Letter From the President: Greensward saviors rally before deadline
May31

Letter From the President: Greensward saviors rally before deadline

If you have lived in Midtown for any length of time, you are probably aware of the ongoing fight to “Save the Greensward.” For decades, the Memphis Zoo has used the main lawn in the heart of the park, known as the Greensward, as an overflow parking area. Unfortunately, the beautiful days that the zoo is busiest and needs overflow parking the most are the same days that citizens would like to enjoy one of the few public green spaces in...

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New concert series has community focus
May02

New concert series has community focus

Memphis Made Brewing has started a concert series to support local musicians and benefit community organizations. Each month, the brewery, located in the Cooper-Young area, will host a local band with profits going toward a local non-profit organization. “We’re very focused on making Memphis a better place and this is a small way to do that while enjoying local beer and music,” said Andy Ashby, co-founder of Memphis Made. The first...

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CYCA Resolves To Make Big Changes in New Year

By Kristin Schebler On Saturday, January 14th, the Cooper-Young Community Association board of directors got together and created a fantastic plan for 2017. Last year, we focused on learning about your needs through our 5 Year Plan process, and now we’re ready to start working on some of your great ideas. You can check out our specialized teams below to find what most interests you in the neighborhood plus take a look at the schedule...

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Center rebrands as OUTMemphis

A longtime presence in Cooper-Young, the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center at 892 S. Cooper, recently rebranded. The 27-year old center is now known as OUTMemphis: The LGBTQ Center for the Mid-South, a name seemingly inspired by two of the center’s most visible programs, the Outflix Film Festival and the Outbid fundraising auction. The name change is part of an ongoing effort to be as welcoming as possible to anyone who may...

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Event raises funds for bike repair stands

On October 1st at 6 p.m. Bike Walk Memphis and Memphis Made Brewery will host a “Get Your Fix in C-Y” event on the brewery’s patio to kick-off an ioby fundraising campaign to install public bicycle repair stands in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Memphis Made will donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening’s beer sales to fund the stands. Special guest Nicholas Oyler, the City of Memphis’ new Bikeway and Pedestrian Program...

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Tips help make life around festival run smoothly
Sep01

Tips help make life around festival run smoothly

Tips help make life around festival run smoothly The Cooper Young Festival is organized each year by our friends at the Cooper Young Business Association. This is one of the biggest neighborhood events for the entire year, so it’s always wise to be prepared and keep some things in mind to help residents deal with the influx of visitors: 1. The festival runs on Saturday, September 19th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The whole event is free and...

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