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Thu, Feb 16


Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center

Neighbors Meeting Neighbors / Talking About "The Neighborhood"

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Neighbors Meeting Neighbors / Talking About "The Neighborhood"
Neighbors Meeting Neighbors / Talking About "The Neighborhood"

Time & Location

Feb 16, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center, 837 SE 7th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, USA


About the event

If you or any of your family members grew up on Springhill, you are invited to come to share your memories 

and enjoy a night of fun at our Sarah's Sweetwater Greenway Loop Kickoff Festival.


Special Features: 

Kick Off - Day One at the Cotton Club Museum

Today kicks off our 5 day series highlighting the unique events happening each day of the festival. Central to this festival is the opportunity to showcase the rich cultural heritage throughout our city's historic areas. We believe the Cotton Club Museum embodies what it means to preserve and honor the stories of past while looking towards the future. Below is a glimpse at the vibrant voices and talents being showcased on day one of the festival:  

Thursday, February 16th 

4:00 Pick Up Free Tote + Goodies at South Main Station Farmers Market

4:30 Video Interviews with Springhill Neighbors @ Cotton Club Museum

5:00 Gospel Music

6:00-7:15 Dinner and Sarah's Place Screening

7:15 Speaker, Dr. Gloria McKnight Swoopes, Daughter of Mrs. Sarah McKnight

8:15 Did you know? Springhill, Heartwood, Cotton Club Museum

Contact: 352-219-7407 for more information

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Past Events

  • Blessing of the Building,
    May 18, 2018


  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony,
    November 12, 2018


  • Let’s Celebrate – Opening Gala,
    February 2, 2019


  • Gospel Extravaganza,
    April 28, 2019


  • Black Music Month and Soul Food Festival,June 8, 2019

  • Juneteenth Breakfast,
    June 21, 2019

  • Opening Reception – Jazz Age, African Americans in the Performing Arts Exhibit,
    October 11, 2019

  • Reception – Virtual Reality Harlem Renaissance Exhibit,
    November 2, 2019

  • Storytelling with Gainesville’s Pioneer Communities, December 2, 2019

  • Families That Sing Together, December 14, 2019

  • Ujamaa – Children’s Kwanzaa Program,
    December 29, 2019


  • Jazz Age Coming Alive Movie Night,
    January 24, 2020


  • Words Matter- Stories Poetically Told, January 26, 2020

  • Reception - Roots and Light – Black Artists in Gainesville Exhibit,
    February 22, 2020

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