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Events for the week of 06/29/2014
Journey: 450 Years of the African American Experience
Date: 1/20 - 07/20   click here for website

The year 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, an anniversary that is recognized and commemorated nationally and internationally. Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience showcases the important role African-Americans played in the historical and cultural development of America.
The birth of the African-American experience took place in St. Augustine. The first freed Black settlement was established here; the Emancipation Proclamation was read here; on the very streets that were laid down in 1573 by the Spanish Crown marched Civil Rights activists – nearly four centuries later – calling for the fundamental rights our country mandates.
This state-of-the-art exhibition features authentic objects, original documents, powerful photographs and interactive elements that depict the journey African-Americans experienced from our country’s beginnings until today. The exhibition anchors a citywide passport program that connects visitors, residents and students to important African-American historical sites, exhibitions and programs throughout St. Augustine and St. Johns County.
The St. Augustine 450th Commemoration partnered with local and national organizations to present the true and accurate story of African-Americans and their important cultural contributions
What: Journey: 450 Years of the African American Experience
Where: Visitor Information Center at 10 W. Castillo Dr.
When: Open daily (9 am – 5pm) from Jan. 20- July 15, 2014.
Why: The story of African-Americans mirrors the history of St. Augustine, from the clash of Old and New World cultures and the struggle for European control to the growth of colonies on the backs of slaves and the unending, centuries-long fight for freedom. St. Augustine has been part of America since its beginnings, and African-Americans have played a key role in the birth of this nation.
Price: Adults $5; Seniors $4 (60+); Youth $3 (aged 7-12); Youth 6 & under FREE; Family of 4 $15; Military in uniform FREE; St. Johns County residents (with photo ID) FREE; University and College students (with ID) FREE.

Call (904) 829-3800 for more information.

Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast is nestled comfortably in the heart of historic downtown St. Augustine. Come stay with us and experience all the history and fun St. Augustine has to offer.

Flagler College Tours
Date: 5/1 - 12/31   click here for website

Take a tour of Flagler College that highlights the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon. Built by millionaire developer, Henry Flagler, in 1888, the hotel is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and houses the largest collection of in use Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows. Located at 74 King Street, tours depart from the Rotunda at the top of each hour between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $1.00 for children, and free to St. Johns County Residents.

El Galeon Tour
Date: 5/1 - 07/15   click here for website

Tour a full-sized replica of a 17th century Spanish galleon. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, the Andalucia is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played such 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 ship is available for tours Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturady & Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adult; $8 for youth. Tickets are available at the Colonial Quarter and St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. 111 Avenida Menendez. 904-824-1606

St. Augustine Eco Tours
Date: 6/1 - 12/31   click here for website

Eco Tours - St. Augustine Eco Tours take nature enthusiasts of all ages on guided tours of the waters and salt marshes surrounding the Oldest City. See coastal birds like ospreys and herons, marine mammals including bottlenose dolphin and an occasional manatee -- all in a beautiful setting of amazing scenery. Daily tours aboard their special explorer vessel take 2-6 guests through 12 miles of tidal creeks and coastal waters -- listen for dolphin conversations using the vessel's underwater microphones! $40 per adult, $35 for children ages 3-12, $15 for infants to age 2. Private tours for up to six guests available for $199. Sail daily aboard the Sirenia to see wildlife, soak up the afternoon sun or watch as a romantic sunset colors the evening sky. $45 per adult, $35 for children ages 3-12, $15 for infants to age 2. Private tours for up to six guests available for $249. Daily two-hour (10 a.m. - noon) kayak tours take paddlers into the estuary and provide a unique perspective on the Castillo de San Marcos fortress. Instruction and all equipment included. $45 per adult, $35 for children ages 6-12. Call for reservations and tour departure times. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine. 904-377-7245

Solarium Tours at Flagler College
Date: 6/7 - 07/27   click here for website

Following a $2.3 million restoration, the magnificent Solarium of Henry Flagler's Hotel Ponce de Leon is now open for public tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Closed for decades, the Solarium was one of the outstanding amenities of the hotel when it opened in 1888. Now Flagler College, the former hotel was one of the world's most exclusive destinations during America's Gilded Age. The Solarium is a fourth-floor parlor above the Rotunda and boasts a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Tickets are $6 per person. 74 King St. St. Augustine. 904-823-3378 http://legacy.flagler.edu

El Galeon Tour
Date: 7/1 - 7/31

Tour a full-sized replica of a 17th century Spanish galleon. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, the Andalucia is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played such 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 ship is available for tours Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturady & Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adult; $8 for youth. Tickets are available at the Colonial Quarter and St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. 111 Avenida Menendez. 904-824-1606

Free Admission to Fountain of Youth for Florida Educators
Date: 7/1 - 08/29   click here for website

During Florida Educators Appreciation Summer, Florida educators get free admission to Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth! Just present your photo ID with Florida Educator pay stub or school ID at the FOY ticket window. Standard admission rates apply to other members of the party. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. with last ticket sold at 5 p.m. Regular park admission of $12 Adults, $11 seniors, $8 Children 6 - 12 applies (local discount available). 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-3168 www.fountainofyouthflorida.com

St. Augustine Distillery
Date: 7/1 - 12/31   click here for website

The new St. Augustine Distillery opened its doors to the public for the first time this month. The beautiful new distillery is located in the historic power and ice plant built in stages between 1905 and 1927. The distillery will offer free tours and tastings from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday. The grand opening includes the release of the first spirit legally produced in Northeast Florida since prohibition. Bottles of this 100% Florida Cane Vodka will be available for purchase. 112 Riberia Street, St. Augustine. 904-825-4962 www.staugustinedistillery.com

First Friday Art Walk
Date: 7/4 - 7/04   click here for website

While staying at Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast, you can experience a rare treat. The first Friday of each month, St. Augustine becomes a colorful festival of art and revelry. Whether you're a serious collector or a casual browser, gallery owners welcome you to stroll the city's brick-lined streets. Enjoy live entertainment while popping in to peruse everything from fine art photography to funky gifts.

More than 20 galleries open their doors from 5 to 9 p.m. and serve up special refreshments along with a diversity of objets des artes to view or purchase. There are gallery openings and artist receptions... and it's all free. Even parking is gratis at the San Sebastian Winery on King Street. Rather not walk? Take a free ride, literally, compliments of St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolley Tours.

Where art thou?
St. Augustine has not one, but five thriving art districts. Maps for the self-guided tours are available at participating galleries or can be downloaded from www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com. Here's a preview of some of Florida's finest:

Winery Area
Rembrandtz American Craft Gallery
An ever-changing selection of paintings, glass, pottery, jewelry and gifts by 450 local and national artists.

Butterfield Garage Art Gallery
A 1930s auto showroom and garage-turned-gallery offering affordable, original, contemporary art.


Old Town Area
Absolute Americana Art Gallery
Original artwork by significant American and international contemporary artists, including limited-edition signed lithographs from the Absolut Vodka advertising campaign by Andy Warhol and others.

Georgia Nick Gallery
A showcase of paintings, stained glass and pottery by local artists.

P.A.St.A Fine Arts Gallery
The oldest gallery in the oldest city, it specializes in paintings and pottery by 16 award-winning artists.

The St. Augustine Art Association
Fine art exhibits by locally and nationally known artists, workshops, guided architectural walking tours and arts and crafts festivals each April and November.

Uptown Area
Abbott Tract Artists
Studio/gallery with works by 35 regional artists.

St. George Area
The St. Augustine Gallery
An art emporium featuring antique paintings, sculpture, Florida Master Artists and designer jewelry.

Mullett Beach Gallery
Mermaid matchboxes; music CDs; hand-painted stemware and dishes; original paintings; fine art photography.

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
Opening early 2008, this gift to Flagler College from JoAnn Crisp-Ellert will house the late artist's paintings and host traveling exhibitions.

Anastasia Island
Sydney McKenna Gallery & Studio
Sydney McKenna exhibits her landscapes and seascapes in oils, watercolors and charcoal; pottery by Rob Mitchell.

CousArt Studios Fine Art & Photography
Original fine art and photography by Christine Cousart and others; photography services and paintings by commission.



For more information, call 1-800-653-2489.

Sunset celebration at Vilano Beach town center
Date: 7/5 - 7/05   click here for website

Located just 10 minutes from Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast is Vilano beach. February 1st will feature a celebration of a spectacular sunset across the bay featuring dozens of market vendors, live music, local arts and crafts and more at the Vilano Pier on the Intracoastal Waterway. Activities are from 2 p.m. - dusk. Admission is free. 260 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine. Our location is ideal for enjoying all that downtown St. Augustine has to offer.

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