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Porchfest (and Doors) in NDG
Have I mentioned before how much I love my hometown? Yeah, well maybe a few times or so 😉
One of the things I love so much about Montréal is that even though our summers are short, we really go all out in making the most of them.
Summer here is festival season. One after the other: Formula One Grand Prix, Jazz Festival, Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Les Francofolies, The International Fireworks Competition, not to mention about a dozen others including different film and performance arts festivals.
Yes, these events block off city streets, clog up traffic, and drive motorists insane. But we know that they also attract tens of thousands of tourists and pump sh*t-tons of $$$ into the local economy, so most of us smile, go with the flow, and try to get out and enjoy some of the festivities.
This year we decided to check out one of the newer festivals on the docket.
Since 2015 a sure sign that spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner is Porchfest NDG which is held in the borough of Notre-Dame-de-Grace, just west of downtown.
Based on the original concept started in Ithaca, NY in 2007 and now active in over 130 towns and cities across North America, Porchfest NDG runs during our holiday long weekend in May.
The idea is pretty simple: local professional and amateur musicians perform live on their porches, balconies, front steps, and lawns for passersby, and they collect donations that go to a local charitable cause.
This year the money was being used to help launch a youth music program at a local NDG community center.
Come for a stroll with me through this beautiful old neighbourhood and have a look at what we found; and yes there will be doors:
What about where you live? Do they have a Porchfest, or something like it, in your community?
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