Welcome to Elvehjem Neighborhood on Madison’s Eastside

Neighborhood Week Out is Here! Sunday, August 2 through Saturday, August 8, 2015


One night simply wasn’t enough to fit in all the events, so we’ve expanded our Neighborhood Night Out into a weeklong event! Inspired by the National Night Out campaign, we are once again encouraging individual residents or businesses to do something to get outside and meet your neighbors! Getting involved is easy: attend an event, host an event, introduce yourself to a new neighbor, do something kind for a neighbor such as bake them cookies or help out with a home improvement project, go for a neighborhood walk, or simply spend time in your front yard. Examples of past events include ice cream socials, BBQ’s, toddler time at the park, stroller strolls, chicken coop tours, and more.  Creativity is encouraged!

Schedule of Events 

Sunday                 Schoenstatt Ice Cream Social (with live juggling) at 5901 Cottage Grove Road across from Great Dane Eastside from 1-4pm. Come and join us for the fun! http://schoenstattmadison.com/index.php/festival/

Monday               Stroller Stroll Meet at Droster Park for a leisurely walk around the neighborhood beginning at 5:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/700826670050591/

Tuesday               Art Cart at Elvehjem Park from 9am to noon. The Art Cart is a free, traveling art program that provides creative, outdoor art-making experiences to children ages 3+ and their families. http://www.mscr.org/our-prog…/youth-arts-enrichment/art-cart

                           Get To Know Your Neighbors S’More 1614 S Thompson Dr from 6:30-7:30pm. Join us in our front yard and enjoy a delicious s’more while meeting and getting to know your neighbors. Hosted by ENA Secretary, Jamie Meise. https://www.facebook.com/events/1622347048044169/

Wednesday       ENA Board Meeting at the East Police Precinct from 7-9pm, visitors always welcome! Come meet your neighborhood leaders and see firsthand what is going on in our neighborhood. If you have been thinking about getting more involved in the neighborhood by joining the board, now is the time! We still have 2 open seats.

Thursday             Lets Eat Out Mounted Patrol and Fire Truck Night at the City Church Lawn from 5:30-7:30pm. Forget about cooking, and come on out to try a variety of local food carts, socialize with neighbors and local emergency officials/equine, and enjoy the great outdoors right here in the ‘hood! https://www.facebook.com/events/131816137154572/

Friday                   Outdoor Movie Night at Grace Evangelical Church at 7pm. Bring your friends and family for an outdoor showing of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.” Plenty of popcorn will be served! https://www.facebook.com/events/1604486993154181/

Saturday              Wiscomeats Sampler at 1318 Woodvale Drive from noon to 4pm. We’re firing up the smoker and grill, stop on by to sample some of the tasty local meats we offer. Hosted by ENA Vice President Isaac Semrow. https://www.facebook.com/events/1627555414195019/

                                Firefighter Fun Day at Fire Station 5 (4418 Cottage Grove Road) from 1-4pm. There will be food, face painting, activities, fire prevention resources, rig tours, a balloon twister, music, and more! https://www.facebook.com/events/840761965992382/

***There are several other events being hosted by neighbors on their blocks. It’s not too late to put together a campfire, root beer float social, or other informal gathering! Be sure to take pictures of your event and post to the Elvehjem Neighborhood Facebook page

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

4th of July

Our Annual Fourth of July Celebration would not be possible without our incredible community sponsors! As you frequent the following businesses or run into these neighbors, please be sure to thank them for their fantastic donations and amazing support of our neighborhood! Pure Integrity Homes/ReMax sponsored our Bounce House (a $350 value!); Habaneros made a $250 corporate donation; A to Z RentAll donated the generator, cables, non-park tables, and chairs; Associated Bank made a $100 corporate donation; PDQ donated the bottled water and soda; Schoep’s donated the Badger Malt ice cream cups; Anchor Bank made a $25 corporate donation; Aramark supplied the white table cloths; Harley’s Liquor donated ice; and the following businesses and neighbors donated items for the raffle and silent auction: SMART Motors, Isthmus/Red Card Media, Romance Jewelers, Green Valley Campground, Willy Street Co-op, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Ace Hardware- Lakeside, Alice Kasper, American Player’s Theatre, Angelos, Blain’s Farm & Fleet, Buck’s Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chief’s Tavern, Circus World, Comedy Club on State, Cuco’s, Dairyland Family Restaurant, Dan Murphy of MPD, Dream Lanes, Floral Designs by Paul, Food Fight, Fraboni’s, Great Clips, Great Dane Brew Pub, Hybrid Salon, Jessica Murphy, Joe Ellingson of MFD Station 5, Keller William’s Madison East, Lisa Johnson, Majestic Theatre, Metro Market, Mike and Tiff Roltgen, Milio’s, Once in a Blue Moon Art Studio, Semrau Heritage Meats, LLC, The Barbershop, Tom Uebersetzig, Wisconsin Distributors, Woodman’s Food Market, and Bonnie Benson.

Join ENA today!

While our May membership drive is over, there is still plenty of time to join or renew your ENA membership for 2015! Please support our wonderful neighborhood and help us reach our goal of 500 household members. You can fill out your membership form and return it in the mail or join online and pay via PayPal at www.elvehjemneighborhood.org/join Dues are only $15/year, and 100% of the money collected goes right back into YOUR neighborhood.

Enjoy “Let’s Eat Out!” Food Carts & Fun Every Summer Thursday

LEO Balloons

East Buckeye and Elvehjem Neighborhoods are proud to host the food carts of Let’s Eat Out! throughout Summer 2015 every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. right here in the neighborhood on the grass of City Church at 4909 East Buckeye Road. With plenty of parking and easy access by foot, bike, and car, Let’s Eat Out! is where you’ll want to be on Thursday evenings. See flyers below for more information. Let’s Eat Out will continue through August 27.

Let’s Eat Out Neighborhood Week Out: Be sure to check out all the great activities going on in the neighborhood August 2-8 for Neighborhood Week Out, including Let’s Eat Out! on Thursday, August 6, featuring Madison Police Department Mounted Patrol and Station 5 firefighters and engine.

Let’s Eat Out! Flyer 2015: Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to our weekly neighborhood dinners.

Budget-Friendly Tips for Let’s Eat Out 2015: Check out these simple ways to fit Let’s Eat Out! into your household budget.

Looking for a Babysitter?

Be sure to check the Elvehjem Neighborhood Babysitter Contact List.

Join the Conversation! Find us on Facebook.

The Elvehjem Neighborhood Facebook page was set up for the purposes of open discussion among neighbors, resource sharing, business/service recommendations, community building, and notification of local events.