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Know Your Neighbor, St. Clair Place: Saturday, June 4, 2022, 1-4pm.
Know your neighbor, is an event for the St. Clair neighborhood to get to know their neighbors. Learn tips on how to get involved with your neighborhood. FMI: Tequilla Carter, cartertequilla92@gmail.com.

2022 Earth Day Indiana Festival: Saturday, June 4, 2021, 11am to 5pm at  Garfield Park just south of downtown Indianapolis. The festival has over 110 exhibitors, live music, food trucks, beer garden, and a 5K run/walk. Kid's activities include Nine13sports' Kids Riding Bikes.  This family-friendly event is FREE.

Better than driving downtown is to take IndyGo! Whether you plan to be on foot for the day or want to bring along your bike, IndyGo has you covered. If you bike and bus to Military Park, your bike will be stored and watched for free at the Pedal and Park area as you enjoy the festival or other downtown happenings. Just be sure to be back by 5pm.

South Side Picnic: Saturday, August 6, 2022, 8am until dusk
Babe Denny Park, 900 Meikel Street, south of I-70.
Offered by and for the current and former families of the South Side.
(This picnic has been held on the first Saturday in August since 1975. Click here for coverage of the 2021 event, and here for pictures from the 2018 picnic.

Since the Covid epidemic, meals are no longer provided; families attending bring their own food. Water, some soft drinks, and purchased snacks will be available.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) needs your help to keep Indianapolis beautiful! Even a few hours can make a big difference! Whether you are interested cleaning up litter, building pocket parks, creating greenspaces, planting trees, preparing mail, or assisting with special projects, there's a way you can help. Check out their project list here, and sign up for a shift or two here: https://www.kibi.org/projects 

Rebecca’s Garden Of Hope (Virtual) Tutoring Program, offered by Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Free virtual Zoom tutoring for students in elementary grades K-6 every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:15 – 6:45 pm. Please call co-Director Jim Boyd for more information at 317-507-3357.


IndyBar has FREE Legal help. Legal Line is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8pm (ET), free legal advice is just a phone call away at 317-269-2000. More information is available online here.


ToxDrop locations: Marion County residents can dispose of unwanted and unused household hazardous waste as well as electronics on Saturdays during ToxDrop events throughout the city. Click here for more info.

Bates-Hendricks: We have once again put a piano in our public garden! Indiana and Indiana University have long been associated with a great historic heritage of music. Whether it's Jazz or classical opera, Indiana is where it's at. And in that vein Historic Bates-Hendricks celebrates that heritage as a thriving vital neighborhood. These days that is more safely done outside. And this is a neighborhood of welcoming porches. Neighbors, new and old are always finding ways to celebrate the balmy days of summer and the great diversity and creativity of this area. The latest edition and inspiration is the recent addition of a piano under the South New Jersey Street gazebo in the middle of a constantly blooming and changing garden. Often around noon you can hear an impromptu concert. Or as we gather for cocktails in the evening on our porches, neighbors can be heard gathering around the gazebo singing. Sometimes a music student stops by and plays an unexpected Chopin or Mozart sonata. Or a child discovers the magic that a piano offers. Once referred to by students at the University of Indianapolis as the most romantic place to court your lover, South New Jersey Street continues to inspire and celebrate musical diversity and creativity. 


Neighborhood Event Submission

Does your organization or neighborhood association have an event or meeting you would like to promote on our Neighbor News page?
Submit your event here! Approval of news may take up to a week. If there are any questions about the posting, we will be in contact via the email or phone number you have placed on the form below.

Events that are acceptable include city-wide events, neighborhood events, and neighborhood meetings. All must be open to the public.