Crescent Heights Neighborhood

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

Crescent Heights Mural Unveiling Party

Mural Unveiling Party
Saturday 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

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

CViewfromCheapSeatsHNA Book Club
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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