Hello neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for Thursday, Aug. 28. Walking Tour of Stony Brook: The JP Historical Society's season of free walking tours is winding to a close, with just one month of them left. On Saturday, take the Stony Brook tour, where you'll learn about how the community rose up in the 1970s to stop a highway being built right through our neighborhood.
As part of the festivities at Monday's National Night Out in Egleston Square, one nearby Neighborhood Watch group brought home a special honor. Police named the Brewery District Neighborhood Watch as "Crime Watch of the Year." Several members of the neighborhood group turned out to accept the award. Donna Tremonte, one of the main organizers of the group, said she and John Sheeran had lived in JP for 10 years, but only recently became involved in formally keeping an eye on their street and getting to know their neighbors. The tipping point for Tremonte from passive worries about crime to taking action?
The Wake Up The Earth Festival runs noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. Here is a map of the live music, vendors and other events you'll experience. If you find this map too small to read, please use the magnifying glass symbol to make it larger. You may also simply download it for print-out. The map was designed by Danielle Sommer and can be found at Spontaneous Celebration's web site.