When it comes to New Westminster street festivals, one of our favourites is Uptown Live. This stellar event is returning to the streets of Uptown New Westminster on July 23 from 12-9 pm and we’re pretty excited. We got the press release in the mail yesterday with the complete lineup, and judging from the looks of things, it's going to be amazing. We love it when events bring … [Read more...] about Uptown Live Gonna Give It To Ya
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." Virginia Woolf I’ve heard Uptown New West referred to as something of a desert – a hostile land where no delicious food can be found. As a vegan who works in the uptown area, I decisively and adamantly disagree. Uptown New West is not a desolate area devoid of restaurants, but a wonderful bread … [Read more...] about Uptown New West Vegan Eats
You may have caught a piece in The Record or may have seen Councillor Jonathan Cote's tweet regarding a "parklet" going in in front of Westminster Centre. A parklet is essentially a small, temporarily installed urban park. And by small, I mean teeny. Westminster Centre, in collaboration with the very busy folks at Hyack Festival Association, are working to liven up Uptown. … [Read more...] about Uptown Unplugged
I read an interesting article recently from Atlantic Cities about income disparity in Vancouver, based on a research paper produced at the University of Toronto. The report findings reveal three 'cities' within Metro Van. City #1 includes higher-status areas in historically upper-middle-class neighbourhoods, gentrified urban areas and redeveloped zones within areas like New … [Read more...] about What does growing income disparity in Metro Van mean for New West?
We're set to have music in the streets of our city with Uptown Live, an event to take place on multiple stages in uptown New Westminster on May 26, from 12PM to 5PM. The performances will take place an on four sponsored stages, free to the public. This includes a "kid zone", making this a family event for children and adult music fans alike. Entertainers Gary Oliver of … [Read more...] about Music in New Westminster streets May 26 at Uptown Live
Sonse Home Design is a store that offers so much tucked into a small space. It's lovely having a shop open in uptown New Westminster that offers what she offers - from small gifts to furniture to art and accessories. Proprietor Joanne also has everything beautifully displayed and has an incredible eye for emerging trends. We've written about Sonse Home Design before, back when … [Read more...] about Sonse Home Design