This Arts-Based Placemaking webinar was presented in July, 2015, by Project for Public Spaces Senior Vice President and Creative Placemaking expert, Cynthia Nikitin. Arts-Based Placemaking creates opportunities for communities to reclaim and reinvigorate public spaces through and Arts and Culture...
Mural Arts Philadelphia (Website) is hosting a revolutionary event in the fall of 2017, called Monument Lab; a participatory, city-wide project that asks residents for their vision of a monument that best represents Philadelphia. In 2015, the Monument Lab team collected over 400...
Orlando residents can now begin submitting their entries for the Downtown Development Board's Best of DTO photography contest. This year's contest has five categories: Live: Dealing with Downtown's urban environment; historic preservation, housing, civic activity, arts and culture, the environment, and transportation. ...
Townie Tourist (Facebook | Website) is a weekly series of tours, hosted by Orlando-native Jenny De Witt. De Witt takes viewers on a walking tour of a different neighborhood each Saturday at 10 a.m. and broadcasts it using Facebook...
Each year the KaBoom (Website) recognizes cities and towns across the country, for endeavoring to improve public amenities for children, through their Playful City USA program. This year they have acknowledged both Orlando and Winter Park for their efforts, along...
UPDATE: Bungalower originally stated that the decision to move the statue was based on a Council vote, however, this was in fact an executive decision made by th eMayor.  Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer made an executive decision The Orlando City...
Local blogger, David Porter, will address City Council 2 p.m. Monday, May 15, demanding the removal of the Confederate Statue at Lake Eola by Orlando United Day, June 12, 2017. The memorial was originally erected by a local chapter of...
  "Hey Bungalower, did you see all the trash in Lake Eola after Earth Day? It's disgusting. What can we do about it?" - Bungalower reader The above message was sent to us via Facebook, in regards to litter that was...
  I Wish This Was is a monthly series that transforms ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of. This series is made possible by our partnership with Interstruct Inc., a leading design...
UPDATE: April 27, 2016  - LAKE ALERT ISSUED FOR LAKE LAWNE - LIFTED A Lake Alert has been issued for Lawne Lake . A blockage in a sanitary line has resulted in approximately 800 gallons of sanitary waste being discharged into...
As of Monday, April 10, both Cith Lot 10 and City Lot 9 will close permanently to public parking use. The lots are located under the interstate overpass, between Pine Street and Washington Avenue. The closures were instigated by the overhead bridge...
EDIT: The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. The City of Winter Park and representatives from GAI Consultant's Community Solutions Group will be hosting a community meeting at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center aboutu the future...
EDIT: Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake is the winner of the 2017 grant. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with Disney | ABC Television Group, and ESPN to improve parks across the country in the Parks...
Bungalower shared a photo of a man catching a bass out of Lake Eola in the afternoon of Monday, March 27. We posted the photo to our Instagram account, @orlandobungalower. The photo seemed to incense some of our Instagram followers,...
See Art Orlando (Website) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization that funded a series of outdoor public sculptures around the perimeter of Lake Eola. One of those sculptures, The Muse, is getting a face lift. The Muse was created by Indiana-based artist, Meg...
Coytown's Lake Druid Park has seen a number of improvements in the past year; including a dog park and mountain bike track. More on those stories, HERE and HERE. Other improvements to the 22-acre park include removal of 50,000 SF...
The Downtown Development Board is hosting a walking tour to highlight historic points of interest in Downtown Orlando on Thursday, March 2. The 45-minute walking tour will feature multiple guest speakers, including Michael Perkins, Executive Director of the Historical Society...
The City of Winter Park will hosts the Orlando Philharmonic's Race for Space concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 12 in Central Park. The event will feature space-inspired music by John Williams, including scores from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Star Wars, Star Trek:...
I Wish This Was is a monthly series that transforms ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of. This series is made possible by our partnership with Interstruct Inc., a leading design...
ADAM KIEFER, ‘XAVERINE.’ VIRUNGA RANGER, 2015 Orlando-based photographer, Adam Kiefer (Website), specializes in conservation, and his work has been taking him to Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2013. Virunga was founded in 1925 by King Albert I...
The next Movie Night in Leu Gardens is on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at 1920 N. Forest Avenue . The outdoor movie this month will be Jurassic Park. Attendees are asked to bring their own blankets or chairs, and dinner...
Local photographer, philanthropist, and consummate lover of Orlando, Jim Hobart, has been working on a series of featuring photos of Orlando's live oak trees, specifically the ones filled with resurrection ferns. Resurrection ferns (Pleopeltis polypodioides) is an epiphytic species of...
UPDATE: March 6, 2017 - Lake Alert for Lake Arnold has been LIFTED UPDATE: Febrary 1, 2017 - Lake Alert remains in effect for Lake Arnold UPDATE: January 26, 2017 - Lake Alert Remains in effect for Lake Arnold The City of Orlando...
UPDATE: Lake Alert for Lake of the Woods - LIFTED, Feb 2, 2017   A sanitary sewer overflow, that originated near the intersection of South Orange Avenue and West Gore Street, has forced the City of Orlando Stormwater Section to issue...
Editor's Note: Bungalower is a proud media sponsor of this event.   SPONSORED: Leu Gardens has installed a series of life-size dinosaur sculptures throughout their campus, ranging in size from 14 inches to 33 feet long. The exhibit will last from...