Crescent Heights Neighborhood

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

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,

Post-Thanksgiving Potluck

Eighth Annual Post-Thanksgiving Potluck
Friday, November 25th | 4:ooPM until…
Home of Elisabeth Nevins
525 22nd Ave N

Bring your Thanksgiving leftovers to share and try others’ leftover Thanksgiving dishes. Elisabeth will provide the drinks – wine, local beer on tap, and a signature cocktail! All are welcome!

CHNA Operation Mural Beautification


To support the beautification of our neighborhood and community, the CHNA is in need of two visual artists to support the “Operation Mural Beautification” project commencing October 2016.

The mural walls are located at (Wall 1) 2312 4th St N – North Side & (Wall 2) 2601 9th St N -South Side. The CHNA has budgeted $6,000 per wall to include artist compensation, supplies and (1) boom lift.

Selected artists will be chosen based on previous experience and vision for the project. Artists will work closely with the CHNA Mural Beautification Committee on development of the project to ensure timeliness and agreement on the project look and feel.

We are requesting the following information from interested artists submitted to :

  • A portfolio of examples sharing at least (3) mural projects
  • The artists vision for the project (either in words or visually expressed)

Key considerations include:

– Nature, History, Interaction, Crescent Moon, Orange Grove, Crescent Lake Park, Community, Family, Trees, Porches, Water, Neighborhood Love, Time Lapse

Artists application due November 30th 2016.

Once we receive the following, we will select (6) artists to the next CHNA Committee meeting to discuss and present their vision and portfolio experience.

The (2) selected artists will then work alongside with the CHNA on the project execution.

Expected wall painting to commence Q1 of 2017.

Thank you in advance for your interest in the CHNA Mural Beautification Project.

Thanks to our 2016 CHNA Halloween Block Party Sponsors!

Thanks to our 2016 CHNA Halloween Block Party Sponsors.  Your support of our Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association means the world to us. It is wonderful to have the encouragement of our surrounding business partners! Food, beverages, the costume contest prizes, and prizes for our neighbors were made possible by your generosity.

It was our best CHNA Halloween Block Party so far both in total attendance, number of children, and variety of activities.  The children enjoyed tours of a firetruck and police car, arts and crafts, games, and cookie decorating. We had a DJ, hot dogs, chips, and beverages.

Thanks to 4th Street Shrimp Store, Evos, Frame St. Pete, Harvey’s 4th Street Grill, Papa John’s Pizza, Rally 4th St/ Old Northeast #236, Rollin’ Oats, St. Pete Bakery, St PetersBARK, SOHO Juice Company, The Flower Centre, Trips Diner, SPCA Suncoast, and the City of St. Petersburg.

Book Nook | The Bookseller of Kabul

booksellerofkabul_book_coverCHNA Book Club
The Bookseller of Kabul
Tuesday, November 29th | 7PM
526 26th Ave N
RSVP: Maureen Camphire,

Goodreads Preview: In spring 2002, following the fall of the Taliban, Åsne Seierstad spent four months living with a bookseller and his family in Kabul. The result is a genuinely gripping and moving portrait of a family, and a clear-eyed assessment of a country struggling to free itself from history. This mesmerizing portrait of a proud man who, through three decades and successive repressive regimes, heroically braved persecution to bring books to the people of Kabul has elicited extraordinary praise throughout the world and become a phenomenal international bestseller. The Bookseller of Kabul is startling in its intimacy and its details—a revelation of the plight of Afghan women and a window into the surprising realities of daily life in today’s Afghanistan

Nominations for 2017 CHNA Board

Nominations for 2017 CHNA Board

Election time is here again! A list of candidates are below and elections will take place at our meeting on Monday, November 7th. The 2017 Board will take office at the Membership Meeting in January 2017. If you have suggestions or would like to be considered for a position, please get in touch with one of the committee members: Greg Holden,, NancyWay, and John Sullivan,


President: Thomas Paterek

First Vice President: Open

Second Vice President: Greg Fallon

Secretary: Susan O’Gara

Treasurer: Louise Barrett

Membership Director: Amy Kelso

Newsletter Editor: Karri Morrison

Social Media Manager: Sarah Suits

Website Manager: Will Payne

Golf Outing @ Mangrove Bay | Nov 12

Golf Outing @ Mangrove Bay
Saturday, November 12 | Time TBD
Contact: Greg Fallon

Local Business Social @ Treehouse Gallery | Nov 11, 6-8PM

Local Business Social | November 11, 6-8PM
Treehouse Gallery
2835 22nd Ave N
Adults only, please

Mix and mingle with your neighbors and get to know a local business! Treehouse Gallery, whose workshop is located right here in Crescent Heights, is hosting our Local Business Social at their Gallery at 2835 22nd Ave N on Friday, November 11 from 6-8PM. Come join us, check out their eclectic selection of furniture and accessories, and socialize with your neighbors.


Neighborhood Meeting – Election of Officers | November 7

CHNA Neighborhood Meeting
Monday, November 7
Refreshments 6:30, meeting 7:00pm
Church of the Beatitudes

Election of Officers. Come vote for Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association Officers for the new year! As always, refreshments at 6:30 and the meeting will begin at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there to help pick the neighbors who will lead CHNA for the coming year.

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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