Spotlight Zumikon

Today we’re taking a look outside Zurich for a change and covering some interesting events taking place in 8126 Zumikon over the next couple of weeks.

Florita Flowers Zumikon, Florists

On Monday 19th November there is a Vernissage at Florita, the florists in the Dorfplatz in Zumikon highlighting all the special Christmas decorations, wreaths, flower arrangements and more to help make your Christmas really special.  The “Adventvernissage” takes place in the shop itself from 4pm – 8pm.  Why not pop by for a spot of inspiration?

Andre Beccio, Galerie Milchhuette Zumikon

On Wednesday 21st November Andre Becchio is presenting an exhibition entitled “Objekte in Holz”, “Objects in Wood” at the Galerie Milchhuette in Zumikon from 6pm until 8pm and on Thursday 22nd there will be the “Finissage” of the exhibition from 6pm – 8pm. For more information.

On Saturday 24th there is a Christmas wine tasting event at the Triangel Restaurant in Zumikon from 11am to 4pm organised by Real Wines.  Admission is free.  Why not drop in to sample a glass or two?

On Saturday 24th November and Tuesday 27th November there are “Young Engineers” trial workshops taking place at Gymboree in Zumikon aimed at children aged 5 to 10 years old helping them explore engineering, physics and maths in a fun environment. For more information

ICS Christmas Market Zumikon

On Thursday 29th November there is the annual ICS Christmas Market taking place in the Gemeindesaal in Zumikon Dorfplatz from 11am till 6pm.  There will be a raffle, tombola, stalls selling jewellery, clothes, cookies, cakes and more.  Most of all there will be an amazing selection of presents for all the family.  Don’t miss this great event! Free entry and everyone welcome! All proceeds will be going to two charities: the the SMD School in Nepal which gives an education to children from villages in the Himalayas who would not otherwise receive one, and to Sozialwerke Pfarrer Sieben which works with the homeless and vulnerable in Zurich.

ICS Christmas Market, Zumikon

Brockie Houses in Switzerland – Trash or Treasure?

It’s that time of year when many expats having arrived in Zurich a few weeks or months earlier, and having perhaps lived a few weeks in temporary accommodation are now installed in their new apartments and houses and trying hard to make the place “look like home”. We’re often asked how to furnish your house or apartment affordably in Switzerland without making it look like a replica of an Ikea show room.

Yes, it’s true that many of the beautiful furniture in the showrooms come with very long price tags (and sometimes very long lead times too).  But have you ever thought of adding a few “pre-loved” items to your home to create a unique style all of your own? With careful selection there are bargains to be had if you just know where to look.

#Brockies in Zurich, #Brockenhaus treasure

One of the key places to start searching is the “Brockenhaus” or “Brockie”.  Second hand items of all ages, quality and provenance abound in these magic caverns.  When you step inside you have no idea what you will find.  The key is “variability” – and this is what leads to the excitement of the the “Brockenhaus experience”! Every Brockie has different goods on offer and every day there are different wonders to discover.  You often find that it is exactly when you are NOT looking, that you find the perfect item you’ve been searching forever to find.

So where do you start?  Well, there is bound to be a Brockenhaus close to you and if you’re not sure you can always ask at your Gemeinde.  However, NewInZurich has prepared a NewInZurich Brockie List for you – so take a look and go on an adventure!  Have fun and you never know what you will find.  After, all one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.  You may also want to check out the Market Place as alot of treasure makes it way there too!

Pink Ribbon Charity Walk Zurich 2012

Did you take part in the Pink Ribbon Charity Walk on Sunday?

Pink Ribbon Charity Walk 2012

Pink Ribbon Charity Walk 2012

Despite the grey skies the mood was lifted by lots of different shades of pink and everyone had a great time raising money for a good cause.  The event itself was sold out and was at maximum capacity. There were Zumba classes, music, general warm ups and lots of fun both before and after the 4km walk. What a great way to spend a Sunday.

Zurich Weekend – Bierfest, Alpabzug, Zuspa, Zurich Film Festival, Pink Ribbon Charity Walk, Rowing

Why not raise a glass and celebrate Oktoberfest Zurich style?  The Zurich Bierfest is on at Zurich Hauptbahnof until Saturday 13th October and normally proves to be a very popular event with plenty of beer, lots of live music and entertainment and a fun atmosphere.  It’s advisable to make reservations if you can but there are normally some seats availble if you’re passing by.  For more information and to make a booking click here.

The Zurich Film Festival continues and on Saturday evening the Awards Ceremony take place. Sunday is the last day and for information on the programme of events click here.

There is also an Alpabzug taking place on Saturday Engelberg from 10 – 12 at Viktoriagärtli and there will be a market there from 10 till 5pm..  For more information scroll down to see the previous posts or click here.

In Zurich between Rathaus and Quaibrucke there is a World Rowing Race taking place between 1pm and 5pm.  For more information click here.

Zuepsa also runs for two more days, finishing on Sunday so if you’ve still got more shopping or food and wine tasting you want to investigate do head on down there. For more info click here.

On Sunday the 5th annual Pink Ribbon Charity walk takes plan  at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich from 12 noon to 5pm. If you haven’t done so already you can register on the day at 12 noon.

Men, women and children are welcome to participate and for further information scroll down the NewInZurich Home page.

Photos: Zurich Wiese Oktoberfest & Pink Ribbon Charity Walk

Pink Ribbon Charity Walk on September 30th in Zurich. Are you taking part?

The 5th annual Pink Ribbon Charity walk takes place on Sunday September 30th at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich from 12 noon to 5pm. It covers a distance of 4km through Letzigrund and along the neighbouring streets and you can walk or jog.

As well as being great fun, the Pink Ribbon Charity Walk also raises valuable funds for the Breast Cancer charity. There will be pink caps and t-shirts, a Zumba fitness warm-up, a photo shoot of a “human pink ribbon”, live music, food and refreshments and even a program for children. Men, women and children are invited to participate. You can register online until 12 noon on Thursday 27th September and also on the day at 12 noon.

For more information (in German) click here. If you want to send an invitation to your friends inviting them to take part click here.

Photos: Pink Ribbon Charity


Eithiopian Evening in Zurich 22nd Sept – Tickets on sale till 10th September

On Saturday, September 22nd, you can see the sights, hear the sounds, and taste the food of Ethiopia – all here in Zurich. Ethiopian Enterprises, a Swiss-based group which is involved in special projects in Ethiopia, will hold an Ethiopian Experience evening in Langnau am Albis. You’ll hear Ethiopian music, see a film of daily life in Ethiopia, experience an Ethiopian coffee ceremony, and more.

You can book online for the event until 1oth September at:


Photo Copyright Eithiopian Enterprises

Room to Read Charity Breakfast September 6th

John J. Wood, the founder of Room to Read is coming to Zurich.  Room to Read believes World Change starts with Educated Children® and it seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.  John will be speaking at the SAMBAplus Leadership Breakfast at the Savoy Baur en Ville in Zurich on September 6.  The breakfast is from 7:30-9:00am and at the moment there are still places available. Please register here if you are interested in attending and supporting this worthy cause. In fact, you may be very interested to know that one of our Guest Bloggers, Rachel Dale will be running the Jungfrau marathon next Saturday 8th September to raise money to support it.