May 6, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
DATE AND TIME OF GATHERING: May 6 at 10:45 AM
Downtown, South Straub Park
198 Bayshore Dr. NE
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
PROCESSION START: 11:00 a.m.
Procession route: from Beach Drive NE to Central Avenue South East towards Yacht club, and then to Bay Shore Drive NE.
Final destination: the fountain platform at South Straub Park.
«Immortal Regiment» participants can park their cars not far from the gathering location on Beach Dr. NE and Bayshore Dr. NE streets, and also at the 6-floor parking garage, 7 minutes walking distance from the gathering place. Parking fee – $1.00 for 4 hours.
Parking garage address:
Sundial Parking Garage
117 2nd Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
At the final destination, the fountain platform at South Straub Park, literature and music event will take place. After that there will be a moment of silence in honor of the perished soldiers and veterans that already passed away. Participants will let white balloons fly to the sky in memory of the WWII victims.
“Immortal Regiment” procession will be a part of All-Florida car ride “Memory Relay 2018”, which will take place from May 5 to May 9, following route Orlando-St. Petersburgг-Largo-Tallahassee-Jacksonville-Palm Coast-Miami.
After the “Immortal Regiment” procession is through, all participants will be invited to join the main group car ride (driving their own vehicles) and will come to the next ride stop – Largo city. There, at Russian restaurant «Vernisage», «Field ration» festival and a big celebration concert will take place. Entry to the festival and the concert is free. (Largo city is located near St Petersburg, 35 minutes driving distance).
On May 6 (Saturday) from 13:30 to 16:00 at Russian restaurant «Vernisage» participants and veterans of the “Immortal Regiment” will see Honoring of the Soviet and American veterans of World War II, festival «Field ration» and a big celebration concert – professional artists of Florida will be performing.
1156 Jasper St.
Largo, FL 33770.
There will be enough free parking spaces near the restaurant for everybody.
Entry to the festival and the concert is free. Each festival participant will also get a chance to try the «field ration»: Russian buckwheat porridge with American stewed steak and a piece of rye bread. The meal will be presented by one of the “Memory Relay” project’s sponsors, European restaurant «Vernisage». «Field double shot» will also be available.
The restaurant will be operating as usual, it will offer meals and a variety of drinks from its original menu as well.
Russian-American Community Center of Florida – Phone: 407-512-6587
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