You can tell that something is disruptive and stands-out from the norm when you have a hard time explaining exactly what it is. In other words, there really isn't one label to describe Village Au Pied Du Courant.
It's a collection of things. Is it a community space? Yes. Is it an event space? that, too. Are there food trucks? Yes, obviously.
At its core, this is a public outdoor space, similar to a public park, but instead of being built and run by the city, it's run by a collective of people that want Montrealers to have a unique place like this to congregate and enjoy summer. And with the support of the City Of Montreal, of course.
Entry to this stunning water-front multi-disciplinary space is totally free and open to the anyone. Best part, they host an ongoing stream of events all summer long. Like "Mexican Market" day on Sunday afternoon.
That said, on Friday, June 1st, Village Au Pied-Du-Courant is holding it's 5th official season launch party!
On their Facebook invite it looks like it's going to be a popular event as 2.1K people are confirmed as 'going' and 23k are 'interested'.
Here is exactly what you need to know about the festivities:
Where: 2100 Notre Dame Street Est
When: Friday, June 1st // 5PM-Midnight
The event is dog and kid friendly and people with reduced mobility also have full access. Here is a list of things you can expect:
- A community space on the parc side, a neighborhood request
- The beach library
- The astronomy station
- The people's pavilion and its hammocks
- The citrus forest
- Alazim boom boom, the adventure playground
- Mini-houses for pollinating insects
- Suspended tiles