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  • Helping Downtown’s Homeless: Ways To Donate, Volunteer, Get Involved

    A host of downtown food banks and charities work year-round to serve the unemployed, working poor and homeless. During the season of giving, consider donating to downtown organizations who are committed to ending homelessness — many of them are in dire need of monetary donations, volunteers, nonperishable food, and other high-demand items like backpacks, jeans underwear, […] more >

  • Phoenix Volunteer Fair Debuts Dec. 9

    Downtown Phoenix is known for a lot of things, like great food, vibrant public spaces, pro sports, family-friendly cultural destinations, innovative businesses and live music. It’s also quickly becoming known for something else — its indomitable community spirit. As waves of new students, residents and employees rush into downtown and central Phoenix, they seek nightlife, […] more >

  • Cycle the City: A Guide to Downtown Group Rides

    Biking through Downtown Phoenix is easier than ever with recent bike lane projects connecting the city’s parks, neighborhoods and businesses. The additional space for bicyclists has brought an ensemble of bike groups that meet up for weekly or monthly rides. Many of these bike groups are for riders of all ages and experience levels, making it […] more >

  • Noche en Blanco: Picnic Under the Stars to Benefit Hance Park

    On Saturday, Oct. 28, hundreds of people dressed in white will come together for a picnic under the stars benefitting the future of Margaret T. Hance Park. more >

  • Lost Lake Festival: Get the Rundown on Music, Food, Local Flair

    Calling all foodies, music lovers and fans of having a good time. Lost Lake Festival is so close, we can feel the energy starting to build in the Phoenix metropolis. Whether you’re like me and bought your ticket back in May, or you aren’t entirely sure what this new festival is all about, you should […] more >

  • Enjoy a Pancake Brunch Al Fresco Benefitting Local Nonprofit Trees Matter

    It’s that time of year again. The monsoons have passed, the temperatures are dropping, cool breezes are blowing through the Valley and soon there will be…PANCAKES! October 28 marks the fifth annual Mesquite Pancake Breakfast hosted by Trees Matter, a local community-based nonprofit dedicated to increasing the tree canopy in the Valley. The festivities start at […] more >

  • Historic Monroe Street Abbey Update: Dreams of a Mixed-Use Community Space Take Shape

    The Monroe Street Abbey contains more than just memories. It has captured the collective imagination of the community. “It’s amazing that so many people are anxious for this place to get going — and so am I!” said Katherine Patry, a board member with the Housing Opportunity Center, which owns the building. Getting it to this […] more >

  • PopPHX Spotlights Small, Lesser-Known Boutiques

    As the demand for parking, grocery stores and retail shops in Downtown Phoenix grows, so does a desire for quality and convenience. PopPHX aspires to provide both in hopes that Downtown will improve its retail presence. PopPHX is a grassroots initiative dedicated to showcasing local merchants through pop-up shops. Ashley Bourget, a project manager with […] more >

  • Fall Theater Preview 2017: 12 Must-See Shows This Season

    From intimate jazz clubs like The Nash to grand spectacles at Symphony Hall -- Downtown Phoenix has the very best performances of the season. Check out our top picks from the Black Theatre Troupe, A/C Theatre Company, Ballet Arizona and many more. more >

  • See What the Buzz Is About: Urban Ale Trail Returns Sept. 23

    This is not your parents’ Downtown Phoenix. The days of sidewalks rolling up at 5 p.m. are over. The plague that was a dearth of downtown restaurants keeping evening hours is now vanquished. The starched shirt suburban workaday crowd no longer makes up downtown’s majority. Today, DTPHX is a thriving urban neighborhood and playground. It’s a […] more >

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