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

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

Baubles has a new location!

For over 25 years Baubles has graced Brunswick Square Mall with style and flare and will continue to do so from its new location on the 2nd level. Baubles’ owner, Sandy Teed, has brought in new lines of jewellery and clothing to the new location, while still complementing the existing brands. Baubles has something for everyone!

The open-concept floor plan of the new space features beautiful lighting,  creating a delightful and inviting shopping experience.

If you didn’t already know, Baubles carries products from Spanx to scarves and everything in between. While still carrying classic lines like Tribal and Renvar, their new lines include locally hand-crafted jewellery by “Crazy Sisters” and trendy clothing from Soyaconcept, Esqualo, and Charlie.B.

Also, from now until Thursday, May 31st, with every purchase you make you will be entered into a draw to win a gift card worth $250.

Check out the photos of the new space below!
















































Burger Week 2018 Recap

Thanks to the enthusiasm of our wonderful Uptown restaurants and their patrons, this year’s Uptown Burger Week was the most successful to date! A special thank you goes out to our sponsors, Moosehead Breweries and Rock 88.9 for their support.


The 2018 Saint John Early Music Festival: Scottish Muse
































See the full schedule of events here:

FRIDAY, MAY 25, 12:15 PM
Listen & Lunch: The Square Piano
Tim Blackmore

FRIDAY, MAY 25, 7:00 PM
What can a Young Lassie Do
Collegium Musicum
Jessica McCormack, soprano
Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors & $10 Students. Refreshments.

SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Scottish Romance
Tim Blackmore, square piano
Tickets: $10.  Refreshments.

Within A Furlong of Edinburgh Town
La Tour Baroque Duo
Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors & $10 Students. Refreshments.

SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2:00 PM
Merrily Danced the Quaker’s Wife
The Carleton Chamber Players
Jessica McCormack, soprano
Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors & $10 Students. Refreshments.

Tickets can be purchased at the Saint John Arts Centre
for more information visit www.earlymusicstudio.ca


Collegium Musicum
The Early Music Festival’s Collegium Musicum ensemble was formed in 2009 to perform Baroque chamber music for two violins, recorder and continuo on period instruments. The group has since given regular concerts throughout southern New Brunswick. It members are Hok Kwan and Katherine Moller (baroque violins)and Tim Blackmore (harpsichord & recorder).





The Carleton Chamber Players, a modern-instrument ensemble varying in size from two to five musicians, was formed in 2016 to perform late 18th century repertoire for various combinations of flute, strings and keyboard. Led by Tim Blackmore (harpsichord, piano & recorder), the ensemble’s other core members are Hok Kwan (violin), and Daniel Britt (violoncello). With the addition of another violin and viola the ensemble functions as a chamber orchestra for the Early Music Festival.






Jessica McCormack
A native of Saint John, soprano Jessica McCormack is Coordinator of Voice Studies and Associate Professor of Voice at Indiana University South Bend. During the summer months, she is on the voice faculty of the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in Michigan. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music in vocal performance from Southern Methodist University, and a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from the University of Toronto. McCormack has sung at Carnegie Hall, under the direction of Ton Koopman, Helmuth Rilling, and Robert Spano as part of the Professional Training Workshops series, and as a soloist at the Boston Early Music Festival. A featured soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony, South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Symphony New Brunswick, the Springfield Symphony, and the Bach Society of Dayton, Dr. McCormack was also selected as an Emerging Leader by the National Association of Teachers of Singing in 2012 and 2016. In frequent demand as an adjudicator and master class teacher, she is invited to present masterclasses in Canada, the United States and Europe, and adjudicate for various festivals and competitions in North America. In 2017 she was appointed Manager for the Baroque Opera program of the Boston Early Music Festival.


Tim Blackmore
Founder and Artistic Director of the Early Music Studio of Saint John and the Saint John Early Music Festival, recorder player and harpsichordist Tim Blackmore is a graduate of the Montreal Conservatoire, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Guildhall School of Music in London. He directs and performs with the Festival’s Collegium Musicum, Ensemble 18c., Carleton Chamber Players and La Tour Baroque Duo  as well as with other leading New Brunswick musicians and organizations such as Symphony NB (for whom he has been an advisor on Baroque performance practice) and the Saint John String Quartet. As a member of the La Tour Baroque Duo he has given concerts in Toronto, Montreal, New York, Paris and London and his recordings with the  Duo have received critical acclaim in Canada, the US and Europe. In 2013 he was Musician-in-Residence at the Fortress of Louisbourg for Louisbourg’s 300th anniversary and in 2014 he received the Originals Award for his contributions to the cultural life of Saint John.

Billy’s Reopens with Fresh New Look

For over 25 years, Billy’s Seafood has been an integral part of the Uptown dining scene, combining a fresh fish market with delicious seafood fare. Now with a beautifully remodeled restaurant, bar and patio, the same friendly faces will be bringing you a new menu in style. Featuring a brand new bar (seating 20) and up to 10 types of oysters daily, their always-fresh-daily fish menu and Atlantic charm have received a modern update. Billy’s will be offering happy hour Monday to Friday from 5 – 7pm (with $5 draft and singles), while the oyster bar runs every day from 6pm till close. Longtime fans need not worry – Billy’s fish market will still be open Monday through Saturday from 9am – 5pm.

To launch their new look, Billy’s is hosting a Grand Reopening on May 17th. Offering a 6-course meal for $70, the event will debut their new oyster bar, new cocktail menu, and new bar bites menu! Make sure to call ahead or stop by if you plan on attending, as the evening is by reservation only.

Check out the new space below – although the oyster bar hasn’t been installed yet, the restaurant’s renovations will be completed for the Grand Reopening next week!































































Saint John Pride Guide 2017

From August 9-13 2017, celebrate Pride in Uptown Saint John with the following events:

Wednesday, Aug 9:

Thursday, Aug 10:

Friday, Aug 11:

Saturday, Aug 12:

Sunday, August 13:

Uptown Welcomes Doyle & Day to the Neighborhood

Doyle & Day Design is the newest fine arts boutique in Uptown Saint John, specializing in custom graphic design and art for screen printing and sewing.  Stop in and find unique, quality made products from shoulder bags, wallets, prints, greeting cards, tshirts, and more.  Jessica and Chris are a talented team, ready to help you find that something extra special.  They are located at 44 Water Street and the space is just lovely!

Find the shop online:





Winner Announced for the Canada 150 Window Decorating Contest















In anticipation of Saint John’s upcoming Canada 150 festivities, the businesses of Uptown decorated their storefronts in a competition for a Canada-themed prize basket. Our winner for best Canada 150 window display is Ella! Many  other businesses participated in this year’s contest – be sure to drop by and check out their beautiful windows!

Quality Block Party Is Keeping Saint John Ugly

In case you missed it, Quality Block Party’s inaugural festival ran from April 26 to 30th, and included acts from all over Atlantic Canada. With the hippest venues and sounds our Port City has to offer, the Block Party’s first year was a huge success. Thanks to the festival organizers for promoting our ever-growing Saint John arts community!