Make Over Mass Ave with Spring Planting

Everyone loves to walk the avenue on beautiful Spring and Summer days. Indianapolis cultural district Massachusetts Avenue has become a meeting ground for posh Indianapolis society. With Indianapolis art galleries and Indianapolis theatres galore, Mass Ave is a great cultural destination for all Indianapolis people. Keep Mass Ave looking marvelous with a little make over this weekend. Join in the Mass Ave Spring Planting Saturday, May 14 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm in Indianapolis downtown.

Play in the dirt at your favorite strip of the Circle City, and leave it nicer than you found it. Riley Area Corporation is looking for volunteers to spread flowers and manure along the sidewalks of Mass Ave, so that Indianapolis nightlife lovers will have some extra beauty to enjoy. They provide the flowers and the tools, you provide the man power. you might want to bring your own pair of garden gloves. Join the group at 8:30 am at the corner of Mass Ave and Alabama Street for a light breakfast. Plant all day and kick off by 1:30 to enjoy a celebratory FREE lunch at the Rathskeller Restaurant.
The goal is to plant hundreds of annuals and herbs in the more than 50 landscape beds that line Mass Ave. The day will be filled with hard work and sunshine for up to 100 volunteers, who will receive free breakfast and lunch as a trade off. Plus everyone who participates gets to share in the comradery of a job well done to keep Indianapolis beautiful.

After a day of sweat and soil, enjoy drinks at any of the Indianapolis bars that line the sides of Mass Ave. Head home for a shower, and return to the Indianapolis cultural district for dinner at any of the Indianapolis restaurants and show at the IndyFringe Theatre, the Phoenix Theatre or Theatre on the Square. Over hear people admiring your stellar gardening work and the generosity of all the volunteers who pitched in to make Mass Ave beautiful this Spring, Summer and Fall.

Four and a half hours of work on one Saturday morning will last through seasons of entertainment and fun on Mass Ave. This Indianapolis event is sponsored by Discover Mass Ave, the Riley Area Development Corporation, Ice Miller LLP and Indianapolis Downtown Inc.

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Mass Ave Spring Planting
Saturday, May 14
8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Meet at the corner of Mass Ave and Alabama Street