6th Edition of the McCord Museum`s Urban Forest: An Oasis of Peace in Downtown Montreal!

Nestled in the heart of Montreal, the McCord Museum`s Urban Forest is located on Victoria Street between Sherbrooke West and President-Kennedy.

Once again this year, the Museum has entrusted WANTED Paysage with the creation of this downtown destination, popular for relaxation and discovery. The area is awash in bright reds, oranges and pinks, reminiscent of the most breathtaking sunsets. Back are the site’s outdoor furnishings and public piano, not to mention the delicious offerings of the food trucks that pull up at noon. The Urban Forest is definitely worth a daily visit. Its rich and varied program will also entertain passers-by all summer long, free of charge, and its flower-lined Café Bistro terrace on Sherbrooke Street serves up a light and fresh lunch menu from Monday to Friday.

“Visited by more than 200,000 Montrealers and tourists each year, the McCord Museum’s Urban Forest has become a part of the urban landscape of our city. It’s the ideal place to end a visit to the Museum or simply take a refreshing break while downtown. This year, our Urban Forest activities will be further enhanced by morning yoga sessions, which are new to our program, as well as our highly enjoyable noon concerts,” says Suzanne Sauvage, President and Chief Executive Officer of the McCord Museum.

Yoga with the Art of Living Foundation Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 5 to August 25, 2016, from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m.*
A morning yoga session will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August amidst the inspiring Urban Forest surroundings. Instructors from the Art of Living Foundation will guide participants (who should bring their own mats) through a series of yoga postures that are achievable by all and promote concentration, relaxation, endurance and flexibility. Reserve your space on Eventbrite.

Monday to Friday: Street food
Fans of street cuisine will want to stop by the Urban Forest at noon on weekdays. There’s no better summer lunchtime plan than sitting at a picnic table enjoying the culinary offerings of the nearby street trucks. Visitors are also welcome to brown bag it!

Concerts POP Wednesdays from July 6 to August 24, 12:30 p.m.* In partnership with POP Montreal
Every Wednesday afternoon at 12:30, the McCord Museum, in partnership with POP Montreal, will present pop concerts in the Urban Forest. Passers-by and Museum visitors alike will be thoroughly entertained by an eclectic mix of up-and-coming talent:
July 6, 2016: Nancy Pants
July 13, 2016: RAWSIU
July 20, 2016: Sin and Swoon
July 27, 2016: Maude Audet
August 3, 2016: Saxsyndrum
August 10, 2016: Elena Stoodley
August 17, 2016: Balkan Kafana
August 24, 2016: Nicolet
*Unless otherwise indicated, in case of rain, the yoga sessions and POP Montreal concerts will be cancelled.

Museum Boutique Sidewalk Sale, from noon to 2 p.m. August 16 to 21, from noon to 2 p.m.
Lunchtime provides the perfect chance to discover the Museum Boutique’s one-of-a-kind products and find great deals, whether you’re treating yourself or shopping for gifts. Discounts of up to 75% will be offered on a selection of books, postcards, reproductions, jewelry, home decorating items and fashion accessories.

Montreal’s public pianos in unison Thursday, August 18, noon
Public pianos in Montreal and across Quebec will resonate as one on August 18 at noon. This year, the song Quand les hommes vivront d’amour, a moving, timeless piece by Raymond Lévesque, will be played in unison.

Art of Living Foundation’s Yogathon Saturday, August 20, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
For a second consecutive year, the Urban Forest will host the Art of Living Foundation’s annual Yogathon, an event that highlights the benefits of yoga and raises funds for the Care for Children program. For details or to register for the Yogathon: montreal@yogathon.org
Phone: 438-380-9642
www.yogathon.org/www.artdevivremtl.ca

www.mccord-museum.qc.ca

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