Neighbors, please join us at our monthly social at the Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar, Automobile Alley’s neighborhood bar! Just around the corner from Broadway 10, Sidecar is the perfect place to order a single-malt scotch after work or grab a beer and butcher board with friends.
Thanks to those that turned out at Painted Door, such a great shop! Don’t forget she has a silent auction going on until Saturday for items formerly in her restaurant. We had a plethora of speakers this month, some unplanned, but all very informative.
Avis Scaramucci of Painted Door talking shop:
Mallory O’Neill with Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership talking about the BID (Business Improvement District) Assessment:
Join your neighbors as we visit a downtown classic, Painted Door Gift Boutique, in Historic Bricktown. Our speaker will be a representative from Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc, explaining to members the recent BID fees they may have been charged, and the benefits those fees go towards for all downtowners.
Thank you to those that turned out at Stonecloud Brewing! We think everybody had a pretty good time. For those unable to attend, we presented a check for $2017, which we raised during the charity raffle at our UN10 celebration, to Positive Tomorrows. Here’s some video of that (apologies for the sound quality, it was VERY loud in there):
Then we heard from Representative Forrest Bennett:
Followed by a talk from a StoneCloud Taproom Manager:
Also during the event we unveiled our new banner (THANK YOU to our sponsors!):
And lastly, we got a tour of the brewery:
Join your neighbors as we visit one of OKC’s newest breweries, Stonecloud Brewing, in the historic Sunshine Cleaner’s building, just outside of downtown. Our speaker this month will be one of downtown OKC’s representatives in the state legislature (House District 92), Forrest Bennett!
Thank you to all that attended our 10th Birthday Party, neighbors, members, and supporters alike. Without you we wouldn’t be here, and without you this event wouldn’t have been possible. Your past and continued support is appreciated, always. Thanks also for your generosity, as our raffle raised a nice sum for our charity, Positive Tomorrows. We’ll be presenting them with a check for $2,017 at our October social!
If you were new to our events and enjoyed what you experienced with our organization, please consider joining, or perhaps serving on the board or on a committee, to help us through the next ten years. If you missed the party, here’s a glimpse of what you missed:
A video tour of the setup…
Avis Scaramucci’s toast…
If you were one of the few that missed our Midnight Toast, watch it here! Thanks so much to Ludivine for having us!
Thank you to those that turned out at Louie’s Midtown, the turnout was quite energetic! To educate folks about the beneficiary of our UN10 Birthday Celebration and Charity Raffle next month, we had a speaker from Positive Tomorrows. Here’s the video:
Join us in the Urban Neighbors Community Garden on Tuesday, September 12th for Neighbors Night Out, a community event celebrated by neighborhood associations on this day across the country. Each neighborhood celebrates differently, and we choose spend time in our garden with our neighbors. Bring picnic items, pot luck style, and enjoy a community meal in a community space.
Did you know Urban Neighbors, your one and only downtown neighborhood association, has been around for 10 years!?!
As first reported by The Oklahoman’s Steve Lackmeyer, just over ten years ago, we were getting our start. We could write a pretty extensive post about what we’ve done over the last ten years, but instead, we’d like to talk about what we’re going to do the NEXT ten years, and how you can help.
The first way you can help is by joining us at our 10th Birthday Party, on September 14th. See the Facebook Event and Google Calendar event for the particulars.
How does attending help? Well, our birthday bash will be a charity event benefiting Positive Tomorrows, so the more that attend, the better. There will be cash raffle drawings for prizes donated by our gracious downtown business community, and all raffle proceeds go to our charity. The first 100 guests to RSVP AND attend will receive a special gift. Everyone else will have to “settle” for cake, FREE beer and wine! The event will be held in the Broadway Wine Merchants Tasting Room (NOT the retail store) on Automobile Alley. If you or your organization would also like to help us with raffle prize donations, it’s not too late, so please contact us!
For the Next Ten Years, Urban Neighbors is re-focusing its mission. We’re still your neighborhood association, and we will continue to foster quality residential living in downtown Oklahoma City. But more than ever we’ll be dedicated to civic advocacy, charity, and community involvement. You’ll see this reflected more in our events, in the speakers we select, and in the organizations we support. Please join us, and not just by attending socials, but by contributing your time to help make these next ten years more successful than the last.