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Second Sundays are a College Hill Corridor signature. Every Sunday of the month, from March until November, expect one of the best community picnics in Macon featuring live music in beautiful Washington Park. With children splashing in the fountains, a hands-on art project led by Macon Arts and a laid-back gathering featuring music listeners from every walk of life, Second Sunday is an event showcasing Macon at its finest. The concerts are free to attend and feature a cash bar and food available for purchase, or you can bring your own. Picnics, lawn chairs and pets are welcome. Second Sunday Brunch takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. in March, April and May. Second Sunday at Sunset takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. in June, July, August and September. Check back often for the updated schedule of performers. For booking, catering or sponsorship inquiries, please contact the College Hill Alliance office. If you are a musicians interested in playing Second Sunday, please send us two songs and a brief explanation on why you want to play at the community event.
Current Second Sunday Schedule:
March 13 (1-3 p.m.): Romantica
April 10 (1-3 p.m.): Saint Francis – followed by the Magnolia Street Soapbox Derby!
May 8 (1-3 p.m.): EG Kight
June 12 (7-9 p.m.): The Grapevine
July 10 (7-9 p.m.): The Donna Hopkins Band
August 14 (7-9 p.m.): Back City Woods
October 9 (1-3 p.m.): Fitzmaurice
November 13 (1-3 p.m.): Karen Bivins and the Finesse Band
Big Screen Movie Nights are hosted in conjunction with the Macon Film Festival and bring the big silver screen to the great outdoors. Free outdoor movie events take place in spring, summer and fall in various outdoor locations in the Corridor and surrounding downtown. Movies are often shown in Tattnall Square Park but have also been shown in Riverside Cemetery, Coleman Hill, Waterworks Park, the Terminal Station and the Beall’s Hill Community Garden. Movie-goers are encouraged to bring snacks, blankets and lawn chairs. Check the calendar for upcoming movies and locations.
Third Thursday’s Party in the Village is organized by the Mercer Village merchants every third Thursday of the month as a block party featuring food and drink specials, live music, outdoor entertainment and a student and “Shop Local Macon” marketplace. Montpelier Avenue is closed from 5 to 10 p.m., so patrons can stroll or bike freely among the restaurants and stores.
Magnolia Street Soapbox Derby takes place following the Second Sunday Brunch concert every April. Soapbox racing teams vie for trophies for the fastest car and most creative structure. The timed racing event takes place on Magnolia Street’s hill. For the 2011 rules, regulations and an application, visit bit.ly/soapboxapp2011.
Cotton Avenue Revival Mural will feature the work of the mural contest winner. They, along with local students and volunteers, will create a historical mural on the south wall located at 841 Forsyth Street. The theme of the mural is “Celebrating the History of Cotton Avenue Merchants and Community Leaders.” Look for signs of the mural’s construction and opportunities to paint a portion of this public art in the Corridor!
College Hill Alliance, acting as agent for the Corporation of Mercer University, is soliciting written expressions of interest from qualified firms interested in providing total surveying services and civil engineering services for the Transportation Enhancement project known as the College Street Streetscape Enhancement (#0010667).
The College Hill Corridor, a two-square-mile area between Mercer University and Macon, Georgia’s downtown business district, is comprised of several historic city neighborhoods. A mix of both residents and commercial developments, the Corridor spans from Mercer University to Riverside Drive, along the main vein of College Street, and is bordered by 1-75 and Downtown Macon’s New Street.
The College Hill Corridor is located 18 minutes from Robins Air Force Base and just over an hour from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
From Warner Robins / Robins Air Force Base: Take Highway 247 North approximately 15 miles to the ramp onto I-75 North. Travel less than three miles to Exit 163, Mercer University. Turn right off of the exit onto Mercer University Drive. Take your first left, entering the Mercer University campus via Stadium Drive. Stay on Stadium Drive to Montpelier Avenue. Go right on Montpelier to enter the Corridor at Mercer Village.
From Downtown Atlanta: Take I-75 South approximately 90 miles to Exit 164, Hardeman Avenue. Cross Hardeman Avenue (one-way) and turn left onto Forsyth Street. You are now in the Corridor, approaching the College Street gateway.
Click here for a Google Map of the Corridor.
Developed by Philadelphia’s Interface Studio after numerous public meetings to gather community input, the College Hill Corridor Master Plan concentrates on five areas that makes living in the Corridor like no other community in Macon. With regular, cool events enhancing the area’s Vibe; greenspace and eco-conscious initiatives that improve the Environment; cycling and pedestrian efforts to cool the streets and meet the multi-modal goals of the Connection; residential and business developments targeting progress and preservation in restoring, maintaining and sustaining the Look as Macon’s urban and historic center; and initiatives and projects dedicated to the Basics of the Corridor as a place that is clean, safe and branded, College Hill is an ideal area to live, work, learn, dine, shop and play.
To see the progress of the College Hill Alliance in accordance with the Master Plan, read the Alliance’s Activity Report.
Download the entire Master Plan (214 pages)
Download the Executive Summary (17 pages)
Celebrate the grand opening of The Bike Store in Mercer Village with an official ribbon-cutting and press conference on Thursday, March 4 at 11:15 a.m. There will be free food from Mercer Village restaurants, the opportunity to register to win a mountain bike and the Mercer Cyclist will lead a bike ride from the new store to downtown for lunch, immediately following the event.
The newly opened bike retail and repair business re-located its Macon store from Northside Drive to 1305 Linden Ave., a 3200-square-foot space next door to the Georgia Public Broadcasting Studio. The press conference will also feature news on the partnership of the 1st Annual Macon Cycling Classic with Bragg Jam’s Moonlights Miles 5K Fun Run, slated for May 1, 2010 around Tattnall Square Park.