Neighborhood News May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012

Dear Windsor Park Neighbors:


I hope you are doing well and keeping up with your yard work and garden-planting during this crazy and wonderful spring.


I don’t know about you, but I really miss the NESCO Notes … it was a great way to communicate with folks on the near eastside and share upcoming events and programs.  To fill the gap, I’ve decided to start sending out a weekly email to share information with folks in Windsor Park.  Each week I will add new individuals and businesses to the distribution list as more people become aware of this, so please feel free to forward to your neighbors. 


The only way this will work is if people send me information to post.  We’re looking for events in Windsor Park or the neighboring areas, such as visual arts events, concerts, fundraisers, clean-ups, block parties, meetings, etc.  If you are launching a venture of some kind, feel free to share it.  We may eventually create a section for bartered services where people can list a need they have, as well as a skill or item they are willing to trade; this type of community sharing is becoming quite popular.


I plan to send these messages out on Thursday mornings, so the cut-off for submissions will be Wednesdays by 7 PM.  If you would prefer to be dropped from the distribution list, please let me know and I will be sure to remove your name.


Thanks, and I look forward to meeting more of you!


Laura Henn

Membership Chair

Windsor Park Neighborhood Association


~Ways You Can Get Involved with the Neighborhood~


  • Join a committee:


-Health & Safety


          -Block Party


  • We are looking for someone to take over maintenance of the Windsor Park website. 


  • We need items to sell at the upcoming Woodruff Place flea market on June 2-3.


Plant Swap

Do you have perennial divisions, baby shrubs/trees or seeds of any type that you want to share with your neighbors? Bring your extras to our next neighborhood meeting, Wednesday, May 16, at the Gateway Garden on the corner of Brookside and 10th. 


Attention all Adopt-A-Blockers! 

AAB season is upon us and Flower Distribution Day is less than a month away. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful scores your blocks for cleanliness from May to October. Score a 1 or a 2 and you get free flowers in the spring and bulbs/natives in the fall. No matter what your score, you can get free trees. Right now, KIB is working on getting all of our block assignments on their digital map. Some of our blocks may shift slightly from what we are currently cleaning due to current overlaps and gaps; it should be straightened out soon. KIB is seeking volunteers for the Flower Distribution Day – Friday, June 1st. Volunteers for Distribution Day get first pick of the flowers! If you want to sign up to adopt your own block or to help out on Distribution Day, call Joe Jarzen at 264-7555 x106 or email him at



~Windsor Park Neighborhood Association Meeting~


*Wednesday, May 16, from 6 to 8 PM

The meeting this month will take place at the northwest corner of 10th & Brookside, outside, just south of the Circle City Industrial Complex.  Please join us!  If you’ve been saying you’d like to come sometime, make this be the time … we’d love to meet you.





First Friday Art Walk:  May 4 from 6 to 9 PM

‘S.O.S.’  -sculptural work by Dominic Sansone
May 4-26
Opening reception First Friday May 4, 6-9 pm
Circle City Industrial Complex
1125 Brookside Avenue C7
317-270-8258  ~
Open Wednesdays 5-9 and Saturdays 12-4

As a former design engineer of the Military Industrial Complex, Sansone brings his unique perspective to the subject of warfare, violence, media and culture. A 2010 Herron MFA graduate, his work asks us to examine the imagery we surround ourselves with, from monuments to video games, and how we’ve inured ourselves to its represented reality.  

also that evening at the complex-
M10 Studio, a photography studio and gallery run by photographers Steve Brokaw, Paul D’Andrea and Eric Schoc, will be hosting their Grand Opening. For May’s First Friday, Steve, Paul and Eric will be sharing the spotlight and throwing a party. They’ll have excellent music, wine and cheese, great conversation, and beautiful photography.

‘Mud In Your Eye’ opens on the second floor. (yes, there’s a second floor!)  ‘Mud In Your Eye’ is the Senior thesis exhibit of Herron ceramics students Steven Reynolds, Jadrian Tague, Stephanie Dishno, and Katie Hearn. First Friday only!!


Handmade Promenade — Friday, May 4 5pm-830pm at 646 Mass Ave. Over 20 vendors will be set up in the greenspace across the street from Yat’s selling local and handmade goods. Handmade Promenade is organized by Windsor Park resident Martha Latta.


Casa Del Toro is kicking off our first Neighborhood Low Cost Pet Wellness Day for 2012 – 46201 zip code only.

Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the John Boner center (Parking Lot Area) We will be kicking off our first low cost pet wellness day!

We will offer low cost vaccinations for your family dog.

****Free Microchips for Pit Bull type dogs.****

We will also have people on hand to help with the following:
-Low Cost Spay & Neuter Resources
-Free Training Education

$30.00 includes:
– 5 in 1 Vaccinations/ Bordatella
– Rabies Vaccination
– Vet Exam
– Microchip (we will register the chips as well)
– Deworm

$25.00 includes
– 5 in 1 Vaccinations/ Bordatella
– Rabies Vaccination
– Vet Exam
– Deworm

$10.00 includes
– 5 in 1 Vaccinations/ Bordatella
– Microchip (we will register the chips as well)
– Deworm

Note: We will also have Cat vaccinations*

***A very very special thank you for Dr Young D.V.M & Staff for providing the Rabies vaccinations & Exams**

**A HUGE thank you** to our rescue partners Mended Hearts Indy for partnering with us for our first Neighborhood Pet Wellness day of the 2012!



Tonic Ball 11 BIG REVEALFriday, May 4   6:00 pm until 9:00 pm

(The Tonic Ball is an annual fundraiser for Second Helpings)


The time has come to reveal the big Tonic 11 secret: We’re turning it up to 11!

At 6 pm, Joey Welch and the Vertiginous 5 will be raining songs by one of the themed bands down on Fountain Square from the roof of the Murphy Building’s “You are Beautiful” Sign.

From 7-9 pm, we’ll take the show on the road down to Radio Radio, where Freddie T & The People and Vess von Ruhtenberg (Zero Boys, the Pieces, Action Strasse) will play songs by the other two themed bands for this year’s Tonic 11.

Admission is free.



Woodruff Place Flea Market


Saturday, June 2, from 8 am to 5 pm

Sunday, June 3, from 8 am to 5 pm

~Stay tuned to find out where we will be dropping off items.

~Please let us know if you can volunteer to staff the WP booth!




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