L T Nail Salon 580 Main St, Middletown, CT06457 LT Nail Salon is located on the North End of Main Street in historic downtown Middletown. The shop is near the…More revitalization area. Many North End locals frequent the salon and chat with the owners, giving the quiet shop a busy hum.
North End Artist Cooperative 648 Main St, Middletown, CT06457 The North End Artist Cooperative is a small artist gallery and performance center located on Main Street in Middletown.…More The gallery also provides inexpensive and open housing for artists seeking to sell their art or work in Middletown, located above the gallery. Regular hours are held every week, but be sure to check out the gallery's blog for special events and showings.
NEAT is a nonprofit organization dedicated to grass roots leadership in Middletown's North End. Members are…More residents, business leaders, property owners and other stakeholder groups. Its mission is to provide neighborhood-based participation and leadership, to identify concerns, define strategies and develop resources to improve quality of life in the North End.
NEAT has played a key role in school redistricting, increased community policing, and the redevelopment of sub-standard housing in the North End. Programs include a farmer's market; hiking club; community gardens; college-bound mentoring; and a community music initiative with workshops, jam sessions and performances.
The daVinci Club is another NEAT initiative that gets North End boys and girls ages 9 to 16 to take part in projects that target ingenuity, individual and group leadership, and skill building. The club has built a house using commercial construction techniques; written, directed, produced and performed in two 30-minute video documentaries about the North End; and formed a good works club to increase civic engagement in the neighborhood.
NEAT meets the second Wednesday of the month, 7pm, at the Green Street Arts Center, 51 Green St. All are welcome and childcare is provided.