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 so we can […]

2017 City Council Candidate Night

Do you know who you’re going to vote for to represent your interests on City Council? Four positions are open and all six active candidates have been invited to this event to share with you their ideas to improve Harrisburg. Five have confirmed attendance: Ben Allatt, Jeremiah Chamberlin, Dave Madsen, Shamaine Daniels, and Ausha Green. […]

Wanted: Communications Co-Chair

The Friends of Midtown Board will have a vacancy for a communications co-chair that we will need to fill by the end of the April. We’re looking for a Board member with the primary role of managing FOM’s social media accounts and update certain aspects of its Web site. A bonus would be willingness to take photographs at […]

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Like to plan ahead? All events and meetings through June are included in Friends of Midtown’s Spring Newsletter, which will be mailed to everyone in the 17102 ZIP code in the next couple days. A copy is linked if you don’t receive one. If you live in 17102 and don’t receive one by April 7, please contact our […]

2017 Outdoor Film Series Fully Funded

For the third consecutive summer, Friends of Midtown is partnering with the Midtown Cinema to bring a series of six free outdoor films to Midtown. Thousands of neighbors and visitors have taken advantage of these events, which were made possible only through the generous sponsorship of several individuals and businesses. This year’s slate: 6/9: Who Framed Roger […]

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 […]