Our neighborhood hosts a series of regular activities for residents. Descriptions are below, and dates for upcoming events are on the Calendar tab to the left.
Front Yard Friday (FYF) is a gathering of neighbors that includes children and pets on a given Friday once a month in a volunteer neighbors’ front yard. These Friday events are a neighborhood favorite, well attended and have been a staple in Woodlea Melrose since 2013. FYF's goal is to promote a close-knit community. These events are a great way to get together and get to know our neighbors better. Hosting is easy - simply volunteer and the WMNA Board will bring you a sign, cooler, ice, tent and table for snacks. If you would like to volunteer your yard for an upcoming FYF, email the FYF Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Melrose on Seventh Street Fair is an event held in our own back yard annually every March. Each year 7th Avenue from Indian School to Campbell is closed to host this street festival with over 150 booths, food trucks, crafts and activities for kids, live music and over 200 classic cars. This street fair is a Phoenix favorite and attracts nearly 22,000 visitors each year. As a neighborhood we also participate with our own tent. If you would like more info or would like to be a vendor, check out the ‘Melrose On 7th Avenue Facebook page or contact email@example.com. If you are interested in volunteering an hour or two, send your name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annually the Woodlea Melrose Neighborhood Association hosts a block party cookout in November. This event is our annual Phoenix Police G.A.I.N. event (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods), and is funded primarily with Block Watch Grant funds. This is another wonderful opportunity to meet and greet your neighbors, enjoy some amazing food, listen to good music and maybe do some dancing. Kids love this event as well - each year we play an outdoor movie and serve popcorn! Each year neighbors pitch in and volunteer to help make it happen! Want to volunteer this year? Just let someone on the Board know or email email@example.com.
Each year we coordinate one or two neighborhood-wide yard sales, often in conjunction with surrounding neighborhoods. Every street is full of sales and we usually end up with lots of each other’s stuff! It is great fun to see all of the activity, life and action in the neighborhood on Yard Sale weekend. Participation is free and the WM Board handles all advertising and promotion. If you would like to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your address to the roster.
This annual event takes place at dusk on the Saturday before Christmas. Each year our amazing Street Reps, along with the help of many volunteers, place bags with candles and light just before sunset. This has been a beautiful display of light and holiday spirit throughout the years in Woodlea Melrose. This event is neighborhood-wide and includes every street. Each year our neighborhood places and lights over 4,000 luminaries! This event only happens because of the amazing turn out of neighborhood volunteers. We can use all the help we can get, the more the merrier, so please consider volunteering for this neighborhood favorite! To volunteer, please email us at email@example.com