Atlanta Streets Alive 2016

Atlanta Streets Alive Southside

Atlanta Streets Alive will host its fourth annual southwest Atlanta event. Like in 2016, the route will start in Westview at Lucile Ave. and continue for 4 miles along Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. through West End, Adair Park, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, and Summer Hill before ending in Grant Park. From 2:00-6:00pm this stretch of road will be closed to automobile traffic and will instead allow people to explore the route as pedestrians, bicyclists, roller skaters, etc.

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2016 Westview Summer Solstice Celebration

The Westview Community Organization hosted the 9th annual Westview Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Like in 2015, the festival was held along the Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. commercial corridor in the Westview Village. The street was shut down for several hours as festival goers were able to walk down the street to enjoy the grill-off competition, vendor market, DJ music, kids crafts, and socialize with one another.

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

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Atlanta Streets Alive 2016

Atlanta Streets Alive

Atlanta Streets Alive expanded their prior West End only route to go from Westview to Grant Park in 2016. Westview enjoyed being part of the route and included various activities, such as bubble blowing and double dutch jumping by Area West Realty, grilling and DJs by Cornerstone Church, a friendly kids vs. adults soccer match, DJ Kemit at Mutana, and more. The weather was perfect, the turnout was great, and Westview can’t wait to welcome Atlanta Streets Alive back in 2017!

To view photos of Westview at the Atlanta Streets Alive event check out the photo gallery below or visit the Westview Facebook page.

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Atlanta Streets Alive 2016

Atlanta Streets Alive

Atlanta Streets Alive will host its third annual southwest Atlanta event. In past years the event was held along Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. in West End. In 2016 the route is being expanded to start in Westview at Lucile Ave. and continue for 4 miles along Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. through West End, Adair Park, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, and Summer Hill before ending in Grant Park. From 2:00-6:00pm this stretch of road will be closed to automobile traffic and will instead allow people to explore the route as pedestrians, bicyclists, roller skaters, etc.

Groups, such as neighbors, churches, etc. are encouraged to set up activities along the route. In Westview participants will be able to enjoy Dominoes, a soccer match, and a special DJ set by DJ Kemit at Mutana, Inc.

Check out all the events happening along the route: Atlanta Streets Alive Walkabout

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2014 Westview Summer Solstice Celebration

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2014 Photos

The 7th annual Westview Summer Solstice Celebration took place on Muse Street, adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine, and featured a grill-off competition between southwest Atlanta neighborhoods and businesses, vendors, music, and a celebration of life service for the late community activist John Perdew.

Eleven grillers battled it out for the title of “Best Pork” and “Best Chicken.” The neighborhoods that were represented included Adair Park, Beecher-Donnelly, Capitol View, Mechanicsville, two West End entries, and five Westview entries. The title of “Best Pork” went to the Adair Park neighborhood, and the title for “Best Chicken” went to last-minute write-in contestant 1600 from the Westview neighborhood.

Unfortunately 2014 marked the first year the festival would experience rain in its seven year course. While the crowds diminished during the rain, those that stayed seemed to have just of a good time as any year, and all participants expressed excitement for next year’s festivities.

Thank you to all the visitors who came out to enjoy the event, the sponsors that helped make the event possible, the grillers that battled it out for the best food, the vendors who sold a diversity of items, and last, but not least, the crew that put the event together! See you next year!

To view photos of the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.

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BeltLine Bike Tour through Westview 2014

BeltLine Bike Tour Photos

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, the Atlanta BeltLine hosted the Atlanta BeltLine Annual Bicycle Tour. A full 27-mile loop and a half 16-mile loop were available; Westview received the honor of being a drive-through neighborhood for both tour options. In an effort to put the community’s best foot forward members of the Westview Community Organization came out to greet the visitors…and do some guerrilla advertising for the following weekend’s Westview Summer Solstice Celebration festival.

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2014

To view photos of the Atlanta BeltLine Annual Bicycle Tour view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.

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