Daily Archives: March 3, 2011

Downtopwn Phoenix’s CityScape Mardi Grad Festival TOMORROW

[Source: CityScape]

Explore Downtown Phoenix’s nightlife and celebrate the spirit of Mardi Gras with the Downtown Phoenix Mardi Gras Parade, Festival & Mardi Crawl.

Spend some time in different Downtown Phoenix bars and restaurants and enjoy entertainment, food samples, and drink specials only available to Mardi Crawl participants. Mardi Gras regalia strongly encouraged!

The Festival begins TOMORROW at 6pm in Patriots Square at CityScape. The floats will also be on display along Central Avenue after the parade ends.  The Mardi Crawl starts at 9pm. Trolleys will run until 1am to get crawlers to and from participating locations.

Tickets

$7 & $10 (including breakfast) in advance or $10 & $15 (including breakfast) the day of the event.

Click here to get more information about the event.

Details

Explore Downtown Phoenix’s nightlife and celebrate the spirit of Mardi Gras with the Downtown Phoenix Mardi Gras Parade, Festival & Mardi Crawl.

Spend some time in different Downtown Phoenix bars and restaurants and enjoy entertainment, food samples, and drink specials only available to Mardi Crawl participants. Mardi Gras regalia strongly encouraged!

The Mardi Crawl will start from CityScape at 9 p.m. Trolleys will run until 1 AM to get participants to and from participating locations.

Tickets are $7 & $10 (including breakfast) in advance or $10 & $15 (including breakfast) the day of the event. You must check-in at the Mardi Crawl event (near the trolleys) to receive your wristband. Must be 21+ to participate in the Mardi Crawl.

Parade:

  • Participation is free and open to the public.
  • Groups (floats, dancers, etc) must register. Click here for the form.
  • Staging will begin at 5 p.m. on First Street between Jefferson and Madison.
  • The parade will begin at 7 p.m. and will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
  • The route is just over 2 miles long and circles through the core of Downtown Phoenix.

Festival:

  • The festival will be held at CityScape from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • The event is free, but there will be a charge for drinks in the beer garden.
  • The event will feature multiple bands, including Bad Cactus Marching Band, performing in the Parade and at the Festival.
  • There will be food vendors, artists, fortune tellers and more at the Festival.
  • Businesses interested in becoming a vendor should contact Samantha Jackson at 602.744.6415.

Mardi Crawl:

  • Mardi Crawl will run from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. and will visit Seamus McCaffrey’s, Rose & Crown, Bar Smith, Coach & Willie’s and Ghost Lounge.
  • Trolleys will take teams to each bar.
  • Limited tickets available.
  • Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.downtownphoenix.com/mardigras.
  • Advance tickets are $7 or $10 (includes breakfast).
  • Tickets purchased the day of the event are $10 or $15 (includes breakfast). Discount tickets for parade participants!
  • Breakfast will start at 1 a.m. at Steve’s Greenhouse Grill.

http://www.downtownphoenix.com/mardigras

Phoenix Youth Ambassadors Selected for Sister City Visits

[Source: City of Phoenix]

Twenty-one Phoenix high school students were selected as youth ambassadors to travel to Phoenix’s nine sister cities through a summer student exchange program.

The Youth Ambassador Exchange Program, sponsored by Phoenix Sister Cities, offers young people from around the world an opportunity to learn about and experience each other’s cultures.

High school sophomores and juniors are selected on the basis of their communication skills, maturity, flexibility, leadership and self-confidence.  The students live with a host family in their designated sister cities for three weeks during the early summer and then house their host family’s son or daughter when they come to Phoenix in late July.

Here are the 2011 Phoenix youth ambassadors and their sister city destinations:

Calgary Canada

Camille Alexander, Gateway Early College High School
Matdy Friedrich, Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Catania, Italy

Mathew Magro, Mountain Pointe High School
Conrad Sanders, Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Chengdu, China

Alyssa Goya, Pinnacle High School
Lauren Schaecher, Arcadia High School

Ennis, Ireland

Kaitlin Hurley, Sandra Day O’Connor High School
Morgan Marum, Xavier College Preparatory Academy
Jamie Hulsey, Xavier College Preparatory Academy

Grenoble, France

Emily Lierle. North Canyon High School
Jacqueline Shortridge, Xavier College Preparatory Academy

Hermosillo, Mexico

Alexa Foster, Pinnacle High School
Megan McFeely, Shadow Mountain High School

Himeji, Japan

Kayla Grote, Phoenix Christian Unified High School
Frea Mehta, Phoenix Country Day School
Eliza Skidmore, Desert Vista High School
Julian Weinstein, Arcadia High School

Ramat-Gan, Israel

Logan Rader, Greenway High School
Aditya Vijay, Chaparral High School

Taipei, Taiwan

Kelly Mittendorf, Arcadia High School
Zach Webb, Sunnyslope High School

About Phoenix Sister Cities

Since 1988, 509 Phoenix students have participated in the Phoenix Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Exchange Program. The 2011 program is funded through private donations and students’ families.  Phoenix Sister Cities funds half of the airfare between Phoenix and the selected sister city through private funds, while the remaining half is the responsibility of the youth ambassadors and their families. No city tax dollars are used.

For more information, call 480-635-6861 or visit phoenixsistercities.org.

Reminder: The 2011 Melrose on 7th Ave Street Fair is Saturday

Join the fun this Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 11am until 5pm