Cary, NC — Thursday, May 28, 2015 marks the groundbreaking for the long-awaited Academy Street revitalization project. In recognition, the Town will host a “Celebrate the Street” party.
Celebrate the Street
To celebrate the groundbreaking of Academy Street’s revitalization project, the Town of Cary has organized a street party on Academy Street from Chatham Street to Dry Avenue.
On Thursday, May 28, 2015, from 5:30-7:30 pm, downtown will filled with music, games and food trucks to “Celebrate the Street.” Council members Lori Bush, Don Frantz, Jack Smith and Ed Yerha will be there for the official groundbreaking.
Kyle Hubert, Academy Streetscape Senior Engineer, said:
This project is an important part of the Town’s strategy to revitalize Downtown Cary. Not only will the revitalization add to the beauty of South Academy Street, it will also help to position the downtown area as the cultural center of Cary and a place for activities to support downtown businesses.
Art, Music & Food Trucks
The party will include music, food trucks, interactive art and community groups.
Local performers will be performing along Academy Street, including the Bailey Spiritual Sounds Shout Band, Bulltown Strutters, Cary Town Band, The Moore Brothers Band and the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble. Food trucks Chick Wagon, Arepa Culture and Parlez-Vous Crepe will be on-site, with tables and benches set-up to encourage outdoor eating.
The Cary Teen Council and Cary Visual Art will host an interactive art project, where the community can write their memories of the old Academy Street in chalk on the sidewalk or with markers on a banner in front of the library.
Local artists’ original work depicting the sights, beauty and landmarks of Downtown Cary will be on display at the event, and Wake Robotics will be set up next to the performance green with robots and programming games. See you there!
Celebrate the Street
Thursday, May 28, 2015; 5:30-7:30 pm
Intersection of Academy St. & Chatham Street, Downtown Cary
This event is free and open to the public.
Story from staff reports. Picture from Town of Cary.
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