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.
Open Streets on Lyndale June 5
Kids put their creative skills to work making bike decorations including individual license plates, streamers and various other embellishments.
This year East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA) was joined at the corner of 40th & Lyndale by Farmstead Bike Shop and the Warming Houseproviding bike tuneups and an opportunity for kids to exercise their vocal skills at an open mic.
Click here for more photos from Open Streets 2016.
Be sure to check out the upcoming musical performances at Warming House!
Park Spring/Summer Programs & Events
Friday, June 17th, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Celebrate summer at the annual Summer Kick-Off with live music by Ipso Facto, playground games with the MPRB, Pop Up Park Art in the Park presented by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MPRB Naturalist Program table, City of Minneapolis Health Department Environmental table, and a Bounce House and petting zoo from Animals of Walton's Hollow. Bring a picnic supper and enjoy a fine summer evening in the park! No registration required to participate in this activity.
Junior Naturalists: Nature Explorers Camp will be at Lyndale Farmstead. Build forts, explore the park, paddle a canoe, and generally delight in playing outside! Practice survival skills like building a fire, finding food, and using a map and compass. Each day will be different but is sure to offer a summer adventure full of old-fashioned, outdoor natural fun! Bring your own bag lunch, healthy snacks are provided.
Mon-Thurs June 20-23, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Register at www.minneapolisparks.org or at Lyndale Farmstead Park.
Final Calhoun-Harriet Master Plan CAC Recommendations Released
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) would like to thank the Calhoun-Harriet Master Plan Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for its tireless work throughout 11 public meetings spanning almost 10 months. At its last meeting, the CAC approved its final recommendations for the master plan, which will create a 25-year vision for Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet and the surrounding parkland within Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park.
View the recommendations here.
A formal master plan document is currently being drafted based on the final CAC recommendations. The draft master plan document is expected to be presented to the Board of Commissioners later this summer.
Once the Board of Commissioners receives the draft master plan document, it will open a 45-day public comment period. After the public comment period closes, MPRB staff will categorize and respond to each public comment and seek approval from the Board of Commissioners.
Once approved by the Board of Commissioners, the master plan will be submitted to the Metropolitan Council for its approval and final adoption. The first round of improvements identified in the master plan will begin in spring 2017.
Southwest Senior Center News
The following educational programs are open to people of all ages at Southwest Senior Center, 3612 Bryant Avenue S, Minneapolis. For more information or to let us know that you will be bringing a group, please contact Robbie Kress firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-278-4280.
Educational Presentations by Islamic Resource Group
What You Always Wanted to Know About Islam and Muslims
Tuesday, June 28 at 1 pm
Contributions to Civilization
Tuesday, July 26 at 1 pm
The Roots of Islam in America
Thursday, August 18 at 1 pm
Driving Fitness and Assessment
Thursday, June 30 at 1 pm
Ever been concerned about the driving skills of a family member, friend or even yourself? An instructor from Courage Kenny Driving Fitness Program will explain what a driving fitness assessment involves and who can/should get assessed.
In addition to the programs listed above, the Southwest Senior Center also offers over 10 exercise and Tai Chi classes per week, social work services, senior dining, and an adult day program. For more information, contact Mary Ann Schoenberger at 612-278-4278 or email@example.com.
Roberts Bird Sanctuary in SWJ
Click on link to read a current Southwest Journal article about the Roberts Bird Sanctuary from the perspective of the people who visit the sanctuary often.
Fireworks!! What Is Legal, What Is Not
An Important Message from the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD).
Certain types of fireworks became legal in Minnesota in April 2002. With warmer weather and an increase of complaints about fireworks, the MPD wants you to know these important facts
What’s legal? Minnesota law permits the sale, possession and use of some non-explosive and non-aerial fireworks. Examples include sparklers, cones and tubes that emit sparks, and novelty items like snakes and party poppers. (These consumer fireworks may not be used on public property such as roads, alleys, schools, and parks.
Purchasers of these fireworks must be at least 18 years old. Sale, possession and use may occur at any time during the year.
Fireworks can only be sold from inside a permanent structure. Merchants selling fireworks from any location other than a permanent structure are in a violation of a city ordinance.
What’s illegal? The law still prohibits explosive and aerial fireworks for public sale, possession and use.Examples of illegal fireworks include firecrackers, bottle rockets, missiles, roman candles, mortars and shells—any fireworks that are explosive and aerial.
Please comply with the fireworks law! Be a considerate neighbor! Fireworks can be extremely frustrating for neighbors, especially when homes are close to each other, people are trying to sleep or when small children and pets are frightened.
Fireworks are also very dangerous and pose a personal injury and structure fire risk.
Reserve the use of 911 to urgent concerns involving life safety. Minneapolis 911 will have increased staffing during the holiday but fireworks noise complaints tie up a significant amount of resources which will result in longer 911 answer times for callers.
Due to the huge volume of calls received, police officers cannot be dispatched to each fireworks noise incident. This is done to assure that police officers are available to respond to emergency situations in progress.
Fireworks complaints can also be filed on line or by calling 311
5th Precinct Block Leader Training
Monday July 25th, 2016, 6-7pm
5th Precinct Community Room, 3131 Nicollet Ave S (Visitor parking lot off 1st Ave S just south of 31st St)
This meeting is informal and more than one representative per block is encouraged to attend. If you need to come a little late or leave a little early, no problem.
More than one person can be a block leader on a block so everyone is welcome to join!
To RSVP (or for questions) contact:
CPS Jennifer Waisanen at (612) 673-5407
Washburn High School Director of Arts Programming Recognized At Tony Awards
Nancy Lee, director of arts programming at Washburn High School received an Honorable Mention as part of the Tony Awards 2016 Excellence in Theatre Education Awards. Lee was selected from 1,100 applicants from across the US for leadership in building a thriving performing and visual arts program at Washburn. The award honors dedicated professionals who discover talented students, nurture and inspire them, and help launch their lifelong journeys as theater supporters and professionals. The 2016 awards include one winner, two finalists and 20 honorable mentions.
Click here to read more about Nancy Lee and this award
Next EHFNA Meeting
July 6, 2016
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:
Thurs., July 14, Community Building, Parks & Environment, 7-8:30pm | Location TBA
Mon., June 20 Crime, Safety, Transportation & Noise, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
CANCELED Tues., June 28: Housing, Zoning, Business & Schools, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S) Next meeting is Tues. June 28.
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Community Gathering Space at 36th & Bryant
Free and Available to all Monday - Friday 7 am to 9 pm. Call 612.223.6105 to reserve your meeting or event.