On Thursday, May 25, there will be a community open house for the transit-oriented, mixed-use development project proposed at 1717 S Street.
The annual AMGEN Tour of California will include seven stages spanning California with the race being in Sacramento May 13 - 14. The stage in Sacramento will include three laps around Midtown for the finish line at the Capitol. Why not watch the race from one of our great neighborhood restaurants? For more information about the tour please view the official website at amgentourofcalifornia.com.
This is may have a significant impact to traffic and parking in your area. Limitations to street parking and road closures will take effect from Friday morning, May 12 through the night on Sunday, May 14. "No Parking" signs will be posted 72 hours in advance to those areas that may affect your ability to get to and from your location. Vehicles in violation of the "No Parking" signs will be towed. For further details about the parking restrictions and road closures, please visit the Sacramento PD website at https://www.cityofsacramento.org/Police/Events-Notices/Amgen-Tour.
April 13, 2017, the Midtown Neighborhoood Association and Assemblymember Kevin McCarty presented MNA's 2017 Outstanding Community Partner Awards to Federalist Public House & Beer Garden, Midtown Association, Oak Park Neighborhood Association, City of Sacramento Planning Division, CLARA - E. Claire Raley Studios for Performing Arts, and the Trade Coffee and Coworking. Congratulations to our community partners, and thank you to all who attended and to all who support us.
Visit our Facebook photo album to view more pictures.
All Photos courtesy of Sean Manwaring.
Please join the Sacramento Neighborhood Coalition for a Community Land Trust convention.
What: Sacramento Community Land Trust Convention
When: Saturday, April 1st from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Colonial Heights Library, 4799 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95820
Who: individual residents, representatives of community groups - really ANYONE living in Sacramento County
The Sacramento Neighborhood Coalition formed in 2013 to discuss common issues and share support in Sacramento Neighborhood communities. The Coalition's group of 26 neighborhood leaders, including the Midtown Neighborhood Association, are campaigning for a Community Land Trust. The Trust promotes mixed-income housing, and the land is held for long-term residential uses that may help thwart unwanted development of other kinds, similar to a preservation trust. The convention will include review and vote on the proposed bylaws, makeup of the Board of Residents and select neighborhoods for possible trust activities.
Register for the event
Questions? Email Katie Valenzuela
Sat, Apr 1, 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Midtown, Sacramento, CA
It's the start of a new membership year with the Midtown Neighborhood Association, and to kick it off we are celebrating with a pub crawl!
Start off with us at Kupros, where we'll have a table to renew your MNA membership, vote for the new board, or join up if you haven't already! Schedule is loosely as follows...
- 3:00-3:45 Kupros (kick-off table here)
- 3:45-4:30 Federalist Public House & Beer Garden
- 4:30-5:15 Rubicon Brewing Company
- 5:15-6:00 Big Stump Brewing Company
- 6:00-6:45 The Golden Bear
- 6:45-7:30 Midtown BierGarten
We ♥ our neighborhood bars! Stand by for some special deals for members only...
Q: What is a pub tour/crawl?
A: The term "pub crawl" originated in England where, much like Midtown, small pubs and taverns are within walking distance of one another. Partygoers could go from one tavern to the next stopping for one drink at each establishment. You can imagine that by the end of the evening, some of the folks were "crawling" rather than walking. 😉 (Please drink safely.)
Q: What if I don't want to "crawl"?
A: Rest assured; neither crawling nor drinking is required. Our goal is to bring neighbors out to meet each other, make friends, and bring more attention to our association. However, purchasing a drink or some food from our friendly neighborhood host bars is encouraged.
Q: How do I become a member (or renew my membership)?
A: Membership is $15 per person. Members qualify for this association if they reside, own a business, run an organization, or own property within these boundaries: J Street to R Street and 15th Street to 29th Street in Sacramento, California USA, Planet Earth
(Note: Locations on both sides of 15th Street between J Street and R Street qualify for this association at this time.) You can sign up during the crawl at our kick-off table at Kupros between 3:00-4:00pm, by finding one of our board members later in the night, or in advance on our website: http://www.midtownsac.org/membership.htm...
Q: Does my membership include beer or drinks?
A: Your $15 gets you a 1 yr membership in MNA, allows you to vote for the board, lets you hear all our great stories, and provides you with a cool wristband to impress all your friends and identify you as a "crawler" for the duration of the evening. The ticket price does not include drinks, however many of our host bars are offering specials for MNA members only. Details to come... Note: Although most of our stops will accept credit cards, cash is preferred as it moves much faster.
Q: How does it actually work?
A: At each bar you visit, we will give you plenty of time to purchase a beer of your choosing, a cocktail, a soft drink, or some food. Then, we encourage members to look out for others with an MNA wristband and go say hello and introduce yourself! We will stay in each bar approximately 40 minutes. One of our board members will provide you with a five-minute warning to finish your beverage, use the bathroom, etc. Then on to the next stop... (Note: We anticipate that not everyone will keep up with the main group and we may spread out over the night. Just check the schedule and catch up when you can!)
Q: Do I need to bring ID?
A: ABSOLUTELY! We are not responsible if you are unable to gain entry into one of the taverns for failing to do so!
Q: Can I bring my roommate/my sister/my dog?
A: Good question - obviously to drink on the crawl, you must be over 21; however, usually all of our stops are open to the general public on Saturday afternoons. (See above answer.) We would LOVE for you to invite other Midtowners that are eligible to join! And you are welcome to bring along friends/family that are not eligible to be members, but they will not get a wristband and may not be eligible for member specials at each bar. All the bar stops are dog-friendly, but you may have to hang out on the patio. Please follow the rules regarding dogs at each establishment.
Q: Can we bring cameras or video equipment?
A: Sure!!! How else are you going to show all your Facebook friends how cool Midtown is, and how much fun our Pub Crawls are! So have fun, and good shooting! Please post with #MidtownSacPubCrawl2017
Q: Can we bring our own booze or carry cocktails from bar to bar?
A: No! As fun as that would be, the law is pretty specific on both of these points. And the bars enforce them rigidly! This means no flasks, no bar-noculars, no pocket beers for the road, and no hiding a bottle in your jacket and then pulling it out at the next bar. No outside alcohol is permitted...period, no exceptions. No drinks may leave the bar...period, no exceptions.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Whatever you would normally wear out for a drink with friends! But be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, and dress appropriately for the weather. Shoes and shirts are required at all the stops.
Q: Does the event run rain or shine?
A: Yes, the crawl will run in all weather unless it's super dangerous. ONE EXCEPTION: Der Biergarten will be closed if it's raining, and we will have to end early and cancel that stop on the crawl.
Have another question? Post here or contact us at http://www.midtownsac.org/contact.html
The Sacramento Tree Foundation invites Midtown neighbors to participate in the Save The Elms Program (STEP) this summer.
2016 was a pilot year for STEP as they brought it back from a multi-year hiatus with some cool new technology. This year, they'll once again partner with the City of Sacramento to recruit and train volunteer Citizen Scientists to monitor Sacramento’s majestic American and English elms for Dutch elm disease (DED): a fungal disease with no known cure that has been plaguing our city since the 1990s. Sacramento’s elm population has been reduced from 25,000 elms to just 2,200 elms over the decades largely due to this unwelcome pest.
Last year, the goal was to train 50 volunteers to monitor at least 500 elms for DED. The Foundation jumped past that goal with 50 volunteers monitoring 750+ elms – about 34% of the total population. The Foundation would be thrilled if you could join them and help them reach their goal of recruiting and training 100 volunteers to monitor 1,100 elms this year. By 2018, we could monitor 100% of the elms in Sacramento!
Please see the maps (below) of all of the elms in our neighborhood as well as city-wide youyou can attend one of the upcoming trainings for STEP to learn how you can monitor our cherished elms for DED
Trainings this year are scheduled as follows:
The Sacramento Tree Foundation greatly appreciates your support growing and protecting our urban forest.
Beware of CIM Delays Sunday, December 4
The 34th Annual California International Marathon will be held Sunday, December 4, 2016, causing some intersections in or near our neighborhood to be closed. The race begins at 7 a.m. in Folsom near the Folsom Dam and travels the same route as it has for thirty-plus years along Oak Avenue, Fair Oaks Blvd, and J Street, finishing at the Capitol. Intersections will be closed only while the race comes through, but be prepared, if necessary, to leave home early and avoid the race course during any errands that morning. To allow you to plan your transportation schedules for that day, please check out the spreadsheet of approximate intersection closing times and a map of the entire race route. You can click the map below to download and see full-size.
Join Councilmember Steve Hansen for the District 4 movie nights in the park. August 24 you can see "Zootopia" in the Land Park Amphitheater and on September 17 see Zootopia at Washington Park, 1631 F Street. For more information, contact Councilmember Hansen's office at 916-808-7004.
Join us in welcoming Washington Elementary back to the neighborhood at their ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, 8/24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 520 18th Street. There will be food, STEAM activities for the whole family, and a meet-and-greet with local officials, members of the school board, staff, parents, and local businesses. RSVP on Facebook @WashingtonElementarySTEAM
National Night Out is Tuesday, August 2, and the Midtown Neighborhood Association invites you to celebrate with us! We will host a neighborhood block party from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on 22nd St between Capitol Avenue and Matsui Alley. There will be food from neighbors (including Bombay Bar & Grill and Sac Natural Foods Co-op), drinks, a giant slip'n'slide, plus lots of fun and games!
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE THIS THING HAPPEN! If you can help distribute flyers, set up, clean up, or provide food, drinks, or games, please contact Jessica Sorensen to sign up to volunteer.
Members of the Midtown Neighborhood Association who attend the block party will also receive a custom wrist band, good for one-night-only special offers at participating neighborhood bars and restaurants (so we can get our after-party on!), including...
Happy Hour all night & $2 small plates at KUPROS CRAFTHOUSE
Free pretzel with any purchase at DER BIERGARTEN
Happy Hour all night & 25% food at GOLDEN BEAR
Not a member? Sign up at the block party and get a special discounted rate of $10 membership dues.
This event is sponsored by Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Hansen.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community
partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. By getting to know your neighbors, we can build a stronger Midtown that watches out for one another. We hope to meet you there!
Join us at these community events and meet other neighbors, business owners and community providers.