This past Friday, The Holiday Assembly happened. It was an inaugural night market slash party at the Museum of Nature, as part of the Museum's monthly event Nature Nocturne.
There are two very big reasons why we were keen to join in.
One. The Holiday Assembly is the brainchild of Melanie Yugo and Jason Pelletier (as seen below) of Spins and Needles.
For a few years now, they have been a real force of creativity in this fair city of ours. They have thrown countless events & workshops that help the creativity of others to take flight. They're one of the best things humans that has happened to Ottawa.
Two. As a family, we love the Museum of Nature, we're card carrying members. Having attended Museum Night where 50 museums are open after hours) in Amsterdam before, I love that this Ottawa institution was trying to disrupt the norm a wee bit. Unfortunately, we have yet to attend until now. Congratulations to everyone involved, it was a great night.
Moments before the doors open, I grabbed my buddy Stoyan, my iPhone and a pushcart and we caught some of the final prep as hordes of Ottawans make their way to the event.
- The track is 'Odessa' by Caribou
- Video may induce nausea due to lack of planning and spontaneity
- No one was (seriously) hurt in the making of this video