KERAN KATUJUHLAT ON AUGUST 28th
Keran Katujuhlat (Kera’s Street Party) invites everyone on Friday August 26th to celebrate the end of the summer at Keran Hallit
The event will include DJ and live music, a hustle dance workshop, the popular Keran Kirppis, hot dogs, and a screening of the Kera-kollektiivi film.
FREE ADMISSION: The event is free, accessible and suitable for all ages.
TIME: Friday 26 August 2022, 4 pm – 11 pm
PLACE: Keran Hallie courtyard and Keran Uusi katu at the eastern entrance. Address: Karamalmintie 2, Kera, Espoo.
KERAN UUSI KATU (New Street of Kera):
Kera’s street party is organized on New Street of Kera, which has been accessible all summer at Kera Hallit. The goal of the street experiment is to present and introduce Kera’s sustainable everyday solutions of the future. The experiential and spatial entity invites visitors to experience and envision the streets of the future and the solutions needed to produce them. The environment serves as a platform for new urban innovations and various events.
Welcome to enjoy the the New Street of Kera and get to know what the streets of the future are going to be. All the companies that participated in the implementation of the street and the sustainable development experts of the city of Espoo will be at the area during the event.
More info: www.espoo.fi/fi/keran-uusi-katu
The Kera street party is implemented by the ‘Smart and Clean – Collaborative Kera’ project, which receives ERDF funding from the structural funds programme ‘Sustainable growth and jobs 2014–2020’, granted by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.
🌸 MUSIC 🌸
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Instagram: @smoothremos/ Soundcloud
🌸 ESPOON TAITEILIJAKILTA: DRINK & DRAW🌸
From 4pm to 5.30pm
At 8-Bit Brewing’s brewery, entry from the courtyard of the halls
Espoon Taiteilijakilta organizes a pop-up exhibition at the brewery area and a “Drink & Draw” event. Come and draw a live model in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying brewery products (self-paid). Pre-registration is required for the event, as space is limited. Sign up at this link: https://form.jotform.com/221809033740349
🌸 HUSTLE DANCE WORKSHOP 🌸
Hustle is a dance style created in New York in the 70s during the disco boom, and it is danced in pairs. Hustle has its roots in mambo, swing and other latin dance styles, which is why the dance style is sometimes also called Spanish hustle or Latin hustle.
Tanja Kuurola and Niklas Isola, active members of the Finnish hustle scene, come to teach hustle dance at Keran Katujuhlat. Anyone without previous experience can participate in the dance workshop, and you can also come to the class without a pair, since couples are continuously mixed during the dance class.
The workshop will take place on Kera Uusi katu at 5 PM – 6:30 PM.
Have a look at how hustle dancing looks like: https://www.instagram.com/p/CehSPOZguFE/
🌸 KERA FLEA MARKET 🌸
“Keran Kirppis” flea market is organized in the inner yard of Keran Hallit from 16:00 to 20:00. The selling spots are free, and you don’t need to reserve them in advance – however, please bring your own table or blanket. You must not leave any unsold stuff in the sales area or in the trash bins, all unsold stuff must be taken away with you.
Sellers can drive to the area from the traffic lights’ gate at the crossroad of Karantie and Lansantie. The goods can be brought to the sales area from 3 p.m. onwards, after which the cars must be moved from the sales area to the sellers’ parking lot. For security reasons, the flea market’s sales area is closed to cars (excluding hall operators). Flea market sellers have their own parking area, which will be filled with the guidance of event workers. You can drive to the sales area at 19:30 at the earliest to empty your sale spot. Those leaving before must carry the unsold goods to their car or to the gate of the sales area, where the car can be parked for a while during the loading.
Flea market’s customers park in the visitors parking area, which is located next to the main gate at the sand parking lot.
🌸 HOT DOGS 🌸
🌸 FILM: KERA-KOLLEKTIIVI – UNTIL THE WALLS COME DOWN 🌸
J.H. Jylkkä’s documentary film was premiered in the spring of 2022. The beautiful film focuses on the activities of the Kera-kollektiivi and the Concreate Urban Art Festival organized at Keran Hallit, which brought colour the area of the halls during the worst times of the pandemic. The film will be screened at Tired Uncle’s Taproom from 9 PM onwards. Duration 1h 28min. Watch the trailer in Youtube.
By train: Train E or U. Walk from Kera train station towards east; follow the fences of Keran Hallit which are decorated with art.
The main gate of Keran Hallit can be found next to the parking area. Come through the gate and the pink colored main doors of Keran Hallit. After the lobby, walk straight to the end of the corridor. Exit to the inner yard.
By bus: Buses 532 and 114, the closest bus stop is Nihtimäki (E1306). Walk through the barrier gate and walk towards the inner yard of Keran Hallit.
By bike: The parking area for bikes is located next to the main gate and next to the Taproom’s terrace.
By car: The parking lot can be found between the main gate of the halls and the train tracks. Drive to the parking area from Karamalmintie. This parking area is under the supervision of ParkkiPate, so remember to use a parking disc. Parking is free for 4 hours.
The event and Keran Hallit are accessible, free, and open to all!
However, please note that if you arrive by train, Kera station is unfortunately inaccessible with wheelchair due to a large gap between train and the platform. Keran Hallit can also be reached by bus and by car.
TOILETS AND WATER
Several toilets can be found in the east hall (sports hall), next to the changing rooms. In addition, there are a couple of toilets next to the Tired Uncle’s Taproom (door 611) and one by the brewery stores. An accessible toilet can be found next to the changing rooms of the sports hall, near the main door of the halls, next to the entrance of Padel House.
We want our event to be safe and fun for everybody, which is why we follow safer space policies. Please respect others’ boundaries, and do not make unnecessary assumptions about other people’s backgrounds, gender, sexuality or other identity factors. Any kind of harassment and discrimination will not be tolerated and people who behave in a disturbing manner will be removed from the area. If you happen to encounter harassment of any type or feel unsafe in our event, do not hesitate to contact the staff!