Monday Morning Memo

Monday, April 15, 2024

Join us for Central Park Eats tomorrow and Rhythm & Hues on Friday!

Head to the St. James Church at ENCORE! tomorrow from 5:00pm – 8:00pm for our monthly event, Central Park Eats & Beats: A Food Truck Rally! Come out and experience the cozy atmosphere of Central Park, enjoy delicious food, and take part in fun activities! This month, we will start our partnership with Instruments4Life, a non-profit children’s music program whose mission is to empower youth via music education and mentorship. Be sure to come out and learn about the new program while you enjoy delicious food from local food-truck vendors.


On Friday, our quarterly alleyway art show, Rhythm & Hues: An Alleyway Art Show, returns to Downtown’s Tampa Heights neighborhood from 6:00pm – 9:00pm! Head to the alleyway adjacent of Franklin St. and Henderson St. to immerse yourself in a plethora of artistic mediums from poetry, painting, comedy, and more!


Learn More: Central Park Eats Food Truck Lineup


Learn More: Rhythm & Hues

Good news! Downtown's Backyard Market has been Rescheduled

If your plans to attend last week’s Downtown’s Backyard Market were halted due to inclement weather, you’re in luck!


Downtown’s Backyard Market has been rescheduled and will take place in Downtown’s Poe Plaza this Thursday from 2:30pm – 5:30pm! Come out and experience a unique take on a traditional farmer’s market and enjoy quality produce, plants, and other treats from local vendors!


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Our Downtown Debriefing Breakfast Series continues on Wednesday at the Tampa Bay History Center

Join us on Wednesday from 8:00am – 10:00am at the Tampa Bay History Center for the continuation of our Downtown Debriefing Breakfast Series. This month, we’re diving into the world of historic preservation with a panel of qualified and insightful speakers!


Register Today!

Celebrate Physical Wellness Month by Getting Active & Winning Prizes

April is Physical Wellness Month, and Tampa’s Downtown is the perfect place to get up and get active! This month, get outside for our FREE Community Fitness in the Park classes offered five days a week in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park at 6:00pm!


For every class you attend, you’ll receive a stamp on your punch card. The more stamps you have, the higher your chances are to win in a drawing for prizes . These classes welcome all skill levels, so be sure to head out to the park this month and sample our classes for a chance to win a fun prize!


Class Schedule:

Sundays at 6:00pm – Yoga in the Park

Mondays at 6:00pm – Rumble Boxing in the Park

Tuesdays at 6:00pm – Zumba in the Park

Wednesdays at 6:00pm – Barre in the Park

Thursdays at 6:00pm – Pilates in the Park

Give your child an unforgettable summer adventure at History Adventure Camp

This summer, bring your child to the Tampa Bay History Center for History Adventure Camp! This exciting educational program offers an opportunity for young explorers to develop a profound appreciation for the stories that have shaped our world!


Sign up today!

Head to the Henry B. Plant Museum for a new kind of petting zoo

The Florida Orchestra and Henry B. Plant Museum are bringing an Instrument Petting Zoo to Tampa’s Downtown! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play the violin or trumpet? Children and adults will be able to explore their existing or forgotten musical interests with an program that allows participants to examine, experience, and play a variety of instruments with the help of the Florida Orchestra staff members.


NOTE: This event is FREE and open to ages five and up!


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We're spreading holiday cheer early for small businesses who wish to be a part of Winter Village 2024!

Could your business be one of the shops available at Winter Village this year?


The Shops of Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park offer holiday shoppers an affordable and unique


retail experience with local sellers of garments, personal products, artisan goods, gourmet


packaged foods, and holiday decor. Shops are leased on a full season, partial season, or extended week/weekend basis, as space permits. Vendors accepted to participate will be notified by mid July 2024.


Apply Today!

Download DASH, Downtown's hub to hub micro-transit service app

Our DASH app is live! Be sure to utilize this new Downtown transit option and download DASH today.


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