Archive for September, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Trailnet on Tap at Old North Gallery Wed., Sept. 25

Join us Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. for Trailnet’s monthly gathering that brings local livability experts to St. Louis city neighborhoods in fun, relaxed settings.  We’re pleased that Old North St. Louis Restoration Group’s gallery at 2700 N. 14th Street will serve as this month’s “fun, relaxed setting” for the event.

As noted on the flyer above, this month’s Trailnet on Tap will feature artist Ilene Berman, the creative force behind NODhouse.  Learn about her new project, Room13Delmar — a tricycle-based mobile art studio that will travel throughout North St. Louis, inviting any and all residents passing by to participate in the creative process together. By connecting with local businesses in the area to set-up the mobile studio, Berman strives to create an easily-accessible public space where North City residents and workers can connect through creative dialogue, while simultaneously expand our understanding of what is happening “north of Delmar.”

Cost: Free! Snacks provided. Beer and wine available for a suggested $4 donation.

For more information, contact Molly Pearson of Trailnet (by phone: 314-436-1324, ext. 117; or by email: or visit Trailnet’s Facebook page for this event by clicking HERE.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Friday Evening in Old North: Join Us for PARK(ing) Day and RHCDA’s Pop-Up Street Party

Don’t worry, the rain will be gone by 4 p.m., so plan to come on out to enjoy a fun-filled evening in the hear of Old North St. Louis as we celebrate two great events:

PARK(ing) Day

From 4- 6 p.m., several metered parking spaces near the intersection of St. Louis Avenue & N. 14th Street will be temporarily converted to mini parks or community gathering spots as Old North celebrates PARK(ing) Day.  This year marks the first time Old North will be participating in the annual, worldwide event where artists, designers, and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.  Parking spaces will be adopted and transformed for a few hours by Jamaica Ray, Ye Ole Haunt, La Mancha Coffeehouse, and the 14th Street Artist Community.  The Divoll branch of St. Louis Public Library will also utilize a space for a banned books exhibit.  Come on by to see how these spaces take shape!

Be sure to share your plans to attend by visiting the Old North PARK(ing) Day Facebook event page by clicking HERE.

The Post-Dispatch took note of Old North’s plans for PARK(ing) Day in their article on the various PARK(ing) Day events that will be taking place in St. Louis.  That article can be found online at STL Today by clicking HERE.

RHCDA’s Pop-Up Street Party

From 5:30-10 p.m., the 2600 and 2700 blocks of N. 14th Street will be transformed into one big street party as our Crown Square development partners Regional Housing & Community Development Alliance (RHCDA) will put on what they’re calling their 1st annual Pop-Up Street Party. Highlights of the event will include:

  • Happy Hour starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • musical performance by Vote for Pedro (from 7-10 p.m.)
  • local micro-brewery beers and wine-tasting
  • street performers
  • neighborhood business showcase
  • a chance to win an iPod shuffle, and
  • a special announcement about RHCDA’s new name & brand

The street party is free and open to the public, so help spread the word to all who might enjoy a fun evening in the heart of a great, historic neighborhood.  Click HERE to visit RHCDA’s facebook event page for other updates and to post your plans to attend.  For more information contact Larry Perlmutter at 314-333-7008 or

The photo above is courtesy of the Spaghetti Midwestern blog from the Vintage Street Market this past spring.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Join Us Wed., Sept. 18 for Old North’s 1st “So Reel” Movie & Discussion Event

Please join us Wednesday evening for the inaugural event in Old North St. Louis Restoration Group’s So Reel Movie and Speaker Series: Interactive and Reflective Conversations about Race.  The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at ONSLRG’s office & gallery, 2700 N. 14th Street.  ONSLRG has partnered with the YWCA of Metro St. Louis to bring this series to Old North as a key component of the year-long Old North Equality Project to address diversity and inclusion in the neighborhood.  Community members are invited to view movie clips and engage in conversation about racially healing communities.  The program will be facilitated by Amy Hunter, YWCA’s Director of Racial Justice.

Refreshments will be provided. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

For more information, contact: Claire Wolff, MSW, ONLSLRG’s Community Engagement Specialist, by phone at (314) 241-5031 x104 or email at

Thursday, September 12, 2013

ONSLRG’s Latest eNewsletter Is Out with Info on Lots of Upcoming Events

If you haven’t received our latest eNewsletter in your in-box yet, click HERE or on the image below to view it online.

If you know of others who are interested in what’s going on in Old North but aren’t subscribers, please forward this on to them - and if you know of neighbors who don’t have internet access, please print a copy and pass it along to them.


Welcome to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's blog. What's New in Old North chronicles the dramatic transformation under way in the neighborhood of Old North St. Louis. As a neighborhood just north of Downtown St. Louis, Old North is becoming a dynamic urban village of new and historic homes, a landmark eating establishment, beautiful community gardens, and a diverse, friendly, and engaged community.


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