Downtown Blacksburg Inc. is proud to present our non-profit Member of the Month for August 2019- Downtown Events Inc.
You may not recognize the name of Downtown Events, Inc. but it is the organization which brings you Up On The Roof (UOTR)! Up on The Roof is Blacksburg Premier Creative Professional’s mixer. They meet on the last Thursday of every month (April through Sept) on the rooftop of the Kent Square parking lot from 5:30-8pm – it is a happy hour networking social. The event was originally designed to bring fun locals, grad students and professionals together for the purposes of socializing and enjoying our downtown venues. Food (happy hour samples), beer and vodka mixers are available with a $5 or $10 donation! Reusable cups are $1. Blacksburg is a great place to be!
Downtown Events Inc., the non-profit that produces of Up on the Roof, is first and foremost a social organization with a mission to connect newcomers, locals and creative professionals in Blacksburg. Come and join us! Be Local. Be Social.
At the end of the year, Up on the Roof donates a portion of their proceeds to a local charity. In the past we have given to the Montgomery County Christmas Store, Wonder Universe and financed the completion of the Stroubles Creek mural downtown at the corner of Jackson and Draper Roads. By attending our events you are helping beautify Downtown Blacksburg and helping people on our community!
This month’s Up on the Roof is on Aug. 29th – please consider bringing donations for The NRV Diaper Pantry – one of our charity sponsors this month! It came together when some Blacksburg members saw the need to help families provide diapers and wipes for their children. Low income families mostly receive financial aid for food and medical attention… but this is a big need too. All brands and types of diapers, wipes etc. are needed! They will be collecting at the event! #belocalbesocial