During summer evenings in Jerusalem, Israel,
I could wander the streets of Yemin Moshe every day
and never be bored, as there is always something new.
Often in the evenings, young brides come for photos,
but only recently did I see
a woman elegantly dressed in wine color and gold.
The Jerusalem Wine Festival at the Israel Museum
has become a popular August tradition.
Thousands crowd into the Museum Gardens each night,
with a sell-out crowd on Thursday night
for wine-tasting, live music and more.
Thursday night events have been hard to keep up with,
as there are so many new ones this summer.
The Jerusalem Night Market on Jaffa Street
was full of vendor stalls at Zion Square.
While closer to Kikar Safra, Government Square,
the new street installation provided a
misty shower to those who got close.
One vendor seemed to open up shop without need of an official stall.
Crowds have come back to the Jerusalem City Center,
leisurely strolling on Jaffa and Ben Yehuda Streets,
with musicians performing along the way.
Another free August musical event is held on
Thursday nights in the Hansen House Gardens.
A brightly-lit path led to the entrance
of the renovated old hospital building.
Oh so different from a few years ago,
it is open to the public, with colorful lights and music.
Now it is possible to listen, enjoy, and relax in a swing.
Music from parks and First Station are some of the wonderful
sounds filling the Jerusalem, Israel streets.
While a cool night and humid, grey morning clouds
were the first signs of end of summer,
there is still time for Mini-Luna Park, Children’s Park in First Station,
and Dinosaurs at Botanical Gardens before all schools start.
The annual Beer Festival and Sacred Music Festival
will end the summer festival season.
Always much happening in Jerusalem, Israel,
not news, but new good stuff mixing with the old.