The entire evening is about recognizing members of our community (both individuals and commercial) who go above and beyond to make our neighborhood safe, welcoming, fun, and memorable. What better way to show our appreciation for those our friends and neighbors than through The Irvies?

Awards nominees will be selected from activities and events found in Irvington and on the Irvington Neighbors Facebook Page. Once nominees are selected via social media, the Irvington community must vote for their nominees in person at select businesses. Individual ballot boxes will be placed at local Irvington businesses and whereabouts will be announced on IDO’s pages, so residents can seek out and patronize businesses, exposing these organizations to increased traffic, and vice versa residents to businesses they may have been unaware existed. Winners are chosen by the number of ballots they receive, announced at the event, and presented with a trophy during The Irvies.

Categories, locations, and nominees will be humorously announced, recorded, and promoted on IDO and Irv Facebook pages, culminating with a semi-formal gala fundraising event where guests will be regaled with food & drink, entertainment, and most importantly – awards.

Awards Categories

Cup of Sugar - Generous neighbors who help in a pinch make Irvington great. This person is always there to lend a hand or cup of sugar when you most need it. Congratulations to the nominees: Sue Beecher; Bonnie Cate; and Karen Davis.
Irving Legacy - Irvington boasts an amazing art legacy. If you make Irvington more beautiful through your creative works, you are carrying on Washington Irving's torch! Congratulations to the nominees: Carrie Schmidt; Rita Spalding; and The Walter Paisley Movie House.
RIP Steve Irwin - Irvington is a neighborhood of animal lovers but this person goes above and beyond in being an advocate for our four-legged friends. Congratulations to the nominees: Christina Blanford; Summer Hudson; and Lisa Watson.
Curb Appeal - Is your green thumb in full display? Do you have a well curated collection of statues? Is your yard oasis the envy of all? You may be the winner for Most Attractive Curb Appeal. Congratulations to the nominees: Patrick Adair; Dawn Briggs; and Terri McGath Smith.
The Tree Hugger - This Earth-loving soul does everything they can to make a lasting, green (minimal carbon) footprint. Recycle, compost, and live a fresher life! Congratulations to the nominees: Eric James; Shawndra Miller; and Patricia Waters.
The Benefactor - The Irvington business who makes generosity a core tenet of their operations. Congratulations to the nominees: Hampton Designs Studio & Shop; Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza; and The Magic Candle.
Service with a Smile - This business always greets you with a smile, brightens your day, and makes you feel all neighborly. Congratulations to the nominees: 10 Johnson Avenue; Coal Yard Coffee; Hampton Designs Studio & Shop.
Morning Would - Where WOULD you go in the morning to jump start your day? Coffee shops? Breakfast? Congratulations to the nominees: 10 Johnson Avenue; Coal Yard Coffee; and Lincoln Square Pancake House.
Last Meal - If you had only one meal left on Earth, which Irvington eatery would you choose? Congratulations to the nominees: Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza; The Mug; IXCA.
The Passport - This Irvington treasure brings people in from all over to revel in their hidden majesty. Stamp your passport, and tell your friends to stop by this place! Congratulations to the nominees: Black Acre Brewing; Hampton Designs Studio & Shop; and The Magic Candle.
Cheers - This is the place you can go where everyone knows your name. Congratulations to the nominees: Black Acre Brewing; Coal Yard Coffee; and Hampton Designs Studio & Shop.
The Playpen - This group or organization makes it their business to be kid and family friendly. They're a great place to play, laugh, learn, and color outside the lines. Congratulations to the nominees: Ind. Public Library – Irvington; Line+Form Atelier; and Wyliepalooza.