Click here to go to the online store and purchase your tickets before they sell out!
The third annual Vickery Place Food &
Wine Walk in support of the VPNA will take place on Saturday June 8th at
, and will feature three stops at beautiful porches and front lawns
on a walkable route through our neighborhood. This year we will have
delicious selections of food provided by local restaurants, and
perfectly paired with fine wines and Champagne. Tickets for the event
may be purchased online for $40 each
up to 24 hours before the event,
and for $50 on the day of the event, which includes a 10oz laser-etched
keepsake wine glass. There is also a VIP after-party featuring even more
catered food, wine and music, for an additional $10 per person
. We are
looking for a few more volunteers to help with the event, who will also
be awarded free access to the VIP event. Please contact us at
email@example.com if you would like to volunteer at the event,
or for donation or sponsorship offers.
order to keep the crowd size more intimate and manageable, we have to
limit ticket sales to no more than 85 people. Last year we sold out
online days before the event, so reserve your spot as soon as you can to
avoid disappointment! Please note that tickets may only be sold to
those 21 and over. Tickets are not refundable, but due to the demand,
there is usually no problem in selling a ticket to someone else (via our
facebook page for example) if you discover that you can't make the date
for some reason.
Thursday, May 9th at Vickery Towers at 7pm. The picturesque canopies of trees that line the
streets of Vickery Place make our neighborhood a unique and special place to
live. Besides beautifying the
neighborhood, trees improve our air quality, buffer noise, and naturally cool
our yards. Did you know that the
temperature around a shade tree can feel 15° cooler than in the sun? And don’t forget, leaves can be turned
into wonderful compost for your garden.
the years, Vickery Place has lost many of its mature trees to storms, disease and
drought. Proper care and maintenance can
help sustain the health of your trees even thru less suitable conditions.
For the May 9th VPNA General Meeting we have invited guest speaker Steve
Houser to provide tips on how to care for your trees, especially when faced
with drought and other forces of nature.
Steve is the President and owner of a tree-care expert firm operating in
the North Texas area for over 32 years, among the first arborists in Texas to
be certified by the International Society of Arboriculture, certified member
and instructor for the Dallas County Master Gardeners and the North Texas
Master Naturalist programs, founding member and Past President for the Dallas
Historic Tree Coalition, founding member and past Chairman for the City of
Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee.
The May meeting will be held in the Vickery Towers
main dining hall. Delicious chicken fingers and sweet ice tea will be provided by Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, located at 5030 Greenville Avenue. Please
The May 11th City Council elections are fast approaching! Because Vickery Place consists of two council districts, we are working with surrounding neighborhoods to host TWO Council Candidate Forums. These forums allow you to meet and listen to each candidate as they respond to our questions.
City Council District 14 Candidate Forum - Thursday, April 11th, 7 pm at Vickery Towers, 5619 Belmont Avenue.
Because there are SEVEN candidates for this seat, we will operate on a fairly strict timetable to ensure everyone equal time. The format will allow an opening statement and probably a closing wrap-up comment of up to 2 minutes for each candidate to introduce themselves, and a series of no more than 10 questions, posed by the moderator. The moderator will be Bruce Thomas, an attorney and a Vickery Place resident.
Sponsors of the District 14 forum include: Belmont Neighborhood Association, Cochran Heights Neighborhood Association, Dallas Homeowners League, Edgemont Park Conservation District, Greenland Hills Neighborhood Association, Junius Heights Historic District, Lakewood Heights Neighborhood Association, Lower Greenville Neighborhood Association, Munger Place Historic District Association, Swiss Avenue Historic District and Vickery Place Neighborhood Association. A detailed map of these sponsoring neighborhoods can be found in the Resource Center section of this website.
City Council District 2 Candidate Forum - Wednesday, April 17th, 7 pm at Vickery Towers, 5619 Belmont Avenue.
Since we have four candidates for this seat, again in the interest of time, we will operate on a strict timeline. The format will be similar to the previous forum, and Vickery Place resident Bruce Thomas will once again serve as moderator.
Sponsors of the District 2 forum include: Vickery Place NA, Lower Greenville West NA, Henderson NA and the Dallas Homeowners League.
We expect the Q&A portion of each event to run about 90 minutes followed by an opportunity for audience members to meet and greet candidates on a personal level.
Not sure which District you reside in? Please see the map below or visit http://gis.dallascityhall.com/EnterpriseGIS/CouncilStaticMaps.htm.
If you are not already registered to vote, we will be registering new voters the night of the District 14 (April 11th) candidate forums--you will be eligible to vote in the May 11th election.
Vickery Place Neighborhood Association Board
Wednesday, March 13
5618 Richard Avenue, home of Will & Anna Short
***Please note change of date, time & place for this month’s meeting***
GREEN is the new black—at least this time of year anyway! The 2013 annual Lower Greenville Merchants Association's St. Patrick’s Day block party will take place Saturday, March 16th on Greenville Avenue between Vanderbilt and Vickery—this event happens after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on upper Greenville Avenue. To curb traffic congestion, the City has designated
‘No Parking’ areas for this event with signs placed generally on the north side of all Vickery Place streets.
Grab your hammer and join your neighbors! All VP residents are invited to come help build the St. Pat’s ‘No Parking’ signs on Wednesday March 13, 5618 Richard Avenue, at 6:00 pm (or as soon as you can get there). With approximately 300+ signs to assemble, all extra hands are welcome! Pizza, beer & sodas will be provided.
The ‘No Parking’ signs will be placed in curbs Thursday evening (48 hours prior to the event) however parking restriction does not go into effect till Saturday morning. A word of caution: Remove your car from the NORTH-SIDE of the street before Saturday morning and tell your neighbors to do the same. Cars parked in violation of the no-parking plan will be towed. There will be no exception for residents. (See Traffic/No Parking map)
In need of some St. Patrick’s Day swag? Why not buy some from Vickery Place and help support your neighborhood. Visit www.vickeryplace.com and place an order today! Or pick some up at the sign building party.
Detailed information about the St. Patrick's Day on Lower Greenville and a parking map are available in our Resource Center.
Thursday, January 10th
7 PM to 9 PM
The Londoner, 2817 Greenville Avenue (located between
Terilli’s and Dodie’s)
Join us at The Londoner (second floor, mezzanine level) for
the January 10th VPNA general meeting to celebrate a new year, meet fellow
neighbors, and share your ideas with the new 2013 Board. Complimentary appetizers will be provided and
happy hour drink specials should be available (but not yet confirmed) for VPNA
The Londoner maintains the authentic feel of a true British
Pub experience and serves up authentic British cuisine as well as American
favorites. They are new to Lower
Greenville, but have several locations in the Metroplex. So please join us and help us welcome them
to the neighborhood as well!
Located just a couple of miles from Vickery Place, this should be a great home tour that Vickery Place residents will certainly appreciate! To get to Junius Heights, just drive south on Greenville, and when Greenville turns in Mungar, take a left on Gaston. For more information, visit their website here.
Tuesday, October 2nd from 6pm - 8pm; 2600 block of Glencoe, between
Miller & Willis.
This year marks the
29th Annual “National Night Out Against Crime." Each year VPNA
makes a huge effort to gather as many neighbors as possible for our annual
National Night Out Against Crime block party. At the Block Party we enjoy
food, entertainment, a raffle, and most importantly, an opportunity to get to
know our neighbors and build our community! (Pics from 2011)
New to our National
Night Out Block Party this year we will have food trucks!
Joining us are Ruthie Rolling Cafe specializing in
amazing sandwiches on artisan bread with fine cheeses,Rockstar Bakery delighting with whoopie
pies, and Jo Dawg's Food Truck serving custom
hot dogs, links, polish sausages & bratwurst.
As for beverages,
we'll have bottled water donated by Dallas Council Woman (and M-Streets
neighbor) Angela Hunt, soft drinks, and two kegs of
beer (Rock Ryder (American Rye
Wheat) and Lakewood Lager (Vienna-Style Lager)) from the Lakewood Brewing Company.
And for entertainment,
back by popular demand is Vickery Place resident Salim Nourallah. You will also have the chance to visit with
our local Dallas Police Department officers, our City Council Members and other
City of Dallas representatives.
Admission to the NNO
Block Party is free, but be sure to bring some cash for food trucks, games,
kids’ activities, and raffle tickets. Beer will be available for a
Local businesses have
generously donated raffle prizes. Raffle tickets are $1 each and include:
- The Grape -- Sunday Brunch for 2
includes food, drink and tax, gratuity not included -- Value $80
- Glitz Salon -- Beauty Bucks -- $200
Dawgz -- 2 self-serve baths includes shampoo, conditioner,
grooming brushes, after bath spray, nail clippers, ear wash, blow dry.
- Kindred Spirits -- $35 gift card
- Metro Paws -- Feline or Canine Annual Package
(physical exam, annual vaccinations, CET chews) -- value $100
- Vickery Place Candle --
Craftsman scent -- value $22
- Vickery Place Glasses, quantity
2 -- value $10
VPNA will also have an
information table where you can purchase Vickery Place t-shirts and glasses and
sign up for our crime watch e-newsletter and get your car sticker.
Hope to see you there
and please tell your neighbors!
please join us an hour in advance to help us set up and tear down this event.
We’ll start as early as 4pm with the set up, but please join us when you can!
Back by popular demand, Vickery Place resident Salim Nourallah and his band will be playing at this year's National Night Out Against Crime block party! The event will be held on Tuesday night, October 2nd, from 6pm - 8pm on the 2600 block of Glencoe (Between Miller & Willis). Admission is free. Click here and here to sample some of the music that Salim will be playing.
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Vickery Towers, Dining Hall (Greenville & Belmont, enter off Belmont)
Coach, Kay Nelson of North Haven Gardens (NHG) is our guest speaker this
month. Kay brings her wealth of experience and knowledge and will
discuss preparing our yards and gardens for the coming seasons while offering
sound advice on mosquito prevention for 2013. She’ll also discuss
NHG’s Gardening Coach Program which includes home consultations – a great value
whether you’re looking for a quick change to your gardens or a complete new
look. NHG has been an active supporter of Vickery Place since
Also on the
schedule is a vote on the proposed five-member Nominating Committee.
This committee prepares for the slate of nominees to serve on the 2013
VPNA Board which will be elected in our November General Meeting.
Food will be
provided by Fresh Catering DFW, a new catering company based in Vickery
Place. We’ll be serving a back-to-school lunch of assorted Panini,
flatbreads, fruit and treats. www.freshcateringdfw.com
Date: Wednesday, August
Note the day/date change!
Towers, Dining Hall
of Greenville & Belmont, enter off Belmont)
For our August general meeting, Mark Doty, author of the new
book Lost Dallas, will present a sampling of buildings, neighborhoods, and
sites that have been lost and even forgotten since the city's modest beginning
Please note that this meeting has been moved to WEDNESDAY,
Mark, who works as a senior planner and historic
preservation officer for the city of Dallas, drew from a wide range of sources,
including private collections, the extensive Dallas Morning News archive, the
Southern Methodist University Hamon Arts Library, and the City of Dallas
Municipal Archives Collection.
Mark says that the best part of writing this book was “…learning
so much more about the city where I chose to live. While it is bittersweet to
see and document what has been destroyed here, it has heightened my awareness
of what is still here - which is quite a bit. My hope is that people will take the book,
walk or drive around their neighborhood or other parts of the city, and see not
only what has been lost, but also what is still there.”
Lost Dallas is an excellent resource for amateur historians
or people who love learning about Dallas’ past.
Please come join us on Wednesday and experience firsthand Mark’s
NOTE: Lost Dallas is currently sold out, but Mark will have copies a
few days after our meeting. At our
meeting, you can prepay with cash or a check payable to Mark Doty. Cost is $22/book (including tax). VPNA will deliver your book to your doorstep! The book can also be purchased online at Acadia Publishing (www.arcadiapublishing.com) and Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com).
Book Description: Although founded in 1841, Dallas did not
experience significant growth until 1873 when the Texas and Pacific (T&P)
Railroad crossed the Houston and Texas Central Railroad (H&TC) near
downtown. Securing these railroads led to a prolific building boom that has
never fully ended, even during the Great Depression and subsequent world wars.
Dallas’s ability to sustain growth and development as a banking and commercial
center led to the demolition of much of the early built environment, a trend
that continues even today. Lost Dallas explores and documents those buildings,
neighborhoods, and places that have been lost and even forgotten since the city's
modest antebellum beginning.
City of Dallas Historic Preservation Division has been the designated City of
Dallas steward for historic preservation since its creation in 1973. The City
of Dallas Historic Preservation Division oversees more than 130 individually
designated landmarks and historic districts that contain thousands of
structures. Along with the City of Dallas municipal archives, the Dallas
Historic Preservation Division serves as a repository of historical images and
documents. Mark Doty is historic preservation officer for the City of Dallas.