The Capital City Hall has announced that the “Open Streets – Bucharest, Urban Promenade” program will run from the weekend of May 21-22, 2022 with new cultural and entertainment activities and events on the pedestrian routes of Kiseleff Boulevard, Calea Victoriei, Unirii Boulevard and in Sector 4, A tour of the zodiac fountain. What’s new this weekend?
“The largest outdoor project in Bucharest, Open Streets takes place over several weekends from May to October 2022 and is organized by City Hall through the Ministry of Culture, Education and Tourism with ARCUB – Cultural Center of Bucharest, created – Center for Creativity, Art and Traditions of Bucharest , PROEDUS – the center of educational and sports projects in Bucharest – as logical operators. The Capital Hall announced on Friday that the artistic program of the project is prepared by the city’s cultural institutions and includes related events for independent cultural operators.”
According to the source, during the third weekend of the open streets, pedestrian routes will be built between 09:00 and 22:00, in the following areas:
- May 21: Kiseleff Street between Arhitect Ion Mincu Street and Monetăriei . Street
- May 21-22: Callia Victory, between Victory Square and Spliol The Independent
- May 21-22: Unirii Street between Splaiul Independenei and Dimitrie Cantemir Boulevard, respectively between Dimitrie Cantemir Street and Mircea Vodă Boulevard;
- From May 21 to 22: Rondul de la Fântâna Zodiac din Carol Park 1, Sector 4
Among the premieres of the third weekend of the Open Streets are guided tours through the industrial architecture of Carol I Park, which reveal to the city’s secret participants, such as Ţepeş Castle and Bucharest’s highest point. Also, choreography high school “Floria Capsali” participates On Saturday, May 14, for the first time on the Open Streets with a mob on Michael Jackson music, classical music and traditional choirs in front of the Music on Calea Victoriei, Casa Artelor Dinu Lipatti, exclusively on Open Streets, a set of musical auditions and documentaries about the pianist The great and composer Dinu Lipatti,” explained the city council statement.
The quoted source also shows that the related events program includes, for the weekend of May 21-22, a series of music venues at Calea Victoriei organized by the Untold Festival and the SAGA Festival.
“Meanwhile, the 65th edition of World Press Photo Romania continues on the University Square and presents the most interesting documentary and press photos of the year. One of the four pedestrian zones of the weekend, Unirii Boulevard has been hosting multimedia shows in Fântânile Urbane since last week,” As stated in the statement.
PROEDUS Center for Educational and Sports Projects set up playgrounds with slopes for skaters, rollers, climbing boards, a delicate wall gate, and a basketball and badminton court in Kiselev Park on Saturday, May 21. In the Carol I Park area, on the Fântâna Zodiac Tour, children can take part in a series of workshops, sports and leisure activities designed by the CREART Center for Creativity, Arts and Traditions, the University of the Arts in Bucharest and the Children’s Club Sector 4, the Jewish State Theater presents a lyrical theatrical show on Saturday, May 14.
The evening program includes street theatrical moments supported by the Anderik Animation Theater in front of the Radisson Hotel, the Zodiac Fountain, and performances by the Musk Theater in front of the National Museum of History and in Sector Four. Projects in Calea Victoriei and Sector 4 also include the contemporary dance performance of the Delazero Association, proposed in the ARCUB programme.
“Following the success of last weekend, when a participatory installation on the window of Muzica shop collected hundreds of ideas about Bucharest from city dwellers and tourists in Romania, Ukrainian, Turkish, English and French, ARCUB-Cultural Center Bucharest awaits this weekend, the Open Streets participants will stop by In the Music Store, they read participatory installation messages and contribute their own impressions of Bucharest,” the city council announced.
Classical concerts in the Kretzulescu church district are part of the Open Streets 3rd Weekend Open Air Concert Series. ARCUB organized Armonia Brass and Four Strings concerts and a tour of the Carol I-Park neighborhood, Bucharest School of Art.