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New York, Athens, and Seville have all done it…Let’s turn Achrafiyeh into a welcoming and vibrant place to live!

The first edition of DISCOVER ACHRAFIEH will take place on September 2, 2012. DISCOVER ACHRAFIEH is an event organized by Achrafieh 2020, a pioneering long-term, apolitical, ‘green’ initiative that aims to transform Achrafieh into an ideal, environmentally conscious space that is pleasant to live in. On September 2, a large perimeter of Achrafieh will be turned into a pedestrian-only area, divided into zones, and play host to a wide variety of entertaining activities.

Each zone will feature unique activities

Art Zone: Abdel Wahab El Inglizi Street / Sodeco
Sculpture, painting and photography exhibitions, portrait artists, children’s area with activities focused on nature and the environment, street musicians, living statues.
Are you a musician, actor, or poet and would you like to participate? Please call us on 71 940054. To contribute copies of your recent photos of Achrafieh for display, please contact us at 76 792580.

Sports Zone: Sassine Square / Independence Avenue
Bicycle park, children’s area with activities focused on road safety and sports, “Corrida Race”, “Fun Race”, bicycle races, bicycle paper rally, costume parade on wheels, basketball, outdoor Zumba and yoga classes, skateboard show.
Sign up online to participate in the free activities:
For more information, please call 03 602662.
Gourmet Zone: Furn El Hayek

Food and refreshments area, featuring various entertainers and musicians, Souk el Tayyeb, and artisanal products.
If you are an artisan and would like to market your products, please call 71 940054.
History Zone: Ibrine area
Sidewalk sale by Achrafieh residents, video exhibition of historical photos/postcards of the area, children’s area with activities focused on local history.
To participate in the sidewalk sale, please call 03 700070.
To contribute copies of your family photos taken in Achrafieh (in 300dpi format), please email

Green Zone: Ghandour El Saad Street and surrounding area
‘Green’ buildings, recycling projects with ‘G’, environmental NGO information area, children’s area with activities focused on the ecology, dog show.
For more information on used paper recycling: 01 998771

• If you need to leave Ashrafieh on September 2, you may do so before 8am only, or you may park your car on the evening of September 1 in one of the parkings here after. It will not be possible to return home by car before 6pm on September 2.
• Cars will be prohibited from 8 am to 6 pm in the neighborhoods listed above. Please see the map below.
• Parkings are available at ABC, AUST area, Monnot Street, USJ and Sodeco Square area. Charles Malek avenue and Alfred Naccache (Mar Mitr – Hotel Dieu fast road) will be open both ways.
• Bicycle rental will be available at Sassine Square, Saint Nicolas and Sodeco.
• For more information, or to participate in the day’s activities, please see the contact information below.

For general information
Urban Art: 01 612929 / 71 940054
DISCOVER ACHRAFIEH Hotline: 01 210452 / 76 792580
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