Plan Now for Open Streets Emory Village-COVID19 Edition

A Socially Distant Neighborhood Event Supporting Emory Village

The 8th Annual Open Streets Emory Village will carry on in 2020 with a socially responsible edition in line with the challenges of the times. Events will be spaced out over a four-day period, some virtual, so friends and neighbors can enjoy the fun without the crowds. There will still be good food, music, and activities, but we encourage individuals and families to explore the village environs safely and at your own speed.

Thursday, October 22nd

Friday, October 23rd

Saturday, October 24th

Sunday, October 25th

*Anyone who signs up with a name and email for any other official Open Streets event may have a duck entered for them in the Peavine Creek Duck race.

Go the Distance in Virtual 5K during Open Streets

Yes, it’s a Virtual 5K! Here’s how it works: Run it in on your favorite route, in your backyard, or even on a treadmill. Just send us photos that prove your time and distance! $15 entrance fee. Prizes to be announced.

The run is open from Thursday Oct. 22 through Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 in conjunction with the 8th Annual Open Streets Emory Village – COVID19 edition.

Details and sign up at eventbrite.com

(Extra bonus: Sign up for this and most other official Open Streets events to be entered automatically in the Peavine Creek Duck race!)

Calling Dogs of all Kinds for Dogs from a Distance Contest

If your dogs are pooped out from too many walks during this pandemic year, relax —enter the 2020 Dogs from a Distance Contest without ever leaving home!

Send your photo(s) and a short video (30 seconds max) to eva@emoryvillage.org. (Extra credit for submissions photographed in the Village!) We’ll post the winners on the Emory Village Alliance website and Facebook in the following categories:

• Your best friend-and-you-look-alike contest
• Best dressed dog
• Best trick (video plus one still photograph required).
• Best pandemic pooch (Grand Prize)

Please include with your entry the owner’s name and contact information, pet’s name, breed (or whatever), and age and description of your best friend (canine, not human). All entries must be received Thursday, October 22, at eva@emoryvillage.org. (Deadline extended to end of the day Thursday).

No charge to enter, but donations to support the work of the Emory Village Alliance are welcomed.

Expect prizes that any dog would love. Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 25 on emoryvillage.org and Facebook. Woof, woof!

(Extra bonus: Sign up for this and most other official Open Streets events to be entered automatically in the Peavine Creek Duck race!)

Running dogs photo courtesy of Sydney Cleland, photographer, and Mary Margaret Oliver, best friends of Peaches and Henry.

Walk with an Architect during Open Streets Emory Village

Walk with an Architect: A Conversation About Historic Preservation – 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22; Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24. Meet and end at the Emory Village Plaza fountain.

This log cabin predates Olmstead’s
plan for the neighborhood.

With neighborhood architect Cynthia Tauxe as your guide, you’ll head north on N. Oxford Rd following an old trolley route then pause on the N. Oxford Road bridge to contemplate the kudzu. Next, you will head south on the stub end of Emory Road to N. Decatur Road, completing the trip around the block by going through the Lullwater roundabout.

Rain or shine (bring an umbrella).Wear comfortable shoes. Maximum 8 people per day. Register at Eventbrite

(Extra bonus: Sign up for this and most other official Open Streets events to be entered automatically in the Peavine Creek Duck race!)

Experience the Beauty of Druid Hills on Historic Bike Tour

Historic Bike Tour – 3-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25.

Bring your helmet to the first annual Emory Village Open Streets’ family friendly Ride Druid Hills. Cyclists will experience the beauty and learn about the history of Druid Hills as they ride the 7-mile route comprised mostly of dedicated paths and quiet residential streets, beginning and ending at the former Slice and Pint parking lot. See the route map.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Note that masks are not required for the ride, but they are necessary during the history-sharing stops along the route.

Register at Eventbrite by start of the event. Donations welcome.

(Extra bonus: Sign up for this and most other official Open Streets events to be entered automatically in the Peavine Creek Duck race!)

Walk Peavine Creek during Open Streets Emory Village

Peavine Creek Tour – Starts at noon on Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday Oct. 25. Meet across from 1463 Emory Road.

Walk along beautiful Peavine Creek while a naturalist explains how and why the area is being restored with native plants. Learn about a new, leading-edge “green water quality” planting, recently installed to protect and improve the water quality of Peavine Creek.

Tour lasts 45 minutes. Bring appropriate shoes. Maximum of 8 people. Registration at Eventbrite.com

(Extra bonus: Sign up for this and most other official Open Streets events to be entered automatically in the Peavine Creek Duck race!)

Emory Gamelan Ensemble Yard Concert Set for Thursday Oct. 22

Spend an evening at  RailroadEarth, 1467 Oxford Road beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22 to enjoy classical music of Central Java, Indonesia. Listen to the gongs, membranophones, and strange tuning. Free and safe to watch from the yard, sidewalk, and across the street. $10 to reserve a chair at PayPal. Contact neilvfried@gmail.com. Masks required in yard. BYOB permitted. 

Make Wire Hanger Art, Win Prizes from Majik Touch

Hang in there and clean out your closet! Everyone’s favorite dry cleaner is sponsoring a contest for the best sculpture made using no more than 20 wire hangers.

Bring your sculpture to Majik Touch anytime Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 22-24. Prizes will be awarded before the store closes at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Dining Deals for the Whole Family at Open Streets

Take a break from your kitchen and support Emory Village businesses! Check out the dining deals for the whole family offered by Emory Village restaurants during Open Streets Emory Village -COVID19 edition Thursday, Oct. 22 through Sunday, Oct. 25.

Double Zero will serve dinner for 2-4 people including a bottle of wine on Thursday and Saturday for $50.

On BBQ Friday at Shields Meats, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the CVS parking lot, try tender barbecue, potato salad, pimento cheese, and other sides.

At Dragon Bowl kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entry on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Zoe’s Kitchen also is offering a family special–kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree on Saturday, Oct. 24.

On Friday, Oct. 23, Wagaya offers a kid’s meal free for a $25 or more dine in order and $4 kids meals with all takeout orders.

At Ali’s Cookies, buy one cookie and get half-off on another on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Jimmy Johns is offering a free Little John with the purchase of a combo on Friday, Oct. 23.