Fire on the Greenway –Mother’s Day Sale!

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Friday May 8, 5-10 PM & Saturday May 9, 1-7 PM

2845 Harriet Ave. S

Support the 15 local and independent potters that support Kingfield’s Empty Bowls at this once-a-year sale at Fire on the Greenway! The event features ceramic works, both functional and sculptural. For more info visit their website at http://www.fireonthegreenway.com

Playground Groundbreaking Celebration

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The public is invited to join in the groundbreaking celebration for the new playground at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on Wednesday, May 6 at noon (4055 Nicollet Ave. So.) The event will be held at the site of the current playground.

The playground will be the first in the state of Minnesota to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and African-American History. In collaboration with four local African-American artists and design consultants, the neighborhood and its stakeholders have designed a park that will inspire children, their parents, fellow neighbors and friends of the community.

Main elements of the new playground will include:
• interpretive panels with historical information and QR code links to the African-American Registry website
• a climbing structure replicating the Edmund Pettus Bridge
• a climbable mountaintop
• an educational staircase illustrating authors of African Heritage
• a flag from the Red Hand Division WWI African-American regiment
• themed children’s play to highlight African-American inventors, including our own Minnesotan, Frederick McKinley Jones.

The old playground will be completely removed and a new one installed. This special event will feature a brief program, official groundbreaking and light refreshments to follow.

Questions? Contact: Colleen O’Dell, MPRB Planning, codell@minneapolisparks.org, 612-230-6469

Rethinking our narrow, often ugly freeway pedestrian bridges

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Reposted from MINNPOST By Bill Lindeke | 03/20/15

40th Street Pedestrian Bridge Yarn Bomb by Hot TeaA freeway pedestrian bridge is probably the least pleasant place to spend time in today’s modern city. Often they’re narrow, utilitarian spaces surrounded by wire mesh cages, and every moment you’re perched inside, the exhaust and sound of cars flood your senses. They’re often covered in graffiti, and to many they seem like the epitome of urban dilapidation. It’s hard to imagine a less appealing setting.

But at the same time, these simple bridges can be the only link between neighborhoods that were cut in two by freeways generations ago. After decades of neglect, state agencies and community groups are starting to rethink how we design and build pedestrian bridges over our ubiquitous freeways.

Read about some specific problem bridges including our own 40th Street Pedestrian Bridge: http://www.minnpost.com/…/rethinking-our-narrow-often-ugly-…


”Taking it Back to the Old School”
Beginner Hip Hop Workshop
 Tonight!

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”Taking it Back to the Old School”
Beginner Hip Hop Workshop
 Tonight!

Monday, April 13th @ 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Sunroom Studio, Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Ave S

Taught by: Carin Skowronsky

Carin will bring back a throwback jam and bring to it new school moves! Come get your groove on with this edgy routine!

Also save the date on Monday May 18 for a “Wedding Work-it-Out” Weddings Basic Dance Class including the Wobble, the Dougie, Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle and Gangnam Style!

More info on Eight C and workshops here: www.facebook.com/eightcdance

Thursday March 12- 15 & 19-22

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7 PM & Sundays at 2 PM

Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and a belief in the promise of the future.  Together they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

Pre-sale tickets and more information: http://southwest-high-school-theatre.ticketleap.com/ragtime/details

10997501_923056197729299_4167860218936470712_nSunday March 22, 2-5 PM

3754 Pleasant, Center for Performing Arts

Suggested $5 donation per family—dj’d music dance extravaganza—targeted at kids and families ages 2-12 (although younger, and older, also welcome!)

Organized by the Kingfield Neighborhood Association as an outgrowth of communaLAB at the HOP. Read more about the HOP, communaLAB, and the connection between the social and emotional well-being in our community in a recent Southwest Journal article here!

IMG_7910This is a reminder that life, and art, are often unpredictable.

Handmade pottery is a truly fragile thing–we had a heartbreaking kiln-firing at Washburn this weekend with bowls shattering right through and glaze not adhering and cracking right off. Artists, you do so much for this event already, but if you have an extra bowl or two to spare, please bring it to theColorWheel Galleryby February 5 for the Kingfield Empty Bowls 2015 event! Thank you for your support of this event andBeacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative‘s Nicollet Square housing site!

If you would like to arrange for a pick-up of a pottery donation please contact KFNA Executive Director Sarah Linnes-Robinson at info@kingfield.org.

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