Ensley is family. Ensley is home. Ensley is alive… Come see for yourself on Saturday, August 19! Councilor Marcus Lundy presents Summer Jam 2017 – the final installment under the current District 9 leadership – on August 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Downtown Ensley (corner of Avenue F and 19th Street). Ensley is experiencing a movement, folks. People in the know can attest that the pulse of this district is strong, and Summer Jam is your chance to feel that heartbeat firsthand.
Featuring a live concert by national recording artists, Summer Jam is an annual block party to celebrate the authentic Ensley. From its historic landmarks and faithful businesses to its iconic jazz roots and homegrown entertainment and art scene, Ensley has a storied past and a bright future. If you believe in this community and are itching to get involved, now is the time! And if you’ve been curious about Ensley’s budding renaissance, come on over and jam!
Summer Jam is free to the public and will include food and street vendors, grand prize giveaways, community spotlights and more. Mark August 19 in your calendar, and stay tuned for more details. And, of course, RSVP to the event on Facebook –CLICK HERE!
One of the most legendary and storied neighborhoods of Birmingham is Woodlawn. It is a community, anchored by one of the great public high schools of Birmingham, that has produced many citizens who contributed to the life of our city and has had an impact beyond the neighborhood itself. In a short post like this true justice cannot be done to the rich heritage and legacy of Woodlawn. However, we hope that this narrative brings together many of the diverse threads that make up the fabric of the community’s historic arc in a concise piece.
TODAY IS THE DAY! REV Birmingham is celebrating 10 years of creating vibrant commercial districts in the City of Birmingham. Today is all about celebrating the past decade of success and all that we have accomplished. It all started ten years ago when two organizations – Operation New Birmingham and Main Street Birmingham – merged to create the one and only REV Birmingham. We have covered so much ground since then, from historic building rehab consulting all the way to our refresh of 20th Street North – and we are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for us here at REV.
REV is turning TEN! Our birthday is swiftly approaching (it’s on November 15th in case you want to give us a happy birthday shoutout!) and we are spending the week leading up to it reflecting on the past 10 years. We have accomplished so much in just a decade, and we can’t wait to see what the next 10 years have in store for us. But for now, let’s take a trip down memory lane and look back at some of our favorite projects.