A green neighborhood that has had a rich past, Keyston-Monon is close to the city without losing the charm of quaintness. With the mix of friendly locals, open spaces, and vibrant green outdoor areas, Keyston-Monon is hard to beat when it comes to atmosphere.
Just one of the many attributes of the suburb is it’s closeness to the Indiana State Fairgrounds, where the famous Indiana State Fair takes place each year. On top of that, there are more than enough parks to keep your family busy with picnics, barbecues, or simply a walk through the fall foliage. One such park that has had a great impact on the neighborhood since its land purchase in 1928 is Arsenal Park.
Arsenal Park became an important shared space for the community in post-WWI era Indianapolis. After WWII, with a boost to the local population, the park became incredibly popular with local residents. Today, it is still seen as a profound landmark in the Keystone-Monon area and worth a visit if you’re in town. It’s a great place for families, bike polo experts, and community events.
Other attractions for locals include the Meadows Shopping Center, the College Avenue Branch Public Library, the Center for Agricultural Science and Heritage, and the Children’s Museum.
A few restaurants that come highly recommended in the area are Recess (New American), Taco & Burrito Place (Mexican), Paco’s Taqueria (Mexican), Room Four (New American), and Zheng’s Garden (Chinese).
Fall in Indianapolis is a time to get out and get involved in the community. The foliage is beautiful, the camaraderie for local teams is building, and the freshness of a new season is in the air. These are the top events to go to near Keystone-Monon and the Indianapolis city center this October. Go make new friends and build lasting memories for the rest of 2015!
Indianapolis Caffeine Crawl
Caffeine addicts unite! Indianapolis has a bustling food and drinks scene, especially when it comes to good espresso and cafes. The 3rd Annual Caffeine Crawl will be happening in the city for October 2nd & 3rd, so get ready to try the best of the Indy caffeine scene!
Friday evening routes will include five stops, including a stop at Best Chocolate In Town for the sweet tooth foodies, and a stop at the Thirsty Scholar for the double whammy of coffee and alcohol. Both Friday and Saturday starting points for the crawl will be at either Bee Coffee, Hubbard & Cravens Coffee, or Rocket 88 Doughnuts. If you’re from the northern suburbs of the city, there will also be starting points at Ulian Coffee in Zionsville, and SoHo Cafe & Gallery in Carmel.
Each stop will include a short, educational presentation about the highlighted caffeine product and provide a tasty sample at the end.
Times for the the multiple crawls vary, so make sure to check on the website to find a time that suits you: http://www.caffeinecrawl.com/indianapolis-tickets.html .
Tickets range from $25 – $30 depending on the route you choose.
Date: Friday, October 2nd, 2015 – Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Location: Bee Coffee Roasters (and other locations depending on the route)
Price: $25 – $30
Indiana Spirits: POP!
Get cultural and have a Hoosier-themed cocktail party night at the Indiana State Museum this October 2nd! Featuring everything “POP” related, from pop icons to popcorn, this is a night to celebrate all that makes Indiana a great state.
There will be music by DJ Helicon, hors d’oeuvres and beverages, plenty of photo ops, beer, wine and spirit tastings, museum tours, sample cocktails, and even a bourbon bar and complimentary parking for VIP guests.
Tickets are $95 for general admission and $125 for VIP. Make sure to get your tickets ahead of time to guarantee a spot at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/indiana-spirits-pop-tickets-17244385421 .
All proceeds from the event will go towards the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites to keep exciting exhibits and engaging programs progressing at the museum and across the state of Indiana.
This is a 21 and over event.
Date: Friday, October 2nd, 2015
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Indiana State Museum
Price: $95 – $125
Girls Pint Out + Indy Fringe Coffee, Beer, & Donuts
Start your Saturday morning right with Coffee beer and donuts! The Girls Pint Out event on October 3rd is a chance to taste “coffee” beers from over a dozen breweries. If alcoholic caffeine is not your thing, there will also be coffee roasters there to give your morning the proper boost. Each brewery will be paired with a bakery to sample various delicious baked goods between sips of tasty beer.
Although the event is put on by Girls Pint Out and all proceeds will benefit the non-profits, IndyFringe and Girls Pint Out, this is a co-ed event.
Tickets are $20 and will include beer tasters and donuts! It’s hard to think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning.
Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: IndyFringe Theatre