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News from the City of St. Augustine

SAINT AUGUSTINE – News from the City of St. Augustine includes upcoming events for the end of March and the beginning of April:

Festival of Chariots, March 24

Location: Plaza de la Constitucíón and several downtown streets.

Expect traffic interruptions along parade route (Cathedral Pl., Cordova St., Orange St., Avenida Menendez) from 10::30 a.m. to noon.. Free satellite parking and shuttle service available on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m..

Old Town Art & Craft Show, March 24-25

Location: Francis Field, W. Castillo Dr.

Expect some traffic congestion in the vicinity of Francis Field including Ponce de Leon Blvd. (U.S. 1) and San Marco Ave. during the event’s hours. Free satellite parking and shuttle service available on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m..

The Blessing of the Fleet, Sunday, March 25

Location: St. Augustine Municipal Marina

Very brief traffic halt at approximately 12:30pm at intersections of Avenida Menendez with Cathedral Pl. and King St. with extended opening of the Bridge of Lions expected at the event’s conclusion at approximately 3 p.m..

St. Augustine Easter Parade, April 1

Location: San Marco Ave., Avenida Menendez, Cathedral Pl. Cordova St.

Road closures and detours are in effect from before the parade’s 3 p.m. start until its conclusion at approximately 5 p.m..

St. Augustine Race Week, April 5-8

Location: Offshore, Matanzas Bay, Tolomato River

Expect increased pedestrian traffic along the Bayfront during some events and longer than normal openings of the Bridge of Lions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 7-8) at 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m..

Rhythm & Ribs, April 6-8

Location: Francis Field, W. Castillo Dr.

Expect heavy traffic in the vicinity of Francis Field including Ponce de Leon Blvd. (U.S. 1) and San Marco Ave.  Free satellite parking and shuttle service available on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

CASTILLO DISCUSSION

The Castillo de San Marcos National is hosting Latino/Hispanic discussion groups in early April on:

Wednesday, April 4, from 6-8pm

Thursday, April 5, from 5-7pm;

Saturday, April 7, from 2-4pm, and

Sunday, April 8, from 20-4pm.

Those interested in participating should call 888.774.5985, ext: 1449, or send an email to inquire.

Individuals who live within an hour of St. Augustine, are over 18, and are of Latino or Hispanic descent are welcome to participate.

LET FREEDOM RING

Compassionate St. Augustine invites the community to the dedication ceremony for St .Augustine’s “Let Freedom Ring” Chimes Project at the Dr. Robert B. Hayling Freedom Park on Wednesday, April 4  at 11 a.m..

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.

For more information about the project and the dedication ceremony, visit www.compassionstaugustine.org.

 

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