Far Eastside Neighborhood Upcoming News and Events in Indianapolis

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The Far Eastside has become a bustling working class neighborhood to visit just northeast of Indianapolis, thanks to the help of the Cafe Community Center that started in the 1980s.

Started by 4 women sitting around their coffee table and wanting to make a significant change in their local community, the Cafe Community Alliance was born to give the community a support system with better resources and a friendlier outlook.

Before the Alliance started, the Far Eastside went through a population grown from 1965 to 1980 when a number of young families were moving out of the city to look for more affordable housing in the suburbs. Perhaps due to this quick increase in population, the neighborhood went through a period of disrepair, but has since had a solid upswing since the start of the Cafe Community Alliance.

If you love the outdoors, there are quite a few parks, streams, rivers and creeks hidden away in some beautiful areas around the neighborhood. Most notably, East 30th Street Park, Bel East Park, and Grassy Creek Park are a few popular ones to explore and have a family outing.

Recommended restaurants in the area include Watami Sushi All You Can Eat (Japanese), Gramboli’s Pizza (Italian), Sandra Rice & Noodle (Vietnamese), and Andre’s BBQ & Seafood (BBQ/Seafood).

If you’re looking for some great local events to attend to celebrate the end of summer, these are a few to take note of just outside the Far Eastside.


The Children’s Museum After Dark: Sacred Journeys

This August, The Children’s Museum is hosting an event solely for adults! Call the babysitter and make sure to not miss out on this Sacred Journeys adventure.

After the museum closes, those 21 and over are invited to meet at 6pm to eat, drink, mingle, and enjoy a personal and one-of-a-kind look into the 2015 exhibit lineup. There will also be the chance to see the Dinosphere exhibit, featuring Leonardo: The Mummified Dinosaur.

This event is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

Event Info
Date: Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Children’s Museum (3000 N Meridian St.)
Price: $25 – $35


Camp Bow Wow Lawrence’s “Working Dogs” Grand Opening Adoption Event

Looking for a fluffy partner to add to the family? Camp Bow Wow, the Premier Doggy Day, and Overnight Camp will be hosting a dog adoption event at a brand new location in Lawrence, IN.

The event will not only showcase the firsthand premium pet care service that Camp Bow Wow is known for, but will also provide the opportunity to meet and greet with adoptable dogs from local shelters around the area, including the Indianapolis Human Society and the Animal Protection League.

Camp Bow Wow staff will be on hand to offer facility tours, working dog demonstrations, dog training demonstrations, and dog CPR lessons.

In addition to the cuteness overload, there will be an hourly raffle offering prizes in the form of gift cards to local businesses.

This is a free event but make sure to bring a little extra love for the dogs that need a home.

Event Info
Date: Saturday, August, 29th, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Camp Bow Wow Lawrence (10830 Pendleton Pike)
Price: Free


Target Free Family Night

The Children’s Museum is hosting a FREE night of admission on the first Thursday of September! Considered the world’s biggest and best children’s museum, there will be free entry from 4-8pm the night of the 3rd.

This is the chance for your child to be inspired creatively, make their own discoveries, and be transported to another part of history. The interactive exhibits will get your hands dirty and allow you to climb, jump, and have fun while learning new things.

Event Info
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Children’s Museum (3000 N Meridian St.)
Price: Free


Tour de Brew

Have you ever wanted to go on a bicycle beer hopping tour? Tour de Brew is just that event where bikers will stop at local breweries along a set route.

Some of the craft beer stops will include Sun King, Fountain Square Brewery, and Triton Brewing Co. There will also be an after-party to celebrate finishing the tour with your fellow bikers!

This is a free event but also a fundraiser that will integrate promotions to end the walk for those without clean, safe, drinking water.

Come out and enjoy a day of exercise, beautiful scenery, delicious craft beer, and your support of an important cause.

Event Info
Date: Saturday, September 5th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Bent Rail Brewery (5301 Winthrop Ave.)
Price: Free

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