Past Events

April 21st, 2021

Upcoming City of Aurora Tax and Licensing Classes

Aurora Business Licensing & Sales Tax  in Spanish Friday, July 09, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Mountain   Aurora Business Licensing & Sales Tax  in  English Friday, July 14, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM Mountain   Aurora Business Licensing & Sales Tax  in Spanish Friday, October 08, 2021 9:00 AM to
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April 21st, 2021

Restaurant Revitalization Fund/SBA Disaster Relief Webinar with Rep. Jason Crow – 4/20/21

Rep. Jason Crow and the Colorado SBA District Director Francis Padilla helped to answer questions about pandemic related federal assistance available to small businesses. The webinar also shared updates on new programs such as the Restaurant Revitalization Plan, that was created by the American Rescue Plan. Webinar: Small Business Relief  with Rep. Jason Crow and the Colorado SBA
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April 12th, 2021

2021 Rock It Sock It Thank You

Over 780 Sock Care Kits and about 3,200 pairs of socks for the Comitis Crisis Center in Aurora. Huge thanks to all that participated this year, including the members of the Havana Business Improvement District, Fitzsimons Credit Union, Auto Mart USA, Sam’s No 3, Bank of the West, First Bank, Havana Auto Parts, Heirlooms Antiques
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April 7th, 2021

African Leadership Group Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic – Sign Up for 4/17

REGISTER HERE After a year of social distancing and isolation, the end of the pandemic is in sight, thanks to the growing availability of highly effective vaccines. For anyone who hasn’t yet been vaccinated, we have some great news: The African Leadership Group and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will host a
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March 30th, 2021

Hue’s Your Daddy – Bettola and Cody’s present Rose Month!

Rough Monday? Come explore this refreshing classic and kick off a brighter Spring. Only a few spots left for this evenings class! Hue’s Your Daddy – Rosé All Day $40 per person – 4 different styles of Rosés – charcuterie included Join us either 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, or 4/19 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Join
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March 18th, 2021

Support Small this March 2021 – Asian Eats To Go event on Havana Street

We hope you will join us in supporting Asian businesses at our Asian Eats To Go event on Havana Street! Wed. March 31 | 11:30am-12:30pm Pick Up at Seoul Korean BBQ & Hot Pot 2080 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80014 For $30, enjoy an Asian-inspired lunch while supporting local Asian business owners On Havana Street! 1) Seoul Korean BBQ & Sushi – One Bento
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March 12th, 2021

Free Legal Clinic – African Leadership Group

Monday, March 15, 2021  4-6pm  FREE ALG advocates on behalf of African immigrants who have become entangled in the United States’ criminal justice system, and who struggle to access fair treatment and adequate representation. We support racial justice and immigration reform by helping to raise funds for quality legal representation and helping community members connect with appropriate
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March 9th, 2021

Community based partnerships address racial inequity in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Asian Avenue Magazine   The United States reached a once-unfathomable milestone on Feb. 22, 2021, surpassing 500,000 confirmed coronavirus-re- lated deaths—more than any other country and higher than even the worst case scenario predictions. US life expectancy saw its biggest drop since World War II, with widening racial disparities. The COVID-19 crisis is hurting all
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January 28th, 2021

Flyers for Distribution of COVID-19 Tips in Different Languages

Arapahoe County Amharic Poster 1 Arapahoe County Amharic Posters-2 Arapahoe County Amharic Posters-3 Arapahoe County Korean Poster 1 Arapahoe County Korean Poster 2 Arapahoe County Korean Poster 3 Arapahoe County Spanish Poster 1 Arapahoe County Spanish Poster 2 Arapahoe County Spanish Poster 3 Arapahoe County Chinese Posters 1 Arapahoe County Chinese Posters 2 Arapahoe County
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November 30th, 2020

Things to do On Havana Street – Fermented Wine 101, Online!

Presents: Fermented Wine 101, Online! We will be hosting a class online, via zoom, dedicated to identifying the 5 main compositions of wine and how YOUR palate personally perceives them. We will build your understanding of wine composition starting from dissecting grapes and tasting individual components, tasting wine with increased core composition characteristics, and by utilizing
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November 19th, 2020

Around the World in Aurora

Thank you for joining us for the Around the World in Aurora. This drive around scavenger hunt on November 14th, benefited student travel scholarships for the 2021 Sister Cities Youth Exchange program. Through fun clues, teams drove through Aurora’s historic and business districts to find beautiful public art, diverse restaurants and exciting businesses! The first
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November 15th, 2020

2020 Annual Report for On Havana Street

2020 Havana BID Annual Report 2020 Annual Meeting & Update On Havana Street Presentation 2020 Business Watch Card Watch the Virtual Presentation here

November 5th, 2020

2020 Virtual Halloween Costume Contest Winners

Most Overall/Creative Costume (child or adult): $100 Gift Card from an On Havana Street business Best Homemade/DIY costume: $100 Gift Card from an On Havana Street business Best Funny Costume: $50 Gift Card from an On Havana Street business Best Superhero Costume: $50 Gift Card from an On Havana Street business Group Costumes (any age)
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October 22nd, 2020

Celebrate Halloween Safely this Year – Check out the Events this month at Stanley Marketplace, On Havana Street & Town Center at Aurora!

Watch the Aurora TV’s Feature of On Havana Street’s Online Virtual Halloween Costume Contest here Thank you Aurora TV for featuring our Virtual Halloween Costume Contest online! Enter the Costume Contest and WIN GIFT CARDS HERE:

October 21st, 2020

Aurora TV Features A Drive-Through Scavenger Hunt

Watch the Aurora TV feature from October 14, 2020 here:  Aurora Sister Cities Announces a Drive-Through Scavenger Hunt Check out the list of amazing gift cards from On Havana Street for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Winners! FIRST PLACE $150 in gift cards $25 gift card to Mariscos El Rey – Mexican Seafood Restaurant $25
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October 15th, 2020

Havana Motor Mile Auto Tech Tool Incentive Program 2020

2020 was a different year for our Havana Motor Mile Auto Technician Tool Incentive Program. Due to Covid-19 challenges and school classes closing early there was no graduation ceremony and no opportunity to give the 2020’s program’s tools and tool boxes by the BID. The professor Rolf Werner distributed the 2020 awardees’ tool boxes for
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October 8th, 2020

Halloween Costume Party – Parents Night Out & Kids Night In!

Join High Altitude Martial Arts for a Halloween Costume Party   Parents night out and kids night in! (Non members welcome!) Costume party! -Bring a trick or treat bag/bucket -Bring a water bottle -Bring your own nerf gun (we will supply the bullets). Cost is $20 per child ($10 each additional sibling) for 3 hours
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October 8th, 2020


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October 8th, 2020

This Year’s On Havana Street Halloween Costume Contest Goes Virtual!

Read the Full Article by Colorado Times By Rachel Y cho 2020-10-08 Finally, October is here and no doubt Halloween in on the minds of many Coloradans. Although Halloween night is the main event for trick-or-treating every year in Aurora – collecting sweets from 30+ merchants at The Gardens on Havana – this year’s On
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October 1st, 2020

Enter the Bark a Boo Giveaway by Schomp Subaru – Virtual Pet Costume Contest

To Enter to win visit @schompsubaru Instagram Page! GIVEAWAY! To celebrate #SubaruLovesPets month this October, we are asking to see your furry friends dressed in costumes! 1. Like this post. 2. Follow Schomp Subaru on Instagram 3. Tag @SchompSubaru in a photo of your dog in a costume & use the hashtag #MakeADogsDay. The winner will receive
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October 1st, 2020

Participate in On Havana Street’s Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re unable to host in-person Halloween events this year. While we’re greatly saddened by this reality, it doesn’t mean we can’t still help make your Halloween a festive occasion. Our annual costume contest is still taking place this year. However, it will be held virtually in order to promote responsible
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July 29th, 2020

Kitchen Food Collective – Food Drive On Havana Street to Support Small Businesses & the Community

Thank you for volunteering to make the Food Kitchen Collective food drive a success on Wednesday the 15th! Together, we handed out over 1000 bags of fresh produce, quality food, PPE supplies, and prepared meals to community members in need. This all weighed over 7,000 pounds! By partnering with On Havana Street, over 19 small
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July 16th, 2020

On Havana’s Kitchen Collective Food Drive

Watch the July 08, 2020 Aurora TV feature by Christina Savan Raney here

July 13th, 2020

The Six Best Events on the Culinary Calendar This Week

Learn how to make laksa, noodles in a rich coconut curry broth, at Cook Street; this vegan version is from Hella Herbivore. Courtesy Hella Herbivore AMY ANTONATION | JULY 13, 2020 | 5:48AM Yes, you do have to file your taxes this week — but then you can cheer up with deals on wine, creative cocktails crafted from unusual
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March 17th, 2020

Five ways you can support your favorite businesses during Coronavirus

Article from Yelp Andrea Rubin, Senior Vice President, Marketing Tuesday, March 17, 2020 • #Community, #Community, #YelpCommunity Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the globe, and the response is having a major impact on lives and businesses globally. As national and regional governments take steps to curb the spread of the virus in North America, many of you have reached out
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February 13th, 2020

Just say no to RTD service cuts in 2020

View the article in the This is Aurora – City of Aurora Newsletter   Aurora is facing significant cuts to transit service with the latest proposal from the Regional Transportation District (RTD) to address its shortage of bus and light rail transit operators. While the city of Aurora supports equitable, temporary RTD service reductions, we
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February 12th, 2020

Date Night On Havana Street

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. A day full of sweet treats, romantic gestures, and usually, date night out. If you’re planning for your sweetheart this year but aren’t sure where to start, consider doing date night On Havana Street. With the variety available within just a few blocks, you could plan a whole
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December 19th, 2019

Christmas Cruise Toy Drive at Tynan’s Volkswagon

Saturday, December 14, 2019  5PM Christmas Cruise Toy Drive Public · Hosted by Eastern Plains Dub Club – EPDC Toy Drive at Tynans VW Flyer 12 14 2019 Check out the EPDC on Facebook Join EPDC for a cruise and visit their upcoming events here Watch the video of the Toy Cruise On Havana Street here
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December 19th, 2019

Photos from the 2019 Consulado de El Salvador en Aurora, Colorado Update

The Consulate of El Salvador in Aurora hosted a special evening in tribute to the Salvadoran residents on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the City of Aurora. The consulate presented their main achievements serving the states of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming during 2019. Contact Information: José Manuel Castillo Pérez Consul  [email protected]  +1 720 485
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December 17th, 2019

Year in Review – Visit Aurora’s Annual Meeting 2019 – All In

Thank you to Visit Aurora for hosting their 2019 Annual Meeting and featuring On Havana Street in your Year in Review video. Watch video here Transformation, growth and a whole lot of change. Aurora, Colorado has become a destination for every traveler, from business to leisure. Take a look back with us to discover our
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November 27th, 2019

WeeCycle is growing!

Support WeeCycle’s New Home! WeeCycle is growing! We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be moving into a larger warehouse (just across our parking lot) in the new year. With the new space, we’ll be able to better serve our current clients, expand our services, host more volunteer groups and thus allow us to better serve those
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November 22nd, 2019

On Havana Street Annual Report 2019

2020 Havana BID Operational Plan and Budget 2020 Havana BID Operational Plan Budget Message Havana BID Sales Tax Revenue Jan 2014 – Sep 2019 thru Q3 2019 2019 Annual Report 11 21 2019 Demographics Report 2019 Havana BID Operational Plan and Budget 2018 Havana BID Operational Plan and Budget The final 2018 end of year
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November 15th, 2019

On Havana Street 2019 Art 2C on Colorado and Company 9 News

On November 14, 2019, On Havana Street was on Colorado and Company 9NEWS featuring our 2019 Art 2C Public Art program. Watch the segment here

October 31st, 2019


Five Below will occupy 8700 SQ FT next Old Navy in the Kimco Village on the Park redevelopment. Coming to On Havana Street in 2020. About Five Below is a leading high-growth value retailer offering trend-right, high-quality products loved by tweens, teens and beyond. We know life is way better when you’re free to “let
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October 31st, 2019

First Watch The Daytime Cafe COMING TO VILLAGE ON THE PARK in 2020!

First Watch will be occupying the 4160 SQ FT next to America’s Best Optical and near TJ Maxx. The new restaurant concept to Aurora will open in 2020. Watch First Watch Story here About Here at First Watch, we begin each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and
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October 31st, 2019


Sharetea will be coming to On Havana Street and occupying the 1470 SQ FT near Old Navy & Five Below at the Kimco’s Village on the Park redevelopment. About Established in 1992, Sharetea started off business with to-go black tea and pearl milk tea drinks in Taipei, Taiwan. Since then Sharetea has opened many branches
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October 30th, 2019


Visit Aurora’s blog featured our On Havana Street’s Yum Yum Cake & Pastries and Bettola Bistro in their “Flavors of Fall.” Visit the blog here and read more below. GET YOUR SEASON’S FILL OF PUMPKIN SPICE AND OTHER FALL-FLAVORED DELIGHTS. CHECK OUT OUR TOP PICKS FOR BITES AND DRINKS THIS SEASON. BEVERAGES & DRINKS CRAFT
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October 29th, 2019

2019 Winners of the Costume Contests

Thank you to everyone for participating in our Halloween Costume Contest in the Rose Garden. Please see all entries here. Announcement of the the Winner of the 2019 Halloween Costume Contests On Havana Street Winner of the Most overall creative costume (kid or adult):  8100 Noah’s Arc $100 Visa Card Prize Winner of the Best
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October 28th, 2019

2019 Photos from the Trick-or-Treat On Havana Street & Costume Contests at The Gardens on Havana

Please enjoy the professional photos from the Costume Contest at The Gardens on Havana. Photos By Brian Molitoris Photography Thank you so much for participating and Trick or Treating On Havana Street.        

September 27th, 2019

National Coffee Day in Aurora Features Muse Norebang Cafe

Aurora Now  featured Muse Norebang Cafe for a story that had appeared on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Aurora Now airs on the city of Aurora’s national award-winning television station, AuroraTV. They have been focused for 37 years on featuring positive and accurate stories about your city, your community and your news! Aurora Now airs at various
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September 26th, 2019

Dotsero Rocked the Stampede

Photos from the Dotsero Stampede Concert on September 24, 2019     Great outdoor patio with incredible sunset views   Complimentary Argentinian appetizers Volunteers from the Aurora Census 2020

September 20th, 2019

Havana Hosts the Annual Grocery Cart Races to Support the Comitis Crisis Center

Watch here:  Havana Hosts the Annual Grocery Cart Races to Support the Comitis Crisis Center Thank you so much to Matt Howshar  for capturing the fun at the Grocery Cart Race On Havana Street. Thank you for your interest in an Aurora Now story that had appeared on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Aurora Now airs on the city of Aurora’s national award-winning television
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September 20th, 2019

Dotsero Performs In-Studio at AuroraTV

Watch here:  Dotsero Performs In-Studio at AuroraTV Ahead of Their On Havana Concert at the Stampede/Interview #1 Thank you for your interest in an Aurora Now story that had appeared on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Aurora Now airs on the city of Aurora’s national award-winning television station, AuroraTV. AuroraTV has been focused for 37 years on featuring positive and accurate stories about your
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September 19th, 2019

Winners of the 2019 Grocery Cart Race

Thank you for participating in the 2019 Grocery Cart Race! Winners of Grocery Cart Race: Top Fundraising Team Aurora Realtors Association – Home for the Holidays Best Decorated Cart Belco Credit Union – Belcoville  Who’s Best Costume MHBHC Peer Specialists – The Front Line First Place Platinum Aurora Elks Club – Hocus-Pocus Second Place Platinum
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September 12th, 2019

Grocery Cart Race 2019 on Colorado and Company

Havana Business Improvement District – Grocery Cart Race 2019 – September 12, 2019 Watch Kris Staff with Safeway and Jeremy Stern with Comitis Crisis Center on Colorado and Company on 9/12/2019 here   The 9th Annual Grocery Cart Race rolls down the aisles of Safeway on South Havana on September 17th. Proceeds go to the
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September 10th, 2019

1st Denver Monday Night Football Game at Gibby’s

We kicked off the football season at Gibby’s On Havana Street on September 9, 2019. Gibby’s Big Backyard hosted our annual Havana Business Improvement District – On Havana Street Broncos’ football party on Monday, September 9th at 7:30pm – 11pm. The game started at 8:25pm MT and we had over 100 guests wear their blue
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August 29th, 2019

Last Summer Rose Garden Concert with Tunisia

On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, On Havana Street hosted our last summer concert in the rose garden for the season. There were over 350 attendees dancing the night away with Tunisia, a local Colorado favorite band. Tunisia’s set list boasts over 300 songs, including hits from Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, The
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August 1st, 2019

On Havana Street Supports Community Partners & Volunteers at Visit Aurora VOLUNTEER WEEK | JUL. 29 – AUG. 2

On Havana Street Supports Community Partners & Volunteers at Visit Aurora VOLUNTEER WEEK | JUL. 29 – AUG. 2 Ronald McDonald House Aurora For 40 years, Ronald McDonald House has been keeping families of sick children together and near the medical care that they need. Help their team with a cleanup project that will benefit
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July 31st, 2019

First Bank picks up the tab for breakfast for the Summer of Savings event

The last Summer of Savings event with First Bank was on July 27, 2019. First Bank On Havana Street hosted The Delectable Egg Food Truck at their branch for customer appreciation. Customers and guests enjoyed the yummy food truck with an assortment of breakfast items, corn hole and free giveaways. FirstBank hosted “Summer of Savings,”
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July 26th, 2019

My Favorite Muffin – BUY ONE GET TWO MUFFINS for FREE – Grand Opening Weekend

📣Hey On Havana Street and Aurora, CO!📣 We have an new addition to our Havana Business Improvement District Corridor – My Favorite Muffin! The new location next to Safeway & near Gibby’s Big Backyard On Havana Street hosted their GRAND OPENING on Friday, July 26, 2019 and Saturday, July 27, 2019! There were great giveaways,
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