Denverite is all about helping you better engage with your city, and Denverite events are one of the best ways you can make connections with the issues you care about — and friends you haven’t made yet.
Here’s what’s in store for the near future, plus recaps of past events:
Who’s Next: Politics recognized 16 rising stars on the Denver-area political scene. With the help of reader nominations, Denverite invited readers, sources and these savvy political minds to the ART Hotel for a lovely balcony reception on a pleasant June evening.
On Bike to Work Day, we set up a big block party where hundreds of Denverites could blow of some steam on the way home, complete with beer from Breckenridge Brewery, a DJ booth from Red Bull, food trucks (and shaved ice — it was a hot one!), vendor booths and inflatable art from the Museum of Outdoor Arts.
Denverite On Topic
Think of these as Denverite stories come to life — our journalists lead discussions about important issues facing the metro area with policymakers, stakeholders and people with lived, relevant experiences.
Denverite On Topic: Rent and Renters’ Issues was our second panel discussion on housing in the Mile High City. We were joined by Robin Kniech, Denver Councilwoman At-large, Andrea Chiriboga-Flor, lead housing organizer of 9to5 Colorado, Rocky Sundling, president of the Colorado Apartment Association and Rhianna Brown, who shared her story of recent eviction.
Denverite On Topic: Homelessness and Housing Insecurity was our first panel event, bringing together homelessness services providers and a woman who had experienced homelessness to discuss practical issues facing Denver today. Denverite readers and others in the community gathered at Curious Theatre to listen and learn.
Denverite member mixers
These are a opportunities for our members to come get to know our staff.
At our first mixer, we were also all introduced to Understudy, the gallery under the Convention Center stairs with deep ties to the city’s art scene.
We’ve also hung out at Hope Tank, a gift store that gives back …
And the Denver Press Club. Want to host our cool, engaged members for a happy hour or a coffee hour? Let Dave know! firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pop-ups and other events
Denverite’s Colfax Week Happy Hour was a wrap-up from a week of reporting on the city’s most notorious street. Characters from those stories showed up to mingle with readers at the Sie FilmCenter, and we listened to brief presentations from Yoal Ghebremeskel of Street Fraternity and Monica Martinez, executive director of The Fax Partnership.
We’d also spent a day reporting on Colfax Avenue that week, asking passersby for their thoughts on Colfax … and if they wanted a gif portrait.
And in 2016, you guessed it, we took some portraits while we were reporting on the 16th Street Mall.
Denverite’s One-year Anniversary Party — we celebrated our birthday with a photo booth, props, drinks and snacks!
Denverite’s Election Night Party, our first-ever event (and an emotional one, at that). We gathered ’round to watch the 2016 presidential election unfold in real time, mingle, celebrate, commiserate.