— It takes an urban village
Events and programs have led the way in building community and vibrancy in East Village. Murals, music, workshops and fitness classes have all become synonymous with the neighbourhood, bringing together residents and visitors everyday. More than 300 times a year you’ll find programming and events that celebrate our city, our character and our curiosity.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are some neighbourhood programs to help you explore and experience East Village. All come with an open invitation to locals and visitors.
Programs at the EV Experience Centre
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Urban BARK Meet-Up, hosted by BARK YYC, is a weekly meet, greet and walk for dogs and their owners.
HIGH Fitness helps you get your sweat on 80s-style every Monday at noon.
The Hive at East Village’s monthly workshops on urban beekeeping with MOB Honey offer an up-close look at the busy bee hives next to the EV Experience Centre.
PUBLIC ART PROGRAM
CMLC’s Art in the Public Realm program brings colour and culture to East Village public spaces. Thanks to the program, artists have created murals, sculptures and other permanent art installations throughout the neighbourhood. There’s also a revolving installation of temporary curated artwork by local artists along RiverWalk and the 4th Street Underpass.
The 100-year-old Reconciliation Bridge (formerly Langevin Bridge) in East Village is lit with thousands of LED lights that change with the seasons and in honour of holidays and events.
Changing and choosing the colours is also open to the public. Your colours could celebrate a favourite charity event, a neighbourhood milestone, a school project or a city festival. Submit your colours today!