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Jun 082015
No, the Kids' Table will not be this large, don't panic ;-)

No, the Kids’ Table will not be this large, don’t panic ;-)

Historic Glenwood-Brooklyn Neighborhood Association needs you at our monthly meetings! Folks with young children who don’t have sitters lined up often can’t make it over.

HGBNA will be setting up a supervised Kids’ Table where your at-least-crayon-using-age children can sit and have an engaging fun time with our volunteer Kid Wrangler, Zoe Miller from Filmore Street, a rising Junior at Broughton High. Her mom Elizabeth Miller will be in charge of the program.

This table will have coloring and craft supplies, along with Zoe, an experienced and well-loved local sitter.

If bringing your children will enable you to attend the meeting, please email Elizabeth at HGBNAkids@gmail.com to RSVP so we are properly prepared.

If you know of folks who could attend the meetings if they could bring their children, make sure they know this is available.

Our monthly meetings will become even more important as we get into the proposed projects and the effort to keep our zoning protections as we are remapped to the new zoning code. We also have the Glenwood Avenue median refurbishment project progress to report, and our upcoming Block Party June 7th. And there usually are other ideas brought up as folks start talking.

We look forward to as many neighbors as possible participating, and hope the Kids’ Table will help. Do you have any other ideas? Know of any other teens who would like to help? Please let us know, either at the meeting or email Elizabeth, also via discussion on NextDoor or Facebook.

 June 8, 2015  Posted by at 2:26 am HGBNA, HGBNA meetings Comments Off on The new Kids’ Table at HGBNA meetings begins June 16th meeting)
Jun 052015

HGBNA meeting Tuesday June 16

Tuesday June 16 brings our next neighborhood association meeting, with our very first Kid’s Table. (Yes, I have the date correct 😉

Come catch up on what’s happening with Glenwood-Brooklyn, say Hi and be part of your neighborhood association… see you there!

Where: Jenkins United Methodist Church, 725 North Boylan Av, Raleigh
Time: 6:30 pm

 June 5, 2015  Posted by at 5:02 pm HGBNA, HGBNA meetings No Responses »
May 302015

2015 Block Party!
Our Spring Block Party is coming up next weekend, Sunday June 7! This year we’ll be at Adams @ Filmore so please save the date!

This family-friendly event will from 3pm to 7pm (or so) and we’ll have another dessert contest as well as good food and drink, music and children’s activities. Cross your fingers for good weather and hope to see you there.

 May 30, 2015  Posted by at 10:29 am Block Party, Events, HGBNA Comments Off on 2015 Block Party next Sunday, hope for good weather!
May 172015

Raleigh News & Observer

Glenwood-Brooklyn’s remapping saga begins to get some press:

It’s a question of how to make technical definitions match, but the broader dilemma is how best to preserve a historic downtown neighborhood as the area grows. The houses in the neighborhood primarily were built between 1910 and 1940, many in the bungalow and craftsman style popular at the time.

Now, most of Glenwood-Brooklyn has an unusual zoning, one that comes with special rules about setbacks, heights and other architectural elements in the mostly residential neighborhood.

“That has given us protection from tear downs and very dense infill that would be out of character for the neighborhood,” said Philip Poe, a resident and member of a neighborhood committee that has tackled the issue.

Rezoning of historic Raleigh neighborhood proves tricky

Our monthly meetings will become even more important as we get into the effort to keep our zoning protections as we are remapped to the new zoning code. Did you know we are the last neighborhood in Raleigh to be remapped? That’s because we are a unique historic neighborhood with a special protected zoning status from back before there was such a thing as a Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District (NCOD) which is what many other old neighborhoods in this city now enjoy. How the old morphs into the new is a key issue this year.

May 122015

2015 Summer in the Park Concert Series

Raleigh’s 2015 edition of their popular Summer in the Park Concert Series continues on Sunday June 14. The shows are pretty much bi-weekly on Sundays and always start at 6pm

While series will continue through September at both Pullen Park and Fletcher Park, we of course will be following the goings-on at our own Fletcher Park.

There is no admission fee for the shows, but please bring a lawn chair or blanket for your seating.

May 31 at Fletcher Park – Milagro Saints, Folk, Rock, Country and Americana

June 14 at Fletcher Park – Raleigh Jazz Orchestra, Performing jazz from the entire history of big band jazz

June 28 at Fletcher Park – Village Band, Featuring a broad range of compositions from traditional to contemporary

July 19 at Fletcher Park – Nick Driver, Singer/Songwriter and Raleigh Native

August 2 at Fletcher Park – Triangle Taiko, Japanese Drumming

August 16 at Fletcher Park – The Moonlighters Orchestra, Not your typical Big Band!

More info here…

 May 12, 2015  Posted by at 10:55 pm Events, Raleigh, Summer in the Park Comments Off on in the Park Concert Series show – Sunday August 16