7/12: Local Lunch @ Asalah

Friends of Midtown organizes monthly Local Lunches to highlight Midtown eateries and encourage support of local businesses. In one visit, you may support a Midtown business, meet fellow neighbors, and enjoy a satisfying meal. On July 12, we will be visiting Asalah Moroccan Cuisine (1014 N. 3rd St.) from noon to 2:00 p.m. Share our Facebook event with [...]

7/11: Friends of Midtown Night with the Senators

Catch a game of the Great American Pastime with our local AA team against the Altoona Curve, all with your neighbors. We can walk over to City Island from Midtown as a group, starting at 6:00 p.m. at the wayfinding map in Riverfront Park at Front and Boas streets, or you could just meet us [...]

July Committee Meetings

Two-Minute Tuesday Cleanup and Beautification Committee Meeting
Tuesday, July 1, 6:15 p.m.
3rd and Verbeke Sts.Join FOM’s Beautification Committee in a brief (roughly thirty-minute) cleanup, followed by a meeting on how to beautify Midtown. Meet at 3rd and Verbeke streets and we’ll determine an area to clean up, followed by a brief meeting nearby. If the weather doesn’t [...]

Broad Street Market Cook-Off Results

Together, Harrisburg came out to show its support for the Broad Street Market, with over 250 individuals contributing over $1300.
This wouldn’t have been possible without the dozen vendors who donated their time and goods in the spirit of collective benefit: highest vote-receiver Lil’s Pretzels and Candy Scramble; second-place winner Porter’s House, third-place winner Apple Dumplings, etc.; The Cornerstone Eatery; Fisher’s Deli and Bakery; Green [...]

6/20: Broad Street Market Cook-Off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            Friends of Midtown Raises Funds for Broad Street Market with Competitive Cook-Off June 12, 2014, Midtown Harrisburg: Friends of Midtown invites the Harrisburg-area community to the Broad Street Market Cook-Off on Friday, June 20, 2014, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the courtyard of the Broad Street Market (1233 Verbeke St.). Maybe you’re new to the region and never visited the oldest continually operating indoor market in the [...]

June Committee Meetings

More people are joining Friends of Midtown. We’re organizing more and bigger events. But fewer people are attending our committee meetings to help propose, plan, and organize these events, meaning this burden is falling on fewer and fewer people. Help ease this burden and keep Friends of Midtown going by participating in a committee. The [...]

Midtown Scholar Discount for Current FOM Members

The Midtown Scholar has generously agreed to continue offering current FOM members a 10% discount on all books, except consignment items. It’s another reason to join Friends of Midtown today. If that’s not enough, see our other membership perks. If your business would like to offer a discount to FOM members, contact the Business Committee.

May 10: Midtown May Market

This Saturday is the Midtown May Market, a combination community yard sale and fundraiser waffle breakfast at Second City Church (251 Verbeke St.). Yard SaleIf you’ve cleaned out your closets and basements this spring and would like to translate your unwanted goods into some cash, this is your opportunity. The yard sale has two parts, a centralized [...]

May Committee Meetings

Friends of Midtown continues to move strongly through spring. If you want to help plan, coordinate, and implement our community activities, come to a committee meeting. Really, it’s not as boring as it sounds.
Citizen Safety: Monday, May 5, 6:15 p.m., Stage on Herr, 268 Herr St., contact
Beautification: Wednesday, May 7, 6:15 p.m., Second Floor Pews of Midtown Scholar, 1302 N. [...]

April 19 Barrel Planting

Friends of Midtown volunteers worked hard Easter weekend to plant barrels with flowers throughout Midtown. Funding for this project has been provided by the Auchincloss Family Fund of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities. If you’re interested in participating in similar events in the future, e-mail beautification@friendsofmidtown.org.

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