March 30th, 2017

Weekend Fun

by Nikki Owens

Indianapolis is a city full of things to do, so we thought we would tell you about a few happening tonight and this weekend. Primary Colours Presents – Pop Up Ground Show March 30 & 31 Primary Colours proudly partners with The Art Space at the Anthenaeum to present Pop Up Group Show! The invited and selected artists […]

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March 28th, 2017

Hip Hoperetta, Song by Song: Gladys

by cgindy

For the final song in our tour, we hear from one of the neighborhood’s own. Gladys, a longtime resident of Maple Crossing, was reminded of a poem she memorized in grade school and she happily recited it for us to use in this closing song. A fitting tribute to Maple Crossing past, present and future. […]

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March 23rd, 2017

Hip Hoperetta, Song by Song: Full Circle

by cgindy

Our Hip Hoperetta Maple Crossing tour takes us full circle, as you can hear in the fifth song of the collection. Enjoy! Just one more stop to go before our journey comes to an end. We invite you to explore Maple Crossing, a Great Places 2020 neighborhood. The Hip Hoperetta Musical History Tours set to music the history of […]

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March 21st, 2017

Hip Hoperetta, Song by Song: North United Methodist at Maple Crossing

by cgindy

Our Hip Hoperetta tour of Maple Crossing turns your attention to North United Methodist Church, established in the area in the mid-1800s with the present building at 38th & Meridian being dedicated in 1931. Our tour guide, Okara, sings you through some of the church’s history here:   The Hip Hoperetta Musical History Tours set to music the history of the […]

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March 16th, 2017

More Monon 16 Memories

by Isabelle Matthies, High School intern

In partnership with local theatre troops and community leaders, the Harrison Center is proud to introduce Pre-Enactment Theater, a performance arts program to encourage neighborhood development and pride in the Monon 16 area. This is one in a series of posts dedicated to preserving the memories of these neighborhoods while looking forward to a bright […]

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March 14th, 2017

Hip Hoperetta, Song by Song: Aromatic Corner

by cgindy

This week we find ourselves on the corner of  39th & Illinois, this Butler Tarkington spot with the Ace Hardware just down the street.  You know the one, the  Aromatic Corner.     The Hip Hoperetta Musical History Tours set to music the history of the Herron High School campus, the Harrison Center for Arts and Maple Crossing.

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March 9th, 2017

Hip Hoperetta, Song by Song: Automatic

by cgindy

The next leg of the Maple Crossing Hip Hoperetta tour takes you along the retail strip north of 38th Street on Illinois. You know the spot–Margie’s Costumes, the Melody Inn . . . so come along! It’s Automatic. The Hip Hoperetta Musical History Tours set to music the history of the Herron High School campus, the Harrison Center for […]

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March 7th, 2017

Roasting Passion on 16th Street

by Ryan Puckett

How passion led two guys to start a coffee roasting business on the Near Northside of Indianapolis. For a short time during the 1980s, the ever-touring Grateful Dead played a song titled “Keep Your Day Job” until their uber-passionate fans successfully petitioned the band to remove the song from its repertoire. Perhaps it was too […]

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March 2nd, 2017

The Saunders Family in Windsor Park, Near East Indy

by Amy Sheldrake Eddy

There’s something irresistibly exciting about a neighborhood in transition.  To witness positive change and flurries of new activity can spark feelings of optimism and new life in a place which has seen decades of decline and disinvestment in the past.  Windsor Park Neighborhood on the near east side of Indy has experienced significant change over […]

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