Upcoming ONE-PS & neighborhood events and meetings
Thursday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, City Hall closed
(Lee will be out of the office Dec. 24 until Monday, Jan. 4)
Monday, Jan. 4, ONE-PS Picnic Committee meeting, 9 a.m., Large Conference Room, City Hall
Tuesday, Jan. 5, ONE-PS Neighborhood Formation and Support Committee meeting, being rescheduled to this afternoon, time yet to be confirmed, Large Conference Room, City Hall
Tuesday, Jan. 5, ONE-PS Communications Committee meeting, 3 p.m., Large Conference Room, City Hall
Wednesday, Jan. 6, ONE-PS Finance Committee meeting, 8:30 a.m., Large Conference Room, City Hall
Wednesday, Jan. 6, ONE-PS Code Enforcement/Public Works Committee meeting, 10 a.m., Large Conference Room, City Hall
Thursday, Jan. 7, ONE-PS Officers and Committee Chairs meeting, 2:30 p.m., Large Conference Room, City Hall
The Spa Resort Casino is hosting “New Year’s Eve Downtown” -- an outdoor block party from 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31 to 1 a.m., Friday, Jan. 1. The event will be held outside west of the casino and east of Indian Canyon Drive on both sides of Andreas Road, which will be closed. Entertainment includes DJ Dense from 7 to 10 p.m., the East Coast ball drop on large media screens at 9 p.m. followed by a concert from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas. The Palm Springs’ New Year’s countdown will be at midnight (well, a little before midnight) with a 15-minute fireworks celebration.
To accommodate the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala that will be held at the Convention Center on Saturday, Jan. 2, Avenida Caballeros will be closed from Amado south to just before Margarita’s Restaurant’s driveway beginning at 8 a.m. that day until about 10 p.m.
To accommodate the After Party being held that Saturday at the Parker Palm Springs, South Cherokee Way will be closed all day, beginning at 8 a.m., between Seven Lakes Drive and East Palm Canyon Drive. Local traffic should use Linden Way.
The Second Annual P.S. Film Festival Red Carpet Run 5K and 10K benefitting the festival's Student Film Makers Scholarship Fund, will be held Saturday, Jan. 9 starting at 8 a.m. The start/finish line will be in the American Legion parking lot, 400 N. Belardo. Runners and walkers will head north on Belardo with the 5K course going through the Old Las Palmas and Vista Las Palmas neighborhoods and the 10K course extending farther north into the Little Tuscany neighborhood. (Course maps are attached). Belardo between Alejo and Amado Roads will be closed from approximately 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. that Saturday, but the rest of the course is open to traffic and runners are instructed to stay to their right and watch for local traffic. More information about the event is available by calling 760-413-6508 or emailing email@example.com.
The City Council is holding a special Study Session on the Specific Plan for the Downtown Revitalization Project. The meeting will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6 in the Council Chamber at City Hall. In addition, a public hearing for the Specific Plan is scheduled for the next City Council meeting, which will be held onWednesday, Jan. 13.
The Palm Springs Public Arts Commission is seeking original artwork created from and inspired by repurposed materials. They challenge artists across the Coachella Valley and High Desert to Reuse, Recycle, Rethink. Submissions for the 17th Annual City of Palm Springs Juried Art Show must be delivered onMonday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Desert Art Center, 550 N. Palm Canyon Way. Attached is a copy of the 2016 Prospectus. If you have any questions or need more information you may call Jennifer Henning at 760-778-8408 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please help spread the word to anyone that you think would be interested.
Attached is the City of Palm Springs Outlook Newsletter.
Finally, as we close the book on 2015 and get set to ring in the New Year, I want to take a moment to express my appreciation to all of you. This has been a remarkable 10th anniversary year. ONE-PS (formerly known as PSNIC earlier this year) has come a long way. We are 39 neighborhood organizations strong, with more forming. Together, we have accomplished much. I hope you are as proud as I am.
And looking forward, our future is bright.
So bright, we have to wear shades.
Thank you all!
Happy Holidays and I’ll see you next year!
Director of Neighborhood and Community Relations
City of Palm Springs
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, Ca. 92262