Thursday, June 18, 2020

‘Fickling Construction’ teams with the FL Theatre

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre welcomes “Fickling Construction” as its newest Corporate Partner.  Though their Corporate Partnership with the Theatre is new, President of Fickling Construction, Alan Fickling, has been a supporter since 2012.  "My family and Fickling Construction have enjoyed Florida Theatre for many years.  We are happy to support the Florida Theatre and the variety of performances they bring to our great city throughout the year," said Fickling."  Our company has been part of Jacksonville for more than 50 years.  We're committed to the city and North Florida, and we're proud to have this partnership with Florida Theatre."

“The historic Florida Theatre is pleased to play its part in providing Northeast Florida with the music, dance and theatre programs that are part of what gives Jacksonville the unique character that we have all come to appreciate, and expect, as residents of a great city,” said Florida Theatre President, Numa Saisselin.  “The theatre earns 85% of its annual budget from its business activities, and support from the business community, like our Corporate Partner, Fickling Construction, helps to close that small budget gap every year and keep the Florida Theatre and its programs something special for our community.”

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre's official web site

About Fickling Construction: Founded in 1965 and based in Jacksonville, Florida, Fickling Construction provide Preconstruction and Construction Services.  Their experienced and helpful staff knows how to make sure projects stay on schedule and in budget, with a focus on quality and not-only meeting but exceeding the construction industry’s best practices.

About Florida Theatre: From ballet and opera to contemporary pop, jazz, rock, country and blues the nonprofit Florida Theatre offers 200 cultural and entertainment events annually for every taste and age.  More than just an entertainment center, Florida Theatre is also home to graduations, awards ceremonies, lectures, business meetings and charity events that support the community's schools, churches, hospitals and civic groups.  As an anchor to downtown development along the beautiful St. Johns River, Florida Theatre draws 250,000 people to Jacksonville's center each year.  The magnificently restored Florida Theatre is recognized as one of the finest concert venues in the Southeast. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Florida Theatre holds special memories for four generations. From the Vaudeville acts and silent films of its earliest days to today's blend of performances of all kinds, the Florida Theatre has served as Jacksonville's premier entertainment center since 1927.

Thrasher-Horne Center has limited reopening

In response to Florida’s COVID-19 Phase 2 protocols, Thrasher-Horne Center has reopened its doors for rental events with limited capacity.

St. Johns River State College President, Joe Pickens states, “We are happy to be able to reopen Thrasher-Horne Center for rental events and continue our great partnership with Clay County.  The safety and well-being of our guests and staff is of upmost importance to us.”

Details of Thrasher-Horne Center’s reopening protocols include the following:

·         All visitors on St. Johns River State College campus are required to wear face masks.
·         Group gatherings must be 50 people or less.
·         Social distancing rules apply.

For a complete list of these protocols visit THcenter rentals for more information.  Protocols may be updated as CDC guidelines in Florida’s reopening phases change.

St. Johns River State College and Thrasher-Horne Center continue to assess the situation and will provide updates as they come available.  If you have any questions, or are interested in and event, please contact their Ticket Office at (904) 276 - 6815 ext. 1 or email them.

LOCATION: The Thasher-Horne Ctr.
      St. Johns River State College
      283 College Drive

      Orange Park, FL 32065

Come back to the Cummer Gardens - it’s safe

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens invites you to come take a moment to experience the healing power of art in nature.  The Museum is excited to announce its reopening plans to welcome you back this summer, beginning in phases on June 20, 2020.  The first phase of the Museum’s reopening will provide access to the historic riverfront gardens; phase two will include reopening the Museum’s galleries and exhibitions.

June 20 through 21 | The gardens will reopen for a special FREE admission weekend for everyone in our community.  Timed tickets are required and must be reserved here.

  • FREE admission on Sat., June 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by Florida Blue.
  • FREE admission on Sun., June 21, will be available from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
June 23 through 26 | The gardens will open to members only from Tues., June 23, through Fri., June 26.  Timed tickets are required and must be reserved here.

June 27 | The gardens will reopen under normal operating hours to everyone in the community starting Sat., June 27.  Timed tickets are required and must be reserved here.

In order to prioritize the health of our guests and our staff, and to minimize touch points and onsite capacity, all visitors must reserve a timed ticket for entry.  Tickets will be for two-hour time increments and are limited per time slot.  Be sure to secure your preferred time before tickets sell out.  Tickets for the upcoming week will be added every Monday morning.  Check back often for updates.

Tickets are free to members and children 5 and under.  Tickets for adults, seniors, military, and students are $5.  Healthcare workers and first responders (with ID) are free.  And don't forget, everyone can take advantage of their free admission days.

The galleries and exhibitions will reopen during phase two later this summer.  If you have questions or concerns please contact Visitor Experience, or call (904) 356–6857.

RESERVE YOUR TICKET TODAY: Your health and safety are the Cummer Museum’s top priority.  They’ve gone to great lengths to ensure the utmost safety of our visitors and staff upon reopening.  Click here to review some of the measures they’ve taken and will continue to take upon reopening.  Please be advised masks will be required – you may either wear your own, or one will be provided for you upon arrival.

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