From the first till the 7th August, if you eat out at any of the restaurants below, you will be contributing to the treatment of a sick child at the CCCL. There are a lot of popular restaurants participating in this initiative like Central, Pepe’s, Pzzco, Brgrco, Crepaway, Mayrig and Shawarmanji.
You can find the nearest restaurants [Here] and give them a visit before the 7th of August.
Remember the picture of that woman doing yoga in the middle of the street in Achrafieh? Well it wasn’t a random act but a stunt to promote the first yoga festival in Beirut which will take place in Pleine Nature in Mansourieh on the 20th of September 2014.
Check out more info on [Facebook] and the [website].
Update: I didn’t give the location much importance at first, but it’s pretty weird that it’s not in Beirut as pointed out by Nour specially that it’s the first Beirut Yoga Festival.
The Lebanon Water Festival for the year 2014 will take place between August and September and is open to everyone. You can join in as a participants, spectator or volunteer and take part in activities like Underwater Diving, water skiing, sailing, surfing, stand up paddle and kite boarding.
Check out the full calendar [here] and go have some fun!
A group of young Lebanese have started an initiative “Batroun Khalia A7la” aimed at keeping beaches in Batroun clean. They’ve already cleaned with the help of volunteers the Ghleyghile beach and gathered over 40 trash bags that included a TV, some car wheels, used baby diapers among other things. I uploaded before and after pictures from their Facebook page.
This Sunday, they are organizing another beach clean up at BlueBay Beach in Batroun as well. You can meet them at 7 am there and help them with the cleaning process. Everyone is more than welcome to join!
I love these initiatives and I wish people from every area in Lebanon would volunteer to keep their city clean.
Gypsy music maestro Goran Bregovic, Salsa and Latin jazz master Yuri Buenaventura and Global House Sensation John Martin are performing at BeitMisk on July 10,11 and 12.
I unfortunately can’t make it to John Martin’s concert but I got tickets to Yuri Buenaventura and I am looking forward to it. Even though I don’t listen to jazz that often, I love live performances.
Here’s the [full schedule] for the Summer Misk festival.
I am joining the Lotus car owners in Lebanon for a ride tomorrow from Beirut to Warde in Kfardebian and I will get the chance to drive one of the cars (Lotus Evora) which is pretty awesome!
I will be posting pictures on my Instagram [LeNajib] so follow me for updates!
The Jounieh fireworks yesterday were even more spectacular than last year and I was at one of the best spots to watch them all on the roof top of Hotel Monte Cassino, which is a new boutique hotel right next to the Casino du Liban. I posted a couple of shots I took and you can find below more pictures taken from the Jounieh Festival Facebook page.
Amazing aerial view of the firework by JimoTayek
The Rasmus have landed in Beirut yesterday and are taking part in the Jim Beam Rock Music Festival tonight at La Marina Joseph Khoury in Dbayyeh. Nine Lebanese bands will take part in that festival as well:
The Wanton Bishops
Who Killed Bruce Lee
Meen – Lebanese Rock
It’s great to hear bands are still decided to come to Beirut despite the recent explosions.
The below statement was posted yesterday night on Achrafieh 2020‘s Facebook page. It’s quite shameful that they had to cancel it, but that pretty much tells us how critical the situation is.
Till next time.
Dear Friends, Supporters and Loyal Fans,
We are sorry to have to inform you that we have had to CANCEL “Discover Abdel Wahab Sodeco Car Free Day” which was supposed to be held on SUNDAY 29 June 2014.
Following consultation with the local authority and police, it was determined that the current unfortunate situation is unsuitable to organize such a large gathering event. Therefore, on behalf of Achrafieh 2020 committee, we would like to apologise for the cancellation, especially to those of you who have already made plans. Unfortunately, these are circumstances beyond our control but we intend to make our next “Discover … Car Free Day” even more spectacular so we hope you can join us then.
Achrafieh Loves Life, Stay Safe and Yours Sincerely,