Park Pride Community Garden Tour

Park Pride Community Garden Tour Photos

On a hot summer day the Park Pride sponsored Community Garden Tour stopped by the Westview Community Garden on South Gordon Street to check out how Westview’s garden is set up. During the whirlwind half hour visit members of the community explained the history of the garden, and that the communal garden was started from seeds in thanks to a grant from Seed Savers Exchange. Before taking off tour members and community members were treated to King of Pop popsicles.

To view photos of the Park Pride Community Garden Tour view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.

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Park Pride’s 2014 Community Garden Tour

Garden PlantingJoin Park Pride to get inspired by what’s growing in Atlanta and to network with local garden enthusiasts! Whether you are an experienced or novice gardener or interested to learn more about community gardens in Atlanta, this tour will provide plenty of insight and inspiration.

The tour will start and end at Elliott Street Deli & Pub (51 Elliott St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313). You can choose to travel by bus ($25) or by bicycle ($10) to visit four inspiring community gardens in Southwest Atlanta. Members of each garden will be on site to provide an overview of their garden and to answer your questions. The tour will end at the opening reception of the Atlanta Cycling Festival, an amazing weeklong bike program. Come fall in love with our growing community, cycling and our city.

Schedule:

2:00 PM – Elliot Street Pub: Registration (51 Elliott St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313)
2:15 PM – Elliot Street Pub – Bike safety overview
2:20 PM – Ride out
2:35 PM – Arrive at the Metropolitan Lofts to visit 5th Kingdom Mushroom Farm
3:05 PM – Leave
3:15 PM – Arrive at the Good Shepard Agro Center (on Lawton Street)
3:45 PM – Leave
4:05 PM – Arrive at the Outdoor Activity Center (On Bridges)
4:45 PM – Leave
5:00 PM – Arrive Westview Garden (On S. Gordon)
5:30 PM – Leave to return to Elliot Street Pub
6:oo PM – Atlanta Cycling Festival Reception

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Atlanta Streets Alive

Atlanta Streets Alive Photography

Atlanta Streets Alive came to southwest Atlanta on Sunday, April 20, 2014, and the Westview Community Organization set up a space for hula hooping, gymnastics, and hot dogs to entertain passerby’s.

Atlanta Streets Alive temporarily closed the streets to automobile traffic with the goal to enable residents to use them for bicycling, walking, dancing, playing and fun ways to explore the community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way. Over 16,000 people came out to participate in taking over the streets for a few hours!

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

Atlanta Streets Alive: West End

Atlanta Streets Alive is coming to West End! Atlanta Streets Alive temporarily closes streets to automobile traffic, so residents can use them for bicycling, walking, dancing, playing and fun ways to explore our community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way. Restaurants will open their doors and food trucks will be available to those looking for a bite to eat. There will be fun for the entire family as we all bring the community to life with music and activity.

This will be the first Atlanta Streets Alive event in SW Atlanta. Past events have drawn up to 82,000+ attendees.

The following streets will be closed to car traffic from 1:00p – 7:00p on April 20th:

  • Ralph David Abernathy Blvd (from Langhorn St SW to Murphy Ave SW) all lanes
  • Murphy Ave SW (from Ralph David Abernathy to Lee St Connector) all lanes
  • Residential White St SW (from Peeples St to Lee St SW) all lanes

The following streets will be open to car traffic as usual to ensure access around and through event:

  • North – South Traffic:
  • Langhorn Street SW
  • Lawton Street
  • Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard
  • Lee Street SW
  • W Whitehall Street

East-West street access will not be affected by streets closed by event.

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2013

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2013 Photos

On Saturday, June 22, 2013 Westview held its sixth annual Westview Summer Solstice Celebration. The event once again took place along Muse Street in the northwestern part of the Westview neighborhood, adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.

Once again seven grillers battled it out for the title of “Best Chicken/Ribs of Southwest Atlanta” – Beecher-Donnelly, Capitol View, West End Neighborhood Association Residents, West End LGBT Alliance, Kisha representing Westview, and Scott representing Westview. Voters decided the titles for the “Best of 2013” would go to:

Best Pork of Southwest Atlanta – Capitol View
Best Chicken of Southwest Atlanta – West End Neighborhood Association Residents

To view photos of the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration please visit our Westview Facebook page.

2012 Westview Summer Solstice Celebration

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration on Muse Street

On Saturday, June 23, 2012 Westview held its fifth annual neighborhood festival – the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration. While it has shifted from its roots (read about the festival history in the May/June 2012 issue of the ‘Westview Neighbor’ newsletter) it has remained a community-oriented occasion, geared to bring neighbors and friends together for a fun social event.

Seven grillers battled it out for the title of “Best Chicken/Ribs of Southwest Atlanta” – Claiborne and Jaime representing Beecher-Donnelly, Christopher representing Morehouse College, Alvin representing Project GRAD, Carl and Scott representing West End, Sister DeBorah representing West End, Kisha representing Westview, and Scott representing Westview. Voters decided the titles of the “Best of 2012” go to:

Best Chicken of Southwest Atlanta – Carl and Scott representing West End
Best Ribs of Southwest Atlanta – Claiborne and Jaime representing Beecher-Donnelly

While the grill-off was in full swing vendors lined Muse Street to sell everything from portrait painting and cedar flower planters to rum cakes and King of Pop popsicles. In the meanwhile music was projecting the sounds of singer/songwriter Juliana Finch and DJ Enoch down the street and kids were playing sack races, painting with chalk, and creating bird feeders.

To view photos of the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration please visit our Westview Facebook page.

Braves Night Out

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

On September 1st Westview residents participated in an outing to the Braves game at Turner Field! The game was a fundraiser in collaboration with the Atlanta BeltLine. Westview members joined up with fellow NPU-T neigborhood members to have a fun evening outside of the neighborhood.

To view more photos of the Braves game please visit our Westview Facebook page.

Westview Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration Photos

On Saturday, June 26th, the Westview neighborhood celebrated its 100th birthday. The Westview Centennial Celebration took place at KIPP STRIVE Academy, the new charter middle school next to the BeltLine.

The day’s activities started with a 5K sponsored by the BeltLine, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the Westview portion of the BeltLine Model Mile.

The celebrations continued with music by RnB band In The Pocket, house music by DJs Ryze, Drew, and Ramon Rawsoul, puppet shows and storytelling for young and old, vendors selling organic soaps, prints and more, and some friendly rivalry between the grill-off contestants over who would win the public’s heart for their chicken and rib recipes.

Additionally, the Westview Community Organization would like to thank the following people for making the Westview Centennial Celebration happen:

To view more photos from the Westview Centennial Celebration please visit the Westview Facebook page.