Restaurant Day in Helsinki
A few weeks ago I read something Mayor Pajunen said while talking about Helsinki: “One of our greatest strengths is that everyone wants to get involved in making this city a better place” ‘Cool’, I thought and Desmond and I decided to go visit Helsinki this August/September. I can’t wait.
I also read about the awesome initiative ‘Restaurant Day’ and am totally in love with the idea. It goes like this (read in Monocle, issue 53):
The Restaurant Day is about meeting the neighbors. ‘Launched in May 2011 the initiative encourages residents to open their doors or set up a restaurant in any public space for one day. It has achieved huge recognition for engaging inhabitants with each other and the city, and has since spawned events in 48 cities. The fifth Restaurant Day takes place on 19 May.’
So, since today is May 19, happy Restaurant Day! Let’s start something like this!
pic found here