Bard at The Barn

Free Shakespeare for all this fall!

Live Jazz at Embrace

Sunday, Oct. 15th

Advocating for Monroe Road

Advocating for improved transit, bikability and walkability, strong schools, and small biz

Local Art

Journals, scarves, totes, and more. Merch inspired by MoRA’s community murals.

MoRA Community Run/Walk

Free run/walk on Wednesdays.

Certified Wildlife Habitats

This neighborhood is on target to be the first.

LovN On Each Other

Community Mural across from East Meck HS

We elevate and celebrate.

Moving forward with art, events, advocacy, and more.

From creating public art to hosting community workshops, Monroe Road Advocates is making an impact in the community.

Join our all-volunteer, passionate group of neighbors and stakeholders as we champion Charlotte’s Monroe Road corridor.


Since 2016, MoRA has advocated for Monroe Road, an area that had been overlooked for decades. Charlotte’s exponential growth makes it essential that we all have a voice at the table for walkability, transit and the Silver Line, responsible development, and investment in our schools and public safety.


Monroe Road Advocates brings the community together to create iconic public art. The Embrace sculpture has become the area’s gathering place for events. The Tapestry mural created a rich cultural message of welcome. And Patchwork Crosswalks connected the Monroe Road corridor through street murals.


Monroe Road is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and businesses—large and small, long-established and newly-formed.  Monroe Road Advocates elevates businesses and connects them to one another and to the community. Our directory lists many of our local businesses.


MoRA understands the power of communications to connect and inform. Events like Thursdays Live (our free summer concert series) and the annual Winter Social bring people together and galvanize community.


For information about featuring your company on our homepage and in our online business directory, please contact us.

Support the MoRA community. Donate today.

Support our work on behalf of great neighborhoods. Support thriving public art, schools, shopping, and businesses. Support safe cycling, walking, and better transit.

Latest News & Events

Live Jazz at Embrace, Oct. 15

Live Jazz at Embrace FREE concert from Culture Blocks Sunday afternoons are made for jazz and hanging out with neighbors. You're invited to a FREE community concert at Embrace this month, sponsored by ASC’s Culture Blocks - a community partnership funded by...

Latin Jazz, free concerts at Embrace

Latin Jazz live at Embrace Two FREE concerts from Culture Blocks Get ready for two Latin Jazz Concerts at Embrace this fall. The FREE music events are sponsored by ASC’s Culture Blocks - a community partnership funded by Mecklenburg County. Featuring:  A Sign of the...

Free Shakespeare returns with Bard at The Barn

Shepherd Shakespeare Co. presents: As You Like ItIn collaboration with Levine Properties and MoRA   This project was made possible, in part, with funding from ASC, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. Bard...

Roller Skating at Summer Breeze, Aug. 17

Join us for Roller Skating on Aug. 17 Roller skating enthusiasts and novices alike, come out to create some wonderful memories by joining the roller skating fun at our Summer Breeze concert on August 17. Thanks to Dr. Alyssa Sprowl and her A List Smiles Orthodontics...

Rail Trail planning is underway — Plaza Midwood to Amity Gardens

Did you know that the Silver Line Rail Trail (urban bike and pedestrian path) could be built before the Silver Line Light Rail (the train)? That’s an exciting possibility that should interest anyone who wants a more walkable, bikeable, transit-friendly east side....

July at Independence Library

It's Summer Break! Take your imagination on a journey. Read, Learn, and Explore. Check out this sampling of FREE programming for children and adults at our local Independence Library—located at the corner of Conference Drive and Monroe Road. Children’s Services Weekly...

MoRA Business Mixer, June 2023

Monroe Road businesses attended MoRA's Business Mixer on Tuesday night, June 27, 2023. The crew had such a good time that several stayed late and suggested that we host mixers more often. Bé-Em Asian Kitchen was the perfect venue, and owner Loan Tran welcomed everyone...

How do you feel about Corporate Owned Rentals?

Neighbors, HOA's, and local and state leaders are all looking for answers to address the surge of corporate owned rentals—single-family homes purchased by large institutional investors for the purposes of renting them out to generate rental income. The...

Native Plant Sale 4/29

Native Plant Sale  Saturday, April 29th, 2023 10am to 1pm (while supplies last) at Wild Birds Unlimited If you felt inspired by neighbors certifying their yards as Wildlife Habitats and are looking for ways to improve your landscape, then this event is PERFECT for...