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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

Sep
20
Thu
Repair Cafe @ CYCA Office
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Don’t throw away that toaster! Bring it in to our Repair Cafe! We will multiple handypeople on hand will different expertise to help make your item new again. Coffee, biscotti and conversation provided.

Sep
24
Mon
Dear Readers Book Club @ CY Gallery + Gifts
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location change for the next book club meeting! Time to head over to Burkes and pick up the new book of the month to get ready for the next  meeting. This month it will be Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. All are welcome. Happy reading!

Dear Readers Book Club
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a fantastic August meeting! September details (location change!):

Book: Homegoing
Author: Yaa Gyasi
Date & time: Monday, September 24 at 7 PM
Location: Cooper-Young Gallery + Gift Shop, 889 Copper St.

These meeting are getting better and better each month!

As always, fizzy water & boxed wine provided.

We love you.

Sep
27
Thu
Thirsty Thursday Social Hour @ Aldo's Pizza Pies
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This month’s Thirsty Thursday will be held at Aldo’s on the roof! Come meet the board and some neighbors and enjoy pizza provided by CYCA. We can’t wait to see you there! Also, sign up or renew a membership and get entered into a drawing!

Oct
9
Tue
CYCA General Meeting
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CYCA General Meeting
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us on October 9, at 6:00 PM for our first ever clothing swap! In the spirit of sustainability in Cooper-Young we’re encouraging you to clean out your closet (you know you need to!) and bring unwanted, clean clothes to swap with others. Let’s all get together, meet some new neighbors, and see what kind of goodies we can mine. Snacks will be served and please feel free to BYOB. As an added bonus, at the end of the swap we’ll collect any unwanted clothes and donate them to a worthwhile organization in town.

Oct
17
Wed
Garden Club meeting
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monthly Garden Club meeting

Oct
20
Sat
Cooper-Young Beerfest
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CYCA BeerFest
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The 9th annual Cooper-Young Beerfest will feature 30+ regional craft breweries and three home-brew clubs for another year of fun!

Oct
27
Sat
CYCA Halloween Movie Party
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Halloween is always a great time in Cooper-Young! Please join us for our first annual CYCA Movie Halloween Party featuring “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”. We’ll have snacks and party favors to go along with the movie plus we’re especially excited to welcome all ages to this family-friendly event. Don’t forget your costume and come on out for a great evening of neighborly Halloween fun!

Lamplighter News

Cooper-Young Festival 2018: Music Lineup

Music Schedule At A Glance Main Stage 11:15 a.m. Tony Manard and His Big Ole Band 12:15 p.m. Rice Drewry Collective 1:15 p.m. Nick Black Band 2:15 p.m. Jason Lee McKinney 3:15 p.m. The Fast Mothers 4:15 p.m. FreeWorld w/Dr. Herman Green 5:15 p.m. Fuzzy Jeffries...

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Cooper-Young Festival 2018: Artists & Vendors Directory By Booth Number

A001 The Commercial Appeal A002 TN Lottery A003 Lasik Vision Institute A004 Coliseum Coalition A005 Cooper Young                                                                     Community Association A006 Cooper Young                                                ...

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Cooper-Young Festival 2018: Food Vendors

TRESTLE Ben & Jerry’s: Ice cream WEST ELZEY Nutty Bavarian: Roasted and flavored nuts EAST EVELYN Wild Bill’s Old Fashion Sodas: Old time flavored sodas Primal Flames Grill: Smoothies, BBQ chicken nachos, chicken kabobs Twiniques Cake: Sweets, cakes, cupcakes...

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