Monthly Archives: January 2015

Friday Night: Conversations at Los Del Patio

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Friday night, there will be an interesting event at  Los Del Patio: conversations with Yahaira Osiris (catching dreams) along with Cuban and Latin music from Manhue. 7:30 p.m.  

A Day at the Bay: Schedule of Activities

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Here it is! the schedule of activities for Saturday, January 31st. Come anytime!

A Day at the Bay – Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Yoga early morning, sunbathing, reading a book, hearing the waves hit the rocks.  Play soccer at the beach or volleyball. Explore the mangroves and take a look at all the small circle of life that happens there every day.  To look at things the same you did as a child: every small detail becomes a world on its own. Build a sand castle. A sculpture to defy the tides. Throw a Frisbee to your dog. Paddle. Catch a wave. All of this is possible at Casco Viejo`s beaches. And to celebrate it, Casco`s neighbors have … Continue reading

Casco Tours on an Eco Bike

A new service in Casco! one that requires great legs… from the bike rider! They give you a 30 minute tour of the most important spots in Casco Viejo by bike. They are charging $5 per person (including children) and they depart from Plaza Catedral. Phone: 6670-7113

Libelula Fair at La Vecindad

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Last weekend La Vecindad was turned into a small fair by La Libélula (the Firefly), a small group of young female designers who decided to join hands and start moving their product in a mobile format. This was their first fair, second one will be in March. I was glad to see one of the designers that sell pieces at Mamitas (and from whom I bought before).  I`m glad to see more entrepreneurship happening little by little. Thanks to La Libelula for choosing Casco and to La Vecindad for offering space!

342 Years Ago! The day we packed our bags

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo 342 years ago, the people of this isthmus said “enough”. Enough pirates, enough health issues, enough is enough. The city laid in ruins, and anyways it wasn´t like people had this amazing standard of living. The city needed to move, and the time was “now”. January 21st is the day we celebrate the “moving” of the city, from Panama (now known as “La Vieja” or The Old) to the “new” site, alias Casco Viejo. This year, the Oficina del Casco Antiguo and the Alcaldía will be doing some events: from Lottery at the Plaza Catedral … Continue reading

Casco Viejo at the Jazz Fest

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo We brought Casco to the Jazz Fest! wonderful stand by Conservatorio Group, using doors and materials from Casco. Designed by Nina Tissera, it was the most beautiful and original in the whole event. Congratulations to everyone who made it possible!

Art Events this Week

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo This week! plenty to do! check out these events by Casco residents and artists:

Panama Jazz Gala at National Theater Tonight!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Tonight! Danilo Perez will share stage with Ruben Blades, Omar Alfanno, Miguel Zenon, Jhn Patitucci, Brian Blade and others. Where? National Theater When? tonight, 8 p.m. More? click HERE!  

El Rey opens in Casco Viejo!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo “El Rey” (The King) is not only a supermarket, it is one of Panama`s oldest, family owned, company. It was founded in 1911 by Antonio Tagarópulos at Calle 13, Colón. It is said that the name of the company was his nickname. Today, it has over 22 supermarkets around the country, and now adding a new concept for Casco: this is their first boutique version. When are they inaugurating? The week of January 21-26th Where? they are located at PH Benedetti, in front of the American Trade Hall, Central Avenue, between 10th and 11th.   … Continue reading