CODAP Anniversary Celebration 2014

CODAP – Colegio Dominicana De Artistas Plasticos. / Dominican College of Fine Artists is having their 37 Year Anniversary!

On Friday October 16, 2014 is a major exhibition with Peruvian Art Masters Wilfredo Navarrete Arellano, David Huaytalla Dionicio, the Grand Master of Color Enrique Galdos Rivas and Victor Salvador Portuguez. You can see the art exhibition inside the college starting at 7PM.

Paper Doll Fashion Show 10-18-2014

Paper Doll Fashion Show 10-18-2014

On Saturday October 18, 2014 is the Paper Doll Fashion Show celebrating the month of Dominican Republic Fashion with fashion, music, dance and lots of art/ el mes de la moda de República Dominicana con moda, música, danza y mucho arte. The presentation will be on Calle el Conde in front of the college starting at 9PM.

The art school is located on Calle el Conde # 58, on the corner of Calle Isabel la Católica, Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo. See the map of Colonial Zone.

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10th National Festival of Plants and Flowers 2014

For ten years the Botanical Garden holds the 10th National Festival of Plants and Flowers / Jardín Botánico realiza el 10a Festival Nacional de Plantas y Flores, one of the most significant to publicize the Dominican wildlife events. For three consecutive days there are wonderful exhibits of plants, flowers, irrigation equipment and machinery for gardening. There are lectures, workshops and courses that address different aspects of the world of Dominican plants are made. They also have many of the plants for sale.

This celebration of nature has become the perfect space for nurserymen, horticulturalists and craftsmen to promote and sell their products. The main objective of the National Festival of Plants and Flowers is to educate and motivate participants and visitors to know and learn about the Dominican Republics rich flora that consists of more than 6,000 species and about 2,000 of which are endemic.

The X Festival Nacional de Plantas y Flores at the Jardín Botánico Nacional Dr. Rafael M. Moscoso, Av. República de Colombia, Santo Domingo. It will be from Friday October 31 to Sunday November 2, 2014 starting daily at 9AM.

X Festival Nacional de Plantas y Flores - Jardín Botánico Nacional

X Festival Nacional de Plantas y Flores – Jardín Botánico Nacional


There will be many family fun events and many activities for the children to enjoy and learn from. Some of the lectures will include “The value of protected wildlife areas to ecotourism” and the workshop “Controlling ornamental plant diseases and pests”.

More information at http://www.jbn.gob.do

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Santo Domingo 1990 Video

A interesting little video filmed in Santo Domingo late 1980s to the early 1990s. Not much has changed in the places this video was taken except for some of the hair and clothing styles. Even many of the cars and guaguas many of which I am sure are still traveling on the streets today.

“Santo Domingo late 80’s early 90’s”

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Santo Domingo Colonial Fest 2014

The Santo Domingo Colonial Fest 2014 is coming! November 21, 22 and 23, 2014 is the 3rd Festival being held in the Colonial City.

Santo Domingo Colonial Fest November 2014

Santo Domingo Colonial Fest November 2014

The festival is 3 fun filled days of music, art, culture and more all in the Colonial Zone. There will be Historical Walks and characters in Colonial garb, Music, Art, Food, Special activities and night hours in the Museums, Strolling entertainment including Clowns and mimes. There will be the Festival of the Bells with all the churches of the Colonial City ringing their bells simultaneously. The businesses of the city will have many special prices. Each night of the Festival there will be a great closing concert in Plaza España.

The entire Ciudad Colonial will be participating in one form or another each day from 10AM to 1AM. Most of the activities will be focused around Calle Las Damas, Plaza España and Fortaleza Ozama. The Plaza del Reloj, where Calle Padre Billi and Las Damas meet, Plaza María de Toledo, Museo de las Casa Reales, Plaza España, Fuerte San José, Parque Colón, Fortaleza Ozama and Plaza Pellerano Castro (Parque Rosado).

Schedule Colonial Fest 2014 - Please click to enlarge.

Schedule Colonial Fest 2014 – Please click to enlarge.

The agenda has been published. Here it is in PDF Form with a map. http://www.colonialfest.org/docs/ACTIVIDADES1.pdf

Colonial Fest Specials!
*Aparthotel Condo Parque has a special for the weekend – Do not worry about driving to the Zone for all the fun. Come for the entire weekend. Special price for the Colonial Fest: 2 nights RD$2400 including breakfast. Contact Aparthotel Condo Parque for more details. http://www.colonialzone-dr.com/aparthotel-condo-parque.html

*Casa Alfarera Santo Domingo an experimental ceramic workshop who create one of a kind ceramic pieces with Dominican clays and prepared glazes will be having a 15% off sale during the Colonial Fest. Make sure to stop by and take advantage of this great deal. Casa Alfaera is located on Calle Padre Billini #254, Zona Colonial. Check the link for more information.

*The Grateful Jammers will be playing live at Cacibajagua Bar, Calle Sanchez, on Saturday starting at 10PM.

*The Museo Memorial de la Resistencia Dominicana, Calle Arz. Nouel, will be open from 9:30AM to 9Pm throughout the Festival. They will be playing movies daily Friday, November 21 “Ciudad de Dios” / “City of God” at 6:30PM. Saturday, November 22 “Buscando a Nemo” / “Finding Nemo” (Children and Adults) at 4PM. Saturday, November 22 “La ladrona de libros” / “The Book Thief” at 6:30PM. Sunday, November 23 “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” at 6:30PM

www.colonialfest.org

As more information comes available I will post.

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Winter League Baseball 2014

Let’s Ple Bol! It is time again for The Winter Professional League Baseball Championships 2014-15/ Campeonato Nacional de Béisbol Profesional 2014-15 time is here!

Opening day is Sunday October 18, 2013 with the regular season ending on December 22, 2013. The play-offs begin after Christmas and continue throughout January.

The Winter Professional League Baseball Championships 2014-15/ Campeonato Nacional de Béisbol Profesional 2014-15

The Winter Professional League Baseball Championships 2014-15/ Campeonato Nacional de Béisbol Profesional 2014-15

The 2014 – 15 season kicks off with an opening game on October dedicated to the memory of Don Carlos Manuel Bonetti (Pilindo).

The Dominican teams are Tigres de Licey (L), Leones de Escodio (E), Gigantes de Cibao (GC), Las Aguilas (AC), Los Toros del Este (TE), Estrellas de Oriente (EO).

Liga de Béisbol Profesional de la República (LIDOM) announced the games start at 7:30PM Monday thru Friday and 5PM on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

The games in Santo Domingo will be Estadio Quisqueya Ball Park. In Santiago games will be at the Estadio Cibao Ball Park. La Romana games are at the Estadio Francisco Micheli Ball Park. In San Francisco de Macoris the games will be in the Estadio Julian Javier Ball Park. San Pedro de Macoris will play their games at the Estadio Tetelo Vargas Ball Park.

The complete schedule of all games can be found at LIDOM – Calendar 2014-2015 – Winter Tournament / LIDOM – Calendario 2014-2015 – Torneo Invernal.

Links to the teams, baseball terms in English and Spanish and more information about baseball in DR.

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2nd Indigenous Cultural Festival 2014

2nd Indigenous Cultural Festival 2014 in Pomier Caves, San Cristobal. / 2do Festival Cultural Indígena del Pomier, San Cristóbal 2014.

2nd Indigenous Cultural Festival 2014 in Pomier Caves, San Cristobal. / 2do Festival Cultural Indígena del Pomier, San Cristóbal 2014.

2nd Indigenous Cultural Festival 2014 in Pomier Caves, San Cristobal. / 2do Festival Cultural Indígena del Pomier, San Cristóbal 2014.

From October 5 to 12, 2014 will be held the second festival of its kind at the Anthropological Reserve Pomier Caves National Monument / Reserva Antropológica Monumento Natural Cuevas del Pomier.

This second version of the Festival will feature parades in Taino clothing. There will be a Taino areitos contest, poetry readings, creative workshops, craft workshops, sports tournaments, food tasting, creating murals, drums, Perico Ripiao music, tour of the reserve and the Taíno path.

This year there will be a special award “Premio Areito Taíno” for middle school students in the San Cristóbal Province. Each school will be invited to participate with a group representing the Taínos. The group will preform a dance or theater depicting the lifestyles of the Taino culture: dance, dress, food, religion, music, etc. The award will be presented on Sunday 12.

The festival will be held at the front courtyard of the Pomier Caves Anthropological Reserve at off of Autopista 6 de Novembre, San Cristóbal, not far from La Toma.

For more information – fundacioncuevasdelpomier@gmail.com
809-629 -3536 José Corporán or fundacionliteraria@gmail.com
809-703-3812 Ysabel Florentino

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