National Night Out
Deadline to sign up an event – July 19th
Event – August 6th
National Night Out is a unique crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). “National Night Out’ is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals to let them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights, neighborhoods “celebrate” NNO with a variety of events such as block parties, cookouts, ice cream socials, neighborhood parades, pizza parties, flashlight walks and youth activities.” To register your NNO event before the deadline contact your district.
Brookside National Night Out – Paramount School of Excellence
August 6th – 6PM
Brookside neighborhood will be grilling and socializing at the Paramount School of Excellence (3020 Nowland Ave Indianapolis, IN 46201) to celebrate national night out. Check with your neighborhood association to see if you’re having an event, plan your own event, turn your porch light on and sit outside, or join another neighborhood!
Feast of Lanterns – Lantern Making Workshops
INDOT South Split Project
I-65 – I70 South Split Construction Project
INDOT is launching an accelerated project that will close I-65 and I-70 between the north and south splits on the east side of downtown Indianapolis for up to 90 days this fall to reconstruct and lower pavement beneath seven bridges. The project is necessary to increase bridge clearances because unpermitted and off-route trucks with oversize loads repeatedly strike these bridges, posing a safety concern.
A public open house is tentatively scheduled for July 11 to present project details and answer questions. The expectation is that the highway will be closed by early September. The rebuilt highway is expected to be open to traffic by the end of November
INDOT will partner with the City of Indianapolis to keep traffic flowing and access open to downtown cultural districts, applying techniques that were successfully used during the 2003 Hyperfix project. Message boards and signage will direct I-65 and I-70 through traffic to use the south and west legs of I-465.
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Near Eastside Resident Engagement Team
Now looking for individuals who are interested in volunteering to be a part of a planning group for the a Resident Engagement Team for the Near Eastside. Planners would assist the Community Builder in organizing the Team and then commit to volunteering a number of hours per month on the Team.
Please contact Megan Fetter, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 317-808-2336 to join or for more information.
Symphony in the Park
First Friday in Fletcher Park
Windsor Park Neighborhood Association (WPNA) and Circle City Industrial Complex (CCIC) Artists join together to showcase the newly acquired Fletcher Park and highlight local artists on August 2nd with a unique outdoor First Friday event in the park from 5-10pm. This event is in conjunction with the monthly IDADA First Friday gallery openhouses within the CCIC on Indianapolis’ Near Eastside. New Day Meadery will be on hand serving wine and Duos food truck will be serving food and drinks. The “Premium Blend Trio”, led by Jared Thompson on saxophone, sponsored by the Chatterbox Jazz Club on Mass Ave and a movie at dusk hosted by the Indianapolis Film Festival. THIS IS A FREE, FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT! A portion of all proceeds will go to helping in the renovations of Fletcher Park. Donations welcome!
East 10th Street Civic Association Open House
The East 10th Street Civic Association will be holding an open house for their new location at Clifford Corners, 3125 E. 10th St. Suite J . The open house will take place on First Friday, August 2, 2013. There will also be a concert and food trucks at Legacy Plaza and an art exhibition at the Urban Box community space in Clifford Corners. Events will be held from approximately 6 – 9pm and more information will follow over the next month.
Check out their website at www.civicassoc.org
JHBCC Garage Sale
The John H. Boner Community Center is having a Garage Sale Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Center. ALL proceeds go help Junior Counselors take a college tour visiting prospective universities.
Legacy Center Beat the Heat Promotion
The Legacy Center will continue it’s Beat the Heat promotion through July. Great incentives for both new and existing members! You can win 3 months of free membership, 1 month of free membership or, the grand prize, an annual membership.
Near Eastside Neighborhood Housing, Streets & Sidewalks Survey Blitz
What are the conditions of houses, sidewalks and streets in your neighborhood? Documenting conditions is the first step toward improving them. To offer a clear and useful map of housing and infrastructure conditions in each Near Eastside neighborhood, I AD is hosting a Neighborhood Survey Blitz on Saturday, September 7, 9 am to 1 pm. The event includes basic training for volunteer surveyors, materials, lunch, and support. This is an opportunity to not only name and rate conditions, but receive electronic documentation to advocate for improvements for your neighborhood. Volunteers are sought from each NESCO neighborhood. Please contact I AD for more info or to volunteer: 317-808-2308 or Dan O’Dea at email@example.com.
I AD (Indy-east Asset Development) is your Near Eastside neighborhood CDC. www.indyeast.org.
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Indy DO Day
October 10 – 12th 2013
An Indianapolis grassroots coalition is seeking to unite and mobilize 100,000 volunteers for community-wide service initiative – called Indy DO Day. Organizers envision that the people-powered initiative will for the first time energize the entire community to come together in service over the course of three days – October 10-12, 2013
Neighbors are asked that if they are doing work on smaller projects in their community over that weekend, to take pictures, engage in social media, and talk about their projects on various social media sources. In the case of larger projects, neighborhoods, small business, and/or organizations are asked to go to the NESCO website (http://www.nescocommunity.org) and register their project with Indy DO Day. Businesses and other larger organizations can then go to the Indy DO Day website and look to see how they can help. Businesses can also submit listings of supplies that they are able to commit to projects. On the Near Eastside, neighborhood organizations are looking for ways that they can give back to their own communities during this event.
The goal of Indy DO Day is for residents of Indianapolis to get to know their neighbors, take ownership of their neighborhoods and take care of one another. A community service project can be anything from hyper-local, neighborhood-focused projects that can be as varied as getting your hands dirty through a beautification project to donating your skills or materials to a local charity to giving your time to help a neighbor in need.
Do you have an idea for a project in your own neighborhood? Submit them on the NESCO website! Just click on “Submit an Idea” and fill in the blanks. Ideas will be posted, collected, and grouped based on topic. Then organizations will be able to help neighbors address those ideas through Indy Do Day.
Spades Park Neighborhood 6pm Spades Park Library
Little Flower Neighborhood 7pm Little Flower Church
Windsor Park 6pm Spades Park Library
Fletcher-Lippencott 6:30pm Brookside Community Center
Emerson Heights 6:30pm Wallace St. Evangelical Church
Grace Tuxedo 6:30pm Tuxedo Baptist Church
NESCO Board Meeting 6:30pm Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
TEAR United 6:30pm Family Bible Church (2425 E. NY St.)
Indy Rezone – East 10th St. Neighborhood Invigoration Public Workshop #3 5:45 – 7:30pm Clifford Corners
Otterbein 7pm Otterbein UMC