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The Straz Block Party

The Straz is back with a free block party along the Riverwalk, and you’re invited!

TAMPA, Fla. — The curtain opens once again at the Straz Center in Tampa after a long intermission. To celebrate, The Straz is throwing a free block party as way to say thank you to the community. The Straz Center’s Summer Bohnenkamp and performer Taylor Reed joined Great Day Live to share details about the welcome back party. There will be a variety of performers from aerialists to music acts on two different stages. There will also be food trucks and a maker’s market. The event takes place October 16th from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information you can visit www.strazcenter.com

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When she's not working, Java is very passionate about giving back to the community, having served on the corporate boards for The Boys and Girls Club of North Mississippi, The Civic Ballet Company, The Doniphan Dance Project and the Leadership Council for the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama. She has volunteered also with a number of civic organizations