This week in Paris, expand your horizons with an Urban Art Festival, a city riverside park, cool Nordic culture and a talk for new mothers.
Art of the Streets
For the second year in a row the Carreau du Temple in the Marais hosts the coolest of Paris art fairs, the Urban Art Fair, bringing together over 30 French and international galleries. It’s a rare opportunity to see the works of renowned street artists Keith Haring, Banksy, Toxic and others all in one place, as well as to discover a diverse panoply of cutting-edge artists. Associated events include a film series on the history of street art, a collection of covers from “Graffiti Art” magazine, and “Cannot be Bo(a)rdered”, an exhibit at the nearby Espace Commines centered around skate culture (through May 7).
When: Apr 20 – 23, 2017, see WEBSITE for details
Where: Le Carreau du Temple, 4 Rue Eugène Spuller, 75003 Paris
A new scene on the Seine
The opening of a new green space in urban Paris is always cause for celebration and the Parc de Rives de Seine is no exception. The newly-developed 7 kilometers of tree-lined embankment feature dedicated areas for sports, play and relaxation, built to be environmentally-friendly and wheelchair accessible. With exceptional views of the river and Paris’ most iconic monuments, it’s the ideal spot for visitors and residents to appreciate the springtime splendor of Paris.
When: 24 hours/7 days a week
Where: Left bank – from pont de l’Alma to pont Royal, right bank – from pont Neuf to pont de Sully.
POLAR, the festival of Nordic culture in Paris, is back for a second year with even more singular events. A program filled with concerts, films, exhibits, discussions, and more will give you the chance to discover an array of up-and-coming Nordic artists and immerse yourself in the Nordic lifestyle, from Danish brunch to Finnish sauna to Swedish massage. Get your hygge on and don’t miss this exceptional rendez-vous with our ultra-cool neighbors to the North.
Support for New Mothers
Having a new baby can mean feeling tired ALL THE TIME. Sure, lack of sleep is normal, but what if it goes beyond what a couple cups of coffee can fix? If you’re feeling depleted, join Aysin Karaduman, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, for “Filling Your Empty Cup,” an evening discussion sponsored by Message, one of the largest English-speaking mother’s support group in the Paris region. Learn why motherhood is more taxing than ever these days, meet with fellow parents in the Message community and discover three crucial habits that can help you recharge physically and emotionally. To attend, RSVP by April 24 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Thursday April 27, 2017, 8pm
Where: Maria Canal, 74 quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris
Cost: FREE for Message members, 10€ for non-members