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.
East Harriet Neighborhood Block Party and Annual Meeting Sept 27
Hang With Your East Harriet Neighbors!
Consider Being an EHFNA Board Member
Board members represent decisions and help implement programs that make East Harriet a great place to live. Renters, homeowners, students, retirees...we want your voice to be heard! CONTACT: Adam Faitek Call: 651.274.2565 or email@example.com
University of Minnesota Wellness and Physical Activity Study
Meetings will take place at Southwest Senior Center, Volunteers of America-MN, 3612 Bryant Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN starting in September.
If you are 70 years of age or older, you might be able to take part in a wellness study: Ready-Steady. You will be part of a small group (4-6 people) that meets weekly to learn about and practice activities to build/maintain leg strength and balance. A nurse will work with you to monitor your response to these activities and develop strategies for including them in your daily routines. You will receive compensation and have the option of keeping a personal activity monitor after the study is complete. Please mention if you have transportation concerns. Sponsored by the University of Minnesota.
For more information, please call (800)358-2481 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minneapolis 2014 Bike Tour
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Click here to register
Start and finish at Boom Island
Must be on the course by 8:00 am
This annual recreational bike tour is for all ages and abilities. There are 3 routes to participate in, 16 mile, 25 mile and 32 mile. Click on 2014 Bike Tour Routes to view all routes. There will be stops along the way with refreshments and bike mechanics. Live music, beer (for participants 21 and over), food, exhibitor booths and Bike Tour merchandisefor sale.
The Bike Tour is looking for volunteers to be ride marshals, bike marshals and water stop volunteers. See below for a description of each volunteer job. Contact Scott Krueger at skrueger@Minneapolisparks.org or by phone at 612-230-6497 if you are interested in volunteering.
Minneapolis 2014 Bike Tour Volunteer Opportunities
Course Marshal- Lake Harriet Area
Positions Available: 10
Shift time: 8:00am-11:00am
As a Course Marshall, you will be stationed along the route and assist riders through intersections or rough patches of road as well as remain in contact with the command center about any concerns you see on the road. Big voices needed and groups are welcome! While safety is our number one concern, this is an opportunity to cheer on riders as well. There are many course marshal opportunities available on this section of the course and we will pair you up with a location that is convenient for you.
Positions Available: 15
Shift time: 7:30am- you come through the finish line!
Bike Marshals ride their bike on the course with participants and offer support and assistance as needed. You will be reminding participants to ride safely and will remain in contact with staff regarding any medical needs on the route. Bike Marshals will be asked to stagger their riding and may be required to wait at certain locations until participants have passed through. Experienced Bike Marshals preferred.
Water Stop Volunteer
Positions Available: 10
Shift time: 8:30am-1:30pm
Hand out water and snacks to riders at Water Stop #3, located at Lake Calhoun. Assist with water stop set-up and tear-down. Great opportunity for groups!
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.
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.
Ward 13 Public Meeting:Updating Beer & Wine Ordinances
Thurs., Aug. 21
Lynnhurst Community Center
(Minnehaha Pkwy and W. 50th St)
All City residents invited to attend.
Ward 13 Council Member Linea Palmisano and Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association are hosting a public meeting regarding proposed changes to the ordinances regulating alcohol sales in restaurants in Minneapolis. The proposed changes will be discussed and feedback will be heard from residents and business owners. A public hearing on the proposed changes is expected to take place in September.
The proposed ordinance changes will remove arbitrary sales ratios on food and alcohol that place an unnecessary burden on many businesses that are well-run, positive assets to our neighborhoods. Although the new rules would not require a certain percentage of food sales compared to alcohol, restaurants would still be required derive a substantial amount of their income from the sale of food and non-alcoholic beverages. The proposed ordinance changes will not change the type of establishment or entertainment that's allowed in a particular location-for example, bars will still not be allowed in Southwest Minneapolis.
Alongside these proposals, voters will decide this November whether or not to remove the 70% food to 30% alcohol provision for restaurants in residential areas. If voters choose to remove that requirement from the Charter, those restaurants will be subject to the new ordinances. If voters keep it in place, restaurants in residential areas will still be held to the 70%-30% requirement.
Ward 13 Election Judges Needed
Precincts in Ward 13 are in need of 42 additional election judges for the General Election on November 4. More information about being an election judge can be found at http://vote.minneapolismn.gov/judges/application
The East Harriet section of Ward 13 is now Precinct 10 and will vote at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. (See map)
Accessory Dwelling Open Houses
The city has received interest in Accessory Dwelling Units (granny flats) from many stakeholders and is considering allowing them in Minneapolis. We invite you to attend an open house to share your thoughts about this potential policy change. Staff will provide research from other Minnesota communities and other US cities where granny flats are allowed, and will take feedback about how these could work in Minneapolis neighborhoods. Four Open Houses scheduled across the city:
Saturday, August 23, 2014
10:30am – 12:30pm
Hosmer Community Library
347 East 36th Street
Presentation at 11:00am
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Eastside Neighborhood Services
1700 2nd Street Northeast
Presentation at 5:30pm
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
5:00pm – 7:00pm
North Regional Library
1315 Lowry Avenue North
Presentation at 5:30pm
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kenwood Community Center
2101 West Franklin Avenue
Presentation at 7:30pm
Check out Accessory Dwelling Units Text Amendment web page for more information.
Next EHFNA Meeting
September 3, 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.
MPRB Fall Activities Guide Available
The Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board (MPRB) fall activities brochures are now available online and in print copy at your local recreation centers. Registration for fall programs begins on August 4 at 6pm.
View the electronic fall activities brochures online here and learn about hundreds of program offerings, including soccer at Lyndale Farmstead. Soccer coaches are needed. To volunteer, contact the staff at Lyndale Farmstead Park
Visit the ActiveNet Registration page to search and register for activities online. Enter activity key words or the five-digit activity number found in the brochure for activity details and quick registration.
Questions about any of the program offerings may be directed to the staff at any one of the recreation centers.
Music & Movies in the Parks Week of 8/11 - 8/17
Lake Harriet Bandshell Music
Shows start at 7:30pm Mon, Wed-Fri; 2:00pm and 5:30pm on Sundays
Monday, August 18 -- Kenwood Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday, August 20 -- La Danse Fatale
Youth Pre-Professional Ballet Company
Thursday, August 21 -- Postina
Indie Pop Rock
Friday, August 22 -- Hippo Campus
Vita.mn's music & movie series
Saturday, August 23 -- The Melvilles
Rock with a touch of pop and country
Sunday, August 24 at 2pm -- 1st Things 1st
Sunday, August 24 at 5:30pm -- Tim Patrick and His Blue Eyes Band
Vita.MN Music and Movies Series
The 2014 season of Vita.mn's August Music and Movies is all about the all-star experience. The free, all-ages series will go down at 7:30 p.m. each Friday in August at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. For music, we've got Nona Marie & Anonymous Choir kicking it off on August 1, with Fort Wilson Riot, Sonny Knight & the Lakers and Hipp Campus rounding out the lineup each Friday after. As for the movies, A Leauge of Their Own will follow Nona Marie & Anonymous Choir on August 1, while we also get a chance to see Mars Attacks, Ocean's 11 and Mystery Men as part of the Music and Movie series. Visit vita.mn for more information on their 2014 season.
Movies start 15 min after sunset. Please visit mplsmusicandmovies.com for the complete schedule. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for weather updates.
Minneapolis 311 Launches Weekend Hours!
Beginning May 31, Minneapolis launched 311 weekend hours from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Monday through Friday hours will remain at the current 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
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Upcoming EHFNA Committee Meetings:
Tues., September 9 Community Building, Parks & Environment, 7-8:30pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Mon., August 18 Crime, Safety, Transportation & Noise, 7-8pm |
Wed., August 26: Housing, Zoning & Business, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)