RECREATION EVENTS, PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

Recreation & Special Events

Third Annual Photo Contest Winner 

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Congratulations: Paul Gunsaulies  

Winner  of the THIRD ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST IN ATLANTIC BEACH.  

Paul Gunsaulies photo titled "Atlantis" will be featured on the 2019 Calendar of Events Brochure and the City’s website.

Many thanks to everyone who submitted photos for this years photo contest. 

Thank you to this year's judges: Amelia Thompson, Linda Stewart, and Della Giovanni.


Recreation & Special Events

MOVIES IN THE PARK October 20..

Incredibles 2Movies under the Stars begin in August with FREE popcorn.  Grab the chairs and blankets to enjoy movies on the big screen outdoors in our parks as the sun goes down August - October.  Don’t forget the kids and enjoy the evening.

This Year’s Schedule: 

INCREDIBLES 2” October 20 @ 7:45 pm in Russell Park, corner of Seminole Rd and Plaza Dr.  An animated super hero feature by Pixar  

Wonder November 9 @ 6:45 pm in Bull Park, corner of Seminole Rd and Plaza Dr.  An   American comedy-drama film, directed by Stephen Chbosky, written by Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, and Chbosky, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by R. J. Palacio.



ACOUSTIC NIGHTS w/ FOOD TRUCK 

Patrons in lawn chairs enjoying music in the park.

Host, Mike Shackelford and friends will be in Bull Memorial Park for concert in the Park under the swaying palm trees with the ocean breeze!  It doesn't get any better than this on a beautiful summer evening  as you enjoy the music on your blanket, in your chair or standing around with neighbors and friends, listening to the musical talent of local singers of all ages.  Come rain or shine.  In event of inclement weather, the event moves indoors at the Adele Grage Theater in Bull Park.

Come hungry, Murray Hillbilly will be available for dinner from 5-8:30 pm on 7th St. at East Coast Dr.

Bull Memorial Park is located on the corner of 7th St. & East Coast Drive.  Ride, Walk, Run or Drive, it's going to be a great evening!  Performers should contact host Mike Shackelford at (904)610-7461. Prepare two original songs of 7-8 minutes combined maximum. 

On the following Sunday 6-8 pm:
 Oct. 28- Murray Hillbilly


WELLNESS BEING WORKSHOPS - FREE - ADELE GRAGE CENTER

ALL LEVELS WELCOME....NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.....$GRATUITIES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED$

KIDS YOGA - LINDSAY STROHECKER        904-377-3402  WILDCHILDKIDSYOGA@OUTLOOK.COM
                              Tuesdays 5:30 & 6:30 pm

MEDITATION - MELISSA STRATFORD        904-270-9760/  MELISSA@MEDITATIONBUZZFL.COM
                                  Wednesdays 7 pm

QIGONG - CLAIRE HOLLAND  904-535-4779/ FLOWINGWAVEART@GMAIL.COM
                        Wednesdays 9:30 am

YOGA - TRACY AIELLO MARKO 904-874-5291 / TRACY@TRUENORTHHEALTHANDWELLNESS.COM
                  Tuesdays 9:30 am and Wednesdays 5:30 pm

Adele Grage Cultural Center is located at 716 Ocean Blvd. Atlantic Beach, FL  32233

Instructors donate their time to offer these classes to you.  Please show your appreciation by offering a gratuity to your instructor. Thank you.  


FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION GOING ON NOW.....

Co-ed Flag Football is back for the fall season.  Teams will be formed for ages 5-12, games will begin in October.  Register at the Recreation office, located at 716 Ocean Blvd or the Baker Center from 8 am - 4 pm.  Fee is $10 per child.  All games will be played at Donner Park, Atlantic Beach.  Championship games with trophies will be the highlights of the fall.  Join us on the field.    Register here.  Young african american with ball stretching with a Football

KEEP UP TO DATE ON CITY EVENTS!

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The City of Atlantic Beach has a Facebook page for Recreation and Special Events. Visit us and "like" us if you would like to keep up to date of city's recreational events via facebook! 

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ART WALK ARTIST RECEPTION @ ADELE GRAGE GALLERY 

Thursday,  October  18th  from 5-8 pm, during The Beaches Town Center Art Walk @ The Adele Grage Gallery in Bull Park...

Make the Adele Grage Gallery, in Bull Park your first/last stop at the Featured Artist Reception during the North Beaches Art Walk at 716 Ocean Blvd. and meet the featured  artist for October, Steven Haley.  Free and open to the public 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 come  Rain or shine and enjoy light refreshments and snacks.

Call or text Beachside Buggies for a ride back and forth between the Adele Grage Center and Town Center during Art Walk at 904-887-4441.  They operate on tips only!  Don't lose your parking spot, just hop aboard.


SONGWRITERS' CONCERT 

Sunday, October 7 - Adele Grage Theater
716 Ocean Blvd at 7th Street
DuoCARAC SPONSORED- Talent in our own backyard! Brought to you by the City of Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and Recreation Advisory Committee. Enjoy the original sounds by local talent in the Adele Grage Theater.  Come inside the theater, out of the heat, you'll be glad you did!  Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Whether you write, sing, play or simply enjoy listening to good music, plan on being with us. Hosted by Mike Shackelford, local performers transform the Adele Grage Theater from 6-8 pm with original music creations. Light snacks and refreshments served.

Seating is first come-first served for this admission-free, alcohol-free event.
Performers should contact host Mike Shackelford at (904)610-7461. Prepare two original songs of 7-8 minutes combined maximum.

Upcoming Concert Dates:

Oct. 7, Nov. 11
Dec. 16


INTRACOASTAL PADDLE TOUR 

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Atlantic Beach by way of paddles (paddle board or kayak)  
Paddle Tour @ Dutton Island kayak launch (south end).  

Why not explore our local marsh trails and parks by waterway?  Tours begin with a demonstration for beginner paddlers followed by a guided one hour tour.  Enjoy the local flora and fauna, meet new people as you get comfortable with the water routes for future paddling.  The goal of the session is to paddle from Dutton Island Park to Tideviews Preserve Park (depending on skill level and weather).

                                                               Come enjoy an easy afternoon paddle in your backyard! 

  • Use your own equipment $25
  • Equipment rental (paddle board or kayak) $50
    Call to reserve your spot with Jax Surf and Paddle: 904-372-9083
    Tour Schedule (all tours @ 11 am): 
  • 10/17 & 10/21

    11/4 & 11/18

SENIOR PROGRAMS Samplers.jpg

Atlantic Beach loves our Senior Citizens!  Seniors, looking for something to do.....join us at the Jordan Community Center with your friends or make new ones:

Senior Chair Aerobics - Every Wednesday @ 10:30 am
                                 
All programs listed are from 10:30 am - 12 noon

Transportation is available by calling 904-247-5851 (please call 2 days in advance)
Call LaTrenia for further information about the senior programs at 247-5251.


ZUMBA @ The Jordan Center - FREE! every Wednesday Night

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Licensed instructor, Aronette Gebhard gives free Zumba classes, providing cardio, muscle conditioning, balance & flexibility. Leave with boosted energy! Join your friends or meet new ones at the Jordan Center every Wednesday @ 6:30 pm.

Contact the Recreation Department for more information at 
904-247-5828.
Jordan Center is located at 1671 Francis Ave. Atlantic Beach. 


"YOUR" ATLANTIC BEACH

Photographed by Nancy Ruppert

Atlantic Beach is your beach.  Please enjoy our beautiful beaches, keep it clean, and only leave footprints & paw prints behind.

The City of Atlantic Beach allows leashed dogs on the beach, except while in the water. Please respect your fellow beach goers. 

Weddings on the beach require a permit issued at the Recreation Department.

Please dispose of all trash and pet droppings in the trash receptacles provided at each beach access. Respect others while on the beach and be safe.  Thank you for making  "your" Atlantic Beach beautiful!2016 Photo Contest Submission Photographed by Nancy Ruppert

UPCOMING EVENTS:

October 2018

October 2    Yoga; Adele Grage 9:30 am

         Wild Child Yoga; Adele Grage 5:30 & 6:30 pm

October 3     Mid Week Market; Bull Park 3-6pm

                     Yoga; Adele Grage 5:30 pm

                     Zumba; Jordan Center 6:30-7:30pm

                     Meditation Buzz; Adele Grage 7pm

October 7     Yoga: Adele Grage 3-5pm

                     Songwriter’s Concert; Adele Grage  5-9pm

October 9     Yoga; Adele Grage 9:30 am

         Wild Child Yoga; Adele Grage 5:30 & 6:30 pm

October 10    Mid-week Market; Bull Park 2-6 pm

                      Yoga; Adele Grage 5-6pm

                      Zumba; Jordan Center 6:30-7:30pm

                      Meditation Buzz; Adele Grage 7-8pm

October 13    Fall Festival; Donner Park 11am-3pm

October 14    Yoga; Adele Grage 3-5 pm

October 16    Yoga; Adele Grage 9:30 am

          Senior Bingo; Baker Center 10-11am

                      Wild Child Yoga; Adele Grage 5:30 & 6:30 pm

October 17    Qigong; Adele Grage 9:30 am

                      Senior Aerobics; Baker Center 10-11am

                      Mid-Week Market; Bull Park 3-6pm

                      Yoga; Adele Grage 5-6 pm

                      Zumba; Jordan Center 6:30-7:30 pm

                      Meditation Buzz; Adele Grage 7-8 pm

October 18    Monthly Artist Reception; Adele Grage 5-8 pm

October 20    Family Fun Day; Campout   Russell Park 3-10 pm

                      Movies in the Park; Russell Park 8:00 pm

October 21    Yoga; Adele Grage 3-5 pm

October 23    Yoga; Adele Grage 9:30 am

          Wild Child Yoga; Adele Grage 5:30 & 6:30 pm

October 24     Senior Aerobics; Baker Center 10-11am

                      Mid-Week Market; Bull Park 3-6pm

                       Zumba; Jordan Center 6:30-7:30 pm

October 28     Yoga; Adele Grage 3-5pm

                       Acoustic Night with food truck; Bull Park 6-9 pm

October 30     Yoga; Adele Grage 9:30 am

           Senior Bingo; Baker Center 10-11am

                      Wild Child Yoga 5:30 & 6:30 pm

October 31     Qigong; Adele Grage 9:30 am

                       Senior Aerobics; Baker Center 10-11am

                       Mid-Week Market; Bull Park 3-6pm

                       Yoga; Adele Grage 5-6 pm

Calendar subject to change