Old Monterey District Blog

Old Monterey Public Art Survey

Posted on October 10th, 2017 by Old Monterey District

The role of public art in a community can take on many facets. The City of Monterey Community Services Department wants to hear from you about how public art can enhance Downtown Monterey. All residents are encouraged to participate in the survey located here. Deadline is October 27, 2017.

The purpose of the Art in Downtown survey is to ask for your help to create a plan for art in Downtown Monterey. The idea is to connect a path from the Lower Presidio to the Royal Presidio Chapel on Church Street, provide outdoor public art identifying Monterey’s historic and cultural assets, and to aid point-to-point way-finding.

This project will also include a community meeting on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the Monterey City Council Chamber (580 Pacific Street) to review the survey results. For more information, please contact Kim Bui-Burton, Community Services Director for the City of Monterey, 831-646-5601.

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Rosine’s Restaurant has recently expanded our drink menu! We don’t have a full bar set up yet, but we are able to accommodate most cocktail requests. We’ve also updated our dining menu with two new burgers, new sandwich, new flatbreads, and two new salads.

And for those of you who are fans of our bountiful dessert case, we’re happy to announce that we’re now carrying special autumn desserts including pumpkin pie (subject to availability), pumpkin cheesecake, and soon…pumpkin spice cake. Come on down and get your fix at 434 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

A family owned and operated restaurant, Rosine’s has been a mainstay of Monterey dining since 1980, with a fine tradition of homemade food, generous servings, and award-winning desserts. Voted "Best Family Restaurant" and "Best Deserts" in Monterey County since 1992. We’re open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

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Throughout October, Union Yoga is hosting donation-based classes to entice you to try something new for a good cause. Mid-day classes are better than an afternoon espresso to keep you fit and focused on the day in less than an hour! Funds raised through your donations will go toward Union Yoga's Teachers' Education Fund. Classes by donation are being held Mondays at 11:15am ("The Catalyst") and 12:15pm (Vinyasa Yoga) and on Wednesdays at 12:15pm (Vinyasa Yoga).

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Calling all artists! Do you want to have your work exhibited? Dali17 at Museum of Monterey is holding a Halloween exhibition on October 31 and we want to showcase your art. Submissions will be accepted until October 27, 2017.

To enter, please e-mail Stephanie with 1) a photo of your artwork, 2) a short bio, and 3) your social media contact information. You'll be sent further details with entry.

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Throughout the month of October 2017, Jacks Monterey and Peter B's Brewpub will donate $1 per Pink Panther Lemon Drop purchased to the Breast Cancer Assistance Group of Monterey County. Stop by and try one! Both Jacks Monterey and Peter B's are located at Portola Hotel & Spa.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Group of Monterey County, an all-volunteer organization of breast cancer survivors, provides emergency need-based grants that help patients in active treatment with their basic living expenses.

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Have you ever tried Pilates? If not, now is the time! If you're a new student at Pilates Monterey, you can buy 8 classes and get 1 free, now through October 31, 2017. Drop by our studio at 533 Hartnell Street in Monterey to purchase your prepaid pack. If you have any questions, call us at 831-521-2410. (Please note that not all of our trainers are participating in this special.)

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Montrio Bistro has been certified as a 2-Star Certified Green Restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), an international nonprofit organization helping restaurants become more environmentally sustainable.

Montrio implemented 56 steps and received 153.49 Green Points on the GRA's rigorous certification scale, 53% above and beyond the minimum requirements necessary for this award. In doing so, they achieved: near-zero waste operation, full recycling and composting, renewable energy credits, reusables for in-house, and over 40% of the food is organic.

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