1 The 2017 Fall Block Party takes place on October 14 from 5 – 10 p.m. at the Cottage Home Community Space. Kid friendly. Free admission. $5 donation suggested.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. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 The drink. Several local vendors will be on tap to deliver delicious drinks and happy times. 1 2 3 The entertainment. Indianapolis is home to many talented performers and we’re excited to bring a bunch of them to you for this event! 1 The shopping. Browse local vendor booths and find unique treasures including keepsakes to remember your special night in Cottage Home. 1 The sponsors. This event would not be possible without the generous donations of our sponsors. Thank you to all of the following businesses and individuals for making this year’s block party a possibility. 1
1 2 3 4 The 4th Annual CoHo Reggae Party happens on June 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm.Free event. Kid friendly. Da Blue LagoonAuthentic Jamaican food. Centerpoint BrewingLocally made beer. DJ Andy CappsCool reggae tunes spun by CoHomie DJ Andy Capps, featuring SAS. The NY SliceAuthentic NY pizza. Mass Ave WineLocal wine provider. Ash & Elm Cider Co.Locally made ciders. Bring household goods to donate to Exodus Refugee and help refugee families in need. WHAT TO BRING 1
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.
Call IMPD East District at 327-6200 to make a report if there is not an immediate danger (suspicious activity, drug activity, etc). If you feel there is an immediate danger, call 911. You can also call the Crime Stoppers number (317) 262-8477 or 800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers also accepts text messages….text “INDYCS” plus the tip to 274637 or email to Online@CrimeTips.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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.
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.
A favorite feature in the CoHo Community Space is our beautiful microlibrary. To keep it clean and stocked, please be sure to always secure the door after using the space. Also, there is a need for books! If interested, books may be donated to Melissa Deer. For questions, email the neighborhood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Here are the details of the redevelopment plans for the CCIC building: CCIC-Redevelopment-Plan-2-9-15-sm
Do you live near a low-level but chronic criminal? The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has a program (Court Watch) that can help you keep tabs on nuisance offenders and get you involved in the judicial process CourtWatch