July 13: Share your art. Eat ice cream.

To celebrate the Colorado Black Arts Festival, we’re hosting an Arts Contest for young artists (up to age 17). Judging will take place at Scoops Ice Cream on July 13, 2019 at 10AM. The Black Arts Festival Parade will also pass by Scoops at this time, so plan to stay. Contest participants: enjoy a free ice cream from 11AM-noon. When: July 13, 2019 Where: Scoops Ice Cream 1426 E 22nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80205 Themes (to start you off, but go where your imagination takes you): What does cultural diversity mean to you? What figure (in Denver, nationally, or globally) has benefited your life or the lives of those in our community? Who has influenced your life positively? What positive impact would you like to make? Bring your artwork to Scoops Ice Cream! You’ll be asked to provide your name, your guardian’s name, and your guardian’s best mode of contact: email and/or phone number. FREE ICE CREAM FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS FROM 11-NOON ON JULY 13! Winners will be announced at noon. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.

Continue reading

East Central Area Workshop on May 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Save the date for the next meeting on the East Central Area Plan. Mark your calendars because the next community workshop for the East Central Area Plan is on the horizon. Come tell us what you think about recommendations for: Design quality and neighborhood character Small, local businesses Affordable housing Sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bike lanes Parks, trees, and water quality features Healthy food options East Central Area Workshop 6-8 p.m., Tuesday May 21 Church in the City – Beth Abraham, 1580 N. Gaylord Street Dinner, childcare and Spanish interpretation will be provided. If you need a sign language interpreter or CART Services, contact SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org at least three business days ahead of the meeting you’d like to attend. For other public accommodation requests/concerns related to a disability, please contact DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org. NOTE: This is a meeting being held by the City & County of Denver. More information should be directed to the contact identified at the event website located at: East Central Area Plan

Continue reading

Facebook Livecast of the March 20 Mayoral Candidate Forum here

These candidates are on the 2019 ballot: Lisa Calderón Jamie Giellis Michael Hancock Kalyn Rose Heffernan Chairman Seku Penfield Tate The following candidate did not submit the required signatures to appear on the ballot but can still collect write-in votes: Kenneth Simpson All of the above appeared at the March 20 Mayoral Candidate Forum at Denver’s Manual High School auditorium. Here are the questions that were posed: What might you say to developers who propose projects that could bring in significant short-term money, but might not align with the long-term vision and needs of the City? What will you do to ensure that Denver’s neighborhoods remain in-tact during this time of growth? What is your plan for addressing the City’s transportation challenges, including increasing access to affordable, convenient, and environmentally friendly alternative transportation throughout the City? What specific policies would you advocate for to prevent displacement of longtime residents and small businesses as demographics change and property values increase? Denver’s recycling rate is significantly below the national average: What can the City do to address better recycling, composting, and trash collection? What are your views about crime in Central Denver, and how do you propose to keep our neighborhoods safe? What is your commitment to ending veteran and chronic homelessness in our community? Do you believe that is possible? The Facebook Live video of the event can be (somewhat seen– poor lighting– and easily heard) HERE. Thanks to all who participated!  

Continue reading

Crime and policing City Park West: February 20, Russell Pavilion, Mary Brewer room

City Park West neighbors welcome a conversation with the Denver Police Department immediately following the monthly CPW neighborhood association monthly meeting. Austen Munson, the Community Resources officer from District 6, will join us. Officer Munson will not comment upon specific ongoing investigations, but can fill us in on neighborhood crime statistics, activities, responses and resources. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6:45 p.m., Russell Pavilion (Part of St. Joseph’s hospital, this building sits on between 18th and 20th streets on the West side of Humboldt Street). Mary Brewer Conference Room  

Continue reading

Season’s Greetings and updates

The City Park West RNO met November 19th. Topics were the RNO’s immediate concerns (establishing and publicizing a regular meeting time and place TBD, identifying all current, active board members as part of updating our website; filing for 501C3 status). We also reviewed ongoing local issues and questions and considered our role in facilitating community communication. We set a loose agenda for our first meeting of 2019 (to be held January 16, 6-7 p.m. at the Vine Street Pub, 1700 Vine St, Denver, CO 80206. As the organization is still relatively new, your board is working hard to establish structural foundations while we begin advocating for more frequent and participatory community conversations and stronger relationships among residents, organizations and businesses and our city representatives. We wish you Happy Holidays, however you may choose to celebrate and spend these (surprisingly balmy) winter weeks ahead.

Continue reading