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3 East Race Series – Today is the last day for early registration!!!


3 Near East Side 5K’s for ONLY $45 (before December 15th)! One click, one price, three great races.

3 East Side races are partnering up to provide three great opportunities to rejuvenate your body and our neighborhood. Run/Walk Race for Roofs on March 29th, Brookside Bash Color Dash on May 17th, and the Arsenal Run/Walk on September 20th.

Register today for the $45 race series at

Near Eastside Neighborhood Summit – Thursday Night!

The next neighborhood summit where our neighborhood manages our quality of life plan is THIS Thursday, March 13th from 6:30 – 8pm at the Spades Park Library.  Anyone who lives, works, worships, and is generally interested in the Near Eastside is welcome to attend.  For more information, please see the Event Website.


Friday March 14, 2014

Commonwealth Gym. (parking in rear)
23 N. Rural St. 46201

Join your neighbors for our 5th Annual NESCO PI (pie) Day.
Pie, ice cream and beverages for sale to enjoy. Music and games and more

Tickets Only $3.14, Kids 10 and under Free
Pie with Ice Cream only 3.14

Pie contest.

Celebrity Judges:

City Council President
Maggie Lewis,
Director of Special Programming for the Clerks office,
Myla Eldridge,
Pastor Tom Eden from Woodruff Pl Baptist Church and more to come.

Enter your granny’s secret Pie for a prize. Pie entry cost is π^2($9.86)

Entries are judged on over all taste, complexity, uniqueness AND largest percentage of ingredients purchased at the Pogues Run Grocer (keep your receipts).

Click here for Entry Form:

For questions or info on Pie Contest please contact Zach Adamson at

Also, stay informed on information via the PI Day Facebook page.

Goals for Indy

Goals for Indy Near Eastside Locations

Englewood Christian Church   57 N. Rural

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center  727 N. Oriental

Paramount School of Excellence  3020 Nowland Ave.

O’Bannon Soccer Fields (close to the neighborhood!)  16th and Monon Trail


Kessler Lecture – April 16th

The George Kessler Plan for Indianapolis: The Past as Guide for the Future.

Free lectures by Kurt Culbertson and James Fadely.

Culbertson, Chairman and CEO of Design Workshop in Aspen, CO, focuses on history and contemporary relevance of George Kessler’s interconnected park and boulevard design for the capital city.

James Fadely discusses Thomas Taggart, Mayor of Indianapolis from 1895-1901 and father of Indianapolis’s public parks system. Indiana Landmarks Center, Indianapolis. 5:30 pm bar, 6 pm lecture. Online registration requested.

Kessler Bike Tour – April 19th

George Kessler designed an extensive system of parks and boulevards in Indianapolis that remains in use today and contributes to a growing network of bike paths. As a continuation of the lecture, staged with support from Hoosier Rails to Trails Council and Indiana Trails Fund, our bike tour begins and ends at Riverside Park Recreation Center, 2420 E. Riverside Drive, emphasizing Kessler-designed parks and boulevards dotted with architectural gems.

Bike tours will begin at 9, 9:15  and 9:30 a.m. in groups of 15.

We’ll be cycling rain or shine unless weather is treacherous. Participants supply their own bikes (helmet required).


* Route is approximately 10-12 miles and includes the historic Taggart Memorial Arch in Riverside Park and heads east along Fall Creek Parkway, south on the Monon Trail to Brookside Park and back to Riverside along the Cultural Trail and the White River Trail.  Along the way, we’ll stop to discuss city history and preservation issues related to George Kessler’s system of parks, parkways and boulevards.


IMPD East District Community Day

On behalf of Commander James Waters of the Indianapolis Metropolitan police Department East District.  We are in the process of organizing our 8th Annual Community Day. Which will be held on Wednesday July 9th, 2014 from 10: am -2:00pm on the Grounds of Brookside Park in front of the Recreation Center located at Olney/Brookside Parkway S. Dr.

Community Day is an opportunity for the officers that serve the citizens of East District to say thank you for the community’s support throughout the year for their assistance in fighting crime.  Citizens have the opportunity to meet the police officers who patrol their communities and businesses as well as visiting the many displays from our department and other agencies as well.  In addition this year we will partner with Indy Parks to ensure our little citizens interact with the police and community.

This event is completely free to the public and is not possible without help and donations from our community partners.  To ensure IMPD East District Community Day is successful.  We would like to garner the input of our East District citizens for this community event.

If you have ideas or would like to be on the community day committee it would speak volumes.  We need innovative citizens with ideas, access to possible vendors, donors, donations, are if you would like to be a part of making this a great event for all.


Please Contact Officer Sherron Franklin by email at

Office 317-327-6229

Cell 317-416-4520

Great Indy Clean-UP April 5th

Several neighborhoods and organizations are getting out in their communities on April 5th for the next Great Indy Clean-Up.  Make sure you check with your neighborhood association/block club to see if you can volunteer for this great event.  You can also volunteer with organizations like the East 10th Street Civic Association who is getting out in the 10th & Rural area to clean up that intersection.

Neighborhood Meetings

To find out when your neighborhood is meeting, check out the NESCO website and click on “neighborhoods.”

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