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The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to announce the April lineup of Events on the Promenade at Depot Park, which is located at 200 SE Depot Ave., in Gainesville. Each Friday evening features a family-friendly DJ from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays feature hands-on arts activities from 2-4 p.m. in the kid’s area and live music on the stage from 3-5 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to relax and enjoy music on the hill.  
 April's Schedule
Sunday, April 2
2-4 p.m.
Tiger Monkey Puppets by George O’Brien will run a workshop teaching puppet making for all who are interested. All materials will be provided.
Sunday, April 2
3-5 p.m.
Q the Sound sings neo-soul jazz and encourages all to chill on the hill.
Friday, April 7
6:30-8:30 p.m.
DJ E-LO returns, bringing a skillful mix of your favorite songs. If audience members don’t hear something they like, they are encouraged to make requests.
Sunday, April 9
2-4 p.m.
Music and Arts Program for Youth, an arts foundation with workshops that emphasizes the fun of art and community, returns with hands-on activities for the kids. All materials will be provided.
Sunday, April 9
3-5 p.m.
Wax Wings weaves various threads of influence including folk-punk, jazz, honky-tonk and classical for a sassy Sunday in the park. Join us for a picnic on the hill.
Friday, April 14
6:30-8:30 p.m.
DJ South Beats spins dance mixes and gets the party started. Everyone enjoys the group dances and contests!
Sunday, April 16
2-4 p.m.
The Repurpose Project Trash Princess treats kids to repurposed crafts with an educational environmental story included. All materials will be provided.
Sunday, April 16
3-5 p.m.
Jazzology presents authentic interpretations of jazz standards, and stays creative and spontaneous at every show.
Friday, April 21
6:30-8:30 p.m.
DJ E-LO fans will know that he plays a mix of everyone’s favorite songs. He’s a great guy and encourages requests.
Sunday, April 23
2-4 p.m.
Music and Arts Program for Youth, an arts foundation with workshops that emphasizes the fun of art and community, returns with hands-on activities for the kids. Today, kids paint with washable paint. All materials will be provided.
Sunday, April 23
3-5 p.m.
Masune plays hip-hop with a Brazilian percussion influence, and brings the beats to the hill. We can’t promise you will be able to sit still.
Friday, April 28
6:30-8:30 p.m.
DJ Jonathan not only spins all your dance hits, he has the moves to back them up. Join him on the dance floor!
Sunday, April 30
2-4 p.m.
Joy Miller returns with crafts for the kids. Make springtime butterflies from repurposed and recycled materials with her. All materials will be provided.
Sunday, April 30
3-5 p.m.
Gypsy Star uniquely blends the musical styles of folk, rock, pop and a bit of classical and jazz with sounds and rhythms from around the world. (pending as of 3/24/17)
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/15/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) Department’s Volunteer Services happily participated in Active Streets in late February. Active Streets produces vibrant community events that encourages, facilitate ongoing dialogue, and create a sense of ownership over the streets. The event itself stretched throughout Depot Park, from South Main Street to the beginning of the Hawthorne Connector Trail.

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department announces its schedule of events honoring this year’s Black History month. The programming celebrates the remarkable contributions African-Americans have made both to the history of the nation and to Gainesville itself. Ranging from performances by nationally-recognized artists to the opening of an important new cultural facility and community center, all events are free and open to the public. The event schedule may also be viewed at www.BlackHistoryGNV.org.

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to announce the December lineup of Events on the Promenade at Depot Park, which is located at 200 SE Depot Ave., in Gainesville. Saturday evenings feature live music from 7-9 p.m. and Sundays feature family-friendly, hands-on activities from 2-4 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and maybe a picnic to sit and relax. 

December's schedule
Saturday, Dec. 3,
7-9 p.m.
Join us for a performance of the Gainesville Big Band. It promises to be an excellent evening of swing and jazz favorites for all ages.
Sunday, Dec. 4,
2-4 p.m.
 Joy Graham Miller, the much-loved art teacher, instructs children in making holiday-themed arts and crafts with recycled and other materials, which will all be provided.
Saturday, Dec. 10,
7-9 p.m.
Tis the Season for Dance celebrates the holidays with dance. Sun Country Dance Theater and friends bring music and dance to Depot Park.
Sunday, Dec. 11,
3-4 p.m.
 The J. J. Finley Chorus takes the stage to present a musical performance for all to enjoy.
Saturday, Dec. 17,
7-9 p.m.
Dance and celebrate on the promenade with the Klezmer Kats. This fun band will be on the stage by the promenade. It is your opportunity to dance, dance, dance.
Sunday, Dec. 18,
2-4 p.m.
Joy Graham Miller, the much-loved art teacher, instructs children in making holiday-themed arts and crafts with recycled and other materials, which will all be provided.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/10/2016

Improvements to the drainage in the children’s play area at Depot Park are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14-Monday, Nov. 21. The playground is set to reopen Tuesday, Nov. 22. During this time, the rest of the park will remain open, including the promenade, walking trails and pavilion.

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to announce the November lineup of Events on the Promenade at Depot Park, which is located at 200 SE Depot Ave., in Gainesville. Each Friday evening features a DJ from 7-9 p.m., Saturday evenings feature live music from 7-9 p.m. and Sundays feature family-friendly, hands-on activities from 2-4 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and maybe a picnic to sit and relax. 

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/20/2016
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is pleased to host The Beatles tribute band, The Impostors, at Depot Park Sunday, Oct. 30 from 3-5 p.m. on the main stage as a part of the Events on the Promenade series.

The City of Gainesville is celebrating Florida City Government Week, October 16-22, 2016. For the 11th consecutive year, the City of Gainesville Communications Office is teaming with the School Board of Alachua County by inviting a group of fifth grade students to visit City Hall Tuesday, Oct. 18 where they will learn about city government.

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