First Night Raleigh 2016 Celebrates North Carolina Firsts

First Night Raleigh The Raleigh Connoisseur is a media sponsor for First Night Raleigh 2016 This year’s First Night Raleigh is set up to be a good one. The theme is “Celebrating North Carolina Firsts” which will include popular and lesser known facts about our state. Organized by Artsplosure all throughout the year, the event […]

Winterfest Celebration on Saturday, December 5

Planning is fun but so is getting out in our downtown. This year’s Winterfest will be on Saturday December 5 and it will include a whole list of activities. There will of course be the ice rink, Raleigh’s only natural ice rink which runs up through the end of January. The December event will include […]

CityCamp NC is June 11-13

CityCamp presentations during the 2014 event. An event that I’m passionate about, CityCamp NC, is coming up soon and I want to encourage readers to consider attending. The annual unconference focuses on conversations around how government, businesses, and citizens can use technology to create solutions. Come listen to talks and even participate in a team […]

Moore Square Master Plan Open Houses on April 29 and 30

Helping spread the word here about this upcoming event. The Moore Square redesign has been a controversial topic mainly because of cost. Figures in the $14-15 million range have been proposed for a complete overhaul of the 4 acre green space. At the same time, a lot change could come to the district following this […]

CityCamp North Carolina May 29-31

Coming up at the end of this month is the fourth annual CityCamp NC, a civic unconference that brings people and technology together to try and solve issues that our local governments are facing. I’m playing a role as an organizer this year and couldn’t be more excited to help make CityCamp great while downtown […]

Jane’s Walk Celebrates a Resilient Downtown

[Today’s post comes from Lauren Pritchett, a Triangle native and resident of Cameron Park, a surrounding downtown neighborhood. Lauren has helped bring the locally led walking tours of Jane’s Walk to Raleigh. You can follow her through her blog or Twitter, @hilgspritch. (Leo)] “Raleigh’s Second Renaissance” has been a wildly trending phrase since the DRA’s […]

Decision Time Nears, Final Public Meeting on Capital Boulevard Bridge Design April 22

Peace Street interchange with Capital Boulevard. On April 22, NCDOT is hosting a public meeting to show off the final designs for the new Capital Boulevard bridge at Peace Street. According to their timeline, after the public comment deadline of May 23, the decision on which alternative to go forward with will be made. We’ve […]

First Downtown Plan Visioning Session on April 2

Here’s an event that downtown enthusiasts should put on their calendars. The first public session for the downtown plan is coming up and your feedback is needed. First Downtown Plan Visioning Session Date/Time: Wed., Apr. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 500 South Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27601 919-996-8500 […]

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