Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friends of the Village - Closing soon

Due to changes in ownership, Friends of the Village will soon be closing. We have created a new blog for all things relating to Carlsbad Village. Please join us on Friends of Carlsbad Village www.friendsofcarlsbadvillage.blogspot.com

Your comments, suggestions, and general input are always appreciated.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Carlsbad Village - Cinema Under the Stars

Join us in Carlsbad Village
at Maffucci Field at the Army and Navy Academy
2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
for four nights of Blockbuster Movies
on the LARGEST Outdoor screen on the West Coast
Friday, September 18 - Academy Award Winning -Batman - The Dark Knight
Saturday, September 19 - Ironman
Friday, September 25 - Night at the Museum - Battle of the Smithsonian
Saturday, September 26 - Academy Award Winning - Slumdog Millionaire
Ride your bike and valet

Monday, August 24, 2009








Hollywood Outdoor Movies
1119 S Mission Road,
Suite 122
Fallbrook, CA 92028
888-350-DRIVE IN

CONTACT:
John Snyder, (760) 728.0023

The Carlsbad Village Association announces free outdoor movie series on the largest outdoor movie screen in the western United States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
AUGUST 24, 2009

CARLSBAD, CA – The Carlsbad Village Association and Army and Navy Academy have partnered with Hollywood Outdoor Movies to bring the public a free outdoor movie series entitled Carlsbad Village’s Cinema Under The Stars. The four night series will be shown on the largest outdoor movie screen in the western United States. The screen provided by Hollywood Outdoor Movies measures 52 feet wide and over 4 stories tall. All four events will take place at Army and Navy Academy’s Maffuci Field, located at 2605 Carlsbad Boulevard in Carlsbad, CA. Films will be shown at 8pm on consecutive Friday and Saturday nights September 18 and 19 and September 25 and 26. The Dark Knight & Iron Man will kick off the series’ opening weekend followed by Night at the Museum II & Slumdog Millionaire to close the series.

The event is being sponsored by a variety of local businesses and vendors in order to offer this family friendly event at no charge to the public. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early and bring their own chairs and blankets. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be allowed on the premises. Vendors will also be onsite selling everything from candy and popcorn to Mexican street tacos and pizza. Locals are encouraged to “go green” by riding their bicycles to the field. A bicycle valet service will be available for a small charge.

All three of the event’s partners hope to see Carlsbad Village’s Cinema Under the Stars become an annual event, and preliminary talks for a series in 2010 have already begun. More information about this year’s series can be found at http://www.hollywoodoutdoormovies.com/events.html.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009


THURSDAYS ON THE COAST / BEGINS AUGUST 27, 5:30 PM A free community visual and performing art walk held the last Thursday of each month throughout the summer in the Village of Carlsbad. The event will host local and regional artists displaying their work throughout the Village, live art demonstrations, and ongoing music performances. Currently looking for more volunteers to be ambassadors throughout the Village, for more information on volunteering see below.WE NEED YOU TO BE A Village Ambassador THIS THURSDAY EVENING FROM 4:30-9PM at... THURSDAYS ON THE COASTWhen: Thursday 8/27/09 Kick-off Event: 5:30-8:30 pm

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS!! Village Ambassadors are needed to:--do an easy set up/break down--give out information--take in information--direct event attendees.

If you can help at this event please contact:
Christy Johnson
760-687-6453 Cell
760-434-2553 Office

Sunday, August 2, 2009


A long standing tradition in the Village of Carlsbad, Art in the Village draws approximately 20,000 visitors every year.
Over 100 local and regional fine artists, in such mediums as oil painting, watercolors, photography, mixed media, new media, classical and contemporary sculpture, as well as jewelry making, woodworking, furniture, pottery, clothing and accessories.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thursdays on the Coast - Call for Volunteers


THURSDAYS ON THE COAST / BEGINS JULY 30, 5PM
A free community visual and performing art walk held the last Thursday of each month throughout the summer in the Village of Carlsbad. Its inaugural season and opening night is Thursday, July 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event will host local and regional artists displaying their work throughout the Village, live art demonstrations, and ongoing music and theatre performances. Currently looking for more volunteers to be ambassadors throughout the Village, for more information on volunteering see below.
WE NEED YOU TO BE A Village Ambassador THIS THURSDAY EVENING FROM 4-9PM at... THURSDAYS ON THE COAST
When: Thursday 7/30/09
Ambassador Meeting: 4-5pm @ New Village Arts on State StreetKick-off Event: 5-9pm

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS!!

Village Ambassadors are needed to:
--do an easy set up/break down
--give out information
--take in information
--direct event attendees.

if you can help at this event please contact: Christy Johnson
760-687-6453 Cell
760-434-2553 Office

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

CARLSBAD VILLAGE “FLAVORS OF THE VILLAGE” RESTAURANT TOUR
Sunday, May 31, 2009, 3 – 6pm
Lots of Fun, Lots of Food!


(Carlsbad Village, CA) – Flavors of the Village in Carlsbad will feature 20 of the best places to eat in downtown Carlsbad Village. Participants will be strolling up and down Carlsbad Village Drive, State Street, Grand Avenue and Carlsbad Blvd. on Sunday, May 31, from 3 to 6pm. Limousine shuttle service provided by Palomar Limousines will transport attendees to the outer lying restaurants.


“Come sample our broad array of international foods in the Village” invites Robin Young, Executive Director of the Carlsbad Village Association (CVA), “The Flavors of the Village in Carlsbad offers Irish, French, Mexican, Italian, Vegetarian and, of course, American cuisines – literally something for everyone”.


“Flavors” attendees will enjoy street performers and live music at various locations throughout the Village to add to the festivities. In addition, ArtSurf Art Walk--which runs through June 30—offers event goers extraordinary art to feed their souls while they feast on the culinary delicacies.


Flavors of the Village tickets are $25 and children 12 and under can share a ticket with an adult. There are a limited number of tickets available and they can be purchased at the following CVA member merchants: Michel Petit Spa, HomeLife Village Realtors, Carlsbad Convention and Visitors Bureau, Wesco Pet Supplies. Tickets are also available at the two CVA Farmers’ Markets every Wednesday and Saturday 1-5pm and the CVA offices, 2579 State Street, Carlsbad Village and the participating restaurants.


Participating restaurants include: Beach City Smoothies, Caldo Pomodoro, Carlsbad Chocolate Bar, Dini’s Bistro, El Puerto, Fish House Vera Cruz, Gregorio’s, Hennessey’s, Knockout Burgers, Knockout Pizza, Las Olas, Le Passage, Naked CafĂ©, Ocean House, O’Sullivan’s, Pizza Port, Pollos Maria, Senor Grubby’s, Submarina and The Wine Spot.


The CVA is a non-profit organization with over 200 members, dedicated to enhancing and promoting business in the Village of Carlsbad. Presented by the CVA, Flavors of the Village in Carlsbad is another effort to highlight the unique and charming atmosphere of the Village. For more information see the CVA website: www.shopcarlsbadvillage.org or contact Robin Young, CVA Executive Director at 760-434-2553 or email info@shopcarsbadvillage.org.

Monday, April 27, 2009

ArtSurf Kicks off Friday Evening


Don't miss Carlsbad Village's first ever ArtSurf - a FREE self-guided art walk through Carlsbad Village.

ArtSurf kicks off on MAY DAY, May 1st, 2009 from 5-8 pm. The festivities will kick off at New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 State Street. Participants will recieve their maps and instructions on how to best enjoy the walk.

Several Galleries will be involved, including the Paul Bartyl Gallery (in New Village Arts), Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery, Snyder Art, Lynn Forbes School of Sculpture, Carlsbad Oceanside Art League Gallery, Front Porch Gallery, and Chandlers Gallery and Boutique.

In addition to the many permanent galleries many merchants are opening their shops as phantom galleries including: The Perfect Frame, Amie's Collections, Linda's Gifts, Le Passage French Bistro, Fairen Del, Spa Samudra, HomeLife Village Realtors, and Beach City Smoothies.

ArtSurf will also include original window murals by local artists and Wine tasting at Carlsbad Chocolate Bar, The Wine Spot and Witch Creek Winery.

ArtSurf is free to the public and will continue through June 30th, 2009.