Compiled by Jody MacArthur
Family Day at VIA Rail
VIA Rail Train Station
Saturday, May 2 from 10:30 – 5:30
“All Aboard for Safety” is a free Family Day event open to the general public to promote rail safety and general safety for all. There will be:
Groups are asked to book in advance by emailing or calling:
Nancy: Nancy_Risser@viarail.ca, 902 494-7932
Sheila: Sheila_Duffy@viarail.ca, 902 494-7901
Girls Learning Code
Innovacorp Enterprise Centre, 1344 Summer Street, Halifax, NS, Canada
Saturday, May 2 from 10:00 – 4:00
This is a beginner level workshop for girls 8-13 years old and their parent/guardian/aunt/older sibling. Bring a special girl in your life to this workshop and learn to create a website together from scratch! Note: this workshop is BYOL so each parent or guardian/youth pair is required to bring one laptop on the day of the workshop as well as their own lunch. Come celebrate Mother's Day with a full day workshop, packed with collaborative learning!
Cineplex Family Favourites
Cineplex Theatres across Metro
Saturdays at 11:00 am.
Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children.
May 2nd, 2015: The Mysterious Island
May 9th, 2015: The Wizard of Oz (1939)!
May 16th, 2015: The Nut Job
May 23rd, 2015: The Boxtrolls
May 30th, 2015: Free Birds
June 6th, 2015: Paddington
June 13the, 2015: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
June 20the, 2015: The Rugrats Movie
June 27th, 2015: Popeye
It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family!
Park Avenue Community Oven
Saturday, May 2nd from 12:00 to 3:00 pm
PACO is Dartmouth's volunteer-run, wood-fired community oven located in Leighton Dillman Park on the Dartmouth Common.
On Saturday, May 2nd PACO will host its first Open Oven of the season. After a long (lonnnnnng) winter they’re excited to kick off another season of baking in the park. The oven should be ready for baking by noon this Saturday. As usual, everyone interested in baking is welcome to come out between 12 and 3.
Alderney Landing Farmer’s Market
Saturdays 8:00am – 1:00pm and Sundays 11:00am – 3:00pm
2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth
Maritime hospitality and opportunity abound in our indoor Market, where the very best locally produced goods are available every Saturday during our Farmers’ Market. The vendors offer a wide variety of product from the best in locally produced produce, to home style baked goods and much more. Products and vendors vary with seasons. Celebrate a new tradition at the Alderney Landing Farmer's Market — it's guaranteed fun for the whole family!
Halifax Forum Farmer’s Market – OPENING DAY!
Bingo Hall (venue faces Almon St), Halifax Forum, Windsor Street, Halifax
Every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m
Come see what the newest farmer's market in HRM has to offer! 50 indoor vendor tables for farmers, craftspeople and prepared food specialists. There will also be space available outdoors for farmers to sell directly from their trucks.
Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market
1209 Marginal Road, Halifax
Monday-Friday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Halifax Seaport is a vibrant arts and cultural district found at the south end of the Halifax waterfront. Extending from Piers 19 to 23, you will find artisans, retailers, cruise terminals, event facilities, cafés, galleries, offices, a museum, a university and the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market. This district has been redeveloped to showcase local talent and is now a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.
Get out and walk! Explore, learn and share through a Jane’s Walk in Halifax, NS. Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane’s Walk is more of a walking conversation. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers.
To develop urban literacy and a community-based approach to city building by encouraging citizen-led walking tours that make space for every person to observe, reflect, share, question and collectively reimagine the places in which they live, work and play. In this way, we honour the legacy of Jane Jacobs whose writings championed the voices of local residents in neighbourhood planning.