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.
Theo Wirth House Tour
Dates: Sundays July 21 and August 18
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. In 1905, Wirth agreed to become superintendent in Minneapolis on the condition that the Park Board would build a home for him and his family in a city park. 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. The years when the Wirth family lived there (1910-1946) were designated as its period of significance. M.P.L.S. has furnished the house with period artifacts, some of which were owned by Wirth himself.
M.P.L.S. is an all-volunteer organization, co-founded in 2000 by Ted J. Wirth (1927-2009, Theodore Wirth's grandson) and Minneapolis resident Joan Berthiaume. M.P.L.S. is supported with private funds and through the direct sale of Theodore Wirth's reprinted book, Minneapolis Park System, 1883-1944, which will be available for purchase during the tours. Additional future tour dates are September 22, October 20, November 24, and December 8.
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.
Dates: Thursday July 25
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Location: Lyndale Park Gardens
Join us for the Pollinator Party at Lyndale Park Gardens. The Pollinator Party brings together bees, scientists, beekeepers, food and live music. This annual event also provides an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate the life and work of honey bees and native bees. The party will be near the Perennial Garden and the Phelps Fountain (also known as the Turtle Fountain). This event is free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Live music performances by Brass Messengers, Just Wolf, and more.
National Night Out - Tuesday, August 6
National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. It's a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family.
If you haven't already registered your block, you can do so here. Register by Tuesday, July 23rd and there will be no fee to hold your event. For more information, visit the Minneapolis National Night Out website.
As with many past National Night Outs, Minneapolis has been ranked #1 among all U.S. cities over 250,000 population for many years, and was ranked #2 in 2018. Over 1,600 events were registered in 2018.
Parks for All Community Advisory Committee
Help set the vision for Minneapolis Parks over the next decade! Apply to serve on the CAC for Parks for All: MPRB Comprehensive Plan 2021 by June 7
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) just launched "Parks for All," a new comprehensive planning process that will set its priorities and policy direction for the next decade.
Parks for All will engage Minneapolis residents and park users, along with MPRB staff and commissioners, over the next two years to shape the future direction of Minneapolis' park and recreation system.
The Parks for All Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will have a big influence on the comprehensive plan process and policy directions, so if you are passionate about parks and recreation in Minneapolis, please apply to serve on the CAC by June 7! More details about Parks for All and the role of CACs can be found at the MPRB website.
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.
Upcoming Events at Lakewood Cemetery
Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 27, 2019
10:30 am to 3 pm
Experience a day filled with stories that help us honor and remember those we love and miss on this special day of commemoration.
Music in the Chapel: Molly Maher
Sunday, June 9 | 3 - 4 pm
Lakewood Founders Walking Tour
Tuesday, June 11 | 6- 7:30 pm
Tuesday, June 23 | 6- 7:30 pm
Celebrate Father's Day
Sunday, June 16 | 10am-2 pm
Notable Women Walking Tour
Tuesday, June 25 | 6 - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, August 6 | 6 - 7:30 pm
To learn more about future events at Lakewood Cemetery, go to www.lakewoodcemetery.org/upcoming-events.
Next EHFNA Meeting:
Wednesday, August 7
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 email@example.com.
Upcoming EHFNA Committee Meetings:
TBD: Housing, Zoning, Business & Schools
Thursday, June 20: Community Building, Parks, & Environment 7-8 pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Safety, Transportation & Noise (TBD) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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