Thursday, November 13, 2008

My Favorite Time of Year

Autumn in Phoenix does not bring massive color changes in the trees or the crispness in the air of impending snow, but it does create a sense of excitement in me. After surviving another summer here, it's time to get out of the a/c and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. I invite you all to come down to Roosevelt Row and experience the many exciting events happening in the area. Check out our calendar of events on our website to get all the inside information. If you haven't been to First Friday in awhile, you might be surprised to see how it has grown! Or enjoy a Saturday morning shopping spree at the Downtown Public Market. And while you're here, take a stroll around in this beautiful weather and visit some of the award-winning restaurants and boutiques in our area. Enjoy this time, because as we all know, it won't last!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Checking the Weather

Being a weather forecaster in Phoenix has to be one of the easiest jobs around. and sunny. If that is your weather forecast every day of the year, you won't get it wrong very often. Climate is one of the great attractions of Arizona. It is a dry heat, after all...

Downtown Phoenix is on the verge of dramatic new additions to the urban landscape. The incremental changes continue to evolve in a positive direction as well. ASU will open the Walter Kronkite School of Journalism and 700 new students will move into their rooms in the new housing tower this month. The new Sheraton Hotel will open in October and the Convention Center will open in January. In December, the new light rail system will open to the public giving a new face to transportation in the Valley of the Sun.

For more updates on downtown Phoenix large and small check out downtown's new blog:

Friday, July 11, 2008

First Fridays Street Closure

Roosevelt Row hosts a monthly block party street closure that attracts thousands of arts patrons on the First Friday of every month. First Fridays is a free monthly artwalk organized by Artlink, Inc. that has grown to become one of the largest events of its kind in the nation. And it is still growing! This grassroots event is open to anyone that wants to participate. The Roosevelt Row block party street closure provides an opportunity for artists to display their work. Space is reserved and is $35 for each First Friday event. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Summer Solstice Celebration

Friends and supporters of Roosevelt Row will gather to celebrate the evening before the Summer Solstice on June 20, 2008. This exclusive event features food from the local award-winning chefs that make this one of the best neighborhoods in Phoenix for dining, beer from Four Peaks Brewing, artwork from the artists that have played a critical role in the revitalization of the area and entertainment by members of the Downtown Phoenix Chamber Series.

Tickets for this event are limited. The cost is only $50 person and the contribution is tax deductible. The event is almost sold out. To RSVP, email

Special thanks to Cassidy Campana and our host committee for organizing this event and to our partners and sponsors: Athenian Express, Four Peaks Brewing, and the Downtown Phoenix Chamber Series.