Weekend of November 6, 2020
Show UP for Uptown
Charlotte Center City Partners Announces Expanded Weekend Initiatives
Invitation to safely rediscover and commit to the innovative small businesses, vibrant cultural institutions, and beloved places
CHARLOTTE (November 2, 2020)—Take a break from election news and anxieties and #ShowUpForUptown. Take advantage of free entertainment, an Uptown beer garden, two ways to stock up on fresh fall veggies and specialty items and a free action classic movie outdoors…not to mention Street Eats outside of some of your favorite restaurants, plus free or $1 parking. It’s all happening in Uptown Charlotte this weekend.
This is an open invitation to all to Show Up for UPTown as we add new and exciting activities this weekend. These continuing and new initiatives from Charlotte Center City Partners, Blumenthal Performing Arts, the City, CRVA and others are in support of retail and hospitality businesses and restaurants in Uptown and will happen every weekend through year-end.
Every weekend, we are closing specific blocks of Tryon Street with a phased approach starting with the block between 5th and 6th Streets from Friday at 5:00pm through Sunday at 9:00pm. Cross streets will remain open. We are activating other spaces with cool events and amplifying events put on by our partners. You can find details at UPTownCharlotte.com and below:
Friday, November 6
Movies at Victoria Yards: Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw
Free! Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movies-at-victoria-yards-fast-and-furious-presents-hobbs-and-shaw-tickets-127818601879
Victoria Yards – 7th and Tryon – 408 N. Tryon Street (see parking information below)
6:30pm Live music, food trucks and Resident Culture (limited to 21 and up)
8:00pm – movie begins
Saturday, November 7
Saturday fun at Victoria Yards
7th and Tryon – 408 N. Tryon Street
Noon – 5:00pm
Enjoy live music, food trucks, and cold brews from Resident Culture
Must be 21 and up
Friday - Sunday, November 6-8
Camp North End
Presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts
Explore Camp North End’s unique small businesses and alfresco dining options while enjoying a FREE preview of We Are Hip Hop events to come with pop-up performances, art installations, DJ battles, live b-boying and a huge mural reveal! These social distance-friendly activities will take place at various locations across Camp North End's massive historic campus on Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7.
Presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts
The weekend will conclude with a virtual "After-Church Party" live from McGlohon Theater on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 4 PM. A limited number of free in-person tickets are available for this closing celebration. For more information and to register, click here.
Street Eats - We are participating in the City’s Street Eats program by closing specific blocks of Tryon St. in Uptown, and by placing tables in the sidewalks and curb lanes. This allows restaurants to have additional outdoor seating. We are partnering with the new Uptown-focused Intown Delivery Service, to allow restaurants outside of those specific blocks to have food delivered.
· Street Eats hours are Friday at 5pm until Sunday at 9pm
· 204 North, Sea Level, SIP and The Asbury are participating in the Street Eats Program with extended patios.
· The block will have picnic tables and special lighting for an inviting experience
· Center City Ambassadors will be on hand to answer questions and provide hospitality
· Food Trucks are scheduled throughout the weekend.
Street Closure - Tryon Street between 5th and 6th streets will be closed from Friday at 12pm and until Sunday at 10pm
Programming - We are providing free outdoor programming in and around the closed blocks. The programming includes small stages for music and fitness classes. There will be street performers and musical entertainment.
Discounted Parking and Ride Transit - We are also pleased to announce partnerships with Bank of America, Truist and Cousins for almost 4,000 free and $1 parking spaces in Uptown from Friday at 5:00 P.M. until Sunday at 9:00 P.M. in support of this initiative for Uptown. Cars must enter decks after 5:00 P.M. on Friday and vacate by Sunday at 9:00 P.M to qualify for this special flat-rate pricing. The decks are:
· Seventh Street Station - Free
· Fifth Third Center - $1.00
· Truist (formerly Hearst) Parking Deck - $1.00
As always, public transit is a great option. Check RideTransit.org for schedules.
7th Street Public Market – For a decade, locally owned restaurants and retailers in the 7th Street Public Market have created an urban Public Market vibe. Weather permitting, the Market will have a special pop-up Sidewalk Markets on Saturdays from 11:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. The indoor Market is open Thursday - Sunday from 10:00 A.M until 5:00 P.M. with coffee, breakfast/lunch/dinner, juice, fruit specialties, salads, wine by the bottle and glass, beer on weekends, Italian specialties, salads and desserts, as well as special retail finds, specialty popcorn. Try out the new curbside pickup and delivery Uptown. There are two new businesses to check out: Good Earth Essentials and Momo Station. For more info, visit 7thstreetpublicmarket.com.
Friday, November 6
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Plan a Friday night out at Mint Museum Uptown complete with art, live music, and a cash bar. Enjoy live music and a cash bar at Mint Museum Uptown from 6 PM to 9 PM every Friday night. Pre Vox Trio will perform on the Van Allen terrace on November 6. Be sure to reserve your timed ticket in advance.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture
Saturday, November 7
Have you ever wanted your dreams to become a reality, or create a visual narrative that represents who you really are? In this workshop, participants will source images from magazines to illustrate a variety of personal goals they want to see come true.
Free Self-guided Tours in Uptown
Cool Globes “Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet”- Installed at the end of June, the globes are displayed along N. Tryon from Trade to 11th. Public art with a purpose, Cool Globes are designed to educate and inspire on solutions to climate change, with each globe illustrating individual steps we can each take.
There are a total of 35 globe-trotting globes in Charlotte, 7 of which are designed by local Charlotte artists: Max Dowdle, Britt Flood, Norma Gely, Rosalie Grubb, Jackie London, Rosalia Weiner, and the students at Trinity Episcopal School. The Cool Globes Charlotte exhibit was made possible with the support of Discovery Place, Trane Technologies and the City of Charlotte.
Charlotte Joy Rides, Made Possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield - As part of this activation, the bike share system Charlotteans have loved and trusted since 2012 has launched a new and improved bike experience called Charlotte Joy Rides. There is now a fleet of 343 e-assist bicycles and the addition of 4 docking stations throughout Center City, bringing the system total to 33 stations. The bikes are all painted as art bikes by seven of Charlotte’s best muralists. And, as part of this re-launch, Charlotte Joy Rides is providing simplified, introductory pricing:
· Flash Pass: $5 for 30 minutes
· Joy Pass: $30 All Day (no docking required in a 24-hour period)
· Monthly and Annual Memberships: $50 per month or $150 per year
· All bikes must be docked at the end of your chosen ride
The Flash and Joy Passes are available at any Charlotte Joy Rides kiosk, on our mobile app or website. Subscriptions (monthly or annual memberships) are available on the app or website, CharlotteJoyRides.com. Charlotte Joy Rides is accessible to all. Passes will be made available on an as-needed basis to anyone who would like to use the system but cannot afford the fees.
Website - We are also utilizing our new website UptownCharlotte.com to give you a one-stop option to find dining, entertainment and things to do all in one place.
These are clearly unique times. They require intentionality, creativity, listening, and action. Our team has been working on a multifaceted plan to support the residents and businesses that are foundational to this place and its character…while positioning Center City and specifically Uptown, to thrive in the recovery. We’re making it easy to Show UP for Uptown.
The face and personality of Uptown is driven by small businesses, smart entrepreneurs and by so many in the world of hospitality who have faced tough choices throughout this pandemic. Those tough choices continue. But we continue to believe that our thriving Uptown community offers Charlotte the recipe for restoration and economic recovery. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for everyone to Show UP for Uptown.
About Charlotte Center City Partners
Charlotte Center City Partners envisions and implements strategies and actions to drive the economic, social and cultural development of Charlotte’s Center City. The organization envisions a Center City in Charlotte that is viable, livable, memorable, and sustainable, with modern infrastructure, a tapestry of unique neighborhoods, and a diversity of thriving businesses. For more information, please visit www.charlottecentercity.org www.UptownCharlotte.com