Monday Morning Memo

Monday, February 19, 2024

Today is the LAST day to buy your Urban Excellence Award ticket!

Today is your last chance to purchase your ticket to our Urban Excellence Awards. Each ticket to this incredible event includes entrance to the awards program with a plated dinner, live music, entertainment, and drinks. Don’t miss out and buy your ticket by 5:00pm today!

A special thanks to our event sponsors:

-Platinum Sponsors:

University of Tampa & Encore


-Welcome Drink Sponsor:

The Mav Channelside


-Networking Cocktail Hour Sponsor:



– Award Sponsor



-Gold Sponsors:

City of Tampa

The Florida Aquarium

Glazer Children’s Museum

Hotel Flor Tampa Downtown

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Strategic Property Partners

Straz Center for the Performing Arts


-Silver Sponsors:

Carlton Fields

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library


View this year’s finalists

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Tomorrow's Central Park Eats features a new and exciting added component!

Join us tomorrow at the St. James Church in ENCORE from 5:00pm – 8:00pm for our monthly event, Central Park Eats! This month, we’re excited to welcome host of Magic 94.9, Scott Tavlin who will be sure to keep the great tunes and great energy flowing throughout the event!

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If you enjoy the hit show "Stranger Things", the Straz Center has a treat for you

Taking over the Straz Center next month is Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical – a hilarious send-up of the hit Netflix series and winner of seven BroadwayWorld Awards including Best New Musical. A uniquely immersive experience with 360-degree seating and limited VIP bean bag seats inclusive of a “totally 80s” themed party pack, there are no bad seats in the house! You don’t need to search another dimension to have a nostalgic night of fun but hurry, tickets are disappearing quicker than Barb Holland at a backyard pool …

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Today is the LAST day to apply for the Downtown Neighborhood Enhancement Grant!

The Downtown Neighborhood Enhancement Grant is an initiative centered around the growth and betterment of the neighborhoods in Tampa’s Downtown. This program offers annual grants of up to $5,000 to each of Downtown’s seven neighborhoods, and is intended to fund free and accessible community-driven projects. DEADLINE: TODAY

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Downtown's most prominent museums honor the legacy of Black dress designer Ann Lowe

Ann Lowe’s path to being a legend began in 1917 when she came to Tampa. When she arrived, she made gowns for local socialite Josephine Lee’s daughters and their friends for Tampa’s Gasparilla Ball. This commission was the catalyst for an incredible career in fashion that would render her a legend! Both the Henry B. Plant Museum and Tampa Bay History Center are home to some of her most legendary designs.

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Sponsorship opportunities for Tampa's Downtown River O' Green are available now!

The luck of the Irish will make its way to Tampa’s Downtown on Saturday, March 16! Downtown’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration, River O’ Green, wouldn’t be possible without support from sponsors. Are you interested in sponsoring this day full of themed festivities for the Downtown community? Fill out the form below:

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Eggsploration sponsorships and Kid's Market vendor opportunities available now!

Downtown Tampa’s largest egg hunt will be bringing fun-filled spring activities to Julian B. Lane Park on Saturday, March 30, from 9:00am – 1:00pm! Adults and kids of all ages can enjoy several family-friendly games, delicious food from local food trucks, photos with the Easter bunny, and an egg scavenger hunt where participants will find a combination of eggs based on their age group and redeem them for a prize!


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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