2015 Kingfield Garden Tour (All About the Pollinators!) 07092015

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Garden Tour LogoThe 7th Annual Kingfield Neighborhood Garden Tour, Thursday July 9th, 2015, at 6pm, is a self-guided evening of butterfly and bee-friendly garden exploration.  Walk, bike, or drive, in the rain or sunshine.  This year’s focus is on native plants, and helping to support all of our friendly pollinators.  Gardeners will be on hand for questions and yard tours.

The tour will end with a celebration of how the Kingfield Pleasant Community Garden has grown! Refreshments will be served.  Local author Douglas Owens-Pike’s gardening book, “Beautifully Sustainable” will be available for sale by the author himself, and you can even take a tour of the Kingfield Honeybees’ Hives (perhaps you will even see one of the bees you named during our Name That Bee events)!

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased Sunday, July 5 at the Kingfield Farmers Market and at Nicollet Ace Hardware (3805 Nicollet Ave S) from July 5-7.

On the day of the event, tickets will be sold and maps may be picked up at Nicollet Ace Hardware, the start of this year’s tour, from 5:45-6:45 pm.  Be sure to turn in your ticket stub for a drawing to win a beautiful red charcoal grill, donated by Nicollet Ace Hardware!

All proceeds will be donated in direct support for Kingfield Community Gardens.

Kingfield Adult Softball

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6:30 on Thursdays, MLK Park Field

Meet at the field, end at The Lowbrow. All adults welcome. Bring a glove if you have one. Teams and team names are selected anew each week. Team photos posted weekly along with the blow-by-blow at “Kingfield Softball”, a public Facebook group you are welcome to join.


Kingfield PorchFest = Fun!

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40 Musical Groups + 25 sites + 3hours 

Porchfest.2CKingfield’s PorchFest offered a summer evening of uber-local, amazingly diverse music, co-mingled with active participation on the part of listeners…and the results were AWESOME!

Thank you to each and every musical performing group, our many hosts, and the hundreds and hundreds of participants that biked or walked from site to site over the three hours. We know there was so much music happening that there was truly no way you could hear it all! Hosts and musicians, we still would like to get your feedback on the evening: send your comments to sarah@kingfield.org and these will be taken into consideration as we begin planning for Kingfield PorchFest 2016!
Listeners, if you have comments we are happy to hear them as well including who was your favorite performer of the evening?! Let us know and maybe we can save them a spot on the Local Stage at Nicollet Open Streets in September!

Residents invited to help plan the future of SOUTHWEST Minneapolis Parks

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Multiple projects underway to shape award-winning park system for next 20 years – and beyond

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is undergoing what may be the most comprehensive planning effort in its 130 year history. Minneapolis residents are encouraged to get involved and help the MPRB with three distinct, yet deeply intertwined projects: Closing the Gap- Investing in our Neighborhood Parks, RecQuest, and Service Area Master Plans. Residents can get involved by attending a public meeting or subscribing to receive timely emails about the projects.

  • Public Meetings

From June through September, multiple public meetings will be held in each quadrant of the city to share information about the projects. Meetings will be scheduled 15-30 days in advance. A full schedule is at www.minneapolisparks.org/closingthegap.

o   June:  North Minneapolis

o   June/July:  Southwest Minneapolis

  • 6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, June 23, Linden Hills Recreation Center, 3100 W 43rd St.
  • 6 – 8 pm, Thursday, June 25, Kenwood Community Center, 2101 W Franklin Ave.
  • 6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, July 7, Whittier Recreation Center, 425 W 26th St.
  • 6 – 8 pm, Monday, July 13, Painter Recreation Center, 620 W 34th St.
  • 6 – 8 pm, Monday, July 20, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S
  • 6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, July 28, Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W Minnehaha Parkway
  • Loring Community Center, 1382 Willow St: Meeting to be rescheduled on a date TBD

o   July/August:  South Minneapolis

o   August/September:  Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis

o   September :  Citywide


Anyone requiring meeting modification in order to participate should contact Emily Wolfe at ewolfe@minneapolisparks.org or 612-230-6415 in advance of the meeting.


Kingfield PorchFest Tonight 6-9 PM!

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Porchfest.2CThe weather is perfect for a stroll through Kingfield and LOTS of live music!  Come enjoy the 1st Annual Kingfield PorchFest, a project of the Kingfield Neighborhood Association.  Music tonight will be performed on over 25 local front stoops by over 40 musical groups!

Check out the map either online to put on your phone or download a paper copy of the 2015 Kingfield PorchFest Map!  Then pack a picnic, push the baby, pedal the bike from site to site and listen to the talent in our neighborhood!  Remember to pack your pockets full of change to love your love and appreciation for musicians via their tip jars as well!

Questions regarding the event should be directed to Sarah Linnes-Robinson, KFNA Executive Director at sarah@kingfield.org.

Kingfield Porchfest Map Released!

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Porchfest.2CWoo Hoo!  Check out the Kingfield Porchfest map and get ready to get your groove on Thursday June 18!

Thank you musicians and hosts and volunteers for ramping up our neighborhood with such an awesome event!


Porchfest.2CPorchfest is an evening of free acoustical music (6-9 PM) held at free venues throughout Kingfield on a single evening. PorchFest is a chance for you to walk the dog, stroll the baby, or pack a cool beverage and meander with your honey from home to home enjoying the beauty and talent of our amazing neighborhood! Artists performing at this event are doing so to share their love of music so please also pack your pockets with change to share your love back with them in the form of tips!

Kingfield Neighborhood Association will be providing maps for you to discover over 20 performing musical groups around Kingfield. For more details on bands visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KingfieldNeighborhoodAssociation?fref=ts

Looking forward to listening to some great local music and enjoying some beautiful weather on June 18th!

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