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.
Thank you to Hennepin County Library for the following history of Juneteenth, which is now a new City holiday in Minneapolis!
Juneteenth is said to be the oldest African American celebration of emancipation from slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863, but news of emancipation moved slowly. For the next 2½ years, enslaved Africans and Black abolitionists persevered in the struggle for freedom.
In Texas, formerly enslaved Africans celebrated their emancipation on June 19, 1865, and since then, Juneteenth has been remembered and celebrated as a holiday. From the late nineteenth century through today, typical Juneteenth celebrations across the country include parades, speeches by African American community leaders, singing of traditional songs such as “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and dancing.
Events to Commemorate JuneteenthThe Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board has a week of outdoor movies, discussions, music and family activities scheduled. Learn more at https://www.minneapolisparks.org/activities__events/events/juneteenth/
Hennepin County Library has a great line-up of online events and videos at https://www.hclib.org/Juneteenth
Join in Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week events
Next East Harriet Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
7: 00pm - 8:30pm
Join us at our next EHFNA Board Meeting to stay up-to-date on what's happening in your neighborhood.
All EHFNA Board Meetings are currently held as Zoom video conferences. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance for the meeting link. EHFNA Board Meetings are typically held the 1st Wednesday of the month.
Neighborhood Engagement - 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Community Partnerships - 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Green Spaces & Places - 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
If you are interested in attending a committee meeting, please contact email@example.com in advance for the meeting link.
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.
Public health information: Slow the spread of COVID-19
Open Streets Dates Announced
In partnership with the City of Minneapolis, we are excited to announce the dates reserved for Open Streets Minneapolis events in 2021. These events will only take place if public health officials and our local partners believe it is safe in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
If it is safe, we will host the following Open Streets Minneapolis events in 2021: