August 2011

Special offer at Maples Gallery

Bo TIN icals are 15% off only at Maples Gallery here at Bishop’s Landing!

“Floral arrangments made form Tin and Copper. Never needs watering or Sunshine…Thank Goodness!”

Limited time offer. Please visit the store or call 902-405-7050 for more information.

Garrison Beer at Bishop’s Cellar TODAY!

Saturday August 20th, 2011
11:00am – 2:00pm

“With August in full swing, our friends at Garrison are joining us to sample their award winning, locally produced micro brews. Using fresh, local ingredients stop in and taste true Nova Scotian flavour. Best of all… the tasting is FREE. No RSVP required.”

To learn more about the Garrison Brewing Company check out their website.

Tastings this weekend at Bishop’s Cellar

The team at Bishop’s Cellar will be busy this weekend with this great selection of tastings!

Friday August 19, 2011
4:00pm – 7:00pm

“Founded more than 125 years ago, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, fine dining and championship golf. Join us this Saturday for a FREE tasting of Wente Estate Vineyard Selection series wines. No need to RSVP, just simply drop in and join us for a taste.”

Saturday August 20, 2011
2:00pm – 4:00pm

“Domaine de Grand Pré, one of the province’s most beautiful wineries, is committed to producing special wines true to our province. If you haven’t had a chance to take a drive to the valley to visit the beautiful winery and property of the Domaine de Grand Pre stop by the store for a FREE tasting on Saturday.”

Saturday August 20, 2011
4:00pm – 7:00pm

“Piedmont is famous for the rich and powerful Barolo and Barberesco wines made from the Nebbiolo grape. However, lately we have seen more and more outstanding wines made with Barbera and other local varietals. Join us this Saturday for a FREE tasting of Piedmont’s affordable wines that are perfect for the summer BBQ’s. No need to RSVP, simply drop in and join us for a taste.”

Visit or call (902) 490 CORK (2675) for more information.

Upcoming events on the Halifax Waterfront

Waterfront Development is proud to sponsor these upcoming waterfront events taking place in the next couple of weeks.

Schooner Bowdoin
We are expecting a visit from Schooner Bowdoin this week. They are en route and will berth at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic wharf, Halifax waterfront. (We will post public tour times, if available, on our web site.) Schooner Bowdoin is one of the strongest wooden vessels built.  It was designed for Arctic waters and has completed a total of 28 expeditions above the Arctic Circle.  It is now used by New England and the Maine Maritime Academy for educational purposes, for research, and for delivering supplies to Arctic communities.

Discovery Centre’s Sci-On-The-Fly booth will be on the Halifax waterfront around Tall Ships Quay on Aug 18, 25 and 30. Kids of all ages are encouraged to drop by from 10 am – 1 pm to try out the free Slimy Science Activity Area, Bubble Trouble Activity Area, Rockets to the Sky! and Non-Newtonian Fluid Pool. 
alFresco filmFesto
There are just 2 films remaining in the Summer of Murray outdoor film series — Groundhog Day (Aug 19) and Rushmore (Aug 26). Shows start at 9 pm near the Halifax Seaport entrance. Rain dates are Saturday evenings.  
($5 suggested donation). 
Before this Friday evening’s show, Nova Scotia musician Amanda LeBlanc is putting on a free performance at Tall Ships Quay (7:45 pm start), presented by Atlantic Canada Sea-Dees.

Sands at Salter Official Opening and IncrEDIBLE Picnic 

This Sunday, August 21 is the official opening of Sands at Salter and we’re hosting an IncrEDIBLE Picnic. It is the perfect family friendly event to open the Sands at Salter green space and urban beach, located next to Bishop’s Landing and it is the first time for the Select Nova Scotia picnic on the Halifax waterfront.  Local chefs and vendors will be on site with fresh, local food and beverages available for purchase. 

The picnic takes place from 11 am – 3 pm and is free to attend. The day also includes live music, a farm animal petting zoo, and children’s activities. Bring a picnic blanket and come and play at Sands at Salter (rain or shine). 

Walking Wednesdays
Join the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission for an active lunch break. Bring your sneakers, friends and co-workers for a free, weekly Downtownwalk through downtown Dartmouth from noon-1 pm until Aug 31. Register by emailing or phoning 466-2997.  

FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Junior Championships
From Aug 31 to Sept 4 the Halifax waterfront will host the world’s best under 21 Beach Volleyball players at this championship.  For five days, 25+ countries will compete for the right to be called World Champions. Over 2,000 tons of sand will be trucked in to the Salter Street parking lot, creating a world class venue with seating for 2,000 fans in the heart of Nova Scotia’s capital city. Four-hundred tonnes of the sand used for the courts will remain at Sands at Salter, thanks to a donation by FIVB host Sports & Entertainment Atlantic. Tickets are on sale at

The community is invited to take in some of the action on Wed., Aug 31 for a Free Community Day. 
For more information on these and other upcoming waterfront events please visit and you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 

Silvia Schaaf shows at The Coal Wynd Gallery

Join the team at The Coal Wynd Gallery for an opening night tonight (Friday) from 7-9pm. The show will run until the 27th August.

For more information check out the website at or call Jason on 902 209 2731.

Frida: Under the Loupe

The lovely ladies at Frida have started a brand new feature on their blog: Under the Loupe.

Take a look at the beautiful Peridot for the month of August: