Please stop by in Bonnie Brae Park on July 24th from 12:00PM – 2:00PM to say hello to Claire Collar, local artist, as she paints our playboxes! Claire is a former neighbor who lived a block from Bonnie Brae Park and was a resident of the artist community at Academy Lofts. Claire will also be sharing draft designs for the Park plaza which we will paint as a community on a future date.
Claire Collar earned a degree in Fine Arts from Georgia College, and currently lives in Atlanta GA. Her watercolor and acrylic landscapes serve as instants to reflect on exploration and humility. Her photography is centered in documenting her time in the food industry and the loving community that is behind it. With a background in Printmaking and Gallery Curating, her work is inspired by processes and techniques in these fields. More at: https://clairecollar.format.com/
We are beyond grateful to our amazing neighbors, donors, and sponsors (see below) for supporting the renovation of the playground in AP1! We are so close to finishing our fundraising for this project, so please make your final pledges or contributions by July 15th!
Based on our vendor, we expect to install the playground in September or October of this year. We will keep everyone updated – as we all know sometimes suppliers can be delayed and there is a labor shortage, so stay tuned!
If you would like to make a larger gift or pledge to the project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our friends at CreateATL have pledged up to $10,000 toward the playground *IF* three additional Adair Park small businesses contribute $2,500 each to the project. Thanks to La Bodega & J.Rich, we are almost there! We just need ONE MORE Adair Park Business to support at the $2,500 level to meet our goal.
SCAD Serve has offered to renovate the tarmac in Adair Park I and reinstall a basketball court with mural at no cost to Adair Park. You can learn more about SCAD Serve here: https://scad.galaxydigital.com/
The 2022 Parks Survey indicated that the majority of respondents want the tarmac in Adair Park I to be remain, but to be used and not left empty. The plurality of respondents wanted the space returned to a basketball court.
At the June Adair Park Today meeting, members voted to approve the project as a concept, but to vote on final design during July meeting.
Please join the Parks Committee this Thursday, June 16th from 5PM – 7PM in Bonnie Brae Park for a workday!
We need volunteers to help us cleanup trash, weed, and remove some large bushes. Come with gloves ready to work!
Want to lead your own cleanup? We need volunteers!
Pleaseemail us letting us know if you are willing to lead a cleanupfor one or more of the following locations between June 20 and August 30. If so, please send your preferred location and TWO dates (primary and rain date), and 2-hour time slot for the cleanup. Leaders will receive bags, grabbers, gloves, sanitizer, snacks and volunteer list and be the point of contact on the day of the cleanup.
Murphy (between Brookline & RDA)
North AP: Tift, Oakhill, Lillian, Gillette, Hugh, Lowndes & Shelton
Please note that there will be a cleanup scheduled for Adair Park I on September 23rd to prepare for Porches and Pies on September 24th. If you would like to lead that specific cleanup, please let us know. [parks@adminadairpark]
This is to share that our 2022 Parks Survey is live! We would very much appreciate your feedback. This survey allows us to gain important insights and prioritize projects in our greenspaces and parks. It also helps us identify new volunteers and project leads to sustain the work.
We have several important questions on the survey, including feedback that Watershed Management needs to move forward on the AP1 Rain Garden Refresh and potential blacktop removal; renaming ideas for AP1 and AP2, and much more!
Please take time between now and April 15th to share your responses. Also if you can help get the word out/disseminate to neighbors we would be very appreciative! To that end, a graphic you may share is attached.
Between January and February, neighbors were invited to submit feedback on the proposed new design for Brookline Triangle Park. Thanks to a grant from the Transformation Alliance, the park will be renovated with new seating, plantings and educational components recognizing this land as the ancestral homelands of the Muscogee Nation.
“As a neighborhood dedicated to racial justice, it’s important that we honor the fact that Atlanta, including Adair Park, and much of Georgia rests on lands that the Muscogee Nation stewarded and were forcibly removed from,” shared Elise Blasingame, Parks Chair. The Parks Committee and the Muscogee Nation have worked closely to design elements that will honor the culture and legacy of the Muscogee Nation, which is now based on reservation land in Oklahoma. Representatives from the Muscogee Nation will be with us during the April Adair Park Today meeting to discuss the meaning behind elements selected for the park. Any questions can be sent to email@example.com.
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.