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New route for 2017 All Souls Procession

2017 Poster Artwork by: Jessica Gonzales

The All Souls Procession Weekend

“MMOS’s flagship event began as an individual performance piece by Tucson artist, Susan Johnson in 1990. Today All Souls has now become one of the most authentic public ceremonies in North America today. Over 150,000 people from all walks of life come together every fall in Downtown Tucson to commemorate, honor, mourn and celebrate the passing of our ancestors and loved ones.

In the months leading up to the Procession, free, family-friendly workshops are offered to the public. In addition, MMOS gives people the opportunity to experience the event through projects like the Urn and Video Ancestry Project.”

Many Mouths One Stomach: www.manymouths.org for info.   All Souls Procession no longer starting at University Blvd. /N. 4th Avenue, but moving west of Santa Cruz wash, to Grande Avenue, then to Bonita Ave. See map below. Same finale location at Mercado San Agustin lot, 100 S. Avenida Convento, south of Congress Street.  Info at http://allsoulsprocession.org/.

For weekend events go to: http://allsoulsprocession.org/events/, including Procession of Little Angels at Amory Park.

Ride Sun Link free on July 22, on 3rd Anniversary Rhythm Ride

Jimmy Carr & the Awkward Moments on previous rhythm ride on Sun Link

“KXCI, Sun Link and Main Gate Square – University Boulevard present “The Third Anniversary Rhythm Ride with Jimmy Carr and The Awkward Moments” in celebration of the third anniversary of Tucson Modern Streetcar.

On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 6 p.m. passengers can board the Sun Link streetcar at the Mercado station on Avenida Del Convento for a musical journey through downtown Tucson, complete with a live concert onboard the air conditioned streetcar. Once the streetcar arrives at Main Gate Square the musicians will disembark and make their way over to Geronimo Plaza where the musical fun with Jimmy Carr and The Awkward Moments continues on stage. The concert streetcar will make regular stops and passengers will be able to get on and off. Tucson Electric Powerand HealthOn Broadway have sponsored Free Rides all day long on the streetcar in celebration, so no ticket is required, but space will be limited. The Geronimo Plaza concert starts at 7pm and is also free of charge, bring the family down and help Tucson celebrate the streetcar. More information at KXCI.org, MainGateSquare.com or Sunlinkstreetcar.com.

WHO: Main Gate Square, Sun Link and 91.3FM KXCI

WHAT: “Third Anniversary Rhythm Ride with Jimmy Carr and The Awkward Moments”
WHEN: Saturday, July 22nd *Streetcar leaves the station at 6pm *Geronimo Plaza Concert Starts at 7pm
WHERE: Mercado Streetcar Station, just west of Congress on Avenida Del Convento and Main Gate Square in the Geronimo Plaza at 814 E. University Blvd.
WHY: Bringing the community together to celebrate the third anniversary of the streetcar
COST: NONE- TEP and HealthOn Broadway have sponsored FREE RIDES all day long on the streetcar, concert is open to the public.”

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4 more donation parking meters installed to aid homeless

On  May 15, 2017 I posted about the first parking meter installed outside the Joel D. Valdez main library in downtown Tucson, for people to donate their extra change (or donate via credit/debit card) to help aid homeless people.  This project is sponsored by the Tucson Change Movement. More info and photos on the FB page: https://www.facebook.com/TucsonChange/.

Recently four other such green/blue parking meters were installed —  1) outside Public Works Center at 201 N. Stone Avenue 2) at Mercado San Agustin at 100 S. Avenida del Convento 3) at Tucson Children’s Museum at 200 S. 6th Avenue and 4) TCC Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.  Photos courtesy of Tucson Change Movement below.

 

 

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El Dia de San Juan Celebration

More info on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/617959695068691/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22page%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22page_upcoming_events_card%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D

“Join us for the traditional El Dia De San Juan Fiesta!
Saturday June 24 at the wonderful Mercado San Agustin!
The Procession and Blessing of The Santo will open the event with many of our longtime partners sharing their performances with us, Details TBA.
Come participate and invite the rain to come and drench our beautiful Tucson Land!!”

Free Sun Link rides all day on 2nd anniversary

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The almost 4 miles Sun Link modern streetcar started operations in Tucson on July 25, 2014. Ride it for free on July 23, from Mercado San Agustin to the University of Arizona, with stops downtown, the 4th Avenue shopping district, Main Gate Square.  It’s also a very cool (air conditioned) ride.

Updates on their FB page:https://www.facebook.com/TucsonStreetcar/?fref=ts

El Dia de San Juan Celebration

El Dia de San Juan

This 19th Annual  event will be held at the Mercado San Agustin,100 S. Avenida del Convento, west of the I-10, and at the SW corner of Congress St.

Info: http://mercadosanagustin.com/.

The Loft Cinema is a co-sponsor and will be showing free, the animated movie “Rango” at around 7:30 p.m. (as the sun sets). Bring your own seating.