First Friday Mixer Return to the First Coast

Shown is Tonja Bradley and Andrea Challenger with Breezy's owners Thea and Bernett Jeffers

Circa 1980s and 1990s, First Friday’s were the hottest event on the First Coast. Held the first Friday of every month in a casual setting, it was a time for gainfully employed African-Americans to network and unwind whether they were from from the corporate  sector to entrepreneurs. Now after over a decade, First Fridays has returned hosted by Breezys Jazz House in San Marco.  Organized by Shamarie Lewis, the goal of the relaunch is to encourage the community to “take pride in our ownership and control for our businesses.” For more info visit


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