Spring/Summer Events Planning

Spring in here in Golden Belt & Summer Sounds Appealing!

Well we have been out of the loop, but nothing like a good birthday to spark that ‘things to do’ planning bug. With plenty of activities to choose from, all around and downtown we should all get out and enjoy. We are headed to checkout some of them tonight.

For today alone- here’s a link. There’s too many to list.


In our neck of the woods I would like to highlight

This Third Friday 4/19/13

Reclamation: Rough Travels for a Rare Thing Installation by Cora Lim

• Industrial Strength at Liberty Arts

 • open artist studios

• The Friends and Family Exhibit in the Scrap Exchange Green Gallery 6-9PM  opening reception for the Friends and Family show and it will be a fun one … Art, PBR, birthday cake, free Make-N-Take, and our very own Durham treasure, Ronnie Capps, on the piano!

Saturday April 20th 2013 LUEWWD VIII Ladies Arm Wrestling Fundraiser at Liberty Arts 7:30PM

This Sunday the Durham Earth Day Festival

@ Durham Central Park 502 Foster St. Noon – 5 p.m.

There is something for everyone …

Festival Host: Wes Hohenstein (NBC 17)
Live Music

Eco Lounge
Kids Area

Skate Park Safety Expo

Earth Day Parade

Earth Art Market

Sustainability Expo

Bike Valet

Golden Belt announced it’s GB Live concert series lineup includes:

• Friday, May 17  – Hammer No More The Fingers (Rock)

• Friday, June 7 – Michael Rank & Stag (Honky Tonk/Americana)

• Friday, June 21 – Kim Arrington (Neo Soul)

• Friday, July 5 – The Brand New Life (Afropop)

• Friday, July 19 – Justin Johnson and Skinny Bag Of Sugar (Blues/Rock)

With Mothers Day & Father’s Day around the corner here are some helpful sites.





The schools are listed by proximity, because we all know my preference for the Rams.


Golden Belt Home Tour: After the Tour

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The Home Tour was a great success:  we had around 200 people come through, and the event attracted a lot of attention in the Triangle.  See Jim Wise’s story in the May 2 News and Observer:

Durham neighborhood comes ‘back to life’ – Real Estate News – NewsObserver.com.

and Laura Oleniacz in the May 3 Herald Sun:

Neighborhood walk offers glimpse of restored homes and works in progress among Golden Belt’s mill houses

via golden community.

Thanks to all of the people who generously put their houses on the tour, the volunteers who helped show them, and to the businesses that helped underwrite the event:  Acanthus Construction, Bikram Yoga Durham, Labour Love Gallery,  Regulator Book Shop, Riverbank Custom Homes, Scientific Properties, Seagroves Realty and Urban Durham Realty.

Tour Property #8:  1211 Wall St.

The newest listing in the neighborhood

Two New Neighbors Bikram Yoga Durham studio & Dogstar Tattoo

Dogstar Tattoo &  Bikram Yoga Durham studio will be joining us in East Durham signing lease with Scientific Properties @ the Golden Belt Campus.

With the new FREE  Bull City Connector Bus (sponsored by the city of Durham and Duke University) running every 15 mins weekdays Monday- Saturday every 15 minutes from 7am-6pm weekdays, and every 20 minute the rest of the time, Traffic should start to pick up in the neighborhood. Hopefully enticing a restaurant to forge ahead and make Golden Belt home. Even though the Cotton Room and Mobile Caters have been great, it would be nice to have something more readily available.

BULL CITY CONNECTOR ROUTE – running through Downtown Durham, from Golden Belt  on East Main St. heading west through downtown, past Brightleaf Square and Ninth Street until turning up Erwin Rd. and terminating on Trent Dr. near Duke South.

VOICE @ Golden Belt


VOICE is a community news project staffed in part by local youth mentored by the journalism programs at UNC and N.C. Central University and they have just opened a newsroom at Golden Belt.  Scientific Properties, owner of Golden Belt, donated space in Building 4 for the VOICE, which went online in September at www.durhamvoice.org with neighborhood news, information, photos, videos and features. The first print edition will be available this month.
Area youth interested in writing, photography, video, blogging, art or journalism are invited to a general interest meeting in the newsroom – equipped with cameras, video equipment and laptops – from 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13. The group will gather in Golden Belt’s front visitor parking lot off of Main Street before meeting in the newsroom. Youth who contribute content to the VOICE will receive a $25 Wal-Mart gift card for every submission accepted.

Free Curbside Bulky Item Pickup

Durham Begins Free Curbside Bulky Item Pickup October 6

Roll-Off Containers Can Now Be Rented; Both New Services Available for
All Residential Customers

Durham, N.C. – Disposing of old furniture and appliances is now as easy
as dragging it to your curb. Effective Monday, October 6, 2008, City of
Durham residents that receive curbside solid waste and recycling
collection will now begin to receive free bulky item and white goods
collection as well.

According to Donald Long, director of the City’s Department of Solid
Waste Management, the new curbside service is an expanded opportunity
for residents to easily maintain the appearance of their properties.
“This new service allows our residents to get rid of bulky items and
white goods at the curb with a monthly pick up,” Long said. “In the
past, residents had to contact Durham One Call to schedule a bulky item
pick up. Now, they will just need to sit out their bulky items and
white goods on their scheduled day and we’ll handle it from there.”

Bulky items are considered common household items, such as furniture,
exercise equipment, vacuums, grills, and bicycles, which do not fit
inside the regular roll-out carts. White goods are items such as
refrigerators, freezers, window air conditioners, dishwashers, washers,
and dryers.

Residents should place no more than five bulky items and/or white goods
on the curb by 7 a.m. the day of their scheduled pick up. The new
collection schedule is as follows:

Bulky Item Curbside Pick Up

White Goods Curbside Pick Up

Residential Collection – Monday

* Bulky Item Collection – First Monday of the first full week of
the month (between 7 a.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Monday

* White Goods Collection – First Thursday of the first full week
of the month.

Residential Collection – Tuesday

* Bulky Item Collection – Second Monday of month (between 7 a.m.
Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Tuesday

* White Goods Collection – Second Thursday of the month.

Residential Collection – Thursday

* Bulky Item Collection – Third Monday of the month (between 7
a.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Thursday

* White Goods Collection – Third Thursday of the month.

Residential Collection – Friday

* Bulky Item Collection – Fourth Monday of the month (between 7
a.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Friday

* White Goods Collection – Fourth Thursday of the month.

There are certain items that are prohibited from being included in this
new monthly curbside service. These items include rocks, dirt, building
materials, construction debris, loose leaves, large tree limbs, tree
stumps, tires, propane tanks or car parts. These items should still be
taken to the City’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center at 2115 East
Club Boulevard, Durham. Hazardous materials such as chemicals and paint
are also prohibited with this new service and should be disposed of at
the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Center, located at 1900 East Club
Boulevard, Durham.

Jacob Lawrence Exhibition: The Migration Series Revisited

Thursday, September 25, 2008
Building 2, Floor 3
6:30 pm

Golden Belts Arts Campus will host a panel discussion on unconventional methods for organizing and displaying art exhibitions.  Enjoy wine and cheese while you view the Jacob Lawrence show and mingle with our panelists.  The talk will feature Peter Nesbett & Shelly Bancroft, co-directors of Triple Candie Gallery in Harlem, NY and the originators of the exhibition.  Also contributing to the discussion will be Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director for the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, A.T. Stephens, director of Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, and elin slavick o’Hara, art professor for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Admission is free.  Please r.s.v.p.



“Triangle Cartography Convergence” Art Exhibit @ Golden Belt

September 19, 2008 – October 18, 2008
“Triangle Cartography Convergence” Art Exhibit
The exhibit features “An Atlas of Radical Cartography” (a collection of 10 maps and 10 essays about social issues from globalization to garbage; surveillance to extraordinary rendition; statelessness to visibility; deportation to migration) plus works by local cartographers. Part of Triangle Community Cartographies Convergence, two months of events exploring community cartography, radical map-making, spatial activism and their possibilities for the Triangle, accompanied by a multi-site collaborative exhibition, and culminating in the convergence itself, a day of workshops, networking and collaboration. FREE admission.
September 19, 2008 – October 18, 2008
10am-7pm T-Sa; 12-5pm Su.
The Golden Belt Gallery, 807 E Main St.
(919) 967-7700
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