Published on April 7th, 2016 |


LBI to offer dietary choice: Food truck Tuesdays, ‘Fit Fridays’

Livable Buckhead (LBI) is launching lunchtime events that can help you either stay fit or chow down—the choice can be yours.

Fit FridaysTo combat afternoon slumps in enthusiasm and focus, LBI wants you to take a walk during the lunch hour … and what better place to do it than on PATH400?

Starting Friday, April 15th, Livable Buckhead is promoting Fit Fridays on PATH400. Each Friday until May 20, Livable Buckhead staff will be on the greenway at lunchtime, with surprise giveaways to help encourage you to get up from your desk and get a little exercise.

If you prefer to chow down for lunch, beginning Tuesday, April 26th, Buckhead residents and workers will have the opportunity to enjoy some of Atlanta’s finest food trucks.

Presented by Livable Buckhead and organized by Atlanta Creative Events, three food trucks will be available at Tower Place Park in front of 3348 Peachtree (formerly Tower Place 200) every Tuesday from 11:00am – 2:30pm. The event will run through the fall. Tables and field games will be provided.

So, if you want, you can chow down on Tuesdays and then walk it off on Fridays.

“Livable Buckhead is all about doing things that add some spice to life in this area and provide a sense of community, and food trucks are a perfect fit,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead. “These events will get people out of their offices and enjoying time with co-workers and friends as they sample food from some of the best trucks in Atlanta.” Or, maybe stroll PATH400.

New Wednesday Farmers Market opens April 13

On Wednesdays from April 13 to Oct. 26, you will have an additional day each week to enjoy the Peachtree Farmers Market at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road.Farmers Market new logo

Every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., you can take a break from cooking and enjoy food and drink from familiar market vendors, new vendors, and a rotating pop-up schedule of Atlanta’s favorite chefs. Food is available to-go or to enjoy at on-site picnic tables.

On April 13, Nick Leahy chef at Saltyard restaurant, just down the road from the Market on Peachtree Road, will have a Chef Popup tent featuring market-fresh ingredients for a quick to-go or onsite dinner. Orpheus Brewing, an artisanal brewery overlooking Piedmont Park and the Beltline, will is the featured brewery.

‘Evening in the Garden’ fundraiser is April 16

The 27th Annual Evening in the Garden fundraising event for the Garden Hills Elementary School is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead’s showroom, 2799 Piedmont Road. Evening in the Garden is a community-wide effort that impacts the lives of 485 children from diverse cultural backgrounds that attend Garden Hills Elementary.

Evening in the Garden provides the majority of the funding for many essential programs at GHES—such as ongoing IB training for teachers, in-school High Touch High Tech science field trips, Eve in Garden logo 2maintaining the Learning Gardens, implementation of the Orton-Gillingham approach to literacy instruction, the award winning fine arts programs as well as support for the new Spanish dual language immersion program.

For more information, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.eveninginthegarden.com.

Peachtree, Tanyard Creek cleanups planned April 9

This Saturday, April 9, both the Collier Hills neighborhood and the Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy will be holding stream cleanups of the banks of both Tanyard Creek and Peachtree Creek in conjunction with the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s river cleanup day. They are looking for volunteers to help.

Spring planting in Buckhead begins in May

The traditional spring planting of flowers in the signature flowered medians along Peachtree Road from Maple Drive to Peachtree Dunwoody Road are more than just beautiful to look at–they let visitors, residents and employees know they have arrived in Buckhead. The Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID) partners with Gibbs Landscaping Co. to plant seasonal color in each of the middle medians every spring and late fall to visually enhance the Peachtree corridor’s experience. The spring planting will be coming in May.


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