Friday, September 20, 2013

Chestnut National Night Out and Neighborhood Gathering - Oct 1st

Hello Chestnut neighbors!

Mark your calendars because it's time again to celebrate National Night Out, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 6-8pm in the pretty Chestnut Community Park at the corner of East 16th and Chestnut.

As usual, our celebration will be a potluck event, so I wanted to send you a note now so you can be thinking about what you'd like to bring to the party. We're hoping to have sausage from Longhorn Meats and hotdogs from A New Entry, some iced beverage from Bennu and some of Mr. Johnson's amazing banana pudding. Otherwise, what we eat will be up to you! 

For those of you who don't know, National Night Out is a chance for neighbors to come together to meet and greet and, in our case, eat, in a show of solidarity against neighborhood crime.

This year we're signed up for a visit from the Austin Fire DepartmentEMS, Code Enforcement, and with a special visit from Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo and from our Central East Area Commander Fred Fletcher. In addition, the head of the Sustainable Food Center is coming to talk about their operations around town -- including the farmer's market at our very own M Station. Creative Action is also on hand for the night, to talk about their work with kids in Austin – and will be organizing activities for the kiddos of CANA to enjoy. There will also be a chance to learn 10-minute compression-only CPR –- so we can be prepared to help one another in an emergency -- and we will be having a school-supply giveaway for neighborhood students!

Doesn't it sound like a great time? Well, it COULD be great -- but only if you mark your calendars, plan to bring a dish, and show up to meet and mingle with the neighborhood! 

I'll send out another reminder a bit closer to the event, but am hoping that with this much notice we'll have a really great turnout for this year's event. Please make an effort to come -- it won't be the same without you ther

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Chicon Corridor Demolition Kick-Off Party - Saturday, July 28th

The Chestnut Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation (CNRC) is hosting a demolition party and BBQ this Saturday July 28th from 11 AM - 1:30 PM. We will have food, drinks, music and provide multiple opportunities for everyone to share their past stories and future vision of the corridor.  The BBQ will be held at the site of the old Fresh-Up Club, at 1309 Chicon.

The BBQ will kick off the redevelopment of Chicon. CNRC plans to build three, 3 story mixed use buildings between 13th and 14th streets.  The buildings will have affordable housing condominiums above street level retail.    Please come to the BBQ to learn more about the project and to remember the neighborhoods past will looking toward the future

Sunday, June 10, 2012

CANA Summer Potluck this Tuesday

Hi Neighbors,
The Chestnut neighborhood association will be holding its summer neighborhood potluck  on Tuesday June 12th, 6-8pm  at the Chestnut Park (corner of 16th and chestnut). Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share.

Please come out and support your neighborhood!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

6th Street Car -Free Party - May 20th


A fun, new festival where a car-free street becomes your playground!

When: May 20th, 10am-3pm

Where: Sixth Street – car-free for 2 miles

(Brazos to Robert Martinez)

Join the energetic fun at VIVA STREETS! ¬ -- a free festival that invites you to bicycle, play, get fit, people watch, and celebrate good health. Everyone is welcome – bring friends, bring the family or your whole team or neighborhood. Connect with the community and celebrate Austin.

Enjoy the spectacle and be part of the show. Come equipped for your favorite activity – walking, biking, running, skateboarding, or inline skating – and then discover new ways to get your move on. Eat, drink and shop along the route. See you there!

VIVA STREETS! is a tobacco-free event.

Find us on Facebook | Twitter: @vivastreetsatx |

E-Cycling Old Computers and TVs - April 15th

Hello Chestnut Addition Neighborhood Association,

The Student Engineering Council is hosting their annual E-cycling drive on April 15, 2012 in the LBJ parking lot from 8 AM to 5 PM. This is a campus-wide effort to reduce poor recycling methods of unwanted and/or unused electronics. Goodwill and Computer Works are teaming up with UT to provide the greater Austin area with an opportunity to recycle their electronics.

During this drive, volunteers can sign up and help with various tasks that include packaging the electronics and directing the flow of traffic.

Our committee was wondering if you knew of any electronics that the Chestnut community may have that we could possibly recycle in the proper manner.

Also, we would greatly appreciate if you spread the word about our event and encourage participation and/or telling people to bring their electronics on this day.

More information can be found on our website -

The FB event link -

Thank you so much for your time and effort.

If you have any questions, you can contact us at this e-mail.


E-cycle team

Please submit articles for CANA Upcoming Newsletter

The quarterly publishing of the CANA news letter is coming up. Please send any articles, comments, or ideas to the CANA.AUSTIN [at] GMAIL [dot] com. Also, if you have a business in the neighborhood, we also publish advertisements.

Monday, March 26, 2012

City of Austin Redevelopment Plan for 11th and 12th Street

To learn more about the City of Austin's plan for redevelopment along 11th and 12th Street:

The Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office has published a new report to its Web site. Please find the East 11th and 12th Street Development Strategy at