The Tachana (or Station), the recently restored , historic Tel Aviv-Jaffa train station complex located between the Neve Zedek neighborhood and the Mediterranean Sea, is one of modern Tel Aviv’s hottest entertainment and leisure complexes. In addition to browsing through the many historical buildings, train carriages, stores, restaurants, cafes and bars, tourists and visitors can enjoy a host of special events this August.
August 3rd, 20:00 Basis Exhibition: graduates of the Basis School of Sculpting and Drawing will present seven different exhibitions of individual interpretations through art and sculpture of inner peace.
August 11-13, Tu B’Av – The Holiday of Love: restaurants and cafes will have special “romantic” menus, while the complex is decorated in the spirit of the holiday. Thursday and Saturday night will feature various concerts and stores will offer discounts on certain items.
August 18-20, Tel Aviv Fashion Weekend: 50 different designers will present their latest designs, including new and upcoming designers as well as renowned favorites. Various exhibitions throughout the weekend will present the works of top fashion design students, photography students, video art and fashion production collections, as well as musical performances such as jazz and acoustic freestyle.Hours: Thursday, 17:00-23:00, Friday 10:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-22:00
August 23 – September 3, “’Strangers’ an Exhibition”: a social photography project depicting the lives of 15 different families, all foreign workers in Israel. Over the course of three months, 15 photographers followed the families who each came to Israel from a different country.
August 24th, Negev Exhibition: get to know artists, craftsmen and small business owners from the Negev Desert, located in the south of Israel. Throughout the day, local and international visitors of the Tachana complex will be exposed to the various goods the Negev has to offer – agricultural goods, artwork, tourist attractions, a farmers market, ecological and renewable energy products as well as several Negev inventions.
August 25 – September 7, “From Jaffa to Tel Aviv” an Architectural Exhibition: Jaffa, one of Tel Aviv’s most diverse neighborhoods, is the inspiration for this year’s exhibition. A culturally diverse city in the center of Israel, Jaffa has become the center of attention for developers after years of neglect. Combining history, culture, and diversity, the exhibition leads the way to the renewal and economic growth of the old port city.
Every Thursday evening (17:00-24:00) – Design Station: 25 hand-picked designers will sell individual designs including industrial, jewelry, bags, accessories, flowers and even food.
Every Wednesday afternoon: performances especially for children.
Throughout August: street performances, sculptures, acrobatics and couple dancing.