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Netanya welcomes Giro d’Italia (5 May 2018)

 

Israel is hosting the opening three stages of the 101st Giro d’Italia in May 2018. The ‘Big Start’ in Israel will be the first time that any of cycling’s three ‘Grand Tour’ races; Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana has been held outside Europe.

176 of the world’s top cyclists will begin the race with three stages in Israel, before a further 18 days of racing across Italy, culminating in a finish in Rome.

Commencing on May 4, the race will begin against the backdrop of Jerusalem’s Old City. Over the following two days, the competitors will ride from the North of Israel to the tip of the Red Sea, taking in breathtaking views from start to finish. The ‘Big Start’ will comprise of three stages of the Giro d’Italia:

• Day One will see riders begin the race against the backdrop of Jerusalem’s iconic Old City on a 10km time-trial tour of the city.

• Day Two will begin in Haifa, then passing through historic Acre and Caesarea, before riders head to the finish line on Tel Aviv’s beachside promenade, totaling 167km.

• Day Three begins in Beer Sheva and takes in southern Israel’s most dramatic scenery including the breathtaking Ramon Crater, finishing at the Red Sea resort of Eilat, totaling 229km.

STAGE 2: HAIFA – TEL AVIV | SATURDAY MAY 5, 2018

The first inter-city stage from Haifa to Tel Aviv is 167km long and will take place on Saturday May 5. Following the start, the route undulates around Acre and includes the first GPM (KOM) to find the best climber of the 2018 Giro in Zikron Yakov. The second part of the route is substantially flat on wide roads, with the last few kilometres within the city of Tel Aviv and the finish line on its iconic seafront.

OF NOTE:

Closure of Highway 2 in the Giro d’Italia Race in the Sharon Region

As part of the preparations by the Israel Police for the security of the Giro d’Italia race, on Saturday 5/5/18, Highway 2 will be closed in both directions from 13:00 to 19:00.

Entrance to Road 2 from the following localities will not be possible at the following closing hours:

Beit Shean, Giv’at Shapira, Avihail, Netanya, Wingate, Beit Shean, Hofit, Kfar Vitkin, Beit Herut, Ga’ash, Shefayim, .

Drivers are asked to obey police orders and use alternative routes


What’s happening for Yom Haazmaut 70? – Israel Celebrates 70 years!

ISRAEL’S 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

We posted about what is going on in Netanya for Yom Haazmaut 70, but with Independence Day festivities around the country you have plenty of options to pick from, so click here for up to date information with 2018 flyover (Matas) times, free Heritage sites and museums, great ideas, beaches, shows and more!

Have a great one!!!

What an amazing country we have!!

 

 



Worth a visit – Children’s Museum in Holon

With the Pesach holidays coming up, and summer not far behind, you may wish to travel further afield !

If so, the Children’s Museum has a varied selection of events and exhibitions for children (and adults) of all ages.  Booking is required, so please see the website (English available) for more detailed information of all that is on offer there click here :

241 Sderot Yerushalyim, Holon   +972 3-650-3005



Blankets of red Anemones ‘down south’

Highly recommend by our friends at Love Love Israel : loveloveisrael.com

Throughout February 2018 the northern area of the Negev has a plethora of stunning red Anemone flowers and is therefore aptly named ‘Darom Adom – Red South’.  The whole area is wonderful for hiking, picnic-ing and of course, admiring the beautiful Anemones –  also known as Calaniot – the national flower of Israel.

There are many free activities, and special emphasis this year will be on Israel’s 70th Birthday with historical tours in the area.  For more information visit their website –  www.habsor.co.il


The Irises are starting to bloom

The Iris reserve is south of the city, close to the beach, and is one of only two places in Israel where you can still see the colorful bloom of rare and impressive flowers that grow in Israel. The irises bloom in February – March and attract visitors from around the country who come to see them in bloom. The area has mainly sandy paths and one can see not only the irises (which are deep purple in colour) but also occasional red Calaniot – the national flower of Israel.

The reserve can be accessed from Ben Gurion Boulevard, or the pedestrian bridge near to the Winter Park.

Netanya Municipality works hard to preserve and enhance this reserve to ensure the survival of one of the rare flowers that grow in Israel.

 


Sukkot Celebrations 2017 in Netanya

Information from the Netanya Municipality

The City’s Succah

A Sukkah equipped with the four species will be open to the general public during the holiday in the new Independence Square.

 

Dancing Sukkot in the square

Yaron Carmel in a great folk dance celebration of all times, Saturday 7.10, New Independence Square, 20:00

 

The Netanya Wine Festival 2017

Monday – Tuesday, Chol HaMoed Sukkot, October 9-10

Between the hours of 18: 00-23:00 in the new Independence Square

Enjoy a wine tasting fair of 25 boutique wineries made in Israel. Cheese delicacies, quality breads and pastries, artist performances, an elegant atmosphere and more.

09.10.2017

Samba Du Bon band, Compact Jazz band

10.10.2017

The “Keys” group, Arkadi Duchin Live

An unlimited tasting cup for only 35 NIS. For ages 18+. Children up to age 10 accompanied by an adult

 

Simchat Beit Hashoeva in the Well House

 

Experiences of “water and fire”

Water activities and soap bubbles for children, guided tours of the museum exhibition, and watching the well working and drawing water: 9:45, 10:45

“Water and Fire” juggleries with stage artist Nitzan Hess, inspired by the story “The Story of the loss of the princess” / Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.

Entrance fee for children aged 4 and up. Details and tickets can be found at www.planetanya.org.il  or by telephone. 09- 7485760

Sunday, 08.10, Museum of the Well House (17 Sokolov St.) 09:30 -12:30 at the cost of only 10 NIS per child

 

“And you drew water with joy”

An experiential family tour on the subject of “water” throughout Netanya

On Monday, 09.10, we meet at the Museum of the Well House (17 Sokolov St.), 9:30 -12:30 at a cost of only 15 NIS per participant.

The number of places is limited!

Details and registration by phone: 09-8329940, 09-8826332 or at yafit@biltiformali.org.il

 

 


20th Maccabiah Games 4-18 July, 2017

Israel Property Care and IPC Vacation Rentals welcomes to Netanya and to Israel the athletes (and their family and friends) and wishes them every success for a fun, enjoyable and exhilarating 20th Maccabiah Games.

During the 20th Maccabiah Games, about 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries will join 2,500 Israeli athletes in the Olympic-style competition.

Held every four years, the multi-sport competition is the world’s third-largest sporting event. From July 4-18, 2017 the Maccabiah Games will have the added significance of coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the reunification of this year’s host city, Jerusalem.



Pesach in Netanya

The Spring Beat

Wednesday, April 12

Perfusion 6:00 p.m.
An African rhythm performance that brings the full range of sounds, colors and rhythm of Africa to the stage.

8:00 p.m. Rhythm Madness
Demente in an exciting and energetic performance of music, rhythm and movement using unusual instruments.

 

Thursday, April 13

6:00 p.m. To the Irish Beat
A group of musicians and dancers in an energetic dance performance that highlights Irish rhythms, tunes and dances.

8:00 p.m. Speed of Light
Pyromania in a visual multimedia performance that combines dancing, drums, juggling and acrobatics.
A powerful visual celebration of light, rhythm and movement.
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Concert on the Grass

Netanya Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra in a musical celebration for the entire family, right in your neighborhood.
Emcee: Orna Datz

Wednesday, April 12, Gan Hagiborim, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 13, Neot Shaked Commercial Center, 6:00 p.m.
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Science and Astronomy at Planetanya

A demonstration of the magic of science, interactive drumming performance, workshops for children and lots of surprises.
New performance at the Planetarium: Two small pieces of glass – the invention of the telescope and discovery of distant worlds.

Wednesday-Thursday, April 12-13, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. * Friday, April 14, 10:00-2:00 p.m. * 168 Ben Gurion Blvd.
For more information and to buy tickets, call 09-7485760 or on the website www.planetanya.org.il
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Celebrate Passover at the Museum

Thorough spring cleaning at grandma’s house: We’ll air things out, wash and iron together.

We’ll listen to a story with a historical flavor from the old and sweet sycamore tree and end with a workshop on how to draw items and objects from the museums collections.

Wednesday-Thursday, April 12-13, 3 McDonald St., 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. * for children between the ages of 4-10

Information and tickets for only NIS 15 available by calling 09-8840020

The Museum is open to the public on April 12-14 from 9:00 a.n. – 12:30 p.m.
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Spring Festival of Water

Story tour about the beginnings of Netanya and a look at an operational water well on Wednesday, April 12, Beit Habe’er (Well House) (17 Sokolov St.), 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Guided tours at: 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., for only NIS 10.
For more information, please call 09-8329940

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Israel’s Largest Mobile Amusement Park (like last year)

March 29 – April 18, 2017, University Square – Kiryat Hasharon
Sundays – Thursdays: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Fridays and holiday eves: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
aturday nights: until 10:30 p.m., Chol Hamoed: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Lots of rides for the entire family * Arts & crafts stalls, food stalls, and more.

A discount card for use on the rides can be purchased on site.

Free entrance to the area!

Entrance to all events is free, unless specifically stated otherwise.

* Playrooms and leisure activities for children will be available on Monday-Wednesday, April 3-5, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at new Independence Square.