Hey Neighbor Happy Hour

WED, DEC 5, 2018
Exo Bar
403 N 6th Ave, Tucson
Arts Edition: The Murals of Downtown Tucson

Once blank walls and alleyways, now vibrant murals. Join us for our first Arts edition and hear Michael Schwartz of the Tucson Arts Brigade and Camila Martins-Bekat of Tucson Electric Power tell the inside story of how a collaborative art project turned under appreciated spaces into larger than life reflections of our community’s richness and diversity.

Hey Neighbor Happy Hour is a new, regular mixer at Exo Bar (companion to Exo Roast Co, the coffee shop). It’s an event series featuring hopeful stories of community building and placemaking from downtown Tucson’s neighborhoods.

Historic Fourth Avenue Coalition Has First Annual General Meeting

Historic Fourth Avenue Coalition 1st Annual General Meeting - Nov 27, 2018

Surly Wench
424 N 4th Ave

HFAC, the Historic 4th Ave Coalition, meets for its first Annual General Meeting to gather feedback and ideas. Discussion includes the Community Benefits Agreement with the Union on 6th Project and goals for encouraging smart growth in the Infill Incentive District. This is your chance to meet with folks who are concerned about combatting rampant development and gentrification.

Membership in HFAC is open to the general public. Please contact HFAC if you are interested in joining or you can join up at the meeting.

Hey Neighbor Happy Hour III

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:30-7pm
Presentation and discussion get rolling @ 6pm
Exo Bar
403 N 6th Ave, Tucson

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What makes your Downtown neighborhood so great? What are the community’s strengths? Share what you love before we imagine ways Downtown neighborhoods could be even better. Explore these two threads through expressive arts activities. The synergy of thinking together leads to new possibilities. No writing or art experience necessary and sharing is optional. This activity will be hosted by Marge Pellegrino, community educator, Pima County Public Library and our neighborhood host is Dunbar Spring!

Meet your neighbors. Be informed.
B E  H A P P Y

Green Infrastructure: Enhancing the Character of Place in Your Community

Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 5:30-7pm
Gentle Ben’s Brewing Company

865 E University Blvd

Come see and learn how the rain can be a great resource for our community by enhancing its beauty, its sense of place and to create a more welcoming space. Your home, street and business can be a productive unit of water instead of a consumer unit of water. Rain water is a great resource to bring additional value to your community. See what is going on with rain water harvesting in Tucson and learn what can be done for your neighborhood to put rain water to beneficial use!

This talk is presented by Joaquin Murrieta-Saldivar PhD, a Cultural Ecologist with the Watershed Management Group. Joaquin specializes in building resilience in diverse communities working with people, culture and natural resources. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona with MSc in Natural Resources and Agricultural Economics and a PhD in Renewable Natural Resources Studies with an emphasis on management, policy and economics of natural resources.

Gentle Ben’s is generously providing appetizers, so please RSVP by August 6th so we’ll have an accurate headcount!

Sponsored by West University Neighborhood Association and Gentle Ben’s Brewing Company!

Gentle Ben's Brewing Company, Tucson, AZ

Hey Neighbor Happy Hour

Thu, Jun 7, 2018, 5:30-7pm
Presentation and discussion get rolling at 6pm
Exo Bar
403 N 6th Ave

Everything’s not all bad, right? Hey Neighbor Happy Hour is a spot for downtown Tucson people to gather and hear positive and hopeful stories of community building and place-making from the coolest folks we can find.

Hey Neighbor continues at Exo on Thursday, June 7th from 5:30 to 7pm with an education edition. City High School co-founders Eve Rifkin and Brett Goble will reflect on the institution’s founding, the upside of a downtown location and what quality education means for Tucson neighborhoods.

Meet your neighbors. Be informed.

Sponsored by the West University Neighborhood Association

WUNA Neighborhood Walk

Join fellow West University residents for a sunset stroll through the streets and alleys of our neighborhood. We’ll enjoy the historic architecture and interesting alleys that make up our space. Trash bags will also be available for a little beautification! All are welcome!

Thu, May 17, 2018, 7pm
Catalina Park on 4th Avenue

More info: email us

Photos by Lenor Glover

Happy Neighbor Happy Hour

Thursday, April 19, 5:30-7pm
Exo Bar
403 N 6th Ave, Tucson
Speaker presentation and discussion get rolling @ 6 pm

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Everything’s not all bad, right? Introducing “Happy Neighbor Happy Hour,” a spot for downtown Tucson neighbors to gather and hear positive and hopeful stories of community building and place making from the coolest folks we can find.

“Hey Neighbor Happy Hour” kicks off Thursday, April 19th from 5:30 to 7pm in the Exo Bar for a historic preservation edition. Corky Poster of the design firm Poster Frost Mirto will talk about recent historic preservation success stories in Tucson’s core and what’s around the corner to get excited about. Sponsored by the West University Neighborhood Association.

Meet your neighbors. Be informed. Be happy.

Each “Hey Neighbor Happy Hour” dives into a downtown Tucson neighborhood livability, culture and community theme. The events pair two downtown people making things go for a casual, open discussion on how good things happen in the places we experience everyday.

Future themes are in the works…. amazing goings on in downtown education and the stories behind the creation of our beloved neighborhood institutions.

1st Annual WUNA Plant & Sweet Exchange

Catalina Park
Sunday, 3/25/18

This is a great opportunity to share cuttings of your favorite plants, indoor and out, including succulents, cacti or anything else you’re tired of looking at. If plants aren’t your thing, bring a sweet to share. There is no limit or minimum amount of plants or sweets to participate. Come enjoy some lovely Tucson spring weather and meet some new neighbors all while beautifying your surroundings!

Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair

Friday, March 2 through Sunday March 4, 2018

As West University is one of the neighborhoods surrounding 4th Ave, we once again have a beer booth at the 4th Ave Street Fair. We traditionally donate all of our tip money to the Food Bank, but the portion of revenue WUNA receives from booth sales is an important contributor to our efforts to preserve the historic heritage of our neighborhood. Ours is the largest historic neighborhood in all of Arizona.

Feb 7: Neighborhood Meeting on New Project

Area residents, Learn the details of a newly proposed student housing project to be built on the southwest corner of 4th Ave. and 6th St. by the student housing developer EDR from Memphis Tennessee.

February 7, 2018
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall
400 East University Boulevard
SE corner of E. University Boulevard and N. 4t h Avenue

The Project will use the Infill Incentive District Optional Overlay (“IID”) standards to redevelop the current infill property, and the Project will include approximately 253 residential units, along with ground-floor commercial/office uses and associated parking. You are invited to attend the meeting, provide feedback, and ask any questions you may have.