April 28, 4-7 PM at the intersection of Hervey and Ringgold.
Bring a dish to share, hot dogs and condiments are on us. Garfield Brewery is pitching in some free beer for neighbors. There will be kids activities and a best dessert contest. Please bring extra chairs and tables if you have them.
The “after party” for 21+ only is at the Garfield Brewery to enjoy open mic night.
For more information, call or text Michelle Strahl Salinas at 317-496-5487.
Shelby Street Social Club is partnering with local business owner, Lisa Moreno Moyer, for Greiner’s Garfield Park People Night on Thursday , January 25th from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. We will be celebrating Greiner’s entrance as a beer and wine purveyor along Shelby Street (which actually started fall 2017).
Lisa and her crew at Greiner’s will generously provide free wings with the purchase of beer or wine. There will be music, funny people, and Greiner’s signature sub sandwiches (not to mention mac & cheese, soup, brownies, the list goes on). Greiner’s also will host a New Neighbors Hour from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. where anyone new to the neighborhood will be the guests of honor.
If you can’t make the Social Club starting at 6 p.m., but still want to enjoy the special, Greiner’s Garfield Park People Night wing special begins at 5 p.m.
All Garfield Park residents are invited to the December Garfield Park Neighborhood Association Meeting taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 19th at 6:15 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Burrello Center and will feature a potluck. Neighbors are asked to bring a dish to share if they are able.
New board members will also be elected at the December meeting and all neighbors who are up to date on their dues are able to vote on the nominees. Membership dues can be paid at the meeting for those who are not current.
Join the Shelby Street Social Club at Tube Factory artspace (1125 Cruft St.) during December’s First Friday Night Market for a wonderful evening in Garfield Park from 6 pm - 10 pm on Friday, December 1.
The Social Club, in partnership with Garfield Park Baptist Church, will be caroling at the event, so please plan to join us to sing your favorite holidays tunes starting at 7 pm. Neighbors Joe Lackner and Roy Jones will be gathering carolers around 6:30 pm and providing sheet music.
Join Shelby Street Social Club for the Fourth Annual Chili Cook-off and Karaoke night at the Line’em Up Saloon (2234 Shelby St.) on Thursday, November 16 at 7 pm!
Anyone is welcome to enter the chili cook-off and everyone who taste tests gets a vote. The winner’s name will be immortalized on the plaque gracing the Line’em Up’s walls. Bowls, spoons, and napkins will be provided, so all you need to bring is your winning recipe and special toppings. If you don’t plan to enter the chili cookoff, please bring an appetizer, salad, side, or dessert to share.
Karaoke, on the other hand, is not a contest - but an art. Please enjoy the entertainment provided by your neighbors or share your personal vocal stylings. No prior karaoke experience is needed to have a good time. The singing will begin at 8 pm.
Garfield Park neighbors are invited to the 24th Southeast Neighborhood Congress on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at James A. Garfield School- IPS School #31 (307 Lincoln St, Indianapolis, IN 46225). Doors open at 6:30pm with the Congress scheduled from 7:00pm-9:00 pm. Since 2005, Indianapolis's Southeast Neighborhood has been developing and executing a plan to make our part of Indianapolis a better place to live, work, visit, and raise a family.
Please join the Congress for presentations by the Education Task Force and the Transit Task Force. In addition to the presentations the Congress will celebrate upcoming events in our Southeast Neighborhood and hear from our community leaders. Childcare will be available.
The Southeast Neighborhood Quality of Life Plan is available at www.southeastneighborhood.org.
Garfield Park Neighbors Association will host a Bunco game night. Modern Bunco (also Bunko or Bonko) is a parlour game generally played with twelve or more players, divided into groups of four, trying to score points while taking turns rolling three dice. This night of fun will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5th at 6:30 pm at Tube Factory artspace (1125 Cruft Street).
Big Car will have beer, wine, and other beverages available for purchase. Please invite a neighbor, bring a friend, and most certainly bring a salty or sweet snack to share. Questions can be directed to Roy Jones at Royglenjones@gmail.com
Biking Tour in Historic Garfield Park with Indiana Landmarks and Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis
On Saturday, September 16, Indiana Landmarks leads a three-hour bike tour of historic Garfield Park and our neighborhood from 9 am - 1 pm. Bike tour participants will stop to visit Vickie Goens’s historic brick bungalow with a red tile roof at 902 East Garfield Drive. Erwin George “Cannon Ball” Baker, winner of the first motorcycle race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1909 and a competitor in the 1922 Indy 500, built the house in 1925 and lived here until his death in 1960. As a motorcycle racer, he set transcontinental distance and speed records and won entry to the Motorsports Hall of Fame and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The house sits facing the park at the elbow where South Garfield Drive bends to become East Garfield Drive. The bike tour also will stop at the 1865 home of Page and Russ Clemens at 869 Southern Avenue.
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The Hoosier Environmental Council, Reconnecting to Our Waterway's Pleasant Run Committee, and the SoIndy Quality of Life Health and Wellness Team are partnering to hold the clean-up along Pleasant Run on September 16 from 9:00 am - 11:30 am. There will be prizes for most trash picked up and most unusual item found!
Please bring work gloves. For those willing to work in the stream, bring. waterproof shoes. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot off of Pleasant Run Parkway just north of Raymond St, across form Garfield Park Community Church (743 E Pleasant Run Pkwy S Dr.).
The Hoosier Environmental Council is a nonprofit organization working to protect Indiana's air, land, and water and promote a sustainable future since 1983. Reconnecting to Our Waterways is a collective impact initiative that works to change the quality of life and ecology along Indianapolis waterways and surrounding neighborhoods. SoIndy Quality of Life is engaging eight Indianapolis neighborhoods south of downtown to implement a vision for equitable community development.
With a successful crowdfunding campaign, Garfield Park in Indianapolis will soon become an epicenter of exciting new opportunities. The campaign, sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority(IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity, is being run by Big Car Collaborative. If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by September 15, 2017, the Garfield Park Creative Community Project will receive a matching grant from IHCDA's CreatINg Places program.
As part of these fundraising efforts, Shelby Street Social Club has teamed up with Big Car Collaborative for an Oktoberfest Block Party at Tube Factory artspace (1125 Cruft St.) from 6 pm - 10 pm on Thursday, September 14. This event will benefit Big Car’s radio station WQRT, the shop at Tube Factory, and other arts programming in our neighborhood. Music will be provided by The Roundups, featuring Garfield Park neighbor Steve Guichelaar, and The Polka Jammers. Sun King Oktoberfest and other brews will be available for purchase as well as a selection of wine and soft drinks. Food will also be available. Check the Shelby Street Social Club Facebook group for more details.
Most of Big Car’s work revolves around the belief that artists can and should support life in neighborhoods through culture, creativity, and community. The funding raised during this campaign will allow Big Car to expand that work through several projects along a block of Cruft Street in Garfield Park. The funding will be split into four main areas of creative engagement:
A tool lending library & community workshop series
A demonstration food garden & public space
A studio for the neighborhood radio station
An art gallery in a currently vacant house that will soon house visiting artists
Walking Tour in Historical Garfield Park with Indiana Landmarks and Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis
Indiana Landmarks and Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis partner with the Garfield Park Neighborhood Association and Friends of Garfield Park, Inc., to present the walking tour of the historic city park and the neighborhood that surrounds it, with a stop at one of the area’s charming vintage homes on Thursday, September 14 from 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm (90-minute tours; start times vary). The tour begins at the Garfield Park Conservatory.
Walking tour participants will visit the Victorian home of Garfield Park neighbors, Page and Russ Clemens, at 869 Southern Avenue, an ongoing restoration project. The couple turned a hillside into a perennial garden and installed a brick patio with a firepit in the back yard, where they added a raised-bed garden, bee hives, and a chicken coop with six happy hens. The Clemenses love how the home’s wrapping porches and balcony reinforce the connection to nature. The 1865 house, at the corner of East Southern and Allen avenues, faces the south side of Garfield Park.
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A public dedication ceremony for an Indiana state historical marker commemorating Hoosier motorcyclist and racecar driver Erwin “Cannon Ball” Baker is scheduled for Sunday, September 10, 2017. The marker dedication will begin at 1:00 p.m. near 902 E. Garfield Dr., Indianapolis, IN, where Baker lived from 1926 until his death in 1960. Parking for the event will be available along the side streets in the neighborhood and in Garfield Park.
Join your neighbors for our annual block party on Saturday, September 9 from 4:00 pm - 7:00pm at the intersection of Hervey and Ringgold Streets. This is a pitch in, so please bring your favorite dish or dessert to share. Hotdogs, condiments, plates, silverware, and water will be provided by the Garfield Park Neighbors Association. Feel free to bring your own portable chairs. Volunteers are needed for 3:30 setup, 7:00 teardown, and grilling hotdogs. Email Michelle (firstname.lastname@example.org )to get involved!
Join the Shelby Street Social Club for First Friday at Tube Factory artspace (1125 Cruft St.) on Friday, August 4 as we explore Natalie Woodlock’s series of silk-screened prints based on the 1990s TV series Twin Peaks. Starting at 6 pm, Big Car will host First Friday patrons in the The Jeremy Efroymson Gallery as they examine Woodlock’s pieces in TWIN PEAKS. We will also view the / a mind the b mind by Larissa Hammond in the main gallery at Tube Factory. Garfield Park Neighbors Association will provide complimentary snacks from 6 pm - 7 pm and Sun King beer and assorted wines will be available for purchase all evening. For more details and updates, please go to the Shelby Street Social Club Facebook group.
On Tuesday, August 1st, join Garfield Park Neighbors Association in a show of neighborhood unity and pride, as neighborhoods throughout Marion county celebrate the 34th annual National Night Out. National Night Out (NNO) is a unique crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).
GPNA will be participating again this year with a neighborhood pitch-in at the Corporate Shelter in Garfield Park (in the Arts Center parking lot) from 6:30 pm - 8 pm. GPNA will provide plates, cups, napkins, and silverware as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Please bring your favorite dish to share with neighbors. Association representatives will also be available to take annual dues. Don't miss this opportunity to show your support for law enforcement and crime-free neighborhoods while strengthening police and community partnerships!