to 8 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Admission is free. 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine 904-471-4113 

Nocatee Farmer's Market - Featuring more than 70 vendors, Nocatee Farmer's Market takes place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 245 Little River Rd., Ponte Vedra.

Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour - Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida with burials starting during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763).   Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.  Tours are from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 16 Cordova St., St.
Saturday & Sunday: June 21 & 22
Battle of Bloody Mose -  This 6th annual re-enactment of the June 26, 1740, Battle of Bloody Mose provides park visitors with an exciting look at this pivotal battle between the British under the command of Georgia's James Ogelthorpe and the Spanish militia composed of former British slaves who had been granted their freedom in Spanish Florida.  This award-winning historical re-enactment includes white, black, and Native American re-enactors and volunteers from across Florida and the Southeast, presenting living-history demonstrations and interpretations. This event takes place at Fort Mose State Historic Site, 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augstine. Admission is free.
Sunday: June 22
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.

Free Community First Night Owl Cinema at the Amphitheatre - Frozen is the featured film to be shown at 8 p.m. on the big screen at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (gates open at 7 p.m.) The free cinema is presented by Community First Credit Union and the Amphitheatre. Admission and parking are free and no tickets are required. A variety of concessions will be available for purchase. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367;    

Maritime Heritage Family Fun Day  - The St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation, along with the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum and the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, present the 2nd Annual Family Fun Day.  Held at the Fountain of Youth from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event features model boat building and races, shipwreck artifacts, youth sailboat rigging, demonstrations, exhibits, cannon firings, contests, prizes, food and much more!  Includes visits with Foundation boat builders who are creating a replica of a 16th century Spanish Colonial boat.  Fun Day included with regular admission to the park -- Adults $12, Seniors $11, Children 6-12 $8, ages 5 and under free.  St. Johns County residents admitted free of charge. 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine 904-599-3800

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