Crescent Heights Neighborhood

The neighborhood of Crescent Heights is conveniently located near downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

3/12/18 | CHNA Neighborhood Meeting | NEW LOCATION

Please join us on Monday, March 12th for our Neighborhood Meeting.  We will be meeting at 7:00 pm in the TASCO Teen Center Building in the Huggins-Stengel Sports Complex at Crescent Lake Park. Parking is available, and the facility address is 1320 5th Street N.

The purpose of this meeting is to continue the discussion on whether or not areas of CHNA should consider applying for local historic designation.  A representative of the City of St. Petersburg’s Historic Preservation staff will be available to answer your code-specific questions in terms of window replacement, door replacement, fence repairs, additions, demolition, and other topics.  This individual can also share more about the application process and timeline for potential adoption. Once this meeting has adjourned, the CHNA Board will add the questions posed to our Q&A educational document, and then work to distribute the information to residents.  Members of the CHNA Board will share information about recent developments on the cooperative negotiation process with the Church of the Beatitudes and developer JMS Consulting.

Pizza and soda will be provided.  Historical designation is an important issue that could have a long-term impact on our neighborhood and its residents.  Please join us on Monday, March 12th to learn more about this important topic.

2/24/18 | Shower the Church of the Beatitudes in Love

nick-fewings-532590Shower the Church of the Beatitudes in Love
Saturday | February 24th | 12:15 pm

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is encouraging you to show your love for historic buildings by “bombing” them with paper hearts. And we have just the place for you here in Crescent Heights: For over 50 years the Church of the Beatitudes facility at 2812 8th Street N. has served as community meeting space, polling location, and valued neighborhood partner.  Unfortunately, it now may be time to say goodbye as the building has been sold and there are plans in place to redevelop all or a portion of the parcel.

Regardless of what’s to come, let’s celebrate all of the memories and bomb it with love!  Please join us on Saturday, February 24th at 12:15 pm for a Heart Bomb event.  Bring your own paper heart or we’ll have spare paper hearts to share. Write a message of love or gratitude on the heart and we’ll take a group photo in front of the facility to show our love. Afterwards the hearts will be left for the congregation to thank them for sharing their facility with our local neighborhoods for so many years.  Hope to see you there!

2/24/18 | CHNA Play-Out Event

CHNA is hosting a family-fun event on Saturday, February 24th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. We’ll be closing off 7th Street N between 25th Ave N and 26th Ave N. and creating a safe space for kids to play! CHNA will provide sidewalk chalk, bubble machines, a temporary tattoo station (the new alternative to face painting), and some fun music. Bring the kids to play with old friends, make new friends, and enjoy some Florida sunshine. Bring any outdoor toys to play with or share: There is space for bikes/big wheels, jump ropes, balls, and all kinds of fun stuff. Guests welcome!

2/18/18 | Potluck Picnic in the Park

Warmer weather is here, neighbors!

Join Crescent Lake Neighborhood Association and Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association (CHNA) for a potluck picnic in Crescent Lake Park on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 12pm-2 pm. Bring a dish to share with neighbors. We will be providing plates, flatware, and drinks. Games, activities, and good company await!

Event Details:
Sunday, February 18
12pm – 2pm | Crescent Lake Park

We hope to see you there!

2/12/18 | Special Neighborhood Meeting: Landmark Designation Application for Church Facility

Special Neighborhood Meeting: Landmark Designation Application for Church Facility
February 12, 2018 | 7:00 PM | 780 25th  Ave N

ChurchPlease join us on Monday, February 12th for a Special Neighborhood Meeting to discuss if CHNA, in partnership with the Saint Petersburg Preservation Inc. (Preserve the ‘Burg), will submit a joint Landmark Designation application for the current Church of the Beatitudes facility on 2812  8th Street North.  The meeting will be held at 780 25th Avenue North. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm with the meeting starting at 7:00 pm.

Originally built in 1928, the condition of the building and its historical significance has caused many residents to question if the property should be deemed historical by the St. Petersburg City Counsel. Submitting a Landmark Designation application will prevent a demolition permit from being issued by the City while the historical significance of the building is considered.

CHNA bylaws contain special rules for obtaining a quorum and also for voting when a Special Meeting is called. All in attendance at this special meeting will be welcome to voice an opinion; however, only current dues-paying members of CHNA will have their votes counted and officially recorded. If you would like your vote on this matter to be officially recorded, you can pay your dues at the Special Meeting, or in advance through Pay Pal or by mail (P.O. Box 76051, Saint Petersburg, FL 33734). Your $20 annual membership funds all of the neighborhood events and helps to make our neighborhood such a great place to live. You can RSVP to the Facebook event for this meeting here.

Chili Cook-Off Porch Party | Saturday January 20

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Saturday, January 20th, 2018
Home of Kevin Mort | 777 26th Ave N

With cool, crisp weather this week, there couldn’t be a better time to come out and join your neighbors THIS SATURDAY for the January Porch Party/Chili Cook-Off!

Crescent Heights 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, January 20th from 5-8 at 777 26th Ave N, hosted by Kevin Mort. If you don’t have chili, side dishes of corn chips, sour cream, grated cheese, or cornbread would be welcome additions. Please BYOB.

If you have any questions, call Kevin at 727-409-8248.

We hope to see you there for this fun event!

January Neighborhood Meeting

CHNA Neighborhood Meeting
Monday, Jan. 8
Refreshments @ 6:30PM, Meeting @ 7:00PM
Church of the Beatitudes

2812 8th St. N

Come our for our first CHNA Neighborhood Meeting of the new year! We will have the installation of the new officers at this meeting. We hope to see you there!

Time to Go Caroling!

charliebrowncaroling2nd Annual Holiday Caroling in the Heights

Warm up those windpipes, it’s time for our SECOND annual Holiday Caroling in the Heights!

Holiday Caroling in the Heights

Wednesday, December 13th

Meet at Amy and Phillip Morrow’s home @ 795 25th Ave N

Wear your festive holiday gear, show up, and be ready to bring the cheer!

Visit the Facebook event for more information. We’ll see you out there!

2nd Annual Lights in the Heights!

Come out for the 2nd Annual Lights in the Heights!

Lights in the Heights is a great opportunity to stroll through our neighborhood enjoying the holiday light displays, catching up with and meeting your neighbors and enjoying some treats along the way.  This SATURDAY December 16th three houses that will have treats from 6:00-7:30pm are:

Charki and Doug Schafer
800 24th Ave N

Karri and Bryan Morrision
525 26th Ave N

John Sullivan
605 28th Ave N

Guests can start at any of the three houses.  A scavenger hunt will be held and instructions for it can be picked up at any of these three houses. The celebration will continue with a lawn party from 7:30-9:00pm at the home of Michelle and Colt Mehler 701 25th Ave N. Santa will be there and the scavenger hunt winner will be announced.  Please BYOB.

If you have any questions, please contact John Sullivan at

October Porch Party

Porch Party
Friday, October 27th
 | 7-10 pm 
Home of Erica & Bruce Allums 
780 25th Ave N.

Come join your neighbors and enjoy the beautiful fall weather at our next porch party! Graciously hosted by Erica & Bruce Allums, 7-10PM at 780 25th Ave N. Bring a side dish to share and your beverage of choice. We hope to see you there!

CHNA Annual Halloween Block Party!

Don’t get spooked! It’s that time of year again! The annual CHNA Halloween Block Party will be held Saturday, October 28th, from 5 – 7pm. This will be the 9th consecutive year for the neighborhood event that is open to all residents and is completely free!

The location for the party will be the same as last year – 7th Street North between 25th and 26th Avenues.

There will be food, music, and lots of Halloween fun, all courtesy of CHNA, local businesses, and neighborhood volunteers. Prizes will be awarded for lots of different costume contests. This is your chance to try out your (or your pet’s) costume before hitting the streets and trick-or-treating the following week for Halloween.

Whether you are super scary, a super hero, an enchanted princess, or just who you are, we want to see you there on October 28th!

Volunteers needed!

  • We need your help! The membership table welcomes volunteers to help with shifts signing in neighbors and collecting dues. Email Amy Kelso at if you’re willing to help out.
  • Also, members and non-members – don’t forget to bring $20 for your 2018 membership that helps support great events like this!!

Book Club | The Underground Railroad

undergroundrailroadcoverCHNA Book Club | The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead 
Tuesday, October 24th at 7PM
RSVP Maureen Camphire,

October’s book choice, The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead was favored by several book club members who were eager to read this National Book Award winning novel. The author is also a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and recipient of other awards for his previous work.

Book Club member Susan Allen has submitted this review which was adapted from the summary provided on Lit Lovers website attributed to the publisher. This book portrays a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. She takes off with Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, who knows about the Underground Railroad. Matters do not go as planned. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. It is a powerful meditation on the history we all share.

We will meet on Tuesday, October 24 from 7 to 9 PM to discuss The Underground Railroad. Location to be announced. For more information contact

3rd Annual CHNA Food Drive

Food Drive for Daystar Life Center

For the third year CHNA and The Church of Beatitudes are sponsoring a food drive to benefit Daystar Life Center.  While fall food drives are very popular and the food pantry shelves fill up, donations go way down in the summer months.

How We Can Help

What:  Third annual Food Drive to benefit Daystar Life Center, Inc.

Where:  Drop off donated items at the Church of the Beatitudes, 2812 Eighth Street N.

When:  Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25 from 8:30 AM to 1 PM, and 7 to 8 PM.

Why:  During the summer months donations decline and the pantry is more and more depleted.  Fall and winter holidays always provide awareness for helping those in need, and Daystar’s food and shelves reflect that, too.

Needs:  Non-perishable foods are needed, especially the following: Tuna; Macaroni and Cheese; Pasta; Peanut Butter; Spaghetti Sauce in cans or plastic jars; Baked beans or black beans;Diced Tomatoes; Canned Ravioli or Spaghetti

Daystar is also in need of men’s clothing, particularly jeans, shorts and tee shirts for their on- site clothes closet which services Daystar’s homeless clients.  (Children’s clothing and toys are not accepted).

Who:  Daystar is a major social service agency impacting 45,000 – 50,000 persons yearly.  Founded in 1982 as a mission of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, it has evolved into an ecumenical, community-supported, volunteer-driven, non-profit organization providing the basic necessities of life on an emergency basis to the needy of Pinellas County.  Services provided include food and clothing, utilities assistance, basic hygiene items, bus passes for transportation challenged people, help applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps), and more.  More than 200 volunteers allow the agency to hire a minimum number of paid staff so that 95% of donations are directed to client services. For further information about Daystar, please take a look at their website,  Or contact Jane Walker, Executive Director ( or Maureen Camphire

Neighborhood Meeting | July 10th

CHNA Neighborhood Meeting
Monday, July 10th
Refreshments 6:30PM, Meeting 7PM
Church of the Beatitudes

Come join your neighbors for the July CHNA meeting at the Church of the Beatitudes. As always, come early for refreshments at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7!

See you there!

Night with the Mayor @ Sunken Gardens

Wednesday, May 10th | 6-8PM

Crescent Heights and Crescent Lake Neighborhood Associations are hosting a night with our Mayor, Rick Kriseman, at Sunken Gardens for our residents. The event will be on Wednesday May 10th from 6-8PM. Our Mayor will discuss the State of the City and address any neighborhood concerns. Our Council Member, Darden J. Rice, will also be present.

Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Please extend this invite to our neighbors! If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the Facebook event so that we can get an approximate count for food.

This is a unique opportunity for our neighborhoods to interact with our representatives in one of our City’s local treasures. We hope to see you there!

CHNA Book Club | La Rose by Louise Erdrich

LaRoseCHNA Book Club | LaRose by Louise Erdrich 
Tuesday, April 24 at 7PM
762 26th Avenue N
RSVP Maureen Camphire,

Preview from Goodreads: “In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.”

Porch Party April 21st

NOTE: The date has changed! Originally scheduled for April 7th, the porch party will now be held April 21st – 

Porch Party
April 21st | 7-10 pm
Home of Kristen Noakes-Fry
2917 7th St. N.

Come join your neighbors and enjoy the beautiful April weather at our next porch party! Graciously hosted by Kristen Noakes-Fry, 7-10PM at 2917 7th St. N. Bring a side dish to share and your beverage of choice. We hope to see you there!

Easter Egg Hunt!

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Crescent Lake Park

Hippity Hop, The Party Don’t Stop! (Until all the eggs are found.)

Join us for the annual CHNA and CHNL Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th, 9:30 am at Crescent Lake Park, near the playground. This year the EASTER BUNNY will JOIN US!!

If you’d like to participate, drop 10 plastic eggs per child filled with wrapped candy to 868 25th Avenue N starting March 27th. The Easter Bunny has informed us that there will be two search
areas: one for the big kids and one for the little kids. Please mark BK (big kid, 5+ years old) or LK (little kid, 0-4 years old) on the bag.

Coffee and other goodies will be served. Hope to see all our littles ones there!

Crescent Heights Mural Unveiling Party

Mural Unveiling Party
Sunday April 2 | 2:30PM – 5:30PM
2601 9th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704

Sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway and Neighborhood Agent Vikki Sears

Come join the celebration! Thanks to a matching grant from the city of St. Petersburg, we will soon have two murals in our neighborhood! City officials, artists, local businesses, and residents will gather for the unveiling of the murals and other fun events throughout the neighborhood including: live music, giveaways, food from local restaurants, neighborhood cleanup, and a scavenger hunt. Lots of prizes and giveaways will make this a fun afternoon for all ages.

It begins at the 9th Street North history-themed mural, designed and painted by Derek Donnelly at the Cut -Ups Salon wall, and finishes at the 4th Street North JWag’s wall, which is a nature-inspired mural being designed and painted by Cecilia Lueza and DAAS. In the time between the two mural unveilings, we will have a dual neighborhood clean-up and scavenger hunt. A centrally-located yard party will be held so that participants can take a break and grab some food and a drink.  Our confirmed sponsors and donors to date are Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Ace Hardware, Banyan Cafe and Catering, and Rollin’ Oats Grocery Store; other businesses are expected to be announced. Prizes will be awarded for a few lucky folks that participate in the cleanup. For the scavenger hunt, smartphone with Facebook or Instagram access suggested per team; printed materials will also be available. All ages and abilities welcome. Be sure to join us for the clean-up, scavenger hunt, food, fun, prizes, and mural unveilings!

Details will be shared via the CHNA Facebook page, email,, and Nextdoor App; fliers that will be delivered door-to-door. Be on the look-out! If you would like to contribute to, or help with, this event, please contact Angie Conner at

**Correction: post originally said the event was Saturday, April 2. The event is on SUNDAY April 2.

CHNA Book Club | A View From The Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman

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Tuesday, March 28 at 7PM 
A View From The Cheap Seats by Neil Giaman
835 26th Avenue, N.
RSVP Maureen Camphire |

From Goodreads: “An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction. Now, The View from the Cheap Seats brings together for the first time ever more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author’s experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Insightful, incisive, witty, and wise, The View from the Cheap Seats explores the issues and subjects that matter most to Neil Gaiman—offering a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed, beloved, and influential artists of our time.”

CHNA Annual Garage Sale!

When: March 18, 2017 8 a.m – noon
Where: Your own front yard or alley in Crescent Heights

The Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association will set up a google map with the addresses and a brief description of the type of items for sale at each home. The link to this map will be included in our Tampa Bay Times ad that will run a couple of days ahead of the sale and also in Next Door, Facebook, and on our website. CHNA also has signs that we will post around the neighborhood the evening before the sale.

How you can participate:

  • Email  your list of items to by  March 15th.
  • To be included on the map your CHNA dues for 2017 must be paid (including if you are on auto renew with Paypal from 2016). There is a cost for the Tampa Bay Times Ad; this is one of the many benefits of staying current on your dues payment!

Any questions please email Amy Kelso at

Arts & Culture Festival

Saturday, February 25th
10am – 2PM @ Church of the Beatitudes

Come join neighbors and artists for the Crescent Heights Arts & Crafts Festival! This year’s event will feature artists and vendors including:

  • Brandy Stark; Photography, Wire Sculpture
  • Joseph Poltorak; Wood Furniture
  • Carolynn Russell; Repurpose Tiles, Garden Stones
  • Sandra Dean; Wood Art and Signs
  • Faith Moran; Art Glass
  • Adam Adkins; Art  Pieces
  • Jannean Shaw; Decorated Windows,Stained Glass
  • Baha’is  Information on Faith
  • Jesicka Amoriello Dance Group

Food will be available from the Church of the Beatitudes, with samples and drinks from Trader Joe’s and Grassroots Kava House as well.Screenshot 2017-02-20 at 9.42.13 AM

Crescent Heights Neighborhood Watch Meeting | Monday Feb. 13th, 6:30PM

Crescent Heights Neighborhood Crime Watch Meeting
Monday, February 13, 2017 | 6:30PM
Church of the Beatitudes

The neighborhood watch meeting will a special guest from St. Pete PD, Officer Reggie Mitchell.Any and all neighbors are invited. Bring a neighbor and bring any and all questions for Officer Mitchell. Block Captains encouraged to attend. This is our informational meeting to get Neighborhood Crime Watch started!

Crime Watch is about getting to know your neighbors and getting to know what’s going on in our neighborhood. We need more eyes and ears! Lisa and I are excited to meet you, and all of our neighbors, and to work at making a safer Crescent Heights!

Chris Hayes & Lisa Hawk
Co-Crime Watch Coordinators

CHNA Family Picnic @ Crescent Lake Park

Grab your blankets and come on down! It’s time for the first CHNA Crescent Heights Family Picnic at Crescent Lake Park!

This Sunday, February 12th @ 12PM, bring a dish and join your neighbors for a pot-luck family picnic at Crescent Lake Park. The weather couldn’t be better for an afternoon at our beautiful neighborhood park. Meet behind the playground and if you have an outdoor chair, bring it along!

We hope to see you there –

Sunday, February 12th
Crescent Lake Park
Meet behind the playground

Crescent Heights Neighborhood Tour w/ St. Pete Preservation

Crescent Heights Neighborhood Tour w/ St. Pete Preservation
Saturday, January 21st | 10-11:30AM

Love your neighborhood and want to learn more about its history? Crescent Heights is one of St. Pete’s beautiful historic neighborhoods but a largely “undiscovered” neighborhood. This tour will explore this charming neighborhood that began its conversion from an orange grove into a “surburban” development during the 1920’s boom but did not complete its build out until the post World War II building boom. It’s an eclectic neighborhood of homes of varying styles and combines elements of St. Petersburg’s past with its present.

Reservations are recommended as tour space is limited. Sign up with St. Pete Preservation to reserve your spot:

Saturday, January 21st 10:00 – 11:30AM
Church of the Beatitudes | 2812 8th Street North

We hope you’ll join us!

Neighborhood Meeting | Jan 9, 7PM

Time to ring in the New Year with our first CHNA meeting of 2017!

Neighborhood Meeting
Monday, January 9
Refreshments 6:30, Meeting 7pm
Church of the Beatitudes | 2812 8th St N

Christmas Caroling in Crescent Heights

Thursday December 15th, 2016
Meeting at 6:30 PM, Caroling from 7-8PM
795 25th Ave N

Philip and Amy Morrow are so graciously hosting our first Christmas Caroling event in Crescent Heights! Meet at the Morrow residence by 6:30pm on Thursday the 15th. The sheet music and light refreshments will be provided, but please bring your holiday spirit with festive attire; Santa hats, jingle bells, reindeer antlers, ugly Christmas sweaters, whatever brightens the mood! And if you have Christmas-y lighting (or just flashlights), please bring those too. We will try to be at the first house by 7:00pm and be done around 8:00pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy at

Lights in the Heights

griswold_house_lightsLights in the Heights
December 17th | 6:00-7:30PM

Come out for the first-ever Lights in the Heights on December 17th. This event is an opportunity to stroll through the neighborhood while enjoying the holiday light displays, the company of great neighbors, and treats along the way.

Three homes will be serve as locations to enjoy some (non-alcoholic) holiday cheer and treats as you enjoy your stroll. If you wish, please BYOB. A scavenger hunt will also be held, and instructions can be picked up at any of the three host homes:

Tom & Kelly Burke
501 24th Ave N

Karri & Brian Morrison
525 26th Ave N

Paul & Lisa Chistolini
635 28th Ave N

Then, from 7:30 – 9:00PM, Joe and Becca Poltorak will continue the festivities with a garden party at their home at 800 26th Ave N.  Please BYOB and a snack to share for the garden party.

Interested in helping to plan the event or hosting a stop at your house? Contact John Sullivan at

CHNA Book Club Holiday Gathering

CHNA Book Club Annual Holiday Gathering
Tuesday, December 13th | 6:30 PM
The Melting Pot – 2221 4th St. N
RSVP: Maureen Camphire,

Halloween Block Party

jackoilabteCrescent Heights Halloween Block Party!
Saturday, October 29th | 5:00-7:00PM
7th St N between 25th and 26th Ave N

Games, costume contest, activitiesfor kids, food and lots of fun.

Questions or suggestions contact: John Sullivan

Book Nook | Leaving Time

leavingtime_picoult_bookcoverOctober 25, 7PM
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
2319 7th St. N
Contact: Maureen Camphire,

Goodreads Preview: For over a decade, Jenna Metcalf obsesses on her vanished mom Alice. Jenna searches online, rereads journals of the scientist who studied grief among elephants. Two unlikely allies are Serenity Jones, psychic for missing people who doubts her gift, and Virgil Stanhope, jaded PI who originally investigated cases of Alice and her colleague. Hard questions and answers.

For more information, please contact

Neighborhood Porch Party | Oct. 7

Neighborhood Porch Party
October 7 | 7:00 PM
Erica and Bruce Allums home
780 25th Ave N

Book Nook | The Perfume Collector

The Perfume CollectorSeptember 27, 7PM
The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tusarro
835 26th Avenue N
Contact: Maureen Camphire,

Goodreads Preview: A remarkable novel about secrets, desire, memory, passion, and possibility. Newlywed Grace Monroe doesn’t fit anyone’s expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Madame Eva d’Orsey, Grace is drawn to uncover the identity of her mysterious benefactor. Weaving through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London, the story Grace uncovers is that of an extraordinary women who inspired one of Paris’s greatest perfumers. Immortalized in three evocative perfumes, Eva d’Orsey’s history will transform Grace’s life forever, forcing her to choose between the woman she is expected to be and the person she really is.

The Perfume Collector explores the complex and obsessive love between muse and artist, and the tremendous power of memory and scent.

For more information, please contact

Crescent Heights Festival – 9/17

The First Annual Crescent Heights Festival is Here!
Saturday, September 17th, 9AM – 2PM
Crescent Lake Park

crescent lake parkMark your calendars for the 1st Annual Friends of Crescent Lake Festival from 9am- 2pm. Join us for an early morning bird walk, environmental exhibits, a 10:00am re-dedication ceremony for the newly painted water tower mural, food trucks, and much more. We hope this will spark an ongoing annual festival as a way to celebrate one of the city’s more versatile and popular city parks, as well as get more of our neighbors engaged in our neighborhood associations and Friends of Crescent Lake volunteer opportunities. Find out how you can support the festival.

We’ll see you there!
Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association

Neighborhood Meeting

CHNA Meeting
Monday, September 12
Refreshments 6:30PM, Meeting 7:00PM
Church of the Beatitudes

We look forward to seeing you there!

Volunteer @ CareFest – Church of the Beatitudes

CareFest Event: Church of the Beatitudes,
2812 8th St. N.
Grounds Beautification Project
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time TBA

Each year, Pinellas County participates in a one-day community service event that helps neighbors in the community. This year, as a thank you for their ongoing kindness and generosity, CHNA is offering support to our great neighbor, The Church of the Beatitudes.

Scope: Exterior upkeep to include power-washing and lighthandiwork. Grounds updating to include removal of right-of-way plants along intersection of 8th Street North and 29th Avenue North; planting Florida-friendly/drought-tolerant plants due to lack of irrigation.

Business Donations: Ace Hardware has committed to donating goods needed for the project (exact donations to be determined as the date approaches). Other local businesses (to include landscaping services, plant nurseries, and landscape supply companies) have been approached for donations of goods or services. We are still waiting for responses. If you are a business proprietor with goods or services to donate, please contact

Volunteers Needed: Please contact to sign up. You will be joining local high school students as they earn volunteer hours towards their Bright Futures scholarship eligibility.

Would your High School student like to join us now and in the future to earn volunteer hours towards their Bright Futures scholarship eligibility? Some of the ways hours can be earned include delivering the printed newsletter, working a table at our Annual Halloween Block Party, helping out with the next Arts and Cultural Affairs event, and/or assisting with other Neighbors Helping Neighbors tasks. Please contact for more info, and to find out what paperwork is required for your school. See you in September!

Angie C.

Food & Clothing Drive

Food and Clothing Drive
Benefiting local non-profit Daystar Life Center
Monday, July 11 & Tuesday, July 12
8:30AM to 8:00PM at Church of the Beatitudes

Next CHNA Meeting – July 11

Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association meeting
July 11, 2016
Church of the Beautitudes
Refreshments @ 6:30PM, Meeting @ 7:00PM

See you there!

Arts & Cultural Fair Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 21 – 7:30PM
Church of the Beatitudes

Cancelled: June Porch Party

Update: June Porch Party Cancelled. 

We look forward to seeing you at the next one!


Biking and Walking Groups

Planning to get out for a morning walk or ride?

Come out and join a neighborhood walking or biking group.
Groups meet at the Church of the Beatitudes
Saturday, June 4th, 9AM

Crosswalk Celebration @ Casita


Join your neighbors on Wednesday, June 15th at Casita Taqueria from 6-8PM to celebrate the opening of our new mid-block cross-walk!

Enjoy the safe, new crossing and some delicious, authentic Mexican fare with your neighbors and friends.

Book Nook | Three Junes

Three Junes Book CoverTuesday May 24th, 7PM
The Three Junes by Julia Glass
Contact: Maureen Camphire
724 23rd Ave N

Goodreads Preview: A luminous first novel, set in Greece, Scotland, Greenwich Village, and Long Island, that traces the members of a Scottish family as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises…In prose rich with compassion and wit, Three Junes paints a haunting portrait of love’s redemptive powers.

 For more information, please contact

Sunken Gardens Event with the Mayor

Meet our mayor at Sunken Gardens:
Wednesday, May 11 at 6pm
Sunken Gardens Amphitheater
1825 4th Street North

Neighborhood Meeting

Come meet your neighbors:
Monday, May 2
Refreshments 6:30pm, Meeting at 7pm
Church of the Beatitudes

Book Nook |Room

Room_coverRoom by Emma Donoghue is the April book club election. Following is a Goodreads review:  Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it’s the prison where
Old Nick has held her captive for seven years.  Through her fierce love for her son, determination, and ingenuity Ma has created a life for Jack in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack’s curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son’s bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.  Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey rom one world to another.
     April’s book club discussion will be on Tuesday, April 26th from 7-9pm at 835 26th Av N.  For more information, please contact

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