Thursday, May 17, 2012

Clingman Circle Celebration and RAD ONE Neighborhood Benefit- June 5th@ 6pm

Moving Street Party & Benefit Concert Mark Completion of $1.2 Million Clingman Avenue Streetscape Project
“Clingman Circle Celebration” and “RAD ONE Neighborhood Benefit” to showcase and support the beautiful gateway to River Arts District and West End/Clingman Avenue Neighborhood

ASHEVILLE, NC – On Tuesday June 5th at 6:00 PM, the public is invited to join Mayor Terry Bellamy, Asheville community leaders, River Arts District business owners and artists, West End/Clingman Avenue neighbors and project supporters as they celebrate the recent completion of the $1.2 million Clingman Avenue streetscape enhancement project with a moving street party down Clingman Avenue, and a benefit concert and silent auction at the Grey Eagle. 

After a ceremonial ribbon cutting at Clingman & Hilliard, the “Clingman Circle Celebration” will walk, bike, roll and dance down Clingman to the new traffic circle at Roberts Street to the sounds of Youth at Jazz, Cub Scout Pack No. 24 bearing flags and our Master of Ceremonies, Chall Gray.  Moving Street Party goers are encouraged to DRESS UP! in support of their favorite neighborhood organization. To support WECAN, show up in Dots! For Asheville On Bikes... please wear Plaid! The Asheville Area Arts Council would love to see you in RED!  River Arts District Artists love YELLOW!  Asheville Greenworks is looking for a sea of GREEN, of course!  The organization with the most people sporting their color or pattern wins the "Best CCC Organization" donation of $100!!

Remarks by Mayor Bellamy, NC Department of Transportation, RADBA, Mountain Housing Opportunities, and Asheville on Bikes will begin at 6:30 PM in the FLS Energy parking lot, 130 Roberts Street.  The "Best CCC participation" award will be decided at FLS, at 7pm to wrap up the Clingman Circle Celebration.

The “RAD ONE Neighborhood Benefit” will begin at 7:00 PM at the Gray Eagle. Musical guests include the blues/rock harmonies of The Blue Dragons, 20th century hot jazz with Jerome Widenhouse & His Roaring Lions and Ivory Coast Master Drummer, Adama. The concert and a silent auction will raise money to support Asheville GreenWorks' "Green the RAD" initiative, which helps maintain the new streetscape, and the "ONE Neighborhood Art Mentoring Program,” a new program that brings neighborhood youth to the RAD for free arts and cultural learning experiences.  Tickets to The Grey Eagle are $10 at the door.

REMEMBER to support WECAN and wear polka dots! 

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