Adopt-A-Tree Deadline August 15

Adopt-A-Tree by Friday, August 15 and the MDA Will Pay Half the Cost!
Friday, August 15th is the deadline for Museum District Association members to submit your application to Adopt-A-Tree and have the MDA pay for 50% of the cost.  Note – you have to be a MDA member.
The MDA will contribute $25 of the required $50 tax-deductible contribution for MDA members who wish to participate in this year’s program. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, August 15. Applications…

Floyd Bike Boulevard Info and Survey

Please take a moment to express your opinion on the proposed Floyd Bike Boulevard, a.k.a., Floyd Bike-Walk Street. The survey will close on August 29, 2014. Click here… for the survey.
A better understanding of your opinion allows the MDA Board to better represent you in voting and in conversations with our community’s leadership. We will publicly share results once they are collected and analyzed – most likely the week of September1.
We included some educational materials for your convenience:

Floyd Ave Bike Boulevard meeting, July 15

A note from Richmond City Council:
Floyd Avenue “Bike Boulevard” Community Design Concept presented and discussed at Public Meeting
 Richmond residents are invited and encouraged to continue the community conversation by coming out to see a community-driven design concept for helping make Floyd Avenue even better for walking and biking. WHAT: Richmond residents are invited to a Floyd Avenue “Bike Boulevard” Community Design Concept Public Meeting. The meeting’s purpose is to continue the community conversation by showing and discussing a…

Summer Picnic June 13

Come out and celebrate the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL with your neighbors at our annual Museum District Summer Picnic! We will have food, music, and lots of fun!
What:   MDA Summer Picnic
When:  Friday, June 13th
Time:    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Albert Hill Middle School
(3400 Patterson Ave, green space across from school)
Bring:   Chairs or blankets
Notes:

Barbecue from Alamo BBQ
Cake courtesy of Cakes by Graham
Ice cream cart
Live music by the One Man Band

Please…

GRTC Public Hearings May 20 & 21

GRTC is interested in your voice regarding bus transit. Further information is available at:  http://study.ridegrtc.com/get-involved/
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Main Street Station – 2nd Floor
1500 East Main Street
Richmond, VA

Parking: Free parking is available at the lot at 15th & E. Franklin Street (located on the west side of the main entrance). Please do not park in reserved spaces. Additional parking is available at the VCU “A” Lot. Refer to the Parking Map…

Plant Sale and Yard Sale – April 26

First Annual Plant Sale and Yard Sale
Date: Saturday, April 26
Time: Plant Sale, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Yard Sale, 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Albert Hill Middle School, 3400 Patterson Ave. 
Join us for the First Annual Plant Sale and Yard Sale benefiting Albert Hill Middle School, the only Richmond Public School located in our neighborhood. Donate plants or seeds, purchase new additions for your garden, or buy or sell household treasures. In addition to the donated…

Open Board Positions

MDA Open Board Positions
The MDA board is in need of a few volunteers to help us achieve our neighborhood goals in 2014. If you have some time to offer, we would love to talk to you about serving. Two of the opportunities are board positions, the others are not.
Membership Chair
The membership chair is responsible for maintaining the membership data base, preparing and sending annual renewal and reminder notices, and checking-in members for certain events. Skills include comfort…

Phase Two for Roseneath Improvements

Beginning this fall and into the spring, the second phase of the Roseneath Project will commence. Last year, Ginkgo trees were planted from Monument to Patterson. This year, Ginkgoes will be planted from Patterson to Grove. This will necessitate the removal of the existing trees, many of which are damaged or diseased.
In the fall of 2014, we will assess how best to plant shrubs and add hardscaping to mitigate damage from trucks and other vehicles crossing the median or…

MDA to Explore “Village” Concept

What do Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood and Richmond’s Fan District have in common? Each has a Village. Some 100 towns and districts across the US have Villages, and more are being created every week. Clearly it is an idea whose time has come. At the Museum District Association, we decided that we want to explore this concept and see if we could have a Village, too.
What is a Village?
A Village is a volunteer organization that provides services to …