Thursday, March 19, 2020

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens board names Kerrie Slattery as Interim Director

WHAT: The Board of Trustees of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Board has appointed Kerrie Slattery, the Museum’s Chief Advancement Officer, as interim director.

WHEN: Effective April 2020

WHO: Slattery began her career at the Museum in January 2019 as Chief Advancement Officer. Previously, she held several leadership positions in the nonprofit, business and banking industries; most recently, she served as Chief Development Officer for Baptist Health Foundation.

WHY: The Museum announced on January 30, 2020, that Adam M. Levine, Ph.D., the Museum’s George and Kathleen Gibbs Director and Chief Executive Officer, would be departing the institution to return to the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA).

The Board of Trustees has formed an eight-member committee, led by vice chair Susan Towler, and engaged the executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim to complete a nationwide search.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
   829 Riverside Avenue
   Jacksonville, Florida 32204
   (904) 356-6857

Alhambra will have dinning on the go

Just in, now you can have an iconic dinner for you to take home and celebrate with some vino and a couple candles, in front of your TV while watching your favorite show or movie.  Take a look below, grab your credit card and give them a call:

“Dear Alhambra Family,

As you know, we have made the decision to cancel all shows through April 26, 2020.

For 11 years, we have worked to make the Alhambra a place we all love to visit and where we can create memories to last a lifetime.  Many of us have spent 20, 30, 40, even 50 years coming here.  One of the most important parts of the Alhambra is the 80+ people who greet you every time you visit, and these people are my responsibility.  This staff is made up of young people just starting out, single moms, and servers that have made a 40-year career here.  They are men and women from all walks of life. As a business and as a family, we have to look out for them.

In an effort to protect and look out for our guests and our Alhambra family, we came up with the idea of serving our wonderful Alhambra food curbside at the theater.  With this in mind, our staff can continue to serve you the top-quality meals you have come to love, while still having the ability to support themselves and their families.  I can imagine we are all going to get a touch bored and stir crazy in the coming weeks.  I want you to know that, with this program, you can still count on a great meal from Chef and his team, and you will get to see the smiling faces of the folks you have come to know as friends who will brighten your day!  We might even have a nice surprise for you when you get here.  Rest assured, we are following every precaution possible in terms of cleanliness and protecting everyone's health.

With prayers and best wishes for everyone's health and safety,

Managing Partner Craig Smith

Culinary Corner - Alhambra Dinner Pickup
How it Works: Starting Thursday, March 19, we invite you to call-in or place an order online (using the links below) to order the featured entree and dessert for pickup this Friday and/or Saturday.  Orders may be placed any time prior to 5 p.m. on the day before pickup.

We will serve food on Friday & Saturday of this week, but hope to be able to add more days in the coming weeks.  Curbside service will begin at 3 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m.  When you arrive to pick up your order using the drive-through drop off area in front of the theater, a service member will deliver your food straight to your car - fresh, hot and ready to go!

Menus: Each week (when we are able to offer this service), we will email you a menu with the option to place an order. Simply click the link below your desired day(s) to place your order online or call the box office and we'll take care of the rest. Each meal is priced at $20 (including tax).

The Alhambra’s service staff appreciates any gratuity offered.

This week’s Menu:

Fri., Mar. 20: Old-Fashioned Chicken & Dumplings with carrots, celery, and onions & Chocolate Cake with mixed berry sauce.  $20
Sat., Mar. 21: Pork Ribeye with mashed potatoes, gravy, zucchini and squash medley & Traditional Chocolate Mousse.  $20.

HERE or call the Box Office at (904) 641–1212.

Separate orders required for each day. Menu subject to change, based on availability.  Photos are not exact representation of meal. Question?  Please give us a call!  We are here to help.

LOCATION: Alhambra Theater & Dining
       12000 Beach Blvd.
       Jacksonville, Florida 32246
       (904) 641-1212

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Alhambra Theatre and Dining safeguarding the community

(Updated: March 17, 2020)

Consistent with the most recent recommendations by the CDC and Governor Ron Desantis, The Alhambra Theatre & Dining is cancelling its performances through April 26, including the remaining week of its current show, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” and its upcoming performances of “Singin’ in the Rain.”  For those who purchased tickets to these shows, The Alhambra will offer a house credit toward a future show.

Said Alhambra Managing Partner Craig Smith, “As we approach the rest of our lineup, we will make our decision of when to re-open based, again, on the suggestions of our health and governmental leadership.  In the meantime, we are also trying to protect the financial health of our staff, most of whom rely on hourly wages and tips as their income.  We recognize that live theater plays a role in the community as a means to escape and relax, so if we can be open, we want to provide that respite for our customers.  In no way will we consider re-opening if it is recommended not to do so.”  The Alhambra will continue to post updates on social media and to its audience as things change.

LOCATION: Alhambra Theater & Dining
       12000 Beach Blvd.
       Jacksonville, Florida 32246
       (904) 641-1212

‘PBTS’ is postponing events for patrons' safety

“PLAYERS BY THE SEA” is announcing the recent closures for shows and events from their establishment.  Their updates are as follows:

After careful thought and deliberation of our duties in the face of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, and in what we believe is in the best interest of our patrons, employees and community, “Players By The Sea” will suspend operations starting the morning of Monday, March 16, 2020.  All rehearsals, performances, classes, and events will be postponed until further notice.  The building will be closed and only accessible to key holders at this time.

We will work directly with our patrons on rescheduling their tickets.  We anticipate heavy call volume over the next several days and appreciate your patience as we work hard to respond to all inquiries.  Please call the Box office with any questions or concerns. (904 )249–0289.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and determine the best time to reschedule all of our events.  It is our hope that with quick community action, we can do our part toward the prevention of this global problem.  It is important that we all take this matter seriously and do our best to respect the guidelines in place limiting social gatherings in order to combat the spread of this virus.  Players by the Sea will adhere to the social distancing measures as recommended by the CDC and will continue to remain vigilant about following all recommendations carefully.

Please keep our theater community at heart as we support each other with kindness and implement responsible preparation through this difficult and uncertain time. We will continue to provide updates as we can, for more information, please visit the CDC website at

LOCATION: Players By The Sea Theatre
      106 6th Street North
      Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
      (904) 249-0289