2016 Midtown May Market Map

On May 14, Friends of Midtown is coordinating its fourth annual Midtown May Market a combination yard sale and fundraiser waffle brunch. The Midtown-wide yard sale, scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., is coordinated with other organizations and businesses. We have over a dozen households signed up, plus we anticipate multiple participants at 3rd and […]

Great Harrisburg Litter CleanUp 2016: Midtown

We had perfect weather for this event. About 100 volunteers filled a large dumpster with debris removed from the streets of Midtown, plus a bunch of tires and televisions. And this was just part of the City-wide event coordinated with Clean and Green Harrisburg and other organizations. According to C&GH, 347 volunteers removed 22.39 tons […]

Outdoor Film Series Fully Funded!

Last summer, Friends of Midtown worked with the Midtown Cinema to bring a series of six free outdoor films to Midtown. Thousands of neighbors and visitors took advantage of this offer, which was made possible only through the generous sponsorship of several individuals and businesses. Now we’re working to bring it back. From June through […]

Help distribute our winter newsletter

Each season, Friends of Midtown distributes more than 3000 paper newsletters throughout Midtown. It’s our most ambitious method of spreading word about our upcoming events, like the MLK Day of Service, our Winter Social and Annual Meeting, or Board Game Day. To accomplish this, we need the help of about a dozen volunteers for one […]

2016 #ShopMidtown coupon book available

In case you haven’t heard, our new #ShopMidtown coupon books have arrived. The book is bigger this year, with 56 coupons from 50 businesses, but the price is the same: just $10 per book, with Friends of Midtown members paying only $8. Plus, for as long as they remain, we’ll give you a complimentary 2015 #ShopMidtown […]

Midtown Person of 2015 Nominations Sought

A nominee should demonstrate the core goals of the Friends of Midtown: Strengthen the intrinsic physical structures of community by promoting a pedestrian-scaled streetscape that is safe and clean; Stimulate Midtown’s economic revitalization by encouraging small business growth that contributes to a more livable community and quality of life for all; Spark public participation through events […]

Halloween Haunted House

Our free Halloween Haunted House returns to Midtown on October 29, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. We’re working with youth from the Neighborhood Center’s TECH program to develop a frightening, but fun theme of the dangers of radiation. Those trick-or-treaters too young for this scary attraction may still have candy. We could still use some volunteers, […]

Seeking Input for Wayfinding Maps

in 2012, Urban 3D developed wayfinding maps listing businesses and other attractions n Midtown. The maps are being updated, but we’re seeking your input to assure we didn’t miss anything. Please take a moment to look at the map and let us know if any new businesses were excluded, any included businesses have closed, or […]

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Each season, Friends of Midtown distributes more than 3000 paper newsletters throughout Midtown. It’s our most ambitious method of spreading word about our upcoming events. To accomplish this, we need the help of about a dozen volunteers for one or two weekends. If you’re able to help share our October, November, and December events with […]