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.
National Night Out August 5
National Night Out, (NNO) is set for Tuesday, August 5. The annual nationwide event
encourages residents to hold block parties, connect with neighbors, build a safer community and promote crime prevention.
Registering your event and blocking off your street is free now through July 22. To register your block, log onto Minneapolis NNO.
Hennepin County Attorney's Office at NNO
Each year, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office participates in National Night Out. Prosecutors, victim advocates and other staff are available to answer questions about the justice system, provide crime prevention information and other materials.
If your block is hosting a NNO event and would like someone from the County Attorney to visit, fill out the request form at www.hennepinattorney.org/NNO. The registration form includes questions about the time and location of your block party. There is also room to include specific crime prevention concerns or legal questions you would like addressed.
The office receives many requests and will attend as many events as possible throughout Hennepin County on August 5th. Filling out the form is the best way to request a visit.
DevJam (Former Java Jack's Location) Opening Coffee Bar in East Harriet!
Kingfield residents David Hussman and Andrien Thomas owners of DevJam (formerly Java Jacks) have been inspired by neighborhood requests to open their doors to the public with a coffee bar, pastries, sandwiches,snacks and beer and wine (if the city allows). Their goal is to produce a place for commuters to grab java to go, day workers (independent who are looking for a place to work and not feel guilty), and locals who simply want to sit and chat. In the evenings the place will change its tone towards a mellow space to gather and relax over a drink and a small bite of food. Lastly, it will be a weekend place for families to gather and people walking to and from the lake to stop and enjoy the sidewalk tables or the openness and environment they have found in the building for years.
David and Andrien are currently working with the City of Minneapolis to ensure all regulations are met. The coffee bar is expected to open later this summer. More details and date announcements will follow.
Music & Movies in the Parks Week of 7/21 - 7/27
Lake Harriet Bandshell Music
Shows start at 7:30pm Mon, Wed-Fri; 2:00pm and 5:30pm on Sundays
Monday, July 21 -- Dan Perry & Ice Cream
Classic rock, R&B, pop, originals
Wednesday, July 23 -- Minnesota State Band
Thursday, July 24 -- Classic Big Band & the Nostalgics
Big Band Swing Era
Friday, July 25 -- Black Diet
Saturday, July 26 -- Minneapolis Pops Orchestra
Dynamic & live orchestra
Sunday, July 27 2pm -- Jim Falbo
Sunday, July 27 5:30pm -- Minneapolis Pops Orchestra
Dynamic & live orchestra
Thursday, July 24 -- Wings of Life at Lyndale Park Lyndale Park is located north of Lake Harriet's northshore)
Friday, July 25 -- Breakfast at Tiffany's at Lake Harriet Bandshell
VOA Southwest Senior Center Newsletter
Click here to view the current newsletter and to find out about the exciting things happening this summer at the VOA SW Senior Center.
The Southwest Senior Center supports caregivers through their adult day program, DayElders and their social work services. If you or someone you know is giving care to a senior, they may not know about the options available to support them and the person for whom they are caring. SW Senior Center social worker, Linda Walker, can help people understand the resources available. In addition, the DayElders Adult Day Program provides activities and services for people 50 and older who need support during the day and/or whose family could benefit from respite.
For more information, contact Linda Walker about social work and Laura Campbell about the adult day program at 612-822-3194.
Pollinator Party July 24
The 2014 Pollinator Party is Thursday, July 24 from 5 - 8 pm at Lyndale Park Gardens. The free event takes place on the east side of Lake Harriet on the open lawn just north of the Peace Gardens.
Food and beverage will be available for purchase from La Loma Tomales.
The Pollinator Party brings together bees, scientists, beekeepers, food, and live music. This annual event also provides an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate the life and work of honey bees and native bees.
Used Book Sale and Family Fun Night
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Upcoming EHFNA Committee Meetings:
Mon., July 21 Crime, Safety, Transportation & Noise, 7-8pm |
Mon., July 28: Parks, Environment & Schools, 7-8 pm |Walker Place (3701 Bryant Ave S)
Wed., TBD: Housing, Zoning & Business, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)