Official program for June 2 - June 8, 2017 - Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations

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MONTRÉAL, June 2, 2017

La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum, gourmet encounters and great
celebrations that highlight the wealth of Aboriginal peoples

MONTRÉAL, June 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - La Balade pour la Paix, a signature event in Montréal's 375th anniversary programming, will launch on Sherbrooke Street on June 5. A true open-air museum displaying 72 pieces of art and history, also commemorating 50 years since expo67, represents universal values of humanism, tolerance and openness. Montreal's 375th anniversary also offers a unique opportunity to gather Montréal families: what better way to get together than around great food? Montréal's food trucks are back for the summer; this year's flagship street food event at the Olympic Park is the largest gathering of its kind in Canada. Starting June 2, First Fridays, on the 375th Terrasse will be the can't-miss summer rendezvous for Montréal's gourmands, and foodies. Finally, the Indigenous Contemporary Scene and the Grand Ceremony of Sagabone will celebrate the art, culture and history of Aboriginal peoples. These events are a great way to recognize the contribution of First Nations to the history of Montreal.


Symphony for Montréal
A unique auditory and visual experience hosted by Kent Nagano, the OSM and Moment Factory. Maestro Kent Nagano and the OSM invite you to an out-of-the-ordinary symphonic experience, the fruit of a collaboration between the internationally heralded young Canadian composer, Samy Moussa, and the equally world-renowned multimedia entertainment studio Moment Factory, to create a unique new work celebrating Montreal's 375th anniversary. The program will be completed by the stirring "New World" Symphony composed by Anton Dvorak, a work full of promise that bridges the past and the future.
May 31, June 1 and 2 – Maison Symphonique de Montréal

Indigenous Contemporary Scene: « JE ME SOUVIENS »
Seven performance-based interventions performed by Indigenous artists living in either Kahnawake or Tiotiá:ke (Montreal). Seven propositions to assert, expose and deconstruct the myth of reconciliation. From the impacts of colonial policies to self-reconstruction, these artists offer a sensitive, astute and often raw view of these questions.
June 1 and 2 – Théâtre La Licorne

Les Soirées ART-CULTURE Autochtones – Indigenous art and culture nights
Since 2010, the Soirées ART-CULTURE Autochtones – indigenous art and culture nights – have provided a meeting place for indigenous s and non-indigenous Quebecers. Organized by UQAM's First Nations Circle (CPNUQAM), the evenings have a fun, relaxed atmosphere, far removed from formal political discourse, focusing instead on community and art. The evenings are intended to inspire reflection, sharing and mutual respect, and have become essential monthly gatherings. To mark Montreal's 375th anniversary, the CPNUQAM is hosting a special edition, with Montreal-based indigenous artists hosting non-indigenous artists.
June 1st, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th – L'Escalier

First Fridays - Terrasse du 375e
First Fridays, the star event of Montreal's street food scene, is back at the Esplanade Financière Sun Life at the Olympic Park for a sixth consecutive year. Boasting more than 50 food trucks, it's the biggest gathering of its kind in Canada. Don't miss this open-air must, which happens on the first Friday of the month from May to October, inclusively. Last year, more than 120,000 people showed up! First Fridays also features live music, wine and cold beer, as well as activities for the whole family—in short, a place for mingling and entertainment. Over the years, the event has become the perfect place to meet for summer drinks with friends, a first date or a family outing. It's a one-of-a-kind get-together that offers a genuine feast for the senses. What are you waiting for? Say goodbye to downtown and head to the Stadium to party!
June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1 and October 6 - Esplanade Financière Sun Life at the Olympic Park

La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-Air Museum
Sherbrooke Street turns into an open-air museum, inviting everyone to join in a walk for peace through 72 works of art reflecting the spirit of Expo67.
Created by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this major international art exhibition will showcase 72 works carrying a message of peace and reflecting the universal values of humanism, tolerance and openness that inspired the creation of Expo67. In addition to commemorating the 50th anniversary of Expo67 as well as Montréal's 375th, this open-air exhibit will, in addition, mark Canada's 150th.
June 5 to October 29 – On Sherbrooke St., between the Museum of Fine Arts and the McCord Museum

The Grand Ceremony of Sagabone
Montréal has every reason to be proud of playing a pivotal role in the oldest peace treaty signed with the First Nations of North America in 1701. On June 3, the Grand Ceremony of Sagabone gives people a chance to celebrate the alliance forged between our Montreal ancestors and representatives from 40 First Nations. This remarkable meeting, held with the Calumet of the Great Peace of 1701, will unite peace pipe carriers from many nations, representatives of major religions, dignitaries and the public. Come celebrate the joy of living together in harmony!
June 3 – Botanical Gardens

La Grande Tournée à Pierrefonds-Roxboro
A major 375th event, La Grande Tournée, presented by Cirque Éloize, will be travelling from one end of the city to the other all summer long to celebrate its history and its people, have fun and live it up in our communities. It will give everyone who loves Montréal the chance to discover the city's charms and secrets, celebrate with their families and get to know their neighbours. The fun will also spill out onto an adjacent street or back alley where other events also await.
June 2 to June 4– Pierrefonds-Roxboro

MTL Soundwalks
MTL Soundwalks is a podcast series that tells stories of the history and current population of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Cote-des-Neiges. Users will explore neighborhood buildings, local landmarks, laneways, and parks, all the while hearing captivating stories of the boroughs' settlers and history, as well as current residents, merchants, writers, musicians, and the fascinating people who make up Notre-Dame-de-Grace et Côte-des-Neiges boroughs. Professionally produced, with rich soundscapes, these podcasts celebrate these diverse boroughs through fascinating characters and great storytelling.
From June 1 to December 31 – Throughout Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Cote-des-Neiges

LaSalle d'hier à aujourd'hui
Three shows and three unique venues  for a summer of festivities. Performances featuring diverse, local artists and renowned Quebec artists.
Starting June 1Parc de l'aqueduc, Moulin Fleming, belvédère du parc des Rapides

Tricotés serrés
The Immigrant Committee, in collaboration with Ève-Marie Langevin, artist-performer and "the people's knitter", will create cultural exchange workshops based around a collective knitting project. Throughout the project, the themes of living together and the creation of stronger, in will be discussed. The sections of the collective knitting project will be assembled in Saint-Laurent's public square (to be inaugurated in June 2017) and will thus serve as an element of public decoration. The public will be invited to add ornaments at the inauguration.
June - Saint-Laurent public square, at the corner of Décarie blvd. and Édouard-Laurin

Espace Vu
Espace Vu is an intimate, cinematic structure that offers projections as well as diverse activities. It also has motion sensors that trigger light effects onto the structure and sounds activated by the presence and proximity of people walking in the park. Its design makes it possible to stage events each summer in a different borough's venue.
From June to September – Parc de la Promenade Bellerive

The Shape of Things to Come
This exhibit celebrates Habitat 67, the revolutionary housing complex designed by architect Moshe Safdie. The show also presents a series of subsequent projects designed by the architect and directly inspired by Habitat 67.
June 1 to August 13 – UQAM's Design Centre

Halte 3
Halte 3 will transform three public spaces in the Villeray-St-Michel-Parc-Extension boroughs. Three festive spaces, three original art installations, and a series of eventful and surprising gatherings that will celebrate Montréal's 375th anniversary.
June 2 – Place de la Gare Jean-Talon http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/halte-3-141/ 
June 3 – Parc Sandro-Pertini http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/halte-3-232/ 
June 4Parc Victorien-Pesant http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/halte-3-233/

Celebrating Heritage with the Ecomuseum
Discover the community's heritage and celebrate some of our history's important anniversaries: Montreal's 375th, Garneau School's centennial, Bain Généreux's 90th and Saint-Jacques Market's 145th. The celebrations will consist in: an exhibition stand on local history & heritage, entertainment for all ages and street circuits in the neighbourhood; all in a festive and musical atmosphere
June 2, 3, 10, 17, 25 and July 2 – Écomusée du fier monde, Saint-Jacques Market, Garneau School

Indigenous Contemporary Scene: THIS TIME WILL BE DIFFERENT / TTWBD
This Time Will Be Different denounces the Canadian government's discourse on Indigenous peoples and takes a critical look at the concept of "reconciliation". From one inquiry to the next – from the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission – has anything really changed in the relationship between the Government of Canada and this land's first inhabitants?
 June 3 and 4 – The Fonderie Darling

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As part of Montréal's 375th anniversary celebrations, cultural and heritage workers from the AIBSG will offer various activities in the visual arts and photography as well as historical tours and shows where citizens can discover the richness of the invited artists and partake in the activities themselves.
June 3 to Septembre 30 – Grounds and lobby of Cégep Gérald-Godin, SPJ Ampitheatre, AIBSG streets, Île-Bizard's multi-purpose room, Centre des arts de la scène Pauline-Julien

Flashmob in your neighborhood
Flashmob is a dance performance with digital projections and entertainment for the whole family in front of various historical places of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, running on Fridays through May and June 2017. Kids and adults alike are invited! Prizes will be drawn
June 3 –Maisonneuve Market

375 reasons to celebrate!
A full day of festivities that will highlight the distinctive features of the Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève borough with the help of  performances from different musical genres as well as performances for the whole family that will take place in an outdoor party area.
June 3 – Île-Bizard Public Library, its gardens and the Eugène-Dostie Park

Saint-Michel en 375 Saveurs
In this three-part event, 375 people will be mobilized across three areas of Saint Michel for a Flash Mob; a documentary about the creative process of this mobilization will be made; and an event at La Tohu will take place – all in June 2017. A collection of correspondences will be made up of various letters, postcards, etc., and posted throughout the year on imaginary or real bridges in order to unite the borough geographically, from one bank to another, from the Francon quarry to the Metropolitain highway.
June 4 – La Tohu

Being neighborly in Lachine
An echo to the daily life of yesterday and today through different theatrical and musical animations, sung on balconies, street corners and the different surrounding parks throughout various Lachine neighborhoods.
June 4 – Quartier Fort Roland

Tour de l'Île de Montréal
Gear up this Sunday, in the heart of the city, with the rhythm of the bicycle, the party and the 375 years of Montreal. Let us find ourselves in the street with friends and family to live a different urban experience - seeing and occupying space for two-wheeled vehicles. During the Tour de l'Île, let us take the opportunity to express our love for Montreal, a city where biking is a lifestyle.
June 4 – Departure at avenue du Parc

Planète MTL
Make your way to the Biosphere for a must-see exhibition on Montreal's urban ecosystem, with a giant 3D model of the city as well as an amazing panoramic HD mural that celebrates Montreal's 375th year in 360 degrees.
From June 5 – Biosphère

Indigenous Contemporary Scene: PIRITI
Three generations of Indigenous artists, three distinct territories, three short interdisciplinary forms, but each a celebration of creativity, cultural resistance, and the transmission of knowledge between generations and individuals. Anchored in their plural identities and their innovative artistic practice, the guest artists will build a bridge – Piriti – to connect the past with the future.
June 7 – Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), Beverley Webster Rolph Hall

Transgenerational Verdun (Verdun Cultural Centre)
Ludociels for all present Transgenerational Verdun, a video game that will showcase elders' testimonies of their memories of growing up in Verdun.
June 8 – Borough of Verdun

Indigenous Contemporary Scene: RECKONING
A triptych in movement, video and text, Reckoning is an incendiary theatrical presentation made up of three separate experiences with Indian Residential Schools, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the fallout that has already reverberated across the country. When the truth has been incinerated and reconciliation seems impossible, there is the Reckoning.
June 8 – Centaur Theatre


Les contes de Verdun
A summer program featuring three interactive tales – all written by local authors – which tell the story of Verdun's history. These tales will be presented in the form of performances open to the public; no reservations required. 
May 1 to November 30 – Promenade Wellington

Once a month throughout the year 2017, POSSIBLES will present the works of 12 artists from various art disciplines in collaboration with 12 creative partners in 12 unusual Montreal venues.
06 | June 22 - La Pépinière

Festival jeunesse-Active ta couleur – Phase 2
On June 10, a soap box race will take place on Jean Talon St. All Montreal residents are invited to build soap boxes and participate in the event. Following the race, enjoy music, food, a sidewalk sale and the unveiling of a painting of the city of Montreal.
June 10Saint-Leonard

This unique event is sure to make people smile! Everyday manholes will be transformed into sites of creative expression – all in a fun and collaborative atmosphere. On the menu: live painting, theatre, music, a circus and puppetry. A street art project will also bring together artists, organizations and neighborhood schools. APPETIZERS will feature temporary manhole murals and short, 375 second performances that came out of mediation workshops and which will be presented along a series of selected manholes.
May to September – Open stage

Free Space for Culture 375
Free Space for Culture will temporarily occupy a vacant lot located at the corner of Notre-Dame and D'Orléans streets to transform it into artist residencies during the year 2017 for a total of four artistic residencies, each lasting two months. Each residency will explore a season and the history of the neighbourhood. We are offering a special one-year edition to celebrate Montreal's 375th anniversary that promises to be more colorful and festive than ever!
May 1 to December 31 – Vacant lot at the corner of Notre-Dame St. and D'Orléans St.

Montréal, toute une histoire
An engaging and historical tour that takes participants on a journey along the St. Lawrence River between the Maison Saint-Gabriel and the Lachine Museum with the help of a free mobile app, a game, and a series of outdoor panels. Close to 50 places of interest have already been identified on the route, totalling 17 km in length. This route will be divided into different sections for those wishing to explore the course on foot and or by bike but don't necessarily want to travel the whole length of the trail. Two approaches will be proposed for the path: one that is more informative, cultural and historical with audio clips and photos accessible to all, and the second – ideal for families – involves a playful quest.
Starting May 3 – Along the Saint-Lawrence River, from the Maison Saint-Gabriel to the Lachine Museum

Streets of Montreal
The Streets of Montreal project aims to tell the story of eight historic locations in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie and five in the Plateau-Mont-Royal. There will be an outdoor exhibit which will run from May through to October, and a free online publication available throughout 2017. Thirteen Montreal comic authors will take on the task of making you rediscover the history of each of the featured districts. This project is brought to you by the PLANCHES magazine and the Montreal Comic Arts Festival.
May 6 to October 26Parc Baldwin, parc de la Petite-Italie et Parc Molson

Les midis Ville-Marie
Les midis Ville-Marie features 24 informal, playful, and participatory get-togethers with researchers from some of Ville-Marie's major research institutions. Taking place in 24 of the borough's outdoor public spaces and staged and hosted by theatre students, Les midis Ville-Marie will include simple yet surprising experiences in which members of the public are invited to engage and perform in.
May 11 to October 19 – 24 different public spaces throughout the borough

Living Connections – The Illumination of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge
An architectural icon and a fixture in Montreal's landscape, the Jacques-Cartier Bridge will, on May 17, reveal a luminous signature as ambitious as it is innovative. The lights will pay homage to the unique engineering of this historic structure. The world's first-ever connected bridge will come alive each night with the help of intelligent programming meant to adapt to the city's ever-changing seasons and energy, creating a unifying, dynamic and sustainable symbol.
Beginning May 17 – Jacques-Cartier Bridge

Montréal AVUDO
Montréal AVUDO – a spectacular show that pays tribute to the St. Lawrence River – will come to life with enormous projections inspired the city's history. Get ready to travel back in time! This poetic multimedia performance, created uniquely for Montreal's 375th by the celebrated Compagnia Finzi Pasca, will be taking over the west sector of the Old Port of Montreal, near the King Edward Pier and the Montreal Science Centre. Young and old will be dazzled, moved and transported by the magic of images and scenes projected on rippling water walls and other spectacular installations.
May 17 to September 2 – King Edward Pier, Old Port of Montreal

The ScaveNDGers project is divided into three separate events. "Marathon" participants will take part in a week-long mission to accomplish creative and engaging community-oriented tasks. "Sprint" participants will take part in a one-day race to complete smaller tasks throughout the NDG area. The entire community will then have the opportunity to interact with a temporary exhibit at the NDG Cultural Centre that will showcase the completed tasks in the form of photographs, videos, and artwork.
May 19 to June 9 – NDG

Fort Ville-Marie
Montreal's roots are showing—and the Pointe-à-Callière Museum wants you to take a look! With its brand-new Fort Ville-Marie Pavilion, you can travel back in time to the city's birthplace to see authentic traces of the first settlement that housed Montreal's founders. This touching exhibit provides a unique look at what life was like during the city's earliest days. Not only is it steeped in history, but it's infused with the enthusiasm that drove the first Montrealers to pursue their dream to start a new life in North America. This symbolic, memory-filled site is a must-see.
Starting May 20 – Fort Ville-Marie Pavilion, Pointe-à-Callière Museum

Saint-Laurent in 7 beats
Saint-Laurent in 7 beats is a virtual reality production that you can enjoy, free of charge, at the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, starting in late May. Come immerse yourself in a 360° video experience while local children present seven short stories based on the borough's history. Don't miss this new and original, technological and poetic creation for all ages.
May 25 – Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec

Pierr-Rox 3.75 project
The short video blog – Pierr-Rox 3.75 – seeks to document the history, nature, society and culture of the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough through the lens of its very own inhabitants. The project begins by inviting people from all backgrounds – young and old from the west, east, and central areas of Pierrefonds-Roxboro – to create works that will serve as starting points for the documentary blog. The Pierr-Rox 3.75 project will be directed by Cloverdale Multi-Ressources.
May 29, 30, 31 and June 1, as well as this coming autumn – Centre communautaire de l'Est 9665, Gouin blvd. W.

A luminous experience in the heart of this Montreal landmark, lights unveil the richness of the Notre-Dame Basilica's heritage and invite us to celebrate its beauty. The experience begins with a path of lights, revealing the Basilica's wealth of exquisite art works. A progressive immersion into a sonically and visually captivating universe guides visitors to the heart of the heart of Notre-Dame.
March 21 to December 31 – Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal

Echo 67
50 years later, go back to the future imagined by Buckminster Fuller in the most iconic pavilion of Montréal's International World Fair to explore Expo's environmental legacy. History, photos, audiovisual production—totally sustainable entertainment!
Starting April 27 – Biosphere

Expo 67 - A World of Dreams
The Stewart Museum celebrates the big dreams and innovative spirit of Expo 67 through an immersive multimedia exhibition put together from the archives of the NFB and Radio-Canada.
April 26 to October 8 – Stewart Museum

Mode Expo 67
Expo 67 offered Montreal fashion designers an extraordinary opportunity to take in the amazing talents of designers from across the globe. Fifty years on, the McCord Museum unveils its Expo archives, including a magnificent collection of clothes and accessories dating from that period in our city's history. It's your chance to see more than 60 costumes and flight attendant outfits originating from different countries and provinces, as well as designer clothes from desginers such as Marielle Fleury, Michel Robichaud, Jacques de Montjoye, Serge et Réal, and John Warden. Sketches, breathtaking photos and testimonials from people who were present at Expo 67 bring this retro flashback to life!
March 17 to October 1 – McCord Museum

MTL375 Rosemont Petite-Patrie
A pop-up art gallery will appear in several locations around the Rosemont-La Petite Patrie neighbourhood.
Ongoing since December 21 – In the back alley behind Artgang (6524 Saint-Hubert St.) and De Gaspé Park (6699 De Gaspé Ave.)

Cité Mémoire
Projected throughout Old Montreal and loosely inspired by the city's history, Cité Mémoire invites you to meet a host of characters who've witnessed the city's evolution first-hand. Poetic, dreamlike and occasionally playful, the tableaux come alive with images, words and music. Don't forget to download the application!
Begins again on May 10 – Old Montreal

To find out more about all events, go to the programming section at http://www.375mtl.com/programmation or download the 375MTL app.

About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montreal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montreal's 375th anniversary in 2017.  With a focus on promoting Montreal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces to carry out its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.

The Society benefits from the support of the City of Montreal, the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec and private funding from 12 great Montrealers. For more information please visit: 375mtl.com.

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