Hard to believe Thanksgiving is here, but chalk it up to the general weirdness that is 2020. Turkey Day traditions may be a little (or a lot) different this year, but there’s no reason you can’t still have a good time. We pulled together 9 safe ways you can enjoy the long Thanksgiving weekend in Birmingham.Continue reading “9 safe ways to enjoy the heck out of this Thanksgiving weekend”
Birmingham’s Parkside District is all abuzz. First, the pivotal Parkside Master Plan; then the Black Lives Matter Mural; and now, two new promising developments. One local developer is adding office space to their ongoing Foundry Yards apartment complex, while another is planning a new restaurant + event space with a focus on live music. It’s an exciting time to be in Parkside!Continue reading “2 promising developments coming to Birmingham’s Parkside”
Inspired by the work of artists in Washington, D.C., the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Birmingham Cara McClure and local artists are planning a massive “Black Lives Matter” street mural to go beside Railroad Park on 1st Avenue South between 16th and 17th Streets. And what’s more, McClure and the artists aim to complete the mural by this Saturday. Here is what we know so far.Continue reading “Breaking: “Black Lives Matter” street mural coming to 1st Avenue South by Railroad Park”
You’ve got a day to spend in Birmingham and Railroad Park is at the top of your list of places to go and things to see. We know you want to capture those great mems for the ‘gram and sample some of Birmingham’s best offerings. Keep reading to find our top picks for 11 ways to enjoy a beautiful day at Railroad Park.Continue reading “11 ways to enjoy a beautiful day at Railroad Park”
If you love the natural world and its creatures, you need to know Michelle Reynolds. Among other things, she’s a regular explorer of Birmingham’s urban wildlife, often posting gorgeous photos of her surprising discoveries so the rest of us can armchair travel with her. Keep reading to find out what I learned during our Q+A.Continue reading “Look at Birmingham’s urban wildlife with Michelle Reynolds (PHOTOS + art)”
The Magic City has no shortage of beautiful views—but one of the most unique perspectives are at our local parks. Check out these ways to support our beautiful nature preserves!
If you can’t make it out to one of Alabama’s parks right now, many of them are going virtual—learn more!Continue reading “Love nature? Learn how to support 5 of Birmingham’s beautiful parks!”
One of the beautiful things about Birmingham is the way that historic buildings have been given new life to carry them well into the future. Bayer Properties, the company that brought us The Pizitz and The Summit, is planning to turn The Hardwick into a mixed-use community hub with offices and restaurants.Continue reading “Look for new life at the old Hardwick building at the end of the Rotary Trail in Birmingham (PHOTOS)”
Mark your calendar. The place to be in Birmingham on weekends this May is the new temporary Parkside Trail.Continue reading “First Look at the temporary The Parkside Trail from Railroad Park to Rotary Trail”
In response to the nationwide coronavirus crisis that has swept Birmingham and the nation, Bham Now is working to help all of us get through this together.
CANCELLED FOR NOW. Spring is almost here, which means it’s time for one of our favorite activities downtown—free exercise classes at Railroad Park! Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Get Healthy on the Railroad classes from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.Continue reading “CANCELLED: Get healthy with free exercise classes returning to Railroad Park!”
What do a local African-American, woman-owned media firm, health-conscious consulting company and healthcare real estate investment trust all have in common? They’re three new partners ready to bring magical, hands-on experiences to The World Games 2021 Birmingham.Continue reading “3 new partners announced for The World Games 2021 Birmingham”
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Do you know what that means? Shelves full of discounted chocolate come Feb. 15! Well, that and out-of-the-box local events that’ll make you reconsider those dinner reservations. Whether you’re single and ready to mingle or happily partnered, here are 8 unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Birmingham.Read more
If you are like me, you love end of the year lists.
Spaghetti and syrup, anyone? Here’s your guide to 5 iconic holiday movies—when/where to watch them in Birmingham and the best food to order from Waitr inspired by each movie. Don’t forget to use code BHAMNOW for FREE delivery.
Not in the mood to be a couch potato? Keep reading to find out how to win tickets to Brrrmingham, the ice rink set up in Railroad Park!Continue reading “Perfect holiday movies + food pairings. And, WIN tix to the Brrrmingham ice rink!”
The holidays are a time to relax, catch up with friends and enjoy the company of family. However, for many of us, this isn’t always the case. The holidays can easily turn into a marathon of cooking, decorating, shopping and giving—but not this year. Here are 10 ways to kick the holiday stress in Birmingham!Continue reading “10 Ways to Kick the Holiday Stress in Birmingham”