BeltLine Westside Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Community Celebration

Please join Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., and Atlanta BeltLine Partnership on Friday, September 29, 2017 as the BeltLine Westside Trail will officially be opened!

Mayor Reed will set the stage with a keynote address at 4:00pm, to be followed by an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30pm. From there, neighbors of the Westside Trail will be welcomed with a community celebration from 5:00 to 7:00pm, featuring free food, music, kid-friendly activities, and opportunities to meet participating local community groups, businesses, and entrepreneurs.

All the festivities will take place in Gordon White Park, just steps away from the new trail, and Atlantans of all ages are encouraged to get the know the 3-mile trail during the celebration.

The opening marks a huge milestone for the Atlanta BeltLine and the City of Atlanta, marking the conclusion of a three-year construction process and an unprecedented $43 million infrastructure investment in Southwest Atlanta. The Atlanta BeltLine hopes you can join them to celebrate this exciting occasion.

For more information visit the event page.

BeltLine Westside Trail Grand Opening

BeltLine Westside Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On a melting hot late-September afternoon, a large crowd of people was present as the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail was officially opened to the public on September 29, 2017. The heat proved to be a popular choice of topic for speakers at the ceremony, which was hosted at Gordon-White Park. Among the guests of honor, which included expected individuals like Major Kasim Reed and council members, the BeltLine’s Brian McGowan and Rob Brawner, and representatives from key public and private partners, but also a surprise appearance by Representative John Lewis; whom, Mayor Reed jokingly noted, “just happened to be in the neighborhood.”

Upon completion of the speeches, the guests of honor crossed White Street to cut the ribbon at the access ramp to the Westside Trail, surrounded by a swarm of media and visitors. After the ribbon cutting frenzy, the crowd disbursed back to the park for a community celebration and strolls along the newly opened trail.

Christmas Eve Holiday Caroling

Neighbors will gather at the Stokes Avenue Pocket Park on Christmas Eve to sing carols and enjoy each other’s company. Refreshments will be served, but additional refreshments are always welcomed.

Take a look at photos from the 2012 caroling event: http://www.westviewatlanta.com/2012/12/2012-westview-caroling-photos/

Stokes Park Christmas Carols

Stokes Park Christmas Carols

This year Westview neighbors gathered at the Stokes Avenue Pocket Park on Christmas Eve once again to get in the holiday spirit by singing Christmas carols and enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies.

To see photos of the Christmas caroling view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.

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Westview Cemetery Anniversary Celebration Pre-Planning Seminar

The Westview Cemetery is celebrating their 130 year anniversary in October 2014. Join them for a series of events that include book release/signing, lectures, tours, and a Halloween bash with the Atlanta History Center on October 30th in the Westview Abbey!

Pre-Planning Seminar

By reservation only at cjulian@westviewcemetery.com, or sign up during open house on October 25.

10:00am

Location: Business Office

Party with the Past at Westview Cemetery

The Westview Cemetery is celebrating their 130 year anniversary in October 2014. Join them for a series of events that include book release/signing, lectures, tours, and a Halloween bash with the Atlanta History Center on October 30th in the Westview Abbey!

You’re invited to join the Atlanta History Center as they ”Party with the Past”

Come party with some of Atlanta’s most influential, dearly departed leaders. Historical costumes encouraged. 1st place takes home a pretty rad prize.

Free event, open to everyone 21 and over with reservations at www.atlantahistorycenter.com. For more information, call 404.814.4021 or email krast@atlantahistorycenter.com.

5:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Abbey Mausoleum

Westview Cemetery Anniversary Celebration Guided Bus Tour

The Westview Cemetery is celebrating their 130 year anniversary in October 2014. Join them for a series of events that include book release/signing, lectures, tours, and a Halloween bash with the Atlanta History Center on October 30th in the Westview Abbey!

Guided Bus Tours of Grounds

10:00am, 11:15am, 3:00pm
By reservation only at cjulian@westviewcemetery.com, or sign up during open house on October 25th.
Event location: Abbey Mausoleum (arrive 10 min prior to departure)

Westview Cemetery Anniversary Celebration Guest Speakers

The Westview Cemetery is celebrating their 130 year anniversary in October 2014. Join them for a series of events that include book release/signing, lectures, tours, and a Halloween bash with the Atlanta History Center on October 30th in the Westview Abbey!

Guest Speakers

10:15am – Rodney Mims Cook, Founder and President, National Monuments Foundation
11:15am – John S. Bayne, Author Atlanta’s Westview Cemetery, Sr. Consultant AT&T
1:15pm – Boyd Coons, Executive Director, Atlanta Preservation Center

Location: Abbey Mausoleum

Information, Book Signing, Commemorative Calendar, Tour & Seminar Reservations

10:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Abbey Family Room

2012 Westview Caroling

2012 Westview Caroling Photos

For the last two years a few lucky Westview neighbors had been able to enjoy the pleasure of carolers ringing their doorbell on December 24h. With all the hard work that was put into the Stokes Avenue Pocket Park in 2012 it only seemed appropriate to hold the 2012 Westview caroling event at the park. Neighbors decorated the park with string lights, brought snacks and beverages, and huddled around a small fire to sing Christmas songs.

To see photos of the holiday caroling event view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.

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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!


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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