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.
Neighborhood Happy Hour
Date: Thursday, December 12
Location: Harriet's Inn
4000 Lyndale Ave S
Join us for the first ever neighborhood Happy Hour at Harriet's Inn! Harriet's Inn has kindly donated space for the neighborhood to come in from the cold to gather and socialize. They are also extending their Happy Hour pricing just for us! This is a perfect opportunity to stop by and get to know some of your neighbors. Many of your East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA) board members will also be there so be sure to say "hi" and tell them your ideas for improving the neighborhood.
Come for one hour or stay the whole time--you won't want to miss it!
Contact EHFNA at info@EastHarriet.org with any questions or concerns.
Kite Festival - January 25
Date: Saturday, January 25
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell
4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy
We're anticipating another amazing Kite Festival at Lake Harriet. The East Harriet Neighborhood Association (EHFNA) will be on-site selling kites. All kite sale proceeds go to EHFNA neighborhood programming. There will be s'mores, ice fishing, music, fat bikes, storytelling, MIAart projects and of course, kites. Keep an eye out for more details as the date approaches.
Art Shanty will also be on Lake Harriet this year. If you saw the Kite Festival and Art Shanty together in 2018, then you know that this is an event not to be missed!
Contact EHFNA at info@EastHarriet.org if you'd like to volunteer to sell kites. For more up-to-date information, or to volunteer for other Kite Festival activities check out the Facebook event page or the Kite Festival webpage.
2020 Census Now Hiring
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.
Support Your Community: Decennial census data are used to determine your representation in Congress, as well as how funds are spent for roads, schools, hospitals, and more. Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the next decennial census.
Earn Extra Money: Could you use a little extra income? Jobs for the 2020 Census offer competitive wages that are paid weekly. Authorized expenses, such as mileage, are reimbursed for employees doing fieldwork.
Fit Your Schedule: Temporary positions for the 2020 Census feature flexible hours--a perfect fit if you are looking to earn a little extra money, even if you already have other commitments.
Be a Part of History: Every 10 years since 1790, the United States has undertaken the momentous task of counting all of its residents. This is your chance to play a role in this massive operation.
2020 Census Jobs site: 2020census.gov/jobs
Farmstead Rec Center is Closed for Improvements
In preparation for construction on a range of improvements, Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center is closed until spring 2020. Pending approval of a construction contract by Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) commissioners, MPRB will proceed this fall and winter with the construction phase of the project, which includes:
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.
Events at Lakewood
Lakewood Cemetery hosts many public events throughout the year. To register or learn more about the events at Lakewood Cemetery click here.
Next EHFNA Meeting:
Wednesday, November 6
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, November 21: 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.
Accessory Dwelling Unit Info
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!
Theo Wirth House Tours
Dates: Sundays, November 24 and December 8
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. 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. M.P.L.S. has furnished the house with period artifacts, some of which were owned by Wirth himself.
Contact Joan at M.P.L.S. (612-275-8884; firstname.lastname@example.org) for separate individual, group, and student tours, which may be scheduled throughout 2019 by reservation only. Volunteers are appreciated.
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