Did you see the incredible East Village sunrise this morning? Happy Tuesday #yyc 📷: @riteshkpais
We had such a blast at the Game 5 Viewing Party. Thanks to everyone who came out!
@yycfoodtrucks is doing it all over again for Game 6 tomorrow. We’re expecting an even bigger turn out so we’ve moved the party next door to @fortcalgary
Festivities kick-off Thursday at 6PM. #WeTheNorth #LetsGoRaptors
New collab alert! We teamed up with @fridaysockco to create a design featuring East Village’s iconic neon signs. They are available now at the Market Collective Summer Takeover at the St Louis Hotel. All proceeds go to @yycevna to support community events and programs. Stay tuned for more EV Articles coming soon!
Psst… there’s a new ‘Device’ coming to East Village. This familiar public art piece has been generously loaned to East Village as part of the improvements to 5th Street Square. Stay tuned for the big reveal! #eastvillageyyc
The Bounce Games Park is now open for play! Stop in for a pick-up game or ping-pong match any time from 9am-9pm, 7 days/week. Don’t forget to bring your own gear! 🏀🏓🎲
Market Collective’s Summer Takeover at the St. Louis starts this Friday! Every weekend from June through August, you can stop in (for free!) to shop from 13 local artisans. Expect to see food trucks, art installations, DJs and musicians ☀️
Friday: Noon - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday : 11am - 5pm
Come join us for the opening of The Bounce Games Park this Wednesday!
The Bounce is a space that celebrates an active lifestyle for all ages in an inner-city environment.
Beyond a full-sized basketball court for both regular and 3x3 games, The Bounce also includes hop-scotch, four-square, Twister, Snakes & Ladders and ping pong.
The First Bounce is Wednesday, June 5 from 5-9pm
The Hive in East Village is officially open for honey-making business! Stop by any time this summer to peek inside at the busy bees. We’ve also posted fun facts around the Hive, so you can learn about the bees, and why they thrive in an urban environment.
But for the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience, sign up for one of @mobhoney’s monthly workshops, where you’ll get suited up to go inside the enclosure!
Free tickets are available at evhivetour.eventbrite.ca
There’s a brand new cocktail bar in East Village! @yardarmyyc is an intimate, minimalist lounge with seasonally rotating libations and culinary curiosities. We recommend visiting on a Friday or Saturday night to enjoy live jazz along with your cocktail 🎶
🌈G I V E A W A Y🌈
It’s here and it’s queer! The 2019 Fairy Tales Film Festival starts tomorrow at the Central Library in #eastvillageyyc.
To celebrate the festival, @queerartsyyc, and the voice they give to the LGBTQ2A+ community, we’re giving away 2 tickets to any show of your choosing!
To enter, like this post and tag the friend you’re bringing to the festival.
These friendly mugs are waiting for you on the other side of @goodearth.eastvillage’s doors...which just opened today! Go grab a cuppa joe and get yourself acquainted with the neighbourhood’s newest joint ☕️
Know someone running in the marathon this year? Or maybe you just missed your calling as a cheerleader early on in life. Come join us at the East Village Spirit Hub on May 26th as we root for runners in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon!
🕖 7:00AM - 1:00PM
📍East Village Experience Centre (553 Riverfront Ave SE)
Please keep in mind: there will be lots of road closures in the area, so plan to bike, walk or take the train.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, because @rtbsimmons is open for business!
River views? ✔️
Alt Hotel East Village is what staycation (and Instagram) dreams are made of.
We’ve partnered with @nmc_canada to bring you $10 Date Night at #StudioBell! Grab your tickets in advance for tomorrow event, where you can explore 5 floors of exhibitions, interactive activities, memorabilia from 4 Canadian music halls of fame and exhibitions that celebrate iconic Canadians.
Find tickets at studiobell.ca/whats-on
Since late 2018, we’ve been welcoming new EV residents moving into their digs at Verve. They’ve been taking in all that #evLiving has to offer, and enjoying sweet building amenities, like the 6th floor lounge with outdoor terrace, and the shops in the podium.
If you’re an aspiring East Villager, there are still some suites left to scoop up! Join @framslokker at the EV Experience Centre this Saturday from 11am-5pm to learn about their inventory sales program.
[Verve interior photos: Barbara Goulet]
With warmer days on the way, empty bike racks will soon be a rare sight in East Village! We can’t wait to see everyone out on RiverWalk, enjoying the pathways and views of the Bow.
What’s your favourite stop to make along #YYC’s pathway system?
Did you hear the good news?! After being snowed out the other weekend, @yycfoodtrucks is hosting a Spring Frenzy redo day on Saturday, May 11 from 11AM-7PM. See you at C-Square!
The neighbourhood will be abuzz with lots of busy bees this summer, because urban beekeeping is coming to East Village! From the end of May until end of September, the green space behind the EV Experience Centre will be home to a collection of 5 beehives and thousands of honey bees 🐝
We’ve partnered with local beekeeper and honey producer @mobhoney to oversee this sustainability and biodiversity project. Curious to know more about our new neighbours? EV residents and visitors will have a chance to learn about urban beekeeping from MOB at monthly workshops, or can swing by to ask questions during weekly hive checks.
Bring on the bees!
For nearly 2 decades, until the early 2000s, St. Louis regular George Stephenson would frequent the local watering hole every Friday at noon.
Alongside his friends and coworkers, George would put on imaginary “horse races”, with everyone choosing a horse name written on a napkin. George would then animatedly narrate the horse race, which he made up on the spot 🏇
On May 31, indoor horse racing is coming back to the St. Louis Hotel, and this time around, you can be a part of the tradition!
Find tickets to this @because_calgary event on Eventbrite under ‘St. Louis Hotel Throwback Horse Racing’.