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Savannah City Market, Early voting & Night Music Soirée

This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership

Local Weather


Today – ☀️ Sunny | 87 🌡️ |💨 South wind 5 to 9 mph.

Tonight – ☁️ Cloudy| 63 🌡️ |💨 South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.


Quote of the day

The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.

-Chief Joseph

Savannah City Market


Today, shoppers at the Savannah City Market will discover a lively and bustling green lawn, supported on all sides by historical markets, restaurants, and boutiques. However, not too long ago it was an entirely different scene.

City Market also known as Ellis Square was originally established in 1733. It was one of Oglethorpe’s first four wards that were later referred to as Decker Square, in honor of Sir Matthew Decker, one of the first Georgia Trustees. Savannah notables John and Mary Musgrove, Noble Jones, and, more likely, a prominent doctor and a member of the founding Jewish community. Samuel Nunes lived in the Ward during the time of Oglethorpe. Through the ages, the square was used for a marketplace in one form or the other that including an occasional slave market to time.

It was renamed Ellis Square to honor Sir Henry Ellis, the second governor royal of Georgia.

The most fascinating part of City Market over the years was the melting pot that proved to be part of Savannah’s infrastructure. Goods were delivered to Savannah from cattle farms and plantations far and wide attracting the full scope of the township.

Society members from every sphere of existence and economic backgrounds can be seen in the as well as living Life together.

Savannah’s downtown Savannah became a secluded and neglected place in the 1950s, it was due to the city, with its suburban themes, trying out new methods of bringing people together to return to the town. The first City Market sat empty and was selected to be demolished in favor of an underground parking deck. The land was then reclaimed and was restored to its original beauty in 2010.

Around Town


Music

Savannah Philharmonic announces 2022-2023 schedule
Seven concerts make up the subscription series. All but one will be staged at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. Read more.
Savannah Philharmonic announces 2022-2023 schedule
Seven concerts make up the subscription series. All but one will be staged at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. Read more.

Civic

Early voting: What Chatham County voters should know under new state law
Monday is the last day to register to vote in Georgia’s May 24 primary election, and early, in-person voting starts in one week. WSAV sat down… Read more.
Early voting: What Chatham County voters should know under new state law
Monday is the last day to register to vote in Georgia’s May 24 primary election, and early, in-person voting starts in one week. WSAV sat down… Read more.

Community

Designs wanted for Savannah’s To-Go Cup program
The search is on for designs for the Savannah Downtown Business Association’s inaugural Savannah To-Go Cup program. Read more.
Designs wanted for Savannah’s To-Go Cup program
The search is on for designs for the Savannah Downtown Business Association’s inaugural Savannah To-Go Cup program. Read more.
Humane Society to host dog carnival in Forsyth Park
After two years of cancelations due to COVID-19 concerns, the 20th annual Doggie Carnival is expected to return this weekend. The Humane Society for Greater Savannah… Read more.
Humane Society to host dog carnival in Forsyth Park
After two years of cancelations due to COVID-19 concerns, the 20th annual Doggie Carnival is expected to return this weekend. The Humane Society for Greater Savannah… Read more.

What’s happening


Today

Board of Public Education Accountability Committee Meeting 
The Board of Education’s Accountability Committee will meet on Tuesday at 3:30 pm. Read more.
Board of Public Education Accountability Committee Meeting 
The Board of Education’s Accountability Committee will meet on Tuesday at 3:30 pm. Read more.
Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center’s 30th Anniversary
Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center’s 30th Anniversary Hosted By Coastal Childrens Advocacy Center. Event starts on Tuesday, 26 April 2022 and happening at Ships Of The Sea Maritime Museum, Savannah, GA.… Read more.
Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center’s 30th Anniversary
Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center’s 30th Anniversary Hosted By Coastal Childrens Advocacy Center. Event starts on Tuesday, 26 April 2022 and happening at Ships Of The Sea Maritime Museum, Savannah, GA.… Read more.
Night Music Soirée
Join us for a candlelight evening of music in the garden! Featuring pianists of Savannah Arts Academy with special guest 4A String Quartet. This fairy-lit evening of music in the… Read more.
Night Music Soirée
Join us for a candlelight evening of music in the garden! Featuring pianists of Savannah Arts Academy with special guest 4A String Quartet. This fairy-lit evening of music in the… Read more.

Wednesday

Langston Hughes: Voice of the People
Langston Hughes: Voice of the People Hosted By The Learning Center of SCI . Event starts on Wednesday, 27 April 2022 and happening at Senior Citizens, Inc., Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.
Langston Hughes: Voice of the People
Langston Hughes: Voice of the People Hosted By The Learning Center of SCI . Event starts on Wednesday, 27 April 2022 and happening at Senior Citizens, Inc., Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.

Thursday

TODD SNIDER: Pickin’. Grinnin’. Tellin’ Stories. Takin’ Requests TOUR
Todd Snider : Pickin’. Grinnin’. Tellin’ Stories. Takin’ Requests TOUR stops by Victory North Savannah, GA. April 28th w/ Tommy WomackTODD SNIDERYou don’t often hear about an artist reinventing their… Read more.
TODD SNIDER: Pickin’. Grinnin’. Tellin’ Stories. Takin’ Requests TOUR
Todd Snider : Pickin’. Grinnin’. Tellin’ Stories. Takin’ Requests TOUR stops by Victory North Savannah, GA. April 28th w/ Tommy WomackTODD SNIDERYou don’t often hear about an artist reinventing their… Read more.
Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon featuring Whitley Deputy Band
Experience Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon’s popular concert series with a live performance by the Whitley Deputy Band!Plant Riverside District’s free weekly outdoor live music series “Moon Deck LIVE… Read more.
Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon featuring Whitley Deputy Band
Experience Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon’s popular concert series with a live performance by the Whitley Deputy Band!Plant Riverside District’s free weekly outdoor live music series “Moon Deck LIVE… Read more.
The Thin Tweed Line
An academic comedy by Jack Simmons … engaging the contemporary culture wars with a philosophical twist. Read more.
The Thin Tweed Line
An academic comedy by Jack Simmons … engaging the contemporary culture wars with a philosophical twist. Read more.
Unique Design X Savannah Collectible Design Show 2022
Please join us at the second annual Unique Design X Savannah, showcasing collectible design by a curated selection of artists and designers. Read more.
Unique Design X Savannah Collectible Design Show 2022
Please join us at the second annual Unique Design X Savannah, showcasing collectible design by a curated selection of artists and designers. Read more.
Savannah Challenger – Stadium Center Court: Thursday
The Savannah Challenger is the premiere professional tennis event in south Georgia.This United States Tennis Association (USTA) ATP tournament is part of the worldwide Challenger series, a Pro Circuit event… Read more.
Savannah Challenger – Stadium Center Court: Thursday
The Savannah Challenger is the premiere professional tennis event in south Georgia.This United States Tennis Association (USTA) ATP tournament is part of the worldwide Challenger series, a Pro Circuit event… Read more.
The Creative Coast’s Morning Mixer
Stop by for coffee and connections at The Creative Coast suite in Expansive!We’re hosting a Coffee Hour for those interested in connecting with others in the startup and innovative community!… Read more.
The Creative Coast’s Morning Mixer
Stop by for coffee and connections at The Creative Coast suite in Expansive!We’re hosting a Coffee Hour for those interested in connecting with others in the startup and innovative community!… Read more.

#gumptionsavannah

Toasting #SCADMOA‘s first decade in style! Thank you to our #SCADMOA members and the Savannah arts community for an extraordinary evening of performances and gatherings to celebrate 10 years of exhibitions and events — and the museum’s bright future!


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