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Many thanks to our Being Belhaven 100, Being Belhaven Gold and Being Belhaven contributors.  Being Belhaven 100 members give $1000, Being Belhaven Gold members give $500 and Being Belhaven members give $300 to the Foundation annually.  Click here to see a list of our generous supporters.

Shakespeare in the Park on Sunday, April 27th at 6:00 pm.  Much Ado About Nothing will be performed by New Stage Theatre’s Young Acting Troupe along with the troupe instructors and members of New Stage’s Professional Acting Intern Company.  The performance is part of the Being Belhaven Arts Series in Belhaven Park on Poplar.  The event is free.  State Street Barbeque will be selling dinner at the event.  Tables are available for reservation.  A table for 8 is $100.  For reservations or more information, call 601-352-8850 or email

Outdoor Movie: Toy Story starting at 7:45 pm, Friday, May 2nd. Bring blankets and chairs and bug spray to Belhaven Park on Poplar to enjoy Toy Story under the stars. Jaco's Tacos will be selling dinner.

The Being Belhaven Arts Series at Belhaven Park features programs of music, theatre and art in the restored Belhaven Park on Poplar Boulevard.  All events are free because of the generous support of our sponsors.  The Being Belhaven Arts Series is funded in part by the Mississippi Arts Commission, Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, Jones, Funderburg, Sessums & Peterson PLLC, Carol Taff, Fairview Inn, McDade's Market, State Street Barbeque, Fenian's Pub, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Louisa Dixon and Jerry Johnson, Stracener and Neeley, PLLC .

Click here to see the 2014 Schedule.

New Stage presents The Miss Firecracker Contest.  A Southern Comedy by Beth Henley. April 15-27, 2014. For  information or to order tickets, call 601.948.3533 or visit the New Stage website.                             

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Fortification Street Project: NO Orange Barrels from North State Street to the Interstate!

Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights 2014 is August 16th! This will be the 10th year for Greater Belhaven's end-of-summer street festival. Save the date and make plans to come enjoy The Hottest Festival in Town!   CLICK HERE FOR FESTIVAL INFORMATION

The City of Jackson is expediting the process required by the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) for repairing damage to historic homes due to the recent hail storms. Contractors can obtain a permit without going through the HPC if property owners complete and have notorized the compliance agreement form.  Click HERE to download the form. This form requires no fee. The contractor may then present the notorized form to the City Building Permit Department. Questions?  Contact Akili Kelly, HPC officer, at 601-960-1900.

Keep in mind, too, that more than $5,000 in repairs MAY result in eligibility for historic tax credits since Belhaven and Belhaven Heights are on the National Register.   

The Historic Belhaven neighborhood has joined the Belhaven Heights neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places.

If you missed the recent workshop concerning the National Register of Historic Places, click here to get the basic information provided by Todd Sanders of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Fortification Street Project:   As you are making plans to eat out or to shop, please remember to support businesses in Greater Belhaven as much as possible during the construction project. Click here to read about the Groundbreaking Ceremony in June 2012.

Greater Belhaven – A Different Perspective:  Karen Bryant, of Your City Prints, worked with the Greater Belhaven Foundation office to develop this colorful, cool map of words that is the Greater Belhaven Neighborhood.  Go to to check it out and order a print.

Have you read The Help?  This New York Times Bestseller has put a spotlight on Jackson and Greater Belhaven and  Book Club members from across the nation are traveling here to tour the sights mentioned in Kathryn Stockett’s book, which is being made into a movie. We are taking this opportunity to promote our City and neighborhood in a positive way by offering a tour brochure that discusses Greater Belhaven locations in a present day context.  Our neighborhood is the home of some of the main characters and points all around Greater Belhaven are mentioned throughout the book. Take a tour of our lovely neighborhood and see the locations where events unfold within its pages. Click here to download the tour brochure. There is a driving map that accompanies the points of interest.

The Market is open for business!  The Mississippi Farmers Market and The Greater Belhaven Market have come together to combine the dynamics of Jackson’s two largest inner city Farmers Markets at one location where they offer customers a one stop shop for the freshest, high quality Mississippi produced products. The MS Farmers Market is located at 929 High Street, adjacent to the Fairgrounds. The Market is open on Saturdays from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Click here to find out more about the Farmers Market.

The Eudora Welty Education and Vistors Center is now open to the public. The Visitors Center is located next door to the Welty House, at 1109 Pinehurst Street.  For ticket information call 601-353-7762 or email

Greater Belhaven Land Use Plan - please click on the "Our Future" circle above to see this exciting plan!

For more information, contact:

Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation
954 Fortification Street
Jackson, MS 39202
601-352-8850 (phone)
601-352-8849 (fax)


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