The next meeting of the Midtown Museum District Neighborhood Association will be held on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at the Century Plaza Condominiums. The meeting will start promptly at 6:30PM as we have Deputy Mayor, Councilman Tom Simplot as our Keynote Speaker for the evening. After the meeting, there will be an opportunity to view the beautiful condos at Century Plaza.
The next Social event will be on Friday March 20, at Switch. This event will start at 5:30PM followed by a short walk to the Heard Museum to enjoy their Third Friday event. Tickets for Switch will be $9 per person for one drink and an appetizer buffet. RSVP to email@example.com
Don’t forget to check out the new Farmer’s Market at Switch every Sunday from 10.00am to 3.00pm, and just a reminder that Pink Spot Ice Cream has Family Game Nights on Thursday evenings starting at 6:00PM.
April is going to be a busy month with Earth Day on April 22. Mayor Phil Gordon will be presenting Keep Phoenix Beautiful awards at an event at Cesar Chavez Plaza in Downtown Phoenix from 11:00AM to 1:30PM. There will also be a special event at the Phoenix Public Market on April 22, from 4:00PM to 8:00PM, where you can enjoy food, drinks and creative products by talented artisans and local small businesses.
The next Neighborhood meeting will be on Wednesday April 29, at 6:30PM (watch this space for the venue!) and the keynote speaker will be Philip McNeely, Phoenix Environmental Sustainability Program Manager.
The Midtown Museum District Neighborhood Association is a partnership of residents and businesses along Central Avenue, between McDowell and Indian School Roads. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your guide as you Explore Your Core
ASU and other public and private sector partners are exploring the possibility of creating vital urban hubs where canals meet major streets throughout metro Phoenix. These hubs could range in size and character, depending on community requests. ASU students are conducting a public survey and would like your feedback. These “Canalscapes ” are now part of Mayor Phil Gordon’s 17-point-plan for a more Sustainable Phoenix.
To take the survey, click here.
To view the program and slide show from the recent Canalscape Symposium, click here. You can also catch Canalscape updates via Twitter. If you have any questions about the Canalscape concept or project, contact ASU professor, Nan Ellin.
Your guide as you Explore Your Core.
One thing I didn’t know was that the rail has stops within a block of US Airways Center and Chase Field (the eastbound rail has a stop right in front of Chase Field). I could actually get out and see more Diamondback games this year! On my ride into downtown, I saw several restaurants that I want to go back and try when I have more time. I wouldn’t have known they were there if I wasn’t riding the light rail.
One place is First Watch at One 1st street. They open early so if I worked downtown and wanted some breakfast, I could see myself leaving the house a bit sooner. Or I might try Fair Trade Cafe, a little coffeehouse that deals only with fair trade coffee and supports local businesses. One of the stops is only a block from Margaret T. Hance Park on north 3rd Avenue. Near the park is the Irish Culture Center and the Japanese Friendship Garden.
There is so much to see and do around downtown Phoenix that I never knew about until I took the light rail and explored. I have no excuse now for not seeing what the city has to offer and I have the light rail to thank for that.
We’re happy to have you on board, Greg. For even more to do in Downtown Phoenix, sign up for our newsletter in the top-right corner of this page. And if you’re looking for places to eat, drink, or shop all along the light rail line be sure to check out our friends over at Rail Life.
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This weekend is the Heard Museum’s annual Indian Fair & Market. The midtown Museum’s signature event is estimated to draw nearly 20,000 visitors and 700 artists for the weekend of artistry, culture, and fun. The events kick off tonight (Friday) with performances by Larry Redhouse Trio and the Seneca Youth Smoke Dancers. (For the full schedule of performances during the weekend, click here.)
The Heard Museum is located at 2301 N Central Ave – right off the Encanto/Central Ave light rail station – and is the perfect break from the cultural rush of this weekend’s Art Detour. More information is at http://www.heard.org/ or by calling 602.252.8848.
Every weekend during the month of March, arts events will be hosted in downtown Phoenix and surrounding neighborhoods, along with events, exhibitions, and performances on other days throughout the month. In recognition of the local arts community and these public festivals, Mayor Phil Gordon has proclaimed March as “Phoenix Arts Month” and invites everyone to attend and celebrate.
- March 7-8, Art Detour: The city’s First Fridays art walk of local galleries and art spaces organized by Art Link. Free shuttles run beginning at Phoenix Center for the Arts, and take guests to destinations throughout downtown Phoenix.
- March 7-8, Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market: One of the nation’s most acclaimed gathering of Native American artists.
- March 12-15, West of Western Culinary Festival: Celebrating Arizona’s chefs and culinary arts at the Phoenix Art Museum
- March 15, Phoenix Art Museum: Spring exhibition “In Contemporary Rhythm” opens.
- March 21-22, Valley Fever Art Festival: Phoenix’s newest festival celebrating visual and performing arts, including music, dance, poetry, theater, street painting, and more at Heritage Square.
- March 28-29, Phoenix Fringe Festival: Innovative, experimental and provocative theater by local, national, and international artists.
For a full calendar of events during the month of March, click here.