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Welcome to the Neighborhood Notes for March 25th.  Thank you to everyone who reads and passes along information to neighbors and friends!  Please see below for some great events happening in our community.  If you have events you’d like to have posted here, please feel free to email them to or call 808-2336.



The Crossing School Informational Meeting – TONIGHT!

Meeting regarding the development of a new charter school in the neighborhood.

Woodruff Place Baptist Church

1739 E. Michigan St.

7 – 8pm

Please come and join us for a night to discuss a school coming to the Near Eastside of Indy.  It will be a time to listen and ask questions.

More info:

Quality of Life Plan Info Meeting

Are you interested in finding out more details about how and why the Near Eastside Quality of Life Plan was created?  Want to know more about how you can get involved in the process?  This meeting is for you!

Who:  Anyone who lives, works, and/or worships in the Near Eastside Neighborhood (NESCO)

What:  An informational meeting to go over the Near Eastside Quality of Life Plan process

Where:  John H. Boner Community Center – Chase Community Room

When:  May 8, 2014 5:30 – 6:30pm

Why:  To share more details about our neighborhood plan that we don’t have time for at the Neighborhood Summits

If you’d like to come, please send an email to or call 317-808-2336

Near East Soccer Alliance Spring Leagues

There’s still time to sign your 4 – 12 year old up for spring soccer!

Important Dates:

April 1st – Registration Ends!
April 3rd – Volunteer Orientation (details below)
April 9th – 6:30pm Practice
April 12th – 9am Practice
April 16th – 6:30pm Practice
April 19th – 1st Games against Tab Rec. Teams

Volunteer Information:

If you have signed up to volunteer or even if you haven’t yet done so – please attend our Volunteer Orientation Meeting:

April 3rd – 6:30pm
John H. Boner Community Center
2236 E. 10th St. Indianapolis, IN 46201

More info:

Spring Cleanups

Several neighborhoods are holding clean up events on April 5th.  Check with your neighborhood association or block club to see what’s happening in your area or join one of these groups.

Emerson Heights – 9am – noon  Facebook Event Page

St. Clair Place – 8am – noon Facebook Event Page

Great Indy East 10th Street Cleanup – 9am – noon  Facebook Page

Cottage Home – 9am – 2pm


Cottage Home “Home & Garden” Tour

Twilight Tour & Reception: $50
Home Tour: $12 in advance, $15 day of tour

The 2014 tour celebrates the Cottage Home Neighborhood Association’s 30 years of redevelopment. The weekend kicks off with a twilight reception and behind-the-scenes tour showcasing four historic homes near the corner of Dorman and St. Clair Streets. Guests will enjoy wine and gourmet appetizers from Duos Kitchen and music by neighborhood musicians. Tour-goers will see eight eclectic homes and six gardens chosen to showcase the creative and diverse styles of the residents, with a mix of old and new construction.

The Twilight Tour Reception is Friday, May 16th, 6-9pm, with reservations due by May 12th. Tickets are $50 which include a pass for the weekend home tour.

The Home & Garden Tour is Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th from 11am-5pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at any of the tour homes.

Advance tickets are available at Marsh Supermarkets or call tour co-chairs Maribeth Bailey 317-752-1816 or Andy Kienle 317-440-3730.

More info and updates:  Tour Facebook Page – Twilight Tour  Tour Facebook Page – Daytime Tour

Rivoli Park Labyrinth Service Day

We are looking forward to having a service day at the Rivoli Park Labyrinth on Saturday, March 29th from 10 am-1 pm with volunteers from Pro(ACT) Community Partnernships, Inc. and some members of The Indy Progressive Roatary Club. We plan to move dirt and mulch, paint a fence, and to do outreach beyond the boundaries of the labyrinth site by picking up trash in the neighborhood. We are going to do something special related to the community art aspect of the project as well. There will be a little bit of something for everyone. Send along a message online or call (317) 372-6983 if you would like to join us in the fun of serving together that day.

ReEnergize East Washington Street

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The East Washington Street Partnership has put together an updated plan for the work happening on East Washington Street.  This plan was unveiled last Friday at Indiana City Brewing located on Shelby Street across from Angie’s List. For more information on the plan please see the East Washington Partnership website.

Indy-east Asset Development Community Luncheon

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Please join us for our annual Community Luncheon, featuring development updates, achievements, and future plans. This year’s theme is “Great Places.” Our keynote speaker is Jacob Sipe, Executive Director of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA). Jacob’s leadership is shaping the future of urban community development. This fundraising luncheon is Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at Marian, Inc. (its 4th-floor dining room has one the most striking views of downtown in the city).  To sign up please click over to our Eventbrite Page.

Near Eastside Story Slam

Come out for First Friday at the Tin Comet for a night of stories about people being foolish. More info on the Facebook Event Page.

Neighborhood Association Meetings – Please see the NESCO Website for more information.


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