May 01, 2012 - May 06, 2012
Times Union Center of the Performing Arts
300 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Come celebrate French Week 2012 with the hit Broadway musical, Les Misérables! Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. Cameron Mackintosh’s New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables premieres at the Times-Union Center from May 1st - 6th for eight performances only! This new production features glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. The New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables is part of the Broadway Series presented in Jacksonville by The Artist Series.

May 01, 2012 - May 01, 2012
Reception at 6:30 p.m.
Program at 7:20 p.m.
Jacksonville Historical Society
317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Across from the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
The event celebrates the 450th anniversary of Jean Ribault’s arrival at the St. Johns River with a reading from Ribault’s journal followed by the speaker, John de Bry with 16th century music of the era during the reception featuring the Navy Band.

May 01, 2012 - May 01, 2012
6:15 to 8 p.m.
Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center
The Jacksonville Landing
2 Independent Drive, Suite 162
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
The Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center will honor the crews of the French Navy's Etoile and Belle Poule by holding a reception. The event will feature the Sails of Reformation Exhibit and a taste of Jacksonville's local wine, beer and delicacies.

May 01, 2012 - May 01, 2012
5 - 7 p.m.
The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
To commemorate 450 years of French history in Florida, the Cummer Museum of art and Gardens will lead a tour of the French paintings in their art collection, the Tree Cup Cafe will sample some of the cheese from their menu and you will have the opportunity to learn some French words and phrases, test your knowledge and play a round of Pictionary with a French theme.

May 01, 2012 - May 01, 2012
5:00 p.m.
Main Library
303 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Artist Lee Adams' 12' x 30' mural, Ribault's Landing, will be installed in the Florida Collection at the Main Library in downtown Jacksonville.

May 01, 2012 - May 01, 2012
2:30 p.m.
Huguenot Memorial Park
10980 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32226
A tree will be planted in Huguenot Memorial Park in commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the Huguenots arrival in Northeast Florida.

May 01, 2012 - May 01, 2012
12 p.m.

To commemorate the 450th anniversary of Huguenot Captain Jean Ribault's arrival here on the First Coast, the City of Jacksonville is asking for area churches and vessels up and down the St. Johns River to ring their bells and sound their horns on May 1, 2012 at noon.


May 01, 2012 - May 01, 2012

To celebrate the community’s French heritage, the City of Fernandina Beach will officially name one of the downtown pocket parks in honor of Jean Ribault.

May 01, 2012 - May 01, 2012
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Art Center is inviting artists to paint at the Ft. Caroline National Memorial on May 1. Those artists who paint are offered to display their 1 framed painting at our space during Downtown Art Walk on May 2.

May 01, 2012 - May 01, 2012
10 a.m.
Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve
12713 Fort Caroline Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32225
The Ribault Monument commemorates the landing of Jean Ribault near the mouth of the St. Johns River in 1562. Ribault erected a stone column bearing the coat of arms of King Charles IX to claim Florida for France.
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