Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 19th 10am-12:30pm
 
This is a free family event for children of all ages, to be held on First Street between Lemon Street and Orange Street. Make-your-own-crafts, games, and refreshments provided. The Fletcher High School Interact Club volunteers make this event possible! Register for the costume contest and be eligible to win prizes donated by Beaches Town Center businesses! 
 
Trick or Treat in all of the participating shops and restaurants in Beaches Town Center during and after.
 
Sponsored by Beaches Town Center Agency and Merchants Association.
For further information: www.BeachesTownCenter.com

Bestselling author Alan Lightman will appear at The BookMark on Monday, October 21st at 7pm, and present  his new novel, Three Flames

He is the author of six novels, including the international bestseller Einstein's Dreams, as well as a memoir, three collections of essays, and several books on science.  In addition to being a novelist and an essayist, he is a physicist and educator.  He is currently Professor of the Practice of the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  

Three Flames tells the individual stories of one Cambodian family, intricately braided together—each chapter reflecting the experiences of a family member during a pivotal year.  Theirs is a farming family struggling against the extreme patriarchal attitudes of their society and a cruel and dictatorial father.  The stories are set in a rural community that is slowly being exposed to the modern world and its values. One daughter is married off to an unfaithful husband; one daughter is sent to the city to work to pay off the father's gambling debts; the youngest daughter bravely challenges her father, striving for a better future.   

The title of the book,Three Flames , is taken from the Chabab Srey, the highly misogynist rules of proper conduct for women in Cambodia, still part of the culture there and in many countries in Asia.  Women are expected to keep alive the three flames:  Never take family problems outside the house.  Never forget what your parents have done for you.  Always serve your husband and be respectful of him, no matter what he does.  

In 2003, Lightman founded the Harpswell Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help advance a new generation of women leaders in Cambodia and Southeast Asia.  "Three Flames is a beautifully observed portrait of a Cambodian family by a writer with great insight and humility.  He portrays individuals—not merely the products of history or poverty." (Allegra Goodman, author of The Chalk Artist)  

Join us Monday, October 21st at 7pm, at The BookMark—220 First Street in Neptune Beach, and meet author Alan Lightman!  

For more information about this BookMark event, visit www.bookmarkbeach.com or call 904.241.9026.

The Annual PINK Party to benefit The Donna Foundation is back and bigger than ever...
 
Join Jaffi's, Red Daisy, KMH Home, Bali Cargo and Southern Grounds & Co. on Wednesday, October 23rd from 5 'til 8 p.m. as we party for a good cause. A portion of the evening's proceeds will go to directly benefit The Donna Foundation and all they do for women and men on the First Coast.
 
Jaffi's will be hosting a sip 'n' shop pop-up with Couture Jems and Carrie Wilson Makeup.
 
Red Daisy will be hosting Danielle from Suzanne James Jewelry. SJ Jewelry is a fun and affordable line, perfect for gifting to someone you love- or even yourself! Sip on their world famous champagne punch while you browse, plus enter to win two tickets to this year's Beaches Tour of Homes!
 
Details about more pop ups to follow! RSVP here or click here to purchase tickets.

Public Parking
Public Parking is available on the streets within the Beaches Town Center: Parking is free in public parking spaces from midnight-11 am, with a 3 hour maximum time limit on all spaces during this time period (no parking is allowed in Atlantic Beach between 3am-5am).

Paid parking will be enforced from 11am-midnight 7 days a week. First 1/2 hour is free; $1 per 1/2 hour thereafter; $6 maximum charge until 5pm, rates repeat from 5pm–midnight (all Atlantic Beach spaces have a 3 hour maximum time limit).

Download the Flowbird parking app by clicking HERE.

Visit northbeachesparking.com for more information.

Pay to Park
A Pay to Park lot is available at the corner of Second and Lemon Street for $2.00 per hour for the first 3 hours and $5.00 per hour thereafter (Credit/Debit Card Only).  Pay to Park Hours are as follows:
Parking is free until 11am daily
Thursday: 4pm-2am
Friday: 4pm- 2am
Saturday: 11am-2am
Sunday: 11am-2am

Community Valet
Valet Parking is available every night starting at 4:30pm and Saturday/Sunday Starting at 11am between First and Second Street between Lemon Street and Atlantic Blvd. Valet parking is $15 for area visitors and is complimentary for customers of the following businesses (ticket validation is required):
Flying Iguana
North Beach Fish Camp
Ragtime
Mezza
Mshack
Island Girl
Doro
Hawkers
Jaffis

Beachside Buggies
Beachside Buggies provides FREE rides and recommendations to the residents and visitors of the beaches community. They operate environmentally friendly, zero emission, long-range, 8-10 seater electric carts and 14 passenger vans.

Website: www.beachsidebuggies.com

Hours Of Operation:
Monday-Wednesday 3pm-Midnight
Thursday-Friday 3pm-2am
Saturday 11am-2am
Sunday 11am-Midnight

Saturday, November 9th from 10am-4pm

Returning for the fourth year, Beaches Town Center’s Annual Tour of Homes is just on the horizon. Featuring a carefully-curated collection of stunning beach homes, wander your way through charming beach bungalows, modern feats and eccentric abodes to see for yourself how the other half really lives.

For more information, click here to visit the Beaches Tour of Homes page.

Click here to buy tickets.

The North Beaches Artwalk is held every third Thursday each month from 5pm-9pm. With over 55 participating artists, this event is a diverse art destination & shopping experience that features visual thrills and energetic live performers. Bring the whole family for free and enjoy what the locals have to offer!
Click here for more information.

Do some good with your daily brew. Starting this month, the 4th Tuesday of every month will be known as Jay Fund Tuesday at Southern Grounds! With every purchase made, 10% of proceeds made will go directly to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation to help local families tackling childhood cancer! Help Southern Grounds BE THERE for the Jay Fund so they can continue to BE THERE for families in need!

For more information on the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, click here.

Maybe you’ve seen them at events around town or heard their founder, Anne Marie Moquin, on WJCT First Coast Connect-- wherever you look, it’s not hard to find traces of Beaches Go Green.
 
Founded by Moquin with a mission to save our environment in mind, BGG strives to provide information and awareness on Earth-friendly practices to not only the Beaches community, but all of Jacksonville. From preaching the perils of single-use plastics to hosting their ‘Movies That Matter’ series in the Courtyard at 200 First Street, they’re changing minds on what it means to ‘go green’.
Being centrally located between the Neptune and Atlantic beaches, a partnership between Beaches Town Center and Beaches Go Green only seemed natural. From educating merchants on greener practices, like refusing to offer plastic straws or making the move to recycled, all-natural shopping bags, we’ve paired with BGG to make our little area as eco-friendly as possible!
 
So what are some of the things BTCxBGG have accomplished so far? Keep scrolling to take find out!

North Beach Kick Off to Golf 2018
Striving to make this event as eco-friendly as possible, BGG supplied the crowds with hydration from their ‘Water Monster’- a giant vat that saves 1,000 plastic water bottles and worked tirelessly to make sure all recyclables made their way to the appropriate receptacles. In an effort to cut down on single-use plastic cups, we collaborated with them on SIC cups that were available for purchase and able to be used in the Craft Beer Village.
 
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The DONNA Marathon 2019
One of the official partners of the DONNA marathon, BGG was out in the streets working hard on recycle patrol and sent a huge amount of recyclables off to be reused!
 
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Coastal Carnivale 2019
THE party of the year was a huge success-- and green, too! BGG ensured that the event was plastic-free with reusable utensils and serving wares and all-natural bamboo stirrers for beverages. In addition to recycling and composting, BGG also donated 6 large tins of leftover food to Mission House, Inc.
 
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Lucky’s Bags for Change 2019
After a community vote and huge push from BGG, Beaches Town Center was excited to become one of Lucky’s Bags for Change for the current quarter! Anytime you use your reusable bag when shopping at Lucky’s, you’ll receive a wooden dime that can then be put towards raising funds for recycle receptacles to be placed around Beaches Town Center!
 
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To find out more about what Beaches Go Green does, who they are and how you can get better informed on good recycling practices, be sure to check out our new ‘GOING GREEN’ tab on our menu bar or check out BGG’s website here:

Clear your mind and get your body ready for the New Year with a little bit of Tai Chi! Learn the principles and benefits of this slow meditation in motion with Sheri Nicholson on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30a.m. to 7:30 a.m. in the Courtyard at 200 First St.

Sponsored by Southern Grounds, Boutique Unique, First Street Gallery and Red Daisy. For more info, call (904) 234-0038 or click here.

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