Your Guide to 2017 Holiday Events in East Atlanta
7th Annual Ultra Christmas Toy Drive
Friday, December 1st at Union EAV in the village
T.U.F & The Early Show ATL have teamed up again to bring you the Annual #ULTRACHRISTMAS #TOYDRIVE! Between 9 pm - 12 am, there will be live performances hosted by Fort Knox & DJ Antstrumentalz and there will be a raffle for a free gift giveaway. $5/Toy Donation to enter. Toys will be going towards the Atlanta Children’s Shelter & hurricane victims in Houston & Florida.
East Atlanta Santa Fest
Saturday, December 2nd - Sunday, December 3rd at Nest in the village (next to Joe's coffee shop)
Make an appointment to take your, your family, or your pet's picture with Santa right in the village! Santa's Saturday and Sunday mornings are looking pretty busy, but there are plenty of afternoon appointments available! Email us at email@example.com to book yours.
Official East Atlanta Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 2nd at the village center (corner of Flat Shoals and Glenwood)
Everyone come out to the OFFICIAL EAV Tree Lighting! Ring in the holiday season with friends and neighbors. Santa arrives by the traditional pick up truck to light the tree at 6 pm.
Screenfixing.com will be playing holiday favorites and bringing the snow. The Boy and Girl Scouts will be serving Hot Coco. Hope to see everyone there!
We will be decorating the tree around noon and putting it up on the wall 1-1:30 pm. Come on up and help decorate or just hang out with your neighbors. We will also need a few strong people to get the tree on the wall. Let me know if you can help firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tree Lighting and Decorating
Thursday, December 6th at the EAV Farmers Market Lot (across from Midway Pub)
Come ring in the holiday season at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market! We'll be a decorating a community tree courtesy of King of Pops Tree Elves. Bring your own ornaments or make ornaments and garlands and string up lights with us! King of Pops - Popsicle ornament craft workshop with the Tree Elves.
- Tree Lighting at 7:00 pm!
- Fresh wreaths for sale from Little Fox Farm
- Order a tree for delivery to your house with Tree Elves
Enjoy a toasty evening bonfire, hot apple cider and pick up your groceries and goods from the fine folks of the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market // 572 Stokeswood Ave SE
Official East Atlanta Menorah Lighting
Tuesday, December 12th at the village center (corner of Flat Shoals and Glenwood)
The inaugural menorah lighting will be at 5:30 pm. More details to come - stay tuned!
East Atlanta HOLIDAY POTLUCK
Tuesday, December 12th at Argosy
At 7 pm, please join your East Atlanta neighbors for EACA's annual year-end holiday potluck. This year we will be coming together on the Argosy patio to elect our 2018 officers, look back on 2017 and spend some time celebrating our community.
EACA will provide the main course and nonalcoholic drinks with other beverages available for purchase from Argosy. Please bring a side or dessert, and we look forward to sharing the evening with you.
Holiday Cookie Decorating
wednesday, December 13th at the east atlanta library
Decorate sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Email Meredith at email@example.com to reserve your spot. Limited to 20 participants, so sign up today! For ages 8 and up.
...and more to come! Check back soon for more details about events near you. Have something to add? Contact us at communications (at) eaca (dot) net. Thank you!
What is happening near East Atlanta? Check out EACA's events page for a full list of nearby events, including those in Grant Park, Ormewood Park, Kirkwood, and more to keep your holiday calendar full without having to go far:
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.
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.
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.
Hop into the Spring season with the annual East Atlanta Easter Egg Hunt & Festival hosted by East Atlanta Kids Club on Saturday, April 13 from 10am - 12:30pm at Brownwood Park. This is a fun community-wide event for kids of all ages with the egg hunt, egg decorating, crafts, games, and lots of sweet treats! Many ways to help, either as a volunteer or make a monetary donation.
East Atlanta Kids Club is offering a Sci-Tech Fun & Fitness Camp at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta which offers hands-on activities including science experiments, technology and robotics, arts and crafts, music and beat making, and cooking and healthy eating to campers aged 7 to 14. Learn more about this fun camp option.
Join EACA Parks and Greenspace Committee on Saturday, April 6, as we continue our partnership with Trees Atlanta's 2019 Greenspace Guardians to rescue Brownwood Park's forest form the grip of non-native invasive weeds and restore native shrubs and wildflowers.
The Midway Pub is hosting a fundraising event for employee Taylor Corley on April 6. They are raising money to help with Taylor’s living expenses and medical bills while she is recovering from a motorcycle accident. All are welcome.
East Atlanta Strut has donated $40,000 to more than 40 worthy causes in the East Atlanta community through its Neighborhood Good Grant program. With funds going to early childhood organizations, elementary schools, high schools, senior citizen groups and a historic cemetery, the Strut is quite literally supporting East Atlanta residents from the cradle to the grave.
The City of Atlanta's Department of Public Works will be performing an extensive clean-up of the hoarding situation outside the home located at 1533 Van Epps Ave SE. This activity will occur no earlier than April 29th and will result in a large exodus of rodents, which will be looking for new places to call home. EACA is working with a private pest control company and the City to determine what rodent mitigation efforts may be done on the property to limit the impact to neighbors during and after the clean-up.
CHaRM (1110 Hill Street SE) will accept tires from Atlanta residents without any fee on April 13th from 9 am to 12 noon. This event is sponsored by the City Council, Department of Public Works, and the America the Beautiful Commission. To report scrap tires or volunteer, please call 404.330.6240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.
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.
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.
April Community EACA meeting taking place on Tuesday April 10. All are invited to attend. Hear committee updates, review land use and zoning applications and hear from special speakers.
March Community EACA meeting taking place on Tuesday March 13. All community members are invited to attend to hear committee updates and hear from special speakers.
February Community EACA meeting taking place on Tuesday February 13. All are invited to attend. Hear committee updates, review land use and zoning applications and hear from special speakers.
January Community EACA meeting to hear committee updates, review land use and zoning applications and hear from special speakers.
November community meeting agenda: special guest Parish Underwood, Director of the YMCA, updates about Santafest, big news from the Transportation committee, several land use and zoning items including 770 Shadowridge (aka "Ormewood Forest"), and more!
Overview of November LUZ meeting and summary of items up for review at EACA's November community meeting.
They started out our business by delivering fruit salads. Get Fruity has been around for 19 years as a hustle in college. For five months, their business has been in East Atlanta.
September community meeting agenda: "Back to School" update with the Atlanta Board of Education, LUZ items to discuss, and more!
Participate in the conversation of the Project Pabst festival application by attending the upcoming NPU-W meeting on the 27th, 7:30 at Village Church. View the application here.