A Great Summerfest 2015

A week before, a giant oak fell on John Howell Park. The week after,  our first broiling heat wave of the summer arrived. And in between those two unpleasant events, we had one of our most enjoyable Summerfests ever.

As has come to be expected from Summerfest, this year’s artist market was an impressive array of some of the most outstanding art in the southeast; our music stages were busy with talented, entertaining performers; and our generous sponsors helped us deliver a festival that, by all accounts, was enjoyed and appreciated by all.

Kicking it all off was the neighborhood parade. Lots of fun for adults and kids, who showed plenty of creativity and flair! Thanks to Kris Smith for organizing this.

Next came the Community Dinner and Outdoor Movie. Thanks to  Bill Chan for the great video of this he took from his drone.

Following these events were the 5K road race, the Tot Trot, the opening of the Artist Market, Kidsfest, lots of music in two locations, food, and the Warren Bruno Celebration Bike Ride… something for everyone. Here are lots of photos for you to enjoy.

Special thanks to our army of community volunteers who made this all possible. More about them, and about how much we brought in, in an upcoming edition of The Voice.


Streets Alive! Virginia, N. Highland closed to traffic

From Atlanta Streets Alive! this information:

On Sunday October 7th, 2012, Atlanta Streets Alive will return to North Highland Avenue for four hours — from 2pm-6pm.

Two miles of North Highland plus one mile of Virginia Avenue plus just about two miles of the brand new Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail means we will have almost FIVE miles of car-free community space to ride, walk, play, dance and rock and roll.

Look for activities all along the route including local acoustic musicians, a capella groups, marching bands, alongside classes such as salsa dancing, yoga, zumba and thousands of people out riding their bikes.

Read more at the Atlanta Streets Alive! website


Earth Day at Druid Hills Presbyterian

Earth Day on Ponce
April 22 2:30-5pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church Front Lawn
(1026 Ponce, across from the Majestic Diner)

Bring your whole family to celebrate Earth Day on Ponce. Local percussionist group DrumRise will lead an all-ages drum circle; all instruments are provided (and no experience is expected). There will also be demonstrations with bee-keeping, chickens, and gardening. Top it off with good food and a wealth of information about how to be even better environmental stewards. More information at www.dhpc.org.

Announcement provided by Druid Hills Presbyterian Church