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

This fall, Kingfield Neighborhood Association is partnering with Whittier, Lyndale and Stevens Square neighborhoods on a project called Nicollet Votes.  The goal of the project is to get people excited to vote and register un-registered voters. We’re doing it because in past non-presidential elections like this upcoming one, up to 7,000 voters in our neighborhoods haven’t made it to the polls.

If Voter Education & Registration is an issue that interests you, we would love to have you join us for the Kingfield kick-off training event, including dinner, on September 11 at MLK Park, 5:30-8:30 PM.  To assure enough food, we need you to RSVP for this event at info@kingfield.org or 612.823.5980 before Sept. 9.

This event and project is a great opportunity for us to get to know our neighbors and have some important conversations with them about our democracy, our values, and the kind of place we want to live.

Beginning Sept. 11, we will be doorknocking four days each week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) in each of the four neighborhoods. You can sign up for one or more of the canvassing dates at the Kick-off Event or by contacting us at info@kingfield.org or 612.823.5980.

Are Kingfielders ready for NNO tomorrow and the announcement of the 2014 ice cream flavor mixed up by Sebastian Joe’s and scooped by your awesome volunteer neighborhood KFNA Board members at each registered party? Here is a sneak peak…stay tuned for the far-out flavor announcement on Tuesday!

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The 2014 self-guided tour starts between 6-6:30 PM on Thursday, July 10, at 4444 Garfield Ave …and concludes with a celebration of community and gardening at Kingfield’s Pleasant Community Garden, 38th and Pleasant Ave S, next to the Center for Performing Arts at 8 PM! Tickets only $10 each—100% of proceeds go to supporting Community Garden Projects in Kingfield including the new 37th Street Community Garden, the Mosaic Garden at MLK, and the future Bread Oven coming to the Pleasant community Garden!

Be sure to pick-up your tickets for this year’s Kingfield Neighborhood Garden Tour at Nicollet Ace Hardware (3805 Nicollet Ave S), or Tickets and Tour Maps will also be available at the start of the tour from 5:45pm-6:45pm on Thursday July 10.

Tickets are $10. All proceeds from the garden tour will be donated in direct support for Kingfield Community Gardens. For additional information or questions contact KFNA at info@kingfield.org / www.kingfield.org /612.823.5980. Or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/663963170364617/

The 2014 Summer KFNA Newsletter is now online, and should have arrived in your mailboxes, as well. Read it and stay up to date on all things Kingfield! Look for some great summer events planned for our neighborhood!

KFNA Summer 2014 Newsletter

Same great place (4310 Nicollet), same great time (8:30 AM- 1PM), same great neighbors (Kingfield Folk!!!!)  See you there!

And remember to stop by the KFNA Table each and every week to get involved in your community!  Each week we feature a special Kingfield partner (issue or fun based!) or a KFNA project.  As the nonprofit that represents ALL of Kingfield we at KFNA (the Kingfield Neighborhood Association) look for ways to increase involvement between neighbors and local businesses, neighbors and the City of Minneapolis, and neighbors and other neighbors by focusing on community identified issues and solutions!  This summer on different weeks at the KFNA Table you will find partners such as:

As well as ways to get involved in KFNA’s own initiatives including these projects (to name a few!):

  • Community Garden creation and celebrations
  • Bread Oven building
  • Solarize Kingfield education
  • Neighborhood Walking Tours including a Little Library Tour, the Garden Tour, and a Public Art Tour
  • Nicollet Open Streets planning and day-of assistance
  • Community Art including Phase II of the Utility Box Wrapping Project & Pop-up Public Art Happenings
  • and much, much more!

To get involved with KFNA sign -up for the weekly email notice at www.kingfield.org on the lefthand side of the page, stop and talk to volunteer at the KFNA table at the Kingfield Farmers Market each week, or just give us a call or an email at 612.823.5980 or info@kingfield.org!

Wednesday May 14, 7 PM, MLK Park

Neighbors are always invited to come hear what the board is working on or bring their questions or concerns before the board. Community Forum is at the beginning of each meeting.  This time is reserved for neighbors that want to come share news or ask questions. If you need more than 1-2 minutes, please contact Executive Director, Sarah Linnes-Robinson at sarah@kingfield.org and ask if there is time on the agenda for a more in depth discussion. 

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