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.
Residents Invited to Help Plan the Future of SW Minneapolis Parks
The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board is scheduling a series of community meetings this summer to get input from residents and determine the future of its neighborhood recreational centers. As a neighborhood with a smaller center, EHFNA is definitely vulnerable and closing the Lyndale Farmstead rec center could be an option on the table.
You can learn more and have your voice heard by attending an upcoming meeting.
NOTE: Lyndale Farmstead Park will be discussed on July 20 at the Martin Luther King Park meeting.
June/July: Southwest Minneapolis
6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, June 23, Linden Hills Recreation Center, 3100 W 43rd St
6 – 8 pm, Thursday, June 25, Kenwood Community Center, 2101 W Franklin Ave.
6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, July 7, Whittier Recreation Center, 425 W 26th St.
6 – 8 pm, Monday, July 13, Painter Recreation Center, 620 W 34th St.
5:30-7:30 pm, Thursday, July 16, Loring Community Center, 1382 Willow St.
6 – 8 pm, Monday, July 20, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S
Lyndale Farmstead Park will be discussed at this meeting.
6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, July 28, Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W Minnehaha Parkway
Closing the Gap - Investing in Our Neighborhood Parks
Closing the Gap looks at the impacts that deferred maintenance - or delaying regular upkeep past the point of repair - has had on the 157 neighborhood parks in Minneapolis. Read more...
RecQuest - an in-depth look at recreation centers
RecQuest is the MPRB's in-depth assessment of its 47 community recreation centers. RecQuest not only considers the physical spaces within the recreation centers themselves, but also the programs, services and activities provided at the centers. Read more...
The neighborhood association is learning more and hopes to update residents as that information becomes available. Sign up for our eNews (bottom of page) to receive more information.
Subscribe to Receive Email Updates
To subscribe to receive timely emails from MPRB about one or more of the initiatives, visit www.minneapolisparks.org/subscribe, enter your email, then select the project(s) you are interested in under the “Planning” section.
Music and Movies This Week at Lake Harriet Bandshell
Lake Harriet Bandshell
Shows start at 7:30pm Mon, Wed-Fri; 2:00pm and 5:30pm on Sundays
Monday, June 29 -- Minnesota Orchestra
Family music, live orchestra
Wednesday, July 1 -- St. Louis Park Community Band
Concert band music
Thursday, July 2 -- Audiyo Element
Friday, July 3 -- Gypsy Mania Hot Club Quartet
Gypsy Jazz Swing and Latin
Saturday, July 4 -- Minneapolis Pops Orchestra
Live & Dynamic Orchestra
Sunday, July 5 -- Marimba Bullies
World Music - Percussion
Sunday, July 5 5:30pm -- Minneapolis Pops Orchestra
Live & Dynamic Orchestra
East Harriet Co-Hosts Neighborhood Walking Tours
East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood and Preserve Minneapolis will be co-hosting East Harriet Parks and Residences Walking Tour guided by Peter Sussman.
Two dates have been scheduled for the tour:
Thursday, June 25, 2015 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Saturday, August 29 10 am to Noon
Col. Wm. S. King envisioned his 1870's countryside estate, Lyndale Farm, as one day being transformed into a public park and unrivaled residential setting at Lake Harriet. On this tour you will visit Lyndale Park and adjoining residences extending east from Lake Harriet, which were finally realized in the early 1900's just beyond King's lifetime. More details on the history of the area can be found here.
Tickets are available through the Preserve Minneapolis website.
Starting place will be at the intersection of Fremont Ave S and W 42nd St. Estimated walking distance is 1.5 miles. Wear comfortable shoes appropriate to walk across grass. Some unpaved routes and slopes within the park would be difficult for unassisted or motorized wheelchairs.
Inner City Tennis at Lyndale Farmstead
Mon-Fri, June 15 - July 17
Fee: Resident: $80.00. Non-resident: $120.00
5 Week Sessions 8:00-9:00 am and 9:00-10:00 am
Summer Tennis in the Parks is ICT's longest running program, spanning more than 62 years and impacting more than 75,000 children. The program provides each participant with an hour of fundamental tennis lessons, Monday through Friday for five weeks. Youth will learn the lifelong sport of tennis and have an opportunity to compete in a grand tournament involving all 23 parks on July 18th at the Reed Sweat Family Tennis Center. On-the-spot scholarships available to any participant who may need financial assistance.
Free Energy Workshops
CEE will be hosting two free Home Energy 101 workshops:
1) June 10th, 6:30pm East Side Neighborhood Services (1700 2nd St NE)
2) June 16th, 6:30pm Martin Luther King Recreation Center (4055 Nicollet Ave S)
The workshops will include a presentation on energy saving tips at home and details of the additions to the Home Energy Squad Enhanced program in Minneapolis. There will be resource tables on home improvement financing and HES. Attendees will be able to sign up for discounted HES visits at the workshop and everyone will receive a free energy saving goody bag
MET Council Sewer Rehab Work To Begin July 6 on Bike & Walking Trails Around Lake Harriet
The Metropolitan Council Environmental Services sewer rehabilitation project will begin work on Monday, July 6 on the South side of Lake Harriet.
The work will affect the pedestrian and bike trails on the south side of Lake Harriet from 47th Street W. to West Minnehaha Parkway as follows:
For more information, please go to the Sewer Rehabilitation project page.
Rose and Peace Gardens Volunteer Opportunities
The Rose Garden and Peace Garden have volunteer opportunities posted on their facebook pages for those interested.
Door to Door Solicators
Last week, officers were dispatched to a suspicious person call. Upon arrival, they found a male trying to sell magazines door to door. Officers advised the male that, solicitors must be registered or licensed with the City of Minneapolis to sell items door to door. Because the seller couldn't produce documentation, they told him to stop soliciting and sent him on his way. They also advised him that if he was seen soliciting again he would be arrested.
Not long afterward, he was seen on another block trying to sell magazines door-to-door again. Officers booked him in Hennepin County Jail for peddling without a license.
The company he was soliciting for had dropped a number of people off on the street. This company tries to lure customers by claiming that they are selling magazines to try to help people turn their lives around. The solicitors are telling potential customers that the proceeds of the sales are used to give the solicitor a second chance in life or to overcome youthful hardships. The magazines are never delivered.
Further investigation by the responding officers and the Police Licensing division showed that the solicitors were tied to three different companies: Urban Development Solutions, Graceful Hands and Moving Forward. All three companies have multiple complaints from customers alleging that the magazine sales were fraudulent; that they had been charged money and never received any magazines, and that the cost of the subscriptions was unusually high. The Better Business Bureau gave the company an F grade based on multiple complaints, failures to respond, and unauthorized use of the BBB name or trademark.
What You Need to Know and Can Do:
If you have questions please contact your Precinct Crime Prevention Specialist, Jennifer Waisanen
email@example.com or (612) 673-5407.
East Harriet Offers Rebate To Residents For Emerald Ash Borer and Dutch Elm Disease
East Harriet is announcing two rebate offers to residents or property owners.
VOA Southwest Senior Center Events
New 6 week class: Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC)
Beginning Wednesday, July 8
Stratis Health is offering a free 6 week class for people who have or at risk of diabetes. Workshops will help participants understand diabetes and its risks, as well as the importance of diet, exercise, keeping regular physician exams, receiving annual foot and eye exams, managing medication and more. EDC teaches participants how to live healthier in a fun, non-threatening, community-based environment. EDC does not conflict with other programs or treatment and participants are referred to their physicians for all medical questions. Classes will take place on Wednesday from12:30 - 2:30 pm and will include a healthy snack. Classes will be held on July 8, 15, 29 and August 5, 12, 19.
Next EHFNA Meeting
Next schedule Neighborhood Board Meeting Wednesday, July 1, 2015
7 pm Walker Health Services, 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:
Mon., July 20 Crime, Safety, Transportation & Noise, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Tues., July 21 Community Building, Parks & Environment, 7-8:30pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Rescheduled date TBA soon
Tues., June 30: Housing, Zoning, Business & Schools, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
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