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Voter Registration 
 
 
Voter registration ends October 3, but there are plenty of opportunities to register. The Children's Museum, Crown Hill Neighborhood Association, Indy Community Yoga and the MLK Center have partnered to help make sure every eligible voter in the Mid-North neighborhoods is registered. Partners can even help citizens acquire a photo ID to comply with state law that requires the presentation of a photo ID in order to vote. Ongoing voter registration will be held at Tarkington Park from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, September 9 and 12.
 
On September 19, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis will host a 2020 Census and Voter Registration Ice Cream Social from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Mid-North Green Space located on the corner of 32nd & Illinois.
 
Want to volunteer to help? Call Charity at 317-923-4581 or Charity@MLKCenterIndy.org 
New Public Health Order  & Broad Ripple Avenue Reopens 
 
Effective at midnight on September 8, bars and nightclubs may reopen with table service at a maximum of 25% indoor seating and 50% of outdoor seating. Table seating only, with a maximum of six people per table. Masks will be required when moving about the establishment, and while not eating or drinking. Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD) will continue to issue $1,000 fines for violations of the Public Health Order in effect. Three violations can result in closure for a minimum of 30 days. 
 
The countywide mask order established July 9 remains in effect as does the prohibition on dancing and live entertainment at nightclubs. Residents must wear face coverings in indoor public places and in outdoor public places where social distancing is not possible. Violations can be reported by calling 317-221-5500 during business hours or emailing healthdept@marionhealth.org. 
 
A stretch of Broad Ripple Avenue that was closed in May as part of the Dine Out Indy program will reopen beginning September 8. The Department of Public Works has pledged to work with the Department of Neighborhood Services to assist restaurants and businesses in the corridor to creatively expand their outdoor footprint while weather permits, including the utilization of the public right of way where feasible.
Bus Stop Balancing


IndyGo continues to improve service efficiency by implementing the Marion County Transit Plan. While changes scheduled for June, 2020 were postponed due to the pandemic, IndyGo will begin removing some bus stops that are too close together. Called Bus Stop Balancing, the process seeks to increase efficiency to benefit transit's utility and speed. Stop removals (and additions) are expected to begin on or after September 14. While modifications will occur throughout the entire system, 34 stops in Midtown will be affected. View the map and learn more.
Art & Seek in Midtown


Indy Art & Seek is a self-guided public art tour featuring more than 100 engaging and accessible mini-installations, performances, literary pieces, and individual artworks along urban streets, as well as six large-scale installations in KIB GreenSpaces throughout Indianapolis. Some Midtown projects include:
  • Two "Flow" performance events in the Crown Hill neighborhood at 34th and Illinois.
  • "I am..." a wheatpasted photo-portrait visual affirmation installation at Believe Circle City High School, 2540 N. Capitol.
  • A series of four Comm-UNITY performances by Iibada Dance Company and spoken word performances by Gabrielle Patterson in Historic Meridian Park.
  • A pair of "Neighborhood Story" collage installations on fences in Mapleton-Fall Creek at 34th and Pennsylvania.
  • An installation of painted birdhouses and a rainbow tulip bed at Urban Patch, 31st and Ruckle and 30th and Park.
Ruling Favors Broad Ripple Park Project
 
 
On September 2, a Marion Superior Court judge affirmed the Metropolitan Development Commission's approval of variances that will allow construction of a healthcare facility in Broad Ripple Park. The project will also include offices for Indy Parks staff as well as additional space for public events. Judge Gary L. Miller said the petitioners lacked standing to challenge the MDC's decision and that they failed to prove that the project would negatively affect their residential property near the park. "The Petitioners have not met their burden of demonstrating that the Commission's decision was arbitrary or capricious or otherwise unsupported by substantial evidence," Judge  Miller concluded as he denied the petition for judicial review and affirmed the MDC's decision. 
20/20 Vision Art & Real Steel Exhibition by Derek Tuder


Artist Derek Tuder presents his 20/20 Vision Art & Real Steel Exhibition, from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, September 18 at the Storage Space Gallery, 121 E. 34th Street in Historic Meridian Park. Free food and beverages, music, and poetry will be offered in a space designed for social distancing. Sponsored by NoBOBs.org
Midtown Lane Restrictions This Week
 
 
Beginning September 8, Citizens Energy Group (CEG) will undertake manhole rehabilitation that will require lane restrictions on Meridian Street from 40th to 43rd streets. In addition, both 40th and 43rd streets will be closed to through traffic between Illinois and Pennsylvania streets. The project is expected to last approximately one week. Commuters should take precaution and follow all posted signage. Updates: @citizensenergy or view the CEG construction map.
Census 2020 Deadline Looms! 
 
 
If you haven't done so already, please take 10 minutes to complete the online Census 2020 form. By doing so, you'll help make sure Indiana gets its fair share of federal funds to help local communities pay for schools, roads, and other public services. That's because the results of the census are used to determine how much money is distributed to communities If you have not already, make sure to fill out the census here before the September 30 deadline!
2020 Ride Guide Available

Bike Indianapolis is distributing the latest version of the Indianapolis Ride Guide that shows the city's bicycle infrastructure, including Pacers Bikeshare stations. The map is color coded to indicate the type of bicycle facility to help riders plan their routes. 

Copies are available after Labor Day at any Midtown bike shop: Freewheelin' Bikes, 3355 Central Ave., The Bike Line, 6520 Cornell Ave., Bicycle Hospital, 3702 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr St. 
More Extensive Updates Available 
 
For more information on Midtown state of affairs as it relates to businesses, schools, cultural amenities, resources, announcements, and general health, visit Indy Midtown Magazine's COVID-19 Update page, which will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.
 
The City of Indianapolis also has compiled a list of the latest restrictions and a growing list of resources and access to city services, along with other important information.
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