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Atlanta BeltLine to host bicycle tour this weekend

Atlanta BeltLine to host bicycle tour this weekend

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership will team up with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition for a tour this weekend.

The 7th annual Atlanta BeltLine Bicycle Tour will be held Saturday, June 14. Staggered rides through the BeltLine's 45 neighborhoods will begin at 9 a.m. from the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark.

Riders have a choice of two tours: the full BeltLine, which is 27 miles long; and the East Meets West route -- 16 miles of some of the trail's most beautiful parks.

Advance registration is $30 for members of the Atlanta BeltLine or Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, and $35 for the general public. On-site registration opens at 8 a.m. and is $40 for members and $45 for non-members.

Visit atlantabeltlinebicycletour.com for more information.

The Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark is located at 830 Willoughby Way NE.

Curbed.com names its Top 10 Atlanta Projects for 2014

Curbed.com names its Top 10 Atlanta Projects for 2014

ATLANTA -- Real estate website Curbed.com has released a list of Top 10 Atlanta Projects for 2014.

In introducing its list, curbed.com says, “Whether they're wrapping up, just starting or somewhere in between, major projects will be making mega progress all year long. Step back and think about it: Can any other city compete with a roster like this? Not just this year, but in any single year?”

Curbed.com's top 10 are:

East Atlanta Tire Round Up to be held this weekend

East Atlanta Tire Round Up to be held this weekend

ATLANTA -- East Atlanta Village residents are celebrating Earth Day by removing tires that have been dumped in the neighborhood.

Everyone is invited to attend the Tire Round Up. Those who are interested should meet at Armor Tire on Saturday, Apr. 26 at 9 a.m.

Learn more at the Tire Round Up Facebook page.

Armor Tire is located at 1326 Glenwood Avenue.

Brownwood Park to host Falcons kickoff

Brownwood Park to host Falcons kickoff

Atlanta Police to host crime awareness program

Atlanta Police to host crime awareness program

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Police Department's COPS unit will hold a crime awareness program at the East Atlanta Library next week.

COPS stands for Community-Oriented Policing Section. Its goal is to educate citizens to help them be more aware of their surroundings and prevent as many crimes as possible.

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The program, called Street Smarts, will be Monday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. in the library's meeting room.

It is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Call the library at 404-730-5438 to reserve a spot in the class.

Beer Festival, Brownwood Frolic this weekend

Beer Festival, Brownwood Frolic this weekend

ATLANTA -- Celebrate in East Atlanta Village with two festivals this weekend.

The East Atlanta Beer Festival will be held Saturday, May 18 and was created to raise money for local projects. Several groups benefit from the annual event, including the East Atlanta Kids' Club, Burgess Peterson Academy, East Atlanta Farmers Market and East Lake YMCA.

Find out more, including how you can give to local charities and non-profits, at eastatlantabeerfest.com.

The Brownwood Frolic will be held Sunday, May 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees are invited to partake in beverages and bring snacks to share. Penny Serenade will provide music.

Both events will be held at Brownwood Park.

Pollination Festival to celebrate all things yellow

Pollination Festival to celebrate all things yellow

ATLANTA -- Pollen season is one of the most dreaded times in metro Atlanta, but East Atlanta Village has adopted an "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" attitude.

This year's East Atlanta Pollination Festival will be held Sunday, Apr. 21 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Brownwood Park.

Festivities include arts and crafts, games, music and a costume contest with prizes for "Best Pollinator," "Queen Bee" and more.

Brownwood Park is located at 602 Brownwood Avenue SE.