Join your neighbors as we visit downtown’s newest neighborhood bar, the Manhattan, located “under the raven” (210 Park Avenue, Suite 150) in the central business district. Complimentary refreshments and cash bar will be provided. Our speaker this month will be Kelley Barnes from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.
We had an excellent turnout at the May social, nearly 30 people! Thanks to all that came, but in particular thanks to our speakers. Anna Mains, owner of Dekora, talked about her vision and the origins of the Dekora brand. It was very informative! Watch the video below.
If you’d like to get more involved with getting involved, find OKC Volunteers on Facebook and Twitter, but most importantly, subscribe to their mailing list to get updates on volunteering opportunities near you!
Join your neighbors as we visit DEKORA! sushi bar (200 S. Oklahoma, Suite 130), a full service bar equipped with a beautiful patio that overlooks the Bricktown canal. No Raw in the name, but Sushi is still their game! Come check out the bold new look! Complimentary refreshments & cash bar will be provided.
Today, Urban Neighbors representatives attended an Embark public listening session about the transit agency’s efforts to simplify its fare system in the lead up to the implementation of the streetcar, now under construction in our downtown neighborhoods. If you didn’t have a chance to attend one of the sessions, please consider taking this brief fare study survey. Even if you aren’t presently a transit user (though you should be), odds are in the next few years you will be, so this public input could directly impact you!
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!