Go Fly a Kite at Plaza España

What is there to do on a perfect Sunday afternoon in Ciudad Colonial? Go fly a kite or Chichigua as they are called here in Dominican Republic. Everyone is enjoying the soft breezes that occurred yesterday in the Zone at Plaza España.

Flying Chichiguas (kites) in Plaza España Ciudad Colonial, Republica Dominicana
Flying Chichiguas (kites) in Plaza España Ciudad Colonial, Republica Dominicana
lying kites (chichiguas) in Plaza España, Colonial Zone, Dominican Republic
lying kites (chichiguas) in Plaza España, Colonial Zone, Dominican Republic

Are you looking for adventure or something to do in Dominican Republic?

PGA TOUR Latinoamerica 11-2012

All those who love golf pay close attention. Here comes the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica!

PGA Tour Latino America 2012

The tour has 11 events scheduled in countries throughout Latin America )Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru and, of course, the Dominican Republic) running from September through December 2012. Starting in Mexico with two new events. There is a total of 53 players from eight nations who have qualified to play the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica inaugural season.

The Dominican Republic Open runs from November 5th to the 11th, 2012 at the Cana Bay Golf Club in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The purse for the winner is a whopping $125,000 US Dollars.

The Cana Bay Palace Nicklaus Design golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is located in the lovely Cana Bay Beach Club and Resort, Punta Cana, Republica Dominicana. The 18 hole par 72 course has a state of the art irrigation system that ensures the fairways and greens are always lush and beautiful.

More info in English and Spanish at http://www.pgatourla.com

Santo Domingo Colonial Fest 2012

Santo Domingo Colonial FEST 2012
The biggest Festival in the first city of the new world
October 12, 13 and 14, 2012
in the Colonial City, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

We have the entire schedule and map of the Colonial Fest 2012!

santo domingo colonial festival 2012

There will be 3 days full of music, art, culture, history and happiness. Scroll down for the map and full list of events.

Some of the good stuff happening during this three day event include
*Longest Street Theater – Grand Street Theater from Parque Duarte to Plaza España Friday 12 from 7pm to 9pm
*5 Music Festivals in so called “Rincones” (a corner or corner store) with different music genres Urban music, Jazz & Blues, Latin, Salsa & Son) *A Handcraft Market
*Midevil Market at Fortaleza Ozama Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 from 10am – 8pm
*Gastronomic Tour with restaurants offering Dominican cuisine-themed menus
*Big concert at the Plaza España
*All the museums will be open until midnight Friday 12 from 9am – 12am
*Fiesta Real at the Museo de Casas Reales Saturday 13 at 8pm
*The Cathedral Choir and Symphony will be at Plaza de Colón Sunday 14 at 11:30am
*One of the events I look forward to is the ringing of the church bells of the Colonial City. They will all be ringing at the same time throughout the entire city. The sound is spectacular.

The Music
All concerts and music venues will have a VIP area, bars, music and more. The music will be each day of the Festival from 4PM to 10PM.

Rincón del Jazz – The Jazz & Blues Music Festival will be at Parque Fray Bartolome de las Casas on Calle Hostos and Luperon.

Rincon de Café de Toi – Cafe de Toi will be on Calle Hostos with Conde and bringing surpise music.

Rincon Latino – Sponsored by the club Jet Set will be on Calle Hostos and Resturacion at the Ruinas of San Francisco with groups & artists of Latin music genres Dominican merengue, salsa and bachata.

Check out the map and full schedule of events (in Spanish). Print out to take with you so you do not miss any events. It will open in a new window.
Colonial Fest Map and Schedule

For more information go to Colonial Fest.org

“Que Chuleria!” The official video of the Colonial Fest 2012.

Santo Domingo Colonial FEST 2012
el festival mas grande en la primera ciudad del nuevo mundo
12, 13 & 14 de Octubre 2012
Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana

Voy a publicar toda la programación e información actualizada en cuanto esté disponible…

3 dias repleto de musica, arte, cultura, historia y alegria

Gran caminata historica (el teatro de Calle mas largo), 5 festivales de musica en “Ricones” , espacios determinados en la Ciuad Colonial, de diferentes generos (musica urbana, Jazz, musica latina, Son), feria artesanal, tour gastronomico, Fiesta Real en el museo, gran concierto en la Plaza Espana, toque coordinado de campanas de las iglesias de la Ciudad Colonial, Mercado Medieval, entre otros…

Santo Domingo Jazz Festival 2012

The XIII Edition of Santo Domingo Jazz Festival Casa de Teatro 2012.

Santo Domingo Jazz Festival XIII - 2012

There will be some great jazz bands every Thursday from June 14 to July 26,2012 starting at 9PM, there will be a cover charge at the door. There will be a total of seven (7) concerts. There will be groups and artists from Venezuela, France, Spain and the Dominican Republic.

This 13th edition of the Casa de Teatro Jazz Festival will have a very special event with a tribute to Wilfrido Vargas on June 28, called “Homenaje a Wilfrido Var-jazz”, with the participation of Rafelito Mirabal y Sistema Temperado.

Festival Program / Programa del festival:
June/ Junio
*Thursday / Jueves 14 – Aquiles Báez (Venezuela)
*Thursday / Jueves 21 – Band Fred Deshaief (Guadeloupe, France/ Guadalupe-Francia)
*Thursday / Jueves 28 – Wilfrido VarJazz y Rafelito Mirabal & Sistema Temperado (Dominican Republic/ República Dominicana)

July/ July
Invited Country – Spain/ España
*Thursday / Jueves 5 – Javier Infante & José Alberto Medina (Canary Islands/ Canarias)
*Thursday / Jueves 12 – King of Cai (Andalucía)
*Thursday / Jueves 19 – Txalapartas – Ttukunak (Basque Country/ País Vasco)
*Thursday / Jueves 26 – Jaume Vilaseca Trío y Ravi Chary (Barcelona)

Casa de Teatro is located on Arzobispo Meriño #110, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Mango Festival 2012

Discover Dominican culture at the Mango Festival! Mangos, mangos and more mangos. Mangos cooked, juiced, baked, crafted, a mango lovers dream. Be sure to bring your dental floss!

Thursday June 13 to Saturday June 17, 2012 at the City Hall in Plaza Bani, Peravia, Dominican Republic/ Jueves Junio 13 al Sabado Junio 17, 2012 Plazoleta Ayuntamiento de Baní, Peravia, República Dominicana

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EXPOMANGO is a festival and show to celebrate the Dominican mango harvest in the town of Bani. Bani is a town in the south of the Dominican Republic and is the capital of the province Peravia. Bani, known as the Mango Capital/ Capital de Mango, is known for producing some of the best and largest varieties of mangos in the country. Here is the birthplace of the famous mango the giant ‘Banilejo’.

The festival was launched in 2005. They want to shows visitors hundreds of mango varieties in our country. They will be displaying the available technologies for mango production. There will be many tables of various vendors and business selling and displaying their wares. There will be many competitions all mango related including cooking.. The visitors will also see a mango plantation harvest and taste the various varieties of the Dominican mango.

Activities include:

• Courses and Tasting
• Exhibitions and Sales
• Artistic Presentations
• Machinery and Equipment
• Technologies
• Tours to Plantations
• Conferences and Lectures
• Competitions
• Business Matchmaking

Organizers of the event include business, agriculture from Dominican Republic, United States and the World.

Expo Mango has the schedule and more information about mango growing and all things mango.

GRAN FERIA EXPO-MANGO 2010, BANI slide show promotion on You Tube (opens in new window)

Promotion for Expo Mango 2011 You Tube video (opens in new window)

Some information about Mangos on the Colonial Zone web site.

Visit this web site and click on the link “Variedades de mangos en la República Dominicana” and you will be amazed that there are over 40 different varieties listed. I never knew there were so many different varieties of mango.

IODA World Sailing Championship 2012

International Dinghy Association (IODA) World Sailing Championship will be holding their regatta in Boca Chica, Andres Bay, República Dominicana at the Santo Domingo Yacht Club July 15 through July 26, 2012.

Organized by the Asociación Dominicana de Optimist (ADO), hosted by the Club Náutico de Santo Domingo (CNSD)in Boca Chica with the support of the Dominican Sailing Federation.
The regatta is one of the most important sailing events to take place in the Dominican Republic and the World. There are around 300 competitors from 70 countries expected to compete.

Andrea Garrochategui de Pacheco is the president of the tournament organizing committee.

Sunday, July 15 is the official arrival day with registrations and measurements.
Monday, July 16 is the practice race and opening ceremony.
Tuesday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 25 the races will be held.
Thursday, July 26 Closing and Prize Giving Ceremony.

The course for the fleet racing will be an outer-loop trapezoid with the finish line at the end of the second windward leg. For the team racing championships the course will be a starboard “S” course.

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Detailed information http://www.optiworld.org/12worldsnor.pdf,
Club Nautico Santo Domingo,
OptiWorlds 2012