Uptown Weekend Events: August 16th-August 18th 2019!

Friday, August 16th 2019

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music at O’Leary’s

7:00PM @ O’Learys Pub

Third Shift 2019

7:00PM @ Various Locations Uptown

Dinner Music 

7:00PM @ Taco Pica

Anne-Marie Donovan “Peace March”

8:00PM @ Loyalist Plaza

Karaoke With Marissa Sean Cruz As Jollibee

9:00PM @ Saint John Tool Library

Anne-Marie Donovan “Protest”

10:00PM @ King’s Square

T.G.I.F Party With Del

10:00PM @ Callahan’s Pub

Mr. Morris – Funk Disco 80s Rap House

10:00PM @ Five and Dime

Weekend At O’Leary’s 

10:30PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Saturday, August 17th 2019

Uptown Community Yard Sale

8:00AM @ Queen Square Farmers Market

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music at O’Leary’s

7:00PM @ O’Learys Pub

Cassette Tapes, SweetGoose64, Highway Refugees

10:30PM @ Taco Pica

Sunday, August 18th 2019 

Queen Square Farmers Market

9:00AM @ Queen Square

Yoga At Queen Square Farmers Market

9:30AM @ Queen Square Farmers Market

Pink Yoga

10:00AM @ King’s Square

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Craft Sale Pop-Up In Rogue Alley

1:00PM @ Rogue Coffee

Sketching Club

2:30PM @ Saint John Public Library

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Sunday Jazz Night!

8:00PM @ Market Square Boardwalk


Welcome Offline Board Game Cafe!

What strikes you most upon entering Offline Board Game Cafe is the feeling of camaraderie and fun in the air. The first establishment of its kind in Saint John, the cafe offers guests the opportunity to play any of 1500 different board games while enjoying a drink or a snack.  If stopping by on a night out isn’t your cup of tea, the cafe offers parties, board game rentals, jumbo games for events, Canada-wide game subscriptions, and also sells new games.

Owner Susan Pass previously worked as a designer before starting the Board Game Cafe, and purchased the Prince William Street location over a year ago. Now, she says that she loves being able to spend time with her four children while she’s at work. Since moving to 98 Prince William, she says the community’s support has been overwhelming. Offline has partnered with the school board to develop an index of games that meet curriculum goals for different grades, and Pass plans to run a lunch program for high-school students come fall. She hopes that the cafe will become a place where students find community and mentorship, while eating healthy low-cost food.

Offline is fully licensed and offers a variety of local brews (think Picaroons, Moosehead and Gahan), inventive cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages for all to enjoy. Snacks available on-site range from gummy bears (fresh from Freak Lunchbox) to spinach dip, while food and desert menus round out the offerings for hungry gamers. On weekends, stop by for all-day breakfast!

Oversized game pieces are handed to players upon entering the cafe – turning the green side out shows staff you would like help or service, while the red side asks that your table be left alone to play. At the time of publishing, it cost just $5, $3 and $3 tax incl. for adult admission, children and seniors, respectively (so there’s no reason not to stop by and check it out for yourself today)!


Find Offline Board Game Cafe:

Location: 98 Prince William Street, Saint John NB (wheelchair-accessible)

Phone: (506) 631-3333

Online: offlineboardgamecafe.com

Email: info@offlineboardgamecafe.com


Monday to Thursday 10AM – 10PM

Friday 10AM – midnight

Saturday 9AM – midnight

Sunday 9AM – 10PM


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Weekend Events in Uptown Saint John: May 20th-22nd

Friday, May 20th

An Enemy of the People

Imperial Theatre


Millrats Vs Halifax Game 3?

Harbour Station


Best of Saint John Music Awards: Afterparty

Taco Pica Restaurant


Callahan's Pub T.G.I.F Party

Callahan's Pub


Canvas & Cocktails Paint Night?

MIX Resto Bar


Friday Night Live with DJ Guido



Saturday, May 21st

Millrats Vs Halifax Game 4

Harbour Station


An Enemy of the People

Imperial Theatre


Bad Medicine

Water Street Dinner Theatre


Sunday, May 22nd?

Uptown Mugs #50 . Jon Quinn

If you happen to see a clever marketing scheme in the city, there is a good chance that Jon Quinn and ICS Creative Agency are behind it. Though Jon likes to slide under the radar on a day to day basis, he is also king of hamming it up. Saint John is lucky to have this unique energy leading us in the community.

Jon is the Director of PR and Social Media for ICS Creative Agency on King Street. ICS has recently gone through a major office renovation, and invites anyone interested to stop by up and say hi. ICS Creative Agency has gained respect as a creative team and was recently awarded the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals award for 'Best Event Marketing Video' for their Saint John Sea Dogs 'Draw A Line' campaign video.

Let's get to know Jon…

Where were you born/Where are you from?
I was born in Saint John, NB and lived the first 18 years of my life in Quispamsis.

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?
I joined the Uptown scene in the fall of 2011 when I started working at ICS Creative Agency. The following year my girlfriend (now wife) and I moved Uptown.

Name one or two people who you look to for inspiration?
My mother (Marilyn) and sister (Kelly) are two very strong sources of inspiration for me. They support me and keep me grounded during tough times all while taking on their own challenges in stride with style and grace.

Most guilty pleasure?
Having a real 'me' day at Element5. A haircut comes with a five minute massage, two shampoos and a facial mist (still not sure what that does?) and when it's over they give you a chocolate and it's like, I feel like I should be giving you the chocolate because I feel so on point right now.

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?
Courtside Millrats seats are the best bang for your buck in the city. Does it get any better than chirping players and refs with an Alpine in your hand with the peace of mind of knowing they *probably* won't hit you? No.

Find Jon and ICS Creative Agency:
On the street: 28-32 King Street
Phone: 672-9427
Online: informativecomputersolutions.com
Facebook: ICS Creative Agency
Twitter: @ICSDesign
Instagram: @icscreativeagency

Uptown Gallery Hop

This past Friday marked the date of Uptown Saint John's first gallery hop of the 2016 summer season! Local galleries, both commercial and public, opened their doors to a crowd of eager art-appreciating Uptown visitors. Many of our local artists had their work on display, with Buckland Merrifield, Cobalt, Citadel, Handworks, Jones and Trinity Galleries all participating in the popular event.

Be sure to join us Uptown for the next gallery hop on August 19th!

Photo credits: Allie Ruigrok Photography

Inside Uptown . Residential Tour 2016

Have you ever wanted to peek into some of the unique living spaces uptown? Now is your chance! ?See the diversity in how people live uptown from urban modern and chic to traditional, all behind the beautiful outside fa?ades?we walk by every day.

The tour begins at 1pm, and until 4pm, you can meander the locations…as many and all that you are able to fit in. ?After the event, ticket holders are invited to attend an exclusive post-tour mingle at the charming and historic Union Club at 125 Germain Street.

(Please stop by the Market Square Atrium on June 4th between noon and 1pm to exchange your ticket for a detailed map of the locations on the tour).

This is the second year for this event and it sold out very quickly last year, so get your tickets as soon as possible.

Tickets are $20 and are available:

Manchester Shoe Salon
Uptown Saint John Office, 17 Canterbury Street
Online at?Eventbrite

The 2016 Saint John Early Music Festival

The Early Music Studio of Saint John proudly presents the return of Saint John's 2016 Baroque Festival! Be sure to check out the exciting schedule to learn more about our talented artists. For more Information, visit?http://www.earlymusicstudio.ca/?| 506-634-8442

The Academy of Saint John

The Academy of Saint John, a string ensemble of local performers playing modern instruments with baroque bows, was formed in 2014 to act as a chamber orchestra for the Saint John Early Music Festival. The ensemble?s members are Katherine Moller and Ali Leonard (violins), Stephen Mott (viola), Katie Bestvater (violoncello) and Tim Blackmore (harpsichord).

James Kalyn

James Kalyn has built a career over the past twenty-five years as a soloist and orchestral musician of the highest calibre on both clarinet and saxophone. An Associate Professor at Mount Allison University, Kalyn can be heard performing regularly in the region as clarinetist with the dynamic quintet Ventus Machina on saxophone with the Brogue Quartet, with Symphony New Brunswick , and in recitals.?He has been a clarinetist with numerous professional orchestras in the US and Canada including the Windsor Symphony and Orchestra London in Canada. As a concert saxophonist James Kalyn has performed throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Argentina, China, and Japan. He is called to play and tour with the Cleveland Orchestra and has made a number of solo and chamber music recordings.?

Tim Blackmore

Tim Blackmore?is a graduate of the Montreal Conservatoire, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Guildhall School of Music in London and also the?Founder and Artistic Director of the Early Music Studio of Saint John and the Saint John Early Music Festival, recorder player and harpsichordist.?He directs and performs with the Festival?s Collegium Musicum, Ensemble 18c. and La Tour Baroque Duo ?as well as with other leading New Brunswick musicians and organizations such as Symphony NB (for whom is 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, and New York.?

Ensemble 18c

Ensemble 18c., comprised of Tim Blackmore (recorder), Katherine Moller (baroque violin) and Robert Lewis (baroque bassoon) performs? repertoire covering the entire 18th century from Baroque? composers such as Bach, Handel and Vivaldi to Classical masters like Haydn and Mozart. Since its formation in the autumn of 2015, the Ensemble has given numerous performances in Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John as well as other locations throughout New Brunswick. ?

The Saint John String Quartet

The Saint John String Quartet's active concer-tizing schedule of over 125 concerts a year has taken them throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and China. Their most recent CD recording of Jacques H?tu?s String Quartet No. 2 attracted a JUNO nomination in the Classical Composition of the Year category and won “Best Album of the Year” MusicNB while their previous CD won the ECMA “Best Classical Album of the year” award. The group can be often heard on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio waves, the Internet and on 4 award-winning compact Discs. Winners of the 2012 Originals Award for 'Classical Music', the Quartet was also honoured in 2012 to receive the Lieutenant Governor?s NBYO award.?

Uptown Saint John Annual General Meeting Recap

On May 27th, Uptown Saint John held it’s Annual General Meeting at the Union Club. ?The Business Improvement Association gave a review of the 2015 year, as well as noted a few elements anticipated for this coming year…including a preview of our new website by ICS. ?As is now the tradition, we partnered with the City of Saint John in recognizing businesses who will celebrate anniversaries this year uptown on the five year mark. ?We thank all who came out and celebrated our successes with us.

See a copy of our AGM Report HERE.

Businesses Recognized:

5 Years
Decimal 81
Piece O’Cake

The Urban Shoe Myth:

Taste of Egypt

Ten Years
The Dollar Store Plus



15 Years
The Baking Stone

The Feel Good Store

Water Street Dinner Theatre

20 Years
Genesys Canada

New Brunswick Museum, Market Square

35 Years
Delta Brunswick