National Night Out 2014

National Night Out 2014 Photos

On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Westview community organizations joined hundreds of other neighborhood organizations across the country for National Night Out, a public safety awareness event.

The West End Coalition held its annual event at the intersection of Mathewson and Greenwich with food, music, and socializing. In the meanwhile the Westview Community Organization held its annual event at the intersection of South Olympian and Waters with food and an art auction held by the children that participated in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) summer camp. Firefighters, police, and elected officials dropped by to celebrate the evening with neighbors.

To view photos of National Night Out view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.

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National Night Out

National Night Out 2014Join your neighbors, police, firemen and city officials on Tuesday, August 5th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm for food, music, and public safety awareness! The event will be held at the intersection of South Olympian Way and Waters Drive. There will be hotdogs, sodas, cookies, chips and water.

HISTORY
National Night Out, ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime,’ was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) in 1984 to prevent crime, drugs and violence in cities across America. That first year, 400 communities in 23 states participated in National Night Out. Nationwide, 2.5 million Americans took part in 1984. National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

ABOUT NNO
National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

INFO
More information about National Night Out can be found at http://www.nationalnightout.org.

National Night Out 2013

National Night Out 2013Join your neighbors on Tuesday, August 6th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for food, music, and public safety awareness! The event will be held at the intersection of South Olympian Way and Waters Drive. The Westview Community Organization and its sponsors will donate hot dogs and beverages. Neighbors are encouraged to contribute buns, sides, and school supplies.

HISTORY
National Night Out, ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime,’ was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) in 1984 to prevent crime, drugs and violence in cities across America. That first year, 400 communities in 23 states participated in National Night Out. Nationwide, 2.5 million Americans took part in 1984. National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

ABOUT NNO
National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

INFO
More information about National Night Out can be found at http://www.nationalnightout.org

National Night Out 2013

National Night Out 2013

Join your neighbors on Tuesday, August 6th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for food, music, and public safety awareness! The event will be held at the intersection of South Olympian Way and Waters Drive. The Westview Community Organization and its sponsors will donate hot dogs and beverages. Neighbors are encouraged to contribute buns, sides, and school supplies.

HISTORY
National Night Out, ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime,’ was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) in 1984 to prevent crime, drugs and violence in cities across America. That first year, 400 communities in 23 states participated in National Night Out. Nationwide, 2.5 million Americans took part in 1984. National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

ABOUT NNO
National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

INFO
More information about National Night Out can be found at http://www.nationalnightout.org

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2013

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2013

What better way to spend the height of summer than at the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration! Come hang out for an afternoon full of fun activities for the whole family and support our little neighborhood!

Information about the day’s events:

  • Location, Time, Date – Where will the event take place?
  • Food – What is there to eat and how can I join the grill-off?
  • Music – What should I expect to hear?
  • Art/Vendor Market – What can I buy and how do I sign up for the artist market?
  • Games – How about some games for the kids?
  • Sponsors – Who is helping to make this event happen?
  • Donations – Can I donate money towards this event?
  • Photos – Check out photos from prior years!

Location, Time, Date

Join the Westview Community Organization for an afternoon of food, music, art, and entertainment on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm along Muse Street (next to the BeltLine path) as part of Westview’s Summer Solstice Celebration!


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Grill-Off: Taste of Southwest Atlanta

Are you ready to sample a taste of southwest Atlanta? On the day of the event purchase your "passport" and taste what our grill masters have created! The “passport” will allow you to sample the different foods (chicken and pork) plus a drink for $7. In prior years there was so much food most people were too full to taste everything – what a deal! Once you have tasted all the different categories submit your vote for “the best of…”.

2013 Grill-Off Participants

2012 Grill-Off Winners

Beecher-Donnelly - 2012 Best Pork
Best Pork 2012: Claiborne White and Jaime Nash representing Beecher-Donnelly
West End - 2012 Best Chicken
Best Chicken 2012: Carl Nes and Scott Shepherd representing West End

2011 Grill-Off Winners

West End - 2011 Best Pork
Best Pork 2011: Carl Nes and John Pavlin representing West End
Ashview Heights - 2011 Best Chicken
Best Chicken 2011: Larry Carter representing Ashview Heights

Contestants: Are you the master of the grill? Come out and prove it in the Westview Grill-Off! Entries in the Grill-Off are $25, but we will supply you with the food to cook! Individuals, organizations, and restaurants are all allowed to participate – please fill out our grill-off form. $100 worth of prizes to the winners of the contest!

Music

Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blanket and enjoy the music while munching on the various grill-off goodies.

Art/Vendor Market

Between eating and relaxing browse our artist/vendor market!

Vendors: If you are interested in participating in our artist/vendor market please fill out our vendor form. The application fee is only $25 until Monday, June 17th, 2013 and $40 thereafter! We’ll supply you with a 10×10 space. You bring the tent, table, and other displays. Space is limited, so don’t wait!

Games

Come bring the kids! We’ll have field day type games to keep the kiddos entertained. Think tug-of-war, sack races, hula hoops, and more!

Sponsors/Partners

The Westview Summer Solstice Celebration could not happen without your generosity – please consider joining our list of sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring the 2013 Westview Summer Solstice Celebration? Please email us at info@westviewatlanta.com for sponsorship opportunities or submit a donation via PayPal below!

Donations

We can’t make this event happen without donations from you! In addition to buying a grill-off passport on the day of the event you can help support the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration by making a donation. Small or large – we appreciate it all!


Photos

Curious what prior year’s were all about? Check out our Facebook album’s from 2012, 2011, and 2010!

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2012Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2011Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2010
National Night Out 2012

National Night Out 2012 Photos

National Night Out is an annual event taking place the first Tuesday in August throughout the United States. The Westview Community Organization held this year’s National Night Out in the southern part of Westview on a strip of land that will hopefully be turned into an official park in the future. The youth played a basketball tournament and police, firefighters, politicians, and neighbors chatted for this evening of public safety.

To view more photos of National Night Out 2012 please visit our Westview Facebook page.

National Night Out 2012

National Night Out 2012Join your neighbors on Tuesday, August 7th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for food, music, and public safety awareness! The event will be held at the intersection of South Olympian Way and Waters Drive. The Westview Community Organization and its sponsors will donate hot dogs and beverages. Neighbors are encouraged to contribute buns, sides, and school supplies.

HISTORY
National Night Out, ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime,’ was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) in 1984 to prevent crime, drugs and violence in cities across America. That first year, 400 communities in 23 states participated in National Night Out. Nationwide, 2.5 million Americans took part in 1984. The 28th Annual National Night Out last August involved 37.0 million people in 15,110 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

ABOUT NNO
National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

INFO
More information about National Night Out can be found at http://www.nationalnightout.org

National Night Out 2012

National Night Out 2012

Join your neighbors on Tuesday, August 7th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for food, music, and public safety awareness! The event will be held at the intersection of South Olympian Way and Waters Drive. The Westview Community Organization and its sponsors will donate hot dogs and beverages. Neighbors are encouraged to contribute buns, sides, and school supplies.

HISTORY
National Night Out, ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime,’ was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) in 1984 to prevent crime, drugs and violence in cities across America. That first year, 400 communities in 23 states participated in National Night Out. Nationwide, 2.5 million Americans took part in 1984. The 28th Annual National Night Out last August involved 37.0 million people in 15,110 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

ABOUT NNO
National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

INFO
More information about National Night Out can be found at http://www.nationalnightout.org

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2012

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2012

What better way to spend the height of summer than at the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration! Come hang out for an afternoon full of fun activities for the whole family!

Information about the day’s events:

  • Location, Time, Date – Where will the event take place?
  • Music – What should I expect to hear?
  • Food – What is there to eat and how can I join the grill-off?
  • Art/Vendor Market – What can I buy and how do I sign up for the artist market?
  • Games/Talent Show – How about some games for the kids?
  • Sponsors – Who is helping to make this event happen?
  • Donations – Can I donate money towards this event?
  • Photos – Check out photos from prior years!

Location, Time, Date

This year we’re doing things a little differently because our neighborhood school, KIPP STRIVE Academy, is expanding to add a new primary school! While we’re sad not to be able to host the event in our regular spot we’re super thrilled about the addition, so please bear with us this year while we host the event in a new environment. That being said…

Join the Westview Community Organization for an afternoon of music, art, crafts, and food on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm along Muse Street (next to the BeltLine path) as part of Westview’s Summer Solstice Celebration!


View Larger Map

Music

Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes – we have both live music and a DJ playing at the Summer Solstice Celebration.

  • Juliana Finch
    “Heartbreaky, bourbon-infused Americana” by singer/songwriter Juliana Finch from 3:00pm until 4:00pm.
  • DJ Theo
    Boogie down to house, soul, funk, and classics by DJ Theo.

Grill-Off: Taste of Westview

Are you ready to sample a taste of southwest Atlanta? On the day of the event purchase your "passport" and taste what our grill masters have created! The "passport" will allow you to sample the different foods (chicken and pork) plus a drink for $7. Last year there was so much food most people were too full to taste everything – what a deal! Once you have tasted all the different categories submit your vote for "the best of…".

2012 Grill-Off Participants

  • Beecher-Donnelly (Claiborne & Nash)
  • Morehouse College (Christopher)
  • Project GRAD (Alvin Glymph)
  • West End (Carl & Scott)
  • West End (Sister DeBorah)
  • Westview (Kisha)
  • Westview (Scott)

2011 Grill-Off Winners

Contestants: Are you the master of the grill? Come out and prove it in the Westview Grill-Off! Entries in the Grill-Off are $20, but we will supply you with the food to cook! Individuals, organizations, and restaurants are all allowed to participate. $100 worth of prizes to the winners of the contest!

Art/Vendor Market

Between eating and dancing browse our artist/vendor market!

Vendors: The application fee is only $25! We’ll supply you with a 10×10 space. You bring the tent, table, and other displays. Space is limited, so don’t wait! The deadline is Friday, June 15th, 2012.

Games & Talent Show

Come bring the kids!

  • Field Day Games
    We’ll have field day type games to keep the kiddos entertained. Think tug-of-war, sack races, hula hoops, and more!
  • Crafts
    For the artsy and younger kids we’ll have craft projects. Think maks, bird feeders, and more!
  • Talent Show/Open Mic
    Does your kid have a special talent? Are they eager to show off their moonwalking skills? Shakespeare recital? Breakdancing? Juggling? Chris Rock impression? Sign them up for the talent show hosted by MC Hectic Da Backpacka – there are $100 worth of prizes! There will be musical, non-musical, and open mic challenge categories. We just ask to keep it PG. Sign up by 3:30pm on the day of the event or email trueearth@gmail.com ahead of time.
  • Basketball Shoot-Off
    Show off your hoop-throwing skills for a chance to win movie theater tickets!

Sponsors/Partners

The Westview Summer Solstice Celebration could not happen without the generous donations from:

Interested in sponsoring the 2012 Westview Summer Solstice Celebration? Please email us at info@westviewatlanta.com for sponsorship opportunities or submit a donation via PayPal below!

Donations

We can’t make this event happen without donations from you! In addition to buying a grill-off passport on the day of the event you can help support the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration by making a donation. Small or large – we appreciate it all!


Photos

Curious what prior year’s were all about? Check out our Facebook album’s from 2011 and 2010!

Past Westview Summer Solstice Events

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2011

Summer Solstice Photos & Winners

The Westview Community Organization would like to thank all the attendees, grillers, vendors, and sponsors for making the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration such a great event!

Congratulations to our grill-off winners – Ashview Heights’ Larry Carter won the “Best Chicken” category, and West End’s Carl Nes won the “Best Pork” category!

To view more photos from the 2011 Westview Summer Solstice Celebration please visit our Westview Facebook page.