Dear Kingfield Neighbors—
Thank you to everyone who responded to our November mailing prior to Give to the Max day and donated to the Kingfield Neighborhood Association; generous donors gave over $1500 to KFNA on this single day! However, we also know many of you were busy that day, prefer not to give online, or struggled with the broken online system that day so IF you missed out on that day to support the work that KFNA does, don’t worry—it’s not too late to make a year-end gift to KFNA, and all the great thank you gifts still apply! The donation levels and gifts for donors are listed once again here:
- $25 Communication Supporter. Receive the free weekly eNews at www.kingfield.org and “Like” Kingfield Neighborhood Association on Facebook! Unlimited quantity still available!
- $50 Public Art Lover. Mailed to your home, a pack of 4 Quilted Mosaic greeting cards, KFNA’s most recent public art project installed on MLK Park in 4/13. 10 Remaining!
- $75 Farmers Market Devotee. 1 pint sauerkraut handmade and delivered to your door by board member Chris Schleicher. 4 Remaining!
- $120 Local Business Supporter. A 12-pack of Butter Bakery Café cupcakes delivered to your home or office; date to be arranged with donor, Dan Swenson-Klatt, owner, & KFNA Board Member. 4 Remaining!
- $150 Shout-Out for My Wacky Neighbors! Receive a singing telegram on the date of your choice to the neighbor of your choice and (within reason) of the songs (3 max.) of your choice. 23 Remaining!
- $300 Kingfield Great Event’s Pop-Up Party Lover. KFNA Board Member Mark Waller’s band will play two 45-minute sets at your location in Kingfield—pick a cover you want played! (approx. 2 hour party with break between the two sets). 3 Remaining!
- $600 Community Garden Advocate. In honor of the bread/pizza oven we intend to build in 2014, we will host a pizza party for your 40 best friends, at your home or the Pleasant Community Garden. Provided by Jason Montgomery, KFNA Board Member and pizza truck owner. 1 Remaining!
- $1500 Rock Your Block Placemaking Party! Activities may include bouncy house, karaoke machine, Ping-Pong table, slack line, dunk tank and more. On a date to be scheduled with KFNA Staff; may NOT occur on National Night Out. Limit of 5.
Make your donation by mail to KFNA, 3754 Pleasant Ave. S, MPLS, MN 55409,
or on the lefthand side of this page at www.kingfield.org or via the Razoo website directly www.razoo.com/story/Kingfield-Neighborhood-Association.
Thank you for supporting your most local non-profit, the Kingfield Neighborhood Association!
Our neighborhood is an amazing place on so many levels – we thank you for all you do to participate actively in making this community what it is. And we do hope you’ll take the time to make your financial contribution to KFNA as well– your gift makes the work of KFNA possible.
December 17, 6:30-8:30 pm at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Park (4055 Nicollet Avenue)
A community meeting has also been set for February 4, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the park. The February 4 meeting will focus on the selection of play equipment for the new playground.
All are welcome to participate in both meetings – kids too! Children can engage in the design process and/or a child care program.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is working with artists and the community to enhance a typical plan for MPRB playground with play features and interpretive information that will help tell the story of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the Civil Rights Movement and/or African American History. The plan that will be presented on December 17 builds on community input that has been gathered through two community meetings, a community survey, input opportunities at the Kingfield Farmers Market and park events, and on-site interviews at the park since July 2013.
The MPRB has allocated $225,000 for the project. MPRB funding will provide a playground comparable to those found in neighborhood parks across the city. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Legacy Council (Legacy Council), with the help of Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA), neighbors and local businesses, is actively fundraising to add an additional funding to the project budget to fund enhancements.
To learn more about the project, please visit the project’s web page at or contact Jennifer Ringold at email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 612-230-6464. The community process for the playground is anticipated to span through February. If planning and weather permit, construction will start in early 2014 with a grand opening in August of 2014. The MPRB extends a thank you to the Legacy Council and KFNA for their ongoing collaboration on community engagement assistance and fundraising for the project.
Sunday, Nov 17th, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Local artist Michael Huyck has created some beautiful ceramic bowls for our Kingfield Empty Bowls 2014 Event (coming on 2/6/14) but we need your help… Come and paint a bowl that will be given away at this event to serve as a reminder of our many neighbors that are in need of food and shelter.
Supplies are provided, we just need YOU to be the painter! No cost & no prior experience necessary!
Recommended for ages 6 and up/ Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. One bowl for each person.
Join the event and Share it with your friends on Facebook!
Volunteers are needed for this event – please contact Cheryl if you would like to help! Cheryl@Kingfield.org
Keep your neighborhood strong by giving as local as possible on Give to the Max day, Thursday Nov. 14; giving to the Kingfield Neighborhood Association allows KFNA to be able to give back to our neighborhood in fun and helpful ways (think Empty Bowls, So Alive, Experience Nicollet Celebration & Celebrate 38, community gardens, art shows, public art projects like the Quilted Mosaics & Walldogs on Nicollet, Solarize Kingfield, and more!)
As your ultra-focused, Kingfield-centric community building organization that spends all of its time listening and working with you on Kingfield concerns, while also creating opportunities for neighbor collaboration and community building, we’re convinced that KFNA “gives to the max” back to the Kingfield community!
Visit our site and Give to the Max …and see the multitude of creative and fun thank you gifts your volunteer board has put together as a way to thank you for donating on this day!
Did you know that even moderate dancing burns between 350 – 450 per hour so be sure to have a bite to eat locally before the So Alive dancing begins (and you might as well have dessert too since the dancing goes until 2 AM!) Visit any of these great Kingfield hangouts and thank them for supporting The Aliveness Project and KFNA in putting on this big retro dance party!
- Dan’s in the Butter Bakery Café kitchen the evening of November 9 so all the meals will be a little extra special! But as added incentive, and to keep you moving and grooving at So Alive, Dan is offering free caffeine with any meal purchase (including teas, Coffee, even the Butter Blend Ice Cream…all are fine options for fully enjoying the So Alive dance until the early hours of dawn!) If you dine late enough, Dan will even remove his apron and don his KFNA Board Member hat and walk with you to So Alive, where he will volunteer on the late shift as a bartender!
- Stop in at Victor’s 1959 Café, a So Alive 2.0 Business Sponsor, and enjoy sliced pork loin roasted in sour orange, served with sweet yams and a tropical salad for only $15. Due to Victor’s intimate setting, be sure to make a reservation by calling 612-827-8948 or via their online reservation system. Victor’s owner, Niki, is a consistent and dedicated supporter of The Aliveness Project and a key partner in this event so be sure to let her know that you appreciate her support when dining there on November 9, or when you see her on the dance floor at So Alive later in that evening!
- Mention you are attending So Alive 2.0 when you visit King’s Wine Bar on November 9 and Molly and Sam will donate $2 off all tap beer or wine by the glass with the purchase of a meal to The Aliveness Project! They are also donating a case of wine to the So Alive 2.0 Dance Party to keep us all dancing all night long—thank you, King’s!
- As a So Alive 2.0 Supporting Business, The Lowbrow, is excited to welcome The Aliveness Project to Kingfield Nieghborhood and offer a So Alive special before you head over to the dance party! Just mention to your wait staff that you are going to So Alive, and The Lowbrow will donate $2 of your dessert purchase directly to the Aliveness Project! Desserts this weekend feature the new Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake or their famous Chocolate Stout Cake!
- As the new next door neighbor to The Aliveness Project, Blackbird Cafe is (of course!) offering a So Alive dinner special as well! Chris and Gail just aren’t sure exactly what they want to serve tomorrow yet so just ask when you visit them on Saturday Nov 9, or check back here later and see if we have an update!!
- Update! Anodyne Coffeehouse is serving an Irish Breakfast Stew special. It’s a traditional lamb stew made with farm fresh lamb, barley and stout beer served with grilled bread and tomatoes topped with a fried egg! They will also donate $2 of every affogato dessert directly to the Aliveness Project. You can choose any of the Sebastian Joe’s ice cream (their vanilla bean or salty caramel are fabulous this way) and we top it with two shots of espresso for a dessert to keep you dancing!
This Sunday, Nov 3, 1-3:30pm, Bring your kids, your apples, jugs and jars to 46th & Blaisdell…this is part of the Yoga Sanctuary Open House (1-3:30) + Artisan Craft Fair (1-6pm)! Fun and shopping for everyone!
Open House Offerings 1-3:30pm
Fun for the Whole Family!!! Read more
…at Café Ena! located at 46th & Grand
Thursday October 31st -Sunday November 3
In the Mexico, Day of the Dead (or All Souls Day-Nov 1st and 2nd) is a time for families to honor and celebrate loved ones who have passed. Traditions include building private altars, called Ofrendas, honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed. Honoring the tradition, Cafe Ena invites you to join us for our 4th Day of the Dead celebration with a special Prix Fixe menu prepared by Chef Ruiz and a traditional Ofrenda. Visit here: https://www.facebook.com/events/408965725895983/
… at the ColorWheel Gallery! located at 46th & Grand
Sunday, November 3rd 2:00-6:00 PM
Join in for a Fun afternoon of Local art, Interesting people, Delicious appetizers, Sweet treats & Mexican folk art themed Art Making.
Bring your Friends & Family to Enjoy the ColorWheel’s selection of Folk Art, Gifts & Treasures inspired by Latin America, Dia de los Muertos & Frida Kahlo. Featuring Artists, Tammy Ortegon, Brenda Khothsombath, Gloria Larsen, RetroFutures Designs & many more. There will be a creation table that day with lots of supplies to make fun masks, tissue flowers & collage art for the kids & kids at heart.