IKEA Netanya Beach (and City) Run – April 5


French film festival – 14 and 16 March 2019

At Arik Einstein Cultural Center (6 Benny Berman Street, Ir Yamim)
All films in French with English and Hebrew subtitles
Tickets at Heychal Hatarbut Ticket Offices, by calling 09-8308811
or at www.netanya-culture.co.il

Thursday, March 14
7:15 p.m. Lola & Her Brothers
Lola, Benoît, and Pierre are three siblings, and they couldn’t be more different. When it appears that the lives of the three seem to be pulling them apart, they will need to learn what they evidently always knew – that nothing is more important than family.  French with English and Hebrew subtitles
9:15 p.m. In Safe Hands
The fate and future of Theo, a day-old baby, are in the hands of the Child Welfare Service after his mother decided she could not raise him. Until they find a permanent solution, the temporary responsibility for caring for him goes to Jean (Gilles Lellouche) and his family, for foster care. Not far away, is Alice, who despite the many obstacles never gave up on her dream of being a mother. The paths of Jean, Alice and Theo will cross on an intimate, moving and delightful journey.
The film earned seven nominations for César Awards, including Gilles Lellouche being nominated for best actor.

Saturday night, March 16
8:00 p.m. In Your Hands 
Music is Mathieu Malinski’s secret. A break-in he committed with his friends from the suburbs leads him to jail. His sentence is converted to service work by Pierre, director of the National Conservatory, after he sees in Mathieu a gifted pianist, who might be his ticket into the national piano competition. In order to succeed in the competition that will change their fate, Mathieu and the countess will need to learn how to get past their prejudices.
12:22 a.m. Sink or Swim
A group of average men facing midlife crises decide to establish a local synchronized swimming group… for men!
What begins as a hobby and remedy for damaged masculinity quickly becomes preparation for the world championships when they hire a tough coach. The group discovers that actually the sport known as the most feminine of all brings out the masculinity they thought they had lost and provides the audience with an entertaining and heartwarming experience.


Join the fun – crazy Purim celebrations in Netanya Thursday 21 March 2019

Netanya celebrates Purim on 21 March – with a crazy “Adloyada” (literal English translation “until one doesn’t know”) based on the custom of being so happy (and often a little drunk) for the Jews being saved from death (by order of Haman) by Queen Esther, the Jewish wife of King Ahashverus, and Mordechai, her uncle.  No school, a family day, music, entertainment, kids and adults galore in fantastic innovative costumes, special exhibits, giant dolls, jugglers, clowns, 1,500 dancers from schools and dance groups – all in the spirit of an upside-down, confused and crazy world.

A street party for teenagers will take place on March 19 at the new Independence Square, which will turn between 12 – 4pm into a “paper square” with a variety of DJ’s and surprises.

On Thursday, March 21 from 12 – 3pm. down the length of Shalom Aleichem St. (from west to east – Ben Gurion Blvd. to Ben Zvi Blvd) with Yuval Hamebolbal (Crazy Yuval – entertainer).

Free shuttles back and forth will operate from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
* from Beit Feldman on Ben Gurion Blvd
* from the western parking lot of Netanya Stadium
* from the corner of Weizmann and Sokolov, near the public park
* from Neot Ganim Ovadia Park
* from Agamim neighborhood, 8 Agam Kinneret St., near the bus stop.

On Friday, March 22, a colourful ‘happening’ will take place in “Herzl Street mall” in the city centre (between Stampfer and Dizengoff) with dozens of street artists, stilt walkers , jugglers, live sculptures, drummers from Tremolo percussion center,  graffiti shows, dance groups, magic and children’s shows starring Livluvit, Nofiki, Nati and more.

On Friday, March 22, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

Entrance is free – everybody’s invited!


International Women’s Week 4-12 March 2019

Netanya celebrates the International Women’s Week

With a variety of cultural and entertainment events, lectures and meetings with the leading women in Israeli society, including Lia Kenig, Yochi Brandes, Lucy Aharish, Dr. Yali Hashash.
–  ‘Homes host women’ – a stand-up comedy show with actress and entertainer Yael Levental,
–  The play ‘Mikveh’ produced by the Netanya Municipal Theater
–  A unique lecture at Planetanya on the differences between the male brain and the female brain by Prof. Yoram Yovel,
–  A unique tour to the Zanz neighborhood about the unique women in the community
–  Exhibitions, musical performances and more

As part of this week, a fashion fair showcasing designer clothes, bags and accessories including Ronen Chen, Cala, Laster and more.  In cooperation with the Netanya Branch of Israel Cancer Association:

5 March:   20:00  4 Raziel Street
7 March:   19:00-23:00 at 4 Raziel Street
10 March:  20:00 at 168 Ben Gurion Avenue
11 March:   20:00 at 6 Benny Berman Street (Ir Yamim)

More details and tickets for all events from the Netanya Culture Center 09-8308811

Throughout the week there will be exhibitions of work by students in the design arts track of Ort Guttman school in the portico of Heychal Hatarbut.

At the center of the events is the ‘Houses Host Women’ project, which has proven very successful. The series of events all around the city will open ‘Houses Host Women’ with a meeting, As Incredible as They Come (March 4), a funny meeting filled with female energy that relates to all women at the open house on Tzarfat Street.  On the same day, Mizrahi feminist activist,  Dr. Yali Hashash, will come to the open house on Kedoshei Bazlan St. and give a fascinating lecture on feminism, being Mizrahi and the power to change.

Lucy Aharish will close out the International Women’s Day events with her lecture, Not Apologizing at the Arik Einstein Cultural Center, Ir Yamim, and will talk about what it is like being a woman, independent, a Muslim Israeli from Dimona, along with the professional fulfillment being a journalist and news presenter in the Middle East (March 11).

All ‘Houses Host Women’ events start at 8:00 p.m. and cost NIS 35 per meeting. All other International Women’s Day events cost NIS 45-55.

Additional information and ticket at the Heychal Hatarbut box office 09-8308811 or on the website www.netanya-culture.co.il  (detailed information currently only in Ivrit)


The Irises are blooming

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.  Walking is allowed on the marked paths only.  Motor vehicles are prohibited in the reserves.  The reserve can be accessed from Ben Gurion Boulevard, or the pedestrian bridge near to the Winter Park.    This year, there are:

✔ More marked trails
✔ More explanatory signs
✔ More guided tours

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

 


Snow in Netanya – prepare your hats, gloves and coats !

The snow arrives throughout the city of Netanya on the occasion of Family Day

Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 February  –  between the hours of 13:00-19:30 at the following locations:

“Hagiborim” Park (Kish / Etzion St.)
“Mercaz Alon, Kiryat Hasharon” Center (26 Tom Lantos Street)
New Independence Square
Winter Lake Park

Additional details in the district and neighborhoods department. 09-8605826




Israel Space week 2019

The Netanya Municipality, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Israeli Space Agency invite you to the Israeli Space Week at Planetanya, Ben Gurion Blvd.  –  This Thursday 31  January between the hours of 15:30 – 21:30 . Free entry.  Registration in advance on the site only  – suitable for age 7 and up, youth and families. 

For more information, click here


Art exhibition – at Netanya Municipality building 11/1/19-23/3/19

39 members of the Netanya Artists Association present their works.
The exhibition is free and is open to the general public from 11 January to 23 March 2019 in the gallery of the Municipality and in the central space at 6 Hatzoran Street, Sapir Industrial Zone, Netanya.

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 08:00 to 19:00, closed on Friday and Saturday, and on holidays and holiday eves.

For more information click here: