Weekend Events April 27th- 29th

Friday, April 27th

 

Yuk Yuk’s featuring Jason Rouse
8:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

On the Main Stage – Ten Mile House
10:30pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday Night Entertainment
7:00pm-9:30pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

Friday Night Live with Bailey Bail   11:00pm @ McGill’s

Scrabble Friday’s
1:30pm-4pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

T.G.I.F Party with Del Live on stage
10:00pm-2:00am @ Callahan’s Pub

The Retro Turntable Experience

10:00pm-11:50pm @ Britt’s Pub & Eatery, Saint John, NB

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00pm-8:30pm @ The Picaroons General Store

Tim Isaac Solo Exhibition Opening

5:00pm- 8:00pm @ Handworks Gallery, Saint John, NB

Quality Block Party 2.0

@ Various Uptown Locations, Saint John, NB

 


Saturday, April 28th

Yuk Yuk’s featuring Jason Rouse
8:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

On the Main Stage – Ten Mile House
10:30pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Rock it with Del ‘live on stage’ Dance Party

10:00pm @ Callie’s Pub

Live at the Matinee – Open Mic
4:00pm-8:00pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

 Live Music @ Mcgill’s
10pm – 11:50pm @ McGill’s

Saturdays at the NBM- April Showers

10:00am-4:00pm New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00pm-8:30pm @ The Picaroons General Store

James Mullinger Live at Harbour Station – Let’s Do It Again!

7:30pm- 10:00pm @ Harbour Station, Saint John, NB

Water Street Dinner Theatre presents – Jail Bait

6:30pm- 10:00pm @ Water Street Dinner Theatre, Saint John, NB

Quality Block Party 2.0

@ Various Uptown Locations, Saint John, NB


Sunday, April 29th

Create over Cocktails Paint What You Missed

7:00pm- 9:00pm @ The Saint John Ale House, Saint John, NB

Spirits Tasting with Craig Pinhey

5:00pm- 9:00pm Hopscotch Whisky Bar, Saint John, NB

Babies in the Library and Baby Massage
11:30am @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00pm-8:30pm @ The Picaroons General Store

 

Uptown Clean Sweep 2018 – What A Great Clean Up Event!

This morning was bright and sunny and a fantastic day for a Clean Sweep uptown.  Over 80 people came out to lend a hand – those who live, work, play and appreciate uptown – teams and individuals – who helped us collect over 50 bags of garbage this morning! Thanks to all who participated. The enthusiasm of our community in helping to clean up our urban neighbourhood is extremely impressive.

Thanks also to our sponsors, The Hilton for providing breakfast items, coffee, tea, and water – and participating; Country 94 and 97.3 The Wave for helping us share the event and for participating; The City of Saint John, Parks & Recreation for providing all of the tools and supplies needed via The Green Machine; and Market Square for assisting with all location logistics.

Uptown Saint John, the Business Improvement Association appreciates the huge representation of civic pride from our uptown members and we are more than thrilled to organize and host this event, this being the 4th annual.  Thanks again to all involved!

Freak Lunchbox Team:

The Hilton/Trade & Convention Centre Team:

Grant Thorton, Team A:

Grant Thornton, Team B:

Saint John Ale House Team:

 

GoTo Insurance Team:

Heather Acker/Pam Wheaton Team:

Acadia Broadcasting Team

Salesforce, Team A:

Salesforce, Team B:

Salesforce, Team C:

Carl Trickey and Doug Richardson:

Historica Developments Team:

Commercial Properties Team:

Canada Homes for Rent Team:

Constance Woldridge:

Ella The Shop Team:

Thandi Team:

Cst. Duane Squires stopped by to lend his support:

The Salesforce Team hard at work:

Uptown Saint John Staff, Rachelle and Deborah, serving up goodies from the HiltonSJ to volunteers:

A small sampling of what was collected.  Thank you, Uptown Saint John!

 

Uptown Mug #79 . Greg Marks

Sometimes we find a person who, though generally they don’t put themselves in the spotlight, they are most deserving. Greg Marks is just that. You most likely have seen him, as he is one of our most sharp dressed men. Or perhaps, you’ve heard him, as there are times when we are lucky to enjoy the sweet, sultry sounds his sax echoing through our city streets. Definitely, he is a mainstay uptown, and is most appreciated and worthy of some unsolicited attention.

Greg is a Registered Music Teacher (member of New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers’ Association). He conscientiously audio and video records all private lessons, for the peace-of-mind of parents and students.  He also offers a discount on instrument repair services to members of the New Brunswick Musicians’ Association (AFM Local 815), and to his students.  Greg is President of the New Brunswick Musicians’ Association (AFM Local 815 – nbmusicians.com – whose office is at 82 Germain St., representing professional musicians throughout New Brunswick) and Sergeant-At-Arms of the Saint John District Labour Council (representing unionized workers in Southern NB).

Greg is currently taking new students and would love to answer your questions regarding his music lessons and services. If you would like to know more, please see his contact information at the end of this post.

 

Let’s get to know this mysterious man behind the music.

 

Where were you born/Where are you from?

I was born in the Saint John General Hospital, and grew up in St. Martins.

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?

I moved to Coburg Street in the summer of 1997 – I was working for NBTel at the time – but didn’t start operating my business from this location until the fall of 2000.

Name one or two people who you look to for inspiration?

Although I only get to drop by rarely, Anne McShane (Feel Good Store) is a perpetual inspiration, not simply because of her delightfully positive attitude, but because she manages to maintain this attitude without willfully disregarding the “negatives” that so many other “positive people” I’ve met would prefer to ignore. She doesn’t just look for the positive in people and situations; she sows and reaps it. Many people try to make lemonade from lemons; Anne plants the lemon seeds, too.

I’ve also drawn inspiration from the strength and creativity of Sarah Jones (Jones Gallery). As an artist, she reinvents herself regularly, but always remains true to her passion. She knows her worth, and chooses not to compromise her vision or value in the pursuit of success, but still remains engaging and connected to her family and her supporters.


What is your worst habit?

I’m something of a hermit! I rarely seem to get out to enjoy all that Saint John has to offer.

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?

There are some wonderful small businesses north of the City Market! Loyalist City Coin, Heroes’ Beacon, Waterton’s Barber & Hair Styling, The Second Shop, Saint John Tool Library, Fluid Audio, ESL Art Supplies, Dave Shoots Bookseller… this area may look a little downtrodden, but it is on the verge of a renaissance!

Contact information:

Greg Marks, B.A. Mus, B.C.S., R.M.T.

Proprietor, Culture Of One Music Services
(506) 693-9279
Twitter: @CultureOfOne

Uptown Saint John BIA Annual General Meeting 2018

Thank you to all who attended our Annual General Meeting, 2018.  Uptown Saint John, the Business Improvement Association, LOVES LIFE UPTOWN and makes it our priority to share and support the growth, vitality, and diversity of our unique urban community and membership.

Here is a recap of the AGM, and a look back at 2017.

Message from Andrew Costin, Chair of the BOD

 


 

Message from Cathy Hutchinson, Chair of the Governance Committee

 


 

Message from Keith Brideau, Chair of the Urban Design & Development Committee

 


 

Message from Kevin Loughery, Chair of the Marketing & Events Committee

 


 

Presentation of Certificates of Recognition from the City of Saint John (to businesses marking milestone anniversaries this year).  Thanks to Mayor Don Darling and Deputy Mayor Shirley McAlary for presenting.

Celebrating 5 years in business uptown:

Second Cup

EN Sushi

Pristine . Photo below with Harrison Teed

Heroes’ Beacon . Photo below with Steve Henderson

Uncorked Tours . Photo below with Gill Nadeau

Shawarma Hut

Celebrating 10 years in business uptown:

Instincts Salon

NATIONAL Public Relations . Photo below with Jane Bardsley

Historica Developments . Photo below with Keith Brideau

 

Celebrating 15 years in business uptown:

Peace of Mind Management

Ammon Bay Ventures, Inc. . Photo below with Stephen Smith

 

Celebrating 20 years in business uptown:

 

Revolution Strategy . Photo below with Laura Noseworthy and Kelsey Ingersoll

Pat’s Secret Garden . Photo below with Bruce MacLeod

 

Celebrating 25 years in business uptown:

Baubles . Photo below with Sandy Teed

Billy’s Seafood . Photo below with Cara Grant

Eastward Sales . Photo below with Adam Garnett

 

Celebrating 30 years in business uptown:

Treats . Photo below with Kim Beckett

Celebrating 35 years in business uptown:

Grannan’s Seafood & Grill

 

Celebrating 40 years in business uptown:

Jeremiah’s Deli
Document Searching Services

 

Celebrating 90 years in business uptown:

CHSJ . Photo below with Chris Pearson

 

Celebrating 105 years in business uptown:

Imperial Theatre . Photo below with Angela Campbell

 

Below: Presentation of gift to past BOD Chair, Chris Boudreau


 

We look forward to a fantastic 2018 in Uptown Saint John!

 

Weekend Events April 20th- 22nd

Friday, April 20th

 

Yuk Yuk’s featuring Peter White
8:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

On the Main Stage – Satori
10:30pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday Night Entertainment
7:00pm-9:30pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

Friday Night Live with Bailey Bail
11:00pm @ McGill’s

Scrabble Friday’s
1:30pm-4pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

T.G.I.F Party with Del Live on stage
10:00pm-2:00am @ Callahan’s Pub

Beatles vs Stones – Battle of the Brits!

7:30pm-10:00pm @ The Imperial Theatre, Saint John, NB

The Retro Turntable Experience

10:00pm-11:50pm @ Britt’s Pub & Eatery, Saint John, NB

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00pm-8:30pm @ The Picaroons General Store

Peppers Pub Presents Morohubu + Delirious Monks

10:30pm- 11:50pm @ Peppers Pub

 

 


Saturday, April 21st

Yuk Yuk’s featuring Peter White
8:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

On the Main Stage – Satori
10:30pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Rock it with Del ‘live on stage’ Dance Party

10:00pm @ Callie’s Pub

Live at the Matinee – Open Mic
4:00pm-8:00pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

 Live Music @ Mcgill’s
10pm – 11:50pm @ McGill’s

Saturdays at the NBM- April Showers

10:00am-4:00pm New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00pm-8:30pm @ The Picaroons General Store

A Night of Comics with Garret Clark

8:00pm-11:30pm @ The Kent Theatre

 


Sunday, April 22nd

 

Manxmouse
2:00pm-4:00pm @ The Imperial Theatre

Babies in the Library and Baby Massage
11:30am @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00pm-8:30pm @ The Picaroons General Store

Billy’s Seafood Annual Wine Tasting

2:00pm – 4:00pm @ The Saint John City Market

Weekend Events April 13th- April 15th

Friday, April 13th

 

Yuk Yuk’s Presents Sunee Dhaliwai
8:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

On the Main Stage – Forty Fingers
10:30pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday Night Entertainment
7:00pm-9:30pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

Friday Night Live with Bailey Bail
11:00pm @ McGill’s

Benjamin Morgan
7:00pm-9:00pm @ Taco Pica

Scrabble Friday’s
1:30pm-4pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

T.G.I.F Party with Del Live on stage
10:00pm-2:00am @ Callahan’s Pub

Classic Albums presents: Supertramp Breakfast in America

7:30pm-9:00pm @ The Imperial Theatre, Saint John, NB

The Retro Turntable Experience

10:00pm-11:50pm @ Britt’s Pub & Eatery, Saint John, NB

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00pm-8:30pm @ The Picaroons General Store

Water Street Dinner Theatre presents – Jail Bait

6:30pm-10:00pm @ The Water Street Dinner Theatre

SJTC Canadian Stages Series presents Letters & Notes

7:30pm @ The BMO Studio Theatre

 


Saturday, April 14th

Saint John Beerfest 2018
7:00pm-9:00pm @ The Saint John Trade and Convention Centre

Yuk Yuk’s Presents Sunee Dhaliwai
8:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

On the Main Stage – Forty Fingers
10:30pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Rock it with Del ‘live on stage’ Dance Party

10:00pm @ Callie’s Pub

Live at the Matinee – Open Mic
4:00pm-8:00pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

 Live Music @ Mcgill’s
10pm – 11:50pm @ McGill’s

Internal Night// The Stoopheads// Moonlight Project @ Taco Pica
10pm-11:50pm @ Taco Pica

Saint John Riptide Vs Moncton Miracles- NBL Playoffs Game 4

7:00pm-9:00pm @ Harbour Station, Saint John, NB

Saturdays at the NBM- April Showers

10:00am-4:00pm New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00pm-8:30pm @ The Water Street Dinner Theatre, Saint John, NB

Jeff Tweedy

7:30pm-9:00pm @ The Imperial Theatre

SJTC Canadian Stages Series presents Letters & Notes

7:30pm @ The BMO Studio Theatre

 


Sunday, April 15th

 

Create Over Cocktails Paint your Pet
7:00pm-9:00pm @ The Saint John Ale House

Babies in the Library and Baby Massage
11:30am @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00pm-8:30pm @ The Picaroons General Store

Uptown Restaurants present $6,450 to Lunch Connection for Chop Chop Winter, 2018

Uptown Saint John and the restaurants who participated in our Chop Chop Winter 2018 Restaurant Week were thrilled this morning to present a cheque for $6,450 to Lunch Connection.  This amount represents $1 per every Chop Chop dish sold by all restaurants during our recent winter restaurant week.

For Lunch Connection, each dollar provides one meal for a child through this program.  They are very appreciative, once again, of this significant and generous donation.  Find out more about Lunch Connection here.

Thank you to our event sponsors, Uptown Saint John Inc., 97.3 The Wave, Country 94, Picaroons, Mirage Foods, and Summertime Industries.

Thank you to the uptown restaurants and chefs who always present us with delicious and unique Chop Chop offerings.

BIG thank you to everyone who ate out during Chop Chop Winter Restaurant Week.  Know that your indulgence during the week is helping to bring satisfied and full bellies to some very deserving kids.  Watch the video showing the significance of Chop Chop and how WE FEED KIDS.

 

Pictured above (left to right): 
Nancy Tissington – Uptown Saint John Inc., Executive Director
Adele Moriarty – Saint John Ale House
Mark Slader – Inner City Youth Ministry, Lunch Connection
Cara Grant – Billy’s Seafood
Brian Earle – Inner City Youth Ministry, Lunch Connection
Santos Ruyan Juarez – Taco Pica
Heather MacDonald – Thandi
Erin Hodge – Inner City Youth Ministry, Lunch Connection
Mallory Curwin – Summertime Industries, Event Sponsor
Fran Menton – Acadia Broadcasting, Event Sponsor

Weekend Events April 6th- April 8th

Friday, April 6th

 

Yuk Yuk’s Presents Jeff Paul
8:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

On the Main Stage – Donair Supply
10:30pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday Night Entertainment
7:00pm-9:30pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

Friday Night Live with Bailey Bail
11:00pm @ McGill’s

Benjamin Morgan
7:00pm-9:00pm @ Taco Pica

Scrabble Friday’s
1:30pm-4pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

T.G.I.F Party with Del Live on stage
10:00pm-2:00am @ Callahan’s Pub

Ivan Coyote: Tomboy Survival Guide

7:30pm-9:00pm @ The Imperial Theatre, Saint John, NB

The Retro Turntable Experience

10:00pm-11:50pm @ Britt’s Pub & Eatery, Saint John, NB

 


Saturday, April 7th

Adam Washburn Band
11:00pm-1:00am @ Pepper’s Pub

Yuk Yuk’s Presents Jeff Paul
8:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

On the Main Stage – Donair Supply
10:30pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Rock it with Del ‘live on stage’ Dance Party

10:00pm @ Callie’s Pub

Live at the Matinee – Open Mic
4:00pm-8:00pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

 Live Music @ Mcgill’s
10pm – 11:50pm @ McGill’s

Natalie Lynn/Adam Washburn + guests
10pm-1am @ Pepper’s Pub

Amazeatorium Play!

10:00am-5:30pm @ Harbour Station, Saint John, NB

Saturdays at the NBM

10:00am-4:00pm New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB

Water Street Dinner Theatre presents – Jail Bait

6:30pm-10:00pm @ The Water Street Dinner Theatre, Saint John, NB

Dragon’s Den

7:30pm-10:00pm @ The Imperial Theatre


Sunday, April 8th

 

Sunday Laughter Dark
8:00pm-10:00pm @ Mcgill’s

Man in the Moon – Early Literacy for Men and Babies
11 am @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Symphony NB Virtuoso Series – Divertimento

2:00pm-4:00pm @ The Saint John Arts Centre, Saint John, NB