Friday, April 26, 2013
The event will be held on Saturday, April 27 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
From officials at the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA: In a few weeks, the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day with a free community event that encourages kids and families in the Tampa Bay area to get moving and learning. The Tampa Y’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. The free event features fun, active play and educational activities, such as bounce houses, fitness demonstrations, arts and crafts, water safety tips, healthy snacks and sports giveaways. Back by popular demand is the Y’s annual local mascot challenge, where well-known mascots compete in an entertaining dance-off. Local mascots competing this year …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The festival will be held at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa.
Margarita fans, unite. The inaugural Tampa Bay Margarita Festival is headed to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. In addition to top shelf margaritas, attendees can expect a fireworks show, beach volleyball and the sounds of four local bands. Admission is $10, but goes up to $15 on May 10. Margaritas range in price from $6 to $8. A portion of proceeds benefits a University of South Florida nonprofit called Students in Free Enterprise, said Monica Varner, who is helping organize the festival. Fresh lime juice, tequila and fresh agave nectar are some of the ingredients included in the margaritas. No mixes allowed. Varner, who is working with business partner Ferdian Jap on the margarita festival, has …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The City Council plans to consider an $8.8 million contract to build the portion of the Riverwalk that places walkers over the Hillsborough River, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Using a $10.9 million federal transportation grant, Tampa City Council will today consider a contract to expand the portion of the Riverwalk that takes walkers over the Hillsborough River, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The trek would take walkers north from MacDill Park under the Kennedy Boulevard bridge to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, the Times said. If approved, the project would begin in June and be completed by Thanksgiving of 2014, the Times said. Construction on a section north of the Straz Center to Water Works Park is being designed, with plans to be completed sometime by early 2015. What do you think of the projects? Do you walk downtown on the Riverwalk? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The annual event will be held at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa.
In a few weeks, survivors of sexual violence and their supporters in communities including Seminole Heights will "Take Back the Night" in an effort to generate awareness about the issue in Tampa Bay. "Take Back the Night 2013: Together We Empower" will be begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 21 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 700 N. Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa. The interactive event, sponsored by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, will include sessions on telling your story and coping with sexual violence. We talked to Marilyn Shamblin, outreach and empowerment coordinator for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, about what the event entails. Patch: How did the event come about? Shamblin: Take Back the Night began for the U.S. in the 1970s to shed…
Monday, April 1, 2013
The event will take place April 6 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
Looking for a place chill out this weekend? Try Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The fourth annual Chillounge Night, the ultimate outdoor lounge party, will take place Saturday, April 6 starting at 7 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa. Benefitting the Friends of Tampa Recreation Inc., the adults-only event will feature live music by Gumbi Ortiz with his New Groove City Band, a fashion show by Dona Crowley with Luxe Fashion Group, hard rock tunes by Tampa DJ Chris Craze, food vendors and cash bars. For the event, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will be transformed into a giant outdoor lounge with artfully arranged South Beach-style lounge furniture. The creation of former Sarasota art gallery owner Rainer Scheer, …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The event is held at Curtis HIxon Waterfront Park.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Screen on the Green will take place every other Friday until August.
Friday, May 25, 2012
From City of Tampa Online: A new summer movie series in the park - Screen on the Green - will kick off Friday night in downtown. The free, outdoor, family event will feature movies that are rated G or PG and will start at dusk (approximately at 8-8:15 p.m.) with short animations from IFF featured before the main film at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr. Movies will be screened every other Friday until August. Screen on the Green will include: Popcorn, candy and food trucks will be available on site. Blankets, low-back chairs and picnic baskets are allowed. Alcohol, glass bottles/containers and umbrellas are prohibited in the park. IF YOU GO: What Happens if it rains? Movies will still be screened in light rain. The show will …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday was the first day of a 5-day-long rally organized by Occupy Tampa in downtown.
“This country was built by men in denim and will be destroyed by men in suits,” and “when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace,” were some of the messages written on signs held by a handful of people protesting in front of the Bank of America building. Wednesday, May 23, was the first day of the 5-day-long rally organized by Occupy Tampa in front of the downtown location of the giant world bank. “We just wanted to reawaken the awareness in downtown,” said protester Tim Sommers. Occupy Tampa, which was born last October, moved from the sidewalk of Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown to a private lot in West Tampa last December. The lot, called Voice of Freedom Park, is located on West Main Street and…
Friday, April 27, 2012
The third annual Take Back the Night event will take place in downtown Tampa this weekend in an effort to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence.
Friday, April 27, 2012
From Chuck Hamby, public relations manager at Verizon Wireless of Florida. Domestic violence is often treated as a “women’s issue.” This view is inaccurate and ineffective in solving an acute, yet broad societal problem. Abuse in the home has a devastating effect on entire families and communities, so we all need to be aware and engaged. This point should particularly apply for men, who are the abusers in a vast majority of cases but are largely absent from the dialogue and effort to end the pain. It’s critical men discuss their very intimate role in the issue of partner violence, and their responsibilities in helping victims. That is why Verizon Wireless is proudly supporting the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay’s 2012 Take Back the Night event…
This is a free family event taking place in downtown Tampa.
From the YMCA: The YMCA will celebrate Healthy Kids Day with a free community event that will help families find fun through active play and educational opportunities to improve health and well-being from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr. As part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening the foundations of the community by addressing critical gaps in health and education, Healthy Kids Day encourages kids and parents to commit to keeping the body and mind active now and throughout the summer. Activities will include fitness demonstrations, giant bounce house, obstacle course, youth sports, arts and crafts, music, water safety tips, healthy snacks, giveaways and more.