Tag Archives: Casco Viejo AVACA

Amazing Success! A Day at the Bay

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Last Saturday, neighbors and members of Casco Viejo`s neighborhood association (AVACA) gathered at the Santo Domingo beach to have fun. Do beach-like things. Simply use it. And the result was nothing short of a historic event.  Remember my post about this beach being “alive” back in the 40`s? (here) this was way better! Check it out! and you know what the best is? you don´t need a reason or an event to go.  This is a public beach, an incredible natural resource 15 minutes away from Panama`s modern city, just steps away from your door … Continue reading

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!

Thanksgiving, Gift Market & Party This Week

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Thursday 27th: Thanksgiving is here! and Casco Viejo`s community celebrates with the annual AVACA potluck. This year, the gathering will be at B Avenue, in front of L´Osteria. All Casqueños invited! bring a bottle of wine and something to eat. If you can´t cook, $35 will be welcomed. Friday 28th: Mercadito Benéfico: Casa Góngora is hosting a gift flea market special for the upcoming holidays. Art, gifts, clothing, jewelry. All proceeds will go to Olga`s Sinclair Foundation. At 4th and Central Avenue.  7 p.m to 11 p.m. Saturday 29th: Lido Isle Inauguration Party: the party … Continue reading

Generation Peace Academy works with AVACA`s Casco Recicla Program

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo During 2012, a group of Generation Peace Academy volunteers came to Casco Viejo to work with Casco`s neighborhood Association (AVACA) in an  important awareness program about garbage disposal and direct street intervention.  This year, they joined hands again to work on recycling, the natural next step. For the first time ever, a survey of how much recycling material is being produced at restaurants is being made. Additionally, GPA volunteers are working with children from the community (Aprojusan) doing beach cleanings and building an herbs garden that will help local restaurants to have native species grown … Continue reading

Casco Recicla Art Fundraise

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Tuesday, the Casco Viejo Neighborhood Association (AVACA) organized a fundraising event to raise funds for its recycling program. The event was at Nuratti, a small but chic hotel in Casco Viejo. The event was a silent auction of art pieces made with material from the recycling center and themes about nature. There were also a couple of interactive pieces, where the public was able to participate creating a map of Panama with bottle caps and a tower of gliding paint. The event was super fun and a success! The program will be able to buy … Continue reading

Recycling Program in Casco Viejo… getting ready for Christmas!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo AVACA, Casco Viejo`s neighborhood association has been for the last 3 years doing projects to attack the littering and garbage management in the neighborhood.  This year, their flag program is recycling, which has proven to quickly catch up, pulling out of the streets about 10,000 pounds of recyclable material in less than 3 months. Last weekend, a group of volunteers helped get the space ready for the massive Christmas celebrations. The space is all color coded now, tanks in place. A few things to finalize will be ready by next week… and then… bring us … Continue reading

Recycle with Art: AVACA and Sembrarte for less garbage and more beauty

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo On Sunday, Casco Antiguo`s Neighborhood Association and Sembrarte, a foundation that works to promote art in Panama joined hands to “recycle with art”.   Several businesses and residents participated donating recycling material, which was used in the workshop to make toys and pieces guided by artists from Sembrarte, including Rolo de Sedas and Frank Ferrer. Other AVACA members present on Sunday helping with the workshop were Blanca Dávalos, Mitchelle Quiñones, Ivana Rabbat and Jennifer Hotsko.  Irving De La Rosa and Faustino Romero were in charge of picking up material during the week and sorting it out. … Continue reading

Calle 11 Extreme Makeover

Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo, Panama For the last few months, members of the Casco Viejo Neighborhood Associatin (AVACA) have been meeting about a growing problem: traffic in the Casco. A handful of business owners, many of them residents, brainstormed and came up with really nice ideas on how to improve it.  As a pilot, they decided to start on Calle 11, a street that included several elements of the “problem” (bien cuidados, garbage, illegal parking, broken sidewalks between others).  This is what they did: With help from all the residents in the street, a plan was designed to park in … Continue reading

The Garbage Tank Project Grows! More Artists Join to clean Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo, Panama   A project that started small is growing day by day. On Sunday, Casco Viejo`s Friends and Neighborhood Association (AVACA) along with Sembrarte carried out the fifth painting event for garbage tanks. The fourth event was donated by Hotel Herrera and this one by Estrella Azul. Each event brings an even better quality of concepts, the tanks are coming out beautiful. The artists are organized by Rolando de Sedas from Sembrarte and the “official home of the Pintadera” is Villa Agustina at Plaza Herrera. Next week, thirty tanks will be distributed throughout Casco Viejo,  providing … Continue reading