Saturday, August 23, 11AM- 4PM

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S.

Join your friends and neighbors at the 3rd annual park event to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s free celebration will include musical entertainment, activities for kids, food vendors and the unveiling of the Beloved Community Project. Years in the making, the project includes a paved walkway, granite benches and landscaping around the Freedom Form II sculpture and a plaque marking its significance in the park.

The Beloved Community Project was a collaborative effort between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Legacy Council, the Kingfield Neighborhood Association, and Chicago Fire Arts, partially funded by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.  Read more

Tuesdays 7-7:45pm, July 15th – 29th
Center for Performing Arts (Sunroom Studio)

What better way to celebrate summer fun than a community dance class! Eight C is offering a 3 week session to get your kid off the couch and exploring basic hip hop movements to kid-friendly beats. While we’re flexible on age range, this class will appeal to a 5-10 year old audience.

A $25 advance registration is required for the session. Parents are welcome (and encouraged) to join in the fun at no additional cost. Space is limited.

Register at: under “Eight C Kids”.

Questions? Email us at or visit us at

TigerLion Arts’ next production is Nature – a walking play performed in the beautiful surroundings of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Performances are September 12 through October 12.

seeks a community chorus
Want to be part of the show? We’re creating a chorus to sing, move and play as a community that surrounds the story and represents, both physically and sonically, the many levels and manifestations of the natural world. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in ensemble-based theater and choral voice work, as well as to rehearse and perform in the lush environment of the arboretum.

No prior experience or formal training is required. For full details and schedules, see a full description here or on our website. If you have further questions, join us at our information session on Sunday July 26, 1pm-3pm, at the Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Av, Minneapolis, or email

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is holding a public hearing for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Playground concept plan. The hearing will be held on July 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the 2nd floor board room of MPRB Headquarter at 2117 West River Road in Minneapolis. The draft concept plan and play equipment designs are the result of an extensive community engagement process that included more than 150 individuals, including more than 60 youth. A guiding design theme for the concept and play equipment is celebrating and honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and African American history. An artist team worked with the community, MPRB staff and design consultants to bring this theme into the playground design.

“I am thankful to everyone that participated in the planning for the new playground and look forward to celebrating with the community its opening in 2015,” said Commissioner Brad Bourn, 6th Park District.

The development of the concept plan included six community meetings, events in the park, community surveys and public consultations at Sabathani Community Center and Kingfield’s Farmer’s Market. Spanish interpreters were provided, as needed, at community meetings and at the Sabathani Community Center consultations. In addition, postcards, surveys and flyers were developed in English and Spanish. Individuals have also been able to track the project through regular email updates, mailings and online information. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Council and Kingfield Neighborhood Organization assisted with notification and community engagement throughout the development of the concept design.

All those attending the public hearing will have an opportunity to review the plans and share their comments with the Planning Committee of the MPRB Board of Commissioners. If you are interested in speaking, you may sign up until 6:25 pm. on the day of the hearing. If you require language translation or other accommodations, please call 612-230-6472 at least two business days prior to the hearing.

Learn more about the project, view the concept plans or make a donation towards the playground on the

  • project’s web page

    Nature Nuts Play Group #39201
    Wednesdays, July 15 – August 6 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet
    Ages: 3 – 5
    Fee: Free
    Come with your little ones to play in and explore nature with other families. Each day will be different, from digging in the dirt to chasing grasshoppers! We’ll be outside every day so dress for the weather and prepare to get a little messy. Parent/Child Program (age 5 and under).

    Fishing Camp #39074
    July 14 – July 17
    Grades: 3-6
    Fee: Resident $20.00 / Non-Resident $37.50
    River fishing camp leaves from MLK Park and occurs at the Mississippi River.

    Jazzmobile Project #40424
    July 16, 3:00pm (All Ages)
    The Mobile Jazz Project strives to utilize Jazz music, its derivatives, history, art, media and technology as a means to promote learning, communication and self-expression. The Mobile Jazz Project is designed to provide free concerts and a safe and diverse forum for civic engagement and cultural enlightenment for all ages and nationalities.

    Register for programs at:

    IMG_0502 - CopyRequest for Images for “Thinking Outside the Box”; a Utility Box Wrapping Project in the Kingfield Neighborhood, Minneapolis: Image Deadline July 11!

    KFNA is seeking images from local photographers, professional and amateur, to complete the wrapping of the boxes in 2014 thanks to a matching grant from the City of Minneapolis, Solid Waste and Recycling. The completed project will result in the creation of a virtual outdoor gallery that improves the streetscape in the Kingfield neighborhood.

    Kingfield is bordered by 36th Street and 46th Street south and 35W and Lyndale Avenue; priority will be given to images captured within this area, but any photo capturing the spirit of our Minneapolis also will be considered. Images (up to 3 per artist) will be accepted up until July 11; note the registration fee per image is waived and if has been submitted in advance, will be returned! All Photographers of selected images must sign a VARA waiver allowing KFNA to modify their image to fit on a utility box, use the image for promotional purposes, and remove the image at the end of its life.

    Full details on the project including the Call for Images, Submission Form, and the VARA waiver can be found on our website at or you can contact Executive Director Sarah Linnes-Robinson at or 612.823.5980.

    At the Market on Sunday July 13…

    Food, produce, and the Center for Energy and Environment will be tabling on Sunday with information about residential energy programs! The KFNA table will highlight information on the Home Energy Squad Enhanced visit, which is discounted to $70 in MPLS. The visit includes a team of energy consultants evaluating energy savings opportunities, installing energy efficient materials, performing diagnostic tests, and helping with next steps. Already had a visit? Stop by to learn about the new Energy Fit Homes certification.

    …& Makers Market across the Street! Come check out great handmade items by local artists and crafters. The event takes place right across the street from the Kingfield Farmer’s Market. Enjoy handmade and homegrown goodness from 8 AM- 2 PM in the Frame Ups parking lot, 4325 Nicollet!

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