Community leaders and neighbors joined together on Saturday at St. James Church to celebrate East Buntyn's national recognition by NextDoor as one of the first ten communities in the United States to adopt and use the app. Neighbors were treated to an ice cream social and visits from Mayor Jim Strickland and Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings. Mayor Strickland also presented East Buntyn with a proclamation commending the neighborhood and its residents for their invaluable dedication to improving the Memphis community. Enjoy the photo gallery below!
It’s coming… the BIG ONE! That’s right, East Buntyn will host its annual neighborhood-wide yard sale on Saturday, June 3. Sponsored by the East Buntyn Historic District Neighborhood Association, residents throughout the neighborhood will be cleaning out their attics, garages, sheds, basements, and every place in between to offer the public fabulous bargains. Typically, about 30 to 40 households participate in the sale. Sites will be at the individual homes in East Buntyn, which is bordered by Central Avenue on the north, Southern on the south, Highland Street on the west, and Greer on the east. While the sale is advertised as being from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM, there is plenty of activity from dawn till dusk that day. Check below the flyer for a list of featured yard-sale addresses!
Featured Yard-Sale Homes
This is a list of featured East Buntyn homes that will participate in the yard sale. Many other homes throughout the neighborhood are expected to participate as well!
Several East Buntyn neighbors spent a recent Saturday morning doing a bit of spring cleaning. Armed with brooms, shovels, rakes, trash bags, and more, residents cleared storm drains and beautified sidewalks throughout the neighborhood. This annual event, sponsored by the EBHDNA, is a great way to meet fellow neighbors and spruce up our streets in preparation for the East Buntyn ArtWalk. Thanks to everyone who participated! We ask that all East Buntyn residents pitch in to keep our streets and sidewalks clean throughout the year.
Spring has arrived! That means nice weather and lots of outdoor events and activities in Memphis. Check out the 2017 I Love Memphis Guide to Spring Festivals and Events. It mentions all sorts of fun things to do, but we are partial to the 8th Annual East Buntyn ArtWalk happening April 29, 2017 a 1:00 PM!
Join us for a fun, relaxing, pet-friendly, and family-friendly afternoon of art of all kinds! The East Buntyn ArtWalk is like no other art event in Memphis. Local artists set up outdoor galleries on the lawns and front porches of East Buntyn residents. A wide variety of artistry will be represented, including paintings, jewelry, woodworking, watercolors, textiles, pottery, stained glass, and mixed media. The public is invited to browse and shop while enjoying the hospitality of one of Memphis' most historic neighborhoods. In addition, there are live music performances, local food trucks, and street performers. All for free!
In what could be the city's single largest single-family housing development in a decade, a developer is proposing 22-24 new homes on Ellsworth. Read more about the story here: http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/money/2017/03/10/nearly-two-dozen-houses-could-go-up-near-u-m-campus/99008272/
EBHDNA is hosting a Volleyball Night for our high school aged neighborhood kids (and their friends) on Wednesday, July 22 at 7:30 in the St. Luke’s Church CLC (gym). The address is 480 S. Highland, but the gym is in the back of the facility... Sports drinks and adult supervision will be provided, as well as pizza after the games. The young at heart are welcome to come and watch or just hang out ... View more with us, and it should be a fun evening! This is a free event, open to East Buntyn teens and their friends, so please join us.
With funds from the recently awarded Neighborhood Crime Prevention Grant, ten East Buntyn Signs have been purchased. These signs will be set in frames and will identify our neighborhood as a close knit community. If you live on a prominent corner someone from the EBHDNA may ask to place a sign in your yard.
Join us on Thursday, June 25th at 6:30pm at Buntyn Presbyterian Church (561 S. Prescott, entrance off South parking lot @ Southern) as we make plans to start on our fully funded Ioby project 'Bring Back Bats & Birds to Buntyn'. Guest speaker will be Mary Schmidt, Naturalist with Lichterman Nature Center.
On Saturday, May 9th at 9 am, the Junior League of Memphis is hosting a 5K for Kids to raise awareness about childhood obesity. The race begins and ends a the Junior League Headquarters, 3475 Central Avenue. The race route passes directly through some streets in East Buntyn. For more information contact the Junior League of Memphis or go here: http://www.racesonline.com/events/junior-league-of-memphis-5k-for-kids