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.
Your feedback is needed! The East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA) is looking for feedback about a summer event. For the past 2 years, we have hosted Porchfest. Due to changes, we are not sure if we will be able to have that event this year. Please take a moment to fill out this short survey about what you might like to see happen this summer.
Southwest Parks Plan Update
CAC Meeting #7
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center
Address: 3900 Bryant Ave. S
Topic: Discuss questions surrounding initial park concepts and give direction to design team.
Thank you to the hundreds of park users who took time to review and comment on the initial round of park concepts created for the Southwest Service Area Master Plan, called the Southwest Parks Plan for short. The SW Parks Plan will create new, long-term plans for all Minneapolis neighborhood park properties south of I-394 and west of I-35W.
The next Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting is scheduled Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6-8 pm at Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center. During this meeting, CAC members will discuss the big questions that were uncovered during development of initial park concept designs and provide direction to the project team. All CAC meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in the refinement of these park concepts is encouraged to attend!
Snacks, refreshments and children's activities will be provided. Please contact Cindy Anderson at 612-230-6472 or email@example.com to request language, access or interpretation accommodations.
The Future of Transportation
Date: Thursday, May 9
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Longfellow Recreation Center
Address: 3435 36th Ave S, Minneapolis
The City is hosting community workshops to collect public input on ways to improve the city's transportation system. The Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan will be a 10-year plan to implement the transportation vision outlined in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The Vision Zero Action Plan will advance the City's commitment to ending traffic fatalities and severe injuries resulting from traffic crashes. Find out more about both at the Community Workshop for South Minneapolis residents on May 9 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435 36th Ave S, Minneapolis.
Date: Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Doors Open Minneapolis is a weekend-long event that gives the public free, behind-the-scenes access to over 110 buildings in the City of Minneapolis that are architecturally, culturally, or socially significant. From theaters to business hubs, sacred spaces to private clubs, sports complexes to engineering wonders, historical gems to not-even-open-yet buildings, Doors Open Minneapolis gives visitors the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with many of the people who make these venues the
marvels that they are. Doors Open is a chance to venture into new neighborhoods, learn the stories of Minneapolis' buildings, and experience the rich and diverse cultures of our community.
Click here to see the official Doors Open guide.
In Other News...
Yard Waste Collection Has Begun:
The city collection of leaves, brush and other yard trimmings started the week of April 8. Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers can set properly prepared yard waste at their alleys or curbs next to their garbage carts by 6 a.m. on garbage day. Yard waste must be in compostable bags with sturdy handles. Reusable containers are lifted and emptied by hand, so they must be easily managed. Read more about how to prepare your leaves and brush for pickup.
Streetcars Running Again: Service at the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line begins Saturday, May 4. Go for a trolley ride Saturdays and Sundays through May from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Fare is $2.50 per passenger, children 3 and under ride free. On Mothers' Day, Sunday May 12, Mom rides free. More information.
Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 17th: May is National Bike Month and Our Streets Minneapolis is doing their part to encourage more bicycling throughout the month. Join folks from across the Twin Cities as they commute to work on two wheels! We'll also have pit stops across the metro so stop by or volunteer with us to share the love of bicycling. Volunteers will help us pass out snacks, bike lights & high-fives to folks who ride that day. It's an exciting, fun, and rewarding way to engage with your community and your city. Not to mention, the free T-shirt is awesome! Find a pit stop near you!
Do you want to make your neighborhood a better place? The City of Minneapolis and the Sustainable Healthy Cities Network at the U of M are conducting a survey about how our neighborhoods affect our lives and well-being. Results will be shared with local government to build better cities through better neighborhoods.
Take the survey at: bit.ly/MyNeighborhoodMyLife
Lawn Mowers Needed: Senior Community Services HOME Program needs people to mow lawns for seniors in your community. Senior Community Services is a City of Minneapolis partner organization, and its HOME Program mows lawns for seniors in Hennepin County. The HOME Program is seeking helpers to mow lawns every 7-10 days and use a weed whip once a month for $16 per hour. Mowers must supply their own lawn mower and weed whip and set their own schedule with a commitment to the entire mowing season. Contact Bethany at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-767-7886 with questions.
Metro Bloom Workshops: Unseasonable warmth, long periods of drought, and flooding rains are the new normal in Minnesota. Metro Blooms is offering three different workshops to share practices for building resilience in your yard so it can withstand these challenges. Learn more and register here.
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
Trolley tour of Lakewood's History, Art & Gardens
Sunday, April 28 | 1:00-2:00 p.m.
More dates available: June 30, July 28, August 18, September 15. Click here for more information.
Music in the Chapel: Tony Hauser
Sunday, May 5 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Click here for more info.
Mother's Day at Lakewood
Sunday, May 12. Click here for more info.
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, May 1
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 7-8 pm |
Thursday, May 16th: 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.
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