Midtown Person of 2016

Friends of Midtown is seeking nominees for Midtown Person of 2016. 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 […]

Small Business Saturday and 2017 #ShopMidtown Coupon Books

As you plan to get up early to hit the major stores for Black Friday discounts, be sure to save some shopping energy for Small Business Saturday, which is this Saturday, November 26. Small Business Saturday is a day to recognize the benefits small businesses have brought to our community, so take some time to […]

Seeking Board and Committee Members

As we proceed through 2016, we must plan for 2017 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: Treasurer Manages Friends of Midtown’s […]

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 […]