Pulse shooting: Vigils in Orlando, Tampa areas

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Vigils, remembrances and events around Central Florida and the Tampa Bay area in memory of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

Vigils are Sunday, June 12th unless otherwise stated. We will add to this as we get more:

Orlando area

  • Baitul-Aafiyat Mosque: 9501 Satellite Blvd, Suite 103, 32837-8445. Prayer service to be held at 8 p.m. Sunday for victims of Orlando nightclub shooting.
  • The Center: 946 N. Mills, Orlando. Will hold news conference at 5 p.m. Also making grief counselors available and has opened an emergency hotline.
  • Christ Church of Orlando: 2200 South Orange Ave. Open to first-responders and workers for rest and prayer. 6 p.m.
  • Ember, Orlando: 42 W. Central Blvd., Orlando, 32801. Restaurant/bar holding plans a candlelight vigil for 7 p.m. Sunday.
  • The Experience Christian Center: Prayer vigil at 6:33 p.m. to be held at Jones High School. Gov. Rick Scott and other Central Florida officials have been invited.
  • Parliament House, Orlando: Vigil planned for 7 p.m.
  • St. Cloud City Hall: 7:30 p.m. vigil planned near the flagpole. Please join Deputy Mayor Jeff Rinehart as he leads us all in a moment of silence and prayers for the victims and families of those who have been hurt in this tragic event. We request that if anyone has a candle they wish to light, please bring it.
  • Food Truck Bazaar: 7 p.m. Pastor Jody Mask will be leading a vigil. All welcome.
  • Rollins College: A Vigil for Peace will be held 6/13 11:30 a.m. at Knowles Memorial Chapel.
  • Kissimmee: 5:30 p.m. Prayer Vigil at City of Life Church in Kissimmee. 2874 East Irlo Bronson, Kissimmee.
  • Joy Metropolitan Community Church: Equality Florida outreach group is hosting a vigil at 6 p.m. at 2351 S. Ferncreek Ave.
  • Mental Health Association of Central Florida (MHACF)- Offering counseling services, 1525 E Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32801.
  • Lake Eola: June 19th at 8 p.m.
  • Sanford Candlelight Vigil for Orlando: June 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Fort Mellon Park, 600 E. 1st Street.

Tampa area

  • Tampa: Curtis Hixon Park location changed to Ybor Metro Wellness & Community Center, Ybor. 1315 E 7th Ave, Tampa: 7-10 p.m. Bring candles, flashlights and lighters. Meeting at the park at 7 p.m. Group will march silently down River Walk. Bring walking shoes and water.
  • Inverness: 5-6:30 pm. Wallace Brooks Park, 328 E Dampier St,  Inverness Florida. Meet under the pavilions next to the 9/11 memorial. Family is welcome, and candles will be provided.
  • St. Pete (Grand Central Dist.): A group of local gay bars and restaurants are holding vigils at 7 p.m. tonight. They are on the Grand Central District, 28th and Court Avenue in St. Pete.
  • St. Pete (City Hall): 8 p.m. at St. Pete City Hall steps. Address: 175 5th St. North
  • St. Pete: 99.1 VIGIL; 9 p.m. – midnight Location: 3621 Central Avenue.
  • Gulfport: Gulfport Candlelight Vigil at the Gulfport Library at 8 p.m., south end of library by the flag poles
  • Lakeland: Vigil Monday  in Lakeland at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Mirror for the Pulse nightclub victims.

Bay News 9 – local-news

June 14, 2016 |

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