As a new person to a city or neighborhood, it is important to connect to your neighbors either through neighborhood associations or events. Below are are a couple of great neighborhood events going on this weekend that we thought you should know about.
Center for Neighborhoods Grassroots Gala - Friday (6/1)
I just recently learned about the Center for Neighborhoods and sure glad I did. They are a wonderful non-profit organization that works closely with local government to create sound neighborhoods and community. They are hosting a Grassroots Gala this Friday (6/1) from 4 pm - 10 pm downtown on 4th street between Chestnut and Broadway. There will be a little something for everyone: 30 booths, 8 food trucks, 6 musical performances, 3 nationally-known local artist, BBC Community Beer Garden, Keep louisville weird raffle, “Down and Dirty” kids’ area. Plus we will have a booth set up, so make sure to stop by and say hi!
Butchertown Art Fair - Saturday (6/2)
The Butchertown Art Fair is an annual event hosted by the Butchertown Neighborhood Association. The art fair is Saturday (6/2) from 10 am - 7 pm located on E. Washington Street between Shelby and Wenzel. There will be local artists, food trucks, children’s activities, beer and wine garden and a free bike valet. Also bring your old shoes to donate to Edge Outreach shoes for water. One pair of donated shoes serves two purposes; affordable footwear AND clean, safe water!
Butchertown Home and Garden Tour - Saturday (6/2)
Thomas Edison House will host a tour of Butchertown’s historic neighborhood from 11 am – 5 pm on Saturday (6/2). Held in conjunction with the Butchertown Art Fair, this tour features unique structures, urban gardens, and traditional architecture, giving visitors a chance to discover one of Louisville’s most historic neighborhoods.
Tickets for the Garden Tour will be available on the day of the event at both Thomas Edison House, 729-731 East Washington Street, or at the Art Fair at the Thomas Edison House booth. Mention “New2Lou” and get discounted tickets: $7 instead of $10 for adults and $3 instead of $5 for for children ages 6-12. Free admission for children 5 and under. All proceeds go to support the Thomas Edison House.
Third Annual Germantown-Schnitzelburg Blues Festival - Fri (6/1) -Sat (6/2)
The third annual Germantown-Schnitzelburg Blues Festival takes place Friday (6/1) and Saturday (6/2) at Checks Cafe, 1101 East Burnett Ave. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the show. Below is the music line-up:
Friday, June 1 - Blues Diva Night
6:30 - 8:00 Robbie Bartlett
8:30 - 10:00 Andy and the Rockers
10:30 - 12:00 Little T&A
Saturday, June 2
6:00 - 7:30 The Bluesbenders
8:00 - 8:45 Dog House Kitchen
9:15 - 10:00 The KingBees
10:30 - 12:00 Lamont Gillispie & 100 Proof