The Old Monterey Business Association would like to congratulate the 35 Old Monterey businesses that won Monterey County Weekly’s Best of Monterey County 2017. Click the links to read what the Weekly’s writers and editors had to say about each business.

Alfredo’s Cantina
Best Place for Day-Drinking

Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill
Best Local Beer / Best Brewery
Best Bar for Millennials

Ambrosia India Bistro
Best Indian Restaurant

Bagel Bakery
Best Bagel

Bay Bikes
Best Bike Shop

Britannia Arms
Best Karaoke

Best Pilates Studio

Cibo Ristorante Italiano
Best Club for Jazz

Crown and Anchor
Best Late Night Hangout / Best Pub

Dennis Murphy Music School
Best Musician: Dennis Murphy

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The New Monterey Business Association would like to congratulate the 15 Lighthouse District businesses that won Monterey County Weekly’s Best of Monterey County 2017. Click the links below to read what the Weekly’s writers and editors had to say about each business.

Bamboo Reef
Best Dive Shop

Bon Ton L’Roy’s Lighthouse Smokehouse
Best Barbecue

Bulldog British Pub
Best Bar for Darts

Cat’s Meow
Best Vintage Clothing Store

Creative Visions Tattoo and Body Piercing
Best Tattoo Parlor

Crystal Fish
Best Japanese and Sushi Restaurant

Gianni’s Pizza
Best Pizza
Best Place for a Birthday Party

Best Thrift Store

Hula’s Island Grill and Tiki Room
Best Restaurant for Gluten Free / Best Server - Devin McKee

Nor Cal Smoke Shop
Best Head Shop / Best Vape Shop

On The Beach
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Summer Camps at MY Museum 2017

Posted on March 21st, 2017 by MYMuseum in Old Monterey

Children ages 6-8 are invited to explore what makes Monterey special by spending a week at the local children's museum during My Museum's 2017 Summer Camp! Campers will play and experiment with unique hands-on exhibits, discover new friendships, and explore hidden treasures in our community. Each day offers a new adventure focused on learning through play.

There will be three sessions: June 12-16, June 26-30, and July 27-August 4. Each day we'll meet 9am-4pm. Fee is $265 per child for MY Museum members; $280 per child for non-members. Space is limited - register today by phoning the museum at 831-649-6444.

Lighthouse District in the News, 03/21/17

Posted on March 21st, 2017 by lighthouseave in Lighthouse District

Welcome to Lighthouse District in the News, an occasional post featuring recent news articles on Monterey's Lighthouse District. Please click the link below to read the article.

Quick Bites [Hula's new bar, Poke Time update]
by Mark Anderson
Monterey County Weekly, 3/20/17

Atomic 1800 is keeping it sassy with Valley High women's clothing, now available at our shop at 800 Lighthouse Ave in Monterey. The ultimate cool-girl, lifestyle brand straight out of Southern California, Valley High offers everything from boyfriend-fit crewnecks to bodycon dresses because no girl wears the same thing every day! Every piece is developed and designed by co-founders Chanelle Laurence and Christian Ojeda, presenting original prints and cut-and-sew pieces each season all made in Los Angeles. Thanks to photographer Randy Basso for the accompanying image.

Current Comics is excited to announce that Secret Empire, Marvel's big comics event for the year, is almost here! A nine-issue story, it's the culmination of Steve Rogers's (Captain America's) secret activities for Hydra, and his revelation of such to the superhero community. Issue #0 hits the shelves on April 19, 2017. The series is written by Nick Spencer with art by Daniel Acuna and Rod Reis and cover art by Mark Brooks. We'll have it in our store at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey - don't miss it!

Om Studios in Monterey is adding new evening classes beginning April 3, 2017. On Monday, we'll be offering Gentle Beginners Yoga at 5:30pm followed by Yoga Flow at 6:45pm. On Wednesday, we're offering Heated Alignment Vinyasa at 5:30pm followed by Mellow Flow at 6:45pm. Visit our studio at 631 Cass Street in Old Monterey, or give us a call at 831-204-7949.

If you're an artist or a maker, we want you to join us and help us turn the streets of Downtown Campbell into a vibrant little art and a crafts mart during our monthly Second Saturdays event.

Second Saturdays is our monthly Artwalk and street music event that happens on (wait for it)... the second Saturday of each month. It's been on holiday for the opening months of the year, but we've got our first one of 2017 scheduled for Saturday, April 8th.

A lot of our old favorites will be rejoining us for 2017, but we'd love to give more artists and makers the opportunity to be a part of our once-a-month craft community. There's no charge to participate, but there are some requirements that you have to meet to come exhibit at Second Saturdays.

Let's get you started! Please see this page for more information:
Second Saturdays Exhibitor Information