Streetcar Celebration: Destination Downtown on March 25

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Streetcar Celebration: Destination Downtown will be held on Tuesday, March 25 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm between the Congress and Broadway/6th Avenue stops and the 5th Avenue Streetcar turnaround.

Streetcar Celebration: Destination Downtown is the third of several monthly streetcar celebrations to promote shops, restaurants, and entertainment and cultural attractions along the Sun Link streetcar line, in advance of passenger service in the summer of 2014.   Visitors can see one of the new Streetcars up close, enjoy outdoor entertainment, and take advantage of specials and promotions provided by participating businesses.

The event will feature:

  • A close-up view of one of Tucson’s new “Made in America” Sun Link modern streetcars, passing by and parked at on 5th Ave. between Congress St. and Broadway Blvd.
  • A fabulous raffle of gift certificates from La Fashionista! and Thunder Canyon and other items donated by downtown merchants
  • A fashion show at La Fashionista!
  • Screening Room –showing short films and offering film festival passes at discount
  • Live Music by CS&M Trio and street performers

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More information about this event and the various discounts: http://www.streetcarfriends.org/events/. I’ve attended the previous two Streetcar Celebrations – Destination Main Gate  (1/15/14) on and Destination 4th Avenue (2/26/14). Each time the Sun Link streetcar was available for viewing up close, plus there were Friends of the Tucson Streetcar tents with information, Streetcar keychains and buttons, and discounts/deals from the respective merchants. LD 9 State Senator Steve Farley has been present at both previous celebrations.

Coming upStreetcar Celebration:  Destination Mercado on April 23, 2014.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).