Spring Festival Attractions: 365 days of smile, Cowanation, Pride, Greek Folk & Eat for Tibet!

Less then 2 weeks to go till our May 7th Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival – We hope you’ll be enticed to re-explore, re-discover and support over 100 participating community organizations, artists, musicians & shops..

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Land Trust: Learn more about the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust, how you can become a donor and get involved!  

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#365daysofsmile: Parkdale-based visual artist Bareket Kezwer invites you to share what makes you happy in her interactive chalk installation – come out and take part in her ongoing project, #365daysofsmile

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Cowanation: Join one of Parkdales largest treasure trove community groups & help fill in the colors of Parkdale,  steady hands not required, plus learn more about Cowanation!  

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Sistema Toronto: Get inspired by this children’s musical ensemble children and discover the joy of belonging to something greater than the sum of its parts.

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Parkdale Film & Video Showcase: Learn more about how you can become an artist, curator, or film and art community member & help shape the curatorial direction of the 2016 program!

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You Can Sit With Us: Pride Toronto is just around the corner, find out how you can support, participate and enjoy!

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Friends of Marcos: Enjoy the sounds of Greek folk!

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Students for a Free Tibet Canada: Are you crazy for Momo’s, then head over to SFTC to find out how you can Eat for Tibet on May 8 and donate, support & eat for a great cause!  

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Spring Festival Attractions: Comic Books, Roadrunners, Growing Veggies, Drums & Lanterns!

WOW 2.2 weeks to go till our May 7th Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival – this year we promise to be bigger & more colorful with added family activities & exciting promotions taking place along Queen Street West. We’ll be announcing activities, performers and deals on a weekly basis. We hope you’ll be enticed to re-explore, re-discover and support over 100 participating community organizations, artists, musicians & shops.

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MYseum on the Move!:  B.A.N.D and Myseum of Toronto want you to share personal photos, objects and memorabilia that represent what Toronto means to you.

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Parkdale Roadrunners: Parkdales running club wants to make little art with you! Drop by their booth to screen your own award  and tell them  what makes you #1. Snag a photo on the podium with your award and let’s celebrate everyone that makes up the goodness that we call Parkdale!  

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Free Comic Book Day!: May 7th marks the 15th Anniversary of Free Comic Book Day and what better way to celebrate then by checking out West End Comics!

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Spring Art: Join the Skeir Gallery & The Queen West Art Crawl for community chalk painting and fresh lemonade! Plus check out their spring themed art for sale! 

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Making Room Community Arts: Join this radically inclusive, multi-disciplinary arts company as they use blueprint designs to create lanterns that will help them further imagine what to do in Masaryk Park.

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Eat Grow Share: Have you ever wanted to learn how to grow your own vegetables, then join Greenest City and learn how to plant using super efficient growing containers – let’s get growing Parkdale!

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Saboumando: Enjoy this drum and dance collective which celebrates the music, dance and culture of Guinea, West Africa.

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Musical Bike: Hop aboard this Interactive travelling Art Exhibit and drum your heart out!

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Yummy Stuff: Enjoy cupcake & cookie decorating, plus lots of Mother’s Day cupcake specials!

 

 

 

Spring into Parkdale – Call for Volunteers & Team Leaders

Do you Love Parkdale, if so, the Parkdale Village BIA needs your help in lending a friendly hand during our outdoor community event on Saturday May 7th, 2016 – The Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival!

If you’re friendly and excited to support the community and local businesses, please email Estuardo Ibarra at [email protected] and briefly share your availability, past volunteer work and duties you think you would be suitable for.

Up to 40 Volunteer positions are available for a series of four (4) to six (6) hour shifts, happening between 9:00am & 8:00pm as well as some paid Team Leader positions.

Duties may include:

  • Face Painting
  • Assisting at the Photo Booth
  • Assisting Event Photographer
  • Assisting Performers
  • Booth set up and tear down (must be able to lift 40 pounds)
  • Helium Tank/Balloon Operator
  • Cotton Candy Operator
  • Craft Workshops
  • Promotional Product Distribution
  • Cleanup crew
  • Survey Outreach

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Volunteers may be required to participate in a training session.

We look forward to working with you!

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The Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area (PVBIA) invites you to Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival on Saturday May 7th, 2016!

Time to shake off those winter blues and visit Parkdale Village’s Queen Street West this spring for a weekend filled with sidewalk sale deals and free fun for the family.

Come out and meet shop owners, crafters, artists and community groups that make up our thriving neighbourhood!  Throughout the day enjoy some special attractions such as live performances, free craft workshops, Markets and surprise giveaways!

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Spring Festival Attractions – 200 Foot Quilt, Tibetan dance, Tread on it & Volunteers Needed!

The countdown has started – only 3.5 weeks to go till our May 7th Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival – this year we promise to be bigger & more colorful with added family activities & exciting promotions taking place along Queen Street West. To kick things off we’ll be announcing activities, performers and deals on a weekly basis. We hope you’ll be enticed to re-explore, re-discover and support over 100 participating community organizations, artists, musicians & shops.

Tread on it & 18blocks: Take part in an interactive t shirt making workshop with artist Jeff Mann by treading patterns on shirts using recycled car parts, tires and paint! Do you have new, unwanted shirts you would like to donate to this activity, then contact 18blocks today and help us reuse & recycle!

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Stitching Our Own Safety Net What does a 200 foot quilt look like? Come check out this art piece made by over 500 individuals and groups which advocates for issues effecting low income Ontarians.

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Tibetan Dance: Enjoy traditional dances and songs performed by the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre Opera Group.

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Creating Together Family Resource Centre – Explore Family services  while your little ones enjoy kids crafts, the sand table and a photo opp with the centre’s adored Frog & Elephant mascot!

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This Little Piggy: Join our west end baby boutique for face painting and an outdoor Pop Up shop featuring gently used items by ‘Little White Sneakers’!

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Volunteers: Interest in volunteering at our Spring Sidewalk Festival, Call for Volunteers – Spring into Parkdale – 2016

Spring Festival Attractions – Art with Linda, The Pan Piper & Parkdale Flea

The countdown has started – only 4 weeks to go till our May 7th Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival – this year we promise to be bigger & more colorful with added family activities & exciting promotions taking place along Queen Street West. To kick things off we’ll be announcing activities, performers and deals on a weekly basis. We hope you’ll be enticed to re-explore, re-discover and support over 100 participating community organizations, artists, musicians & shops.

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Art with Linda: Painting Parkdale – Environmental Art Educator Extraordinaire Linda Naccarato invites children, families and community members of all ages  to add their mark to a sidewalk/street mural mapping our neighbourhood. Using natural, terracotta-based paint, participants will paint their how they see the community, their favorite spots, and dreams for the future of Parkdale!

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Parkdale Flea: Browse this special Spring Festival edition of the Parkdale Flea Market, bringing together some of the best and most unique products from Antiques, Vintage, Collectables, Local Artisans and Designers. 1266 Queen St W @ Noble

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Parkdale Animal Hospital: Baked goods & prizes! Come out to support the Farley Foundation and you could win some wonderful raffle items for you and your furry friend. 1654 Queen St W @ Triller

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The Pan Piper: Parkdales very own Pan Piper Hameed Shaq brings us the sounds of Trinidad and Tobago. 

Stay tuned for weekly updates, official schedules and locations!

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