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JOin us for 38th and shine!

Mark your calendars for Aug. 27th and help make history in your neighborhood with 38th and Shine!


38th and Shine is both a community event and an art performance designed to bring together the diverse neighborhoods around 38th and Illinois Streets in a creative, collaborative act of history making. Residents and community stakeholders are joining together to help make Maple Crossing shine.


Gather with friends and neighbors this weekend to break the world record for the number of sparklers lit simultaneously in Tarkington Park. We'll see you there!


Sign up for the event here.



Midtown Education Summit

The Midtown Education Summit is a free event that aims to inform parents of the available school options in Midtown Indy. The event brings more than 50 schools under one roof, allowing parents to speak to staff from those schools and ask questions to help determine which school is the best fit for the educational needs of their student. This year we are excited to have Dr. Lori Desautles join us at the event to talk about Educating Our Kids Using Science of the Brain.


RSVP for the event today!




Butler-Tarkington Homecoming

Sept. 17 & 18


As Indiana celebrates it's 200th anniversary, the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood celebrates 176 years! What is now known as Butler-Tarkington was originally formed as the Mapleton neighborhood in the 1840s.


The neighborhood boasts a rich history and has been called home by distinguished residents such as Kurt Vonnegut, Booth Tarkington, Wes Montgomery, Dr. Frank Lloyd, Lanny Smith, Attorney Frank Beckwith, among others. This September, the neighborhood will be celebrating its heritage by having a Homecoming.


Established in 1956, the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association, one of the oldest neighborhood organizations in the state, celebrates 60 years of community service. To celebrate its legacy, the



Great Places neighborhood plans unveiling

May 10th was a big night for Midtown as more than 500 people flocked to James Whitcomb Riley School 43 for the Great Places 2020 Neighborhood Plans Unveiling. Plans for Maple Crossing, the area surrounding the intersection of 38th and Illinois, were shared with the audience and an $84 million funding commitment was announced, with $50 million of that total coming from LISC. That promise of support, paired with 3D models and virtual tours of the neighborhoods, helped the plans for the areas come to life for both residents and community partners.

If you weren't able to make the event, be sure to check out the full Great Places 2020 plan and learn about the investment commitments here. Visit the Great Places 2020 website for more details about the initiatives on the horizon for Indy's three Great Places: Maple Crossing, Englewood Village and River West!

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Great Places 2020 is a collective impact approach led by six implementation partners that has launched in three places - Maple Crossing, located around the intersection of 38th and Illinois Streets; Englewood Village; and River West.

Learn more about this initiative here.




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