DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN on the former Halifax Memorial Library building at Grafton Park is back for the month of May with two 'delightful' new shows to honour Asian Heritage Month and Mother's Day.
DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN is Downtown Halifax Business Commission's (DHBC) series of vivid light shows and installations that took place between the fall of 2021 and the end of March 2022 around the Downtown area; and now, thanks to our partners TD Bank Group, Nick Iwaskow of Wasko AV, Advanced Systems, The Wave Projects, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), and HRM’s Diversity and Inclusion Office, it's back for one more month.
HALIFAX MEMORIAL LIBRARY BUILDING AT GRAFTON PARK LIGHT SHOW
The Asian Heritage Month Show - Sunday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 31
9:00 - 11:00 pm nightly
Mother's Day Show - Friday, May 6 to Monday, May 9
9:00 - 11:00 pm (will run in between the Asian Heritage Month Show)
Just a reminder to drivers and pedestrians around the Spring Garden Road and Grafton Street area to be extra careful while the DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN light shows are playing.
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Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) acknowledges the history of Grafton Park as both the Poor House burial ground, as well as a park that saw the removal of homeless encampments. Despite having no authority over the utilization and management of the park, DHBC has a role to advocate for the development of Downtown Halifax as an inviting and inclusive place for all residents and visitors. We recognize that, due in part to the impacts of the COVID-19 situation, many individuals have found it more difficult to access essentials that support their livelihood and general well-being.
DHBC's Navigator Street Outreach Program provides homeless and street-involved individuals with support to address barriers in securing and maintaining employment, housing, and access to physical and mental health services. Through partnerships with community agencies, the Navigator Program helps to ensure individuals receive the support required to make adequate and meaningful transitions.
To learn more about how to assist these initiatives, visit navigatorstreetoutreach.ca or contact the following partner agencies:
- Adsum for Women and Children
- Out of The Cold
- Shelter Nova Scotia
- The North End Community Health Centre
Downtown Halifax Business Commission acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
Please be mindful of others and practice safe physical distancing and wear a mask if and when needed.
Wondering where to park? Make your parking plan before heading out here.
Photo Credits: Stoo Metz Photography