Major Sponsors: The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield and City of Minneapolis Government.
Mini Sponsors: Sonny’s Ice Cream, TRU PIZZA, Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School, Nicollet East Harriet Business Association (NEHBA), Solomon’s Porch, Showroom,Butter Bakery Cafe, BANGbang, InnerCity Tennis, State Farm Insurance – Tom Kilton, Blaisdell YMCA, Tracee Robinson Real Estate Company, PCC Carpet and Upholstery.
Nicollet Open Streets is organized by the Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) and Kingfield Neighborhood Association working in partnership with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. If you enjoy events like this please ‘Like’ your nonprofit neighborhood association’s Facebook page to stay in touch!
Remember, to know what is happening on the entire avenue visit the online map here
Healthy activities abound at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park! InnerCity Tennis will be running their kid’s agility program in the street outside the park. Stop by and partake in the fun and learn about their weekly free Saturday Tennis Program for youth of all skill-levels right here in the bubble in MLK Park! At the Mosaic Garden plaza, just north of the building, a number of movement artists whose common connection is that they hold classes in Kingfield’s Center for Performing Arts will be holding drop-in classes and demos including:
- 12:00 Zumba Party with Darryl Sellers
- 12:30 T’ai Chi with Blue Dragon T’ai Chi
- 1:00 Instrument Making with Diedrich Weiss – Mini Guitar lessons and Jam session
- 2:00 Nia with Beth Giles – Dance fitness with power and healing
- 2:30 Zumba Party with Darryl Sellers
- 3:00 T’ai Chi with Blue Dragon T’ai Chi
- 3:30 Instrument Making with Twin Cities Music Therapy
- 4:30 Nia with Beth Giles – Dance fitness with power and healing
The park area south of the building will feature, in part:
- 12-2 & 3-5 Archery in the Park, a new MLK Park program!
- 12-3 Crafts In the Park led by Park Staff
- 12:00-5:00 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Legacy Council Info Table
- 3:00-5:00 Bobby & Steve’s Youth Foundation Table
The Children’s Stage at MLK Park feature:
- 3:00-3:45 Teddy Bear Band (featuring the dancing Panda)
- 3:45-4:00 Story Time (providingFree books to all participants sponsored by Bobby & Steve’s)
- 4:00-5:00 The Resistors
Also pause while you are at the park to enjoy the enhanced Beloved Community Space, recently revamped and revealed by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Park Jr. Legacy Council. You can read more about the new space, this project, and the Council in the most recent edition of The Southwest Journal in an article titled More Than a Name.
On Nicollet Avenue between Lake & 46th Street
On Facebook, KFNA and other participating organizations are updating the page daily with updates on band schedules, activities, food and drink specials, performances, and more! Scroll through and see what is happening…or view our online Activity Map which has new info added daily to make sure you don’t miss your favorite band or dance class during the Sunday Sept. 14, noon- 5 PM event! Just zoom in to see the details!
If you think there’s good stuff going on (which we do!) invite friends and neighbors to join you on Nicollet this Sunday!
Combine strength training, stretching and light aerobics in this fun class. Taught by certified group fitness instructor Nancy Fritz-Whalen.
4055 Nicollet Avenue S, Mondays at 10:15 am
From Sept 8 – December 15 (no class 9/22, 11/24)
Cost: $26 for 13 classes
This class is run by the Southwest Senior Center, which offers a number of other great fitness classes at their home location at 3612 Bryant Avenue South. For information on other classes contact Mary Ann Schoenberger at 612-822-3194.
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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
On the north side of MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet
Thursday August 14, 6-7:30 PM
An intersection of art, culture, fresh food, and community at our community park –stop by for a little of each!
Artist: Tammy Ortegon, seed art
Movement: Nan Zosel, Yoga in the Park (bring your own mat!)
Food: Marianna Padilla, sample chilled cucumber soup and chipotle herb butter on fresh bread prepared by Marianna working with the Urban Farming Kids
Music: Andrew Young, acoustic guitar student of ‘Devin Hill Guitar’ at the Center for Performing Arts