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.
13th Annual Lake Harriet KiteFest
KiteFest made the City Pages Top 50 Things To Do Before You Die! #37 Check it out here!
The lake was filled with music by Mr. Kite, enthusiastic kite flyers of all kinds and never ending lines for hot cocoa, cider, food and horse drawn wagon rides! The 13th annual KiteFest on Saturday, January 18, began at noon with near perfect kite flying weather. The Minnesota kite society brought out the really big kites while helping beginners maneuver the smaller ones. Kids could try their hand at ice fishing under the guidance of Tips Outdoors, try snowshoeing with the help the Park Naturalist or make a hands on activity with the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Although, the day started with 5" of snow dumped on the city, people walked over from their neighboring houses or parked far away and hiked over snowbanks to reach the event. Fun was had by all and the festival was a huge success!
KiteFest sponsors include East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA), Linden HIlls Neighborhood Council (LHiNC), Minnesota Kite Society and Tips Outdoors.
Thanks to Our KiteFest Sponsors!
Local businesses and organizations providing sponsorships to help make this event happen include:
Nicollet Ace Hardware
Lake Harriet Veterinary
Nicollet-East Harriet Business Association (NEHBA)
Fuller Park Council
Special thanks to Maryjo Hackett of mjhackett design for creating the 2014 Winter KiteFest Poster!
$25 Trees Available for Property Owners
The City of Minneapolis is offering more than 1,000 five- to eight-foot trees for only $25 each. Mark your calendar now. Order your tree starting at 8 am, March 17 at www.treetrust.org. Pick it up May 15, 17, 18 or 19.
Trees are available for Minneapolis property owners including residents, businesses and nonprofits.
Choose from several varieties and sizes of trees, including fruit trees. First-come, first-served - order early for best selection. Limit one tree per property, maximum five properties.
Healthy trees look beautiful in your neighborhood, increase property values, help clean the air you breathe, absorb carbon dioxide, save on your energy bills with strategic planting, keep the city cooler in the summer, provide homes for wildlife and help manage stormwater.
Ice Rescue Training at Lyndale Farmstead Ice Rink on February 8
Winter Parking Restrictions in Effect Sunday, February 23 at 8 am
Winter Parking Restrictions have been put in place for reasons of public safety. Because of snow and ice buildup along curbs, many streets are getting too narrow for fire trucks and ambulances to get around. Until further notice, DO NOT park on the even side of non-Snow Emergency routes.
Until further notice, DO NOT PARK on the even side of non-Snow Emergency routes (most residential streets). This will allow emergency crews to navigate every street in Minneapolis and get to people as quickly as possible.
You can park on both sides of Snow Emergency routes, parkways and along the odd numbered side of non-Snow Emergency routes, provided a Snow Emergency is not in effect, or unless otherwise posted.
Parking will be restricted on the following Snow Emergency routes to make it easier for emergency vehicles and transit buses to use. Follow the posted signs on:
For more information visit our website or call 311.
Trails? Edible gardens? More trees? Picnic tables? Concrete ping pong tables? What do YOU want to see in our parks? People for Parks is looking for your input! Please take a few minutes and complete this short survey.
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.
Park Rinks Remain Open
All 47 outdoor ice rinks and warming houses at 22 Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board locations will remain open past the scheduled February 17 closing date. The forecasted warmer temperatures will determine how long the rinks will remain open, so be sure to visit the MPRB's ice rink status to get the most up-to-date information
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Next EHFNA Meeting
March 5, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming EHFNA Committee Meetings:
TBD Community Building & Arts Council, 7-8:30pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Mon., February 17 Crime, Safety, Transportation & Noise, 7-8pm |
Mon., February 24: Parks, Environment & Schools, 7-8 pm |Walker Place (3701 Bryant Ave S)
Wed., February 26: Housing, Zoning & Business, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)