New semester, same great city

It’s a new year, but Hamilton is as exciting as ever with some great festivals and events planned for 2012. Be sure to keep checking for weekly updates of entertaining and interesting ways to get engaged in the greater Hamilton community; get the most out of your time at McMaster!

This January there are a bunch of cultural events going on. As always, be sure to check out the James St N. Art Crawl every 2nd Friday night, and watch the street come alive with art installations, impromptu galleries, merchant booths, and street entertainment.

From January 21st to February 25th the Royal Botanical Gardens is displaying glass ornaments and other glass creations around the grounds. Check out works by local artists, and you can even purchase a work if you are so inclined.

Every Sunday at the Art Gallery of Hamilton is tour day. With your student card you can get free admission (thanks to the Get Cultured program), and during the tour you will be led through the gallery by a resident expert. It’s a great way to learn more about the works in the collection, and be ready for high society conversation!