East Atlanta is a diverse, friendly neighborhood with traditional neighborhood charm. Come see why the Washington Post calls us the best kept secret in Atlanta, the Creative Loafing calls us the the epitome of cool and a neighborhood’s neighborhood, and the New York Times says our neighborhood is reaching the crest in what has been a steadily rising wave of cool.
What's Happening in East Atlanta
Neighbor in Need is hosting its Annual Spring Poker Tournament taking place on March 23 at The Midway Pub. Your first 300 chips are free, but registration is limited to 50 people. All proceeds benefit Neighbor in Need of East Atlanta, who provides emergency home repairs for low-income elderly homeowners in East Atlanta, allowing them to stay safe and comfortable in their homes.
Join EACA at the first neighborhood meet and greet of the year this Saturday March 23 at Midway Pub. Meet new neighbors, hang with old friends, grab some nibbles and maybe even win a free drink in our raffle. We look forward to seeing you there!
Bring your old electronics to the 3rd Annual EAV Electronics Recycling event taking place this Saturday, March 23 10am-1pm at the EAV Farmers Market spot. Presented by In Atlanta Realtors, the event will feature snacks for the kids, some puppy love with Paws Atlanta and a prize drawing. All are welcome!
The Burgess-Peterson elementary school orchard is 10 years old and Georgia Organics is hosting a birthday party on Friday, April 12. If you’ve never seen what’s growing at the neighborhood elementary school, this is your chance. This event is open to everyone in the community and will have activities for all age levels; including a mural painting and seed-bomb making for the kiddos, a free class on caring for fruit trees for the adults, and closes with a community potluck with birthday cake.
You are invited to attend EACA’s March meeting on Tuesday, March 12 at 7pm. During the meeting attendees can hear updates from EACA committees, hear from a Bird scooter rep, hear about the latest development projects, details on neighborhood events, and members will vote on land use, zoning, and alcohol license applications.
Show your support for the East Atlanta Community by becoming a 2019 EACA Member. The $10 yearly household membership fee goes right back to the community, funding advocacy for land use, education, and public safety policies important to East Atlanta residents. In addition, you can take advantage of membership perks offered by neighborhood businesses and vote on important issues at monthly EACA Meetings. Memberships can be processed online or in person at monthly EACA Meetings.
DeKalb County is hosting a hazardous waste Recycling event on March 16 where DeKalb County residents can dispose of hazardous materials, such as paint and paint-related products, aerosols, batteries, adhesives, flammables, lawn care products, fluorescent light bulbs, photo chemicals and artist supplies. Normally there is a fee to dispose of these types of materials, but during this event the fee is waived.
Neighbor in Need is partnering with ASW Distillery for our first Whiskey Giveback event hosted on April 18th where a percentage of all alcohol and ASW product sales will be donated to Neighbor in Need East Atlanta! Get into the "spirit" of charity and sample some fine Atlanta whiskeys at ASW Distillery while supporting long-term, low-income neighbors in EAV.
Do you know of any little ones who will turn the ripe old age of 5 before Sept. 1, 2019? If so, please help us to “round them up.”
Atlanta Public Schools Kindergarten Round-Up is an orientation program for rising kindergartners and their parents. It’s an opportunity for parents to register their child for kindergarten and get an early start to a brighter future.
To enroll a child in kindergarten, parents are asked to visit their zoned schools between March 11-13 and bring the registration documents…
The Atlanta Preservation Center's ‘2019 Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites’ event has two East Atlanta tours -- Historic Sylvester Cemetery and the Battle of Atlanta Trenches tour, which includes historic buildings in East Atlanta Village. This is the 16th year of this event celebrating Atlanta’s historic built environment of buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods as an integral part of the City’s culture and economy.
As EACA’s Neighbor in Need (NIN) program continues to grow, so does the need for new volunteers to assist with the program initiatives. If you are passionate about helping others and giving back to the community, you may be interested in NIN’s new volunteer roles in the areas of Corporate Responsibility, Marketing and Communications, and Safety. Want to learn more about the NIN mission and how you can help, let’s talk!
Are you a business owner in East Atlanta? A team is working to re-establish East Atlanta’s Business Association (EABA), and all community business owners (home based or brick-and-mortar) are invited to participate in an upcoming development meeting on February 28.
Want to learn more about city zoning and variance applications pending in East Atlanta? View applications on the NPU google drive and and make your voice heard at an upcoming EACA or NPU-W meeting.
Do you have an idea for a community event or an idea on how residents could connect more thoughtfully? Join EACA Community Outreach Chair, Brenda Holley for a virtual meeting on January 29th to share your ideas and connect with others on the topic.
Natalyn Archibong, district 5 Council Member recaps the accomplishments from 2018 in her newsletter.
Only one week left to complete the grant application process before January 31, 2019. The East Atlanta Strut will award 20 - $1000 grants this year. Do you know of an organization that could benefit or put these funds to good use?
If you are a business owner in East Atlanta, home-based or otherwise, please complete a quick survey or email EACA’s Economic Development Committee chair Nate Minor.
Join the Friends of East Atlanta Library and your Southeast Atlanta neighbors for afternoons with local authors! Our next event will be held on Saturday, February 9, from 3:30-5PM in the Fellowship Hall of Ormewood Church. Coffee and light snacks will be served.
APS Pre-K Lottery Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is open through February 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. The lottery drawing will be held on February 21, 2019. Learn more about the lottery process and register for the lottery.
Show your commitment to the East Atlanta community, stay informed with neighborhood news, vote on issues concerning the neighborhood and get discounts and special offers from neighborhood businesses. Simply join or renew your EACA membership for the 2019 for $10.
For the second year, East Atlanta has a menorah in addition to our Christmas tree. The menorah is located at the planter at the intersection of Flat Shoals and Glenwood, near the tree. If you’d like to volunteer in the nightly lighting please see the signup form at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4DA5A728A13-menorah
Neighbor in Need of East Atlanta helps low income seniors in the community with emergency home repairs. This holiday season, we are bring back our 2nd Annual “Neighbor in Need, Santa for Seniors.”
Neighbor in Need East Atlanta is organizing a Holiday Food Drive to help put a smile on the faces of seniors in our community. Contribute a few sides or a few dollars today!
Fall fundraising event helps low income seniors with emergency home repairs.
East Atlanta and the National Register of Historic Places: don't miss your final chance to offer input on what makes East Atlanta historic!
Take a few minutes to share your opinion on the future of EAV in the latest survey.
East Atlanta Secutiry Patrol expands service to include areas recently annexed into East Atlanta.
It's time again for our Spring Poker Tournament! Come join the fun to win great prizes and support a great charity, Neighbor in Need of East Atlanta. This is the 8th year Neighbor in Need raising money to support our cause with a fun day at the table playing for a good purpose.
Share your thoughts and ideas about the future of East Atlanta Village with EACA via a quick survey.
East Atlanta applies for the National Register of Historic Places
Celebrate the history of East Atlanta as the GSU students share their findings as they prepare the community's application for the National Register of Historic Places.
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