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.
Recycle Run and Earth Day Clean Up April 19 & 26
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) along with the City of Minneapolis announce the 20th annual Minneapolis Earth DayClean-Up event on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Recycle Run was created to support sustainable park projects including the Earth Day Clean-Up. The event takes place Saturday,April 19 around beautiful Lake Harriet in south Minneapolis. Youth ages 11 and under can participate in the FREE half-mile kids run! The 5K and 10K Runs are both chip-timed events. All participants will receive a t-shirt and giveaways with registration. Participants are encouraged to bring their used running shoes and shirts. Items will be collected and recycled.
Register at www.minneapolisrecyclerun.com
36th Street Protected Bike Lane Public Meeting May 6
There will be a public meeting will be held for the 36th St Protected Bike and Pedestrian path on May 6 from 6-7 pm at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave S in the Terrace Room (north side of building). The project goal is to provide bicycle and pedestrian accommodations between East Calhoun Pkwy and Bryant Ave S.
Construction is set to begin Summer 2014.
More details on the project can be found on the project website page.
This is your opportunity to clean out the closets, make a little cash and get out and visit your neighbors. East Harriet's Sale-O-Rama is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 from 9 am -3 pm.
Click on registration to print out a form to sign up. Cost is $10. Drop off or mail your check and registration form by May 7 to:
3612 Bryant Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Sale-O-Rama is a neighborhood activity facilitated by East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association. The $10 registration fee helps to cover the cost of advertising in the Star Tribune and printing of maps. The more residents that participate, the better the event is for everyone.
5th Precinct Open House May 13
The Minneapolis Police Department 5th Precinct Open House is a fun, free family event taking place on Tuesday, May 13 from 2-7 pm at the Precinct headquarters, 3101 Nicollet Ave S.
This is a great opportunity to learn about the Minneapolis Police Department in a fun environment. They will have K9, Mounted Patrol (horses), the bomb squad and their robots, music provided by the police band, food, refreshments and much more!
HOME Line Services For Renters
HOME Line has expanded their services to renters in Minneapolis beginning April 1. if you are a tenant in Minneapolis and are interested in your renter rights, you can receive free legal advice by emailing our attorneys online at www.homelinemn.org/e-mail-an-attorney/ or by calling our free Tenant Hotline: (612) 728-5767.
HOME Line provides free legal, organizing, educational and advocacy services so tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems. For 22 years, HOME Line has provided Minnesota renters with legal information regarding their rights. Staffed by lawyers, law students, and community volunteers, the tenant hotline has prevented over 11,700 evictions and saved renters over 21 million dollars in returned damage deposits and rent abatements. All calls are free and all information is kept confidential.
To learn more about HOME Line and about volunteering opportunities on our hotline, please go to www.homelinemn.org.
Seeking East Harriet Resident for InnerCity Tennis Renovation CAC
The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) Board of Commissioners has approved the creation of a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to review the process for InnerCity Tennis Foundation's proposal to renovate the tennis center at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park (view map).
East Harriet has been invited to appoint a CAC member for the project. Interested individuals may be considered for appointment to the CAC by submitting an application. The application may be found here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (612) 824-9350. The application deadline is April 15, 2014.
The CAC is charged to:
Over the years, ownership of the tennis center at the park has changed several times. The existing building and tennis domes are owned by the InnerCity Tennis Foundation on MPRB property. The proposed improvements are intended to improve the program delivery and function of the existing facility. The total cost of the improvements is expected to exceed $2 million and will be funded through private donations and grants.
InnerCity Tennis Program
InnerCity Tennis is a nonprofit organization located on the corner of 40th & Nicollet in Rev. Martin Luther King Jr Park. Since the year 2000, InnerCity Tennis has owned and operated the for-profit subsidiary Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center. As of January 1, 2014, the for-profit organization has been dissolved and folded into InnerCity Tennis, as one nonprofit organization named InnerCity Tennis.
Free Saturday Youth Tennis Program
From September through April, InnerCity Tennis offers 24 Saturday afternoons of free tennis for children and youth ages 3-17. On average, over 300 kids participate each week with the help of 80 volunteers. Children can join the program at any time and can register the day of the day of the class.
For more details about the free Saturday tennis classes and more information on the organization, visit them on the web at www.innercitytennis.org.
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Next EHFNA Meeting
May 7, 2014
7 - 8:30 pm
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:
Mon., April 21 Crime, Safety, Transportation & Noise, 7-8pm |
Mon., April 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)
Mon., April TBD Community Building & Arts Council, 7-8:30pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)