4th Annual ATL 20K Relay & 10K, August 29

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in News |

atlrace2015 The 4th Annual ATL 20K Relay and 10K returns to the Castleberry Hill /Downtown Atlanta Neighborhoods August 29th.  Runningnerds mission is to provide a social forum, resource, and service to the contemporary running community.  They serve in many aspects and one way is to put on awesome road race events that everyone involved can enjoy.

Last years race was a huge success and they had over 900 runners and spectators run the neighborhood. There will be about 1000 visitors on Saturday, please review the race details and plan your morning accordingly. Runningnerds appreciates the continued support of the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood and businesses to make this a premier event for the city of Atlanta.  Runningnerds would love to get the neighborhood involved… Here’s how you can Participate!

Event: The ATL 20K Relay & 10K. Saturday, August 29th

Start/Finish/Exchange Area: Walker St. between Stonewall & Nelson St. (just outside the Walker St. side of Castleberry Point)

Set Up Time 4:00AM, Music Starts 6:30AM Race Starts 7:00AM, Anticipated Finish 10:30AM

Parking:  Racers will utilize street parking and approved lots

Security: Volunteers and APD will be on location and heavy in the area

Street Closures:  Walker Street between Chapel & Nelson 6am-10:30am; Residential traffic ONLY on Walker between Peters & Nelson 7:00am-9:30am

Course: Scenic Course will travel through downtown on Peters, Around Centennial Olympic Park, Philips Arena and the Georgia Dome and World Congress Center. It really is a fantastic route!

If there are any questions or concerns, contact Tes Sobomehin,
404-441-0963, runningnerds@gmail.com.

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Castleberry Spur Art Contest

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in News |

call_for_artists (1)As development of the new Castleberry Spur at 154 Walker Street continues, New Amsterdam Spirits is inviting locals to help the brand leave its mark in the space by commissioning a piece of art. Whether you find inspiration in the brand’s logo, bottle design or attached mood board, creativity is welcomed!

Artwork must be “mobile” and made with durable and quality materials that are able to withstand the elements. Proposals must be submitted by Sept 18 to jtrani@devriesglobal.com. Winner must install completed artwork in the Castleberry Spur by Oct 5, 2015.  Full rules and regulations can be found  here.

The artist behind the chosen design will receive $2,500, and the finished piece will be publicly displayed in the Castleberry Spur for the opening of the space and beyond. Good luck!

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City of Refuge – Dinner in the City, Aug 29

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in News |

cityofrefugeCity of Refuge, a nonprofit organization working toward community stability and sustainability in Atlanta’s 30314 zip code, is hosting its inaugural Dinner in the City benefit at its on-campus culinary education facility, 180° Kitchen on Saturday, August 29.

Guests will enjoy a three course dinner prepared by two teams of 180° Kitchen alumni chefs; following dinner, guests will cast their votes to determine the winning team. While guests dine, two standout contestants will face off in a dynamic, creative competition, where they’ll craft an additional dish of their choosing using the ingredients included in a mystery box given to each chef. Industry expert judges Ford Fry, Steve Palmer and Steve Simon will determine the winning chef after tasting each presented dish.

Purchase tickets here !

Dinner in the City
Saturday, August 29 | 6 p.m. | 180° Kitchen
1300 Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30314

What’s more? City of Refuge is selling raffle tickets for a 2015 model Porsche Boxster or Cayman, including an $8,000 customization package! Tickets may be purchased for $100 each or $1,000 for 14 and are currently available online, though they’ll also be sold onsite at the event. The raffle winner will be announced at City of Refuge’s annual gala, The Gathering, on Thursday, October 25.

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Sweet Auburn Curb Market to Open on Sundays, Starting Sept 13

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in News |

SweetAuburnMarket_2013-02-09_091Due to the growing success of the Atlanta Streetcar, the Municipal Market, also known as the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, will now open its doors to the public on Sunday afternoons. The market is located at 209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA, 30303, and current hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Sunday hours will be 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Streetcar passengers get off directly in front of the main entry on Edgewood Ave.

Along with an assortment of exceptional restaurants, Sweet Auburn Bakery, a full service bakery and coffee shop, Miss D’s New Orleans Pralines and Popcorn, and SnoBayou Handcrafted Snoballs will be on hand to offer a treat to take home or to linger over with a cup of Café Campesino coffee. Check out the full list of Vendors open on Sunday here.  Entertainment will be part of the Sunday experience. In addition to music, the market will offer football on their big screen in the food court, open mic, and a variety of local performers for your enjoyment.

As a special incentive for visitors who may not ride the Streetcar, the Market will offer parking validations for two free hours on Sundays. Press Release – Sweet Auburn Curb Market to Open on Sundays Sept 13_PJ-Final Monday-Saturday parking is free for one hour.

 

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Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announces Inaugural O4W Fall Festival

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in News |

To4whe Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is teaming up with Rival Entertainment to deliver a first-ever festival experience that embraces the spirit and culture of the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, which debuted in 2010 and drew more than 20,000 participants last year.

The Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival at Historic Fourth Ward Park (Skate Park meadow) from 5PM to 11PM on Friday, Sept. 11 and 11AM to 11PM on Saturday, Sept. 12, will place live entertainment, a food truck rally (with the most popular mobile eateries in the city), adult beverage concessions, a college football sports bar, a kids’ area, lantern-making workshops hosted by premier local artists, a pet-friendly zone, a Lantern Parade viewing party and more distinctive experiences at the halfway point of the Lantern Parade route, which marches from Irwin Street at Krog Street Market to Piedmont Park.

For more information visit rivalentertainment.com.  Admission is free for this 2 day event. Upgrade your parade weekend by purchasing tickets to these fundraising events. Interested sponsors and partners should contact Salisha Evans, Director of Partnerships & Engagement at salisha@atlblp.org or (404) 446 – 4408.

 

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TV Show “Containment” Moving In

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in News |

The tv show Containment, originally Cordon when they filmed here earlier this year, is moving in and will be filming around the neighborhood throughout the next few months. They are working with property owners for staging equipment on private property to minimize the impact, but there will be some lane closures permitted for from time-to-time. Their main location will be on Walker between Larkin and Peters. Check the Filming page of the website for the notification letters.

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