The Annual Hyde Park Holiday Party will be held on Sunday, December 15 from 5-8 p. m.
Held at the Elisabet Ney Museum and co-hosted by HPNA, the festivities will feature a “Wish Tree” where Hyde Park neighbors and friends can create their wishes for the coming new year and hang them on a grand tree inside the museum. Kids can participate in the wishing tree activity, keep warm with cocoa and cookies and snuggle under a blanket for outdoor movies if weather permits. The grown-ups can enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer.
Donations for our Avenue B neighbors at Helping Hand Home for Children will be collected during the party. Topping their list of preferred donations are gift cards in any denomination from Target, Kohl’s, JcPenney’s and Walmart.
You can view their entire wish list at http://www.helpinghandhome.org/wishlist.html in case you’d like to bring a much-needed donation.
More details coming soon!
A confederate soldier. A farmer. A suffragette. A Driskill Hotel chef. A stenographer. Carpenters. A telephone operator. WWII soldiers. UT professors. Two photographers. A “mercantile” president. A musician. A locomotive engineer.
These are only a few of the many people who lived in six featured homes of the 37th Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour on Sunday, November 10. These wonderful homes not only chronicle different periods of architectural styles, their histories show the varied lives of Hyde Park neighbors over the past 119 years. They tell the stories of Austin.
During that time, one of the homes was saved from demolition, while another was almost entirely rebuilt. All of the tour homes have been beautifully updated to accommodate modern tastes and conveniences, yet they maintain much of their architectural detail and charm of the past. One home is a city landmark, and another just received a 5 star green energy rating from Austin Energy. Two homes have newly designed gardens, while another has chickens.
The tour is the annual fundraising event for the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association. It is managed and operated by scores of neighbors who love the unique history, architecture, and “characters” of our neighborhood.
We know that you will enjoy learning about these homes – inside and out, and we look forward to seeing you walking or biking through our neighborhood this Sunday at the Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour.
Basics: Hyde Park Homes Tour, Sunday, November 10, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Tickets: $20 online or on the day of the tour at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway.
For more information: See HydeParkHomesTour.org and follow/share the tour at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hyde-Park-Historic-Homes-Tour-Austin-Texas/83848158724
The 39th Fire Station Festival is October 20th, Sunday, 4-6 at Fire Station #9, 43rd and Speedway. At this festival, we honor neighbors for their community service; and newly-elected HPNA leaders officially begin their terms of office. The fire fighters welcome us to their station, and children climb on the big red shiny fire truck. The festival provides an opportunity to express gratitude for Hyde Park, for its history and for what it has become.
This year the focus is on more engagement with the fire fighters and activities for teens and adults. The Fire Department is sending an additional four fighters to interact with us for a total of eight. Tire Pull Competition. Children on the fire truck. A fire fighter in the children’s area to be in photographs with the little ones. A fire fighter and fire fighting gear at the photo booth so you can have your photo in fire fighting gear.
Planning for the Fire Station Festival is in progress and I have to tell you…this will be the best Fire Station Festival ever! The 2013 poster is created and ready for distribution. You are getting an early peek. Our thanks to Matt Ott and Linda van Bavel for their partnership in creative design.
poster for 2013 Fire Station Festival
September 2013 Pecan Press
Please join us on Monday, June 3rd for the monthly HPNA meeting at 7pm at Trinity United Methodist Church (4001 Speedway).
This month following the announcements, we will have a potluck to celebrate the beginning of summer, honor past officers, and say good bye to Ashley Schweickart, our co-president who is leaving Austin.
Please bring your favorite salad, entree, or dessert.
Families are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend.
If you are not currently a member of HPNA, please take this opportunity to join or renew your membership. ALL residents (homeowners, renters, and businesses) are welcome to join.
Thousands and thousands of tiny bits of colorful cut glass have been laid carefully in place on the pump house wall at Shipe Pool. Together they form leaves and flowers,birds and bugs, and fantastic trees – a landscape
filled with delightful surprises; a canopy of dreams. The Shipe Mosaic Mural is complete!
The mural is a beautiful and permanent expression of the community support for Shipe Park and Pool – hundreds of neighborhood volunteers helped create the mural at community work days held at Griffin School over the past three years. The formal dedication of the mural will be at the Fifth Annual Shipe Pool Party on Saturday June 29th at 7pm. Please join neighbors and friends in honoring this remarkable community effort
and in making a collective commitment to our beloved neighborhood park and pool!
The Shipe Pool Party is a great event for everyone who cares about our sense of community in Austin and cherishes the resources we have in central-city neighborhoods like Hyde Park! It is a super gathering of
friends and kids and families! As always there will be great summer food and treats. And like last year, we will have live music early followed by a movie in the park starting at 9pm. The pool will stay open late, and there
is nothing more relaxing and refreshing than a dip in your neighborhood pool! So come enjoy a fantastic summer evening at Shipe Park!
See you at the pool!
— Adam Wilson, Friends of Shipe Park