Neighborhood Month 2014...
Neighborhood Month is a month long celebration
of community and neighborhood pride
hosted by Roanoke neighborhood organizations
to provide opportunities
for all residents of all neighborhoods
to come together with each other
to celebrate our neighborhoods…and each other...
as we do have so much to celebrate!
... during the month of May.
Neighborhood Month provides you with an opportunity to learn about a neighborhood (or neighborhoods) other than your own.....and to meet the folks who live there! By leaving the comfort of your own neighborhood and venturing out to see what the rest of Roanoke......and our neighborhoods..... are REALLY about........you will quickly discover just how unique each neighborhood is, and at the same time, learn that each is filled with warm and friendly people who care about their neighborhood - just as you care about yours! So venture out, meet neighbors in other neighborhoods and experience why all of Roanoke's neighborhoods are places we are each proud to call home!
Thanks to all who participated in Neighborhood Month 2013 as their events are shown below !!
* Saturday, May 4, 2013 Norwich Neighborhood Clean-up & Celebration
(Church of God of Prophecy-2301 Roanoke Ave SW and Norwich Park-2127 Buford Ave SW 1101 Morningside Ave SE)
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Members of the Norwich Neighborhood Alliance and neighborhood residents will meet at the Church of God of Prophecy to perform a neighborhood clean-up followed by a neighborhood celebration in Norwich Park consisting of a cookout and youth activities. For more info call 540-366-0653.
* Saturday, May 4, 2013 SE Action Forum's May Day Celebration
(Jackson Park Library, 1101 Morningside Ave SE)
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Members of the Southeast Action Forum invite you to join them at Jackson Library to celebrate Neighborhood Month with their May Day event. Free snow cones, cotton candy, May Pole, activities for children, exhibits by numerous civic groups and nonprofits offering info on services. For more info call 540-904-3122.
* Sunday, May 5, 2013 Wildwood Neighborhood Cinco de Mayo Celebration
(Thrasher Park, 930 Gus Nicks Blvd NE)
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Everyone is invited to the Wildwood neighborhood's Thrasher Park to commemorate Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May) when on May 5, 1862, 4,000 ill-equipped Mexicans were victorious over 8,000 well-equipped French invaders in the battle known as La Batalla de Puebla or The Battle of Puebla. Today, communities around the world celebrate Hispanic culture as families, friends and neighbors gather together to have a fiesta in honor of this historic event. In partnership with the Roanoke Police Dept. activities include music, sports, games, children activities including a Piñata, and food. For more info call 540-853-2203.
* Thursday, May 9, 2013 Grandin Court Neighborhood Annual Plant Exchange & Give-A-Way
(Grandin Court Recreation Center, 2621 Barham Road SW)
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Grandin Court Neighborhood Association will be hosting their annual Neighborhood Plant Exchange & Give-a-way and you are cordially invited to participate. Neighbors are encouraged to bring any perennials that they've removed from their garden, seeds, or any extra plant packs they have to share with other gardeners and neighbors. For more info, call 540-204-6354.
* Friday, May 10, 2013 Melrose-Rugby Neighborhood Fish Fry
(Melrose Rugby Neighborhood Center at 1730 Orange Avenue)
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Your neighbors of the Melrose-Rugby Neighborhood Forum, Inc. invite you to join them for a mouth-watering lunch consisting of a freshly prepared fish sandwich, with your choice of slaw or chips and drink, all for $5.50. Dine in or carry out, the Melrose Rugby Fish Fry is one lunch you will not want to miss! For more information, call 342-2763.
* Saturday, May 11, 2013 Airlee Court Annual 24-Block Neighborhood Yard Sale
(Between Williamson Road and Hershberger Road between Walgreens and Florist Road)
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Your neighbors of the Airlee Court Neighborhood invite you to and enjoy a neighborhood-wide yard sale incorporating individual yard sales within the 24-block neighborhood, all in one day! Last year, 94 individual yard sales took place throughout the Airlee Court neighborhood. Look for the signs! For additional information, contact Ben Burch at 366-8407 or visit the Airlee Court website for a map showing all of the yard sale locations.
* Saturday, May 11, 2013 Gainsborough Neighborhood Community Celebration and Block Party
(Gainsboro Library, 15 Patton Avenue NW)
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Neighbors of the Gainsborough SW Community Organization, Historic Gainsboro Preservation District, and Gainsboro Neighborhood Alliance invite you to join them on Patton Avenue in front of the Gainsboro Library as they celebrate their neighborhood's 2nd annual Gainsborough Neighborhood Community Celebration and Block Party event. Free event offering free hot dogs, music, and youth activities celebrating the surrounding historic Gainsboro neighborhood. For more info call 540-343-0311.
* Saturday, May 18, 2013 Loudon-Melrose Neighborhood FREE Flea Market
1427 Melrose Avenue NW
Time: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (or until everything is gone)
Your neighbors of the Loudon-Melrose Neighborhood Organization, Inc. cordially invite you to their annual flea market where everything is FREE!! Bring no money - only your shopping bags and yourselves! For additional information, call 344-2978.
* Saturday, May 18, 2013 Riverland-Walnut Hill Neighborhood Potluck
Piedmont Park on Riverview Blvd. SE
Time: 4:00 pm
Bring a dish and join your neighbors of Riverland Walnut Hill organization for a potluck dinner at the beautiful riverside Piedmont Park and greenway on Riverview Blvd. For additional information, call Kathy Hill at 427-4328.
* Sunday, May 19, 2013 9th Annual Greater Raleigh Court Neighborhood Block Party and Street Fair
(Grandin Village, 1300 block Grandin Rd)
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Your neighbors of the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League invite you to join them at the 9th Annual Block Party and Street Fair in the historic Grandin Village (the 1300 block of Grandin Road). Free event offering free hot dogs, music, street performers, classic cars, and kids’ activities celebrating the Grandin Village and the surrounding Raleigh Court neighborhood. For additional information, visit the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League website or call Susan Stump at 540-777-1790.
* Saturday, May 25, 2013 Hurt Park Neighborhood Yard Sale & Celebration
18th Street SW between Salem Ave and Westview Ave SW
12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Your neighbors of the Hurt Park Neighborhood Alliance invite you to enjoy a neighborhood-wide yard sale incorporating individual several yard sales conveniently located within a one block area! Hot dogs, fish sandwiches and beverages will also be available for purchase to support the neighborhood's activities. Bring your shopping bags and come hungry! For additional information, contact Jimmy Cook at 797-4593.
Join your neighbors and begin planning your neighborhood's 2014 Neighborhood Month event. Reviewing the 2014 Neighborhood Month Event Kit will provide you with tips on how to organize your event, how to solicit volunteers to help with your event, and provide you with event suggestions that have been successful in Roanoke and other neighborhoods around the country.
If your organization is planning an event for Neighborhood Month 2014, please contact the Office of Neighborhood Services by calling 853-5210 or by email.