Virtual Events

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Compiled by Daniela Toporek

Social gatherings and events may be canceled, but passion and creativity is still alive and well.

Check out these virtual events hosted by the innovative artists, musicians, chefs and members of the community who are using the magic of the internet to find unique ways to bring everyone together during times of separation.

May 14

 

All Day - Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach: The Purrfect Pet Portrait with Jennifer Jordan

10 a.m. - Junior Achievement of North Florida’s weekly student program for high school students

12 p.m. - Tabata Cardio with Savanna Silva on Instagram

11 a.m. - Virtual Storytime with the SJC Public Library.

1 p.m. - Sofi Tukker live on Instagram

2 p.m. - Concert for the Quarantined with Jarrod and Claire Dickenson on Instagram

 

May 15

10 a.m. - Crystals & Meditation with Donna Guzzo from the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

11 a.m. - Virtual Storytime with the St. Johns County Public Library

1 p.m. - Taste of Persian Cuisine - Chef Aria

1 p.m. - Sofi Tukker live on Instagram

1:30 p.m. - SJC Public Library: Kid's Art Lab - Banksy with Ms. Nicole on Facebook

5:30 p.m. - Learn from Chefs: Wok This Way with Chef Dennis Chan of Blue Bamboo

6 p.m. - DJ Aleks live-stream set

7:30 p.m. - Musician Cassidy Lee - Facebook and Instagram Live

8 p.m. - Jacksonville Symphony performance

8 p.m. - Songs from Another Room: Kaleigh Baker & Matt Walker - A Tribute to Tom Waits

May 16

9:30 a.m. - Learn from Chefs: French Pastries with Chef Rebecca Reed

1 p.m. - The Chef Show - Chef Lorenzo teaches how to make authentic Cuban cuisine

1 p.m. - Sofi Tukker live on Instagram

6 p.m. - DJ Aleks - live-stream set

6 p.m. - Chef’s Garden Virtual Cooking Class: Petite Rolled Roti

May 17

12 p.m. - Songs from Another Room: Folk Is People

1 p.m. - Sofi Tukker live on Instagram

4 p.m. - Urban Asado’s Virtual Asado on Facebook

May 18

11 a.m. - Virtual Storytime with the SJC Public Library

1 p.m. - Sofi Tukker live on Instagram

8 p.m. - Songs from Another Room: Strangerwolf

 

May 19

 

10 a.m. - Junior Achievement of North Florida’s weekly student program for elementary school students

11 a.m. - Virtual Storytime with the SJC Public Library

1 p.m. - Sofi Tukker live on Instagram

May 20

10 a.m. - Junior Achievement of North Florida’s weekly student program for middle school students

11 a.m. - Virtual Storytime with the SJC Public Library

1 p.m. - Sofi Tukker live on Instagram

3 p.m. - SJC Public Library: Time Travel Reads with Annie on Facebook

6 p.m. - Chef’s Garden Virtual Cooking Class: Let's Get Saucy - Spanish Paella Night

8 p.m. - Songs from Another Room - Brian Sutherland

 

May 21

10 a.m. - Junior Achievement of North Florida’s weekly student program for high school students

11 a.m. - Virtual Storytime with the SJC Public Library.

1 p.m. - Sofi Tukker live on Instagram

2 p.m. - Concert for the Quarantined with Jarrod and Claire Dickenson on Instagram

  • Yoga Den will live stream online yoga classes every day this week for $10. For the full schedule and more information, visit yoga-den.com/fleming-island-schedule and select, “All Locations.”
  • EDM group Sofi Tukker host daily live stream DJ sets on Instagram at 1 p.m. to help those at home get out of their seats for a 30-minute dance party. For more information, follow their official Instagram, @SofiTukker.
  • The St. Johns County Public Library offers multiple events throughout the week for kids and adults, including a daily virtual storytime at 11 a.m., Monday through Friday, on Facebook Live.

Storytimes last approximately 30 minutes and are recorded and posted on the Library’s Facebook page for those who miss the live showing.

For more information on events or to watch the live-streams, visit www.facebook.com/sjcpls.

  • Jacksonville’s DJ Aleks will live stream sessions, Fridays and Saturdays, at 6 p.m. through his official Facebook page, @DjAlekz. For questions or more information, call (904) 463-8763.
  • Cuba Libre Bar’s Chef Lorenzo will host live cooking classes on Fridays at 1 p.m., teaching how to cook authentic Cuban cuisine on Facebook live on the Cuba Libre Bar official Facebook page, facebook.com/danceclubjacksonville.
  • Fitness enthusiast Savanna Rose will host a tabata cardio class Thursday, May 14, at noon on her official Instagram, @savanna__rose. Mini bands will be used for this work-out stream.
  • Junior Achievement of North Florida is offering weekly programs live on Instagram, where program coordinators or virtual volunteers will be teaching JA courses live. Parents and students can follow JA of North Florida’s Instagram page at @janorthflorida to take part in the lessons. The lessons will be held each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Tuesday programs will be for elementary age students, Wednesday programs will be for middle school students and Thursday programs will be high school students. Each lesson will be approximately 30 minutes, with the live recordings saved for review on JA’s official Facebook page at Facebook.com/JAofNorthFlorida.

They will also be posted on the JA of North Florida website at www.janfl.org.

  • The Jacksonville Symphony has joined multiple international orchestras in broadcasting music to help raise the spirits of the community during this time. Join in for a new broadcast, Fridays at 8 p.m., on the Jax Symphony official Facebook and YouTube pages, or through its official website at jaxsymphony.org/live/.

 

  • Learn From Chefs is a chance to support local chefs and Jax Restaurant Reviews while during social distancing while learning to cook incredible food all while safely social distancing.

Each virtual class includes a recipe card for each course to keep, a 2-hour live web meeting to follow along with the chef and access to purchase ingredients from a local grocer and have them delivered (not applicable to all classes).

To register or for more information, visit www.learnfromchefs.com

  • Chef’s Garden Catering & Events offers weekly virtual cooking classes throughout the COVID-19 quarantine to keep social distance while staying emotionally connected. New classes are added weekly. For more information, visit cateringjacksonville.com.
  • To connect with friends, St. Augustine’s Urban Asado will host “Virtual Asados” to feature local businesses. The online events feature a variety of specially-prepared “Asado Kits” for preorder to follow along. Chefs will offer grilling tips and local bartenders will provide special cocktail kits for viewers. Not available to grill? Still stop by the Virtual Asado and say hello. For more information, visit UrbanAsado.com.
  • Director at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, Donna Guzzo, has worked with crystals for over 40 years and will focus this lesson on four different crystals, and how to use them during a crisis. This will be followed by a 5-minute meditation practice. Class cost is $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Attendees will need a laptop, Android, or iPhone, the ability to download free apps, a yoga mat, candles, crystals and an open mind.

To register for the class or for more information, visit www.ccpvb.org/arts-programs/adult-arts-programs.

  • Musical duo Jarrod and Claire Dickenson host “Concerts for the Quarantined” on Thursdays at 2 p.m. on Jarrod’s official Instagram, @JarrodDickenson. Watch and listen as they serenade viewers with friendly conversation and acoustic vibes.
  • "Songs From Another Room" is a songwriter series streamed from each artist's home to the Blue Jay Listening Room Facebook page on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at noon. There will be an opportunity to monetarily support both, Blue Jay, and the artists, by donating to Venmo, PayPal or Cash App. Each night, donations will be split down the middle, with Blue Jay receiving half and that night's artist receiving the other half.

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