Countdown to ‘Gottingen 250’ celebrations underway
HALIFAX – Organizers of an event to celebrate 250 years since the naming of a well-known Halifax street are expected to release a full schedule of events Monday.
Gottingen 250 will celebrate a quarter of a millennium since the naming of Gottingen Street. It will run from Sept. 9-14, and the main event will take place Friday, Sept. 13 at 2183 Gottingen Street.
Organizers say they want to celebrate the street’s rich history.
“Gottingen Street area is becoming more diverse on a daily basis and I think that’s a wonderful thing considering the history of Gottingen going back 250 years. So we’re celebrating the diversity because the diversity in my opinion does wonderful things for a community,” said Linda Carvery, one of the event’s organizers.
“It’s an opportunity for people who have perhaps never been on Gottingen Street but have heard about the new and wonderful things happening to take a stroll up to see what’s happening on Gottingen Street because there’s exciting things happening here.”
Over its 250-year history Gottingen Street has seen a number of different ethnic groups move in and out of the area. Event organizers say the event will reflect that history.
The lineup will feature musical acts from many different genres including gospel, blues, hip hop, and even some traditional German music.
A detailed schedule of events will be posted to the event’s website.
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