Kenwood News

Summer At City Hall



Apply today for a chance to explore and engage with different City departments and exchange ideas with City leaders.


Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 13th through July 18th.


Find more information and the link to the application at:


Office of City Council 727-551-3305

Come get messy at art camp!


Come get messy at art camp!


Let your imagination soar as you explore the museum’s galleries, create original artworks, and showcase your masterpieces in a special exhibition each week. Learn about the museum’s collection while honing skills in drawing, painting, sculpting and more! Led by professional art instructors, camps inspire out-of-the-box thinking, art appreciation, and hands-on practice with a variety of art materials and methods.


For ages 6-8 or 9-11



Monday- Friday

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


After Care is available until 5:00p.m. for an additional fee.

Members: $160

Non-members: $180


Cost includes all materials and a summer camp t-shirt


There is no daily rate option, cost is for Monday-Friday


After Care is available for $50/week. (Ends at 5:00p.m.)

Pinot In The Park

At Pinot In The Park, guests will sample a premium selection of Pinot Noir (and Pinot Grigio!) wines as they dine on a Pacific-Northwest style salmon bake. We have lined up some of St. Petersburg’s best chefs who will be preparing delicious appetizers, side dishes, and desserts for us.

Once again this year, volunteers will include local youth from the Saint Pete Culinary Center (SPCC), a not-for-profit organization created to provide at-risk youth and young adults with top-notch culinary training, thereby empowering them to build successful careers and lives. Chef Ted Dorsey will be assisting his students in preparing and serving. We are happy to announce that a portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit SPCC.

Some fantastic donations are coming in for the Silent Auction, including vacation packages, artwork from Historic Kenwood artists, liquor/wine/beer baskets, and much more.

A talented local favorite, James Suggs, will be joining us this year to provide some jazzy music for your entertainment!

Pinot in the Park 6 and The Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association would like to thank Julie and James Longstreth of Your Neighborhood Realty Associates Inc. for their continued PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORSHIP of this event.

4th Annual Artist Tour

The Artists of Historic Kenwood invite you to spend the weekend of March 16th and 17th enjoying the Annual Artists Tour. You’ll have a wonderful and relaxing time, sitting in the gardens, shopping for art, meeting the artists and their neighbors in the charming bungalows and studios of Historic Kenwood. This Art Tour will take place across Historic Kenwood and is a two day event so take your time to enjoy the work of 21 different artists combined in 12 stops. Walk the neighborhood or if it’s more convenient drive and park… there will be lots of signs pointing you towards the fun.

March Home & Garden Winner

“I love Kim and Mike’s new landscaping” says neighbor Traci Boyle. Colorful new plants, fresh shell, and transplanted arecas around a new pool area brighten this large corner lot and their beautiful white Mediterranean style home.

Do you want to nominate your neighbor? Send us an email to

President’s Letter – March 2019

Hello, friends and neighbors! Hopefully the first couple months of 2019 have been good for everyone. February was a fun month for us. We made our return to Metro Inclusive Health for our general meetings after their extensive renovations. Their new space for us is fantastic, as is the rest of the facility. Historic Kenwood actually ended up co-hosting their Grand Opening event, which drew hundreds of people (along with Mayor Kriseman and other City officials). It was a lot of fun and I was happy to see a bunch of Kenwoodians present.

One of our favorite annual events in March is Founder’s Day, which will be held on the 9th. Please see the separate article in this newsletter for details. I hope to see lots of friends and neighbors at this annual barbecue in HK’s Seminole Park.

I also want to touch on the planning that has been ongoing for Pinot in the Park— held on April 6th. This is one of the two biggest events in Historic Kenwood (BungalowFest being the other) and it takes a TON of time and effort to put it on. There are a few folks I’d like to recognize for their continued efforts in making sure this year’s event is even bigger and better than previous years. First are our co-chairs, Sara-Ellen Burnett (your HKNA VP) and Tegan Foster (one of the owners of Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe). Next, we have our lead chefs, Kenny Hunsberger and Jeffrey Jew. And finally, I’d like to give a shout-out to Kathy Young, who completed all of the City permits, co-sponsorship applications, etc. so that we can have this event in HK’s Seminole Park. Stay tuned for more info on our 6th annual Pinot in the Park.

Finally, I want to recognize the efforts to get Kenwood’s northwest section to be a Local Historic District. Coordinators Brian Kelly, Georgia Earp, and John Potts did a fantastic job getting together a team of block captains to canvas 245 parcels. We have the “yes” votes and the next steps are hearings at city hall with the Community Planning and Preservation Commission, followed by the final one with City Council. The dates for these are March 12th at 3:30 PM and April 18th at 6:00 PM, respectively and I’d ask that we pack the room with Kenwood residents (wearing Kenwood shirts if you have them and if not-see me!) while we make our case.

Thanks and happy March!

HKNA President, Nicole Carlisle

Become A Housing Host for St. Pete Opera

The St. Petersburg Opera Company would love to get the word out to Historic Kenwood residents about the opportunity to become a housing host for our visiting artists. They need almost 20 housing volunteers to host our professional Broadway artists coming to town January 2 – Feb. 11 for our upcoming musical, Kiss Me Kate.

In addition to the satisfaction of knowing you are providing essential support for St. Pete Opera, you will receive:

+ 2 complimentary tickets to the show of your choice
+ An exclusive backstage tour
+ Recognition in our season program
+ Invitations to our Donor Quarterly events for one year, which offer complimentary refreshments and live entertainment
+ Potential tax benefits for opening your home to benefit your not-for-profit St. Petersburg Opera Company (contact your tax advisor)

For more information on becoming a housing host please visit their website:


Become a Housing Host

34th Street Master Plan Kickoff Meeting


“Hi Neighbors, I’m excited to announce the first public meeting in the master planning process for a re-imagined 34th Street that will finally take place later this month! District 8 residents and business owners are encouraged to participate in this process. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 30th at 6 pm at Suncoast Hospice at 3050 1st Ave S, S. To sign up to receive the latest information and a future online survey on the master planning process, click here. We hope to see you there! And as always, we want to hear from you about your upcoming events, newsworthy neighbors, and businesses. Email with questions, concerns, or to be featured in our newsletter.” – Councilmember Amy Foster

Special Offer from the Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays would like to offer our neighbors an exclusive offer, ONLY for residents of Historic Kenwood!

This is a great chance for you to spend some quality time with your family and neighbors of Historic Kenwood and cheer on the Rays!

There are only a limited number of Opening Weekend tickets available (Saturday, 30 March), and all tickets purchased on this site comes with a FREE Rays hat! (total value of $75)

Buy your ticket today!




School of Rock Grand Opening – Please be Our Special Guest!

Dear Neighbors:

Because you all have been instrumental in helping us realize our dream of opening a music school in St. Pete, we would like to personally invite you to be our special guest at this weekend’s Grand Opening Festivities.  This is our opportunity to personally thank you for your hard work, commitment and belief in us to bring School of Rock to St. Pete.

Saturday, Doors Open at 10 a.m. with tours of our school and tickets for free trial lessons.  Our Headliner – The Orlando School of Rock House Band – will begin their first set at noon.  Between sets, we may just get another peek at our talented instructors on stage.  The Orlando House Band will re-take the stage around 1 p.m. for their Encore.  You will have the opportunity to witness what School of Rock is all about through incredibly talented young musicians.

Again, this is a time we celebrate months of hard work coming to fruition.  We sincerely hope that you will allow us to thank you through this event.

Julie Simpson

2401 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701

(727) 871-ROCK/(214) 212-0197 cell

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