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.
Join us for the next EHFNA Board Meeting August 4th at7pm
Announcements, Introductions and Meeting Etiquette (M Zawasky)
Zoom Meeting: Please mute yourself when you are not talking to control background noise. Feel free to use the chat function and the EHFNA Secretary will read your question/comment to the group. In order to allow meeting attendees to speak freely, please refrain from recording meetings as per EHFNA Standard of Conduct policy dated 7/9/19 and upheld by vote on 9/2/20.
Approval of June and July 2021 Meeting Minutes
Here is the Zoom Link
Next East Harriet Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
7: 00pm - 8:30pm
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.
National Night Out is August 3
National Night is just around the corner! This year's block events will likely look a little different due to COVID-19, but there are lots of ways to safely gather with your neighbors. Think about a BYO picnic dinner instead of a potluck, discuss safety guidelines (especially for neighbors who are not yet eligible to get vaccinated like children under 12), and offer activities that allow you to distance.
Apply here for your City of Minneapolis street closure permit by July 20. If your street isn't eligible for closure, you can also host a neighborhood gathering in neighbors' yards. Not sure if your block has a block leader? Contact our Crime Prevention Specialist, Jennifer Waisanen, at firstname.lastname@example.org and consider volunteering as a block leader. Learn more about block clubs at bit.ly/blockclubs
Beaches, pools and other water activities open for season
With the possibility of a heat wave this weekend, you may need a water activity!
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's pools, water parks and beaches are open for the season. With dozens of wading pools, 12 beaches, two water parks, and the nation's first natural swimming pool, Minneapolis parks provide all kinds of water fun.
Find schedules for wading pools, the Webber Natural Swimming pool, water parks, beaches and water activities.
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 email@example.com in advance for the meeting link.
Calling all gardeners and would-be gardeners!
Are you interested in seeing a community garden at Lyndale Farmstead Park?
A community garden site was identified in the master plan recently adopted for Lyndale Farmstead park! Interested community members are invited to sign up for our contact list of stakeholders. Community stakeholders would be contacted during the planning phase to provide design guidance, show support for this initiative, and may be interested in participating in the garden when it is built. You don’t have to live in East Harriet to participate!
With interest from community members like YOU, we can build a community garden together.
If you are interested contact EHFNA here
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.
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.
Public health information: Slow the spread of COVID-19
Open Streets Dates Announced
In partnership with the City of Minneapolis, we are excited to announce the dates reserved for Open Streets Minneapolis events in 2021. These events will only take place if public health officials and our local partners believe it is safe in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
If it is safe, we will host the following Open Streets Minneapolis events in 2021: