Weekend Events June 15th – 17th

Friday, June 15th

Saint John International Culture Fest

9:00am @ Harbour Passage

50th Anniversary Celebration – South End Daycare

11:00am – 3:00pm @ The Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal

17th Annual Community Fair

2:00pm – 10:00pm @ Harbour Station

Friday Night Live Music on the Patio

6:00pm – 9:00pm @ Steamers Lobster Company

The ‘first ever’ International Fashion Show in Saint John

6:00pm – 9:00pm @ The Kent Theatre

Script Happens 2018

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ The Saint John Theatre Company

Queen: It’s Kinda Magic

8:00pm – 10:30pm @ The Imperial Theatre

Kendra Gale Band at The Loyalist City Ribfest

10:00pm – 12:00am @ The Long Wharf

Saturday, June 16th

Saint John Tool Library & DIY Centre Grand Opening

10:30am – 8:00pm @ The Saint John Tool Library (SJTL)

Theodore Tugboat Tours

11:00am – 11:30am, 12:00pm – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 1:30pm @ (Pugsley Slip) Port Saint John

17th Annual Community Fair

12:00pm – 10:00pm @ Harbour Station

Script Happens 2018

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ The Saint John Theatre Company

Art Battle Finals

7:30pm – 11:30pm @ The Sanctuary Theatre

Sunday, June 17th

17th Annual Community Fair

12:00pm – 10:00pm @ Harbour Station


Uptown Saint John Business Improvement Association

Job Posting (looking for two people)


Title:                  Uptown Saint John Clean Crew Member

Manager:        Uptown Saint John Business Improvement Association

Duration:        Seasonal – Summer/Fall

Salary:             $13.00/hour for a 35-hour work week


Position Summary:

Working with the membership of Uptown Saint John (Business Improvement Area) and reporting to the Uptown Saint John BIA, the Uptown Saint John Clean Crew Member will create and maintain a clean, welcoming, and safe environment for Uptown Saint John residents, visitors and tourists. The Uptown Saint John Clean Crew Member will work cooperatively with other Members of the team to: maintain streets and sidewalks; remove graffiti; paint public realm items; assist with poster removal; and kiosk and pole collar duties as required within the defined area of Uptown Saint John (BIA).


Daily responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Sweeping up all forms of litter and garbage on sidewalks, curbs and gutters throughout Uptown Saint John;
  • Provide information regarding Uptown Saint John residents, visitors and tourists to enhance their experience;
  • Crew Member is responsible for assessing situations, identifying problems and implementing solutions;
  • Crew Member is responsible for reporting to work on time, in uniform, and perform their duties as required;
  • Report to the Uptown Saint John staff any damaged or worn-looking banners, flower baskets, planter boxes, benches, bike racks, litter bins, newspaper boxes, mailboxes, buildings, all necessary repairs to kiosks/pole collars and any irregularities on the streets – burned-out lights, cracks in sidewalks, loose bricks, broken trees, graffiti.

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Attend to key areas of high visibility, particularly during high-traffic events, and activities help in the Uptown Saint John area (e.g. Saint John Buskers, Canada Day, etc);
  • Assist with summer events coordinated by Uptown Saint John BIA;
  • Assist office staff with set-up and/or tear-down of events;
  • Responsible for painting of street amenities such as bike racks, street benches, sign posts and decorative lampposts;
  • Poster removal from kiosks and pole collars twice a month;
  • Remove posters, handbills and flyers from lampposts and other surfaces within the Uptown Saint John BIA;
  • Maintain community bulletin boards;
  • Assist with the graffiti removal program, and report problem areas to the Uptown Saint John Business Improvement Association Supervisor;
  • Other duties as required.


Please provide resume to admin@uptownsj.com or drop off at 17 Canterbury Street, Suite 180 by June 19th, 2018.

Uptown Mug #80 . Mishelle Carson-Roy

She works in a colorful store, she wears colorful clothes, and ‘she’s a rainbow’ colorful personality.  Mishelle manages Freak Lunchbox on King Street, and she certainly adds a spark to our community.  Always with a huge smile and full of fun, we are lucky to have her as one of our uptown people, and show her off whenever we can.  She is also very talented with the camera – if you are on Instagram, look her up and enjoy life through her eyes.  And, when you’re feeling like some sugar, stop by Freak Lunchbox to pick from a plethora of yummy treats and say hi when you’re there!

Let’s get to know Mishelle!

Where were you born/Where are you from?

I was born in Saint John and have lived in both Gingerbread Styled Houses and The Jellybean building..I’m just naturally drawn to old architecture and sweets!  I moved to Halifax for college but returned in 2010 to have my son. The saddest part of leaving Halifax was leaving behind my job at Freak Lunchbox, You could imagine my excitement having our Saint John location follow me home a few months after my return.

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

I’ve been working uptown since 2011 and I’ve loved every minute of it. There’s just something about our people here, so many of our regular customers have become friends over the years!

What is your favorite season, and why?

I’m a sucker for our Fall Season. There’s something about watching all of the leaves change colour that just makes you feel warm and cozy.

Any pets?

I have a 20Lb Cat at home named Kevin, and a house trained Lop Rabbit named Waffles.

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?

My biggest insider tip is to just take yourself on a walk through the streets of uptown and look up. It’s amazing how many tiny details this city has to offer and we miss out on so much. Take the time and see for yourself!

Weekend Events June 8th – 10th

Friday, June 8th

Step In Time Dance HAMPTON Year End Showcase

6:00pm @ The Imperial Theatre

Film Fest TIFF Opening Gala

6:30pm – 9:45pm @ New Brunswick Museum in the Mary Oland Theatre

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John Presents Bryan O’Gorman

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s Saint John

Saturday, June 9th

Indigenous Culture of New Brunswick

10:00am – 4:00pm @ The New Brunswick Museum (NBM)

Film Fest TIFF – Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

10:30am – 12:00pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Inside Uptown Residential Tour 2018

12:00pm – 4:00pm @ The Market Square Atrium

Film Fest TIFF Presents Modified

1:00pm – 3:30pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Saturday Social Mix’n’Chat

2:00pm – 4:00pm @ The Saint John Public Library

Film Fest TIFF Presents NB Filmmaker Showcase

3:00pm – 4:30pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John Presents Bryan O’Gorman

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s Saint John

HOT IN HERRRE – the 2000s Party

9:00pm – 2:00am @ The Kent Theatre

Sunday, June 10th

Children’s Literacy Day and Book Launch!

9:00am – 2:00pm @ The Queen Square Farmers’ Market