Cottage Home 2017 Fall Block Party

Cottage Home 2017 Fall Block Party

1 2 3 4 5 6 The 2017 Fall Block Party takes place on October 14 from 5 – 10 p.m. at the Cottage Home Community Space. Free event. Kid friendly.The Food The Drinks The Entertainment KID FRIENDLY Cottage Home Neighborhood events strive to be all inclusive so you will find things to do for all ages. Children will have a chance to enjoy a variety of kids games and other kid-friendly activities. FREE TO THE PUBLIC This magical event is FREE to the public. However, for those that can afford it, a suggested donation of $5.00 helps pay for event expenses, entertainment, and future neighborhood projects. GET INTO IT! We love it when people dress up for the party! If you have a great costume you want to show off, put it on and strut your stuff. We’ll be glad you did.  The food. Several food vendors will be serving up a variety of meal and snack choices to tantalize every tastebud. Comfortable yet thoughtful. Filling and healthy. It’s slow food fast. DUOS INDY BBQ. BETTES BBQ Southwest style cuisine with a kick! Cosmic Chrome Cafe   Cottage Home food tent.   Ice cream made the old fashioned way, one batch at a time, without the help of huge high-tech equipment . Gordon’s Ice Cream Parlor   1 2 3 4 5 The drink. Several local vendors will be on tap to deliver delicious drinks and happy times. Info coming soon. 1 The entertainment. Indianpolis is home to many talented performers and we’re excited to bring a bunch of them to you for this event! Info coming soon. 1

Cottage Home 2017 Reggae Party

Cottage Home 2017 Reggae Party

1 2 3 4 The 4th Annual CoHo Reggae Party happens on June 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm.Free event. Kid friendly. Da Blue LagoonAuthentic Jamaican food dished up with local flair. Centerpoint BrewingLocal beer to mellow your mood. DJ Andy CappsGroove to the cool reggae tunes spun by CoHomie DJ Andy Capps.  Bring household goods to donate to Exodus Refugee and help refugee families in need. WHAT TO BRING 1

Michigan Street Conversion to 2-way

Michigan Street Conversion to 2-way

A committee discussing the upcoming conversion of Michigan St. to 2-way will meet on Monday, May 8. They are seeking input from our neighbors on the near east side on the following topics: Should we preserve parking on both sides of street, or do we sacrifice some parking to make room for a turning lane? How can # 3 bus go both ways on Michigan, without being delayed by the trains ? Do we want protected bike lanes on BOTH Michigan and New York? Long term, do we also want 2 way travel on NY street? To see more about this project, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Events: If you are interested in helping with this year’s Jungle Gym Jam, Reggae Party and/or Fall Block Party, please fill out the volunteer form: https://www.cottagehomeneighborhood.com/volunteer-for-events. Mowers: If you have a little free time and enjoy mowing, the Greenspace Committee can use your help! Reach out to Nancy Bain or email the neighborhood at cottagehomeneighborhood@gmail.com. Event Pictures and Stories: There are a lot of events happening over the coming months and the Communication Committee can use help with pictures and fun stories from neighbors attending. If you have questions, contact Cheryl Rettig. Email your pictures and stories to cottagehomeneighborhood@gmail.com. Don’t have time to give? Donations are another way you can help the Cottage Home Neighborhood thrive. Donate online through PayPal on the neighborhood website at www.cottagehome.info or send a check to Cottage Home Neighborhood Association, 714 N. Highland Ave. 46202.

Upcoming Neighborhood Events

Upcoming Neighborhood Events

Squires’ Eastside Preservation Festival: May 6, 8:00 am – 11:00 pm. in the Community Space. Festivities kick off with a community walk around 9:30. Music starts at noon. CoHo Walking History Tour: May 20, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Meet in the Community Space Shelter. There will be a pitch-in after the tour concludes. Be sure to wear comfy shoes! Reggae Party: June 10, 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the Community Space. Jungle Gym Jam: August 12, 4:00 am to 10:00 pm in the Community Space. To volunteer or become a sponsor for an event, fill out the online form at https://www.cottagehomeneighborhood.com/volunteer-for-events.

President’s Message

President’s Message

Once again I was blown away by the attendance at our April General Membership meeting at Centerpoint Brewing. We heard from a lot of our neighbors and even saw some new faces. One thing we discussed at the meeting that I think is worth repeating here, is to encourage all Cottage Home and community members to utilize the Mayor’s Action Center (MAC) to report issues with streets, trash, traffic signs and more. As stated on their website, the MAC serves as a single point of contact for Indianapolis residents “to request City services, obtain information or provide feedback.” A few issues we heard from our neighbors are vehicles disregarding speed limits, stop signs and directional street signs. There are also concerns over vicious dogs, the disrepair of streets, sidewalks and alleys and lack of appropriate crosswalk striping. All of these are issues that can and should be reported to the MAC. To do so, go to http://www.indy.gov/egov/mayor/mac/Pages/home.aspx or call them at (317) 327-4MAC. I encourage all of you to report these various problems and do it often. The more we report city related matters to the MAC, the more likely they are to be resolved. I look forward to seeing everyone out and about as the weather gets warmer! Happy May! Crystal

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