Welcome Bella’s Traditional Ice Cream!

Bella’s Traditional Ice Cream is Saint John’s newest, hippest spot to grab a homemade shake, scoop, or pint to go. Since their Mother’s Day opening, customers have been attracted to delicious scents wafting out the door and onto Germain Street. The family-owned-and-operated homemade ice cream shop’s name pays homage to owner Derek Billingsley’s late grandmother Isabella – his three daughters serve up scoops under a neon sign bearing her name.

Stocking reusable jars, compostable bowls and lids, paper straws and wooden spoons, Bella’s tries to reduce their environmental footprint wherever possible. Compost bins, glass serving dishes and plants dotted throughout the space underline the shop’s Earth-friendly design. Pints in glass jars can be taken home with a $1 deposit, returned to you when you bring the jar back clean (although we recommend refilling them with more of Bella’s delicious ice cream).

The family is constantly experimenting, so you will find new flavours on the menu every time you stop by. We tried the chocolate milkshake and vegan mango strawberry ice cream (in a homemade waffle cone), and we would HIGHLY recommend stopping by this summer to give Bella’s a taste!

Find out more, and keep up with Bella’s:

In Uptown Saint John: 87 Germain Street, open noon ’till 9pm, Monday through Sunday

Facebook: Bella’s Traditional Ice Cream

Instagram: @bellastraditional

Twitter: @bellastradition

Online: bellastraditional.ca

Check out some photos of the gorgeous new space below:

All photos by Allie Ruigrok

Lobster Trail is Here!

Seafood season has arrived in Atlantic Canada, and Uptown Saint John is here to help you find a lobster roll! To celebrate the delicious local dish, we’ve launched the Lobster Trail campaign with rack cards to help locals and visitors alike track down a seafood fix. Participating Uptown restaurants offer either a lobster roll, lobster dinner, or both on their summer menu. Check out the list of restaurants offering lobster below:

Steamers Lobster Co.

Britt’s Pub

Gahan House

Thandi

Saint John Ale House

Social Bar & Steakhouse

Grannan’s Seafood

MIX Resto Bar

Billy’s Seafood Co.

Infusion Cafe and Restaurant

 

 

 

Uptown Events – Canada Day Weekend 2019!

Thursday, June 27

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Saint John Night Market

5:00PM @ South Market Street

Big Tide Joggers and Lagers

6:00PM @ Big Tide Brewing

Women of Distinction Awards

7:00PM @ Delta Saint John

Tin Pan Darlings

9:00PM @ Five and Dime

Sixteen Scandals/Sound Drown/NVN

10:00PM @ Taco Pica

Nick Gay

10:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Country Star Kickoff

8:00PM @ Market Square Boardwalk

 

Friday, June 28

Exploring Issues Around Climate Change

9:00AM @ the Saint John Arts Centre

Yoga Fridays

12:00PM @ Connexion Works

French Conversation Lunch

12:00PM @ Saint John Free Public Library

Scrabble Fridays

1:30PM @ Saint John Free Public Library

Negroni Week

4:00PM @ Port City Royal

Make Your Own Canoe Paddle

6:30PM @ Saint John Tool Library

Flamenco Guitar

7:00PM @ Taco Pica

Twentyfingers

7:00PM @ O’Leary’s

Flora/Dash Talk

9:30PM @ Taco Pica

Saturday, June 29

Explorer Saturdays

10:00AM – 5:00PM @ the New Brunswick Museum

Twentyfingers

4:00PM @ O’Leary’s

Work Whistle Fridays featuring Shakedown Combo

5:00PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Ethel & Mary’s Pop-Up (vol 6)

6:00PM @ Visitors Shop + Gallery

Work Whistle Fridays featuring Tartan Terrors

8:00PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Dance Party

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

 

Sunday, June 30

Queen Square Farmers Market

9:00AM – 2:00PM @ Queen Square

MTG Core 2020 Open House

Noon @ Heroes’ Beacon

Men of Fundy Barbershop Quartet Chorus

1:00PM @ Queen Square Farmer’s Market

Movies for Mature Viewers

2:00PM @ Saint John Free Public Library

Irish-Canadian Family Party

2:30PM @ Saint John Free Public Library

Heads and Tails Spirit Company Tasting

4:30PM @ Hopscotch Whisky Bar

Merimac

5:00PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

John Muirhead

6:00PM @ Bunkhaus Hostel

Tartan Terrors

7:00PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Jill Barber

8:00PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Back and Forth RnB Party

9:00PM @ the Kent Theatre

Botfly/Blessing/Loveover/Rival

9:30PM @ Taco Pica

Partner

9:30PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

David in the Dark

10:15PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Partner

11:15PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Countdown to Canada Day

11:59PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Beaches

Midnight @ the Boardwalk Stage

 

Monday, July 1

Free Bus Service

All day @ Saint John Transit

Free Loyalist House Tours

All day @ the Loyalist House

Art in the Park

8:00AM @ King’s Square

Beach Volleyball Tournament

8:45AM @ the Boardwalk Volleyball Courts

Mayor and Clerk at the Saint John City Market

10:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Atlantic Skateboard Challenge

10:00AM @ Station One Skate Park

Charity Bingo

11:00AM – 3:00PM @ King’s Square

Saint John Night Market goes Day

11:00AM – 5:00PM @ South Market Street

Canada Day People Parade

11:00AM @ King Street

Official Opening Ceremonies

Noon @ City Hall

Saint Mary’s Band

Noon @ Market Square

Free Admission

Noon – 5:00PM @ the New Brunswick Museum

Free Historic Trolley Rides

Noon – 4:00PM @ Aquila Tours

Multicultural Performances

Noon – 3:00PM @ Market Square Atrium

Free children’s activities

All afternoon @ King’s Square, City Market, Loyalist Plaza & the Boardwalk

Bernard the Magician

3:15PM @ Market Square Atrium

Water Street Dinner Theatre Performance

Noon @ the Boardwalk Stage

Haley McMillan

1:00PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Nick & Nicole Constantineau

2:15PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Merimac

3:15PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Tartan Terrors

4:30PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Merimac

5:30PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Tartan Terrors

6:45PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Uptown Ghost Gallivant

8:00PM @ the Boardwalk Lighthouse

David in the Dark

8:00PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Scott Helman

9:30PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Grand Fireworks Finale

10:15PM @ Saint John Harbour

We’re Hiring!

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED FOR THIS JOB POSTING. THANK YOU!

 

Do you love Uptown Saint John? Do you have a passion for helping businesses thrive? Do you have a background in marketing, design or event-planning? If so, we might have a job for you!

The local not-for-profit Business Improvement Association Uptown Saint John Inc. is looking for a self-motivated and energetic individual to fill a full-time Marketing Coordinator position. The Marketing Coordinator is a vital role responsible for creating and organizing our signature events, as well as supporting our membership in the areas of project management, marketing, graphic design, and program implementation. This position involves collaboration with the City of Saint John, the Uptown Saint John business community, and reports directly to the Executive Director.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Promoting & marketing the Uptown area as a place to do business, via with the creation of brochures, banners, rack cards and digital media;
  • Providing a proactive approach to manage all social media platforms;
  • Creating marketing plans & maintaining budgets for each initiative;
  • Organizing and executing events for all business sectors we represent in the BIA;
  • Representing the Uptown Saint John brand through marketing collateral with the highest of standards;
  • Maintaining comprehensive project management records;
  • Remaining updated on, and implementing, marketing best practices;
  • Overseeing and working closely with the Marketing Committee; including maintaining a volunteer team and hosting regular meetings.

 

Skills and Qualifications:*

The Ideal Candidate should possess the following:

  • Completed post-secondary education in communications/marketing or a related field;
  • A minimum 2 years of related experience;
  • Event management and program delivery; providing goals and outcomes for each
  • Knowledge and understanding of marketing principles and practices;
  • Strong skills and experience with Microsoft Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, and social media;

Adobe InDesign, Illustrator would be considered an asset.

  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment as well as independently with minimal direction.

*An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Compensation commensurate with experience.

 

Application Process:

Applicants are asked to forward a cover letter and curriculum vitae clearly demonstrating their relevant skills and experience. Please include “Marketing Coordinator” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted via email to admin@uptownsj.com.

We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for consideration will be contacted.

Weekend Events: June 14-16, 2019

Friday, June 14

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Loyalist City RibFest

11:00AM-11:00PM @ 333 Water St

Noon yoga Fridays

12:10PM @ Connexionworks

Community Fair

2:00PM – 10:00PM @ Harbour Station

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30PM @ Saint John City Market

Uptown Saint John Walking Tour

3:00PM @ the New Brunswick Museum

Social Media 101: Business Edition

6:00PM @ the Wheelhouse of Waterloo Village

Knight Fight

6:00PM @ Harbour Station

Golden Dog Beer Tour

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music

7:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday Night Entertainment

7:00PM @ Grannan’s Seafood

Hard Charger// Little You Little Me// Baltimore

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

Friday Night Live with DJ Travdad

11:00PM @ McGill’s

 

Saturday, June 15

Patio Day 2019

9:00AM ’till late @ Various Locations Uptown

Loyalist City RibFest

11:00AM-11:00PM @ 333 Water St

Community Fair

12:00PM – 10:00PM @ Harbour Station

Enso Launch Party

3:00PM @ Picaroons

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

3:00PM @ Saint John City Market

Live at the Matinee Open Mic

4:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Golden Dog Beer Tour

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Art Battle Provincial Finals

7:30PM @ Sanctuary Theatre

Port City 5 – Tonic – Music and Cocktails inspired by the Prohibition Era

8:00PM @ the BMO Studio Theatre

Shrimp Ring// Young Satan in Love// Maztradamus

10:00PM @ Taco Pica

Alter Ego

10:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Dance Party

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

 

 

Sunday, June 16

Queen Square Farmers Market

9:00AM @ Queen Square

 

Loyalist City RibFest

11:00AM-6:00PM @ 333 Water St

Community Fair

12:00PM – 10:00PM @ Harbour Station

Is the Writing on the Wall? Cursive Writing in Today’s Society

2:00PM @ the New Brunswick Museum

BOGO and Board Games

9:00PM @ Saint John Ale House

Uptown Mug #87 – Jon Wiseman

Uptown Saint John is very lucky to have Jon Wiseman working with us for his Business Administration and Marketing work practicum with NBCC. He is passionate about filmmaking, and in his spare time enjoys providing videography services and watching movies.

Jon has become an integral part of the team during his time at Uptown SJ, and his diverse skill set will be a huge asset to future employers. Let’s get to know him!

 

Where were you born/Where are you from?

I’m from Kennebecasis Valley

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

I’ve been going Uptown my whole life but have only started truly experiencing the best of Uptown since turning 19.

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

Some people I look up to for inspiration are Christopher Nolan, Steven Spielberg, and Ron Howard who are all movie directors which I aspire to be one day. I also am inspired every day by my mother and father and everything they have done to give me the best life they could.

What is your favorite season, and why?

My favourite season is summer because I get to hang out with my friends the most, have bonfires and enjoy patio season!

What is your ultimate favorite snack food?

My favourite snack food is BBQ chips (even though I feel terrible after I eat them every time).

Any pets?
I have two cats named Pepper and Newt. They are extremely adorable and devilish. Mostly Pepper is the devilish one.

Worst habit? 
My worst habit is procrastination, I am occasionally way too laid back.

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?

$3.50 highballs at Port City Royal on Saturday nights are the best!

 

If you want to hear more from Jon, you can find him on:

Instagram: @wisemanjon

YouTube: Jon Wiseman

Email: jon.wiseman28@outlook.com

Welcome Uptown to Pomodori Pizzeria!

At Pomodori Pizzeria, Uptown Saint John’s newest pizza restaurant, the oven literally never turns off. Neapolitan pizzas are cooked for 90 seconds at 800-1000 degrees, in a hardwood-fired oven that is sealed each night to maintain its heat.  Served uncut as per Italian tradition, Pomodori’s individually-sized pizzas are offered in a variety of flavor combinations (think: everything from Thai chicken peanut to meat lover’s con carne), as well as with customizable toppings.

One of the main draws for Uptown restaurant-goers is Pomodori’s incredibly quick service – pizzas are brought to your table piping hot, but there’s no bill to wait for once you’re finished since you order at the counter. If sitting at Picaroons is more your speed, the friendly waitstaff will even deliver your pizza next door. What’s better than pizza and a pint?

Pomodori doesn’t just specialize in pizza, either: their espresso is to die for.  A selection of Italian-style coffee beverages compliments their pizza and gelato menu, while hand-squeezed lemonade, wine and craft beer round out their beverage offerings. The next time you’re in the neighbourhood, start your day off Italian-style with a shot of espresso or try their caffe latte for a caffeinated treat.

What are you waiting for? You can find Pomodori Uptown at:

Check out some photos of the new space below:

 

 

 

 

Uptown Events – Labour Day Weekend Edition!

Friday, August 31

Summer Fun Days at the NBM

9:00 am – 5:00 pm @ the New Brunswick Museum

Theodore Tugboat Tours

10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Pugsley Slip

Sculpture Saint John

10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Pugsley Slip

Uncorked Saint John Tour – Early Edition!

10:00 am @ various Uptown locations

Golden Dog Beer Tasting Tour

1:30 & 6:00 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Seafood City Tour

2:30 pm @ the Saint John City Market

Discover Uptown Saint John Walking Tour

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm @ the New Brunswick Museum

The Frequency

7:00pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Sociable! Farewell to Summer

5:00 pm @ the Boardwalk

Live Music on the Patio

6:00 pm @ Steamer’s

CaribJam Steel Vibes

6:00 pm @ Taco Pica

Stand-Up Comedy with Mike Wilmot

8:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Friday Night Rock with DJ Skylar

10:00 pm @ the Kent Theatre

TGIF Party with Del

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Sound Drown + Dazor + Guests

10:30 pm @ Pepper’s Pub

Friday Night Live with Bailebail

11:00 pm @ McGill’s

Saturday, September 1

Theodore Tugboat Tours

10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Pugsley Slip

Sculpture Saint John

10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Pugsley Slip

Saturdays at the NBM

10:00 am @ the New Brunswick Museum

Uncorked Saint John Tour – Early Edition!

10:00 am @ various Uptown locations

Golden Dog Beer Tasting Tour

1:30 & 6:00 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Seafood City Tour

2:30 pm @ the Saint John City Market

Uptown Saint John Brewery Tour

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ the Saint John City Market

Live at the Matinee Open Mic

4:00 pm @ O’Leary’s

Live Music

7:00 pm @ O’Leary’s

Stand-Up Comedy with Mike Wilmot

8:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Saturday Country

10:00 pm @ the Kent Theatre

Live Music

10:00 pm @ McGill’s

Dance Party Saturday Night

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Joyful Noise + Lemonisco

10:30 pm @ Pepper’s Pub

 

Sunday, September 2

Theodore Tugboat Tours

10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Pugsley Slip

Sculpture Saint John

10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Pugsley Slip

Golden Dog Beer Tasting Tour

1:30 & 6:00 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Dance Party

10:00 pm @ the Kent Theatre

 

Monday, September 3

Theodore Tugboat Tours

10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Pugsley Slip

Sculpture Saint John

10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Pugsley Slip

Happy Labour Day from Market Square

12:00 – 5:00 pm

Golden Dog Beer Tasting Tour

1:30 & 6:00 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Welcome to BunkHaus Hostel

This month saw the opening of Saint John’s newest place to stay – BunkHaus Hostel. Located on sunny Water Street, the boutique hostel features clean, Scandinavian-inspired common spaces and several cozy room options. Twelve-foot ceilings, musical instruments and enlarged historic photographs of Saint John make the hostel’s communal areas welcoming and fun, with everything you need to feel right at home. Ingrid Woodhouse dreamt up BunkHaus after recognizing a lack of affordable accommodations in Saint John (prices at the hostel range from $59-$99/night), and we’re so glad to welcome her to the neighbourhood!

Find BunkHaus:

Online: www.bunkhaushostel.com

On Facebook: BunkHaus Hostel

On Instagram: @bunkhaushostel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Events Special Edition: Canada Day Long Weekend!

Friday, June 29

 

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00pm @ Picaroons

Live Music on the Patio

6:00pm @ Steamer’s

Live Music with Nick Gay

7:00pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Stand Up Comedy

8:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

T.G.I.F. Party with Del

10:00pm @ Callie’s Pub

Friday Nights with bailebail

11pm-2am @ McGill’s

Celebrate O’Leary’s 31st Birthday

4:30-2am @ O’Leary’s Pub

Live Music on the Patio, featuring Don’t Tell Roy

6pm-9pm @ Steamers Lobster Company

Goodnight, Sunrise / Dumpster Club / Shrimp Ring

10:30pm-2am @ Pepper’s Pub

 

 

Saturday, June 30

Exhibit: Indigenous Culture of New Brunswick

All day @ the New Brunswick Museum

Stand Up Comedy

8:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Dance Party

10:00pm @ Callie’s Pub

Canada Day Countdown

Festivities start at noon

Live at the Matinee

4pm-8pm @ O’Leary’s

 

 

Find all things ‘Canada Day’ HERE.

 

 

Sunday, July 1

Art in the Park & Charity Bingo

7:00am @ King’s Square

Free Museum Admission

All day @ The New Brunswick Museum

Canada Day Opening Ceremonies

11:30am @ Market Square Atrium

Canada Day Fireworks Grand Finale

Dusk @ Saint John Harbour

Queen Square Farmer’s Market

9am-2pm @ Queen Square

Free Admission to Loyalist House

9am-5pm @ 120 Union Street

Saint John City Market – Open

9am-4pm.  At 10am, Mayor Darling will have a re-enactment and be handing out Canada Day pins and flags

Sunday Movie Matinee

2pm @ Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square

 

Find all things ‘Canada Day’ HERE.

 

Monday, July 2

 

Songs and Stories Under the Salmon

7:15pm-8:45pm @ Trinity Church

ECMA Mondays

8pm-10pm @ Market Square Boardwalk

Free Admission to Loyalist House

9am-5pm @ 120 Union Street