Due to the execution of the programmes within the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture, there will be a temporary change in the traffic regime in some parts of Novi Sad, for the purpose of safe and responsible installation of scenography and installations of the art programmes and the best possible organization of one of the most important cultural and artistic events in the country in 2022.
Closure of traffic in the part of Mihajla Pupina Boulevard
From Saturday, 8 January, 6 a.m., to Sunday, 16 January, 8 a.m., a part of Mihajla Pupina Boulevard will be closed for traffic, from the intersections of Žarka Zrenjanina and Modene Streets, up to the intersection of Pionirkska and Jovana Đorđevića Streets. Similarly, in the same period, the road will be closed for traffic from the intersection of Sonja Marinković and Ive Lole Ribara Streets, the whole Pionirska Street, as well as part of Jovana Đorđevića Street, therefore the drivers can exit the Ilije Vučetića Street by taking a left turn into Jovana Đorđevića Street. From 8 to 16 January, the parking lots next to the Banovina Palace in Jovana Đorđevića Street, in Pionirska Street, as well as in front of the pastry shop ‘Carigrad’ will be closed.
In the period from Wednesday, 12 January, 11 p.m., to Friday, 14 January, 2 p.m. temporary ban on parking in the public parking lot behind the Serbian National Theatre building, as well as next to the employees’ entrance to the Serbian National Theatre building will apply. In the same period, a temporary ban on parking will apply in the public parking lot in Ingnjata Pavlasa Street, from the intersection with Konstantina Danila Street towards Mihajla Pupina Boulevard, as well as a temporary ban on parking in two parking spaces in the parking lot in Podgorička Street next to the NIS building.
The Opening Ceremony of the European Capital of Culture will be marked by the play Zeniteum :: 2022 from the director Dragan Živadinov, on one of the biggest boulevards in the city, in front of Banovina Palace, which will celebrate the biggest names of Serbian science – Mileva Marić Einstein and Milutin Milanković through art. This day will be marked by the grandiose and unique exhibition ‘Time and Universe’ in Studio M’s Hall, as well as exhibitions, concerts, and performances at more than 40 locations across the city. On 13 January, a ceremony will be held to take over the title of the European Capital of Culture at the Serbian National Theatre, which, all those who are interested will be able to watch live, on the first channel of RTS, as well as on the first channel of RTV.
The organizers ask their fellow citizens for understanding and patience, for the sake of the safest possible realization of the programme of the opening of ECoC and the best possible enjoyment of the event that has become a city brand and as such celebrates the highest values of Novi Sad and represents it in Europe.
More info about the programme, timeline and locations can be found at the following link.
Photo: Jelena Ivanovć