Oak Cliff Preservation Town Hall

Posted by    |    June 19th, 2017 at 2:09 pm

Reminder:


Tuesday, June 20th, 6:30 pm

Arts Mission Oak Cliff, 410 S. Windomere (at 12th Street)

 

Moderator – Rachel Stone, Oak Cliff Advocate

Panel – The Honorable Scott Griggs, Dallas City Council

Mark Doty, Chief Planner, CIty of Dallas Historic Preservation Dept.

Monte Anderson, Options Real Estate

Bob Meckfessel, DSGN Associates President, FAIA

 

Sponsored by The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, Preservation Dallas and the The Oak Cliff Advocate

 

The residents, neighborhoods and businesses of Oak Cliff are proud of our rich, distinctive history, structures and public spaces, But recently we have been buffeted by tear-downs of historic and loved buildings. As our area continues to experience rapid change and development, we would like to think about how we can act in a positive way to preserve and protect this history. Hear from our expert panelists and take this opportunity to share your ideas about this issue.

 

Admission is FREE

6:30 pm – Meet & Greet with refreshments

7:00 pm – Program 

Oak Cliff Preservation Town Hall

Posted by    |    June 2nd, 2017 at 11:53 am

 

Pollinator Yards

Posted by    |    May 18th, 2017 at 11:38 pm

altThe Old Oak Cliff Conservation League
presented its altthird in the Oak Cliff Live speaker series, Wednesday evening, at the Kiest Park Picnic Pavilion. Surrounded by trees and gardens, it was the perfect setting for discussion of pollinator yards. Roger Sanderson, from the Texas Discovery Gardens, gave a slide presentation on the importance of having pollinator yards and how to attract and keep pollinators in your yard.
 
It’s all about the Birds and the Bees,
the Butterflies and the Hummingbirds,
as well as wasps, flies, beetles, and a altwhole lot of other insects and birds that are instru-mental to pollinating our world and enabling future plant generations.
 
Pollinators are so very important to our planet. Their loss has forced China, to start hand pollinating plants in order to produce much needed food. Without pollinators, much of the food we enjoy today would be gone. This is why it is so important to be in tune with our environment.  Already we are losing much of our prairies, forest, and nature to development, which is why it is increasingly important to create spaces in our own yards for these pollinators. 
 
altTurn your useless Saint Augustine lawn
into a haven for altthe birds, bees, and butterflies, and all the other creatures that help balance and make up the eco-system, by planting native gardens & grasses.
 
Barbara Barbee spoke afterwards on plants in our local area, as well as a description of the work that the Friends of Oak Cliff Parks have been doing. At the close of the discussions, she took anyone who wanted to accompany her across the street to show off the gardens they have been working on.
 
The weather and the turnout was great this evening.  Behind every event is a group of dedicated folks who work hard to bring these things to you. Thanks to: Angie Mobley, Ellie Hajek, Stan Aten, George Baum, and Mary Harrison to name a few. Pink Magnolia provided pimento sandwiches and deviled eggs for the group.
 
The fourth Oak Cliff Live speaker series will be 19 July, on the Hungry and Homeless in Oak Cliff. Please mark your calendar and keep an eye out for upcoming information on time and location.
 

Oak Cliff Live! Pollinator Yards. May 17th

Posted by    |    May 6th, 2017 at 12:27 am

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Please join the OOCCL on Wednesday, May 17th at the Kiest Park Pavilion. We will be hosting a stimulating discussion on pollinator yards. The event is free and we will provide refreshments from 6:30-7:00pm.
Come learn how we can fill the Oak Cliff skies with butterflies, bees and hummingbirds!

Oak Cliff Film Festival Preview

Posted by    |    May 4th, 2017 at 7:48 pm

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The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts @ Turner House

Thursday May 18 7:30 – 9:00pm
The Oak Cliff Film Festival was established in 2011 and has received national acclaim from different sources including The New York Times and Filmmaker Magazine. Barak Epstein, co-founder of the Oak Cliff Film Festival and operator of the Texas Theater, will preview some of the programs selected for the 6th annual OCFF, scheduled for June 8-11, 2017.

I-35 Deck Park Public Hearing – Tuesday, April 25th

Posted by    |    April 22nd, 2017 at 4:27 pm

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Would you like to know more about the proposed I-35 Deck Park? A public hearing is taking place on Tuesday, April 25th at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center Cafeteria at 1201 E. 8th Street. Open House at 6:00pm. The formal presentation will begin at 7:00pm.

GROUP RIDE: ON THE TRAIL OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD, APRIL 30TH HISTORY TOUR

Posted by    |    April 15th, 2017 at 11:43 am

BFOC is bringing back the On the Trail of Lee Harvey Oswald history tour bicycle ride on Sunday, April 30th 2017 at 11:30AM starting at Dealey Plaza in Downtown Dallas, and passing the infamous residences of JFK’s alleged assassin. This was the group ride that launched BFOC in 2008, and is one of our favorites. Our ride will take us over the 1912 Houston Street Viaduct, crossing into North Oak Cliff, and stopping at pivotal spots from that fateful day in 1963.

This ride will be weather permitting so check back for updates. Highlights of the trip will include:

– Meeting in front of the Sixth Floor Museum
– Riding over the 1912 Houston Street Viaduct
– Stopping at 1026 N. Beckley, last residence of Lee Harvey Oswald
– Following LHO’s escape route to the site where JD. Tippit was shot
– Visit the Texas Theatre, site of LHO’s capture
– Ride through the Bishop Arts District
– Beers at Better Block HQ at 700 W. Davis
– Stopping at 214 W. Neely, site of infamous Oswald “Backyard Photos”
– Back to Downtown

View the Facebook event here.

The first BFOC history tour from 2008