Night Market at St Augustine Amphitheater & ROWITA

First Coast.TV went wandering through the Night Market at St Augustine Amphitheater, checking it out, now that it has become so popular. We also ran into an interesting ROWITA fundraiser.

“Vote! St Johns County” Music Dance Video

This music video is a bipartisan effort to get the vote out in St Johns County. We want to thank the dancers and the “West St Augustine Groove Elite Stars” dancers and their director & coach Felicia Verdell. Lovely cameos by Nancy Shaver, John Reardon, Alexius Fergunson, Diane Scheriff, Marcy Baird, Joseph Naftzinger, and Alberto Colon. Coordination and support by Jeanette Jones, Felicia Proia, Pat & Joe Chiapetta. Thanks to Jorge Rivera and First Coast.TV for filming, editing and audio. Music by DJ Mazik “Kiki Do You Love Me”

Pecha Kucha / Volume 11

Pecha Kucha Night was back in the Nation’s Oldest City! As temperatures drop and the veil grows thin, people gathered to explore life’s Magic & Mystery on the Front Porch Stage of the St Augustine Amphitheatre. Everyone came for an evening of ideas and community amongst the trees this fall at the Amphitheatre. Talks began at 7pm.

Remember to Vote and Know Your Ballot

A message from the St Johns Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes about the oncoming election of November 6, 2018.

St Augustine Lighthouse 144 Years Later

An anniversary celebration took place on Saturday, October 13 from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. featuring Meet-the-Lighthouse-Keeper photos, a cake cutting at 2 P.M., games on the front lawn, and self-guided tours of the historic tower and Museum exhibits. The celebration will launch a year-long observation culminating with the 145th anniversary on October 15, 2019.

Perfect for Awesomeness!

Launch Party for Perfect for Awesomeness! was on October 6th 2018. We spoke with Kyle Goodwin and his project on a beautiful awesome day.

Candidate Forum & Voter Registration Drive

All candidates from the Florida House contested races in the greater Jacksonville area will be presenting on the panel.  Also have Aaron Bean and Billie Bussard running for Florida Senate District 4 and Ges Selmont running for US House District 4 on the program!
Don’t miss your chance to hear from and meet the candidates! 
Meeting at:
Havana Jax Cafe
2578 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
5:30pm -8:00pm

The following candidates have confirmed their spot on our panel:
Ges Selmont – US House Representative District 4 (D)
Aaron Bean – State Senate District 4 (R)
Billie Bussard – State Senate District 4 (D)
Cord Byrd – State House Representative District 11 (R)
Nathcelly Rohrbaugh – State House Representative District 11 (D)
Clay Yarborough – State House Representative District 12 (R)
Timothy Yost – State House Representative District 12 (D)
Wyman Duggan – State House Representative District 15 (R)
Tracye Polson – State House Representative District 15 (D)
Jason Fischer – State House Representative District 16 (R)
Ken Organes – State House Representative District 16 (D)

 

 

A Film by Derek Hankerson

Gullah Geechee Corridor & the East Coast Greenways documentary features the rich culture of African Americans in St. John’s County, Florida while highlighting three cycling trails known as Rails to Trails, the SEA Island Loop, and the East Coat Greenways.  The national release of the full-length film is scheduled for October 2018 during Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Month.  An exclusive showing occurred on September 27th at the St Augustine Lighthouse at 6:00pm. Derek Hankerson the writer, producer and director of the film introduced the film to a packed house. After the film there was a question and answer session.

St Augustine Talks Prison Reform

On September 9th the Corazon Cinema and Cafe was packed with concerned local citizens who wished to learn more on prison reform in Florida and the United States.

Film, printed materials, speakers and a discussion panel were part of the entire education package on this subject. Hopefully informing the attendees on what to do in order to be part of the solution.

A Drum Corps for St Augustine

Our Re-Established Old City Drum Corps was founded in 2018. In 1975 when US Army veteran Master Drum Major George Carroll lead the East Florida Fife & Drum at the start of the First Night Watch Parade, he couldn’t know that one of his students, Sr. Drum Sgt. & C.F.O. Michael S. Thomas would re-establish that group in 2018 to form Old City Drum Corps. As Founder & Chairman Of The Board, Sr. Drum Sgt. Thomas, re-organized Old City Drum Corps (OCDC) and is proud to have trained under George Carroll, honored and excited to share our vision & mission of the New Old City Drum Corps. The professional musicians of Old City Drum Corps recall the days of 16th thru 18th century periods as they parade in uniforms patterned after those worn by the musicians of that time. Every Professional Musician of Old City Drum Corps is Highly skilled with years of training either in military service and or trained under world renown musicians. Many of our musicians are award-winning artists and full-time musicians, They are not re-en actors. The Corps uses century period, handmade rope-tension drums which bring to life the exciting sounds of 16th thru 18th century drumming. Old City Drum Corps consists of local Saint Augustine professional musicians trained in military marching, choreography and time period music. The size of their ensembles can be as small as a two man drumming solo exhibition…and as large as a full 12pc. Fife & Drum Corps with color guard & Drum Major. The Musicians of Old City Drum Corps have been rehearsing diligently so as to debut the Corps this upcoming parade season here in Old Town Saint Augustine. We are currently Booking Parades/Community Events/Education & Special Events, Please contact Booking Agent ; (904) 392-4707 Dedicated to U.S. Army Veteran Master Drum Major George Carroll, the “Original” East Florida Fife & Drum, and First “Night Watch Parade”.