Lincolnville Porch Festival 2020

Here are some highlights from the Lincolnville Porch Festival 2020,. The festival on February 15, attracted over 40 bands & musicians in the St Augustine neighborhood of Lincolnville. The music started at 12 noon.

Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior – Mama Blue

The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center presents Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior, a jazz music series hosted at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center from January through May 2020. Mama Blue was the featured artist to begin this wonderful series of Jazz. The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center was formerly the historic Excelsior High School, the first public high school for African Americans in St. Augustine. Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior features a number of highly regarded and talented artists.

Ron McCurdy LMCC Jazz Series

Ron McCurdy performed “The Langston Hughes Project”, a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’ kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite titled “Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz.” Hughes created the jazz poem, a creative masterwork left unperformed at his death, as homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s.
Also a group of young musicians from R. J. Murray Middle School performed as a group ( directed by Josh Bond) some of their numbers and did a number with Ron McCurdy. The concert was performed at the Lewis Auditorium on March 1, 7pm.

Jazz at the Excelsior – Akia Uwanda & Friends

Lincolnvile Museum and Cultural Center is showcasing jazz through the ages from its African roots to the fusion sounds of the millennia in historic St. Augustine. This last Friday the guest was Akia Uwanda, a Jacksonville native, grew up appreciating different genres of music, art and culture. She is a classically trained sultry jazz and soul vocalist. Uwanda has opened for Earth, Wind & Fire and Avery Sunshine, and she has shared the stage with jazz greats such as Gregory Porter and Kamasi Washington. Uwanda has performed all over the world at various festivals, venues and events, including at Carnegie Hall and Super Bowl Live for Super Bowl LI.

A Classic Theatre’s “1984” at Lincolnville Museum

A Classic Theatre’s first production of the 2018-2019 season is the iconic “1984” adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William A. Miles, Jr. Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 is a provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century. The society portrayed was unbelievable. Yet, today it might not be impossible after all if we’re not vigilant and aware. The play is directed by Margaret Kaler.

Lincolnville Museum, St Augustine

Performance Dates/Times
Friday, October 26, 2018         — 7:30pm
Saturday, October 27, 2018     — 7:30pm
Sunday, October 28, 2018       — 2:00pm

Friday, November 2, 2018       — 7:30pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018   — 7:30pm
Sunday, November 4, 2018     — 2:00pm

For tickets & reservations, please call Jan at 904-501-9053.

“Let Freedom Ring” Chimes Project Dedication

On April 4th, 2018 at 11:00am the community was invited to the Dedication Ceremony for St. Augustine’s “Let Freedom Ring” Chimes Project at Robert B. Hayling Freedom Park. The interactive public art installation includes: a semi-circle of 14 graduated contrabass pentatonic aluminum chimes; “Toward,” a white marble semi-circular reflection bench topped with granite tiles designed by children from the Boys & Girls Club, The Webster School, and incarcerated youth at St Johns Youth Academy; and Compassionate St. Augustine’s Obelisk Art 450 Emancipation Proclamation obelisk that commemorated the local reading of that meaning-filled declaration.

“INTERGENERATIONAL ROUNDTABLE 2.0” in St Augustine

The second Intergenerational session will be held at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center on Friday February 16. There will be a social hour from 5:006:00. The Roundtable discussion starts at 6:00, we have until 9:30.

The theme of the Roundtable is “The Challenges Facing the Pursuit of Justice and Equality.”

Here is a “roster” of Roundtable : Nease H.S. : Vivia Morley, Ajay Sarma, Fareeha Abrar. Creekside H.S.: Amaia Vargas and Lauren Maxam Ponte Vedra H.S.: Isabella Uribe, Jasmine Hurtt, Anna Auchter The Webster School : D. Wideman Alexius Ferguson : Community Partner School Director at the Webster School Andrea Clark : NAACP, Educator, Women’s March Carol Holtz : Vice-Chair, St. jJohns County Democratic Party; President, Hastings Democratic Club Daniel Carter : College Student, Community Activist Dr. Dorothy Israel : Educator, Author, Community Activist Felicia Proia : Certified School Psychologist, Secretary, St. Johns County Young Democrats Nyk Smith : Business Owner (The Corner Market in Lincolnville), NAACP Officer Mr. Derek Coghlan (Nease H.S. Faculty Member) ; Moderator.

Lincolnville Museum honors 5 St. Augustine Living Legends

The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center (LMCC) honored five St. Augustine Living Legends for valuable service to their community, during an award ceremony at the Lincolnville Museum on Sunday, January 28 at 2:00pm.
Otis Mason, the 89-year-old former first Black St. Johns County school superintendent and his wife Myrtis will be recognized as leading figures in the promotion of education equality and Black history in St. Augustine. Dr. Dorothy H. Israel, who has enriched St. Augustine with her pioneering contributions in social work. Janie Young Price, the first Black Registered Nurse at Flagler Hospital and an early leader in the fight for paycheck equality. Jimmie Jackson, a badly beaten civil rights activist who became the first Black lineman for Southern Bell in St. Johns County.
All five made enormous contributions to St. Augustine, as much in their chosen careers as through the struggles they fought against racial hatred, workplace inequality, and civil injustice.
First Coast News Anchor Jessica Clark was emcee of the ceremony and luncheon.

Emancipation Day Celebration Packs the House

Emancipation Day was Jan. 1, 1863. Emancipation freed 3.1 million of the country’s 4 million slaves. This historic event was observed Jan. 1 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Lincolnville Museum, 102 MLK Ave. There were historical re-enactors, story tellers, music and soul food tasting. A short play about the document was presented to the public, some of the public had to stand because a full capacity attendance. Before the play people were able to walk through the ever changing Lincolnville Museum. The Buffalo Soldiers from Orlando were also at attendance, educating and answering questions to the public. Despite the chilly weather the museum was full of people and positive energy.

For more information about this and other events at the Lincolnville Museum, call 904-824-1191 or email lmccstaug@gmail.com.

Celebrate Emancipation Day at Lincolnville Museum

Emancipation Day was Jan. 1, 1863. Emancipation freed 3.1 million of the country’s 4 million slaves. This historic event will be observed Jan. 1 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Lincolnville Museum, 102 MLK Ave. There will be historical re-enactors, story tellers, music and soul food tasting. Come out and celebrate this historical event. For more information about this and other events at the Lincolnville Museum, call 904-824-1191 or email lmccstaug@gmail.com.