Open Streets Bucharest is quite similar to what happens in other major cities across the world. Open Streets projects establish pedestrian areas on segments of Calea Victoriei and Kiseleff Road in Bucharest in the last weekend of spring and offer citizens outdoor recreation activities such as theatre moments, classical music concerts, and a series of workshops and sports activities for children.
What are the days of Open Streets in Bucharest? During weekends the streets of Bucharest become pedestrianized, so that citizens can walk outdoors on the famous Calea Victoriei or on Kiseleff Road in the Capital, enjoying recreation.
On 28 and 29 May, the Open Streets-Bucharest Urban Promenade continues with dance, exhibitions, theatre, and participatory installations. The Bucharest non-reimbursable financing session is eagerly awaiting cultural projects that have the potential to transform Bucharest and reimagine the city in a more welcoming manner for its residents. Until June 3, independent cultural operators can apply to be present in the artistic program Open Streets by submitting proposals for cultural and community projects, and on Children’s Day, June 1, we will open the most beautiful exhibition for children and parents: Childhood Games, which will feature over 400 Romanian games from 1950 to 2000.
Five things to do at Open Streets on the weekend of May 27-28
The artistic program of the fourth weekend of Open Streets includes demonstrations of living statues, dog parades, painting exhibitions, fire engine exhibitions, classical music concerts, workshops, and drawings on the asphalt.
The morning events are geared toward children and take place between 09:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Calea Victoriei and Soseaua Kiseleff. The evening events begin at 17.00 on Calea Victoriei’s pedestrian route and last until 20.30.
Here are the Open Streets events that Bucharest residents can attend on the weekend of May 28-29:
Children’s workshops in the Iorga Park area
From 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, children can participate in sports dance workshops, percussion workshops, and asphalt drawings.
Kiseleff Park sports activities
Families with children are invited to Kiseleff Park on Sunday, May 29, between 9-11 and 17-21, where the alveolar area will be filled with playgrounds and a mini-golf course.
Performances in front of the Radisson Hotel and the National History Museum
The actors of the Țăndărică Animation Theater perform two hours of theatre moments in front of the Radisson Hotel on Calea Victoriei on both weekends, beginning at 18.00. The area in front of the stairs at the Museum of Romanian History has been reserved for the evening of the Mask Theater, which will present two performances of the season’s most recent show, „Angels from Văcăreşti,” on Saturday night and nine of Masca’s best statues on May 29 For the past two decades, statues from shows and festivals across the country and in Europe have come to meet the Open Streets audience.
Concerts of music in the vicinity of Kretzulescu Church
The music program in the Kretzulescu Church area continues this weekend with two concerts „From classic to jazz” by the Romanian Radio Brass Quintet on May 28 and „Unforgettable Famous Songs” by Quartet D’arco on May 29.
Participatory installation in the Music Store’s window
Bucharest residents and tourists are also invited to the Muzica store this weekend to read hundreds of thoughts about Bucharest and to contribute their own messages for the city.
The „Puppy Parade” organized by ASPA – Authority for Animal Surveillance and Protection on Victory Road, the multimedia shows Water Symphony at the Urban Fountains in Unirii Square, the World Press Photo exhibition in University Square, the exhibition program at Filipescu Cesianu House of the Museum of the Municipality of Bucharest, and, last but not least, the Emergency Services of the Emergency Situations Department are all part of the weekend program May 28-29, 2022.
Crossing Calea Victoriei, Sevastopol Street, Gheorghe Manu Street, Dacia Boulevard, George Enescu Street, Știrbei Vodă Street, Ion Câmpineanu, Regina Elisabeta Boulevard will be permitted between May 28-29, 2022, during the established restrictions. The Bucharest Transport Company’s traffic will be diverted without affecting passengers.
Open Streets – Bucharest is a weekend-long urban promenade event that takes place from May to October 2022 and aims to reactivate the cultural and social life of several areas of the city through temporary pedestrianization. The project is organized by the City Hall of Bucharest’s Department of Culture, Education, and Tourism in collaboration with ARCUB – Bucharest’s Cultural Center, created – Bucharest’s Center for Creation, Art, and Tradition, and PROEDUS – Bucharest’s Center for Educational and Sports Projects – in the quality of zonal operators.