Opening of the 5th season of les Jardins Gamelin may 30: a festive, 100% Montreal evening
Montreal, April 18, 2019 – The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership invites Montrealers and visitors to the opening of Les Jardins Gamelin on Thursday, May 30 at 5 p.m. The festive evening will set the tone for a 5th season featuring a warm, welcoming atmosphere and the full spectrum of Montreal’s artistic diversity. Until September 29, Les Jardins Gamelin is the place to be for free cultural and civic activities, drinks with friends, or a snack on the lush green terrasse – just some of the many irresistible charms of Montreal’s favourite summer spot.
AN ELECTRIFYING OPENING NIGHT
THURSDAY, MAY 30 AT 5 P.M.
At 5 p.m, DJ Kobal will revive the spirit of Les Jardins Gamelin with a selection of Afro-funk and Caribbean tunes. At 6:30, the trio Paupière will launch the evening’s concert line-up with a powerful, danceable, theatrical performance blending 80s British synth-pop and French chanson. At 8 p.m., Papagroove, an ensemble of ten world-class musicians, will get you up and dancing with their Afro-funk beats. To cap the evening on a high note, AfrotroniX will deliver a mind-blowing performance combining electronic DJ music, drums and African urban dance, from 9:30 to 11 p.m.
Throughout the evening, La Maison jaune will welcome families for some outdoor play, as well as a variety of guided workshops for kids. Lastly, take a tour of the flower, vegetable and plant gardens designed by social greening organization Sentier Urbain, and admire the butterflies in the butterfly tent.
A PREVIEW OF LES JARDINS GAMELIN’S FIFTH SEASON
With a unique and inviting atmosphere and a large terrasse perfect for casual get-togethers, Les Jardins Gamelin is a great place to enjoy the summer to the fullest with family and friends.
With a 100%-Montreal, 100%-free program with animation, creative workshops for kids, shows and fun, healthy activities, you can come back every day of the week for a dose of culture and entertainment without ever getting bored. For proof, here’s a quick look at the season’s weekly activities and events:
Show off your pipes at karaoke night.
Apéros Criollo transports you with sunny Afro-Caribbean beats. BAnQ sort de ses murs invites you to history and heritage workshops.
Enjoy the urban oasis that is Les Jardins with a morning outdoor yoga session. Always wanted to learn to dance? Check out the bals de l’été!
Mmm / Montréal, musique du monde, at lunchtime and after work, be transported by Montreal artists who embody the city’s diversity with festive sounds from around the globe.
Ce soir, on danse! Get up and shake it with fun, festive music from some great DJs and live pop, indie, hip-hop and reggae groups.
The ever-popular Salsafolie evenings invite you to surrender to the pleasures of Latin dances: salsa, bachata, mambo, reggaeton.
Kids are front and centre, with workshops and shows during the family mornings presented by Petits bonheurs. Get the whole family together for an introduction to urban agriculture with morning workshops organized by Sentier Urbain, then spend the afternoon playing your favourite games at the Club de jeux Randolph.
FULL PROGRAMMING TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
BAR AND SNACK BAR
Dominic St-Laurent and his team present an exclusive menu inspired by Quebec’s fast-food classics, including happy hour specials (5 to 7 p.m.) and a children’s menu.
OPENING OF LES JARDINS GAMELIN
Thursday May 30, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Open to all !
5 p.m. : DJ Kobal
6:30 p.m. : Paupière
8 p.m. : Papagroove
9:30 p.m. : AfrotroniX
Register for the event on Facebook
LES JARDINS GAMELIN
May 30 to September 29, 2019
Place Émile Gamelin, Quartier des spectacles
Open daily until 11 p.m.
All activities are free
ABOUT LES JARDINS GAMELIN
In the spring of 2015, Place Émilie-Gamelin showed a new face to Quartier des Spectacles residents and visitors with Les Jardins Gamelin, open from May to September. A large, green and inviting civic space in the heart of downtown, Les Jardins Gamelin return every year with an original temporary layout and a versatile set of facilities. The space’s unique, accessible and human-scale programming, which has now completed five seasons, has become a part of daily life for residents and visitors, making Les Jardins Gamelin an inclusive gathering place in true Montreal style. The initiative, led by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, is produced in collaboration with Pépinière & co, Sentier Urbain and numerous partners, with the financial support of the borough of Ville-Marie.
ABOUT THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES PARTNERSHIP
The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, founded in 2003, is a non-profit organization with more than 80 members active in the district. It is responsible for animating the Quartier des Spectacles by programming cultural activities, managing and animating public spaces, providing distinctive illumination, and promoting the Quartier as a must-visit cultural destination. The Partnership is supported by the Ville de Montréal.
For more information, visit quartierdesspectacles.com
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