Now that we have your attention… Thursday, May 4th, 3 – 5 pm Schmanska Park | 63 Grove Street All Old East Enders (i.e. everyone living in the neighborhood) should take a well-deserved break and join us for free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream (while supplies last). Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the park withContinue reading “Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream”
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Green Up Day 2023
Saturday, May 6th The snow has melted that means Green Up Day is here! Join thousands of fellow Vermonters as we clear tons of litter from our Brave Little State. Pick up free official trash bags and get inspired by our list of especially messy Old East End spots. We look forward to seeing youContinue reading “Green Up Day 2023”
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)!
2022 Kids Weekend
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”
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”
Vellum Lanterns are Back!
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!”
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”
Saturday in the Park
May 15, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm The Old East End is joining forces with Burlington Parks Recreation and Waterfront to host the 2021 Kid’s Week kickoff event at Schmanska Park. Check out this amazing list of activities and make a plan to join us for some fun family time in the park. New activitiesContinue reading “Saturday in the Park”
Play Ball! Our home-town Vermont Lake Monsters have released their brand new 2021 FCBL schedule and it is packed with 38 home games at historic Centennial Field, right here in the Old East End. That’s right, you can literally walk to the ballpark from your own front door! So, oil up your mitt, dust offContinue reading “Burlington Baseball!”