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October 29, 2013
  • Playball!
  • Puerto Plata celebrates its DR Jazz Festival
  • Seaborne's SJU-LRM flight to start 12 December
  • Constitution Day Long weekend
Check out the baseball games at the Quisqueya Ball Park in Santo Domingo. Games start on time at 7:30pm and at 5pm on weekends.
Tickets to the ballpark are RD$550, RD$450, RD$400, RD$300, RD$250, RD$100 (bleachers). Prices are slightly higher at the games between the two city teams, the Tigres del Licey and Leones del Escogido in Santo Domingo.
Parking costs RD$75, but a tip is expected. A 16oz Coke goes for RD$40 and a bottle of water is RD$25.
Puerto Plata celebrates its DR Jazz Festival
Puerto Plata welcomes the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival over the Constitution Day long weekend. Now in its 17th year, the jazz festival promises a mix of globally acclaimed musicians and beach fun.
From Thursday 31 October to Sunday 3 November, Latin jazz, hybrid Jazz and traditional Dominican merengue soul will be played in Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete venues.
"The Jazz Festival is the largest free cultural event in Dominican Republic," says Magaly Toribio, Marketing Advisor for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. "The festivities are popular with locals and international tourists alike, and we are proud to host some of the world's best known musicians. Music is a key element of our culture and is deeply ingrained into our everyday lives."
This year, the sounds of musician and former New York Yankee player Bernie Williams (USA), Rufus Reid (USA), Johnny Ventura (Dominican Republic), Alex Acuna (Peru), Marco Pignataro (Italy), Richie Flores (Puerto Rico), Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez (Cuba), Pengbian Sang & Retro Jazz (Dominican Republic), Abraham Laboriel (Mexico), the Berkelee Global Jazz Institute and many more can be heard at the event.
The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival dates and locations are:
- 31 Oct. 2013 - Puerto Plata, Independence Park
- 1 Nov. 2013 - Sosua, Parque Mirador
- 2-3 Nov. 2013 - Cabarete, Cabarete Beach
In addition to celebrating the country's historical musical roots, the festival works to bring music education to the young people of the region. Affiliated with FEDUJAZZ and local non-profit organizations, the world-famous musicians performing at the festival will lead student workshops to educate aspiring jazz artists. See
Seaborne's SJU-LRM flight to start 12 December
Seaborne Airlines has announced that its flights from the Luis Munoz International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) will begin on Thursday, 12 December.
DR1 had erroneously reported the flights would begin on 15 December.
Initially, the flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays, moving to a daily schedule as of 15 March 2014. The La Romana airport is best for travelers to La Romana, Casa de Campo or Dominicus/Bayahibe golf and beach destinations, but the airport is also 30 minutes from Higuey, and 40 minutes from Punta Cana.
The flights will depart from San Juan at 1:15pm and have a 3:15pm return. Seaborne is flying a roomy 34-seat Saab with two pilots, a flight attendant and in-flight service on the route.
To mark the launch of the new Seaborne destination, the airline is offering fares as low as $129 one way, with taxes included for travel. Bookings must be made by 30 November 2013 for travel by 6 March 2014.
"Seaborne is delighted to be bringing the on-time service we are becoming known for to the Dominican Republic" said Gary Foss, Seaborne's president and chief executive officer. "La Romana is the first of a number of markets that Seaborne plans to serve in the Dominican Republic, and the 12th airport Seaborne serves as we continue expansion throughout the Caribbean".
Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for over 20 years. With over 1,700 monthly departures to twelve destinations on both airport and seaplane routes, Seaborne serves San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Vieques, St. Thomas airport and seaplane bases, St. Croix airport and seaplane bases, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe and now La Romana in December. Seaborne has carried more than two million customers safely and is one of the largest employers in the United States Virgin Islands.
For bookings, contact your travel agent, online booking agent or
Constitution Day Long weekend
Constitution Day falls on Wednesday, 6 November this year, but the holiday will be celebrated on Monday, 4 November. This makes for the long weekend of Friday, 1, Saturday, 2, Sunday, 3 November and Monday 4 November.
This is not the last long weekend of the year - there is still the Christmas holiday coming up.
This year Christmas Day, 25 December, falls on a Wednesday, so expect little to get done the previous week, except for lots of shopping and partying. In the Dominican Republic, Christmas Eve, 24 December, is not an official holiday, but for many not working in the entertainment, tourism or commercial sectors, it will be a day companies give their workers off to prepare the traditional Christmas dinner.
For more on holidays in the Dominican Republic, see

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