Category Archives: New Albany Community Events

What’s Happening in and around New Albany This Month?

The community fun continues this month in New Albany, Ohio! We want to make sure you know all of the details. Mark your calendars for these upcoming November events.

Saturday, 11/12: NAWN’s Annual Charity Fashion Show

brunch at a country clubTime: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Jefferson Country Club in Blacklick, Ohio
Fees/Admission: $50/ticket; $450/table of ten

New Albany Women’s Network is hosting their Annual Charity Brunch & Bubbly Fashion Show benefiting CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), a program that enables volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. At the Charity Fashion Show, there will be a silent auction, a tasty brunch and a fashion showcase from local boutiques.

11/17-11/19: The Addams Family — A New Musical Comedy

Presented by the New Albany High School Drama Department
Times: November 17, 18, 19 – 7:30 PM, November 19 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany, Ohio
Tickets: $9-$15

The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy is based upon Charles Addams’ wildly popular single-panel cartoon series, which also inspired several live action and animated films and television shows, most notably the iconic series from 1964 – 1966 starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, and Jackie Coogan and the movies from 1991 and 1993 with Raul Julia, Angelica Huston, and Christopher Lloyd. The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy is not only full of catchy new songs like “When You’re An Addams” and “Full Disclosure” but also will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss!

Thursday, 11/24: Thanks For Giving 4 Miler Walk/Run

sneakers at a raceTimes: Kids’ Run Starts at 8:00 AM, 4K Walk/Run Starts at 8:30 AM
Location: Market Square in New Albany, Ohio
Fees/Admission: Donations are accepted, but not required.

The Thanks For Giving 4 Miler Walk/Run is all about family, giving back, and having fun. There is no official race fee. You can give as much or as little as you want. The goal is to feed as many families in Central Ohio as we can – and you can help. 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to three local non-profit organizations: LifeCare Alliance, the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and The New Albany Thanksgiving Day fund at the New Albany Community Foundation.

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Don’t Miss These Fun Events Happening in New Albany This Month!

There are some great events happening this month in New Albany, and we wanted to make sure you know the details!

Wednesday, 10/19: Downsize New Albany Seminar

New Albany homeowners downsizingTime: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Location: Heit Center

Cost: FREE

(Hosted by Kate & Tony Thomas, New Albany Realty)

Learn the ins and outs of downsizing from a panel of local experts at our second downsizing seminar. Our first was so popular, we are bringing it back! Topics will include real estate market and strategies, home improvements and staging, selling personal and household items, and more! Refreshments and appetizers will be served. RSVP to info@newalbanyohio.com.

Learn more at www.DownsizeNewAlbany.com.

Thursday, 10/20: Haunted Hike and Happy Hike

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Rocky Fork Metro Park

Cost: $5-$20 per person

(Hosted by Handshake America)

The Haunted Hike is a very scary 1 mile hike through the woods. You will not be touched or chased, but you will be scared! The Happy Hike is for kids 10 and younger who don’t like being scared. There will be a series of Halloween themed activities for kids. Wear your costumes!

Learn more at http://handshakehauntedhike.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, 10/22: New Albany Craft & Vendor Fair

ceramics at arts & crafts fairTime: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: New Albany 2-8 Gymnasium

Cost: Adults – $2, Children Under 12 FREE

(Hosted by Girl Scout Troop 307)

Several Unique Vendors, Free Parking, Lunch available. Raffle held every Hour.

E-mail Stefanie Hatfield at hatf02@gmail.com for questions or more information.

Sunday, 10/30: Night Moves Concert

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Location: McCoy Center for the Arts

Cost: $10 Donation at the Door

Annual community concert featuring Songs of the Season and tunes that go bump in the night! Featured groups performing will be New Albany Winds, New Albany Chorus, Center Stage Singers, NAHS A Cappella Choir, Broadway Beginners cast members, and youth pianists Kelley, Danna & Abbie Long.

Learn more at http://www.newalbanyarts.org

candy in a bowlMonday, 10/31: Halloween – Beggars Night

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Trick or treaters will fill the neighborhoods for New Albany’s annual “Beggars Night.” Stay safe!

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Are You Going to the Indoor Farmers Market in February?

The first Saturdays of the month are all about getting together with your friends and stopping by the New Albany Farmers Market for fresh foods from your neighbors. And between October and February each year, the community fun moves indoors to the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany.

February 6th is the Last Indoor Market Day

Date: Saturday, February 6th | Time: 9 AM – Noon

Location: 150 W. Main Street, New Albany, OH 43054

mixed salad made from fresh produceThe last day of the indoor farmers market is February 6th, 2016, and you do not want to miss it. The center will be bustling with activity as your New Albany neighbors and friends buy fresh produce, baked goods, locally produced honey and cheeses, and much more.

The New Albany Farmers Market is the perfect place to shop for fresh local ingredients for dinner, meet your new neighbors, and support the wonderful people in your community.

About the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany

The Heit Center is a new health and wellness facility in our community that sponsors activities and events designed to bring neighbors together and promote healthy lifestyles. The indoor and outdoor New Albany Farmers Market, the New Albany Walking Classic, and the New Albany Community Garden are all popular programs that the center is associated with.

Find Your Lifestyle in New Albany, Ohio

With a community that promotes healthy lifestyles and plenty of activities you can do with your friends and neighbors, it is no wonder that New Albany is a fantastic place to live. We are the New Albany real estate experts and can help you find your dream home in this area, give you a peek around New Albany at the organizations that make it such a great place to live, and provide you with all the resources you need to relocate and buy a home.

Contact us today to learn more about the real estate market and about living in this welcoming community.

Look For Thomas & Company in the Upcoming New Albany Founder’s Day Parade!

CalendarWhat an honor! We recently found out that we have been given the opportunity to walk in the New Albany Founder’s Day Parade on May 16!

This local parade is a time-honored tradition here in New Albany and so we are humbled that we get a chance to be a part of it.

Continue reading to learn more about this upcoming parade and what you can expect to see if you attend!

The 411 on the Upcoming New Albany Parade

Held every year, the New Albany Founder’s Day celebrates the inception of our incredible community.

Founded in 1837, the Village of New Albany has seen immense growth in the last two decades in particular as local leaders have focused on making this a great place to not only live but also to work and play as well. The Village became a City in 2011!

This year’s event (which, by the way, marks the 40th anniversary) will actually kick off with a mini-concert by the New Albany Chorus at Main Street and High Street.

Then, the parade starts at 11 a.m. Parade floats enter at Dublin-Granville Road and Morgan Road, although probably the best place to stand as a spectator will be Main Street and High Street because a parade emcee booth will be located there.

Check out this online map for a look at the complete parade map and to plan your excursion on Founder’s Day.

Ultimately, the parade will end at the New Albany 2-5 Elementary School at 87 North High Street.

This year is sure to be a stand-out one, especially given all of the sponsors that have contributed to bring the parade to life. These companies include The City of New Albany, New Albany Chamber of Commerce, Plain Township, New Albany-Plain Local Schools, Chi Thai Restaurant and Mint Family Dental.

Meanwhile, Robert & Debbie Dean will serve as the 2015 Parade Grand Marshals.

Here a quick recap of the most important details you should know:

  • When: 10:45 a.m. for the mini-concert, 11 a.m. for the parade
  • Where: Main Street and High Street
  • More Information: Visit The Founders Day Site.  And once again, you can also view the Parade Route map.

We Hope To See You at the Parade on May 16!

We hope you have a chance to check out the Founder’s Day festivities (including the parade!) on May 16. We think it’s sure to be a fun and memorable day for the whole family!

If you do end up attending and you see us, please be sure to wave Hello. We would be thrilled to see you.

And remember: As your dedicated New Albany real estate experts, we always enjoy the opportunity to help people realize their dreams on the real estate market. So contact us today if you’re considering buying or selling a New Albany area home anytime soon, make sure to contact us for assistance.

Until next time,

Thomas & Company

Things to do in New Albany, Ohio in April

Are you a New Albany home owner who recently relocated to the area? Are you interested in finding something fun and cheap to do during your free time?

Then you’ve come to the right New Albany real estate website!

Below, we’ve compiled a list of just some of the fun community events that you and your family may enjoy during the month of April.

Hope to see you at one of these community events soon!

Check Out These Upcoming Community Events in Central Ohio

Capitol Steps: This politically-aware group of performs take newspaper headlines from recent weeks and morph them song parodies and outrageous skits. This is sure to be appealing to anyone with a finger on the pulse of what’s going on in Washington!

  • When: 8 p.m. on April 13
  • Where: Jeanne B. McCoy Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road in New Albany
  • Admission: $20 to $30
  • More Info: Call 614-6545-0642

Symphony Performance: The New Albany Symphony will share a performance with the public titled “The New World.” Those residents who arrive early to the performance will have a chance to participate in a silent auction!

  • When: 7 p.m. on April 15
  • Where: Jeanne B. McCoy Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road in New Albany
  • Admission: $12 to $20
  • More Info: Call 614-323-1237

Paws in the Plaza: Come bring your best four-legged friend to this outdoor festival, which will feature river walks, pet-friendly shops and visiting pet vendors! Other exhibits that are likely to be there include free nail trimmings, caricature artists, giveaways, rescues, and more!

  • When: 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays from April 5 to November 1
  • Where: Mill Street and Creekside Plaza, 123 Mill Street in Gahanna
  • Admission: FREE
  • More Info: Call 614-418-9114

Homemade Crafts: Come learn how to make homemade soap during this Make & Take Craft event at the Ohio Herb Education Center. During the class, participants will mix essential oils and other simple ingredients to create a home cleanser.

  • When: April 4 to 28; times vary
  • Where: Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill Street in Gahanna
  • Admission: $5
  • More Info: Call 614-342-4380

Your New Albany, OH Real Estate Experts

We hope you and your family are able to find the time to attend one of these interesting community events going on in Central Ohio in April.

If you do, let us know what you thought of it!

For more ideas on fun events going on in the area, check back in to our New Albany real estate blog.

And if you’re considering buying or selling a New Albany property any time soon, be sure to contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas!

Until next time,

Kate & Tony

Fun Things to Do in New Albany, Ohio During the Holiday Season

Winter is a great time to live in New Albany, Ohio.  That’s because this community oriented community always has a ton of holiday events going on during this time of year.

If you’ve been thinking about relocating to central Ohio, I recommend you check out some of these family-friendly activities.  It will give you a good idea of why so many people consider New Albany such a special place to live.

Enjoy These Family-Friendly Activities This Month in New Albany

Here is just a sampling of some of the holiday-themed events that you and your family could enjoy as New Albany residents this year:

Holiday Spectacular: Enjoy this annual holiday concert featuring the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and the Columbus Children’s Choir. Arrive early for your chance to purchase a Gift Box and to enjoy some pre-concert activities with the kids. You can even bring a canned food item to support the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

  •  When:  3 to 5 p.m. on December 18
  • Where: Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts
  • Admission: $11 to $22
  • More Info: Call 614-245-4701

Holiday Lights Show: Enjoy the magic of the holiday season at this holiday light show in Gahanna.  During this annual holiday event, visitors enjoy a holiday parade, the holiday tree lighting and even a visit with Santa Claus!

  • When: November 12 to January 2
  • Where: Olde Gahanna and Creekside, 123 Mill Street in Gahanna
  • Admission: FREE
  • More Info: Call 614-418-9114

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas:  On the 45th anniversary of the holiday classic, visitors can view 44 original production cells, animation sketches and even behind-the-scenes photos from this film.

  • When: Now through January 4
  • Where: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad Street in Columbus
  • Admission: Adults $11. Seniors and students $9. Children $6. Children under 2 free.
  • More Info: Call 614-645-8733

The Nutcracker:  Many people connect the holiday season with this classic ballet, which tells the story of young Clara and her Nutcracker Prince.  Now you and your family can enjoy this enchanting ballet in person at the Ohio Theatre, which will have performances of The Nutcracker throughout the month.

  • When: Now through December 23; Times vary
  • Where: 39 E. State Street in Columbus
  • Admission: Prices vary
  • More Info:  Call 800-745-3000 or 614-469-0939

 Investing in New Albany, Ohio Real Estate

Stay tuned next week when we’ll tell you about even more holiday activities going on in the New Albany, Ohio area.

If you get a chance to attend one of the events I mentioned above, please let me know what you thought of it!

New Albany is a wonderful place to live – not just during the holiday season, but all year-round.  If you’re ready to take the next step toward making New Albany your permanent home, then contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas, today.

We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and let you know about available listings in the area.

Until next time,

Kate & Tony

More Holiday Fun in the New Albany, Ohio Area!

Are you a New Albany resident who is entertaining out-of-town family members for the holidays? Are you wondering how you’re going to entertain them throughout their stay?

No worries! We’ve compiled a list of upcoming holiday events in the area that are sure to be fun for the entire family.

Continue reading to learn more!

Enjoy These Holiday Events This Week

Here are just some of the many family-friendly events going on in the New Albany, Ohio area this month:

Holiday Glassblowing Workshop: Bring the entire family and make a colorful, blown glass ornament together!  A professional gaffer will be on site to help out and no experience is necessary.  Ages 16 and up can participate.

  • When: Now through December 28
  • Where: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Admission: $54 to $65
  • More Info: Call (614) 645-8733

Holidays at the Zoo: Enjoy a holiday light show presented by American Electric Power at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.  Residents can also meander through the zoo to enjoy holiday decorations throughout.

  • When: Now through Jan. 1
  • Where: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd. in Powell
  • Admission: Adults $14. Seniors $10. Children 2-9 $9.
  • More Info: Call 614-645-3550

Scrooge Performance: Bring the family to watch this holiday classic, in which a curmudgeon is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

  • When: Now through December 26
  • Where: Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St, Columbus, 43215
  • Admission: Adults $30. Students and seniors $20.
  • More Info: Call 614-416-7625

Celebrate Kwanzaa: Teach your children about different cultures by taking them to this Kwanzaa celebration,  which originated in Africa.  This event features authentic African cuisine, dancing and drumming.  Visitors can even purchase authentic African jewelry here.

  • When: December 28
  • Where: The King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus
  • Admission: $5 to $15
  • More Info: Call 614-645-0642

Listing Your New Albany Home for Sale

We hope you get a chance to check out one of these holiday events in the New Albany area.  If you do, please let us know what you thought of it!

And we hope you have a wonderful holiday celebration with your friends and loved ones.

If after the New Year you decide that it’s time for a change and you’re ready to sell your New Albany home, contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas. 

We’ll be happy to help you navigate the New Albany  real estate market by offering you our exclusive home marketing plan as well as other home selling tools such as:

Until next time,

Kate & Tony

Chipotle Opens In New Albany!

New Albany Chipotle

Good Eats in New Albany!
It may not be considered “fine dining” by all, but ask any kid at New Albany High School where they prefer to eat and I’ll bet they’ll say “Chipotle”. And the lines I saw there last night confirm that the new Chipotle that opened in the Giant Eagle Shopping Center on New Albany Road West in New Albany is already a hit! I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m sure their burrito bowl will be delicious when I do! Word is that several additional restaurants will open in New Albany before the year is out! Stay tuned.

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New Albany High School Production of HAIRSPRAY was Awesome!

I’m still smiling 3 days after attending the New Albany High School’s production of Hairspray this weekend at the McCoy Center!  It was so good you totally forgot that you were watching students act, sing and the orchestra play.  It’s no wonder that it was “Sold Out” 3 nights in a row!  There were some real stand-out performances and I suspect we’ll hear more from these talented kids.

The McCoy is just another reason to love where we live!  New Albany, Ohio rocks!  Performances to look forward to in December include the New Albany Children’s Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker December 10th-12th, and the Holiday Spectacular concert presented by the New Albany Symphony 3pm on December 19th.  You can hardly believe this facility and the caliber of the productions is right in our own backyard.  Don’t take the chance of missing out because of a Sold Out performance – contact the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts to buy your tickets today!

Tony & I will be there – hope you will be there too!