|FRANCOPHONE EVENTS in the CITY CENTER|
In Maarad street:
In Riad El Solh street, three ongoing exhibitions at the Sehnaoui building will last until October 31:
To the young, September 17-23 was a 'week of science'. Organized by the Minister of Culture and Planet Discovery in partnership with Cité des Sciences et de l'industrie de Paris, it was accompanied by an exhibition about space entitled 'The Light Years'. The exhibition is to continue until December 20.
During the months of July and August children were created for in summer programs.
X-Type Jaguar Launch
The latest model of Jaguar car the X-Type was launched on the market in Lebanon at a reception held at the Roman baths during the evenings of July 17.
The increasingly popular game of basketball can now be played in the city center and the basketball court is located between Planet Discovery and the SOLIDERE tree nursery.
A bicycle gymkhana was organized on July 8 by the American University of Beirut alumni - health sciences chapter and Beirut Pioneer Lions Club.
As in some European cities, the city center roads are closed to traffic on Sundays. Sports enthusiasts and families enjoy exercising, walking and riding bicycles in safety.
Souk al Barghout at the Beirut Marina
Held for the sixteenth time, the Souk al Barghout flea market moved its location this quarter to the waterfront.
An area of 12,000 sq m was allocated to the market at the edge of the Beirut Marina. 120 stall holders participated in the event which lasted from August 1 to September 2.
All kinds of interesting items were on display as usual. Food and drinks could be enjoyed in a pleasant seated area by the sea.
A parade featuring performers dressed as fairstyle characters opened the Summer Kids Fiesta, located next to Planet Discovery from August 15 - September 9. It included varied sporting activities, games, pony rides, theatre performances, roller-skating, bicycle riding and visits to Planet Discovery.
Held every evening from August 19-26 in Martyrs' Square, and sponsored by Virgin Megastore, Bungee jumping attracted large crowds of summer visitors.