Cooper Young Business Association, chartered in 1988, strives to promote the District as a desirable place to live, work and patronize by maintaining a living, creative and safe environment. The CYBA hosts the annual Cooper Young Festival, Memphis' largest single day event attended by over 80,000 participants every September. The First Thursday Night Out held every month draws hundreds into the neighborhood for an evening of discounted shopping and dining along with free live music and artists appearances in neighborhood antique, vintage, restaurants and retail shops.
The CYCA was founded in 1976 and has a long standing reputation of representing the residents of Cooper-Young and serving our hip Cooper Young community through: | Membership benefits such as Mulch to Members and discounts | publishes the LampLighter newspaper (which is delivered free to everyone in Cooper-Young and available on our website.) | provides support for safety initiatives through, email alerts, block clubs, National Night Out, neighborhood watch, and code enforcement | owns and maintains the Trestle Art on Cooper Avenue | Beautification efforts | Hosts the Cooper-Young Festival Friday 4-miler | Art for Art's Sake Auction