The street of an open heart is the street of smiling faces, family gathering, peace after a turbulent New Year’s Eve.
The event is known for its humanitarian program, which brings together a large number of city municipalities each year with a common idea that many actions and enthusiasts are involved in the collection of funds for the most vulnerable. Humanitarian programs are accompanied by numerous cultural programs at several points. Novelty is a giant light DUNDU doll, which is a special attraction for fellow citizens and tourists.
Traditionally, in the Open Heart Street is red noses that you can naturally buy on the spot, as the main feature of the “Open Heart Street”, many will be collecting form humanitarian aid.
The smell of sugar wool, children’s laugh, the colorful stand filled with interesting things, as well as magicians, jugglers and clowns give the overall impression of magic, which is surely the youngest visitors most rejoicing. This is what the last year’s slogans of this manifestation “To the joy of children”, “That love is warming us”, is being talked about.
Not surprising are the beautiful choirs at every corner bringing the divine melodies not only along the street of an open heart, but also to the surrounding corners reverberating with their beauty and strength. Many bands, artists and soloists are also involved in activities creating a true musical journey for everyone’s taste. Children’s choirs and ensembles, vocal ensembles, and capella choirs and favorite city bands make a special place. There are actors and leaders who know and follow the small screens. Radio Belgrade 202, one of the initiators of the Open Heart Street event, traditionally on January 1, at the front of the Radio Belgrade building, from 12:00 to 14:00, realizes a rich musical and entertainment program …
Of course, there is always a traditionally cooked wine or rakia for those who want to warm up a bit.
Santa Claus is unavoidable in the Open Heart Street, as well as for the New Year’s Eve in Belgrade. Last year, Santa Claus parked his irks in front of the Museum of the History of Yugoslavia.
The open heart street program includes central locations (Atelje 212, scene in front of the Stari Grad municipality building, Skadarlija – Djura Jaksic house, Jevrem Grujić’s house (Svetogorska 17), each having its own program and specification, so you can follow and choose which one is closer to you. In addition, there are also new locations in the city: Čukarica, Palilula, Rakovica, Surčin, Mladenovac, Obrenovac, Novi Beograd, Zemun, Savski venac … where all programs in municipalities start at 11 am, while the central manifestation begins at 12 o’clock.