Urban Neighbors is a downtown Oklahoma City neighborhood association organized to promote a sense of community and an exceptional living and working environment for the residents who live in the greater Downtown area.



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Community Garden

Urban Neighbors Community Garden is a community growing space dedicated to Urban Neighbors members as a place where we grow vegetables, flowers and herbs in the company of friends and neighbors.  Participation comes with responsibility and bountiful harvest. Located at 421 Park Place, West of Midtown Mutts Dogpark on Hudson between 10th and 11th Streets.

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August 2015

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J Bruner's at the Haunted House Dinner!!! 
Wednesday August 26th 6:30 pm.
7101 Miramar Blvd OKC 73111  
Please email Catherine@urbanneighbors.org to make your reservations.  
Reservation fee is free for UN members.  Non-members  $15 reservation fee.
Reservation fee for non-member should be paid via PayPal on the UN website.
To hold your spot, be sure to email Catherine.
Reservation sign up sheet will be available at August social.
This is an order from the menu event. You will pay the restaurant for your order.

Have you seen our garden lately?  It is looking awesome!  However, it still requires some work to maintain.  Come join us for another garden work (fun) day, Saturday August 22 from 8a-11a.  If you have some, we need mulch!  We will also be placing a brick path to the seating area and turning the compost bins.  It sounds like work, but with good friends and neighbors it is really much fun.  Come join us!!!

UN Board Meeting is tonight at 6p in the Carnegie Library lobby.  Please come if you can.  All are welcome.  We are actively seeking board members and will be voting to add new members tonight.  If you cannot make it and you have agenda items or would like to volunteer from the board, please email us, notify a board member, or call Brett at 740-1968.  Agenda of the meeting is attached...
This month Urban Neighbors is collecting school supplies for the kids at the City Rescue.  As any parent knows, August gets very expensive.  Please help us help the kids downtown by bringing your donation of school supplies to our next social.  It is Thursday August 13th from 5:30-7p at the Skirvin Hilton.  We look forward to seeing you there!

The monthly UN Board Meeting will be held tomorrow night at 6pm.  Everyone is welcome.  If you have an agenda item you would like discussed, please notify a board member or feel free to show up to the meeting.  Draft agenda is attached...
Congratulations to UN member Patrick Boylan for reopening Haunted House restaurant and a big thanks for inviting all UN members to the exclusive private preview last Thursday.  It is clear to all in attendance that they will instantly become one of the premier steakhouses in OKC!  

Please join us Thursday, June 11th 5:30-7:00 pm for our June Social at In The Raw Bricktown!

Due to rain cancellation, UN Dodgers Night has been rescheduled to tonight, 7pm at Dodgers Stadium.  If you have purchased tickets, they will be available at will call.  Or, if you have not, but want to go, there are still tickets available.  Tickets are $33 and include BBQ and all the beer you can drink.  It will be a great night.  Go Dodgers!!!

Come join us tonight at Kamp's 1910 Cafe at 6 pm for our monthly business meeting.  Everyone welcome!  Agenda for the meeting is attached. 

dog adoption event

April 17th 12pm - 5pm

Sponsored by The Bella Foundation, SPCA

Be prepared for wagging tails, wet noses, and unconditional love when you attend the Avana Arts District pet adoption event! Come by to adopt your new best bud, or just to pet some cuddly dogs. $175 to adopt a pet, which that includes age appropriate shots, spay & neuter, microchip, flea and tick care, and a heart worm test. The Avana Arts office will also be collecting donations of your old towels and blankets for the local animal shelter starting today!


Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts Volunteers Needed!
It's that time of year again for one of the best events hosted right in our backyard!  The Festival of the Arts will run from 4/21-4/26 at the Myriad Gardens.  Once again Urban Neighbors has been asked to volunteer for the 6 day event and this year we will be staffing the beer tents on Tuesday, April 21st.  We are looking for 24 volunteers.  There are 3 different shifts to choose from and they will fill up fast:
Please sign up on the following link:
  • Check the box for one of the three time slots on Tuesday, 4/21
  • Click "Submit and Sign Up"
  • At the top under "My Comment", write in "Urban Neighbors"
  • Fill out the registration and you are finished!
Follow the Festival on Social Media
The official hashtag for you socialites is #OKCFA
The Arts Council's twitter handle is @artscouncilokc
And they of course can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/artscouncilokc
Please contact Shelley Pruitt via email at shelley@shelleypruitt.com if you have any questions regarding the event.  
You can also contact Chris Hewitt at c.hewitt@cox.net regarding the registration process

The UN Board will be meeting tonight at 6pm on the 5th floor of the Centennial Building (the building with Starbucks, In the Raw, and Red Pin).  Please use the west entrance and use the code "start" 310 for access.  Hope to see everyone tonight. 
See agenda below...
Don't miss your chance to sign up for UN night at the OKC Dodgers!  The cost is $33 per person and include admission to the game, all you can eat and cash bar, as well as a limited edition baseball cap.  There will be fireworks immediately following the game.  Please email or speak to any UN board member if you are interested in signing up. 

The water may still be cool, but our rowers are even cooler!  Get ready UN Dragon Boat champions, because practice starts in a little more than a week.  Our practices will be Sunday afternoons at 3pm starting April 19th.  Dues are $134 and can be paid to Trey at a social or practice. 
Also, don't miss the free weekly cookouts and beer for all the rowers.  The cookout schedule is as follows:
Monday April 13th
Tuesday April 21st
Wednesday April 29th
Thursday May 7th
Friday May 15th
Monday May 18th
Tuesday May 26th
Wednesday June 3rd
Thursday June 11th
Friday June 19th
These tend to last from 6:15-8:15pm
For more about the Riversport Dragon Boat League, please click below...
Anyone receiving our newsletter by email will also be getting an invoice by email.  If you are interested in renewing your membership or joining UN for the first time, please pay the $25 membership fee online or in person at any of our events.  If you have paid at any time since November 1, 2014, you have paid your dues for 2015 and may disregard the email.  There is a slight delay and a few people may erroneously get an invoice despite having paid.  If you do not care to join, you will still be welcome and encouraged to attend any of our events.  But, remember membership does have its benefits... Free drinks at the annual meeting and discounts at certain downtown businesses!  We hope that you will join and get involved!

Native Roots, our downtown grocery store and long time friend of Urban Neighbors has offered to give anyone signing up or renewing their membership at our Annual General Meeting next month a gift card for up to $35 in free deli food!  That is $10 more in return than the cost of the membership!  Free drinks are also available to UN members at the meeting.  It will be held Thursday February 12th from 530-730p at Mickey Mantel Steakhouse.  Anyone is invited.  Steve Lackmeyer from the Daily Oklahoman will be guest speaker.  Thank you, Native Roots and Sara Kaplan (owner and UN board member) for the generous support of Urban Neighbors!!!

It has been a year, and it is now time to pay the bills.  In the next coupe of weeks all members and former members should be getting an email with an invoice for your dues of $25.  This can be paid in a few ways... Pay in person at any social or general meeting, pay on line at our website urbanneighbors.com (there is a paypal link in the left upper corner or the home page, or mail a check to PO Box 2293, Oklahoma City, OK 73101.  With membership comes many perks, not least of which is free drinks at the annual meeting!!!
After stalking him for months, we are happy to announce that our own downtown rock star Steve Lackmeyer has finally agreed to speak and answer questions at our UN general meeting on Thursday February 12th at Mickey Mantel Steakhouse from 530-730p!  Don't miss this rare opportunity to find out first about the dramatic changes coming to OKC!  Oh, and while you are there, don't forget to enjoy the awesome food and free drinks!!!
Our annual meeting is coming up Thursday February 12th at Mickey Mantel's Steakhouse from 530-730p.  Everyone is strongly encouraged to come.  We will have take care of some quick business, and then Steve Lackmeyer from the Daily Oklahoman will give us the inside scoop of what is happening downtown!  Did I mention, free drinks for anyone who joins???!!!

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