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Harmony Nights starts soon! #215856
01/28/2020 10:23 AM
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I know, they call it the "Les Mardis de Grand Case" now, but I still think of it as Harmony Nights! duh It starts Tuesday February 4. So far, I didn't see the story in the online version, but the full version says that it goes for 12 weeks, which I'm pretty sure is incorrect. Normally it's around 6 weeks. Anyway, it's a fun time, for those on island at that time.


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Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: Carol_Hill] #215899
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We loved it but parking was a problem. We had to park at the airport and walk both ways. If we did it again, we would take a taxis and arrange for it to pick us up at a certain time.


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Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: Carol_Hill] #215948
01/29/2020 04:55 AM
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We did not attend last year and have no plans to attend this year, when we are on the island Feb.9 - March 1. Grand Case Blvd. is still a mess, we understand. With so many restaurants still shut, and limited parking, it is just not worth the trouble to go to Harmony Night or whatever else you want to call it. We really do want to support the island, particularly on the French side, but they will have to make a greater effort at restoration. We appreciate that many of the residents and business people are fully fed up with the lack of progress, but that is exactly how France (barely) works.

Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: cacapasa] #215951
01/29/2020 07:45 AM
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Unfortunate you feel that way based on Hearsay. The event takes place in the street, is quite festive and the hurricane damage is not really apparent. The street is filled with people enjoying themselves. These locals need our support.

Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: VGerfo] #215952
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Originally Posted by VGerfo
Unfortunate you feel that way based on Hearsay. The event takes place in the street, is quite festive and the hurricane damage is not really apparent. The street is filled with people enjoying themselves. These locals need our support.


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Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: VGerfo] #215968
01/29/2020 10:08 AM
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VGerfo--If you go to Harmony Nights, where do you park??


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Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: Carol_Hill] #216396
02/02/2020 09:24 AM
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I asked the question on their FB and they answered 12 weeks !

Last edited by extreme; 02/02/2020 09:28 AM.




Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: extreme] #216397
02/02/2020 09:27 AM
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Wow. That is surprising! It's normally only around 6 weeks. Good news though, for those who will be on island. It's a great time, if you can figure out the parking situation.


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Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: Carol_Hill] #216399
02/02/2020 09:32 AM
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Before Irma it always was 10 or 12 weeks ! I know because when we go in early april , we are able to catch it !





Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: extreme] #216400
02/02/2020 09:34 AM
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OK, I guess I mis-remembered. I still think there were a few years that it was only about 6 weeks. But I have been wrong before, many times.


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Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: Carol_Hill] #216404
02/02/2020 09:40 AM
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no worries ! you are right , last year was only 8 weeks !

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Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: extreme] #216408
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extreme--where do you park when you go?


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Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: Carol_Hill] #216412
02/02/2020 10:17 AM
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In the past we always parked near the airport f we weren't staying at GCBC, then walked back. No matter where you park remember to bring a flashlight so cars can see you walking.

If you go by cab maybe make arrangements with the driver to return at a designated time and place to pick you up or have a restaurant call a cab for you. Either way, since road will be closed off, you'll have to meet driver outside of the main blvd.

Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: Carol_Hill] #216417
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We would like to go this week to Harmony night Tuesday this week but are a little worried about parking. Guess we could take a taxi from our Airbnb in Oyster Pond.

Last night (Saturday) we parked in the large lot across from where Calmos was. From there we walked to Rainbow at the other end of the strip. No problems but we could have parked closer. There was a lot of activity along the way. Most all restaurants were open and busy. (L'auberge gourmande, LeCottage, Ocean 82, etc) It was good to see.

We saw Alfredo Acosta (guitar, keyboard) and Phil (Sax) play at Rainbow, awesome show, latin type Jazz and Pop. Lights of Anguilla in the distance added to the ambience.

Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: RonDon] #216419
02/02/2020 10:59 AM
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RonDon--The airport is a fair walk from the main part of Grand Case. A few years ago, there were shuttles from the airport to downtown. I guess that is not the case now?


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Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: Carol_Hill] #216439
02/02/2020 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
RonDon--The airport is a fair walk from the main part of Grand Case. A few years ago, there were shuttles from the airport to downtown. I guess that is not the case now?


True. I too wonder if the shuttles will be back. Also, a several years ago the hotels/TS had a bus. We were at Divi that year and at the activities desk there was a sign up brochure $10 pp.

Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: Jim_Laraine] #216447
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what time was the entertainment....we love Alfredo and are hoping to catch up with him in March......we've lost his email address, so we are going to try and track him down.

Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: LINNY] #216451
02/02/2020 07:18 PM
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Alfredo played at 7pm at Rainbow on Saturday night. I think he plays at the Coda Bar on Fridays at 7pm as well. He is on Facebook and responds quickly to Messenger messages. https://www.facebook.com/aeyo2002

Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: Jim_Laraine] #216453
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Thank you so much!!!!!!

Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: Carol_Hill] #216460
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we park on the street in front of where a market use to be or in the parking of the school





Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: Carol_Hill] #216464
02/03/2020 12:26 AM
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Parking is in the public grass lot that they direct you to after you enter the village from the main road. I think it was $5 last year. After parking you walk out to get to the street right close by Talk of the town. We've never had an issue in all the years we've parked there for Harmony night.

Re: Harmony Nights starts soon! [Re: Carol_Hill] #216471
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Won't the construction work for Grand Case interfered with parking since Rue des Ecoles will be closed from January 27 to February 14th? During this time Grand Case Blvd will only be reachable via Esperance (Airport) Road. Then work directly in front of the schools Feb 17-28.

Maybe that's why Harmony Nights has extended weeks?

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