Wednesday, May 6, 2009

DTLna meeting this Thursday

The Downtown Lynn Neighborhood Association is meeting this Thursday, 7:30pm at Tatiana's Restaurant, 70 Market St., Lynn.

One of the items on our agenda is a Saturday, July 4th party in Central Square. with food vendors, live entertainment and more. It's scheduled for the daytime so that people can go to fireworks or other events that night. (Lynn and Swampscott's fireworks will be held on the 3rd).

The City Clerk's Office, Councilor Paula Mackin and the Mayor's Office along with other Councilors and officials have been extremely helpful and supportive. Yet, there may still be a snag.

Most "Block parties" occur on streets that are not main thoroughfares. Also, most are limited to people who live in the immediate area or just the block itself. Ours, by design and because of where we're located, will be a very public event. That isn't the snag. The snag is that we really should have officers working detail when Central Square is closed and it will be twice as expensive on July 4th.

While I love all the events already held in Central Square, such as 3rd Thursdays and the Arts Festival, I would like have something along those lines that draws more DTL residents. The best way to do that is to plan something, ourselves. That's why I'm hoping that if  we do have to drop the event on the 4th, we schedule a Central Square event  for another weekend. It's going to be big effort, either way, so please join us at Tatiana's this Thursday and get involved!

Artist: I'm in the TV Office.. no music, unfortunately!
Song: sounds of the iMac keyboard

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