Lullaby of the Rivers Festival

Lullaby of the Rivers Festival

The mission of the Lullaby of the Rivers Festival is to awaken and nurture connections to nature in gatherings of all ages by using music and stories that inspire environmental awareness and consciousness.

The annual Earth Day festival features top regional performers playing extraordinary music and telling fabulous tales, plus activities for everyone. It has all the regular festival trimmings including food trucks, vendors, exhibitors, children’s games, raffles, and a Tasting Tent with organic and sustainably-raised food.

One of the highlights of the Lullaby of the Rivers Festival is the Earth Day Fair, where organizations set up booths with information and activities that teach about the outdoors, the creatures that live there, and what we can do to preserve their habitat and ours. Hands-on activities show children — and adults — how to be involved in a way they will remember.

Richard Louv thinks Nature Deficit Disorder can be reversed, and we at Lullaby of the Rivers think so too. That’s why we create opportunities to gather people in outdoor settings, always with music and stories to entertain and inspire awareness.

The festival has a membership program, Lullaby Buddies. Lullabuddies help implement programs and offer ideas and assistance for carrying out the mission, such as the Lullaby Walk through the backstreets of Vilano Beach. There are many organizations that support community environmental actions. For instance, the Litter Gitter is a program of the Matanzas

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Lightner Museum

lightnerRelics of America's Gilded Age are elegantly exhibited on the museum's three floors. Costumes, furnishings, mechanical musical instruments and other artifacts give you a glimpse into 19th century daily life. The Lightner collection includes beautiful examples of cut glass, Victorian art glass and the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Historic Florida Militia

historic-militiaThe Historic Florida Militia (HFM) is a non-profit umbrella organization supporting re-created historic interpretive units and representing a number of cultures and time periods. "We are not street performers, we are educators. We are not parades, we are historic programs. This is not an exercise in free speech, this is an opportunity to educate. We are not promoting a political agenda, we are promoting the city's history through a practical and factual teaching method".

Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

cultural-centerCCPVB is a non-profit 501(c) (3) arts organization located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida dedicated to providing a place for everyone in the Jacksonville region to create, understand and experience the arts. We bring the arts to our community through art exhibitions featuring local, regional and nationally known artist; art classes and workshops for children and adults; children's summer camps; and creative events that support educational programming. Our outreach programs serve children with disabilities, special education needs, and low income families.

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College

crisp-ellertBuilt in honor of Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert and her husband, Dr. Robert Ellert, the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum offers Flagler College students and the Northeast Florida community a venue for fostering knowledge and a deep appreciation of contemporary art. As an educational resource for the College, the Museum exhibits regional, national and international artists, and provides opportunities for critical engagement and exposure to a variety of exhibitions and personal interactions with visiting artists. The Museum challenges students, the Flagler community and the public to cultivate individual creativity, critical reflection, historical consciousness and respect for the free exchange of ideas. In this spirit, the Museum also hosts public programs, including artist talks, readings, panel discussions and film series that provide a platform for vital interdisciplinary dialogue.

EMMA Concert Association

emmaThe general purpose of this corporation [EMMA] is to stimulate interest in classical music throughout St. Johns County, FL and to encourage interest in and to provide opportunities in classical music for the youth of the county.

The mission of this corporation is to produce a number of quality music and dance performances every year and to offer them at modest ticket prices to the residents of St. Johns County and tourists visiting or planning to visit St. Johns County.