Posts Tagged 'Halifax-Commons'

Light show at the fountain

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City workers turned on the fountain at the Commons on Friday. This is the scene at 10 p.m..

Summer may begin.

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Wading in for the picture

A man snaps a picture of the art on the side of the Pavilion all-ages club this week.

More from today’s cycling festival

Samba Nova drummers, some wearing bike helmets, entertained cyclists who lounged around on the Commons.


Breakaway artist.


Traffic control

A police officer watches cyclists in the final criterium race at the Halifax Commons on Sunday. After the race, the roadway will remain closed to cars from 2 to 5 p.m. for a public bike-themed street party.

Steamrollers take to the oval

Paving crews working on North Park Street are using the site of the Commons skating oval for parking this week.

Capoeira dancers take spin on Commons


HALIFAX — Sunday’s cycling festival at the Commons got some extra rhythm and movement from a group of capoeira dancers who played, grooved and mock-battled for much of the afternoon. Capoeira originated in Brazil and is considered a martial art and dance form.

Kite festival gets running start

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HALIFAX — Shifty winds and at least 30 kites danced above the Commons on Saturday afternoon. All the flying objects and variable gusts suggest that next year’s Kite Flying Festival could use an air traffic controller.

But a few crossed kite lines didn’t stop the fun.

Among the kites aloft were Chinese panel kites, tetrahedron-shaped cells and store-bought models decorated as butterflies, Spiderman and Barbie.

Rina Otero, director of King’s View Academy, said the school wanted to organize a festival that tapped into an activity shared by cultures around the world. Students attended a kite-building workshop in preparation for the day. She said Saturday’s cool, cloudy weather didn’t disrupt the inaugural event.

“For a beginning, I think it’s great. There are a lot of people out here that we don’t know,” said Otero.

She hopes to have musicians and involve vendors selling international foods at next year’s event.


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