Three Ways To Stay Connected To Midtown Atlanta Right Now
Featured Image: Midtown has installed sidewalk decals like a “Social Distancing Dance-Off” to provide with fun activities you can do with a friend while six feet apart.
By Midtown Alliance
It seems incredible, but as we wrap up summer and head into fall, we’re closing in on half a year that many of us have spent away from our offices and inside our homes. While the transition to Zoom meetings and working from home might be getting easier in some ways, it makes it harder to feel connected to everything happening in the neighborhoods you know and love.
Here are three ways to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the district and play a role in helping us to emerge stronger than ever from this challenging year.
- Watch the replay of our virtual town hall Let’s Talk Midtown.
On August 25, Midtown Alliance held our first-ever virtual town hall. Hundreds of attendees provided questions that shaped the content of Let’s Talk Midtown, which covered a wide range of topics including public safety, transportation projects, development game changers and updates and parks and public arts and activations planned for the district. We kept it under an hour, but feel free to skip around to the subjects that interest you and if we missed something you’d like to hear more about, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Participate in the Keep Midtown Open public health campaign.
We all miss parades, concerts and gathering in groups of more than a few people to celebrate a holiday or even just a weekend. Wearing masks and keeping distance isn’t fun, but we can all agree on one thing: nobody wants to shut down our city again.
We’re all in this together. Let’s make the best of this crazy year. Let’s take responsibility for our individual actions, take care of each other and find ways to smile beneath or face masks.
In this spirit, Midtown has created a number of things to do and share like sidewalk decals with fun activities you can do with a friend while six feet apart, like a Social Distancing Dance-Off. We’ve introduced four reusable face masks with designs based on our colorful logo and public art featured on Midtown landmarks. These will be available at local retailers soon, or you can tag yourself participating in #KeeptMidtownOpen on social media and earn a free one.
Our social distancing and mask templates are also available on our website. We wanted to share the love so other neighborhoods in Atlanta can easily customize this messaging and encourage residents and visitors to follow guidelines to keep doing the things they enjoy.
- Enroll in a Midtown Masterclass.
Stay connected to the things you love about Midtown Atlanta by participating in Midtown Alliance’s Virtual Masterclass series. We’re teaming up with talented creatives making their mark on the Midtown community to showcase the district’s identity as a hub for arts, cuisine, health, fitness and more, Each virtual class will feature subject matter experts with ties to Midtown who can teach you something new. The Masterclass series will be held on Zoom and Facebook Live on three Thursdays in September, and it kicks off on September 10 with an art and photography session featuring artist Andrew Catanese and photographer Shoccara Marcus. You might recognize Andrew’s work from the mural on the Peachtree Place side of the Midtown MARTA Station, and Shoccara is the current artist-in-residence at Cousins Properties’ Promenade building in Midtown.