WESTGATE NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATION

2023 Events

Meet your neighbors and find out the latest news.

General meetings are held quarterly and are open to all. Meetings address topics of interest, issues affecting our area, implementation of projects, and upcoming social events. Membership in WNA is open to everyone who is interested in contributing to the betterment of the neighborhood. ALL ARE INVITED.

Tuesday, October 24
7–8:30 p.m. 

Parkview United Methodist Church
322 S. Algonquin Ave.
Columbus, OH

Westgate Farmers Market

WNA is proud to be a sponsor. Look for our booth at every market.

The Westgate Farmers Market was created by residents seeking to address important community needs:

  • Make healthy, locally-produced foods more accessible to west side residents
  • Teach residents the benefits of including locally-grown produce in their shopping and daily meal planning

First and Third Saturdays from June through October
9 a.m.–12 p.m.

West Gate Lodge
2925 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH

Westgate Wags and Whiskers T-Shirts

Now on Sale through Naughty Bear Apparel

Your donation will help with seed money for our 2024 event. Look for more WNA apparel to come!

PAST EVENTS IN 2023

WESTGATE NIGHT OUT

Jingle & Mingle

A special holiday treat

Join us for a lively evening with friends, holiday cheer and raffle prizes from local businesses. Save the date! Details to come.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
6–9 p.m.

Location:  Columbus Brewing Company
2555 Harrison Rd, Columbus, OH 43204

WESTGATE NIGHT OUT

Boo on Binns

Refreshments and treats on Beggar’s Night

Stop by our tent to warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and a special treat for the kids! While supplies last.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
6–8 p.m.

Binns Island
Binns Blvd. & Olive St.

Mums & Mummies

Fun for the entire family – Festival of garden Mums and Halloween Fun!

  • Costume Contests and Parade for both kids & pets
  • Games and Activities
  • All creatures & critters welcome!
  • “Trunk” or Treat and Food
  • Fireside Stories
  • Hundreds of colorful garden Mums in this unique collection for guests to stroll through
  • Baked good sale
  • Mum Sale & Raffle

Sunday, October 8, 2023
2–4:30 p.m.

Westgate Park Shelterhouse

Westgate Wags and Whiskers

NEW! Our inaugural event for what is sure to become a popular annual event.

Presented by Westgate Neighbors Association with the generous support of Brewdog Franklinton and Schoedinger Pets.

Westgate Wags and Whiskers is the ultimate pet day! This celebration of pets will include vendors, services such as grooming, veterinarians and rescues, activities, and contests.

To read more information about out raffles, or to purchase tickets ahead of time, click below.

To be a vendor, contact Mari Ann Binder Futty at 614.915.4023 or westgatewags@gmail.com.

Sunday, September 10, 2023
12–4 p.m.

West Gate Lodge, 2925 W. Broad St.

Play Music on the Porch Day

What if for one day everything stopped… and we all just listened to the music. Take part of our own take on this worldwide event!

August 26, 2023
4–7:30 p.m., Rain or Shine

Bring a blanket, family, friends & enjoy the family-friendly entertainment; some includes music specific for the kiddos.

There will be balloons with porch numbers and start times for the participating homes. Please note: a new performance starts every 30 minutes. The performers are aware that audience members may leave early to get to the next porch or may arrive after they have started to play. Some performers may choose to play longer than 30 minutes. Please be quiet and courteous as you leave and arrive. Thank you and enjoy the music!

Visit PlayMusicOnThePorchDay.com for more information on this worldwide trend.

PORCH #1 / 4:00-4:30 p.m.

275 S. Southampton Ave.
Eric Johnson and Pam’s Mic Stands
Rock-n-Roll Covers

103 Demorest Ave.
Paul Bedell
Guitar and Vocals
Folk, covers and originals

Binns Blvd Island
Patrice Ross and Shepherd’s Pie Woodwind Quartet
Summer Band Music

165 Binns Blvd
Katie Bates
Vocals
American Songbook

94 S. Westgate Ave.
Eric Miller and Jonathan Clouse
Guitar/Vocals and Acoustic Drum
Rock and Pop

Westgate Home and Garden Tour

Our 11th Annual Tour

On June 10, 2023, the Westgate Neighbors Association will host our 11th annual home and garden tour featuring unique homes/gardens in the historic Westgate neighborhood. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Westgate Neighbors Association’s continuing efforts to strengthen and assist the Westgate community – with a portion of proceeds to fund the Westgate Neighborhood Scholarship.

Saturday, June 10, 2023
2–6 p.m., rain or shine

Let’s Flamingle!

Our version of Derby Day! Wear your best hat.

Saturday, May 20, 2023
6–9 p.m.

Game Night

Board games with friends. Game on!

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
6–9 p.m.

Third Way Cafe
3058 W. Broad St.

Westgate Night Out

Get to know your neighbors while wearing o’ the green!

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
5–8 p.m.

Sideswipe Brewing
2415 Scioto Harper Dr.

VALENTINE’S NIGHT OUT

Cocktails, Coffee & Conversation

Get to know your neighbors at this sweet social mixer.

Friday, February 10, 2023
7–9 p.m.

Third Way Cafe
3058 W. Broad St.

FEATURED VIDEOS

Westgate Neighborhood Identity Film Workshop

Play Video

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts grant provided funding for community-based arts projects taking place throughout Franklin County. The project was implemented in partnership with the Columbus International Film and Video Festival (now defunct). It included a two-part film-making workshop with the end product being a short film about Westgate. The workshop participants were residents of the neighborhood who were interested in learning the components of filmmaking, creative storyboarding, acting and scriptwriting. It has been used as a marketing tool to potential businesses and new residents, to cultivate neighborhood pride, and to encourage residents to brainstorm for new, positive and creative aspects of Westgate.

Amount Awarded: $1,000  |  Completion Date: September 9, 2011

Westgate Neighborhood Association 10 Year Anniversary

Westgate Neighbors Association began in 2008. We celebrated our 10-year anniversary among members, friends and neighbors. We gathered at the Westgate Park Shelterhouse for an evening connecting with old and new friends met along the way. We highlighted accomplishments such as: the Westgate Home and Garden Tours, Boo on Binns and Mums & Mummies, Derby Day Dash, our book Celebrating Westgate, WNA Scholarships, Art in the Park, Mugs & Muffins, and the recreation of “The Letter B” in Westgate Park. WNA is also a proud supporter of local events such as Westgate Farmers Market and Hilltop U.S.A. 5K. Emceed by resident Dave Caperton, we recognized past board members and key event chairs with mementos of appreciation for their years of dedicated service to the neighborhood. Westgate Unexpected!

Video presentation prepared by Alan Jazak, Formation Studio.

Past Years at Mums & Mummies

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Westgate Neighborhood Scholarship

FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2023-2024

Applications accepted in March

The Westgate Neighbors Association Scholarship was established in 2015 as an extension of our mission to “help our community thrive”. The $1000 postsecondary education scholarship is funded by a portion of the proceeds from the Westgate Home & Garden Tour. It is awarded annually to a qualified resident of Westgate who contributes to the betterment of their community through their demonstrated service and leadership. While GPA and course selection are considered, the committee is focused more on the candidates’ involvement with their communities.

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APPLICANT MUST

  • Live within the boundaries of the Westgate neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio OR attend West High School. (Boundaries for the purpose of this scholarship are from the south side of West Broad Street to the the north side of Sullivant Avenue, and from the west side of South Hague Avenue to the west side of Demorest Road.)
  • Be a full-time student who will be attending a college or vocational school for the 2023-2024 academic year.

If it is determined by the scholarship committee that none of the applicants meet the eligibility requirements, or embody the standards by which the scholarship was established, we reserve the right not to award the scholarship for the current year.

  1. Complete the (interactive PDF) Application.
  2. Attach a current dated transcript signed by a school administrator or counselor.
  3. Attach two documents verifying your, or a parent or guardian’s Westgate address.
  4. Complete the section Honors / Achievement / Community Service / Leadership (include years participated, organization, activities).
  5. List three references we may contact, at least one of whom is to provide a Letter of Recommendation which is to be attached.
  6. Attach at least one Letter of Recommendation.
  7. Attach two essays.
  8. Complete Signature of Certification.

Submit all of the above to scholarship@westgateneighbors.org no later than Sunday, April 30, 2023 at midnight

  1. The scholarship recipient will be notified via contact information provided on the application form.
  2. The recipient will provide the committee a Letter of Acceptance from the designated postsecondary school.
  3. The recipient will be asked to attend the May 2023 WNA Community Meeting, at which they will be introduced and the award presented.
  4. Scholarship monies will be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office of the designated school, in August, after it is confirmed the student is officially enrolled for the fall semester.
2022 Winner Said Barud
2020 Winner Martin Paul Susec
2019 Winner Maxwell Lee
2018 Winner Olivia Rowe
2017 Winner Erica Loughner
2016 Winner Molly Brumfield
2015 Winner Heather Corson

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