Tag Archives: Jacome Plaza

Activate Your Commute!

“Work in downtown Tucson and want to know more about getting to and from your job using bus, bike, carpool or other alternative modes?

Drop by the Activate Your Commute lunch-and-learn on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The event will include lots of door prizes, demonstrations, exhibitors, and presentations, including one from our Sun Rideshare program (www.SunRideshare.org) at 12:30 p.m. Details here:
http://bit.ly/2DfPJIF. ”   Schedule below.

 

New route for Downtown Tucson Parade of Lights

Take a look at the NEW route and NEW Festival location for the 23rd Annual Parade of Lights!

“CARONDELET HEALTH NETWORK AND THE DOWNTOWN TUCSON PARTNERSHIP PRESENT THE 23RD ANNUAL PARADE OF LIGHTS AND FESTIVAL! JOIN US IN THIS TUCSON HOLIDAY TRADITION AS WE WELCOME A NEW ROUTE AND NEW LOCATION OF THE FESTIVAL IN JACOME PLAZA ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16TH!!!

AND THE FORECAST IN THE PLAZA CALLS FOR SNOW!!!”

https://www.downtowntucson.org/visit/parade-of-lights/

December Fridays Food, Fun & Flix in downtown Tucson

“Join us this Friday night and every Friday night in December for FRIDAY food, fun and flix! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to watch FREE outdoor Holiday movies on a giant inflatable screen at Jacome Plaza Downtown! Food trucks(including popcorn) and free lawn games start at 4, holiday flix start at 6!! First movie this Friday is “Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas” ❄️
AND Santa will be available for FREE photos from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Bring your camera!”  Schedule of holiday movies below:

12/08 Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

12/15 The Santa Clause

12/22 A Christmas Story

12/29 Frozen

Hosted by Tucson Downtown:

https://www.facebook.com/events/198674967345407/

Carolyn’s note: Jacome Plaza is located outside of the Joel D. Valdez main library, 101 N. Stone Ave. (the NW corner of Stone Ave. and Pennington St.).  Be there for this NEW downtown winter event, every Friday in December, 2017.

Spare some change? for the homeless

Last Wednesday I stumbled upon a green/blue parking meter outside the Joel D. Valdez Main library (101 N. Stone Ave.), not a regular parking meter but one that collects donation$ for homeless programs.  Just missed the press conference about Tucson Change Movement (in association with the Community Foundation of So AZ), a new program that is setting up about 20 of these colorful meters around downtown, the modern streetcar line and 4th Avenue, I took these photos to inform our readers. And I put in a quarter, just to test it and it read that I had paid for “12 minutes” just like  regular (gray) City of Tucson parking meters on the streets.

So, if you have spare change, drop it in this meter when you visit the main library, or other locations around town.  More info at www.tucsonchange.org. You can also insert a credit card for any amount of a donation. Hopefully we will hear back later how successful this new program is.

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Women’s March in Tucson: “This is what Democracy looks like” (updated photos)

The estimate of the huge Women’s March in Tucson crowd that gathered this morning at Armory Park on S. 6th Avenue and marched to Jacome Plaza (in front of the Joel D. Valdez library) was about 15,000.  Lots of very creative signs went by, carried by people of all ages, children, elderly, even people with crutches and walkers…gay, straight, multi-racial, many with dogs, wagons, etc.  Every few blocks people were chanting “This is what Democracy looks like”.  Here’s some photos of today’s crowd.

Large crowd gathering at Armory Park, photo courtesy of George Girard

Crowd at Armory Park, courtesy of Kristel Foster

Women’s March proceeding west on Congress Street to Stone Avenue, photo courtesy of George Girard

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Time for Tucson Meet Yourself

It’s that time again for the huge, annual folklife festival downtown at Jacome Plaza and at El Presidio Park.

All TMY program info about this upcoming festival (Friday to Sunday, October 9 to 11) is online here: http://www.tucsonmeetyourself.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/150924_TMYProgram_FINAL_SM.pdf

As a Sansei (3rd generation Japanese American) I promote Japanese cultural activities at our website, www.southernazjapan.org (where I am Editor).  Taiko drummers, kyudo – Japanese archery, and traditional dance will be performing this year at TMY, as well as demos of origami and calligraphy at the folks arts area.

Traditional Japanese dance instructor Mari Kaneta and her dance troupe are featured this year at TMY.  Mari is pictured 2nd from right in the photo below:

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They will be performing on Sunday at the Church Street Stage from 2 to 3 p.m.

New this year: Japanese food booth serving takoyaki and ramen.  Be on the lookout for delicious Japanese food in Jacome Plaza, in front of the Joel D. Valdez main library, 101 N. Stone (NW corner of Stone Ave. x Pennington St.).

Enjoy another year of Tucson Meet Yourself.