Category: Events

    Field Day at Palm Park

    We invite your neighborhood to join us at Waller Creek Conservancy’s Field Day at Palm Park on May 12! (Flyer attached)

    As part of a community grant from St. David’s, WCC will host free, family-friendly Field Day on May 12 at Palm Park. Families can enjoy field day games for kids, raffle with great prizes, nourishing snacks, and more!

    The goal of this program is improving the community’s health and creating an opportunity to bring all of Austin outdoors for active and health-focused programs. WCC aims to demonstrate how parks play a vital role in the health of individuals while raising awareness of Waller Creek’s continual transformation.


    WHEN: Saturday, May 12th, 2018 (8:30am-12:30pm)



    Field Day will feature a dynamic program throughout the event, with demonstrations including:

    • 8:30 a.m. – Yoga Class by Yoga in Da Hood
    • 9:30 a.m. – Cooking Demonstration by Green Ninja Cooks
    • 10:30 a.m. – Step Performance by Campbell Elementary
    • 11:30 a.m. – Live Music by G’beda




    Categories: Events, General

    2011 East Cesar Chavez Holiday Party!

    Another great holiday party has come and gone. It was encouraging
    to see so many new people share in the holiday cheer. We had residents,
    business owners, elected officials and other dignitaries joining in on the fun. Our
    unofficial count was about 110 guests. This would not have been possible if not
    for the generous donations from the businesses below. Please remember them in
    2012 when you are choosing where to spend your dollars. May you enjoy a
    prosperous new year!

    Austin Habitat for Humanity’s Restore


    East First Grocery

    HEB – Riverside and Pleasant Valley

    El Milagro

    Las Casuelas

    La Chapala

    Los Huaraches

    Qwik Stop

    Sabre Commercial, Inc.

    SunFlower Farmers Market

    Taxes, Impusetos y Mas

    Texas Coffee Traders


    Write by Night

    Interested in Hosting a National Night Out Event on October 4th?

    Neighborhoods throughout Austin are invited to the 28th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday October 4, 2011.

    There are two parts to the annual event. From 5 to 7 p.m., there will be a Kick-Off Party at Mueller Master Community, 4550 Mueller Blvd., with FOOD, GAMES and CRIME PREVENTION INFORMATION. This is free and open to all Austinites.

    From 7 to 9 p.m., events such as cookouts, block parties and neighborhood walks will occur simultaneously throughout the City of Austin and nationwide. Citizens are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, City Council Members, police officers, firefighters, EMS paramedics and Code Compliance.

    National Night Out is designed to:

    1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
    2. Generate support and participation in crime efforts.
    3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations.

    Neighborhood applications are due September 16, 2011. Read the National Night Out Brochure for more information.

    Aviso en español


    East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Business Mixer

    CTC Headquarters

    The next East Cesar Chavez Business Mixer has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 14th, 6:00PM at CTC Headquarters, 1102 East Cesar Chavez Street. There is a food trailer available and we are looking for donations for beer and wine. This is a family friendly event, so feel free to bring your kids. Up for discussion will be the application for an IBIZ District for a one mile stretch of East Cesar Chavez Street and the confirmation of your business contact information for our newly launched web site. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

    Happy Anniversary to Festival Beach Community Garden!

    Congratulations to the Festival Beach Community Garden on reaching their first anniversary! The garden held an official  Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 4th. Mayor Lee Leffingwell proclaimed the day “Festival Beach Community Garden Day.” Sustainable Food Center Board President Sara Bohn, Austin Parks and Recreation Director Sarah Hensley, Austin Parks Foundation Board President Jill Nokes, and many garden experts also presented!

    Hundreds of gardeners and guests were served food and drinks prepared by neighborhood restaurants and others businesses throughout Austin. The party featured music, garden tours, and lots of laughter!  Thanks to the many neighborhood businesses who contributed donations especially Eastside Pies who used vegetables grown in our garden as toppings on the pizzas they donated.

    The garden is located on Waller St. at Cleremont St. We welcome you to drop by the 2nd Saturday of each month, when we conduct our monthly workdays. You are welcome to bring a pair of gloves and pitch in, or just stop by for a quick garden tour. For more information,visit the Festival Beach Community Garden website or email

    ECC’s First Annual Homes Tour a Big Success!

    On the afternoon of Sunday, May 22nd, ECC neighbors with historic homes opened their doors and shared their stories with about 50 guests who explored our communal history, learned practical approaches to home preservation, and met more neighbors. We want to extend our appreciation to all the families and volunteers especially our UT intern, Julie McGilvray, for participating. You can take a virtual tour of the homes included in the tour on this website: 2011 Neighborhood Homes Tour. And read more about our Historic Preservation action team efforts!

    RBJ Senior Residential Center Master Plan update

    The RBJ Senior Residential Center Master Plan update is now online!

    Community meetings for residents and neighbors held over the last few months have been very positive. Continued support by our neighborhood could possibly double the number of truly affordable housing units for seniors, as well as add services that could be used by RBJ  residents and those neighbors who want to bike or walk to local retail outlets.  The next community meeting is in the works for later this summer. You can learn more about the goals of the Board of Directors who will ultimately decide what to do with their land or get on the meeting notice list by contacting Ashley or visiting the updated RBJ website. See or call or email  Ashley, (512) 477-1018. Se habla español.

    Economic Development Happy Hour a Huge Success!

    In May, our Economic Development Committee hosted a happy hour meet-up for neighborhood business owners. The event brought together more than 25 business owners and employees who got to know one another and shared their experience doing business in our neighborhood. In addition to hearing feedback on what we as a neighborhood can do to better support our neighborhood businesses, it was great seeing business owners connect and discuss what they can do to support one another!

    Our goal is to host a happy hour once per quarter. Our next meet up is scheduled for September, more details coming soon.