The Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center are pleased to announce the opening of Synchronica :: Framing Time, which will run Friday, June 28, 2019 – Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. A public reception for the exhibition will take place June 28 from 7–9 p.m. during Artwalk Gainesville. The word ‘synchronic’ refers to a thing as it exists in a moment in time.
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Wild Spaces & Public Places program are pleased to announce the installation of new shade structures over the Fred Cone Park bleachers.
On Thursday, June 20 at 10 a.m., thousands of children and adults are invited to unite at aquatics facilities around the world to set a new global record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL). The City of Gainesville is proud to be one of the nation’s top water safety and training organizations that joins forces with worldwide participants in order to foster education on the vital importance of swimming lessons that aid drowning prevention.
The Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center are pleased to announce the opening of A Walk in the Park, which will be on display in The Doris Bardon Gallery from Friday, May 31, 2019 – Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. A reception for the exhibition will take place May 31 from 7–9 p.m. during Artwalk Gainesville. The evening will include open waltzing in the Spanish Court with music by Stay Tuned. The event is free and open to the public.
The City of Gainesville’s Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose (MLK) Center closed May 11 for its annual gym floor maintenance. The gym/basketball court area will remain closed until June 3, however the wellness center will reopen on Tuesday, May 28 for normal operation.
Fred Cone Park (2841 E University Avenue) will close the track and infield for drainage and turf improvements beginning May 6 through the fall.
The City of Gainesville has partnered with UF/IFAS to test the effectiveness of using organic compost as a turfgrass management alternative on the Fred Cone Park multipurpose field.
The First Annual Herman “Pop” Williams Peaceful Sunday Family Fest will take place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on (Easter) Sunday, April 21, at Citizens Park and the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Center (1028 NE 14th Street). The family-friendly event is a collaboration between Peaceful Sundays organizers, the Duval community and the City of Gainesville.
The City of Gainesville presents a Gainesville150! Anniversary concert on April 13 from 6-11:30 p.m. at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville. The concert features four bands that pay tribute to the music of Gainesville’s nine Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musicians; Bo Diddley, Stephen Stills, the Eagles and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, in addition to the headliner, The Bayjacks featuring Tom Leadon of Mudcrutch.
Duval Park, which is located at 520 NE 21st St., will be closed beginning March 26 to complete the replacement of all of the boardwalks in the park. It is anticipated that the park will reopen in July 2019. During the construction, pedestrians are encouraged to use NE 25th St.
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