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Annual NY Elementary MLK Chili Feed

Please Attend! New York Elementary Annual MLK Chili Feed Tuesday January 21st 2020, from 5-7pm In the New York School gym and cafeteria All friends, family, and neighbors are welcome.  This is an all community event! A free will cash donation will be collected at the door to benefit New York Elementary. Chili (both meat … Continue reading »

ELNA Meetings 2020

The ELNA Board meets on the second Monday of each month, unless we must reschedule due to a holiday.  During the school year, we meet at New York School, 936 New York St, in the library. During the summer months, when the school is closed, we usually meet at the Delaware Street Commons common house, … Continue reading »

Adopt a Family THANKS!

It’s ok to pat yourselves on the back a little bit, friends.  This year, we adopted two families instead of our usual one, and you all rose to the occassion beautifully.  Because, dang, that was a lot of presents. You gave money, you shopped, you wrapped presents, you had a little party, and together, we … Continue reading »

Adopt a Family for the Holidays

The winter holidays approach, and once again, East Lawrence is organizing an Adopt a Family project through our local Holiday Bureau.  Instead of our usual one large family, this year, we’re adopting two families of five. Each family has a wishlist — along with ages and sizes and special gift requests. If you’d like to … Continue reading »


The ELNA Board and attending members agreed to accept the slate of board candidates at our meeting Monday night, November 11th. The 2019-2020 Board includes: KT Walsh, Kaitlin Stanley, Pam Blackburn, Dave Loewenstein, Kelly Rodriguez, Barry Shalinsky, Joshua Davis, Peggy Robinson, Brenda Nuñez, Catherine Reed, Aaron Paden, Hannah Sroor, and Kathryn Clark, with Phil Collison … Continue reading »

ELNA Board Election Monday 11/11/19

The annual election of the ELNA Board of Directors will occur on Monday November 11th 2019, during our regular monthly meeting time,  7-9pm at the New York School library. Interested parties declared their intention to run for the Board at our October meeting.  Because we have 13 candidates, the precise number of open slots, we … Continue reading »

Block Party 2019 THANK YOU!

Thanks to all our neighbors who braved the rain and the change of plans to join us at our Mini Block Party at the MakerSpace.  Extra special thanks to Eric Kirkendall and Bill Wachspress and our Makerspace friends for making space for us. Thanks to Samantha Saltz and Mary Leek Stolz for collaborating with us … Continue reading »

Block Party 2019 Photos

Here’s a mix of the New York School celebration and our mini Block Party at the MakerSpace, September 28th, 2019. Thanks to Amanda Meyers for the photos.

ELNA Block Party 2019!

NEW YORK’S 150TH AND ELNA BLOCK PARTY Mark your calendars now!  BIG PARTY for our LITTLE SCHOOL Saturday September 28th.   1-4pm Historic Tours of the school, plus an exhibit from Watkins about 150 years at New York 3-5pm Kids Carnival 5-9pm ELNA Block Party IN THE STREET!   As usual, we’ll have a potluck, live music, … Continue reading »

ELNA Board Elections Coming Up!

Are you interested in volunteering to serve on the ELNA Board?  Are there issues in the neighborhood you’d like to see addressed?  Do you feel you could speak for neighbors who are underrepresented in City processes and social mechanisms?  Unlike some boards, the ELNA board does not require a monetary investment in the organization, all … Continue reading »