Welcome to the East Harriet Neighborhood
East Harriet is bordered by 36th Street on the north and 46th Street to the south. Lyndale Avenue is the eastern boundary; Lake Harriet and Lakewood Cemetery largely make up the western border of the neighborhood. In addition to these Minneapolis landmarks, Lyndale Park Gardens and Rose Gardens, the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary are located within East Harriet. Many houses in the neighborhood are two-story homes, set back from the streets.
Theo Wirth House Tour
Dates: Sundays May 26 and June 23
Time: Noon - 4pm
Location: Theodore Wirth Home and Administration Building at 3954 Bryant Ave. S
The Theodore Wirth Home and Administration Building is again open for tours. The Minneapolis Parks Legacy Society (M.P.L.S.), in cooperation with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, will conduct the tours, each 60-75 minutes, which are free and open to the public.
The Wirth Home and Administration Building was built for Theodore Wirth, Minneapolis's longest-tenured (1906 - 1935) and most influential park superintendent -- and the primary designer of the Minneapolis Park System. In 1905, Wirth agreed to become superintendent in Minneapolis on the condition that the Park Board would build a home for him and his family in a city park. Completed in 1910, the house was co-designed by Wirth and architect Lowell Lamoreaux. Three upper floors became the Wirth family home. A lower level contains Wirth's office and a large room where his staff of draftsmen helped him design and re-design nearly all of Minneapolis's parks. Because of the genius and dedication of Theodore Wirth, the Minneapolis Park System has been recognized as "Best in the Nation" many times and by multiple organizations since 1928.
The Wirth Home and Administration Building was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The years when the Wirth family lived there (1910-1946) were designated as its period of significance. M.P.L.S. has furnished the house with period artifacts, some of which were owned by Wirth himself.
M.P.L.S. is an all-volunteer organization, co-founded in 2000 by Ted J. Wirth (1927-2009, Theodore Wirth's grandson) and Minneapolis resident Joan Berthiaume. M.P.L.S. is supported with private funds and through the direct sale of Theodore Wirth's reprinted book, Minneapolis Park System, 1883-1944, which will be available for purchase during the tours. Additional future tour dates are July 21, August 18, September 22, October 20, November 24, and December 8.
Contact Joan at M.P.L.S. (612-275-8884; email@example.com) for separate individual, group, and student tours, which may be scheduled throughout 2019 by reservation only. Volunteers are appreciated.
Open Streets Lyndale - June 2
Date: Sunday, June 2
Time: 11am - 5pm
Location: Lyndale Ave S from 22nd Street W to 54th Street W.
Join us at Open Streets Lyndale for the 9th Annual Lyndale Open Streets event! The EHFNA tent will be set-up in front of Harriet's Inn at 40th St W. Stop by to decorate your bike and let us know about any questions or concerns you have about the neighborhood!
Summer Kickoff Party at Farmstead Park
Date: Friday, June 14
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Lyndale Farmstead Park, 3900 Bryant Ave S
Celebrate summer at the annual Summer Kick-Off with music, playground games, Art in the Park presented by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MPRB Naturalist Program table, a face painter and a bounce house. Bring a picnic supper and enjoy a fine summer evening in the park!
East Harriet Summer Event 2019
The survey results are in and while East Harriet residents are overwhelmingly generous with their homes, we were unable to locate any musicians in the neighborhood for this particular event. Thank you so much to everyone who took part in the survey and volunteered to help. We will continue to look for a summer event. In the meantime, find EHFNA at Open Streets June 2nd. Also check out Kingfield's Porchfest on June 20th.
If you have any event ideas, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend a Community Building, Parks and Environment meeting held at Walker Methodist the 3rd Thursday of the month.
Shape the Future of Transportation by June 6th
City staff want to hear from you as they develop the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan and the Vision Zero Action Plan. Staff are collecting feedback through June 6 via online surveys and comment maps where you can offer suggestions on improving transportation infrastructure, take surveys on each of the Transportation Action Plan topics, and leave detailed feedback about your thoughts on Vision Zero-related safety concerns.
What is the Transportation Action Plan?
The Transportation Action Plan will be a 10-year plan to implement the transportation visions outlined in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. It will develop strategies and actions on the following topics: advanced mobility, pedestrian, bicycle, transit, freight, street operations and street design. The Vision Zero Action Plan will be a three-year plan to advance the City's commitment to ending traffic fatalities and severe injuries resulting from traffic crashes on our streets by 2027.
For more information visit the Transportation Action Planwebsite and Vision Zero Minneapolis website.
Parks for All Community Advisory Committee
Help set the vision for Minneapolis Parks over the next decade! Apply to serve on the CAC for Parks for All: MPRB Comprehensive Plan 2021 by June 7
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) just launched "Parks for All," a new comprehensive planning process that will set its priorities and policy direction for the next decade.
Parks for All will engage Minneapolis residents and park users, along with MPRB staff and commissioners, over the next two years to shape the future direction of Minneapolis' park and recreation system.
The Parks for All Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will have a big influence on the comprehensive plan process and policy directions, so if you are passionate about parks and recreation in Minneapolis, please apply to serve on the CAC by June 7! More details about Parks for All and the role of CACs can be found at the MPRB website.
Stay up-to-date on road and ramp closures with MnDOT’s I-35@94 Downtown toCrosstown project. The web page can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/. People can sign up for email alerts and find the latest schedule, updates, detour maps on the web page.
Upcoming Events at Lakewood Cemetery
Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 27, 2019
10:30 am to 3 pm
Experience a day filled with stories that help us honor and remember those we love and miss on this special day of commemoration.
Music in the Chapel: Molly Maher
Sunday, June 9 | 3 - 4 pm
Lakewood Founders Walking Tour
Tuesday, June 11 | 6- 7:30 pm
Tuesday, June 23 | 6- 7:30 pm
Celebrate Father's Day
Sunday, June 16 | 10am-2 pm
Notable Women Walking Tour
Tuesday, June 25 | 6 - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, August 6 | 6 - 7:30 pm
To learn more about future events at Lakewood Cemetery, go to www.lakewoodcemetery.org/upcoming-events.
Walker Methodist 5K/10K
Join us for Walker Methodist's 14th annual 5k/10k around Lake Harriet on June 1st starting at 9:00 am. The race begins at the Bandshell at 4135 West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN.
For more information or to register, go to:
Walker Methodist is a senior living non profit that provides housing, healthcare, rehabilitation and services for older adults throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding communities. Our annual 5k/10k Walk & Run for the Health of It raises funds to support programs and services for our residents and patients. The event takes place around Lake Harriet in south Minneapolis and is certified, electronically timed, and all participants receive a Walker Methodist t-shirt. Runners, walkers, strollers and dogs of all abilities are welcome. There are prizes awarded to the top female and male finishers in each respective age category. Join us as we work to provide life enriching programs and services for older adults in our communities regardless of income, physical limitations or length of stay. We are excited to offer our East Harriet Neighbors $5.00 off registration promo code. Use the code NEIGHBOR at the end of your registration. We hope to see you on June 1st!
Next EHFNA Meeting:
Wednesday, June 5
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Walker Health Center
3737 Bryant Ave S
East Harriet welcomes all residents to attend. Should you require an accommodation in order to participate, please let us know 10 days prior to the meeting date by emailing email@example.com.
Upcoming EHFNA Committee Meetings:
TBD: Housing, Zoning, Business & Schools
Thursday, June 20: Community Building, Parks, & Environment 7-8 pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Safety, Transportation & Noise (TBD) 7-8 pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Please stop by any of our committee meetings!
Check www.eastharriet.org for meeting dates, times and location updates.
We are looking for East Harriet Neighborhood residents to serve on these committees. If you are interested or would like more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now Open in East Harriet
The Refinery Boutique:
Hours: Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday 11am-4pm
The Refinery Boutique is located at 4000 Lyndale Avenue Suite 100, right next door to Harriet’s Inn Restaurant and Bar. They carry women’s clothing, accessories, gift items, home décor and baby/kids gifts. The Refinery Boutique has 3 other locations in Minnesota: St. Peter, New Prague and Mankato. You can also shop online 24/7 at www.therefinerymn.com
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