ERIN GO BRAGH

Ghosts, Toasts, Floats and Hopes (March 1 – 17)

In support of Mayor Johnson’s decision to forgo a big parade this year for St. Patrick’s Day, we would like to offer a fun, socially -distanced alternative filled with the spirit of the beautiful Hostess City and are asking Savannah residents and businesses to get creative and decorate their homes, porches. stoops, windows, garages, and balconies this year float style. Think BIG like the New Orleans Mardi Gras style floats (yes we are borrowing the idea a bit this year from our ‘Nawlins friends but wanted to give it a Savannah flavor so each city can celebrate its individuality). The idea is for decor to be visible both to passers-by on foot as well as to cars driving down the street. We are asking all neighborhoods all over Savannah to participate and residents and business owners can add their location and category to a virtual map and photos, memories, traditional St. Pat’s recipes, and more can be shared via social media.Residents and businesses may start decorating at any time (we are giving a suggested two-week window time frame starting the first week in March and running through St. Patrick’s Day so that there is enough time for multiple neighborhoods to get involved. Decorating and all costs of materials, as well as set-up and clean-up, are the responsibility of the individual property owners and participants. Not sure what to do? Some ideas and discussions will be forthcoming.The slogan of the event is Ghosts, Toasts, Floats, and Hopes in hopes of raising community spirits during this unprecedented time and to show off the creativity and true hospitality of Savannah. While sad that the parade is canceled this year, we fully support the City of Savannah’s decision and ask everyone to adhere to state and local health advisories and mask up! Please know that this event is not hosted by the City of Savannah.The Rules:
1) Please keep decorations/signage on private property and off the tree-line and city sidewalks.
2) Decorations must not impede any city, emergency, or mail services. Please make sure house and business address numbers are still visible and paths to entryways free and clear.
3) Please be respectful of your neighbors and make sure decorations are family-friendly and not offensive in terms of race, religion, creed, or sexual orientation.
4) Be sure to adhere to all local ordinances in terms of noise, lighting, and placement of signage.
5) Please clean-up after the event and dispose of materials properly via sanitation service or recycling programs.

Link to the map:https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit…Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Erin Go Bragh, Savannah!

Organizer: Abigail Stevens

The Greening of Savannah

I, like so many of you are really disappointed that our St Patrick’s Day festivities have been canceled again this year due to COVID. Don’t get me wrong, I am a firm believer in social distancing and wearing a mask – or two, but we all need a little normalcy back.

So I borrowed this idea from a friend – let’s turn the city of Savannah green for our own little celebration. Green lights decorating homes, shamrocks bouncing off buildings, lamp posts wrapped in St Paddy’s Day green. This is just the first of February – we have time to make this go viral. We can do this. Everyone who comes to Savannah from March 1 – March 17 will smile when they see that we not only turn Forsyth Fountain green but the whole city.

Starting a New Year

Cancellations:

It is with sadness that we have to report that the St Patrick’s Day Parade has been cancelled for the second year in a row. The 2021 parade will not be held.

Openings:

Common Thread – opening this month!!! Located on the corner of Abercorn and 37th Street. Keep your eyes and ears open for this! New restaurant offering a menu of distinction.

Franklin’s – A restaurant and coffee shop located at 5 W Liberty Street

Vanilla Espresso Martini

KIDS BROADWAY THEATER CAMPS

  • Disney Diva/Divo Star Camp – AGES 6-9 – FEBRUARY 1-4 – 3:30-5PM  (6 HRS) $150 Do you have a little diva or divo at home who sings and dances along with movies like Frozen, The Little Mermaid, & The Princess and the Frog? This is the camp for them! Join us while we learn to sing, dance, and act to tunes from Disney hits, old and new! Cleaning and safety measures implemented; Attendance capped at 12 participants. To register please email Michelle at minimeece@gmail.com
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Mashup Camp  –  Ages 8-13, February 1-4, 6pm-7:30pm, (6 hrs) $150 Hamilton, Moana, In The Heights, Bring It On The Musical – he wrote them all, and we love them all! Each day we will sing, dance, and act our way through the incredible music of Lin-Manuel Miranda, resulting in an LMM-Mega-Mashup performance! Camp will be led by Broadway star Alex Hairston (Motown, Beautiful, Summer: the Donna Summer Musical) with appearance by special guest star and Hamilton Cast Member DeAundré Woods! Attendance capped at 14 participants. To register please email Michelle at minimeece@gmail.com
  • BROADWAY BOOTCAMP – with Broadway star Alex Hairston Friday, February 5,  4 – 5:30PM Saturday, February 6, 1 – 3:30PM Sunday, February 7, 11 – 1PM

Do you love dancing, singing and acting? Then you are going to love this camp! Each day you will polish your musical theatre skills with Broadway star Alex Hairston, (Motown the Musical, Beautiful, Summer- The Donna Summer Musical) Camp will explore musical theatre dance technique, vocal & singing technique, and acting techniques. Some previous training is preferred but not required. To register please email Michelle at minimeece@gmail.com