Old East End Winterlude Postponed to February 10-11
Winter is roaring in with dangerous wind chills this weekend, so we are postponing our Winterlude festival one week. We hope you’ll update calendars and join us as temperatures move back into the 20s and 30s.
Our free festival has something for everyone, so let’s smash the winter doldrums and celebrate together! Come meet your neighbors and enjoy outdoor activities, a cozy fire, tasty refreshments, local music, and fun crafts. And, if you bring your own drinking vessel, we’ll give you a free Old East End souvenir (while supplies last)!
Our very own Dave Cawley recently sat down with Preservation Burlington‘s Ron Wanamaker to share the unique history of the Old East End and hype our 3rd Annual Winterlude festival! Learn about the boundaries of our neighborhood, the families who founded and defended the area, plus the homes, businesses, and taverns that supported this newContinue reading “OEE History Highlights”
Our friends at Burlington Parks Recreation and Waterfront are bringing Kids Weekend to the Old East End! Gather the whole family together and head down to Schmanska Park this Sunday, May 15 from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Amazing FREE activities! Local music by Sambatucada!, Burlington’s own samba street band Tennis with Kids on the Ball, a nationallyContinue reading “2022 Kids Weekend”
Hello neighbors! We’ve noticed sidewalk conditions are deteriorating along East Ave and Colchester Ave. Local businesses, Centennial Field, and UVM Medical Center drive a ton of pedestrian traffic in the area, and the hazards are especially challenging for seniors and neighbors with disabilities. The danger only increases during icy conditions, so we’re asking Burlington’s DepartmentContinue reading “East Avenue Sidewalk Repair”
Burlington’s Department of Public Works (DPW) is proposing a traffic calming project for East Avenue in 2022. The city is asking the public for comments and feedback, and we are also hoping to schedule a public Zoom meeting with DPW within the next 2 weeks. Information about this meeting will be shared through Front PorchContinue reading “East Avenue Traffic Calming”
Burlington’s Old East End Neighborhood Coalition is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Winterlude Festival to help you chase away those winter blues! Break the isolation of winter and visit Schmanska Park in a COVID-safe way. Enjoy outdoor activities throughout February including snowshoeing, sledding, cross-country skiing, nature walks, and a kid’s Story Walk®. We encourage everyone toContinue reading “Winterlude 2022”
Everybody loved last year’s lanterns so much that we are bringing back this beloved community craft project for Winterlude 2022! Help us light up Schmanska Park! Free supplies at the barn If you want to make a lantern or two, pick up free supplies right now at the Schmanska Park barn on Grove Street. LookContinue reading “Vellum Lanterns are Back!”
Join us on Sunday, October 24th for a memorable tour of one of Burlington’s oldest and most historically significant sites, Greenmount Cemetery. The tour begins at 10:00 am and will highlight the history of Burlington and the Old East End through the lives of the European settlers laid to rest in this burying ground. OurContinue reading “Tour Greenmount Cemetery”
As Covid restrictions are lifting and summer weather is setting in, we hope you’re all getting back to doing the things you love. If you’re looking for a fun community project, how about helping us build and decorate 5 more bench-tables for Schmanska Park! We’re planning a relaxed and flexible summer schedule with all activitiesContinue reading “Schmanska Benches”
While the origins of this somber remembrance are contested, we can all agree that honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving this country is a worthy national holiday. Memorial Day also marks the beginning of summer and gives us an opportunity to connect with friends and family, but let’s not forget those whoContinue reading “Memorial Day”