Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

Cummer celebrates the Orient with Japanese party

Cummer celebrates the Orient with Japanese party

Japanese culture was the focus of the first in a series of three themed dinner parties in 2019 to benefit The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. “Artful Umami” was held Jan. 10 at the Riverside-based museum, where its new director, Adam Levine, was on hand to greet patrons and supporters. A private art tour […]

Bowtie Ball a ‘casual affair to remember’

Bowtie Ball a ‘casual affair  to remember’

The Shircliff Society, a group of young professionals who support the mission of St. Vincent’s Foundation, held its 2nd annual Bowtie Ball Jan. 26 in an elegantly casual setting at Manifest Distilling. Gentlemen sporting bowties added to the spirit of the event which raised funds to purchase three Novii Wireless Fetal Monitoring Patch Systems for […]

Nonprofit celebrates 40 years of caring, compassion

Nonprofit celebrates 40 years  of caring, compassion

Although the idea of hospice is centuries old, the first modern hospice in the United States wasn’t established until 1974. Shortly thereafter, the beginning of what is now called Community Hospice & Palliative Care came in 1978 when Rev. Paul Brenner formed Friends of Hospice. Now, 40 years later, the nonprofit is far-reaching in its […]

Jaguars supporters tackle hunger at annual tasting event

Jaguars supporters tackle hunger at annual tasting event

The Taste of the NFL Jacksonville, part of a league-wide initiative of football teams working within their own communities to help tackle hunger, was held Dec. 10 in the U.S. Assure Club.  “The reason why we are here tonight is because hunger is an issue that touches all of our hearts, and especially the hearts […]

Opening night gala celebrates charm of Old Palm Beach

Opening night gala celebrates charm of Old Palm Beach

Arguably the most highly-anticipated social event in Jacksonville, the Women’s Board’s opening night gala for the 42nd Annual Art & Antiques show successfully kicked off the holiday season of giving for The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital.  The show’s theme, A Place in the Sun, featured Lilly Pulitzer-inspired decor with hundreds of guests in […]

Supporters raise awareness of Learn to Read mission

Supporters raise awareness of Learn to Read mission

It’s been nearly 50 years since Learn to Read took on its mission to improve adult literacy in Duval County. To raise a little money and bring awareness to its noble goal, the nonprofit held Learn to Read Cocktails for Literacy at The Grape & Grain Exchange Nov. 30. “We are excited that our 50th […]

Annual ‘event under the tent’ a success despite soggy skies

Annual ‘event under the tent’ a success despite soggy skies

As announced, rain or shine – and it did rain, the 15th annual Festival d’Vine was held Nov. 2 at Treaty Oak/Jessie Ball duPont Park on the Southbank, where the “event under the tent” rolled out 108 types of wine, served beer from local breweries and offered tasty bites from 22 restaurants to support the […]

Tremendous turnout for annual Oyster Roast celebrated St. Johns River

Tremendous turnout for  annual Oyster Roast celebrated  St. Johns River

Live music from The Firewater Tent Revival, an outstanding silent auction and raffle, and delicious oysters and seafood made for a special evening Nov. 16 at the Garden Club of Jacksonville as guests celebrated the St. Johns River and supported the St. Johns Riverkeeper. The annual Oyster Roast to benefit the St. Johns Riverkeeper has […]