Wrap up from East Atlanta Unity Event, Sunday 2/12/2017
A big thanks to everybody that came out to the Unity Gathering Sunday presented by Councilmember Natalyn Archibong and EACA. With an estimated 200 people on hand listening to a range of speakers the hope was for a sincere approach to show our neighborhood as a place of acceptance, tolerance and support for all our residents and guests to our community.
Speakers included Archibong herself, a unity poem recited by two of our local BPA students, EACA President Lewis Cartee, City of Atlanta Council President Caesar Mitchell, Nate Minor from Screenfixing.com as a voice for the business district, an education trio consisting of current Burgess-Peterson Academy Elementary School principal, David White, current D.H. Stanton principal and former Burgess-Peterson principal Robin Christian (Robbins), and Matt Westmoreland, Atlanta Board of Education Representative for District 3 as well as Imam Plemon T. El-Amin, Imam Emeritus of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam.
Thanks is also extended to both Screenfixing.com for our sound and Joe's Coffee for the contribution of beverages.
Lewis Cartee, EACA President
You are invited to attend EACA’s May meeting on Tuesday, May 14 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.
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.
Mayhem on Milton Place - East Atlanta's newest block party, takes place on Saturday, June 8, 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.
Eastside Church is hosting a blood drive on Sunday, June 23 from 9 am to 2 pm, and looking for blood donors within the community to help reach their goal of 59 participants. Schedule your appointment today!
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.