The Tel Aviv Foundation is once again appearing at the annual Tel Aviv Cities Summit, part of the DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival.
June is Pride Month, which kicked off with a 250,000 person march on 6 June, drawing revelers from around the world.
The demolition of the abandoned Dolphinarium building represents the final step in the Tel Aviv Municipality realizing its vision to extend the coastal promenade along Tel Aviv beach and improve access to the beach.
Mayor Ron Huldai unveiled the new Sylvan Adams Velodrome on the eve of the international cycling tournament, the Giro d’Italia, which took place in Israel in May.
The Tel Aviv Foundation has launched a new initiative for young people to become Tel Aviv Youth Ambassadors as part of their Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrations.
The Canadian Friends of the Tel Aviv Foundation have launched a junior board to focus on innovation, science and technology projects.
The ‘Neighborhood as a City’ program – initiated by The Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Charitable Foundation (UK) – has been hailed as a tremendous success. Almost 5,000 residents benefitted from the program, which was designed to strengthen the neighborhoods involved and support individuals through the early, formative stages of life: ‘Early Childhood’, ‘Empowerment in Education’, ‘Teens’, and ‘Young Adults’ and ‘Employment’. At a community level, social cohesion, civic responsibility and cooperation between social service agencies increased significantly.
Construction continues apace at the Sylvan Adams National Velodrome, which is taking shape in northern Tel Aviv. The Velodrome will feature in the international cycling tournament, Giro d’Italia, which commences in Israel for the first time in May before continuing to Rome. With local and international media teams visiting the Velodrome, there is tremendous excitement about the opportunity to showcase Tel Aviv and Israel through the international tournament and, longer term, to impact cycling, sport and health more broadly.
In partnership with the German government, the White City Center seeks to conserve and revive the World Heritage-listed Bauhaus White City. Currently undergoing a unique ‘Open Renovation’ involving hands-on community participation, the center has attracted hundreds of visitors for tours, demonstrations and other events over recent months. As the center prepares for 2019 Year of the Bauhaus, visitors have enjoyed the unique opportunity to peep through the cracks, uncover the layers of time, and experience a historical building under renovation.