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.
Fall Fest is on Today, 9/21! See you there!
East Harriet Annual Meeting & Fall Festival
Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 11am-noon Annual Meeting; Noon - 4:00pm Fall Fest
Location: 40th Street between Lyndale and Aldrich
East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Annual Meeting - Rain or Shine - in case of inclement weather, meeting will be held at Harriet's Inn
11 am - Noon
Consider being a Board Member - Board members present ideas and help implement programs that make East Harriet a great place to live. Renters, homeowners, businesses, students, retirees...we want your voice to be heard!
7th Annual Fall Fest: Check here for weather updates!
Noon - 4pm
Building Healthy Individuals and Families
Wristbands are available for children accompanied by an adult. The suggested donation is $5, good all day for all kid's activities
We need volunteers to make Fall Fest happen. If you have an hour or two to spare for the event, please email Melissa at info@EastHarriet.org or call 612-430-9161. It's a fun opportunity to get to know your neighbors. Volunteers will be entered into a drawing for a $20 Harriet's Inn gift card.
Farmstead Rec Center is Closed for Improvements
In preparation for construction on a range of improvements, Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center is closed until spring 2020. Pending approval of a construction contract by Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) commissioners, MPRB will proceed this fall and winter with the construction phase of the project, which includes:
Meeting about Potential Historic District
Date: Tuesday, October 1st
Location: St Luke's Episcopal Church
4557 Colfax Ave S
Council Member Linea Palmisano, along with Heritage Preservation Commission staff, will host an informational meeting about the proposed historic district in Lynnhurst and East Harriet. The proposed district spans from 42nd to 48th Street and from Dupont Ave to East Lake Harriet Pkwy.
Here is a Southwest Journal Article about the potential Historic District.
Tree Pruning Training
Dates & Times: Thursday, September 26th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm (indoors) and Saturday, September 28th from 9:00am to 12:00pm (outdoors)
Location: Southside Service Center (2800 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409)
Training Fee: $25 per person (please bring payment on the first training date, September 26th)
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Forestry Department has been partnering with the University of Minnesota Forest Resources Department on the Citizen Pruner Program since 2016. Citizen Pruners are trained in tree identification, biology, and pruning techniques. If you enjoy being outdoors, love trees and your community, this is an opportunity for you to get involved in your urban forest. Course material will be taught by University of Minnesota Forest Resources Department staff alongside Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Forestry Department.
Click here for more information.
Thank You East Harriet!
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who ate out at Harriet's Inn last week in support of the East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA)! Harriet's Inn donated 15% of sales from the evening to EHFNA. Be sure to also thank Harriet's Inn for their support.
EHFNA funds go to support programs at Farmstead rec center, the Farmstead rec center addition, local school programs, Fall Fest and much more!
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.
Events at Lakewood
Lantern Lighting Celebration
Saturday, September 21 | 4:30 - 8pm
Learn @ Lakewood: The Places We Set Aside - Cemeteries, Past and Present
Sunday, September 29 | 4:30 - 6pm
Learn @ Lakewood: Considering Cremation
Sunday, October 5 | 10 - 11:30am
Fall Colors at Lakewood
Sunday, October 13 | 12:00 - 4pm
To register or learn more about these and other events at Lakewood Cemetery, go to www.lakewoodcemetery.org/upcoming-events.
Next EHFNA Meeting:
40th St between Aldrich and Bryant
Regular Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 6
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:
Thursday, September 19: Community Building, Parks, & Environment 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.
Accessory Dwelling Unit Info
More than 130 local families have added an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to their homes in the four short years since Minneapolis adopted an ADU ordinance. If you're curious about how an ADU could help your family, then check out our free Home + home: Twin Cities ADU Guidebook.
What is an ADU, you ask? You probably know them as basement and attic apartments, mother-in-law units, and backyard cottages. Whatever you call them, you can use one to downsize while staying in your own neighborhood or you can provide an affordable home to elderly or young relatives alike. And you can strengthen your family's finances by renting the ADU out. Check out the guidebook to learn more!
Theo Wirth House Tours
Dates: Sunday, September 22
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. 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. M.P.L.S. has furnished the house with period artifacts, some of which were owned by Wirth himself. Additional future tour dates are October 20, November 24, and December 8.
Contact Joan at M.P.L.S. (612-275-8884; email@example.com) for separate individual, group, and student tours, which may be scheduled throughout 2019 by reservation only. Volunteers are appreciated.
Community Gathering Space
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