With summer's end not quite in site, we decided it's time to slow down & have some fun! And what better place to do so that so says St. Petersburg is special than the Mirror Lake shuffleboard courts! Join SPP, the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance & Keep Saint Petersburg Local, for an evening with music by DJ Sugar Bear, local art, food & beer, shuffleboard and a chance to celebrate what makes St. Petersburg special. Video stations will be set up, so you'll have a chance to record a message for our city leaders saying what makes the 'Burg special to you.
And, yikes, the event is FREE! Reservations are not required but it always helps to know if you are coming!
St. Petersburg is special and a driving force both culturally and economically to being so is our city’s sense of place. The 'Burg is in a boom and has never been more attractive but there is no recipe to assuring the changes that are occurring do not also take away from what keeps us special.
This forum, featuring candidates Mayor Rick Kriseman and Rick Baker, will focus on their perspectives as to what keeps St. Petersburg special and how to maintain our city’s sense of place during this period of growth and change.
The candidates will be addressing the four "cornerstones" of our city's sense of place - historic preservation, locally-owned independent businesses, the arts, and traditional neighborhoods.
Thank you to the Museum of Fine Arts for providing the facilities for this forum. Thank you also to the Museum's Executive Director Kristen Shepherd and to Dr. Gary Mormino for moderating the forum.
This is a free event but space is extremely limited and pre-registration is required.
A fun Thursday evening stroll is a great way to head into a summer weekend. St. Petersburg Preservation and Keep St. Pete Lit are partnering to offer this fun tweak to SPP’s traditional Gulfport walking tour, a historic tour with a literary twist! Tour goers will learn about the history of Gulfport from tour guide Cathy Salustri, herself an accomplished author, while gaining inspiration from local writers reading from their work. All in all, it makes for a special evening! And don’t forget, downtown Gulfport offers some fun places after the tour to get a drink or something to eat.
Reservations recommended as tour size is limited.