ADAMO DRIVE MURAL DEDICATION CEREMONY

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Adamo Drive and 17th Street in Historic Ybor City

On street parking is available in the rear of building.

Please join Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City Leaders and the Ybor City Community in a special ceremony to dedicate the Adamo Drive Mural, one of the largest outdoor murals in the State of Florida.  The mural is a public private art project between the Ybor City Community and City of Tampa and the artist is Michael Parker.  The mural is located on Adamo Drive between 17th and 19th Streets in the southern neighborhood of historic Ybor City.

Following the dedication ceremony, there will be a reception held at the Bad Monkey, 1717 East 7th Avenue.

For more information about the art mural, visit www.yborartproject.com or contact Dave Scott at (813) 493-2668.

Ybor City Design Charette/Workshop – May 19

The Ybor Neighborhood Civic Association and the City of Tampa will be holding a neighborhood meeting/charette on Sat. May. 19, 2012 at Hampton Inn Ybor. The charette is part of the InVision Tampa project which is creating a redevelopment plan for the entire downtown core area. Your participation is needed to quickly generate design and community solutions while integrating the interests, thoughts and opinions of our diverse neighbors and business people. The 2 hour neighborhood charrette will be preceded by an optional walking tour of the neighborhood. The walking tour is a great way to show us what you like about your Ybor City and how you envision it in the future.

This event is open to EVERYONE.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Optional Walking Tour: 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Break: 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (snacks provided)
Neighborhood Charrette: 12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
1301 East 7th Avenue, Tampa 33605 – Hampton Inn & Suites (Historic Ybor)

Adamo Drive Mural Update – Volunteer Painters Needed!

I wanted to thank everyone that contributed to the design phase of the mural project. We received a lot of great information from so many people that helped us to really get to the root of what Ybor City is all about. We really appreciate you taking the time out to help us make this an image that will be an outstanding addition to the neighborhood.

We are now just wrapping up the technical aspects of the image and getting it ready to be applied to the wall. We put a great deal of time and thought into the final outcome while very carefully considering all of the information we received. There are many layers of narrative, identity, and representations of life in Ybor City over time. We are forming a statement that will support and describe the themes and how we arrived at the final image. I will pass that along as soon as it is complete. As far as the image goes, we would like to wait a little bit longer to release it, at least until it begins to take shape on the wall.

If you would like to help paint, then we’d have to show you right away!
We are in the process of getting some scaffolding put up, and as soon as that is complete we can begin painting. This should be within the next couple of weeks.
Feel free to hit me with any questions.

Again, a huge thanks to those that showed up at our open design sessions, took our online Ybor “survey” and took the time to sit down and talk to us about what makes Ybor City special.

See you very soon (with a brush on Adamo Drive)

Mike Parker
And the HCC Mural Team
813-846-2000

HYNCA Holiday Pot Luck – Dec. 15

Join us on Thursday Dec. 15 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Quarter @ Ybor Community Room for the 2011 HYNCA Holiday Pot Luck Dinner.

The Quarter Community Room is located at the NW corner of Palm Ave. and 19th St. on the second floor above the Metro Market.  You can enter through the back of the Metro Market or the side door next to The Quarter offices and take the elevator up to the second floor.

HYNCA will provide turkey and ham as well as water and soda.  Please bring a side dish or dessert of your choice.

Ybor Holiday Home Decorating Competition

Decorate your homes, balconies, front porches or whatever you have to show off your holiday spirit.  Let’s light Ybor City up in cheer.

Decorations should be up by Mon. Dec. 5 at 5 pm. The winner will receive a prize package worth over $1000!  You must be registered to participate by e-mailing GaYBORInfo@aol.com with your name, address, and contact info. The winner will be announced at the GaYBOR Holiday Party on Sun. Dec. 11 from 6 pm – 9 pm at the Honey Pot on 7th Avenue.

Ybor Holiday Home Decorating Competition

Decorate your homes, balconies, front porches or whatever you have to show off your holiday spirit.  Let’s light Ybor City up in cheer.

Decorations should be up by Mon. Dec. 5 at 5 pm. The winner will receive a prize package worth over $1000!  You must be registered to participate by e-mailing GaYBORInfo@aol.com with your name, address, and contact info. The winner will be announced at the GaYBOR Holiday Party on Sun. Dec. 11 from 6 pm – 9 pm at the Honey Pot on 7th Avenue.

Ybor Holiday Events

Sunday, November 20– Decorate 7th Avenue
Volunteers are needed to help decorate 7th Avenue! Business around Ybor City have donated decorations to be placed around the district and we need help putting them up. Last year, more than 80 volunteers helped spread the Holiday Cheer. 11 AM – 2 PM, Meeting at the Reservoir Bar, 1518 East 7th Ave.  Decorating After Party – Get to know the friends made while decorating a little better at the After Party! FREE and open to all. 2 – 4 PM at Gaspar’s Grotto, 1805 E 7th Ave.

Wednesday, November 30– Tree Lighting Ceremony
Can’t make it to Rockefeller Center in New York this winter? Join Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn as he lights the 34′ tree in Centro Ybor for the first time this season. Listen to the sounds of the season with live carolers. FREE and Open to All, 6 PM, Centro Ybor, 1600 E 7th Ave.

Thursday, December 1– Miracle on 7th Ave
The Ritz Ybor is hosting their 3rd Annual Holiday Party featuring live entertainment by The Ken Apperson Band along with Hoilday-themed cocktails, photos with Santa, art & crafts, complimentary hors d’oeuvers, Holiday Tree Decorating Contest and more. Open to all ages; donations accepted at the door to benefit Pediatric Cancer Fund (PCF) 6-9 PM, The Ritz Ybor, 1503 East 7th Ave.

Guavaween Tickets for HYNCA Members

Good news!  If you are a DUES PAID member of HYNCA as of October 20, 2011 you will receive 2 free Guavaween tickets courtesy of the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce.  Tickets will be mailed to you on Saturday, October 22.

Please note: ONLY DUES PAID MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE FREE TICKETS!
If you are unsure of your eligibility please contact the HYNCA Secretary at yborcity ‘at’ gmail.com.  We will gladly inform you of your eligibility.  Many members have let their memberships lapse so you might want to check rather than assume you will receive tickets.  If you have not paid dues within the past year you are no longer an official member of HYNCA.

Dues can be paid online at http://hynca.com/wordpress/?page_id=16 or by check (see website for details).

HYNCA is in no way responsible if you do not receive tickets as of Oct. 27.

HYNCA would like to thank the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce for providing tickets to this years event for association members.

Neighborhood Happy Hour – Wed. Aug. 3, 6-8 pm

Come see old friends and meet new neighbors at the Ybor City Neighborhood Happy Hour at the Bricks of Ybor on Wed. Aug. 3 from 6-8 pm. Drink specials and appetizers will be provided for attendees.

1327 E. 7th Ave.

HYNCA Board Elections

It that time of year again when we elect board members for the Historic Ybor Neighborhood Civic Association.  The term will be from June 23, 2011 through May 30, 2012.

A total of nine (9) board members will be elected by HYNCA members at our Thursday, June 23, 2011 General Meeting at the Hampton Inn.  HYNCA board members will then choose a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer at a separate board meeting.

As a HYNCA board member you will have an opportunity to be intimately involved with the redevelopment of Ybor City and have your say on issues related to our neighborhood.  You will represent the interests of HYNCA and the residents of Ybor City when needed (at City Council meetings, CRA meetings, YCDC meetings, through letters to elected officials, interviews with media, etc.).  You will also have an opportunity to help plan special events throughout the year.

Your total time commitment will be 1 to 3 hours per month.

If you’re interested in serving on the board please submit a short statement of interest by Wednesday, June 22 to yborcity@gmail.com.