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From our annual Festival Friday 4 Miler and Cooper-Young Beerfest to our fantastic holiday events, we love hanging out in the neighborhood.

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Cooper-Young Community Association

The Cooper-Young Community Association (CYCA) was created in March of 1977 and is a fully registered and recognized nonprofit 501(c)3. With an initial goal of mobilizing residents to stem the tide of decay that so many urban areas experienced, this organization has always functioned as a grassroots, volunteer effort. The CYCA has assisted with a number of projects including an early neighborhood watch, the installation and maintenance of the nationally-recognized Cooper Street Trestle Bridge, and the redevelopment of the communities’ eponymous corner at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. It also began publishing its monthly community newspaper, The Lamplighter, in the early 1990s; this publication continues today and is hand-delivered to each residence within the neighborhood. This organization currently maintains community office space within a redeveloping commercial area in the southeast quadrant of the neighborhood. It is financially supported through events including its annual Cooper-Young Festival Friday 4-Miler and Beerfest as well as membership dues and donations. While it continues to be a predominantly volunteer organization, it does employ a full-time executive director as well as a small part-time staff for The Lamplighter.

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Calendar

May
8
Tue
CYCA General Meeting
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
May
10
Thu
Humane Society Pup Crawl
May 10 all-day
May
16
Wed
Garden Club meeting
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monthly Garden Club meeting

May
19
Sat
Cooper-Young Garden Walk
May 19 – May 20 all-day
Jun
12
Tue
CYCA General Meeting
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
20
Wed
Garden Club meeting
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monthly Garden Club meeting

Jun
23
Sat
A Place at the Table Community Picnic
Jun 23 all-day
Jun
25
Mon
CYCA Office Closed
Jun 25 – Jun 29 all-day
Jul
4
Wed
Cooper-Young 4th of July Parade
Jul 4 all-day
Jul
10
Tue
CYCA General Meeting
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Lamplighter News

20+ Locations on the 2018 Community Yard Sale!

The annual Cooper-Young Community Yard Sale will feature more than 20 houses spread among the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Find furniture, clothing, tools, yard equipment and more while you walk or drive the historic streets of the neighborhood. Then have lunch in our...

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Opportunities to Get Involved Abound!

This spring and summer, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in your neighborhood. Are you interested in any of the events or roles below? Simply email info@cooperyoung.org and we’ll connect you with the right person! Be a block captain! We’re revamping...

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May’s General Meeting Will Focus on Youth

Join us for a special CYCA general meeting on May 8 at 6 p.m. in the CYCA office. We’ll be painting 901 Rocks to hide around the neighborhood in advance of the May 19-20 Garden Walk. The CYCA will provide paint, snacks and rocks (although feel free to bring your...

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Landmarks Passes

Thank you to all those neighbors who showed up at City Council on April 10 to support our Landmarks status application. It passed, making Cooper-Young the first historic overlay district granted in Memphis in 20 years, but with a contingency. The Cooper-Young Historic...

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Morrison, Smart Are Re-Elected

CYCA election results are in! Mark Morrison has been re-elected for another two-year term as president and Caroline Norris Smart has been re-elected for another two-year term as treasurer. Next year, we’ll hold elections for two-year terms for vice president...

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Garden walk needs residents to grow

By Kim Halyak The Cooper-Young Garden Club would like to personally invite you and your family to participate in our 3rd annual “Cooper-Young Garden Walk.” Our neighborhood garden tour happens May 19-20. Tour gardens 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Get your two-day pass...

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