Visit the Legacy Village During DNC2012!
Posted on 09/05/2012 @ 02:15 PM
The Charlotte in 2012 Legacy Village is still open and running during the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The Legacy Village is located by The Gantt Center, near Stonewall and Tryon, and will be open today and tomorrow from 11am-7pm.
RETAIL: All That Jazz & More, Bold Concepts, Mr. Button on eBay, Caring Arms, DenverCrat, LLC, Design Research Group, Foster’s Frame and Art Gallery, IJABA Publishing, iTheeWed Studio, Jewell Treats, Leadership Development for Global Exchange, Nalwater INc., Obama-Bling, Polaris Productions, Poli-Baby LLC, PS Marketing, Richard Wilson Fine Arts & Graphics Inc., Route 74 Promotions, Thumbsuckers Inc, Universal Art, Via Delia, Buttonista
FOOD: Brazz Carvery & Brazilian Steakhouse, Chili Man, Dave & Fran’s Southern Café, Fat Philly’s, Funnel Cake by Diane, Home Grown Crepe, Outdoor Feasts aka Dan the Pig Man, Philly’s Italian Water Ice, Rocky River Sandwich Company, Sahlen Vending, Sauceman’s
Learn more about our food and retail vendors here: http://charlottein2012.com/vendors_carolinafest2012/
Exploring Charlotte: Uptown Charlotte
Posted on 08/31/2012 @ 07:30 PM
If you take a walk through Uptown Charlotte, you will see a little bit of everything. From gleaming skyscrapers, to a diverse selection of museums, to a vibrant academic community, to award-winning restaurants, Charlotte has come a long way from its days as a small trading post.
Thirty years ago, the Charlotte skyline was made up of only a few tall buildings and was about to experience a period of considerable growth. Today, Charlotte is home to the headquarters of Bank of America and an assortment of some of the most prolific businesses in the country.
Uptown Charlotte’s central street Tryon will be the home to CarolinaFest 2012, a convention week kick off event and free family-friendly Labor Day Celebration that will feature interactive expositions, family oriented-activities, live music, speakers, and history in the making. CarolinaFest will feature two stages with live performances and speakers, including James Taylor, Janelle Monáe, and Jeff Bridges and the Abiders.
Uptown Charlotte has a wide array of arts and entertainment. The south side of Uptown is home to museums such as The Mint, The Bechtler, The Harvey B. Gantt Center, and the Levine Museum of the New South. The Discovery Place Science Museum, ImaginOn, The Knight Theater, and the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center are found near the central and northern sections of Tryon Street. Uptown is also home to many shopping and dining options, as well as some of the best pubs and nightlife in Charlotte.
Explore Uptown Charlotte to see the center of it all during convention week. The music, art, food, shopping, and nightlife is all here for convention-goers to see why everyone is talking about the Queen City.
Exploring Charlotte: Historic Dilworth
Posted on 08/31/2012 @ 12:20 PM
Built in the 1890’s by Edward Dilworth Latta, Dilworth is one of Charlotte’s most picturesque neighborhoods. As Charlotte began to become more built up, citizens became concerned with losing Dilworth’s historic makeup. Because of this, a group called the Dilworth Community Development Association was established to ensure that some of the oldest and most beautiful houses in Charlotte were preserved. If you take a walk through Dilworth today, you will see some of the same architecture that has existed in the neighborhood since its formation.
There is plenty to see in Dilworth. To get there, visitors can hop off of the LYNX Light Rail at the East/West Boulevard Station, mere minutes from Uptown Charlotte. The beautiful trees and old houses that line the streets serve as a warm welcome to a peaceful getaway from Uptown and the busyness of the convention. There are many places to shop starting at the intersection of Dilworth Road East and East Boulevard. Stores line the street down to Freedom Park, where musicians and artists gather from around the region every September for Festival in the Park.
Dilworth is also home to some good eats. Local, American-style cooking can found at 300 East or 131 Main. For Latin-American cuisine, look no further than Cantina 1511 or Pio Pio. Indian? Copper is widely acclaimed as the best in Charlotte. For burgers, there may not be a better one in Charlotte than at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar. For exquisite Italian style cuisine try Dolce.
Dilworth is a beautiful, historic neighborhood with plenty to see and eat. All convention-goers should be sure to make a trip to this historic neighborhood.
Stay Active During Convention Week on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Posted on 08/28/2012 @ 06:20 PM
From speeches to parties to lectures and discussions, there will be a lot going on during the week of the convention.
For those visitors and locals who want to get out of Uptown for a little exercise before the official daily proceedings begin, the Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee has partnered with the Catawba Lands Conservancy and Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation to host tours and fitness activities on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway during convention week.
Each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning during Convention Week, educational tours will be held with several stops along the trail from 10 -11:30 am. Participants will learn about the Greenway and Thread Trail system from various speakers on urban planning, historical, environmental, and health backgrounds.
Looking to work up a bit of the sweat on the greenway? Visitors and residents can take part in a yoga session or a run on the greenway. Participants will have a choice between three, five, and seven-mile runs led by Run for Your Life. Additionally, yoga hosted by Yoga Shala and Zumba/Cardiofunk dance fitness classes will be offered.
The events are open to the public, and registering is advised. You can do so by clicking on this link: http://charlottein2012.com/events/ and choosing the event you would like to attend.
The events are a part of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx’s Energy, Technology, and Sustainability convention Legacy program.
GO CLT Happy Hour, August 29 at 5:30 p.m.
Posted on 08/28/2012 @ 12:20 PM
On Wednesday, August 29, GO CLT will hold its final happy hour event before the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The event, which will feature Mayor Anthony Foxx and former Mayor Richard Vinroot, will be at the Charlotte City Club at 5:30 p.m.
GO CLT is a non-partisan network of young Charlotte professionals rallying to make an impact, volunteer, and raise funds to support Charlotte as it hosts the convention. The group was organized to make sure that this convention leaves a legacy in the Queen City long after the last balloon drops.
By including co-hosts the Charlotte City Club Young Professionals and both the Young Democrats and Republicans of Mecklenburg County, the happy hour event transcends politics. The unity event will bring these groups together in support of the Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee.
With convention week only a few days away, Charlotte’s young professionals have a chance to take part in this exciting time for the city. This convention will leave a positive, lasting legacy that all residents, regardless of political views, will be able to enjoy.
Official 2012 Democratic National Convention Merchandise Store Grand Opening
Posted on 08/27/2012 @ 06:30 PM
On Wednesday, August 29th, the official 2012 DNC Merchandise Store will host a grand opening from 3:00 - 5:00PM. The store will be open from 9AM-5PM this week and from 9AM-7PM during the week of the convention.
The store will contain convention store-only exclusive merchandise that cannot be purchased online or anywhere else throughout the city.
Anyone who attends the opening will receive a commemorative 2012 DNC button. Come support the convention and be the first person to get official convention merchandise!
An Interfaith Call to Action
Posted on 08/27/2012 @ 06:20 PM
On Sunday, September 2nd, the Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee, Mecklenburg Ministries, Council for Children’s Rights, and Freedom School Partners are hosting an interfaith gathering designed to bring DNC delegates, elected officials and members of the Charlotte community together to raise awareness for childhood homelessness, hunger and other problems.
The service will be led by leaders of many faiths to focus attention on the faith-based imperative to seek justice for children and the poor. Marian Wright Edelman – the celebrated founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund – will deliver the keynote for the service.
Founded in 1987, Mecklenburg Ministries has been a positive voice in the Charlotte community promoting an interfaith dialogue about racial understanding and the social issues that face the Charlotte community. Mecklenburg Ministries is made up of 100 member congregations representing more than a dozen faith traditions. It values the diversity of the Charlotte community and encourages residents to learn from one another’s racial, ethnic, cultural, and faith understandings.
The service will be held at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte from 3-4:30PM on Sunday, September 2nd.
We Thought It Was Time to Release a Cat Video
Posted on 08/24/2012 @ 05:25 PM
With just over one week from CarolinaFest 2012, the Democratic National Convention-week kick off event . . .
. . . we thought it was time to release a cat video.
With visitors pouring in to the Queen City, we are looking forward to showing our guests how welcoming Charlotte is. Charlotte in 2012’s resident cat Fernando took us on a tour of the spots around Charlotte that feature his feline charm:
- Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and the final night of the convention where President Obama will accept his re-nomination in front of tens of thousands of people, many of them local residents who have received community credentials to attend the convention.
- Time Warner Cable Arena, home of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats and the first two official days of the convention.
- Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS): Charlotte’s bus system that visitors and residents can use to easily access Uptown Charlotte and CarolinaFest 2012, the convention week kick off event that is free and open to the public.
- LYNX Blue Line: The Queen City’s light rail system that visitors and residents can also use to access convention-related festivities and runs from Uptown Charlotte to I-485 near Pineville.
- Smelly Cat Coffee in the North Davidson (NoDa) area.
HEY INTERN: Discovery Place
Posted on 08/21/2012 @ 06:20 PM
Charlotte’s Discovery Place takes the glass casing off the ordinary science museum and brings the nuts and bolts of biology, chemistry, and physics into the hands of museum-goers. Whether it’s traversing the rainforest exhibit, exploring the law of physics in an interactive lab, or seeing a movie at the Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome, there is something to draw everyone’s interest.
The facility opened its doors in 1981 and has since grown into being one of Charlotte’s most popular interactive learning centers for kids and adults alike. In recent years, the museum has held international showcases such as Mummies of the World, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Body Worlds, among many others.
In addition to its daytime operations, the museum has also been used as a venue for events. During September, it will be one of the 12 Charlotte-area venues that will host Delegate Welcome Parties before the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The museum will open on Labor Day during CarolinaFest, and residents and visitors alike are encouraged to come and see all Discovery Place has to offer.
Exploring Charlotte: Historic South End
Posted on 08/20/2012 @ 04:30 PM
By: Sam Murrey
South End is one of Charlotte's most historic neighborhoods and began as one of the first suburbs of Charlotte. Starting in the mid 19th century, this neighborhood was home to the first railroad line that connected Charlotte to Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina.
Soon after, a diverse manufacturing community formed in the neighborhood. From the Atherton Cotton Mill to the Mecklenburg Flour Mill to the Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company and many more, South End became a major production hub. But after these industries left Charlotte in the 1970's and 1980's, South End was no longer a booming industrial neighborhood.
Yet during the 1990's, the area was revived with shops and restaurants themed around South End's history of factory work.
Currently, South End is a thriving community filled with some of the best shops and restaurants in Charlotte. You will see a modern neighborhood that is preparing for its future, but also not afraid to look back.
If you are in the mood for a little history, stop by the Charlotte Trolley Museum. While the old rail line might have shut down, the new LYNX light rail system goes right through South End. Also, a train station that had been in Charlotte for decades has now been converted to Atherton Market, one of the best Farmers Markets in Charlotte.
People looking for a bite to eat will find it in South End. If you want an upscale restaurant, try the Pewter Rose. If you're looking for Asian cuisine, Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar is one of the best in town. Mexican food? Try Phat Burrito. If you want some traditional American comfort food, go to Pike's to try some of their excellent burgers, fries and milkshakes or The Liberty, a gastropub with an upscale take on classics. And if you are looking for some of the best southern fried chicken in the country, check out Price's Chicken Coop, a tiny, take-out only kitchen.
There are plenty of neighborhoods to check out in Charlotte. But in South End, convention-goers can get a glimpse of the history of one of Charlotte's oldest neighborhoods and eat some of it’s best food.
Pedal Power to the People: Humana to Provide Freewheelin Pedal Buses in Uptown Charlotte
Posted on 08/16/2012 @ 04:20 PM
As visitors pour into Uptown Charlotte during convention week, the city’s roadways are expected to see more bustling activity than ever before. But in this sea of delegates, journalists, visitors, and residents, the city will now have a fleet of green pedal buses to give convention-goers a fun and environmentally-friendly way to get around.
On Wednesday, August 16, the Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee supported Humana’s donation of 20 pedal buses to the convention in a program called “Freewheeling.” These vehicles use pedal power with the riders’ legs taking the place of an automobile’s engine and fuel.
Bill Hauser with Humana said Freewheeling has been very well-received in the cities that have held the program. Each of the buses, which are free to ride, can hold eight people, and will include an authorized driver from Humana.
“I’m looking forward to trying it for myself,” said Dr. Dan Murrey, Executive Director for Charlotte in 2012. “It will be a great way to enjoy Charlotte’s vibrant convention energy, be active, and meet new people after working in the convention halls all day.”
In addition to the pedal buses, Humana will also provide water, fresh fruit, and biometric testing at their stations throughout the city during the convention.
Humana’s pedal buses will do more than alleviate traffic issues during the convention week. By giving convention-goers an environmentally-conscious and healthy option, the pedal buses and stations help Mayor Anthony Foxx’s “Healthy Children, Healthy Families” and “Energy, Technology, and Sustainability” convention legacy programs. These programs help to ensure the convention leaves a positive, lasting impact on the local region after the delegates leave town.
HEY INTERN: NASCAR Hall of Fame
Posted on 08/16/2012 @ 01:40 PM
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is one of the newest and most significant additions to Charlotte. Opened in 2010, the Hall of Fame seeks to honor drivers, crew chiefs and owners who exemplify not only the best skill on the track, but also incredible character. It is also one of the 12 Charlotte-area venues that will host Delegate Welcome Parties when the Convention arrives in the Queen City.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is designed by famed architect I.M. Pei and contains 40,000 square feet of exhibit space with over 1,000 artifacts including 15-18 historic cars and samples of 40 current and historic tracks.
The Hall is also home to studios for NASCAR’s TV and Radio stations, a full size transporter (the nerve center of any NASCAR team), an iRacing simulator to give visitors the experience of a NASCAR driver, and the Race Week, which is an interactive area focused on giving participants a behind the scenes view of what a NASCAR team goes through to get cars ready for race day.
There is a lot going on at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, so come and visit one of Charlotte’s most popular places when you get a moment during convention week!
Third Access to America Dialogue Series Addresses Access to Quality Education
Posted on 08/16/2012 @ 11:30 AM
On August 20th, The Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee will be hosting its final edition of the Access to America Dialogue Series. The subject of the dialogue will be “Access to Quality Education” with a panel consisting of newly appointed CMS Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison, Johns Hopkins Professor Robert Balfanz, the Honorable Jim Hunt, former Governor of North Carolina and CMS Board of Education member Ericka Ellis-Stewart. Harvard Law School Professor Charles Ogletree will once again moderate the panel.
This will be the third in a series of three Access to America Dialogues in support of Charlotte Mayor Foxx’s Convention Legacy programs. The past two editions were fruitful discussions concerning building a broader, more inclusive economy and about affordable housing and the future of our neighborhoods.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx announced the convention’s legacy programs to help ensure that the convention leaves a positive, lasting impact on the local region. By leaving a legacy, the convention has the potential to be more than an event; it can be a galvanizing moment for citizens to pull together and work to provide a strong future for the community.
The goals of the Dialogue Series are to convene academic, policy, and civic leaders to discuss current challenges that Charlotte, the region, and our nation faces and to produce tangible action items that citizens can advocate for and policy makers can apply to strengthen urban communities moving forward.
Exploring Charlotte: The NoDa Neighborhood
Posted on 08/15/2012 @ 04:00 PM
By: Sam Murrey and Lucy Murrey
Home to the city's best collection of galleries and performance venues, NoDa is an urban, artistic neighborhood located just two miles north of Uptown Charlotte. Prior to it being a cultural center, NoDa was a powerhouse in the North Carolina Textile Industry and a home to local mill workers.
During the 1980's, young artists came to this Charlotte neighborhood with a vision of creating a new art community for the city. Now, NoDa is locally known as Charlotte's center for art, music, and culture. This trendy neighborhood is home to the NoDa School of Arts – a fine arts training program for urban youth – and The Evening Muse which features a fabulous art gallery, listening room, and live music performances five times a week.
If you're looking for a quiet workplace as well as a bite to eat, Amelie's is the place to be. You may recognize their pastries, which were featured some Hunger Games movie scenes. If you are looking for a great cup of coffee, drop by the Smelly Cat Coffeehouse, a favorite of the Hunger Games cast. If an upbeat vibe is more your style, head over to Cabo Fish Taco for a fresh taste of Coastal Baja Mexico.
NoDa is an neighborhood rich in art, music, and a variety of cuisines. Its trendy culture makes NoDa a must-see neighborhood for any Charlotte tourist or convention goer!
Exploring Charlotte: Trade and Tryon
Posted on 08/13/2012 @ 07:00 PM
By: Sam Murrey and Lucy Murrey
The intersection of Trade and Tryon is at the heart of Uptown Charlotte and will serve as the home for CarolinaFest’s main stage during the free Labor Day convention-week kick off event.
Artist and Charlottean Raymond Kaskey sculpted four 5,000-pound statues that stand on each corner of the intersection, each one representing a different aspect of the Queen City.
The first sculpture was designed to represent commerce. After the discovery of gold in Concord, NC in 1799, the Charlotte region became the first major gold producing area in the United States. Charlotte was also home to the first branch of the U.S. Mint outside of Philadelphia, now known as the Mint Museum. The statue itself depicts a gold miner with his pan in the height of Charlotte’s gold mining production.
The second sculpture represents transportation. It highlights Charlotte's history as a railway hub for tobacco and textiles. The statue itself is of a stoic railroad worker. The number underneath him is 1401, which represents the Southern Railway Steam Engine 1401 that used to travel back and forth between Greenville, SC and Spencer, NC.
The third sculpture represents industry. The statue depicts a woman millworker with a spindle and roller and a child laborer, a historical reminder of the minors who worked in the region’s textile industry before labor laws outlawed the practice.
The fourth sculpture represents the future. The statue depicts a woman holding a baby and includes the Dogwood, the state flower of North Carolina. A hornet’s nest sits between the Dogwood branches, representing how, during the Revolutionary War period, General Cornwallis nicknamed Charlotte a “Hornet's Nest” because of how Charlotte residents treated British soldiers when they tried to quarter here.
A golden sculpture entitled Il Grande Disco is situated in the southeast corner of the intersection. Sculpted by Arnoldo Pomodoro, its intricate design symbolizes industrial growth and technology.
So, when you are next at the intersection of Trade and Tryon, look up before you cross the street and you’ll get to see an artistic impression of Queen City history.
Ty Pennington Coming to CarolinaFest 2012 for the Craftsman “House United” Project
Posted on 08/10/2012 @ 03:34 PM
As part of CarolinaFest 2012, the Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee is excited to welcome Ty Pennington to Charlotte for the Craftsman “House United” project. Pennington hosted the show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” and he will bring this building expertise to Charlotte to complete a home for a deserving military veteran. Pennington recently discussed the project on CNN.
Half of the home will be built during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, and the other half of the home will be built during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. While the conventions are political in nature, they both have the ability to positively transcend politics to benefit their respective local communities. Delegates at both conventions will participate alongside Pennington, and this home build encourages the two political parties to work together in a community service program.
Charlotteans are invited to participate in the home build as part of CarolinaFest 2012. Pennington and his team will welcome delegates, elected officials, the media, and community members to swing hammers, nail 2 x 4s, and paint walls in the house. The build site will be located in the CarolinaFest Legacy Village, across from the convention center between Tryon and College Streets. It will take place on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
After the two halves of the home are built, they will be united in Charlotte in the Belmont neighborhood in October. But the Craftsman brand’s commitment to helping veterans doesn’t stop when the house is complete. In addition to donating the home to a military veteran in Charlotte, the Craftsman brand will also make a donation to the Housing Authority of the City of Tampa to help fund a program offering rental assistance to homeless veterans in the area.
To learn more about Craftsman House United and to sign a petition encouraging your delegates to get involved, please visit facebook.com/craftsman. To make this project possible, Craftsman Brand has partnered with non-profit Rebuilding Together, as well as Heroes at Home, NextGen Home built by Champion Home Builders, and Bank of America.
Exploring Charlotte: Plaza-Midwood
Posted on 08/09/2012 @ 01:00 PM
By Na’ilah El-Amin
Located three miles outside Uptown Charlotte, nestled between Central Avenue and the Plaza, Plaza-Midwood is a neighborhood with both an eclectic cultural center and a unique history. Formed in the early 1920’s, the neighborhood started as streetcar suburb and now is a thriving business district.
This charming historic neighborhood is home to one of the area’s most renowned country clubs, the Charlotte Country Club. If golf is simply not your cup of tea, take a stroll through the striking garden at the Van Landingham Estate or browse the art galleries that line the streets. After working up an appetite, stop by a local favorite, The Penguin Drive-In, for a cheeseburger or the southern classic, fried pickles. Other notable eateries include Zada Jane’s Corner Café, Three Amigos, and the Common Market.
When you are finished, walk off your meal by visiting the Plaza-Midwood Community Garden. Beginning in 2005, the garden was originally created to improve an abandoned lot, but has since blossomed into a full-fledged effort to educate the general public on implementing environmentally friendly practices. Composting, planting native species, and learning about preserving wildlife are just some of the available activities.
From a trolley town to a multi-faceted neighborhood, Plaza-Midwood not only is a unique community, but also helps to tell the story of Charlotte.
A Day of Service: We Make It Possible!
Posted on 08/08/2012 @ 03:00 PM
On Saturday, August 4th, over 500 volunteers participated in a day of service held by The Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee, the United Way of Central Carolinas’ Volunteer Center and other organizations. People from all over Charlotte as well as staff members from both the Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee and the Democratic National Convention Committee took part in a number of different projects.
To give a snapshot of what we did on Saturday, here’s some of what happened:
- At the KaBOOM! Playground, over 250 volunteers built a playground and an adult fitness station for local residents
- At the First Ward Elementary School, over 70 volunteers built the new ‘Sense and Science’ Garden.
- At Colonel Francis Beatty Park, 43 volunteers cut shrubs along a mile of fence on the soccer field where at least 50 bushels of debris were cleared.
- At the YWCA, over 40 volunteers beautified the often-used playground and as well as landscaped and weeded the gardens
- At Second Harvest Food Bank, over 40 volunteers sorted the contents of nearly 20 boxes of food to be distributed through its three distribution sites in the region
- At the Habitat ReStores on Wendover and Wilkinson Road, over 20 volunteers worked to clean and refurbish furniture and appliances
- At Hope Haven, Patrick Graham, the president of the Urban League of the Central Carolinas spoke to the 15 volunteers who prepared lunch for clients.
- At Friendship Gardens, eight volunteers dug and built a brand new garden.
- At Habitat Metal Recycling Center, volunteers dismantled five dryers and eight washing machines in order to recycle the parts.
The Day of Service engaged convention volunteers within the Charlotte community, highlighted service projects that exemplify Mayor Foxx’s convention legacy programs, and helped ensure that the convention leaves a lasting, positive impact on the Charlotte region.
It was a major success and served as a strong reminder of how much we can make possible when we just put in a little time to help others.
Download The "DNC 2012" App Today!
Posted on 08/07/2012 @ 12:15 PM
In a continued effort to make the 2012 Democratic National Convention the most open and accessible convention in history, in partnership with the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) and with the generous support of AT&T, the Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee is excited to present the most technologically advanced way to be a part of a Convention through the release of the official convention mobile app for smartphones and tablets. The app is available for iOS and Android devices.
Called “DNC 2012,” the mobile app is part of both the Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee and the DNCC’s broad digital media efforts to make it possible for people to participate in this historic event both in person and virtually. At the touch of a finger, users can watch the convention via live-stream footage as well as navigate through Charlotte and convention venues via an interactive map.
Additionally, the mobile app will give visitors to Charlotte a tool to experience the Queen City. Users can learn more about Charlotte’s history and community of opportunities through the featured “Carolina Stories”, navigate their way through Charlotte and convention venues via an interactive map, and use the “Experience Finder” to discover Charlotte’s great restaurants, rich arts and culture, and unique recreational activities. The app also contains access to the Charlotte in 2012 Store, the only place where you can buy convention merchandise, as well as the ability to donate to the Convention.
“With this mobile app, convention guests will be able to navigate Charlotte with the touch of a finger,” said Charlotte Mayor and Charlotte in 2012 Co-Chair Anthony Foxx. “The interactive maps will let visitors find a restaurant or explore our culture and arts with ease. For those who can’t join us in person for the convention, this app will still allow you to virtually explore the highlights of the Queen City.”
Download the "DNC 2012" app so you can be a part of history during the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The app is available now for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
HEY INTERN: Youth Legacy Village on the Green
Posted on 08/03/2012 @ 04:15 PM
Completed in 2002, The Green is a 1.5 acre park located on South Tryon Street and surrounded by the Mint Museum, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, and the Charlotte Convention Center.
Designed by Wagner Murray Architects of Charlotte, the park has an overarching theme of global literature. Carefully selected poems and playful street signs combining the names of famous authors from around the world are found throughout the park. The park is also home to several fascinating sculptures including three computer-timed fish fountains and several large bronze sculptures of famous books such as Ulysses by James Joyce and Roots by Alex Haley.
The Green will also be the site for the Youth Legacy Village during CarolinaFest 2012. The Village will be comprised of many exciting and educational events for kids of all ages (and maybe their parents too)! So on September 3rd, make sure to stop by the Youth Legacy Village during CarolinaFest 2012.