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.
Because of the surging, highly contagious omicron variant, all patrons, employees and visitors over the age of 2 must wear a mask in Minneapolis businesses and areas of public accommodation effective today (Thursday, January 6) at 5:00pm. This includes restaurants, bars, libraries, retail stores, schools, recreation centers, rental establishments, theaters and more.
Read the full text of Mayor Jacob Frey's emergency regulation No. 2022-1 here, which reinstates the citywide mask policy. Get all your questions answered at https://www2.minneapolismn.gov/government/programs-initiatives/coronavirus/common-questions/ and click on "Guidelines around wearing masks."
City of Minneapolis is hiring!
Join the teams that keep Minneapolis running, and help spread the word about these opportunities with friends, family and community. Minneapolis Public Works is hiring and training for several job openings:
- Public Works service worker 1 trainee: performs manual labor, learns to drive and operate equipment. Supports the department’s construction and maintenance activities. You will be supported in obtaining your CDL Class B license.
- Public Works service worker 1: performs manual labor and drives and operates equipment to support construction and maintenance work.
- Public Works service worker 2: performs manual labor, drives and operates heavy specialty equipment to support construction and maintenance work.
- Water distribution operator 1: performs manual labor and semi-skilled work to maintain the City’s water distribution system.
- Water distribution operator 1 trainee: performs manual labor to maintain the City’s water distribution system.
Read more information online and attend one of several upcoming virtual and in-person information sessions throughout the application period.
Applicants can apply online on the City website.
UPCOMING REDISTRICTNG MEETINGS
Participate in Minneapolis Redistricting- Call For Public Feedback
Register for redistricting meetings presenting draft maps for public discussion here:
4:00pm on Thursday, Feb 24, 2022.
4:00pm on Wednesday, Mar 9, 2022
Leave your feedback at the link below:
Send your feedback to East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association to be considered by the Board: email@example.com
The EHFNA board has been discussing Redistricting and will take a vote to on endorsing a plan. One discussion has been Matt Perry’s Map to have the East Harriet Neighborhood in one ward instead of split into two wards as it is now. See that plan below:
After every census, Minneapolis updates the boundaries of its 13 City Council wards and six Park Board districts to reflect new population counts. The Redistricting Group, made up of 24 Minneapolis volunteers, builds the new maps with input from their communities. The Redistricting Group needs your help with the redistricting project to make sure all voices are heard.
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Noon - 4pm
Lake Harriet Bandshell
4135 W Lake Harriet ParkwayJoin us for the 20th Annual Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival taking place on the north end of Lake Harriet near the Lake Harriet Band Shell. Kites of all shapes, sizes, colors and themes will fly over frozen Lake Harriet. Learn more at www.minneapolisparks.org. This is a free, fun, family festival including:
- Art Shanty Projects returns to Lake Harriet in 2022 with a Covid-Safe External Only experience, learn more at www.artshantyprojects.org!
- Tips Outdoors will teach kids ice fishing skills and safety tips. Equipment and permits for children will be provided.
- A marshmallow roast free for all thanks to LHiNC
- Music on the ice
- New this year - There will be a shuttle from the Calhoun Executive Lot (3033 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis 55416)
- Minnesota Kite Society experts will be on hand to demonstrate maneuvering spectacular kites throughout the day, offering their expertise to kite flying enthusiasts and to those who are new to the pastime. Bring your own kite, or buy one at the lake to support the East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA).
- KiteFest made the City Pages Top 50 Things To Do in Minneapolis Before You Die! #37 Check it out here!
Parking and Shuttle Service:
Held at the north end of Lake Harriet near the Bandshell, the Lake Harriet lot will be closed to vehicle traffic; however, free on-street parking is available throughout the neighborhood. West Lake Harriet Parkway delays are expected. Allow ample time to find a spot and walk to the venue. New this year - There will be a shuttle from the Calhoun Executive Lot (3033 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis 55416) running during the event from 11 am to 5 pm, masks are required on the shuttle.
COVID-19 Vaccines are HERE for Kids 5-11
Visit mn.gov/vaccine to use the Vaccine Locator Map to locate and contact providers about vaccines for kids ages 5-11.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
7: 00pm - 8:30pm via Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting HERE
Join us at our next EHFNA Board Meeting to stay up-to-date on what's happening in your neighborhood.
All EHFNA Board Meetings are currently held as Zoom video conferences. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance for the meeting link. EHFNA Board Meetings are typically held the 1st Wednesday of the month.
Neighborhood Engagement - 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Community Partnerships - 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Green Spaces & Places - 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
If you are interested in attending a committee meeting, please contact email@example.com in advance for the meeting link.
Join an EHFNA Committee
Committee volunteers are needed for just two to three hours a month. If you've looked into EHFNA committees before, check it out again to see what's different. Here are the three new committees and an outline of their areas of focus:
7pm, the 3rd Tuesday of each month
7pm, the 3rd Wednesday of each month
Green Spaces and Places-NEW DATE
7pm, the 2nd TUESDAY of each month
All EHFNA committee meetings are currently held as Zoom video conferences. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance for the meeting link.
Just Deeds Removes Racial Covenants
The City of Minneapolis has launched a new initiative providing Minneapolis homeowners with the opportunity to learn about, acknowledge and discharge racial covenants recorded against their properties. The City’s Just Deeds Project, led by the City Attorney’s Office, will allow people to reclaim their homes as equitable spaces.
Learn more about the Just Deeds Project by visiting the City’s website or by emailing JustDeedsProject@minneapolismn.gov.
Public health information: Slow the spread of COVID-19