Montreal 375 – Free activities for the May 27-28 weekend

Maybe it’s just me but I haven’t seen a lot of publicity for the different events for the 375th of Montreal. I’ll try to get you up to date every week for the free activities that will happen each weekend. If you want to see the entire schedule including paid events you can always check out their website 

La Sculpture en Folie!

May 27th – Bibliothèque de Saint-Léonard (Galerie Port-Maurice)

Association des artisans de la sculpture de Saint-Léonard

A Festive and interactive day of sculpture; exhibition of works, demonstration of and introduction to sculpture; where the public can participate in the creation of a model of the borough.

Saint-Laurent in 7 beats

May 25th to December 31st (Wednesday to Sunday) – Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec

SAINT-LAURENT in 7 beats is a virtual reality production that you can enjoy, free of charge, at the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, starting in late May. Come immerse yourself in a 360° video experience while local children present 7 short stories based on the Borough’s history. Don’t miss this new and original, technological and poetic creation for all ages.

Flashmob in your

Mai 27th – Maison de la culture Maisonneuve

Évènement Prima Danse

Flashmob is a dance performance with digital projections and entertainment for the whole family in front of various historical places of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Events every week for everyone, kids and adults! Prizes will be drawn!

La Symphonie d’Hochelaga

May 28th – Centre Pierre-Charbonneau

L’école et les arts

Montrealers are invited to a free concert by the Orchestre Métropolitain with the participation of elementary and secondary school students from Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. HOCHELAGA SYMPHONY is an unprecedented symphonic work: composed by four Montrealers and interspersed with historical narratives, it tells the neighborhood’s story. Join us as we rock the city for Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations.

La ville suspendue at Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles

May 27th and 28th – Parc Marcel-Léger

The McCord Museum

La ville suspendue, is an exhibition-installation inspired by Montréal’s clotheslines and monumental neon signs. First and foremost, it is a series of selected pieces which represent the city as it has evolved through history; the city suspended in time, at different instances, between its past and its future. Montréal’s history is represented by eight major symbols, each of which evoke a segment of the city’s development. Different characters embody the history of each borough. The focus is on the element of fiction, which was inspired by Montrealers’ memories and reflections. What emerges are stories that capture a slice of urban life, which are highlighted by historical vignettes. Everything is tied together by series of moments that recall key events in the development of our neighbourhoods. Photos, stories and historic events are woven together to create an exhibition-installation everyone will have fun discovering.

All summer long, Radio-Canada’s radio stations will be heading outside to a park near you! Come meet the teams from the ICI RADIO-CANADA PREMIÈRE and ICI MUSIQUE programs, which will be taped live from your borough. You can catch an ICI MUSIQUE music performance, sit in on the taping of 15-18, the program hosted by Annie Desrochers every Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., as well as take part in an array of activities all weekend long as you lounge on the grass.

All together at the table at Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles

May 27th and 28th – Parc Marcel-Léger

President’s Choice

President’s Choice will be setting the table for the 375th’s Grande Tournée – literally! This Great Montrealer will be offering modern, multigenerational and sustainable picnic tables to each Montréal borough. Created by design students from the Université de Montréal, these unique tables attest to Montréal’s know-how and creativity. President’s Choice invites all Montrealers to gather round the table to enjoy good food and good company. The Amplifier Montréal movement is already coming: children and adolescents from all neighbourhoods will be sitting down to share dreams and ambitions for themselves and Montréal’s future.

Montréal : De passion et de liberté

May 27th – Église Saint-René-Goupil

Ensemble vocal Musica Viva

A popular choral music concert coupled with an evening of storytelling that traces the major historical events of the city and neighborhood. We begin with the birth of Mount Royal and move to the arrival of the Native Americans, the founding of Montreal, the French and English regimes, and finally to modern-day Montreal and its development as a multicultural metropolis. Skillfully connecting each tale, storyteller Joujou Turenne takes audiences by the hand and brings to life the fabulous destiny of an island full of passion and freedom.

VivaCité at Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles

May 27th and 28th – Parc Marcel-Léger


Tackle obstacles for the youth of your community!
Desjardins is reinventing the art of having fun for the 375th’s Grande Tournée with VivaCité, a 2.0 skill-testing obstacle course. Whether you’re crossing the Jacques Cartier Bridge or climbing Mount Royal, roll a ball around different iconic obstacles in Montréal to collect the most points possible and make the Desjardins donation grow.Thanks to your participation, Desjardins could contribute more than $37,500 to community youth organizations in Montréal’s 19 boroughs to enhance the lives of young Montrealers.

Chats de ruelles at Rivière-des-Prairies – Pointe-aux-Trembles

May 27th-28th 2017 – Path of the Parc-Nature de la Pointe-aux-Prairies

la coopérative Le Comité en collaboration avec La Tohu

Presented by Le Comité cooperative in partnership with La Tohu
Alley cats is a mobile party that takes place each weekend in different back alleys of Montréal’s 19 boroughs. It offers a unique opportunity to build bridges between neighbourhood residents, cultural communities and citizens. The fun-filled, family-focused programming will include urban agriculture workshops, circus performances, shows by emerging artists, outdoor movies as well as an augmented reality experience for both the young and the young at heart.
Alley cats is a unique and friendly way to discover and celebrate Montréal’s busy back lanes. It is also an opportunity to showcase the urban, cultural and environmental heritage of our back alleys in a festive setting.

La bohème – Under the Stars

Samedi 27 mai à 19h30 – Percival Molson Memorial Stadium

Opéra de Montréal

Attend a free giant-screen simulcast of one of the most well-loved operas in the repertoire: La bohème by Puccini. The event will take place, rain or shine, at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 7:30 pm.

A FREE event, but reservations are required:

Free STM shuttle service available from the McGill metro.

Promenades sur le Plateau : histoires et cultures – A View of St-Denis Street

May 28th – Carrefour de la rue Saint-Denis et Roy

Mémoire du Mile End/ Société d’histoire du Plateau-Mont-Royal

The Plateau-Mont-Royal Historical Society and Mile End Memories invite Plateau residents, Montrealers and tourists to explore the history and heritage of the Plateau. A program featuring 25 guided tours allows participants to stroll to the meeting places, events and communities that have shaped the Plateau-Mont-Royal neighborhood we know today. Along the way, our experts will reveal all of the Plateau’s secrets.
«A view of Saint-Denis Street»
Tour given in French
De la rue Roy à l’avenue du Mont-Royal, nous remonterons le temps et l’histoire de cette rue montréalaise mythique. Depuis son passé résidentiel bourgeois, nous passerons ensuite en revue son évolution commerciale et sa récente recherche d’identité. Commerces de toute nature, personnages célèbres et anecdotes diverses nous permettront d’en connaître une autre facette. La diversité architecturale que l’on y retrouve fera aussi l’objet de présentations.

Réservation requise.

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