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The First Coaster

NE Florida Online Storytelling Magazine
“Covering” First Coast Life. A Journey Through The Lens Of Our Locals. Their Images. And Their Experiences.

A NE Florida online photo journal celebrating everything good about living, working and playing in Jacksonville and the beaches

February 25, 2024 6:39 am

Updated weekly to over 25K enthusiastic First Coasters. Stunning curated photography and inspirational stories that bring us all a little closer.

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"Covering" First Coast Life

Every Cover Tells A Story

Galleries

Up for Air

Photographer: Saul Freiden
Location: Mayport

First Ray of Sunshine

Photographer: Vimaris Concepcion

Bald Eagle Couple

Photographer: Saul Freiden

Let it Glow

Photographer: Vimaris Concepcion

Too Cute To Be Crabby

Photographer: Vimaris Concepcion

Paw-sitively Loving This Beach Day

Photographer: Vimaris Concepcion
Location: Guana Reserve

Cool Morning at Jax Beach Pier

Photographer: Jason Calhoun

First Coast Postcards – Inspired by vintage Florida postcards of yesteryear

Photographer: Layla Neal
Location: Florida

Little Deuce Coupe

Photographer: Glenn Shuck
Location: Atlantic Beach

Swamp Lover

Photographer: Vimaris Concepcion
Location: Jacksonville

Vibrant Plumage On Display: Majestic Peacocks of South Florida

Photographer: Valentina Waterworth

The Art of Black & White

Photographer: Tom Schifanella
Location: Hanna Park

Journey Through An African Safari

Photographer: Mark Krancer
Location: Other

A Picture is Worth More Than a Thousand Words

Photographer: Catherine Justus
Location: Jacksonville
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*Art Galleries of St Augustine – First Friday Artwalk

The Art Galleries of St. Augustine (AGOSA) makes up the diverse art galleries and museums located in St. Augustine, Florida. Each one showcases outstanding collections of local, regional, national & international artists.

Every First Friday of the Month | 5:00pm – 9:00pm

As of January 1, 2022, AGOSA is now part of the St. Augustine Art Association a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1924. The mission of the Art Association is to promote and enhance the arts in the area through exhibits, involvement in community projects, publicity, networking and other opportunities for artists.

Our events have cultivated a reputation for St. Augustine as an “Art Destination” among both locals and visitors.

FAQs
Q; HOW DO I GET STARTED ON THE ARTWALK?
A: You can start the free, self-guided Artwalk tour at any AGOSA Member Gallery, and see as few or as many as you’d like between 5-9PM on First Fridays. Most galleries feature changing monthly exhibits, refreshments and live music. Or tour our fine galleries throughout the month using our brochure and Artwalk map!

March 1, 2024
Arts & Culture
Savannah Bananas World Tour

We play Banana Ball– the fastest and most entertaining game of baseball.
Our players perform choreographed dances every game – Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Toby Keith – You name it, they’ve danced to it.
We are the only baseball team to play in kilts. That’s right, kilts.
Our players perform in over-the-top music videos like Old Town Road, Can’t Stop the Peeling, and I Don’t Dance.
Our hitters walk ups are legendary. Bananas may be escorted to the plate by the Banana Pep Band, walk down the yellow carpet wearing the finest Dolce and Banana, or they may even introduce themselves.

March 1, 2024
Sports
*Norman Studio Tours

Monthly on the first and third Saturday of the month, starting from Jan 20, 2024,  11 am to 3 pm.

Arlington’s century-old Norman Studios, now a museum dedicated to silent film history, is ready for public tours after major renovations. Tours will be held on the first and third Saturday of each month between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The former silent film studio opened in 1916 is now a National Historic Landmark. Admission is free.

 

March 2, 2024
Arts & Culture
*Orange Park Farmers’ Market

The market is located on the busy corner of US17 and Kingsley Ave. 2042 Park Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073. This is an outdoor market and sometimes due to inclement weather the market may be closed. Just look for the large yellow signs!

Created in 2012, the Orange Park Farmers’ and Arts’ Market runs from 10 am – 3 pm on the first and third Sundays of each month, September – June. The market is run by The Town of Orange Park Events and Recreation Division, with over 100 vendors on a regular basis that offer a variety of homemade and homegrown products from local merchants, live entertainment, food on site, and a great family atmosphere! You can find nearly anything your heart desires from locally grown produce, local honey, cupcakes, pies, salsa, granola, plants, produce, raw milk, eggs, cheeses, hand crafted jewelry, bird houses, pottery pieces, didgeridoos, soaps, and many many more handcrafted items!

Suggested parking is at CVS/Winn Dixie, then use the pedestrian crosswalks to enter the market. There is also parking at Town Hall off of US 17 and Smith St and Kingsley Ave- both of these areas offer limited parking.

March 3, 2024
Farmers Market

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