Several residents, Max, Dana, Dennis, and Tracy on 8th St. and Gladys have been connecting over common interests and with a bit of inspiration are hosting their first block party on July 23rd from noon-4pm. That single block between Orizaba and Gladys will be ‘blocked off’. Permit is in hand. What was inspired is the block party will be going on simultaneously with RPNA’s annual park event “Sunday in the Park” – just steps away. This year featuring Brother Pines. Come out and meet neighbors, listen to cool folk music and if you’d like you can catch a bite of great food catered by the Red Leprechaun.
Want to connect to 8th & Gladys? Here is Facebook link.
A couple of emails and a brief encounter followed by a postcard handed out to neighbors led to a very successful evening at Restauration restaurant. Scotty Benner, Kelli Koller and Dana Tanner put together an evening for those that live in their part of Rose Park South. Plans are for on-going gatherings and meet-ups. Restauration will donate a % of last night’s proceeds to our local neighborhood mentoring program, Power4Youth.
What happens when neighbors get together? Last night, July 11th , 2017 people discussed the Midnight Moon Mash bike ride, joining a book club and important books they’ve read, having an Indie meet-up at a new art gallery and meeting on a more frequent basis. And that was just at my table! Several tables filled with great food, beverage and conversation.