Bayside Neighborhood Association (BNA)

The Bayside Neighborhood Association (BNA) represents all those with a vested interest in the Bayside neighborhood. Our members are made up of residents, property owners, businesses, and organizations. We welcome anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Bayside to become involved. Please visit our News & Events Page for more information on upcoming events, including:

Community Meeting with Portland Needle Exchange October 22

Q&A discussion with Portland Needle Exchange hosted by the Bayside Neighborhood Association, regarding the Harm Reduction services they provide, risks of improper disposal of syringes, and growing IV drug use in Portland.  Please RSVP for head count and send questions for PNE ahead of time to igocoastal@yahoo.com
Wednesday, October 22 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM, 516 Congress St. Portland (CTN Channel 5 studio)


Walking Wilmot:  The Ghosts of Bayside

Sunday October 19 and Thursday October 23

The walking tour and a presentation are the concluding events in a research project conducted by the Maine Historical Society (MHS), Mt. Carmel Cemetery Association, and the Bayside Neighborhood Association.  There will be a small exhibit of Anshe Sfard artifacts at the presentation, and a larger online exhibit will open on the MHS website Maine Memory Network.  Click here for more info.

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About the BNA

We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 24 Stone Street in the Avesta Community Meeting room in Bayside.  All are welcome!

Monthly Board meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the community room at 24 Stone Street in Unity Village. These meetings are always open to the public and we encourage new friends to attend. The BNA also produces the Baysider, a quarterly community newspaper and manages the Bayside Community Garden on Chestnut Street in Bayside. We have special meetings and host forums as the need arises to to discuss issues impacting our neighborhood.  Read the latest edition of The Baysider, BNA’s community newspaper! 

Mission Statement

The Bayside Neighborhood Association (BNA) brings members of the Bayside community together. BNA brings conversations about Bayside to Bayside and to the greater community in a way that organizes, informs, and empowers residents, social service and other organizations, local businesses, and city representatives to form meaningful and long-term partnerships. BNA preserves and promotes safety, multi-cultural diversity, housing, and carefully planned social, economic, and physical development in this unique urban community.

BeeProjectLogoColorPortland Pollinator Partnership is hosted by the Bayside Neighborhood Association, a nonprofit community advocacy group. Wild bees and other insects are as crucial to maintaining our flowers, vegetables, and plants as traditional honeybees.  Planting appropriate pollinator and insect-friendly vegetation has many benefits to Portland’s ecology. Newly formed in April, 2014, we seek to partner with other Portland area residents, businesses, and  organizations. We hope you will join us in exploring ways to enhance our natural environment for the benefit of all. Learn more here.

 

2014 Board

Steve Hirshon, President
Annie Wadleigh, Vice President
Colette Bouchard, Secretary
Sean Kerwin, Treasurer
Cindy Bachelder (Community Member)
Mike Bachelder (Community Member)
Laura Cannon (Community Member)
Alicia Harding (Community Member)
Charles Kaufmann (Community Member)
Alex Landry (Community Member)
Ali Lovejoy (Preble St Resource Center)
Susan McCloskey (Community Member)
Representative (Avesta Housing)
Ron Spinella (Community Member)
Rob Sylvain (Community Member)
Deborah Van Hoewyk (Community Member)
Jay York (Community Member)

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