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.
Community Meeting with MPD
Date: Wednesday, August 21st
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 5th Precinct, 3101 Nicollet Ave S
The Minneapolis Police Department is hosting a community meeting regarding an incident that happened in East Harriet near 42nd Street and Bryant Avenue S involving a male with guns in his vehicle. Here are some details about the incident:
At the meeting the MPD will share the public details of the incident, talk about what they are doing and what the community can do to ensure public safety, and then open it up for brief questions at the end.
The precinct is located at 3101 Nicollet Ave S. There are about 20 spots in a public parking lot off of 1st Ave and 31st Street that you can park at and enter through either the 1st Ave door or Nicollet Ave door. The City of Minneapolis Community Attorney will be present, along with the Crime Prevention Specialist Jennifer Waisanen, the Inspector of the precinct Amelia Huffman, and someone from Minneapolis Public School and Safety Board.
For more information, contact Jennifer Waisanen, Crime Prevention Specialist, City of Minneapolis- MPD 5th PCT, 612-673-5407, Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Crime prevention resources: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-prevention/
Crime maps and statistics: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/
Farmstead Park Design Plan Update
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has been conducting public engagement over the last year and developing a master plan for 43 neighborhood parks in Southwest Minneapolis.
Appointed Community Advisory Committee (CAC) members asked at the July public meetings that concept designs for four parks be brought back for a second round of design consideration in August. The following will be discussed for possible changes to the revised designs:
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park proposed: add bike pump track, adjust courts, diamond, amphitheater & gardens
Lyndale Farmstead Park proposed: add bike skills course & backstop, adjust basketball & community garden
Mueller Park proposed: adjust basketball, plaza, & arbor; remove nature play
The Mall Park proposed: remove parking, add field & courts
In addition, the following parks are planned to receive their first round of discussion in August if time allows: Washburn Fair Oaks Park, Waveland Triangle, Kenwood Park, Kenwood Parkway, and The Parade Park (via subcommittee).
Community Advisory Committee Meeting
Monday, Aug 19, 6-8pm at Kenwood Community Center 2101 W. Franklin, Ave
Community Advisory Committee Meetings are open to the public. Light refreshments and self-directed children's activities will be available.
Learn more, read minutes, review concepts, and leave your feedback online at www.minneapolisparks.org/sw
Questions? Contact Project Manager Colleen O'Dell at email@example.com, 612-230-6469. For reasonable modification because of a disability or language interpretation please call Cindy Anderson at (612) 230-6472 (or the Minnesota Relay System at 711) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bird Sanctuary Walks
Date: Wednesdays through September
Location: Robert's Bird Sanctuary
The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board will host "Wednesdays on the Wing" walks led by a naturalist at 6 p.m. every Wednesday through September.
These events are free and open to the public. Meet in the visitor's shelter at the east entrance near the Peace Garden parking lot. For more information please visit the website.
East Harriet Annual Meeting & Fall Festival
Saturday, September 21
11am-noon Annual Meeting;
Noon - 4:00pm Fall Fest
Location: 40th Street between Lyndale and Aldrich
Save the date for the 7th annual East Harriet Fall Fest!
Fall Fest will feature: live music, kids games, crafts, face painting, bounce houses, local government and non-profit information booths and more! Food and beer will be available for purchase. Local businesses are providing fun activities for people of all ages to enjoy. It will be another fantastic community celebration.
There are many ways to get involved!
Sign Up for Volunteer Shift
This is a great way to give back to your neighborhood. Shifts are one-hour long, and it's a fun opportunity to get to know your neighbors. Volunteers also get their names added to a drawing to receive a free $20 Harriet's gift card.
Become a Festival Sponsor
Support EHFNA and get your business name out there.
Attend the Annual Meeting
Learn about what the East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association has been working on over the past year and what the plans are for the future. Consider signing up to join a committee or stand up to be elected to the EHFNA Board of Directors.
Contact us at info@EastHarriet.org or stay tuned to EastHarriet.org and follow us on facebook for more information.
Theo Wirth House Tours
Dates: Sundays August 18 and September 22
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 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.
Accessory Dwelling Units
It's time to turn garages, basements, and backyards into housing!
More than 130 local families have added an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to their homes in the four short years since Minneapolis adopted an ADU ordinance. If you're curious about how an ADU could help your family, then check out our free Home + home: Twin Cities ADU Guidebook.
What is an ADU, you ask? You probably know them as basement and attic apartments, mother-in-law units, and backyard cottages. Whatever you call them, you can use one to downsize while staying in your own neighborhood or you can provide an affordable home to elderly or young relatives alike. And you can strengthen your family's finances by renting the ADU out. Check out the guidebook to learn more!
Support East Harriet
Monday, Sept 9th
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Harriet's Inn, 4000 Lyndale Ave S
Eat, drink and hang-out with friends, family and neighbors at Harriet's Inn on Monday September 9th. Harriet's will donate 15% of all sales from 4pm to closing to the East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association. Tell all your friends!
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, August 18 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
To register or learn more about these and future events at Lakewood Cemetery, go to www.lakewoodcemetery.org/upcoming-events.
Lake Harriet Bandshell Music & Movies
Music in the Parks
Swing, Folk, Rock, Bluegrass, Classical and much more. The MPRB summer concert season fills the air daily with music at five concert venues running through Labor Day:
Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday: 7:30 pm
Sundays: 2 pm and 5:30 pm
Lake Harriet Band Shell Full Schedule
Movies in the Parks
The Movies in the Parks series runs through late August. The mobile program takes place at the Lake Harriet Bandshell on select Friday nights throughout the summer
Movies in the Parks Full Schedule
Next EHFNA Meeting:
Wednesday, September 4
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming EHFNA Committee Meetings:
Thursday, September 19: Community Building, Parks, & Environment 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 email@example.com.
Community Gathering Space
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