YGK Craft Beer Fest & Other Events – June 6-9, 2019

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7:30-9:30am: Sustainable Kingston is hosting a roll-in breakfast at Market Square! If you’re biking to work as part of Commuter Challenge, stop by for some goodies!

12:15-12:50pm: St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concerts begin with a performance by the SHHH!! Ensemble (Percussionist Zac Pulak and Pianist Edana Higham) visiting from Ottawa. Admission is free, with a freewill offering collected. The Cathedral is at 270 King St. E. (at Johnson) in Kingston. Join us for a mid-day musical interlude!

2-4pm: Meet the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing at City Hall during an open house to find out more about the project, its progress and the plan moving forward. Get a better understanding of the housing situation in Kingston and learn what the City is currently doing to address it.

4pm-6pm: Adults are welcome to drop-in for art and wellness in the Studio at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Free event, materials are provided and no prior art experience is necessary.

5:30pm-8pm: Join the Artists of the Tett Centre’s Creativity Studio for an engaging and entertaining experience in the arts. This month featuring an artist talk by Michelle Reid – alongside art demos. Enjoy snacks and beverages as you peruse our studios and mingle with the artists and fellow art lovers. Admission is by donation.

6pm-8pm: For those who have some paddling experience and are looking for company, Paddle & Pint is a 2-hour exploration of Kingston’s inner harbour by Kayak, followed by a visit to one of our favorite downtown pubs! Tickets are $40/person + hst, includes kayak, equipment and Trailhead Guide. Limited spots available. Register online or at the Trailhead store on Princess.

7:30pm: “One of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years.” Vanya & Sonja & Masha & Spike is on now at the Domino Theatre. Tickets are $20/person and available online, through the Grand Theatre box office, or at the door. Limited seats available.

8pm: Far from being just another cover band, The ABBA Show is a full-scale concert production featuring more than two hours of fun, energetic musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle. Adult tickets $65.41 plus HST and handling fee; Children (12 & under) $35.25 plus HST and handling fee. Buy tickets here!

8pm-11pm: All ages live music featuring folk singer-songwriters from here and from out-of-town, at Musiikki Cafe & Whiskey Bar. Admission is pay what you can or suggested to buy a drink (can be non-alcoholic). Schedule of musicians can be found here.

4-7pm: Summer Ritual @ Clark Hall Pub (19+) – must have Queen’s ID

7pm: Ensemble Dedalus (France) plays the music of Eliane Radigue:one of Europe’s preeminent contemporary chamber orchestras based in France, is touring Canada playing the music of composer Eliane Radigue. This Friday at The Isabel’s Rehearsal Hall, the program “Dedalus” will present three recent works. Radigue’s music is deeply absorbing, meditative, and rooted in her practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Read about her and her work here: http://www.lovely.com/bios/radigue.html Tickets are $10 at the door or Pay What You Can.

7:30pm: “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike” @ Domino Theatre

7:30pm-9:30pm: A Mystical Musical Extravaganza @ St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (Earl & Victoria St) – experience a myriad of musical medleys performed by an eclectic group of local students and alumni. Featuring works from Vivaldi to Gershwin and Rossini to ABBA, it’s sure to be an exciting evening. Admission – 10$

8pm: June Choirs Festival (Canada & The Netherlands) @ St. George’s Cathedral – Libertas Male Choir visiting from Toronto, combined with the “Groot Mannenkoor Nederland” from the Netherlands, totaling 120 singers. Tickets cost $20 at the door. The Cathedral is at 270 King St. E. (at Johnson) in Kingston.

8pm: Concert: Hot Knives // Tidecaller // Spencer Freeman @ The Mansion (19+) – high-energy punk to celebrate the start of summer! Tidecaller is on deck as well for their sophomore show, bringing a dash of prog rock/metal to the festivities. only $5 for an advance ticket or $10 at the door.

8pm-11pm: Live Music at Musiikki Cafe & Whiskey Bar – by donation, all ages/19+

8:30pm: Queer Karaoke @ Wolfe Island – Join for a night of Queer Karaoke on Wolfe Island! This edition will be a special fundraiser for LGBTQ+ Softball League. Meet and mingle with LGBTQ+ community members, sing and chat at the Wolfe Island Pub and Pizzeria (W.I.P.P.). Take the 8pm ferry from Kingston.

9pm: NBA Finals Live Broadcast @ Market Square

9pm: An Evening of Magic with David Johnson @ Donald Gordon Conference Centre – insightful comedy and unbelievable mysteries into each program, David Johnson blends the art of Magic with the study of psychology and human nature, with a disarming and charming sense of humour the results are truly nothing less than pure astonishment & wonder!

10pm-2am: Live music @ The Toucan (19+) – no cover.

10pm-2am: Live music @ The Merchant Tap House (19+) – no cover.

8:30am – Cannonball Crush @ Fort Henry – Kingston’s most unique obstacle course where novice to advanced competitors rise to the challenge and CRUSH IT! Register your team at www.CannonballCrush.ca

10am-4pm – JavaScript for Beginners – The Ladies Learning Code Introduction to JavaScript workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience. Tickets are $55 and include a catered lunch.

10:30am-12pm – World Knit in Public Day @ Skeleton Park

12pm-8pm – YGK Craft Beer Fest @ Fort Henry – over 25 confirmed breweries, ciders, spirits + live entertainment by The Elwins, Lost Cousins, The Wilderness, Phantom Atlantic, Grace 2 + food vendors: Mio Gelato, FryWay 33, Jambel, Glocca Morra Farms & Studio + Artisans.’

2pm-4pm – FREE Art Show: “Message From Nature”

4pm-6pm – FREE Saturday Matinee @ RCHA Club – Join Boag, the Braveyard Whips and special guests for an afternoon of great covers and fantastic musicianship. You never know who might show up!

7:30pm – “Vanya & Sonja & Masha & Spike” award-winning comedy @ Domino Theatre

8pm-11pm – Concert: Holy Wow @ Musiikki (all ages/19+)

8pm-10:30pm – Live Music: Abby Stewart, country (all ages) @ The Embassy Live Music Cafe

9pm – Concert: Sam Coffey & the Iron Lungs @ The Mansion (19+) – $12 in advance. Legendary rockers who have performed with The Sheepdogs and The Trews.

9pm-1am – KARAOKE Night / Beers for Queers (19+) @ Monte’s in Tir nan Og

9pm-11pm – Queen’s Observatory Open House @ Ellis Hall – free and open to all ages! Come out to learn about space from an astronomer, then see it for yourself through a 14″ telescope! This month’s speaker is Connor Stone, a PhD student at Queen’s University (and observatory coordinator). His talk, titled: “Where does it all come from?” discusses the origin of all things!

10pm-2am – LIVE BAND @ The Merchant Tap House (19+) – FREE cover. Poker Nite is a Rockin’ party band that plays classics from bands like The Hip, The Glorious Sons, The Black Crows, Beastie Boys, and more!

10pm-2am – LIVE BAND @ The Toucan (19+) – FREE cover

8am-4pm – Antiques Market @ Springer Market Square

9am-2pm – Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market – Hot foods, live music & arts activities weekly. FREE Yoga at 9:30am and FREE Tai Chi at 11:15am!

1pm-3pm – FREE Sew Sunday @ Open Studios – Pop by the studio and use our cutting table, machines and serger all for free! Connect with other local sewists, see whats new in store and come out and get sewcial!

1pm-3pm – FREE Plein Air Meetup @ CFB Kingston Yacht Club – a relaxing, stress-free afternoon of painting and sketching on-site. Enjoy beautiful beach, lake, and forest views to reference on site, plus there is a park! FREE – bring your own art supplies, snacks and gear

1:30pm-4pm – Art Workshop: “The Politics & Poetics of Animated Collage” – Participants will create short 2D, mixed-media stop-motion animation using the format of the PSA that address topics of personal and political concern. $10 – all materials provided.

2pm-4pm – FREE Art Show: “Message From Nature” @ H’art Centre

2pm-3:30pm – Inside Agnes – Insider art talks, musical performances and tea in the historic Etherington House at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University.

3pm-5pm – Local jazz singer, Selina Chiarelli, and flautist Caroline Kwok, host “The Firebird Sessions” – a place for local female jazz musicians to showcase their unique voices in a pared-down, jazz format

3pm-4:30pm – Run + Yoga – Looking to stretch out those running muscles? Or looking to get your heart rate going before landing on your yoga mat? This special event is just for you! We’ll start with a guided 5km run, followed by a 45-minute yoga practice specially designed to lengthen and loosen running muscles. Pre-registration is required.

6pm-8pm – FREE Outdoor Swing Dancing – Swing is an energetic partner dance set to jazz in the style of the 30’s and 40’s. Arrive at 6 pm sharp at the gazebo in MacDonald Park for a quick introductory lesson to get you dancin’ as quickly as possible.

8pm-11pm – Live music at Musiikki Cafe (all ages/19+)

15 Best Kingston Events in June 2019

There are 200+ one-time-only events in Kingston, Ontario this June! Here’s our Top 15 festivals to check out in the limestone city!

2019 Queen’s University Convocation Schedule

Are you graduating this year, or know someone who is?

We compiled a list of date, time and locations for each program + answers to frequently asked questions + useful links to save money on accommodations!

 

FAQ

 

1.) Construction — Several construction projects by the City of Kingston will be occurring in and around the Queen’s Campus during Spring 2019 that may impact your transportation to and from convocation. Click here to see an updated list of closures and delays.
2.) Parking — Guests can park FREE on surface parking lots and street parking spaces with “Permit Required” signs during Convocation (i.e. Tindall Field surface lot, ILC surface lot, streets around campus). DO NOT PARK in “Reserved 24/7” spaces – your vehicle will be ticketed.
3.) Guest Seating – Deadline is Tuesday, May 14th (for ceremonies on May 23rd-May 24th) and Friday, May 17th for all other ceremonies. Reserve seats via SOLUS.
* Limit of three (3) guests per graduate.
* Limited capacity in Grant Hall and the ARC Main Gym. Specific limits vary per ceremony – go to the Convocation Schedule page and click on the + next to your date.
* Extra rooms with simulcast on large screen available in Kingston Hall and SKHS.
* Do not include your own attendance in guest seating.
* All ceremonies will be broadcast live online here.
4.) Hoods and Gowns Rentals — $55.00 for undergraduate and Master’s, and $60.00 for Ph.D’s and you can rent them day-of (cash only) in Kingston Hall (1st Floor).
* Arrive at least 90 minutes before your ceremony. Bring your Student ID or government Photo ID and cash payment.
* You must return items immediately after the ceremony to Kingston Hall (within 1.5 hrs) – charged an additional $43-$110 if not returned/damaged

 

 

Useful Links

 

 

Ceremony 5:      Monday, June 3 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Drama (DRAM)
•    Cultural Studies (CUST)
•    Film and Media (FILM)
•    Music (MUSC)
•    Music Theatre (MUTH)
•    Philosophy (PHIL)
•    Religious Studies (RELS)
•    Stage and Screen Studies (STSC)
•    Theology (all plans / subplans)

Ceremony 6:      Monday, June 3 at 2:30 pm    @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Anatomy and Cell Biology (ANAT)
•    Anatomical Sciences (AS)
•    Astrophysics (ASPH)
•    Computing (BMCO, COCA, COMP, COGS, COMA, CSCI, SODE)
•    Epidemiology (EPID)
•    Mathematical Physics (MAPH)
•    Medicine (MEDS)
•    Pathology (PATH)
•    Pediatrics (PAED)
•    Pharmacology and Toxicology (PHTO)
•    Physiology (PHGY)
•    Physics (PHYS)
•    Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy (PEPA)
•    Public Health Sciences (PHS)
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Ceremony 7:      Tuesday, June 4 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
Engineering and Applied Science (Graduate programs only)

Graduate and ArtSci Undergraduate programs
o    Environmental Studies (EBIO, ECHM, EGEO, EGPY, ELSC, ENSC, ENVS, ETOX)
o    Geography (GIMS, GISC, GPHY, GPPL)
o    Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering (GSGE)
o    Geology (GEOL)
o    Mathematics and Statistics (MAST, MATH, STAT)
o    Urban and Regional Planning (SURP)

Ceremony 8:      Tuesday, June 4 at 1:00 pm    @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Health Studies (HLTH)
•    Kinesiology and Health Studies (KHS, KINE)
•    Physical and Health Education (PHED)

Ceremony 9:      Tuesday, June 4 at 4:00 pm     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Economics (APEC, ECON)
•    French Studies (FREN, FRLG)
•    Indigenous Studies (INDG)
•    Languages, Literatures and Cultures (GRMN, HISP, ITLN, LANG, LATN, LING, LLCU, SLAS)
•    Risk Policy and Regulation (DRPR)


Ceremony 10:      Wednesday, June 5 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Aging and Health (AGHE)
•    Classics (CLAS, CLST)
•    Occupational Therapy (OT)
•    Physical Therapy (PT)
•    Political Studies (POLS, PPEC)
•    Rehabilitation Science (RHBS)

Ceremony 11:      Wednesday, June 5 at 2:30 pm     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Biology (BIOL, BIMA, BIPS)
•    Biomedical Informatics (MBI)
•    Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (BMS)
•    Biotechnology (BTEC)
•    Medical Sciences (MMSC)
•    Microbiology and Immunology (MIIM)
•    Neuroscience (NSCI)
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Ceremony 12:      Thursday, June 6 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    English Language and Literature (ENGL)
•    History (HIST)
•    Jewish Studies (JWST)
•    Liberal Studies (LIBS)
•    Medieval Studies (MDVL)


Ceremony 15:      Tuesday, June 11 at 10:00 am     @ ARC Main Gym
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Biochemistry (BCHM)
•    Chemistry (CHEM)
•    Life Sciences (LISC)

Ceremony 17:      Wednesday, June 12 at 10:00 am     @ ARC Main Gym
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Art Conservation (ARTC)
•    Art History (ARTH)
•    Art Leadership (MAAL, AMGD)
•    Gender Studies (GNDS)
•    Global Development Studies (DEVS)
•    Fine Art (ARTF)
•    Psychology (PSYC)
•    Sociology (SOCY)
•    Visual Art (ARTV)

 

Ceremony 2:      Friday, May 24 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
Smith School of Business (Professional Programs), School of Graduate Studies
•    Master of Business Administration – Americas (MBACQ)
•    Master of Business Administration – Executive (EMBA)
•    Education (Graduate programs)
•    Public Administration (MPA)
•    Industrial Relations (MIR)

Ceremony 3:      Friday, May 24 at 1:00 pm     @ Grant Hall
Smith School of Business (Professional Programs)
•    Master of Business Administration  – Queen’s (QMBA)
•    Master of Business Administration – Accelerated (AMBA)

Ceremony 4:      Friday, May 24 at 4:00 pm     @ Grant Hall
Smith School of Business (Professional Programs)
•    Master of Finance (MFIN)
•    Master of International Business (MIB)
•    Master of Management Analytics (MMA)

Ceremony 14:      Thursday, June 6 at 4:00 pm     @ Grant Hall
Faculty of Education
•    Diploma in Education (DEd)
•    Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Ceremony 7:      Tuesday, June 4 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
Engineering and Applied Science (Graduate programs only)
o    Chemical Engineering (CHEE)
o    Civil Engineering (CIVL)
o    Design and Manufacturing (DM)
o    Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECEN, ELEC)
o    Engineering Chemistry (ENCH)
o    Geological Engineering (GEOE)
o    Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
o    Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MEME)
o    Mining Engineering (MINE)
o    Community Relations for the Extractive Industries (GCCRE)

+ Graduate and ArtSci Undergraduate programs


Ceremony 18:      Wednesday, June 12 at 2:30 pm @ ARC Main Gym
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Undergraduate programs only)
o    Chemical Engineering (CHEE)
o    Civil Engineering (CIVL)
o    Electrical and Computer Engineering (CMPE, ECEN, ELEC)
o    Engineering Chemistry (ENCH)
o    Engineering Physics (ENPH)
o    Geological Engineering (GEOE, GENG)
o    Mathematics and Engineering (MTHE)
o    Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
o    Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MEME)
o    Mining Engineering (MINE)

Ceremony 1:      Thursday, May 23 at 2:30 pm     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences
•    Healthcare Quality (HQ)
•    Health Sciences (BHSC)
•    Medicine (MD)
•    Nursing (CNP, DPHNP, NURA, NURR, NURS)


Ceremony 8:      Tuesday, June 4 at 1:00 pm    @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Health Studies (HLTH)
•    Kinesiology and Health Studies (KHS, KINE)
•    Physical and Health Education (PHED)


Ceremony 10:      Wednesday, June 5 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Aging and Health (AGHE)
•    Classics (CLAS, CLST)
•    Occupational Therapy (OT)
•    Physical Therapy (PT)
•    Political Studies (POLS, PPEC)
•    Rehabilitation Science (RHBS)

Ceremony 11:      Wednesday, June 5 at 2:30 pm     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Biology (BIOL, BIMA, BIPS)
•    Biomedical Informatics (MBI)
•    Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (BMS)
•    Biotechnology (BTEC)
•    Medical Sciences (MMSC)
•    Microbiology and Immunology (MIIM)
•    Neuroscience (NSCI)

Ceremony 13:      Thursday, June 6 at 1:00 pm     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Law

Ceremony 2:      Friday, May 24 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
Smith School of Business (Professional Programs), School of Graduate Studies
•    Master of Business Administration – Americas (MBACQ)
•    Master of Business Administration – Executive (EMBA)
•    Education (Graduate programs)
•    Public Administration (MPA)
•    Industrial Relations (MIR)

Springtime Events in Kingston: May & June 2019

Fun things to do in Kingston, Ontario in May and June!

Looking for something to do in Kingston in May or June? Here’s a list of upcoming one-time-only events we think you will enjoy. All submitted by our community!

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Every Thursday until June 13 – Art Hive: drop-in art & wellness class – 4pm-6pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – FREE

Thu. May 9 – Pottery Open House, Workshops, Drop-in & Spin – 4pm-8pm at Amaranth Stoneware (in west end) – FREE

Thu. May 9 – “What a Relief” print-making class – 6:30pm-8:45pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – $90/person, $75 AEAC members

Sat. May 11 – Melos Concert: Early Music and Dance from the Middle East to France with guests Alpharabius musical ensemble, traditional Egyptian dancer Nada El Masriya, and Baroque dancer Edgar Tumak – 7:30pm-9pm at the Isabel – $10-$25/person

Sun. May 12 – Afternoon Tea with Children’s & Youth Choirs in Concert – 3pm-5:15pm at St. George’s Cathedral – FREE

Mon. May 13 – Applied Anarchism: Unschooling, with Christine Renaud – 6:30pm-8pm at AKA Autonomous Social Centre – FREE

Mon. May 13 – Workshop: Flourishes for Hand-Lettering & Calligraphy – 6:30pm-8:30pm at Tett Centre – $15/person

Wed. May 15 – Yogi’s Table: An Evening of Yoga & Food – 5:30pm-9:30pm at Fête Events – $85/person

Thu. May 16 – ART MATTERS and Inuit Art Foundation Edit-A-Thon – 12:15pm-4pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – FREE

Thu. May 16 – Info Webinar: “Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies @ Queen’s” – 5pm-6pm online – FREE

Sat. May 25 – Restorative Yoga Spa – 1:30pm-3pm at Salti Yoga Kingston – $40/person

*almost sold out – Sat. May 25 – Cantabile Choirs: Sky Full of Stars with Montreal’s a cappella male quartet Quartom – 7:30pm-9:30pm at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts – $20-$22/person

Sun. May 26 – Workshop: “The Album of Your Life: Visioning Collage and Collaborative Songwriting with Krista Muir”– 1:30pm-4pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – $10/person

Mon. May 27 – Bullet Journaling Workshop – 6:30pm-8:30pm at Tett Centre – $25/person

Fri. May 31 – Nancy Blum “Flora and Fauna: Public Art in Public Places” – 7pm-9pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – FREE

Fri. May 31 – “Astonishment & Wonder” An Evening of Close Up Magic with David Johnson – 7:30pm-9pm at Donald Gordon Centre’s coach house – $20-$25/person

June 2019

Sun. June 2 – Beat Beethoven Run – 4K, 8K or 1K kids run – 9:45am-1pm at Confederation Park/City Hall – $35-$95/person

Thu. June 6 – Summer Concert Series ft. SHHH!! Ensemble (Ottawa) with percussion & piano – 12:15pm-12:50pm at St. George’s Cathedral – FREE

Thu. June 6 – Rendering Fabric: Form and Flow” – 6:30pm-8:45pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – $90/person

Fri. June 7 June Choirs Festival ft. Libertas Male Choir (Toronto) with the “Groot Mannenkoor Nederland” (the Netherlands) totalling 120 singers – 8pm-10pm at St. George’s Cathedral – $20-$25/person

Fri. June 7 An Evening of Magic with David Johnson (18+) – 9pm-10pm at Donald Gordon Centre’s coach house – $20-$25/person

Sun. June 9 – Art Workshop: “The Politics and Poetics of Animated Collage with Emily Pelstring” – 1:30pm-4pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – $10/person

Mon. June 10 – June Choirs Festival ft. Didgori Ensemble (Georgian folk & chant music) – 12:15pm-12:50pm at St. George’s Cathedral – FREE

Wed. June 12 & Thu. June 13 – June Choirs Festival ft. St. Martin’s Boy’s Choir visiting from Biberach, Germany – 7:30pm-9:30pm at St. George’s Cathedral – $20/person

Thu. June 13 – Summer Concert Series ft. Peletsis-Dardykina Piano Duo (Montreal) “The Northern Lights: Music From the North” – 12:15pm-12:50pm at St. George’s Cathedral – FREE

Thu. June 13 – Artist Talk, Tour and Performance ft. Emily Pelstring – 7pm-8:30pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – FREE

Sat. June 15 – Kingston Pride Parade & Community Fair – 10:30am-5pm at Confederation Park – FREE

Mon. June 17 – Applied Anarchy: Responding to Climate Change – 6:30pm-8pm at AKA Autonomous Social Centre – FREE

Thu. June 20 – Art Gallery Guided Tour: “Let’s Talk About Sex, bb” – 12:15pm-1pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – FREE

Thu. June 20 – Summer Concert Series ft. organist Tom Fitches (Toronto) – 12:15pm-12:50pm at St. George’s Cathedral – FREE

Sat. June 22 – June Choirs Festival ft. Stratford Concert Choir (Stratford, Ontario) – 7:30pm at St. George’s Cathedral – $20-$25/person

Thu. June 27 – Late-19th, early 20th century Spanish guitar music – 12:15pm-12:50pm at St. George’s Cathedral – FREE

July 2019

Mon. July 15 – Applied Anarchy: Populism, Politicians, and Popular Power – 6:30pm-8pm at AKA Autonomous Social Centre – FREE

Thu. July 18 – Art Gallery Guided Tour: “Stepping Out: Clothes for a Gallery Goer” – 12:15pm-1pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – FREE

What’s next?

Guide to St. Patrick’s Day @ Queen’s: Part 1 – Getting Green & Giving Back

Every week of the year, you’ll find charity fundraisers at Queen’s – and St. Patrick’s Day is no different! Find out how & where to buy St. Patrick’s Day merch + find a cause that you’re interested in supporting!

Every week of the year, you’ll find a variety of charity fundraising initiatives happening on-campus, and the week of St. Patrick’s Day is no different!

We’ve collected all the clothing sales you’ve been seeing across campus into ONE PLACE! Keep reading to find a cause that you’re interested in supporting!

? Part 1: Where to Buy St. Patrick’s Day Merch at Queen’s *2019*?

Nyantende Foundation $25 green long-sleeve t-shirts

  • Friday, Mar. 15 from 11am-3pm @ ARC
  • About: The Nyantende Foundation helps the most marginalized children and youth in the Nyantende district of the Democratic Republic of Congo by offering them an opportunity to attend local schools. We believe education is a basic human necessity as it provides youth with the tools necessary to build a life they have reason to value. Since 2010, Nyantende Foundation has subsidized 100% of tuition fees and learning materials for over 250 youth.

Queen’s Friends of MSF – $5 bandana, necklace, temporary tattoo

  • Friday, Mar. 15 at 11am-3pm @ ARC
  • About the cause: Médecins Sans Frontières, also known in English as Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation best known for its projects in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases.

Students Facing Noma – t-shirts & accessories

  • Saturday, Mar. 16 at 11am-3pm @ ARC
  • About the cause: Student’s Facing Noma serves to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease Noma through supporting the organization Facing Africa.

Queen’s Tech for Change – $15 t-shirts

  • Friday, Mar. 15 at 2:30pm-5:30pm @ MacCorry- while quantities last
  • About the cause: All proceeds go towards One Laptop Per Child

Scinapse Queen’s – $15 t-shirts and long-sleeve t-shirts

  • Friday, Mar. 15 at 10am-3pm @ ARC
  • About the cause: a vibrant. science and research-based club on campus. They run a provincial Undergraduate Science Case Competition, a Careers talk, and Getting into Research at Queen’s.

Heart 4 Heart Queen’s University – $15 hats

  • Friday, Mar. 15 at 12pm-3pm @ ARC
  • About the cause: raises money to provide life-saving surgeries for children in various developing countries born with congenital heart defects.

Step Above Stigma – $10 socks

  • Friday, Mar. 15 at 9:30am-11:30am @ ARC
  • About the cause: 100% goes to mental health initiatives at Queen’s.

Queen’s Students for Partners In Health Canada – $15 t-shirts

  • About the cause: Partners in Health is a global health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of poor and marginalized people.

Oil Thigh Designs – various clothing, see Lookbook here

  • Monday through Friday at 10am-5:30pm @ Oil Thigh Designs is on the main floor of the JDUC across from Quizno’s.
  • About the cause: ALL proceeds go to local Kingston charities.

Did you know?

By 4th year of undergraduate study, 60% of Queen’s students have participated in community service or volunteering and 33% have participated in community-based projects. Source: Queen’s University.

Featured image: Campus Equipment Outfitters is a student-run service that provides affordable quality merchandise to individuals and organizations.

Know something that hasn’t been listed? Email queensevents@live.ca

Best Places to Fall in Love with Kingston (again)

Looking for the perfect backdrop for your Christmas card couples photos? Want to take a unique housemates photo that’s one for the books? Look no further!

Who else LOVES the waves, the sunsets, and the twinkly Christmas lights downtown? Our pals over at BlogKtown just published a few of their favourite things about Ktown, in the form of a pro-tip-worthy locations guide! Looking for the perfect backdrop for your Christmas card couples photos? Want to take a unique housemates photo that’s one for the books? Look no further!

It’s time to start living your best life – with the backdrop of our beautiful city! Here’s a sneak peek of the locations that made the list – and make sure you check out their full blog post here! #iloveygk #weloveygk

#2: Agnes Etherington Art Centre

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#7: Downtown Kingston, especially City Hall *swoon*

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#11: The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts aka Lake Ontario

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#14: Starbucks Patio at Johnson & Division

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#15: Secret Location (between James Reid Furniture and the Grocery Basket) 

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Kingston’s Best Patios

This week is the perfect time to start exploring downtown Kingston’s many bars and restaurants. But how do you know which ones to go to? Where do you even start? Here’s a shortlist of places you’ve got to try when your friends are all, “Let’s go drink outside!”

“Where Everybody Knows Your Name”

1. The Mansion  

506 Princess Street  |  Weekdays 11 AM-2 AM. Weekends 10 AM-2 AM.

Featuring fresh, local ingredients, this sports pub/live music venue close to Queen’s has such friendly staff and such stellar weekend specials, like $4 Caesars & Screwdrivers and $6 breakfast every Saturday & Sunday, that you’ll quickly find yourself feeling at home here. Bet you didn’t know they have a beach volleyball court in the back! They’ve also got an HD TV on the patio, so you can watch the Jays game in the shade while enjoying one of their legendary Schooners of beer. View Website.

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2. Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill 

330 King St E  |  Daily 11 AM–midnight. Weekends until 2 AM

Jack Astor’s large rooftop patio offers stunning views of City Hall, the water, and beyond to Wolfe Island. Friendly servers with a knack for humour make this a popular destination for young professionals. On sunny days, the patio often gets busy – something to keep in mind if you’re short on time. View Website.

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“Internationally Inspired Patios”

3. Tango Nuevo Tapas & Wine Bar  🇪🇸 🇹🇷

331 King St E   |  Mon.-Wed. 3 PM-11 PM; Thu. 3 PM-midnight; Fri. & Sat. 11:30 AM-midnight; Sun. 11:30 AM-11 PM.

Embracing the Spanish tradition of “tapas” or small plates, Tango Nuevo serves a wide variety of cold and hot tapas great for sharing, complemented by carefully selected Canadian & Prince Edward County local wines. Perfect for those that love excellent food and exceptional wine. View Website.

4. Le Chien Noir 🇫🇷

69 Brock St  |  Daily ~11:30 AM–9:30 PM, until 10 PM on weekends.

This French bistro is known for its classic French cuisine and modern “Farm to Table” local food served in an upbeat, comfortable atmosphere. Their stunning courtyard terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy one of 10 beers on tap, 20 Wines by the glass, Micro-Brews or a seasonal cocktail. A great place for an afternoon meeting, since from 3:00 PM–5:00 PM drinks are $5 and appetizers are 50% off. View Website.

5. Amadeus Café 🇩🇪 🇦🇹

170 Princess St  |  Daily 11:00 AM–9:30 PM. Weekends until 10:00 PM. Closed Sunday.

Authentic German and Austrian cuisine served in the “biergarten” patio at Amadeus will have you believing you’re at an outdoor café in Europe. Delicious schnitzel and succulent sausage prepared from age-old family recipes, are complemented by one of the best beer selections in the city. View Website.

6. Olivea Restaurant 🇮🇹

39 Brock St  |  Daily 11:30 AM–4:30 PM & 5 PM–9 PM.

A little taste of Italy in historic downtown Kingston! Olivea has a fun, urban atmosphere and open concept style. Their patio looks out over Market Square — a perfect spot for eating, drinking and people-watching! View Website.

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Courtyard Classics

7. Chez Piggy Restaurant & Bar

68R Princess St (entrance in Rocheleau’s Court, the alleyway beside The Toucan) |  Daily from 11:30 AM. Sunday from 10:00 AM

Located just off Princess Street in a majestic courtyard, Chez Piggy offers a dining experience that blends grace and gusto, taste and imagination – a prime destination for Kingston’s food lovers. View Website.

8. Kingston Brewing Company   

34 Clarence St  |   Daily 11:00 AM–2:00 AM

The Kingston Brewing Company is Ontario’s oldest brew pub with a hearty menu and a wide selection of craft beers. A covered courtyard patio in the back, a street-front patio, as well as a banquet room upstairs (known as the Dragon’s Lair), make this pub a must-visit for folks that love craft beer. View Website.

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9. Musiikki Café and Whiskey Bar

73 Brock St |  Open Daily noon-2:00 AM

This quaint café is one of Kingston’s best kept secrets – just wait until you see their courtyard. Twinkly lights in a beautiful magnolia tree surrounded by beautiful limestone and brick, live music nightly from 8pm-11pm and a relaxed vibe combine to make Musiikki a secluded paradise and must-see venue for fans of live indie music. View Website.

10. Pan Chancho Bakery & Café   

44 Princess St  |  Daily 7:00 AM–4:00 PM

Pan Chancho is known throughout the city for their fresh, artisan breads baked daily. The full service café and backyard patio serve scrumptious brunch options. Wednesday evenings in the summer, the patio is transformed into a Big Band live music venue. View Website.

11. Woodenheads Gourmet Pizza  

192 Ontario St  |  Daily 11:30AM–12:00AM

This trendy gourmet pizza restaurant is a Kingston favourite. Delectable dishes, delicious wine pairings, and decadent desserts. Fantastic service on the street side patio, or try the hidden courtyard patio – beautiful during the day or evening. Definitely call ahead, because they’re usually full! View Website.

12. Lone Star Texas Grill   

251 Ontario St  |  Daily 11:30 AM–10:00 PM. Weekends until 11:00 PM

Lone Star Texas Grill is famous for their award-winning fajitas, ribs, mesquite-grilled steaks and authentic Tex-Mex. Their large outdoor patio – known as “Margaritaville” – is an experience you have to try at least once. View Website.

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Sidewalk Splendour

13. The Grizzly Grill   

395 Princess St  |  Daily 11:30 AM–2:00 AM

True Canadian fare in a warm and inviting atmosphere.  Menu features a wonderful selection of appetizers, grilled meats & seafood, complemented by an array of garden fresh salads, pasta dishes, gourmet wood-fired pizzas featuring Seed to Sausage meats, calzones, flatbreads & classic comfort food. Plus, they have pool tables upstairs! View Website.

14. Harper’s Burger Bar   

93 Princess St  |  Daily 11:30 AM–9:00 PM. Weekends until 10:00 PM

Kingston’s local burger joint, recently featured on an episode of Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here!” Menu features handcrafted chicken, turkey, veggie and wild salmon burgers, hot & crispy hand cut fries and cool & crunchy salads. Try one of their premium shakes and watch the world go by from their sunny sidewalk patio. View Website.

15. Red House   

369 King St E  |  Daily 11:30 AM–2:00 AM.

Reclaimed wood, limestone walls, and a cozy atmosphere are what you’ll find behind the signature red door at Red House. The bar inside picks up as the sun goes down, and their street side patio offers blankets to patrons on cooler summer evenings. They also have a location in Kingston’s West End. View Website.

16. Dianne’s Fish Shack & Smokehouse   

195 Ontario St  |  Daily 11:30 AM–10:00 PM

Dianne’s combines a classic East Coast kitchen with the flavours of Mexico. Think fish n’ chips, lobster rolls and chowder along with guacamole, tacos & ceviche. From the bar there are craft beers and local wines along with the city’s largest tequila & bourbon collection. Enjoy a street side patio overlooking the harbour. View Website.

17. Atomica Gourmet Pizza & Wine Bar   

71 Brock St  |  Daily 11:30 AM–10:00 PM

Fresh Italian food & contemporary cocktails. Relax on the sunny sidewalk patio with a glass of wine or a cocktail from the city’s most creative drink list. Specialties include: a “build your own” antipasto board, pizza, salads, pasta, panini, entrées and delectable desserts. View Website.

18. The Keg Steakhouse + Bar   

300 King St E  |  Daily 4:00 PM–11:00 PM

Quality, comfort and value. The Keg’s menu features tender, juicy steaks, slow roasted prime rib, succulent shellfish, the freshest of salads, irresistible desserts and an outstanding wine list. The covered patio and knowledgeable servers make this restaurant a great go-to meeting destination. View Website.

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19. Milestone’s Grill + Bar  

27 Princess St  |  Daily 11:00 AM–11:00 PM. Weekends until 1:00 AM

Stylish, inviting and welcoming for all occasions. Milestone’s is a popular restaurant for socials among colleagues and clients alike. Ask to be seated on the spacious patio or in the dining room. View Website.

What’s your favourite patio in Kingston, and why?

Sunday Mornings in Kingston

Every Sunday, lululemon athletica hosts a complimentary yoga class from 9:30am-10:30am. It’s known locally as SMY, for Sunday Morning Yoga. In the summer, it takes place outside in Battery Park along the Lake Ontario waterfront. As it gets cooler, the class moves indoors. It’s free to attend – so bring your own yoga mat.

Every Sunday, lululemon athletica hosts a complimentary #yoga class from 9:30am-10:30am on the waterfront in Battery Park – follow Earl Street to the water, just past Ontario Street. It’s known locally as SMY, for Sunday Morning Yoga.

The class takes place year-round, rain or shine, and is open to all, including beginners.

In case of rain and in winter, class is held in the lululemon store (270 Princess Street, #KingstonOntario). The teacher changes every week, featuring the teaching styles of different yoga practitioners from across the city.