The St. Johns Cultural Council Partners with Local Organizations to Celebrate Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in St. Augustine during August 2024

2024-07-22T11:08:58-04:00July 22, 2024|News|

The St. Johns Cultural Council, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society, St. Augustine Film Society, and the St. Johns County Public Library celebrate Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings with film screenings, live music, and literary discussions during August, the 128th anniversary of her birth. Pulitzer Prize winner Rawlings, author of numerous novels and short [...]

St. Augustine’s Lotus Noodle Bar Cooks at James Beard House, SJCC Promotes St. Johns County Food Culture

2024-07-11T12:55:29-04:00July 11, 2024|News|

Chef Barry Honan and his team prepare meals at the world-renowned James Beard Foundation in New York Less than a year after opening, Chef Barry Honan’s Lotus Noodle Bar has received accolades that are bestowed on the nation’s finest restaurants. Chef Honan and his team were invited to create a [...]

Florida Museum of Black History Task Force Recommends St. Johns County to Governor’s Office as the Location of State’s First Black History Museum

2024-07-01T15:55:21-04:00July 1, 2024|News|

The St. Johns Cultural Council was a partner in this project, and the St. Augustine Beach Hotel (a historic building managed by the Cultural Council) is included as one of the sites that helped the committee select St. Augustine for the Florida Museum of Black History. St. Johns County is [...]

National Park Service Awards $750,000 to St. Johns Cultural Council for Cultural Arts Center at the St. Augustine Beach Hotel

2024-05-01T14:44:04-04:00May 1, 2024|News|

On April 30th, the National Park Service awarded $750,000 to the St. Johns Cultural Council for continuing the non-profit’s efforts in rehabilitating the Cultural Arts Center at the St. Augustine Beach Hotel. The government grant funding overall totals $23.4 million for 39 projects in 16 states and the District of [...]

2024 Haiku Contest Results & Comments

2024-04-09T14:35:55-04:00April 9, 2024|News|

The Cultural Council’s fourth annual Haiku Contest was a great success with dozens of individual entries and over 100 poems. Antoinette Libro and Michael Henry Lee chose one winner from two categories as well as honorable mentions to fit this year’s theme of William Bartram's travels in East Florida [...]

St. Johns Cultural Council Announces Retirement of Executive Director Christina Parrish Stone

2024-04-04T10:29:00-04:00April 4, 2024|News|

The St. Johns Cultural Council which promotes arts, culture, and heritage in St. Johns County, Florida, announced today that Christina Parrish Stone will retire from her role as Executive Director at the end of the current fiscal year on September 30, after a dynamic and highly successful five years of leadership. The Cultural Council’s [...]

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra to headline Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts in St. Augustine, Florida on May 12

2024-03-18T18:30:33-04:00March 18, 2024|News|

St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of Music and The Arts and the St. Johns Cultural Council have partnered to present The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra during the 2024 Romanza event. The concert will be held on Sunday, May 12 at 4 PM at Flagler College Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada Street in [...]


2024-02-19T12:32:38-05:00February 19, 2024|News|

The GRAMMY-nominated duo are joined by special guest Larry Mangum in the Gamble Rogers Concert Series The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival and St. Johns Cultural Council co-present “Live from The Waterworks,” a monthly concert series hosted at this beautiful venue built in 1898. The series is now in its second [...]

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