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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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Ashlei and Malcom Askew pose at Tha Cookout at Cynthia Moore Chestnut Park on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

‘Tha Cookout’ promises inclusivity, ‘vibes’ for Gainesville

Throughout the tranquil greenery of Cynthia Moore Chestnut Park and Clark Butler Nature Preserve, laughter and camaraderie echoed through the trees as Gainesville locals gathered for "Tha Cookout," a vibrant celebration organized by Ashlei and Malcom Askew. The June 16 afternoon event marked not only a celebration of Juneteenth but also a tribute to fatherhood and community spirit.


How Bazar reintroduces summer skillshare sessions

How Bazar has officially reintroduced its summertime skillshare sessions, starting every Monday for the next four months at 60 SW Second St. From DJing to birdhouse-building, to furniture repurposing and car maintenance repair, there’s a little something for anyone looking to expand their repertoire or spend a nice evening downtown. 


Avenue Roundtable: The 2024 Met Gala

On a runway clad with whimsical florals and woodland imagery, decorated stars took to the stairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to attend yesterday’s 2024 Met Gala. Renowned as “fashion’s biggest night,” A-listers arrived at the coveted event donning unique haute couture inspired by “The Garden of Time” dress code. 

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