If you’ve been out at 6 a.m. recently you may have seen the city watering the newer trees in Ramsey Park. Using reclaimed water, they place six buckets (with lots of holes) around each tree to help ensure the correct amount of water is delivered to the tree drip line. Given our current relapse back into drought, and our love of a shady park, the neighborhood owes a big “Thanks!” to the city. One way we can do that, and help ourselves, is to sign up to help plant new trees and mulch existing trees on November 21th. During the event, from 9 a.m. to noon, we will plant 30 new trees and mulch many of the mature trees. The event is a collaboration between the City of Austin Urban Forestry Program and the Rosedale Neighborhood Association. Sign up today to say Thanks! to the city and to help improve our jewel of the Rosedale neighborhood.
Join your neighbors at Ramsey Park to celebrate the 4th of July!
Volunteers are needed for 45-minute shifts from 10:30 to 11:15 and 11:15 to 12:00 to help with carnival games,
food sales, set up, and clean up. You can sign up to volunteer here. Questions? please contact Rachel Gray.
Donations of baked goods and sliced watermelon are also needed. To donate, please contact carnival chair Mindy Marble.
9:30 am: Gather at the bleachers to decorate bikes, hats, pets, etc.
10:00 am: Parade around the park.
10:10 am: Return to the bleachers for watermelon and a water balloon toss.
10:30 am: Carnival games and baked goods in the middle of the park.
It will be a pleasure celebrating in the park together with all
the new renovations!
One of the ‘cool houses’ in Rosedale is to be featured as a part of the 19th annual Cool House Tour on Sunday, June 7th. The tour is self-guided, showcasing homes and projects designed and built to high standards of energy efficiency, comfort and attractive design. One of the homes on the tour is referred to as a “Rosedale rebuild” by its builder who has a nice write up with pictures detailing the recent redo. The Cool House Tour is a resource for learning how to live comfortably in the hot Central Texas climate.
An annual summer tradition returns to Ramsey Park! Something for Nothing Theatre presents Henry IV, Part 1 for this year’s Shakespeare in the Park. This will be the first theater production in the newly renovated Ramsey Park amphitheater. Shows begin at 8:00 p.m. for three weekends (Thursdays – Saturdays, June 11-13, 18-20, and 25-27, 2015). Admission is free and seating is first come, first serve. Highland Resources (a supporter of Ramsey Park and the developer of Lamar Central at 3800 North Lamar) is sponsoring this free event and has special treats planned for the showings on Saturday, June 13th and Saturday, June 20th. So bring friends and family, and join us for Shakespeare in the Park!
The North by North Austin Garden and Artisan Tour, scheduled for May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include tours of 17 private gardens and three community gardens, and will feature over a dozen artists. Get more information and buy tickets here. Tickets proceeds will go to Walnut Creek Metro Park and McBee Elementary School. The tour will include gardens going north starting at 45th Street in Rosedale.
Movie Night in Ramsey Park is happening again Saturday November 8th! Movie Night is paying tribute to the late Robin Williams in a perfect role for him, as a grown up Peter Pan looking to recover his lost Peter Pan-ness! Dustin Hoffman makes a dastardly Captain Hook!
Come join in! Bounce houses will be going at 5:00 p.m. and the movie will start a little after 6:00. Gusto Italian Kitchen will be there with some yummy fare and Midtown Church will be giving away popcorn.
The RNA would like to thank Allison Allen for organizing, and thanks to the businesses/organizations above and to all of the sponsors for helping make this movie night possible: The Draught House Pub, Pathway to Fitness Personal Training, Mike Robertson – Vista Lending, and Allison Allen – Realty Austin.
Plan now to join your neighbors at Stinson’s on Labor Day for a fund raiser benefiting the Rosedale’s Ramsey Park improvement project. For this “Neighbors Night Out” Stinson’s will be donating 20% of all sales to the Ramsey Park Improvement Fund! Wine, dine, and shop at the event to raise money for planned park improvements!
Make plans now to join your neighbors at the biggest Rosedale event of the year: the July 4th Carnival in (and around) Ramsey Park. The schedule for the event is below. Given the event’s size and scope, donations and volunteers are crucial. To donate baked goods and sliced watermelon, please contact Felicia Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are needed to help with carnival games, set up and clean up.
Movie Night in the Park was terrific! Don’t you love Shrek? So let’s step back 400 years!! Bring your chairs and blankets and spend another great night in Ramsey Park!! Come see Hamlet presented free by Something For Nothing Theater Austin. This is the same troupe that brought us Two Gentlemen of Verona last year and The Comedy of Errors in 2012. Hamlet will be presented in Ramsey Park Thursdays through Sundays, May 22 – June 7 at 8 p.m. facebook.com/somethingfornothingtheater
Movie Night is coming back to Ramsey Park! On May 3rd, Shrek, Princess Fiona and their sidekick Donkey will arrive on the big screen to entertain. Festivities will start at 7pm, and the movie will start around 8:15.
Allison Allen has recruited a number of local sponsors to help making this wonderful event possible. Everyone’s invited and green faces, little ogres and Princess Fiona look-alikes are encouraged!