Atlanta’s first and favorite (and only!) pie festival is back on Saturday, September 24, from 12-5 p.m. The event is free, and includes family and kids activities, a pie bake-off and tasting, artist market, and more.
Calling all Atlanta Bakers
The bake-off is open to pastry chefs and home cooks presenting sweet and savory pies.
Entry fees start at $10 and both home bakers and professional pastry chefs can visit www.porchesandpies.com for details and to enter.
Pies entered in the bake-off will be judged by Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin, authors of The New Pie: Modern Techniques for the Classic American Dessert. Taylor and Arguin are winners of more than 500 baking awards (including the 2017 Best of Show Award at the National Pie Championships). Additional judges will be announced throughout the year.
Porches and Pies is Adair Park’s annual fundraising event, bringing together neighbors, chefs, and community members from across the city. Most years, we enjoy a day in the park with delicious pie, tunes, beer, an artist market, and kids activities. Bakers bring their best recipes to the table to be critiqued by professional judges, and attendees cast their vote for People’s Choice pie.
All proceeds benefit Adair Park Today and its programs, including housing relief, senior network, and youth outreach.
In 2020, we pivoted from a festival format to a bake sale. With social distancing, masks, and other safety measures in place, we sold pre-boxed pies with curbside pickup. Funds raised supported our programs at a most crucial time, allowing us to support neighbors in need at the height of the pandemic.
We Need You!
Whether you’ve lived in Adair Park your whole life, or are new to the neighborhood, we welcome you input! Lend your time and talents to the planning of Porches and Pies 2021. If you’d like to join the planning committee, mark your calendar for the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Email email@example.com for Zoom meeting information.
Scenes from Porches and Pies 2019
Rain or shine, Porches and Pies is a treasured Adair Park tradition!
As mentioned at the last Adair Park Today meeting, Councilmember Shepherd’s Office and Park Design has invited Adair Park residents to come and voice their thoughts, ideas and concerns around the re-design of Adair Park II.
The meeting will be held on January 14th, at 2PM, at 233 Peachtree Street, 17th Floor.
We’ve been encouraged to bring our top three ideas for improvements to the park. Please contact Nell Brimmer, Chair of Friends of Adair Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes, including growing volumes of vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle travel along Northside Drive, one of our most important state routes in Metro Atlanta, are leading to the need to reassess how the corridor between I-20/Whitehall Street and I-75 can be improved to better serve regional and local needs. GDOT is currently studying the corridor and has already held an open house to solicit community feedback on potential changes. Want to represent Adair Park in the process? There will be an opportunity to engage as a member of the Citizenship Advisory Committee in 2016. Please email Sam Sanu or Erick Fry about your interest at email@example.com. This is an important process that will affect our neighborhoods along with many others, please consider being a voice for our community! Thank you to our neighbors who attended the open house and provided initial feedback to GDOT.
The CIF Board is a great way to support our neighbors complete amazing projects in NPU-V! During 2015, Elise Blasingame and Becky Katz served as Adair Park’s representatives on the Board. Please consider nominating yourself and/or others to serve for 2016! See details and application below:
Dear NPU-V Neighbor,
It is our desire to invite you and others you may know across the NPU-V neighborhoods to apply
to become an Advisory Board Member for the Community Investment Fund of The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site. The Atlanta Civic Site (ACS) is pleased to kick-off the 2016 Community Investment Fund (CIF), The Atlanta Civic Site partners with community members to fund resident-led projects in NPU-V neighborhoods that focus on ACS’s priority areas: Education
Achievement, Neighborhood Transformation, and Family Economic Success.
The Role of Community Investment Fund Advisory Board Members
The Board will review, select and manage funding for community projects, with support from ACS staff. Please note that Board members and groups they lead are not eligible to apply for Community Investment Fund grants; individuals interested in applying for funding should not apply for board positions. We will distribute more information about the grant application process once the Board has been assembled.
Below are some additional guidelines to consider before applying to the Board:
• The board will be comprised of a maximum of 13 people. We seek representation from
all NPU-V neighborhoods;
• We ask that you disclose affiliations with groups that are currently active in NPU-V.
During the grant selection, Board members must recuse themselves from the decision making process if an organization that they are affiliated with applies for funds;
• We are committed to assembling a Board that represents the diversity of the community. Emerging leaders or those who are new to community work are encouraged to apply. We are especially seeking to include some youth and young adult members this year;
• Board members will receive training necessary to carry out their responsibilities. No prior experience is required;
• Board membership will require a time commitment of 5-10 hours per month on average. This includes a required orientation, monthly meetings/workshops, and additional time for working with grantees;
• We are requesting a commitment of at least one year, beginning in February 2016. Board members terms are renewable annually, and they may serve for up to 4 years.
The ideal applicant is detail and deadline-oriented, has a strong commitment to NPU-V, and an interest in developing his/her leadership capacity. Semi-finalists will be interviewed the week of January 11th by a selection committee.
CASH MOB This weekend!
Kemper’s Soul & Caribbean Food – yummy! Cash Mob social hour Friday from 7pm-9pm – come get your “I Love Intown SW ATL” sticker! Neighborhood with biggest turn out gets the trophy! We will also be giving out the remainder of our FREE Braves tickets for Sunday night’s game.
Yesterday, stakeholders met to discuss GDOT’s Northside Drive Corridor “Improvement” project. GDOT mentioned the potential of including a possible interchange between Northside Dr. and I-20 – is further along than previously believed. Adair Park residents need to stay engaged in this process moving forward.
The City Council legislation attached was authored by CM Andre Dickens. It may or may not be discussed next Monday at City Council. There is another public meeting at GDOT next Thursday, Aug. 20th @ 9am.
Public comment is not allowed at this meeting, but please attend if possible to hear straight from GDOT their plans for Northside Dr. and to make them feel your presence.
Patronize Bakari’s Pizza (576 Lee St, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310) between July 9th-12th (Thursday-Sunday).
Take/Post Picture at Restaurant or with Delivery. Use the following hashtags: #ISWATLCASHMOB, #INTOWNSOUTHWESTATL
Mention Cash Mob when ordering. Also, look for sign-in Poster w/Cash Mob Sticker. Sign-in w/name and neighborhood. Email all receipts and photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The official Cash Mob Meet-Up will be on Friday, July 10th, 6pm-8pm. Show up and get a FREE Cash Mob Sticker!