Street Trees for Midtown

Well-maintained trees in residential neighborhoods can significantly increase the value of homes and properties by creating as sense of privacy and adding beauty to the landscape. Friends of Midtown’s Street Tree Project will help address areas in need of urban canopy cover identified in a 2013 inventory of Harrisburg City street tree health.  Increasing age diversity […]

Winter 2018 Newsletter

Like to plan ahead? Most events and meetings through December are included in Friends of Midtown’s 2018-01 Newsletter,  which was recently mailed to everyone in the 17102 ZIP code . A copy is linked if you don’t receive one. If you live in 17102 and didn’t receive one in the mail, please contact our Communications Committee at media@friendsofmidtown.org so […]

Communications Survey

Friends of Midtown periodically evaluates its communications strategy and is seeking your input to determine current effectiveness and receive suggestions on how to improve. As a token of appreciation for you taking a couple minutes to complete this survey, you will receive a coupon code for $1 off the new #ShopMidtown coupon book.  If you’d like […]

Midtown Person of 2017

Friends of Midtown is seeking nominees for Midtown Person of 2017. 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 […]

Holiday Decorating Contest

Friends of Midtown’s Beautification Committee would like to stimulate and enhance a sense of community and neighborhood beautification by rewarding residents and business owners who go above-and- beyond in decorating their home or business for the holiday season. We will issue first, second, and third place awards based on judge vote. We’ll also award a special […]

Halloween Haunted House 2017

Our free Halloween Haunted House returns to Midtown on October 26, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. We’ve developed a spaceship-themed maze in the basement of Histsoric Harrisburg Association (1230 N. 3rd St.). We’ll also have other activities for those trick-or-treaters too young for this scary attraction, plus candy for all! We could still use some volunteers in the […]

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Like to plan ahead? Most events and meetings through December are included in Friends of Midtown’s Fall Newsletter, which was mailed to everyone in the 17102 ZIP code in the last week. A copy is linked if you don’t receive one. If you live in 17102 and didn’t receive one in the mail, please contact our Communications […]

Seeking Board and Committee Members

As we proceed through 2017, we must plan for 2018 and the need to fill existing and expected voids in leadership and volunteer positions. Remember that  volunteering just two hours per week can improve your health. If you’re interested in filling one or more of the following positions, please contact us: Beautification This is a co-chair position with […]

Help Bring Harrisburg’s First Dog Park to Midtown!

Friends of Midtown is partnering with the Vartan Group and the City of Harrisburg to bring a temporary dog park to Midtown. On any given day in our community, you’ll see many neighbors walking their furry friends, and soon we will have our own public space for pets and owners to enjoy! Our efforts have […]

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Like to plan ahead? All events and meetings through September are included in Friends of Midtown’s Summer Newsletter, which was mailed to everyone in the 17102 ZIP code in early July. A copy is linked if you don’t receive one. If you live in 17102 and didn’t receive one, please contact our Communications Committee at media@friendsofmidtown.org so we can […]