March 13th Meeting!

Come out to the Humboldt Rec Center (1045 Atlantic Ave) on Monday, March 13th for our first Pocket Neighborhood meeting!  We expect to hear from section police officers and to talk about plans for the gardens in 2017.  We’ll meet from 7:00 to 8:00.  Come find out what your neighbors have been up to over the winter.

No Winter Pocket Meetings

There will be no Pocket meeting on Monday, 14 November. We’re going to take a hiatus from meetings through the holidays and winter months. We plan to pick up again in March, with the first meeting of 2017, planned for Monday, 13 March. We’ll be focusing readying the gardens for the 2017 season and discussing other plans for the spring & summer. We’re looking for expanded participation from the neighborhood. There’s lots that we can do but are limited by the small numbers who are involved.

Thanks for your support in 2016, we look forward to seeing you all again in 2017!

If you’re interested in helping out in the Pocket and perhaps taking on a leadership role please send an e-mail to

September Meeting

To kick off the fall, we will meet on Monday, 12 September, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the Humboldt Rec Center on Atlantic Avenue.


  • Recap the successful National Night Out event.
  • Discuss the close-out/clean-up of the Gardens (will be looking for volunteers)
  • Hear from the Police.
  • Discuss participation in the NWV, Festival of the Arts (will be looking for volunteers here as well)
  • Plan a fall social event.
  • Other stuff of interest

Don’t miss this chance to connect with your neighbors.  See you there!

No meeting August 8th

While we do meet the second Monday of most months, we’ll be giving you August off.

Thanks to all who supported and attended the National Night Out picnic, it was  great to see so many folks come.  It took significant effort to get that going, so thanks to all who contributed!

July Gathering

It’s time to get together with your pocket neighbors and find out what’s happening!  We’ll have the usual updates and discuss our upcoming National Night Out Picnic.  Don’t miss this!

Follow this link for picnic information! (or look for the recent posting to this site)

We’ll meet on Monday July 11 at the Humboldt Rec Center on Atlantic Ave.  from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

– Your Pocket Neighbors

National Night Out Picnic 2016

We’re planning for our National Night Out Picnic.  No tickets needed!  This was a big success last year (even though it rained we had a lot of people) so don’t miss it this year.  The picnic will be on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM.  As last year, it will be held at the Emmighausen Garden on Heinrich Street.  Come get a hot or a hamburger and join the fun!

We’d be happy to hear from anyone who can help or just wants to come.  Many hands make for light work, so no contribution of time is too small.

What’s a Night Out??

The National Night Out ( is an opportunity for neighbors to create a local presence in their communities in cooperation with local police across the country.  We like to add a social element so we combine it with a picnic and a meet and greet in one of our gardens.  Come on out and meet your neighbors, some police officers and public officials.

We’ll discuss the details at our next meeting on Monday, July 25.