Excuse me??!!! You haven’t yet imparted your wisdom to the Candler Park Master Plan?
As you probably know, tonight is the first Candler Park movie night of the season - The Three Stooges.
Mother Nature is being persnickety at the moment, so we are in weather watch mode. Mark & co will make the final call by 3 pm as to go / no go. If tonight's movie ends up being a no go, it'll be rescheduled for next Saturday.
Please stay tuned!
I’ll start by saying thank you to all the volunteers who participated in putting on the 5k race on Saturday morning. The race sold out and while the numbers aren’t in yet, we will likely have made a tidy profit for the neighborhood. Last year the 5k raised $17,987 which accounted for 52% of our net revenue. These funds go to efforts like the Master Plan and fund our ability to make grants that the membership approves to improve our neighborhood.
The festival over the weekend was the topic of a great deal of emails and web site posts. I’d like to address some of the concerns with this note.
· There were folks that felt hardship over the weekend. Some folks have reached out directly to me with anecdotes and in some cases pictures. Please feel free to send me feedback on the event to firstname.lastname@example.org . We are attempting to keep track of what occurred over the weekend.
· If there were positives about the weekend and some of the changes like emergency parking and street closures, please send them to email@example.com as well.
· A reminder that all decisions affecting the neighborhood aside from a few board appointees and some other items in the by-laws, are controlled by the membership. The board votes to recommend to the membership only. It is the membership votes that are acted upon.
· A reminder that the neighborhood only puts on the 420 5k race. We do not run the festival as a whole.
· Regarding the 420 festival, the membership did vote to support the permit from Happy Ending Productions and has for many years in a row.
· As I have stated at multiple membership meetings, the Office of Special Events for the City of Atlanta can and has, in the past, issued permits regardless of how the neighborhood votes.
· To address the issue of the Office of Special Events and the frustration of neighbors with the various festivals at Candler Park, the membership voted to create a festival committee in August of 2012.
· The 420 5k run by CPNO is typically our largest fundraiser of the year. To address concerns that we are currently beholden to the Sweetwater 420 festival for a large percentage of our income, the board is planning a revenue idea generation get together at Manuel’s on Wednesday, June 26. We hope to use the meeting to find alternative venues to fund CPNO operations in the coming years. The event will be further publicized at membership meetings, on the website, and in The Messenger.
I’ll wrap up by reiterating that the board and our committees are a volunteer organization. The folks who help out on the various committees, festival, sidewalk, Fall Festival, Master Planning, Zoning, Membership, and Nominating (just to name a few) do so with the best intentions. They are not paid to participate. Often times, they are asked to participate by friends and neighbors because we never have enough people to help out. I’d encourage folks to remember as much. If you’ve been to meetings since I took office at the end of the November meeting, you know that I do my level headed best to give everyone a voice that wants one per Robert’s Rules which govern our organization. I encourage everyone to use their voice. I merely ask that you do so with respect and the proper decorum.
President, Candler Park Neighborhood Organization
This event will take place in Candler Park on Saturday, May 11 from 10 am - 6:30 pm.
Press release below, and see the festival web site.
New Belgium Brewing’s “Tour de Fat” Rolls into Atlanta on May 11 for a Day of Bikes, Beer and Bemusement
Still Seeking Car-for-Bike Swapper – Submit Your Entry Today
Ft. Collins, CO, April 19, 2013 – If dressing freaky, riding bikes, listening to bands and drinking beer are things you like, then don’t miss the most FUN fundraiser around...Tour de Fat is coming back to town! New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale and other award-winning beers, is kicking off the 14th year of Tour de Fat in Atlanta on Saturday, May 11 in a new location: Candler Park.
Gather up your friends, family and neighbors and come enjoy eclectic entertainment and stellar beer, all while helping local bicycle nonprofits raise funds. The event is free, yet all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales and donations from parade participants will help make Atlanta a better place to ride a bike. Follow Tour de Fat’s 12-city adventure on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TourDeFat.
To properly kick-start the festival, Tour de Fat begins with a giant bicycle parade that weaves through city streets. Each parade route is designed for people of all skill levels; everyone is welcome and colorful costumes are encouraged. For the rest of the afternoon, the stages heat up with world-class acts like Beats Antique and Futurebirds and the park becomes a celebration unlike any other.
Kids of all ages can ride funky bikes, eat delicious fare, relax in the grass, and participate in games and activities such as a “Thousand Person Dance Contest”, which will determine the winner of a 2013 New Belgium Cruiser Bike. Everyone 21 and older can sample new and classic favorites from New Belgium, including the brewery’s flagship brew, Fat Tire, this summer’s seasonal, Rolle Bolle, and selections from the acclaimed Lips of Faith series.
“Tour De Fat is where everyone can enjoy the unexpected,” said Matt Kowal, New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat Impresario. “It’s a festival for all ages and stages of life, from young bike lovers to seasoned beer lovers and everyone in between. We guarantee you’ll be inspired by interactive art, music and comedy performances, as well as employee-owned brewing, for the year to come!”
In every Tour de Fat city, one brave role model will step on stage to trade in his or her car keys and pledge to live car-free for one year. Each swapper is awarded a stipend to buy their own commuter bike and receives rock star status when the crowd goes wild in support of their commitment. We’re now on the hunt for a swapper in Atlanta! Car-
for-Bike Swappers are chosen after submitting an application describing why they are ready to give up their vehicle for the gift of two wheels. To apply, visit: www.newbelgium.com/tour-de-fat.
Tour de Fat seeks to leave as small an environmental imprint as possible. New Belgium partners with recycOil to use biofuels from recycled cooking oil to power the festival’s transportation, stages, sound, food trucks and more. The stage is decked out in recycled materials; attendees are encouraged to ride bikes or carpool; and recycle and compost receptacles are available throughout to help divert waste from landfills.
Saturday, May 11
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Beats Antique (http://beatsantique.com) Futurebirds (http://www.futurebirdsmusic.com)
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (http://www.atlantabike.org)
SOPO Bicycle Cooperative (http://sopobikes.org)
The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) (http://sorba.org)
Admission – FREE!
Parade – Suggested donation of $5 or more Beer – $5 for a 16 oz. pour
See www.facebook.com/TourDeFat for the Tour de Fat credo, schedules, videos and to submit an entry to swap your gas-guzzler for a fancy new bicycle.
About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100 percent employee owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews eight year round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.
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Additional information for Candler Park residents:
- Please see permit info and parade route here.
- No road closures
- Setup: Thursday, 7AM-7PM, Dress Rehearsal: Friday 8am to 6pm, Teardown: Saturday, 6:30-10PM
- When will the festival start and end: Saturday, 10AM-6:30PM
- Decibel levels: 90 dbs at the property line, 106 at the front of house
- All information flyers will enco urage public transportation.
- Available public off-street parking? Bike valet will be available. The majority of attendees arrive by bicyle.
- Security: We are contracting with Signal 88 Security to provide 20 trained security staff. We are also working with Lt. McGee from Atlanta Police to prov ide officers for the bike ride and for the festival.
- Traffic plans: Will encourage patrons to arrive by bike or utilize MARTA.
- Buses: Performers will be parked in the parking lot of Candler Park. Buses will not be idling, but we will have a “green room” set-up with air conditioning for them.
- Trash and use of recyclable materials and/or multi-use cups to reduce waste: This is a zero waste goal event. Last years’ events re cycled 95% of their refuse. We are contracting with South Green Industries to take the composting a nd Waste Management to take the recycling.
- No stable of cabs available
- Neighborhood point of contact for illegally parked cars and/or overcrowding on streets? 911 and Matt Garbett (404) 964-9301
Sweetwater 420 Fest is produced by Sweetwater Brewing Company. Candler Park Neighborhood Organization is not involved in organizing this festival.
Candler Park residents, please see end of this post for information about road closures and Mary Lin afternoon dismissal details.
Festival dates & times:
- Friday, April 19: 4:20 pm - 11 pm
- Saturday, April 20: Noon - 10 pm
- Sunday, April 21: 12:30 pm - 8 pm
Historic Candler Park 1500 McLendon Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307. Go here for further directions.
Free admission for great live music, activities, food, and education about how each and every one of us can be a part of the solution! Festival goers who are 21+ and with a valid ID can purchase a $5 wristband to responsibly enjoy beer. Portion of Proceeds from wristband sales are donated to Park Pride (to benefit Candler Park).
The schedule for bands can be seen here.
Activities will include the Atlanta Hawks Unit 21, an Army Jeep, instrument petting zoo, circus camp, Georgia Aquarium, bounce houses, and more!
Due to the size of the SweetWater 420 Fest we now fall under a city ordinance or law that no longer allows us to have dogs at our event. Please do not bring your dog or you will not be allowed in. NO DOGS ALLOWED.
- Potable water
- Portable toilets
- Trash and recycling stations: a chance for everyone to do their part
- Lost and Found
- Medical, police, and security services
What’s not allowed:
- NO DOGS ALLOWED
- No GLASS
- No COOLERS
- No OUTSIDE ALCOHOL
- No OUTSIDE FOOD AND DRINK
- No PETS
- No ILLEGAL DRUGS
- No FIREWORKS
- No UNLICENSED VENDING of any kind
- No WEAPONS
- No UMBRELLAS
- No CHAIRS
- Main off McClendon
- Gate 2 at Tennis Court pathway
- Gate 3 at the corner of Clifton Terrace and Marlbrook Drive, by Playground
- Handicap entrance is a Gate 3 with easy paved access to the event
Wristbands are $5 and good for day of purchase
For more information or to find out how you can make a change please email email@example.com
INFORMATION FOR CANDLER PARK RESIDENTS
ROAD CLOSURES APRIL 19, 2013 8:15 AM - APRIL 21, 2013 11:59 PM
CANDLER PARK DRIVE (ALL CARS MUST BE GONE BY 8:00 A.M. 4/19/2013)
- CANDLER PARK DRIVE will be ONE-WAY from NORTH AVENUE to MCLENDON AVE.
- NO PARKING ON EITHER SIDE EXCEPT BY FESTIVAL PERMIT
- MUST PARK VERTICALLY IN PERMITTED AREAS - Bumper should be be parallel with the curb
- MILLER AVENUE (OAKDALE TO CANDLER PARK DRIVE)
- BENNING PLACE (OAKDALE TO CANDLER PARK DRIVE)
- NORTH AVENUE (OAKDALE TO CANDLER PARK DRIVE)
- CALLAN CIRCLE
All roads listed above will be RESIDENT AND EVENT ACCESS ONLY. Must have a valid driver’s license or event permit pass to access these areas. PLEASE OBEY ALL POSTED AND STREET MARKERED SIGNS. Towing will be strictly enforced in these areas due to need for emergency vehicle access.
MARY LIN AFTERNOON DISMISSAL
Parents and guardians, please note that there is road closure scheduled on Candler Park Drive, April 19-21, 2013.
This will affect the elementary school for the afternoon pick-up on Friday, April 19 only. The road will remain open until 8:15 a.m. Friday morning to allow all students and parents regularly scheduled access on their morning routines.
Logistics of the road closure and student pick-up:
● Candler Park Drive will become a one-way from North Ave. to Mclendon for this closure.
● The following roads will be barricaded at Oakdale to manage the Candler Park Drive closing properly: Benning, Miller and North.
● For school access, all parents must enter the North Ave. blockade to access Candler Park Drive.
● There will be an officer at the corner of North and Candler Park Drive to help the flow of traffic in this area.
● Please communicate to any scheduled police officers that you are there for student pick-up should you be stopped.
● Once you are in, please drive in the typical carpool lane and wait for release.
● Everyone will need to be carpool on this date, or be a walker. No one will be able to pull in, park and get his or her child. (If you are driving, please enter the one-way through the North Ave. blockade)
● We will hold all cars in the carpool lane until the buses have loaded and vacated (there is an additional pass lane on North and Candler Park Drive even with the carpool lane blockage.)
● Cars will then pull in the roundabout, load, and then pull out onto Candler Park Drive heading right or towards McLendon Ave.
Thanks to Greg Luetscher for passing along. Attached is the permit for the festival this weekend.
President, Candler Park Neighborhood Organization
From Edi Kelman:
You're invited to the Third Annual
Fellowship in the Park- Sharing the Spirit of History……
When: May 19, 2013
Where: Candler Park
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Antioch East Baptist Church - First Existentialist Congregation
Candler Park Neighborhood Organization
Food Fun Games
SPECIAL VOLLEY BALL CHALLENGE!!!!!!!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the VolleyBall roster and to help us get a head-count for food preparation.
The 2013 spring and fall movie night line-up has been released. Don't miss out, the CP movie nights are fabulous.
April 27 The Three Stooges
May 11 The Princess Bride
May 25 Brave
August 10 Lorax
August 24 Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
September 7 Ferris Bueller's Day Off
September 21 Field of Dreams
All movies start in front of the pool house at dusk. Rain dates are usuallly a week after scheduled date. For more info please visit www.friendsofcandlerpark.org