2019 Neighborhood Month

Jackson Park Library Outdoor Festivities

Events planned to date include:


Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Fairland Neighborhood Community Conference-PART 2 (9am-1pm)
Let's continue our Community Building 2019 Conference by identifying the story of a segment of northwest Roanoke that includes Fairland, Villa Heights and Highland Manor and branding it in a way that fits the needs of the residents that live therein. This one-day neighborhood conference includes speakers and activities designed to celebrate the rich history of this community and to educate participants about zoning policies and procedures.The event will be held at CAFE- Cultural Arts for Excellence
located at 1707 Cove Road, NW. For More information contact president Cheryl Hilton all 362-5097.

* Saturday, May 11, 2019 -  Airlee Court ‘Annual 24-Block Neighborhood Yard Sale’  (8am - 3pm)
Your neighbors of the Airlee Court Neighborhood invite you to and enjoy a neighborhood-wide yard sale incorporating individual yard sales within the now 36-block neighborhood, all in one day!  Last year, 94 individual yard sales took place throughout the Airlee Court neighborhood that includes the area between Williamson Road NE and Hershberger Road between Walgreens and Florist Road.  Look for the signs! For more info, visit their website at Map for a map showing all of the yard sale locations, or contact Airlee Court president Ben Burch at 366-8407.

* Friday, May 17, 2019 - Fairland Civic League-Celebrating Our Youth (6:30 pm - 8:00pm) 
Fairland Neighborhood Civic League and CAFE- Cultural Arts for Excellence, and Virginia Western Community College to celebrate our talented youths. The event is open to the public, with the CAFE Kids playing the Steel Drums within the CAFE building while center stage will be on the patio where youth will have an opportunity to share their talents through music, dance, poetry, and spoken word. The event will be held at CAFE- Cultural Arts for Excellence located at 1707 Cove Road, NW. For More information contact president Cheryl Hilton all 362-5097.

* Saturday, May 18, 2019 - Gainsborough SW Community Organization, Inc. 'Annual Neighborhood Celebration and Block Party' (11am - 2pm) 
Neighbors of the Gainsborough SW Community Organization cordially invite you to join them on Patton Avenue in front of the Gainsboro Library (15 Patton Ave NW) as they celebrate their neighborhood with a community-wide celebration and block party.  Free event offering food, music and youth activities celebrating the surrounding Historic Gainsboro neighborhood. For more info contact Gainsborough SW Community Organization president Constance Crutchfield all 343-0311.

* Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - Grandin Court Neighborhood Association Annual Plant Exchange & Give-Away (7pm - 8pm)
Your neighbors of the Grandin Court Neighborhood Association cordially invite you to attend and participate in their annual Plant Exchange & Give-Away.  The event will be held at the Grandin Court Recreation Center located at 2621 Barham Road SW.  Neighbors are encouraged to bring any perennials that they've removed from their garden, seeds, or any extra plant packs they have to share with other gardeners and neighbors.  For more info, contact Grandin Court president Freeda Cathcart at 204-6354.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Melrose-Rugby Neighborhood Forum, Inc. Mayday Celebration (11am-3pm)
Celebrate Neighborhood Month with Melrose-Rugby Neighborhood Forum Mayday Celebration! Bring the family out to Kennedy Park for the Mayday Celebration.  Wrap the maypole, jump in the bouncy house, get your face painted, make some art and much more. The event will be held at the Kennedy Park located at 1616 19th St, NW.   For more information, contact Estelle McCadden at 342-2763.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - Annual Old Southwest Yard Sale! (8 am-12pm)
Every year on the first Saturday in June, neighbors in Old South West set up their wares in Highland Park along the 5th Street area in front of Highland Park Elementary all the way down to the corner of Washington Ave for you to buy. Come and shop and or come to connect with new neighbors!

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - Old Southwest, Inc. A Picnic in the Park (2 pm-4 pm)
Although May is considered “Neighborhood Month” in the city of Roanoke, Old Southwest will be celebrating in June! A Picnic in the Park (Highland Park) will be taking place and presented by “On the Edge” hair salon. Owner, Beth Dimun is partnering with OSW, Inc. and producing this fun time. Beth has reached out to several local restaurants and they are providing some side dishes and desserts. The Picnic in the Park will take place on SUNDAY JUNE 2, 2019 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. in front of the Alexander-Gish House. The event is FREE but everyone is asked to bring their favorite beverage and a side-dish to be shared. AND there will be LIVE MUSIC! The band “Leggz” will be providing some great tunes for everyone to enjoy; everything from today’s popular music to Motown, 70’s and 80’s. Thanks to the Food Fanatics Kitchen, Wildflour Restaurant and Bakery, Old Southwest Barbershop and Sunnyside Market for providing some of the hot dogs side-dishes. We hope to be adding a few more businesses to help out. Tell a Neighbor, bring a Friend! 


To add your event to the schedule of activities taking place, contact the Office of Neighborhood Services by calling 540-853-1647 or email to tonya.pickett@roanokeva.gov
Neighborhood Month is an annual month long celebration of community and neighborhood pride hosted by Roanoke neighborhood organizations to provide opportunities for all residents of all neighborhoods to come together with each other to celebrate our neighborhoods…and each other... as we do have so much to celebrate.

Neighborhood Month provides you with an opportunity to learn about a neighborhood (or neighborhoods) other than your own and to meet the folks who live there. By leaving the comfort of your own neighborhood and venturing out to see what the rest of Roanoke and our neighborhoods are really about you will quickly discover just how unique each neighborhood is.

At the same time, learn that each is filled with warm and friendly people who care about their neighborhood - just as you care about yours. So venture out, meet neighbors in other neighborhoods and experience why all of Roanoke's neighborhoods are places we are each proud to call home.

Neighborhood Month Planning Kit and 2019 Scheduled Events

  1. Event Planning Kit

Event Planning Kit


Join your neighbors and begin planning your neighborhood's 2018 Neighborhood Month event. Reviewing the Neighborhood Month Event Planning Kit will provide you with tips on how to organize your event, how to solicit volunteers to help with your event, and provide you with event suggestions that have been successful in Roanoke and other neighborhoods around the country.

If your organization is planning and event or uncertain what type of event to plan for Neighborhood Month 2018, please contact the Office of Neighborhood Services by calling 540-853-1647 or by email as we will be glad to assist you.