Looking for an Earth Day learning activity for your child? Then please register for the Urban Barefoot Gardeners Program, A Children’s Gardening Drop-in Workshop, taking place at our community garden this Saturday! Kids can get their hands dirty, learn about urban gardening, composting, and plant their own tomato seedling to take home! This is a free event, but spots are limited, so please register! The event has been made possible by the ARC Foundation.
Join your neighbors at the April social, as we explore a diversity of arts and culture at Exhibit C, a Bricktown art gallery and retail space showcasing the work of Native American artists, Chickasaw culture, and of course, Bedre chocolate. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.
Neighbors, it’s an exciting time in Downtown OKC with the streetcar construction underway. Your UN representatives attended the Downtown BID (business improvement district) Board meeting last week, and we learned that by this time next year (April 2018, construction delays notwithstanding), you’ll see streetcar vehicles making test runs on the Bricktown loop. We also learned that the city is providing an excellent way get weekly updates on construction progress. If you’d like to know exactly when roads will be closed, sign up for this mailing list to get those updates and plan your daily commute around that pesky traffic!
Unfortunately, due to low interest, we’re having to cancel this event. We hope to try again in the future if there is sufficient interest. All who paid will receive refunds shortly.
This week our community garden was featured in the Oklahoma Gazette cover story Growklahoma City! Urban Farmers Cultivate Community and a Connection to the Land by Greg Elwell.
Here’s an excerpt:
Planning Midtown’s Urban Neighbors community garden is more of a group effort, said garden co-chairwoman Shelley Pruitt. When the group meets March 11, members will pick and plan what to grow in the 10 raised-bed gardens for the next year.
Every Saturday, the group meets at 417 W. Park Place to work and welcome newcomers. The garden started in 2013, a few years after Pruitt moved downtown.
Please pick up a copy of this week’s Gazette and read the full article!
Also, please join us on March 11th to work the garden. Fill out the interest form to let us know to expect you!
Join your neighbors along our western boundary in the up-and-coming SoSA neighborhood of OKC at ¡Revolución! Taqueria & Cantina — a taco and tequila focused, high-energy, late-night eats & drinks destination.
Driven by authentic Mexican ingredients and preparation methods, the concept thrives on innovative, playful cocktails around the 24-seat island bar and the perfect party-style patio to imbibe and indulge ’til your heart’s content.
Thank you so much to our annual general meeting host [ARTSPACE] at UNTITLED, our now traditional annual speaker, Steve Lackmeyer, for giving us so much of his time and attention each year, and our door prize donor, Lifesquire. If you haven’t visited UNTITLED recently, you should consider not only revisiting, but returning regularly given the number of programs they have, and this is not even to mention their new retail space, [HIVE] at UNTITLED.
So you didn’t make it to the AGM? Here are the highlights of what you missed (or view the full presentation):
- WE STILL NEED BOARD MEMBERS! If you are a UN member and have a couple spare hours a month, please consider contacting us to let us know you’d like to help.
- The Urban Garden Kick-Off is March 11th, sign-up to work it!
- Our Spring Wine Dinner is March 29th at Red PrimeSteak, buy tickets while they last!
- The GO Bond election is as important as MAPS, make sure you learn and VOTE!
Please join your neighbors on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 for our Annual General Meeting at [Artspace] at Untitled, 1 NE 3rd Street, in the heart of Deep Deuce. Housed in one of the neighborhood’s few remaining original buildings, the warehouse sat vacant for 30 years before being converted into the community-based contemporary arts center.
Each year at our AGM, we nominate and vote on new board members & make any needed updates to our bylaws. If you are interested in serving on the board or have suggestions on the bylaws, please email us. Members who pay their 2017 dues online by February 1st, will receive 2 free drink tickets.
After the brief business meeting, we will hear from our special guest, Steve Lackmeyer, reporter at the Oklahoman & author of several books about Downtown OKC’s renaissance.
Complimentary refreshments will be provided by our host, and a CASH bar will be available.
Please join your neighbors on Thursday, January 12, 2017, as we visit one of downtown’s most unique gems, the Ambassador Hotel at 1200 North Walker. Situated within the beautifully renovated Osler Building. Midtown’s only hotel caters to guests seeking the very best in luxury and sophistication. Consistent with the Ambassador Collection’s dedication to preserving and celebratting its properties’ historic legacies, the hotel has retained its 1920’s era Art Deco architecture and charm.
Complimentary refreshments will be provided & a CASH bar will be available (note that the bar will not be accepting non-cash payment).