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What's Happening in East Atlanta
Burgess-Peterson Academy is delighted to host the 6th Annual EAV Runfest on Saturday, March 28, 2020. For 2020, it will be the same format as previous events, with a 5K first, fun run for kids and parents of all ages, and finishing up with a spectator-friendly, two-lap 1 mile race right through the village. Register now for the best price of the season, just $20 for the 5K!
You are invited to attend EACA’s November meeting on Tuesday, November 12 at 7pm. During the meeting attendees will have a Q&A with East Atlanta's Atlanta School Board Representative Michelle D. Olympiadis, hear updates about the Lyndale Drive Annexation, discuss proposed changes to street parking near BPA, learn more about GDOT pedestrian count on Moreland Avenue, and learn more about East Atlanta Santa Fest and EACA Potluck and Elections.
Join EACA and SAND on Saturday, November 16th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. at the intersection of Moreland Ave SE and Ormewood Ave SE for the GDOT pedestrian count Have your Moreland Ave Passport stamped for prizes and discounts at area businesses! This count will determine whether we have sufficient pedestrian traffic for GDOT to install a crosswalk with a traffic signal on Moreland Avenue, somewhere between Pendleton and Ormewood.
While your ghouls and goblins are enjoying EAV-O-Ween this year bring them by the Neighbor In Need Photobooth from 6pm-8pm to get that perfect memory of the day. For a suggested donation of $10, professional photographer Dani Weiss, of Dani Weiss Photography will get a great shot, do a little editing to really make it pop, and have it available on her site for download. All proceeds got to Neighbor in Need to help keep elderly neighbors in EAV in their homes by doing emergency home repairs they simply can’t afford. The photo booth is supported by Marc Takacs of In Atlanta Realtors .
EAV Runfest is looking for community volunteers to join it’s 2020 planning committee and will host a planning meeting on Wednesday November 6. If you are interested in learning more about joining this group of awesome volunteers, please email ErinJewellPTA@gmail.com to register your interest and learn more.
Are you ready for Saturday? Click below to see everything you need to know about EAV-o-Ween in the village; including road closure information, costume parade details, a costume boutique for those in need, and movie night specifics. We can’t wait to see you there!
You are invited to attend EACA’s October meeting on Tuesday, October 8 at 7pm. During the meeting attendees can hear updates from EACA committees, hear about the latest development projects, details on neighborhood events, and members will vote on land use, zoning, and alcohol license applications.
Dogtoberfest, a family-friednly festival will return to East Atlanta Village on October 20. Free for people and $5 per dog. Costume-contest entry is an additional $5 (entry form here.) Celebrity judges include dog trainer and TV star, Victoria Stillwell. All proceeds will benefit The W-Underdogs.
Renovations are underway at the East Atlanta Library, but Tai Chi will continue to be offered at the Kirkwood Library. Please join us each Thursday through October 31st from 5-6pm.
Thanks for coming out to this year’s East Atlanta Strut, folks! If you loved the Strut, now's your chance to make it even better. We'll start planning next year's festival with a debrief meeting two weeks from today. We already know we need a person or group to run the kids area, someone to specialize in finding corporate sponsors, someone to join the volunteer recruiting team and someone to join the hospitality team. That last team is the group who do their best to make sure our business and residential neighbors enjoy the Strut with minimal hassle. Contact email@example.com if you'd like to know more.
Get your bikes in gear for the East Atlanta Kids Club’s 15th-annual Brownwood Bike Rally this Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta. A fun event for the whole family. This event benefits the East Atlanta Kids Club, a nonprofit after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment program for promising youth. Register to race, volunteer, sponsor and learn more about the event at www.brownwoodbikerally.com
Meet your neighbors, have fun, and give back to your neighborhood - just a few of the reasons to volunteer at the Strut this year. Volunteers get a free Strut t-shirt & 2 soft drink or alcoholic beverage tickets and also be entered to win awesome prizes.
EACA’s Community Outreach Committee has planned another fun event for September. Come meet your neighbors, enjoy a light yoga class, then meet for drinks.
The latest news about Brownwood Park Recreation Center and the East Atlanta Kids Club.
Keep your Independence Day celebration close to home. The East Atlanta Strut is bringing a professional fireworks show to the village on the Fourth of July at 9:30 p.m. There will be a viewing area set up on Glenwood Avenue in front of Holy Taco, 1314 Glenwood.
Mayhem on Milton Place has a new date - Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 2 pm to 8 pm! Come meet your neighbors, bring some food for the potluck, and enjoy the unique culture of East Atlanta.
NPU-W unanimously passed two resolutions concerning the proposal to exchange about 50 acres of Entrenchment Creek Greenspace for privately owned, partially cleared land. These resolutions outline the community's concerns and contain links to the deeds and documents cited. EACA members are encouraged to make their opinions about this proposal known to our DeKalb County Commissioners.
EACA's Land Use and Zoning Committee is hosting an information session about the Bouldercrest Triangle historic small business district - current status and proposed zoning changes. Please RSVP.
EACA's Transportation Committee will be meeting soon after a lengthy hiatus, and we need you! Are you concerned about pedestrian safety? More and better bike lanes? Do you have ideas about upcoming road projects in East Atlanta? Do you want those metal plates paved over? Together, we are more effective advocates. If you are interested in working towards solutions to East Atlanta's transportation issues, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Atlanta Business Association is hosting an information session about the Neighborhood Commercial Zoning (NC-2) that governs East Atlanta’s retail mix, development and paid parking to name a few. Everyone is welcome to attend this presentation and Q&A session, but please RSVP.
N. H. Scott Park formerly known as Mark Trail Park is having its 2nd annual community day on June 22, 2019. Enjoy the day of family fun!
Join the East Atlanta Community Association for Drag Queen Bingo featuring the East Atlanta Strut Queens. Enjoy a fun day with your neighbors, drink specials, fun prizes and music by DJ DeWayne Morgan. A $5 donation requested for bingo to benefit EACA Community Outreach.
Learn more about Thrive! a new program in Atlanta seeking youth host homes to provide supportive, short-term housing for youth ages 18-24 experiencing homelessness and/or leaving the foster care system, with a focus on youth who identify as LGBTQ
East Atlanta Security Patrol (EASP) is increasing patrols in East Atlanta for the summer months and would like to extend a special offer to new members. Join before May 24 and your membership will begin in time for extra patrols during the Memorial Day holiday. That’s over 1 month of free membership! EASP employs off-duty Zone Six police officers to perform additional patrols within the East Atlanta community. All patrol officers are armed, in uniform, with full arrest powers.
East Atlanta's original block party is back for 2019! Come meet your neighbors, bring some food for the potluck, and enjoy the unique culture of East Atlanta. May Ave neighbors will be providing a taco bar for your gustatory amazement. This program is supported in part by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. A City of Atlanta grant to your East Atlanta Community Association provides funding for this event.
It’s time to clean out your closets and get rid of your unwanted shoes while making a Global Impact! The Maynard Jackson High School PTSA is collecting gently worn shoes in all sizes for a Shoe Drive where they will earn money per pound collected and shoes will be distributed to developing nations. Find a drop off location or schedule a shoe pick up today.
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.
You are invited to attend EACA’s March meeting on Tuesday, April 9 at 7pm. During the meeting attendees can hear updates from EACA committees, hear about the latest development projects, details on neighborhood events, and members will vote on land use, zoning, and alcohol license applications.
Buy local at EAV’s Community Farmers market happening every Thursday evening starting on April 11. Enjoy activities for the kids, live music, chef demonstrations and ATL's freshest veggies, fruits, bread, eggs and more at the farmers market. Will we see you there?
EACA is excited to host another fun meet & greet at the Burgess-Peterson Academy’s orchard birthday party taking place this Friday, April 12. The Georgia Organics event officially at 3:30pm with a free fruit tree class led by Ranger Robby. EACA will be providing free mocktails using herbs grown in the BPA Garden for a 5 pm to 7 pm ‘happy hour’ and there will be activities for all age levels; including a mural painting and seed-bomb making for the kiddos, a community potluck, and of course, birthday cake.
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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