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Ongoing Events

Monday (Lunes)

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Conversaciones con Amigos (Conversations with Friends)
Practice Spanish or English with friends. Membership not necessary. The library really needs English-speaking participants, as word is getting out that this is a great place to learn English. It also happens to be a great place to learn Spanish, too, and to make some friends outside of the expat community. Come and participate!
Location: Merida English Library, Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68.Vaqueria in Merida, Yucatan
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday
Admission: Small Donation

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Vaqueria
Performances by the Ballet Folklorico de Merida, accompanied by the Orchestra Jaranera. This celebration has its roots in the 18th century, when cattle ranching was the main source of wealth on the Yucatan Peninsula. Ranchers held huge fiestas to show off their wealth during branding time. The dances were adapted by the wives of the cowboys and soon developed into the signature dances of Yucatan.
Preview: Monday’s Vaqueria
Location: In front of the Municipal Palace (the building with the clock), Calle 62 x 63
Time: The first note of “Aires Yucatecos” begins at 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Reuniones de Las Mujeres de la Playa (The Beach Gals)
Las Mujeres de la Playa iis the club known affectionately as the Beach Gals. Membership is open to all ladies who live either full or part-time along the coast of Yucatan, so if you are going to be spending your winter at the beach, please know that you are welcome to meet with the Beach Gals on the First Tuesday of every month.
Location: Hotel Yakunah located on Calle 23 between 48 & 50, Progreso
Dates and Time: All First Tuesdays of every month from November through April at 9:30 AM
Admission: Free but BYOB (buy your own breakfast)

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Reuniones de Las Mujeres de la Playa (The Beach Gals)
Las Mujeres de la Playa is the club known affectionately as the Beach Gals. Membership is open to all ladies who live either full or part-time along the coast of Yucatan, so if you are going to be spending your winter at the beach, please know that you are welcome to meet with the Beach Gals on the First Tuesday of every month.
Location: Hotel Yakunah located on Calle 23 between 48 & 50, Progreso
Dates and Time: All First Tuesdays of every month from November through April at 9:30 AM
Admission: Free but BYOB (buy your own breakfast)

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Movies at Hennesey’s
A great movie every week.
Location: Henessey’s Restaurant on Paseo de Montejo
Dates and Time: 7:30 PM
Admission: Free

 

 Tuesday (Martes)

Yucatan Living Events in MeridaMerida English Library House Tours
The MEL House Tours are the original tours, and the only ones in Merida where all the proceeds go to benefit the non-profit library. Meet at the Merida English Library at 9 AM for a three hour tour of finished homes, renovated homes, homes-in-process and private homes. Enjoy the tour multiple times, because every time is different!
Location: Merida English Library, Calle 53 between 66 and 68
Dates and Time: Every Tuesday from November through April at 9:00 AM
Admission: $200 pesos

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Musical Memories
This weekly dance has been held every Tuesday night since Valentine’s Day, 1984. Come out and enjoy the Big Band sounds of the 1940s, performed by members of the wonderful Jaranara Orchestra. Best of all, this is a great place to practice your chachacha and your mambo, or just sit and watch others enjoy dancing under the stars.
Preview: A Salsa Night in Parque de Santiago 
Location: Parque de Santiago, Calle 72 x 59
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Tuesday Farmers Market at the Beach
Joan Paci with her beautiful hand made items, Monique’s Bakery (Her bread gets out of the oven at 1 pm and so we will have warm delicious bread), Sunny Snows Birds of Paradise, Paul Lawrence and his amazing Flamingos and Seascapes, Dominic Greco and his Absolutely Awesome Watercolors, as well as organic veggies, prepared foods, Anita’s sausage, sauerkraut and bratwurst. Come to see this awesome roundup of food and friends. Eva and Jorge will be making Pizzas. Please join us in supporting our community and the families who bring food to our tables.
Location: Artistas de La Playa Gallery and Maasai Maya Bistro in Chelem, Yucatan
Time: 2 PM to 7 PM EVERY Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Merida Men’s Club
1st and 3rd Tuesdays and 5th Tuesday if there is one.
This is a multi-national English-speaking group whose members live in or near Merida, Yucatan. They meet for coffee, breakfast and friendly conversation. Speakers are invited to address the group on topics of interest.
Location: Main Restaurant at the Hyatt Hotel, Calle 60 x Av. Colon
Time: 8:30 AM
Admission: Free but try to bring a friend.
Additional Information: Roger Bowie at 924-6792 or Dan Ninburg at 928-2878.

 

Wednesday (Miércoles)

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Al-Anon Meeting in English
Location: Merida English Library, Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 PM Thursday

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Movie or Documentary
Each week, a new and interesting movie. Check our weekly events listing for the movie this week!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Thursday (Jueves)

Yucatan Living Events in Merida To Remember is to Live
This is a dance that begins early and ends at a reasonable hour. Music is provided by the Jaranera Orchestra, with their signature Big Band sound. It was originally intended as an entertainment venue for older dancers, but lots of other folks use it as yet another opportunity to perfect their dance steps.
Location: Parque Zoologico del Centenario (The Zoo), Calle 59 x Avenida Itzaes
Time: 4:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Movie at Cairo Cinema Cafe
2 movies each Thursday night.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17 Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, includes popcorn and $50 pesos for both movies.

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Serenata Yucateca (Yucatecan Serenade)
This is the defining serenade of Merida and has been performed every Thursday night for over 40 years. Parque Santa Lucia, home to the Alter of the Trova is the center of Merida’s romantic heart. If you are a visitor, make sure to see this particular serenade. It is well worth becoming a part of your first memory of Merida.
Preview: Trova and Merida with Los Juglares
Location: Parque de Santa Lucia, Calle 60 x 55
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Movie or Documentary
Each week, a new and interesting movie. Check our weekly events listing for the movie this week!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Events in Merida AA Meeting in English
Location: Merida English Library, Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday

 

Friday (Viernes)

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Denis Lafoy’s TGIF (First Friday)
This is the party sponsored by Yucatan Trails Travel Agency and held in Hennessy’s Bar on all First Friday nights. It is a time to visit with old friends and make new ones.
Location: Hennessy’s Restaurant, Paseo Montejo #486 x 41 y 43, in front of the Anthropology Museum
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, botanas (snacks) are provided.
Admission: Free (cash bar)

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Movie or Documentary
Each week, a new and interesting movie. Check our weekly events listing for the movie this week!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Movie at Cairo Cinema Cafe
2 movies each Friday night.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17 Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, includes popcorn and $50 pesos for both movies.

Yucatan Living Events in Merida MEL-O-Nights (Third Friday)
This is a chance for the locals to meet the ‘extranjeros’ in a casual setting in the gardens at MEL. There is a cash bar and great botanas. Please join us for this sociable evening… meeting old friends and making new ones! If you want to know more, call the Library at 924-8401.
Location: Merida English Library, Calle 53 #524 x66 y68
Time: 7:30
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Merida Jewish Circle Weekly Services
Friday morning shacharit services, some social events. For information and a weekly email with candle lighting times and more, write Alan or Ken at ComunidadJudiadeMerida [at] gmail [dot] com.
Location: To be sent by e-mail
Time: To be sent by e-mail
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado)

Tours of the Cathedral in English

The tour includes the choir loft, the north belltower, parts of the roof and more! This news is very exciting because these spaces were previously off limits. We often Merida Cathedral tours in Englishforget that we live with the second oldest Cathedral in the New World, the Cathedral of San Ildefonso. Merida’s cathedral is built on top of the Mayan city of T’ho. Many of the stones used in the construction of the cathedral and other old structures in Merida were taken from the temples of this ancient city. Some of us pass the Cathedral every day and hardly take notice of it anymore. These tours will be a way for English speakers to learn more about the Cathedral and better appreciate its role in the history of Yucatan.
Time: The tour in English is on Saturdays at 10:00 AM. The tour in Spanish is on Saturdays at 4:00 PM.
Admission: $50 pesos per person with tickets available inside the main doors of the Cathedral.

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Operas at the Movies
Operas are presented on the first Saturday of every month. This has become one of the most well attended events in the City and we hope to see everyone there!
Location: Movie theatre at the Mundo Maya Museum by Siglo XXI
Time: Brief opera talk 11:30 AM, Opera begins 12:00 PM, Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Movie or Documentary
Each week, a new and interesting movie. Check our weekly events listing for the movie this week!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Events in Merida International Women’s Club Breakfast
On the last Saturday of every month (except in December, July and August), the IWC holds a non-host breakfast that is open to both members and to potential members. You can read about the IWC here and check their calendar.
Location: Tecnologica Turistica Total, Calle 57 #492 x 56 y 58 in Merida centro
Time: 9:30 AM to Noon
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Slow Foods Farmer’s Market
Organic produce, organic eggs, organic coffee, miscellaneous organic goods, cut flowers and potted plants, artisanal cheeses, ethnic foods homemade baked goods, homemade pasta, sauces, dips, preserves, organic honey, organic meats and much more! A great place to meet fellow expatriates as well.
Location: Avenida Reforma (Calle 72) x Avenida Colon, García Ginéres
Time: 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM (every Saturday)
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Mérida Mens Club (Last Saturday of Every Month)
No dues and no officers – just great camaraderie, wonderful speakers, and loads of information about subjects of general and local interest. The Merida Men’s Club is a multi-national, English-speaking group that meets for coffee, breakfast and friendly conversation on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday and last Saturday of every month from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. For more information, contact Dan Ninburg (928-3866) or Roger Bowie (924-6792). You can also contact Dan via e-mail at: bushninburg [at] yahoo [dot] com
Location: Different locations
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, 1st & 3rd Tuesday & last Saturday of every month
Admission: Free (bring a friend)

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Noche Mexicana
Each Saturday night, there is a performance on an outdoor stage at the beginning of Paseo de Montejo, often from a musical or dance group from another part of Mexico. Chairs are set up for the audience, but there is often standing room only. Booths selling food and handicrafts are set up in the park. The purpose of this performance is to bring all of Mexico to Merida and to our tourists from all over the world.
Location: At the beginning of Paseo de Montejo
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Events in Merida En El Corazón de Mérida (In the Heart of Merida)
Live music, including jazz, salsa and trova, held on various stages around the Plaza Grande. Many of the streets leading to the Plaza are closed to all but foot traffic, and the restaurants and bars put their chairs and tables outside in the streets. This is a night designed for that Saturday night date, but they’ve got all of the shops open for business too.
Location: Plaza Grande, Calle 61 at Calle 60
Time: Saturday nights, from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Movie at Cairo Cinema Cafe
2 movies each Saturday night
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17 Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, includes popcorn and $50 pesos for both movies.

 

Sunday (Domingo)Acuaparque for Dogs

Yucatan Living Events in Merida A Play Date for Dogs
The popular play date for dogs is getting very popular! Last week, we had ELEVEN dogs all getting to know each other (we call that ’socializing’ and it’s very important for dogs… ) Come and join Zoe, Pepper, URL, Mali, Ms. Kitty, Champ, Popcorn, China, Manny, Buddy, and more… and of course, bring your four-legged and most loyal friend. We know it’s hard to get up early on Sunday, but once you see those puppies playing, you’ll decide it’s all worth it. Its hot outside, and we have some shade, but don’t forget to bring water for you and for your dog.
Location: Acuaparque, in Colonia Vergel
Time: From 5:30 to 7:30 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Bici-Ruta
The Bici-Ruta begins early, at 8:00 AM, though we see them setting up as early as 7:00 AM. It ends at 12:30 PM. The route usually begins at Ermita de Santa Isabel, with stops at Monumento a la patria, Paseo de Montejo x 33 y Ave. Cupules, Paseo de Montejo x 29, Paseo de Montejo x Ave. del deportista, and Paseo de Montejo x 42. Along the way, participants can participate in health education programs, music and dancing, art and sculpture classes, soccer games and more. If anyone wants to pick up a chess game, one can be found on the sidewalk outside the Museum of Anthropology on Paseo de Montejo at 9:00 AM. There is a complete listing of activities (they change weekly) on the Bici-Ruta website.
Location: Begins at Parque de la Ermita, runs through the Plaza Grande and ends at the glorieta on Prolongacion Paseo de Montejo (by Burger King), also in Cd. Caucel around Animaya
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Merida En Domingo
Sunday downtown is a spectacular tradition in Merida. Start at the center of the city, where booths are set up all the Plaza Grande. Inside the plaza, you can find huipiles, guayaberas, honey, dolls, bags, tee-shirts and more. Everything is made for sale by the local people of Yucatan. The outer ring of booths sell food, such as marquesitas, tacos, cochinita, ice cream (try the coconut), fruit, drinks, etc. If the crowd starts to get to you, wander up Calle 60 to Santa Lucia Park (at Calle 55, where you can also find antiques, old books and other curiosities. At that lovely park, there is also live music, lots of dancing, and more great food.
Location: in the Centro Historico: Plaza Grande, Parque Santa Lucia (Cale 60 x 55) and MACAY Museum (Calle 60 x 61 y 63).
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Movie at Cairo Cinema Cafe
2 movies every Sunday.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17 Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, includes popcorn and $50 pesos for both movies.

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Sunday Art on Paseo de Montejo

Every Sunday there are artists displaying and selling their fine art along Paseo Montejo. There are usually 20 or more artists showing their paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and more. This is your chance to meet the artists, see what’s new and maybe pick up something great for those big empty walls in your new renovated home in Merida or that house by the beach.
Location: Paseo de Montejo in front of VIPS (on the southeast corner of Avenida Colon, across from WalMart)
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Events in Merida English Church Services
Start December 7 and will continue through the winter months ending with Easter services 2012.
Place: The church, Presbyterian Iglesia Jesus, is located in Progreso on the corner of Calle 35 and Calle 80. Service is at 8:30 am and all denominations are welcome. Traveling from Merida to Progreso, cross over the Chixculub Telchac highway (passing Aurrera Bodega supermarket on the right). Take a left onto Calle 35, cross over Calle 80 and the church is on the left side on the corner of Calle 35 and 82.
For further information: call or email bilingual Pastor David Correa (969) 935-1678   iglesiajesus [at] prodigy [dot] net [dot] mx

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Cathedral Mass in English
The Mass includes all Protestant denominations and Catholics. Two priests, alternating weekly, are sharing the provision of services. Some of those attending mass in English go to breakfast after the service and everyone is welcome to join in.
Location: In the North facing chapel to the left of the big alter in the Cathedral
Time: 9:00 AM  Every Sunday

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Merida: Jehovah’s Witnesses English Services
Location: Salon del Reino de los Testigos de Jehova,
Col. Jesus Carranza, Calle 38 #469 x 35 y 39
Time: Meet Saturdays at 4:00pm and Tuesdays at 7:00pm
Location: Salon del Reino de los Testigos de Jehova, Col. San Pedro Cholul, Calle 26 #211 x25 y27
Time: Meet Sundays at 9:30am and Mondays at 7:00pm
Admission: Public is welcome, No collections

 

 

For information on This Week’s One-Time Events in Merida
please check our Weekly Events Calendar

or click here for Ongoing Events

 

The following are classes that we have been told about, but schedules change, so please check with the business to confirm the dates and times!

Fitness and Dance

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Dance Classes at Expresion Libredanza
For More information, call Raul (999) 997-3251 or Anny (999) 125-0466 English speaking
Salsa Classes: Monday & Wednesday: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM: $300 MXP per month
Tango Classes:Tue., Th., & Fri.: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM and 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Expresion Libredanza, Calle 21 # 100 x 18 y 20, Chuburna
Admission: Salsa: $300 MXP per month, Tango: $450 MXP per month

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Yoga and Belly Dancing at Centro Viyra
Yoga Classes with the Kundalini or Iyengar method. Arabian dancing for students of any age who want to connect with their sensuality and femininity.
Yoga Classes
Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM and 7:00 PM to 8:30 P.M.
Tuesday and Thursday : 6:45 PM to 8:00 P.M.
Special Workshop: Saturday: 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
Yoga for Pregnancy: Monday: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Belly Dance Classes
Begginers Saturday: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Calle 20 # 101 x 21 y 25. Itzimná. For the park of Itzimná
Website: www.meridayoga.com
For More Information: Call Alejandra Cruz 9991-27-98-10
email: centrovirya [at] gmail [dot] com

Yoga Classes in Merida, Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Yoga Classes
This lovely colonial home in the Centro has regular yoga classes, as well as a small giftshop and a garden for deep breathing after class.
Location: Calle 15 # 210 x 24 y 26 in Garcia Gineres
Admission: Call 920-5361 for information
Website: www.semillayoga.com.mx
Call: Claudia Guerrero: 920-5361 for more information

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Dog Training
Now available to all pet owners and available in English. The dog training programs are offered through K9 Edu (9999-56-97-81) for a minimal charge. Part of the proceeds are donated to Evolucion to help with the care and feeding of its 150 plus canine and feline residents. Call Mario Forestieri at K9 Edu for rates. The Sunday group classes cover the basics of dog handling, from, wearing a leash and collar, to walking with a leash, correcting basic behavioral problems, and basic obedience, heel, sit, down. etc….
Location: Evolucion Animal Shelter
Time:
3 1-hour sessions: 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 1:00 PM, Sundays
Cost: $40 pesos each, by reservation only due to limited space in each class

Yucatan Living Events in Merida Other Classes

There are various cultural centers and schools that offer classes that may be of interest to our readers. The schedules are more than we can reproduce here. Instead, we will provide the websites where the schedules can be found, with brief explanations of the offerings.

Maya Language Schools - There are three official Maya Language schools in Merida and one in Felipe Carrillo Puerto in Quintana Roo. This page provides the names and addresses of each school with a brief description. These schools teach classes in schedules that only accept students at the beginning of the semester. We suggest that you visit the school you are interested in attending to determine the best schedule for you.

Merida Cultural Centers – Merida also has six cultural centers, many of which hold classes in everything from art to tai chi, dance, folklore, guitar, aerobics and more. From the linked page, click on "Centros Culturales". The six centers each have their own page, with contact information. Again, we suggest that you visit the center to learn about their latest schedule of classes and to enroll in a class that interests you.

 

For information on This Week’s One-Time Events in Merida
please check our Weekly Events Calendar


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76 Responses to “Merida Ongoing Events”

  1. [...] For ongoing events and classes in Merida, please click our NEW Ongoing Events Page!! [...]

  2. Don’t know if anyone will get this but we plan to come from Chelem to the dog park tomorrow. Looking on the map it seems that we go right past the main square and turn off on to Calle 75 to the right?
    If you se this can you please reply and I hope we make it

    Nan

  3. Nan, it’s too late for this Sunday, but for the next time, you cannot make a right on 75 if you are coming from the north. You would need to go south on 62 and make a left (go east ) on 75. I hope you found the dog park, it’s a great group.
    regards,
    Theresa

  4. [...] For ongoing events and classes in Merida, please click our NEW Ongoing Events Page!! [...]

  5. Thanks Theresa, We didn’t make it last Sunday as we slept in but hope to get up on time next week. Thanks for the directions

    Nan

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  13. [...] to healthy food and cooking by regularly visiting Theresa’s Cooking Blog. …and don’t forget Yucatan Living’s Classes page, where you can find an exercise class for anyone of any level of fitness. These resources and [...]

  14. [...] For ongoing events and classes in Merida, please click our NEW Ongoing Events Page!! [...]

  15. I am looking to move to Mexico around Cancun or Merida.
    We are located in Orlando, Florida.
    My concern is Education for my children, one of them is a Junior in HS, eighth grade, and six grade.
    They only speak English.
    Are there Private Schools in English?
    How expensive is there to live in Mexico?
    Crime rate?
    They all play Soccer and they love to play the Sport, as well.

    Thanks,
    Mario

  16. [...] For ongoing events and classes in Merida, please click our NEW Ongoing Events Page!! [...]

  17. Mario,

    Yucatan is addicted to soccer. It is in all of the schools and all of the sports complexes, and on every vacant lot in every town and village. Take a look at this video to see what’s coming in 2011. You might also enjoy our article on fútbol jerseys here. It has loads of extra information and the employees at those outlets may be able to give you some great specific information on soccer opportunities for your children.

    For a family with children, Merida is probably a better choice that Cancun. Living expenses are lower here, there is vastly more for children to do here, and there is very little crime here.

    For school information, read our article here. There are a lot of other articles under the Yucatan Survivor Topic that will give you insight into living here (don’t forget to read the comments!). And then join Merida Insider where you can get advice directly from other expats who have been where you are. And of course, sign up (on the right side of the page) to get Yucatan Living alerts whenever we publish a new article.

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  21. Will be in Merida during the month of February. Does anyone know of a Racquetball facility in the city?

  22. hi, one comment on your ‘Classes: Sign Up for Yoga, Dance, Meditation and More…’

    the center ‘at pure fitness’ does not exist anymore. I went there, following the instructiones found here, and the place was closed down.

  23. Working gringo,

    Although I have no idea when your answer to “Mario” was posted, it must be said that “Merida Insider” is no longer an option (for expat help) since the site no longer exists, but another site “Yolisto” (www.yolisto.com) has surfaced where similar help is provided (although I must say, at least today yolisto seems to be out of order). I sure hope this site has not suffered the same fate as Merida Insider because it would be a shame to lose 2 such sites in such a short time.

  24. [...] are interesting events for the week to come. We also, of course, have a complete listing of the Ongoing Classes and repetitive events in our Ongoing Events [...]

  25. Is it possible to contact the Tango teacher by email? I will be in Merida in January and would like to find out more about the classes.
    Thanks,
    Maria

  26. super votre site mais pourquoi pas une traduction en espagnol et en français ????

  27. What a great idea! We have no lack of great ideas for this site… but we do lack the time to implement most of them.

    It would be lovely if this entire site could be in many languages, but for now, it is targeted to English speakers. If you want to read it in another language, you can always use the Google translation tool:

    http://www.google.com/language_tools

  28. Maria,
    If you contact Anny at anny [at] casablancayucatan [dot] com, she can get you in touch with the Tango teacher.

  29. We are considering a move to Merida area and plan to spend a month there to see how we like it before buying. We are planning from Nov 25 to Dec 25 but are flexible. Does anyone know of a nice but small house for rent for the month? It must have AC and high speed internet and a parking space. There are only the two of us so we don’t need a mansion.
    Cheers,
    TA

  30. [...] our ongoing events page for events on [...]

  31. Glad to hear that Otoño Cultural will be still on when we get to Merida by the end of November. We have been going to Merida every year for the last 7 years.
    Our stay is from tbe end of November to the end of February.

    Could you tell us if the Sunday concerts at the patio of the Macay are on again?
    They were discontinued last year.

    Thank You

  32. IT is us again. Sorry for not reading first all the news letter. Now we went back up to the article about the concerts at the Macay.

    Please, do not get old, it is not fun to do things backwards, ha, ha

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  34. Hi and thanks for your site and all the information. I’m wondering if you know of a link or have access to a full class list at the new art school in Merida? I can’t seem to find their direct link. I’ll keep trying. Thanks in advance for your help.

    –J.

  35. You can find the curricula for ESAY, the art school, here:

    http://www.esay.edu.mx/

    Click on the area you are interested in (Artes Visuales, for instance) and then go to Mapa Curricular.

    Enjoy!

  36. We are thinking of moving to Merida,I have two teenagers and a 7 year old !Please tell me your experiences living there especailly if you are a teenager or have a teenager,OR a child around 7!My teenagers are VERY artistic and want to induldge in ALL art classes.

  37. Does anyone know of a nice but small house for rent for the month? It must have AC and high speed internet and a parking space. There are only the two of us so we don’t need a mansion. cause i will make it a class for some women out there who loves to belly dance.

  38. We are coming to Merida in March. Does anyone know of any dance schools in Merida that teach Jazz, Ballet, Tap etc? i am a dance teacher and would love to visit a local school when I am there.

    Thanks

  39. Awhile ago there was an article about a new Spanish school in Merida that enfasizes Hispanic literature. I think I remember reading this but can’t seem to find anything about it. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
    Laura

  40. That would be Habla… http://www.habla.org

    Enjoy!

  41. I love your opening photographs of each newsletter — they are beautiful and evocative of Merida. Also love your newsletter — we cannot wait to return.
    Gracias.
    Carmen y Jose

  42. [...] Special Events listed for today, but See Our Ongoing Events for plenty to do in [...]

  43. Are there any cooking classes in Merida during February ?

  44. We are coming to Merida in August and want to know if there are any ballet schools to visit? Also, I am interested in making contact w/ the Music Director or Personnel Manager of the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra, can anyone help?

  45. Don,

    You can read more about the director of the symphony here: http://www.yucatanliving.com/culture/juan-carlos-and-the-symphony.htm

    If you need assistance in contacting him, we would suggest you call the good people at Yucatan Expatriate Services (www.yucatanexpatriateservices.com). They should be able to help you.

  46. I am looking for friends of Bill W. I am staying in Chelem for month of March and looking to attend meetings. Can anyone give me some information? Thanks

  47. hello, i am a dance teacher from Canada looking for a dance school that teaches, modern ,jazz, tap, and ballet. My neice is here with me and looking to take classes. Does anyone know of a studio in Merida? I know there is one with a Dance Masters Certification. My email is nancyenglish [at] rogers [dot] com

  48. Albert:
    If things haven’t changed, I’ve heard in the past that Friends of Bill meet at the Merida English Library. Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Again, that may have changed, but you can check via their contact info here:

    http://www.MeridaEnglishLibrary.com

  49. Great magazine…. great issue.

    The Hacienda video is milagrosa! What a setting.

  50. It would be wonderful for both newcomers and others to be reminded of the THIRD Friday social gathering at Merica English Library. All are welcome. You don’t have to be a MELL member to come. The event begins at 7PM and ends at 10. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase. It;s a great way to meet others who make Merida and its’ enviorns their home. This month it is Friday, August 20th.

  51. Thanks for the list of events and classes. perhaps you could also do a round-up of all the classes offered by the various Casas de la Cultura (Del mayab, Alborada, Iberica, etc) Academia de la Lengua Maya and others.

  52. Great idea, Anthony. We’ll work on it… it may take us a week or two. Stay tuned!

  53. This is the best you guys are doing, having a list of the “Calendar of Events” I can check
    a list of them and I wil know where to go. Thank you very much, keep doing such a wonderful service for everybody. Cesar Cervera-Rivero

  54. Does anyone know of a salsa instructor in Merida who would be able to give private lessons? I’ll look forward to any tips. Thanks!

  55. I thought I read somewhere about Yoga on Wed being held at the slow food market? Am I crazy or was there information about that. I have tried using your search box tool, but no results..Any info would be great, then I can halt the search

  56. Is there a Weight Watchers group in Merida. By the time we get there at the end of January there will be a lot less of me, so I want to keep it that way. :-)

  57. Jack, we are looking into Weight Watchers and will get back to you. If we can’t find a meeting like that, then you could try meeting with either Ed Redmond (http://physedtrain.com/services) or Phillip Geerts (http://www.meridatrainer.com). Both have them have nutritionist training and can probably help you out.

  58. Here is what we found. There are no Weight Watcher’s meetings in Merida that we know of. There is an Overeaters Anonymous group, called Comedores Compulsives in Spanish. They don’t advertise, but if you want to attend their meetings, call Beatriz at 999-945-8989 to find out where the meetings are. The meetings will be in Spanish… so it will be a good chance to practice!

  59. [...] Look for events on our ongoing events page [...]

  60. [...] done our usual thorough job, as some of US are still on vacation too. So please do check the Ongoing Events page for things that usually happen every week (no guarantees… This is Mexico), and go out [...]

  61. Regarding English Mass at the Cathedral: This has been going on for well over a year. It starts at 9:15 am Sundays in the side chapel in the N.E. side of the Cathedral. You don’t have to wait until February if you wish to attend. Fr Roberto welcomes participants are of every faith and multiple faiths are represented each week.

  62. Hi,
    I’m an Irish artist travelling to Merida in a few days to participate in the Effetto Biennale at the Museo de la Ciudad de Merida. I thought you might like to know about it. There will be artists from around the world. It is being organised along with the Florence Biennale.
    Douglas Ross

  63. Hello,
    I will be visiting Merida from Canada in January, partly to find out if it might be a good place to live when I retire. Can you suggest resources that would help me to find out about life in Merida and surrounding region.
    Thanks
    John

  64. John, besides this website, we would also suggest our sister websites: (http://www.yucatanYES.com) where you can find out the details about the nitty gritty of moving to and living in the Yucatan. And YoListo.com, a forum for English-speaking people interested in the Yucatan. You’ll find lots of anecdotal information there and can get to know some of the people who live here.

  65. Thanks for the great website with so much info. Now we have to stay longer! We were at the English library this AM and were told about this site, Thank you!

  66. Hi … am wondering if there is a group in Merida that teaches the taoist tai chi method. If not I would be interested in finding any facility that offers tai chi classes. Thanks.

  67. Tai Chi is taught in many of the parks. You might go early in the morning to Parque Santa Ana (about 7 am) and see a class there. We will look into it too and see if we can find a schedule for you.

  68. Elaine, here is what we found out about Tai Chi in Merida. Tai chi is taught in these two locations:

    Centro cultural Ricardo Flores Mendez
    Calle 49 No. 360 entre 46 y 48, Unidad Habitacional Cordemex
    Teléfono: 941-6728
    Horarios de atención: lunes a viernes de 8:00 a 19:00 horas
    Sábado de 9:00 a 12:00 horas

    La Iberica
    Calle 37 No. 526 entre 74 y 74-A, Colonia García Ginerés
    Teléfonos: 920 73 46 y 920 48 15
    Horario de atención: lunes a viernes de 8:00 a 15:00 horas

    This website also has different locations where they teach tai chi: http://merida.olx.com.mx/clases-de-tai-chi-chuan-iid-375433198. And you can also contact this person for information about tai chi in Merida: Maria Isbell Pérez Flores at isabel5186358 [at] yahoo [dot] es or call 984 3745 ó 999-174-3417

  69. Is this church that has services in English in centro? Does anyone know the actual name of the Cathedral and street?
    Location: In the North facing chapel to the left of the big altar in the Cathedral
    Time: 9:00 AM Every Sunday

  70. Stacy, this refers to the main cathedral on the Plaza Grande in the center of Merida. As far as I know, it is the only church called “Catedral” in Merida.

  71. About Taoist Tai Chi, I too learned that style in Chicago and would LOVE to find even one other person to practice it with. Here I am a year later, responding to Elaine Mohr’s post looking for Taoist Tai Chi in Merida. We are there every winter Jan/Feb. coming early Jan. 2013. I will look into your great suggestions above but if Elaine M. lives there, or is in Merida annually, I would love to connect with her or any other Taoist Tai Chi practicers! Thanks for being the great website you are, Yucatan Living!

  72. My husband and I had such a great time in Merida last year that we’re coming again for ten days (February 13-22). I’m a novelist and the editor of a literary journal in Boston. I’m interested in learning more about the English language literary community on Merida, including folks teaching English literature in local colleges. Can any of you help me make those connections?

  73. Two good places to start would be the Merida English Library (http://www.meridaenglishlibrary.com) and In Other Words (http://www.inotherwordsmerida.com/).

  74. and the Merida Writers’ Group (http://hamacapress.com/meridawriters/ )

  75. First off, I love this site. Plan to be in town with kids (probably a Saturday/Sunday/Monday type of deal) so this info, plus the details on the neighborhoods is amazing! One question, and it may be a silly one – but I cannot tell how old this blog entry is. Are the Saturday and Sunday events still happening every weekend? We are especially interested in the En El Corazón de Mérida (Saturday), Merida En Domingo (sunday, obviously), and Sunday Art on Paseo de Montejo.

    I see Noche Mexicana mentioned on every site. And the Domingo events, too – but when I have mentioned the “Paseo art market” and the “heart of Merida” on other sites…..folks (mainly locals, expats or recent visitors) don’t seem to know what I am referencing. Maybe because they are just a part of every weekend its not even seen as an “event?” But as I try to build a nice itinerary, can I be pretty assured these are still happening?

    Also…how do I find out when San Sebastian (“known for its fairs”) has one of these events? Also, I read on your site ” there is usually a three-day tianguis (trade fair) at Parque Santa Ana.” It was a Christmas shopping article. So is that just a seasonal thing? I couldn’t tell when that was held or if it was ongoing.

    Again – unbelievable site. Thanks so much! Cannot wait.

  76. Hi Brendan, the Ongoing Events are kept as up to date as we can keep them. All the things you mentioned are still going on, as is the art exhibit on Paseo Montejo on Sundays. Not everyone does everything or knows everything, so it doesn’t surprise me that they don’t know about some things. But then, things change all the time in Merida and it is hard for us to keep up. I would suggest you put together an itinerary but use it more as a “serving suggestion” than a “requirement”. The culture of the Yucatan is such that it is important to leave time and space in your days to allow for relaxation and serendipity. If you schedule yourself too tightly, you’ll miss some of the subtle or chance things that are part of the magic. The San Sebastian fair is during the summertime… but sometimes it goes up at other times of year too. I can’t tell you the exact dates… you just have to go and see. The tianguis at Santa Ana is usually around Christmas, but they have things like that there at other times of year too… again, just go and see. You’ll have a great time no matter what :-)

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