Monday Morning Memo

Monday, January 15, 2024

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

The Partnership would like to wish everyone a happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Today is a day for reflecting upon Dr. King’s contributions to the Civil Rights Movement and the betterment of the Black community. As an excellent orator and activist, Dr. King has been a source of inspiration for many, and has made a lasting impact that will remain prevalent for years to come!

Urban Excellence Awards tickets are now available! Buy your tickets today!

The Urban Excellence Awards celebrates businesses, organizations, individuals, events, and projects that have made significant contributions toward creating a unique, vibrant, and diverse Downtown environment—and have made a lasting, positive impact on Downtown Tampa. Did your favorite make the list? Buy a ticket, vote on the People’s Choice Award, and show your support!

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New FREE community fitness class arrives to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park tonight

Want to push your body while improving your muscular and cardiovascular endurance? Come out to Rumble Boxing in the Park at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park every Monday at 6:00pm starting tonight! This is a 45-minute group fitness workout that consists of 6 rounds of body weight exercises and shadow boxing that will push your body to new heights!

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Join us this week for our Neighborhood Programming events!

Come out to St. James Church at ENCORE! tomorrow night from 5:00pm – 8:00pm for our monthly event “Central Park Eats: A Food Truck Rally”. If you’re unable to attend, you can always join us this Friday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm for “Rhythm & Hues: An Alleyway Art Show”. Locations and other info below:

Central Park Eats: A Food Truck Rally

Rhythm & Hues: An Alleyway Art Show

The historic Tampa Theatre announces the return of backstage tours

Downtown’s Tampa Theatre is bringing back their monthly “Balcony to Backstage Tours”. The public is invited to learn more about the historic movie palace’s secrets, stories, art, and architecture. Tickets tend to sell out quickly, so be sure to consider buying your tickets in advance, online, or in person at the Franklin Street Box Office.

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Come out to the Channel District this Thursday for "3rd Thursday Tampa"

3rd Thursday Tampa is the Channel District’s own monthly street food fest! Head to Grand Central at Kennedy this Thursday anytime from 6:00pm – 10:00pm for outdoor food and fun with gourmet food trucks and cocktails!

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The deadline to apply for our Downtown Tampa Neighborhood Enhancement Grant has been pushed to February 19!

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. NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, February 19

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Enjoy your coffee in the morning with a view of Tampa's Downtown at The Attic Café

Head to the Downtown River Arts neighborhood to enjoy delicious coffee at rooftop café The Attic. From coffee, cocktails, and menu items for both breakfast and lunch, you are sure to enjoy Chef Rosa’s delicious delights while admiring a gorgeous view of Downtown.

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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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